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HOME MINISTER SHOULD INAUGURATE A NEW ERA OF ENGAGEMENT IN KASHMIR: SHAH FAESAL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: President J&K Peoples Movement Shah Faesal has said that on his maiden visit to Kashmir as Home Minister, Amit Shah should inaugurate a new age of engagement and reach out to people of the State.

In a statement issued today from Srinagar, Shah Faesal said that Central Government led by PM Narendra Modi has an extraordinary opportunity to take bold decisions on Kashmir and bring peace to Valley while taking all stakeholders on board.

He argued for initiation of dialogue process, resumption of Cross LoC trade, freeing of political prisoners who are in jails for minor offenses, among other political initiatives needed at this hour.

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OVER 700 MILITANTS KILLED IN J&K IN LAST THREE YEARS: GOVERNMENT

Raju Singh, Jammu: More than 700 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir over the last three years, Union Home Ministry said on Tuesday.

A total of 113 militants were killed between January and June 16 this year, 257 were killed in 2018, 213 in 2017 and 150 in 2016, taking the total number of those killed during the period to 733, it said.

As many as 112 civilians also lost their lives during this period in the state.

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BRIAN LARA ADMITTED TO MUMBAI HOSPITAL FOLLOWING CHEST PAIN

ANM News Desk: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he complained of chest pain. Lara is in India as an expert for a sports network for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The hospital is yet to issue a statement.

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NO STONE WILL BE LEFT UNTURNED TO PROVIDE ‘HOUSING FOR ALL’: PM MODI

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that no stone will be left unturned to fulfil the dream of ‘Housing for All’, which will give wings to crores of aspirations.

In a tweet, PM Modi wrote that four years ago, the government had started important initiatives – Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Smart City Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with the aim of Transforming Urban Landscape in India.

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GUN WIELDING PICTURE OF SOUTH KASHMIR YOUTH GOES VIRAL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The militant recruitment that saw rise in Kashmir after killing of top Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani in 2016 are continuing despite killing of hundreds of militants in gunfights and shoot-outs with security forces.

In an another, a picture of a youth who is belonging to Anantnag district of South Kashmir has gone viral on social media site where he is seen holding an AK-47 rifle and wearing a camouflage vest. A pistol, some magazines and grenades are also seen place in front of the youth.

As per the details mentioned on the picture, recruited youth’s name is Rafiq Ahmad Drangay who has been code named as Abu Zarar (same code name as of slain militant commander Sabzar Bhat).

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FUGITIVE MEHUL CHOKSI MAY SOON LOSE HIS ANTIGUAN CITIZENSHIP

ANM News Desk: Fugitive Mehul Choksi, who is wanted in India for the Rs 14,000 crore PNB fraud case, is likely to lose his Antiguan citizenship, opening doors for his extradition to India.

 Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has reportedly informed that Choksi’s Antigua and Barbuda citizenship will be revoked in short order. Browne informed that Choksi will get the option to defend himself in court but will be extradited when his ‘legal options’ are over.

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HUGE BLOW FOR CONGRESS: SC REFUSES PLEA AGAINST SEPARATE BYPOLLS IN GUJARAT

ANM News Desk: The Supreme Court on June 25 refused a plea by the Gujarat Congress challenging the Election Commission’s decision to hold separate bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state.

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COUNTRY HAS WENT THROUGH A SUPER-EMERGENCY IN LAST 5 YEARS: MAMATA TAKES DIG AT BJP

ANM News Desk: Taking a hit at the BJP-led central government, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee claimed that the country went through a period of ‘Super Emergency’ in the last five years – Narendra Modi’s first tenure as Prime Minister.

“Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ‘Super Emergency’. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country,” Banerjee tweeted on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the 1975 Emergency.

Banerjee, who has been at loggerheads with BJP, did not participate in the recent all-party meetings convened by Prime Minister Modi. She also skipped the swearing-in ceremony of the new government last month and did not attend the June 15 NITI Aayog meeting.

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KASHMIRI DRIVER RETURNS LOST BAG WITH CASH AND GOLD TO TOURIST FAMILY

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: In an exemplary display of candour, a SUV driver from South Kashmir returned a bag containing cash, gold and other items to a tourist family who had forgotten it in his cab while visiting Aharbal tourist spot.

A tourist family from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh toured to Aharbal Waterfall in South Kashmir’s Shopian district in a cab belonging to one Tariq Ahmed Babloo of Naikoo Mohalla Bombast, Shopian, where they forgot their belongings including a bag and some other items including cash and gold worth Rs 10 lakhs.

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BREAKDOWN ON MILITANCY IN BENGAL: 4 ARRESTED FROM SEALDAH AND HOWRAH RAILWAY STATIONS

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata: A Special Task Force in Kolkata, acting on a credible source’s information arrested two members of Neo-JMB / IS (Islamic State) a banned Terror outfit. The accused hailing from Bangladesh were arrested from the vicinity of Sealdah Railway Station parking lot. A mobile phone was recovered from them containing Jihadi texts, books, photos and videos. The militants have been identified as Md. Jiaur Rahman (44) and Mamonur Rashid (33).

Pursuing to their statement, two other members of the same outfit were arrested from the vicinity of Howrah Railway Station and Jihadi Literature was seized from their possession on the early morning of Tuesday. The others accused have been identified as Md. Sahin Alam (23) from Bangladesh and Robiul Islam (35) from Birbhum in West Bengal.

The three arrested, hailing from Bangladesh reportedly took shelter in India to escape arrest and were further were involved in recruitment and collection of funds for organisation. The accused will be produced in court on Tuesday.