KASHMIR ENCOUNTER

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.

BRIAN LARA

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.

COMICSTAAN

ZAKIR KHAN,KANEEZ SURKA & KENNY SEBASTIAN STAND AWAITED FOR ‘COMICSTAAN 2’ TRAILER

Amarnath, Mumbai: The stand-up comedy competition, Comicstaan 2’s trailer is going to launch soon. Prior to the event, country’s favourite stand up  comedians Zakir Khan, Kaneez Surka and Kenny Sebastian were present in Mumbai to interact with the media. They all seemed excited and spoke about how the teaser has already garnered millions of views. They hoped that viewers like the second part as much as they liked the first.

MAMATA

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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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.

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ANM NEWS SPECIAL: KASHMIR, THE PARADISE ON EARTH

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: A place like Kashmir is always an attraction for anyone who wants to relax, and enjoy. It is not just a few places that are being promoting as tourist spots, but the entire length and breadth of this valley that has something in it for the lovers of nature; and for those who know the real value of leisure and sport.

The weather of the valley, mountain peaks, water bodies, vast fields and orchids, archaeological sites, and cultural signposts all this cumulatively make a wonderful tourist package. But of late the phenomenon called globalization, and the stunning progress of the means of communication, have changed the who scheme of things. Now people move around like never before.

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DIALOGUE WITHIN CONSTITUTIONAL FRAME IS WELCOMED: AVINASH RAI KHANA

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that whosoever want to have dialogue within the “Constitutional Boundary” will be welcomed but “there would be no compromise on the country’s constitution”.

“We are for dialogue and the fact is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is creating an atmosphere for peace and reconciliation. We are open to talks with Hurriyat leaders but within the ambit of the constitution,” BJP’s national vice-president and J&K affairs in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna told reporters on the sidelines of a party function in Srinagar.

“We are ready to carry forward the dialogue legacy of Vajpayeeji but there can be no compromise on the country’s constitution. Hurriyat is welcome to talk to us or even the Prime Minister.” Late Vajpayee had famously announced “Kashmir issue needs to be dealt with in the ambit of humanity.”

Khanna’s statement on the possibility of Hurriyat-Delhi dialogue comes at a time when Governor Satya Pal Malik has triggered a debate across the political spectrum in the state by claiming that “it was encouraging to see Hurriyat’s readiness for a dialogue.”

JK DRUG

DRUG PEDDLER ARRESTED IN SOPORE, CONTRABAND SUBSTANCE SEIZED

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore has arrested a drug peddler and seized contraband substance from his possession.

Police party of Police post Fruit Mandi led by Incharge Police Post arrested a drug peddler during Naka checking at Fruit Mandi Crossing and seized contraband substance from his possession.

NITIN GADKARI

GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH SMART CARD DRIVING LICENSES

ANM News Desk: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to modify the format of driving licenses to smart card type driving licences.

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari mentioned in a written reply in Rajya Sabha that his Ministry has prescribed a common standard format and design of the Driving Licence for the whole of the country.

This Ministry, through its flagship application called SARATHI developed by NIC, has a common countrywide database of all driving license holders. The SARATHI application has the feature to identify duplicate records online in real time and access information about the fines if any.

MAYAWATI

MAYAWATI GIVES HER BROTHER AND NEPHEW TOP BSP POSITIONS

ANM News Desk: Following the BSP’s poor showing at the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, party supremo Mayawati on Sunday appointed her brother Anand Kumar and nephew Akash Anand as the party’s national vice-president and national coordinator respectively. The decision was taken at a meeting in Lucknow that was attended by BSP’s top leaders.