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HOPES FALL FOR INDIA’S FIRST ENGINELESS VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS

ANM News Desk:  India’s first engineless train, Vande Bharat Express broke down on Saturday morning, a day after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The train was supposed to make its first commercial run on Sunday.

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A FIRST ALL PARTY MEETING IS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE CENTRAL FOLLOWING PULWAMA TERROR ATTACK

ANM News Desk: In the wake of terrorist threats being faced by India and the government vowing to give a befitting reply to the terror attack in Pulwama alongwith efforts to isolate Pakistan, an all party meeting has been convened in the capital today. The meeting is being held by Home Minister Rajnath Singh where he’ll brief the leaders of various parties about the Pulwama terror attack and the emerging security situation in the militant hit Kashmir Valley.

The meeting is being held to brief political parties about the steps government would take so that the nation speaks in one voice on the issue.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed full support stating that his party will stand firm with the security forces and the government. Other parties have also assured full support.

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US SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON HOLDS TALKS WITH AJIT DOVAL: ASSURES FULL SUPPORT

ANM News Desk: Following the heinous Pulwama attack which led to an uproar all around the world, the United States National Security Adviser John Bolton called up his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday to express his condolences and asserted that America supports India’s right to self-defence assuring full support for countering terrorism from its side as well.

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SINGLE WAY TRAFFIC ON JAMMU SRINAGAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY ON TRACK

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday and only stranded vehicles are moving from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic official said.

Around 7,000 vehicles stranded in the Kashmir Valley would only be allowed to move towards the Jammu region after the highway was completely decongested, the official added, hoping the process might get smoother by later in the day.

The strategic 300-km long national highway that links the landlocked valley to other regions was restored on Friday afternoon for traffic.

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ARTICLE 35A CASE LISTED IN SUPREME COURT ON FEB 19-21

Yawar Shafi, Kashmir: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear petitions challenging Article 35A which gives special rights and privileges to Jammu & Kashmir between February 19 and 21st of this month.

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PULWAMA DEADLY ATTACK AFTERMATH: HOME MINISTER ADDRESSED PRESSER IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: While addressing a Media conference in Srinagar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that he has asked the officers to review the security provided to people taking money from Pakistan and its intelligence agency ISI.
“There are some elements who are hand in glove with militant organisations, and ISI across the border. They are involved in conspiracies too. They are toying with the future of the people, especially the youth, of J&K.” Singh said in a Presser
“There are some elements here who take money from Pakistan and ISI. I have told the officers that the security provided to such people should be reviewed,” he added.
Singh said this while addressing a press conference after laying floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the slain CRPF personnel at Humhama in Budgam district.
49 CRPF personnel were killed after a Jaish-e-Muhammad militant rammed his explosives-laden car into a force convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Lethpora area of Pulwama.

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PULWAMA ATTACK: HM AT VALLEY TO REVIEW GROUND SITUATION

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Home Minister in Central government Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar to pay tributes to the CRPF troopers killed in Thursday’s attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district and to discuss the security situation.

Rajnath Singh taken part in the wreath laying ceremony on the bodies of the troopers at the Humhama Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Budgam district.

He will review the overall security in the state in the aftermath of the suicide attack — the worst strike in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989.

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PULWAMA ATTACK TAKES LIFE OF 5 SOLDIERS FROM RAJASTHAN

Lokesh Vyas, Jodhpur: 5 soldiers from Rajasthan are among the 45 killed in the heinous terror attack in Pulwama by the militant outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammed.

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DEATH TOLL IN PULWAMA BLOODIEST ATTACK EVER REACHES TO 49

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: In a massive IED Car bomb blast yesterday, the death toll in Lethpora militant attack has mounted to 49. A top CRPF official confirmed that the death toll has risen to 49.

Earlier, 43 CRPF men were killed while 44 were injured in a car bomb attack along Srinagar-Jammu highway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Jaish Cadre Militant rammed the car into the CRPF bus triggered off an intensive blast, thus leaving 49 CRPF men dead and 44 others injured.

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PULWAMA ATTACK: DEATH TOLL MOUNTS TO 45

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The number of death has mounted to 45 in an attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, 38 others were wounded in the worst-ever attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

The attack took place around 3.15 p.m. on Thursday when a ‘Fidayeen’ bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying CRPF troopers in Lethpora area of Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, officials said.

“None among the 44 CRPF men travelling in the bus that took the full impact of the suicide bombing survived,” a CRPF official said.

“An injured person in another bus has also succumbed taking the death toll to 45,” he added.

The official said the injured (38) CRPF men are being treated in the Army base hospital in Badamibagh cantonment area of Srinagar.