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OTHER NATIONS HAVE TO FIGHT TERRORISTS IN AFGHANISTAN AT SOME POINT OF TIME: TRUMP

ANM News Desk: US President Donald Trump states on Wednesday that countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, claiming that the job against terrorist is being done only by the United States.

Trump claimed that other nations currently are making very less efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan.

He went on to state that the US was fighting terrorists in Afghanistan despite being 7,000 miles away while India and Pakistan were not doing so even after being next door.

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RAJNATH SINGH EMPHASIZES ‘MAKE IN INDIA’ FOR DEFENCE EQUIPMENTS

ANM News Desk: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has emphasized the need for indigenization of defence equipment to reduce dependence on imports and improve operational capability of the armed forces. He also stressed on keeping pace with technological advancements to bolster defence production.

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KASHMIR LOCKDOWN HITS DAY 16

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: While the authorities are maintaining that “Peace and Normalcy” is hitting the track gradually, Kashmir valley is continuing under clampdown for the 16th consecutive day today. The persist Lockdown cripples life across the valley as shops and other business establishments including private offices remains closed, while as government offices have started functioning.

Day before, 190 schools out of 900 have been reopened up to primary classes however “Zero percent” attendance of students were recorded. Fittingly, most of the schools remained locked in Srinagar being it private or government institutions. The District Magistrate Srinagar City Dr Shahid Iqbal said that if anything goes untoward he will take the responsibility of it. He added that calculated measures have been taken for the safety and well being of students and teachers.

Meanwhile, Principle Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal who is also holding the charge of Spokesperson in J&K Government told reporters that authorities have ensured that schools will reopen in phase wise. He assured all possible assist for the reopening of schools up to primary classes. The state remains under lockdown since 05th of August when Union Government announced abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of state into two separate Union territories. Jammu and Kashmir will be the UT with legislature while as Ladakh province will not have legislature.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that once the normalcy returns full statehood will be given back to the state. Suitably, more than 600 mainstream political leaders as well as separatists have been either detained or arrested. Among them prominent names and Three times J&K Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah who is also a Member of Lok Sabha, Former CM’s Omar Abdullah & Mehbooba Mufti along with other elected representatives of various political parties.

Meanwhile, cellular phones and internet connectivity remains clampdown for the sixteenth day today. Although the state administration said that they are gradually restoring landline services across Kashmir region, however there is large section in valley who is still off track from restoring landline services. They says that they will suitably restore rest communication setup once the things turns normal.

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COASTAL AUTHORITIES ALERTED ON POSSIBLE ARRIVAL OF TERRORISTS

ANM News Desk: Security has been tightened at coastal areas in Kerala after intel reports alerted arrival of 15 IS terrorists from Sri Lanka travelling to the Lakshadweep island on boats.

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GRENADE ATTACK IN PULWAMA AMID POLLS

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Suspected militants have targeted a polling station in Ruhmoo village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district where polling is underway for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, police said.

A grenade was lobbed towards Rohmoo polling station in Pulwama but there were no reports of any casualties in the the blast, a police official said. He said security forces have cordoned off the area.

This was the first militant attack on a polling station in this Lok Sabha election in Jammu and Kashmir.Polling is being held in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency which also includes Anantnag and Kulgam districts as well. The Lok Sabha polls to this constituency are being held in three phases due to security reasons.

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ARMY INTERACTS WITH VEER NARIS IN PATHANKOT

ANM News Desk: The Indian Army visited Veer Naris and widows of veterans aiming to resolve pension related issues, provide medical aid and equipment in Pathankot region.

They interacted with 80 Veer Naris and widows assuring them complete assistance from the Army. The Army officials also lauded the efforts put in by the soldiers and martyrs in their contribution towards the country.

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SHARP HIKE IN AIRFARE MAY BRING DOWN WINTER TOURISM IN KASHMIR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Heavy snowfall in the Valley has led to the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, leaving needy people to book air tickets at prices as high as Rs. 18,000.

One such traveller who had to book a ticket from Delhi to Srinagar at Rs. 14,000. Mr Ahmed earns Rs. 8,000 but did not have any other option as he had to attend his mother’s funeral in Srinagar.

“Now I have to work for three months to repay the debt for the ticket. I have taken a loan to buy ticket. I cannot afford it but because of mother I had to do whatever it takes to reach here,” he said.

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KASHMIRI SOLDIER TO CONFER ASHOK CHAKRA ON R-DAY

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Militant turned Army soldier, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani to be conferred Ashoka Chakra posthumously. Nazir was part of Counter Militant Operation in Shopian on 23rd of November last year when he was injured and later on succumbed to injuries. In that particular operation Six Lashkar and Hizbul militants were killed.

“Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani exhibited the most conspicuous gallantry in personality eliminating two militants and assisting in the evacuation of his wounded colleagues and made supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army,” a press release from the President’s Secretariat said.

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61,000 POSTS LIE VACANT IN PARAMILITARY FORCES

ANM News Desk: Over 61,000 posts of central paramilitary personnel are lying vacant in six paramilitary forces in the country, Home Ministry statistics informed.

Altogether, 18,460 posts are lying vacant in the country’s largest paramilitary force, CRPF, as on March 1, 2018, while 10,738 posts are remaining vacant in the border guarding force BSF.

“The vacancies are filled through various modes, including direct recruitment, promotion and by deputation as per the extant provisions of recruitment rules. Filling up of vacancies is a continuous process,” a home ministry official said.

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BSF MAN ARRESTED FOR LINKS WITH HIZB MILITANT OUTFIT

Yawar Safi, Srinagar: The State Police have busted a module of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit by arresting two of its members including a Border Security Force (BSF) man from frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

Two Hizbul Mujahideen activists were arrested by SOG and army’s 28 RR during a raid at Lolab.  The arrested persons were identified as Shakir Ahmad Wani son of Mohammed Ramzan Wani and Ghulam Mustafa Sheikh son of Abdul Ahad Sheikh, both residents of Tekipora, Lolab.

A BSF personal is posted outside the state and was on leave when he along with his associate was arrested by the joint team of forces. Meanwhile, a police statement issued here said that acting on a specific input, Kupwara Police busted an OGW module of HM outfit, operating in Lolab area of district Kupwara.

According to the statement the two persons, Shakir Wani and Ghulam Mustafa Sheikh were detained in this regard for questioning.  “After sustained questioning, a pistol was recovered on their disclosure”. The module was engaged in providing logistics support to militants apart from luring more youth into the path of militancy,” the statement said.

A case FIR no.77 of 2018 u/s 7/25 Arms act 13 UAPA stands registered in P/S Sogam in this regard. Further investigation into the module is in progress, the statement added.