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84 infiltration attempts in Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019

In a written reply to a starred question in the House, Reddy said regular attempts of infiltration by terrorists through the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir sponsored and supported from across the border are being made. "84 such attempts have been made from across the border and it is estimated that 59 such terrorists could have infiltrated," he said.

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  • Traders said imports would rise because domestic supply of walnuts has fallen by a third, while demand is strong. In the case of apples, a clear picture on the extent of supply disruption from Kashmir would emerge next month, they said. Over 90% of the country’s walnut production comes from Kashmir. Imports typically surge in June-July, ahead of the festive season.

    KK Sharma, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor chaired a high-level meeting and directed officers to make suitable and sufficient land available for setting up new industrial estates for the prospective entrepreneurs.

    Shah was among the host of politicians, social activists and businessmen detained on August 5, when the Centre withdrew special status to the erstwhile state and also bifurcated it into two union territories -- Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

    "While we understand from you that these aircraft movements were done in support of national defense objectives, the US government considers the relocation of aircraft to non-US government authorised bases concerning and inconsistent with the F-16 Letter of Offer and Acceptance," Andrea Thompson, said in his letter.

    From Washington through European capitals to Moscow, Beijing and Tokyo, the world is taking a more relaxed view of Pakistan. At the same time, the view about India is taking a beating. Apart from major powers and the developed economies, almost all of India’s neighbours are also willing to carry on business as usual with Pakistan. Why?

    "There are growing indications that the ISI (of Pakistan) is orchestrating much of this activity as part of a wider campaign to co-join instability in Punjab with unrest in Kashmir," Peter Chalk said while delivering the Second KPS Gill Memorial Lecture on "Digitised Hate: Online Radicalism, Violent Extremism and Terrorism" in Mohali.

    This is for the first time that artillery has been used to target forward posts and villages along the LoC. "At about 1730 hours Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars & artillery along LoC in Shahpur & Kirni sectors in district Poonch on Wednesday," a defence spokesperson said.

    The Pakistan Rangers fired dozens of shells targeting Rathawa village in Hiranagar sector on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, villagers said. The house of Ram Piyari, a resident of Rathawa village, was hit by three mortar shells, of which one exploded causing damage to the walls. The other two shells did not explode, which were defused later.

    Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan charged the Congress with speaking the "language of Pakistan" on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The BJP leader asked those who were opposing the CAB, where will Hindu minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan go for life and honour other than India.

    This bill is totally discriminatory and unconstitutional. It has been rejected by one and all from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The northeastern states are burning and there are huge protests in other parts of the country, Azad said.

    The passing-out-parade of the soldiers, belonging to different areas of Jammu and Kashmir, was conducted at the regimental centre of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry at Rangreth in the outskirts of the city here, an Army official said.The parade was reviewed by the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon.

    Chidambaram alleged "as we speak now, freedom is denied to 75 lakh people in the Kashmir valley," adding if freedom of one person was denied, it meant denying it for all the people.

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