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Turkey hiring Kashmiri separatists in Turkish media to tarnish India’s image globally

Turkey hiring Kashmiri separatists in Turkish media to tarnish India’s image globally

On August 15, 2019 an article published in Turkish media by Ruwa Shah, daughter of separatist leader Altaf Ahmad Shah, wrote about how she feels for her allegedly besieged home while staying thousands of miles away in Turkey. While sharing her views she also mentioned that children in Kashmir never had a normal life.  Altaf Shah is an accused of terror funding in a case registered in 2017 by India's central probe agency National Investigation Agency (NIA). As per the NIA investigation, separatist leader Altaf Shah was…
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India beats China to secure seat in UN’s ECOSOC body

India beats China to secure seat in UN’s ECOSOC body

India has now become a member of the United Nation's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The development was confirmed by TS Tirumurti, permanent representative of India to the United Nations. Taking to Twitter early on Tuesday, Tirumurti said India wins seat in the prestigious ECOSOC body and it’s a ringing endorsement of our commitment to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in all our endeavours. "India wins seat in prestigious ECOSOC body! India elected member of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW). It’s a ringing endorsement…
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China’s PLA releases five Arunachal Pradesh youths, 10 days after they went missing

China’s PLA releases five Arunachal Pradesh youths, 10 days after they went missing

The five youths who went missing from Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Subansiri district last week were returned to Indian authorities by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Saturday (September 12), the Indian Army confirmed. According to defence sources, the five youths returned to India almost 11 days after they were said to have been abducted. They were handed over to Indian authorities in Damai, near Kibithu in Anjaw district of eastern Arunachal Pradesh. "Five individuals from the Upper Subansiri District inadvertently strayed across LAC recently. The Indian Army…
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India supports ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Afghanistan, says rights of minorities should be respected

India supports ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Afghanistan, says rights of minorities should be respected

India extends its support for ceasefire in Afghanistan while participating at the ceremony marking the beginning of talks between te Afghan government and Taliban in Qatar's Doha. Official negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan government starts on Monday. India's External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, who joined the meeting virtually, reiterated that Afghan peace process should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled and it must respect national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan. He also pointed out that the process should promote human rights and democracy. He stated…
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Pakistan continues to foment ‘culture of violence’ at home, across its borders: India at UN

Pakistan continues to foment ‘culture of violence’ at home, across its borders: India at UN

Accusing Pakistan of sheltering and supporting terrorists, India said the country foments a 'culture of violence' at home and across its borders and its deplorable human rights records and discriminatory treatment of religious minorities is a cause of 'persistent concern' for the global community. "Unfortunately, we have witnessed another attempt by the delegation of Pakistan to exploit a UN platform for hate speech against India. Talk of ‘culture of peace’ from the delegation of Pakistan is nothing but a decoy to divert attention from their own shameful records,"…
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Indian Army didn’t cross LAC, no shots fired at Pangong Lake, says India after China’s claims

Indian Army didn’t cross LAC, no shots fired at Pangong Lake, says India after China’s claims

Indian Army on Tuesday (September 8) rejected China's claim that the Indian army crossed the Line of Actual Control and fired “warning shots” near the Pangong Lake in eastern Ladakh, stressing that India is committed to disengagement and de-escalating the situation on the LAC. Indian Army said in a statement that China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate and at no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to use of any aggressive means, including firing.  "It is the PLA that has…
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Scorched earth: Record 2 million acres burned in California

Scorched earth: Record 2 million acres burned in California

Wildfires have burned a record 2 million acres in California this year, and the danger for more destruction is so high the US Forest Service announced on Monday that it was closing all eight national forests in the southern half of the state. After a typically dry summer, California is parched heading into fall and what normally is the most dangerous time for wildfires. Two of the three largest fires in state history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 14,000 firefighters are battling…
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Police in UK’s Birmingham declare ‘major incident’ after multiple stabbings in city

Police in UK’s Birmingham declare ‘major incident’ after multiple stabbings in city

British police declared a "major incident" on Sunday after several people were stabbed in Birmingham city. "We can confirm that at approximately 12:30am today (Sunday 6 September) we were called to reports of a stabbing in Birmingham city centre", West Midlands Police said in a statement. "A number of other stabbings were reported in the area shortly after and this has been declared a major incident. We are aware of a number of injured people, but at the moment we are not in a position to say…
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Afghanistan, regional security top focus as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Iranian counterpart in Tehran

Afghanistan, regional security top focus as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Iranian counterpart in Tehran

Afghanistan and other regional security issues were on the top focus during India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh short stopover in Iran's Captial Tehran. Rajnath singh had over one hour 20 minutes’ meeting on Saturday (September 5) night with Iran's defence minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. The meeting has been descibed as "cordial" with both the "leaders emphasized upon the age-old cultural, linguistic and civilizational ties between India and Iran", a statement from from Indian Defence minister's office said. Statement said, "Both the Defence Ministers discussed ways to take forward bilateral cooperation and…
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Turkey supporting ISIS terror netrowk in India, probe agencies concerned

Turkey supporting ISIS terror netrowk in India, probe agencies concerned

Following a recent security assessment, it has been found that Turkey has been funding and supporting anti-India terror activities and Islamic organisations in India.  Indian security agencies have gathered inputs suggesting that Turkey-based handlers, with apparent support from the Ankara government, had facilitated a group of Indian terrorists in travelling to Syria and fight for the global terror network of ISIS there. The recent arrests of ISIS terrorists in India reestablished this fact, as they confessed to reaching Syria via Turkey and returning via the same route.…
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