Border Security Force (BSF) patrolled Chenab River along the International Border with Pakistan ahead of Independence Day. They intensified patrolling on well equipped boats. They were deployed to ensure safety at the International Border. One of the BSF soldiers said, "We are deployed here 24x7. I assure people of the country that they can live peacefully. Yahaan ek parinda bhi par nahi maar sakta hai."
Villagers in the remote Abbottabad region of Pakistan take part in animprovised cricket match on the steep site of an old landslide after diggingout a makeshift pitch. Shakir Abbasi, the sports journalist who filmed thevideo, said he hopes the success of the viral video will encourage someone tobuild a more traditional cricket pitch for them to play on.
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Ben Stokes will miss England’s final two Tests against Pakistan as he preparesto travel to New Zealand to be with his family. Stokes has played a full partin England’s red-ball team this summer, captaining his country for the firsttime in the series opener against West Indies, scoring important runs andtaking wickets while battling a thigh injury.
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Aftab Rasool, who hails from Trehgam in Kupwara, cracked UPSC Exam 2019 with 412th rank. Son of a former policeman, Aftab told ANI, "My parents supported me throughout. My message to Kashmiri youth is whatever you are following, follow it by heart. Work hard and be dedicated."
People in Kashmir are getting new business prospects post abrogation of Article 370. Youths have been taking benefits of central sponsored schemes. They are availing easy loans under Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP). In a recent example, two Kashmiris, Tariq Ahmad and Zahoor Ahmad were able to establish their own business. Young entrepreneurs set up their readymade garment units in the district of Pulwama with the help of Khadi Village Industries Board. "This is a very good step by the Central Government that has benefited unemployed educated youths," said Tariq Ahmad, unit holder. They have also provided employment to other local youths of the district. One of the employee at the readymade unit said, "We are very thankful to the Government that they have taken out such a scheme".
Construction of underground bunkers began at villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district in view of ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Javed Ahmad, Junior Engineer said, "Total 18 bunkers to be constructed here, work underway for six bunkers is underway." The bunker will be equipped with all the facilities which will allow people to take shelter in the bunkers for days. 18 community bunkers will be constructed in Boniyar and Uri areas out of which construction work on six is being underway and will be finished shortly. Each bunker will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh. Each community bunker will consist of two rooms besides a washroom. Local residents of border areas of Uri were heaving a sigh of relief as their long pending demand is being finally met. Ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been increased in recent days and several civilians lost their lives due to these unprovoked ceasefire violation.
After offering prayers at Amarnath Temple, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on July 18 visited a forward post near LoC in Kupwara district and interacted with the soldiers deployed there. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief General MM Naravane. The Defence Minister is on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on July 18 offered prayers at Amarnath Temple. He was accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and Army Chief General MM Naravane. The Defence Minister is on a two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. He will take stock of the situation at both the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the Line of Control (LOC). On the first day of his visit, the Defence Minister interacted with the troops in Lukung, Ladakh.
Kamala Harris' uncle spoke to Hindustan Times' Rezaul Laskar about his niece's selection as the Vice Presidential candidate by US President-hopeful Joe Biden. A day earlier, Biden, the Democratic candidate taking on incumbent President Donald Trump in the polls in November, announced that Harris, an American of Indian and Jamaican descent, would be his 'running mate'. Gopalan Balachandran said that he sent his niece a congratulatory message saying her mother Shyamala would be proud of her. He also spoke about her ideology, political views and individual strengths. Balachandran spoke on Kamala's Indian roots, saying that she drew inspiration from her mother. He added that one of her strong suits is standing her ground and being able to convince her opponents to join her side. Kamala likes India but that doesn't mean that she'll give a 'free pass' to everything that the country does, he said. Harris hasn't shied away from expressing her opinion on India's domestic issues like the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The United States of America will vote on November 3 in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread anti-discrimination protests. The US is the worst-hit country by the pandemic so far with over 50 lakh cases and 1.62 lakh deaths.
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Preparations for Independence Day celebrations are in full swing ahead of August 15. In Jammu and Kashmir, a full dress rehearsal was done on August 11 in Udhampur. Only eight contingents participated in the rehearsal. Authorities have imposed precautionary measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Children and NCC have been told to not join the event. Meanwhile, in Delhi, security was beefed up in Delhi ahead of Independence Day. Police were seen checking vehicles at several places in the capital. India will be celebrating 73rd Independence Day this year. Watch the video for more details.
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One unidentified terrorist was neutralised in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, according to Kashmir Zone Police. One soldier lost his life during the encounter. According to Chinar Corps, one AK along with grenades, pouches and other war like stores recovered. Search operation underway. The search operation is underway.
Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing continuous development since it became a Union Territory. Post abrogation of Article 370, development activities has got a new pace. The UT government has been developing infrastructure to boost cultural and social activities. A new auditorium is under construction which will help the locals to organise social events. Marriage functions, social meets, seminars and other social activities can be held at this facility. The cost of the project is Rs. 2.5 crores.
The first high-tech spice park ready for saffron growers of Jammu and Kashmir. The purpose of this high-tech spice park is to increase the quality and quantity of saffron production and solve their grievances. Kashmiri saffron is famous across the world. The spice park is equipped with hi- tech machinery for processing, drying, grading, packing and marketing of saffron.