Latest News: 1 Jawan Killed, 1 More Injured in Kupwara Encounter
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Latest News: 1 Jawan Killed, 1 More Injured in Kupwara Encounter

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US to Slap Tariffs on Extra $200 bn of Chinese Imports

The Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade war with China, saying it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

US officials released a list of thousands of Chinese imports the administration wants to hit with the tariffs, including hundreds of food products as well as tobacco, chemicals, coal, steel and aluminum.

(Reuters)

Nine Dead After Landslide in Manipur

At least nine people have died due to a landslide in Manipur’s Tamenglong district on Wednesday, 11 July, ANI reported.

More details awaited.

Heavy Rains, Landslide in Uttarakhand

Amid heavy rain in Uttarakhand, a suspension bridge at Pithoragarh's Nachani area collapsed and washed away on Wednesday, 11 July, ANI reported. In Tehri, national highway (NH) 94 Chamba-Rishikesh was blocked after landslides. Governments schools and anganwadi centres across have also been shut across the state following the heavy rain and thunderstorm alert, the news agency tweeted.

PML-N President To Lead Rally To Airport Receive Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shahbaz Sharif will lead a rally on Friday, 13 July, to the Lahore airport to receive former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, ANI reported. They will be returning from London.

Dinesh Gundu Rao Appointed Karnataka Congress Chief

Dinesh Gundu Rao took oath as the newly appointed Karnataka Congress Chief on Wednesday, 11 July in a ceremony conducted in Bangaluru, Karnataka Congress said in a tweet. Eshwar Khandre took over as Working President of the party.

Separatists Call For Shutdown Over Civilian Killing in Srinagar, Restrictions Imposed

Authorities in Jammu & Kashmir imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC in parts of Srinagar on Wednesday, 11 July to thwart any protests by separatists. The separatists called for a shutdown against the alleged killing of a civilian when security forces fired on protestors in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, 10 July.

(With inputs from PTI)

Buddhist Monk From Sri Lanka Strangles Officer Who Tried To Arrest Him

A 37-year-old Sri Lankan Buddhist monk on Tuesday, 10 July assaulted and strangled a police officer who sought to arrest him on a warrant for alleged sexual harassment, a police spokesman said to Reuters.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the monk fatally injured the unarmed police officer by throttling him while resisting arrest at his temple in the central district of Ratnapura, 100 km from the capital Colombo.

(Reuters)

IIT Kanpur To Assess Air Pollution Around Taj Mahal

The Centre on Wednesday, 11 July, said that a special committee has been set up to find the source of pollution in and around the Taj Mahal that will suggest measures to prevent it. IIT Kanpur will also assist and assess the air pollution level in and around the Taj Mahal. The committee will submit its report in four months time, the Centre told SC.

The Supreme Court had earlier slammed the centre for their “lethargy” in preserving the historic medieval structure, dubbing the issue of preserving the historic medieval structure a "hopeless cause". It also expressed anguish over the Uttar Pradesh government failure to come out with a vision document to preserve and protect the Taj Mahal.

(PTI)

1 Killed, 4 Injured in Shopian Blast

One person was killed and four others injured in a blast in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, 11 July, ANI reported. More details awaited.

Trump Nominates US Ambassador to Pakistan For Top Diplomatic Position

President Donald Trump nominated career foreign service officer David Hale, who is currently the US Ambassador to Pakistan, as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs on Wednesday, 11 July, PTI reported.

If confirmed by the United States Senate, Hale would replace Thomas A Shannon, who retired on 4 June.

10 Dead, 10 Injured in Jalalabad Attack

At least ten have died and ten injured in an attack on Wednesday, 11 July on an education department building in the city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, reported Reuters citing officials. This, after a suicide bombing in Jalalabad left 12 people dead on 10 July, Tuesday.

After announcing the death toll, the provincial governor's office said in a statement the attack was over, but gave no details, Reuters added.

Mary Kom: Won't Be Participating in Asian Games

Indian Boxer Mary Kom said that she would not participate in the Asian Games on account of injuries, ANI reported.

In the statement to ANI, she said, ”I won't be participating in Asian Games as I've some injuries & am currently recovering. Next thing that I'm preparing for is the World Championship that India is hosting in November.”

Sensex Rises 26.31 Points, Nifty rises 1.05 Points as Markets Close on 11 July

As the stock markets closed, the Sensex rose 26.31 points to end at 36,265.93 on 11 July. Nifty rose 1.05 points to close at 10,948.30.

Govt Files Affidavit Opposing Plea for Equal Liability on Men and Women for Adultery

The Union of India filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court today opposing a PIL filed by Joseph Shine, which seeks to make men and women equally liable for the offence of adultery under section 497 of the Indian Penal Code.

Encounter Underway Between Security Forces and Terrorists in Kupwara, J&K

An encounter is underway between security forces & terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara, ANI reported.

ANI reported an exchange of fire in Kupwara’s Badi Behak and Sangal areas. Additional forces were rushed to the spot, the report added.

Eleven Suspected Militants Killed in Egypt's Sinai Shootout

Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected militants in a shootout in al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province, state news agency MENA reported, as authorities pushed ahead with an operation to crush Islamic State.

The shootout occurred during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in an abandoned house in al-Arish, MENA said, citing an un-named security source. Three machine guns and a rifle were found at the hideout, MENA said.

The report did not mention any casualties or wounded among the security forces.

(Reuters)

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CBI File Chargesheet Against Rape Accused Unnao MLA Kuldeep Sengar

The CBI filed its chargesheet against rape-accused Unnao MLA Kuldeep Sengar, ANI reported.

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One Jawan Killed, One More Critically Injured in Kupwara Encounter

One security personnel has been killed and one more critically injured in an encounter between security forces and terrorists that broke out in Kupwara district's Handwara area earlier today.

ED Files Applications Against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi Under Fugitive Economic Offenders Law

The Enforcement Directorate filed two separate applications against Nirav Modi & Mehul Choksi under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018, ANI reported.

ANI added that the application also sought orders for the confiscation of their assets in India, the UK, and UAE.

First Video of Rescued Thai Boys in Hospital Shows Them Happy

The 12 boys rescued from deep within a flooded cave in northern Thailand made two-finger victory signs from their hospital beds on Wednesday in a moving video from the isolation ward where they're recuperating from their 18-day ordeal.

The youngest, 11, appeared asleep under a crisp white sheet while others, including their 25-year-old soccer coach, sat in bed, their faces obscured by green surgical masks.

Former BJP MLA and AAP Leader Kanubhai Kalsariya Joins Congress

Former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and Aam Aadmi Party leader Kanubhai Kalsariya has joined Congress today, ANI reported.

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Nepal Army Chief Meets Chinese Minister of National Defence

Nepal Army Chief General Rajendra Chhetri met China's State Councillor and Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe in Beijing today, PTI reported.

"China and Nepal are traditionally friendly neighbours," Wei said, stressing that the militaries of China and Nepal should implement the consensus reached by their state leaders, keep pushing forward practical cooperation, consolidate traditional friendship and contribute to building a community of shared future for humanity, and on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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All India Cine Workers' Association Complains Against Sacred Games

All India Cine workers' Association has filed a complaint with the police to lodge an FIR against the producer & actor of the web series Sacred Games and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for maligning the image of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

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