CM Mehbooba Calls for Cessation of Hostilities Along Border 

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CM Mehbooba Calls for Cessation of Hostilities Along Border 

Death Toll Rises Due to Nipah Virus in Kerala

The death toll due to the deadly Nipah virus, that broke out in Kozhikode, Kerala has risen, with six of the deceased confirmed to be victims of the virus and six others suspected to have been suffering from the virus.

Meanwhile Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja, had said that the government had induced measures to contain the virus, even as two more fell prey to the virus.

Several medical professionals, including Dr Kafeel Khan, who had been at loggerheads with the Yogi government over the case of infant-deaths in Gorakhpur and briefly imprisoned for seven months, had asked Kerala Chief Minister Pinayar Vijayan if he could come and provide medical help in the Nipah-affected regions. The Chief Minister had warmly complied to this request.

10:17 PM , 23 May

CM Mehbooba Calls for Cessation of Hostilities Along Border

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on 23 May expressed grave concern over the situation prevailing along the borders in the state following the latest spate of killings in cross-border shelling by Pakistan and called for immediate cessation of hostilities to safeguard the lives and properties of the hapless people, PTI reported.

The chief minister said the onus also lies on Pakistan also to respond positively in the larger interest of peace and stability in the region.

9:45 PM , 23 May

Major Fire in Trikuta Hills, Vaishno Devi Yatra Suspended from New Track

The pilgrimage yatra to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Cave Shrine was suspended from new battery car track on Wednesday afternoon after a major fire broke out in Trikuta Hills in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra district, ANI reported.

9:23 PM , 23 May

Pompeo Seeks Crackdown on Pak's Terror Havens

Pakistan should crackdown on terrorist’s havens and instigators of terrorist activities in its own country on 23 May, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

The US and others have long complained that Pakistan provides safe haven to the Afghan Taliban and their allies, the Haqqani network, allowing them to carry out cross-border attacks in Afghanistan.

Pakistan denies these allegations but President Donald Trump has escalated the criticism against Islamabad since he took office.

8:49 PM , 23 May

India Summons Pak Envoy Over Baby's Killing in Cross-Border Firing

India summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah on 23 May over the loss of life of a seven-month-old in ceasefire violation by Pakistan, ANI reported.


Published: 23 May 2018, 7:59 AM IST
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