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Four Armymen Martyred in Kashmir’s Gurez

Four armymen, including an Army major and three soldiers were martyred in Gurez, north Kashmir, while foiling an infiltration bid, sources told PTI on Tuesday, 7 August.

According to media reports, two terrorists were also killed in the operation.

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Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and KM Joseph Sworn-In as SC Judges

Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and KM Joseph were on Tuesday sworn-in as judges of the Supreme Court in order of seniority notified by the Centre.

The swearing-in ceremony started at 10.30 AM in the CJI’s courtroom and Justice Banerjee was the first to take oath followed by justices Saran and Joseph.

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Aircel-Maxis Case: Court Extends Interim Protection to Chidambaram and His Son Till 8 Oct

The Delhi Patiala House Court on Tuesday extended the interim protection given to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram from arrest in the CBI and ED cases till 8 October in the Aircel-Maxis case.

PM Modi to Attend BJP Parliamentary Party Meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the BJP parliamentary party meeting at the Parliament library building in New Delhi along with party president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Ananth Kumar, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Prakash Javadekar, among others.

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Sensex Surges 184.78 Points to Hit All-Time High of 37,876.87

Sensex surged 184.78 points to hit all-time high of 37,876.87 on Tuesday, 7 August. Meanwhile, Nifty climbed 41.85 points to scale new peak of 11,428.95, reported PTI.

Ceasefire Violation Reported in Kashmir’s Gurez

A ceasefire violation was reported in Kashmir’s Gurez on Tuesday, 7 August.

Twin Blazes Form California’s Largest Wildfire in History

Two blazes spreading rapidly in Northern California, USA, have become the state’s largest wildfire ever recorded, reported AP.

The wildfires have burned through 2,83,800 acres – an area roughly the size of Los Angeles – and are just 30 percent contained, AFP reported citing the state fire authorities.

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Amarnath Yatra Resumes After Shutdown, 454 Pilgrims Leave for Kashmir Valley

A small batch of 454 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday as the annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for two days, officials said.

Police said the yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 11 vehicles. This includes pilgrims going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.

The yatra had remained suspended for two days because of the protest shutdown called by separatists in the Kashmir Valley.

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Kanimozhi Meets Crowd Outside Kauvery Hospital, Where Karunanidhi is Admitted

Crowds stayed put through the night outside Chennai’s Kauvery Hospital, where DMK chief M Karunanidhi is undergoing treatment. Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi met the people outside the hospital in the wee hours of Tuesday, 7 August.

The DMK chief suffered a decline in his medical condition on Monday. The hospital had said maintaining his vital organ functions “continues to be a challenge”.

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Updated: August 7, 2018 — 6:35 am

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