Ceasefire Violation in Poonch
The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on 16 August night by firing on the forward posts along the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, PTI reported.
The Pakistani troops resorted to moderate firing on the forward posts along the LoC in the Poonch sector, defence sources said to PTI. The Indian troops guarding the border retaliated and the exchanges were on, they added.
Earthquake with a Magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter Scale Hits Nicobar Island
Earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Nicobar Island region at 1:43 pm.
NRC Assam: SC Asks Coordinator Prateek Hajela to Submit a Detailed Report
The Supreme Court on Thursday, 16 August asked chief NRC co-ordinator Prateek Hajela to submit a detailed report, with respect to district wise percentage of the population excluded from the NRC list.
Kingpin of Racket Involved in Trafficking Children to US Nabbed in Gujarat
The prime accused in a case of trafficking children to the United States was arrested by the Mumbai Police from Gujarat on Thursday, 16 August, reported PTI quoting official sources.
Rajesh Ghamelawala, 54, along with members of his syndicate allegedly sent children to the United States on demand, he said.
The racket was unearthed in March this year when two girls, in the age group of 11 to 16 years, were rescued by the police near a salon in suburban Versova where they were brought for make-up, the official said.
Afghan Man Caught by Customs Dept at Delhi Airport for Smuggling Gold
An Afghan man was arrested by customs officials at Delhi airport on Thursday, 16 August for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country worth about Rs 32 lakh, according to an official statement.
The passenger was intercepted after his arrival from Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan on Tuesday, 14 August.
Huge Cache of Arms and Ammunition Found Near LoC
A huge cache of arms and ammunition was found on Thursday, 16 August during a search operation by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, an official said.
The early morning search operation in the Jhanjar area was launched a day after a soldier was injured on Wednesday when a major infiltration bid by militants was foiled.
“A large forest area has been surrounded. The operation is still on to ensure that no terrorist is hiding in the dense jungle,” a defence source told IANS.
Court Frames Additional Charges of Abetment of Bribery Against Naveen Jindal
Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Thursday, 16 August framed additional charges of abetment of bribery against Naveen Jindal and others in alleged irregularities in the allocation of Jharkhand coal block matter.
Terrorists Attack Afghan National Army Training Facility in Kabul
A terrorist attack was launched at the Afghan National Army training facility in Qala-e-Wazir, in Kabul, on Thursday, 16 August, TOLO News reported, quoting police sources.
Security forces are in the area and trying to evacuate local residents in the surrounding area.
(This is a developing story.)
(Source: TOLO News)
Rupee Opens At All-Time Low at 70.25 Per US Dollar on Thursday
Indian Rupee on Thursday, 16 August slipped and opened at a new all-time low at Rs 70.25 per dollar vs 69.89 per dollar on Tuesday.
Illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants Arrested in Thane
The rural police in Maharashtra’s Thane district, on Wednesday, 15 August arrested seven Bangladeshi nationals living illegally in the country.
The accused, who were staying in Bhayander area of the district, had no valid documents for entering the country, the police said.
Eleven Dead Due to Flash Floods in Sultangarh Waterfall in Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh police on Wednesday, 15 August said that at least 11 people were dead while 45 have been rescued from Sultangarh Waterfall in Shivpuri district after water level increased due to a sudden release of water from a dam.
(This is a developing story.)
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