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An encounter has started in the Larrow- Parigam area of Pulwama. Police & security forces are on the job, says Kashmir Zone Police. Details shall follow, reports ANI.

German Embassy in India on Sunday hailed India's digital infrastructure, calling it one of the country's success stories. The high praise for India's digital payment model came after Germany's Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, Volker Wissing, used UPI to make a payment in India and was "very fascinated" by the experience.

Thirteen labourers were killed in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan district in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported.

Russia's Luna-25 spacecraft has crashed into the moon, reports Germany's DW News citing space corporation Roskosmos

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday released the Madhya Pradesh government's 'report card' from 2003-2023 and said the BJP government in these years successfully removed the BIMARU category (laggard) tag from the state, which, according to him, was a legacy of the Congress regime. Shah released the government's 'report card' of 20 years at a function in the Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, MP BJP president VD Sharma and state Home Minister Narottam Mishra.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will release the Madhya Pradesh government's report card in Bhopal on Sunday and address the BJP's working committee meeting in Gwalior, a party functionary said. "Shah will release the report card of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government at a function here. Thereafter, he will leave for Gwalior where he will chair and address a working committee meeting, state BJP media cell head Ashish Agrawal told PTI over phone on Saturday.


10:22 PM

India, China continue discussions to resolve issues in Eastern Ladakh

In what could be a positive signal towards resolution of long pending issues between them, armies of India and China are holding ‘marathon discussions’ to resolve the long pending issues in Demchok and Depsang plains.
Sources in the defence establishment said that the Major General-level talks at Daulat Beg Oldie and Chushul to resolve the ongoing stand-off in Eastern Ladakh have been on since Friday morning with breaks with an objective to address the pending issues.
The two sides have held 19 rounds of talks so far to address the boundary issues in Eastern Ladakh since 2020 post-Chinese aggression there.
9:24 PM

Food festival and handicraft and handloom exhibition organised at Bihar Bhawan in Delhi

9:04 PM

Food Festival organised at Tamil Nadu House in Delhi

8:17 PM

Guwahati airport gets 'Digi Yatra' facility

The government on Sunday rolled out the ‘Digi Yatra' facility at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Assam Industries & Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said such a facility has been launched for the first time in the northeast.
8:12 PM

PM Narendra Modi to visit Johannesburg, South Africa from 22nd to 24th August to attend Brics summit

Preparations underway in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 15th Brics summit.
7:47 PM

Pakistan: Religious leaders seek judicial probe into Jaranwala violence

Pakistan's Punjab former Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine along with various religious leaders presented facts of the Jalanwala tragedy and exposed the elements who made a deal with the oppressed victims, The News International reported.
7:47 PM

Srinagar's Tulip Garden enters World Book of Records as Asia's largest

The people of Kashmir are rejoicing as the renowned Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden secures a distinguished position in the esteemed World Book of Records (London). Nestled amidst the picturesque foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range, this accolade recognizes the garden's status as Asia's largest tulip haven, adorned with an awe-inspiring array of 1.5 million tulip bulbs showcasing an astonishing collection of 68 distinct tulip varieties.
7:47 PM

15th Brics summit

Preparations underway in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 15th Brics summit. PM Narendra Modi to visit Johannesburg, South Africa from 22nd to 24th August to attend Brics summit.
4:41 PM

BJP National President JP Nadda and Minister Anurag Thakur meet flood-affected families in Himachal's Bilaspur

2:55 PM

JU report to UGC 'not satisfactory', Centre concerned over student's death: Pradhan

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said the report to the UGC by Jadavpur University, where a student died recently after allegedly being ragged and sexually harassed, was "not satisfactory".

He asserted that the TMC government in West Bengal "cannot evade responsibility" for the incident.

2:42 PM

Investigate before filing FIR against traders, UP CM directs authorities

With a view to curb frivolous complaints against entrepreneurs, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed authorities to conduct a preliminary investigation before filing an FIR in case of a complaint against traders.

The order that came on Saturday aims to reduce the number of "baseless" FIRs filed against businessmen and traders in the state, which frequently result in harassment and undue pressure, the state government spokesperson said.

2:12 PM

Punjab & Sind Bank aims for 4,000 branches, ATMs by March 2026

Punjab & Sind Bank is aiming for 2,000 branches and as many ATMs in the country in the next three years as part of its strategy to increase touch points and brand visibility.

The bank intends to open 50 branches during the current financial year, taking the branch count to over 1,600, Punjab & Sind Bank Managing Director Swarup Kumar Saha told PTI.

1:50 PM

Delhi Minister Gopal Rai launches portal to lodge wildlife complaints

The Delhi Forest Department on Sunday launched a portal to facilitate rapid response to threats and offences concerning trees, forests, and wildlife.

Environment Minister Gopal Rai launched the portal -- accessible at saying it serves as a centralised platform for swift action on complaints received through the Green Helpline (1800-11-8600) and will ensure timely intervention in critical situations.


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Amarnath yatra to be temporarily suspended from Aug 23 for restoration works

The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas will remain temporarily suspended from August 23 in view of reduced pilgrim flow and track restoration works, an official spokesman said on Sunday.

However, the Chari Mubarak, the holy mace of Lord Shiva, shall proceed via the traditional Pahalgam route marking the culmination of the yatra on August 31, the spokesman said.

1:13 PM

J-K admin selectively terminating Kashmiri employees from service: Mufti

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday slammed the Jammu and Kashmir administration for selectively terminating Kashmiri employees from service by labelling them as "terrorist sympathisers".

Mehbooba's reaction comes a day after the Jammu and Kashmir Bank sacked its chief manager Sajad Ahmad Bazaz for allegedly being a "threat to the security of the state".

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First Published: Aug 20 2023 | 7:54 AM IST

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