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Israel violates Syrian sovereignty: Putin tells Netanyahu

MOSCOW Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to defuse a crisis on Tuesday after Syrian defences mistakenly downed a Russian warplane after Israeli air strikes. The incident late Monday was the deadliest known case of friendly fire between Syria and its key backer Russia since …

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UP ATS arrests BSF trooper ‘honey-trapped’ by ISI

LUCKNOW The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF trooper from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, state police chief OP Singh said Wednesday. Achutanand Misra, hailing from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, was “honey-trapped” into sharing information about unit operational details, police academy and training centre by a woman who claimed to …

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Pakistan troops slit BSF trooper’s throat; high alert sounded along border

JAMMU Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF trooper’s along the international border (IB) near Jammu, an incident that may further escalate the tension between the two countries. The brutal and “unprecedented” incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday has prompted the security forces to …

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Two BSF personnel among 3 dead in Kashmir highway accident

BANIHAL/JAMMU Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were among three killed Wednesday when a truck carrying the jawans plunged into a gorge along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, police said. The private truck, hired by the BSF, was part of a convoy carrying personnel to Kashmir reportedly for deployment in connection …

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JD (U) to contest J&K civic, panchayat elections

JAMMU The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday announced its participation in the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls, but demanded adequate security for its candidates. “We are going to fight the urban local body and panchayat polls, and our candidates in north Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramulla districts have already started getting …

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Pakistan court suspends jail sentences of Sharif family in corruption case, orders release

ISLAMABAD In a major relief to the Sharif family, a top Pakistani court suspended on Wednesday the jail sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case and ordered their release from a high-security prison. A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court heard the petitions filed by former Sharif, 68, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt …

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