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Pakistani Chopper Enters Into Indian Side of Line of Control in Poonch Sector

New Delhi: A Pakistani helicopter intruded 700 metres into Indian side along the Line of Control in Poonch sector Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s prime minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan was travelling in this chopper.

Reuters quoted Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s PM Raja Farooq Haider Khan as saying that his civilian helicopter was fired upon by India. “The Indian army fired to show that Pakistan had violated their airspace,” Khan’s office said in a statement, but added “when the firing took place, we were within our own airspace”.

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Trigger Happy UP Cops Gun Down Techie In Lucknow

New Delhi: A 38-year-old man was shot dead early Saturday morning by a policeman when he allegedly refused to stop his car for checking in Lucknow's posh Gomti Nagar neighbourhood, police said. Two constables were arrested on the basis of an FIR lodged by Apple executive Vivek Tiwari's colleague Sana Khan, who was travelling with him.

Tiwari is survived by his wife and two children. The victim's wife Kalpana Tiwari has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, demanding a CBI inquiry into the incident, Rs 1 crore compensation and a job with the state police department, said reports. Adityanath said that a CBI inquiry will be recommended if needed. Hours after the 1.30 am shooting, UP DGP OP Singh called it a criminal act and said the two constables will be dismissed from service.

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Supreme Court Declines To Interfere With The Arrest Of Five Right Activists

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India refused to interfere with the arrest of five rights activists. The court said that there was prima facie evidence to show that they had links to a banned Maoist group and rejected their argument that they were arrested for their dissenting views.

Rejecting a request to set up a special team to probe the five activists, the court said the accused do not have a say in deciding which agency should investigate them and told Maharashtra Police to go ahead with the probe.

This is not the stage to inquire into whether the charges are genuine or fabricated, said the majority verdict of the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

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Iran Says, India Is Committed To Buy Iranian Oil To Continue With Economic Cooperation

New Delhi: The Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said after a meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj ahead of US sanctions aimed at halting Tehran’s oil exports that India is committed to buying Iranian oil and continuing the two nations’ economic cooperation.

US President Donald Trump’s May withdrawal from an international nuclear pact with Iran was followed up with plans to impose new sanctions against the third-largest producer among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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Sailor Abhilash Tomy Says, He Has Survived 70-Hour Ordeal Because Of His Military Training

New Delhi: Champion sailor Commander Abhilash Tomy said that he survived the 70-hour ordeal because of his sailing skills and military training and rated his current health as three on 10. He was rescued from the remotest place on the planet in the southern Indian ocean earlier this week and now recovering from a back injury he suffered while negotiating a storm that dismasted his yacht last week.

That didn’t stop Tomy, who was injured while participating in the world’s toughest yacht race which circumnavigates the globe, from sporting a smile in pictures released by the Indian Navy.