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Three Militants Killed In An Ongoing Encounter With Security Forces In South Kashmir’s Pulwama District

New Delhi: The gunfight between militants and security forces started in the afternoon after a cordon and search operation in Pinglish area of Tral in Pulwama. Three militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Three terrorists eliminated. Operation in progress,” said army spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia. The identities of the militants have not been ascertained yet.

On Thursday, police said that security forces killed a foreign militant in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara while on Tuesday, two local Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama’s Tral.

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Nirav Modi’s Case To Begin After British Home Secretary Certified India’s Extradition Request

New Delhi: Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi’s case is set to begin in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court after British home secretary, Sajid Javid, last week certified India’s extradition request.

Nirav Modi’s case is the latest in high-profile extradition cases being pursued in British courts, where until recently the evidence Indian investigators produced did not hold up to scrutiny. But the intense media focus has raised the bar.

Two other high-profile cases of businessman Vijay Mallya and alleged cricket bookie, Sanjeev Chawla, have moved to the higher court. The Magistrates’ Court in December ordered Mallya’s extradition to face fraud charges in India. The extradition of Chawla, who is an accused in the match-fixing scandal involving late former South African captain Hansie Cronje in 2000, was cleared a month later.

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Bhaiyyaji Joshi Says, Society Does Not Run On The Basis Of Constitution Alone As Traditions And Faith Have Their Own Place

New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said while speaking on a few court rulings in cases related to the Hindu faith that society does not run on the basis of what’s laid down in the Constitution alone as traditions and faith have their own place.

On the last day of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, Joshi said the Sangh has passed a resolution on the need to protect the traditions and beliefs of Hindu society.

“I agree that Constitution has its own power and capability, but society does not run only on the basis of the Constitution alone,” he said.

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Fugitive Diamantaire Nirav Modi Traced To A Plush London Apartment, Living Life Of Luxury

New Delhi: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, wanted in India in the Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case, has been discovered living openly in a swanky 8-million-pound apartment in London's West End and is running a new diamond business just yards away, a UK media report said on Saturday. Modi, 48, was tracked down to a three-bedroom flat occupying half of a floor of the landmark Centre Point tower block of luxury apartments, where rent is estimated to be around £17,000 a month, 'The Daily Telegraph' reported.

Despite his bank accounts being frozen by the Indian authorities and an Interpol red notice being issued for his arrest, Modi, a diamond jeweller whose designs have been worn by Hollywood stars, is now reportedly involved in a new diamond business based in London. In a video posted by the newspaper, a "plumper" Modi can be seen sporting a handle-bar moustache and wearing an Ostrich Hide jacket, estimated to cost £10,000.

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We Struck Border Not Twice But Thrice In Last Five Years, Claims Rajnath

New Delhi: India carried out three cross border strikes in the last five years, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here Saturday, without disclosing which was the third. Singh spoke about the 2016 surgical strike after the Uri terror attack and the air strike after the Pulwama incident in which a CRPF convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber killing 40 jawans, but he did not reveal about the third.

"I want to tell you brothers and sisters that in the last five years, we have gone beyond our borders thrice and our men have successfully conducted airstrikes. About two I will tell you, but won't tell you about the third one," Singh told BJP's Shakti Kendra office bearers convention here.