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Massive search operations as 4 ‘drones’ seen in Jammu

Massive search operations as 4 ‘drones’ seen in Jammu

J&K
Tribune News Service Jammu, July 30 The Jamp;K Police carried out a massive search drive in Pargwal area near the international border here after local residents allegedly spotted a flying object, believed to be a drone, officials said on Friday. The operation was launched in several villages of Pargwal late on Thursday evening, shortly after a local resident noticed a blinking light in the sky at around 8.30 pm and alerted fellow villagers, they said. However, the search operation was suspended late night and resumed at around 5 am this morning. However, nothing objectionable was found. BSF opens fire Flying objects, suspected to be drones, seen in Pargwal, Bari Brahmana, Chiladya and Gagwal BSF men open fire in Chiladya, forcing the "drone" to flee towards Pakistan Three flyi...
Hong Kong man jailed for 9 yrs in national security case

Hong Kong man jailed for 9 yrs in national security case

World
Hong Kong: The first person convicted under Hong Kong's national security law, former waiter Tong Ying-kit, 24, was jailed for nine years on Friday for terrorist activities and inciting secession, judges said. Reuters Dilip Kumar's Pak house damages in heavy rain Peshawar: Heavy monsoon rains have damaged the ancestral houses of legendary Indian film actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar located in Pakistan's Peshawar city. The houses were already in a poor condition. PTI
China seizes maps showing Arunachal as part of India

China seizes maps showing Arunachal as part of India

World
Beijing, July 30 Customs officials in China have seized a large consignment of world maps, meant for export, for showing Arunachal Pradesh as part of India, the official media reported on Friday. China claims the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet, which is firmly rejected by India. India says Arunachal Pradesh is its integral and inalienable part. The maps were wrapped in about 300 export consignments. — PTI
Oil tanker linked to Israeli billionaire attacked, 2 killed

Oil tanker linked to Israeli billionaire attacked, 2 killed

World
Dubai, July 30 The firm managing an oil tanker attacked off Oman says two of its crew were killed in the assault. London-based Zodiac Maritime, part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer's Zodiac Group, said on Friday that the two crew members came from the UK and Romania. It said it knew of no other injuries among the crew. The attack on Thursday targeted Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street just northeast of the Omani island of Masirah. — AP
Airlifting of Afghans who helped US troops begins

Airlifting of Afghans who helped US troops begins

World
WASHINGTON, July 30 Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got under way for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, US officials said. The operation to evacuate US-affiliated Afghans and family members comes as the US troop pullout nears completion and government forces struggle to repulse Taliban advances. The first planeload of 200 evacuees arrived at Fort Lee, a military base in Virginia, for final paperwork processing and medical examinations. — Reuters
Delta variant may spread as easily as chickenpox

Delta variant may spread as easily as chickenpox

World
New York, July 30 The Delta variant of the coronavirus may cause more severe illness than all other known versions of the virus and spread as easily as chickenpox, media reports quoting an internal document from the US health authority said. Offer unvaccinated $100: biden to states Washington:President Joe Biden has asked states to offer unvaccinated residents $100 for getting vaccine shots. It is Biden's latest plan to boost lagging vaccination rates in many parts of the nation. AP The document from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines unpublished data that shows fully vaccinated people might spread the Delta variant, first identified in India, at the same rate as unvaccinated people, reports said. The contents of the document — a slide presentation — we...
Action time for Kriti Sanon!

Action time for Kriti Sanon!

LifeStyle
Kriti Sanon, who was recently seen in Mimi, is currently juggling between the shoot of Adipurush and preparations for her next film, Ganapath. In Ganapath, Kriti is reuniting with Tiger Shroff after seven years of their first film — Heropanti (2014). Though it's unknown when the Vikas Bahl-directed film will take-off, Sanon says she has already started preparing. In Ganapath, Kriti has some action sequences. She's getting ready for them whenever the Adipurush shoot allows her some free time. In February, the film was unveiled with a motion poster depicting her as a femme fatale. While posing on a dirt bike was simple, she admits that the real struggle is still to come. According to reports, Ganapath will go on the floors sometime later this year. Meanwhile, Kriti has recently wrapped-up t...
Abhishek Dhudhaiya, the director of ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, gives an insight into the film

Abhishek Dhudhaiya, the director of ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, gives an insight into the film

LifeStyle
Director Abhishek Dhudhaiya, whose next film Bhuj: The Pride of India is based on the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, is also the co-writer of the project. The film tells the story of how 300 women from a village worked hard to build the Bhuj runway, contributing majorly to India's win. Abhishek, who earlier directed many television shows, brings forth the story of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnic (played by Ajay Devgn) and the women from the village of Madhapar. "My grandmother had also contributed in the making of this runway. So, I had this in mind that the first time when I make a film, it will he on this subject," says Abhishek, as he recalls how the story was conceived. "In 2017 when I took a break from television, the first thing I did was meet Vijay Karnic. So, my nani's (maternal grandm...
Australia to return 14 artworks, Meenakshi Lekhi thanks PM Narendra Modi

Australia to return 14 artworks, Meenakshi Lekhi thanks PM Narendra Modi

India
New Delhi, July 30 The National Gallery of Australia has announced it would return 14 works of art from its Asian collection to India. Hailing the development, Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi thanked PM Narendra Modi for efforts to recover India's lost heritage. "I thank the PM for the concerted efforts due to which 14 stolen Indian heritage objects are being repatriated," she said. — TNS
PMLA case: Anil Deshmukh, son summoned again

PMLA case: Anil Deshmukh, son summoned again

India
New Delhi: The ED on Friday issued fresh summons to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and his son Hrishikesh Deshmukh in connection with a PMLA case. TNS Marines case: 7 fishermen seek relief New Delhi: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by seven fishermen, who were on the vessel in 2012 when their two colleagues were shot by two Italian marines, seeking their share from the Rs2 crore awarded to the boat owner. PTI Assam Police summon Mizoram's RS MP New Delhi: The Assam Police have summoned Mizoram's lone Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena on August 1 for questioning over his statement in connection with the Monday violence along the border and pasted a notice at his Delhi residence. TNS New Karnataka CM Bommai meets PM Modi New Delhi: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai cal...