Army officer, 3 jawans killed in Pakistan shelling in J&K’s Rajouri
A young Army Captain and three jawans were killed and at least four people injured yesterday in heavy Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The Indian Army was giving a befitting reply and heavy exchanges were on, they added. Pakistani forces opened unprovoked heavy firing and shelling along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district this evening, senior Army officials told PTI. In the shelling, three jawans were killed, they said. An officer, who was injured in the shelling, also succumbed to his injuries, they added. Six days before his birthday, 22-year-old Captain Kapil Kundu, a resident of village Ransika in Haryana’s Gurgaon district, was killed in the shelling, Army officials said.
Modi government welfare schemes only for AIADMK card holders; Minister
Tamil Nadu Minister Sellur K Raju yesterday stirred a hornets’ nest when he said government welfare measures would be given only to AIADMK card holders, even as Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said such schemes were for all. “AIADMK party card is what identifies us and is equal to our life itself…. every party member should have it. All party members should have the card. Only if you have it, can you get government welfare schemes benefits either for you or your family, he said at a party event.
Oil tanker with 22 Indians goes missing near West Africa
An oil tanker with 22 Indians on board has gone missing off the coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea and the government is in touch with authorities in Nigeria and Benin to trace it, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. No contact has been established with the vessel so far and there have been no reports of a ransom call, an official of the Mumbai-based Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) told PTI. The official said that the Mumbai-based Anglo Eastern Ship Management, which owns the vessel, is very cooperative and has also opened an emergency response centre for the crew members’ families.
Narendra Modi tears into Siddaramaiah government, says its countdown has begun
Tearing into the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday chided it for setting “new records” in corruption and asserted that the countdown for its exit has begun. “Congress government is at the exit gate,” Modi said, as he mounted an all-out attack on the Congress rule at a huge rally here, dubbing it a “10 per cent commission government” and saying criminals were ruling the roost under it. Modi also referred to the spate of killings of BJP and Hindu activists, an issue the party has brought to the focal point of its discourse, saying, “ease of doing murders” was being discussed in the state while his government talked about ease of doing business.
Honor 9 LITE priced in India at Rs 10,999; why you should check out this smartphone
We have seen a slew of smartphones from Chinese companies in the budget and mid-budget segments in India. Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is one such player, with its latest offering being the Honor 9 Lite. The phone is essentially a stripped down version of the Honor 9i, which was announced in October. Featuring dual rear and front cameras, along with a Full View display, the Honor 9 Lite caters to the budget audience with a price tag of Rs 10,999 onwards.