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Fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

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Jammu, July 13: A fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims on Friday left Jammu to perform the Amarnath Yatra.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 110 vehicles and headed to the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, police said.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra, who heads the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the pilgrimage, has sanctioned a cash relief of Rs 3 lakh each for the next of kin of all pilgrims who might die in accidents during this year’s Yatra.

Five pilgrims have died in a shooting stone accident in Brarimarg-Railpathri area of Baltal trek while three have died in road accidents so far since the annual pilgrimage began on June 28.

It will end of August 26 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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Army Major killed in IED blast near LoC, Soldier injured in firing

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Srinagar, Feb 16: An army officer has lost his life in an explosion in the Rajouri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, while a soldier was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in the same area on Saturday.

Major-rank army officer, identified as Lt Col Devender Anand was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which had been planted by militants.

The officer was from the Corps of Engineers. The IED was planted 1.5 kms inside the Line of Control in the Naushera sector.

Meanwhile, a soldier received injuries in the ceasefire violation at Baba Khodi area of the same region.

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Vayu Shakti 2019: Firepower demonstration of IAF at Pokhran

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Jaipur, Feb 16: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday demonstrate its full spectrum combat and fire capabilities at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan during ‘Vayu Shakti-2019’.

Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa, Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and others attended the show.

This was the 7th edition of the Fire Power Demonstration (FPD).

It is conducted by the IAF once in three years which is participated by fighters, transports, helicopters, force enablers and support systems.

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Fire breaks out at Delhi High Court’s canteen

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New Delhi, Feb 16: A fire broke out in Delhi High Court’s canteen on Saturday.

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