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Lone JeM militant still holed up in Sunjuwan military camp: Army

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Jammu, Feb 12: The army on Monday said that one militant was still holed up inside the Sunjuwan military camp in Jammu, three days after a terror attack which claimed six lives. 

“One terrorist is still holed-up inside the camp and efforts are on to neutralize him,” news agency IANS quoted a Defence Ministry official was saying.

The operation to nab the terrorists holed up in the JCO residential quarters has been going on for more than 50 hours after JeM terrorists entered the camp early on Saturday.

Six persons, including five soldiers and a civilian, were killed and 10 others, including six women and children, were injured in the terror attack.

Three terrorists of the Jaish-e-Muhamad outfit, wearing army fatigues, have been gunned down during the operation so far.

Para commandos and aerial surveillance by the Air Force were used to flush out the holed-up militants during the operation.

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9 arrested for raping minor girl forced into prostitution

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Ongole (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 25 : In a sensational development, Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district police have arrested nine men four months after they allegedly raped a minor Nellore district girl forced into prostitution by her own relative.

Police arrested Syed Salman, 24, from Kondapi, Katragadda Siva Kumar, 24 and Unnam Naveen, 31, Chowtlapalem, Burramsetty Ravi Teja, 24, Singarayikonda and Gondi Vamsi Krishna, 24, Kondamurusupalem.

Others included Kasireddy Brahma Reddy, 25, Chintalapalem, Dhanyasi Deva Prakash, 24, Ulavapadu, Ravuri Aravind, 25, Ponnaluru and Komatla Yedukondalu, 30, Kothapatnam.

The case dates back to July 18, in which police acted on a tipoff to raid a house in Madevapuram village of Kandukur mandal to find a minor girl in a pathetic condition after being forced into penetrative sexual intercourse by multiple men.

One Nadendla Madhavi, who lives in Vijayawada forged a deal with the vadina (sister-in-law) of the minor girl to use her for prostitution for five days at a cost of Rs 27,000.

“Madhavi kept the minor girl at a vacant home in Madevapuram village and started sending men. We got a tipoff on July 18 and we immediately raided that house, rescued the girl and arrested four people,” a Prakasam district Disha official told IANS.

Madhavi, owner of the house where prostitution occurred and the minor girl’s sister-in-law from Nellore were arrested.

However, police could not immediately zero in on the men who raped the minor girl as Madhavi hid her cellphones to make it difficult to trace.

Despite the challenges thrown by the case, Prakasam district superintendent of police acted Siddharth Kaushal with tenacity and tasked his subordinates to go after the men involved in the prostitution case.

In fact the district Disha, women’s protection wing, DSP M. Dhanunjaya, a key investigator even got infected with Coronavirus in between and was absent for almost a month.

After persistent efforts, police managed to trace the digital trail left by the nine accused while paying money to Madhavi through PhonePe app.

Police contacted the Bengaluru-based fintech company to elicit more details and the banking channels used to pay Madhavi to finally crack the case, along with the cellular phone coordinates which existed at the crime location during those five days.

All the nine men have been arrested under IPC Sections 342, 370 (4), 376 (2) and relevant POCSO and Prevention of PIT Act Sections.

Police were making arrangements to produce them at a magistrate’s home.

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Result of ‘Howdy Modi’, Trump calls India’s air ‘filthy’: Kapil Sibal

Trump described the air in India,China,and Russia as “filthy” as he defended his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord,lauded his decisions with regard to reducing carbon emissions

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New Delhi: Taking a jibe at the Centre, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday said that US President Donald Trump said that India’s air is ‘filthy’, a result of ‘Howdy Modi’ event.

“Trump : Fruits of Friendship 1) Questions India’s Covid death toll 2) Says India sends dirt up into the air India “ air is filthy “ 3) Called India “ tariff king “ The result of “Howdy Modi “ Sibal tweeted.

US President Donald Trump described the air in India, China, and Russia as “filthy” as he defended his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and lauded his decisions with regard to reducing carbon emissions at Thursday’s final debate before the November 3 election.

“Look at China. How filthy it is. Look at Russia. Look at India, it’s filthy. The air is filthy,” said Trump while speaking on carbon emissions as he countered Democratic rival Joe Biden at a final debate moderated by NBC’s Kristen Welker.

Trump further claimed that under his administration the US has had the lowest emission numbers in the last 35 years.

Earlier during his first presidential debate against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, the US President said India, China, and Russia “did not exactly give a straight count” on deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

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Coronaviurs: Total recoveries of COVID-19 cross 70 lakh in country

Currently, India’s Case Fatality Rate is 1.51 per cent, which is one of the lowest globally.

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The Health Ministry today said more than 70 lakh people have recovered from COVID-19 infection in the country. In the last 24 hours, more than 67 thousand have recovered.

The Ministry said, ten States and Union Territories are contributing 81 per cent of the high number of daily Recoveries. The country’s COVID-19 recovery rate has now reached 89.78 per cent. The actual caseload currently comprises only 8.71 per cent of the total positive cases.

Presently, the total number of active cases in the country is over six lakh 80 thousand. In the last 24 hours, 53 thousand 370 new cases have been reported taking the total number of positive cases in the country to over 78 lakh. In the same period, 650 deaths were reported taking the toll to one lakh 17 thousand 956.

Currently, India’s Case Fatality Rate is 1.51 per cent, which is one of the lowest globally.

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