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Srinagar: Army on Monday termed the media reports, claiming Captain of 62 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) killed three civilians in a Shopian fake gunfight for a reward of 20 lakh rupees, false and said that Indian Army has no system of cash awards for its personnel for any acts in combat situations or otherwise in the line of duty. In a statement, Army said: “There are media reports quoting that Amshipora encounter actions were driven by…

Kabul: At least eight civilians were killed and dozens injured on Saturday after twenty three rockets hit the “heavily fortified Green Zone” where many embassies and international firms are based in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Quoting Tariq Arian, a spokesman for the interior ministry, a report by international news organisation Aljazeera, said,  “terrorists” mounted the rockets on a small truck and set them off, adding an investigation was under way to find out how the…

Family alleges being offered Rs 1 crore plus job to ‘remain silent’, SSP Sopore denies Srinagar: More than 40 days have passed since the expiry of the deadline fixed for submission of inquiry report into the alleged custodial killing of a youth in Sopore, but the inquiry officer has so far failed to submit the report regarding the subject. The family members of the youth have alleged that despite approaching the authorities with a request…

New Delhi: At least 30 people, including 10 civilians, were injured in a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, officials said on Monday. The explosion took place near the police headquarters in Maiwand district of the province at around 8 p.m. on Sunday, TOLO News quoted the officials as saying. No group, including the Taliban, has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. The development comes as Kandahar has witnessed intensified clashes between Afghan…