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One Army jawan was shot and at least two soldiers were injured in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning. “There was a ceasefire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan in the Sundarbani sector in the early hours on Monday in which one soldier was fatally injured,” …

China has told it has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists in the traditionally Islamic region of Xinjiang since 2014 and broken up hundreds of “terrorist gangs.” The figures were included in a government report on the situation in the restive northwestern territory that tries to respond to growing criticism over the internment of …

Australian counter-terrorism police on Monday searched two homes linked to the family members of the gunman accused of killing 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch to obtain material that may assist New Zealand Police in their investigation into the terror attack. The attacker, identified by authorities as Australia-born Brenton Tarrant, 28, targeted immigrants during March 15 …

Maheboob Khokhar, 65, who was killed in New Zealand’s Christchurch attack, was supposed to return to Ahmedabad on Saturday, his family members said on Sunday, the day the Indian high commission in New Zealand confirmed the death of five Indians in the mosque attack had left 50 people dead. Of the deceased, three were from …

In an all-out attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for seeking proof of Indian air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday asked the Trinamool supremo and her party whether they stood with India or “were helping our enemies”. Taking part in a panel discussion here, Sitharaman referred to the …

Flights going from the three airports in Jammu and Kashmir — Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh — have been keeping their window shades down during take-off and landing. This is being done to withdraw details of the deployment of assets such as fighters and surveillance platforms from leaking, according to people familiar with the matter who …

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted an operational exercise over the skies of border areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab on Thursday night to test its combat readiness, said two officials on Friday on condition of anonymity. Close to 50 fighter planes, drawn from four combat squadrons, took part in the drill, said one …

Two men, both from the related family in Gujarat, are feared missing in New Zealand following the deadly terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch in which 49 people have been reported dead. The father-son duo of Arif and Rameez Vohra had attended Friday prayers at the Al Noor mosque, where the attack took place, …

People in Punjab’s Amritsar reported hearing “two loud bangs” early on Friday which woke them up, but officials said it was the sound of the fighter jets of the Indian Air Force flying near the border with Pakistan. Social media exploded with residents claiming “blasts” and ”heightened air activity” in the city and soon #Amritsar …

A gunman opened fire on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand killing many worshippers and forcing the city of Christchurch into lockdown as police launched a massive manhunt. New Zealand Police said the death toll has increased to 49. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that the gunman is a citizen of …

The gunman who killed numerous worshippers in a New Zealand mosque on Friday was a right-wing “terrorist” with Australian citizenship, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. “We stand here and condemn, absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist,” Morrison told a press conference. He confirmed media reports that the gunman …

China on Monday said it was only through discussions that a “responsible solution” could come out on the issue of listing Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the UN Security Council (UNSC). The Chinese foreign ministry’s comment comes in the backdrop of the US, the UK and France moving a fresh …