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BSF seizes Pakistan boat with nine on board

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New Delhi : The BSF on Wednesday seized a boat with nine Pakistanis on board in Sir Creek area adjoining Gujarat’s Kutch district close to the Pakistan maritime border, officials said.

“A BSF patrol in Sir Creek area noticed a wooden boat fishing in Indian waters. Nine Pakistani men in the boat were challenged and caught,” a Border Security Force (BSF) officer told.
“The boat was apprehended at Chouhan Nala near G-43 pillar, at around 8 a.m.,” the officer said in New Delhi.

The Pakistanis were being questioned, he said. “Other than fishing implements, nothing objectionable has been recovered,” he added.

But “the possibility of these people spying for Pakistan can’t be ruled out”, said another officer in Bhuj in Gujarat.

The BSF on Tuesday had seized an empty boat belonging to the Pakistan Rangers after it drifted from across the border into the frontier district of Amritsar in Punjab,

The Coast Guard had on October 2 apprehended a Pakistani boat with nine crew off Porbandar in Gujarat.

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APPLE HOMEPOD MINI LAUNCHED AT $99, IPHONE 12 STARTING $699, IPHONE 12 PRO FROM $999

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Apple Event 2020 LIVE Updates: Apple has finally removed the curtain from its iPhone 12 series. The company launched the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max at the ‘Hi Speed’ event at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. At the event, the company has also launched Smart HomePod Speaker.

The company says that the iPhone 12 Mini is also the world’s thinnest and lightest 5G smartphone. Let us tell that this event was once again started by Team Cook, CEO of the company.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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Indian economy to contract by 10.3% in 2020; may show 8.8% growth in 2021: IMF

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New Delhi, 13 Oct. : The Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

However, India is likely to bounce back with an impressive 8.8 percent growth rate in 2021, thus regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China’s projected growth rate of 8.2 percent, the IMF said in its latest ‘World Economic Outlook’ report.

Released ahead of the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the report said global growth would contract by 4.4 percent this year and bounce back to 5.2 percent in 2021.

America’s economy is projected to contract by 5.8 percent in 2020 and grow by 3.9 percent the next year, the IMF said.

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