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Terror foremost challenge for Asean countries: Parrikar

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New Delhi : Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, called terrorism the “foremost challenge” facing the member nations of the Asean regional group on October 6, adding that there is a need to delegitimise it as an instrument of state policy.

Parrikar said, “Terrorism remains foremost challenge to our (Asean) region. We need to oppose terrorism resolutely everywhere, delegitimise it as an instrument of state policy, and cooperate unreservedly to locate and destroy terrorist networks.”

Speaking at the 20th Asean Regional Forum Heads of Defence Universities meet in New Delhi, Parrikar called for a change in the region’s security framework.

“The security frameworks in our (Asean) region still does not give enough attention to terrorism. This must change,” he said.

The comments came amid continued tension along the India-Pakistan border, following the attack at an Indian Army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 19 soldiers.

Tensions escalated after a surgical strike was conducted by the Indian Army in the intervening night between September 28 and 29 on several terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Another army camp-30 Rashtriya Rifles-was attacked today by three heavily armed militants in Kashmir’s Kupwara district. In a prolonged gun battle between the security forces and terrorists, the three attakers were killed by the army.

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Gujarat was first state to adopt policy for solar power: PM Modi

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New Delhi, 24 Oct : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated three projects in Gujarat including the Kisan Sarvodaya Scheme, under which the farmers will get electricity during the day for the irrigation purpose and said that Gujarat was first state to adopt policy for solar power generation.

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Mehbooba Mufti said she would not raise any flag other than Kashmir

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Srinagar, 23 Oct. : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti, who was released after nearly 14 months of detention, has started political activities. Mehbooba, who came to address a press conference for the first time after so many months, has announced that her party will unite in bringing Jammu and Kashmir back to the same status (before Article 370 is removed).

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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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