Army kills 7 Pak soldiers along LoC

The Indian Army killed seven Pakistani soldiers on Monday as it retaliated to unprovoked ceasefire violation from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mendhar sector in Poonch district. At least four soldiers of the neighbouring country are injured, sources told The Indian Express. There is no word from the Army on casualties on the Indian side.

Sources said the Pakistani troops resorted to sudden mortar shelling and small arms fire on forward Indian positions along the LoC in Dehri Dabsi area around 10. 15 am. The Indian Army, sources added, retaliated strongly and effectively and the exchange of fire lasted for nearly an hour.

Pakistan has claimed to have killed three Indian soldiers. 4 Pakistan Army soldiers embraced shahadat along LOC in Jandrot, Kotli sector. Troops were busy in Line communication maintenance when they were fired upon and hit by heavy mortar round. Exchange of fire killed 3 Indian soldiers while few injured,” Pakistani Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote on Facebook. The Pakistan government, too, posted this on its Twitter account.

The ceasefire violation from Pakistan came less than 24 hours after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti asked both India and Pakistan to have cordial relations for the sake of the people of Jammu and Kashmir who were the main victims of hostilities between the two countries.

Monday’s exchange of fire came even as the Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat said that if forced, the Army might step up military offensive against Pakistan.

Pakistan Army has been continuously trying to help terrorists sneak into India along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. We are using our might to teach them a lesson. We will keep effectively retaliating to any provocative action by Pakistan.

If we are forced, then we may resort to ‘other action’ by stepping up military offensive,” Rawat added. will not let anti-India activities succeed at any cost.


Man planned to sell wife to IS

Kerala police on Wednesday arrested two people from North Paravur near Kochi over an alleged case of forced religious conversion of a 24-year-old woman and suspected plans to take her to Syria to be sold as a ‘s*x slave’ to radical Islamists.

The woman has accused her husband Mohamed Riyaz (26), a native of North Kerala, of hatching the conspiracy to sell her to the Islamic State (IS), which is active in parts of Syria.

in India and more than a 100 people – including women and children – are believed to have joined the ‘jihad’ waged by Islamic radicals in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

In her complaint, the woman said she was forcibly taken to a religious centre in Paravur and tortured by the two at the instructions of her husband before taken to Saudi Arabia.

Police had registered a case in December following the complaint by the woman before a court. Police are also trying contact Interpol and other agencies to deport her husband, a resident of Kannur, who is believed to be in Jeddah.

We are examining whether the arrested have some connection with the Islamic State,” the SP said.

While in Saudi Arabia, she said, she was locked in a room but she managed a mobile phone and contacted her parents back home. She said she was rescued from Saudi Arabia in October with the help of some NRIs and flew back to the country.

The woman, hailing from Pathanamthitta in central Kerala, was brought up in Gujarat and she was studying in Bengaluru. She said during her stay in Bengaluru in 2015 she met with Riyaz and later developed physical relations with him.

She alleged that he took videos of their intimate moments without her knowledge and started blackmailing her. She said later she was forcibly admitted in a madrasa in North Paravur and forced to learn tenets of Islam.

Later their marriage was solemnised by a cleric in May, 2016 May. However, the woman said she managed to escape from her husband but he later filed a habeus corpus petition in the high court saying she was illegally confined by her parents.

She said due to mounting pressure and threats from different quarters she was forced to go with him again. She said her husband behaved properly for some time and took her to Saudi on tourist visa in August last year and confined her in a room from where she escaped.

She said once she overheard a conversation between her husband and others and came to know that they were planning to take her to the IS in Syria.

She had also filed a complaint Kerala high court to annul her marriage with Riyaz.

She had moved another petition in the HC recently seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), saying the state police was not keen in probing the case.

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Despite its subtext about the economic rivalry between China and India, the film, written and directed by Mr. Chan’s frequent collaborator Stanley Tong, mostly affords Mr. Chan the opportunity to mug, share a car chase scene with a lion and thwart assailants in a pallid variation on his acrobatics of old. here.

As the leading man, Chan keeps the ball rolling with an assortment of neat acrobatic tricks and martial arts sparring, but his days of life-risking physical exertion is over. here.

The plot is also mostly missing from this hotch-potch of tried and tested. Situations seem forced as do the performances. Most of the blame lies at director Stanley Tong's doorstep. Even action sequences, that mainstay of all Chan films, fails to liven up things. here.


New honour for Anushka Sharma

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The results are in for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) 2017 Person of the Year Award, and popular actor and vegetarian Anushka Sharma has taken the title for her wide-reaching work for animals, from helping to protect dogs from fireworks to advocating for horses who are forced to pull carriages in Mumbai.

Anushka Sharma is a proud animal rights proponent whose kindness and initiative know no bounds," says PETA Associate Director Sachin Bangera. PETA is calling on everyone to follow her lead by eating healthy plant-based meals, helping community animals by speaking up when they're suffering, and always keeping an eye out for new ways to help animals.

Sharma was named PETA's Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity in 2015. Some of her recent efforts to protect animals include launching her cruelty-free NUSH clothing line, visiting an animal shelter and promoting its work on her social media platforms, launching a campaign called PAWsitive to raise awareness of the suffering fireworks cause to animals, and taking to Twitter to demand a ban on cruel carriage rides in Mumbai – where often-lame horses are forced to haul passengers in all weather extremes without adequate rest, food, or water. Sharma lives with her beloved adopted dog, Dude.

Past recipients of PETA's Person of the Year Award include Dr Shashi Tharoor, former Supreme Court Justice KS Radhakrishnan Panicker, and actors Kapil Sharma, Hema Malini, R Madhavan, and Jacqueline Fernandez.


Nadal to attempt to prove fitness in Tie Break Tens tournament

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  • Tie Break Tens consists of 10-point tie-breaks only with eight participants
  • Winner takes $250,000 in three-and-a-half hour spectacle

Rafael Nadal will attempt to prove his fitness for the Australian Open by participating in a ‘Tie Break Tens’ tournament held on Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday 10 January.

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