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Terrorists attack convoy of Chinese workers in Pakistan's Balochistan, reports NDTV. Pak senator says no casualties, attackers gunned down.

"In the spirit of the Har Ghar Tiranga movement, let us change the DP of our social media accounts and extend support to this unique effort which will deepen the bond between our beloved country and us," tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

China's foreign ministry on Sunday condemned a brief US visit by Taiwan Vice President William Lai, saying he was a separatist and "troublemaker through and through" and Beijing would take strong steps to protect its sovereignty. Lai, front-runner to be Taiwan's next president at elections in January, arrived in New York late on Saturday for what is officially a transit on his way to Paraguay for the inauguration of its president. China, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has repeatedly denounced Lai's trip, which includes another stopover in San Francisco on Wednesday on his way back to Taipei.

Security tightened ahead of Independence Day celebrations in the national capital of Delhi.

Ahead of Independence Day, Indian Army conducted patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Poonch district on Saturday. Earlier in the day, District Administration Anantnag in collaboration with Municipal Committee Dooru Anantnag, Jammu Kashmir Police, local schools, and CRPF held the longest Tiranga Rally to date in South Kashmir under the "Meri Maati Mera Desh" campaign.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah as he flags off the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' Campaign in Ahmedabad

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Odisha jail officials implement prisoner reformation skills programme

“Prison is a place where the inmates face anxiety and depression. We face a lot of mental health issues in prison. Odisha is the first state in India where we have hired 40 mental health professionals to tackle the problem. We are hopeful that through this the issue of anxiety and depression can be tackled which will also reduce the cases of inmate suicides," said Manoj Kumar Chhabra, DG of prisons & DCS, Odisha.
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ALH Dhruv choppers of Indian Air Force shower petals at the rehearsals of Independence Day celebrations

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J&K L-G flags off Tiranga Rally to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ ahead of Independence Day

J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flags off Tiranga Rally from SKICC to Botanical Garden on the banks of dal lake to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ ahead of Independence Day.
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Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi flags off 'Tiranga Rally' in Delhi

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Colourful kites hit markets ahead of Independence Day in Delhi

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US, Japan to develop hypersonic missile interceptor

Japan and the U.S. will agree this week to jointly develop an interceptor missile to counter hypersonic warheads being developed by China, Russia and North Korea, Japan's Yomiuri newspaper said on Sunday.
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Indian Air Force’s newly inducted Heron Mark2 drones operating from a forward air base in the northern sector

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Explosions heard in Syrian capital Damascus - state media

Explosions were heard the Syrian capital Damascus early on Sunday, state media said, adding that the cause was not known.
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Russia says it intercepted missiles at Crimean Bridge

Two Ukrainian missiles attempting to attack the Crimean Bridge have been shot down by the air defence system in the Kerch Strait, Russia's Defence Ministry said.
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Pakistani president approves appointment of Senator Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar as caretaker PM

Pakistani President Arif Alvi has approved the appointment of Senator Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar as the caretaker Prime Minister, said a statement from the President House Media Wing. The President has given the approval in terms of Article 224(1A) of the Constitution of Pakistan, according to the statement on Saturday.
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Bangladesh reports 14 more deaths due to dengue, death toll reaches 387

Bangladesh has reported 14 more deaths due to dengue in 24 hours till Saturday morning, taking the death toll from mosquito-borne diseases in the country to 387 in 2023, Bangladesh-based The Dhaka Tribune reported.
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Ahead of Independence Day, full dress rehearsal of different armed forces underway at Red Fort in Delhi

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Death toll from wildfire in Hawaii climbed to 80: AFP

The death toll from a horrific wildfire in Hawaii climbed to 80 as residents confronted the devastation and criticisms grew over the emergency response, reports AFP.
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Students participate in 'Har Ghar Tiranga' rally organised by J&K Police under ‘Meri Maati Mera Desh’ campaign

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Caught in crossfire, Manipur muslims ask Meiteis, Kukis to stop fighting

It has been over 100 days since ethnic violence broke out in Manipur. The state is slowly returning to normal and no big incident has been reported for the past few days. But in the epicentre of the clashes, the area between Kuki-majority Churachandpur district and the Meitei-majority Bishnupur district, constant gunfire and bomb attacks have become the new normal. On the strip of land, 35 km apart between these two districts, are some Meitei Pangals, or Muslims, who are caught in the deadly crossfire between the Kuki tribe and the Meiteis, reports NDTV. Muslims comprise 9 per cent of Manipur's estimated population of 32 lakh. As the fighting rages between the Kukis and Meiteis, people from the Muslim community are desperately calling for peace, stuck in the violence between the two sides.

First Published: Aug 13 2023 | 06:16 AM IST

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