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India, World Roundup June 11

India, World Roundup June 11
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India
1.  Army using 'through-the-wall' radars to trace holed-up terrorists :  The Army has started taking help of "through the wall" radars during counter insurgency operations in the Kashmir valley to catch terrorists holed up inside houses.
2.  For Army’s newest officers from J&K, Lt Umar brings both hope and dread :   Lt Umar Fayaz would have been happy today. Eleven boys from his beloved Jammu & Kashmir have become proud officers of the Indian Army, graduating from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun on Saturday along with 479 others
3.  Shivraj starts fast, says ready to die for farmers :  Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday began his indefinite fast here "until peace is restored" and said that he will give his life for the farmers. "We will help the farmers in any way we can, decisions will be taken and if need be, I will lay down my life for them," he said.
4.  Aadhaar must for I-T returns, PAN applications from July 1 :  The government said on Saturday that filing income tax returns and applications for permanent account number or PAN cards will, from July 1, mandatorily require Aadhaarcards, or at least the applicant's enrolment number for the unique identity (UID).
5.  Need women in combat role to deal with female stone-pelters: Army chief :  Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday that with more women, especially in the Kashmir Valley, taking to violent protests like stone-pelting, it has become imperative for women soldiers to do combat duties as male personnel hesitate to tackle agitators from the fairer sex.
6.  India urges Gulf nations to resolve Qatar crisis through talks :  Amid the crisis in the Gulf, India on Saturday urged countries in the region to resolve their differences through constructive dialogue and peaceful negotiations.
7.  Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch, Indian Army retaliating :  Indian Army launched a strong retaliatory action after Pakistan once again violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday.
8.  Pakistan army to keep propping Kashmiri 'self determination' but only across LoC, says its army chief :  Pakistan's army said it will continue its support for the right to self determination for "our Kashmiri brothers", but it specified it would do so only across the Line of Control (LoC) and not in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.
9.  Electronic documents for GST to be ready by month-end :  GST Network, the company putting in place the technology backbone for goods and services tax (GST), will be ready with revised formsand electronic documents for businesses to upload invoices by the end of the month.
10.  India's progress will be incomplete until J&K is taken out of miseries: Mehbooba Mufti :  The country's progress will be incomplete until Jammu and Kashmir is taken out of its "miseries" and "uncertainties", Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday.


World
1.  Top Tories plot revolt, party tells May her days are numbered :  Theresa May was fighting for survival on Saturday after a failed election gamble undermined her authority and plunged the country into a major political crisis days before talks to leave the European Union start.
2.  Probe Musharraf-era N-policy, says Pakistan MP :  A Pakistani lawmaker has called for "thorough investigations" into the country's nuclear proliferation to Iran and North Korea during former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's regime.
3.  Trump ignores secy's call for calm, 'scolds' Qatar :  Amid a raging diplomatic face-off between Qatar and its neighbours, US President Donald Trump has accused Doha of "historically" being a funder of terrorism and asked the Gulf emirate along with other nations to stop "teaching hate".
4.  Waited for results, now it's Brexit time: Merkel :  German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Britain on Saturday to speedily launch Brexit talks now that the election was over, while US President Donald Trump spoke over phone with Theresa May on Friday to offer her his "warm support" after the election setback that saw her fall short of a majority.
5  Biden's niece pleads guilty in $110K credit-account theft :   A niece of former Vice President Joe Bidenhas pleaded guilty in a $110,000 credit-account theft at a New York City drugstore.
6.  No sporting links with Pak, says Vijay Goel :  India would not have sporting links with Pakistan because of its encouragement of terrorism, Vijay Goel, Youth Affairs, and Sports Minister said in Beijing on Saturday. He is leading a 200-strong youth delegation visiting China.
7.  Floating solar farm reflects China's clean energy ambitions :  As the United States was withdrawing from theParis climate pact, China's clean energyambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm.
8.  Xi snubs Sharif in Astana over China duo's killing in Pakistan :  The "all weather friendship" between China and Pakistan suffered a setback on Friday as Chinese president Xi Jinping decided not to meet Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Astana.
9.  'God will provide', say 3 Pakistani men who fathered 96 kids :  Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years. Experts warn the surging populace is gouging into hard-won economic gains and social services, the three patriarchs are unconcerned. Allah, they say, will provide.
10.  Pak-born London terrorist was trying to get job with Wimbledon security firm: Report :  Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Butt, the London Bridge attack ringleader, had been trying to get a job with a security firm that provides stewards for Wimbledon and other sporting events, raising concerns whether he had considered targeting the prestigious tennis tournament.


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