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PM Modi Cancels Turkey Visit, Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In J-K’s Kupwara & Other Top Stories

A Look At The Most Important News Stories Of Day On October 20.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 20 Oct 2019, 10:39:31 AM
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India Snubs Turkey: PM Modi Cancels Ankara Visit After Erdogan's Kashmir Remarks

Indian government has decided to call off a proposed visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Turkey's capital Ankara. The visit was expected to take place at the end of October. According to sources, PM Modi was slated to visit the country following his visit to Saudi Arabia, where he is going to attend a mega-investment summit on October 27-28. Trade and defence cooperation were among the issues that were to be on the table during PM Modi's Ankara visit, which had been agreed to 'in-principle.' Read more…

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire, Two Soldiers, Civilian Killed In Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara

Two soldiers and a civilian were killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tanghar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said. Three civilians were also injured in the firing by Pakistani troops, they said. Two houses were damaged in the incident. Read more…

Delhi In Danger This Diwali Season, More Than 400 Places Under Terror Attack Threat

Terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is trying to target Delhi with a big terror incident in the national capital during the festive season. According to intelligence inputs, more than 400 sensitive buildings and markets in Delhi are on JeM's target list. Security has been beefed up in the national capital after getting the intelligence input. Delhi has been put on alert ahead of Diwali and other festivals. According to a highly placed source in Delhi police, Eight of fifteen districts in Delhi are considered sensitive. These are Rohini, North-East, North-West, North, East, Central, New Delhi, and Dwarka. About 425 places including building, landmarks and markets have been identified in these districts as sensitive areas. Read more…

Syria Crisis: Turkey Denies Blocking Retreat Of Kurdish Forces From Proposed ‘Safe Zone’

Turkey on Saturday denied Kurdish forces’ claim that Ankara is blocking their pullout from a proposed safe zone along the border under a US-brokered agreement. “YPG is disseminating false information to sabotage the Turkey-US agreement. By spreading fake news, YPG terrorists are challenging President (Donald) Trump,” a senior official told news agency AFP. The commander of Kurdish forces in Syria, Mazloum Abdi, earlier Saturday accused Ankara of sabotaging the agreement with Washington by blocking the withdrawal of his forces from a flashpoint border town in northeastern Syria. Read more…

IND vs RSA, 3rd Test Day 2: Rohit, Rahane Stand Crosses 200

India won the toss and chose to bat in the Ranchi Test against South Africa but the Proteas bowlers struck early in the first hour. Kagiso Rabada got the big wickets of Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara while Anrich Nortje got the big wicket of Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli. However, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane turned the tables on the South Africans with their aggressive and confident strokeplay. Rohit blasted his sixth century and he got there with a six while Ajinkya Rahane smashed his 21st fifty and he is nearing a century. Read more…

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First Published : 20 Oct 2019, 10:28:04 AM