Rifleman Shakir Manzoor allegedly abducted by terrorists in Kulgam

A search operation has been launched to locate a Territorial Army jawan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Army suspects the Jawan in question may have been abducted by terrorists.

Rifleman Shakir Manzoor from 162 Battalion (Territorial Army) has been untracable since August 2nd.

The vehicle that was being used by him was found torched and abandoned. Shakir Manzoor is a resident of Kulgam’s neighbouring Shopian district. Members of the armed forces have constantly been targeted in Kashmir especially after the radicalisation wave in the late 1980s.

RSS linked body slams BCCI over Chinese sponsors for IPL

RSS-affiliate body Swadeshi Jagaran Manch slammed the BCCI over its decision to continue with Chinese sponsorship for IPL 2020 and urged people to boycott the event.

BCCI & IPL Governing Council have shown utter disrespect to the Indian soldiers killed by Chinese troops with its decision to hold the cricket league with its Chinese sponsors. At a time when the country is striving hard to make our economy free from Chinese dominance in the markets, the government is making all efforts to keep China out of our markets, this act of the IPL Governing Council is an aberration to the nation’s mood

Ashwani Mahajan, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

On August 2nd, IPL Governing Council revealed that it will not drop chinese sponsor including VIVO which is the title sponsor of event. VIVO is in a 5 year deal with BCCI and the deal is worth Rs 2,000 crore.

BJP asks TMC to withdraw lockdown on August 5

Dilip Ghosh addressing Media

West Bengal BJP took a potshot at West Bengal Chief Minister for not withdrawing Covid-19 lockdown on August 5, a day when ‘bhoomi pujan’ of Ayodhya’s Ram temple is scheduled.

While reminding the state govt for easing lockdown during eid, Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the decision reflects the ruling party’s strategy to turn “West Bengal into Bangladesh”.

He sought change of the date like it was done keeping in mind the Eid festival on August 1, so that people of the state could join countrymen in celebrating Ram temple ‘bhoomi

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