Militants’ rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM, June 20 : Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave’s dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday. Despite the biggest flare-up in weeks in the area, no deaths were reported. […]

Punjab Forest Department to provide weapons to staff

Chandigarh, June 20 : A day after a Punjab Forest Department officer was critically injured and five others also received serious injuries in an attack by goons of the illegal sand mafia, state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Wednesday that department officials would be provided weapons. “The Forest Department will arm its employees […]

Governor’s rule not to affect anti-terror operations: Army chief

[New Delhi: Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat looks at the exhibits displayed at the seminar on ‘Physical and Mental Issues of Disabled Soldiers’, in New Delhi on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. ( /PTI] New Delhi, June 20 : The imposition of governors rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations, Army […]

China-linked hackers breached defence companies: Symantec

San Francisco, June 20 : A new attack campaign originating from computers in China has infiltrated satellite communications, telecoms, geospatial imaging, and defence organisations in the US and Southeast Asia, warns cybersecurity giant Symantec. The latest campaign is being conducted by the Thrip group, security researchers at Symantec said on Tuesday. “This is likely espionage,” […]

61 killed in Afghanistan clashes

Kabul, June 20 : At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants have been killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two Afghanistan provinces, authorities said on Wednesday. In one attack, 30 Afghan Army soldiers and 16 Taliban militants were killed overnight after militants stormed two security checkpoints in Badghis province, provincial governor […]

Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb’s family in J&K

[Poonch: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to pay condolences to rifleman Aurangzeb’s family, in Poonch on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Aurangzeb was abducted from Pulwama by terrorists and later his bullet-ridden body was recovered on June 14. ( /PTI] Jammu, June 20 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb […]