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Terror foremost challenge for Asean countries: Parrikar

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New Delhi : Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, called terrorism the “foremost challenge” facing the member nations of the Asean regional group on October 6, adding that there is a need to delegitimise it as an instrument of state policy.

Parrikar said, “Terrorism remains foremost challenge to our (Asean) region. We need to oppose terrorism resolutely everywhere, delegitimise it as an instrument of state policy, and cooperate unreservedly to locate and destroy terrorist networks.”

Speaking at the 20th Asean Regional Forum Heads of Defence Universities meet in New Delhi, Parrikar called for a change in the region’s security framework.

“The security frameworks in our (Asean) region still does not give enough attention to terrorism. This must change,” he said.

The comments came amid continued tension along the India-Pakistan border, following the attack at an Indian Army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 19 soldiers.

Tensions escalated after a surgical strike was conducted by the Indian Army in the intervening night between September 28 and 29 on several terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Another army camp-30 Rashtriya Rifles-was attacked today by three heavily armed militants in Kashmir’s Kupwara district. In a prolonged gun battle between the security forces and terrorists, the three attakers were killed by the army.

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Thane building crash: 10 dead, 25 rescued

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Maharashtra, Sep 21 : Ten people were killed, several injured and more than two dozen were feared trapped after a three-storey building crashed in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi, around 60 km north of Mumbai, early on Monday, officials said.

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Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets

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Abu Dhabi, 19 September : Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the first match of IPL-13 played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Saturday.

IPL 13 : MIvCSK LIVE Score, IPL 2020 UAE : Chennai Super Kings, 166/5 Run Rate: 8.58
Overs: 19.2/20 | Mumbai Indians, 162/9 Run Rate: 8.10

Overs: 20/20

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IPL 13 : Mumbai Indians set 163 run target for Chennai Super Kings

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LIVE Score : IPL 13 – Mumbai Indians VS Chennai Super Kings

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