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Pakistan Army says it shot down Indian drone near LoC

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Islamabad, 19 Nov 2016 : Pakistan on Saturday said it has shot down an unmanned Indian drone near the Line of Control.

Inter-Services Public Relations, the military’s media wing, chief Lt Gen Asim Bajwa tweeted that an “Indian quadcopter” was shot down at 4.45 p.m. Pakistan time, by the troops at Aagahi post in Rakhchakri sector.

He said the Indian quadcopter had violated Pakistani airspace and came 60 metres inside the territory after which it was targeted by Pakistani troops, Geo News reported.

Bajwa said that it fell near Agahi post and was picked up by Pakistani troops.

Last year in July, the Pakistan military shot down an Indian ‘spy drone’ which violated the Pakistan air space along the LoC in Bhimber, Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

On Friday, Pakistan said its navy had chased away an Indian submarine that had neared its territorial waters, a claim that India rejected.

On Wednesday, Pakistan said that its Army killed 11 Indian soldiers as retaliation for the killing of seven of its soldiers earlier in the week.

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Pakistani man arrested for attacking Sikh shrine in England

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Italy registers 63,927 COVID-19 cases, toll touches 6,077

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Rome, March 24 : A total of 63,927 coronavirus cases have been assessed in Italy since the pandemic broke out in its northern regions on February 21, the Civil Protection Department managing the COVID-19 emergency has said, adding that 601 fatalities were also registered on Monday, with the death toll reaching 6,077.

The number of total infections grew by 4,789, or 8 per cent from 59,138 cases recorded on Sunday. The daily fatality figure dropped from Sunday’s 651 and Saturday’s 793, the department said, Xinhua reported.

Although still upward, the figures showed the daily rise in both the number of people testing positive and the number of deaths has been less marked for the second day in a row, Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli told a press conference late Monday afternoon.

Health authorities, however, warned that it was still too early to confirm a decreasing trend in the ongoing pandemic.

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Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed sent to jail for five years

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New Delhi/Islamabad, 12 Feb : Just ahead of the FATF review, founder and patron of the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, was convicted in terror funding cases and sent to jail for five-and-a-half years by a Pakistani court on Wednesday.

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