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Pakistan backed militants to continue attacks inside India: US

US intelligence chief today warned that Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would continue to carry out attacks inside India, thus risking escalation of tension between the two neighbours. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’ remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday, killing seven people including six soldiers. Pakistan, in fact, will continue to threaten US interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants, restricting counter- terrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China, Coats said in his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Superb India led by Virat Kohli clinch first ever series in South Africa

Indian team led by an inspirational Virat Kohli today scripted history by winning its first ever series across formats on the South African soil as they crushed South Africa by 73 runs thereby taking an unassailable 4-1 lead in the five-match ODI series. No Indian men’s side since its first tour in South Africa back in 1992, has ever won a series across any format. They did win a one-off T20 match in 2006 — their first ever shortest format but it was a single match event. The team under Kohli achieved which neither among Mohammed Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid or Mahendra Singh Dhioni could ever accomplish — win a full fledged series in the Rainbow Nation.

NIA summons three CM’s office officials for questioning

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) yesterday summoned three officials of the Nagaland Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) for questioning in connection with alleged extortion cases. NIA sources said the three officials have been asked to appear before the NIA Deputy Superintendent of Police and Chief Investigating Officer Jasveer Singh in Guwahati on February 15. Since August 2016, the NIA has been investigating cases against various state government departments that allegedly paid levies to Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) and seven government officials have been put under trial in the case so far.

Two LeT terrorists killed, 32-hour Srinagar encounter ends: officials

Security forces killed two LeT terrorists who hid in a building after a failed attempt to attack a CRPF camp, ending a 32-hour gunbattle in downtown Srinagar, police said. The security operation to flush out the terrorists from the under-construction building in Karan Nagar in the heart of the city was carried out by a Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force, a police official said.

Good news for Jio Phone users, now enjoy Facebook too – Here is how to get it

Users of Reliance Jio’s 4G feature phone will now be able to access Facebook from Wednesday with a new version of the famous social media platform’s app built specially for Jio KaiOS, a web-based operating system designed for the Jio Phone. Since the launch of the VoLTE-enabled handset in August last year, one of the issue raised against the Jio Phone was that it did not have Facebook, which Jio has now addressed with this announcement.

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