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1. Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an assistant commandant-rank officer, were martyred and three others injured in firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir

2. Indian forces have maintained the sanctity of the ceasefire along the frontier but Pakistan "unfortunately" has not, a senior BSF official said today while emphasising the troops were prepared and border dominance would be maintained.

3. BSF personnel raised anti-Pakistan slogans today while paying tributes to four of their colleagues martyred in firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir last night.

4. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today suggested social, economic and environmental monitoring of developmental schemes and asked for prioritisation of ideas for overall growth and development of society.

5. The Jammu and Kashmir units of the BJP and the Congress today condemned the killing of four BSF personnel in cross-border firing in the state with the later alleging that the Modi government lacked a policy on Pakistan.

6. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today expressed deep anguish and grief over the death of four BSF personnel, including an officer, in firing by Pakistan Rangers in the Ramgarh sector of Samba district.

7. India should seriously consider a "limited war with Pakistan" as the time had come to teach the neighbouring country a lesson, former Jammu and Kashmir minister and BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh said here today

8. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health has improved significantly, doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) reported on Wednesday.

9. The Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has delayed introduction of the face recognition facility for authentication by one month to August 1 to get enough time to prepare for a smooth rollout.

10. The government has instructed telecom operators to tweak their systems and networks to enable use of Virtual IDs in lieu of Aadhaar number and migrate to the ‘limited KYC' mechanism for mobile subscribers.

 

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