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News18 Afternoon Digest: Army Trashes Media Report on PLA Crossing LAC in Eastern Ladakh; Three LeT Militants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in J-K

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Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman Front Runners for Post of Leader of House in Rajya Sabha, Respite From Sky-High Petrol, Diesel Prices May be Far, Chief Economic Adviser Says Fuel Tax Cut Unlikely, Three LeT Militants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in J-K's Pulwama, Punjabi Singer Manmeet Singh's Body Found in Kareri Lake After Flash Flood in Himachal, Army Trashes Media Report on PLA Crossing LAC in Eastern Ladakh, Says Monitoring China's Activities

Army Trashes Media Report on PLA Crossing LAC in Eastern Ladakh, Says Monitoring China’s Activities

There has been no attempt by the Indian or the Chinese side to occupy the areas in eastern Ladakh from where they disengaged in February and both sides are engaged in talks to resolve the remaining issues in the region, the Army said on Wednesday. The Army said it has been monitoring activities by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) including turnover of troops in the region. READ MORE

Punjabi Singer Manmeet Singh’s Body Found in Kareri Lake After Flash Flood in Himachal

Body of Punjabi Sufi singer Manmeet Singh recovered from the Kareri lake area in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Tuesday. Singh, along with his brothers and friends, had come to Shahpur which is located at a distance of 25km from the lake. As per reports, the group went to Kareri from Shahpur on Monday. During the torrential rains, Singh was reportedly slipped and fallen into Kareri lake. After getting the news about the accident, Singh’s family members immediately reached the spot. READ MORE

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Three LeT Militants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in J-K’s Pulwama

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including a Pakistani national, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said. A gunbattle broke out in Pulwama town of the south Kashmir district after the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about the presence of militants there. READ MORE

Respite From Sky-High Petrol, Diesel Prices May be Far, Chief Economic Adviser Says Fuel Tax Cut Unlikely

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Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman Front Runners for Post of Leader of House in Rajya Sabha

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first published:July 14, 2021, 14:01 IST