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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Army personnel move towards the house where militants were hiding during an encounter in which two militants were killed, at Kokarnag in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Tuesday. A civilian was also killed during clashes which erupted at Khudwani area soon after the killing of a local militant in the encounter.

2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in J-K
Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir today, the Army said. "Two militants have been killed so far in an anti- insurgency operation in Larnoo area of Kokernag in Anantnag district," an Army official said. He said the operation was in progress when last reports came in.

Naidu flags student suicide issue, pitches for mind sport
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today flagged the issue of suicides by students unable to cope with stress, and pitched for memory training which, he said, would make studies a pleasurable experience and not a "stressful nightmare". He also batted for extending due encouragement to mind sport in the country on the lines of physical sport. "We have been frequently coming across reports of suicides by students, who are unable to cope with stress. I get extremely anguished whenever I read such news reports as all those deaths of youngsters are avoidable...Time has come for institutions, governments and the society at large to prevent such suicides," he said.
    
India, Indonesia hold 1st security dialogue, vow to combat terror
India and Indonesia today held their first security dialogue during which they agreed on operational cooperation in security and counter-terrorism. The dialogue was led by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs H Wiranto. "India and Indonesia hold the first Security Dialogue, ... Both agreed on operational cooperation in security and counter-terrorism fields," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Ahead of the upcoming dialogue, the Indonesian foreign ministry had said the two countries will discuss cyber security, counter-terrorism efforts and transnational organised crime.

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