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A file photo of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

India-Pakistan ‘meteorological warfare’ heats up: Radio Pakistan has J&K weather bulletin now

After DD and AIR started airing weather forecasts from PoK regions, Radio Pakistan featured updates from Srinagar, Pulwama and Ladakh Sunday.
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PoK weather forecasts will now be a regular feature on DD, AIR news bulletins

The move comes days after New Delhi issued a warning to Islamabad over Gilgit-Baltistan, which India considers a part of Ladakh union territory.   
Ghanche district, Gilgit-Baltistan | Commons

IMD adding PoK regions to its map isn’t about the weather, it’s a message from Modi govt

In episode 464 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the tactical and strategic moves the Modi govt has been using to respond to Pakistan over Jammu & Kashmir.
Ghanche district, Gilgit-Baltistan | Commons

Not first time IMD is showing weather bulletin for areas under PoK, says weather agency

IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has said forecasts for Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad will now be a part of readings issued by their regional centre for J&K subdivision. 
Wakhan Corridor separates Afghanistan from Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)

Areas under PoK now part of India Meteorological Department’s weather forecast

The IMD's Regional Meteorological Centre has been including Muzaffarabad and Gilgit-Baltistan in its forecast since 5 May.
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First Pakistani doctor dies after treating coronavirus patients in PoK

Usma Riaz, 26, was treating patients who had recently returned from Iraq & Iran and became the first Pakistani medic to die due to coronavirus.
Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

US’ hurry to hand Afghanistan back to Taliban is a sign India must also push its PoK project

India must quickly put a strategy in place to initiate action at a suitable time to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
In the last one year, at least 50 of the nearly 70 houses in Jabda have been damaged in ceasefire violations on the LoC, affecting over 250 people. Pictured here are people from one of the last mile villages in Uri. | Photo: By Special Arrangement | ThePrint

In Uri villages along LoC, how constant threat to life is ‘destroying’ a generation

Threat of shelling & fatal injuries is constant in LoC villages of Uri block. In last one year, at least 50 houses damaged in Jabda village, affecting over 250 people.
Army chief MM Naravne addressing the annual press conference in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army will take appropriate action to reclaim PoK if asked to do so, says General Naravane

In his first press conference after taking over as Army chief, Naravane cited the 1994 Parliament resolution, which stated that the whole of J&K belonged to India.
Imran Khan

India will conduct some action to divert attention from its domestic issues, says Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's comments comes at a time an Indian Army personnel was killed in ceasefire violations. India has also been witnessing widespread protests to a newly amended citizenship law.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

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Indian Navy | Photo by Manisha Mondal

Navy to approach Kerala govt seeking ban on unauthorised sale of armed forces uniform

The Navy's statement comes days after a 23-year-old man was arrested by police in Kerala for allegedly posing as a naval officer.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.