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3 killed, 9 injured in extensive Pakistan shelling in Jammu

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Jammu: “Three civilians were killed and and nine injured in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura sector of the International Border in Jammu district,” a senior police official said. The incident occurred on Friday.

picture from- www.oneindia.com
picture from- www.oneindia.com

On Friday 1 a.m., Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling and firing in Jammu and Kashmir; the firing exchanges are still on.

Subhash Chander, 45, and Bimla Devi, 42, both residents of Sai Khurd village, and Pawan Kumar, 55, who lived in Abdullian village, were killed, and the injured have been shifted to a hospital.

The Pakistani side also used automatics and machine guns to fire indiscriminately in the area, police said. Many civilian areas have come under heavy shelling by Pakistan.

The Indian side has appropriately retaliated, he added.

With inputs from IANS

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TikTok Still Unavailable on Google, Apple App Stores: Report

TikTok refused to share anything more than what it had said on Wednesday

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app.

Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be made after it receives the court directive.

The IT ministry had earlier asked Google and Apple to block the app following the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the Madras HC’s call for ban on the app on April 3.

Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the Madurai Bench on Wednesday vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing which contempt of court proceedings would begin.

Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok claims to have over 120 million monthly active users in India.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

A search for the app on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday did not yield any result.

While Google and Apple refused to share any official statement, the companies would be able to reinstate the app only when they receive an official directive revoking the ban.

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TikTok refused to share anything more than what it had said on Wednesday.

“We are glad about this decision and we believe it is also greatly welcomed by our thriving community in India, who use TikTok as a platform to showcase their creativity,” TikTok had said. (IANS)

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