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Srinagar An army Colonel was injured on Tuesday in a gun battle with separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the police said.

“The commandant of 41 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) was injured in an encounter with militants in Wanigah forest area of Kupwara district today (Tuesday),” a senior police official told IANS here.

“A constable of the special operations group (SOG) of the state police was also injured in the operation against the militants which was still going on.”

The constable said he was injured while helping to evacuate the senior army officer.

The police official said Colonel Santosh Kumar was leading the operation against the guerrillas from the front when he was injured.

Army authorities confirmed that the senior officer sustained critical injuries in the gunfight and has been airlifted to the army’s base hospital in Srinagar.

The security forces had surrounded a large forest area in Kupwara district on last Friday following reports that a group of heavily armed guerrillas was hiding inside the forest after infiltrating into Indian territory from across the line of control (LoC).

Two Rashtriya Rifles soldiers were injured on Friday in the security operation against the guerrillas. One soldier of the territorial army was also injured in the operation.

(IANS)

 

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Echo Input- New Device by Amazon Now Available in India

The device adds to the Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Sub family of Amazon products

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Amazon on Thursday announced the availability of its new device — Echo Input — that would enable users to add Alexa support to their existing speakers via an audio cable or Bluetooth, for Rs 2,999 in India.

The device features a four-microphone arrangement to allow users to talk to Alexa from across the room using the Alexa app that is available on both, iOS and Android, the company said in a statement.

Using the device, users would be able to add their speakers to a new or existing multi-room music group and adjust volume parameters using voice commands.

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“With Echo Input, we are giving users even more options to choose the best Echo device for their needs and adding it to your existing speakers is the easiest way to begin your voice-first experience with Alexa,” said Jayshree Gururaj, Director, Amazon Devices.

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The device adds to the Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Sub family of Amazon products.

The company also announced that in addition to Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn, users can listen to music from Hungama and Gaana as well, which are now available on Alexa starting Thursday.  (IANS)