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By NewsGram Staff Writer

HurriyatEven before the NSA talks could take place, a lot has already happened. After Pakistan invited the leaders of Hurriyat to Delhi, the latter were put under house arrest and released within a few hours. The recent news has it that India on Friday said it had advised Pakistan that it would “not be appropriate” for its NSA, Sartaj Aziz, to meet the Hurriyat leaders ahead of the talks with his Indian counterpart, Ajit Doval.

“Such a meeting would not be in keeping with the spirit and intent of the Ufa understanding to jointly work to combat terrorism,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir said that the Pakistan envoy in Delhi invited them for talks with Sartaj Aziz before his meeting with Doval. Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other separatist leaders such as Yasin Malik and Naeem Khan have been invited by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit for talks on August 23. Basit arrives in Delhi on Sunday.

India maintains that the Pakistani invite to Kashmiri separatist leaders was “designed to scuttle” the NSA talks, and follows a typical pattern of the Pakistani military-intelligence establishment since the Ufa talks to heighten tension.

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Amazon Brings Plug-in Smart Speaker ‘Echo Flex’ in India

As a limited period offer, customers can avail a Wipro smart LED bulb (9W) worth Rs 2,099 for no additional cost on the purchase of every Echo Flex on Amazon.in

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Security guards stand at the reception desk of the Amazon India office in Bengaluru, India, Aug. 14, 2015. VOA

Amazon on Wednesday introduced the Echo Flex, a plug-in smart speaker that saves on space by plugging directly into a standard electrical outlet, in India.

Available for Rs 2,999 in online pre-order mode, Echo Flex also has a built-in USB-A port so you can easily charge your phone or other devices, all while using only one outlet, the company said in a statement.

“We are happy to introduce Echo Flex for users in India to access Alexa even more conveniently now from any room in the house,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices.

“With its compact form, Echo Flex can be plugged in directly into an electrical socket to provide all the functionalities of an Echo device,” he added.

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Alexa and Fire TV devices are constantly improving over time and now on Monday Amazon announced that a user can connect their Echo devices with their Fire TV. Pixabay

Echo Flex works with devices such as smart lights and plugs from brands including Philips, SYSKA LED, Oakter, TP-Link and more.

Just like other Echo devices, users can connect Echo Flex to preferred speakers using Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm audio cable for a higher audio output.

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Echo Flex is available for pre-order starting today and will ship next month.

As a limited period offer, customers can avail a Wipro smart LED bulb (9W) worth Rs 2,099 for no additional cost on the purchase of every Echo Flex on Amazon.in. (IANS)