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Pakistan fires at Indian positions along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu: The Pakistan Army fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts, an official said on Wednesday.

loc-5“The Pakistan Army used 120 mm. mortars and automatics to target our positions in Poonch sector of the LoC yesterday (Tuesday),” defense ministry spokesman Col. Manish Mehta told IANS.

Pakistan shelling started at 9 p.m. on Tuesday and continued till 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

“In Balakote sector of the LoC in Rajouri district, the Pakistan Army used 60 mm. mortars and automatics to target our positions,” he said.

Shelling in this sector started at 9.15 p.m. on Tuesday and was on till 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

At both the positions, Indian troops retaliated effectively using same calibre weapons. No casualty or damage has been so far reported from the Indian side, he added.

(IANS)

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I Fall in Love with India Every Time I Return Here: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

On Friday, Goyal clarified that government welcomes all kinds of investments into the country which are within the ambit of the law

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Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday posted a note on the company’s e-commerce website Amazon India, saying “he falls in love with India every time he returns here”, a day after Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal snubbed him during a public event.

“I fall in love with India every time I return here. The boundless energy, innovation and grit of the Indian people always inspire me,” Bezos wrote in the letter while mentioning Amazon’s investment in the Indian economy and that the firm is aiming to create 10 lakh new jobs by 2025.

Bezos, in the letter, added that more than 550,000 small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India are using Amazon as a platform to offer millions of products.

The new expected jobs are on top of the 700,000 jobs Amazon has already created in the country since 2013.

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On Thursday, Goyal not only ticked off Bezos saying that they are not doing India a favour by investing a billion dollars, but also raised concerns if its losses were a result of predatory pricing and if Amazon and Flipkart were gaining entry into multi-brand retail by using loopholes.

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On Friday, Goyal clarified that government welcomes all kinds of investments into the country which are within the ambit of the law.

“We welcome all kinds of investments that follow the letter and spirit of the law. If some investment is outside the legal purview, appropriate action will be taken,” he told reporters. (IANS)