NSA Doval’s ‘double squeeze’ strategy will never succeed: Pak (By Times of India)

1. Exercising its right to reply after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly, India called Pakistan a “terroristan” and said it has become “a geography synonymous with terror” with a flourishing “industry” producing and exporting global terrorism.

2. “The strategy offensive defense and double squeeze floated blatantly by NSA Doval which India believes can make it a regional hegemon can never succeed,” Tipu Usman, Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, said.

3. UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan today said that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval ‘s “offensive defense and double squeeze” strategy to make India a regional hegemon will never succeed.

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Baloch: Self-exiled Baloch leader arrested on return to Pakistan (By Times of India)

1. Nawabzada Ghazeen Marri, the son of Baloch nationalist politician Nawab Khair Bukhsh Marri , was arrested “upon his arrival” at Quetta airport, sources told The Express Tribune Ghazeen had been living in exile in the United Arab Emirates for the past 18 years, but decided to return “to live rest of my life with my people.

2. “Ghazeen is the younger brother of the slain Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) leader Balach Marri .

3. NEW DELHI: A self-exiled Baloch nationalist leader was arrested as soon as he landed in Pakistan, the country’s media reported on Friday.

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Forget gym, daily chores will keep you healthy: Study (By Times of India)

1. Washing clothes, moping the floor or weeding your garden for 30 minutes a day can cut the risk of death by more than a quarter and bring down the risk of heart diseases by 20%, scientists said in a study published in The Lancet The ‘Prospective urban rural epidemiology (Pure)’ study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries (including four states in India), scientists demonstrated any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 150 minutes a week, to raise the heart rate.

2. The study showed that by exercising for at least half-an-hour-a day the risk of death from any cause is reduced by 28%, while the risk of heart disease is reduced by 20%, regardless of the type of physical activity.

3. India-born Dr Salim Yusuf, director of McMaster’s Population Health Research Institute and the PURE study’s principal investigator said low and middle income countries having heart diseases can cause a severe financial burden.

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SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh set to take control of NDTV (By The Indian Express)

1. When asked if NDTV has been sold to SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh, the source said, “Yes, the deal has been finalised and Ajay Singh will take control of NDTV along with editorial rights.

2. According to the source, Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director for SpiceJet, will have controlling stake in NDTV of around 40 per cent and the promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy will hold around 20 per cent in the company.

3. (Express Photo by Manoj Kumar/Files) SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh has picked up majority holding in NDTV.

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Bollywood film Newton is India’s official entry to 2018 Oscars (By The Indian Express)

1. Bollywood film ‘Newton’ is India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category at the 2018 Oscars.

2. In her review of the Rajkummar Rao film, Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta had said, “Director Amit V Masurkar and co-scriptwriter Mayank Tewari have crafted a strong black comedy.

3. Rajkummar Rao’s film Newton will be India’s official entry for the Oscars.

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Who are the Rohingyas? (By The Indian Express)

1. Rohingya refugees walk on a muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh September 8, 2017.

2. Those who claim to be Rohingyas have a key proposition about their identity, that they are Muslims with Asian and Middle Eastern roots belonging to Rakhine since the first millennium and that collectively they should be referred to has ‘Rohingyas’.

3. However, the Rohingya claim of having a Burmese past is disputed not just by the Rakhine Buddhists but also by scholars who claim that the word ‘Rohingya’ cannot be found in any historical source, except a single late 18th century text.

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Two killed, Minister escapes unhurt in Kashmir grenade attack (By The Hindu)

1. Two civilians were killed, six injured and Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar escaped unhurt as militants hurled a grenade at a busy bus stand at Tral in Pulwama district on Thursday, police said.

2. Further details on the attack are awaited.

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Viewing gallery set up atop Chamundi Hills (By The Hindu)

1. Tourism Department has developed a gallery atop the hills (near the road leading to the Nandi statue) for viewing the city and its stunning heritage buildings starting with the iconic palace from fixed a high-powered binocular.

2. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the viewing gallery atop Chamundi Hills on Thursday.

3. Meanwhile, the Gaali Mantap or the watch tower on the road leading to the temple atop the hills is being fenced for conserving the ancient structure, which in the recent years was facing vandalism.

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana flounders: 30 lakh trained in skills, less than 3 lakh get job offers (By The Indian Express)

1. The low placement numbers have led to realisation within the government that the PMKVY scheme is struggling because of lack of quality training and information asymmetry regarding the demand-supply dynamics of skilled candidates, a senior government official said.

2. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the official said, is currently undertaking a district-level data-crunching exercise to know the specific demand-supply conditions for each district, something that was not happening under the PMKVY scheme until now.

3. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was set up in 2014 by the NDA government with the ambition to impart skills and apprenticeship.

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Meet R Sreelekha, Kerala’s first woman DGP (By The Indian Express)

1. R Sreelekha, Kerala’s first woman IPS officer and the first woman to hold DGP rank (Image credit: Facebook) R Sreelekha, Kerala’s first woman IPS officer and the first woman to hold DGP rank (Image credit: Facebook).

2. The Cabinet on Wednesday promoted three other IPS officers – Tomin J Thachankary (DG-Fire and Rescue Services), Arun Kumar Sinha (under Centre’s deputation) and Sudesh Kumar (Armed Police Battalion) – to DGP rank, joining eight others with the same rank.

3. In 2005, she became the Inspector General (IG) and later headed the Kerala State Co-operative Rubber Marketing Federation Ltd.

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