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Srinagar, May 19 (PTI) Every stone and weapon raised by misguided youths destabilises Jammu and Kashmir and the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said asking the people of state to make efforts to come out of this instability. Also Read - PUBG Addict Recreates Scene From The Game in Real Life, Kills 2 People & Injures 3 Family Members

JAMMU DES16 JK-FIRING-SITUATION

Jammu, May 19 (PTI) A day after intense shelling and firing by Pakistan left five people including a BSF jawan dead here, the situation on the International Border (IB) in Jammu region remained by and large peaceful but schools in the affected areas were closed as a precautionary measure for the second day today, officials said.

SRINAGAR DES11 JK-MIRWAIZ-DETAIN

Srinagar, May 19 (PTI) Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was today detained after he defied house arrest and tried to march towards Lal Chowk city centre here to demand the resolution of the Kashmir issue during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state.

LEH DEL8 PM-ZOJILA (CORRECTED)

Leh, May 19 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today kickstarted work for Zojila tunnel, Asia’s longest and strategic bi-directional tunnel, to provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.

Sambhal DES10 UP-LD-ACCIDENT

Sambhal, May 19 (PTI) At least eight people were killed and five injured after a tractor-trolley fell into a gorge here today, police said.

CHANDIGARH DES15 PB-DOLPHINS

Chandigarh, May 19 (PTI) Indus Dolphin, one of the world’s rarest mammals, has not been sighted in Beas river ever since molasses from a sugar factory leaked into it, leaving a large number of fish dead, officials said today.

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