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Major News and Events of 01 August 2017

What Happened on 01 August 2017

Specific intelligence inputs aids security personnel to kill top terrorist Abu Dujana in an encounter

Terrorist Abu Dujana, Lashkar-e-Toiba's (LeT) Kashmir head, was killed by the security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday morning. The specific intelligence inputs pertaining to the presence of militants in the Valley lead to the search operation in the area during which the militants opened fire triggering retaliation from the security forces. Abu Dujana was on the hit list which was compiled by the security forces of terrorist belonging to LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen. Jammu Kashmir police and the security forces have killed 102 terrorists until July this year according to the “hit list” prepared by them. The security forces are on an operation of “hunt down” on the basis of this hit list.

BJP President refutes any anticipations of him joining the cabinet

BJP leader Amit Shah refuted any anticipations of him joining the cabinet with the Prime Minister. Being asked whether he would quit as the party's president, he said that “the question does not arise.” He further added that he has the responsibility of running the party and he is happy, satisfied and is working whole-heartedly. At a press conference, he talked of the Prime Minister as the “undisputed most popular prime minister”. According to BJP President Amit Shah, the BJP government has succeeded in “ending the politics of family, caste and appeasement”in the country.

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