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J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor

Amid tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad over the surgical strikes across the Line of Control, Pakistan today violated ceasefire in Pallanwala sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor.

The firing started at around 4 am and is underway.

This is the third ceasefire violation in the last 36 hours and come two days after the Indian Army struck along the Line of Control (LoC) on militant launchpads in a surgical strike.

Pakistani troops earlier on 29 September resorted to firing in Balnoie area of Mendhar sector without any casualty.

Banning films with Pakistan actors will result in losses for Indian cinema: CBFC chief Nihalani

Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani has cautioned that while art and culture are subservient to issues of greater national import, Indian cinema could face losses if Pakistani actors are prevented from working in India.

Nihalani told ANI that film director and producer Karan Johar signed Pakistani actors when relations between India and Pakistan were good and now it would be an injustice to stop the release of their film now.

"Why are we talking about the artists? Instead, we should talk about India and Pakistan. To give a visa to any Pakistani is the sole decision of the government, and we as producers and actors, are saying they are not terrorists and that art and culture should never come in between," Nihalani said.

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh to visit J&K today to review security situation

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh will visit Army's Northern Command in Jammu and Kashmir on 1 October to review the security situation after the surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC.

General Singh is expected to arrive at the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur this morning and will review security and border situation in the state.

The Army Chief complimented all ranks of Northern Command for successfully conducting the surgical strike in which significant casualties were inflicted on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

Petrol price hiked by 36 paise/litre, third hike in two months; diesel price cut by 7 paise

Petrol price was on 30 September hiked by 36 paise a litre, the third increase in two months, but that of diesel was cut by 7 paise per litre in line with international trends.

Petrol will cost Rs 64.57 a litre in Delhi from midnight tonight as against Rs 64.21 currently. Similarly, diesel will cost Rs 52.52 a litre as compared to Rs 52.59 at present.

This is the third increase in rates in petrol in two months, while in the case of diesel, it is the second price reduction this month.

Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation's largest fuel retailer, said petrol price is being hiked by 28 paise per litre (excluding state levies) and diesel rate is being cut by 6 paise (excluding state levies).

India will deploy nuclear-capable Rafale fighter jets on China, Pakistan border, says China

China apprehends that India will deploy the 36 nuclear-capable Rafale fighter jets to be acquired from France in the border regions of China and Pakistan to enhance its deterrence capability, a media report here said.

India will deploy the new French-made fighters in the disputed areas bordering Pakistan and China, state-run Global Times reported quoting Shenzhen Television.

A recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said India is the largest arms importer in the world, the newspaper said.