DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal raises £90m in three months

first_img Tagged with: DEC Emergency Fundraising Individual giving Research / statistics Howard Lake | 7 February 2014 | News DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal raises £90m in three months The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Philippines Typhoon Appeal, launched in November 2013, has raised £90 million. This is the third highest total for an appeal in the DEC’s 50 year history. It is expected to generate even more as the appeal will remain open until May 2014.The funds have been used by DEC member agencies and their partners to help over four million people since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines three months ago today.DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: “The support of the UK public through the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal is hugely appreciated [in the Philippines] and I have seen with my own eyes how it is helping people to not only survive but also to begin to move on with their lives.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis DEC mobile donations page [message_box title=”The Emergency Appeals Alliance” color=”blue”]The EAA brings together organisations of various countries, which launch fundraising appeals following humanitarian disasters: AGIRE in Italy, Aktion Deutschland Hilft in Germany, Consortium 1212 in Belgium, Disasters Emergency Committee in the UK, The Humanitarian Coalition in Canada, Radiohjälpen in Sweden and Swiss Solidarity. In the Netherlands, Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties/Giro 555 is an associated member.The funds raised in each country are attributed to various partner NGOs which carry out humanitarian projects in the affected areas. Most of the organisations work in close cooperation with the national broadcasting system in order to reduce fundraising costs and increase efficiency of the national appeal.[/message_box] More than 14 million people were affected by the typhoon. The “overwhelming majority” have now received some support from government, UN agencies, or local and international organisations. Although many need further emergency support, the priority for DEC members is to begin early recovery activities, such as providing construction kits for homes, and supporting farmers with seeds, fertiliser and tools.The DEC says that an emergency appeal’s funds are normally spent within two years of an appeal being launched. However, due to the scale of the damage inflicted in the Philippines, funds for this appeal will be used to support survivors over three years.International emergency appeal resultsEmergency appeals following the typhoon were also launched in other countries. Members of the Emergency Appeals Alliance have raised £188 million in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as the UK.The UK government has also “been the most generous donor government to date” according to the DEC. Advertisement  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Investing

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Community News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff If your idea of safeguarding your financial future is a stack of cash under the mattress, it’s time to rethink your financial situation. There are more options than just sitting on your savings. Learn how institutions and the Top 1% of individuals invest their portfolios.1. Break out of traditional investments. Traditional investments include stocks, bonds and cash and usually make up most of an investment portfolio, depending on the client. But there are more options out there. Although many investing firms don’t have the resources to deal with alternative investments, Haydel, Biel and Associates specializes in alternatives. Ricky Biel, a Principal at the firm, suggests allocating a portion of your portfolio to alternative investments such as commercial real estate and private equity. The right percentage of these assets for your portfolio depends on your individual circumstances.2. Love inefficiencies. Although it seems counter-intuitive to love inefficiencies, these market flaws offer investors a golden opportunity. “Inefficiencies create opportunities. So through those inefficiencies and these sub-markets where there’s less competition [investors are] able to unlock more value for these types of investments,” said Ricky Biel, Principal at Haydel, Biel and Associates.3. Know the Limits of Alternatives. Alternatives are a smart addition to your investment portfolio but should not be the bulk of it. Unlike traditional investments, they do not have liquidity. “So we have to be very selective with where we invest and of course – that’s one of the reasons why sometimes people are reluctant to invest in alternatives is because they don’t have the liquidity…[But] for everyone, it’s different,” said Biel.4. Do Your Due Diligence. Due Diligence is the industry term for appraising the viability and security of a business before investing. These comprehensive research endeavors take a large amount of resources and time; they’re not something a simple Google Search will turn up. At Haydel, Biel and Associates, these potential investments go through several layers of due diligence, to ensure the security of your portfolio.Clearly this is just the tip of the tip of the iceberg when it comes to examining alternatives and capitalizing on inefficiencies. Investing in alternatives can be a lucrative choice if done wisely, but you must do your own “due diligence” before rearranging your portfolio.Attend Haydel, Biel and Associates’ investment conference, ‘Investing like the Top 1%’, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th at the Langham Huntington, 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena 91106. The event is free but registration is an RSVP is required, register at www.2015fall.eventbrite.com.Watch this video, “How to Invest Like the Top 1%” to learn more: https://vimeo.com/136151088Haydel Biel & Associates is located at 100 E. Corson Street Suite 310, Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 529-8347 or visit www.hbawealth.com. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Cover Story 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Investing From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | 11:17 am Make a commentlast_img read more

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Ann Marie Hussey to walk ‘in remembrance’

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Ann Marie Hussey to walk ‘in remembrance’ WILD RIDES: Pike County Fair brings ‘bigger, better’ midway tonight The Pike County Fair opens tonight at the Pike County Fairgrounds on U.S. Highway 231 south of Troy. Word around… read more “I remember my dad when he was strong, active and involved,” Hussey said “I remember him when he could not dress himself or feed himself. I remember him when he didn’t know who I was. That’s what Alzheimer’s does to its victims and those who love them. I lost my dad twice, once to Alzheimer’s and again to death.”Hussey has been a participant in “A Walk to Remember” every year since her dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Some years she walked as a team member. Some years she walked alone. “It only matters that I walk,” she said. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The 2017 Alzheimer’s Walk is a one, two or three mile walk-a-thon to benefit the Alzheimer’s Resource Center. Anyone who would like to make a donation to Hussey’s team, may do so by contacting her at 334-566-1819 or by mail to the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, 1314 Westgate Pkwy, Suite 2, Dothan, AL 36303. Donations to the ARC may be made to Hussey’s team or in honor or memory of a loved one. Hussey leads the Alzheimer’s Support Group that meets at noon on the first Thursday of the month at Troy Regional Medical Center. Lunch is provided. Those who have a family member or friend who is a victim of Alzheimer’s are invited to attend.Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that robs its victims of their memory and cognitive abilities. It is the sixth leading cause of death among adults. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration On Saturday, Ann Marie Hussey of Troy will once again walk and remember.Not that Hussey would ever forget her dad, the late Ray Hickman. She thinks of him every day. She thinks of the man he was. She thinks of the child he became.Hickman was a victim of Alzheimer’s. By Jaine Treadwell Email the authorcenter_img Book Nook to reopen Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The 25th Anniversary of “A Walk to Remember” will be Saturday at Westgate Park in Dothan. The walk is to benefit the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, which Hussey said played such an important role in helping her and her family cope with her dad’s disease. “When my dad was diagnosed, I knew very little about Alzheimer’s,” she said. I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t know what to do or how to do. The Alzheimer’s Resource Center was the place I could go to find answers to my questions and help me and my family find ways to help my dad.”Hussey said the Alzheimer’s Resource Center helps family caregivers stay up to date with the disease by providing them with the latest information about Alzheimer’s as well as the latest techniques for caring for their love ones.“When someone you love has Alzheimer’s, there are days when you don’t know which way to turn or where to look,” Hussey said. “But, there is always someone at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center that you can look to. They understand what you are going through and they are there to help. I cannot express what the center meant to me and my family and I can never say thank you enough.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Print Article By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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Amiens petition against Ligue 1 relegation

first_imgRelatedPosts Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Three more PSG players test positive for coronavirus Sarr signs Chelsea five-year contract Amiens have launched a petition demanding justice after they were relegated from Ligue 1 following the French League’s (LFP) decision to end the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club said on Monday.The LFP decided to abandon the 2019-20 season on Thursday, with Paris St Germain being awarded the Ligue 1 title and Amiens and Toulouse relegated. Amiens, who were in 19th place and four points from safety when the season ended, said last week that they would study the reasons behind the decision before planning any legal challenge.The club launched an online petition on Monday asking the LFP to reconsider its decision to relegate two clubs and instead conduct Ligue 1 next season with 22 teams instead of 20, including Lorient and Lens who were promoted from Ligue 2.The petition has already received 4,500 signatures out of a target of 5,000.The decision to end the season has angered some clubs, with Olympique Lyonnais saying they will seek millions of euros in damages as they face being deprived of European competition for the first time in a quarter of a century.Tags: Amiens SCLigue 1Paris St-Germainlast_img read more

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Ernie Groscup Beef Memorial Educational Class to be held Friday

first_imgRed Bluff >> A special educational class, the Ernie Groscup Beef Memorial Class, is being held immediately after Round Robin, which is at 7 p.m. Friday, in honor of the former Tehama County resident and life-long cattleman.Ernie and his family moved in 2004 from Los Molinos to Oklahoma, where they remained active in the livestock industry.Groscup’s daughter, Tiffany Groscup-Goodman, still lives in Oklahoma, but following Ernie’s death in 2011 wanted a way to pass on his legacy and started the …last_img read more

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South African endurance swimmer tackles Hawaii’s Valley of Bones for conservation

first_imgRecord-breaking long-distance swimmer Sarah Ferguson, who has swum some of the country’s fiercest ocean passages, has set her sights on the Ka’iwi channel between the Hawaiian islands as her next challenge, all while drawing attention to the detrimental impact of ocean pollution. South African swimmer Sarah Ferguson has tackled some of South Africa’s most challenging open water swims, including the Robben Island Freedom Swim and the Umlanga to Durban endurance race. Her next challenge is the Ka’iwi channel close to the Hawaiian islands at the end of July 2017. (Image: Breath Ocean Conservation)CD AndersonThe former competitive pool swimmer turned endurance open ocean swimmer is hoping to become the first African woman to conquer the mighty 42km Ka’iwi passage, known as the Valley of Bones, at the end of July 2017. Ferguson is already a seasoned endurance swimmer, having swum all the major South African open ocean challenges, including the Robben Island swim and the popular Umhlanga to Durban race.(Image: Wikipedia)In Hawaii, Ferguson will not only face the Valley’s ferocious waves and unpredictable currents, but will also have to be wary of the area’s unique but dangerous ocean wildlife, including various species of sharks, jellies and the illusive but deadly Portuguese Man-of-War bluebottle.Ferguson writes on her official blog the swim is not to be taken lightly, and she has done as much preparation as possible to complete it, including open swims around the Western Cape and the KwaZulu-Natal coast.To counter the extreme heat of the northern summer, Ferguson will swim most of the channel at night, with an able back-up team alongside her all the way.In her introduction on her fundraising page on the GoFundMe website, Ferguson writes: “The main objective of this swim and all my preparatory swims is to create awareness of the dire need for ocean conservation as well as to educate rural communities on the importance of conservation and development.”Partnering with various South African and North American conservation groups, including her own Breath Ocean Conservation team, the I Am Water Trust and Hawaiian community group Deep & Beyond, her trip will not only include the epic swim, but also a series of educational workshops with communities, especially young people, encouraging them to make the necessary changes in humans’ relationship with the ocean in order to protect the planet as a whole. Meanwhile, as she mentally prepares for the challenge of her life, all for a worthy, global cause, Ferguson and Breath Ocean Conservation are accepting donations and sponsorships on her official website and through the GoFundMe page.For more details on her epic swim, visit the Sarah Ferguson website and Breath Ocean Conservation Facebook pageSource: Sarah Ferguson website, YouTubeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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On Variable Compensation and Bad Sales Behaviors

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now There continues to be prognosticators on sales who believe that variable compensation is the root cause of bad sales behaviors, namely the self-oriented, “whatever it takes” approach that would cause salespeople to sell their clients something that would not benefit them.Caveat VenditorFor reasons I fail to understand, those who write about some misalignment between the salesperson and their client’s goals seem to suggest that the salesperson has little to no moral intelligence and cares nothing about their reputation and future sales. From reading them, it seems they believe that the clients these salespeople call on are unsophisticated rubes who are unable to recognize someone selling them something that won’t benefit them, even when they decide by consensus, with many people from their team vetting the solution—and the salesperson and sales organization calling on them.In a shocking and daring lack of consistent thinking, these same commentators will tell you buyers have all the information they need to make decisions, that they no longer need salespeople, and that the balance of power in the relationship is weighted very heavily towards the buyer, with the salesperson being nothing more than an errand boy or errand girl. This while salespeople continue to evolve into something much more than “pitch man,” and who now creates greater value than any time in the history of commercial sales.Low Moral QuotientWhat causes salespeople to behave badly is not variable compensation, as it’s not what causes executives to behave badly, or thieves to behave badly. It’s a low moral intelligence, something found in all populations, with no evidence of greater representation in sales than in any other human endeavor, least all of all B2B sales, where self-orientation costs one deals (and where quota attainment of less than 50% may be evidence that most salespeople aren’t simply money-grubbing slicks who are willing to do “whatever it takes.”)It isn’t likely that executives who enjoy variable compensation are going to insist the companies they work guarantee there is no variable compensation as some form of a purity test before buying from them.Winston Churchill once described democracy as the worst form of government, except for all others. For whatever crimes one might convict variable compensation, where different outcomes are possible, variable compensation is necessary. If two people produce the widely different results, paying them the same would be unfair, just like situations where one company produces greater outcomes is able to charge a high price for those better outcomes than their competitor can command.last_img read more

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2012 Pan Pacific Masters Games

first_imgThe eighth Pan Pacific Masters Games kicked off on Saturday, 3 November on the Gold Coast with roughly 12,000 participants competing across 38 sports, converging from all over the Pacific region. The Games will run through until Sunday, 11 November, however the Touch Football tournament will run from Wednesday, 7 November through until Saturday, 10 November 2012 at Owen Park in Southport. 15 different divisions will be contested in the Touch Football fixtures of the event, with four Women’s (30+, 35+, 40+, 45+), seven Men’s (30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+) and four Mixed divisions (W30+/M35+, W35+/M40+, W40+/M45+, W45+/M50+).For news and results from the Touch Football competition of the Games please follow the link below:http://www.mastersgames.com.au/default.asp?PageID=13124 To read a story written by the Gold Coast Bulletin about a couple who met playing Touch Football that will play in the event, please click on the following link: http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2012/10/30/440785_gold-coast-pan-pacific-masters-games.html Related LinksPan Pacific Masterslast_img read more

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Maersk IBM Unveil Blockchain Shipping Solution

first_imgzoomIllustration — a drone shot of shipping containers. Image Courtesy of chuttersnap on Unsplash A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM have created TradeLens, a solution jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world’s global supply chain.This follows the January announcement when the duo unveiled the collaboration aimed at offering a global trade digitization platform by using blockchain technology.As explained, the new blockchain-enabled shipping solution is designed to promote more efficient and secure global trade, bringing together various parties to support information sharing and transparency, and spur industry-wide innovation.As part of the TradeLens early adopter program, IBM and Maersk also announced that 94 organizations are actively involved or have agreed to participate in the TradeLens platform built on open standards.The TradeLens ecosystem currently includes more than 20 port and terminal operators across the globe, Pacific International Lines (PIL) which has joined Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd as container carriers participating in the solution, customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru along with customs brokers Ransa and Güler & Dinamik, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), freight forwarders, transportation and logistics companies.TradeLens uses IBM Blockchain technology as the foundation for digital supply chains, empowering multiple trading partners to collaborate by establishing a single shared view of a transaction without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality. Shippers, shipping lines, freight forwarders, port and terminal operators, inland transportation and customs authorities can interact more efficiently through real-time access to shipping data and shipping documents, including IoT and sensor data ranging from temperature control to container weight, according to Maersk and IBM.Using blockchain smart contracts, TradeLens enables digital collaboration across the multiple parties involved in international trade. The trade document module, released under a beta program and called ClearWay, enables importers/exporters, customs brokers, trusted third parties such as customs, other government agencies, and NGOs to collaborate in cross-organizational business processes and information exchanges, all backed by a secure, non-repudiable audit trail.During the 12-month trial, Maersk and IBM worked with dozens of ecosystem partners to identify opportunities to prevent delays caused by documentation errors, information delays, and other impediments.More than 154 million shipping events have been captured on the platform, including data such as arrival times of vessels and container “gate-in”, and documents such as customs releases, commercial invoices and bills of lading. This data is growing at a rate of close to one million events per day.“We believe blockchain can play an important role in digitizing global shipping, an area of the global economy that moves four trillion dollars of goods every year. However, success with the technology rests on a single factor -bringing the entire ecosystem together around a common approach that benefits all participants equally,” Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Industries, Solutions and Blockchain, commented.“Our work with Maersk and other enterprises in the shipping ecosystem has shown that blockchain can be used to form a strong, connected network in which all members gain by sharing important data and that together we can transform a vital part of how global trade is conducted,” van Kralingen added.Since announcing the jointly developed solution to digitize global trade earlier this year, and based on feedback from various members of the global supply chain ecosystem who would like to adopt the technology, IBM and Maersk have modified the go to market model and will now deliver their solution through an extension of their pre-existing collaboration agreement instead of a joint venture.“Our joint collaboration model allows us to better address key feedback from ecosystem participants while ensuring TradeLens interoperability and data protection among Maersk, IBM and all ecosystem participants. We strongly believe this will maximize industry adoption,” Mike White, TradeLens leader for Maersk, said.Standards discussions are actively underway with openshipping.org and work to align the TradeLens APIs with UN/CEFACT standards is in progress. The TradeLens APIs are open and available for developer access and feedback from participants in the platform.The solution is expected to be fully commercially available by the end of this year.last_img read more

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Pitrodas comments on IAF air strike unfortunate blessing for Pakistans narrative Jaitley

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley Friday slammed Indian Overseas Congress chief Sam Pitroda for his comments on IAF’s air strike on a terror camp in Balakot following the Pulwama attack, terming his statement as “unfortunate” and a “blessing for Pakistan’s narrative”. “There is no country that has criticised the surgical strikes or the air strikes conducted by India except for one nation, Pakistan. The fact that senior Congress leaders are speaking the same language is unfortunate and also hurts the sentiments of the country. To say that the Pulwama attack was self-engineered is a blessing for Pakistan’s narrative,” he said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Pitroda had reportedly said that post the Mumbai terror attacks, India could have responded with air strikes, but “according to me that’s not how you deal with world.” He had also said he wanted to “know more” about the Balakot air attack and number of terrorists killed in it. Saying that Pitroda’s statement was “erroneous”, Jaitley asserted that it was based on the assumption that Pakistan state actors and non-state actors were different. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Their (Pakistan’s) reaction to terror attacks has pointed out that non-state attackers are just an extended limb to the state actors of Pakistan,” Jaitley told reporters on the sidelines of a function where former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined the BJP. He said, “The security doctrine of India has changed now. We attack at the point of origin of terror now. This is now an ideological battle between those who want to defend India using all possible measures or those who want to fight for India with their hands tied behind their back.” Days after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans, the Indian Air Force fighter jets bombed terror group JeM training camp near Balakot inside Pakistan on February 26.last_img read more

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