Pakistan protests ‘ceasefire violation’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it has lodged a protest with the Indian government over what it calls a series of "unprovoked ceasefire violations" on Jammu and Kashmir border. Troops on both sides have repeatedly exchanged gunfire and mortar shells in recent days, killing four Pakistanis and an Indian woman. The two sides exchanged fire again on Saturday, with no reported casualties. In a Sunday morning statement, the ministry expressed its deep concern about India's "offensive posture" in Kashmir. The Indian army contends that Saturday's clash was initiated by Pakistan. India and Pakistan have fought two wars since 1947 over their competing claims to the Himalayan region. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Landslide near Pune

MUMBAI: A landslide on the busy Mumbai-Pune expressway on Sunday killed two persons and injured three others, disrupting the traffic for the entire day and causing hardships to a large number of commuters on a weekend outing. Both the deceased identified as Shashikant Dhamankar (50) and Deepak Patel, hailing from Mumbai, were crushed under the landslide debris that came down to hit their car. The three injured are being treated at hospital.