Attack on Assam Rifles personnel: NIA nabs self-styled Lieutenant of Peoples’ Liberation Army

New Delhi, May 14: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a self-styled Lieutenant of the Peoples’ Liberation Army/ Revolutionary People’s in connection with the ambush and Killing of Assam Rifles Personnel in Manipur.

The arrested has been identified as Mayanglambam Siromani.The case was initially registered by the Manipur Police following the ambush on ROP of 4th Assam Rifles. One personnel was martyred in the attack. The Assam Rifles however managed to kill 2 terrorists.

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Only 1 minister has declared pending criminal case in Assam

New Delhi, May 13: 1 (7%) minister has declared criminal cases against himself in Assam.1 (7%) minister has declared serious criminal cases against himself says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms. 

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Indian Armed Forces at the fore-front in the battle against COVID-19

New Delhi, May 13: The role of the Indian Armed Forces has been a relentless one amidst the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The Indian Air Force and Navy are working round the clock to provide oxygen and other medical supplies to the civil administration in a bid to help tackle the pandemic.

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12 ministers have declared pending criminal cases in West Bengal

New Delhi, May 13: 12(28%) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves. 7(16%) ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms said. 

Out of the 43 ministers analysed, 32 (74%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 43 ministers analysed is Rs 4.29 crores. 

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COVID-19 could have been prevented, but WHO sounded alert late: Panel

New Delhi, May 12: COVID-19 could have been prevented earlier, an independent global panel concluded today.

It said that a toxic cocktail of dithering and poor coordination meant that the warning signals went unheeded, the panel also said. 

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Kerala woman killed in Israel rocket attack was speaking to husband at time of incident

New Delhi, May 12: A woman from Kerala was killed in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon. She was working as a caregiver. 

Soumya 31 was a native of Kanjikuzhy panchayat in Kerala’s Idukki district. The incident happened when she was talking to her husband over phone. As she was talking, she was heard screaming. There was a loud noise and the call got disconnected, her family members said.

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31 of 32 ministers in Tamil Nadu are crorepatis

New Delhi, May 11: There are 28 ministers who have declared criminal cases in the new Tamil Nadu ministry. 16 (50%) ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms. 

Out of the 32 ministers analysed, 31 (97%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 32 ministers analysed is Rs 11.71 crores. 

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Why has the Lankan MP’s links to Kasargod come under the ambit of the Indian agencies

Rishad Bathiudeen

New Delhi, May 11: The arrest of a top Muslim leader and member of parliament from Sri Lanka in connection with the 2019 Easter Bombings has opened up a can of worms. On April 24, detectives took Rishad Bathiudeen, the leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Party into custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The police said that Rishad along with his brother Riyaaj were arrested on the basis of circumstantial evidence, while adding that they had connections with the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks.

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NIA begins probe into seizure of Rs 27 crore worth uranium in Mumbai

New Delhi, May 10: The National Investigation Agency has taken over the probe following the recovery of natural uranium in Mumbai. 

The case relates to the seizure of 7.1 kgs of ‘Natural Uranium’ having value of about Rs 21.30 crores from illegal possession of accused persons Jigar Jayesh Pandya and Abu Tahir Afzal Choudhary. The case relates to the seizure of 7.1 kgs of ‘Natural Uranium’ having value of about Rs 21.30 crores from illegal possession of accused persons Jigar Jayesh Pandya and Abu Tahir Afzal Choudhary, the NIA said in a note. 

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Radical Islamic group linked to Mohammad Nasheed’s attack

Male, May 09: The attack on the first democratically elected president and current parliament speaker of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed is being linked to the Islamic State.

One of the three men arrested is said to be associated with radical Islamic groups. However no group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet. The attack is being investigated as an act of terror. The police have learnt that the attack was triggered off by a mobile phone or remote device.

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