Ceasefire being observed by India-Pak along LoC from February 24 midnight

New Delhi, Feb 25: The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact. It was announced that both sides had begun observing a ceasefire along the Line of Control from the midnight of February.

The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere, a joint statement read. 

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Bengaluru riots aimed at sending message against CAA, NRC, Ram Mandir

New Delhi, Feb 25: The Centre’s decisions on Article 370, CAA, NRC and the ruling of the Supreme Court had made the SDPI unhappy, following which the riots in Bengaluru were triggered, the National Investigation Agency said in its chargesheet.

The chargesheet also said that the SDPI were waiting to create communal disharmony in the country. 

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Unless trust deficit is removed, we will be very weary says Army Chief

New Delhi, Feb 25: Army Chief General M M Naravane said that India has strategies in place to resolve some issues that remain such as the area of Depsang Plains.

While acknowledging that there is a trust deficit between India and China, he said that there is a long way to go. We have to move on to the stage of de-escalation, he also said. 

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In SJF probe, NIA seeks details of bank accounts to check remittance of foreign funding

New Delhi, Feb 25: Furthering its probe into the Sikhs for Justice case, the National Investigation Agency has sought details of the social media accounts, Aadhar and bank account numbers of the persons recently examined by the agency.

16 persons have been examined by the NIA so far in connection with the SJF case. The SJF, a pro-Khalistan outfit is banned by the Indian government. 

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Too early to speculate on whether President Xi would attend BRICS summit in India

New Delhi, Feb 24: Reports had indicated that China’s President Xi Jinping may visit India in the later half of the year to take part in the BRICS summit, which is being hosted by New Delhi.

Reports of the visit by President Xi were triggered by the positive comments made by the Chinese spokesperson about relations with India. The spokesperson also expressed Beijing’s support to host this year’s summit. However there was no response to a direct question on President Xi’s visit to Delhi. 

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Assam: The steady decrease in extremism continues

New Delhi, Feb 24: Over 1,000 extremists laid down their arms before Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal.

The extremists belonged to five organisations- People Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK), Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front, Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers, Kuki Liberation Front and United People’s Liberation Army. 

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NIA court frames charges against Asiya Andrabi for sedition, conspiracy, waging war against India

New Delhi, Feb 23: A Special NIA court today framed charges against Kashmiri separatist, Asiya Andrabi for waging war against India, sedition and conspiracy to commit terror acts in the country.

In December, the court had ordered framing of charges against Andrabi and her two associates. The case relates to allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan, including terror entities there. 

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Dr Sabeel charged: There is no connection between low education, poverty and Islamic terror

New Delhi, Feb 23: The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a supplementary against Dr. Sabeel Ahmed and another person in connection with a terror conspiracy case. Part of a Lashkar-e-Tayiba, the duo along with others were planning on killing Hindu leaders in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana.

Ahmed is the brother of Kafeel Ahmed, who was the Glasgow bomber. Both sons are from a affluent family, highly educated, lived in a plush locality of Bengaluru. 

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China backs BRICS meet in India, President Xi likely to attend

New Delhi, Feb 23: China on Monday backed the BRICS summit to be hosted by India this year. Beijing added that it is willing to work with India and other member states to strengthen cooperation in various fields.

Chinese President, Xi Jinping is likely to attend the summit to be held in the second half of this year, if the COVID-19 situation improves. 

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Plot to kill Hindus in Bengaluru, Nanded, Hyderabad: NIA charges two Lashkar operatives

New Delhi, Feb 22: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet in connection with a Lashkar-e-Tayiba conspiracy case.

The NIA filed the chargesheet against, Dr. Sabeel Ahmed alias Motu Doctor of Bengaluru and Assadullah Khan of Hyderabad. 

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