Funding J&K unrest: With a salary of Rs 6,000 this man’s account had Rs 18 lakh in 3 months

kashmir-unrestSrinagar, Aug 25: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is in Jammu and Kashmir has found several suspicious transactions into bank accounts. The money was meant to fund the unrest in the Valley. One such account belongs to a man from Pulwama who barely earns Rs 6,000 per month.
There was a remittance of Rs 18 lakh into his account in three different installments.

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Burhwan Wani was an excuse, J&K unrest was planned 3 months back

kashmSrinagar, Aug 25: The ongoing investigations that are being conducted by the National Investigation Agency suggest that the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir was planned three months back and the killing of Burhan Wani was only a trigger or excuse to kick start the riots.
OneIndia while speaking to several officials both in the police and the Intelligence Bureau, suggested that that the unrest was planned in the later half of May itself. If one looks at the money flow into the Valley it suggests that several bank accounts had been opened up in the month of May itself.

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Extortion in Nagaland: Not paying the NSCN(K) is not an option

nscnKohima, Aug 25: In Nagaland, no matter what you earn, you would need a little bit more to keep the cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) or NSCN(K) happy who undertake a major extortion racket. While in investigation circles the terminology is extortion, the NSCN(K) prefers to call it as tax.
Not paying is not an option and the people of Nagaland have given up hopes that this scenario would change anytime soon. Not paying the NSCN(K) is not an option

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Chilli filled PAVA grenades to replace pellet guns in J&K but CRPF is not happy

2016_8$largeimg226_Aug_2016_002227013Srinagar, Aug 26: The chilli filled Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA) grenades may be the replacement for the pellet guns in Jammu and Kashmir, but the CRPF is not in favour of a change as yet. An expert committee had been set up by the Union Home Ministry to find an alternative for pellet guns.
On Thursday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that an announcement by the expert committee would be out in the next day or two.

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‘Move out of PoK’ India states in new letter to Islamabad

pokNew Delhi, Aug 25: India has written yet another letter to Pakistan reiterating that talks would only be on terrorism and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). The letter written by foreign secretary S Jaishankar states that Islamabad needs to move out of Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
The letter is a reply to Pakistan’s foreign secretary Aizaz Choudhary who had invited India to discuss the Kashmir issue. India has, however, maintained that if there are talks with Pakistan it shall be only regarding terrorism and Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

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Dawood Ibrahim shopped as agencies looked for him

dawoodWhile many agencies were looking out for fugitive don, Dawood Ibrahim, the man was shopping. As part of his security upgrade programme, he wanted to pick up a couple of state-of-the-art bullet proof vehicles.
Dawood got in touch with his contact in the United Arab Emirates and directed him to purchase five bullet proof vehicles and ship them to Pakistan. The man in the UAE was Tariq and he did the needful at the behest of the don.

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As Rajnath looks to break the ice, Hurriyat issues fresh calendar of protests

stoneSrinagar, Aug 25: The Union Home Minister is looking to widen his outreach in a bid to restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh landed in the state on Wednesday and has been making attempts to restore peace even as the Hurriyat Conference upped the ante by issuing a fresh calendar of events.
So far there has been no breakthrough and Singh is expected to make certain policy announcements before he returns to Delhi on Thursday. Talks with the separatists are not on the schedule of the home minister.

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ISIS returnee Majeed says India betrayed him

Pic: Indian Express

Pic: Indian Express

Bengaluru, Aug 25: Areeb Majeed the man who cleaned toilets in Syria before he was rescued by the Indian agencies and brought down to India, says that he has been betrayed. Majeed was one of the four youth who had left Maharashtra to join the ISIS in Syria.

Majeed who was promised the moon ended up carrying out menial jobs in the Hind camp of the ISIS. He was injured in cross fire and the ISIS had not bothered to give him medical help. He had managed to escape and later made contact with his family before whom he begged to be rescued.

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J&K- Pulwama witnesses another attack- Bar association invites Amnesty International

greThree police personnel were among the 15 who have been injured in a grenade attack at Pulwama in South of Kashmir.

The injured are an additional superintendent of police, deputy SP and a station house officer. 12 others who were around the spot were also injured.

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Demoralised, scared: The plight of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

KashmirpolicePulwama, Aug 25: It is tough being a cop in Jammu and Kashmir today. Most of them have not gone home since the unrest began on July 9th.
Dealing with stone pelters and government orders to show restraint against an unrelenting lot of stone pelters is not something that is easy to deal with.

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