What is the money laundering case against Sanjay Raut about

Sanjay Raut has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case

New Delhi, Jun 27: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut in connection with a money laundering case. He will have to appear before the ED tomorrow.

In April when the ED attached assets worth over Rs 11.5 crore of Raut’s wife and two of his associates he had accused the BJP led union government of misusing central agencies against its opponents.

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Twitter withholds Rana Ayub’s account, her supporters term it censorship

With Twitter withholding Rana Ayub’s account several took to the social media to state it is a result of censorship

New Delhi, Jun 27: A notice from Twitter was posted by journalist Rana Ayyub in which she was informed that her microblogging site was withheld in India under the Information Technology Act 2000.
On Sunday she took to her Twitter to post the notice and wrote, ‘ hello @Twitter, what exactly is this.’

The notice from Twitter read, ‘in order to comply with Twitter’s obligations under the Indian local laws, we have withheld the following account in India under the country’s Information Technology Act 2000: the content remains available elsewhere.

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Facing heat from FATF, 26/11 planner Sajid Mir who was a myth becomes a reality in Pakistan

New Delhi, Jun 25: Pakistan denied his existence at first and when the pressure increased, they said he was not a handler but a Mullah. The man is Sajid Mir who Pakistan claims to have arrested.

Mir was David Headley’s handler who carried out the reconnaissance of Mumbai prior to the attacks of 26/11. An ISI asset, Mir carries an FBI bounty of $5 million on his head. In arresting Mir, Pakistan has once again displayed that it is all so predictable and the action comes at a time when the cash strapped nation is trying to wriggle out of the Grey List of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Pakistan has denied the very existence of Mir to such an extent that one had wondered whether the man was a myth.

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An operations man, new IB chief Tapan Deka has proven record of tracking Islamic radicalisation

Tapan Deka

While analysing Intelligence is crucial, it is equally important to have actionable intelligence and Tapan Deka is the right man for the job of IB chief

New Delhi, Jun 25: The Narendra Modi government on Friday appointed Tapan Deka as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau. The appointment is a crucial one and Deka was picked up over around four seniors in the Intelligence Bureau.

Officials OneIndia spoke with said that the idea is to add more strength to the Intelligence Bureau as Deka has a proven track record when it comes to tracking religious radicalisation, handling affairs in the north-east among others.

Deka who headed the Operations desk of the Intelligence Bureau has been tracking religious radicalisation and terrorism very closely. He is credited with breaking the back of the Indian Mujahideen, a terror outfit which wrecked havoc in the country between 2007 and 2013.

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Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to seek suspension of Shinde faction may not stand test of law

New Delhi, Jun 24: The Uddhav Thackeray faction sought the disqualification of 12 Shiv Sena MLAs aligned to Eknath Shinde. This was sought on the ground that they missed a key meeting of the Shiv Sena amidst the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra.

Shinde however hit back and called this a made up law. He said that a disqualification cannot be sought for before the deputy speaker on the ground that MLAs did not attend a party meeting. Citing the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution he said that a whip is applicable only to assembly proceedings and not party meetings.

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Maharashtra crisis: Governor not bound by advise of council of ministers to dissolve house

The Supreme Court has on several occasions said that the Governor is not bound by the advise of the council of ministers

New Delhi, Jun 23: The role of the Governor and the advise of the council of ministers is back in the narrative as Maharashtra faces a political crisis.

If Uddhav Thackeray decides to dissolve the assembly and go in for fresh elections, the question arises whether the Governor is bound by that decision. The decision to dissolve the assembly can take place only if the Chief Minister and Governor are on the same page like we saw in the case of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in 2018.

Rao had advised the Governor E S L Narasimhan to dissolve the assembly when six months of its term was remaining. The Governor agreed to the same and the assembly was dissolved as both were on the same page.

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Draupadi Murmu: The many firsts and how BJP led NDA gains from her candidature

Draupadi Murmu

Prior to joining politics, she served as the honorary assistant teacher in Shri Aravindo Integral Education and Research, Rairangpur, and also as junior assistant in Irrigation Department.

New Delhi, Jun 22: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced on Tuesday that Draupadi Murmu would be its presidential candidate. In her candidature the BJP led NDA has many advantages.

Murmu hails from Odisha and has been the tribal face of the party in the national level for many years.

She is also the first woman leader from Odisha to be appointed as Governor. She began her political career in 1997 when she was elected councilor in the Rajrangpur district in Odisha. She was elected as MLA from the same constituency in 2000.

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How business interests of coaching centres influence agitations?

In the protests that broke out following the announcement of Agnipath, the police have found that some coaching centres had instigated the rioters who caused widespread damage

New Delhi, Jun 21: There has been widespread violence and arson following the announcement of the Agnipath Scheme. Trains, trucks and buses have been burnt resulting in huge losses to public property.

Violent incidents were reported in Bihar, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh and scanner is now on the coaching centres. The question being raised is whether the military recruitment scheme, Agnipath would put many coaching centres out of business.

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Kerala women fall prey in global trafficking through Kuwait

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New Delhi, Jun 20: An overseas job recruitment and the terror links to it have come to light after a few young women from Kerala recounted their horrors. Several young women managed to escape the racket and returned to Kerala.

Preliminary investigations have shown that the racket is based in Kuwait and under the pretext of job recruitment over 100 women have been trafficked. It has come to light that the women were promised baby-sitter jobs, a free visa, flight tickets and a salary of Rs 60,000.

The women who bit the bait would be taken to Kuwait and then sold off to overseas families. It was also found that the women who resisted were taken to Syria and then sold off to the Islamic State.

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From a lakh in the 1970s to just 140 now: What happened to the Sikhs in Afghanistan?

India has offered support to evacuate the Parwan Sikhs as they are a vulnerable community in Afghanistan

New Delhi, Jun 18: Terrorists of the Islamic State carried out an attack inside the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The terrorists entered the Gurdwara at 8.30 am today after shooting dead the security guard.

Around 30 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs were inside the Gurdwara at the time of the incident. Many managed to flee the Gurdwara when the attack began. The attack comes days after the Islamic Statea released a video threatening to repeat the 2020 Gurdwara attack.

The Karte Parwan Sikhs are a vulnerable community in Afghanistan and India has offered its support to evacuate them from the Taliban ruled country. The Islamic State has been targeting the minorities for long ever since it set up shop in Afghanistan. They have killed many members of the minority communities including Tajiks, Hazaras, Sikhs and Uzbeks.

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