A Bengal bomber and his southern sojourn: How NIA prevented an imminent terror attack

New Delhi, July 10: Five fabricated hand grenades, one timer device, three electric circuits, suspected explosive substance, different components for making IEDs/rockets were recovered by the National Investigation Agency, following a confession of a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh operative, who was arrested in Bengaluru recently.

The recovery comes following the confession of the JMB operative, Habibur Rehman, who is also an accused in Burdwan blast case. The NIA said that these weapons were to be used in various terror acts in different parts of the state.

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Sikhs for Justice which backs Khalistan terror declared unlawful entity

New Delhi, July 10: The Sikhs for Justice, a group sympathetic towards the Khalistan movement has been declared as an unlawful association.

The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet after several reports by the security agencies making it clear that the outfit was openly backing the Khalistan movement.

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Terror funding: NIA attaches separatist Asiya Andrabi’s house

Srinagar, July 10:The National Investigation Agency has attached the residence of Kashmir separatist Asiya Andrabi.

The attachment was made under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The NIA said that Andrabi is being investigated for her role in the terror funding cases.

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Hand grenades, host of explosive devices recovered at Bengaluru, after Bengal bombers confession

Bengaluru, July 09: The National Investigation Agency has recovered five fabricated hand grenades among other materials following the confession of a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh operative, who was arrested in the city recently.

The NIA said that it had recovered, five fabricated hand grenades, one timer device, three electric circuits, suspected explosive substance, different components for making IEDs/rockets and several other incriminating materials from a place under Soladevenahalli Police Station, North District of Bengaluru City.

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Tamil Nadu’s Anti Shirk movement and how Islamists openly aided the rise of the ISIS

New Delhi, July 08: The National Investigation Agency has been busy with a plethora of cases relating to the Islamic State. In the past couple of years, it has been busy especially in South India, where it has come across several feeder outfits of the ISIS.

The NIA has found a similar pattern behind the operation of the ISIS in Sri Lanka and South India. In both cases it was found that the ISIS was allying with local radical outfits to further its cause.

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Karnataka: BJP better placed to face polls rather than form govt and become hostage

Bengaluru, July 09: There appears to be no end to the crisis in Karnataka and the big question is will the BJP take advantage of the situation and form the government.

Analysts have said that it is only a matter of time before the JD(S)-Congress government falls for the want of numbers. The MLAs are unlikely to take back their resignations as it could lead to a loss of face. Moreover if you try and pacify the sulking MLAs and make them ministers, another group would become disgruntled and the problem will return says leading political scientist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri.

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In Karnataka crisis, a behind the scene battle between Kharge and Siddaramaiah

Mallikarjun Kharge and Siddharamiah

Bengaluru, July 08: Is the personal rivalry between Deve Gowda and Siddaramaiah hitting the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka?

Gowda had publicly accused, Siddaramaiah of orchestrating the crisis in Karnataka after 13 MLAs resigned. Gowda said that the MLAs who resigned are supporters of Siddaramaiah. I know he is behind the crisis, the former prime minister also said.

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With a wafer thin majority, here are the options for the BJP in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 09: The BJP has decided to play the wait and watch game in Karnataka. The party has indicated that it would make its next move only after the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Ramesh Kumar takes a decision on the resignations of 13 MLAs.

If the resignations of the 13 MLAs is accepted, the effective strength of the House falls from 224 to 211. In such a scenario, the magic number is. 106 and the BJP has 105 on its own. However with the support of the two Independent MLAs, the BJP’s strength goes up to 107, which means it would have a wafer thin majority.

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Karnataka crisis: 7 options before Speaker while deciding on resignation of MLAs

Bengaluru, July 09: Amidst the looming crisis in Karnataka, the speaker of the Legislative Assembly would need to take a very important call today.

The Speaker, Ramesh Kumar would have to decide on the resignations of the 13 MLAs from both the Congress and JD(S). There are several options before the Speaker and below let us take a look at what they are.

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Karnataka crisis: All eyes on Speaker

Bengaluru, July 09: All eyes would be on the Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly as he takes a call on the resignations submitted by the 13 MLAs today. The decision by the Speaker, Ramesh Kumar would be crucial to the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka.

On Saturday, the Speaker had promised to take up the matter on Tuesday by summoning all the MLAs and speaking to them. While the rebel MLAs would meet with the Speaker, they will not be part of the Congress Legislature Party meeting scheduled to be held at around 9.30 am.

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