New Delhi, Mar 31: The Ministry of External Affairs said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reacted early to fight the outbreak of coronavirus. The MEA said that the early reaction was to reduce the risk of importing the infection and thereafter prevent a large outbreak.
In the meantime, the Prime Minister has spoken to almost all serving Indian ambassadors across the world and appreciate their efforts. Modi also tried to understand how bilateral relations could be leveraged to source equipments and technology to fight the pandemic.
New Delhi, Mar 31: The detention of 21 persons under the Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir was revoked by the administration. All 31 are in different jails across the Union Territory.
Sources confirmed to OneIndia that all these detainees would be released over the next couple of days. 17 are from Kashmir, while the rest are from the Jammu region. All the 14 detainees from the Jammu region are from the Poonch district. 5 are from Baramulla, four each from Anantnag and Budgam, two from Bandipore and one each from Kupwara and Pulwama.
New Delhi, Mar 31: The number of COVID-19 cases in India has touched 1,251. 101 have recovered while 32 have died.
During the 21 day lockdown, the government has stepped up measures to curtail the outbreak of the virus. The government has identified the hotspots where unusual transmission of the coronavirus has taken place.
New Delhi, Mar 30: The Government has rubbished reports that the lockdown in India would be extended beyond 21 days. Referring to a report that the Modi government would extend the lockdown beyond 21 days, Prasar Bharti News Services said that report is fake. We got in touch with the Cabinet Secretary on this news article.
The Cabinet Secretary expressed surprise and said that there is no such plan to extend the lockdown.
New Delhi, Mar 30: Pakistan has yet again raked up the Kashmir issue and this time the country has linked it to the coronavirus outbreak.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office made public the letter written by its foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the UN Secretary General and the president of the security council. In the letter he describes as dire humanitarian situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi, Mar 30: The Centre has suspended two senior officers of the Delhi government for alleged dereliction of duty during the coronavirus lockdown. The Centre has also initiated disciplinary proceedings against the two other officers.
A Home Ministry source tells OneIndia that the action was taken due to the exodus of migrant workers in Delhi over the past few days. The suspended bureaucrats are Additional Chief Secretary (Transport), Renu Sharma and Principal Secretary (Finance) Rajeev Verma. Meanwhile disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Satyagopal and the SDM of Seelampur.
New Delhi, Mar 28: A December 2019 Intelligence Bureau report had said that the ISI and ISIS would come together to target Indian missions in Afghanistan. The report gains significance in the wake of the Gurdwara attack in Kabul that claimed 25 lives.
The report in 2019 had said that the ISI would task operatives of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba to help the ISIS to carry out attacks. In the Kabul attack, the name of Mawlawai Aslam Farooqi, a Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative has cropped up. He was tasked by the ISI and investigations so far have shown that he had led the strike.
New Delhi, Mar 28: The Islamic State in its magazine, Naba released the image of a Kerala based operative, while claiming that he was part of the Gurdwara attack in Kabul. The attack claimed 25 lives and the Indian agencies said that it was clearly aimed at conveying a message to India.
The Kerala operative has been identified as Muhsin Trikaripur alias Mohammad Muhasin Nangarath Abdullah. Ironically he becomes the second Indian to be involved in an attack on foreign soil.
New Delhi, Mar 28: The Indian agencies have said that the terror attack on a Gurdwara is a classic covert false flag operation by the ISI.
While the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, investigations have found that operatives of several other terror groups were part of the operation. When the ISIS was setting up its modules in Afghanistan, the ISI provided a large number of operatives from its proxy outfits in a bid to aid the outfit.