Even if Pakistan remains in grey list, it would lose 10 billion USD annually

imrankhan11New Delhi Oct 14: Will Pakistan remain in the grey list or will it be downgraded to the blacklist? All indications are that Pakistan would stay on in the grey list with support from China and Malaysia.

Though it has been recommended by the Asia Pacific Group that Pakistan should be downgraded to the blacklist, the FATF is most likely to keep Pakistan in the grey list.

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Security forces get go ahead to shoot down drones on International Border

dronesNew Delhi, Oct 14: The Indian security forces have been given clearance to shoot down drones that are flying 1,000 feet or below. The decision comes in the wake of the security forces sighting a large number of drones from Pakistan at the border areas in Punjab.

Sources in the Home Ministry tell OneIndia that security forces have been told to shoot down drones that are crossing the boundary and are flying at 1,000 feet and below.

Zakir Naik a common factor in the radicalisation of ISIS recruits: NIA IG

zakirnaikNew Delhi, Oct 14: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that the accused in a majority of the ISIS cases were radicalised through the videos of Zakir Naik. This is why a case was registered against Naik and others, Alok Mitta, IG NIA said.

Speaking at a conference of anti-terror teams, he said that the agency had arrested 127 people from different parts of the country in connection with ISIS case. The largest number of people were arrested from Tamil Nadu (33), Uttar Pradesh (19), Kerala (17), Telangana (14), Maharashtra (12), Karnataka (8) and Delhi (7).

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Average amount spent by Haryana MLAs for elections was Rs 12.06 lakh

haryana-assembly-1569825961New Delhi, Oct 13: In Haryana, 55 MLAs declared that they spent less than 50 per cent of their election expenses.

Haryana Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the election expenditure statements of 85 out 90 sitting MLAs.

How assets of Maharashtra, Haryana MLAs grew between 2009 and 2014

election-1New Delhi, Oct 13: The average assets of the MLAs from Maharashtra and Haryana grew by Rs 8.50 crore and Rs 10.19 crore respectively in the past five years, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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119 Maharashtra MLAs spent less than 50 per cent of election expenses

maharashtra-assemblyNew Delhi, Oct 13: Out of the 285 MLAs analysed in Maharashtra, 119 had declared election expenses of less than 50 per cent.

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watch (MEW) have analysed election expenditure statements of 285 out 288 sitting MLAs. One seat in Katol constituency is vacant.

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Not Kashmir, but XI briefed Modi about Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing

modi-jinpingNew Delhi, Oct 13: During his meeting with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Chinese President, Xi Jinping spoke about Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing.

There was no discussion on Kashmir and both leaders kept the contentious issue off the table, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said. He said that the Kashmir issue was not raised or discussed. Our position has been clear and this is India’s internal matter, he also said. Xi however appraised Modi about Khan’s visit to Beijing, he further added.

The self-imposed restriction in Jammu and Kashmir

kashmir-restrictionsNew Delhi, Oct 12: Restrictions are being lifted and the Jammu and Kashmir administration is doing everything to ensure that normalcy is restored.

There are restrictions on mobiles and internet, but it would be wrong to say that the people are being restricted to move outside. When one sees a deserted street, that is not due to the restrictions imposed by the administration. It is a self-imposed restriction said a top official to OneIndia.

Pakistan is sending drones to India to arm its terrorists

dronesNew Delhi, Oct 12: The Indian Army has said that Pakistan’s latest modus operandi is to use drones to arm its terrorists.

Smuggling of arms into India through the border has become difficult owing to tight security. Hence Pakistan has resorted to using drones to drop off arms and ammunition for its terrorists operating in India.

J&K administration launches all out ad war on terrorists, separatists

public-announcment-terroristNew Delhi, Oct 12: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has launched an ad war against those using terror tactics.

The advertisement which appeared in several newspapers in Jammu and Kashmir was titled, ” Closed Shops, No Public Transport, Who benefits.”

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