NIA charges five dangerous JMB operatives

nia-terNew Delhi, Jan 25: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against five Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh operatives in connection with the Barpeta case.

The NIA has charged Hafizur Rahman (A-1), Yakub Ali (A-2), Sariful Islam (A-3), Mustafizur Rahman (A-5) and Md. Hafiz Safikul Islam under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.

Investigation has revealed that the accused persons are trained members of JMB, a proscribed terrorist organisation in India and Bangladesh. Accused persons were recruited by one Sahanur Alom of Barpeta District.

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Security heightened, facial recognition software in place ahead of Republic Day

security-republicNew Delhi, Jan 25: The Delhi police has made elaborate arrangements ahead of Republic Day. A total of 48 Companies of the Paramilitary forces, 17,000 Delhi Police Personnel will be on guard on January 26.

In addition to this, the central agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau would work in close coordination with the Delhi police.

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2G back in Kashmir from today

kashmir02gNew Delhi, Jan 25: Mobile internet and broadband services are being restored in Kashmir from Saturday.

The decision was taken following a review meeting that was held at Jammu. Following the meeting, a notification to this effect was issued by the Jammu and Kashmir, Home Secretary.

Hard to digest what is happening in Nirbhaya case: Justice Santhosh Hegde

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Left: Nirbhaya Killers, Right: Justice Santhosh Hegde

New Delhi, Jan 24: Every loophole in the system has been used by the killers in the Nirbhaya case to delay their execution. This prompted the Centre to move the Supreme Court for fixing a seven-day deadline for executing death penalty of condemned prisoners.

The plea of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) assumes significance in view of the the death row convicts in the sensational Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case of 2012 filing review, curative and mercy petitions, which has delayed their hanging.

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Explained: What happened to the Kashmir Pandits 30 years ago

kashmir-panditsNew Delhi, Jan 24: The Kashmiri Pandits took to the social media recently to mark the 30th anniversary of the mass exodus from the Valley. They posted videos of themselves by reciting the Hum Aayenge Apne Watan dialogue from an upcoming movie, Shikara. As Kashmiri Pandits completed 30 years in exile this weekend they said, let our cry for justice be finally noticed.

We have shown unimaginable resilience, and today we resolve to return home. Kashmiri Pandit friends: please record this video statement and put it up with #HumWapasAayenge,” theatre personality Chandan Sadhu tweeted.

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MHA gives final touches to domicile policy in J&K, announcement soon

srinagarNew Delhi, Jan 24: The final touches for the domicile policy in Jammu and Kashmir have been given by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The policy is aimed at providing protection for the land and job rights for the people of the newly created Union Territory.

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NIA gets 15 days custody of Davinder Singh

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Davinder Singh

Jammu, Jan 24: Suspended Jammu and Kashmir police officer, Davinder Singh has been remanded in NIA custody until February 6.

The NIA remand was granted by a court at Jammu. The NIA said that five arrested accused namely Singh, Syed Naveed Mushtaq, Irfan Shafi, Rafi Ahmed and Syed Irfan were produced before the NIA special court at Jammu. The court has granted 15 days custody of the accused, the NIA also said.

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From Yakub Memon to Afzal Guru: Here is what their last wish was before they were hanged

killers-hangingNew Delhi, Jan 23: The killers of Nirbhaya are yet to make a last wish, before they are executed. Their execution has been slated for February 1.

The authorities at the Tihar jail said that they are yet to hear back from the four convicts about their last wish. Once they give it in writing, the authorities would take a decision on whether the same could be granted or not.

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Terror groups with help of Pak establishment may launch bio-warfare: How prepared are we

terNew Delhi, Jan 23: There has been no conclusive evidence found as yet, but there are allegations that China could have unleashed the SARS like virus as part of a biological warfare campaign.

A few years back, Union Minister Rajnath Singh had said that the armed forces must be properly trained and equipped to combat chemical and biological threats. He said that the forces are deployed in many regions where the adversaries may use such weapons.

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Islamic State planned pan-India module, wanted to undertake wave of revenge killings

isis-vNew Delhi, Jan 23: The Tamil Nadu police have booked four persons under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly raising funds and recruiting for the Islamic State.

The police said that these persons were spreading extreme Islamist ideas in the villages through various chat applications.

The police rounded up three persons and booked them under the stringent provisions of the UAPA. The cops further said that there is a fourth person involved in this case and he is on the run. He is accused of sending funds to recruit youth into the ISIS.

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