Bangkok blast: Who could be behind it?

Bangkok was hit by a major explosion today in which at least 12 persons have died and several others were injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks as of now.
Thailand police will investigate who is beyond this attack but the top priority now are rescue operations.
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West Bengal journalist’s abduction: Trinamool Yuva Congress leader under scanner

Kolkata, Aug 4: The absence of Chayan Sarkar, the journalist from West Bengal continues to be a mystery. With people comparing it to another Vyapam scam, Sarkar a district correspondent with the Uttar Banga Sambad has been missing since August 2 and the criminal investigating department or the CID has taken up the case. A while ago, CID officials visited the spot where Sarkar had gone missing. A 35 member team visited Alipurudar, Sarkar’s home town and collected documents in relation to the case.
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2 NSCN-K militants arrested in Manipur 

Continuing the crackdown on militants from North East, the police have picked up two high profile cadres of the NSCN-K. The NSCN-K cadres were arrested from Manipur after intelligence reports led to their hideout. 

The two militants arrested have been identified as Khumlo Abi Anal and Pannei Kakilong chairman and activist of the NSCN-K respectively.

 These persons are alleged to be involved in the attack on the Indian army soldiers at Manipur in which 18 lost their lives.

Yemen repeat in Afghanistan: R&AW report on the dirty ISI trick

aluld not be wrong to say that the United States and Saudi Arabia are the air force of the al Qaeda in Yemen. The sagging morales of the al Qaeda have been lifted in this war at Yemen and the Saudis can clearly be blamed for selective strikes.
Last week a statement by the Taliban claimed that the al Qaeda had completely vanished from Afghanistan. Did this mark the end of the ambitious al Qaeda in the Sub-Continent project headed by Asim Umar?

D K Ravi death case: CBI questions police commissioner

  The Central Bureau of Investigation probing the D K Ravi case today questioned the Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru city, M N Reddi. The CBI sought details of the case pertaining to

The CBI which has commenced it’s probe into the case has already collected several documents including the autopsy report.

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IAS officer DK Ravi’s death: HC stays tabling of probe details in assembly

The Karnataka High Court has directed the government of Karnataka not to make public the investigation details of the D K Ravi death case. The directive was issued after the husband of the IAS officer to whom Ravi is alleged to have sent the last message moved a petition.

Justice Abdul Nazir also directed the government and the investigating agency the CID not to issue any statements regarding the probe. The directive comes a day before Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured to make public the details of the probe on the floor of the house. Why was the directive sought? Investigations by the CID had found that ‎Ravi prior to his death had sent a batch mate of his message.

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Rahul Gandhi’s eye colour: What did the police really want?

A visit by the cops seeking details about Rahul Gandhi’s appearance has not gone down too well with the Congress. A police team visited the Congress office and reportedly sought details about Rahul Gandhi’s hair and eye colour apart from other appearance. 

Even as the Congress has decided to take the issue to town, an officer informed OneIndia that this was a routine exercise. It was a security audit that is conducted on every persons living in the Lutyens area, the officer informed.

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Iran and Al-Qaeda, an uncomfortable relationship

IMG_0278The Al-Qaeda’s link to Iran has become a talking point after the prosecutors in New York submitted documents suggesting the same. Several documents that were seized from the Abbottabad compound in which Laden was living before his death suggest close ties between the Al-Qaeda and Iran.
It may seem surprising to many that the Al-Qaeda which has been espousing largely the cause of the Sunni Muslims was or is friendly with the Shia dominated Iran. What are the ties that Iran and the Al-Qaeda share with each other? Several analysts that we spoke to suggest that it is a unique relationship that the two share and has been full of ups and downs.

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Sunanda Pushkar Case: What was Shashi Tharoor asked and what he answered

IMG_0001Shashi Tharoor was questioned for five hours today and with the investigators almost certain that an IPL angle led to the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the entire questioning was around that angle.

Unlike the last time, Tharoor did not have an easy questionnaire today. While the last time it was more about the relationship he shared with his wife, this time around there were hardcore questions posed regarding the IPL issue.

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Bihar crisis will cause more erosion in JD(U)

manjhiThe Bihar crisis is nothing but a power struggle and also marks the launch of the election campaign. There are allegations that Jitendra Manjhi is being remote controlled by the BJP to ensure that a power transfer does not take place smoothly.

To discuss the crisis, Oneindia caught up up Sankarshan Thakur, an expert on Bihar politics and author of a number of books, including those on Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar. Sankarshan Thakur who is the The Telegraph‘s Delhi-based Roving Editor.

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