Plea by Vice-Admiral Verma challenging appointment of next Navy chief rejected

Vice_Admiral_Bimal_VermaNew Delhi, May 19: The petition filed by vide-admiral Bimal Verma challenging his supersession for the post of Navy chief has been rejected by the Defence Ministry.

The matter will now come up before the Armed Forces Tribunal for hearing on Monday. The tribunal had initially allowed the defence ministry to take a call before it would hear the petition.

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Kashmir-Bengal-Kerala: Understanding the geographical remit of the ISIS

New Delhi, May 17: After announcing a province in India, the Islamic State has done the same in Pakistan as well. Media reports in Pakistan said that the ISIS claimed to have assassinated a police officer in Mastung and also hit rival Taliban fighters in Quetta.

Both were attributed to the Pakistan Province of the group. The move comes just a few days after a similar province was announced in Kashmir. Several analysts tell OneIndia that the ISIS is trying to establish the Caliphate in the Indo-Pak-Afghanistan region after it fell in its mainlands of Syria and Iraq.

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Lured by explicit chat, this Army clerk shared info with ISI for Rs 15,000

New Delhi, May 18: An Army clerk who was arrested on charges of spying for the ISI was honey-trapped by a well trained woman.

The police in Madhya Pradesh arrested the 26 year old clerk on the charge that he was leaking vital information relating to the Indian Army to the ISI.

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Reddy, Scindia, Suresh: 3 Congress leaders who recorded highest asset rise in 5 years

New Delhi, May 16: Konda Vishweshwar Reddy of INC from Chevella constituency has declared a maximum increase in assets with an increase of Rs 366.39 Crores i.e from Rs 528.62 Crores in 2014 to Rs. 895.01 Crores in 2019. Assets of D K Suresh of INC from Bangalore Rural constituency have risen by Rs 253.02 Crores, from Rs 85.87 Crores in 2014 to Rs 338.89 Crores in 2019 says a report prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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Bengal’s ticking time bomb, an azadi moment and why this state is a concern

New Delhi, May 17: It was on expected lines that there was a major furore when it was decided to undertake an NRC in Assam. While there was a clear division among the political class, agency officials however say that the exercise should be conducted in every state to rid India of the problems that the illegal immigrants are causing.

Data suggests that dates back to 2001 suggested that there were 12 million such persons living in 17 states. While Assam accounted for 50 lakh such persons, in the case of West Bengal the number stood at 57 lakh.

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20 candidates contesting 7th phase have declared crimes against women

New Delhi, May 16: There are 96 women in the fray contesting the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Polling will be held in the 7th phase on May 19, following which the results would be declared on May 23. There are around 909 candidates in the fray contesting in this final phase. The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 7 election is Rs. 4.61 crores.

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Why infiltrations in Bengal grew by 260 per cent

banglaNew Delhi, May 16: The violence in West Bengal has been unprecedented and the developments in the state over the past couple of years has been worrying.

Back in 1992-93, the Research and Analysis Wing undertook an operation in Bangladesh to immobilise targets of the Jamaat-e-Islami. The operation largely dealt with stopping the Jamaat from undertaking a major operation in which involved infiltrating Bangladeshis into India with a motive of creating a Greater East Pakistan.

Elite unit of the Armed Forces AFSOD begins operations

AFSODnewNew Delhi, May 15: The Armed Forces Special Operations Division (AFSOD), the elite unit of commandos drawn from all the three armed forces has begun functioning. An Major General from the Army is its first commander and he would be in the rank of a General Officer Commanding.

The AFSOD will have special forces of the Army, Marine Commando and the Garuda Commando force. This decision would not only bring the three forces under a common command, but would also reduce costs of training, administration and logistics.

Indian operatives were in touch with accused in Sri Lanka bombings

img_0039-2New Delhi, May 15: The chat transcripts of two Indian operatives came under the scanner of the agencies post the suicide blasts at Sri Lanka.

Kasim Stimerwala and Ubed Mirza who were arrested by the Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad were in touch with Aadhhil, a suspect in the Sri Lanka blasts through WhatsApp, the agencies in India have learnt.

Wilayah of Hind by ISIS in Kashmir is a step further towards Global Islamic Council

isisnewNew Delhi, May 14: The recent announcement by the Islamic State that it has set up the Wilayah of Hind in Jammu and Kashmir comes in the lines of the outfit announcing the Global Islamic Council.

The ISIS claimed that it has established a new province in India following clashes between terrorists and security forces in Kashmir on May 10. The announcement was made by the terror group through its news agency, Amaq.