With QUAD pitch in, India-Japan to tie up for 5G technologies

New Delhi, Sep 26: India and Japan will join hands in technical development of 5G and 5G plus technologies. This would be done with the help of other QUAD strategic members-US, Australia and Israel. The discussion of the QUAD foreign ministers will in Japan next month.

India and Japan have decided to pitch for 5G and plus technologies. India will also eye the 3GPP, umbrella mobile telecommunications standard organisation to accept the first Indian rural standard for telecommunication. This would be important as most of the 3GPP standards have been set by the Chinese telecommunication development companies.

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All you need to know about the NDPS Act and how it is playing out in the Bollywood drug case

New Delhi, Sep 26: The Bollywood drug case linked to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput is the talk of the town. With big personalities from the industry being summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), it would be a good idea to take a look at the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) of 1985.

No person shall cultivate any coca plant or gather any portion of coca plant; cultivate the opium poppy or any cannabis plant or produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, warehouse, use, consume, import inter-State, export inter-State, import into India, export from India or tranship any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance, except for medical or scientific purposes and in the manner and to the extent provided by the provisions of this Act. Any person found violating these measures can be charged under the NDPS Act, Section 8 (c) says.

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Maldives backs India again: Thwarts attempt to hold SAARC summit in Pakistan

New Delhi, Sep 26: Maldives stood up for India and helped block a bid to hold the SAARC summit in Pakistan. Islamabad is the host for the 19th SAARC summit that was to take place in 2016.

However it remains suspended after India’s call to boycott the event due to the Uri terror attack that was carried out by terrorists from Pakistan.

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TN based ISIS terrorist convicted by Special NIA Court

New Delhi, Sep 26: A specula National Investigation Agency court has convicted an Islamic State terrorist in connection with the Omar Al-Hindi Module case.

The terrorist to be convicted is Subahani Haja Mohideen, a resident of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu. The case was registered by the NIA in October 2016 based on information that certain youth had entered into a conspiracy and were preparing to carry out terrorist attacks in India with the objective of furthering the objectives of the ISIS.

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Bihar elections: EC presser in 9 points

New Delhi, Sep 25: The Election Commission (EC) today announced that the Bihar Elections 2020 will be held in three phases.

Here are the highlights of the presser by the ECI:

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End-to-end encryption: How NCB retrieved chats in Bollywood drug case

New Delhi, Sep 25: The probe into the Bollywood drug scandal has thrown up the names of several A-listers and many are in line to be questioned. 

Most of the information that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has managed to get is from the deleted WhatsApp chats. The mobile phone of Rhea Chakraborty and others were cloned to give the agencies the option to clone it in order to give access to the chats of the film stars. 

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India-China joint statement reflects stated commitment to disengage

New Delhi, Sep 25: The first joint statement issued after the 7th round of military commander level talks reflects the stated commitment of both sides to disengage along the Line of Actual Control.

The spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava said that the meeting took place after a gap of nearly 50 days, but resulted in a joint statement.

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Bengal-Kerala Al-Qaeda module opened madrasa to radicalise Muslim youth

New Delhi, Sep 25: The Al-Qaeda module which was busted by the National Investigation Agency had opened a madrasa, which was used to radicalise the Muslim youth in Kerala.

During the interrogation, Al Mamum Kamal, one of the accused in the case told investigators that a madrasa had been opened up and he had also raised funds for this purpose. He said that the madrasa was opened in Murshidabad and he wanted to radicalise the youth there.

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NIA raids 30 locations, arrests recovery agent in Bengaluru riots case

Bengaluru, Sep 24: The National Investigation Agency has conducted raids in 30 places in connection with the Bengaluru riots case.

A key conspirator has also been arrested in the case.

The NIA arrested Sayed Sadiq Ali for his involvement in the attack on the KG Halli Police station, which resulted in huge damagr and loss to public property.

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Cops up ante as big movement of naxals seen from Chhattisgarh to Telangana

New Delhi, Sep 24: The Telangana police have upped the ante against the naxalites after several of them have been spotted entering the state on several occasions.

The naxalites from Chhattisgarh have been told by their leadership to enter Telangana and East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. In the past 30 days, 8 naxalites have been gunned down by the police along the forest borders with Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

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