Grand event awaits Donald Trump during his India visit next month

donald-trumpNew Delhi, Jan 18: A grand event awaits US President Donald Trump when he visits India next month. The event will take place in February. A grand event on the lines of the Howdy Modi is expected to take place at Ahmedabad. During his visit, Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are likely to sign a short term trade deal.

This is aimed at granting US companies more access to Indian markets and also restore the trade benefits for India that were withdrawn last year.

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J P Nadda set to be elected unopposed as BJP president

jp-naddaNew Delhi, Jan 18: The announcement of a new BJP president, will be made on January 20. J P Nadda is likely to be elected president of the party, unopposed. He is currently the working president of the BJP.

Nadda took over as the working president after Amit Shah was sworn as Union Home Minister. Nadda will file his nomination papers on January 20, sources have indicated to OneIndia.

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Poverty, radicalisation not connected: Gen Rawat makes bold statement for good reason

bipin-rawat-mnChief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat’s statement of having de-radicalisation camps has garnered a lot of attention. Though a section of media chose to criticise Gen Rawat, we take a look at the need to make such strong efforts to curb terrorism

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat made a strong statement when he spoke about de-radicalisation camps.

He said that those radicalised can be isolated in a gradual manner. However, there are people who have been completely radicalised, General Rawat said at the Raisina Dialogue 2020.

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Behind the scenes: How India ensured a Pakistan-China flop at the UN on Kashmir

china-pak-mnChina and Pakistan failed to rake up the Kashmir issue at the UN. South block officials that MyNation spoke with said that China was left isolated.

Bengaluru: It was a big diplomatic victory for India and a flop show for China and Pakistan at the United Nations.

Both countries failed to rake up the Kashmir issue at the UN. The intention of both China and Pakistan was to embarrass India on the international stage, but their efforts were thwarted, thanks to the master moves of the Indian diplomats.

ISIS arrests in South: Discourse on Islamic radicalisation can no longer remain in the sidelines

isis-ter-minThe arrests of the ISIS operatives by the Delhi Police opened up a can of worms literally. The busting of this module led to the police finding that there were many operatives who were part of this network. And the police is talking of a pan-India network with its largest presence in South India.

The past week has seen plenty of development in South India regarding the Islamic State. The revenge attack in which a police officer was killed brutally by terrorists leaning towards the ISIS was yet another wake up call about how deeply infested the problem of terror and radicalisation is down South.

The police have arrested Towfiq and Shamim in connection with the murder of the special sub-inspector Wilson at the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. The two, said to be associated with the ISIS, were arrested from the Udupi Railway station in Karnataka.

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Last minute changes in NPR form: Intent to collect right information say Home Ministry sources

npr.jpgNew Delhi, Jan 17: The Union Home Ministry is expected to make last minute changes in connection with the National Population Register (NPR).

The NPR would have around 21 questions and each household would need to sign the document. The document would say that the information given is best of his or her knowledge, sources in the Home Ministry tell OneIndia.

JeM module in J&K was planning suicide attack: Sources

terrorist-jemNew Delhi, Jan 17: The bustling of a terror module in Jammu and Kashmir has come as a major relief for the security agencies.

This module of 5 members of the Jaish-e-Mohammad was planning a major attack in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.

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Agencies get cracking to trace UP born slain Al-Qaeda chief’s Indian links

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Asim Umar

New Delhi, Jan 16: The Indian agencies have reached out to their counterparts in Afghanistan seeking more information on the Pakistan wife of slain Al-Qaeda in the Sub-Continent chief, Asim Umar, who is of Indian origin.

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As Sri Lanka tightens norms on Madrasas, why it is time to take a look at the ones in India

mahinda-rajapaksaNew Delhi, Jan 16: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the Muslim Religious Affairs Department to register all Madrasas with the department. He also instructed officials to re-evaluate the curricula of all Madrasas and prepare an updated curriculum.

The problem relating to the un-registered Madrasas in India has been spoken about for long. Even in the recent spate of arrests relating to the Islamic State case in South India, it was found that a few members had taken shelter in a Madrasa.

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ISI sheltering Dawood who still lives in Pakistan: Former aide

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Ejaz Lakdawala

New Delhi, Jan 16: Ejaz Lakdawala, who was once part of the D-Syndicate has told interrogators that his former boss Dawood Ibrahim lives in Pakistan. He also said that it is the ISI that is sheltering Dawood and his men in Pakistan. Most members of the D-Gang who had fled India are being provided protection by the ISI, Lakdavala also said.

It may be recalled that he was nabbed by the Mumbai police. There was a Red Corner Notice issued against him. Ejaz shuttled between India and Nepal and was involved with the underworld. He was running a major extortion racket and would make calls to businessmen, builders and film personalities.

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