Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin’s Son Arrested By Anti-Terror Agency NIA

Syed Shahid Yousuf, the son of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with terror funding.Yousuf, who works in the Jammu and Kashmir government's agriculture department, was arrested this morning, after he responded to summons in a 2011 case by the country's top anti-terror agency.He is accused of receiving money from Syria for the purpose of funding terror in Kashmir. According to officials, investigations...

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Ashok Gehlot Alleges Snooping As Channels Air Hotel Clip Of Hardik Patel

Amid intense speculation that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while campaigning in Gujarat, quietly met Patidar activist Hardik Patel on Monday, a row has erupted over security footage from a luxury hotel flashed by TV channels. Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has accused the Gujarat police and intelligence agencies of spying and taking away CCTV footage from the hotel Ummed in Ahmedabad to track his party's activities ahead of elections expected by December.In response, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel...

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As US Secretary Of State Tillerson Heads To Pakistan, Islamabad Wary Of Deepening US-India Ties

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Pakistan on Tuesday to pressure Islamabad to act over terrorists targeting Afghanistan from its soil, anxious Pakistanis may be equally interested in dissuading Washington's deepening ties with India.Nuclear-armed Pakistan, a staunch U.S. Cold War ally and key player in the U.S.-backed invasion of Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, has watched warily as Washington has in recent years pivoted towards its arch-foe.Islamabad...

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The ‘Silver Touch’ Behind BJP’s Online Dominance?

While the BJP (and its famed IT cell) have always strenuously denied the suggestion that its social media dominance is powered by paid supporters, increasingly, evidence is mounting of a party - and government - taking recourse to cut-and-paste tweets and manufactured trends to firefight crises and counter its critics.One such trend offers a clue as to how these efforts are possibly being financed using government funds.On August 31, as criticism mounted that Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar had failed...

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Mumbai 14-Year-Old Jumps Off Train To Escape Molester

A 14-year-old girl suffered a fracture in her foot and a head injury after she jumped off a running train in a desperate bid to escape a molester in the ladies compartment. The 14-year-old was alone, and she panicked when the emergency stop chain didn't work.The Std VIII student had boarded the Kalyan-bound train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) at 9.30 am on Sunday.Stop chain didn't workSpeaking to mid-day, the survivor recalled, "When I boarded the train, the ladies compartment...

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Woman Raped In Broad Daylight On A Busy Road In Vizag As Passersby Turned A Blind Eye

A man was arrested on Monday after he raped a woman in broad daylight on the streets of Andhra Pradesh's Vizag on Sunday. The entire incident was caught on camera, but it seems that passersby chose to ignore it completely. An NDTV report says that, in the video that has gone viral, 20-year-old Ganji Siva can be seen forcing himself on the woman, who was sitting on a pavement near the railway station.An auto-rickshaw driver recorded the incident and immediately submitted it to the police, which...

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Rahul Gandhi vs BJP Goes Filmy: ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ And ‘Dramebaaz No 1’

Rahul Gandhi, who is campaigning in Gujarat today, borrowed from the BJP's toolkit today by expanding GST, the acronym for the national sales tax, into "Gabbar Singh Tax", christening it after one of India's biggest fictional villains.Rahul Gandhi said the GST has brought lakhs of small traders to their knees, a charge that the opposition has been levelling against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of a composite takedown of his handling of the economy.In Delhi, senior BJP leader and union minister...

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Nigeria Triple Suicide Attack Kills 13: Security Sources

Three female suicide bombers killed 13 people and wounded 16 in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday, security sources said.The first bomber detonated her explosive belt around 9:45pm (2045 GMT) in front of a small restaurant in the capital of Borno state "when people were buying their dinner," a military source said on condition of anonymity, giving the death toll.The two other bombers followed minutes later, resulting in the injured, an armed militia leader said, noting that the attack...

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US Police Find Body, ‘Most Likely’ Of Missing 3-Year-Old Indian Girl

Police have discovered the body of a girl child, which they say is "most likely" of a three-year-old Indian girl who went missing for last two weeks when her foster father reportedly sent her outside alone late in the night as punishment for not finishing her milk.Sherin Mathews, who has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was last seen outside her family's backyard in Richardson, Dallas on October 7.The Richardson Police today announced that they discovered the remains...

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‘BJP Offered Rs. 1 Crore To Switch’: Hardik Patel Aide’s Sensational Claim

A senior member of the Hardik Patel-led group campaigning for reservations for the Patel community has alleged that he was offered Rs. 1 crore for crossing over to the BJP. The charges could hurt the state's ruling party as it rallies support ahead of state election due by the end of the year.Narendra Patel, convenor for the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti or PAAS in north Gujarat, had joined the BJP on Sunday evening in the presence of Hardik Patel's former aide Varun Patel who had crossed over to the BJP yesterday.Narendra...

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