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India calls Pak a land of 'pure terror' in UN after Abbasi's speech

DNA 14 hours 31 minutes ago

The world doesn't need lessons on democracy & human rights from a country whose situation is charitably described as a failed state: Eenam Gambhir
India slams Pak at UN, calls it 'terroristan'
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 - In a sharp escalation of its attack, India slammed Pakistan at the UN for its support to terrorism, calling it "terroristan".
India raises issue of terrorism at all meetings on sidelines of UN General Assembly
At every meeting attended by India on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, New Delhi raised the issue of terrorism, sometimes making veiled attacks on Pakistan.
Pakistan a 'terroristan': India says at UN
United Nations: Calling Pakistan a "terroristan", India today said it has become "a geography synonymous with terror" with a flourishing "industry" producing and exporting global terrorism. Exercising its right to reply after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly, India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim. "By now, all Pakistan's neighbours are painfully familiar with these tactics to create a narrative based on distortions, deception and deceit,” First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, Eenam Gambhir said, asserting that efforts at creating alternative facts do not change reality. "In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror. The quest for a land of pure has actually produced the land of pure terror. Pakistan is now Terroristan, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism,” the Indian diplomat said. "Its current state can be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, a leader of the United nations designated terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba, is now sought to be legitimised as a leader of a political party," she said. She said that Pakistans counter-terrorism policy is to mainstream and upstream terrorists by either providing safe havens to global terror leaders in its military town, or protecting them with "political careers". "None of this can justify Pakistan's avaricious efforts to covet the territories, the State of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of lndia. However much it scales up cross-border terrorism, it will never succeed in undermining India's territorial integrity,” the Indian diplomat asserted. Abbasi accused India of indulging in terror activities against his country and warned of a "matching response" if it "ventures across the LoC" or acts upon its "doctrine of limited war against Pakistan." He urged the United Nations to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir, as he claimed that the struggle of the people in the region is being "brutally suppressed" by India. Addressing the UNGA, Abbasi also claimed that there are no Taliban safe havens in the country. "Having suffered and sacrificed so much due to our role in the global counter terrorism campaign, it is especially galling for Pakistan to be blamed for the military or political stalemate in Afghanistan," Abbasi said. Attacking Pakistan, Gambhir said having diverted billions of dollars in international military and development aid towards creating a "dangerous infrastructure of terror" on its own territory, Pakistan is now speaking of the high cost of its terror industry. "The polluter, in this case, is paying the price," she said. "Even as terrorists thrive in Pakistan and roam its streets with impunity, we have heard it lecture about the protection of human rights in India. The world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state," Gambhir said. "Terroristan is in fact a territory whose contribution to the globalisation of terror is unparalleled. Pakistan can only be counseled to abandon a destructive worldview that has caused grief to the entire world. If it could be persuaded to demonstrate any commitment to civilization, order, and to peace, it may still find some acceptance in the comity of nations," said the Indian diplomat. PTI
India slams Pakistan at UN, says it is terroristan, land of pure terror
United Nations: India today ripped into Pakistan, describing it as “terroristan” and a land of “pure terror” that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism. In a no-holds-barred speech at the UN General Assembly, India’s representative said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar […]
India at UN: Pakistan is now 'Terroristan, a land of pure terror'
Pakistan is now 'Terroristan', with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism, said India at the UNGA.
Pakistan is 'the land of pure terror': Full text of India's reply at UN
India slammed Pakistan for its support to terrorism and labelled it as 'Terroristan'
India slams Pakistan at UN, says it is 'terroristan', land of pure terror
India today ripped into Pakistan, describing it as "terroristan" and a land of "pure terror" that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism. In a no-holds-barred speech at the UN General Assembly, Indias representative said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim. India was exercising its right to reply after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi raked up the Kashmir issue at the General Assembly. "By now, all Pakistans neighbours are painfully familiar with these tactics to create a narrative based on distortions, deception and deceit, Eenam Gambhir, a First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, said, asserting that efforts at creating alternative facts do not change reality. "In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror," she said. Playing on the countrys name, which means "land of pure," she said the quest for a land of pure has actually produced the land of pure terror. Pakistan is now Terroristan, with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism, she said. Gambhir noted that Pakistans current state can be gauged from the fact that Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, a leader of the United nations designated terrorist organisation Lashkar-e- Taiba, is now sought to be legitimised as a leader of a political party. She said that Pakistans counter-terrorism policy is to mainstream and upstream terrorists by either providing safe havens to global terror leaders in its military towns, or protecting them with "political careers". "The state of Jammu and Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of lndia. However much it scales up cross- border terrorism, it will never succeed in undermining Indias territorial integrity, she said. Earlier, Abbasi accused India of indulging in terror activities against his country and warned of a "matching response" if it "ventures across the LoC" or acts upon its "doctrine of limited war against Pakistan." He urged the United Nations to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir, claiming that the struggle of the people in the region is being "brutally suppressed" by India. He also claimed that there are no Taliban safe havens in Pakistan. "Having suffered and sacrificed so much due to our role in the global counter terrorism campaign, it is especially galling for Pakistan to be blamed for the military or political stalemate in Afghanistan," Abbasi said. Attacking Pakistan, Gambhir said having diverted billions of dollars in international military and development aid towards creating a "dangerous infrastructure of terror" on its own territory, Pakistan is now speaking of the high cost of its terror industry. "The polluter, in this case, is paying the price," she said. "Even as terrorists thrive in Pakistan and roam its streets with impunity, we have heard it lecture about the protection of human rights in India. The world does not need lessons on democracy and human rights from a country whose own situation is charitably described as a failed state," Gambhir said. "Terroristanis in fact a territory whose contribution to the globalisation of terror is unparalleled. Pakistan can only be counseled to abandon a destructive worldview that has caused grief to the entire world. If it could be persuaded to demonstrate any commitment to civilization, order, and to peace, it may still find some acceptance in the comity of nations," she said.
India slams Pakistan, calls it 'Terroristan'
Exercising its right of reply in the general debate at the ongoing UN General Assembly Session here, India slammed Pakistan for its support to terrorism, labelling it as "Terroristan"."In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror," Eenam Gambhir, First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN, said on...
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Sushma meets US Secretary of State, raises H1-B issue

SME Times 8 hours 31 minutes ago

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session here and strongly raised the issue of H1-B visas.
Sushma Swaraj 'strongly' raises H1B visa issue with US Secretary of State Tillerson
It was not clear what Sushma Swaraj wanted done about the H1B, a category of temporary visas for professionally qualified people, as there has as yet been no changes to that visa system.
Sushma Swaraj raises H1B visa issue with US Secretary of State Tillerson
It was the first bilateral meeting between India and the US after PM Modi's visit to Washington
Sushma Swaraj meets US Secretary, discusses bilateral ties
New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today held a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during which they reviewed all aspects of the bilateral relationship and discussed the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly session here. This was the highest-level meeting between the leaders of the two countries since June when Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with US President Donald Trump. Sushma Swaraj and Tillerson discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, including the situation in the neighbourhood and the Indo-Asia Pacific region, officials said. The meeting also comes ahead of the visit of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to India next week. Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to address the world body tomorrow. "This morning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New York City," the US State Department said in a tweet along with a picture of the two leaders greeting each other. Later External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the two leaders reviewed all aspects of the bilateral relationship, including expanding our trade and investment relations. "Deepening global strategic partnership, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets with Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State in their first standalone meeting," Kumar tweeted. PTI Deepening global strategic partnership, EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets with Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State in their first standalone meeting pic.twitter.com/pOEgN3yoD3 — Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 22, 2017
Sushma meets US Secretary of State, raises H1-B issue
"The two sides reviewed all aspects of the bilateral relationship, including expanding our trade and investment relations," MEA spokesperson said.
Sushma Swaraj, Tillerson discuss jointly fighting terrorism, Indo-Pacific cooperation
India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed on Monday how their two countries can jointly fight terrorism and promote security in the Indo-Pacific region.This follows President Donald Trump's announcement last month that strategic partnership with India would be "a critical part of the South...
Sushma Swaraj raises issue of terrorism, H-1B with US Secretary of State
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today raised the issue of terrorism and H-1B with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as the two leaders met for the first time in a bilateral meeting. Swaraj and Tillerson, who met in New York on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session, also discussed strengthening of the US-India political and economic partnership.
Sushma raises H1B visa issue with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
[United States], Sep 22 (ANI): India's External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of H1B visa and children falling under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy during her meeting with the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday. The two sides also reviewed all aspects all the bilateral relationship, including expanding our trade and investment relations. The two Ministers discussed regional issues with focus on Pakistan, Afghanistan and terrorism Swaraj's meeting with Tillerson was held on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly and came after U.S. President Donald Trump's urged India to do more in Afghanistan last month. It was the first bilateral meeting between India and the U.S. after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington in June. Swaraj is in New York for the 72nd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. Earlier, Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka Trump met Swaraj on the sidelines of the ongoing annual United Nations General Assembly session. After the meeting, Ivanka took to Twitter and said that she has always respected Swaraj, adding that the EAM was charismatic and accomplished. "I have long respected India's accomplished and charismatic Foreign Minister @SushmaSwaraj, and it was an honor to meet her today," Ivanka tweeted. Ivanka discussed the issue of women empowerment with Sushma Swaraj. (ANI)
Sushma Swaraj 'strongly raises' H1B visa issue in meeting with Rex Tillerson
Swaraj and Tillerson discussed progressed about several bilateral issues.
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Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten': Russia

Sify 3 hours 54 minutes ago

[Russia], September 23 (ANI):Appealing for an end to the escalating rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has likened the war of words between U.S....
Trump, Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten': Russia
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has likened the war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children.
Russia says Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un are like 'children in a kindergarten', urges them to calm down
Russia urged 'hot heads' to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt 'challenged' by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults.
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un are like 'children in a kindergarten': Russia
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has likened the war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children.
Trump, Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten': Russia
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has likened the war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to a kindergarten fight between children.The North Korean leader earlier labelled Trump "mentally deranged" and a "dotard" after Trump threatened to destroy his country.Trump responded with a tweet calling Kim...
U.S. challenged by rising North Korea tensions, Russia urges calm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia urged "hot heads" to calm down on Friday as the United States admitted it felt "challenged" by North Korea's warning that it could test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific and President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un traded more insults.
Russia tells North Korea, U.S. 'hot heads' to calm down
The post Russia tells North Korea, U.S. ‘hot heads’ to calm down | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost .
Trump calls Kim Jong Un a madman, says North Korea will be tested like never before
North Korea's Kim Jong Un "will be tested like never before," US President Donald Trump said on Friday as the two leaders continued to trade insults and Pyongyang threatened to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean.
Kim vows to make Trump 'pay dearly' for threatening N Korea
Seoul : North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un today mocked Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" -- and warned he will make the US president "pay dearly" for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations. Kim lashed out after Trump stunned the world on Tuesday when he used his maiden UN General Assembly speech to warn the North that Washington would "totally destroy" it if the US or its allies were attacked. The bellicose speech came after months of escalating tensions over advances in the rogue weapons programme operated by Pyongyang, which has defied tough sanctions to launch its sixth and largest nuclear test and to fire a series of missiles over Japan. "I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the US pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK," Kim was quoted as saying by state news agency KCNA, referring to North Koreas official name. Kim, whom Trump belittles as "Rocket Man", also questioned the sanity of the US leader, referring to the "mentally deranged behavior of the US president openly expressing on the UN arena the unethical will to totally destroy a sovereign state". Isolated and impoverished, the North says it needs a nuclear deterrent to protect it from an aggressive US and the autocratic regime has made militarism a central part of its national ideology. The statement stressed Kim was in no mood to change course. Trumps remarks "have convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last," Kim added. The angry response also came after the US yesterday sharply ramped up sanctions aimed at curtailing North Koreas nuclear weapons drive, targeting the regimes trading partners with a sweeping ban on business. Trump unveiled the new measures as he met with the leaders of allies Japan and South Korea, even as key players China and Russia voiced unease with his more aggressive approach. Pyongyangs stated aim is to be able to target the US mainland and the nation has flaunted the advances in its weapons programme in recent weeks, with the September test of what it said was a miniaturised H-bomb capable of being loaded onto a rocket. The country also tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July that appeared to bring much of the US mainland into range. (AFP)
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Tax official's kidnapped son found murdered near Bengaluru

Prokerala 18 hours 13 minutes ago

A 19-year-old son of an Income Tax officer was found murdered after his friends allegedly kidnapped him over a week ago and demanded a Rs 50 lakh ransom for his release, police said on Friday. Six...
Bengaluru: Son of IT officer kidnapped and killed, four including friend arrested
The son of an Income Tax officer was found dead near a lake in the city outskirts today, 10 days after he was kidnapped, police said, adding four people including a friend of the victim have been arrested.
Kidnapped IT officer's son killed in Bengaluru, four arrested
The body of an Income Tax officers son was found near a lake today, 10 days after he was apparently kidnapped, and police said they have arrested four people including a friend of the victim. The decomposed body of 19-year-old Sharath Kumar was found buried near Ramohalli lake on the outskirts of Bengaluru, police said. Police believe the abductors killed the teenager because they feared being caught. Police said four people have been arrested but did not reveal their identities or give details. Sharath, the son of I-T officer Niranjan Kumar, had left home at Ullala in his new motorcycle on September 12, telling his parents that he will back soon. However, he did not return home till late in the night. His parents tried calling him but to no avail. Two days later he sent a WhatsApp video message telling his parents to arrange Rs 50 lakh to pay his abductors as ransom. His parents lodged a complaint with the police and a manhunt was launched but the police drew a blank. The teenager was studying automobile engineering at Acharya Institute of Engineering in Begnaluru.
Income Tax officers son killed by abductors, body found near lake in Bengaluru
The Bengaluru police on Friday recovered the body of a 19-year-old boy who was the son of an income tax officer.
Bengaluru: Kidnapped son of Income Tax officer killed, body found near lake
Sharath, a 19-year-old second year student of automobile engineering, had left his house at Ullal on his new motorbike at 6.30 pm on September 12, telling his parents that he was going to meet his friends.
Kidnapped Malayali student killed in Bengaluru; 6 arrested
Bengaluru: A Malayali student who was kidnapped 10 days ago was found murdered near a lake on the citys outskirts today, with police arresting six persons including a friend of the victim in connection with the crime. The decomposed body of 19-year-old Sharath, was found buried near the Ramohalli lake, police said. The victims car was parked near the spot, police said, adding, fearing action by them the abductors killed him. Sharath, son of I-T officer Niranjan Kumar, had left home at Ullala in his new car on September 12, telling his parents that he will back soon. However, he did not return home till late in the night. His parents tried calling him but to no avail. Two days later he sent a WhatsApp video message telling his parents to arrange Rs 50 lakh to pay his abductors as ransom. His parents had lodged a complaint with the police and a manhunt was launched to trace the him but the police drew a blank. A pall of gloom descended at Ullala where the family resides. The boy was studying automobile engineering at Acharya Institute of Engineering. PTI
Bengaluru: Kidnapped son of Income Tax officer killed, body found near lake
Bengaluru : The 19-year-old son of an Income Tax officer who was kidnapped on September 12 has been murdered. Police found the body of the victim near Rachenahalli lake. Four people have been arrested in connection with the crime. Sharath, a 19-year-old second year student of automobile engineering, had left his house at Ullal on his new motorbike at 6.30 pm on September 12, telling his parents that he was going to meet his friends. However, when he did not return home till 8.30 pm, his parents got worried. They informed the police and a case was registered. "The boy's mother called him many times but the calls went unanswered. Today, his parents and sister received a WhatsApp video from his mobile phone, in which the boy is seen asking them to arrange Rs 50 lakh towards his ransom," said a police officer associated with the investigation. According to reports, the teenager was kidnapped by one of his relatives named Vishal and his accomplices. The abductors killed him after realising that his father has filed a police complaint. They dumped his body at Rachenahalli lake near Kengeri suburb. However, a couple of days after the murder they found the body floating in the lake. The men then fished out the body and buried it near the lake.
Kidnapped IT officer's son killed, four arrested
An Income Tax officer's son who was kidnapped 10 days ago was found murdered near a lake on the city's outskirts today, with police arresting four persons including a friend of the victim in connection with the crime.The decomposed body of 19-year-old Sharath was found buried near the Ramohalli lake, police said.The victim's car was parked near the spot, police said, adding, fearing action by them the abductors killed him.Sharath, son of I-T officer Niranjan Kumar, had left home at Ullala in his new car on September 12, telling his parents that he will back soon. However, he did not return home till late in the night.His parents tried calling him but to no avail. Two days later he sent a WhatsApp video message telling his parents to arrange Rs 50 lakh to pay his abductors as ransom.His parents had lodged a complaint with the police and a manhunt was launched to trace the him but the police drew a blank.A pall of gloom descended at Ullala where the family ...
Bengaluru: Kidnapped son of I-T officer killed, body found near lake
Sharath, a 19-year-old second year student of automobile engineering, had left his house at Ullal on his new motorbike at 6.30 pm on September 12, telling his parents that he was going to meet his friends.
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Pakistan shells Indian border posts, 7 injured

MSN India 8 hours 20 minutes ago

Pakistani troops target Indian border outposts and hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts in overnight firing and shelling, injuring two BSF jawans and five civilians
Pakistan shells border posts, hamlets in J&K; BSF jawans among 7 injured
Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts and hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts in overnight firing and shelling, injuring two BSF jawans and five civilians, officials said on Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir: 2 BSF jawans among 5 injured as Pakistan resumes heavy shelling
Villagers in the areas close to the international border said their crops have suffered extensive damage due to the shelling.
Pak shells border posts, hamlets; BSF jawans among 7 injured
Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts and hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts in overnight firing and shelling, injuring two BSF jawans and five civilians, officials said today.Continuous violations of the ceasefire by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) have forced hundreds of border residents to flee their homes.Pakistan troops engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling on villages and border outposts in Arnia, R S Pura and Ramgarh sectors along the IB in Jammu and Samba districts since last evening, the officials said.They targeted over 20 villages.Three civilians in Satowali village of R S Pura sector were injured in Pakistani shelling and had to be hospitalised, they said, adding that another villager was injured in Treva in Arnia sector.In Ramgarh sector in Samba, two BSF jawans suffered minor injuries in Pakistani firing, the officials said.Pakistan also engaged in heavy firing and shelling in Poonch
2 BSF jawans among 7 injured in Pak shelling
Srinagar : Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts and hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts in overnight firing and shelling, injuring two BSF jawans and five civilians, officials said on Saturday. Continuous violations of the ceasefire by Pakistan along the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) have forced hundreds of border residents to flee their homes. Pakistan troops engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling on villages and border outposts in Arnia, R S Pura and Ramgarh sectors along the IB in Jammu and Samba districts since last evening, the officials said. They targeted over 20 villages. Three civilians in Satowali village of R S Pura sector were injured in Pakistani shelling and had to be hospitalised, they said, adding that another villager was injured in Treva in Arnia sector. In Ramgarh sector in Samba, two BSF jawans suffered minor injuries in Pakistani firing, the officials said. Pakistan also engaged in heavy firing and shelling in Poonch sector along the LoC last evening. An eight-year-old boy was injured in the firing, they said. Over 500 people were evacuated by the police from a few border hamlets targeted by Pakistani troops last night, they said. The villagers have been housed in a camp. Over 20,000 people have also fled their homes and hearths in Arnia and R S Pura sectors in the past few days, the officials said. There has been continuous firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the LoC between September 13 and 18. Firing and shelling resumed on September 21 after a two-day lull. A BSF jawan and a civilian were killed and 25 others including five BSF personnel were injured in the shelling and firing by Pakistani troops during the period. Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Till August 1, there have been 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures by the Indian Army.
Pak shells border posts, hamlets; BSF jawans among 7 injured
Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts and hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts in overnight firing and shelling, injuring two BSF jawans and five civilians, officials said today. Continuous violations of the ceasefire by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) have forced hundreds of border residents to flee their homes. Pakistan troops engaged in heavy firing and mortar shelling on villages and border outposts in Arnia, R S Pura and Ramgarh sectors along the IB in Jammu and Samba districts since last evening, the officials said. They targeted over 20 villages. Three civilians in Satowali village of R S Pura sector were injured in Pakistani shelling and had to be hospitalised, they said, adding that another villager was injured in Treva in Arnia sector. In Ramgarh sector in Samba, two BSF jawans suffered minor injuries in Pakistani firing, the officials said. Pakistan also engaged in heavy firing and shelling in Poonch sector along the LoC last evening. An eight-year-old boy was injured in the firing, they said. Over 500 people were evacuated by the police from a few border hamlets targeted by Pakistani troops last night, they said. The villagers have been housed in a camp. Over 20,000 people have also fled their homes and hearths in Arnia and R S Pura sectors in the past few days, the officials said. There have been continuous firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the LoC between September 13 and September 18. Firing and shelling resumed on September 21 after a two- day lull. A BSF jawan and a civilian were killed and 25 others including five BSF personnel were injured in the shelling and firing by Pakistani troops during the period. Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Till August 1, there have been 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures by the Indian Army.
Pak shells border posts, hamlets; BSF jawans among 7 injured
Jammu: Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts and hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts in overnight firing and shelling, injuring two BSF jawans and five civilians, officials said today. Continuous violations of the ceasefire by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) have forced hundreds of border residents to […]
Two BSF troopers, three civilians injured in Pakistan firing
Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and three civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday."The two troopers and three civilians were injured in the overnight Pakistan ceasefire violation in R.S. Pura and Ramgarh sectors."The Pakistan...
Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling; 727 border dwellers evacuated in Jammu and Kashmir
Six civilians were injured on Thursday as Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts and villages along the International Border (IB) in Jammu The post Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling; 727 border dwellers evacuated in Jammu and Kashmir appeared first on Firstpost .
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Anti-graft body freezes accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family

Asia Net India 15 hours 30 minutes ago

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif suffered a major setback after Pakistan’s anti-graft body froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of him and his family members facing corruption...
Pakistan's anti-graft body freezes bank accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family
Sharif, 67, had stepped down as PM after the Supreme Court disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children.
Pak's anti-graft body freezes accounts, properties of Nawaz Sharif & family
Sharif along with his children is in London to see his ailing wife Kulsoom
Pakistan anti-graft body freezes accounts of Sharif, family
Pakistan's top anti-graft body today froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members who are facing corruption and money laundering charges. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) told PTI today that they have written to the State Bank of Pakistan and commercial banks that since Sharif and his family are facing the NAB references, their bank accounts may be cautioned.
Pak anti-graft body freezes accounts of Sharif, family
Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif today suffered a major setback after Pakistans anti-graft body froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of him and his family members facing corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, 67, stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children. The Accountability Court in Islamabad, which is hearing the corruption cases against the Sharif family, today summoned Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law capt (retd) Safdar to appear before it on September 26. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pasted the summonses and property attachment notices on the Sharifs residence in Raiwind on the outskirts of Lahore. Sharif, along with his children, is in London to be with his ailing wife Kulsoom who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer. There is speculation in the Pakistani media that the Sharif family may not return to face the NAB corruption cases. The ruling PML-N party, however, insists that Sharif would return once his wifes health improves. "We have written to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and commercial banks requesting them that since Sharif and his children and son-in-law Safdar are facing the NAB cases, their bank accounts may be cautioned (frozen)," an NAB official told PTI today. He said the NAB has also written to the commissioner Islamabad, deputy commissioner Lahore, federal board of revenue, excise and tax department, the chairman security exchange commission of Pakistan and federal board of revenue regarding freezing of the properties of the Sharif family. The NAB has already frozen the properties of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his known sources of income. The Accountability Court has also issued bailable arrest warrants against Dar who is also currently in London. The NAB has also written to district governments, asking them to stop any transfer or disposal of the properties owned by Sharif, his sons -- Hassan and Hussain, daughter -- Maryam, son-in-law -- Safdar, and finance minister Dar, warning that in case of non-compliance, they could face up to three years in prison. The NAB has filed three cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, his children and Safdar, and one against Dar in the Accountability Court in Islamabad and Rawalpindi recently. The cases are filed in connection with the investigation of offshore properties of the Sharif family members. Sharifs Kulsoom contested on Lahores NA-120 seat that fell vacant in the wake of his disqualification and won.
Graft case: Properties of ex-Pak PM Sharif, family frozen
Pakistan''s top anti-graft body today froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members who are facing corruption and money laundering charges.
Pakistan#39;s anti-graft body freezes accounts of Sharif, family
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) displayed the summons and property attachment notices on the Sharifs#39; residence in Raiwind.
More trouble for Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan anti-graft body freezes accounts, properties of ex-PM, his family
There's a strong buzz in Pakistan that Nawaz Sharif and his family will not return from London to face probe.
Panama Papers case: Nawaz Sharif and his family's assets frozen by Pakistan's anti
Pakistan's top anti-graft body on Friday froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members who are facing corruption and money laundering charges. The post Panama Papers case: Pakistan’s anti-graft body freezes bank accounts, seizes properties of Nawaz Sharif appeared first on Firstpost .
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OMG! Newton is India`s official entry to the Oscars 2018!

Santabanta 8 hours 29 minutes ago

Eros International and Colour Yellow Productions` latest release Newton featuring Rajkummar Rao...
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The movie is now India's official entry to the Oscars 2018
'Newton' is India's entry to the Oscars
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amit Masurkars Newton, a political satire about an election in the remote jungles of India, is the countrys official entry in the best foreign film category at the Academy Awards next year.
Newton gets selected as Indias official entry to the Oscars
The second half of September is always an exciting one. After all, its the time when the Film Federation of India (FFI) decides which film should be the official entry of India to the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. And this time, its a Hindi film that has got the coveted chance. That flick is none other than Eros International and Colour Yellow Productions Newton , which incidentally has also released today in theatres. Newton is a story of a rookie government officer who goes to the Naxal-infested jungles of Chhattisgarh to conduct free and fair elections there and how his righteousness leads to hilarious and even shocking consequences. The lead role is essayed by Rajkummar Rao and the film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav. It is directed by Amit Masurkar, who rose to prominence with the indie film Sulemani Keeda . Newton had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Aanand L Rai of Colour Yellow Productions said, Good films need to reach the audience. Period. We as a production company are lucky to be in a place that we can be instrumental in this process. Over the years people have found connect with Colour Yellow Productions and good storytelling and we don't want to let go of any opportunity that we get in this regard. Newton is an important film and we will call it an investment not a punt. We really believe the film it's getting what is deserves and hope it soars more heights. Director Amit Masurkar says, It's a great honour for us to represent India at the Oscars. We hope this film will bring attention to the need to strengthen democracy in our country. The film is in theatres at the moment and this announcement will help us reach out to a larger audience. Manish Mundra, founder of Drishyam Films and producer of Newton says, This is the most incredible news of our lives all of our hard work and faith is finally paying off. Newton is a very important film and we cannot thank the Film Federation of India jury enough for recognising and appreciating our efforts. There is truly no greater honour than representing our country at the global stage. And for the news to be announced on the day of Newton 's theatrical release across India the stars are truly aligning for us. The critics have spoken, and now we cannot wait for our Indian audiences to go watch the film in the theatres. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd says, "It gives us immense pleasure that Newton is India's official entry to Oscars 2018. We at Eros are extremely proud as this film is totally deserving of this huge honour and we will continue to back good cinema as always." This is the second time in years that a film currently running in theatres has been selected as Indias official entry to the Oscars. The last such film in recent times that also had a similar experience was the 2012 film Barfi , starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana DCruz. The selection of Barfi however led to major controversies as the film was criticized for lifting scenes from prominent Hollywood and other world cinema films. The year after, 2013, saw the biggest fight of Oscar race ever. A small Gujarati film, The Good Road , was sent to Oscars which angered and shocked everyone in the industry. It was the same year when The Lunchbox , starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, had hit screens and had created waves across the world like never before. It was believed that The Lunchbox had high chances of picking an Oscar and that India lost a chance of winning the golden trophy. From 2014 onwards however, all the choices have been controversy-free the small budget Liars Dice , hard-hitting Marathi film Court and the intense Tamil thriller Visaranai respectively. The collections of Newton have been very poor till now and it remains to be seen if this news give a boost to its earnings in the days to come.
B-Town celebs congratulate Rajkummar for 'Newton' Oscar nomination
A string of Bollywood personalities including names like Paresh Rawal, Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar have congratulated National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, whose latest release "Newton" has been selected as India's official entry at the Oscars 2018."Newton", a Hindi film set against the backdrop of elections in the world's largest...
Rajkummar's 'Newton' is India's official entry to Oscars 2018
Recently-released black comedy film 'Newton,' starring Rajkummar Rao?, is India's official entry to the 90th Academy Awards ceremony.The elated 33-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle and confirmed the news, writing, "Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India's official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team."The movie, which also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav, is directed by Amit V Masurkar.'Newton' had its world premiere in the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.This year's Oscars will be held on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles.
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India vs Australia, 3rd ODI Preview: Virat Kohli & Co look towards in-form bowlers to seal series

Zee News 8 hours 31 minutes ago

Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey have not made any contribution in the team's cause so far and to keep their places they have to do something worthwhile.
India v/s Australia, 3rd ODI | Preview: Hosts look towards in-form bowlers to seal series
Skipper Virat Kohli will be eager to wrap up the series 3-0 in Indore on Sunday.
Pat Cummins to skip T20 series against India
Right-arm Australian pacer Pat Cummins will miss the three-match T20 series against India beginning October 7.Cricket Australia have decided to rest Cummins from the T20I series with an eye on his workload management in the build-up to the Ashes."Pat has played a considerable amount of cricket this year after a long period away from the game due to injury," ESPNcricinfo quoted national selector Trevor Hohns as saying in a statement."His body has handled the return to international cricket well, but we believe the best plan for him ahead of the Ashes Series is to return home to refresh, both mentally and physically, before he prepares for Sheffield Shield cricket," he added.The 24-year-old will fly back to Australia after the fifth and final match of the ongoing ODI series slated for October 1.A replacement for Cummins in Australia's T20I squad will be named at a later date.
Cummins to skip India T20Is
The fast bowler will return home after the fifth ODI in Nagpur, as Australia eye his workload and preparations for the Sheffield Shield and the subsequent home Ashes
Cricket-Australia fast bowler Cummins to miss India T20 series
MUMBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins will miss the three-match Twenty20 series against India to keep him fresh for the Ashes against England later this year, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
Pat Cummins to miss India T20 series
Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins will miss the three-match Twenty20 series against India to keep him fresh for the Ashes against England later this year, Cricket Australia said on Friday. After more than five years of injury setbacks preventing his talent from blooming, the 24-year-old made an inspiring return to the test arena against India earlier this year. He has since been a regular in the 50-over format and is expected to be part of Australias pace attack in the Ashes and will therefore return home from India after the remaining three ODIs in the five-match series. "Pat has played a considerable amount of cricket this year after a long period away from the game due to injury," national selector Trevor Hohns said. "His body has handled the return to international cricket well, but we believe the best plan for him ahead of the Ashes series is to return home to refresh, both mentally and physically, before he prepares for Sheffield Shield cricket." The replacement for Cummins in the T20 squad will be announced later, CA added. Australia trail 2-0 in the five-match ODI series and must win against India at Indore on Sunday to stay alive.
Australia pacer Cummins to skip T20I series against India
Australian pacer Pat Cummins will skip the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against India and return home to prepare for the Ashes later this year, Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday."Key fast bowler Pat Cummins will skip the T20 leg of Australia's Qantas Tour of India in order to rest ahead of the Magellan Ashes this...
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Deadline eased for home loan subsidy: Middle-income group can avail interest subsidy till March 2019

Money Today 8 hours 31 minutes ago

On December 31 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the credit linked subsidy scheme under PMAY (Urban) will be applicable to middle-income groups till the end of December...
Good news for homebuyers
The interest subsidy of up to Rs 2.60 lakh on home loans under the Centre's affordable housing scheme will now be available to middle-income group beneficiaries for another 15 months till March 2019, a top official said here. Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said on Friday the decision will provide more time for the middleincome group to avail the interest subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). Mishra was addressing ...
Centre extends PMAY subsidy benefit to MIG by 15 months
The Centre has given a 15-month extension in benefit of interest subsidy of Rs 2.60 lakh on home loans under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) for middle-income group (MIG) beneficiaries beyond December, a top official said on Friday.Union Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his...
PM Awas Yojana: Until Mar 2019, you can save Rs 2.6 lakh on your home loan
This decision will provide more time for beneficiaries of the middle-income groups to avail interest subsidy under the PMAY (Urban)
Govt's interest subsidy scheme extended
The Centre on Friday announced that the benefit of interest subsidy of about Rs 2.60 lakh on home loans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) will now be available for beneficiaries belonging to Middle Income Groups (MIG) for 15 more months beyond December this year. Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs) informed this while addressing the 'Real Estate and Infrastructure Investors Summit' in Mumbai. He said that the government decided to give more time for MIG beneficiaries to avail interest subsidy under PMAY(Urban). Prime Minister last year made applicable the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme under PMAY(Urban) to MIG, till the end of December this year.
Interest Subsidy Scheme on home loans for MIG extended by another 15 months
The central government today announced that the benefit of interest subsidy of about Rs.2.60 lakh on home loans under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) will now be available for beneficiaries belonging to Middle Income Groups
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Ajinkya Rahane pledges to support PM Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata hi Seva' movement

Zee News 8 hours 31 minutes ago

Apart from Rahane, actors Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar have also pledged their support to the movement.
Tale of 2 netas-in-waiting
Superstar Rajinikanth today tweeted his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign.
Rajinikanth supports Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' mission
Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth said today that he extended "full support" to Prime Minister Narendra Modis Swachhata Hi Seva mission. Cleanliness was godliness, the 66-year-old said on Twitter, backing the initiative under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Rajinikanth tweeted. I extend my full support to our hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji's #SwachhataHiSeva mission. Cleanliness is godliness. — Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) September 22, 2017 The "Kabali" actor has been hinting for some time that he might take the political plunge. Rajinikanths tweet comes a day after film star Kamal Haasan met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here, amid indications that he, too, might join politics. Haasan was invited by Kejriwal to join politics to fight corruption and communalism. Haasan had said earlier that he would be willing to work with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever decided to enter politics. The fortnight from September 15 till Gandhi Jayanti is being celebrated as Swachhta Hi Seva. Celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar have also pledged their support to the Swachhta movement. PTI
Rajinikanth backs PM Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' mission
Cleanliness was godliness, the 66-year-old said on Twitter, backing the initiative under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Rajinikanth supports Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' mission
Superstar Rajinikanth said today that he extended "full support" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' mission.Cleanliness was godliness, the 66-year-old said on Twitter, backing the initiative under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan."I extend my full support to our hon Prime Minister @narendramodi ji's #SwachhataHiSeva mission. Cleanliness is godliness," Rajinikanth tweeted.The "Kabali" actor has been hinting for some time that he might take the political plunge.Rajinikanth's tweet comes a day after film star Kamal Haasan met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here, amid indications that he, too, might join politics.Haasan was invited by Kejriwal to join politics to fight corruption and communalism.Haasan had said earlier that he would be willing to work with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever decided to enter politics.The fortnight from September 15 till Gandhi Jayanti is being celebrated as 'Swachhta Hi Seva'.Celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Anushka ..
Rajinikanth supports Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' mission
Superstar Rajinikanth said today that he extended "full support" to Prime Minister Narendra Modis Swachhata Hi Seva mission. Cleanliness was godliness, the 66-year-old said on Twitter, backing the initiative under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. "I extend my full support to our hon Prime Minister @narendramodi jis #SwachhataHiSeva mission. Cleanliness is godliness," Rajinikanth tweeted. I extend my full support to our hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji's #SwachhataHiSeva mission. Cleanliness is godliness. — Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) September 22, 2017 The "Kabali" actor has been hinting for some time that he might take the political plunge. Rajinikanths tweet comes a day after film star Kamal Haasan met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here, amid indications that he, too, might join politics. Haasan was invited by Kejriwal to join politics to fight corruption and communalism. Haasan had said earlier that he would be willing to work with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever decided to enter politics. The fortnight from September 15 till Gandhi Jayanti is being celebrated as Swachhta Hi Seva. Celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar have also pledged their support to the Swachhta movement.
Rajinikanth extends support to PM Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva'
Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement, adding that "cleanliness is godliness"."I extend my full support to our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modiji's Swachhata Hi Seva mission. Cleanliness is godliness," Rajinikanth tweeted.Earlier this week, Modi had...
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'Chennai Express' producer Karim Morani surrenders in rape case

Mathrubhumi 8 hours 31 minutes ago

Hyderabad: Bollywood producer Karim Morani has surrendered to police here in connection with a rape case hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his bail plea, authorities confirmed on Saturday. He...
Film producer Morani surrenders in rape case
Bollywood producer Karim Morani has surrendered to police here in connection with a rape case hours after the Supreme Court dismissed his bail plea, authorities confirmed on Saturday.
'Chennai Express' producer Kareem Morani surrenders before police in rape case
Film Producer Kareem Morani on Saturday surrendered before the police in connection with a molestation and rape case. This came after the Supreme Court yesterday denied his anticipatory bail. A case was registered against Morani on January 18 for allegedly raping a woman on promise of marriage. The woman, aged around 25, lodged a complaint with Hayathnagar Police. She accused Morani of raping her on different occasions in Mumbai, with false marriage promises. The alleged incident took place during 2015, following which, a case was registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 417 (cheating), 376 (rape) 342 (wrongful confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation), 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage) and other relevant sections. Karim Morani is known for producing films like 'Chennai Express,' 'Dilwale,' 'Ra.One' and others. (ANI)
'Chennai Express' producer Karim Morani surrenders before police in rape and molestation case
A case was registered against Morani on January 18 for allegedly raping a woman on promise of marriage...
Bollywood producer Karim Morani surrenders to police in Delhi woman rape case
Karim Morani - who has produced, among others, films such as Ra-one and Chennai Express, surrendered to the Rachakonda police in the case of an alleged rape of a 25-year-old Delhi-based woman.
SC refuses to interfere with HC order refusing anticipatory bail to film producer Morani
In a set-back to Bollywood producer Karim Morani, who is accused in an alleged rape case, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with the Andhra Pradesh High Court order rejecting his plea for anticipatory bail.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M.Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud asked the film producer to appear...
SC dismisses bail plea of film producer Morani in rape case
The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea of Bollywood film producer Karim Morani challenging the Hyderabad High Court verdict cancelling his bail in a rape case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the producer to surrender before the Telangana Police in connection with the case. The Hyderabad High Court on September 5 had upheld the decision of the sessions court cancelling bail of Morani in the rape case. The sessions court had taken note of the fact that Morani, who is also an accused in the 2G scam case, had concealed the fact that he was facing trial in the high profile corruption case and had been in jail for several months. An FIR was filed by an aspiring actor alleging that she was raped by the film producer.
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Congress says Modi government 'slept' as Dawood's wife visited Mumbai

Prokerala 4 hours 13 minutes ago

The Congress on Saturday demanded the Narendra Modi government explain how absconding don Dawood Ibrahims wife Mehjabin Shaikh managed to visit Mumbai last year undetected to meet her father."Wife...
Iqbal Kaskar arrested in false case by Thane Police, says his lawyer
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar's lawyer Shyam Keswani says that the case registered by Thane Police in which he is arrested is a false case.
Dawood`s wife visited Mumbai last year to meet father: Iqbal Kaskar to cops
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's wife Mehajabin Shaikh had visited Mumbai to meet her father last year, police officials said, quoting the fugitive gangster's brother Iqbal Kaskar, who has been held in an extortion case.
Dawood's wife met her father in Mumbai last year: Kaskar to cops
Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's wife Mehajabin Shaikh had visited Mumbai to meet her father last year, police officials said, quoting the fugitive gangster's brother Iqbal Kaskar, who has been held in an extortion case. The sensational revelation came after Kaskar had earlier told interrogators that Dawood, a designated global terrorist, is still in Pakistan. Kaskar, arrested by the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Thane police earlier this week, has given some vital information about Dawood and his family, the police officials said. According to the officials, Kaskar has allegedly told them that Dawood's wife Mehajabin Shaikh alias Zubeena Zarin came to Mumbai some time last year to meet her father Salim Kashmiri, who lives here with his family. After meeting Kashmiri and his family members, Mehajabin quietly left the country, they said. Kaskar has also provided addresses of four residences of Dawood in Karachi, the officials said.
Dawood is in Pakistan, scared to call family: Brother Kaskar to cops
His brother said, 'Dawood is of late wary of calling his relatives or his men in India on phone for fear of tapping'
Dawood is in Pak, brother says
Dawood Ibrahim, underworld don-turned-global terrorist, definitely lives in Pakistan, his brother, Iqbal Kaskar, has reportedly confirmed to the Thane police who are questioning him after his arrest in an extortion case.
Dawood Ibrahim is still in Pakistan, brother tells cops
Mumbai: Fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim is still in Pakistan, his brother Iqbal Kaskar has told the interrogators from the Intelligence Bureau and the Thane police's crime branch, officials said on Thursday. Thane police arrested Kaskar two days ago in Mumbai in a case of extortion. "Along with crime branch officials, Iqbal is also being questioned by the IB officials for the last two days and he has provided some vital information related to Dawood and his whereabouts," said a senior official of Thane police. Kaskar, according to the official, confirmed that his brother, wanted in several cases including the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, is in Pakistan. Dawood is of late wary of calling his relatives or his men in India on phone for fear of tapping, he said. Kaskar also told the interrogators that he has spoken with his other brother, Anees Ibrahim, who lives with Dawood, only four or five times in the recent past. The information given by Kaskar will help in the investigation of several cases registered against the members of Dawood gang in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane, the official said. According to the police, Dawood's drug business has spread to Africa and even South America, while Kaskar looks after his 'real estate business' in Mumbai area. The crime branch has also sent a team to Bihar to probe the present case, as the shooters hired to scare the complainant had been hired from there, the officer said. Two more persons have come forward to complain about the extortion racket run by the Dawood gang in Mumbai-Thane area since Iqbal's arrest, and the police are expecting at least a dozen more complaints. The police are likely to give protection to the complainants, the official said. Kaskar and his associates had allegedly been threatening a prominent builder in Thane in Dawood's name since 2013 and had extorted Rs 30 lakh and four flats from him. Kaskar was deported from the UAE in 2003.
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Trump hits out at Kim again, says 'Rocket Man' should've been handled long ago

India Today 10 hours 35 minutes ago

US President Donald Trump, speaking at a rally, said Kim Jong Un should have been handled long ago and, once again, referred to the North Korean dictator as 'Rocket Man'.
'Rocket Man' Kim Jong-Un should have been handled long time ago: Trump
United States President Donald Trump taunted the previous US administration on their way of handling North Korea, saying that Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong-Un should have been handled a long time ago.
'Madman' Kim Jong-un will be tested like never before: Donald Trump
Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people: Trump
Corrected: U.S. challenged by rising North Korea tensions, Russia urges calm
(This story corrects typographical error to 'dual' in paragraph 12.)
'Madman' North Korea leader to be 'tested like never before': Donald Trump
"Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn`t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!" Trump tweeted.
North Korea News LIVE: Japan must brace itself for possible North Korea nuclear weapon launch, says Japanese Defence Minister
North Korea has announced plans to test a powerful nuclear weapon in the Pacific Ocean, in response to US President Donald Trump#39;s threat of military action.
Japan prepared to face N.Korean H-bomb threat
The Japanese government on Friday said that it was prepared to face North Korea's threat to launch a hydrogen bomb into the Pacific Ocean.Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that the Japanese authorities were monitoring the situation closely, and described the North Korean regime's threat as unacceptable, reports Efe...
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Resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally with India, China tells Pak

Mathrubhumi 15 hours 36 minutes ago

Beijing: China on Fridaysaid the Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan through talks, while dismissing calls by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for...
China's snub to Pakistan at UN: Won't meddle in Kashmir, solve it with India
Reacting to OIC's call, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally.
Blow to Pak: Bejing dismisses calls for UN intervention in Kashmir, says issue should be solved bilaterally
China said that the Kashmir issue was 'left over from history' and also dismissed calls by the OIC for imlementation of UN resolution on the dispute.
China snubs Pakistan at UN: On your own in fight with India over Kashmir
The Kashmir issue is an issue leftover from history, said China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang.
China says Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India, Pakistan
China said the Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan through talks, dismissing calls by OIC for implementation of UN resolution on dispute. The post China says Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India, Pakistan appeared first on Firstpost .
India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue through bilateral talks: China
China's position on the Kashmir issue is clear-cut
Kashmir should be resolved bilaterally by India, Pak: China
China today said the Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India and Pakistan through talks, while dismissing calls by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for the implementation of the UN resolution on the dispute. Asked about the contact group of the OIC calling for the implementation of the UN resolution on Kashmir, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the issue should be resolved between India and Pakistan. "China has noted the relevant report. Chinas position on the Kashmir issue is clear-cut," Lu said, in response to a question. "The Kashmir issue is left over from history. China hopes India and Pakistan can increase dialogue and communication and properly handle relevant issues and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability," he said.
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Two militants involved in Banihal terror attack arrested

State Times 30 hours 34 minutes ago

Agency Banihal/Jammu: Two militants involved in the deadly terror attack on the SSB party in Banihal belt of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday have been arrested, the police said today. Gaznafar and...
Two terrorists responsible for attack on SSB men arrested by J&K Police
Two terrorists, responsible for killing a head constable of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and wounding another jawan, were nabbed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday.
Two militants arrested in J&K
Two militants responsible for Wednesday's attack outside a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) camp in Jammu and Kashmir, have been arrested, police said on Friday.
Two militants involved in Banihal terror attack arrested
Two militants involved in the deadly terror attack on the SSB party in Banihal belt of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday have been arrested, the police said today. Gaznafar and Arif have been arrested in connection with the attack in which one SSB jawan was killed and another injured. "We have arrested two militants involved in the terror attack on the SSB party in Banihal. They were arrested within 24 hours of the attack by the police during a major combing operation in Banihal belt", SSP, Ramban, Mohan Lal told PTI. "Two service rifles, including an AK assault rifle and an Insas rifle, which were snatched during the attack, were also recovered from their possession", the SSP said. Gazanfar and Arif were recruited to foment terror in the Chenab Valley region, officials said. The duo, along with Aquib Wahid, were involved in the attack. The hunt for Wahid is on, they said. 21-year-old Gazanfar Ahmed and 22-year-old Aquib Wahid are BSc students at the Degree College in Anantnag. 25-year-old Arif is working with a private company. Families of Gaznafar and Aquib were allegedly associated with the Hizbul Mujahidebn in the past, they said.
Two militants arrested in J&K
Two militants responsible for Wednesday's attack outside a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) camp in Jammu and Kashmir, have been arrested, police said on Friday."The two militants, Gazanfer and Arif, involved in the terror attack were arrested and the hunt for a third terrorist is on."Two weapons were also recovered," the police added.On Wednesday...
Two militants involved in Banihal terror attack arrested
Two militants involved in the deadly terror attack on the SSB party in Banihal belt of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday have been arrested, the police said today. Gaznafar and Arif have been arrested in connection with the attack in which one SSB jawan was killed and another injured. “We have arrested two militants involved […]
Two militants arrested in J&K for attack on SSB jawans
Jammu : Two militants responsible for Wednesday's attack outside a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) camp in Jammu and Kashmir, have been arrested, police said on Friday. "The two militants, Gazanfer and Arif, involved in the terror attack were arrested and the hunt for a third terrorist is on. "Two weapons were also recovered," the police added. On Wednesday evening, militants attacked the camp near the Jawahar Tunnel in Bannihal area leaving one SSB trooper killed and an another injured.
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