Islamic State ‘sympathiser’ arrest, Julian Assange, Tanzanian student attack: The top stories today

From the accident involving the Island Express to the attack on the Tanzanian student, here are the top stories of the day

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 5, 2016 4:11 pm
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Here are the top trending news today.

Suspected Islamic State sympathiser nabbed in Delhi

Suspected ISIS sympathiser arrested in Delhi: In the ongoing crackdown against terror modules, a 28-year-old man, suspected to have links to the Islamic State, was arrested today in Delhi. The accused, Ibrahim Sayyed, is believed to be self-radicalised and was acting as a financier. He reportedly gave Rs 50,000 to four others, who allegedly had links to a former Indian Mujahideen militant. READ MORE

UN rules in favour of Julian Assange

A five-member United Nations panel today said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by both Sweden and Britain since his arrest in London on 7 December 2010. The panel said that Assange should be compensated for his ordeal and his detention should be immediately brought to an end. Britain yesterday reiterated their stand that they would arrest Assange if he leaves the Ecuador Embassy where he has sought refuge for the last few years. READ MORE

Island Express accident: Several coaches of the Kanyakumari-Bangalore Island Express derailed early today in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. At least 10 people injured in the accident were taken to nearby hospitals. Rail traffic on the route has been affected. The train runs daily between Kanyakumari and the IT hub of Bangalore. Read more here

Tanzanian student attack: After a Tanzanian student alleged that she was stripped and forced to walk naked by a mob in Bengaluru, the Tanzanian envoy to India said the case had an element of racism. John Kijazi, the envoy, said the student was targeted because she was ‘black.’ He would be travelling with a team from the Ministry of External Affairs to Bengaluru to talk to African students and assuage their concerns. Read more here

Sonu Nigam row: When popular singer Sonu Nigam took to the in-flight announcement system on a Jet Airways flight and started singing for his co-passengers, the video went immediately viral. But apparently, for the cabin crew of that flight who allowed the singer to use the system, it’s not been a great turn of events. The airline said in a statement today that it had suspended the cabin crew and initiated enquiry into the matter. Read more here