Express 5: The ‘Bengal’ link to Indian Mujahideen; the possibilities in Maharashtra after polls

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 16, 2014 8:59 am
We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day. We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day:

1. TERROR CHATS:

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A series of Internet chats between key members of Indian Mujahideen (IM) based in India and Pakistan provided leads as early as July 2013 to the emergence of new terror modules with links to West Bengal, Assam and Bangladesh, and a branch leader identified only as “Bengali”.

In terror chats, a new leader of Indian Mujahideen branch called ‘Bengali’, exclusive report by Johnson TA

2. MAHARASHTRA ASSEMBLY POLLS:

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With exit polls unanimous in placing the BJP on top but inconsistent on whether it will have an absolute majority, the big question is who will ally with whom to bring or keep the BJP out of power.

5 parties, 145 target, here are the many possibilities, special report by Shubhangi Khapre

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL COVERAGE ON ASSEMBLY POLLS 2014

3. EXPLAINED:

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Shakil Ahmed and Swapan Mondal (alias Sobhan Mondal), the two men killed in the October 2 blast in Burdwan, were allegedly bombmakers with links to the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JuM-B), a terrorist organisation that is said to have received money from the Saradha chit fund scam.

JuM-B: An old link with bombmaker ‘Tunda’, a new terror threat to India, an in-depth report by Praveen Swami

4. OPINION:

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Politics often works on psychological alchemy as much as on policies and programmes. Successful politicians create psychological resonance.

Criticism in the age of Narendra Modi, writes Pratap Bhanu Mehta

5. CRICKET:

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Given that the pitch in Dharamsala favours pacers, Indian skipper M S Dhoni may take the option of playing Ishant Sharma.

Spinners may be left high and dry, by Daksh Panwar

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