Deeptiman Tiwary


5 km from face-off with China, high alert but conflict far from minds
Mon, Aug 21, 2017

The three villages of Kupup, Gnathang and Dzuluk, in a stretch of about 30 km, are closest to the trijunction between India, China and Bhutan that is under dispute, and virtually survive on tourism and jobs provided by the Army.

Lucknow-Kanpur module of IS: Ex-IAF man was inclined towards jihad in India, convinced others, says NIA
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

A third bomb was made by the group in a plastic bottle and planted at Ghatampur Road beside the railway line. It was to be put in a busy square of Kanpur, but the group did not succeed. “Ghaus was aware of all these attempts,” the chargesheet says.

Bill to merge subsidiary banks with SBI clears LS, govt says boost to parent bank
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Following the merger, the total customer base of SBI increased to 37 crore with a branch network of around 24,000 and nearly 59,000 ATMs. The merged entity began operation with a deposit base of more than Rs 26 lakh crore and advances level of Rs 18.50 lakh crore.

ED arrests ‘hawala dealer’ in case linked to Shabir Shah
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Sources in ED said they had summoned Wani to join the probe against Shabir Shah but he failed to turn up.

Geelani’s son seeks summons through employer, says cannot afford trip to Delhi
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Naseem, who could not appear before the NIA on Wednesday, said that this will allow him to claim travel allowance. He wrote that he could not make it to Delhi since he did not have enough money to arrange for his trip.

There is scope for rationalisation of GST rates: Arun Jaitley
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

As Lok Sabha passes Bills extending GST to J&K, Opposition complains about too many slabs, government says random criticism is not fair

Chinese make brief transgression in Uttarakhand
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Uttarakhand: "Soldiers of the PLA came in about 1 km into Indian territory and asked local shepherds from India who were grazing their cattle there to leave. By the time, personnel of the ITBP reached the area, the Chinese soldiers had left,” said an officer.

Agency wants top lawyer in terror funding case
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Luthra was additional solicitor general under the UPA government and resigned in 2014 after the Narendra Modi government came to power.

NIA may use ‘pro-freedom’ speeches, meetings against Jammu lawyer
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

The raids are part of NIA’s crackdown on separatists on the basis of an FIR accusing them of fomenting unrest in Kashmir with funds received from Pakistan-based terror outfits.

ED registers money laundering case against Lalu, Rabri and Tejashwi Yadav
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

The CBI has alleged that Lalu allegedly favoured a company in granting contract for maintenance of two railway-owned hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006. Rabri and Tejashwi were allegedly given prime property in Patna at throwaway prices as a quid pro quo.

Money laundering case: ED may register case against separatists 
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The NIA had arrested the second-rung separatists, who were remanded in 10-day NIA custody on Tuesday, for allegedly fomenting trouble in Valley with funds from Pakistani terror groups. An ED case will allow attachment of properties of the seven.

National Investigation Agency likely to summon top Kashmiri separatists
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

The officer said that the NIA’s primary job now is to utilise the 10-day custody of the seven accused, who were arrested on Monday, to corroborate evidence against them.

First NIA chargesheet in rail accidents points to ISI role
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The NIA has blamed ISI for roping in a Nepalese citizen to arrange for men to plant pressure cooker bombs on rail tracks to blow up passenger trains.

Terror funding: Geelani son-in-law among seven held, separatists call for bandh
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The NIA said Farooq Ahmad Dar was arrested in New Delhi. The others held in Srinagar will be brought to New Delhi Tuesday where they will be produced before the Special Judge, NIA, at the Patiala House Courts. 

Terror funding: Syed Ali Shah Geelani son-in-law among 7 held, separatists call for bandh
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

The NIA (National Investigation Agency) registered a case on May 30 against the separatists who, according to it were acting in connivance with active militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, Dukhtarane Millat, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and other organisations.

No trace of explosives, Maoist theory in AP rail accident takes a hit
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

After taking over the case, the NIA had sent broken rail pieces, coach parts and gravel from under the tracks at the accident site to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) at Hyderabad to check for explosives.

All parties back Bill to give teachers chance to get degrees
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which aims to give such teachers time until March 31, 2019 to clear necessary exams and get the required degrees.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly: Centre puts on hold probe by NIA into PETN
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

On July 12, 150 gm of a powdery substance was found under the seat of Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Singh in the UP Assembly. That the substance was PETN, a plastic explosive, was declared by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath a day after.

China can attack, has atom bomb in Pakistan: Mulayam Singh Yadav
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

“I have been saying for 20 years that China is conspiring against India and has Pakistan on its side. It has set up atom bomb underground in Pakistan, I have learnt," Mulayam Singh Yadav said

Director of two Dubai firms held in VVIP chopper deal probe
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The ED claimed that the companies were allegedly involved in movement of bribe money paid to government officials through middleman Christian Michel. In January 2014, India scrapped the contract with AgustaWestland for supply of AW-101 choppers following allegations of kickbacks and involvement of middlemen.

ED questions Misa Bharti in money laundering case
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

ED is probing dealings of Misa Bharti’s company Mishail Packers and Printers Ltd with two market entry operators suspected to have moved money on her behalf. This money, ED suspects, was used to buy properties in Delhi.

Amarnath Yatra attack’s LeT suspect may have robbed ATM after note ban: Cops
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The suspect, Mohammed Ismail, alias Abu Ismail, is a mid-level operative of LeT and is known to have been operational in south Kashmir for the last one year, according to police sources.

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Bus was not part of convoy, yatris not registered, says CRPF
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

“These yatris had not registered themselves, as is advised, and did not even become part of the yatra convoy, which is escorted by security forces, both to and from Amarnath, everyday. They also violated the 7 pm curfew on movement of yatris,” said CRPF DG.

NCRB plans to create database on lynchings
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

At present no centralised data is available on lynchings, which have been reported in cases of theft, witchcraft, and recently over child theft and cow-protection.

Rs 8,000 Cr ‘laundering’: ED raids Delhi farmhouses of Lalu’s daughter Misa
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

The searches were conducted by the ED in connection with its probe into alleged laundering of over Rs 8,000 crore by two market entry operators, identified as Surendra Jain and Virendra Jain, through a maze of shell companies.

IIT-Bombay to help BSF find tech solutions, MoU on July 8
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

The idea has received a go-ahead from the Ministry of Home Affairs and will be formalised on July 8 through a MoU between the BSF and the National Conference On Emerging Information Technology And Its Solutions under IIT Bombay.

Non-bailable warrant issued against Shabir Shah in money laundering case
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

The agency had moved an application for a non-bailable warrant against Shah on June 9 and the court issued it on June 22. The ED called Shah seven times for questioning but he did not turn up on one pretext or the other.

NIA builds case against J&K stone-pelters with electronic evidence
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Agency sources point out that the probe against stone-pelters is far easier compared to that of terror funding against separatists, where fund trails have to be established end to end, beginning from Pakistan.

BSF plane with Home Secy comes within ‘500 m to 1 km’ of IndiGo plane, accident averted
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

A BSF official said Mehrishi, who was in Srinagar on an official visit, had boarded the BSF flight at around 11:30 IST. Around 12 noon, the official said, the pilot realised that he was on a collision course with an IndiGo flight and changed course “in the nick of time”.

J&K terror funding: No evidence, NIA set to close one of two probes
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

“No evidence of terror funding or financial aid to stone-pelters has been found in that case. All bank accounts that were brought under the scanner have been found to have had legitimate business transactions. That case is as good as closed,” a senior NIA officer said.

Lucknow-Kanpur IS module: ‘Leader ran online portals, was popular among radicals’
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Agency sources said alleged Islamic State recruiter Amzad Khan alias Ayan Khan Salafi, who was deported from Saudi Arabia in April for allegedly motivating youths online to join the IS, has revealed about Muzaffar’s social media platforms that discussed Islam.

Assam: Former J&K top cop to probe ‘encounter’
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The Indian Express first reported on May 24 that Rai had informed CRPF headquarters and other authorities that his “discreet inquiry”, backed by GPS data and interviews with those involved, had revealed that two suspected NDFB(S) cadres had been allegedly killed in the fake “encounter” in Assam’s Chirang district.

CRPF IG Rajnish Rai, who called Assam encounter fake, is shunted
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Rai was asked to join the Counter Insurgency and Anti Terrorism (CIAT) School of the CRPF at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.

Walking the faultlines: The Bhim Army has been slowly gaining ground among Dalits locally
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Wooed by BJP, but wary of Yogi. Supporters of BSP, but ‘forsaken’ by Maya. The Indian Express travels to ground zero to see why the Dalits are looking at the Bhim Army, and what it means for the others.

Saharanpur clashes: Government officials go door to door to calm tempers
Fri, May 26, 2017

State Home Secretary Mani Prasad Mishra apologized to both communities for failure of police in performing their duty.

In Saharanpur, another youth shot at, UP govt suspends DM and SSP
Thu, May 25, 2017

Internet service cut off, officers made to go for allowing Mayawati rally