The US had also designated Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist just hours before a scheduled meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi couple of months ago.
Officials said the raids were conducted based on the statements given by the Hurriyat leaders that also includes some suspects associated with Jamaat-e Islami in the Valley.
Each NDRF team includes 47 rescue and relief workers. These include teams that have been pre-positioned at 75 locations. Assam has 7 teams while Bihar has 10 teams.
The plea by Seema Razdan Bhargav and Charu Wali Khanna, which came up before a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar, was tagged along with another petition challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 35A which has already been referred to a three-judge bench.
Singh’s observations, after holding a detailed review of Maoist-affected areas, came following reports that 2,187 mobile towers set up in Maoist-affected areas were working with obsolete technology and were unable to generate intelligence as expected, officials said.
The case was initially investigated by the Maharashtra ATS, which in its 2009 chargesheet stated that Purohit collected funds for the organisation which were then used for promoting fundamentalism and unlawful acts.
According to officials, migrants from Bangladesh settled in the Northeast and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were said to be the primary concern of the home ministry.
The MHA’s advisory has also reiterated that anyone who burns, mutilates, tramples or disfigures the national flag can face imprisonment of up to three years. The advisory said that on important national, cultural and sports events, only paper flags must be used and these must not be left on the ground after the event.
Mehbooba Mufti and other mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have opposed any move to abrogate Article 35 A. She had last month warned that there will be “no one to shoulder the Indian flag’’ in the state if its special status is tampered with.
Barala and his accomplice Ashish Kumar were reeking of alcohol at the health centre in Manimajra, where they were taken following Varnika’s complaint, the report said citing the doctor’s opinion. Home Ministry officials monitoring the case said the refusal by Barala and his accomplice to undergo a medical examination will go against them
Chandigarh Police also informed the MHA that two PCR vans intercepted the white Tata Safari, in which the accused were travelling, following a brief chase on the midnight of August 5 after the police received a call from Varnika, the report said.
Bengal, which recently witnessed communal violence in Basirhat, has had 26 incidents and 3 deaths until May, as compared to 32 incidents (4 deaths) for entire 2016.
Narendra Modi's “special package” for the state was a major poll plank of the NDA in the state Assembly elections. But in March this year, the Bihar government said that only Rs 28,117.23 crore had been made available by the Centre.
The review of 10 Maoist violence-affected states was done nearly four months after the attack on security forces in Chhattisgarh that led to the killing of 25 CRPF personnel.
Sources said the railway ministry has also been asked to make changes in its records so that there is no ambiguity for passengers while making reservations.
Sources said security agencies had information that Abu Dujana often visited the house of a villager, Khurshid, in Harkipora.
In 2016, the region had seen a standoff after Chinese People’s Liberation Army personnel entered an area near Demchok sector, 250 km east of Leh, and stopped work on a civilian project. The irrigation canal was being built under MNREGA scheme for linking a village with ‘Hot Spring’ in the area.
Under Article 111 of the Constitution, while considering the Bills, the President shall declare either that he assents to the Bill, or that he withholds assent or return the Bill if it is not a Money Bill with a message requesting the House to reconsider it.
Mukherjee also gave his assent to Gujarat’s Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Bill, 2017, which bans hookah bars in the state.
After the leaders failed to appear twice, the agency issued summons for Ayaz Akbar, the spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, senior separatist leader, Altaf Fantosh and Peer Saifulla, another of Geelani’s close aides, asking them to appear before the NIA on July 24 at their J&K branch.
Abid was tasked to search for people who wanted to work for IS. He was introduced to one Moosa through his friend Farooq who works in Dubai. The trio met when Farooq came to India last year. After a brief discussion, Moosa agreed to join JKH.
The Home Ministry, however, may bring other changes in the Bill’s language to specify that leaders of political outfits should exercise “due diligence” to prevent damage to public property, said officials.
While she has earlier blamed Pakistan for the unrest in the state, this is the first time that Mufti has pointed a finger at China. Her statement comes at a time of tension between India and China over the Doklam border issue.
The road opening party meant to secure the roads earlier used to be present till 6.30 pm. “We have asked them to remain on the ground till 10 pm.
Ahir, the MoS in-charge of Kashmir, is set to brief Rajnath Singh on his visit. He said the Prime Minister and Home Minister had asked him to accompany MoS (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh to the Valley.
According to investigators, the raids also unearthed a separate tranche of emails related to a property deal in London, which allegedly link Bhandari to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.
Murder accused media executive Indrani Mukerjea had alleged that jail guards had assaulted her during the riot inside Byculla Women’s Prison.
The panel, which includes DMK’s Kanimozhi, TMC’s Satabdi Roy and NCP’s Supriya Sule, will talk to prison authorities. The MPs committee for empowerment of women is likely to prepare a report on women in detention and access to justice based on their interaction.
Amarnath Yatra attack: Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 15 injured when militants attacked a bus carrying at least 56 passengers at Botengo village near Anantnag, on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, in South Kashmir on Monday evening.
In May, a UK delegation led by Patsy Wilkinson, second permanent secretary, British Home Office, held consultations with Mehrishi in Delhi to sign the pact, but it was then turned down by India as one of the clauses was deportation of illegal Indian immigrants.
Maintaining that the law and order is a state subject, the Home Ministry said it was concerned that various incidents, with communal overtones, were taking place across the country, including the recent communal violence at Baduria and Basirhat in North-24 Parganas
The contract between Lalu’s daughter Chanda Yadav and Dojana to develop the shopping complex was signed on May 5, 2016, five months after Nitish Kumar was sworn in as head of the coalition government in Bihar.
Records being investigated by the CBI include a purported contract between the MLA and Prasad’s daughter Chanda, which shows that 57 per cent of the complex under construction on this land would be owned by her while 43 per cent would be allocated to the developer.
During the review of law and order situation, the Centre is likely to press for expeditious investigation and arrest of those involved in some high-profile political murders.
In the same month, the ministry issued a fresh notification to continue AFSPA in Arunachal for three months, until August 8.
The ministry had in April asked the state government to reverse Nagaraj’s ad-hoc promotion, citing Tripura cadre IPS officer Kuldeep Kumar’s plea against Nagaraj. Nagaraj was asked to appear before a ministry’s disciplinary panel.