Sagnik Chowdhury

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Day after surgical strikes: Border on alert, Government says threat from those who have slipped in
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

The government is also learnt to have told the BSF to use "full force" to defend the border in case of ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed threatens India: ‘Pakistan will show what surgical strikes are’
Sat, Oct 01, 2016

Addressing a gathering on Friday, he urged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to give a free hand to the Pak Army to carry out strikes against India.

Uri attack probe: Terrorists locked soldiers in cook house, store
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The two buildings, sources said, had been bolted from outside to prevent those inside from escaping before being set on fire, suggesting that the terrorists had a high degree of knowledge about their targets.

Rajnath Singh holds high-level meeting, CCS may meet today
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi visited Srinagar and chaired a security review meeting with top security and intelligence officials.

India’s ‘asylum policy’: What it is, who it applies to
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti is the latest in a long line of peoples — Tibetans, Sri Lankan Tamils, Pakistanis, Afghans, Bangladeshis, etc. — seeking to make India their home.

Compensation for victims of 1984 anti Sikh-riots: Delhi demands Rs 72 crore, Centre gives Rs 25 crore
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The issue of delivering enhanced compensation for the 1984 riot victims is an important poll plank for both the BJP and AAP for the Punjab polls next year.

Stop military aid to Kabul: Taliban to India
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The statement was issued by the Taliban earlier this month ahead of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to India.

Zakir Naik’s NGO gave Rs 50 lakh to Rajiv Gandhi trust, 3 more officers face action
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Sources said among the alleged irregularities ignored was a donation of Rs 50 lakh by IRF to the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in 2011 during the second term of the UPA government.

Plebiscite to UT status for Leh: String of demands made to all-party team
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

The all-party delegation was also told that the relief for 2014 floods had not been distributed properly since some received Rs 3,000, others Rs 5 lakh and still others no money at all.

Kashmir unrest: Security downgrade to slashing perks, Centre plans to turn heat on separatists
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

In Srinagar, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti hit out at the separatist leadership for frittering away another opportunity to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Zakir Naik’s Foundation: FCRA licence was renewed even as MHA flagged NGO
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Under the “prior permission” category, it is mandatory for an organisation to take the home ministry’s permission before accepting or utilising any foreign contribution.

Govt plans to modify e-tourist visa scheme, bring in coding
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

There will be at least 27 categories or sub-categories, with the corresponding letter codes mentioned on the visas,” a home ministry source said.

42.7 per cent Muslims illiterate, says Census
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

According to the data, the percentage of illiterates is 36.4 for Hindus, 32.5 for Sikhs, 28.2 for Buddhists and 25.6 for Christians.

MHA wants real-time monitoring of NGOs’ foreign funds
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

According to MHA officials, some banks currently update their intranet systems with transaction details of these accounts only once in 24 hours.

Opposition leaders sounded out, all-party team heads to the Valley next week, led by Rajnath Singh
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

“The delegation is expected to visit Srinagar and Jammu on September 4, 5 and 6, and meet all those who are interested in restoring peace in the Valley,” a government source said Monday.

Panel works on alternative to pellets in Kashmir: Balls of pepper, capsicum gas
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The CRPF, the main force dealing with protesters in Kashmir, has in the past year put many non-lethal weapons on trial.

Suspected terror links: Rs 38 crore in 17 J&K accounts under NIA scanner
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

According to sources, NIA investigators are tallying dates of withdrawal of money from these accounts with incidents of stone pelting or road blockades held in Kashmir Valley.

Stop violence, need to involve all, says Army chief General Dalbir Singh in Srinagar
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Army chief General Dalbir Singh urged people in the Valley to “eschew violence and help restore peace and calm at the earliest”, underlining that there is “need to synergise efforts with all the other stakeholders”.

Pak militant in NIA custody: LeT infiltrator gives account of 3 terror camps, names handlers
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Ali has named Abu Sahria Abdullah, a resident of Kasur in Pakistan, and Kabullah as his trainers during the 15-day Daura-e-Talba training course at Manshera in 2013.

Dhaka terror attack: Bangladesh probe team in Kolkata today to question IS operative
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

The two officials from Bangladesh will interrogate arrested Islamic State (IS) operative Masiuddin alias Abu al-Musa.

Govt assures Employees’ Provident Fund is safe
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Bandaru Dattatreya was replying to a calling attention motion moved by Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

After Aamir Khan jibe: Opposition takes Manohar Parrikar on for comments on ‘lesson to actor’
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Although Parrikar had not taken any names, his remarks were widely seen as a reference to Aamir Khan who, at the Ramnath Goenka Awards in November, had spoken about a “sense of insecurity” resulting from rising intolerance.

AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa says my leader slapped me, Jayalalithaa sacks her
Sun, Aug 07, 2016

On Saturday, Pushpa had said she had slapped Siva after he had “spoken badly” about her party and its leader.

Zakir Naik under scanner: Making a case, officials list 55 terror accused he ‘inspired’
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Zakir Naik under scanner: These accused have claimed affiliation to groups such as the SIMI, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Indian Mujahideen and the Islamic State (IS).

Home Ministry refutes Delhi govt advertisements on pending bills
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Of the other 10 bills received by the Home Ministry, only two bills have been with the MHA for more than six months, and both are under examination, the officials added.

In new video, ISIS warns of more Bangladesh attacks
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

The 5-minute-55-second video features three Bangla-speaking youths believed to be Bangladeshi Islamic State fighters in Raqqah, Syria.

NIA to open new branches in Jammu, Raipur
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

NIA officials said the government’s clearance of these proposals would go a long way in strengthening its capacity.

Ishrat Jahan missing papers: ‘Mere ko ye poochna hai ki aapne ye paper dekha? Aapko kehna hai ki maine ye paper nahi dekha…seedhi si baat hai’
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: I will have to ask you, ‘Did you see the (Ishrat) paper.’ You have to say, ‘I didn’t see the paper’... it’s as simple as that: Additional Secretary, Home, B K Prasad to Ashok Kumar, former Director in Home Ministry.

Ishrat Jahan encounter case: Probe report submitted, testimony tailormade
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

The inquiry report, it is learnt, concluded that the papers missing from the file were not put up on the file at all and went missing between September 18, 2009 and September 24, 2009 and not during any subsequent period.

Abdul routed Rs 4.5 lakh to IM operatives in Mumbai
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Abdul was arrested last month from Delhi airport upon arrival from Dubai.

30% women married under age 18
Tue, May 31, 2016

Child marriage down since 2001 but still rampant, show Census data; trend of underage marriages common to Hindus and Muslims; 78 lakh girls were married even before they had turned 10.

Rajnath Singh: Govt will bridge any trust deficit with minorities
Fri, May 27, 2016

Even though he remained non-committal on whether BJP would announce a chief ministerial candidate for UP, Singh said his party would win comfortably.

Interview with Rajnath Singh: ‘Even if we could benefit from polarisation, we wouldn’t want to derive such benefits’
Fri, May 27, 2016

The day his government completes two years in power, the Union Home Minister discusses achievements and targets, the UP elections, Pathankot and Delhi police.

Rajnath meets US envoy : India raises pending references under MLAT
Sat, May 21, 2016

In 2009, US had shared intelligence that mentioned known LeT financier Qasmani as having funded the attack.

No reply to query, NIA writes to Pakistan: Allow us to visit for Pathankot probe
Tue, May 17, 2016

The NIA, sources said, wants to record statements, among others, of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf, and Shahid Latif and Kashif Jaan, the alleged handlers of the terrorists who struck Pathankot.