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Suspect tied to Charlie Hebdo attack sent to France, charged

Peter Cherif is accused of criminal association with a terrorist enterprise. France's defense minister says he played an "important role in organizing" the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Pakistan terror groups use women to 'honey trap' youths: officials

During interrogation, accused Syed Shazia told the investigators about the presence of some more women in militants ranks who had been tasked with luring youths into militancy, officials from central security agencies said.

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Nepal wants to develop friendly ties with neighbours on basis of equality, justice: PM Oli

"Nepal wants to develop friendly relations with neighbouring countries on the basis of equality and justice," said KP Oli and sought support and cooperation from friendly countries for establishing peace and stability and attaining prosperity.

A different way to fight

For Gandhi, satyagraha was the only way to stop terrorism. Even in a changed world and context, the Gandhian response is not to be taken lightly.

Financial Action Task Force dissatisfied over Pakistan's efforts to combat terror financing: report

Financial Action Task Force's Asia-Pacific Group (APG) has expre­ss­ed dissatisfaction over Pakistan's progress to comply with international best practices against money laundering and, the Dawn reported.

'Lone wolf', 'do it yourself' terrorists major challenge for India: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh made a reference to recent attacks in New York and London where vehicles were used to run over and kill a number of people.

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Arrest of three Kashmiris in Delhi in a month calls for probe: Home Ministry

On September 6, Delhi Police arrested two youths from Kashmir, Parvez Lone (24) and Jamshed Paul (19), near Jama Masjid and claimed they were associated with Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan militants continue terror attacks in India: US terrorism report

The parts of India seriously impacted by terrorism in 2017 included Jammu and Kashmir, the northeast Indian states, and parts of central India in which Maoists remain active, the report said.

Pakistan-based terror outfits pose regional threat in subcontinent: US terrorism report

Pakistan did not adequately address the key US concerns, including the threat posed by the Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups including Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba that enjoyed safe haven with Pakistan.

Supreme Court stays bail granted to Kashmir businessman in terror funding case

Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

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Tearful farewell to gallantry award-winning Army Colonel M N Rai who died fighting militants

Rai, 39, commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles was killed during a militant encounter in Tral.

Schools in Peshawar reopen after the Taliban attack

Security was tight, part of a country-wide move to boost security at schools in the wake of the attack.

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Defence experts criticise Pak. for supporting terrorism

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Speaking about the deposition of David Coleman Headley, defence expert Major General (Retired) S.R Sinho on Tuesday said Pakistan has been refuting their role in terrorist activities since the time terrorism took its first toll on India. Sinho added that Headley is someone who was cultivated by the ISI many times. He further said that Pakistan had hardly taken any action against Hafiz Saeed. Meanwhile, another defence expert Deepankar Banerjee said there are number of other terrorist outfits that have been sponsored by Pakistan. He added that the move was indicative of a possibility of less terrorism in India. He asserted that the global opinion towards Pakistan was changing as they were the originators of terrorism.

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President Mukherjee chairs Conference of Governors

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday presided over a two-day Conference of Governors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the national capital. It is the fourth conference presided over by President Mukherjee and 47th such conference held in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. As many as 23 Governors and two Lieutenant Governors are participating in the conference. Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Cabinet Ministers, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval participated in the conference. The conference will deliberate on terrorism and insurgency activities, creating jobs for youths with special focus on skill development for school dropouts.

Innocent Muslims should not be harassed: Bukhari tells PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Concerned over the detention made by security forces of Muslim youth allegedly linked to Islamic State (ISIS), Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought assurance that innocent Muslims would not be harassed in the name of Islamic State terrorists. Bhukari said that the entire Muslim community is against terrorism and added that stringent punishment should be not be given just for writing something on Facebook. He added that the minority character of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Jamia Milia Islamia were also discussed and said that Prime Minister Modi has promised to look into the matter.

My aim is to reinforce Indo-French counter-terror cooperation: Hollande

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande on Monday reiterated that the main objective of his visit to India is to reinforce counter-terrorism cooperation between France and India. Hollande said France would take all measures required to protect democracy. He added that France will not be deterred by any kind of threats of terrorism. He further stated that today, in fact, there are all kinds of terrorist threats that are hovering around countries such as India and France and one of the main aims of my visit here in India is to reinforce and strengthen the cooperation against terrorism between two countries.

PM Modi played a decisive role at COP 21: Francois Hollande

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande who is in India to attend the Republic Day celebrations, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation at the recent COP 21 in Paris and said that he had played a decisive role at the climate summit. Addressing the India France Business Summit here, the President said that his visit has two main goals- consolidate strategic partnership with India and implement decisions taken during Prime Minister Modi's visit to France.

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India, France to discuss counter terrorism mechanism

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.

President Mukherjee expresses grief over Pakistan university attack

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee expressed grief over the Bacha Khan University terror attack and paid his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. He condemned the attack on the Pakistan University in Charasada and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. The president said this attack once again shows that no difference can be made between 'good' and bad terrorists and all forms of terrorism and all manner of support to them need to be completely eradicated.

India, Pak to firm up date for Foreign Secretaries meet: MOFA

Islamabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Pakistan Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Khalilullah Qazi on Thursday said that India and Pakistan are in contact to firm up the date for the meeting of the two Foreign Secretaries. He further added that terrorism is a common enemy and the Pakistan Government condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

BJP hopes Pak to follow 'zero tolerance' against terrorism

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed their hope that Pakistan would follow 'zero tolerance' against terrorism post the Pathankot air base attack.BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that there was no tolerance for terrorism in the international community and added that Islamabad was under immense pressure from the world as no one was ready to compromise on the issue.

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