LeT Militant Allegedly Involved In Stealing Weapons From A Congress MLC’s House Arrested In Srinagar

New Delhi: A Lashkar-e-Taiba militant allegedly involved in stealing weapons from a Congress MLC’s house last December, was arrested in Srinagar. Danish Haneef Wani, a resident of Azad Basti Natipora and an active LeT militant, was arrested based on a specific input about his movements near Kursoo, Rajbagh in Srinagar.

“We were tracking him and he was arrested by a special police team,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Haseeb Mughal said.

Gunmen had looted four AK47 rifles from the official residence of Congress legislator, Mohammad Muzuffar Parray at Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar after allegedly overpowering a security guard on December 30, 2018. The senior Congress leader was not present in his house then. He was in the winter capital Jammu along with his family at the time of the robbery.


Mayawati Criticises Congress Manifesto Saying Party Not Sincere In Implementing Pre-Election Promises

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati hit out against both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.The BSP supremo is on a two-day tour in Andhra Pradesh to campaign for Jana Sena Party headed by film star Pawan Kalyan, who forged an alliance with the BSP, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist) to contest the polls in the state.

Polls for 125 assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats will be held on April 11. As part of the alliance, the BSP will contest three Lok Sabha and 21 assembly seats.

Mayawati criticised Congress manifesto and said the party is not sincere in implementing its pre-election promises. “When Indira Gandhi was alive, she came up with ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan and introduced 20-point formula for eradication of poverty. Has the poverty been eradicated in the country?” said Mayawati.


ED Tells Delhi Court, It Summoned Businessman Ratul Puri In Connection With AgustaWestland Case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a Delhi court that it has summoned businessman Ratul Puri in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case based on the interrogation of Sushen Mohan Gupta, an arrested middleman in the case whose custodial interrogation was today extended by three more days by the court.

Puri, the chairman of Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt Ltd, is the nephew of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath. ED’s special public prosecutors DP Singh and NK Matta told Special Judge Arvind Kumar that Gupta’s extended custody was required so that he could be confronted with various people, including Puri, in the case pertaining to the scrapped Rs 3,600 crore chopper deal.According to ED officials familiar with the matter, Puri’s name came up in a statement recorded by Dubai-based businessman Rajeev Saxena, who turned approver in the case after being deported from the United Arab Emirates. Hindustan Powerprojects Pvt Ltd in a statement categorically denied any connection with the AgustaWestland case. “Ratul Puri issues a categorical denial of having any connection or involvement of any kind in defence or AgustaWestland case,” it said. “He would be fully cooperating with the ED investigation and provide any clarification or information as may be required,” the company said.


India Calls On Pakistan To Release And Repatriate 400 Indian Prisoners Lodged In Pakistan Jails

New Delhi: India has called on Pakistan to release and repatriate 400 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistan jails, including some who were still in jail despite having completed their sentences nearly four to five years ago.

New Delhi also sought consular access to five civilian prisoners, including former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, whom its officials have been unable to meet despite repeated requests, the people said. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court after being arrested on charges of spying and subversive activities in 2016.


Omar Abdullah Asks Narendra Modi To Go Through History How Jammu And Kashmir Became Part Of India

New Delhi:War of words on the issue of Jammua and Kashmir continues when National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah defended his statement that his party would strive hard for restoring the terms of accession of Jammu and Kashmir, including the provisions for having a sadr-e-riyasat (president) and wazir-e-azam in the state and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to go through history how Jammu and Kashmir became part of India.

At a rally in north Kashmir’s Pattan town, the former J&K chief minister said the demand about Prime Minister and sadr-e-riyasat was nothing new. He said that a host of BJP leaders have been attacking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.