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Satya Pal Malik Asks To Kill Those Who Have Robbed The Wealth Of Kashmir Rather Than Police Guards

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik raised eyebrows when he asked militants to kill those who have robbed the wealth of Kashmir rather than police guards. He said that the number of terrorist in the state was just 250 now.

“…These boys with gun are killing their own people for no reason. They kill PSOs (personal security officers), SPOs (special police officers). Why are you killing them? Kill those who robbed your country; those who robbed the whole wealth of Kashmir. Have you ever killed anyone of those?” Malik said while speaking at the inauguration of the Kargil and Ladakh tourism festival at Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium Kargil.

Suspected militants shot dead Farooq Ahmad Reshi, a personal security officer (PSO) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Sajjad Mufti in Anantnag on Friday afternoon. Malik said that the militants are losing their lives for no reason.

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Netanyahu to travel to India on a day-long visit on September 9 to meet Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Just eight days before an unprecedented repeat poll in the Jewish state, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on a day-long visit on September 9 to meet his counterpart Narendra Modi. 

Netanyahu, who created history on July 20 by becoming the longest serving Israeli Prime Minister, surpassing Israel’s first premier David Ben-Gurion, is facing a tough political challenge as opinion polls show flagging fortunes for his ruling Likud party.

“The (Israeli) Prime Minister will be in India only for a few hours on September 9 during which he will be meeting Modi. No other significant meeting is yet on the cards but something may be worked out during the coming days, possibly a business meeting,” informed sources told PTI here.

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Mamata Banerjee Accuses The BJP Of Corruption And Using Central Agencies To Threaten TMC Leaders

New Delhi: In a fresh attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on July 21, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the ruling party at the Centre of corruption and using central agencies to “threaten” Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) leaders.

Addressing the TMC’s annual Martyrs’ Day rally, held to commemorate the death of 13 Congress workers in Kolkata Police firing in 1993, Banerjee demanded that BJP leaders return the black money allegedly “siphoned off” by them.

“You [BJP] spent billions during the Lok Sabha elections and in the construction of your party office in Delhi. How much property have you purchased with black money in Bengal after demonetisation? Return all the black money to the people,” the 64-year-old said in the state capital.

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Team Acting Against Sand Mafia In Madhya Pradesh Dubbed As Child Lifters By Them

New Delhi: A team of government personnel who took action against illegal sand mining in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, was allegedly attacked by illegal miners after dubbing them as ‘child lifters’.

According to police, the illegal miners deliberately termed the raiding team headed by a Nayab tehsildar as ‘child lifters’ in a bid to get support from the locals and to make a quick escape.

The police, meanwhile, have lodged an FIR against 15 persons, all residents of Manwada village where the illegal mining was allegedly going on and arrested nine people. As many as 15 tractor-trolleys used in illegal mining, 2 JCB machines, and 7 motorbikes were also seized, according to police.

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BSP Chief Mayawati Accuses The Bharatiya Janata Party Of Targeting Her Family Members

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on July 19 accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “targeting her family members”, a day after the income tax department attached a plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to her brother and his wife.

Mayawati said, in a statement on Friday morning, that the Centre and its agencies should enquire about the wealth of the ruling party’s leader. The movable and immovable asset of the BJP leaders when they joined politics and how much property they own at present must be looked into, she said.

The Bahujan Samaj Party chief reiterated her party will not bow to the pressure tactics of the BJP and will continue its fight for the restoration of democratic values and constitutional rights of the people.