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AJL Moves To SC Against Delhi High Court Order Upholding The Centre’s Directive To Vacate Its Premises In Delhi

New Delhi: The National Herald’s publisher, Associated Journals Limited (AJL), moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi high court order that upheld the Centre’s directive to the newspaper to vacate its premises in the national capital.

AJL has alleged the directive was part of “a political witch-hunt” due to the government’s “pathological hatred” for “Nehruvian ideals” and to “scuttle” the dissenting voices to create a “majoritarian state.”

The country’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, founded the National Herald newspaper in 1938. The AJL said the mala fide intent behind the eviction order was “writ large even by a bare perusal of the tweets” by the members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, uploaded before the eviction order was communicated to AJL in October 2018.

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Kashmiri Separatist Leaders Skip A Summons By The NIA Citing Security Reasons

New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Naseem Geelani, the son of Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Gilani, skipped a summons by the National Investigation Agency citing security reasons, their lawyer said.

On Saturday, the two were issued the summons to appear before the NIA at its Delhi headquarters in connection with a 2017 terror funding case.

The notice in question appears to have been issued on the basis of fallacious assumptions and misinformation solely aimed at maligning the Mirwaiz-i-Kashmir (Farooq), knowing his status and position, it appears to be outcome of considerations other than law. My client is not acquainted with the subject matter of FIR/NIA Crime no RC 10/2017/NIA/Dli, referred in the notice,” Farooq’s counsel Ajaz Ahmad Dhar said.

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BJP Latches On To Rahul Gandhi’s Reference To Terrorist Organisation Jaish’s Head As Masood Azhar Ji

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has latched on to Rahul Gandhi’s reference to terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad’s head as “Masood Azhar ji” to throw “Rahul loves terrorists” barb at the Congress chief, as the opposition party hit back accusing its rival of deliberately twisting his comments made with sarcasm.

Addressing a meeting of Congress workers here, Gandhi attacked the BJP, saying, “These people with 56 inch chest, you would recall, in their previous government, the current National Security Advisor Ajit Doval went in an aircraft with Masood Azhar ji and handed over Masood Azhar there in Kandahar.” Gandhi noted it was Azhar who was responsible for the killing of 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama attack on February 14.

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ED Files A Fresh Chargesheet Against Nirav Modi And Others Under Anti-Money Laundering Law

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a fresh chargesheet against diamantaire Nirav Modi and others under the anti-money laundering law. Modi is an accused in the $ 2-billion PNB scam.

The officials said that the chargesheet or the prosecution complaint has been filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai a few days ago and it is understood that the agency has underlined the role of Modi’s wife Ami and funds routed by her in the latest document.

This is a supplementary chargesheet against Modi and few others and the agency has recorded additional evidence gathered in the case and attachments made including charges pressed against him under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, they said.

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Rahul Gandhi Asks PM To Tell Families Of 40 CRPF Jawans Killed In Pulwama Attack As To Who Released Masood Azhar

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell the families of the 40 CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama suicide bomb attack as to who released Masood Azhar, whose Jaish-e-Mohammed group has claimed responsibility for the terror attack, from an Indian prison almost 20 years ago.

Taking to Twitter, he alleged that the current National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, went to Kandahar to hand over the “murderer” Azhar. Azhar, along with two other militants, was released by the Indian government in December 1999 in exchange for the passengers and crew of an Indian Airlines plane that was on a flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi when it was hijacked on Christmas eve that year and diverted to Kandahar in Afghanistan.