Azaan Javaid reports on conflict, security and financial crimes. He covers investigative agencies such as Enforcement Directorate, National Investigation agency and Central Bureau of Investigation.
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Asiya Andrabi, who was in a prison in Srinagar after the Jammu and Kashmir high court cancelled her bail last month, was brought to Delhi from Kashmir along with her associates.
The exercise comes two years after the Centre brought changes to the verification procedure in 2016 on the basis of complaints regarding delay, harassment, nepotism and even bribery in the process.
At a meeting in New Delhi, officials will discuss if the Non-Initiation of Combat Operations, announced by the Centre last month in view of the month of Ramzan, should be extended during the Amarnath Yatra, supposed to commence on June 28.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked all ministries to host the banner which includes a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi waving along with a tagline that reads “Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas”.
The home ministry wants to use local trains in Jammu and Kashmir for transporting paramilitary forces, a move aimed at preventing vehicular convoys coming under attack by protesters.
Jammu and Kashmir police officers and intelligence officers, coupled with fresh intelligence inputs, seem to suggest that the northern region of the Valley could be a major target area for militants
Home ministry’s senior special advisor said Maoists have been steadily losing their hold over territories under their control, but added that unable to effect as many ambushes or launch attacks, they could rely on Improvised Explosive Devices.
Officials say much-maligned pellet guns will give way to chilli bombs and ‘soft-nosed’ tear gas shells to avoid collateral losses during paramilitary action. CRPF personnel in the Valley, however, seem to have reservations about the new plan.
The home ministry’s annual report for 2017-18 also showed a 2.44% decline in the number of security personnel deaths over the previous year.
Criminal syndicates have also both industrial and stamp paper to make fake notes.
With insurgency, ethnic tensions, illegal migration dividing people on religious lines, and, inciting communal flare-ups, the new policy is far from resolving the present impasse.
Left Wing Extremism (LWE) — the term officially used to describe Maoist insurgency — was a challenge the Modi government decided to take head-on after assuming office in 2014.
The Union home minister says that since elections are approaching, some powers are trying to instil misunderstanding among the people to get political benefits. Rajnath Singh also spoke about bringing justice to the Kathua rape victim’s family.
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 07:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAzaan Javaid and Prashant Jha
Home Minister condemns the rape and murder of the 8-year-old girl in Kathua, also says Yogi Adityanath government intends to punish the guilty in the Unnao case.
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 10:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPrashant Jha and Azaan Javaid
Dineshwar Sharma is slated to visit Srinagar in the backdrop of protests against the Kathua rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in January.
The Union ministry of home affairs had circulated a draft of The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2017 that recommended amendments to India’s domestic laws, making them compatible with international standards and enabling the ratification.
Three separate inputs in as many months indicate Pakistan-based militant outfits have”shown interest in gathering information” about Sri Guru Ravi Dass ji airport in Amritsar and the Raja Sansi Air Force station, also in Amritsar.
The talks between the two PM’s will include issues such as agriculture, energy, connectivity, trade investment and ICPs, senior government officials said.
Suspicious profiles, mostly of women and operated by Pakistan, Chinese handlers, have attempted to befriend troopers.
CRPF battalions have spent over 2,00,000 manhours guarding high risk roads, such as the 56 km Dornapal-Jagargunda stretch, on which 25 troopers were killed in a Maoist ambush in April 2017.
The Centre will also reimburse the expenses incurred by the state government for providing the sandbags to the civilian population living along the 704km LoC.
Two Samsung tablets, five ICOM walkie talkie sets, 14 cellphones, uncovering of a propaganda website suspected to be based out of the Netherlands, and their familiarity with Google Earth were unearthed
The recommendations are aimed at reinforcing security against incidents such as Maoist and other militant attacks on highways, reducing crimes such as robberies and attacks on women as well as road accidents.
Government officials familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity that the arrest might complicate the equation Central government has with the insurgent group,
Updated on Mar 17, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar and Azaan Javaid
Officials also believe that over 150 armed cadres of PLGA were involved in a major gun battle with security forces the same morning and a small contingent of the Maoist group planted the 80-100kg improvised explosive device (IED) that claimed the lives of nine CRPF troopers.
The Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGUH) – an outfit with alleged link to the al-Qaeda in Kashmir said the slain militant was Muhammad Taufeeq from Hyderabad.
Updated on Mar 14, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Hyderabad/New Delhi | ByAbhishek Saha,Srinivasa Rao Apparasu and Azaan Javaid
The Delhi court said the jail manual would be followed in regard to Karti Chidambaram’s plea seeking separate cell and protection in Tihar Jail. The court denied his request for home food in jail.
The software — Memory Adharith Anuvadh Software — will initially be used to translate the central government’s documents and data into Hindi. It will be launched in August.
Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi produced a medical report that showed 46-year-old businessman’s blood pressure was 140/90, while on March 8 it was 150/100.
INX Media case: CBI custody of Karti Chidambaram extended till March 12, ED not to arrest him till March 20
Karti Chidambaram has been given interim protection from “any coercive action taken against him” by the ED till March 20. However, the CBI was given an extension of his custody till March 12 to confront him with evidence from his chartered accountant.