India will get back to Pak soon: PC
India will respond soon to Pakistan’s questions on the dossier sent to Islamabad detailing its involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, he said: “India will respond after the chargesheet is filed.”
Chidambaram’s deputy Shakeel Ahmed said recent footage of four terrorists at the Taj Hotel on the night of November 26 should provide more evidence to Pakistan and take the probe forward. “So far they have acknowledged the nationality of only Ajmal Amir Kasab, not that of his associates who were killed. The footage should help Pakistan identify them,” Ahmed said.
Earlier, Chidambaram told Rajya Sabha the government would try to emulate some of the anti-terrorism strategies adopted by the US after 9/11. “We had sent a team to the US to study their strategies. It has come back and we are trying to replicate the strategies that suit our requirements.”
The government is better prepared to deal with terror strikes than it was before 26/11, Chidambaram said, adding: “Our response will be swift and deterring.” He also said he was personally monitoring investigations into the Jaipur, Ahmed-abad, Delhi and Assam blasts.
A day after a parliamentary panel recommended the setting up of a federal intelligence agency, Chidambaram assured the House of greater synergy between intelligence agencies after the multi-agency centre becomes operational in March.
Family members of a minor girl, who died about four days back in Diha village of Karchanna in trans-Yamuna area of Prayagraj, stayed with the body at home and tried to revive her through sorcery, police said. They said four siblings of the deceased were found to be sick as they didn't take any food for the past four days as part of some ritual.
Kolkata/Siliguri: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee consolidated her position on Wednesday when the Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha, which she describes as a friendly party, won the elections to the Gorkha Territorial Administration while the Trinamool Congress swept 19 of the 22 village panchayats under the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal and four of the six municipal wards in the districts of North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and Purulia. Independent nominees wrested the remaining five.
In a bizarre incident, three youths in an inebriated state clubbed a monkey to death and filmed the video of the entire incident in Amethi district. The incident happened near a beer shop at Durgapur market on Durgapur-Lambhua road under Piparpur police station limits of Amethi district. The inspector in charge of Piparpur police station Dhirendra Singh Yadav informed that the three youths identified as Sangam, Radhe and Suraj were arrested in this connection.
Delhi logged 1,109 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 5.87 per cent and one fatality, according to data shared by the health department here on Wednesday. Delhi had reported less than 1,000 single-day infections in the last two days. Wednesday's cases were detected out of 18,886 tests conducted the previous day. With the fresh infections, Delhi's case tally climbed to 19,34,009. The death toll due to the infection rose to 26,261.
A surface of service road near the Nitin Company signal along Eastern Express Highway in Thane caved in on Wednesday, making a four-foot wide by 1.50-foot deep pit when a tempo drove on it. The front tires of the vehicle were stuck in the caved-in road for about 20 minutes before the disaster management team arranged for a crane to remove it.