NEWDELHI: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed has moved the United Nations asking that he be removed from the list of designated terrorists, senior Indian government officials said.
Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, was put in the list on December 10, 2008 by the United Nations Security Council. The three-day long terror strike at multiple targets in the city between November 26 and 28, 2008 claimed 166 lives. Continue reading
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A Pakistani review board on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, who pledged that he and his followers in the Jamaat-udDawah will play a strong role for “Kashmir’s independence”. Pakistan’s Punjab province had sought a three month extension in Saeed’s detention but the request was turned down by the Continue reading
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AWANTIPORA: A 20-year-old Kashmiri man who had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group surrendered after his mother launched a tearful appeal to him to return in a video widely shared on social media, police said on Friday.
A resident of Anantnag in south Kashmir, Majid Khan was a bright student and a popular goalkeeper before he became LeT’s latest recruit in the Valley last week, triggering grief among family members and neighbours.
Khan, dressed in a black pheran (a traditional Kashmiri overcoat) and a skull cap, was presented before the media at army headquarters here in south Kashmir. He reportedly took up arms after a close friend was killed in a shootout with security forces this year. Continue reading
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NOIDA : A five month old Pakistani baby died of dehydration on Sunday night, barely a fortnight since he left India after a successful cardiac surgery at a Noida hospital. Despite tension between the two countries, Rohaan and his Lahore-based parents had managed to secure a medical visa to India through the intervention of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj . Continue reading
Islamabad : Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, who designated a global terrorist by the US, appeared for a TV interview on Monday in which he claimed terror attacks on India in the past, and also warned that his outfit could strike Indian targets anywhere, any time.
“Our focus is on Indian occupation forces, their movement and installations. It is against our code of conduct to target civilians or public places,“ he said. “In all operations we have carried out or are under way , we focus only on installations of these occupational forces,“ said Salahuddin, who had threatened in September 2016 to turn the Kashmir valley “into a graveyard for Indian forces“ in an exclusive interview to TOI. Continue reading
WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump pushed Pakistan to ensure its territory was not used for attacks against other nations, a blunt indictment of Islamabad that signalled a new impetus in the two countries’ resolve to fight terrorism.
In another important nod to India’s concerns over China’s One Belt One Road project, Washington agreed that any infrastructure for regional connectivity must ensure “respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh police have arrested 15 Muslims and filed sedition charges against them for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory against India in the finals of the Champions Trophy in the state’s Burhanpur district.
The 15 people were arrested on Monday evening on charges of shouting slogans in favour of Pakistan and bursting crackers, police said. The accused would be produced in court on Tuesday. The alleged incident occurred in Mohad, nearly 24 km from the Burhanpur district headquarter.
LONDON: A fearsome burst of pace bowling from Mohammad Amir consigned India to a horror 180 run defeat at The Oval on Sunday as Pakistan won their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title with plenty to spare.
Chasing Pakistan’s 338 for four, India went down without a fight as the defending champions lost three in-form batsmen in the first nine overs. Hasan ‘bomber’ Ali took three wickets for 19 to polish off the Indian tail. Pakistan won with 117 balls to spare.
Hardik Pandya’s 43-ball 76-runs was the alone bright spot in India’s batting, but his run out gave Pakistan an easy passage to victory. Continue reading
Beijing/ Islamabad: China on Friday played down security concerns over its economic corridor passing through Pakistan after it emerged that two of its nationals were killed by Islamic state Militants.
A Chinese man and a woman – Teaching Mandarin in Balochistan, a region at the centre of the china Pakistan economic corridor – were kidnapped from Quetta in May, triggering alarm in Beijing.
“According to information from Pakistan, they (The two) may have already been unfortunately killed,” foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing.
She said the incident would not have any impact on the security of projects being constructed under the CPEC.
IS claimed responsibility for the abduction murder of the Chinese nationals though its Amaq news agency on Thursday.
” We strongly condemn all forms of terrorism and support Pakistan its fight (against terror) and for peace and tranquillity in the region and beyond,” Hua said and clarified the two Chinese were not a couple”.
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London : A Pakistani- origin man was among three knife- wielding militants responsible for carrying out the London terror attack that killed seven people and injured 49, according to a media report. The man, identified as ‘Abz’, is believed to have been the ring leader of the trio, The Mirror reported.
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