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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NEW DELHI: Ajay Bisaria, currently the Indian ambassador to Poland, has been appointed the country’ s top envoy to Pakistan.
The 1987- batch IFS officer will succeed Gautam Bambawale, who was last month posted to China.
WASHINGTON: An Uzbek man, inspired by the Islamic State, ploughed a pickup truck through a bike path in Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least a dozen in the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11. Continue reading
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MUMBAI: Fahad Shaikh, a 24-yearold Kalyan resident who fled from home with three of his friends to join the Islamic State in 2014, has been reported killed.
Fahad’s father Tanveer Shaikh told HT on Wednesday that a phone call from an unknown number alerted him to his death on Tuesday afternoon.
“Your son is no more,” the caller told him Continue reading
DUBAI: On Monday Emirates and Turkish Airways said they have also been exempted from a US ban on laptops in airplane cabins, joining Etihad in satisfying American security concerns that had cut into the long-haul carriers’ business.
It still unclear that how the airlines addressed fears that the Islamic State or other militant groups might smuggle explosives in electronic devices. But in Turkey, authorities now use CT scanners to take cross-section images of passengers’ electronics just before they board airplanes heading to the US. 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”.
WASHINGTON: The US designated Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahudddin a global terrorist just hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meetings with the American president on Monday and there was “strong focus” on counter-terrorism in the Indian leader’s meetings with Trump administration officials.
India welcomed the designation, saying it “vindicated” its long-standing position that crossborder terrorism perpetrated from outfits based in Pakistan was behind disturbances in Kashmir . It also “underlines also quite strongly the fact that both India and United States face the same threat of terrorism”, ministry of external affairs spokesman Gopal Bagley told reporters.
He said there was a “strong focus” on counter-terrorism in the meeting Modi had with secretaries of state and defense Rex Tillerson and James Mattis ahead of the meeting with President Donald Trump.