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Modi warmly receives Obama

Modi warmly receives Obama

In a fresh bid to make India an enduring strategic partner, US President Barack Obama landed in New Delhi on Sunday for a highly symbolic visit and to nurture friendship with a prime minister who a year ago was persona non grata in Washington. Obama will be the first US president to attend India's Republic Day parade, a show of military might long associated with the anti-Americanism of the Cold War, and will host a radio show with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His presence at Monday's procession at Modi's personal...

Sunanda Pushkar was murdered: Delhi Police

Sunanda Pushkar was murdered: Delhi Police

Almost a year after Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a five-star hotel in New Delhi, the police on Tuesday registered a case of murder, putting aside all the alternative and speculative theories revolving around her death. The 50-year-old was an Indo-Canadian businessperson and the wife of then minister of state for human resource...

Indian intelligence warns of aircraft hijack

Indian intelligence warns of aircraft hijack

Indian intelligence agencies warned today that an Air India flight between Delhi and Kabul might be hijacked by terrorists, local media reports. A high alert raised and security at the Indira Gandhi International Airport enhanced further, The Times of India said adding authorities have put in place multi-level checking and issued instructions to ensure...

'Tea with Arvind Kejriwal' at Rs 20,000

'Tea with Arvind Kejriwal' at Rs 20,000

AAP has organised a ‘Tea with Kejriwal’, following a lunch and dinner, to collect donations for the party ahead of the state assembly polls. The event has been organised by former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti to be held on December 27, Saturday. "This high tea is a fund-raising event to collect donations ahead of...

Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia-India: Putin agrees to build 10 nuclear reactors

Russia will help India build at least 10 more nuclear reactors, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said following a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two countries signed a series of major energy agreements on Thursday. Russia will also remain India's top defence supplier, said Modi. Putin's visit to Delhi comes as India faces...

Delhi to ban all internet taxi firms after Uber

Delhi to ban all internet taxi firms after Uber

India's capital has decided to ban all internet-based taxi firms after a female passenger reported she was raped by a driver contracted to US online cab company Uber, a government official said on Tuesday. The Delhi transport department issued a public notice in a national daily stating that only six registered radio taxi companies...

3 Rohingyas tied to Burdwan blast arrested: Cops

3 Rohingyas tied to Burdwan blast arrested: Cops

The three suspected militants arrested from Dhaka earlier were Rohingyas, militants of a Myanmar group, linked with the Burdwan blast of Kolkata, police said today. They were members of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and other Myanmar-based outfits, said Krishna Pada Roy, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) organised in Dhaka this afternoon. Today morning,...

Burdwan blast: Dhaka team to meet NIA officials in Kolkata Friday

Burdwan blast: Dhaka team to meet NIA officials in Kolkata Friday

A seven-member team, comprising high-ups from intelligence and law enforcement agencies, has reached India today to look into how Bangladeshi militants are operating in India. The team led by joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Monirul Islam left for India around 4:00pm, a home ministry official said. The other member of the team...

'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) trained its women operatives in India and the wife of prime accused in Burdwan blast case was the chief trainer, detectives said yesterday. Fatema Begum, wife of detained JMB commander Sajid, and three others were arrested with explosives from the capital's Sadarghat area on Saturday, they added.  "Fatema was the chief trainer. She used to train the group's women at Burdwan's Shimulia madrasa which has only 50 students," Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam of Detective Branch told the press yesterday. The three other arrestees -- Abdullah Kazi, Isharat Ali Sheikh and Shawkat Sarder -- joined JMB between 2004 and 2005 and had links with Sajid, believed...

JMB trained militants in India, police claim

JMB trained militants in India, police claim

Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) trained militants in India, Dhaka police claimed today after four members of the banned outfit, including the group’s women wing chief, were held. Detainee JMB women’s chief Fatema Begum is said to be the wife of Kolkata Burdwan blast prime accused Sajid, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan...

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