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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012 22:59 
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Investigators said that Ahtesham Malik, one of the two arrested in Delhi, travelled to Pakistan last summer using his valid passport and trained for 40 days in “bomb-making and explosives”. His is the third case where a young man from the Valley was chosen and sent to Pakistan using legal travel documents to receive training from Lashkar.


Syed Ali Shah Geelani gave recommendation letter for LeT militant
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NEW DELHI: Pro-Pakistan hardliner Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani had given a recommendation letter to Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Athesham Malik, arrested by the Delhi Police, for getting a Pakistani visa.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 099893.cms


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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012 23:25 
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^^^ You need classified info for that?
TSP has contacts with every anti-national group in India as part of their thousand cuts stratergy.


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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012 23:57 
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I am simply stunned by the media report that jailbird Suresh Kalmadi was allowed to leave his prison cell to attend,not a court hearing but a meeting of the parliamentary committee on ...Defence! This is simply incomprehensible.A man accused of stealing thousands of crores in the CWG scam is thought of as still a fit person to sit in on the defence of the country? This sounds like the Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice! The man whom two sports ministers of this govt. warned the PM about,were sacked for the same,and SK was given a blank cheque by the PM to loot the nation using the CWG.His name should've been removed at least temporarily until he was cleared of all charges by the courts.Kalmadi's presence at Defence Committee meetings will now lead to intense speculation and allegations about his role in defence kickbacks too!

The massive investigations against NGOs,after the KKM expose,is most welcome,but the manner in which it has been done has allowed it to appear as if the NGOs are victims of a police state.The anti-N-power NGOs like PMANE ,are like ticks on the tail trying to "wag the dog".However,in going after the crooked NGOs and their foreign masters and patrons,those which are doing yeoman service to the people of the nation must not suffer in a general "cull" of those guilty.Special fast-track courts must be set up to investigate and prosecute the guilty whoever they are.


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Hit-and-run on high seas; 2 Kerala fishermen killed
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In a hit-and run incident on high seas, two fishermen were killed and three others reported missing after an unidentified ship collided with their boat, off Kerala coast during early hours on Thursday.

Two men were rescued by another boat. The incident comes close on the heels of the killing of two fishermen by naval guards from an Italian ship, mistaking them for pirates, off the Kerala coast earlier this month.


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The accident took place 15 nautical miles off the Alappuzha coast.

The fishing boat had left from the Neendakara Fishing Harbour on Sunday with seven fishermen on board for deep-sea fishing.



what is going on off the coast of Kerala.
something fishy.
This time the unidentified ship ran away probably knowing what happened to the italians.


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 04:36 
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Murder case in Italy against marines who shot Kerala fishermen
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The Italian government says that two of its marines, currently in a Kerala jail for shooting two fishermen from Kochi, will be tried for murder in Italy. This is part of Italy's attempts to persuade India to release the marines who were arrested a few weeks ago. A court in Kerala today extended their custody till March 5.


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India says because the incident took place within its waters, the marines must face a trial here according to Indian law. Italy has disputed that, describing the arrests of the guards as coercive and unilateral. A series of Italian delegates including the country's foreign minister have met with SM Krishna, Minister for External Affairs. They have stressed that as members of the Navy, the marines are entitled to immunity abroad, and should be tried in their home country.


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The Kerala High Court is also hearing a case filed by the family of one of the men who was killed. His relatives have asked for a crore as compensation. The lawyers representing the Italians have told the High Court that the Italian government has initiated criminal proceedings against the marines. The murder charges against them mean they could face upto 21 years in prison, according to Italian law.

Meanwhile, the police custody of the marines has been extended by four days till March 5. This comes after a Kerala court had given a week's extension of the period for police interrogation on February 23.


Italians will be let off in italian system surely. better they are tried in India which is the correct thing considering the crime.


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Some of the boats serve as our intel eyes and ears. The ships on the other hand double as drop-offs for arms and weapons. These drop off would be convenient if done in the desi-fishing range so that the entrypoints in the socialist republic are close by. So the ships would need to scare away those that are not the couriers.

Track who supplied and transported stuff for SL insurgency, and how. The entire southern tip ranging from Maldives to Lakshadweep with Kerala as base is the southern gateway.


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 07:28 
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Third LeT operative arrested; Old Delhi was the target

Israeli car attack: Sleuths zero in on 2 motorcycles


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 14:00 
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Antony's office 'bugged', defence ministry orders probe

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NEW DELHI: Defence minister A K Antony's office is 'bugged' and the defence ministry ordered probe with Intelligence Bureau, according to sources.

The bugging came into notice on February 16 following which defence secretary Shashikant Sharma took up the matter with IB for a probe.

Last year, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee had confirmed that he suspected his finance ministry offices were bugged and had sought an inquiry into the alleged incidents.


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 14:04 
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They think MI is the one who did it. Army confirms that they did deploy tech surveillance in sensitive areas in Delhi.

MI team who do daily checks are the ones that found the device before an IB team was called in.

I hope this is not a false case to blame VKS.


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 17:13 
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A conviction against a Peaceful Org like SIMI.

Former SIMI activists found guilty of promoting communal strife


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 21:35 
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They think MI is the one who did it. Army confirms that they did deploy tech surveillance in sensitive areas in Delhi.

MI team who do daily checks are the ones that found the device before an IB team was called in.

I hope this is not a false case to blame VKS.



Can you be more clear what you mean in those two parts?


I on the other hand think its a political game just like in Pranab Mukherjee's office situation.

If not above most likely the noisy telephone connections due to scams!


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 22:02 
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Sir, using phone at the moment. Clarified the position in the intel thread.

To summarise mountain made out of mole hill. Just rumours being spread by MoD babu's. IT ran with the story. AKA met with VKS and issue resolved.


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 22:07 
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http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_co ... be_1657704
CONs downplay AK Antony's bugging. Why?


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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2012 23:59 
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More from NDTV:

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New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has denied that Defence Minister AK Antony's office was being bugged, saying an investigation into "inconsistencies" found during a routine sweep has turned up no proof of any bugging device. In a terse press release issued this afternoon, the government said, "Reports of 'bugging' in South Block in a section of the media is hereby denied. Routine checks are conducted in the offices of Raksha Mantri and other officers in South Block. Nothing has been found in these checks."

Even the Defence Minister denied reports of his office being bugged. "This was a routine check and it keeps happening. There was no bugging... it is baseless" Mr Antony said this evening.

The Defence Minister's office and five other rooms in the ministry are randomly swept by intelligence wings of the three services - Army, Navy and the Airforce, twice a day. It was during one of these sweeps, called counter-measures, that the "inconsistency" had been found.

Sources tell NDTV that it all started when a routine Military Intelligence sweep detected traces of abnormal radio frequencies, in three places including the Defence Minister's office, on February 16 during a routine sweep. Military Intelligence used radio frequency detectors that can detect frequencies up to about six Giga Hertz. Subsequent checks showed no abnormal frequencies at one of the places but continued in the other two places, sources added.

A loose pin-like object is also believed to have been found in Mr Antony's office but checks didn't reveal anything wrong.

It is also understood, since number of important defence deals were being processed, Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma was immediately informed by the Military Intelligence who then had asked the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to conduct a routine check. However, IB sources say the check revealed nothing.
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Read more at: http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/defen ... -181854&cp



Did they check the calibration of those RF detectors?

Does IB have same equipment?

Atleast shows there is some gap is sweep equipment used by the different groups.


Which setup/group cleared the Pranab Mukherjee's incident?


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PostPosted: 04 Mar 2012 05:20 
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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2012 03:36 
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NGO’s- conversion, demonstration and terrorism

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The Government of India has finally woken up and has put around 77 Non Governmental Organisations under the watch list for fueling anti India activities. The topic regarding the mis doings of some NGOs in the country have been doing the round for quite sometime and recently the Ministry for Home had also pointed out that there are some organisations in and also outside the country which are aimed at causing unrest.

The problem is three fold according to the Economic Wing of the Intelligence Bureau. Preliminary investigations which have dealt with the funds of these NGOs show that their activities have ranged from causing unrest, terrorism and also conversions.

The country has 68000 registered NGOs. But the problem is not with these NGOs as their records and financial transactions have always been an open chapter. The problem is with the 77 NGO’s which have now been identified by the Government of India. The Home Secretary, R K Singh says that these NGOs are not being probed. He however adds that some NGOs have diverted funds and these are the ones which will be probed.

However the IB has decided to put all these 77 NGOs under the watch list as there has been some suspicion regarding their dealings. Most of these NGOs get their funding’s from the Gulf, the United States of America and also some Scandinavian countries.

The NGO’s from both the US and also these Scandanavian countries have been notorious for pumping in funds in a bid to cause and unrest and even conversions. For the sake of conversions, these NGOs which have their bases in the above mentioned two places have pumped in nearly Rs 10000 crore and these funds are currently under the scanner of the Home Ministry. There have also been instances to show that funds are being pumped in, in large numbers for the sake of causing anti development protests. The recent one being the protest against the Kundakulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu. The Home Ministry feels that the protests were funded by NGOs in the United States of America. These kind of NGOs have been set up in various parts of the world and the job is to create protests against projects which would help in the development of a nation. In addition to this some of these NGOs have also been parking money and supplying them for the naxalite movement as well.

There have also been a large number of complaints regarding the funds that are being pumped in for the sake of conversions. The funds are pumped in and then distributed to smaller groups who use the same for forcible conversions.

The biggest headache is however the NGOs which are being fed from countries such as Saudi Arabia. These are the funds which are pumped in and parked in NGOs which are used for terrorist activities.

The Home Ministry says that these NGOs which have their bases abroad will be put under the scanner and that country too would be informed regarding the same. All the money that would be coming in would be monitored very closely and the spending would be scrutinized as well. All three types of activities as mentioned above are grave offenses and the punishment that would follow too would be severe, an official informed.

The government of India which has often been soft on NGOs as it was believed that they were harmless has now decided to up the ante. There have in the past been very few cases where such activities have resulted in prosecution, but this time around the Government says that the punishment would be stringent. The Financial Task Action Force too would be on its heels and would pick up any small diversion of funds and initiate criminal proceedings. In addition to this the government would also place under the scanner the registered NGOs too and watch all fund movements initiated by them.


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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2012 07:51 
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‘My son held my feet, wept... he was forced into militancy’


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Israel embassy car attack: Man held in Delhi
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A headway was made into the three-week-old Israeli car bombing case with the Delhi Police arresting a 50-year-old man, claiming to be a journalist, for allegedly being part of the conspiracy.

The accused, Syed Mohammed Kazmi, who claims to have been writing for an Iranian publication, was picked up after a probe showed that he had been in touch with the suspect who is believed to have stuck the magnetic bomb on Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua's car on February 13, official sources said on Wednesday.

When asked whether any person has been detained in connection with the February 13 attack, Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupta told PTI, "We will let you know".

Kazmi is alleged to have helped the suspect in conducting the recee of the Israeli Embassy to keep a tab on arrival and departures of the diplomats, the sources said.

Police conducted searches at his native place near Delhi, they said. Israeli diplomat Tal Yehoshua and an Indian driver of the embassy vehicle, was among four people injured in the blast after a magnetic bomb stuck to the vehicle went off.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed ... 21990.aspx


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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2012 07:21 
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Journalist held in Israeli embassy car bombing case

Plot hatched by West Asia terror group, claim cops

Family alleges he was held for favouring Iran

Kazmi remanded in 20 days’ police custody

Police unearth links between Naxals and LeT


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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2012 18:48 
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Cross posting from State News Thread.
Mining mafia: IPS officer crushed to death in Madhya Pradesh

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 186837.cms
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A young Indian Police Service officer was crushed to death in the Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

Narendra Kumar, sub-divisional police officer of Bamor in Morena district, was trying to stop a tractor loaded with illegally-quarried stones on Thursday afternoon."But instead of stopping, the driver ran over him. Kumar was rushed to hospital but died on the way," DIG (Chambal), D P Gupta told IANS.

Kumar was a 2009 batch IPS officer and was on probation. His wife Madhurani Tewatia, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, is also posted in Madhya Pradesh but is presently on maternity leave in Delhi.

The tractor driver identified as Manoj Gurjar has been arrested and a case has been registered under section 302 of the IPC against them.
Kumar was posted at Banmore since last one month and during his brief tenure he had taken on the mining mafia head-on by seizing number of trucks and tractors engaged in illegal mining in the area, the sources said. Madhya Pradesh home minister Uma Shankar Gupta and the state's DGP Nandan Dube have rushed to Gwalior following the incident.


God rest his soul.


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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2012 19:32 
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Stop harassing Christians, Tamil bishops tell government
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Stop-harassing-Christians-Tamil-bishops-tell-government/articleshow/12188959.cms
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In a statement issued here, AM Chinnappa, archbishop of Madras-Mylapore and president of TNBC, said: "It is open secret that the central government is taking these actions against the Diocese of Tuticorin and other Christian NGOs, in the wake of the debate and dispute on the Kudankulam nuclear power project."


The Christian Machinery (intended) business of aggressive conversion in India is a clear and present danger to the diversity of the Indian fabric. If they squeal, it surely means that it hurts the business RoI somewhere.


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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2012 10:20 
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SP rule in UP begins.

BSP worker lynched

UP: JD(U) supporter's house set on fire


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Bishops charge Centre with denigrating Christian community

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Refuting allegations that the Tuticorin Diocesan Association is funding and instigating the agitation against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, the Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council on Thursday accused the Union government of denigrating the Christian community by blocking the registration number given under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act to the Diocesan Association and freezing its bank accounts. “It is highly condemnable that the government is unleashing repressive measures. We are pained by the government's action,” said A.M. Chinnappa, Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore and President of Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council.

Rev. Yvon Ambrose said that Bishops had a moral responsibility to stand by the people at the time of crisis and suffering. “The people on their own selected the Church premises in Idinthakarai to launch their protest. They have the right to choose it. It is wrong to assume that we can convince them to give up their protest.”



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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2012 23:38 
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Playing safe on terror
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March 07, 2012

The assembly poll verdict has underscored the importance of regional political parties in our federal polity. After the poor electoral show by the Congress in UP, Punjab and Goa, state chief ministers will like to test the Manmohan Singh government. The National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) will probably be the first target.

Set up by an executive office memorandum on February 3 this year, the counter-terrorism body has become the bone of contention between home minister P Chidambaram and state chief ministers belonging to opposition parties at the Centre, with the latter feeling that the NCTC encroaches on their law and order jurisdiction. Chidambaram was virtually asked by the prime minister last month to address their concerns after Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik first raised the red flag over foisting the NCTC on states without consulting the stake-holders. With powerful CMs like Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, J Jayalalithaa and Parkash Singh Badal jumping on the anti-NCTC bandwagon, Patnaik wants the PM to call a meeting of CMs to resolve the issue.

Forced to fend for himself despite the NCTC being cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Chidambaram is peeved. The new body naturally flows out of amendments to the 2008 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act created after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. The 2008 amendments were personally drafted by Chidambaram in consultation with the leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley. :(( The NCTC was proposed as part of the new security architecture on December 23, 2009 and the proposal put up before the CCS in April 2010. Yet it took the CCS nearly two years to clear the NCTC on January 12, 2012.

The Manmohan Singh government should take a deep breath before sitting down to give an all systems go to the NCTC. The reasons are manifold. First, there is disquiet among senior UPA ministers and Congressmen over the NCTC. A Cabinet minister argued that the body would make the home minister the most powerful person in the government. Second, given its nature, structure, objectives and powers, the NCTC will be still-born without the cooperation of the state governments. Can any NCTC team enter Azamgarh or Gorakhpur without the help or knowledge of local police? There would be riots.

Third, there is discomfort within the Intelligence Bureau (IB), as the NCTC could expose the premier agency to courts if equations go awry between the investigators and the local police in case there’s a shoot-out or an unfortunate custodial death. The Batla House encounter on September 19, 2008, against Indian Mujahideen terrorists happened on the basis of IB inputs. Had the NCTC been in existence at that point, the NCTC or IB would have been involved in the shoot-out with the Delhi Police coming into the picture much later, as envisaged in the NCTC law. The thought of being dragged to the court is enough to send shivers down the spine of the IB investigators.

Finally, the public record of even the American NCTC is nothing to write home about. It failed to detect the Nigerian ‘underwear bomber’ Umer Farouk Abdul Mutallab when he boarded the US-bound flight from Amsterdam on December 25, 2009. All this is not to say that the government should not have a cogent and prompt response to tackle terrorist threats. But there is a need for more due diligence on the NCTC. Better to have an institution with firm legal foundations than a half-baked one with the potential of serious political mischief.


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Scooty found at Kazmi house is focus of police probe

Qazmi on Bangkok bomber’s call list: Cops

‘Cops are harassing our relatives now’

Journalists condemn Kazmi’s arrest


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PostPosted: 10 Mar 2012 21:11 
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Another incident in MP
Sand mafia fire on police in MP

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a ... epage=true
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Barely two days after a young IPS officer was killed by the mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh, a police team was on Saturday fired upon by some men suspected to be involved in illegal sand mining in Panna district.

Police said that according to preliminary reports the team escaped unhurt.

The firing took place when the team led by Sub Divisional Officer of Police J S Markam went to Ajaygarh, 40 km from here, Saturday afternoon after it received reports of illegal sand mining in that area, it said.

The miners at the spot opened fire, police said, adding that additional police reinforcements were rushed from the district headquarters.

In a horrific incident that has sparked outrage, 30-year-old IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh was crushed under a tractor driven by a member allegedly belonging to the mining mafia on Thursday while he was trying to stop the vehicle carrying illegally quarried stones in Morena district in MP.

Leader of Opposition in MP Assembly Ajay Singh charged the BJP government in the state with giving protection to mining and liquor mafia.

“Illegal mining is at its peak in many districts in Madhya Pradesh at present. There is no doubt that illegal mining and liquor mafia cannot flourish without the protection of the state government,” said Mr. Singh, a Congress leader, after visiting the spot where Kumar was crushed to death.

In another incident on the day when Kumar was killed, another young IPS officer and his team were attacked allegedly by liquor barons, including supporters of former BJP MLA Narendra Singh, in Bhind district when he tried to check illegal sale of liquor.

The incident occurred when some shops located on the Etawah and Lahar Road were selling liquor illegally despite the administration declaring a ‘dry day’ on the occasion of Holi, police said.

When this was brought to the notice of IPS officer Jaidevan, posted as Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Bhind, he immediately rushed to the spot along with the police force and questioned them, police sources said.

However, members belonging to the liquor mafia attacked them with lathis and by pelting stones forcing police to retreat from the spot, police said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.


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Gun culture spreads in India
Indians own about 40 million guns, second only to the U.S. Rising incomes, along with crime and fear of terrorist attacks, have fueled firearms purchases.


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Reporting from Chandigarh, India— Vikramjit Singh stands in the parking lot of a posh club in Chandigarh discussing one of his favorite subjects: guns. He owns 10 or so; he can't remember exactly. They may come in handy if the old family feud resurfaces.In a Hatfield-versus-McCoy saga that haunts the 25-year-old student, his grandfather was shot to death here in the western state of Punjab and his father imprisoned for a retaliatory murder. Although the two clans signed a truce a few years back, Singh isn't taking any chances."Having a gun 24/7 is a necessity," he says. "You don't know if their relatives will crop up again. And an expensive weapon is a status symbol. You can't flash just any old gun around.Guns are in the blood, he says beneath a painting of a man toting a shotgun."This forgiveness-peace idea will only make Pakistanis think we're soft targets," he says."All that Gandhi stuff is for tourists," adds his father, Raja K.S. Sidhu. "They should go off to Varanasi, see the holy cows."
Despite tough controls on weapons, Indians own about 40 million guns, the second-highest number in the world. Of those, 85% are unregistered Saturday-night specials involved in 90% of firearm homicides. That said, there are only 3 guns for every 100 people in India, compared with 89 guns per 100 Americans, the world leaders, according to gunpolicy.org.Guns boost an individual's confidence," says a video by the group, titled "Guns For Peace." "Guns are force equalizers."Rakshit Sharma, the group's secretary-general, says the Mumbai attack would have been cut short if Taj MahalHead-turners include the Russian-made 7.62 Tokarev pistol and its Chinese knockoff selling for as much as $12,000 and the American Colt .45 pistol at $6,000 to $8,000, in addition to Italian-made weapons. Domestic guns are distinctly declasse, seen as low-quality and unreliable, which aficionados say is a legacy of India's protected markets and focus on nonviolence."People are richer, gain access to expensive weapons, which enhances their image," says Sidhu, the government worker. "Despite regulations, you can't stop a Punjabi from loving guns." hotel guests had been carrying firearms. "The government
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Now, India, Pakistan spar over Dawood’s man in Thailand jail

Arrested scribe’s kin point at officer’s record

‘A BJP activist, not Masood, was Pervez’s target’

TN cops profiling north Indians

Police sing a different tune on Kazmi


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TN cops profiling north Indians

The title seems to be misleading and I feel the article is meant to create fear. What the police is doing is essentially keeping a tab on the new wave of migrant labour coming into Tamil Nadu. In addition I understand the police is also ensuring that land lords have some clue on who their tenants are. In a recent bank robbery case the police had to go all the way to West Bengal and bring back the robbers.

Kerala and Tamil Nadu is witnessing a large wave of migrant labour coming in. Their languages are different, their original place of residence is also pretty much unknown. And they are getting involved in crime. The only way the state police can make sure their area is clean is by keeping a tab on these folks. If they do some mischief and then run away to their home state, chances of nabbing them are pretty nil. And from what I have seen from media, law and order or policing in the home states of these migrant labourers are certainly not the very best in the country. Fat chance that they would clean up their own home grounds.


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It is disappointing that a moderator can post such comments and get away with it. I would get a warning if I present similar logic for "keeping a tab" on Muslims. How sad.


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'Death for Guru made Wasim bomb HC'

Cops still waiting for report on material used in bomb


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its odd that Indian Forensic labs are unable to come to conclusions in many bomb cases:Varanasi, Mumbai, now Delhi.

And often they come up with contradictory conclusions.

Either their techniques are wrong and need updating or something is very wrong.


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2012 07:14 
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abhishek_sharma wrote:
It is disappointing that a moderator can post such comments and get away with it. I would get a warning if I present similar logic for "keeping a tab" on Muslims. How sad.


Where did he say "keeping a tab on Muslims"? All he said was keeping a tab on "migrant labour". Clearly some people read too much than what is needed.


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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2012 07:16 
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Clearly some people should learn to read carefully. I said I would get warned if I presented similar logic to make another point.


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Delhi lectures states on NCTC: ‘Don’t be CMs’ stenographers’

NCTC: Ice broken, but deadlock continues

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PostPosted: 14 Mar 2012 01:06 
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Hindus in Madhyakolra, Howrah persecuted by Islamists
Unlawful Bangladeshi Muslims led the onslaught

The cudgel of responsibility to persecute Hindus in the Indian state of Bengal is not with the indigenous Islamists (only) any more; Bangladeshi Muslims (entering India sneakily and successful to have political support too), in throngs, are partaking in the same job these days and the harrowing incident in village: Madhyakolra, P.S. Domjur, District: Howrah brings this perilous reality forth. The incident took place on March 4, 2012 and the Hindu village is yet to recover from that trauma. People of Dakshinkolra, adjoining village, dominated by unlawful Bangladeshi Muslims in particular, led the onslaught and the subsequent looting.

The trouble erupted at 10 am on the fateful day owing to the bid of a few Islamists to fill up a pond (for a real estate project) in the Hindu village and fervent protests of Hindus against the same outright. These Islamists were Mohsin Mufti, Sheikh Khokon Dewan, Atiyar Mallik and Nurududdin Sardar. When on earth they were prevented from going on with the same project, the four Islamists went back to their own bastions and soon no less than 600 Islamists, carrying lethal weapons and under the auspices of (unlawful) Bangladeshi Muslims, pounced on unarmed Hindus. Not the Hindu village was vandalized (completely) only, Hindu women were also molested, manhandled and thrashed in large numbers.

Kolra Maitree Sangha, local club known for its welfare works in the vicinity, was robbed (at first) and (then) destroyed wantonly. Along with cash worth Rs. 25, 000 , several other belongings of the club were simply plundered. Members (Hindu youths) of the club were also persecuted mercilessly. All these prove that the attack was set before and Islamists were waiting for the opportune moment only.


What was the police and administration doing then? This question is fairly obvious as the problem is not new.

It is worthwhile to mention (in this context), Hindus, apprehending such dangers, submitted a letter to the Dolra No. 2 village Panchayat, Domjur, Howrah on February 29, 2012. The Panchayat and administration, through the letter, was requested earnestly to call the aforementioned real estate project (illicit in every sense of the term) of Mohsin Mufti a halt. And this was done since the fierce quarrel between Hindus and Muslims on February 25, 2012 regarding the same matter, had every sign of a sinister development.

Was the administration in a deep slumber? Perhaps not; the latter developments fail to support any such notion. Here are the reasons behind the same.

An FIR , as regards the attacks on Hindus, was lodged at P.S. Domjur and it did name a few notorious Islamists in the neighborhood (witnessed to participate in the attack). They were Mohsin Mufti, Sheikh Khokon Dewan, Atiyar Mallik, Nurududdin Sardar, Ansar Mollah, Nur Alam, Sabir Mollah, Firoz Mollah, Alfaz Dewan, Minaz Dewan, Mofijul Sheikh. Sections 154, 326, 307 and 379 were imposed on them.

But, strange enough, in spite of presence of non-bailable sections each and every Islamist has been bailed out and is roaming freely. What went wrong then? The police have got to answer.

There is another question as well. How could unlawful Bangladeshi Muslims settle there? In accordance with villagers, this colony was set up five years ago and has been expanding fast.

The entire incident, as per villagers of Madhyakolra, is a part of Islamic expansion.

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(Destroyed Hindu residence)

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(The pond - selected for Islamist real estate project)

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(Destroyed belongings of Kolra Maitree Sangha, local club)

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(Bijoli Porel - victim of Islamic persecution)

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(Maya Porel - victim of Islamic persecution)

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(Shyamali Bag - victim of Islamic persecution; suffering from internal haemorrhage)

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(Shyamali Bag showing her injuries)

http://southbengalherald.blogspot.in/20 ... cuted.html


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PostPosted: 14 Mar 2012 02:20 
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Meanwhile............
Need more minorities in police: West Bengal Guv

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-new ... 24971.aspx
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West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan and minority affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday grappled with one of India’s thorniest law-enforcement issues: police versus minorities, taking their respective positions largely in that order. The relationship between police and ethnic minorities poses one of the more serious problems in policing in many parts of the world. In India, Muslims generally perceive the police to be biased against them.

At a two-day brainstorm of the National Commission for Minorities, Narayanan, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, admitted to this “problematic relationship” but sought a sympathetic understanding of the policeman’s job. Khurshid, however, sought a more human approach from not just policemen but even judicial officers.

Both, however, agreed that there was a need to bridge a gaping “trust deficit” by recruiting more minorities into police organisations.

Anti-terror policing has seriously alienated India’s largest minority community, especially because many Muslims have often been found innocent, often after being held in prison for years. “There can be no justification for police over-zealousness but the minorities commission should not be merely judgmental,” Narayanan said. Khurshid, however, said, “Law requires proof beyond reasonable doubt.”

Narayanan, a former National Security Advisor, however cautioned the police against stereotyping Muslims by equating them with criminals.


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Salman Rushdie to be a 'presence' at India conference
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British author Sir Salman Rushdie is due to speak at a conference in the Indian capital, Delhi, on Friday.

A spokesman for the organisers, the India Today media group, declined to confirm reports that the author will be physically present.

All he would say is that Sir Salman "will be a presence at the conclave".

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His event is be titled "The Liberty Verses - I am What I am and That's All That I am". It will be moderated by author Aatish Taseer.


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PostPosted: 14 Mar 2012 05:10 
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ramana ji,
the labs and finally police could be under pressure not to give out details. Details could be politically sensitive, or a common official logic will be to keep the actual perpetrators guessing and create the impression that the police are incompetent.

But we have no way of knowing the truth because of the total silence behind which both real as well as feigned incompetence could hide.


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