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Indian Army tightens systems post-Purohit episode


Jammu : The Indian Army is tightening its system of checks and balances in the wake of a serving officer being arrested for his alleged links to terror blasts in Maharashtra, a top commander said Wednesday.

"We have a system of checks and balances in the army, which we are strengthening further to ensure such incidents do not recur," Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor told reporters here on the sidelines of a defence function.

"We are checking on postings and profiles. I have nothing more to say," Kapoor added.

Society helps "terror case" victim Rayeesuddin become a shop owner

By Mohammed Siddique,,

Hyderabad : Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee and its women's organization Nisa have launched a first of its kind financial initiative for the rehabilitation of the youth, who were arrested by the police and implicated in the terror related cases after last year's bomb blasts in the city.

In first such effort, a shop of electrical goods and services of Mohamed Rayeesuddin was opened in Malakpet area of Hyderabad by Prof. Rama Milkote of Osmania University on Wednesday.


Home ministry writes to states on Bajrang Dal activities


New Delhi : The union home ministry Wednesday asked all state governments to provide full details of the Hindu rightwing group Bajrang Dal's activities in their areas.

Senior ministry officials told IANS that the letter sent out to the states was not only to determine the outfit's suspected involvement in cases of communal violence but also to establish if it had any “terror linkages”.

Kalam's birthday celebrated as education day in Bhaderwah

By News Agency of Kashmir,

Jourian : The 120th birth day of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad was celebrated with zeal and jest at Boys H.S.S Boys Bhadarwah. SDM Kalyan Singh was the chief guest on the occasion while Principal of the school presided over the function.

A painting and debate competition was conducted and winners of the first, 2nd and 3rd prizes were given to the winners of both the events. Students from various schools of the town participated in the events.


Shabnam Gani to contest election as independent candidate

By News Agency of Kashmir,

Srinagar : Shabnam Gani Lone daughter of Late Abdul Gani Lone of Kupwara has decided to contest the state assembly election from Kupwara constituency.

Advocate by profession, Shabnam Gain Lone is contesting as independent candidate from Kupwara, the north district of Kashmir.

The Kupwara is the north district of Kashmir valley which is going to polls for five seats of Karnah, Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara and Langate on November 30, 2008.

J&K: Irked by PDD, Bhaderwah villagers threaten poll boycott

By News Agency of Kashmir,

Bhaderwah : Not only separatist in Kashmir have given the call for boycott of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir but common people living in the villages of Bhaderwah have also threatened to boycott polls but the reason of people living in Sharekhi village of Bhaderwah is entirely different from that of separatists.

The reason as mentioned by some aged as well as young people of the village Sharekhi village is electricity supply and ignorance by the PDD.

First batch of Jammu pilgrims leaves for Hajj

By News Agency of Kashmir,

Jammu : The first batch of 162 Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Rajouri districts was accorded send off from Jammu Airport, here today.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu alongwith number of other senior government and police functionaries were present on the occasion.

Hajj officials told News Agency of Kashmir that around 124 pilgrims from Rajouri district arrived in Jammu on Tuesday and were accommodated in recently constructed Hajj House.

The pilgrims also expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the authorities for their stay in Jammu.


Malegaon blasts case: Father, son duo arrested in Jammu

By News Agency of Kashmir,

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir police picked up a father son duo for questioning in connection with the investigation of Malegaon blasts case, here on Wednesday.

Well informed sources told News Agency of Kashmir that the Jammu police raided a residential house in Trikuta Nagar locality and arrested the duo. The arrests were reportedly made on the requests of Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Kanpur police.

Dr. Arshi Khan of AMU invited by Govt. of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal, November 12: Dr. Arshi Khan from India has been invited by the Government of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Kuzey Kibris Turkiye Cumhurieyti) to attend its Foundation Day on November 15.


Dr. Zakir Naik and the controversy

By Md. Ali,

Renowned Islamic scholar and preacher Dr. Zakir Naik angered a section of Sunnis and Shias by his statement to a private TV channel that a Muslim should seek help only from Allah and no one else, not even the Prophet.

Angered by his statement a section of the community reportedly approached the home minister of Maharashtra RR Patil and demanded a ban on the Islamic conference which he is organizing between November 14 and 24 in Mumbai.