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Indian in US gets 15 years in jail for backing Hezbollah

New York: An Indian citizen residing illegally in the US has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly trying to provide material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organisation.

Patrick Nayyar, 50, who was convicted in March 2012 after a seven-day jury trial, was sentenced Monday in Manhattan federal court by US District Judge Robert W. Sweet.

Announcing the sentencing, Preet Bharara, the Indian-American US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, praised the investigative work of the FBI's New York Joint Terrorism Task Force.

AMU Alumni Association Chennai get together

By TCN News,

Chennai: A special screening of a documentary movie on the life of Sir Syed marked the AMU Alumni Association Chennai ‘Get Together’ here on October 26 to commemorate the 197th Birth Anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).


Police to submit detailed report on Delhi riots to MHA

New Delhi: The Delhi Police is preparing a comprehensive report on the Trilokpuri communal clash.

"A factual report on Trilokpuri clash was submitted to the MHA Saturday. Now, we are on way to prepare a comprehensive report which will be submitted soon," sources in Delhi police said.

The MHA had asked Monday about the reasons for the clashes, the steps being taken to ease tensions and whether there was any conspiracy behind the incident.


Trinamool expels Arabul Islam

Kolkata: Cracking the whip after intra-party factional clashes that left two dead in South Parganas district, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday expelled its controversial leader Arabul Islam for six years.

Announcing the decision, Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee told media persons that the stern disciplinary action showed that people accused of murder had no place in the party.

For Sikh survivors, Trilokpuri riots almost a repeat of 1984

New Delhi: Witness to the recent Hindu-Muslim clashes in east Delhi's Trilokpuri, Sikh victims of the 1984 riots living in the area experienced a sense of deja vu, reminding them of a time almost exactly 30 years ago to the day when their neighbours were mindlessly slaughtered by angry mobs.

“Though no one was injured (this time), the situation was similar to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots,” Harminder Singh, 73, told IANS.

He resides in Block 29, opposite Block 36 - which was the most affected during the riots, which killed 150 people in the area.

Neutralise modules linked to JMB outfit: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked security agencies to take urgent steps for neutralising modules linked to militant outfit Jamaaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB), which was purportedly involved in a blast this month in Burdwan district of West Bengal.

Home ministry officials said Tuesday that Rajnath Singh's directive came after he was briefed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval following his visit to West Bengal Monday.

They said the home minister asked the NSA to take steps for immediately neutralising modules linked to the militant group.

Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar: A suspected separatist guerrilla was killed in a gunfight Tuesday with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, a police official said. The exchange of fire was still on in the area.

"One militant was killed in Wanderbala forest area in Kupwara district in a gunfight with the security forces today (Tuesday)," the official told IANS here.

Police and troops of Rashtriya Rifles surrounded the Wanderbala forest area early Tuesday following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of a group of militants there, he said.

Prohibitory orders relaxed in Delhi's Trilokpuri

New Delhi: The prohibitory orders on gathering and movement of people imposed in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area following a communal clash were relaxed for three hours Tuesday as no fresh violence was reported, police said.

"We have decided to relax the prohibitory orders for three hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as there has been no fresh case of violence," a Delhi Police official told IANS.

Two groups of Hindus and Muslims clashed on Diwali Oct 23 after which the authorities imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC banning illegal gatherings.


Pakistanis protest India's 'occupation' in Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistanis across the world held demonstrations to mark the anniversary of what they termed as India's invasion and occupation of Kashmir Oct 27, 1947, media reported Tuesday.

The Pakistani nation stands united with the Kashmiri people in their struggle for right to self-determination, Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said Monday.

"The hearts and minds of all Pakistanis are with Kashmiris," he said at a seminar organised by the Youth Forum for Kashmir at the International Islamic University, Islamabad.

Official Delhi’s residence of Owaisi vandalized by Hindu Sena

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: On Sunday, October 26, the official residence of President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi was vandalized by alleged right wing Hindutva activists.