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Omar, Mehbooba Detained Under PSA, US To Impose Sanctions On Turkey & Other Top Stories

A Look At The Most Important News Stories Of Day On October 15.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 15 Oct 2019, 01:43:21 PM
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New Delhi:

Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti Detained Under Public Safety Act: Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been detained under Public Safety Act (PSA). The act allows detention for up to two years without a trial. Tensions are high in Kashmir after New Delhi on August 5 announced abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and decided to bifurcate the state into Union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh - hours after Kashmir was placed under a total clampdown. Read more…

Alarm Bells For Indian Intelligence As Pakistan-Based Terrorists Switch To 'Silent Codes' On LoC: Report

Amid reports of Pakistan-based terrorists reactivating Balakot camp after the Indian Air Force’s pre-dawn airstrikes in February, there is an alarming development on the Line of Control. The Pakistan-based handlers are using new ‘codes’ to send messages to the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. What is worrying the fact that the Indian intelligence agencies and the military have not been able to crack the code so far. The development was reported by the Hindustan Times on Tuesday. The report adds that the eerie silence on the Line of Control has been more pronounced since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. Read more…

Pakistan Isolated By All Countries In FATF, On Verge Of Being In 'Dark Grey' List

In a massive setback, Pakistan is on the verge of strong action by the international terror financing watchdog FATF and the country may be put in the 'Dark Grey' list, the last warning to improve. Officials attending the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris said as per indications, Pakistan will be isolated by all members for not doing enough. Read more…

BJP Flays Decision To Give Nobel Prize To Abhijit Banerjee, Slams Rahul Gandhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at the Congress and at the decision to give Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee Nobel Prize for Economics. Banerjee, 58, was one of the economists Congress had consulted before formulating Nyay (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) before the Lok Sabha elections 2019. NYAY was the flagship social welfare programme proposed by the grand old party in its poll manifesto. The scheme promised to give 20% families in poorest of the poor families in the country Rs 72,000 each annually in order to ensure get access to basic amenities. Read more…

Syria: Prepared To 'Swiftly Destroy' Turkey Economy, Says Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he will authorise sanctions against Turkish officials, raise steel tariffs and end negotiations on a US dollar 100 billion trade deal. Moving closer to completing their assault’s initial phase, Turkish forces and their proxies pushed deep into Syria last week. The Kurdish administration in northern Syria said that Turkish bombardment near a camp for the displaced led to nearly 800 relatives of Islamic State group (IS) members fleeing. This came after Washington announced that it was pulling out 1,000 troops from the Northern Syria. Read more…

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First Published : 15 Oct 2019, 10:20:00 AM