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Al Qaeda Issues Warning Letter of Suicide Bombings In India Over Insult To Prophet Mohammad

Al Qaeda Issues Warning Letter of Suicide Bombings In India Over Insult To Prophet Mohammad

After former BJP National Spokesperson Nupur Sharma made derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammad during a Television debate, it caused a global outrage against India. Many Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait and Qatar condemned the action. However, they also appreciated the prompt action of the Bhartiya Janata Party of suspending Nupur Sharma, ex-BJP leader. Even after India took an immediate action over the matter, it seems like the issue has already become bigger. In a recent development, the Al Qaeda issued a warning letter of conducting suicide bombings in multiple Indian cities including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai and Gujarat. The Central agencies are on high alert after the warning letter said: “A few days ago, the propagators and flag bearers of Hindutva – a system and philosophy hostile to the religion and Shariah of Allah – insulted and slandered the purest of beings, the most honourable after God himself, Muhammad al Mustafa, Ahmad al Mujtaba, and his noble and pure wife, the mother of the believers, Sayyidah Ayesha bint Abu Bakr as Siddeeq in the most vile and evil manner on an Indian TV channel. In response to this affront, the hearts of Muslim all over the world are bleeding and are filled with feelings of revenge and retribution,” “We warn every audacious and impudent foul mouth of the world, especially the Hindutva terrorists occupying Indian that we should fight for the dignity of our Prophet, we should urge others to fight and die for the honour of our Prophet, we should kill those who affront our Prophet and we should bind explosives with our bodies and the bodies of our children to blow away the ranks of those who dare to dishonour our Prophet.” the letter added. The central agencies have informed all the concerned states and they have been asked to be on high alert.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 5,233 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 4,26,36,710

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 5,233 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 28,857. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 3,345 recoveries in the previous 24 hours and the total recoveries have reached 4,26,36,710. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stands at 1.67% and 1.12% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 85.35 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 194.43 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Reserve Bank of India: Country’s Economy To Grow At 7.2%; Repo Rate Hiked To 4.90%

On Wednesday, the Reserve Bank of India projected that India’s economy will grow at 7.2% in the FY 2022-23. Increasing the inflation rate, the central bank forecasted it to 6.7% for the current fiscal year. It also raised the key policy (repo) rate by 50 bps to 4.90% in its June meeting. The six members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by RBI governor Shaktikanta Das all voted unanimously for the latest hike. The Reserve Bank of India also permitted rural cooperative banks to extend finance to the commercial real estate sector and allowed urban co-operative banks to provide door-step banking services. Meanwhile, it also proposed for the linking of credit cards to UPI payments.

Satyendar Jain Arrest: ED Recovers Rs 2.85 Crore and 133 Gold Coins During Raids

On Tuesday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) informed that it has recovered Rs 2.85 crore in cash and 133 gold coins during raids conducted on Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain and his associates in connection to a money-laundering case. Monday, the ED searched six to seven places including Satyendar Jain’s residence and a jewellery shop in South-East Delhi. On May 30, Satyendar Jain was arrested by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and is currently under the ED’s custody for interrogation. After the ED’s statement, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter and wrote: “At this time, prime minister is after the AAP with all his might — particularly the Delhi and Punjab governments. Lies upon lies upon lies. You have the strength of all the agencies. But God is with us.” Last week, Kejriwal had claimed that Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is next on the target list of the central agencies and is likely to be arrested soon. ED’s probe against Delhi Health Minister is based on a FIR filed against Satyendar Jain by the Central Bureau of Investigation in 2017. The central agency has claimed that Jain transferred money to Kolkata through a hawala channel and got it back from shell companies as accommodation entries. It also added that Jain could not show the source of the money received.

Hyderabad Gang Rape: Minor Son Of AIMIM MLA Name As Accused In The Case

In the Hyderabad gang rape case which has set off outrage in Telangana, the minor son of an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA has been named as one of the accused in the case. All the sic accused in the gang rape case – 5 adults and 1 minor are now in custody. Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand said: “We have booked them under the stringent sections, so they get maximum punishment for this heinous crime,” While the 5 adults have been booked under sections of gang rape, voluntarily causing hurt, abduction and also sections of the POCSO Act, the minor has been accused for outraging the modesty of a woman, sexual assault and voluntarily causing hurt. Initially the Police had said that the MLA’s son was not involved in the gang rape but after BJP MLA Raghunandan Rao released a video clip alleging the presence of the MLA’s son, the Police then alleged that he was engaged in a cover-up.

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