Bengal Police Arrested Two Al-Qaeda Terrorists From West Bengal
Special Task Force Of Bengal Police Arrested Two Al-Qaeda Terror Suspects In West Bengal
Acting on a tip-off, a special task force of the Bengal police arrested two suspected members of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) from North 24 Parganas district.
According to official statements, a special task force of the state police was constituted by the Bengal police to conduct raids in the Kharibari area of Shasan police station.
As revealed by the officials, one of the arrested suspects hails from Gangarampur in Dakshin Dinajpur district, while the other al-Qaeda suspect belongs to Arambagh in Hoogly. During the raid, the police also seized several documents from the suspects’ possession.
During interrogation, the arrested individuals revealed that at least 17 other members of the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) are active in the nearby regions, officials stated.
The West Bengal Police has arrested two suspected members of the Al Qaeda in the Indian-Subcontinent (AQIS) from North 24 Parganas district, a senior officer said.https://t.co/wD6ZPhEEdK
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) August 18, 2022
No Provision To Shift Rohingya Muslims To EWS Flats: MHA Clarifies Its Stand
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a strong denial to Minister for Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri’s tweet, which claimed, “All Rohingya migrants from Myanmar living in a camp in Delhi will be shifted to flats developed under central housing scheme“.
The Ministry also cited that it had issued orders to designate the shanty town, where the Rohingya live, as a detention centre.
In his tweet on Wednesday morning, Mr Puri called the centre’s plan to relocate the Rohingya to an apartment complex built for economically weaker sections (EWS) a “landmark decision” by the Narendra Modi government.
He tweeted, “India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge in the country. In a landmark decision, all #Rohingya #Refugees will be shifted to EWS flats in the Bakkarwala area of Delhi. They will be provided basic amenities, UNHCR IDs & round-the-clock @DelhiPolice protection“.
Later, the Ministry of Home Affairs responded it “has not given any directions to provide EWS flats to Rohingya at Bakkarwala in New Delhi“.
India has always welcomed those who have sought refuge in the country. In a landmark decision all #Rohingya #Refugees will be shifted to EWS flats in Bakkarwala area of Delhi. They will be provided basic amenities, UNHCR IDs & round-the-clock @DelhiPolice protection. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/E5ShkHOxqE
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 17, 2022
Rohingya Illegal Foreigners
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) August 17, 2022
Notably, Mr Puri himself backed MHA’s clarification by retweeting the MHA’s tweet by adding, “Home Ministry’s press release with respect to the issue of Rohingya illegal foreigners gives out the correct position“.
Home Ministry’s press release with respect to the issue of Rohingya illegal foreigners gives out the correct position. https://t.co/NhLPKaJTdg
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) August 17, 2022
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari And MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan Denounced From BJP’s Parliamentary Panel
In a major rejig to BJP’s apex decision-making body, party president Jagat Prakash Nadda, on Wednesday, inducted six new members into BJP’s parliamentary board and denounced several others.
The newly inducted members involve Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa, among others. At the same time, the party has denounced prominent leaders of the BJP, including former party president Nitin Gadkari and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, from the panel.
In addition to the parliamentary panel, BJP’s central leadership has altered the party’s central election committee.
— businessline (@businessline) August 17, 2022
Arrest Warrant Issued Against The Law Minister Of Bihar Assembly
Newly appointed Law Minster and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Kartikeya Singh alias Master Saheb landed into a new controversy after an arrest warrant was issued against him in an old kidnapping case.
According to sources, Bihar police issued an arrest warrant against cabinet minister Kartikeya Singh on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
Meanwhile, Mr Singh’s lawyer Madhusudan Sharma told media persons that the police had absolved Mr Singh from the case. Also, the Chief Minister responded as unaware of the issue; he cited, “I have no such information“.
A day after becoming the law minister in the new #NitishKumar (@NitishKumar) government in #Bihar, Kartikeya Singh alias Kartik Master appears to be in trouble after he avoided surrendering in a court or police in a kidnapping case, an official said. pic.twitter.com/RYgYyr2BJG
— IANS (@ians_india) August 17, 2022
Covid-Bulletin: India Logs 12,608 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.58%
According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 12,608 new covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. The active caseload of India currently stands at 1,01,343. Meanwhile, daily recoveries counted the figure of 16,251 in the last 24 hours. With this tally, the total recoveries have reached 4,36,70,315. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 3.48% and 4.20%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.14 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 208.95 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) August 18, 2022