On March 5, Pakistan announced that its interior ministry has placed 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) in the list of banned organisations.According to Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority (NCTA) list, which was updated on March 5, JuD and FIF were among 70 organisations proscribed by the Ministry of Interior under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.Before this, the two organisations were reportedly in their ‘under watch’ list since 2017. However, the move to ban these organisations is not a new tactic and has been a part of Pakistan’s playbook to ward off international pressure.Close Action against Saeed's LeT mere lip service related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s move to place Hafiz Saeed’s JuD in banned outfits list is nothing but a farce
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on a two-day visit to India and was welcomed by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with an embrace of course.The reason for his visit is the strengthening of bilateral ties in various sectors, including energy and defence. If it’s a run-of-the-mill visit by a foreign dignitary, then what makes it controversial, you ask? Well, like in a David Fincher film, the timing.Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (popularly known as MBS) visit to India comes within five days of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, which killed 40 jawans and infuriated the entire nation. After the attack, PM Modi had vowed to hunt down the perpetrators and avenge each drop of the martyrs' blood.Close The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a banned terrorist organization which reportedly operates from Pakistani soil. JeM chief Masood Azhar, one of the most notorious terrorists in … [Read more...] about Should India really embrace Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit?
The Congress has appointed Lt General (retired) DS Hooda, who oversaw the surgical strike in September 2016, to head a task force on national security.Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Lt Gen Hooda on February 21 in order to discuss the functioning of the task force. Gandhi also met a group of experts to chalk out effective strategies to guard the border.Lt Gen Hooda told news agency ANI that he would be happy to take up the offer:Lt Gen DS Hooda(retd): They (Congress) rqstd me if I could lead a Task Force which will look at our National Security challenges, internal & external, & come out with a vision document that should guide our diplomatic & security policies, say for over a period of the next 5 yrs. pic.twitter.com/wtIz5lLIlh— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2019Close Earlier on February 21, the Congress had accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of being insensitive to the Pulwama attack, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was shooting for a documentary in … [Read more...] about Congress’ U-turn: How it went from questioning surgical strike to appointing its commander
Issues related to human rights won't be part of the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US next week but the agenda would touch issues related to Kashmir, a top American diplomat has said."Human rights is not part of this 2+2 discussion that's taking place next week, although I'm confident that issues on Kashmir and the threat perceptions that India sees will obviously be a part of the agenda,” Alice G Wells, the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, said on Wednesday at a programme for commemorating the 60th Anniversary of President Eisenhower's Historic Visit to India.External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here next week for the second round of '2+2' dialogue with their US counterparts Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper on December 18.Close The inaugural '2+2' Indo-US dialogue was held in New Delhi in September last year. related news New ordinance likely by … [Read more...] about Human rights matters won’t be part of 2+2 dialogue between India, US: Wells
Ujjivan Small Finance Bank listed with a massive 56 percent premium over its issue price on December 12 despite volatility in the market.The stock touched an intraday high of Rs 62.8 on the National Stock Exchange (up 70 percent) after opening at Rs 58.75 against IPO price of Rs 37. The bumper listing was on expected lines given the strong response received for the company's IPO.Combined volume on BSE and National Stock Exchange was more than 20 crore equity shares.Close Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (USFB) is a subsidiary of microfinance lender Ujjivan Financial Services. related news Morgan Stanley bullish on NTPC, Adani Ports and L&T Infotech Initiating coverage: HDFC AMC and M&M among 10 stocks that could return 10-40% in 2020 Most experts are now advising investors to hold the stock for longer term on the back of good fundamentals. Though some suggest investors can do partial profit booking and hold the rest for longer term."Ujjivan SFB's … [Read more...] about Ujjivan Small Finance Bank: Should investors buy, sell or hold after the bumper listing?