President Ram Nath Kovind and Union ministers on Friday paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack.Eighteen years ago on December 13, terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attacked the Parliament complex and opened fire killing nine people.The victims included five Delhi Police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper, two Parliament watch and ward staff and a gardener. A journalist who was injured died later. All five terrorists were shot dead.Close President Kovind, in a tweet said, "A grateful nation salutes the exemplary valour and courage of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives while defending the Parliament from terrorists on this day in 2001. We remain firm in our resolve to defeat and eliminate terrorism in all its forms and manifestations." related news Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha demands all party meet by PM on worsening situation in North East Andhra Pradesh Assembly passes … [Read more...] about 2001 Parliament attack anniversary: President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to victims
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?
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
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid floral tributes at the Parliament complex to those who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack.Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition in the upper House Ghulam Nabi Azad were among those who paid floral tributes.As a mark of respect, Naidu was also seen removing his cap before paying floral tributes to the deceased.Close Eighteen years ago on December 13, terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attacked the Parliament complex and opened fire, killing nine people. related news Religare Finvest Ltd money-laundering: Court sends ex-Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder to ED custody till December 19 Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha demands all party meet by PM on worsening situation in North East Andhra Pradesh Assembly … [Read more...] about 2001 Parliament attack anniversary: Leaders pays tribute to victims