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28 November 2016

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28 Nov. 2016: 27 Safar 1438: Vol: 8, No:47
SC adjourns Maharashtra beef ban hearing for 8 weeks
New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on ban on beef in Maharashtra and its export for 8 weeks. The apex court had on Sept.2 issued a notice to the Maharashtra govt on this matter.Earlier, the top court had issued notice to BJP-led state govt on a petition challenging a Bombay high court order, permitting consumption of beef brought from states that allow cow slaughter. Around 36 beef dealers associations across Maharashtra had in August filed a petition in the top court challenging the ban.The dealers want the court to permit the slaughter of cattle - bulls and bullocks, not cows — of more than 16 years of age. They said that after the age of 16, cattle are too old to be used for farming and other activities.Petition has challenged the constitutional validity of Maharashtra Animals Preservation (Amendment) Act,2015, that bans slaughter, possession, consumption and import of beef.ANI
`Why protect only cows when 70% milk supply from buffaloes'
New Delhi: Why protect cows only when 70% of the country's milk supply is from buffaloes, dalit academic Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd asked at the Lit Fest on Sunday. “This is a clear case of black against white ­ we want black out, just as in the demonetization drive.“Cow protection laws in force in as many as 24 states across the country infringe on Dalit rights, Ilaiah said. Dalits, he said, care for cattle when they are alive, they also skin dead animals, dispose of the carcasses.“With these laws, the leather industry, cattle rearing and skinning of dead animals all get affected.“ Former diplomat Pawan Varma and RSS functionary Rakesh Sinha were also part of the panel discussing `cow nationalism'.TOI 
Where India stands on world bovine map
Sunday will be weekly holiday not Friday for Govt-run high madrassas in Assam: State Govt 
Guwahati:Assam govt  has decided to discontinue the weekly holiday on Friday in some of govt-run high madrassas in the state, said Health & Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.Sarma said that the state Education Dept.has already issued instruction to those madrassas to function like other schools on Friday.The minister said it came to his notice only recently that some madrassas observe weekly holiday on Friday."It was recently that during a meeting with education officers, I found this strange thing that the govt-run high madrassas in three districts, including Lakhimpur, Naogaon and Morigaon, observe holiday on Friday," minister said."We know that official weekly holiday in Pakistan and Bangladesh is on Friday, while in India, the US and Europe, Sunday is the weekly holiday," he said, adding that there cannot be two rules for holiday.The Education Department has already instructed that the practice will be discontinued and there will holiday on Sunday and not Friday. The erring headmasters of those madrassas will be suspended, it warned.Ex-minister and Congress leader Siddique Ahmed, however, slammed Sarma over the decision and said that the minister wants to say that Muslims are second class citizens in Assam."Sarma is saying that Assam is not Pakistan or Bangladesh, meaning Muslims are second class citizens in Assam. Muslim community will boycott Sarma," Ahmed said."He (Sarma) is trying to divide the people of the state on religious lines and pitting one community against the other," Ahmed added.-IANS
Friday no more weekly holiday for govt -run high madrassas in Assam
Cut politics, find Najeeb, High Court tells Delhi Police
New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Monday sternly asked the city police to cut through politics and track down Najeeb Ahmed, the JNU student missing for 45 days since a scuffle with members of a rival union on the campus.A bench of justices G.S. Sistani and Vinod Goel said there could be “something more” to his disappearance as no one can just vanish from the heart of the national capital.“This is the heart of India, the national capital. No one can just disappear from here. It creates a sense of insecurity in people. If he disappeared, then there is something more to that. All angles have to be explored,” the bench said.The court also asked why the Delhi Police’s status report does not mention the alleged scuffle between Najeeb, 27, and some members of ABVP, a students’ union linked to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.PTI 
Something more to Najeeb disappearance:HC to police
Lakhs of Muslims hold rally in Nanded, demand quota slam govt for anti Muslim Personal Law move
Aurangabad: Close on the heels of peace rallies organised by the Maratha and dalit communities across state, an umbrella organization of various political parties and social and religious organizations of Muslims on Sunday conducted a peace rally in Nanded to press their long-pending demand for reservation for Muslims.The rally was organised under the banner of Muslim Aarakshan Sangharsh Kruti Samiti, and the organisers claimed that more than 5.5 lakh people, including a large number of women, youth and senior citizens, participated in the event. Representatives of the Marathas and dalits also took part in the first of its kind rally held in Nanded city.Later, the representatives handed over a memorandum to Nanded district collector Suresh Kakani.The rally was organized in a disciplined manner and the participants did not raise any slogan and no community flag was used by the organizers. Only one national flag mounted on an open jeep was leading the rally.The organisers claimed that it was the first time in Maharashtra that a large number of women participated in a rally. Religious scholars, lawyers, teachers, students, healthcare professionals, businessmen and engineers were at the forehead of the rally. The main demand of the agitators was 10% reservation for Muslims. The other demands were, protect Muslim Personal Law, stop attacks on Muslims and dalits in the name of 'gauraksha', not target innocent Muslim in the name of terror, award death sentence to culprits of rape and murder cases, implement Swaminathan Aayog and provide reservation to the Maratha community without disturbing the quota of OBCs. Though the political leaders and social activists refrained from delivering speeches, select girls and boys expressed their feelings, justifying the demands. One student criticized the govt for allegedly ineffectively handling the issues of Muslim reservation and targeting Muslims and dalits in the country. There was anger among many protesters against the govt in power giving controversial statements about Muslim Personal Law and the rights of women in Islam. TOI 
Nanded: Massive rally in support of Muslim reservation
'Muslims won't tolerate interference in personal law'
Vadodara: Muslims will not tolerate any interference in their personal law. This is what ulemmas of Deoband, Sunni and Shia sects unanimously declared at a function in Anand. The Anand City Muslim Samaj had organized a programme at the ground of school number 25 on 100-foot road on Friday night where ulemmas of all the sects had shared a common platform.While member of the AIMPLB Mahmood Tahir Hakim explained the provisions of `shariat' to the gathering, Maulana Abdul Rashid from Jambusar said Muslims have sacrificed their lives during the freedom struggle and no govt should in terfere in their personal law. timesofindia
Delhi: Dalit-Muslim unity call
New Delhi: Around 10,000 Dalits, Muslims and tribal people from 25 states yesterday gathered at Delhi's Ramlila Grounds, from where calls went out for unity among these weaker sections and for Muslim job reservations. Mahasangram rally was an initiative by the Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind and the National Confederation of Dalit and Adivasi Organisations."Give Muslims reservations in jobs," said Ashok Bharti, founder of the Dalit-Adivasi umbrella body."Who decided the limit of 50 %  (on the volume of reservations)? The court did, and Parliament can change it. It must declare that every backward community will be represented (in jobs) according to its population."Bharti alleged that the demonetisation was a conspiracy to exclude tribal communities and Muslims from the economy. He pointed to the low bank penetration in tribal areas and the reluctance on many Muslims' part to open bank accounts because they believe that charging interest is un-Islamic."Many states, such as Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, have been created ostensibly for tribal communities but have been captured by the Manuwadis," Bharti said."Don't be fooled. Those who want to loot your caravan will not take you to your destination; only the Dalit-Adivasi-Muslim caravan can do that."Ex-MP Mahmood Madani, , said: "If we (Muslims) only fight our own battles, we will never succeed. If we put our selfishness aside and stand up for other oppressed people, Allah will help us all."A source close to Madani said: "If Dalits and Muslims get together, the BJP will be unable to sow communal tensions as it needs Dalit foot soldiers (to do so). Also, Dalits and Muslims together form a vote bank larger than the BJP's." telegraphindia
Delhi: Dalit-Muslim Rally at Ramlila Maidan
Rally calls for dignity and justice to Dalits, Adivasis, Minorities
Dalit, tribal, minorities slam demonetisation
Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis demand justice, rule of law
Reservation, implementation of Atrocities Act: Dalits, OBCs, minority members hold silent march in Pune
Pune:Over a lakh people, including women and youth from Dalit, OBCs and minority communities, participated in a silent protest march in the city on Sunday. During the Samvidhan Sanman Mook Morcha, various demands, including those pertaining to reservations for minority and OBC communities, were put forward.While the silent march is being viewed as a reply to the protest rallies undertaken by Maratha community two months ago to press for economic and social demands made by the Maratha community, organisers of the Samvidhan Sanman Morcha said that their rally was only seeking a solution for their grievances. “We are not opposing any other group here,” the organisers said.According to a senior police officer, around one lakh people from various parts of Pune city, district and surrounding areas are estimated to have participated in the march. Organisers, on the other hand, said that over 17 lakh people took part in the morcha. indianexpress
DEMONETISATION
Declare illicit wealth and pay 50% or lose 85% if caught: Govt
New Delhi: Providing a window to black money holders, govt  proposed on Monday to levy a total tax, penalty and surcharge of 50 %  on the amount deposited post demonetisation while higher taxes and stiffer penalty of up to 85%  await those who don’t disclose but are caught.Nearly 3 weeks after PM Modi announced junking high denomination 500 and 1000 rupee notes, finance minister Arun Jaitley introduced a bill to amend IncomeTax law which also provides for black money declarants a mandatorily depositing of 25% of amount disclosed in anti-poverty scheme without interest and a four-year lock-in period.Those who choose to declare their ill-gotten wealth stashed till now in banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes will have to pay a tax at the rate of 30 %  of the undisclosed income under Pradhan Mantri Grabi Kalyan Yojana 2016. Additionally, a 10%  penalty will be levied on the undisclosed income and surcharge called PMGK Cess at the rate of 33%  of tax (33% of 30%).Further, declarants have to deposit 25% of undisclosed income in a scheme to be notified by govt  in consultation with the RBI.For those who continue to hold onto undisclosed cash and are caught, existing provisions of Income Tax law will be amended to provide for a flat 60%  tax plus a surcharge of 25%  of tax (15%), which will amount a levy of 75 %.Besides, if the assessing officer decides he can charge a 10%  penalty in addition to 75% tax. Current provisions of penalty on under-reporting of income at 50% of tax, and misreporting (200% of tax) will remain and no changes are being made to them. PTI
Govt’s new tax proposal: Pay 50% tax on unaccounted deposits, 85% if caught
Govt introduces income tax amendment bill in LS
‘Bandh’ live: Trains disrupted in Bihar, business as usual in Telangana, AP
New Delhi, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Patna, Mumbai, Agra, Chennai: Opposition parties including the Congress, Left, Samajwadi and the Trinamool Congress are observing ‘Jan Aakrosh Diwas’ on Monday to protest against the Centre’s demonetisation move.The first week of the winter session in Parliament saw opposition parties stand as a united front, but they appear divided on how they will protest against the move on Monday.Left Front is intent on holding a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal, but the Trinamool Congress-led state govt  has vowed to foil it. The state finance department has issued a circular stating that all employees would be required to attend office on Monday and Tuesday, and exceptions would be made only in case of bereavement, maternity leave, hospitalisation and other ‘genuine reasons’.All major traders associations in the national capital said no political party asked them to participate in the shut down against demonetisation. Sanjeev Mehra, Khan Market Traders Association (KMTA) said he heard about the proposed ‘bandh’, but no one approached him.HT
Live Mixed response to nationwide protest call
Bandh near total in Kerala; UDF leaders arrested
Bhushan: There's already more evidence in Sahara & Birla papers than in Jain hawala dairies
The Supreme Court has refused to order an investigation into the documents recovered during raids at the offices of Aditya Birla Group and Sahara saying they are not authentic or credible enough.Some of the documents purportedly mention bribes paid by these companies to a number of politicians, including Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Sheila Dikshit, among others .The bench of Justices JS Khehar and Arun Mishra told the petitioner, the NGO Common Cause, that ordering an investigation merely on the basis of an unverified entry in a document could have far-reaching implications."If we accept what you say, then somebody can make an entry that I sent PM this much of money... See how far-reaching this could be. We are not shying away from taking action against anybody but you must have something even prima facie to show wrongdoing. We cannot initiate proceedings just because you name a big man. There has to be something," the court said, according to a media report.  Catch news 
Reliance gets Rs 1,767 crore irregular tax benefit: CAG
New Delhi: CAG has pulled up Income Tax department for giving benefit of Rs 1,767 crore to the port and terminal arm of Reliance IndustriesBSE -0.72 % by allowing deductions meant for public facilities to the company's captive jetties. CAG said income tax assessing officer (AO) allowed deduction of Rs 5,245.38 crore to Reliance Ports and Terminals Ltd towards construction of 4 captive jetties at Port Sikka in Gujarat without examining the eligibility criteria for allowance of deduction. PTI 
SBI records of loans to Adani firms cannot be disclosed: Information Commission
New Delhi: Records related to loans given to industries promoted by Gautam Adani cannot be disclosed as these are held by State Bank of India in fiduciary capacity and involve commercial confidence, CIC has held.The order of the Commission came on a plea by Ramesh Ranchordas Joshi who wanted to know from State Bank of India "the basis of giving huge loans to Gautam Adani Group along with the evidence that the loan was connected to the coal mines of Australia"."CPIO informed the appellant that the information being sought was commercial information and held by them in trust for the third party, therefore, it could not be provided and denied information under section 8(1)(d)(commercial confidence) and (e)(fiduciary capacity) of RTI Act," Information Commissioner Manjula Prasher noted in the order.PTI 
Single BJP leader used 2 different PAN numbers to buy land in Bihar: JD (U)
Patna: The controversy surrounding land purchase in Bihar ahead of demonetisation of high value currency notes by BJP turned murkier today when ruling JD (U) today accused BJP of purchasing land by party`s single leader using two different PAN numbers to fix land deals. State JD(U) Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Singh and party MLC Neeraj Kumar told newspersons here that senior party leader and treasurer of Bihar unit of BJP Dileep Kumar Jaiswal bought land plots in Bhagalpur and Banka districts by using two different PAN cards with numbers. –ACDPJ -7778 F and AAA BBO 157 E respectively.UNI
TN:Over Rs. 20 lakh seized from BJP functionary
Salem: Police seized a sum of Rs. 20.55 lakh, including 926 currency notes of Rs.2,000 denomination, from a BJP functionary during a vehicle-check on Kumarasamipatti main road here late on Saturday evening.Police said personnel from the Hasthampatti police station, who were conducting the vehicle check, intercepted a car coming into the city. They found a total of 926 Rs. 2,000 currency notes, 1,530 Rs. 100 denomination notes and 1,000 Rs. 50 denomination notes in a bag in the car.As occupant of the car, Arun (36) of Peramanur, a zonal BJP youth wing secretary, could not produce proper details and account, the police seized the money. thehindu
Aligarh lock industry gasping for breath, note ban adds to woes
Kovalam:‘Aligarh’ has been synonymous with locks since the Mughal era but now its struggling lock industry which employs over one lakh people is facing grim prospects, with demonetisation adding to its woes.The legendary lock industry in Aligarh, accounts for almost 75% of the production in the country, earning this city the name of “Tala Nagri” and making “Aligarh lock” not only a distinct brand but a byword for quality.“90% small and cottage scale units, including unregistered ones, have either closed down or are on the brink of closure,” said SP MLA Zafar Alam, who is ex-president of the now-defunct All India Lock Manufactures Association.ANI 
Cash crunch: How did BJP’s Mahesh Sharma fund daughter’s wedding, Kejriwal asks
New Delhi:Delhi CM  Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at BJP MP Mahesh Sharma, questioning how the latter managed the expenses of his daughter’s wedding despite withdrawal limits in the wake of demonetisation.“BJP MP Mahesh Sharma’s daughter wedding. Is he making all the payments in cheque? Is he managing the marriage in Rs 2.5 lakhs? How his notes were exchanged?” AAP national convenor Kejriwal asked.IANS
RSS affiliate SJM to 'study' Paytm's Chinese connection
Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), a RSS affiliate, has decided to study the Chinese connection of Paytm, a company that has reaped huge benefits from the Modi govt's demonetisation exercise, a report Economic Times has said.The payment solutions company is 40 % owned by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba group and SJM has told the newspaper that it wants to ensure that "data shared by Indians is safe"."No Indian company should be sharing data with foreign companies and the investment routes should be made very transparent," Ashwani Mahajan, co-convener of SJM, has been quoted as saying in the report.SJM's move comes at a time when Paytm is seeing its business swell due to the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, which has resulted in forced digitisation of payments in the country.ET/ firstpost
Demonetisation took out currency of Rs14 lakh crore in value, new notes in circulation Rs1.5 lakh crore only 
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Putting lipstick on a pig: This is expropriation, not demonetisation: Anirudh Burman
PM Modi should reveal his idea of democracy if he thinks protests are bad: Salman Khurshid
Foreign investors pull out close to $5 billion so far in Nov.on demonetisation drive
OTHERS 
Drug regulation: 27 medicines sold by top firms ‘fail’ quality tests in 7 states
New Delhi:In a major crackdown since March this year, drug regulators of seven states have alleged that 27 medicines — sold by 18 major drug companies in India including Abbott India, GSK India, Sun Pharma, Cipla and Glenmark Pharma — are of “substandard” quality, citing grounds such as false labelling, wrong quantity of ingredients, discolouration, moisture formation, failing dissolution test and failing disintegration test.These include key drug brands of eight top-tier companies, which are the leaders in their respective molecule categories (pharma companies sell the same molecule under different brand names) with a market share ranging from 47 %  to 92 %. Of the 18 companies, only 2 said they had stopped sale of the affected drug batches and just one said the affected batch had been recalled from the market. Tests on the 27 medicines were done by drug regulators of Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. 10 other companies that were alleged to be selling substandard drugs are Alkem Labs, Cadila Healthcare, Cipla, Emcure Pharma, Hetero Labs, Morepen Labs, Macleods Pharma, Sun Pharma, Wockhardt Pharma and Zydus Healthcare. Indianexpress
Court sends Khalistani Liberation Force chief to 7 days' police custody
New Delhi: Khalistani Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo was today sent to 7 days' police custody by a Delhi Court which noted that "custodial interrogation" of the accused was required to unearth conspiracy in the Nabha jailbreak case. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh sent Mintoo to custody till Dec.5 after Delhi Police sought 7 days' remand to interrogate him. While seeking his remand, the police said that they needed the custody of dreaded terrorist to know about the role of "insiders and outsiders" who assisted him and five others in fleeing from Nabha jail in Patiala. They further said that the role of ISI and some terror organisations is needed to be probed in the case as he had also visited Pakistan. Mintoo was nabbed from a Delhi railway station, a day after he escaped with five other inmates from the jail. PTI 
Khalistani militant Mintoo, who fled Nabha jail, nabbed at Delhi railway station
Mintoo nabbed: Khalistani men planned escape to Dehradun, cut off beards to evade cops
Nabha jailbreak suspect caught in UP, arms recovered; police claim breakthrough
Zakir Naik mocks Indian media’s coverage on Malaysian citizenship
Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik, has mocked the coverage in a section of the Indian media, which claimed that he had been given Malaysian citizenship.“Not true at all,” said Naik’s spokesperson, Arif Malik.Quoting Naik’s words, Malik said, “Till a few months ago, the Indian media had been saying I was banned in Malaysia, and now they’re saying I’ve got Malaysian citizenship. That’s ridiculous. And there’s no truth in the Malaysian citizenship rumour.” Jantaka Reporter 
Atrocious to imply youth have joined ISIS with my influence: Zakir Naik
New Delhi:  Asserting that he has always condemned terrorism or killing of any innocent human, Zakir Naik on Monday said it is atrocious even to imply that some youth, who have joined the ISIS, are influenced by him."I am followed by more than 100 million people from across the world through television, Facebook and YouTube. Alhumdulillah, tens of thousands of people have come closer to Islam after listening to my talks and videos on topics that have ranged from misconceptions about Islam, Qur'an, Modern Science, education, women's rights in Islam, family issues, Islamic view on terrorism and Jihad and many others," Naik told ANI.Asserting that he inspires many to come closer to Islam, Naik said his every follower may not do everything he says.Naik also asserted that he has been giving lectures for more than 20 years, adding there is not a single event where he has ever encouraged anyone to kill any other innocent human being.ANI 
Top Officials Leave Zakir Naik’s IRF
Mumbai: Many top officials of Dr Zakir Naik’s IRF have reportedly put in their papers. Among the IRF staffers who have tendered their resignations include CEO Manzoor Shaikh. About 6 senior functionaries are also said to have handed over their resignations to an official identified as Shaukat Jamati on Thursday. mumbaimirror
Neo-convert’s murder: 8 BJP-RSS workers held
Malappuram: The police have arrested eight persons, all BJP-RSS workers, in connection with the murder of a man, who had converted to Islam. Faisal belonging to Kodinhi of Malappuram, was hacked to death on Nov.19. The arrested include Pullani Vinod (39), brother-in-law of Faisal. The others arrested by Tirurangadi police are Pullani Sajeesh (32), another relative of Faisal, Pulikkal Haridasan (30), Pulikal Dineshan (39), Chanath Suni (39), Kalathil Pradeep (32), Thayyil Lijeesh (27) and Kottayil Jayaprakash (50), who are BJP-RSS workers.Malappuram DSP Pradeep Kumar who supervised the investigation, said that Vinod decided to finish off Faisal to prevent more conversions in the family.Vinod had sought the help of Haridasan, Shaji, Suneesh and Sajeesh, who are local leaders of a Hindu organization. After the local leaders sought the help of senior leaders in Parappanangadi, a local leader of the organization, Jayaprakash, convened a private meeting of the gang at Meleppuram and conspired to kill Faisal. A senior leader of the party was informed of the decision and the leader appointed a 3-member gang to kill Faisal, said police. Later, mother of Faisal had revealed that Faisal had received death threats from his brother-in-law for embracing Islam.TOI
8 including brother-in-law arrested for murder of Faizal, recent convert to Islam
‘Make eateries mention if they serve halal meat’
Amritsar: Ex-general secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Kiranjot Kaur, on Saturday urged the state govt  and the Centre to make it mandatory for restaurants and hotels to mention if they serve halal meat on their menu card. "Guru Gobind Singh's hukam (order) was not to eat halal, the meat which is prepared according to Muslim law," Kaur said, adding that making such a rule would be an apt way to commemorate the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.She said the Sikh code of conduct mentioned 4 transgressions: Eating halal, using tobacco, dishonouring hair, and having an extra-marital relationship. " Violation of any of these results in apostasy from Sikh faith,"she said.Kiranjot said that recently opened 5-star hotels in Amritsar were serving halal meat. She added that even outside India, restaurants with 'halal' food displayed it on their signboards. TOI 
NIA picks up 3 youths from Madurai for 'terror links'
Madurai: NIA on Sunday midnight picked up 3 youths from Madurai for their suspected terror links.They were identified as N. Abbas Ali (27)of Ismailpuram, T. Ayub Khan (26) of Nelpettai and Abdul Kareem of Manmalaimedu near K. Pudur.Commissioner of Police, Madurai City, Shailesh Kumar Yadav, said only Abbas Ali was arrested by NIA in connection with a Mysuru court blast case.Other 2 were detained for questioning. youths had not come to the adverse notice of the city police so far, he said, adding that operation was held with the assistance of the city police.Abbas Ali, painter, was running a library containing religious literature at Nelpettai. Ayub Khan got married only last week and Abdul Kareem was running a printing press in Katrapalayam. They were being questioned in an undisclosed place, police sources said. the hindu 
NIA arrests 3 al-Qaeda suspects planning to attack Modi, other leaders: TN cops
Dont arrest anyone on basis of radicalisation allegation without solid proof: Rajnath tells top police officers
Hyderabad: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today told top police officers of the country not to arrest or harass anyone on basis of allegation of radicalisation unless solid proof is available.  Singh also said that genuine NGOs are free to carry out development works but warned that those organisations which allegedly indulge in anti-national activities will not be spared. This was conveyed by Singh at the concluding day of the 3-day conference of DGPs and IGPs here. Home Minister told the top police brass categorically that no innocent should be arrested or harassed merely on the allegation of radicalisation and one should be nabbed only after getting adequate proof against the accused, official sources said.He however, directed DGPs and IGPs to remain alert against attempt to radicalise youths through online and strengthen cyber security apparatus of states. In meeting, he also raised the issue of crack down on NGOs saying that no bonafide NGO doing public service will have to face any kind of govt  scrutiny. But those NGOs which are allegedly trying to hamper development works or indugle in anti-national activities would not be spared. PTI 
Don't arrest on charges of radicalisation without proof: Rajnath Singh tells top police officers
450 people on the radar for IS links:The Hindu 
New Delhi: There has been a jump in the number of people under watch in India for their “links” to the Islamic State (IS), a senior Home Ministry official said.IB, during a presentation at the annual DGP conference in Hyderabad, said 450 people were under surveillance for the alleged links, up from 250 names till last year.Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who sat through the presentation, is learnt to have told top officials that the police needed to be sensitive while making arrests in terror-related cases, and if by mistake, someone had been arrested and later found innocent, then he would be the happiest if that person was released.An official said IS recruiters began by identifying possible candidates who ‘share’ or ‘like’ pro-IS literature, and then encourage them to share more content before trying to inspire them into travelling to IS-controlled areas in Iraq and Syria. The govt  has been working closely with Intelligence agencies in the UAE, Syria and Turkey to cut off the routes for Indians.“The most preferred route for Indians is going to Dubai, Saudi Arabia or Bahrain on a tourist visa and from there to Turkey. Once in Turkey, it is easier to cross to Syria. Turkey has tightened vigil along its border and deported at least six Indians when they were trying to cross over to Syria,” the official said.The Hinu
Bombay HC seeks NIA’s reply on discharge of 8 accused in Malegaon blasts case
Mumbai:Bombay High Court on Monday directed NIA, probing the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, to file its affidavit in response to an appeal filed by Maharashtra’s ATS challenging discharge of eight accused in the case. The state had moved the high court in appeal against the order of sessions court discharging the 8 accused.In April, the sessions court discharged the eight men of all terror charges after the NIA submitted that the blasts were the handiwork of a Hindu extremist group. 7 of the Hindu accused have also approached the high court seeking bail.A division bench of Justices R V More and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi on Monday asked NIA to file its affidavit in reply to the bail pleas as well, within two weeks.PTI 
Pathankot terror attack: NIA set to prosecute JeM Chief Masood Azhar
New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday gave sanctions to the NIA to prosecute Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and 3 others in connection with the Indian Air Force base terror attack in Pathankot, Punjab. ANI 
India sees General Qamar Javed Bajwa's Ahmadiyya link with 'Muhajir' Pervez in mind: ET
New Delhi: Indian establishment is in a 'wait and watch' mode over new Pak Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Govt  advisors maintain too much cannot be read into his repeated tenures in PoK and the officer is expected to continue the policies of his predecessors.While the officer is considered to be a thorough professional, vicious attacks on General Bajwa by hardliners in Pakistan — who accuse his relatives of being from the Ahmadiyya community that they despise as heretics — are being watched closely by observers in New Delhi.
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India-born preacher who is on Trump’s faith advisory team organising global peace programme
Bhopal: 500 couples tie nuptial knot in Ijtima
BHOPAL: As many as five hundred “Niqah” were solemnised on the second day of three-day Iztima, one of the biggest global religious congregation of Muslim community members, at Eintkhedi on Sunday. Lakhs of Muslim community members from all over the world participated in Ijtima. Scholars speak on a variety of subjects including the Islamic way of life and tenets of the one of the religions followed by multitudes across the world. free press journal 
Bhopal Ijtema IMP Muslim Congregation Of The World
Justice Sachar tells states to implement his report
Bengaluru: Justice Rajinder Sachar, retired chief justice of the Delhi High Court on Sunday suggested the states ruled by ‘secular’ parties to adopt the Sachar committee report on the social, economic and educational conditions of the Muslim community in the country.Justice Sachar, who headed the committee set up during the previous UPA govt , was speaking at the Muslim Empowerment Convention organised by the Karnataka Muslim Co-ordination Committee here. “The report is in favour of equality and not pro-Muslim community. The report need not be implemented by the Central govt alone. Even the state govt s can implement suggestions in their respective states,” he said. deccanherald
Islamic Banking: India has potential to become world leader in this system: By Zafar Sareshwala
Why RBI's move to implement Islamic banking is exhaustive and thoroughly mature: Mohamed Imad Ali
Deposit Rs 600 crore by Feb.6 or surrender, SC to Sahara chief Subrata Roy
WORLD
Syria govt forces split rebel-held Aleppo in 2
Rebels have lost most of the northern neighbourhoods in besieged east Aleppo, a monitor said on Monday, as the army pushed an offensive to retake the whole of Syria's second city. The army captured the Sakhour, Haydariya and Sheikh Khodr neighbourhoods on Monday, while Kurdish forces took the Sheikh Fares district from rebels, UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.Kurdish forces in Aleppo are not officially allied with the Bashar al-Assad's govt  in Damascus, but the opposition regards them as cooperating with the govt  in a bid to recapture the city."The rebels have lost control of all the neighbourhoods in the north of east Aleppo, and this is their worst defeat since they seized half the city in 2012," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman. aljazeera
Iraqi forces grind on in east Mosul as political rift opens over Shi'ite militias: Reuters
Mosul: Iraq's sectarian political leaders have plunged back into a dispute over the status of Shi'ite armed groups, undermining efforts to reunite the country as its troops press on with the assault of Mosul, Islamic State's biggest stronghold.Forty days into the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since US-led invasion of 2003, about a quarter of the city has been taken by US-backed govt units on the eastern side. Western part could prove far more dangerous, Major General Najm al-Jubbouri, one of the army's top commanders, told Reuters.The slow progress was overshadowed by the sectarian political quarrel that erupted in Baghdad on Saturday when Shi'ite lawmakers forced a law through parliament legalising the mainly Iranian-backed paramilitary units known as Popular Mobilisation forces.
Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary by wide margin
Paris:Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, on Sunday clinched the rightwing nomination for next year’s presidential election with a resounding victory over his rival Alain Juppe.Ex-PM  Fillon, 62, will now become a favourite to be France’s next leader after winning the US-style primary to pick the nominee of the Republicans party and its allies.Near-complete results showed him winning 66.5 %  of the vote, with ballots counted from 9,915 polling stations out of 10,229.AFP
Ex-UN chief Annan to visit troubled Myanmar state
Yangon: Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan is set to visit Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State amid international cries for a probe into violence which has seen between 86 and 417 people killed. Nobel laureate Annan was selected in August to chair the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, with the aim of finding lasting solutions to “complex and delicate issues” in Myanmar's westernmost area -- impoverished home to around 1.2 million stateless Rohingya Muslims. Anadolu agency 
Myanmar:Worldwide protests against ‘ethnic cleansing’ 
Malaysia PM to protest violence against Rohingya
Suu Kyi delays Indonesia trip amid Rohingya crisis
China to crack down on 'hyping' of halal products to contain 'pan-Islamism'
New Delhi: Communist China continues its anti-Muslim campaign and this time its target is halal food, which the administration believes "spreads pan-Islamist tendencies in the market", the country's state-run media reported. Halal food is food prepared according to Islamic law, as defined in the Koran. Islam lays down how meat that is to be consumed is slaughtered and that's called 'halal' meat. China has a Muslim population of more than 23 million, mostly living in the country's north and northwest.And China will "seriously address the problem of hyping up, twisting and expanding the halal food concept," a senior religious affairs official said on Saturday. This, "amid worries that religion is intruding more into secular life in the country", wrote Global Times.TOI
US mosques receive letters threatening Muslims
Washington: Amid reports of spurt in hate crimes against Muslims after the electoral victory of Donald Trump, several mosques in US have allegedly received threatening letters and emails against the community in the country.An anonymous handwritten letter, which so far has been received by three mosques in California and one in Georgia, warned Muslims to "pack your bags and get out of dodge as Trump is going to cleanse America and make it shine again". timesofindia
Muslim call to prayer is one of the most beautiful sounds:Hollywood star
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has said that the Muslim call to prayer (adhan) is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world.As efforts are being made in Israel to ban the adhan, the Hollywood star’s comments underlined the total fallacy of the claim that the call to prayer, which has been made 5 times a day for over a millennium, is noise pollution. middleeastmonitor
Al-Quds Intifada has undermined Israeli plans to partition Al-Aqsa Mosque: Meshaal
The head of the Hamas Political Bureau said on Sunday that Al-Quds Intifada has undermined the Israeli plans to partition Al-Aqsa Mosque, Quds Press has reported. Khaled Meshaal also pointed out that Israel would carry out its plan when Palestinians are sleeping.Meshaal made his comments in a recorded speech delivered to a conference organised by Jama’at Islami in the Pakistani city of Karachi. “Al-Aqsa Mosque is facing unprecedented danger,” he told the audience. “For years, Israel has been trying to Judaise Jerusalem and desecrating Al-Aqsa Mosque through repeated incursions.”The plan to partition the mosque, explained the Hamas leader, started last year. “However, your brothers at Al-Aqsa Mosque face the Israeli efforts with their bare chests and pay with their blood for the protection of the unity of Al-Aqsa Mosque as an Islamic holy site.” middleeastmonitor
14,000 Palestinians in W. Bank at “increased threat” of “forcible transfer”
Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank are faced with the prospect of home demolitions and expulsion, according to international NGOs.According to the Palestine Shelter Cluster, approximately 13,800 Palestinians in 89 communities in the East Jerusalem periphery area, South Hebron Hills and Northern Jordan Valley “are at increased threat of demolition and forcible transfer” by Israeli occupation forces. In 2016 to date, up to the end of October, Israeli forces have demolished 989 structures in the occupied Palestinian territory, displacing 1,528 Palestinians, including 719 children. middleeastmonitor
Israel continues to block access to Palestinian villages due to forest fires
Saudi tells Egypt to dismiss its foreign minister to end their dispute
Arab diplomatic sources said that Saudi Arabia has told Egypt to dismiss its Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, as a condition to end its dispute with Cairo, Arabi 21 reported.The sources held Shoukry responsible for escalating tension between the two countries after his meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, claiming that Saudi Wahhabism is the source of terrorism.Sources say that Egypt has rejected the Saudi demand to dismiss Shoukry saying it is a sovereign matter. middleeastmonitor
Qatar slams Egypt for Assad support
Muslim Brotherhood received communications to resolve Egyptian crisis: reports
Israeli soldiers ‘torture Palestinian children’
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