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India, Malaysia to proactively engage to combat ISIS activities

Updated: Jul 18, 2016 23:15 IST      
India, Malaysia to proactively engage to combat ISIS activities

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI):Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday delegation-level talks with the visiting Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Dato Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, where both nations agreed to proactively engage to combat the menace of ISIS activities.

Singh said, "We are concerned about the danger of enhanced activities of ISIS in democratic countries like India and Malaysia. They have started using our countries as recruiting ground and attract our youngsters with their extremist ideology."

"If we do not address it internally, and if we do not cooperate with each other through strong intelligence sharing, we will find it increasingly difficult to stop this ideology from poisoning the minds of our youngsters. India is also interested in knowing more about Malaysia's de-radicalisation programme," he added.

The Home Minister proposed more regular meetings of the Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crimes, besides regular meetings under the ambit of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Cyber Security Cooperation signed during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Malaysia in November last.

Singh said the MHA was studying the comments of Malaysia on the draft MoU on Combating Transnational Crime, and hoped it would be signed expeditiously. He also hoped that an MoU on Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners would be fast-tracked.

Seeking Kaula Lumpur's support, the Union Home Minister said India continued to be concerned about terrorists, who plan their activities from abroad.

Expressing his satisfaction at the close bilateral security cooperation, especially on counter-terrorism, Singh lauded the Malaysian Government for its cooperation over the last few years in apprehending some of the terrorists, who were wanted in India. "We appreciate the close cooperation between our security agencies, particularly the Malaysian Special Branch on Counter-Terrorism which has been working closely with the Intelligence Bureau," he added.

The two sides also discussed issues such as Extradition Treaty and Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN). The visiting delegation presented a copy of the Integrated Rehabilitation Module for Detainees in Malaysia.

The Indian delegation comprised Ministers of State for Home Affairs Gangaram Hansraj Ahir and Kiren Rijiju and Senior Officers of MHA, while the Malaysian delegation included Deputy Secretary General (Bilateral Affairs), Dato Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, High Commissioner of Malaysia to India, Datuk Naimun ashakli Mohammad and other Officers. (ANI)

Gujarat political drama: 44 Congress MLAs leave for Bengaluru

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 23:28 IST     

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], July 28 (ANI): In the backdrop of Gujarat Congress MLAs quitting and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as many as 44 of the grand old party MLAs left for Bengaluru on late Friday night to ensure they don't succumb to police and political pressure to join the saffron party.

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Panaji (Goa) [India], July 28 (ANI): Former Goa chief minister and Congress MLA Pratapsinh Rane on Friday said that he would not campaign against his son and current Health Minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government, Vishwajit Rane, in the upcoming Assembly by-election, dealing a setback to the Congress.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): In the wake of Gujarat Congress MLAs quitting and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday laughed off the Congress' accusation that the saffron party was indulging in horse-trading ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for August 8.

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Guwahati (Assam) [India], July 28 (ANI): Hours after Indrani Mukerjea's driver Shyamvar Rai confessed that the former had told him that she would kill Sheena Bora, her step son Mikhail on Friday stated that he hopes that his sister gets justice.

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NIA initiates process for attachment of Zakir Naik's property

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 22:52 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 28 (ANI): The process for attachment of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president Zakir Naik's property has been initiated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) under Section 83 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The meeting of Home Minister Advisory Committee for Union Territory (UT) of Andaman and Nicobar was held under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Friday.

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Amid the protests over the use of Hindi in Bengaluru Metro signboards, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written a letter to Union Urban Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar asserting that the state government was compelled to ask the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) to temporarily re-design the signages and name boards in Namma Metro stations, without using the Hindi language, in the backdrop of the row over its use.

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Rahul accuses BJP of lying to people for their own benefit

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 22:17 IST     

Bastar (Chhattisgarh) [India], July 28 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday, saying that the saffron party has time and again lied to the people of Chhattisgarh and used them for their benefits just to come to power.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 28 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday teared into Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the recent political drama that unfolded in the state leading to Nitish taking the oath sixth time in 12 years.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court stayed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India's (FSSAI) notification, which said that no stage of manufactured Silver Leaf (chandi-ka-warq), use of animal or animal origin would be permissible, on Friday.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 28 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat exhorted army personnel to remain prepared to counter the nefarious designs of the enemy.

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Kerala [India], July 28 (ANI): The Kerala High Court has rejected the bail plea of actor Dileep's manager Sunil Raj aka Appunni in connection with the Malyalam actress molestation and abduction case.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Police to file a status report on the threats and offensive messages being received by Delhi MLA Pankaj Pushkar.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office after declaring him guilty of acquiring illegall offshore assets and lying to the nation, will weaken civilian rule in the nation, feel experts and observers here.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): After the Pakistani Supreme court on Friday disqualified Nawaz Sharif from the post of the country's Prime Minister, the Congress on Friday said that the country's political structure is unstable and it's difficult to comment upon the future.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Indian Army team is all set to participate in the Tank Biathlon competition, which is scheduled to be held from July 29 to August 12.

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Workshop held to encourage Manipuri art forms

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 20:10 IST     

Imphal (Manipur), July 28 (ANI): School children from many government schools belonging to different communities of Manipur participated in a workshop to learn many forms of music.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Independent Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday again sought support to introduce a resolution in the Parliament to declare Pakistan a terror state, and said it was time this is acted upon.

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Congress calls JD(U)-BJP govt. formation 'unfortunate'

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 19:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): The Congress on Friday called the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U))-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government formation in Bihar 'unfortunate,' adding the Opposition is fighting to keep the nation together.

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New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI): Days after the National Investigative Agency (NIA) arrested seven separatists from the Valley in connection with a terror-funding case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the arrests were just an administrative measure and will not solve the real problem.

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