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Conspiracy to attack Delhi: 3 Pakistani Lashkar operatives sentenced to 10 years in jail

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(Asian News Hub) – Three Pakistani militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba have been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in connection with a conspiracy case.

The case was registered by the National Investigation Agency and pertained too a larger conspiracy hatched by the Lashkar-e-Toiba to commit acts of terror in India.

As a part of this conspiracy, accused Bahadur Ali along with his two associates Abu Saad and Abu Darda, all trained militants of LeT had illegally infiltrated into J&K with the intention to carry out militant attacks at different places in India including Delhi.

Bahadur Ali was arrested at Kupwara in 2016 and a large number of arms-AK-47 Rifle, UBGL, ammunition, hand Grenades, UBGL Shells, Military Map, Wireless Set, GPS, Compass, Indian Currency, Fake Indian Currency Notes were recovered from him.

During investigation Bahadur Ali had revealed about the recruitment of Lashkar operatives, training being imparted in handling of weapons, arms, night vision devices, grid references etc.

Later, two Pakistani militants of LeT who were associates of Bahadur Ali, Abu Saad and Abu Darda were killed in an encounter in 2017.

During investigation two associates of Bahadur Ali, Zahoor Ahmad Peer and Nazir Ahmad Peer both residents of Jammu and Kashmir were also arrested in this case.

With Inputs From Agencies

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IAS Shah Faesal withdraws petition challenging Article 370 abrogation from Supreme Court

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New Delhi, Sept 20: IAS officer Shah Faesal has withdrawn his petition from the Supreme Court challenging the Presidential order to scrap Article 370, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Bar & Bench reported.

Faesal was among 23 petitioners who had challenged the Centre’s decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370.

Shah Faesal’s decision to withdraw the petition comes months after he was taken back into the Indian Administrative Service in April this year and appointed Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Culture.

Faesal resigned from service in protest in 2019 to float his own political party in Jammu and Kashmir. However, his resignation had never been accepted by the government and he withdrew it later. Agencies

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TRAI orders telecos to provide 30 days’ validity plans to subscribers

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Srinagar, Sept 13: India’s telecom regulator, TRAI, has mandated that all Telecom Service Providers (TSP) must provide at least one plan voucher, special tariff voucher, and combination voucher which can be renewed after the completion of a month’s duration, 30 days.

In a new release dated September 12, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India added that if the date of such renewal is not available in a month, the date of renewal shall be the last date of that month.

“Every Telecom Service Provider shall offer at least one Plan Voucher, one Special Tariff Voucher and one Combo Voucher having a validity of thirty days,” it said in a release.

“Every Telecom Service Provider shall offer at least one Plan Voucher, one Special Tariff Voucher and one Combo Voucher which shall be renewable on the same date of every month and if the date of such renewal is not available in a month, the date of renewal shall be the last date of that month,” it added.

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If stray dogs attack people, those who feed them could be held liable: SC

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New Delhi, Sept 10: The Supreme Court on Friday suggested people who routinely feed stray dogs could be made responsible for their vaccination and also liable to bear the costs if those animals attack people while emphasising on the need to find a solution to the stray dogs’ menace, IANS reported.

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As a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and J.K. Maheshwari was hearing petitions in connection with the stray dogs’ menace in Kerala, Justice Khanna orally observed that he is a dog lover and there are many dog lovers and suggested that people who feed stray dogs could possibly keep a number or marking on the dog they feed.

“They will be responsible for vaccinating them and bearing the cost if a person is attacked,” he said.

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The bench emphasised that it is essential to find the solution of stray dogs’ menace and need to create a balance between people who feed stray dogs and also protect innocent people from being attacked by stray dogs.

It observed that it is important to accept there is a problem – dogs may become ferocious due to lack of food or they may get an infection. It further added that rabies-infected dogs could be put in a care centre by authorities concerned.

Advocate V.K. Biju submitted that since August 8 persons have died and schoolchildren and women are being attacked by ferocious dogs in public places. Biju had recently raised the issue of stray dogs’ attacks before the top court and highlighted the recent death of a 12-year-old victim in Kerala.

Counsel, representing the Kerala government, cited the Kerala High Court judgment passed in 2015, to cull the stray dog population as per local body laws.

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The court also asked the Sri Jagan Commission, formed by the Supreme Court in 2016 to inquire into complaints about dog attacks and the distribution of compensation to victims in Kerala, to submit a report.

After hearing arguments, the top court scheduled the matter for further hearing on September 28 and permitted animal rights groups to intervene. IANS

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