British MP who leads Kashmir group denied entry to India
Monday, 17 February 2020 Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide. Debbie Abrahams, a Labour Party Member of Parliament who chairs a parliamentary group focused on Kashmir, was unable to clear customs after her valid Indian visa was rejected, the aide, Harpreet Upal, told The Associated Press.
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Higher reaches of Pir Panjal range in Jammu and Kashmir received heavy snowfall. A thick blanket of snow engulfed the Mughal Road in Rajouri district. Snow clearance operation by local authority took place on the Mughal Road. Heavy snowfall has led to a dip in the temperature over the past few days. Mughal road connects south Kashmir's Shopian to Rajouri and Poonch districts.
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Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 56th Raising Day on December 01. The chief guest of the event, MoS (Home Affairs) Nityanand Rai felicitated the BSF personnel. DG of BSF, Rakesh Asthana said, "I pay my respects to families of all BSF personnel who've lost their lives in the line of duty. The BSF is the sentry to the more than 6,000 km long international border of the country. The BSF constituted with 25 battalions, is 192 battalions strong today. BSF is also working to find technical solutions to counter drone infiltrations on the western border. He further said, "We want to assure the country that our men will always stand to protect the country from the coward infiltration attempts of Pakistan, which we see have risen in the recent past." He then added, "On 20 June 2020, in the Kathua sector in Jammu, the BSF had intercepted a drone with a huge payload of weapons and ammunition."
Farmers continued their protest against Centre's farm laws at Delhi-Haryana border. Protesting farmers refused to entertain the government's invite of conditional talks. They have sought involvement of all 500 organisations in meeting with the Centre. Farmers' response came after the government proposed December 1 as the new date of talks with group leaders. Farmers have been agitating ever since the passing of new farm laws by the union govt. Farmers have threatened to block all entry points to New Delhi, demanding repeal of laws.
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National capital continues to reel under pollution. Air Quality Index stood in 'very poor' category in Delhi. Visibility remained poor around Indira Gandhi International Airport area due to pollutants in the atmosphere. In order to combat, Kejriwal-led government announced a ban on crackers ahead of Diwali festival.
Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on November 04 received threat call against two London-bound Air India flights which are scheduled for November 05. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajeev Ranjan ensured that security has been tightened. Rajeev Ranjan said, "We have got inputs that Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has threatened that two Air India flights scheduled for London tomorrow won't be allowed to operate. We have had a meeting with all the stakeholders. The security has been tightened. This airport is already a sensitive place therefore the security is always ensured here but considering the threat the security has been tightened even more."
With the arrest of two accused persons from IGI Airport, Delhi Police has worked out a blind murder case within 48 hours of the incident in which a dead body of a male was found in a jungle area near IGI Airport. A PCR call about a murder was received in Police Station IGI Airport. Immediately a police team rushed to the place of information at jungle area. At the spot, the dead body of one male person was found lying there. The scene of crime was photographed and the exhibits were lifted. On the statement of the complainant, a case was registered at P.S. IGI Airport, New Delhi. During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the deceased was last seen with three persons namely Bhujang, Balak and Nepali in the jungle area. The witness of the incident was traced by a police team and the two accused persons arrested at the instance of the witness. During the interrogation, both the accused persons confessed their crime. Further, investigation of the case is underway.
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