Five suspected terrorists, two of whom were allegedly involved in the murder of Shaurya Chakra winner Balwinder Singh in Punjab, were arrested on Monday in east Delhi's Shakarpur area after an encounter and have revealed Pakistan spy agency ISI's attempt to link up terror outfits in Kashmir with Khalistan operatives, officials said.
According to police, three of the five arrested are from Kashmir, while the rest are from Punjab.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said, "On Monday morning, our team received specific information that two Punjab based criminals were supposed to receive some money from three Kashmiris.
On this specific information, five people were arrested after a brief exchange of fire from the Laxmi Nagar area in Delhi."Three pistols, two kilograms of heroin, and Rs one lakh cash were recovered from them along with the two cars in which they were traveling, he said.
Strict surveillance is being maintained in and around Delhi border areas amid farmers' tractor rally. Delhi Police has deployed drones for strict vigil. Security has been tightened in the national capital with police barricades mounted at various locations. Speaking on this East Delhi DCP Deepak Yadav said, "We are in touch with the Uttar Pradesh Police and farmer leaders. We have deployed drones for security surveillance during farmers' tractor rally."
Former Indian cricketer and BJP MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir, on January 19 lauded the performance of Indian Cricket Team. He said, "This is the greatest series ever to be won by the Indian cricket team ever, I don't think so it has been any bigger than this," he said. Gambhir hailed the performance of young players who proved their mettle in the absence of key players who were injured.
Former Cricketer and BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir on January 10 condemned the incidents of racism during Day 4 of the ongoing India vs Australia Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "Strict laws and strict actions should be there to stop this kind of incident." He said that ejecting the people who passed racial comments is not a solution there should be some strict laws is the permanent solution. A group of people was ejected from the SCG after the Indian team complained of racial abuse. Play was halted for close to 10 minutes after Mohammed Siraj walked up from the square-leg boundary and complained of racial slurs at the end of the 86th over in Australia's second innings.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Civil Hospital in Mohali on March 05. The 2nd phase of COVID vaccine drive began on March 01 in the country.
In order to encourage youth to opt for a healthy lifestyle, two runners, Ram Rattan and Sanjay Kumar took up a marathon from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. Runners covered a distance of 4268 km within 53 days and covered 11 states, 91 cities and 1000 plus villages. The main motive behind their long run was to motivate youth to take out time from their mundane lives and focus on fitness.
A Massive car rally was held in Canada's Greater Toronto Area by the Indian Diaspora to show their solidarity with the Indian Government in regards with the New Farm Laws. The rally also showed its solidarity with the Canadian Government's decision to import Covid Vaccine from India. More than a thousand families participated in this Car rally. However, Khalistani extremist elements tried to disrupt the car rally at different points along the route but the Car Rally organizers ignored extremists' bullying and harassment.
Canadians of Indian origin protested against attacks by alleged Khalistan supporters on Hindu minorities over the ongoing farmers' protest in India. The protesters gathered outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh’s office and demanded that all Indian nationals be protected without any discrimination. They alleged that farmers stir had become a Khalistani movement and said that Hindu minorities are being targeted by these groups in Canada. This comes after the Ministry of External Affairs also asked Indian citizens to report any threats and attacks to the local police and the embassy. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said that the Indian government had urged authorities in Canada to ensure the safety of all Indian nationals. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Some people of Indian origin staged a protest outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh's office in Canada's Burnaby. They said that they are being targetted by Khalistan supporters due to ongoing farmers' protest in India. A protester said, "We're not against farmers' movement but this movement has actually turned into a Khalistani movement which is now targeting Hindu visible minorities. We really expect our leaders to protect everyone without any discrimination."
Indian nationals in Canada received threat calls from pro-Khalistani groups for their 'tiranga rally' in support of farm laws. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the issue has been taken up with Canadian authorities both in Ottawa and Delhi. MEA spokesperson advised Indian nationals to report any such incidents to local police and Indian High Commission and consultants in Canada. "We have come across reports of threats and intimidation to some members of the Indian community in Canada. We have requested Canadian authorities to take steps to ensure the safety of Indian nationals in Canada," Anurag Srivastava added.
Three Su-30MKIs formed 'Trinetra' as they flew past Rajpath. They split outwards and upwards, forming a 'Trishul in the Sky'. The formation was led by Group Capt AK Misra, Commanding Officer of 15 Squadron with Sqn Ldr RC Kulkarni. One Rafale with 2 Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft and 2 MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters flew past Rajpath, in 'Eklavya' formation. The fighter jets flew at height of 300m and speed of 780 Km/h. The formation is led by Gp Capt Rohit Kataria, Flight Commander of 17 Squadron. Republic Day parade culminates with a single Rafale aircraft flying at a speed of 900km/hr carrying out a 'Vertical Charlie'. The aircraft is piloted by Group Capt Harkirat Singh, Shaurya Chakra, Commanding Officer of 17 Squadron with Sqn Ldr Kislaykant.
Rafale fighter jets, which were inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) last year, featured in the Republic Day parade and culminated the flypast by carrying out the 'Vertical Charlie' formation. A Rafale jet with two Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft and two MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters conducted the "Eklavya" formation at a height of 300 m and a speed of 780 km/h. The parade culminated with a single Rafale aircraft flying at a speed of 900km/hr carrying out a 'Vertical Charlie'. The aircraft was piloted by Group Captain Harkirat Singh, Shaurya Chakra, Commanding Officer of 17 Squadron with Squadron leader Kislaykant. Five Rafale fighter planes were formally inducted into the IAF in September last year. India is procuring the fighter planes from France. Watch the full video for more details.
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Aggarwal's new book, Sindhi Tapestry, contains stories from Sindhis around the world - from South America to Southeast Asia, Pakistan and the US. These are doctors, engineers, businessmen, soldiers and scholars. Chapters examine the comforting rituals of worship, meditate on the traditional, explore the history of cultural elements from cuisine to antique furniture. And there are new memories and boundaries being forged as the community celebrates its heterogenous identity.
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Mumbai's Karachi Bakery shut shop months after being attacked by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over its name. MNS leader Haji Saif Shaikh had sent a legal notice in Nov 2020 to owner of the Bakery. Shaikh had asked him to remove ‘Karachi’ from the name. MNS leaders also protested in front of the shop in Bandra in November. “Patriots will never buy anything when they see the name ‘Karachi’. We made it clear that we only had problem with the name not the bakery,” said Shaikh. A Twitter handle, MNCDF Bombay, refuted the MNS Haji Saif Shaikh’s claim. The handle said that Karachi bakery shut its store due to lack of business. Karachi Bakery, a Hyderabad-based chain, is run by a Sindhi Hindu migrant family. They family moved to India after experiencing violence by pro-Pakistan elements. The bakery has shops across several cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru etc. Watch the full video for more.
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The traditional Kashmiri gown "Pheran" with new designs is in great demand during the chilly winter seasons in Kashmir. Despite the availability of new modern collections in the market, these traditional gowns are still in huge demand especially during this harsh period of winter also known as 'Chillai Kalan.' Zareef Ahmad Zareef, a renowned cultural expert shares that the traditional Pheran is slowly fading. These Pherans are worn for five to six months from November to March. The hanging intricate design on Pheran attracts every passerby and is the integral part of Kashmiri bride's trousseau.
Kashmiri meat delicacy 'Harissa' is on demand during winters to keep locals warm during heavy snowfall. The dish is made with mixture of Kashmiri saffron, aromatic spices, rice, meat and salts. Dish is prepared delicately and needs lot of preparation, timing and hard work. Isaaq Ahmad who cooks 'Harissa' said, "It's been 80 years and we are into this business. It takes 17-18 hours to cook this dish. First we put rice and then 'masalas' to cook it. We start preparing it at 4 in the morning. By god's grace, it sells like hot cakes." 'Harissa' has been the favourite delicacy of Kashmir, especially in winters for centuries. A customer Imran Ahmad said, "This is a very delicious meat and we eat it during winters because here we get really harsh winters and it keeps us warm. It is also important for those who have pain, etc."
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