Bangladeshi court indicts 65 in violence case

A Bangladeshi court is all set to start trial of 65 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir in a case of violence, media reported on Thursday.

Dhaka Metropolitan Speedy Trial Tribunal Magistrate Mohammad Tareque Moinul Islam Bhuyian indicted the accused on Thursday, reported.

The trial will start with the recording of statements of the witnesses on June 10, according to defence lawyer S.M. Kamal Uddin. Shibir is the student affiliate of Jamaat.

Bahaduryar Jung’s anniversary celebrated

Anjuman-e-Mehdavia celebrated the death anniversary of Nawab Bahaduryar Jung, former President of MIM at Bahaduryar Jung Community Hall, Chanchalguda under the chairmanship of Mr. Adil Mohammed Khan. Mr. Mohammed Asif Ali Khan attended the function as the chief guest.

Chittoor Firing: SIT visits scene of incident

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Chittoor firing incident in which 20 persons died, today visited the spot, a day after it collected documents related to the April 7 incident from the Tirupati urban police.

“We have taken in possession of all documents from the local police pertaining to the case in pursuance of the (order by) the Hyderabad High Court. Today, the eight-member team visited the scene of crime,” said IPS officer Ravishankar Ayyanar who is heading the team.

Maulana Naseeruddin’s son exonerated by court

Mr. Raziuddin Nasir, son of Maulana Naseeruddin who was implicated in criminal conspiracy and treachery case by COD of Govt. of Karnataka has been exonerated by the First Additional District Sessions Judge of Hubli, Karnataka State. He was arrested along with 17 other SIMI activists. He was charged with providing weapons training to SIMI activist in Hubli forests. The court recorded the statements of 278 witnesses and police submitted 467 documents. The pleader of Raziuddin Nasir told that police failed to establish criminal involvement of Raziuddin Nasir and 17 other Muslim youths. Mr.

Why did Majlis leave Congress – Rahul Gandhi

Vice President of All India Congress Party inquired from Congress leaders of Telangana the reasons for Majlis leaving the Congress and damaging the cause of secularism by its somersaults. Congress leaders of Telangana told that Majlis is after power. It sucked the blood of Congress for 10 years and now it is sucking the blood of TRS.

Baltimore police submit report on black man’s death

The Baltimore City Police Department delivered its report on the death of black resident Freddie Gray to prosecutors on Thursday, a day earlier than promised.

The report was submitted before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Efe quoted police commissioner Anthony Batts as saying in a press conference.

Batts initially set a deadline of May 1 for the task force investigating Gray’s death to deliver the findings.

Plea questions different compensations for male, female rape victims

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the city government on a plea challenging the Delhi Victim Compensation Scheme for discriminating between male and female victims of rape.

A division bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Ashutosh Kumar sought response from Delhi government while hearing a plea filed by 13-year-old who was sodomised by three senior students behind his school two years ago and posted the matter for July 13.

The plea sought enhancement of compensation provided to victims of child sexual abuse under the 2011 Delhi Victims Compensation Scheme.

Sayeed meets Dilip Kumar, invites him to Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Thursday called on Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar here and invited him to visit his state, an official statement said.

“Saira Banu, the wife of the iconic star, was also present on the occasion,” the statement said, adding state Finance Minister Haseeb A. Drabu was accompanying Sayeed, who is on a visit to Mumbai to woo Bollywood to Kashmir.

“During his meeting with Dilip Kumar, Sayeed enquired about his health and wished him a long life. He also invited Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu to visit Kashmir Valley this summer,” it added.

Petrol prices hiked by Rs 3.96 a litre, diesel Rs 2.37

After two rounds of cuts, petrol prices were today raised by Rs 3.96 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.37 a litre, tracking global cues.

The increase in petrol and diesel prices will be effective from midnight tonight.

Prices of petrol in Delhi will be Rs 63.16 a litre from tomorrow as against the current Rs 59.20; while diesel will cost Rs 49.57 per litre as against Rs 47.20, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation’s largest oil company, said.

Centre urges Northeast militant outfits to shun violence

After failing to establish their stronghold in the Northeastern region, nine major militant outfits have formed ‘United National Liberation Front of West South East Asia’ in Myanmar.
According to reports, the outfits include NSCN (Khaplang), Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA and Songbijit faction of NDFB.

The new unified front also includes KCP, KYKL, PRPK, PLA and UNLF.

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, said militancy has no place in the Northeast and everyone should contribute for peace and prosperity of the region.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings scorecard

Following is the scorecard for the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

Chennai Super Kings

Dwayne Smith c ten Doeschate b Cummins 0

Brendon McCullum lbw b Hogg 32

Suresh Raina c Chawla b UT Yadav 8

Faf du Plessis st aUthappa b Hogg 20

Dwayne Bravo b Russell 30

MS Dhoni b Chawla 1

Ravindra Jadeja c Cummins b Hogg 24

Pawan Negi b Hogg 27

Mohit Sharma c aUthappa b Russell 0

Ashish Nehra not out 1

Ronit More not out 2

Extras (b-1, lb-13, w-6): 20

We were confident of chasing down the Chennai total: Gambhir

Having extracted sweet revenge against the Chennai Super Kings at home – only two days after going down to the three time winners in an away match – Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said he was confident of chasing down the visitors’ formidable total considering the firepower in his batting arsenal.

Replying to Chennai’s challenging 165 for 9 at the Eden Gardens, the hosts reached a decisive 169 for three with one ball to spare to carve out a seven wicket win.

Gambhir lauded his boys for their tremendous effort.

We should try to be more aggressive: Dhoni

After going down to defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in a tantalisingly close game, Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni said on Thursday that his boys need to be a bit more aggressive, considering they were leading the table in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

“Looking at where we are in the table, I think it’s important we try to be a bit more aggressive, see what we can explore and how we can play,” Dhoni said after the Eden Gardens match.

Saudi-led air raids kill 14 in Yemen

Fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition forces launched several rounds of airstrikes on military sites and two hotels controlled by the Shiia Houthi group in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, a government official said.

“A number of Houthi-controlled military sites and two hotels were pounded by the warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition forces which support militia allied with the exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in the fight that is raging in and around Aden city,” a local government official told Xinhua news agency.

Two missing Tunisian journalists killed by IS

The internationally recognised Libyan government said on Thursday that two Tunisian journalists, who have been missing since September, were killed by their abductors.

Hatem Laribi, spokesperson for Libya’s interim government, said the two journalists, Chourabi and Ktari, were killed by operatives affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

“During their interrogation, an IS member known as Daech admitted the assassination,” said the spokesman, adding that “they admitted burying the two journalists in the northeastern city of Dernah.”

27 militants, five security men killed in Pakistan

At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media reported.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday said several militant hideouts were destroyed in the operation Khyber-II in Sandhapal, Tordara, Kandwala and Mehrban Kaley areas of Khyber Agency, the ARY news reported.

At least 27 militants were killed as result of recent strikes, the statement said.

SOS call from Nepal — A Plea to Mankind

It was around 11:46 in the morning, sitting by the large glass window of a café; I realized the things around are shaking. Soon another strong jolt confirmed that we are hit by a very disastrous earthquake of 2015. As our attention shifted to the TV screen the breaking news was about the Earthquake only. “Nepal- the epicenter was badly shaken and destroyed by this natural disaster.