Monday, 28 November 2016

Mintoo or Painda, whose plan did Nabha jail escapees follow?

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The investigation of Sunday's Nabha jailbreak is throwing up contradictory information about who actually planned the escape- Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh, alias Mintoo, who has since been rearrested, or Parminder Singh, alias Painda, who had met Mintoo during a stint in the same prison.

Painda, the arrested "mastermind" of the escape, has contradicted the Punjab government's claim that the incident was a terrorist act. He revealed during interrogation on Monday that he, a gangster named Prema from Jalandhar and one Harry from Batala had gone to free their aides and that freeing the KLF chief had been a "friendly favour". Parminder was arrested by UP police in Shamli on Sunday evening en route to Dehradun.

In New Delhi, top officials said their investigations revealed that the escape of Mintoo, along with a gang of criminals, may not have been a coincidence and that there are indications that Mintoo planned the whole operation by exhorting the others to do something bigger for the "faith".



Source:-timesofindia

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Indian railways ask again for safety funds after crash kills 150

The track where an Indian arrangement devastated on Sunday, killing 150 individuals, was overviewed only two days before and saw to be in uncommon condition, raising more issues about the flourishing of a structure hunting down $17 billion in financing to keep up a key separation from more crashes.

The crash, among India's most detectably loathsome prepare tragedies, was a stark indication of the disabled state of the immense state-run railroads and of the test Prime Minister Narendra Modi confronts in satisfying his affirmation to modernize them.

Powers trust a rail break may have sent 14 carriages giving way into each uncommon as a large portion of the 1,700-odd voyagers on board rested. Regardless, they can't guarantee until every domain of hurt track is analyzed.

"This was a difficulty where a large portion of the rails were removed and broken. It's to an extraordinary degree dumbfounded," Mohammad Jamshed, a senior railroads advantage official, told Reuters.

Worked under British lead, the world's fourth most prominent rail create ships 23 million individuals crosswise over India dependably.

With individuals dependably holding fast precariously to the outside of carriages or stuffed on the rooftop, it is moaning under making premium and various years of underinvestment.

Source:- reuters

Monday, 21 November 2016

Faces In Iraq's Fight For Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The operation to drive the Islamic State mean out of Mosul has joined a blended mix of Iraqis — flooding and old, police and troopers, and a get-together of unusual dress sorts and contraption.

Routinely the qualities look surface tag, here and there virtuoso. In any case, many picked looks that are in a general sense unprecedented for the fight, not expected that would end at whatever time inside the not too far-removed future.

Not all troopers wear outfits, or markings, unmistakable confirmation or even body mindful layer. One Iraqi prepared urge warrior wore only a T-shirt and an exceedingly separating scarf, rapidly exhibiting his Soviet-laid out PK changed rifle. At a checkpoint in Gwer, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southeast of Mosul, a Kurdish peshmerga contender wrapped his rifle in the shades of the Kurdish banner.

Source:- dailyprogress