Showing posts from October 29, 2023

‘Pak’s ISI Funds Khalistani Pannun’: Referendum to Immigration, Intel Sources Decode Strategy

  Gurpatwant Singh Pannun , leader of banned pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), who has been designated as a terrorist in India, is being funded by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), according to top intelligence sources. The numbers he gives out on Khalistani referendums, too, are fabricated, they said. ALSO READ |  NIA Confiscates Properties of Sikhs For Justice Leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun | Exclusive Initially, Pannun had denied his association with the ISI, but he recently attended the Pakistan HC Kashmir Day event in London, said sources. “He is running an immigration racket. His idea is to instigate the youth of Punjab born after 1984 against India over alleged atrocities against the Sikh community. A majority of youth from Punjab wants to migrate to Canada, the United Kingdom (UK) and United State of America (USA) and Pannun is using them as free labour. His idea is to attack leaders, the map and flag of India," said sources. WHY IT WORKS FOR ISI Acc

Paris police open fire on a woman who allegedly made threats in the latest security incident

  PARIS (AP) — Paris police opened fire Tuesday on a woman suspected of making death threats and speaking in support of terrorism on a train into the French capital, the latest security incident in the country that has been on heightened anti-terror alert since   a fatal stabbing at a school   on Oct. 13 blamed on an Islamic extremist. Police fired one shot, hitting and seriously injuring the woman, the Paris prosecutor's office said. It said she was hospitalized for emergency treatment. A police investigation was opened into the exact nature of what the woman allegedly said while riding the RER C suburban train into Paris, and witness testimony will be gathered, the prosecutor’s office said. It said she is facing potential charges of making death threats, of apologizing for terrorism and of intimidating behavior directed at police. The woman was dressed in a long robe, known as an abaya, the prosecutor’s office said. Abayas are mainly worn by Muslims. Another police probe was open

Khalista: Kangana Ranaut Slams Singer Shubh For 'Celebrating' Indira Gandhi's Killer: 'Shameful Act...'

  Kangana Ranaut slammed controversial singer Shubh for allegedly glorifying former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s killers. On Tuesday, the Tejas actress reacted to a post which claimed Shubh “glorified Indira Gandhi’s killers in London by wearing hoodie with pic and date of her assassination on the map of Punjab”.   Kangana  condemned Shubh’s actions and called it a “shameful act of cowardice”. “Celebrating the cowardly killing of an old woman by those who she appointed as her saviours. When you are trusted to protect but you take advantage of the trust and faith and use the same weapons to kill the ones were suppose to protect then it’s a shameful act of cowardice not of bravery,” Kangana wrote. “One must be ashamed of such a cowardly attack on an elderly lady who was disarmed and unaware, a lady who was the chosen leader of a democracy, nothing to glorify here Shubham ji. Shame!!!” the actress added. Interestingly, this comes at a time when Kangana is also working on her upco

Moscow Blames Outside Forces, Ukraine, For Dagestan Riot

 The mob descended onto Makhachkala airport Sunday evening, barging through barriers and taking over the runway, in an attempt to encircle a plane that had flown in from Israel Russia on Monday blamed “external interference” and singled out Ukraine for a riot in Muslim-majority Dagestan, which saw crowds of angry men overrunning an airport as they looked for Israeli and Jewish passengers. The mob descended onto Makhachkala airport Sunday evening, barging through barriers and taking over the runway, in an attempt to encircle a plane that had flown in from Israel. Authorities said 60 people had been arrested, suspected of violently storming the airport and seeking to attack Jews. The airport reopened Monday, but authorities reported some damage and an airline said its flights to Israel in the coming days were cancelled. The Kremlin announced President Vladimir Putin will gather top advisers and spy chiefs later Monday to discuss the “West’s attempts to use the events in the Middle East t

'Phone Hacking' Row: Indian IT Minister Accuses Oppn of Doing 'Destructive Politics'; Apple Issues Statement

  Expressing “concerns” over the snooping claims made by some opposition leaders, the central government on Tuesday ordered an investigation and asked tech giant Apple to join the investigation with real, accurate information on the “alleged state-sponsored attacks”. Meanwhile, Apple issued a statement saying that it does not attribute the threat notifications to any specific state-sponsored attacker. This came as several Opposition MPs claimed to have received messages from Apple warning them of “state-sponsored attackers trying to remotely compromise” their iPhones. Targeted By State-sponsored Attackers: Oppn MPs including including Congress’ Shashi Tharoor, Trinamool Congress’ Mahua Moitra, and Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha shared the screenshot of the message received on their phones, which read “Apple believes you are being targeted by state-sponsored attackers who are trying to remotely compromise the iPhone associated with your Apple ID.” “These attackers are likely targeting

Shani Louk, 23-year-old kidnapped by Hamas from music festival, declared dead, Israel says

  A 23-year-old German-Israeli woman who was kidnapped from the Nova music festival by Hamas militants on October 7 has been declared dead, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. “We are devastated to share that the body of 23 year old German-Israeli Shani (Louk) was found and identified,” the ministry posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday. A source involved with her identification told CNN Louk’s death was announced after forensic examiners found a bone fragment from her skull. Shani Louk in a post from her Instagram. Music festival goers heard rockets, then Gaza militants fired on them and took hostages. - Shani Louk/Instagram The bone fragment was from the petrous part of the temporal bone, which is at the base of the skull, normally near the carotid artery, a major blood vessel that provides blood to the brain. A DNA test concluded the fragment belonged to Louk. “She was a beautiful, lively person,” Ricarda Louk, Shani’s mother, told CNN Tuesday, a day after

Hostages in video released by Hamas blame Netanyahu for failing to protect them

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned as "cruel psychological propaganda" a video released on Monday (local time) by Hamas that shows three hostages seized by the   terror group on October 7. The video shows three women -- identified by Netanyahu as Yelena Trupanob, Danielle Aloni and Rimon Kirsht -- sitting side by side against a bare wall, with Aloni addressing an angry message to the Prime Minister. Accusing Netanyahu of failing to protect Israeli citizens during the deadly Hamas attack and failing to get them back home, she called for an agreement to secure their release in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. "You were supposed to free all of us. You committed to free us all. But instead, we are carrying your political, security, military and diplomatic failure," she said. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES OF THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR HERE In a statement, Netanyahu repeated a pledge to make every effort to bring the hostages home. "Abducted by Hamas, which is

King Charles told by Kenya rights body: Publicly apologise for colonial abuse

  King Charles III must offer an "unequivocal public apology" for abuses during colonial rule, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) said, two days before the British monarch visit to the country. King Charles and his wife Queen Camilla are set to embark on a four-day trip to the East African nation, his first visit as the king to a Commonwealth member. A Kenyan reads the Daily Nation newspaper with a portrait of Britain's King Charles III and the headline 'The Dark Past' in Nairobi.(AP) "We call upon the King on behalf of the British government to issue an unconditional and unequivocal public apology (as opposed to the very cautious, self-preserving and protective statements of regrets) for the brutal and inhuman treatment inflicted on Kenyan citizens," the non-government KHRC said. We're now on WhatsApp.  Click to join. Read more:  Benjamin Netanyahu's rare apology with nod to Israel's intel bosses: ‘Was wrong’ King Charles was expected

Police will look into Hamas leader's speech at Malappuram event: Pinarayi Vijayan

  Kochi: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said police will look into the incident where a   Hamas leader made a virtual speech   at an event organised by an Islamist group in Malappuram recently. He said if something wrong has happened, appropriate action would be taken. Addressing the media at the Kochi airport, the chief minister alleged that the BJP was aiming at implicating people in false cases for merely expressing support for Palestine, and asserted that it would not be permitted in Kerala. He pointed out that the state and the country have always supported Palestine, and it is only now that the stance has changed at the Centre. The CM was responding to a query inviting his attention to remarks by BJP chief J P Nadda and Union Minister of State for Electronics Rajeev Chandrasekhar that neither the Left government nor the police intervened to prevent the Hamas leader's address. RELATED ARTICLES Israel expands ground invasions in Gaza; communications partially restore

Why an ex-Hamas chief addressing a pro-Palestine rally in Kerala is problematic, dangerous and disturbing

  Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre had just announced their decision to write a book on Israel. The book later came out as   O Jerusalem! , and became an instant global bestseller. But as they were halfway through their research for the book, as Lapierre recalls in ‘Introduction’, they received a telegram from King Hussein of Jordan wishing to meet them at his palace in Amman. “The King spoke of the Palestinian refugee tragedy. He also confided to us the hope that our book would be truly impartial. A truly impartial book, he believed, could serve the cause of peace,” Lapierre writes. When asked what, to him, was true impartiality, he “shook his head several times and finally raised his arms to the sky in helplessness”. ADVERTISEMENT Ads by Lapierre told the King that a young Palestinian woman who had worked for the two authors as an interpreter during the three years of their research too had expressed the hope that “we would be objective in our book”. But when Lapierre asked her w

Pakistan failing to combat rising impunity for crimes against journalists: report

  Pakistan has failed to combat rising impunity for crimes against journalists despite legislation for their safety, according to Freedom Network’s Annual Impunity 2023 report released on Sunday. The report titled “One step forward, two steps back — Pakistan legislates on the safety of journalists, but still fails to protect them” was launched ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, which falls on November 2. “Since the promulgation of safety laws for journalists first by the Sindh government and then the federal government in late 2021, Pakistan continues to record an alarming increase in persecution of journalists, especially by government authorities and state agencies, including kidnapping, physical assaults and serious legal cases against them including on unproven charges of sedition, treason and electronic crimes, in the two-year post-legislation period,” it said. “The Sindh Assembly passed the ‘Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Med