Saturday, November 29, 2014

Islamic State ‘recruit’ sent to NIA custody till December 8

Islamic State ‘recruit’ sent to NIA custody till December 8


Bombay student-turned Islamic State militant, Areeb Majeed, who was flown home under NIA escort from Istanbul yesterday morning, receives prominence in today's Press. The Asian Age reports that his return was made possible after he contacted his father from Turkey, where he had fled to escape the violence, and pleaded to be brought back. He is being questioned by counter-terror investigation agencies.
Hindustan Times reports that the Prime Minister has called a meeting of all Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries on Dec 7,  to discuss the framework of the proposed Policy Commission or  'Niti Aayog', a new body that will replace the scrapped Planning Commission.
"Rupees 26 crore spent to arrest Rampal", headlines The Statesman. The massive police operation to arrest the controversial Godman Rampal from his Satlok Ashram in Barwala in Hisar district - cost the exchequer over 26.61 crore rupees.
India's economy grew at a slower 5.3% during July to September,  compared with the previous quarter's 5.7%. Business Standard writes the fall was primarily due to slow growth in the manufacturing sector.
In order to check bogus voting, the Election Commission has decided to use a persons 12-digit biometric-based Aadhar number,  while updating electoral rolls across India, for online authentication of votes - reports Hindustan Times.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar indicated in the Rajya Sabha yesterday that the government may introduce a module of compulsory military training at the college level on a pilot basis, in some districts of the country - writes The Indian Express.
And finally, to conclude Press Review - The Times of India writes that 20 Income Tax raids on the Chief Engineer of the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway, Yadav Singh, have yielded 12 crore in cash and 2 kilos of diamond jewellery in a car, plus 13 lockers have been sealed. The paper questions "hunting for black money abroad? Here's 12 crore in an SUV".

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