Monday, December 15, 2014

Mehdi Masroor's 'virtual and actual connection' with Islamic State under intense scanner

Mehdi Masroor's 'virtual and actual connection' with Islamic State under intense scanner


The story of arrest of Mehdi Biswas finds mention on the front pages of most prominent dailies this morning. "Mehdi Biswas, `voice of ISIS' on Twitter, held in Bengaluru", reads a Times of India headline while under the caption, "Britain’s MI6 helps India home in on Mehdi", the Hindu reports that a globally co-ordinated effort with British and Indian intelligence agencies coming together with Bangalore City Police led to the swift arrest of 24-year-old Biswas.
Under the headline, "TMC worried as Saradha probe closes in", the Asian Age writes that the stink of the Saradha chit fund scam, which has reached Trinamul Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s doorstep, could now enter the party’s inner chambers adding that regardless of the apparent bravado and the fiery speeches of Ms Banerjee, there’s a lurking fear among the top party leaders that after “Madan it could be Mukul”.
To ensure safety and security of women in distress, the Delhi Police is going to launch a mobile-based application called "Himmat" wherein if one just touches the application, an SOS distress call will be automatically sent to the police control room, writes The Pioneer.
Under the headline, "AAP faces music for snide jingle", the Pioneer reports that offended by an Aam Aadmi Party’s radio jingle that casts aspersions on cops, the Delhi Police has directed all radio stations to stop broadcasting the derogatory advertisement with immediate effect.
With his exit from the top post of CPI-M general secretary imminent, Prakash Karat is looking for options to “rule by proxy”, according to a section of party functionaries, writes the Asian Age.
Mail Today says the Maharashtra government has now decided to accord the status of adventure sport to Dahi Handi, (formation of human pyramids) which is held every year on Janamashthmi, the birthday of Lord Krishna.
And finally, avoiding rush-hour traffic could curb your exposure to air pollution and reduce the risk of developing heart disease, a study has suggested. “There is now ample evidence that air pollution is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality,“ says Robert Storey of the University of Sheffield, Britain. “It not only makes existing heart conditions worse but also contributes to development of the disease.", writes The Times of India.

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