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For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Indians joining al-Qaeda were moved by the 1992 Babri mosque demolition and 2002 Godhra riots and were committed to establish base of terror outfit al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in Delhi Delhi Police has told a court in New Delhi In its charge sheet filed against 17 accused Special Cell of Delhi Police said for the purpose of jihad some of them had gone to Pakistan and had met Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and several other dreaded terrorists Representational Image Reuters "While delivering jihadi speeches in various mosques he (arrested accused Syed Anzar Shah) met Mohd Umar (one of the absconding accused) and they discussed atrocities on Muslims in India especially Godhra and Babri Masjid issues "Umar got impressed with his jihadi ideology and speeches and committed himself to the cause of jihad and expressed the desire to receive arms/ammunition training from Pakistan" the charge sheet filed before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh said It said that Umar was operating from Pakistan Police said arrested accused Abdul Rehman had provided safe hideouts in India to Pakistani militants Salim Mansoor and Sajjad all members of Jaish-e-Mohammed who were later killed in a shootout in Uttar Pradesh in 2001 These three Pakistani militants had come to India to take revenge of Babri Masjid demolition and had planned to attack Ram Mandir in Ayodhya but got killed the charge sheet claimed The police named in its charge sheet 17 accused 12 of whom are absconding for allegedly conspiring recruiting Indian youths and establishing a base of AQIS here In its final report the agency has charged five arrested accused — Mohd Asif Zafar Masood Mohd Abdul Rehman Syed Anzar Shah and Abdul Sami — for alleged offences under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) All the 17 accused were listed in the charge sheet for alleged offences under sections 18 (punishment for conspiracy) 18-B (punishment for recruiting of any person for terror act) and 20 (punishment for being member of terror organisation) of the UAPA The accused were arrested between December 2015 and January 2016 from different parts of the country The probe agency has alleged that al Qaeda was trying to set up its base in India under the banner of AQIS and some youths from districts of western Uttar Pradesh had already left India and joined its cadre in Pakistan It said that one of the modules of the outfit was active in Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh It alleged that the accused were in touch with terrorists from Pakistan Iran and Turkey via social media and mobile phones and they had visited these countries and had also financed AQIS and motivated the youths for jihad Besides the five arrested accused the agency also named in its charge sheet 12 others who are at large and the court had earlier issued non-bailable warrant against them The absconding accused are Syed Akhtar Sanaul Haq Mohd Sharjeel Akhtar Usman Mohd Rehan Abu Sufiyan Syed Mohd Arshiyan Syed Mohd Zishan Ali Sabeel Ahmed Mohd Shahid Faisal Farhatullah Ghori and Mohd Umar The FIR in the present case was registered after arrest of Asif on 14 December last year Lucknow: The office of the saffron-robed UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in the state capital is now getting a touch of saffron The Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan known as the secretariat annexe building which houses the chief minister’s office as well as those of senior officials is being painted in saffron colour replacing the traditional white and blue Estate department officials said everything from the outer walls to the terrace of the building is being painted in the saffron shade The building which also has the office of the chief secretary has traditionally sported white and blue colours but a proposal was recently made for repairing and painting the building and saffron colour was approved by all they said adding that work on it has already started The chief minister referred to as Maharajji by his disciples is clad in saffron coloured outfits and according to sources after he took over the towels which cover his chair and curtains of his office were also changed to colours matching the saffron hue File image of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath PTI The towels in the office of the chief minister on the fifth floor of the building are of a saffron hue and the curtains though not saffron in colour are close to it the sources said Recently the chief minister had flagged off a fleet of 50 saffron-coloured buses and even the stage for the inauguration was decorated with saffron-coloured curtains and balloons Besides this the education department had distributed saffron-coloured school bags to primary schools students and the booklets that were distributed to mark 100 days and six months of the Adityanath government were saffron in colour as well The information department diary of the state government also bears a saffron cover The Opposition however does not seem to happy with the change and has charged the state government with "saffronising" even official buildings This is all about "saffronisation" of the state and its politics Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said Congress spokesman Dwijendra Tripathi said giving any particular colour which is associated with a political party is not right New Delhi: The government will undertake a major overhaul of 39 institutions including the Gandhi Smriti and Nehru Memorial Museum and Library to introduce modern Indian component including works of the Modi dispensation a move termed as "diabolical" by Congress which it will oppose The revamp Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said will introduce a contemporay component in these entities to make them more purposeful "We are planning to revamp 39 organisations including Gandhi Smriti Lalit Kala Akademi and NMML under us to ensure their smooth functioning and make them more purposeful" Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma told PTI The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library at Teen Murti House Image courtesy: nehrumemorialnicin Asked what changes would be undertaken as part of the revamp he said "Apart from ensuring that these institutions carry on with the purpose they were established for we will also present modern India" On whether there will be inclusion of the work of current government as part of introducing components relating to modern India he said"obviously" but did not give any details Congress reacted sharply to the proposed plan for overhaul of important institutions like the Gandhi Smriti and Nehru Museum calling it "diabolical" and accused the government of "subverting and diluting" their essential spirit and character "Devoid of any legacy that comprises of the building of our nation the RSS and the BJP are playing a diabolical game of rewriting and misappropriating our rich and proud heritage of struggle for Independence" party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said in a strongly worded statement He noted that the NMML stands testimony to and symbolizes the country’s struggle against colonial rule as also India’s evolution as a sovereign democratic and secular nation in the years following Independence "Any attempt by the BJP the RSS and Narendra Modi to diminish and downplay the legacy of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the first Prime Minister of Independent India and one of the greatest sons of the country is not going to hold water with the people of our country" he said Sharma however trashed the Congress’ charge and said "There is no plan to undermine Nehru or his thoughts For the Nehru Memorial we have plans for renovating the building auditorium and library We also want to increase the footfall at this place More research scholars should be able to use the facility" Asked whether the names of these institutions will be changed as part of the revamp he said"No such proposal is under consideration" Surjewala said the "lame alibi" behind the proposal for revamping these institutions to make them "contemporary and relevant" to present times was self-contradictory "Museums are supposed to be about the past and history and not showcases for publicising the ruling dispensation" he said Noting that the Nehru Museum has emerged as a centre of excellence in showcasing India’s immediate history preceding Independence he said attempts by "self-serving individuals and organisations to subvert its character are nothing but anti-national exercises" "The Indian National Congress as indeed the people of this country will oppose such moves tooth and nail" he said PTI New school offers education ‘salvation’ for Syrian girls in Lebanon | Reuters India Reuters Oct 24 2017 00:30:10 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 24 2017 00:30 AM | Updated Date: Oct 24 2017 00:30 AM Tags : Written by Agencies | London | Published: June 25 2010 3:27 pm Related News Queen of Pop Madonna has paired up with her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon to work on a fashion line tagged ‘Material Girl’ Madonna says that the clothing range is an “extension” of her daughter’s stylewho has added her personal touch to it “I think this line is absolutely an extension of her taste” Madonna said The two have collaborated to launch this children’s range of clotheshandbags and jewelleryfor US department store Macy’s The singer said that her daughter has been interested in fashion since the age of eight and has always been stealing her clothes to style them in her own way “It’s weird because my closet doesn’t really have that much of that look so she’s somehow figured out a way to do it on her own… thrift shops and taking bits and pieces from her favourite stores… stealing stuff from my closet and she creates this look that is her ownbut also influenced by the early 80s and the way that I used to dressso I think it’s in the DNA” “We like to combine a plaid or a flannel with a lace or leather with lace or rhinestones So we mix and match textures and fabrics and elements that are both masculine and feminine” she added The 51-year-old stat has already worked with H&M in 2007 and designed accessories called M by Madonna She recollected her experience as an interesting and challenging opportunity For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:TheCentral Government which hasrun the’Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign actually missed the point by not exempting tax on sanitary napkins under the GST the Congress said on Tuesday accusing the Centre of not being gender sensitive The Congress said on one hand India was on its way to script history by implementing the GST but on the other women empowerment remained completely ignored The BJP government despite repeated demands has failed to make the GST ‘gender sensitive’ Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev said "The government is insensitive to the demand of half of India’s population by not exempting the tax on sanitary napkins" she said Dev who spearheaded a campaign for exempting sanitary napkins from imposition of tax said the GST could have been instrumental in making an important intervention by making sanitary napkins tax free or minimally taxed File image of Sushmita Dev (middle) Getty Images Dev said she had put forth a petition in this regard which was supported by more than than two lakh men and women including Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi "A government that runs a campaign ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ actually missed the point While child sex ratio and high percentage of women staying out of the education system was targeted under this slogan the complete non-application of mind is apparent" she said in a statement "In my meeting with Union ministers JP Nadda Maneka Gandhi and Arun Jaitley no one seemed to disagree that menstruation is still a stigma" she said lamenting that only 12 percent women in the country use napkins and poor menstrual hygiene is a cause of serious health issues and death for women especially in rural India Dev said affordability and accessibility are two primary reasons for such dismal figures of women using hygienic napkins She also noted that equality of opportunity cannot be a reality unless girls are equipped with better access to these opportunities She also said that poor menstrual hygiene impacts women’s ‘Right to Life’ Dev said menstruation is an involuntary physical process outside the control of women and use of napkins is a necessity and yet the GST council did not treat it at par with other essential commodities The Congress leader said the Constitution permits special laws for women and children and yet the demand of half the population of India of making sanitary affordable and tax-free was rejected by the BJP-led government Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: November 19 2016 8:33 pm Ezra boasts an all-star cast with Prithviraj playing the lead Top News Debutante director Jayakrishnan aka Jay K’s upcoming Malayalam film Ezra has generated a positive buzz among the audience with its recently launched teaser The 50-second promo video packs enough intriguing visuals and it also promises a thrilling supernatural mystery The forthcoming horror thriller boasts an all-star cast with Prithviraj playing the lead “Prithviraj is a brilliant actor and a star I saw my character in him and approached him When I narrated the script he instantly liked it and we were on the same page since day one” Jay told the indianexpresscom Meanwhile actor Priya Anand will also make her debut in Malayalam with Ezra “I wanted actually someone who is not familiar to Malayalam audience And at the same time who has a pan-India appeal I have seen Priya Anand’s work and she is also a mutual friend so I took her onboard” said the director The film also has talented actors like Vijayaraghavan Sudev Nair Tovino Thomas Sujith Shanker Pratap Pothan Babu Antony among others playing pivotal roles “I was lucky enough to have a good team working with me on this project” Jay added The film earlier made headlines for ‘paranormal’ incidents reported on the sets during its shooting And even the filmmakers enlisted the services of a priest to bless the shooting location which was an old house at Fort Kochi just to be on the safe side “We have moved on from that I don’t feel like getting into that terrain again I get uncomfortable while discussing certain things happened on the sets which are beyond our…(control) Something happened and let’s leave it like that I don’t want to instigate anything else” Jay said In Hebrew Ezra means “cry for help” which is also linked to the theme of the film The director feels that Malayalam film industry has not yet explored Kerala’s Jewish background The film is majorly shot at Fort Kochi which was once home to a thriving-Jewish community However now it only has a handful of Jews living in the area who serve as the living testimony to their community’s long history in the God’s own country Jay is confident that Ezra will be a technically well-made film saying that he had a team for whom quality was of highest priority Going by the teaser the film indeed seems to be visually appealing The cinematography of the horror thriller is handled by Sujith Vaassudev and editing by Vivek Harshan While Rahul Raj has composed the music Sushin Shyam has scored background and Muzik247 is the official music label for the film Watch Ezra teaser here: The film produced by Mukesh Mehta C V Sarathy and A V Anoop under the E4 Entertainment and AVA Productions banner will hit the screens next month For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by C Rangarajan | Updated: March 28 2016 8:04 am Reserve Bank of India Related News India’s balance of payments situation had deteriorated sharply by the end of 1990 Even as attempts were being made to obtain normal and extraordinary funding from multilateral institutions private banks and other market players were also being approached With frequent changes in government the responsibility of the RBI increased Governor S Venkitaramanan was so active that hewas described by an economic daily as “lone (loan) ranger” In the course of talking with various market players one question that came up frequently was: What was India doing on its own to tide over the crisis The implication was simple India had a fairly large stock of gold as reserves Why could not India use it This was not outside the thought of the RBI as well Several steps were being taken to activate the banks’ gold holding The first step was to revalue the gold holdings at market price This was done by the government through an ordinance in October 1990 which was later approved by Parliament In January 1991 the State Bank of India proposed to raise foreign exchange through the lease of gold held by the government In April 1991 the government agreed to the proposal to utilise 20 tonnes of confiscated gold and raise foreign exchange The gold was dispatched in four consignments in May 1991 This was actually executed in the form of sale with a repurchase option The RBI was totally involved in this arrangement But this was not enough The RBI was thinking of how to use its own gold to tide over the crisis In using the RBI’s gold there were three sets of issues to be cleared First at the policy level a decision was needed: Given the sentimental attachment to gold it was felt from the beginning that outright sale of gold was not an option Pledging gold and raising a foreign exchange loan was the only thing contemplated Second whatever was to be done had to be consistent with the provisions of the RBI Act 1934 Under the act the RBI could borrow only from other currency authorities Third there were issues connected with the physical task of selecting packing and sending out gold It bristled with many problems The advice of the RBI for pledging gold to raise a foreign exchange loan was accepted by the government It was a bold decision by a government which at that time was only a caretaker one Governor Venkitaramanan and I visited several central banks to sound out how far they would be helpful The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) had to be ruled out because it was not strictly a “currency authority” It turned out that the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan were two central banks who were willing But both institutions insisted that the pledged gold must be kept outside India despite India being a depository country under the IMF The RBI Act does permit keeping of gold outside India but with some restrictions To conform to the provisions of the act with respect to borrowing the RBI had to transfer the asset from the Issue Department to the Banking Department and this was done before transshipping gold Since the RBI is permitted to borrow only for a month the borrowing had to be rolled over from month to month The third set of issues relating to the shipment of gold turned out to be more arduous than expected Since the quantity of gold to be pledged was around 50 tonnes it was decided to use the gold that was in stock in Mumbai The gold in stock was in various forms Not all of them satisfied the London Good Delivery (LGD) specifications in terms of fineness and weight It was decided to send pure gold bars as they were and the Bank of England was entrusted with the responsibility of converting the non-LGD bars into LGD bars Packing insuring and finally sending the gold through airlines had to be done in a short span of time without attracting much attention This was an operation in which various departments of the RBI such as the External Investments & Operations (DEIO) Issue Banking Operations and Legal had to come together and act PB Kulkarni the chief of the DEIO and his band of devoted colleagues did a tremendous job In all 4691 tonnes of gold were dispatched in four consignments by air beginning July 4 The largest consignment was the second one which had to be transported through a chartered carrier It is interesting to note that the actual dispatch happened after the new government led by PV Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh (as finance minister) took over The new FM raised no objections and he in fact defended the action in Parliament The loan raised against the pledging of gold was repaid by November 1991 However that gold was not brought back but kept abroad The entire episode was not without its drama For example when any commodity is sent out of the country the nature of the commodity has to be declared I spoke with the commissioner of customs and a special authorisation from the finance ministry was obtained to send the gold without such a declaration As one of the consignments had an intermediate stopover a sudden doubt arose whether this was covered by insurance On a Sunday I had the office opened to check the policy and was relieved to find that it had a “Vault to Vault” insurance cover Finally when the gold was moved from the vault of the Bombay office to the airport the movement along the road was closely monitored In the case of one large consignment the bullion van had to stop because of a suspected tyre burst in one of the cars in the convoy Fortunately before much commotion could happen the convoy resumed The total loan raised against the pledge of gold was $405 million Today it may look small but this amount was crucial to prevent a default at the time There was no intention on the part of the RBI or the government to hide the transaction from the public The RBI wanted to make it public once the operation was over The shipment of gold made everyone aware of the enormity of the crisis facing India and paved the way for economic reforms The writer is a former chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and a 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