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Digvijaya Singh calls Pulwama terror attack an accident

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to clear the “doubts” cast by the international media on the terrorists’ deaths in the airstrike carried out by India in Pakistan’s Balakot.
“We are proud of the bravery of your forces and have complete faith on them.I have seen many of my friends and close relatives in the Army leaving their families and protecting us. We respect them,” Singh tweeted.”However, the IAF carried out an airstrike after the Pulwama accident, some foreign media have cast doubts, which is putting a question mark on the credibility of our Indian government,” Singh said on .March 5, 2019Air Strike”March 5, 2019ati went all out on him for describing the deadly Pulwama terror attack as a mere “accident”.
Digvijaya Singh also asked PM Modi to clarify on BJP chief Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union minister SS Ahluwalia’s statements on the number of terrorists killed by the IAF on Balakot airstrike.”Prime minister ji, some of your ministers say 300 terrorists were killed, BJP chief says 250 were killed, Yogi Adityanath says 400 killed, and your minister SS Alhuwalia says not even one died.And you are silent on this topic. The country wants to know who the liar here is.
[sic],” Singh said, SS AhluwaliaMarch 5, 2019Singh said the way PM Modi and his ministers were treating the airstrike was an “insult” to the forces who carried out the operation.”The way you and your ministers are treating this airstrike as your success, it is an insult to the bravery of the security forces.Every citizen of the country respects the Indian Army and security forces,” the Congress leader said.March 5, 2019Union minister Prakash Javadekar, reacting to Digvijaya Singh’s Pulwama accident tweet, said: “What has happened to Congress? They are playing with people’s sentiments and are denying the information of Indian armed forces.This never happens in any democratic nation where the people do not trust their forces.”Union Minister P Javadekar on Digvijaya Singh terms #PulwamaAttack an accident’: Congress ko kya hogya hai?Desh ki jan bhawna se ek dum ulti baat karte hain,sena ki jankari ko jhutla rahe hain.
Aisa kisi lok tantra desh mein nahi hota jahan sena par hi avishwas darshaya jata hai.
Both the sides have accused each other for politicising the IAF airstrike.The result of the counter-terrorism operation in Balakot has been a hot topic of political debate in India — Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked if PM Modi was “politicising terror”, pointing to several news reports saying India’s airstrikes did not kill terrorists in Pakistan.Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, replying to Kapil Sibal’s comment, blasted the latter for “believing international media over the intelligence agencies”. He went on to add that Sibal should travel to Balakot himself to check if any terrorists were killed.
West Bengal Mamata Banerjee asked for details last week, citing media reports that either said there were no deaths, or that one person has been killed.Asked about the West Bengal chief minister’s remarks, former Union Minister P Chidambaram said at the India Today Conclave that he was prepared to believe the government, but “the world cannot be asked to suspend disbelief”.Meanwhile, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Monday (March 4) said Indian Air Force warplanes hit their intended target. “If we plan to hit the target, we hit the target,” he told reporters in Coimbatore.”If we had dropped bombs in the jungle, then no need for him [Pakistan] to respond.”

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Veteran cricket coach Altaf Hossain dies

Veteran cricket coach Syed Altaf Hossain breathed his last at his residence in Dhaka on Tuesday evening at the age of 81. Late Altaf was a pioneer of cricket coaching in independent Bangladesh and a recipient of the National Sports Award.
He had been suffering from meningitis.Born in 1938 at Hooghly district of West Bengal, Altaf was a bowling all-rounder in his playing days. He was the first cricketer from erstwhile East Pakistan to be called up for Pakistan national cricket team in 1965, though he did not get a chance to play any match.Late Altaf was a pioneer of cricket coaching in independent Bangladesh and was involved with the national cricket team in many capacities from 1976 to 2001.He retired as cricket coach from National Sports Council in 2006.
Altaf was awarded National Sports Award in 1999 for his contribution in cricket. His first Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at the Hussaini Dalan Mosque, Nazimuddin Road after Zohr prayers today.His second Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at the National Sports Council at 3:30 pm.The Bangladesh Cricket Board expressed its condolence at the death of Syed Altaf Hossain and extended deepest sympathies to his bereaved family.
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Two JMB operatives held in Bengal, explosive materials seized

Two operatives of Jamaat-ul- Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been arrested from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district and a cache of explosive materials seized from their possession, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

In a joint operation by the Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police and the Murshidabad police, Moshibur Rahman (35) alias Farooque and Ruhul Amin alias Saifullah (26) were apprehended Tuesday night, he said.Both Moshibur and Ruhul, residents of Murshidabad district, are active members of the outlawed JMB. A cache of explosive materials, including aluminium dust, calether (spirit of ether) and sulphuric acid, have been recovered from their possession, the senior officer told PTI.
The duo happen to be associates of Kauser and Sajjad, who were nabbed on January 29 for their involvement in 2014 Burdwan blast case, he said.On October 2, 2014, a blast had occurred in a house at Khagragarh in Burdwan district, killing two persons.We have interrogated Sajjad and found out that Moshibur and Ruhul have been trained in making acid bombs.Their plan was to attack the police and get Kauser released, the officer said.With Tuesday’s successful raid in Murshidabad, the number of JMB operatives arrested in a month rose to six, he added.On February 16, Ariful Islam alias Arif (22) was arrested from the city’s Babughat area for his alleged links to the terror outfit.
Three days later, Asif Iqbal alias Nadeem, another resident of Murshidabad district, was held at Santragachi railway station in Howrah district.Islam was involved in 2018 Bodh Gaya blast case, police had claimed.On January 19 last year, a low-intensity bomb had exploded at Bodh Gaya in Bihar, shortly after Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama finished a sermon at the Mahabodhi temple.

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‘Bollywood Boulevard’ showcases century of Hindi cinema

Elizabeth Chalier & Sunthar Visuvalingam. CHICAGO: “Bollywood Boulevard (BB): A Journey Through Hindi Cinema” regaled a mixed audience at McAninch Arts Center (MAC) in Glen Ellyn, over the weekend of February 9 and 10.
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