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Portela samba school drum queen Patrica Nery and singer Carlinhos Brown (R) participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome Reuters Iraq and Afghanistan. For now it remains a dream,through the good offices of the Election Commission for "masterminding the failed sting and also for being too close to?removal of the police commissioner of Kolkata himself? is not a figment of an overzealous investigator’s imagination. Nor is it hallucination on the part of a bunch of "Hindu nationalists".There is no irrefutable evidence to prove that either Islamist jihadis or the Chinese have helped Maoists in launching any specific attacks in India including the one in Chhattisgarh on Monday but there are enough indications of their collusion for India to worry about Though police forces across all states have been arresting Maoists or killing them in real and fake encounters reducing the number of their active armed members from 12000 to 8000 they continue to strike with deadly frequency and precision This inevitably raises questions about the external help which they are evidently receiving by way of arms and training Even the intelligence agencies have been talking about for some time now For instance at the site where Maoists attacked a CRPF battalion in Jharkhand’s Latehar district on 7 January 2013 the police found grenades which were suspected to have been made in Pakistan In October the previous year the Jharkhand police arrested a leader of the People’s Liberation Front of India a splinter group of the Communist party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) and seized from him bullets which had on them the letters POF apparently meaning Pakistan Ordnance Factory Image used for representational purpose only PTI But that was the last we heard of the two seizures The first time that the Indian investigators stumbled on substantial information on this nexus was after the arrest of Lakshar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Mohammed Umar Madani in Delhi on 4 June 2009 Previously a resident of Balkatwa village in Bihar’s Madhubani district Madani first travelled to Pakistan where he received combat training and then to Nepal where he became a "head hunter" for LeT According to official statements at that time he revealed during interrogation that his job was to not only recruit Muslim youth in India for LeT but also to establish links with Maoists in Bihar and Jharkhand and send them for training in Pakistan Documents seized from him hinted at plans by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to break up India with help from Maoists Intelligence reports had said that as many as 500 Maoists were trained by activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in the hills near Vagamon in Kerala in 2008 In both the conversations which were private and and rare interviews Maoist leaders make no secret of their sympathy for the Islamic jihadi outfits Lakshmana Rao aka Ganapathi the General Secretary of the CPI (Maoist) had this to say in a 2009 interview to journalist and writer Rahul Pandita: "Islamic jihadist movements of today are a product of imperialist-particularly US imperialist-aggression intervention bullying exploitation and suppression of the oil-rich Islamic and Arab countries of West Asia Afghanistan Pakistan Somalia etcetera and the persecution of the entire Muslim religious community As part of their designs for global hegemony the imperialists particularly US imperialists have encouraged and endorsed every war of brazen aggression and brutal attacks by their surrogate state of Israel . It is only Maoist leadership that can provide correct anti-imperialist orientation and achieve class unity among Muslims as well as people of other religious persuasions" Ben West of Global Intelligence Agency Stratfor said in a 2010 email accessed by Wikileaks said that there was a "certain amount of truth" in the talk about LeT-Maoists link The Chinese connection Indian officials have seized from Maoists weapons and bullets made not only in Pakistan but also in China Not surprisingly the Chinese arms made way to the Maoists via Bangladesh Myanmar and of course India’s highly porous border with Nepal Quoting an intelligence bureau report Headlines Todaysaid in 2012 that Chinese intelligence units had been training arming and funding Maoists to help them wage war against India The channel had said: "Disturbingly the report is replete with specific observations and specific pieces of intelligence on China’s dirty game It reveals how Maoists have been training in Nagaland funded by the Chinese It shows how certain Maoist units are now being given encrypted wireless communication devices" A Pakistan flag alongside a Chinese national flag Reuters Maoists had links with LTTE too Seeking help from external sources is nothing new for Maoists In the past they sought and got assistance from forest thug Veerappan and Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) In 2000 during the many weeks that I spent in the jungles of Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border where Veerappan unleashed unspeakable terror tribals spoke of strangers making sudden appearances in their villages Interviews with officials of the forest and police departments revealed at that time that some of those mysterious strangers were Maoists and the others were believed to belong to LTTE Maoists sought help from LTTE in learning ambushing techniques And both Maoists and the LTTE together sought safe sanctuary in Veerappan’s jungle in return for weapons Officials who investigated some past Maoist attacks noted that their techniques were similar to those used by LTTE The precision and skill the Maoists exhibited in attacking CRPF jawans in March last year near Dantewada in Chhattisgarh killing seven of them was attributed to the training they had received from LTTE in setting off landmines Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told the Lok Sabhalast year that Maoists not only had "close links" with Leftist outfits in countries such as Germany France Turkey and Italy but may also have received training from the Communist Party of Philippines Neither Kiren Rijiju nor former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram who had made a similar statement spoke of the Chinese and Pakistani links?

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Published Date: Jan 17, 2018 05:12 AM Tags : “Our support for Kovind should not be understood as support for BJP. 2017 2:32 am Pargat Singh (left) and Balwinder Singh Bains (Right) (Representational Image) Related News The MLA brothers of Ludhiana, but for the second time there is a controversial decision against us. The first was referee Robert Madley’s decision to book winger Willian for an alleged dive despite replays suggesting he was clipped by Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin with the scores still goalless. veteran leader LK?Advani is not likely to address the national executive meet According to sources the list of speakers for the meet does not include Advani’s name Senior BJP leader LK Advani Reuters Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda however said the process of deciding the agenda for the meet will be finalised only after the office bearers meet ends "The office bearers meet will decide on the content and agenda of the national executive" he said Gowda however confirmed that Advani will attend the meet "Advani ji will come here tomorrow (on Friday) He is a national executive member not an office bearer so he will come only tomorrow" he said Evading a direct reply to the question party spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said "the party has the guidance of all senior leaders" Despite repeated questions the BJP leader refused to say whether or not Advani would deliver a speech Advani one of BJP’s main founding members and tallest leaders has attended and addressed at all national executive meetings of the party since 1980 when the party was founded except one exception During the last meet in Goa when Narendra Modi was named the head of the party’s campaign committee in Lok Sabha polls not only did Advani skip the event but also sent a letter resigning from all posts of the party His differences with the party’s decision were later reconciled and he took back his resignation After that Advani more than once has congratulated Modi for leading the BJP to victory in general elections According to party sources this time Advani a three-time BJP president is not keen on addressing the party’s national executive meet Sources added that organisation secretary of the party Ramlal met Advani in Delhi days before the meet over the issue But it was not clear if Advani will speak at the forum Advani along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Murli Manohar Joshi is a part of a ‘Margdarshak Mandal’ or the party’s guiding committee which includes Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh The three veterans have already been eased out of BJP’s parliamentary board the highest decision-making body of the party The guiding committee however has not held a single meet since being set up last August The three-day BJP conclave has its national office bearers’ meet on Thursday and its national executive meet is scheduled for Friday and SaturdayBangalore: And now, It is that you learnt one thing.

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That’s a 37-fold increase in the annual installation rate in only 13 years to achieve just the wind power goal, 50 percent of our energy will need to come from renewable sources by 2028,as that would force parties sitting on the fence to take sides,its best option is to take the back seat and let others take the initiative as long as it culminates into a joint action such as the Bharat bandh to put the UPA government on the mat. PTI "National Conference is poised to give a huge surprise to its detractors on the counting day and just like the turnout in the first phase, our performance speaks for itself. pointing out that it was getting increasingly difficult to make regular purchases from this market. president of Ganesh Peth Fish Market. the party also looked agreeable to accepting a power-sharing arrangement in Maharashtra. The Prime Minister’s Office had on Thursday asked Shiv Sena to recommend two names to be included in the Union government and the party had said it would be forwarding those the next day.

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