Mohammed Hanif Wasim, 27, who had joined ISIS this February and died in Syria two weeks ago, was engaged to a Hyderabad girl who is doing Bachelor of Dental Surgery, last September. However, just before leaving for Syria from Dubai, Hanif called his father Mohammed Aleem and told him that he was not interested in marriage and that he was going to Syria to join the ISIS and wage jihad. He also called up his fiancé, apologized to her and asked her not to wait for him, but to get married to someone else. “Fearing social stigma and police investigation, neither his family nor the girl mentioned this to anyone till now. About two weeks ago his father received a text message on his phone that Hanif had died. No one knows how he died and where, and the distraught family took some time to reveal,’’ an official said. Hanif’s family hails from Mancherial in Adilabad district of Telangana where his father ran a hotel and real estate business. A few years ago they moved to Hyderabad and settled down at Shastripuram in Rajendra Nagar area. Hanif’s father and his two older brothers are also doing real estate business here. Officials said that Hanif completed his B.Tech from Shadhan College of Engineering and Technology and went to UK to do MS four years ago. After completing his studies he moved to Dubai where he worked and came to Hyderabad last September to meet his family. He also got engaged to the BDS student and left for Dubai a few days later. The last time he spoke with the family was when he called them to inform that he was going to join the ISIS fight in Syria. The text message his father received did not say much except that Hanif died and was buried there. This is the first case of a Hyderabadi youth who actually joined ISIS and getting killed in Syria. Police have earlier foiled attempts of several youth, all engineering graduates, from going to Syria from Hyderabad to join ISIS. On January 15, Salman Mohiuddin, 32, a resident of Bazaar Ghat under Habeebnagar Police Station in Hyderabad, was detained early morning by Hyderabad Police from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on suspicion that he was flying to Dubai, and from there to Syria via Turkey, intending to join the Islamic State. On October 29, a former Google employee, Munawad Salman, 26, was detained and put under police surveillance after intelligence agencies suspected that he was traveling to Saudi Arabia with the intention of going to Iraq to join the militant group ISIS.
In major relief for the NDA government, Congress has assured that it will support the Goods and Services Tax bill, which means it will clear the parliament with the two-thirds majority which is needed for a constitutional amendment. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in Parliament, "I beseech you, clear GST," while appealing to the opposition parties not to stall the legislation that will give effect to a unified tax regime in the country. He appealed that all parties have to come together in national interest and suggested that the GST Bill should not be sent to a parliamentary committee for review anymore. The Finance Minister stressed that any more delay in passing the bill, which changes the constitution, would mean setting back GST by another year as the deadline of April 2016 for a roll-out cannot be met. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said his party will support the GST bill because it was the idea of his government, which was led by the Congress. "This bill has gone through the standing committee for two and a half years; it has been before dozens and dozens of empowered committees. Only then has a consensus happened. I beseech you rise above party considerations," Mr Jaitley said in the House, also pointing out that “If all our CMs agree why are we delaying it? And that means your states will suffer." The Budget Session for the Lok Sabha ends in three days. The Rajya Sabha will close on May 18. A vote on the bill is expected tomorrow in Lok Sabha after a discussion. The clearing of GST bill will be a great step forward by the NDA government. This will lead to benefit the states in a large scale. The floor management of the NDA was successful in romping in more supporters to get the bill passed. By Premji
China's official media welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to open an account on the popular Chinese social microblog Weibo, saying he scored a "big hit" ahead of his visit to China next week. "Modi scored a big hit with micro blog in run-up to visit," read the headline in the state-run English language China Daily, while another official newspaper Global Times headline said 'Modi debuts on Weibo ahead of state visit to China'. Modi, who is scheduled to start his three-day visit to China from 14th May, posted his first post in Chinese, saying "Hello China! Looking forward to interacting with Chinese friends through Weibo." His post was immediately forwarded more than 4,700 times and attracted over 7,800 comments within three hours, it said. Le Yucheng, the Chinese ambassador to India, said that Modi will have the chance to communicate with China's businesspeople, young students and the public during his visit. The Global Times said Modi has been welcomed by Chinese internet users with his first post, getting more than 14,217 hits and 26,406 followers. More than 10,000 internet users commented on his first post. "Aside from expressing curiosity on who runs this account for Modi, some net users made references to territorial disputes between the two countries," it said. It is not the first time that a foreign leader has opened a micro-blog account before making an official trip to China. In September 2013, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro opened a micro-blog account before visiting China, it said. Over 200 leaders of foreign countries and international organisations, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, had opened micro-blog accounts. By Premji
After ‘unexplained’ leave, Congress government’s ‘relaunched’ leader commented about Narendra Modi’s governance and urged for ‘Achche din’. In this regard, let’s see some ‘glaring facts’. 1. Jawahar Lal Nehru - 16 years 286 days 2. Indira Gandhi - 15 years 91 days 3. Rajiv Gandhi - 5 years 32 days 4. Narasimha Rao - 4 years 11 months 5. Manmohan Singh - 10 years 4 days Above is the list of Congress Party’s Prime Ministers along with their tenures. In total 57 years these people could not get “Achche din" and Rahul wants Achche din in 10 months. Rahulji, the nation has elected a prime minister not a magician. Namo’s Business Mantra Besides this, many others in Congress Government mocked about Modi’s foreign trips and painted him as India’s ‘Make my trip’ ambassador. Here comes their million dollar question-Why is Narendra Modi making more foreign visits and what the nation benefits through his visits? Below mentioned points are just the tips of the iceberg. Barack Obama and China supports India's bid for permanent UNSC seat. $35 billion investment by Japan over a period of 5 years and along with it their expertise in making bullet trains. Australia is set to sign a Nuclear Power deal with India to supply around 500 tons of Uranium to India. Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Indra Nooyi (Pepsico), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) discusses possible investments. Israel inks $5 million deal for Joint Educational Research programme. $20 billion investment from Xi and his Chinese counterparts. 2 billion Euros support from France for sustainable development in India. Airbus to increase outsourcing in India from 400 million Euros to 2 billion Euros over the next five years. French National Railways has agreed to co-finance an execution study for a semi-high speed project on up gradation of the Delhi-Chandigarh line to 200 kmph. Canada agrees to supply 3,000 metric tons of uranium to India from this year to power Indian atomic reactors. While ‘many Sree 420s are choosing politics as their final destination’ and foul play people those yearn for a transformation, development, etc. there is someone who really tries to set up the infrastructure for it. In fact, marketing of 'Brand India' has never gained such importance! Last, but not least (laughing riot) Number of days Modi stayed abroad touring 15 countries as a PM on official trips = 45. Number of days Rahul stayed abroad (Bangkok) without informing his voters = 57. So Mr. Rahul and the crew, do your analysis before tailing and making a judgment.
The al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in a video message posted by its media publicity wing As-Sahab productions has mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name for the first time. In the May 2 video titled ‘From France to Bangladesh: The Dust Will Never Settle Down’, AQIS chief Asim Umar mentioned the PM when he says that there is a war going on against Muslims “through World Bank and IMF policies, drone attacks, Charlie Hebdo’s writings, UN charter, official sermons by muftis and Narendra Modi’s utterances.” Indian intelligence officials said the report is being analysed. The group also claimed responsibility for the death of four Bangladeshi bloggers, including that of Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born American writer who was hacked to death by two machete-wielding assailants in Dhaka on February 27. A professed atheist, Roy posted articles profusely in his popular blog Mukto-Mona (Free Mind). The other Bangladeshi bloggers whose deaths the group has claimed responsibility for are Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, Rajib Haider and AKM Shafiul Islam, who taught at Rajshahi University. “The killing mission started in Pakistan with the murder of the secular Dr Shakeel Auj and blogger Aneeqa Naz,” Umar says. The formation of AQIS was announced last year by al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri where he mentioned Burma, Bangladesh and Assam as some of the key areas of operation of the new group headed by Asim Umar. While some media reports have said that Umar is possibly of north Indian origin and migrated to Pakistan in the nineties, Indian intelligence agencies say there is nothing to substantiate the claim. Tagsal Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent AQIS Prime Minister Narendra Modi Bangladeshi bloggers' murder
In West Bengal, BJP is looking towards RSS to bolster its presence in eastern region, where the party’s ideological mentor is ramping up its presence in Assam and West Bengal. The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership in West Bengal is scheduled to sit with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliates in a special coordination meeting on May 6th. The BJP will initiate a 'Sampark Abhiyan’ and hold a core committee meeting before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on May 9th. BJP joint general secretary (organisation) Shiv Prakash and national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh, who is in-charge of party affairs in West Bengal, are scheduled to visit Kolkata to initiate fresh program for rejuvenating the party. Senior leadership of the RSS and several affiliated organisations such as the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh are set to participate in the planned programs. BJP will unveil a roadmap for the West Bengal assembly polls in 2016 and seek the support of the RSS and its affiliates. It wants to remove the gaps in communication and ensure better coordination with Sangh organisations. The Sangh has a wide network in West Bengal, even in remote areas, with many of its affiliates working in the educational, social and cultural sectors. RSS and its various affiliates have been working quietly at the grassroots, especially after the regime change in Bengal in 2011. Its network and reach is wider than BJP`s. This network, if utilized in a well-coordinated manner, could benefit BJP. “What is important is that the central leadership is trying to gain momentum in Bengal once again. This is done through various initiatives. The coordination meeting between the Sangh and its affiliates is of utmost importance. This is a special meeting where the central leadership is present, and in this political situation it assumes a different dimension,” BJP leader said. By Premji
Bollywood's sexy actress Katrina Kaif who has established herself as the leading actress is very selective about her films currently. Though her co actresses have been doing back to back films, Katrina has been slow and very choosy with her movies. She has recently wrapped up the shoot of Phantom with Saif Ali Khan in the direction of Kabir Khan. She is currently shooting for Fitoor with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Jagga Jasoos with her alleged boy friend Ranbir Kapoor. Katrina has sizzled in special songs and item numbers in the past and the latest news is that she has signed a special song. As per the latest update, Katrina has been roped in for an item number in Sharukh Khan’s upcoming movie Raees. An official confirmation about this is yet to be arrived and sources say that Katrina has given her nod for the item number. Rahul Dholakia is directing Raees and the film features Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles. The movie has been produced by Ritesh Sidwani and Farhan Akhtar on Excel Entertainments. Raees will complete shoot and will release for Eid next year. Sharukh has recently wrapped up the shoot of his latest flick Fan in the direction of Maneesh Sharma.
Superstar Salman Khan has been in terrific form and he is currently on all time high in his career. He is currently shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan which is currently progressing in Jammu & Kashmir. This is the last schedule of the movie and it will last for 40 days. High voltage action episodes are currently being canned in this schedule. Kabir Khan who earlier directed Salman in Ek Tha Tiger is directing the movie and Kareena Kapoor is playing the female lead in the movie. The movie has been made on a whopping budget and has a strong social message in it. As per the latest news, the first look teaser of the movie is ready and Salman has recently approved it. The teaser of the movie will be released in the last week of May as per the latest update and Salman will release the teaser in a grand event. Nawazzudin Sidhiqui is playing the negative role in the movie and Pritam is composing the music. Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh on Salman Khan Films and Rockline Entertainments. The movie has been planned for a huge release on July 17th all over the world on the ocassion of Eid.
AAP has quietly deleted the paragraph that mentioned Swaraj. What is the message? AAP hereafter does not believe in Swaraj? Whether Swaraj has gone from AAP as soon as they expelled Yadav and Bhushan? Now AAP is nothing but a coterie run at the behest of Aravind Kejriwal. The paragraph, "Democracy is popular self rule, but the current practice of democracy negates this ideal and reduces the citizens to mere subjects. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) aims to restore power to the people, so as to realise the promise of Swaraj enshrined in our Constitution", is missing from AAP’s official website. Earlier this paragraph was followed by another one, "I am a citizen of India. I am above 18 years of age. I am not a member of any political party. I believe in the objectives and thinking of the party and I am willing to fully participate in achieving the objective of the party," now only this paragraph is there in the website. "They may argue that the Swaraj is there in the party's Constitution. They would like to relegate Swaraj to the confines of the Constitution and not put it to practice. By removing word Swaraj from the enrolment procedure, AAP wants to indirectly convey to new members that Swaraj is no more a priority for the party," said Vikrant Karnik, former AAP Thane municipal district convener.While, AAP spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said that Swaraj was part of the Constitution and also of the party's ideology. Idealists who have either quit or are on the verge of leaving the party believe that AAP has made several tweaks to the party procedure which they think is undemocratic and lacks transparency. Condemning the dictatorial attitude of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Maharashtra unit of AAP, Maruti Bhapkar, one of its founding members, on Monday quit the party along with 376 activists. By Premji
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in prayers and solidarity with the people of India and Nepal on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Speaking on the occasion of International Buddha Purnima Diwas 2015, the PM said the messages of Buddha are relevant even today. Sharing the "pain" of quake-devastated Nepal, Modi hoped that the "beloved brother" bounces back quickly from its current crisis even as he observed that the task of recovery was long and arduous. "We should share the pain and wipe the tears of people of Nepal," Modi said while referring to the devastation caused in the birthplace of Lord Buddha on the occasion of his birth anniversary. He was addressing a gathering here on 'Buddha Purnima' where one-minute silence was observed in memory of those killed in the massive earthquake in Nepal and India. "The birthplace of Lord Buddha, our beloved brother Nepal is going through a massive crisis. People of Nepal have to bear this difficult situation. It is difficult to imagine how long and arduous this journey will be. We share the pain of the people of Nepal. Let us pray to Lord Buddha that they get new strength," he said. Invoking Lord Buddha, he said his teaching of compassion inspires one to rebuild lives. India has deployed massive resources, including military forces, for rescue and relief operations in Nepal. Address the gathering attended by ambassadors, MPs, scholars and Buddhist monks from across the globe, Modi also said the world is going through "turmoil" and added the teachings of Lord Buddha can show the way out. "Violence is at its peak. Major part of the world is soaked in blood....People are baying for each other's blood. In this situation of bloodshed, where will the message of compassion come from? The only resort is Lord Buddha and his teachings," the Prime Minister said. He cited how Buddha, who was born as a prince, renounced the wordly things like power and wealth to seek salvation through spiritualism 2500 years back. "Some people think power and prosperity are good enough to solve all problems.... But Lord Buddha renounced all these to seek greater powers through love and compassion for welfare of humanity. This thought is not small. He must have been having big conviction and courage to renounce all these," Modi said. Modi said Lord Buddha had always championed the cause of dalits, oppressed and deprived classes of the society besides empowerment of women. He did not believe in "ekla chalo" (march alone) but always laid emphasis on bringing people together, which has inspired dalit icon Baba Ambedkar. "Lord Buddha wanted evolution in the society... The issues being discussed presently were taken up by Lord Buddha 2500 years ago. His teachings are relevant in this age also," the Prime Minister said. Referring to the talk that 21st century belongs to Asia, he said this cannot happen without Buddha and application of his teachings. "Buddha's words had immense power and that is why the world accepted him," he underlined. Taking a dig at his critics, Modi said he, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, had placed a statue each of Lord Buddha at the entrance of the state Secretariat and his official residence but "apparently their (critics') attention has not gone to that aspect. Otherwise, they would have flogged me." He said he proposes to build an impressive Buddha temple in his ancestral place Vadnagar in Gujarat where materials related to the founder of Buddhism had been found. Earlier this morning, the PM took to microblogging website Twitter to extend his greetings on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Only twice since Independence has Buddha Purnima been officially commemmorated, in 1956 and 2007. Buddha Purnima or 'Vesak' is recognised as the thrice sacred day that marks the birth, enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha. While Buddha was born in Lumbini in Nepal, he attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya in Bihar, preached first in Sarnath and attained Nirvana in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, it said. Thousands of people died in Nepal last week in the devastating earthquake on April 25. The quake affected various states of India too, killing many.