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Five IM operatives sentenced to death in Hyderabad blasts case

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Hyderabad,  19 Dec 2016 : A special NIA court here sentenced to death five convicts, including the banned Indian Mujahideens’ (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and a Pakistani national, in the 2013 Hyderabad bomb blasts.

Apart from Bhatkal alias Ahmed Siddibappa Zaraar, and Pakistani national Zia ur Rehman alias Waqas, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, and Aizaz Saeed Shaik alias Aijaz Shaikh were convicted by the court on December 13 for offences including waging war against the nation, criminal conspiracy and murder.
The twin blasts in Dilsukhnagar area on February 21, 2013, killed 18 persons, including one unborn child in mother’s womb, and injured 131 others.

Prosecutor told reporters that the judge concluded that the case fell in the category of “rarest of rare” case and the convicts deserve capital punishment.

The convicts said they will challenge the NIA court’s order in the High Court and sought a copy of the judgement, the prosecutor said.

Tight security arrangements were made since morning at Cherlapally Jail, where the special court pronounced the judgement.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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Swimming pools for training of sportspersons to open with SOP from Oct 15

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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