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All accused acquitted in Hyderabad suicide blast case

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Hyderabad, Aug 10: A court on Thursday acquitted all the 10 accused in a case relating to a suicide bomb blast at a police building here in 2005.

The Metropolitan Sessions Court acquitted them due to lack of evidence.

A Home Guard was killed and another injured when a suicide bomber from Bangladesh blew himself up at the Task Force office in the high-security Begumpet area on October 12, 2005.

A Special Investigation Team claimed that Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI) of Bangladesh was involved in the blast. The suicide bomber was identified as HUJI activist Dalin.

The SIT arrested Mohammed Abdul Zahid, Abdul Kaleem, Shakeel, Syed Haji, Ajmal Ali Khan, Azmat Ali, Mahmood Baroodwala, Shaik Abdul Khaja, Nafees Biswas and Bilaluddin, a Bangladeshi citizen, and filed chargesheets against them.

The SIT also claimed that the masterminds behind the attack, Mohammed Abdul Shahid alias Bilal and Gulam Yazdani, were killed in Pakistan and New Delhi respectively.

Abdul Azeem, counsel for the accused, told reporters that the court acquitted the accused as the prosecution failed to provide evidence.

The defence counsel said the prosecution’s case was entirely dependent on the confession statements made before the SIT and circumstantial evidence.

He said the police arrested the accused without any proof against them.

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Civilian injured in accidental firing at J&K militant’s funeral

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Thousands attend the funeral procession of slain Lashkar militant Mudasir Ahmad Bhat of Parigam Yaripora, pic: Shah Hilal (Kashmir Life)

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Sunday in an accidental firing during the funeral of a slain militant in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, informed sources said.

Eyewitnesses said civilian Fayaz Ahmad was injured in the foot in Katrasoo village when the rifle of a militant went off accidentally during the funeral of Mudaser Bhat, who along with two others were killed in Khudwani area of the district in a gunfight with security forces earlier.

The injured was shifted to a Srinagar hospital.

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Five-storey building collapses in Ghaziabad, magisterial inquiry ordered

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Gaziabad, July 22:A five-storey under-construction building collapsed on Sunday near Missal Gadi in Ghaziabad and there are fears of several labourers being trapped under the debris.A magisterial inquiry has been ordered.

Four people were injured in the incident and teams from the fire department and National Disaster Management Force have been rushed to the spot. Rescue operations are underway.

Ghaziabad DM Ritu Maheshwari said, “Prima facie, there seems to be issues with quality of the building. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered. 7 people have been rescued and sent to hospital. There is no casualty as of now. Rescue ops are underway.”

 

 

Just five days before two buildings fell down in Greater Noida’s Shahberi Beri village, claiming nine lives.

Recently,two six-storey buildings in Shahberi village, one of which was under construction, collapsed around 9.15 pm. Prima facie investigation found out that the building layout plans were not approved by the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA).

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Posters showing Rahul Hugging PM Modi emerge in Mumbai

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Mumbai, July 22 : Several posters carrying the image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha have come up in Mumbai. The posters, which have been put by the Congress workers, also has a tagline that reads, “Nafrat se nahi, Pyar se jeetenge (we will win by love, not hatred).”

Rahul’s gesture was hailed by his party leaders as “Jaadu ki Jhappi (magical hug)” and  Shiv Sena, NDA ally at the Centre and in Maharashtra equated the no-confidence motion, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi  with the FIFA World Cup final and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have emerged victorious like France, but Congress chief Rahul Gandhi won many hearts like runners-up Croatia. The Sena had abstained from the debate on the no-trust motion and the voting.

 

Rahul garnered huge attention during the discussion on no-confidence motion on July 20 after he walked up to the Prime Minister and hugged him after concluding his fiery speech.

During his fiery rhetorical speech, Rahul attacked the Modi government and said, “I will take out this hatred out of you and turn it into love and turn it into love. I am the Congress. You taught me what it means to be a Hindustani, what it means to be a Hindu. It means to love somebody even if they attack you.”

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