Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, was today detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court. Lakhvi, 54, was detained for three months under the Maintenance of Public Order or MPO.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said in Parliament that India has "strongly conveyed" to Pakistan its opposition to bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Taiba commander who plotted the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai in 2008.
The Narendra Modi government had to field its crisis managers on Thursday to end what it called a "strong misinformation campaign," which it feared could hurt the ruling BJP's electoral interests in the Delhi elections due soon.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's absence in the Rajya Sabha on Friday gave the Opposition enough ammo to halt the proceedings of the House, who have been demanding his statement on the issue of conversion.
The Pakistan government has said it will appeal against the bail granted to top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai in 2008. The Pakistan government believes it has a strong case against Lakhvi.
A BJP lawmaker from Rajasthan has been heard abusing and threatening a senior medical officer in an alleged phone conversation that has gone viral on social media. Prahlad Gunjal was heard telling Kota's Chief Medical Officer RN Yadav, "I will skin you alive. You won't sleep at night. I will put such fear in you."
Written by Niha Masih |
Friday December 19, 2014, Varanasi
A 20-year-old woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, was set on fire today, allegedly by three men, at the Lallapura area of Varanasi. Sustaining 70% burns, she is battling for life at a local government hospital.
E-rickshaws may soon be back on Delhi's roads. The Lok Sabha today passed amendments to the archaic Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) to allow for thousands of battery-operated rickshaws to come back on the streets of the national capital.
Friday December 19, 2014, Islamabad, New Delhi
India has said it cannot accept the bail granted to 26/11 accused Lashkar-e-Taiba co-founder and commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, by a court in Pakistan. The court's order comes as Pakistan pledged to root out terror in the wake of the Taliban massacre at the Peshawar school in which over 130 children died. The prosecuting authorities in Pakistan said they will appeal against the bail.