Musharraf was quoted as saying Saeed "is involved in Kashmir" and that he "supports" that involvement. Photograph: (Reuters)
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Arunachal Pradesh was recently in the headlines when Siang river in Pasighat was reported to have turned black. WION has gathered that Ninong Ering, Congress MP from the east Constituency has already written to PM Modi seeking his intervention on the issue.
A depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone on Thursday. The Indian weather department has warned cyclone Ockhi is approaching Lakshadeep. There have reports of heavy rainfall in most of the isolated places of south Tamil Nadu & south Kerala, which will likely to continue for the next 24 hours.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday accused the United States president Donald Trump of using Twitter to promote a ''vile and extremist group'' after latter retweeted three inflammatory videos posted online by a British far-right group.
Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi are expected to meet a Parliamentary panel today. There have been strong protests against Bhansali's movie Padmavati, which Rajput and Hindu groups say disrespects Rajput history.
Pervez Musharraf has said that he is banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) "biggest supporter" and that he is aware that they "like" him too. In an interview with Pakistan's ARY News, Musharraf said that he is similarly appreciative of LeT co-founder and the man thought to be the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed.