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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 07, 2019, 07.06 PM (IST)

UN rejects Hafiz Saeed's plea for removal from list of banned terrorists

In a significant development, the United Nations has rejected an appeal of Jammat--ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, to remove his name from its list of banned terrorists, government sources said on Thursday.

Jammu and Kashmir: Police arrest suspect in bus stand grenade attack

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said the suspected perpetrator of the grenade blast at a bus stand has been arrested. DGP Dilbagh Singh shared the information with news agency ANI.

According to reports, the suspect hails from Kulgam; more details are awaited. 

'What did he disclose on Pulwama, Balakot strikes?' BJP asks Rahul to clarify on meeting with G20 envoys

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday stepped-up its attack on the opposition and asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to clarify on the meeting he had with the G20 envoys on Wednesday.

US-backed force in Syria hopes to complete evacuation of Islamic State enclave today

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hopes the evacuation of people wishing to leave Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria will be completed on Thursday, an SDF commander said.

IAF says in 'high state of preparedness' to tackle any threat to national security

The Indian Air Force on Thursday released a statement maintaining the force's "high state of preparedness" to tackle any threat posed to nation's security. 

In the statement, the IAF noted that it is ready to "proactively engage any perceived threat in the present security scenario".