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Aide of IM ultras arrested

Idukki (Ker):  A suspected aide of Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives Waqas Ahamed and Tehseen Akthar was arrested at Munnar in Kerala’s Idukki district on Friday. According to police, Shamil Safikula had allegedly arranged stay for Waqas and Akthar when they came to Munnar a few months before their arrest from Delhi earlier this year. Shamil, who hails from Bihar, had been absconding since the arrest of the duo. He had returned to Munnar last night and was picked up by police on getting a tip-off. Police and intelligence agencies had been on the look out for him ever since the arrest of Waqas and Akthar. Shamil had come to Munnar, a hill station and a major tourist centre, for working in a hotel a few years back. When Waqas and Akthar came to Munnar, Shamil arranged a cottage for their stay, police said. Shamil is being interrogated by police. (PTI)

BJP blows up a minor issues; no law & order problem in UP: CM

Lucknow: Accusing the BJP of blowing out of proportion minor incidents of violence in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday affirmed that there is no law and order problem in the state and the government is keeping a close watch on all “troublemakers”. “The BJP men used to stand near police stations. As soon as they would come to know about any dispute in any village, they would encourage it and blow up the issue,” he told reporters when asked about law and order problem in the state. “There is no problem in the state. The government has acted promptly whenever any issue came to light. We are keeping an eye on trouble makers,” Yadav said. Ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) has been alleging that the opposition parties were trying to defame the state government for political mileage by flaring up law and order issues. (PTI)

Badal orders probe on govt employees settled abroad

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal ordered a detailed vigilance enquiry into the matter of State Government employees, who have taken up permanent resident status in different foreign countries in violation of existing government rules. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that Badal directed the Chief Secretary to get the enquiry conducted and identify all those employees who had acquired permanent resident visas or green cards or immigrant status in contravention of service rules and submit a report within two months. Badal has asked the Chief Secretary to issue instructions to all Financial Commissioners/Principal Secretaries to ensure that the respective Chief Vigilance Officers of all departments, corporations or boards should assist the vigilance bureau in conducting the enquiry expeditiously by furnishing detailed information sought by it. (PTI)

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