Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicNIA

Topic: NIA

SubscriberWrites: Don’t hold back progress of tribals in the name of preserving their cultures and rights

Magnanimous individuals and social organisations working in tribal regions must not be in any conflict with the government’s plans and schemes, writes BN Gururaj.

SC refuses to cancel bail of 12 accused in Kerala gold smuggling case

The apex court however agreed to examine the legal question arising out of Kerala high court's verdict that held the offence of gold smuggling will not fall under UAPA.

NIA arrests 3 under UAPA in Kashmir for allegedly conspiring to spread ISIS propaganda

During the searches at the premises of the arrested accused, the NIA recovered a large number of incriminating documents, multiple digital devices and T-shirts with the ISIS logo.

Stan Swamy death ‘institutional murder by inhuman state’, kin of Bhima Koregaon accused say

Stan Swamy, 84, an accused in Elgar Parishad case, died at Mumbai’s Holy Family Hospital where he was admitted on 29 May following a Bombay HC order.

My case proves gross misuse of UAPA & NIA Act, verdict will be a milestone, Akhil Gogoi says

Vowing to revive the anti-CAA movement, the Assam MLA labelled NIA as a 'mere political tool' and alleged the agency had offered him instant bail if he agreed to join RSS or BJP.

Full text of NIA court judgment discharging Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi and others in UAPA cases

Independent Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi was released after special NIA court cleared him of all charges under UAPA for his alleged role in the violent anti-CAA stir in December 2019.

Bandh without ‘incitement to violence’ not terror act: Why NIA court cleared Gogoi of UAPA

NIA court also said shutdowns as part of protests, if not proven were held to provoke violence, don't threaten 'economic security of India', which is also categorised as terror act under UAPA.

7 top central agencies are ‘headless’ and functioning under acting chiefs

Officers say a regular head brings administrative and disciplinary stability, is a must for smooth running and growth of these crucial agencies.

NIA files additional charge sheet against jailed Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi

The additional charge sheet against Gogoi, who has been booked under UAPA, comes at a time when the hearing in the case is in its final stages.

NIA files charge sheet against 7 Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in arms smuggling case

NIA alleged the accused were part of a 'criminal conspiracy by Pakistan handlers of TuM and terror associates based in Poonch, Kuwait to execute terrorist activities against India.'

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.