Mumbai terror attacks: Nation remembers victims of 26/11 attacks that took 166 lives
India is remembering the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on its eighth anniversary today, as various events are being held across the nation, especially Mumbai, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the horrific attack.
On this day in 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists came to Mumbai via sea route from Pakistan and carried out series of coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across the city.
The attacks lasted four days killing 166 people and injuring over 300.
Various events are being organised in Mumbai today to pay tribute to the victims of 26/11.
To pay tribute to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks, Public Concern for Governance Trust(PCGT) an NGO, in association with the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), is organising an event, "Unity in diversity-together we remember 26/11", at NCPA's Jamshed Bhabha Theatre today.
On the eight anniversary of the terror attacks, Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao, will chair the performance by Symphony Orchestra of India, music and dance by arts division of Bharat Soka Gakkai, screening of short film titled Hum Sab Ek Hain, while students of Anjuman-I-Islam's Girls High School will present a patriotic song.
PM Narendra Modi to address the 51st post-Independence DGPs/IGPs Conference-2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on 26 Novembber address the 51st post-Independence DGPs/IGPs Conference-2016 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here, which is being attended by DGPs and IGPs of various states.
The Prime Minister arrived here on 25 November evening by a special aircraft from Chandigarh to take part in the deliberations today.
The three-day conference took off yesterday with cross boarder terrorism and funding terror high on the agenda.
Inaugurating the conference formally on 25 November, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Naxals are devastated after demonetisation, and they are trying to get their currency exchanged. We will stop their attempts. I request the Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to compile a comprehensive report of how demonetisation has hampered terror funding."
Big travesty of justice if the CBI does not investigate PM Modi: AAP
Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of demonetisation and for allegedly taking a bribe from Sahara Birla, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said that it will be a big travesty of justice if the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) does not investigate him.
Convenor of the AAP's Delhi unit, Dilip Pandey told ANI, "See the irony, there is so much chaos in the country because of demonetisation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the one who has done a scam of 8 lakh crore. The blame of taking a bribe from Sahara Birla of crores of money is on him. The blame of purchasing lands with black money and converting the black money in white before demonetisation are on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). What will be a bigger travesty of justice than this that the CBI cannot do an investigation against them?
He further said that a constitutional institution is not doing anything on this, but an FIR has been filed on Amanatullah Khan, the AAP MLA representing the Okhla area of Delhi.
Temple in Andhra Pradesh receives massive donations in Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 notes
A Hanuman temple in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada city received a whopping Rs.1 crore and 5 lakh in the past one month after the government scrapped Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes.
The authorities of the ancient Dasanjaneya Swamy Temple at Machavaram claimed that they had never seen so much money, as the temple receives donations somewhere between Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh from its devotees in a month.
"We have been getting lot of devotes for the past one month. So once in every month we open the Hundi. We have never received so much money, it is astonishing," Ramakrishna Macharyulu, the temple's priest, told ANI.
The temple authorities opined that after the government tightened its noose around black money traders, the latter are depositing the old currencies into the temple Hundi in the hope converting their money into white.