Rakesh Maria: Former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria has claimed that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) planned to project the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack as a case of ‘Hindu terror’ and Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was scripted to die as Samir Chaudhari in Bengaluru. In his memoir Let Me Say It Now released on Monday, Rakesh Maria says Pakistan’s InterServices Intelligence (ISI) and LeT were striving to eliminate Kasab in jail as he was the key witness linking them with the attack. Dawood Ibrahim’s gang was tasked with eliminating him in prison. While describing LeT’s plan to project the 26/11 attack as ‘Hindu terror’, Maria writes, “If everything went according to plan, Kasab would have died as Samir Chaudhari and the media would have blamed ‘Hindu terrorists’ for the attack.”
Ram Lala: The idols of Ram Lalla which have been kept in the sanctum sanctorum of the makeshift temple in Ayodhya here will be shifted as construction of the Ram temple will begin from the site, the Ram Janmabhoomi temple’s chief priest said Tuesday. The idols will shifted to a place 200 m from the makeshift temple, priest Acharya Satyendra Das said.
Kambala season: This Kambala season in southern Karnataka has turned interesting with jockeys seting new records. Two records have been set in the past 15 days. Srinivas Gowda, nicknamed India’s Usain Bolt by clickbait media, created a record last week by covering 142.5 m on the Kambala track in a mere 13.62 seconds at Aikala on February 1. But wait till you hear this: Another jockey Nishanth Shetty covered 143 m in 13.61 seconds during the Kambala held at Venur on Sunday.
RSS Meeting: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is holding a daylong meeting with 70 columnists from across India on Tuesday in an effort to clear misconceptions about the organisation, sources said. The 70 columnists attending Tuesday’s meeting write in different languages. The meeting, in Chhattarpur in New Delhi, is a closed-door meeting and the proceedings are ‘strictly confidential’, the sources said.
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Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
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