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Pak’s army refutes Imran Khan; Gorakhnath Temple Attack Probe and More

Pak’s army refutes PM Imran, says no evidence to suggest US involvement in regime change

Pakistan’s powerful military has contradicted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks accusing America of plotting to overthrow his government, saying there was no evidence of interference in the country’s internal affairs, a said the PTI citing a news article.

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WB smut scam: SC agrees to hear appeal from TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear next week the appeal filed by Trinamool (TMC) Congressman Abhishek Banerjee against Delhi High Court orders dismissing his plea against the subpoena issued against him by the Directorate of Law Enforcement (ED) in connection with the money laundering investigation of the coal scam in West Bengal.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and also including Justice AS Bopana and Justice Hima Kohli has agreed to hear the case next week after senior counsel Kapil Sibal made an urgent mention requesting an urgent hearing on the case.

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Attacks on civilians orchestrated by Pakistan show terrorists’ frustration: J&K DGP

Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday that the recent attacks on civilians in the Union Territory were orchestrated by Pakistan and are a sign of frustration from terrorist groups, said PTI. Singh, the Director General of Police said, “These acts are simply due to the frustration of terrorist groups and the dictates of their masters sitting in Pakistan. This will not prevent us from fulfilling our duties and ensuring peace at all costs. The security forces are committed to this”.

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Attack on Gorakhnath temple: UP ATS arrives in Mumbai; Initial probe reveals Zakir Naik’s links

In a shocking revelation about the initial Gorakhnath Temple investigation, the accused Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi is suspected to have been influenced by Zakir Naik. According to internal details available to Republic, the defendant’s laptop revealed that he was “influenced by the ideas of Zakir Naik”. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrived in Mumbai to investigate the Gorakhnath temple attack case.

The Zakir Naik angle was established when several of his provocative speeches were heard and seen on Murtaza’s laptop. Some videos and documents related to the terrorist organization ISIS were recovered from Murtaza’s laptop.

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Punjab: BJP slams Sidhu for remarks on Mann government

BJP leader Prakash Reddy on Tuesday April 5 attacked former Punjab Congress Speaker Navjot Singh Sidhu over the Aam Aadmi Party government’s maintenance of law and order in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party has singled out the Congress for indirectly encouraging the AAP’s conduct of government in Punjab.

Prakash Reddy said, “AAP, the newly elected government of Punjab has embraced the political activities adopted by the Congress party.”

He added that the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government is indirectly sponsored by separatist thinkers and as a result, contentious issues have taken center stage in the state.

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US says next phase of Russian-Ukrainian war could last several months

US National Security Adviser (NSA) Jake Sullivan has claimed that the next phase of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could last several months as Moscow’s troops withdraw from kyiv and move to eastern regions.

Speaking at a White House briefing on Monday April 4, he said Russia was changing its war strategy and redeploying troops from northern Ukraine to the Donbass region in the eastern part, rather than to attack the whole country. He further claimed that Russian forces would withdraw from kyiv to Belarus, with dozens of additional battalion tactical troops, including tens of thousands of troops deployed on the front lines in the eastern region of Ukraine.

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Azerbaijan: Massive blast tears through nightclub in Baku; 1 killed

A massive explosion hit a nightclub in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, killing one and injuring more than 30 on Sunday. The colossal explosion caused by a leaking gas canister sparked a fire at the LocationBaku nightclub, gas supplier Azerigas told The Associated Press. Officials informed that the deceased was an employee of the club.

At least 24 people have been hospitalized after suffering severe burns, Azerbaijani Health Ministry spokesman Parviz Abubekirov told the AP. The Home Office confirmed that emergency services reached the nightclub and extinguished the flames before they could spread. Rescuers later searched the blast site through the rubble heap of the nightclub, which appeared to have been heavily damaged by the huge blast.

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Russia urges US not to lend lethal weapons to Ukraine

The Russian Embassy in the United States issued a statement calling on Washington to stop sending lethal weapons to Ukraine. He further stated that it is the United States that is causing more and more casualties by sending weapons to Ukraine. The embassy also said that Ukrainian authorities donate weapons received from the United States to radicals and former criminals who have joined the Territorial Defense Forces, which is concerning. He claimed that the kyiv regime is unable to maintain effective arms control and protection, which has led to a proliferation of spontaneous gangs engaging in looting, robbery and terror.

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Peru’s president declares state of emergency amid protests over soaring fuel prices

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced that ministers had declared a state of emergency. According to Pedro Castillo, constitutional rights related to personal liberty and security have been suspended. He warned people against leaving their homes in the provinces of Lima and Callao. The move by Peruvian authorities comes after Peruvian transport workers blocked major highways on Monday, April 4, in protest against rising fuel prices and inflation.

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Ali Sabry, Sri Lankan finance minister, resigns

As political unrest continues to escalate in Sri Lanka amid the worst economic crisis, new Finance Minister Ali Sabry resigned from his post on Monday. Following the mass resignation of at least 26 Sri Lankan cabinet ministers, Sabry announced he was leaving his post “after careful consideration and deliberation”. In the resignation letter to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa dated April 5, Sabry said that when he tendered his resignation on April 3 and “it was not my intention to take up any post thereafter.” Sabry previously served as Sri Lanka’s Justice Minister.

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