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After Jundal, India nets another big fish Fasih
Deported from Saudi Arabia, key terror suspect held at Delhi airport

New Delhi, October 22
Fasih Mahmood, a suspected Indian Mujahideen operator and a key accused in the Delhi and Bangalore blasts, was on Monday arrested after he was deported from Saudi Arabia. The 28-year-old was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police early Monday morning after a team of the Intelligence Bureau brought him from Saudi Arabia on a commercial flight.
Fasih Mahmood
Fasih Mahmood

Who is Fasih?
* Bihar-born Fasih is believed to be a key IM operator. He was detained by Saudi Arabia in May. India had requested his deporation
* A qualified engineer, he’s allegedly involved in the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium blast in Bangalore and the shooting near Jama Masjid in Delhi
* He hoodwinked the police as he avoided phone, Internet and used human couriers to pass on messages

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Sonia campaigns in Mandi, slams HP Govt for corruption
Mandi, October 22
All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi today launched a multi-pronged attack on the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, accusing it of corruption and not making any efforts to take the benefits of Central schemes to the poor and needy in the state. Pepping up the Congress campaign for the November 4 Assembly elections, Sonia Gandhi addressed a huge rally at Paddal Maidan in Mandi 
AICC chief Sonia Gandhi with state party chief Virbhadra Singh (L) and state party in charge Birender Singh at a rally in Mandi on Monday.
AICC chief Sonia Gandhi with state party chief Virbhadra Singh (L) and state party in charge Birender Singh at a rally in Mandi on Monday. A Tribune photograph



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Shruti says Nishan her husband, refuses medical test
Duo brought to Delhi from Goa, to reach Faridkot today; girl to be handed over to family

Chandigarh, October 22
Shruti Sachdeva, the 15-year-old Faridkot girl who was allegedly abducted from her residence last month, has refused to undergo a medical examination in Goa saying Nishan, the person accused of kidnapping her, is her husband. The girl will now be asked to undergo a medical examination in the presence of her family in Faridkot tomorrow.

UK ends Modi’s 10-yr boycott, talks business
Gandhinagar, October 22
Britain today ended its decade-long boycott of Gujarat when its High Commissioner to India James Bevan met Chief Minister Narendra Modi to mark a “cordial beginning” to fresh ties, with the two discussing opportunities for greater economic cooperation.

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Nearly 70% milk in market found adulterated, Centre tells SC
New Delhi, October 22
Ahead of the festive season, states have been asked to crack down on adulterators of milk as a countrywide survey showed that just one-third of the commodity sold in the market met safety and standards norms, the Centre has informed the Supreme Court.


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