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ATMs new gateways for terror funding

BY NEELABH SRIVASTAVA | PTI

NEW DELHI: ATMs have become the new gateways to fund terror activities and carry out money laundering as economic intelligence agencies are recording an increasing trend of suspicious withdrawals of huge amounts from these machines with easy access across the country.

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Armymen allegedly assault CBI search team

PUNE: Army personnel at the Military Command Hospital here allegedly locked up and manhandled a team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials, after which the sleuths registered a complaint with the police against a Major General for obstructing government officials from performing their duties.

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Sarkozy backs India’s UNSC bid

BANGALORE: Nearly a month after the US backed India’s bid to join top non-proliferation groupings, French President Mr Nicolas Sarkozy Saturday declared support for New Delhi’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) as well as an expanded United Nations Security Council.

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Belgium seeks strong ties with India in IT, gems and jewellery

KOLKATA: Belgium has evinced interest in further boosting economic ties with India in sectors like IT, gems and jewellery, non-conventional energy sources and education.
Belgian Ambassador Mr Jean M Deboutte in a press meet Friday said: “We can strengthen our economic ties with India by increasing our cooperation in the IT, non-conventional energy sources and education along with gems and jewellery.”

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FIR filed against K’taka minister in KIADB land scam

BANGALORE: Rocked by land scam charges, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka faced fresh embarrassment Thursday when the Lokayukta filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Information Technology and Biotechnology (IT-BT) Minister, Mr Katta Subramanya Naidu and nine others on alleged irregularities in land allotment.

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