Assam: State has second-highest interest in ISIS

A national survey by an intelligence agency has shown that the second-largest volume of internet traffic related to ISIS was from Assam, after Jammu and Kashmir. Assam police are now keeping a close watch on internet traffic in the state. “The hits for internet photos of ISIS are very high in Assam,” said state Director General of Police Khagen Sarma. The state Criminal Investigation Department and the National Technical Research Organisation are monitoring the activities of ISIS in India and checking whether any cells have been opened to facilitate recruitment.

New Delhi: Maoist leader Ghandy gets three months bail

Top Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy, accused of trying to set up a base for banned outfit Communist Party of India (Maoist) in Delhi, was granted interim bail for three months by a Delhi court on Tuesday on health grounds. The court said that 65-year-old Ghandy, who has been in custody since September 2009, was suffering from various ailments and his condition has visibly deteriorated.

New Delhi: CBI lodges FIR against three in Sheena Bora murder

The Central Bureau of Intelligence on Tuesday registered a case against Sheena Bora's mother, media executive Indrani Mukerjea, Mukerjea’s former husband Sanjay Khanna, and former driver Shyamvar Pinturam Rai for allegedly hatching a criminal conspiracy to kill Bora. The Maharashtra government handed over the investigation to the agency 10 days ago.

Gujarat: Hardik Patel to launch new political party

Hardik Patel, the man leading an agitation demanding reservations for the Patel community in Gujarat, will launch a political party called the Patel Nav Nirman Sena in New Delhi on Wednesday. The party is scheduled to hold its first national executive meeting. Patel will be its president.

Uttarakhand: Mild tremors felt on India-Nepal border

Mild tremors were felt in parts of Uttarakhand on Tuesday afternoon as an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter Scale hit Pithoragarh district on the India-Nepal border and adjoining areas. The earthquake struck at around 2.57 pm. There is no report of damage to life and property from the area so far.