No Ambulance, UP Constable Carries Bleeding Man in Arms, Gets Him Treated


Constable Kapil Kumar from Sitapur Police station is winning high praise for his act.

Sitapur: 

An elderly man was bleeding heavily after he met with an accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur area on Thursday. The ambulance which was called in was taking time to reach the spot.

Without causing any further delay, a constable carried him in his arms and took him to the district hospital in his car. The man was provided medical treatment and is stable.

Constable Kapil Kumar from Sitapur Police station is winning high praise for his act on social media. “We are proud of you”, “Jai Hind”, “Good Job”, “Salute police” are some of the comments shared on an appreciation post put up by Sitapur Police’s official account.

Earlier a constable from Hyderabad K Dhanraj won appreciation on internet for repairing the wheelchair of a poor old man who was hit by a vehicle. He was duly rewarded to motivate other policemen.





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Man Who Supplied Arms To Maoists For Years Arrested In Maharashtra: Police


The man was also arrested by Odisha police in 2008. (Representational)

New Delhi: 

Delhi police has arrested a man from Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, involved in supplying arms to Maoists for several years, a senior police officer said on Sunday.

Ajeet Ray, 48, was arrested on Saturday. Police said he had been involved in unlawful activities in Odisha, Maharashtra and Chhatishgarh since 1990.

During investigations, police learnt that he was also arrested by Odisha police in 2008. Subsequently, non-bailable warrant was issued against him by the court and a reward of Rs 2 lakh was declared on his arrest by Delhi police, said PS Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell).

Giving the details, he said, a person named Ram Krishna was arrested on July 7. During interrogation, he revealed that he was involved in arms peddling since 2015.

He told police that he used to procure illegal cartridges from Agra, Bihar and used to supply them to CPI (Maoist) Commanders through his contacts in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, the officer said. During interrogation, Ram Krishan revealed that he supplied cartridges to Ajeet Ray.

Police teams were deployed in Bihar, Odisha and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra to arrest the accused, the DCP said.





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Delhi, Gadchiroli cops team up to pick arms dealer Ajit Ray


दिल्‍ली पुलिस ने गढ़चिरौली से बड़े नक्सली को किया गिरफ़्तार, हथियारों की करता था सप्‍लाई

पुलिस की गिरफ्त में अजीत रे

नई दिल्‍ली: दिल्ली पुलिस की स्पेशल सेल ने गढ़चिरौली से एक बड़े नक्सली को गिरफ्तार किया जो 1992 से नक्सली गतिविधियों में शामिल रहकर बड़े पैमाने पर कारतूस लेता था और इनका प्रयोग नक्सली करते थे. इस पर 2 लाख का इनाम था. इस गिरफ़्तारी से और बड़े नक्सलियों तक पहुंचने की उम्मीद की जा रही है. 48 साल के अजीत रे को दिल्ली पुलिस की स्पेशल सेल ने 9 नवंबर को कई महीने की मशक्कत के बाद गिरफ्तार किया है. अजीत पर आरोप है कि वो नक्सली गतिविधियों में शामिल रहकर नक्सल ऑपरेशन के लिए बड़े पैमाने पर कारतूस के सप्लायरों से कारतूस ले रहा था, ये कारतूस छोटे हथियारों से लेकर बड़े हथियारों के हैं. पुलिस को उसके पास से 45 कारतूस भी मिले हैं.

पुलिस के मुताबिक इस साल 12 जुलाई को रामकृष्ण नाम के आदमी को 407 कारतूस के साथ दिल्ली से अरेस्ट किया था. उसके बाद कारतूस सप्लाई करने वाला संजय सिंह बिहार के आरा से पकड़ा गया, तब पता चला कि ये कारतूस अजीत रे को सप्लाई होते हैं. पुलिस के मुताबिक अजीत गढ़चिरौली में 1992 से नक्सलियों के लिए काम कर रहा है.

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पहले ये कमांडर संतोष अन्ना के लिए काम करता था. फिर ये कमांडर साईंनाथ के लिए काम करने लगा. साईंनाथ इसी साल अप्रैल में 40 नक्सलियों के साथ गढ़चिरौली में मारा गया था. वो पेरिमिली दलम का हेड था. उसके बाद ये नई हेड नर्मदा अक्का के लिए काम करने लगा था. नर्मदा अक्का नक्सली गतिविधियों के मामले में गिरफ्तार डीयू के प्रोफेसर साईंबाबा के संपर्क में थी. दिल्ली से गिरफ्तार रोना विल्सन भी नर्मदा के संपर्क में था. पुलिस और सुरक्षा एजेंसियों से बचने के लिए वो खुद को ठेकेदार बताता था और उसने सड़क बनाने के अलावा कई और ठेके लिए भी थे. अजीत 2005 और 2008 में कारतूस सप्लाई करने और जाली नोट के साथ गिरफ्तार हो चुका है.

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US Withdrawal From Nuclear Arms Deal Dangerous Step, Says Russia


Donald Trump has said US plans to leave the 3-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. (File)

Moscow: 

Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as US President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia’s deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday.

“This would be a very dangerous step that, I’m sure, not only will not be comprehended by the international community but will provoke serious condemnation,” deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov told TASS state news agency.

The treaty is “significant for international security and security in the sphere of nuclear arms, for the maintenance of strategic stability,” he stressed.

Russia condemned what he called attempts by the US to gain concessions “through a method of blackmail”, he added.

If the US continues to act “clumsily and crudely” and unilaterally back out of international agreements “then we will have no choice but to undertake retaliatory measures including involving military technology,” Ryabkov told RIA Novosti news agency.

“But we would not want to get to this stage,” he added.

On Saturday, Trump announced US plans to leave the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, signed in 1987 by the then US president Ronald Reagan.

“We’re the ones who have stayed in the agreement and we’ve honored the agreement, but Russia has not unfortunately honored the agreement, so we’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out,” said Trump.

But Ryabkov on Sunday denied Trump’s accusations, throwing the accusation back at Washington.

“We don’t just not violate (the treaty), we observe it in the strictest way,” he insisted.

“And we have shown patience while pointing out over the course of many years the flagrant violations of this treaty by the US itself.”

US National Security Advisor John Bolton is set to arrive in Moscow on Sunday.

“We hope that we will hear from him during meetings, tomorrow and the day after, more substantively and clearly what the American side intends to undertake,” said Ryabkov.

Earlier a foreign ministry source told Russian news agencies that the US move was connected to its “dream of a unipolar world”, an argument that Ryabkov also advanced.

“Apparently the existence of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty creates problems for establishing a line of total US domination and supremacy in the military sphere,” he said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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Donald Trump Opposes Halting Saudi Arms Deal After Journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Death


Trump had said any US actions must take into account the security and defense ties with Saudi Arabia.

Elko, United States: 

US President Donald Trump warned Saturday against halting a Saudi arms deal, saying it would hurt American jobs, despite the international furor over the death in the conservative kingdom’s Istanbul consulate of a dissident journalist.

“We have $450 billion, $110 billion of which is a military order, but this is equipment and various things ordered from Saudi Arabia,” Trump told reporters about an agreement to sell weapons to Riyadh.

“It’s over a million jobs; that’s not helpful for us to cancel an order like that. That hurts us far more than it hurts them,” he added, noting Riyadh could obtain the weapons from other countries like China or Russia.

“But there are other things that could be done, including sanctions.”

Saudi Arabia has admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate after an physical altercation, in a major dialing back of two weeks of denials, but the whereabouts of his body remain unclear.

Turkish officials have accused Riyadh of carrying out a state-sponsored killing and dismembering the body, which police have begun hunting for in an Istanbul forest.

Trump has said he found the explanation credible despite continued skepticism from some US lawmakers, including Republicans.

“It was a big first step. It was a good first step. But I want to get to the answer,” Trump said of Saudi’s acknowledgement that Khashoggi had died.

Trump has said that Saudi Arabia is valued as a historic customer for the US weapons industry, and that the US also relies on the kingdom in the fight against terror.

But the controversy over Khashoggi’s death has evolved into a major crisis for Crown Prince Mohammed, a Trump administration favorite widely known as MBS whose image as a modernizing Arab reformer has been gravely undermined.





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Trump Says US Would Be “Punishing” Itself If It Halts Saudi Arms Sales


Trump is under pressure to help determine what happened to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Washington: 

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States would be “punishing” itself by halting military sales to Saudi Arabia even if it is proven that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a US resident, disappeared on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate. Turkey’s government believes he was deliberately killed inside the building and his body removed.

Trump has forged closer ties with Saudi Arabia and is under international and domestic pressure to help determine what happened to Khashoggi and punish Saudi Arabia if investigations show its government had him killed.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike have demanded firm action. There was already mounting concern over civilian deaths caused by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen’s civil war and some lawmakers have said Washington should block military sales to Riyadh if the allegations over Khashoggi are proven.

But Trump is firmly opposed.

“I actually think we’d be punishing ourselves if we did that,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“There are other things we can do that are very, very powerful, very strong and we’ll do them,” he added, without saying what those measures might be.

Under US law, major foreign military sales can be blocked by Congress. An informal review process lets key lawmakers use a practice known as a “hold” to stall deals if they have concerns such as whether the weapons being supplied would be used to kill civilians.

Major US defense contractors, including Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co, are among the beneficiaries of Washington’s close ties to Riyadh and would be hurt by the halting of major arms deals.

Trump said on Saturday his administration won a $110 billion military order from Saudi Arabia and that the deal, combined with Saudi commitments to invest heavily in the United States, was worth hundreds of thousands of US jobs.

“If they don’t buy it from us, they’re going to buy it from Russia or they’re going to buy it from China,” he said. “Think of that, $110 billion. All they’re going to do is give it to other countries, and I think that would be very foolish.”

It was unclear what specific measures, if any, Trump is considering against Saudi Arabia, which is the world’s largest oil exporter, and one of his top allies.

The Trump administration plans to reimpose sanctions on oil exports from Iran on Nov. 5 and Trump has urged Saudi Arabia to boost oil output to help make up for the loss.

Trump said he would probably speak to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over the weekend “because I think it’s appropriate for me to ask him what’s going on.”

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US, Chinese Unease As Vladimir Putin Seeks India Arms Deals


Vladimir Putin is headed for India to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with PM Modi (AFP)

New Delhi: 

Russian President Vladimir Putin headed for India on Thursday looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China and Pakistan in one fell swoop.

The Kremlin said before the two-day visit by Putin and top Russian ministers that the “key feature” would be the signing of a $5-billion deal for the S-400 air defence system, despite the risk of US sanctions against countries buying Russian defence equipment.

On the eve of Putin’s arrival later Thursday, the United States poured cold water on Indian efforts to obtain a waiver to avoid sanctions under legislation called Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

Upgrades in arms systems “including the S-400 air and missile defense system” would be a particular focus for CAATSA, a US State Department spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

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The Kremlin said before the two-day visit by Putin and top Russian ministers that the “key feature” would be the signing of a $5-billion deal for the S-400 air defence system (File Photo)

Last month Washington slapped financial sanctions on the Chinese military for buying Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets — and the S-400.

However, the US is in a difficult position when it comes to India. It wants to bolster ties with New Delhi to counter China’s growing assertiveness.

Washington and New Delhi announced plans last month for joint military drills in 2019, and agreed on the exchange of sensitive military information. The US is now India’s second biggest arms supplier.

But Russia remains number one, and a string of new deals with India would be a major win for Moscow — and a big snub to the US.

Putin and PM Modi, who appear to enjoy a personal rapport, are also likely to discuss a deal for four Krivak-class frigates worth $2 billion and 200 light utility Ka-226 helicopters pegged at $1 billion.

“It’s about time we showed that we are not going to be pushed around by Washington,” RR Subramanian, a Delhi-based strategic affairs analyst, told AFP.

Experts say India needs the sophisticated S-400 to fill critical gaps in its defence capabilities, in view of China’s rise and perceived threats from Pakistan.

Indian Air Force Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa said Wednesday that the S-400, and the 36 Rafale fighter jets purchased from France — a 2016 deal mired in political controversy — represent a “booster dose” for the country.

Last year India and China had a military standoff over a Himalayan plateau claimed by Beijing and Bhutan, a close ally of India. China has also perturbed India by loaning vast amounts of money to countries such as Sri Lanka where it has long held sway.

Boldly Go

Putin, 65, and PM Modi, 68, are also set to discuss a possible second Russian-built nuclear power plant. Moscow is currently expanding Kudankulam, the biggest nuclear power plant in India.

Also on the agenda is Russian training for Indian astronauts as New Delhi aims to launch its first crewed space mission in 2022.

Rakesh Sharma, the only Indian to travel in space, did so on a Soviet spacecraft in 1984.

But military equipment is the main focus.

India is the world’s biggest arms importer and is undergoing a $100-billion upgrade of its ageing hardware, much of it of Soviet vintage including MiG jets that have frequently crashed in the countryside.

Russia and India have had warm ties since Stalin died in 1953.

But annual Russia-India trade has slipped below $10 billion since 2014, as PM Modi cultivated closer diplomatic and economic ties with Washington, while Russia has courted Pakistan and China.

Ties received a boost last year when PM Modi and Putin held a fruitful annual bilateral summit, followed by meetings in Astana and at the G20 in Germany. They also met in Sochi this year.

On the strategic front, Russia helped India become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation this year and has backed New Delhi’s long-held demand for a permanent UN Security Council seat.

Moscow is also pushing for India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group of countries controlling access to nuclear technology.

Afghanistan though has been a sticking point, experts say, where Moscow wants to engage Taliban in the peace process — a prospect unacceptable to India.





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Kremlin Says US Using Sanctions To Squeeze Russia Out Of Arms Trade


Peskov called the new sanctions hostile and unpredictable but did not say how Russia would respond

MOSCOW: 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that by imposing sanctions on buyers of Russian weapons, and on people associated with the Russian military, the United States is trying to squeeze out competitors in the global arms trade.

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, something Russia denies.

Peskov called the new sanctions hostile and unpredictable but did not say how Russia would respond. “They use this practice so often that one would trip up reacting to each new instance,” the spokesman said.

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Policeman Sonu Kumar Carries Pregnant Woman In His Arms To Hospital


Bhavana delivered a boy at the hospital.

Mathura: 

In a heartwarming incident, a policeman helped a pregnant woman by carrying her his arms and taking her to the district hospital in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, after an ambulance failed to reach her on time.

The incident took place on September 14 when police official Sonu Kumar, Hathras city in-charge, who was on his way to the court, witnessed a commotion at the city railway station.

Mr Kumar saw a woman undergoing labour pain at the station. He immediately rushed to help the ailing woman, identified as Bhavana, a resident of Ballabgarh. An ambulance was called for, but it failed to reach even after hours of waiting.

The policeman then took her to the nearest medical facility on an e-rickshaw, and searched for a stretcher at the centre, which too, was not available.

On seeing the woman’s deteriorating condition Mr Kumar, carried her in his arms and took her to the hospital. “I saw the woman was in pain and her husband was asking people for help. I called for the ambulance, but it wasn’t available. So I took her to the hospital where she gave birth to a baby,” he said.

Bhavana and her husband Mahesh endlessly thanked the police officer for saving the lives of both the woman and her child. “We are really thankful to the police officer for his help,” said Mahesh.





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India Must Shed ‘Largest Arms Importer’ Tag, Says Defence Production Secretary Ajay Kumar


Public-private partnership in defence in the country is being encouraged to step up arms exports

Kolkata: 

The secretary in the department of defence production (DP) Ajay Kumar today said India has overtaken China as the world’s largest arms importer and should shed the tag.

He said the public-private partnership in defence in the country is being encouraged to step up arms exports and licensing system in some items that had been liberalised.

“India is the world’s largest arms importer, a place which earlier belonged to China”, he said over video conference from Delhi at a seminar organised by Bharat Chamber of Commerce on Friday.

Mr Kumar said, “If China could (reduce dependence on imports productions) then why cannot India”?

Citing the instance of Mexico, he said the central American country has established a huge aero-manufacturing base and exports to the US and Europe.

According to MR Kumar, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are responsible for 74 per cent of the global arms trade. “What part of that pie we need to have?” he asked, adding that many countries were willing to buy arms from India.

Mr Kumar said that testing infrastructure would be set up for the private sector also.

Former chief of Air Staff Arup Raha said, “unfortunately India continues to depend on imports for high-end weapon systems”. 





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