Germany indicts Indian couple for spying on Sikh community

Thursday, 11/04/2019

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BERLIN: An Indian couple accused of spying on Germany’s Sikh community and “Kashmir movement” have been charged with espionage, German prosecutors said.

They named the suspects only as Manmohan S, 50, and his wife Kanwal Jit K, 51, in keeping with German privacy rules for defendants.

“Manmohan S agreed by January 2015 at the latest to provide information about Germany’s Sikh community and Kashmir movement and their relatives to an employee of the Indian foreign intelligence service Research & Analysis Wing,” they said in a statement.

His wife joined him in monthly meetings with the Indian intelligence officer between July and December 2017, and in total the couple were paid 7,200 euros (₹5.6 lakh) for their work.

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Balbir Sidhu agrees with expert’s recommendation for increasing legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 years

Monday, 01/07/2019

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Chandigarh : A consultation was held here on Sunday on ‘Why legal age to buy tobacco and legal nicotine products should be increased beyond 18 years?’ It was organised jointly by Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health PGIMER, Chandigarh, State Tobacco Control Cell(STCC) Punjab and Strategic Institute for Public Health Education and Research (SIPHER).

 

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Punjab-origin man pleads guilty to sex attack in UK

Friday, 12/07/2019

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LONDON: An Indian-origin man who subjected a young woman to a violent sexual attack has pleaded guilty at the Leicester Crown Court and is due to be sentenced on August 16.