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  • "On the 11th anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks, we remember everyone who lost their lives and mourn with their families. A grateful nation salutes the security personnel who made the supreme sacrifice," President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted.

    A unanimous resolution was passed at a conference "26/11 Lessons for Future" organized by JKUF to remember the 26/11 attack. All the panelists opined that if the entire gamut of issues brought to the fore by the Mumbai attack would have been addressed in totality, India by now would have decisively defeated the terror war unleashed by Pakistan.

    166 people were killed and over 300 injured when 10 heavily-armed LeT terrorists created mayhem in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. "Today we stand by the people of India and remember 166 people, including six Israelis, the victims of Mumbai terror attacks that took place 11 years ago", deputy director general of Israel's foreign ministry, Gilad Cohen.

    Twenty-Six Eleven, as these attacks are often referred to as, witnessed 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists came to Mumbai via sea route from Pakistan and carried out a series of coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across the city. The terrorists targeted major landmarks of Mumbai with the first attack taking place at the crowded CST railway station.

    Three American lawmakers, Jim Banks, Chuck Fleischmann and Randy Weber, have asked the State Department to investigate possible terror financing links between two prominent American Muslim organisations and terrorist groups. Their letter said, "Specifically of concern are the innocuous sounding organisation, HHRD and their sister organisation, ICNA."

    The report took note of India’s long stand on terrorist groups like LeT and JeM, which are located in Pakistan, and often conduct terrorist attacks on India. The report claimed that the Pak govt failed to limit these terrorist groups from raising money, recruiting, and training in Pakistan but also allowed their candidates overtly to contest the July 2018 general elections.

    The mandate to supply molasses to liquor industry can derail India's plan to use sugarcane ethanol as fuel.

    Christine Fair from Georgetown University said during a roundtable at the Hudson Institute think-tank that Lashkar-e-Taiba, a UN-designated terrorist outfit, is a "perfect proxy" for Pakistan's spy agency ISI.

    For the first time, an IPS officer from the Maharashtra cadre has been appointed as the deputy NSA. The appointment of Dattatray D Padsalgikar, who has held the posts of director general of police, Maharashtra, was confirmed on Tuesday.

    One of the two militants killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday was a Pakistani-born self-styled commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba

    The FATF retained Pakistan on the Grey List and warned the country of action for its failure in combating money laundering and terror financing. The decision was taken after a five-day plenary of the FATF held in Paris in October. The Asia Pacific Group of the FATF had found serious deficiencies in Pakistan's anti-money laundering measures.

    Addressing the inaugural session of the 'No Money For Terror' conference, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy expressed India's concern over the tacit support some nations are extending to terror groups. There is a need for a united global effort against all those who support terror or help generate finances for terrorism, he said.

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