The father of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account who was arrested in Bengaluru on Saturday, said that he did not know about it and claimed that his son's internet account was hacked.
Pro-Islamic State Twitter account holder Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who was arrested by the Karnataka police on Saturday, has confessed to handling the account @ShammiWitness from the last several years and is said to be close to English-speaking ISIS terrorists.
The Centre on Friday said a proper mechanism is in place to monitor the activities of terror groups after a British media report claimed the man behind the most influential pro-Islamic State Twitter account followed by foreign jihadis is from Bengaluru.
According to Britain's Channel 4 News, “the man behind the most influential IS Twitter account” is a Bengaluru-based Indian executive called “Mehdi” working for an Indian conglomerate.
The Twitter account is no more active after the probe uncovered the identity of the man behind it.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticised the spurt of racial attacks in Bangalore on people from the Northeast after the daughter of former police commissioner and MP HT Sangliana's daughter Rachel allegedly faced harassment, adding that it was a matter of huge concern that the family of such an esteemed personality had to face such an assault.
In the wake of the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman executive in Delhi by a taxi driver, City Police on Tuesday issued instructions that all drivers must get their background verification done before December 31.
Citing Prime Minister's 'Jan Dhan Yojana' and direct benefit transfer schemes as value based governance practices,President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday stressed on improving transparency, accountability and organisational capabilities to meet quality of service delivery.
Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, from IBM have used discarded laptop batteries to create an emergency lighting system called UrJar for street vendors and houses located in slums in Bengaluru.
Six students from Bangalore shared their views on bullying in schools with HRD Minister Smriti Irani here as part of an endeavour to reach voices from the ground directly to policy and decision makers.
Five women were harassed by six people in Bengaluru's MG road on Saturday night. Watch the cold reaction of the passersby.
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