Bengaluru, Dec 16 (ANI): A popular pro-Islamic State Twitter account traced to an Indian engineer was back up on Monday (December 15) as police combed through tens of thousands of followers to identify sympathisers of the militant group. Mehdi Masoor Biswas, who police said was behind the @ShamiWitness Twitter handle, has cooperated with investigators since he was picked up from his one-room apartment in Bengaluru city on December 13, the government said. Mehdi's account was disabled at that time and it was not clear how it became active again. Police said the account was part of their investigation but not under their control. Security officials said @ShamiWitness had been reactivated to determine if Mehdi was a cheerleader or an online recruiter for Islamic State.Dec 16, 2014
Kolkata, Dec 16 (ANI): Congress party staged a protest against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after one of her ministers was arrested for his role in Saradha scam. Transport minister of West Bengal, Madan Mitra was arrested by CBI on December 12. Protesting Congress workers demanded immediate summon of Banerjee by CBI. Meanwhile, TMC leaders took out a mass rally against the arrest of their minister as they shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. TMC leader Javed Khan blamed Modi-led BJP of using federal probe agency to their advantage. On November 21, CBI had arrested TMC lawmaker Srinjoy Bose in connection with the scam.Dec 16, 2014
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Coimbatore, Dec 16 (ANI): People of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu were delighted to see different varieties of cakes during a 15-day Christmas cake show. The show, which began on Sunday, attracted people, especially children, to buy cakes in shapes of Barbie Dolls, Santa Claus, Baby Jesus, cartoon characters, animals in the jungle, etc. He added that it took them 15 days to design the cakes and the show will continue till New Year. A visitor Balaji, who came with his child to buy a cake, said he felt excited to see unique cakes. Christmas is celebrated all over the world on December 25 and as part of the festival celebrations people buy cakes and share it with friends and family.Dec 16, 2014
Australian police say three people were killed and four wounded as heavily armed officers dramatically stormed a central Sydney cafe to end a day-long siege sparked when an Iranian-born Islamist took more than a dozen people hostage.Dec 16, 2014