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NIA arrests six more people and conducts searches at 6 places in Kerala gold smuggling case        Union Minister observes fast as BJP seeks to step up pressure on Ker govt in gold smuggling case        Kerala crosses 25,000 COVID-19 cases as 1,169 test positive        Heavy rains forecast in Kerala this week; Low pressure likely in Bay of Bengal        Shah tests +ve for COVID-19, admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram        International passengers with negative COVID-19 test report can skip institutional quarantine: Govt        High time Mehbooba Mufti is released, says Rahul Gandhi        Death toll in Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rises to 104        Trump Says Federal Government Should Seek Death Penalty For Boston Bomber        Khamenei''s top aide praises Turkey''s Hagia Sophia move        IPL GC Meet: Final on Nov 10, Chinese sponsors intact, COVID replacements allowed        2nd ODI: Bairstow, Rashid shine in England''s 4-wicket win over Ireland        Kerala''s COVID-19 tally inching towards 25,000 mark, 1129 ccases, death toll climbs to 82        Kerala police SI dies of COVID-19; first from the force to succumb to the virus        If high command forgives rebels, I will welcome them back: Gehlot        Former SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64        Wild fire: 200 homes evacuated in Southern California        Emirati nuclear plant successfully starts up first reactor        Ready to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties: Xi        Some 17,000 people hit streets of Berlin to protest COVID-19 measures        
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National News
T''gana techie among 2 Indians arrested in Pak; missing since 2017, says family
 
Hyderabad: One of the two Indians arrested in Pakistan for allegedly travelling without valid documents is a software engineer from Telangana and had gone missing from here two years ago, his family said on Tuesday. Prashant Waindham(31) had been suffering from "depression," his father Baburao said. He and another man from Madhya Pradesh were apprehended in Pakistan''s Punjab province for crossing the border ''illegally'' and a case registered against them. "We had filed a missing complaint with Madhapur police here in April 2017. He was working with an IT company in the city. He was not involved in any illegal activities. We are surprised how he went to (Pakistan)," Rao told reporters here.

He had been missing since April 11, 2017 after he did not return from office, he said. He said his son had earlier mentioned about a woman colleague who wanted to marry him, while he was working in Bengaluru. Later, the family came to know that she had moved to Switzerland and Waindham apparently wanted to meet her. However, there was no clarity on it, he said as Waindham was not in touch with the family since April 2017. Rao urged the Centre to secure the safe release of his son. Reacting to Waindham''s arrest, Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar said a video was being circulated, in which Waindham purportedly said he was apprehended in the neighbouring country and the matter was in the court.

The Telangana government has taken up the issue with the Centre, he said. "Only after he comes back to India will it be known as to how and why he went there. We hope he will come back soon safely," Sajjanar said. The missing case had been referred as "undetected" after Waindham whereabouts were not known, police said. In the video, Waindham, speaking in Telugu, said he would be produced in a court and subsequently the Indian embassy there will be informed. He asked his parents not to worry.


Union Minister observes fast as BJP seeks to step up pressure on Ker govt in gold smuggling case
Shah tests +ve for COVID-19, admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram
International passengers with negative COVID-19 test report can skip institutional quarantine: Govt
High time Mehbooba Mufti is released, says Rahul Gandhi
Death toll in Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rises to 104
If high command forgives rebels, I will welcome them back: Gehlot
Former SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64
5,483 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, 84 deaths
Mehbooba Mufti''s detention under PSA extended by 3 months, Sajad Gani Lone freed
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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KERALA NEWS
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