2001

  • Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' inspired by the movies he watched as a child March 27, 2014

    Las Vegas: It's tough to get writer-director Christopher Nolan to divulge details about the plot of his upcoming sci-fi movie 'Interstellar'. "We're right in the thick of the first cut of the film," he said on stage during a question and answer session at the annual movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las...
  • Gujarat court likely to hear Zakia's protest petition April 24, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri seeking rejection of the SIT report giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the postGodhra riots case is likely to come up for hearing in a local court on Wednesday. Zakia, wife of 2002 postGodhra riots victim...
  • Tremors felt in Gujarat bringing back memories of 2001 earthquake April 16, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Tremors shook Ahmedabad city and many other parts of Kutch and south Gujarat Tuesday afternoon, Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA) official said. "A powerful earthquake, with the magnitude of 7.8 on Richter scale, occurred at the IranPakistan border area, the effect of it in form of tremors was...
  • Pak passes resolution on Afzal, India says 'don't interfere' March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India has reacted strongly to a resolution passed by the Pakistani Parliament condemning Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's execution and demanding that his body be returned to his family. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that Pakistan has no jurisdiction over action taken by the Government of India...
  • Will Kai Po Che's 2001 IndAus theme pull in cricket fans? February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: When religious politics divided three friends, it was the mutual love for cricket that helped them bury their petty differences and reunite during a historic IndiaAustralia series in Kolkata in 2001. It could be pure coincidence or a really smart business move, but director Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po...
  • Pakistan reacts cautiously to Afzal Guru's execution February 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan on February 11 reacted cautiously to the execution of Afzal Guru, hanged for his role in the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament, saying it did not want to "go into details" of his trial. Responding to a question regarding the hanging of Guru, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan...
  • UP: 13 booked for burning effigies of Sonia, PM February 10, 2013

    Sambhal: An FIR has been registered against 13 persons for allegedly burning effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi protesting the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. The FIR was registered at Sambhal police station on Saturday night under section 188 IPC (Disobedience to order) and...
  • I was detained for speaking to media: SAR Geelani February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after he was detained following the hanging of Afzal Guru, Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani on Sunday said his detention by police happened because he had spoken to the media. "They did not want me to speak to the press, so they detained me," Geelani told...
  • Amnesty condemns Afzal Guru's execution February 10, 2013

    London: Global human rights group Amnesty International on Saturday said the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, convicted of conspiracy to attack Indian Parliament, indicates a "disturbing and regressive trend" towards executions shrouded in secrecy. "We condemn the execution in the strongest possible terms. This very regrettably puts India in opposition...
  • Afzal Guru hanging: Curfew clamped in Kashmir February 9, 2013

    Srinagar: As 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged in Tihar Jail in the national capital on Saturday morning, curfew was clamped across districts in Kashmir Valley. The uneasy calm in the streets was, however, broken a few times through the day with protests which erupted in Sopore and...
  • This is a day for calm and restraint, says RPN Singh February 9, 2013

    Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh has said that the body of Afzal Guru, who was convicted in the 2001 Parliament attack, was hanged and also buried inside Tihar Jail due to security reasons. Expressing his belief that the execution of Afzal Guru would not affect India's relationship with...
  • Afzal Guru's execution a strong message to terrorists: CRPF ASI Santosh Kumar February 9, 2013

    CRPF ASI D Santosh Kumar, who was one the security men at Parliament on the day of the attack and killed three terrorists, said that the execution of Afzal Guru was a strong message to terrorists. He said he was very happy with the decision. ...
  • Are there political reasons behind Afzal Guru's hanging? February 9, 2013

    In a surprising move, Afzal Guru, convicted in the 2001 Parliament attack case, was hanged on Saturday morning. ...
  • Afzal Guru hanged and buried, curfew clamped in Kashmir February 9, 2013

    After years of uncertainty, the UPA government surprisingly decided to hang Afzal Guru on Saturday. ...
  • Afzal hanging: We salute law of land, says Amitabh Bachchan February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Saluting the Indian law over Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru hanging, actor Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday said the law should be followed and respected by one and all. "We all should follow the law. Whatever India has done, has been done within the ambit of the law," Bachchan said. "Whoever...
  • Afzal Guru showed no signs of remorse: Tihar officials February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: JaisheMohammad militant Afzal Guru, who was hanged on Saturday for his role in the deadly terror attack on Parliament in 2001, was remorseless when he was taken to the gallows in the morning. Senior Tihar Jail officials who oversaw the entire preparation for hanging of Guru said he...
  • It's a sad day for Kashmiris: Shabnam Lone on Afzal Guru's hanging February 9, 2013

    Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged to death on Saturday at 8 am inside Tihar jail. ...
  • People's sensitivity should have been considered: PDP on Afzal February 9, 2013

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expressed disappointment over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and appealed to the people of Kashmir to exercise restraint. "PDP is disappointed at the hanging of Afzal Guru. We had urged that political sensitivities should be taken into considering...
  • J&K: Hurriyat calls for fourday mourning for Afzal Guru February 9, 2013

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday announced fourday mourning on the death of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged this morning following his conviction in the Parliament attack case. "We call on people to observe fourday mourning on the hanging of Guru. A complete shutdown...
  • Watch: A tribute to the martyrs of Parliament attack 2001 February 9, 2013

    Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged on Saturday at 8 am in Tihar jail. ...
  • Watch: Political reactions on Afzal Guru's hanging February 9, 2013

    Parliament attacks convict Afzal Guru was on Saturday hanged inside Tihar jail at 8.00 am. ...
  • Afzal Guru hanged: Najma Heptullah remembers the day Parliament was attacked February 9, 2013

    BJP leader Najma Heptullah has welcomed Afzal Guru's execution. ...
  • Want to congratulate UPA govt, President: Senior lawyer Majid Memon on Afzal's hanging February 9, 2013

    Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged at 8 am on Saturday inside Tihar jail. ...
  • President rejected Afzal's mercy plea on Feb 3: Shinde February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the mercy petition of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 3, leading to his hanging on Saturday, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said. "The President rejected Afzal Guru's mercy petition on February 3 and after that, I signed it on February 4,"...
  • BJP welcomes Afzal Guru's execution February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday welcomed the execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammed Afzal Guru, saying it was a "much awaited and much wanted decision". "This action is delayed. But undoubtedly it is a welcome action... it was a much awaited decision, much wanted decision so that the world could...
  • Over 11 years after Parliament attack, why has Afzal Guru been hanged now? February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has been pending since August 2005, when the Supreme Court rejected his plea challenging the death sentence that was awarded to him by a Delhi court in 2002. Since then, the government has been under pressure from the Opposition and...
  • HuJI militant wanted in Burman abduction arrested December 20, 2012

    Kolkata: A HuJI militant wanted in the 2001 abduction case of shoe baron Partha Pratim Roy Burman has been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police from the Port area. 45yearold Mijanaur Rehman, wanted in the abduction of Khadim shoe company owner Burman in 2001, was arrested during...
  • 2001 Parliament attack: MPs pay homage to martyrs December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday paid homage to martyrs on the 11th anniversary of the attack on Parliament. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BJP leader LK Advani, Leaders of Opposition in the Lok Sabha...
  • Will study Afzal Guru's mercy plea, says Pranab July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: India's President elect Pranab Mukherjee has given his first interview to CNNIBN after winning the President poll. Speaking to CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Pranab said he will study Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's clemency plea, but won't comment on it before that. "I can't comment on Afzal...