2006

  • Calcutta High Court drops charges against athlete Pinki Pramanik 3 days ago

    The Calcutta high court on Friday quashed all criminal charges, including the charge sheet filed by the police, against 2006 Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik. Justice Subrata Talukdar ordered that all charges framed against Prinki be dropped. Pinki was accused in 2012 by her live-in partner Anamika Acharya of being...
  • Marco Materazzi on Zidane's headbutt in 2006 World Cup May 29, 2014

    Talking to CNN-IBN, Italy's Marco Materazzi says he will shake hands with Zinedine Zidane if he meets him. ...
  • MCOCA court rejects bail plea of Abu Jundal November 18, 2013

    The bail plea of alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal was on Monday rejected by MCOCA court in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Designated Judge Sayed Kadri rejected Jundal's bail petition saying he could not be given liberty at this...
  • Mumbai: Hearing in Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case on Monday July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday will hear the CBI's petition seeking the cancellation of bail granted to NCP leader Padamsinh Patil in the 2006 Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case. Padamsinh had allegedly hired killers to kill his political rival Nimbalkar. Nimbalkar along with his driver, was shot dead on...
  • Musharraf arrested in 2006 Akbar Bugti murder case June 13, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday arrested and sent to judicial custody for a fortnight in connection with the murder of a Baloch leader in 2006. Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a cave on August 26, 2006 during a military crackdown ordered by Musharraf who...
  • UP govt to withdraw cases against Varanasi-blast accused June 4, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has decided to withdraw cases against alleged HuJI worker and 2006 Varanasi blast-accused Shamim Ahmad, a senior official said. "A decision has been taken to withdraw cases against Shamim in the Varanasi blast case. The district magistrate of Varanasi has been asked to approach the local...
  • Malegaon blasts: Is there an institutional bias in the police? May 24, 2013

    Nine Muslim youth, accused for the Malegaon blasts and jailed for five years, were let off a few days back after no evidence was found against them. Is there an institutional bias and prejudice in the police? ...
  • 7/11 Mumbai blasts: Call records of 4 accused show they weren't at the spot April 27, 2013

    Mumbai: There may be embarrassment for the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad in the 7/11 train serial blasts trial. The phone records of four alleged bombers have shown that they were not at the blast site when the bombs were planted. The ATS had arrested five alleged bomb planters in connection with the...
  • 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts accused confesses December 30, 2012

    Mumbai: One of the key accused in 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts case, Manohar Singh, has confessed to his role in the conspiracy, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sunday claimed in a special court in Mumbai. Singh, arrested from Hatod in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, was produced before...
  • Officials oppose Varanasi blast accused's release December 18, 2012

    Lucknow: The district administration has strongly opposed any action to release the accused in the 2006 Varanasi blasts, a move seen as a setback to the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party that had defended the "innocent Muslims being implicated in the blasts." The district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police...
  • 26/11: Abu Jundal's police custody ends today September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Key 26/11 attacks handler Abu Jundal's police custody ends on Monday and the matter is set to come up for hearing at a Mumbai court. The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) was given the custody of Jundal for their investigations into the 2006 arms haul case and the 26/11 attacks. In...
  • Coalgate: 'PM ignored note by Law Ministry' September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A Law Ministry note in 2006 had sought changes in the Mines Act to provide for competitive bidding for coal blocks, a report has revealed. The Opposition has once again trained its guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking why did he ignore the note and not act on...
  • Sabarimala case: HC lets off actress Jayamala July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kerala High Court on Friday quashed all charges against Kannada actress Jayamala and astrologer Unnikrishnan in the 2006 Sabrimala case. Jayamala was accused of touching the Sabarimala deity, in violation of temple traditions and offending religious sentiments. The court ruled that the charges were legally invalid. ...
  • Malegaon blast accused out of jail after 5 years November 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Five years after they were accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, seven of the nine accused finally got bail and walked out of jail in Mumbai on Wednesday amidst emotional scenes. The bail order came after the NIA told the court that it does not have enough evidence...
  • Malegaon blast: ATS officer gave money to accused November 15, 2011

    Mumbai: A police constable attached to Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had sent Rs 3,000 by money order in 2008 to an approver-turned-hostile accused, currently lodged in a city jail for his alleged role in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts, an RTI query has revealed. In response to an RTI query...
  • Malegaon: NIA doesn't oppose bail of 9 accused November 5, 2011

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday did not oppose bail petitions of nine accused who were arrested in the 2006 Malegaon blast case. Nine accused had applied for the bail in October. NIA has told Mumbai court that it would not oppose the bail applications of the accused. The...
  • 2006 Malegaon blasts accused move court for bail October 1, 2011

    Mumbai: Nine persons arrested for the bomb blasts in Maharashtra's Malegaon town in 2006 moved a special court seeking bail on Saturday. In the bail application filed before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court, the accused said the case is now being handled by National Investigation Agency...
  • NIA probe may let off Malegaon blast accused September 13, 2011

    Mumbai: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) is unlikely to oppose the bail pleas of the nine accused arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case when they come up for hearing this week. Sources privy to the investigations into the case said on Tuesday the NIA may...
  • Aiyar rubbishes the recent WikiLeaks expose May 18, 2011

    Lucknow: Former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday rubbished WikiLeaks expose that he was replaced by Murli Deora as Petroleum Minister in 2006 under US pressure. He, however noted that the US was happy that he was removed. “It is rubbish that petroleum portfolio was taken from me as the...
  • Malegaon blast case: CBI opposes bail plea January 28, 2011

    Mumbai: The CBI, in its reply before a MCOCA court on Friday, opposed the bail plea of the nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blast case. In its reply to Special Judge YD Shinde, the agency said, "In view of Swami Aseemanand's statement, CBI is conducting further investigation after obtaining formal...
  • Malegaon demands release of blast detainees January 13, 2011

    Malegaon: After Swami Aseemanand's confession, there was clamour in Malegaon for the release of the nine local youth arrested in the 2006 Malegaon blast case. The family members of the youth say even if they are released, the scars of being targetted as the accused for years can never be...
  • Britain scraps controversial ID card scheme December 23, 2010

    London: Britain has scrapped a controversial identity card scheme whose introduction by the previous Labour government as part of anti-terrorism plans had outraged civil rights activists. The scrapping of the scheme has been approved after the the David Cameron government's first Home Office bill, the Identity Documents Bill, received royal assent. The...
  • Sendhil on 'It's a Wonderful Afterlife' April 6, 2010

    He became famous as the geneticist in hot TV series Heroes. And now he's playing a major role in Gurinder Chadha's It's a Wonderful Afterlife, releasing in May 2010. IBNMovies spoke to Sendhil Ramamurthy in an EXCLUSIVE interview on his experience, and also his Bollywood plans. First up, let's talk about...
  • Zidane glad head-butt was punished in '06 finals December 22, 2009

    Paris: Former French midfielder Zinedine Zidane is glad he was sent-off for his head-butt in the 2006 World Cup final because he has not had to live with regret over escaping punishment. Zidane received a red card for head-butting Italy defender Marco Materazzi in the 2006 final, the last match of...
  • Hezbollah returns remains of Israelis killed in 2006 July 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Mourners bid farewell to one of the two Israeli soldiers whose remains were returned to Israel by the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah. Friends and relatives gathered at the funeral of the First Sergent, Ehud Goldwasser, killed in the 34-day Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006. The funeral of the other...
  • IBNLive Chat:'Saif deserved a National Award for Omkara' June 12, 2008

    Controversy, court cases, allegations of favouritism, recognising non-original body of work - the National Film Awards, in the recent past, have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Have the Awards, supposed to fete the best in the sphere of Indian cinema, lost their relevance? Have the...
  • National Film Awards shift focus to regional cinema June 11, 2008

    Thrissur: The 54th National Film Awards for the year 2006 shifted focus to regional cinema. The key awards of best film, actor and actress were bagged by regional entries. The Best Film award went to the Malayalam film Pulijanmam directed by Priyanandanan starring Murali and Sindhu Menon. The film highlights...
  • Mainstream Bollywood bags most National Awards June 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian cinema's best works for the year 2006 are finally being hounoured. The 54th National Film Award winners have finally been announced. What's interesting is that mainstream commercial Bollywood cinema is now getting a larger share of the awards pie. However, given the controversy surrounding the National Film Awards...
  • Budget speech 2006-07: Full text February 1, 2008

    Mr. Speaker, Sir It is my privilege to present the Budget for the year 2006-07. I AN OVERVIEW OF THE ECONOMY 2. Twenty months ago, when I presented the first Budget of the UPA Government, I asked Honourable Members – and the people of this country – to walk with us on the...
  • Cracking the CAT: An A-list of B-schools in India October 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Bell The Cat is CNN-IBN's attempt at answering important questions students may have before taking the CAT exam. ...