2007

  • Saffron terror: Is RSS being defamed or is there enough proof? February 6, 2014

    Key terror accused Aseemanand has allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but should not be linked back to the Sangh Parivar. ...
  • Politics heat up over alleged terror links of RSS February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Politics over saffron terror heated up on Thursday after key terror accused Aseemanand allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but...
  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely three months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a magazine has dropped a bombshell. In its February cover page, The Caravan has carried a story 'The Believer' on Swami Aseemanand, an accused in several terror cases across India between 2006 and 2008. The article by Leena Gita Reghunath...
  • Cong pressuring people for testimonies: Shiv Sena on Aseemanand claims February 6, 2014

    Reacting to the allegations by terror suspect Aseemanand naming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the terror strikes in 2007, Shiv Sena along with the BJP defended him saying that Congress and its agencies were working against them and will are pressuring people to give any kind of testimony. ...
  • RSS denies terror charges, accuses Congress of political conspiracy February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS has denied its involvement in any terror strike following reports of allegations levelled against its chief Mohan Bhagwat by terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "This is a political conspiracy. Aseemanand has clarified he never said this. We have to see the timing," Ram Madhav, member of the...
  • The Caravan interview with Aseemanand has exposed RSS ideology: JDU February 6, 2014

    Terror accused Swami Aseemanand has given an audio interview to The Caravan magazine claiming that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the blasts on the Samjhauta Express, at the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and the Ajmer Dargah. ...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules November 15, 2013

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought amendment...
  • HC stays UP govt's decision to withdraw cases against terror accused June 7, 2013

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has put a stay on the Akhilesh Yadav government's decision to withdraw cases against terror accused. The Lucknow bench has referred the case to a larger bench. This came after the UP government announced that it wants to withdraw cases against 16 terror accused in the...
  • 2007 serial blasts accused dies; UP govt orders probe May 18, 2013

    Lucknow: Khalid Mujahid, an accused in serial blasts that had rocked Lucknow and Faizabad courts in November 2007, on Saturday died in Barabanki while being escorted to Lucknow jail after a hearing. Mujahid was being brought back to Lucknow jail after hearing in a Faizabad court this afternoon, Additional Director...
  • Musharraf didn't flee from the court, says his spokesperson April 18, 2013

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf fled from the Islamabad High Court after the court cancelled his bail and directed police to immediately arrest him. Musharraf had appeared in the court this morning to seek extension of his interim bail in a case related to the sacking of over 60 judges...
  • 2007 Ajmer dargah blast: One arrested from Vadodara March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency arrested one person from Vadodara on Thursday in connection with the 2007 Ajmer blasts case. Mafat Lal is said to be a suspected right-wing terrorist. Lal alias Mehul will be taken to a special NIA court in Jaipur which is hearing the case, official...
  • Hyderabad: Mecca Masjid blast survivor among those injured February 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Hyderabad twin blasts climbed to 15 on Friday and 118 people have been left injured, some of them critical. Most of the victims are now being discharged from various hospitals depending on the severity of their wounds. One of the faces of the tragedy is...
  • McLaren's 2007 'spy' fine declared tax deductible October 12, 2012

    The McLaren Formula One team have argued successfully in Britain that a record 32 million pound fine they paid after a 2007 spying controversy should be tax deductible. McLaren had declared that the fine, originally set at $100 million but reduced by the loss of revenue resulting from being stripped of...
  • I wanted to bowl the last over: Joginder Sharma September 18, 2012

    Following his final-over success in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 final against Pakistan, Joginder Sharma had become Indian cricket’s most unlikely hero. We all know how it panned out: Pakistan, chasing 157 at The Wanderers, needed 13 from the final over of the match with an ice-cool Misbah-ul-Haq – who...
  • In pics: India at the World T20 September 14, 2012

    After a washout against Scotland, India’s ICC World Twenty20 campaign began with a memorable win over Pakistan at Kingsmead, courtesy a bowl-out after the scores were tied after 40 overs. (Getty Images)India suffered a ten-run loss to New Zealand at Johannesburg to leave their chances of progressing to the next round in danger. (AFP)By hitting six consecutive sixes off a hapless Stuart Broad, Yuvraj Singh etched his name in the record books and powered India to an 18-run win over England. (Getty Images)
  • World T20 rewind: India scale the world September 14, 2012

    In our build-up to the fourth edition of the ICC World Twenty20, we take a look back at the previous editions of the tournament. Today, a look back at the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007, when India defied the odds and Misbah-ul-Haq – twice – to lift...
  • Can India re-live Perth 2008? January 12, 2012

    While India seem to have returned to past days of overseas ignominy, they will begin the Perth Test on Friday hoping at least one chapter from that history repeats itself. To be specific, the four enthralling days in January 2008 when India scripted one of their most unlikely and memorable...
  • 'We were aggressive at WACA on last tour' January 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Though most experts have written off India's chances of making a comeback in the ongoing series against Australia after crushing defeats in the Melbourne and Sydney Tests, it is not the first time Team India has been in this situation Down Under. During India's last tour to Australia in...
  • There is no market for me as yet: Sikander Kher January 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Sikandar Kher, son of veteran actors Anupam and Kirron Kher, who is three-films-old and is yet to crack the success formula in Bollywood, says, he is struggling to make a name for himself in the industry and that there is no market for him as yet. So far, Sikandar's ride...
  • The nightmare of 'Monkey-Gate' December 20, 2011

    In 2007-08, the Symonds-Harbhajan spat blew up into a huge row with ramifications beyond cricket. ...
  • Ishant raring to go on return to Australia December 16, 2011

    Melbourne: Four years after his eye-catching performance in this part of the world, Ishant Sharma is ready to have another go at the Australians in the four-match Test series starting on December 26. "I have been waiting for this tour for a long time," said Sharma, who has 128 wickets in...
  • Chappell gave youngsters their due: Raina November 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Former India coach Greg Chappell might have been forced to make an unceremonious exit after failing to produce desired results in the World Cup 2007, but Suresh Raina believes the Australian did a great service to Indian cricket as far as promoting youngsters is concerned. "Greg Chappell always ensured...
  • Ajmer blast: Aseemanand's remand extended February 5, 2011

    Ajmer: Rajasthan Anti Terrorist Squared (ATS) has arrested one more person from Gujarat in connection with the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case following interrogation of Swami Aseemanand whose custody was on Saturday extended till February 11. In a related development, the CBI on Saturday sought custody of Lokesh Sharma and Devendra...
  • Pak summons Indian envoy over Samjhauta blast January 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Following Swami Aseemanand's confession to the CBI about having planned the Samjhauta Express blast, Pakistan foreign office has summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad. RSS leader Aseemanand confessed before the CBI that Hindu terrorists were behind the Samjhauta Express blasts of 2007. Seeking details on the Samjhauta blast, in which...
  • Another Sangh leader linked to Ajmer blast October 27, 2010

    New Delhi: After Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar, another Sangh leader has been named by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in the 2007 Ajmer Dargarh blast case. Former RSS Pracharak from Madhya Pradesh Sunil Joshi is a mystery man. He was killed in broad daylight in Dewas in...
  • UK: Haneef sues Oz govt for unlawful arrest July 1, 2010

    Melbourne: Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, who was wrongly accused of involvement in a botched 2007 UK terror attack, on Thursday sued the Australian government for unlawful arrest and abuse of power and launched defamation proceedings against former Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews. 30-year-old Haneef's lawyer Maurice Blackburn said the suit was...
  • I won't resign, climate change a reality: Pachauri February 3, 2010

    London: Indian scientist Rajendra Pachauri has refused to apologise for a mistake in a 2007 climate change report and hit out at his critics, declaring "the larger picture is solid". "The larger picture is solid, it's convincing and it's extremely important. How can we lose sight of what climate change is...
  • Tips on making your PC Vista-enabled July 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Microsoft XP may be no more, but Vista is quickly taking its place. "Every time we introduce an operating system, we've seen a little bit of concern among the user base of customers, where they ask, 'why'? It happened with XP and we see it with Vista. As more...
  • Masand's Verdict: Summer 2007 June 14, 2008

    Cast: Sikander Kher, Arjun Bajwa, Alekh Sangal, Gul Panag and Ulvika Chaudhary Director: Suhail Tatari You know what's worse than watching a bad film? I'll tell you — it's watching a bad film that's pretending to be a noble film. Director Suhail Tatari's Summer 2007 is a monstrously long picture that may...
  • Sikander Kher all set for summer with social cause June 11, 2008

    Mumbai: Though Summer of 2007 sounds like a funfilled film aimed at a young audience, the film is actually mainstream Hindi cinema's first attempt to highlight the issue of farmer suicides in Maharashtra. Starring Sikandar Kher and Gul Panag in the lead, Summer of 2007 revolves around five medical students...