Afzal

  • Sonam Kapoor to show Rekha the new trailer of 'Khoobsurat' 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, who has stepped into Rekha's shoes for the 'Khubsoorat' remake, says she is not even a patch on the senior actress who is still remembered for effortlessly playing the chirpy and carefree girl in the original. In the remake, Sonam will be seen romancing Pakistani heartthrob Fawad...
  • Congress questions Modi swearing-in invite to Pak PM May 22, 2014

    Congress leader Meem Afzal said, "The nation wants to ask BJP if they played electoral politics about Pakistan and terrorism. He hasn't even taken oath as PM and yet, he has invited Pakistan for Raj Tilak. What do they have to say? What sort of politics is this?" ...
  • UP government dragging feet over release of Mukhtar: Afzal Ansari May 2, 2014

    Quami Ekta Dal chief Afzal Ansari on Friday alleged Uttar Pradesh government was dilly-dallying in the release of his younger brother Mukhtar from Agra jail despite a grant of conditional custody parole of 10 days by a Delhi court for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls. The Jailor of Agra prison, at...
  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi April 23, 2014

    Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against Modi,...
  • Yes, we have a story for 'Youngistaan 2', says director Vashu Bhagnani April 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Producer Vashu Bhagnani and debutant director Syed Ahmad Afzal have much to rejoice about. The good response to their political drama "Youngistaan" has encouraged them to plan a sequel to the film already. "Yes, we have a story for 'Youngistaan 2'. And seeing the response (to 'Youngistaan'), we'll go ahead...
  • There is a wave in the BJP to sideline its senior leaders: Congress April 13, 2014

    The Congress reiterated that there was no Modi wave in the country. "There is no Modi wave. We have been saying this for a long time now. There is a wave in the BJP to sideline the senior party leaders and to let one man rise above the rest," said...
  • Congress, BJP ask Mulayam to immediately apologise for rape remarks April 11, 2014

    Slamming Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remarks, Congress and BJP on Friday said that he should immediately apologise and take back his words. "Comments by such a senior leader is not only objectionable, but also it is sad and shameful. Mulayam Singh's remarks show that how much...
  • Congress condemns decision on Rajiv killers, Afzal Guru's family cries foul February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has taken the Congress party by surprise. Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, especially, is upset with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for her decision to free Rajiv Gandhi's assassins, just a day after the...
  • SP pressurising us to merge with it, claims Kaumi Ekta Dal president February 14, 2014

    Kaumi Ekta Dal's president and former MP Afzal Ansari has claimed that Samajwadi Party was "pressurising" him to merge the group with the ruling party. "SP is pressuring us to merge with it. They area also offering red beacon (ministerial status) for the same", Ansari told reporters on Thursday night. Kaumi Ekta Dal is part of...
  • Kashmir has been virtually converted into a prison: Mehbooba Mufti February 13, 2014

    Jammu: Demanding immediate release of youths arrested in the past few days, People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday condemned the state government for its "intolerance" and said Kashmir "has been virtually converted into a prison". Intervening during the Question Hour in the Assembly, she said, "Kashmir has been virtually...
  • Life in Kashmir turns normal after three days of restrictions February 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Life in Kashmir valley returned to normal after three days of curfew-like restrictions imposed by authorities and strike called by separatists to mark the death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. Offices, shops and other commercial establishments including banks and petrol pumps...
  • Afzal Guru's first death anniversary sees curfew-like situation in Kashmir February 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Sunday in most parts of Kashmir Valley to foil separatists' plans to hold protests to observe the first death anniversary of Parliament-attack convict Mohd Afzal Guru. Barring Handwara in north Kashmir, all major towns in the Valley have been put under security restrictions with...
  • Nitish Mishra gets additional charge of Social Welfare Department February 6, 2014

    Rural Development Department Minister Nitish Mishra has been given additional charge of the Social Welfare Department following resignation of Parveen Amanullah. Bihar Governor DY Patil has given the additional charge of the Social Welfare Department to Nitish Mishra with immediate effect, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Secretariat) Brajesh Mehrotra said in a notification...
  • Setback for Nitish as minister Parveen Amanullah quits Cabinet and JD(U) February 4, 2014

    In a setback to Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, Social Welfare minister Parveen Amanullah resigned on Tuesday from the Cabinet. Ms. Parveen sent her resignation letter to the Chief Minister. Ms. Parveen told reporters that she was finding it difficult to work in the present system and also announced to quit membership...
  • Congress demands CBI probe into Amit Shah's alleged snooping on woman November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into allegations against former Gujarat minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah of misusing powers and police machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in 2009. Congress leader Meem Afzal demanded CBI, already probing the...
  • Army chief's photo on BJP posters, MoD to take it up with EC November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: On the request of the Army, the Defence Ministry, on Wednesday, is expected to take up with the Election Commission the issue of a photograph of Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh used on a BJP poll poster in Madhya Pradesh. The photograph showed Gen Bikram Singh saluting martyrs in...
  • After Kejriwal, Digvijaya Singh praises Tauquir Raza Khan November 10, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh shared the stage with controversial Muslim cleric Tauquir Raza Khan and praised him for working for "Hindu-Muslim unity", days after his party attacked AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal following his meeting with the religious leader. Speaking at the inauguration of Kalki Mahotsava here last night, Digvijaya praised Raza,...
  • IM operative Afzal Usmani, who escaped from a Mumbai court, rearrested October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian Mujahideen operative Afzal Usmani, who had escaped from the Mumbai Police's custody, has been arrested. Usmani, an accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad and Surat blasts had managed to escape in broad daylight from the Mumbai Sessions Court premises on September 20. The IM operative, who was taken to the...
  • MCOCA court issues warrant against IM operative Afzal Usmani September 28, 2013

    The MCOCA court on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Afzal Usmani, an Indian Mujahideen operative accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings, who escaped from the sessions court premises here a week ago. The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court judge A L Pansare issued the arrest warrant against...
  • Police to announce cash reward for information on Usmani September 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Police plans to announce a cash reward for information on Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Afzal Usmani, who recently fled from court premises. Various police teams, specially formed to track down Usmani, have fanned out across the country but have been unable to find any clue about his whereabouts so...
  • IM operative Afzal Usmani's escape could be a planned one: Police September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police, who have mounted efforts to trace Afzal Usmani, an Indian Mujahideen operative who escaped from a special MCOCA court in the city on Friday, believe his escape might have been planned. "We believe that Usmani's escape could have been planned, as he would not have succeeded in...
  • Embarrassed Mumbai police begins manhunt as IM terrorist escapes September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: In a huge security lapse and a big embarrassment for the Mumbai Police, Indian Mujahideen operative and Ahmedabad blasts case accused Afzal Usmani made a daring escape from police custody while being produced in court on Friday. Two policemen have been suspended and a DCP-level inquiry has also been initiated...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 20, 2013

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  • How can a terrorist escape from a court in Mumbai? September 20, 2013

    An alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani on Friday escaped from Mumbai Police's custody. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of police officials. Meanwhile, the government has supended two policemen after Usmani...
  • Mumbai police left red-faced as IM terrorist Usmani escapes from court September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: In an huge security lapse by the Mumbai police, Indian Mujahideen operative and Ahmedabad blasts case accused Afzal Usmani escaped from the police custody on Friday. The Indian Mujahideen operative reportedly ran and escaped from a corridor outside the MCOCA court while he was being produced in the court by...
  • News 360: Indian Mujahideen terror accused Afzal Usmani escapes from Mumbai Police custody September 20, 2013

    An alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani on Friday escaped from Mumbai Police's custody. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of police officials....
  • 2 policemen suspended after IM terrorist flees from Mumbai Police custody September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Two policemen have been suspended on Friday evening after Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani escaped from Mumbai Police's custody earlier on the day. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of...
  • Indian Mujahideen member escapes from Mumbai Police custody September 20, 2013

    Mumbai: An alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani on Thursday escaped from Mumbai Police's custody. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of police officials. He is a suspect in the 2008 Ahmedabad and...
  • Afzal Guru's book released seven months after he was hanged September 18, 2013

    In a book released seven months after his execution, Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had praised Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar for standing up to the United States and allied forces in Afghanistan. "Taliban commanded by the leader of the faithful Mullah Mohammad Omar is a ray of light in...
  • Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban leaders September 7, 2013

    Islamabad: Days after the visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan Saturday said it has released seven Taliban leaders, including senior commander Mansoor Dadullah, to facilitate the reconciliation process in the neighbouring war-torn country. These releases are in addition to 26 Taliban detainees freed last year by Pakistan. "In order to further...