Gujarat Blasts

  • 2008 Ahmedabad blasts: 4 accused seek bail July 27, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Four accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case have filed bail applications in a local court, contending that there was no evidence against them. Judge B J Dhandha on Wednesday heard both the accused's lawyers and the government lawyers. The verdict is likely to be pronounced on August...
  • A year on, Ahmedabad blasts suspects still absconding July 26, 2009

    Ahmedabad: It's been exactly a year since 22 bomb blasts ripped through this Gujarat city leaving 59 dead and over 100 injured. But after a Rs 9 lakh investigation bill, the police still are unable to trace down 37 suspects in the case. The investigating agencies say they are yet to...
  • BJP snaps at Govt, demands POTA revival September 14, 2008

    Bangalore: The BJP on Saturday blamed the Centre for the serial blasts in Delhi saying that it failed to act despite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi warning of such a possibility. Addressing the party's Vijay Sankalp rally which marked the beginning of its campaign ahead of a series of elections in...
  • Shivraj Patil mouths old statements, old excuses September 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Terming Saturday's serial blasts in the capital as a cowardly attack, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil said the perpetrators would be severely dealt with under the law. "It is a cowardly act by those who don't want us to live in peace. The people behind this act will be...
  • I had informed PM of terrorists' plan: Narendra Modi September 14, 2008

    Bangalore: Gujarat Chief Minister Marendra Modi Saturday said he had "specifically informed" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of terrorists' plans to target New Delhi though he did not have precise information on dates and places. "Ten days ago, when I met the prime minister, the home minister (Shivraj Patil) and the National...
  • SC extends interim order on continuing SIMI ban September 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court extended its interim order on continuing ban on SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) till the second week of October. The Centre's petition challenging the decision of a Special Tribunal to curbs imposed on the organisation came up for hearing on Thursday. The apex court...
  • Gujarat blasts: More SIMI arrests likely August 18, 2008

    Ahmedabad: The breakthrough in Ahmedabad blasts case has led to forward movement in other blast cases as well. With actionable intelligence coming in, three people have been detained for the Jaipur blasts as well. The nine alleged masterminds of the July blasts in Ahmedabad hold the key to unravelling some of...
  • Gujarat hotels face losses as occupancy rates dip July 30, 2008

    Ahmedabad: Hotels in Gujarat are facing a sharp fall in occupancy rates as people are avoiding travel to the state following Saturday's serial blasts that claimed at least 50 lives. Vice-president of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Gujarat, N.K. Somani said, "The occupancy rate has fallen substantially since many people...