Kandahar

  • Afghanistan President Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bombing July 29, 2014

    Kandahar: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's cousin Hashmat was killed in suicide bombing on Tuesday in Kandahar. Hashmat Karzai was a campaign manager in Kandahar for Ashraf Ghani, one of the two presidential candidates involved in a bitter dispute over fraud that threatens to pitch the country into worsening instability. Hashmat Karzai, who...
  • US soldier gets life term for killing 16 Afghan civilians August 24, 2013

    A US soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians last year was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Washington. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales appeared in blue military dress. He showed no emotion as the jury announced its verdict on Friday. He was led away from the...
  • Sikh girls in Afghanistan face difficulty in finding Mr Right July 31, 2013

    Facing difficulty in finding suitable match for their daughters, Indianorigin Sikhs in Afghanistan are getting them married at an age when they are hardly educated or fully grown up, an MP of the country said in Patiala on Tuesday. "Girls there are worst affected. Their parents, mostly from business community,...
  • Kandahar hijack case: Court acquits 19 accused October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: A local court on Friday acquitted 19 persons, accused to have helped get fake passports for the hijackers of the Indian Airlines flight IC814 in December 1999. In December 1999, Mumbai police's crime branch arrested Abdul Latif, an alleged terrorist, from suburban Jogeshwari and claimed to have recovered an...
  • 'Mehrajuddin admits to having links with Dawood' September 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Alleged IC814 hijack plotter Mehrajuddin Dand has admitted to working with Dawood Ibrahim and his brother, say sources. Police have recovered a diary among other documents and hope it will reveal more details. Mehrajuddin is currently on a fourday police remand. Mehrajuddin was arrested on Thursday from Kishtwar in...
  • IC814 hijack: Who is Mehrajuddin Dand? September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Mehrajuddin Dand alias Javed, the alleged conspirator of the IC814 hijack, is a resident of Sopore. He allegedly provided logistical support for the IC814 hijacking of 1999. Sources say Mehrajuddin was operating since 1993. He was living in Nepal with a Hindu name and was also married there. He...
  • IC814 hijack: Key conspirator arrested in J&K September 13, 2012

    Kishtwar: In a major breakthrough, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested a terror suspect, Mehrajuddin Dand alias Javed, who allegedly provided logistical support for the hijacking of IC814 in 1999. He allegedly provided travel papers to IC814 hijackers. NIA officials are expected to go to Jammu and Kashmir to question...
  • 'Face To Face': Ragini plays Mammootty's wife August 23, 2012

    Actress Ragini has all the reasons to be happy, she will romance Mammootty in her new fim, 'Face To Face', opposite superstar Mammooty. She plays Mammootty's wife in the film. 'Face To Face' commenced its shooting in Cochin and Ragini will join the team on August 23. The film is an...
  • Afghanistan: 2day violence claims over 50 lives July 10, 2012

    Kabul: An insurgent bomb killed six American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, part of a surge of violence that has dealt a stark reminder that war is still raging as NATO plots an exit strategy for the end of 2014. Violence raged across the country on Monday, including grisly attacks by multiple...
  • Taliban attacks Kabul, claims more will follow April 15, 2012

    Kabul: Afghanistan's Taliban said they launched a spring offensive on Sunday with multiple attacks against Western embassies in the central diplomatic area and at parliament in Kabul, with heavy explosions, rockets and gunfire rattling the city. The assault, one of the most serious on the capital since USbacked Afghan forces removed...
  • US soldiers kill 16 civilians in Afghanistan March 12, 2012

    Kandhar: Western forces shot dead 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, Afghan officials said, in a rampage that witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk. One Afghan father who said his children were killed in the shooting spree accused...
  • Car bomb kills 7 people in southern Afghan city February 5, 2012

    Kandahar: A car bomb exploded just outside the police headquarters of a southern Afghanistan city on Sunday, killing at least seven people, officials said. The blast went off at a parking lot outside the police building in Kandahar, said Saisal Ahmad, a spokesman for the provincial government. Five police officers and...
  • Terrorists hit Afghanistan hard on Muharram December 6, 2011

    Three blasts have been reported from Kabul and Kandahar killing over 50 people and injuring many more. ...
  • Aus troops not to withdraw from Afghanistan October 30, 2011

    Perth: Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sunday said the killing of three Australian soldiers in Afghanistan will not undermine Canberra's will to continue its mission in the wartorn nation as the military deployment there was in national interests. Describing Saturday's deadliest incident for Australian troops in Afghanistan as a 'bitter day...
  • Taliban say they killed mayor of Kandahar July 27, 2011

    Kandahar: The Taliban say they sent the suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Mayor Ghulam Haider Hamidi had ordered the destruction of homes that city officials claimed had been illegally constructed. Ahmadi says the...
  • Taliban attack Afghan govt offices in Kandahar May 7, 2011

    Kandahar: Taliban gunmen unleashed a major assault on Saturday on government buildings throughout Afghanistan's largest southern city a former Taliban stronghold where international and Afghan forces are trying to establish security and a functioning government. It was the latest in a series of strikes by the Taliban insurgency at highprofile...
  • Forces recapture 71 from Kandahar jailbreak April 26, 2011

    Kandahar: The massive security breach that allowed the Taliban to spirit more than 480 Afghan inmates out southern Afghanistan's largest prison must have involved inside collaborators, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday, as security forces worked to recapture the escaped convicts. Prison officials discovered early Monday morning that the inmates ...
  • Insurgents tunnel into Kandahar jail, free 450 April 25, 2011

    Kandahar: Taliban militants dug a lengthy tunnel underground and into the main jail in Kandahar city and whisked out more than 450 prisoners, most of whom were Taliban fighters, officials and insurgents said on Monday. The massive overnight jailbreak in Afghanistan's secondlargest city underscores the Afghan government's continuing weakness in the...
  • Afghan govt reports massive jailbreak in Kandahar April 25, 2011

    Kandahar: Afghan officials say more than 400 inmates have escaped from the main prison in Kandahar city. They say many of the men who dug a tunnel out of the facility are Taliban insurgents. Prison supervisor Ghulam Dastagir Mayar said on Monday that they estimate about 476 prisoners escaped through a...
  • Man held in Chile not IC814 hijacker: Reports April 13, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan media said on Wednesday that the man held in Chile is not the 1999 Indian Airlines IC814 Kandahar hijacking suspect. Reports quoting Pakistan police said that Mufti Abdul Rauf, named as the conspirator in CBI chargesheet, is in Rawalpindi. The reports have also called it an ugly Indian plot to...
  • IC814 suspect's extradition not easy: experts April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Chile police arrested a man named Abdul Rauf in January 2011, who may be one of the conspirators in the hijacking of Air India IC814. Rauf was arrested in a case of fake visa but during investigations Chile police found that Interpol had issued a notice against a person...
  • Man arrested in Chile may be IC814 hijacker April 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Chile police arrested a man named Abdul Rauf in January 2011, who may be one of the conspirators in the hijacking of Air India IC814. Rauf was arrested in a case of fake visa but during investigations Chile police found that Interpol has issued a notice against a person...
  • Probe into NATO's 500 missing tankers in Pakistan October 11, 2010

    Islamabad: A probe has been initiated into the disappearance of 500 NATO oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies in Pakistan, an official said. Five hundred oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies had left Port Qasim in Karachi for Kandahar in Afghanistan, but they didn't reach the PakistanAfghanistan border near Chaman, Dawn...
  • 10 killed in three blasts in Kandahar October 5, 2010

    Kabul: At least 10 Afghans, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday in three bomb blasts that came minutes apart in southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar, the provincial spokesman said. "Our initial information says that one police and ten civilians were killed in three blasts," Zalmai Ayoubi, spokesman for the...
  • Big B set to feature in Malayalam film Kandahar February 8, 2010

    Kochi: Director Major Ravi says that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has given his nod for his Malayalam film Kandahar, a film about plane hijacking that will also star veteran Mohanlal. The news came when Big B had made a short visit to the city on Sunday. Speaking to reporters, Ravi, a former...
  • The hijacking of IC 814, the blackmailing of India December 28, 2009

    All was routine when Indian Airlines flight IC 814 took off from Kathmandu on Christmas Eve. The flight to Delhi was on course and the mood was light and jovial among passengers. In a few minutes, the flight would be hijacked in one of the most audacious terror acts in...
  • IC 814: 10 yrs on victim speaks about husband's killing December 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Ten years ago on this day the IC 814 hijacking took place. An Indian Airlines plane with 174 passengers and 11 crew members onboard was taken over by terrorists and a passenger was brutally killed. Five HarkatulMujahideen terrorists hijacked the flight shortly after it took off from the Tribhuvan...
  • Advani likely to step down as leader of Opposition September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Sources have told CNNIBN that Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, L K Advani, is likely to step down between November 8 and December 25 this year. It is L K Advani's birthday on November 8, and he will turn 82. December 25 is BJP stalwart Atal...
  • Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj meet Bhagwat and Advani August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: With senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani in the eye of a storm over revelations on the Kandahar episode, speculation on change in the party leadership built up when four BJP leaders, including Arun Jaitley, met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Advani on Friday evening. The...