MILITANTS

  • 31 killed in airstrikes and attacks across Iraq 5 days ago

    Baghdad: At least 31 people were killed in airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants and violent attacks across Iraq on Sunday, security sources said. In Iraq's western province of Anbar, the international warplanes foiled an attack by the IS militants when they pounded three boats carrying extremist militants...
  • 306 more Indians evacuated from Yemen, several still stranded April 3, 2015

    A total of 358 Indians arrived from the strife-torn country in two airplanes early on Thursday. Two C-17 Globemaster transport planes arrived early morning -- one landed in Mumbai with 190 people, while another with 168 Indians went to Kochi in Kerala. ...
  • Iraq's interior minister says most of Tikrit is liberated, fight goes on April 1, 2015

    Tikrit: Iraqi troops and Shi'ite paramilitary fighters were battling Islamic State on Wednesday in northern Tikrit, which officials described as the Sunni Muslim militant group's last stronghold in the city. With officials touting victory in a month-long battle, state television said Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi was visiting the city, which the...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation March 30, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group as...
  • Parliament panel calls for White Paper on Jammu and Kashmir militancy March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has called for documentation of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the form of a White Paper even as it dismissed the state government's objections to the suggestion as being "orthodox". The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Ministry has said that it felt that though...
  • Video purports to show IS militants beheading Egyptian hostages February 16, 2015

    Cairo: A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released on Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group - which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq in a self-declared caliphate...
  • Assam: Two NDFB(S) militants apprehended January 21, 2015

    Guwahati: Two NDFB(S) militants have been apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in Assam's Sonitpur district. Based on specific input from Army intelligence, a joint operation was launched by Army and Police near Batasipur area of the district on Tuesday, a defence spokesperson said. The entire area was cordoned...
  • News 360: Kiran Bedi joins BJP, to contest Delhi Assembly elections January 15, 2015

    The BJPs mission Delhi got a shot in the arm, when former top cop and once close Anna aide Kiran Bedi joined the party on Thursday. Kiran Bedi who may well be the face of the BJP will be pitted against her one time collegue Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam...
  • NIA arrests three top Bodo militants linked to Sonitpur killings January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: NIA on Thursday arrested three suspected activists of NDFB-S, including Ajoi Basamutary on whose alleged instructions 36 people were killed in Assam's Sonitpur area in December. In a statement, NIA on Thursday said the three accused were arrested from Kohima on January 14-15 night and had been taken on...
  • Boko Haram kills dozens in fresh raids in Nigerian town January 9, 2015

    Bauchi: Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people and burned down homes in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga in the past two days, in a second killing spree since seizing control there at the weekend, witnesses said on Thursday. Two locals said the Islamist insurgents began shooting indiscriminately and...
  • Heavy firing between NDFB (S) militants, Assam Rifles in Sonitpur; no casualty so far January 2, 2015

    Tezpur: An encounter on Friday took place between National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)-Songbijit militants and 12 Assam Rifles personnel in Itakhola area of Assam's Sonitpur district along Arunachal Pradesh. However, there has been no report of any injury or casualty so far, sources said. Heavy firing was reported, but there...
  • Assam situation improving, no incident in last 48 hours December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The situation in violence-hit lower Assam districts is improving with no fresh incidents being reported since Friday even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said confidence-building measures were needed in the wake of death of 81 people following NDFB(S) militant attack. State Home Commissioner Prateek Hajela on Sunday said...
  • President's Rule in Assam unacceptable: Congress December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress on Sunday said the Opposition and some other organisations' demand for imposing President's Rule in the state following the recent NDFB killings is unacceptable. State Congress president Anjan Dutta told mediapersons that law and order situation in Assam was controlled only after the Congress came to power...
  • Assam peaceful, Tarun Gogoi reviews situation December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam remained peaceful on Sunday with no fresh incidents reported as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed the situation calling for intensifying confidence- building measures in the wake of death of 81 people in NDFB(S) militant attack, retaliatory violence and police firing. The Chief Minister has directed Assam Director General of...
  • Deadly attacks by Bodo militant in Assam, long road to peace for tribals December 28, 2014

    Guwahati: In the aftermath of the deadly attacks by Bodo militants in Assam that claimed 78 lives, thousands of tribals fled their homes in fear and are now residing in makeshift shelters as they have been reduced to refugees in their own land. Battling in the cold with no food,...
  • Three days after massacre in Assam, Army to go all out against Bodo militants December 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Three days after the massacre in Assam, the Army will intensify its operations and will be moving extra forces to the state. The Bodo militant attack has claimed 78 lives in the state. Almost 60 companies are operating in the state and the Army is planning to start an all-out...
  • No talks with NDFB (S), NIA will probe attack on Adivasis in Assam: Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Guwahati: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 78 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with...
  • Rajnath Singh's helicopter develops technical snag, makes emergency landing at Tezpur IAF airbase December 25, 2014

    Tezjpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's helicopter on Thursday made an emergency landing at Tezpur IAF airbase after developing a technical snag. Singh's helicopter, which had left for Kokrajhar from the airbase, developed technical problems midair and was forced to return to Tezpur, a senior police officer said. Singh, accompanied by his...
  • Bodo militant attack in Assam an act of terror: Rajnath Singh December 25, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the Bodo militant attack in Assam and said, "What happened in Assam was an act of terror. Will not adopt a zero tolerance approach towards militancy." The death toll in the attack has risen to 70. ...
  • Death toll in Bodo militant attack rises to 50, Assam CM Gogoi directs forces to act against killers December 24, 2014

    Tezpur: The death toll in the attack by Bodo militants in Assam has risen to 50. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Sonitpur district after suspected Bodo militants attacked several areas across five locations in Assam. "Indefinite curfew has been clamped in the areas in the jurisdiction of Dhekiajuli,...
  • Austria arrests couple with machine gun in plane luggage December 21, 2014

    Vienna: An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, authorities said on Saturday. "The couple were already on board the aircraft by the time the machine gun and live...
  • Bengaluru techie Masroor highly radicalised but didn't actively recruit, say investigators December 14, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru techie Masroor, who has been arrested for handling the Twitter account for ISIS militants, is highly motivated and radicalised and wants to spread the word of Jihad. However, Masroor did not actively recruit or arrange funds, investigators questioning the 24-year-old allegedly wayward techie told CNN-IBN. The Central Crime Branch...
  • 1 killed in ULFA strike, militant killed in encounter November 27, 2014

    Lakhimpur/Dibrugarh (Assam): ULFA (I) militants on Thursday killed a man and injured two others while another militant was killed in an encounter with police ahead Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Assam on November 29. A group of ULFA (Independent) militants came on a motorcycle at about 2 AM at...
  • Punjab: Endless wait for families of youngsters suspected to be in ISIS custody November 3, 2014

    Chandigarh: It continues to be an endless wait for families of 40 Punjabi youth suspected to be in ISIS custody in Iraq. 10-month-old Arshpeet has never seen his father Gurdeep who went to work in Iraq two months before he was born. Things were alright for the family until June...
  • Terrorist encroachment on river beds worsened the effects of the J&K floods, says Jitendra Singh October 13, 2014

    Jammu: Massive encroachment on river beds in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy took roots over two decades ago worsened the effects of the unprecedented floods in the state, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Monday. "The trouble was seen from the beginning... From last 25 years when militancy took roots in...
  • ISIS document disclose plans to seize Iran's nuclear secrets October 5, 2014

    London: The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group plans to seize Iran's nuclear secrets, unleash a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing and Nazi-style eugenics to consolidate and expand its self-declared caliphate, according to a seized policy manifesto of the dreaded outfit. The group urged its members to plan for war with Iran...
  • West Bengal: Suspected militant killed in blast, 2 others injured October 2, 2014

    Burdwan: A suspected militant was killed and two others were injured in an explosion at a house in this headquarter town of Burdwan district on Thursday. Superintendent of Police SMH Mirza said that the explosion occurred at Khagragarh locality of the town in which one person identified as Shakil Ahmed...
  • 85 militants surrender in southwestern Pakistan September 29, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 85 tribal militants belonging to Bugti tribe of slain Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti on Monday renounced violence by surrendering their weapons, Pakistan security forces said. The militants bid adieu to violence in Sui area of the Balochistan province which is a stronghold for the followers...
  • Delay in Gaza rebuilding could threaten truce: Quartet September 18, 2014

    Jerusalem: The Middle East Quartet of peacemakers joined calls for a quick start to the rebuilding of warravaged Gaza before the current truce with Israel ends in renewed violence. "The precarious situation in Gaza and southern Israel, the danger that violence could flare up again at any point, are precisely...
  • Pakistan militant group renounces violence September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistan Taliban militant group renounced violence to pursue implementation of Sharia in the country through peaceful means. The Punjabi Taliban militant group would now pursue the implementation of Islamic law through peaceful means, it said in a statement. The decision to end violence was taken after consultation with...