Samjhauta Express Blast

  • Saffron terror: Is RSS being defamed or is there enough proof? 06-02-2014 10:05 PM

    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 06-02-2014 08:35 PM

    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 06-02-2014 02:40 PM

    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...
  • The Caravan interview with Aseemanand has exposed RSS ideology: JDU 06-02-2014 10:48 AM

    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. ...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused 06-02-2014 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Mother of Samjhauta blast accused calls arrest 'illegal' 21-12-2012 08:18 AM

    Indore: A habeas corpus petition was on Thursday filed in the Madhya Pradesh High Court in Indore by the mother of an accused in 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case, questioning the "illegal" detention of her son by NIA. In her petition, Buli Bai (66) has claimed her son Dhan Singh...
  • Samjhauta blast: Man who allegedly planted bomb arrested 15-12-2012 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made a fresh arrest in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast case. The accused, who had allegedly planted the bomb in the Samjhauta Express, was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. The arrested accused has been identified as Rajendra Chowdhary, and will...
  • Malegaon accused's families want compensation 07-11-2011 07:33 AM

    Mumbai: The nine people, who were accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case, got bail on Saturday and will finally be walking free after spending five years in prison. Their families, although relieved, want the state to compensate them for the trauma, the stigma of terror and their loss. Father...
  • NIA seeks custody of Malegaon blast accused 09-08-2011 11:20 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Tuesday sought the custody of the Malegaon blasts accused Col Shrikant Purohit and Major Ramesh Upadhyay. The NIA wants to question Purohit among others things on his possible role in the Samjhauta Express blasts. Sources said that the NIA wants to find...
  • Mumbai, Samjhauta figure in Indo-Pak talks 23-06-2011 09:39 PM

    Islamabad: India's concerns over terror and slow pace of Mumbai trial were discussed in the first round of Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks during which the Samjhauta bombing case also came up with both sides holding 'substantive' deliberations in a "forward looking" approach. Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who arrived in Islamabad...
  • Have right-wing terror groups been exposed? 20-06-2011 11:42 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Have Right-Wing terror groups been exposed'. ...
  • India may share Samjhauta charge sheet with Pak 20-06-2011 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: India is expected to cite the filing of the charge sheet in Samjhauta Express blast case and ask Pakistan to reciprocate by taking action against the 26/11 accused during the upcoming Foreign Secretary level talks. Official sources said the naming of suspected right-wing extremist Swami Aseemanand and four...
  • Samjhauta: Aseemanand, 4 others chargesheeted 20-06-2011 02:03 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet on Monday before the special court at Panchkula, Haryana against Swami Aseemanand, Sunil Joshi (now dead), Lokesh Sharma, Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalasangra in the Samjhauta blast case. Assemanand's judicial custody ended on Monday. Aseemanand had told the Panchkula court...
  • Indo-Pak Secy talks: issues to be considered 27-03-2011 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in New Delhi on Monday in the shadow of a possible summit meeting between the two sides on the margins of the cricket encounter in Mohali. As Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi polish their sixes and their leg breaks and...
  • Govt transfers all Hindu terror cases to NIA 21-03-2011 07:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has issued an order for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over all Hindu terror cases. The cases include the murder case of RSS leader Sunil Joshi, who allegedly had a hand in the Samjhauta Express blast. The Law Ministry will issue a...
  • Samjhauta blast: reward for info on suspects 11-01-2011 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday announced cash rewards for information on three suspects in the Samjhauta blast probe, following Swami Assemanand's confession in the case. The NIA has now announced cash rewards for information on Ramchandra Kalsangre and Sandeep Dange, the two individuals named by Aseemanand...
  • Pak summons Indian envoy over Samjhauta blast 11-01-2011 10:43 AM

    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,...
  • Aseemanand brings RSS on backfoot 10-01-2011 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: It’s not just the Indo-Pak diplomacy that has been affected by Aseemanad’s confession statements. RSS too is feeling the embarrassment. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat spoke out on Monday in an effort to distance the Sangh from reported acts of terror. He said that radical elements in the Sangh...
  • Aseemanand's confession a big lie: VHP 09-01-2011 08:52 PM

    Ramnathi: The VHP on Sunday accused the Congress-led government of trying to "malign the image of Hindu leaders by terming them as terrorists" and claimed it was the "greatest lie" that Swami Aseemanand has confessed to the Samjhauta Express blast. "We are trying to enlighten the people. If Congress tries...
  • New revelations in Aseemanand's confession 07-01-2011 08:51 PM

    Bhopal: In what can come out to be a big embarrassment for RSS, Swami Aseemanand, through his confessions has turned the spotlight squarely on three people: murdered expelled RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi, jailed Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, and RSS executive member Indresh Kumar. While Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been jailed Thakur...
  • Samjhauta blasts: Aseemanand's custody extended 03-01-2011 05:36 PM

    Panchkula: A special court in Panchkula on Monday extended, by 10 days, the police custody of Hindu group leader Swami Aseemanand in connection with the 2007 Samjhauta Express train blasts in Haryana that killed 68 people. Aseemanand was brought before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court amidst tight security cover...
  • SIMI leaders held in MP to be probed for 7/11 blasts 28-03-2008 07:58 PM

    New Delhi: With Virender Sehwag's double-hundred having sunk in and the series in the bag, the fifth and final ODI at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium presents India an opportunity to test their bench strength ahead of their tour to Australia. The spotlight in the last two days has been on...