Afzal

  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi 23-04-2014 02:57 PM

    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...
  • Yes, we have a story for 'Youngistaan 2', says director Vashu Bhagnani 15-04-2014 12:16 PM

    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...
  • Congress, BJP ask Mulayam to immediately apologise for rape remarks 11-04-2014 03:41 PM

    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...
  • Congress condemns decision on Rajiv killers, Afzal Guru's family cries foul 20-02-2014 08:34 AM

    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 14-02-2014 08:19 PM

    Kaumi Ekta Dal's president andformer 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 alsooffering red beacon (ministerial status) for the same",Ansari told reporters on Thursday night. Kaumi Ekta Dal is part...
  • Kashmir has been virtually converted into a prison: Mehbooba Mufti 13-02-2014 07:01 PM

    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...
  • Life in Kashmir turns normal after three days of restrictions 12-02-2014 11:35 AM

    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...
  • Afzal Guru's first death anniversary sees curfew-like situation in Kashmir 09-02-2014 10:26 AM

    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 06-02-2014 03:09 PM

    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...
  • Setback for Nitish as minister Parveen Amanullah quits Cabinet and JD(U) 04-02-2014 06:10 PM

    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...
  • Congress demands CBI probe into Amit Shah's alleged snooping on woman 15-11-2013 11:30 PM

    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 13-11-2013 12:28 AM

    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...
  • After Kejriwal, Digvijaya Singh praises Tauquir Raza Khan 10-11-2013 07:49 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh shared the stage with controversial Muslim cleric TauquirRaza 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...
  • IM operative Afzal Usmani, who escaped from a Mumbai court, rearrested 28-10-2013 02:39 PM

    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...
  • MCOCA court issues warrant against IM operative Afzal Usmani 28-09-2013 09:05 AM

    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...
  • Police to announce cash reward for information on Usmani 22-09-2013 05:50 PM

    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...
  • IM operative Afzal Usmani's escape could be a planned one: Police 21-09-2013 11:41 PM

    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...
  • Embarrassed Mumbai police begins manhunt as IM terrorist escapes 21-09-2013 07:44 AM

    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...
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  • How can a terrorist escape from a court in Mumbai? 20-09-2013 11:41 PM

    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 20-09-2013 10:16 PM

    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...
  • News 360: Indian Mujahideen terror accused Afzal Usmani escapes from Mumbai Police custody 20-09-2013 09:05 PM

    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 20-09-2013 08:30 PM

    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 police...
  • Indian Mujahideen member escapes from Mumbai Police custody 20-09-2013 04:28 PM

    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...
  • Afzal Guru's book released seven months after he was hanged 18-09-2013 08:58 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban leaders 07-09-2013 11:45 AM

    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...
  • Terror attacks have increased in J&K after Afzal hanging: RPN Singh 06-08-2013 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said incidents of terrorist attacks on armed forces have increased in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the hanging of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru. "The reason for increase in terror attacks is due to stepping up of the attack on security forces...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets party leaders on Telangana issue 01-06-2013 02:12 AM

    New Delhi: With Telangana issue returning to haunt Congress, Sonia Gandhi on Friday held deliberations with senior leaders in the wake of two sitting MPs and a prominent state leader deciding to join TRS, which is spearheading the statehood movement. Gandhi held confabulations with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar...
  • J&K: Hurriyat demands strengthening of security in jails 04-05-2013 07:30 PM

    Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Saturday demanded strengthening of security apparatus inside Indian and Pakistani jails to stop murderous assaults on inmates. "It is the responsibility of both countries to ensure safety of prisoners in their jails. We appeal for strengthening of security in the jails across the border...
  • Yasin Malik flown to Srinagar by Delhi Police 03-05-2013 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik reached Srinagar on Friday after he flown by Delhi Police, which took him into preventive custody after denying permission for his protest to press for his demands, including handing over the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front...