Boston Explosions

  • Boston blasts suspect Tsarnaev indicted on 30 counts June 28, 2013

    Boston: The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has been indicted on 30 counts. A Federal grand jury charged him with killing four people -- three spectators who died in the bombings and a police officer ambushed in his cruiser a few days later. Besides that, he is...
  • Man shot to death while questioned during Boston probe May 23, 2013

    Orlando: A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities in central Florida on early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said. Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was fatally shot at his Orlando townhouse...
  • Boston: Court rejects defence bid to photograph Dzhokhar May 18, 2013

    Boston: A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who want to take periodic photos of him in prison. US Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler on Friday said the prison where Tsarnaev is housed has a policy against visitors bringing cameras. Tsarnaev's lawyers argued the...
  • Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery May 11, 2013

    Doswell: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment this...
  • Boston blasts: Jailed friend of bomber seeks release May 5, 2013

    Boston: Lawyers for one of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends, who was arrested and charged with aiding the Boston bombings suspect, have sought his release describing him as a "frightened and confused" teenager who did not deliberately lie to investigators. Robel Phillipos, a resident of Cambridge, is among Tsarnaev's three friends arrested...
  • Boston suspect texted 'LoL' when warned by friend: FBI May 2, 2013

    Boston: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the lone surviving Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspect, texted 'LOL' in a chilling response to a message from his friend who warned him that police was on the look out for him. When the alleged Boston Marathon bomber was told by one of his friends that he resembled one...
  • US: Obama defends FBI handling of Boston suspect May 1, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI on its investigations related to the suspected Chechen-origin Boston bombers, even as he praised Russia for its co-operation in the probe into the attacks. "I think that all our law enforcement officials performed in an exemplary fashion after the bombing had...
  • Boston bomb suspect living in a small cell with steel door April 29, 2013

    Ayer: The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is being held in a small cell with a steel door at a federal medical detention center about 40 miles outside the city, a federal official said. Federal Medical Center Devens spokesman John Collauti described the conditions under which 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was being...
  • US lawmaker believes Boston suspects were trained April 28, 2013

    Washington: Boston Marathon bombing suspects were trained in carrying out the attack, top US lawmakers claimed on Sunday and said that it is too early to arrive at the conclusion that there is no foreign connection to this act of terror. Congressman Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security...
  • US: Toy car remote control used to detonate Boston bombs April 25, 2013

    Boston: The Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspects used a remote-control device from a toy car to set off the pressure-cooker bomb and apparently learnt to build it from an al-Qaeda online magazine, a key US lawmaker has said. Maryland Representative Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, confirmed...
  • Body found in river could be of missing Indian student: Police April 25, 2013

    Boston: Police in Rhode Island pulled a man's body from the Providence River and authorities said it is "very possible" it is that of Indian-American student Sunil Tripathi, who has been missing since mid-March. The body was recovered on Tuesday night behind the Wyndham Garden Providence Hotel at around 6...
  • More details sought on 19-year-old Boston bomb suspect April 23, 2013

    Boston: The 19-year-old charged with the Boston Marathon bombing, his throat injured by a gunshot wound, wrote down answers to the questions of investigators about his motives and connections to any terror networks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's answers led them to believe he and his brother were motivated by a radical brand...
  • Boston: Indian-American attorney to prosecute bomber April 23, 2013

    Washington: The high profile case of prosecuting Boston Marathon bombing suspect - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - has been entrusted to two noted American attorneys one of whom is an Indian-American. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and Emory Law School, Aloke Chakravarty is an Assistant US Attorney for the District...
  • Father lost control of the boys, says Boston marathon bombing suspects' uncle April 21, 2013

    Meanwhile, the father of the suspected Boston bombers claims his sons did not carry out the attacks. Officials say the second suspect captured has suffered a throat injury and may not be able to talk yet. ...
  • For Boston bombing suspects, question may be who led whom April 21, 2013

    Boston: Tamerlan Tsarnaev ranted at a neighbor about Islam and the United States. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, relished debating people on religion, "then crushing their beliefs with facts." The older brother sought individual glory in the boxing ring, while the younger excelled as part of a team. Tamerlan "swaggered" through the...
  • Boston bombings: Timeline of the massive manhunt for Tsarnaev brothers April 20, 2013

    The sole surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings lies seriously wounded in a US hospital. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was captured late on Friday after a gunfight with police that ended a daylong manhunt and sent waves of relief and jubilation throughout Boston. His brother Tamerlan, 26, was killed...
  • Timeline: How Boston Marathon bombing suspects were arrested April 20, 2013

    Boston: Police captured the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Massachusetts, on Friday night, police and government officials said. Following a tense 24 hours for the Boston area, the manhunt ended with the 19-year-old suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, cornered, captured and taken into custody. Here is a timeline of...
  • US will find out why and how Boston bombings occurred: Obama April 20, 2013

    Washington: US will find out why and how Boston bombings occurred, said President Barack Obama in his address early Saturday. "We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had...I've instructed (authorities) to continue to deploy all the necessary resources" for investigation," he added. The US President emphasised that the...
  • Boston court evacuated amid Marathon bombing probe April 18, 2013

    Boston: A federal courthouse in Boston has been evacuated amid conflicting reports that a suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing is in custody. Attorney Francis DiMento says he was in a hearing when someone announced a "code red" on the loudspeaker and told everyone to get out in a...
  • Boston blasts: Investigations begin in Revere, Massachussets April 16, 2013

    CNN producer Carol tells us that resident of the apartment where the search was conducted was a young Saudi on a student visa. Authorities were in this apartment that is about 50 meters away from where the explosions happened on Monday. ...
  • Boston Marathon blasts: FBI to look for forensic clues April 16, 2013

    US President Barack Obama admitted on Tuesday that the twin bombings in Boston were an "act of terror" and that the country's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the incident. ...
  • FBI takes charge in investigation of Boston blasts April 16, 2013

    Washington: The FBI is taking charge in the criminal investigation of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. The announcement came on Monday night at a news conference in Boston whose participants included Richard DesLauriers, the agent in charge of the FBI in Boston. Also on Monday night, the FBI said it...
  • Security beefed up worldwide after Boston explosions April 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Police in Los Angeles, New York City, London and other cities worldwide stepped up security on Monday following explosions at the Boston Marathon. Los Angeles police Lt Andrew Neiman said the department was urging officers to be extra vigilant around large crowds and would increase security at sporting events...