CHAR MINAR

  • Swami Asimanand sent to CBI custody till Dec 18 December 9, 2010

    Hyderabad: A local court on Thursday remanded Swami Asimanand, an accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, in eightday CBI custody till December 18. The XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Hyderabad allowed Swaminand's custody from Friday, though the investigation agency had requested permission to allow it to further...
  • How Andhra cops faked a bomb May 28, 2007

    Hyderabad: On May 18, one of the camera footage showed an Andhra Pradesh policeman supposedly defusing a third bomb that was claimed to be found near the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid immediately after the blasts. An inquiry by the department now reveals it wasn't a bomb at all. It was, in...
  • Hyd blast accused held in M'rashtra May 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The Hyderabad Police have detained a man in connection with the Mecca Masjid blast that rocked the mosque last Friday. Shohaib Jagirdar, a resident of Jalna in Maharashtra, was picked up by police on Friday morning. Three people have already been detained in connection with the blast. The Hyderabad...
  • CBI roped in for mosque blast probe May 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh Government on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the Mecca Masjid blast that rocked the Charminar City last Friday. Announcing the decision, the state government said it has recommended to the Centre to order a CBI probe into the terror attack. The state government has...
  • 'More bombs kept to target VIPs' May 21, 2007

    Hyderabad: Even as investigations continue into the Mecca Masjid blast, police sources say that some of the unexploded bombs could have been intended for leaders who rushed to the spot of the first blast. Serious questions are also being raised over the way the Hyderabad Police dealt with the bombs....
  • Special: Mecca blasts, story so far May 21, 2007

    As Hyderabad comes to terms with Mecca mosque blasts, CNNIBN does a reality check. ...
  • Mecca blast: Phone, bomb remains found May 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Hyderabad Mecca mosque blast probe puts the city police in n embarrassing position with questions being raised about the retaliatory fire that killed five people. A National Security Guard team on Sunday reportedly found a mobile phone inside the mosque as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar...
  • Mecca blast: Cops weren't policed May 20, 2007

    New Delhi: It was a normal Friday prayer at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad until an explosion triggered off by a bomb planted in the heart of the mosque claimed 11 lives. Among those dead was 25yearold Mohammad Jaffer. Jaffer was a fruit vendor, married for two years the only...
  • Breakthrough! Hyd blast linked to HUJI May 20, 2007

    Hyderabad: Investigators of the Mecca Masjid blast have claimed a breakthrough when they recovered a SIM card which was purchased from Kolkata and its trail led to a link with HUJI activist Mohammed Abdul Sahed alias Bilal, who is wanted for the blasts on the Samjhauta Express. The SIM card was...
  • Bandh paralyses life in Hyderabad May 19, 2007

    Hyderabad: The bandh called by the All India MujliseIttehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) to protest the bomb blast at the historical Mecca Masjid that left 14 people dead and more than 50 injured has affected the normal life in Hyderabad. The blast took place on Friday afternoon when thousands of devotees had gathered...
  • HUJI, SIMI suspect in Hyd blast May 19, 2007

    Hyderabad: The Andhra police on Saturday claimed that the blast that shocked the City of Charminar on Friday was a terrorist attack and pointed fingers at HarkatulJihadalIslami or HUJI and the Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) as the main suspects. "It was a terrorist attack. Jehadi hand is not...
  • Hyderabad Police under fire for firing May 19, 2007

    Hyderabad: At least two more people died in police firing which followed the blast in Hyderabad on Friday. Questions are now being raised as to whether the police could have done things differently. In the blast on Black Friday at the Mecca mosque in Hyderabad, at least 10 lives lost...
  • Unholy terror dogs India's holy places May 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Friday's attack was another in a series of terror attacks on mosques and temples that have happened in last one year. The blast at Hyderabad's Mecca mosque is certainly not a one off incident for the places of worship in India are now becoming extremely vulnerable. On September 8, 2006,...
  • Prayers cut short for Hyd blast victims May 19, 2007

    Hyderabad: It was a regular visit to the local mosque for Friday prayers for the many who are now fighting for life at the Osmania hospital in Hyderabad. Among the more than 40 people injured are many young boys, some of whom were visiting the mosque for the first time. For...
  • TNT, RDX used in mosque blast May 19, 2007

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government late on Friday said TNT and RDX were used in the bomb blast that ripped through the Mecca Masjid near the historic Charminar monument in Hyderabad. "We have information that RDX was used in the explosion. We are confident of identifying the culprits very soon," Chief...
  • Mob violence after Hyd blast, 4 killed May 18, 2007

    Hyderabad: Four people were killed in police firing in Hyderabad on Friday hours after an explosion hit the Mecca mosque near the historic Charminar monument. The four were killed when police resorted to firing to control a frenzied mob that had gone on a rampage in protest against the blast. Violence...
  • Hyd govt says it was forewarned May 18, 2007

    Hyderabad: The sanctity of a mosque in prayer was shattered on Friday with the tool of terror. A powerful crude bomb went off in the courtyard of Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid killing many people assembled there for Friday prayers. Police later diffused two other live bombs found within the premises. Andhra...
  • Major terror attacks in South India May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The blast at Hyderabad's Mecca mosque on Friday is not a one off incident. The attack has sent out a loud and clear message that terrorists have increased their area of operations. According to intelligence agencies, more and more sleeper cells are being activated in the southern states and...
  • Centre sends RAF to violencehit Andhra May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre has rushed a strong contingent of Rapid Action Force (RAF) to assist the Andhra Pradesh Government in dealing with the violence that broke out in the wake of a bomb explosion in the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad during Friday prayers this afternoon. The decision was taken after...
  • Bandh called to protest Hyd blast May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The All India Majlis IteehadieMuslimeen (AIMIM) has called for a bandh on Saturday to protest against the bomb blast at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. The party leaders said the state government is responsible for the incident and added that state leaders should swing into action, and nab all...
  • In Pics: Terror clouds Charminar City May 18, 2007

    At least five people were killed and 15 were hurt when a blast shook the crowded Mecca mosque in Hyderabad near the historic Char Minar on Friday afternoon. ...
  • Blast intended to sabotage peace: YSR May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekhara Reddy on Friday strongly condemned the blast at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad saying it as an ''intentional sabotage'' against peace and tranquility. While monitoring the developments from Delhi after the news of the blast which killed five people and injured several...
  • Hyd blast linked to '93 blast verdict? May 18, 2007

    Hyderabad: Security experts in Hyderabad are examining if Friday's bomb blasts at the historic Mecca Masjid during Friday prayers had any link with the sentencing of the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. They are investigating if the blasts were a possible resonance of the pronouncement of sentence on the first batch of...
  • Plot to harm peace, says Andhra CM May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The blast in Hyderabads Mecca Mosque was an act of "intentional sabotage" by antisocial elements, said Andhra Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on Friday. "It is an intentional sabotage to disturb the peace and harmony of the state. Antisocial elements want to see that different communities do not...
  • Alert in B'lore, Mumbai; Govt sends aid May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: As the news of the blast in Hyderabads Mecca Masjid spread, a high alert was sounded in Mumbai and Bangalore. The alert came after the Mecca blast was likened to the one that occurred in Maharashtras Malegaon last year. Meanwhile, Centre is closely monitoring situation in the Hyderabad in...
  • Blast rocks Hyd mosque, 12 dead May 18, 2007

    Hyderabad/ New Delhi: The death toll in the blast at the Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad and the incidents that followed has gone up to 12, police sources said on Friday evening. Four people were killed when police fired to control a mob which was trying to burn a petrol pump in...