Hyderabad Twin Blasts

  • NIA chargesheet names Bhatkal, Akthar in Hyderabad twin blasts March 14, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against top Indian Mujahideen operatives, Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar in the February 2013 twin blast case. IM had hatched a high-level conspiracy to wage a war against India and carried out the blasts in Hyderabad to create terror in the...
  • Hyderabad blasts: NIA granted 4 days' custody of 2 IM operatives March 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday granted NIA four-day custody of two alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives to further interrogate them in connection with the Hyderabad twin blasts that left 16 dead. During an in-chamber hearing, District Judge IS Mehta allowed the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) plea seeking custody of Syed...
  • Hyderabad blasts: NIA to further grill IM operatives Maqbool, Imran March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the application moved by the National Investigation Agency, which is probing the February 21 Hyderabad twin blasts, seeking further custodial interrogation of Indian Mujahideen operatives Syed Maqbool and Imran Khan, the Tihar Jail authorities were on Friday directed by the court to produce the...
  • Hyderabad blasts: NIA detains 4 suspects from Bihar March 14, 2013

    Patna: The National Investigation Agency has detained four suspects from Munger in Bihar in connection with the Hyderabad blasts of February 2013. NIA had extended the probe to Bihar earlier after leads were found in Hyderabad. Earlier on Wednesday, a Delhi court remanded suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Obaid-ur-Rehman in seven days...
  • Hyd blasts: NIA court issues warrant against IM founder March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal in the Hyderabad twin blasts case. The warrant has also been issued against nine other Indian Mujahideen suspects in connection with the blasts. Others against whom warrants have been issued include...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Andhra govt hands over case to NIA March 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Indian Mujahideen is still being considered the main suspect in the Hyderabad twin blasts case. The Andhra Pradesh government has handed the case over to the National Investigation Agency. With that, the state government essentially admitted that the Andhra Pradesh police have made no breakthroughs in the investigation....
  • Hyderabad blasts: NIA interrogates IM operatives March 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: Two suspected IM operatives are being questioned by the NIA on Friday in connection with the February 21 twin blasts here that left 16 people dead. A court in Delhi had on Thursday granted the NIA five-day custody of Syed Maqbool and Imran Khan for their interrogation following which...
  • Hyderabad blasts: NIA team in Kolkata for investigation February 27, 2013

    Kolkata: A team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and personnel of the Andhra Pradesh intelligence bureau investigating the Hyderabad blasts arrived in Kolkata on Wednesday. "A team of NIA and SIB (Hyderabad) arrived here this morning," a senior police official said. With investigators trying to put together pieces of evidence,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2013

    According to sources, the Centre gave into the demands of state governments opposing the ambitious setting up of NCTC and said the proposed intelligence agency will not have the right to make arrests without the states' permission. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 25, 2013

    Indian Mujahideen outsmarts security agencies, continues to target India. CBI faces tough task ahead in investigations despite filing Preliminary Enquiry. ...
  • Are groups like India Mujahideen trying to create a religious divide? February 25, 2013

    At least seven major terror strikes since 2006 in the country have been linked to Indian Mujahideen, the banned terror outfit. ...
  • IM outsmarts agencies, continues to target India February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: At least seven major terror strikes since 2006 in the country have been linked to Indian Mujahideen, the banned terror outfit. Intelligence agencies consider the outfit's leader, Bhatkal brothers, as India's most wanted terror suspects. Agents believe the outfit now virtually works as a BPO unit for its...
  • Six injured in Hyderabad blasts still critical February 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: Six of the injured in Thursday's terror attacks in Hyderabad remained critical, hospital sources said. Three injured each at Care Hospital and Yashoda Hospital are battling for life with critical injuries. The twin bomb blasts at crowded Dilsukh Nagar area in the city on Thursday evening claimed 16 lives and...
  • Hyderabad: PM visits blast site February 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: Three days after two powerful bombs killed 16 people and injured 117, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday visited the sites in Hyderabad. The PM, who was accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur, Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, said that the Centre...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Police analysing CCTV footage February 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: Two days after the twin blasts in Dilsukh Nagar in Hyderabad, the Andhra Pradesh Police on Saturday admitted to having had intelligence since November, but expressed helplessness saying they tried their best. Addressing a press conference in the Andhra Pradesh capital, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma said, "We sincerely tried...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to visit Hyderabad on Sunday February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Hyderabad on Sunday to take a stock of the situation in the aftermath of twin bomb blasts there. Singh will visit the hospital where the injured are being treated besides taking a briefing from Chief Minister Kiran Reddy, sources said. Two bombs...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Dilsukh Nagar limps back to normalcy February 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: Normalcy is returning to Dilsukh Nagar, the scene of Thursday's devastating twin blasts which left 16 people dead and 117 others injured. After a day of grief and shutdown, people in the busy area resumed their daily activity Saturday. Many shops reopened while vendors also returned to the footpaths. The...
  • SIT to investigate Hyderabad blasts, say police February 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: A Special Investigation Team will probe the twin blasts that took place in Hyderabad on Thursday evening, said police commissioner Anurag Sharma on Saturday. Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, Sharma said six special teams had been constituted for the probe and he was hopeful that the culprits will...
  • 15 teams constituted to crack Hyderabad blasts case February 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: The investigating agencies have constituted 15 special teams to crack the Dilsukh Nagar twin blasts case even as Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday announced steps to ramp up security including installation of 3,500 CCTV cameras at vital points. "We have already gathered vital clues in the case. We are confident...
  • Shinde has turned out to be the worst Home Minister: BJP February 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after twin blasts killed at least 16 people and injured 117 others in Hyderabad, all eyes are on an under-fire Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, the man in charge of internal security in the country. Shinde is under fire for several ill-judged statements, with many now...
  • Residents hold candlelight march 24 hours after Hyderabad blasts February 22, 2013

    A day after twin blasts in Hyderabad killed 16 people and injured 117 others, residents held a candlelight march on Friday. ...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Common man bears the brunt of terror again February 22, 2013

    It is the common man walking on the street that has bore the brunt of the dastardly terror attacks yet again. ...
  • Govt faces flak for 'failing' to prevent Hyderabad blasts February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The issue of the Hyderabad blasts on Friday resonated in Parliament with the government facing the flak for "failing" to check such incidents despite having intelligence inputs about them. This even as Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde promised "more firm action" to eliminate terror from the country....
  • Full text: Statement by Shinde in Parliament on Hyderabad blasts February 22, 2013

    Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in his address to the Lok Sabha said that the preliminary inquiry into the Hyderabad blasts revealed that IED explosives had been used and that two cases had been filed. Following is the text of the statement made by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Khurshid seeks support for NCTC February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking support for the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said all political parties and state governments should come together for a collective response to fight against the challenge of terrorism. "It is not a matter of pushing. It is a matter...
  • Hyderabad: Mecca Masjid blast survivor among those injured February 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Hyderabad twin blasts climbed to 15 on Friday and 118 people have been left injured, some of them critical. Most of the victims are now being discharged from various hospitals depending on the severity of their wounds. One of the faces of the tragedy is...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Who said what in Parliament February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The issue of the Hyderabad blasts on Friday resonated in Parliament with the government facing the flak for "failing" to check such incidents despite having intelligence inputs about them. This even as Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde promised "more firm action" to eliminate terror from the country. Here...
  • Rajnath to visit Hyderabad, meet families of blast victims February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP President Rajnath Singh will visit Hyderabad on Friday to meet the injured and family members of those killed in the twin blasts in the city. Rajnath, accompanied by BJP MP and spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain and party secretary Murlidhar Rao, is likely to visit the Dilsukh Nagar area...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Eyewtiness says she heard two explosions February 22, 2013

    Fourteen people left dead and 119 injured as Hyderabad struggles to get back on its feet after two powerful blasts on Thursday evening. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde says a general alert was issued for all states but didn't have information on specific targets. ...
  • Hyderabad: People thought the first blast was a gas cylinder burst February 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: As the first blast occurred near a tea-cum-fast food centre diagonally opposite the busy Konark theatre area in Hyderabad around 7:05 pm on Thursday, everyone first thought it was a gas cylinder burst. By the time the impact was felt, there were at least five to six bodies strewn...