MASSACRE

  • Hashimpura massacre: Prosecution failed to bring evidence 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The prosecution failed to bring reliable material to establish the identity of culprits of the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case, leading to the release of 16 PAC personnel accused in the crime, a Delhi court has said. "The accused cannot be convicted on the basis of scanty, unreliable and...
  • J&K: 12 years on since 24 Kashmiri Pandits died in Nadimarg massacre 6 days ago

    Twelve years have passed since 24 Kashmiri Pandits in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir were mercilessly gunned down by terrorists in 2003. After the Nadimarg massacre, the BJP and the RSS had blamed the 'pro-terrorism policies' of the PDP-led coalition government in which Congress was also a partner. The...
  • 1987 Hashimpura massacre case: 16 UP policemen acquitted by Delhi court March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday acquitted 16 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case. Delivering the judgement, the court said that there was lack of evidence, especially regarding the identity of the accused. It referred the matter to Delhi State Legal Services Authority for...
  • Mumbai Police holds security drills in schools after Peshawar massacre January 15, 2015

    In the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, Mumbai Police's quick response team has been holding security drills in school in order to prepare them against a terror attack. The schools have been asked to raise the height of the compound walls to eight feet and install barbed fence to...
  • 1993 police firing on Youth Congress movement in West Bengal worse than Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Commission December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: In a huge embarrassment for the Left Front, a Commission of Inquiry into the police firing on a Youth Congress movement in 1993 killing 13 persons on Monday said that it was worse than the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. While ordering a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the families...
  • Three days after massacre in Assam, Army to go all out against Bodo militants December 27, 2014

    Guwahati: Three days after the massacre in Assam, the Army will intensify its operations and will be moving extra forces to the state. The Bodo militant attack has claimed 78 lives in the state. Almost 60 companies are operating in the state and the Army is planning to start an all-out...
  • Salman Khan mourns for the students massacred in Peshawar on 'Bigg Boss 8' December 21, 2014

    The 'Bigg Boss' 'Weekend Ka Vaar' episode on Saturday was much different from the usual. Host Salman Khan entered the stage dressed in black with out any music or dancing, which some would call his signature entry. With a plain face, he condemned the Peshawar army school massacre where 132...
  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows November 23, 2014

    Manila, Philippines: Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise. Just days before the Philippines marked Sunday's anniversary of the carnage with prayers and calls to end impunity, another...
  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres September 11, 2014

    Mombasa: A Kenyan judge ended the case on Wednesday against the Governor of the coastal region of Lamu, who had been arrested on allegations of links to a spate of massacres. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu was arrested in July in connection with a string of coastal killings, which were claimed...
  • Phoolan Devi murder case: Sher Singh Rana sentenced to life imprisonment August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sher Singh Rana, convicted for the murder of Samajwadi Party MP Phoolan Devi, has been sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh by a Delhi court on Thursday. Prosecution lawyer Manisha Sharma said that the court did not find the case rarest of rare...
  • PLFI subzonal commander facing over dozen cases of murder arrested July 14, 2014

    A PLFI 'subzonal commander', accused in the massacre of nine persons, was arrested at a village in Gumla district, police said. Bhushan Lakra, who has Rs 3 lakh on his head, is the main accused in the January 5, 2011 massacre of nine persons belonging to two families, Superintendent of Police...
  • Naxal commander involved in 2013 Jiram valley attack arrested June 12, 2014

    Three naxalites, including a senior level commander who was allegedly involved in last year's deadly Jiram valley attack have been arrested in insurgencyhit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a special team of Bijapur district police when they arrived at a weekly market of Bacheli in...
  • China disrupts Google services ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre June 2, 2014

    Beijing: Google services are being disrupted in China ahead of this week's 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on prodemocracy demonstrators around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, a censorship watchdog said on Monday. GreatFire.org said in a blog post that the government appeared to have begun targeting Google's main search engine and Gmail,...
  • Militants flee to Bhutan after Assam massacre: Police May 8, 2014

    Guwahati: Several homes and stores in Assam were set on fire by unidentified persons, police said, the latest attack in an area where Muslim villagers were killed in a massacre last week. The unrest on Wednesday night comes towards the end of a marathon national election that has heightened ethnic and...
  • Netai massacre key accused arrested from Jharkhand May 7, 2014

    More than three years after the Netai massacre in which CPI(M) men allegedly fired upon villagers killing nine persons West Midnapore district, the police arrested the main accused Anuj Pandey from Jharkhand, the CID said on Wednesday. Pandey, CPI(M)'s former Binpur zonal committee secretary, was arrested from Chandrapura in Bokaro district...
  • Accused in Dalit massacre arrested in Patna March 21, 2014

    An accused in the 2000 massacre of 34 Dalits in Bihar was arrested on Friday from a school in the state, police said. Nanbutan Sharma, accused in the massacre that took place in Aurangabad district's Miyapur village, was arrested by the police in Arwal district, about 100 km from Patna, police...
  • 2002 riots: Hearing on Zakia Jafri's plea against Modi deferred to April 11 March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday deferred the hearing in the 2002 riots case of Gulbarga massacre. Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the massacre, had moved a review petition challenging a lower court's clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra...
  • 2002 riots: Zakia Jafri moves Gujarat HC against clean chit to Modi March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Zakia Jafri, the wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, on Tuesday filed a petition before the Gujarat High Court challenging the clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a 2002 riots case. A lower court had in December 2013 upheld a SIT closure report which gave a...
  • 2 Naxals suspected of being involved in Jiram Ghati, Jagdalpur killings arrested March 14, 2014

    Two Naxals, wanted in connection with the last year's Jeerum valley attack in which several state Congress leaders were killed, have been arrested, police said on Thursday. "Kosa (38) and Deva Kudyami (35) were arrested from Chandmeta village in Darbha area of Raipur district and seized a landmine and a country revolver...
  • SC to hear Kodnani's interim bail extension plea February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear a plea by former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani seeking extension of interim bail for her medical treatment. Kodnani suffered burn injuries at her home on February 8 while she was on three months' interim bail for the treatment of intestinal tuberculosis. The apex...
  • HC acquits 14 in Khagaria carnage January 3, 2014

    The Patna High Court on Friday acquitted 14 people accused of massacring 16 farmers in a village in Bihar's Khagaria district in 2009, a government lawyer said. A bench of Justice B.N. Sinha of the Patna High Court acquitted the 14, saying there was insufficient evidence against them in the charge...
  • 2002 riots: BJP euphoric over clean chit to Modi, Zakia vows to fight on December 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: In an order viewed as politically crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Ahmedabad magistrate's court on Thursday upheld the clean chit to him by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Gulbarg Society massacre case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra...
  • Timeline: SIT probe in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases December 26, 2013

    An Ahmedabad court is set to decide whether to uphold the clean chit to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. This will be announced on a petition filed by slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri. Here's a look at the timeline of the case:...
  • Kins of Bihar twin massacres' victims to move SC challenging acquittal of all accused December 19, 2013

    The relatives of those killed in the Bhatani Tola and the Laxmanpur Bathe massacres in Bihar will appeal in the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict acquitting all the accused. Expressing outrage over the high court's verdict, Chitranjan Singh, national secretary of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)...
  • Laxmanpur Bathe massacre: Prime accused gets life imprisonment for murder of 58 Dalits December 6, 2013

    The prime accused in the gruesome Laxmanpur Bathe massacre of 1997 Dharma Singh, on whose head the government had declared an award, has been awarded life imprisonment by a local court on Thursday for killing 58 Dalits. Additional district judge Anil Kumar Singh passed the order and slapped a fine of...
  • DoT sets up phone terminals in Naxalhit areas for better communication of security forces November 19, 2013

    Ten digital satellite phone terminals were installed in Maoisthit districts of pollbound Chhattisgarh to provide better communication facilities to the security forces. DoT officials said the department had set up 50 digital satellite phone terminals (DSPTs) in recent months in the naxal affected areas to improve the communication network. However, 10...
  • Nand Kumar, VC Shukla posters reflect Cong relying on sympathy factor for Chhattisgarh polls November 8, 2013

    A dastardly landmine attack by Maoists last May eliminated the entire Congress leadership in Chhattisgarh, leaving it rudderless and the party is now banking heavily on the sympathy factor in the Assembly elections. Whether the Congress strategy would pay remains to be seen, but political watchers believe that the party's poor...
  • Angry with 1997 LaxmanpurBathe massacre verdict, Maoists blast a mobile tower October 24, 2013

    Maoists blew up a mobile tower and set ablaze a bus on Thursday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district to enforce a 24hour strike called by them to protest the acquittal of 26 men convicted for the 1997 LaxmanpurBathe massacre, police said. Bihar Police have alerted all the districts affected by Maoists, particularly...
  • No political conspiracy behind Jagdalpur killings, pure revenge: CPI (Maoist) October 17, 2013

    The CPI (Maoist), which had claimed responsibility for the May 25 attack that left many Chhattisgarh Congress leaders dead, on Wednesday denied that the incident had any political link. In a press release, Secretary of the Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee of the outlawed party, Ramanna, ruled out any political conspiracy behind...
  • 1997 Dalit massacre: Bihar government to move SC against HC verdict October 10, 2013

    Patna: The Bihar government will file an appeal against the High Court verdict before the Supreme Court in the 1997 Laxmanpur Bathe massacre case. On Wednesday, the Patna High Court had set aside the conviction of all 26 Ranvir Sena members accused in the case. A division bench acquitted them citing...