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  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres 5 days ago

    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 sub-zonal commander facing over dozen cases of murder arrested July 14, 2014

    A PLFI 'sub-zonal 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 insurgency-hit 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 pro-democracy 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 January 6, 2014

    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 Naxal-hit areas for better communication of security forces November 19, 2013

    Ten digital satellite phone terminals were installed in Maoist-hit districts of poll-bound 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 Laxmanpur-Bathe 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 24-hour strike called by them to protest the acquittal of 26 men convicted for the 1997 Laxmanpur-Bathe 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...
  • Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre: HC acquits 16 person accused in the case October 9, 2013

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Wednesday acquitted 16 persons accused in the 1997 Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre in Bihar. In one of the worst massacre in the state, 58 Dalits including 27 women and 16 children were killed allegedly by the upper caste Ranvir Sena on the night of December 1,...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address first election rally in Bastar today October 14, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi will address his first election rally in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, over three months after the Maoist bloodbath that had virtually wiped out Congress leadership in the state. Rahul will also hold interactions with party leaders in the state after addressing the rally at Jagdalpur, as a...
  • Gujarat govt rejects SIT's appeal to seek death for Maya Kodnani September 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Saturday refused to grant permission to the SIT to seek death penalty for the former state minister Maya Kodnani. Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of jail by...
  • US soldier behind Afghan massacre apologizes for 'act of cowardice' August 23, 2013

    A decorated US soldier who gunned down 16 unarmed Afghan civilians in a night time rampage in 2012 apologized on Thursday at a sentencing hearing to determine his fate, calling the killings "an act of cowardice." Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan,...
  • Rajya Sabha condemns Mahabodhi temple blasts August 5, 2013

    Rajya Sabha on Monday condemned the serial bomb blasts at Mahabodhi temple in Gaya district of Bihar and the Maoists attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh that led former Union minister V C Shukla and senior party leader Mahendra Karma dead. Chairman Hamid Ansari described the July 7...
  • Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia's plea against Modi June 4, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court will on Tuesday continue hearing Zakia Jafri's case, where she has challenged the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 61 others. She continues to claim that they were conspirators in the 2002 Gujarat riots in which...
  • Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia's plea against Modi June 3, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court will on Monday continue hearing Zakia Jafri's case, where she has challenged the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 61 others. She continues to claim that they were conspirators in the 2002 Gujarat riots in which...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 29, 2013

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