Massacre

  • Accused in Dalit massacre arrested in Patna 21-03-2014 07:38 PM

    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,...
  • 2002 riots: Hearing on Zakia Jafri's plea against Modi deferred to April 11 20-03-2014 02:21 PM

    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 18-03-2014 04:39 PM

    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...
  • 2 Naxals suspected of being involved in Jiram Ghati, Jagdalpur killings arrested 14-03-2014 10:22 AM

    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 Raipurdistrict and seized a landmine and a country...
  • SC to hear Kodnani's interim bail extension plea 12-02-2014 07:32 PM

    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....
  • HC acquits 14 in Khagaria carnage 03-01-2014 08:56 PM

    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...
  • 2002 riots: BJP euphoric over clean chit to Modi, Zakia vows to fight on 26-12-2013 10:25 PM

    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 26-12-2013 09:22 AM

    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 19-12-2013 10:14 AM

    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...
  • Laxmanpur Bathe massacre: Prime accused gets life imprisonment for murder of 58 Dalits 06-12-2013 09:15 AM

    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...
  • DoT sets up phone terminals in Naxal-hit areas for better communication of security forces 19-11-2013 07:31 AM

    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,...
  • Nand Kumar, VC Shukla posters reflect Cong relying on sympathy factor for Chhattisgarh polls 08-11-2013 01:13 PM

    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...
  • Angry with 1997 Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre verdict, Maoists blast a mobile tower 24-10-2013 01:46 PM

    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,...
  • No political conspiracy behind Jagdalpur killings, pure revenge: CPI (Maoist) 17-10-2013 09:02 AM

    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...
  • 1997 Dalit massacre: Bihar government to move SC against HC verdict 10-10-2013 03:36 PM

    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...
  • Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre: HC acquits 16 person accused in the case 09-10-2013 05:24 PM

    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 26-09-2013 01:36 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat govt rejects SIT's appeal to seek death for Maya Kodnani 15-09-2013 09:44 AM

    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' 23-08-2013 05:12 AM

    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...
  • Rajya Sabha condemns Mahabodhi temple blasts 05-08-2013 01:36 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia's plea against Modi 04-06-2013 10:41 AM

    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 03-06-2013 08:53 AM

    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...
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  • IAF to set up unit in Nagpur to aid anti-Naxal ops in C'garh 29-05-2013 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to set up a unit in Nagpur to help anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur district. IAF Chief NAK Browne said that the Nagpur will help in evacuating victims of Naxal attacks and also transporting troops. The IAF has at present deployed...
  • Naroda Patiya case: SIT to seek SC guidance on Kodnani death penalty 18-05-2013 06:42 PM

    Ahmedabad: After a U-turn by the Gujarat government on the death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani and nine others, convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, the SIT has decided to seek Supreme Court's guidance on the issue. "Very soon, we are going to file an application before the...
  • Naroda Patiya case: Cong says no change in Modi's mindset 14-05-2013 02:14 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday flayed Gujarat government for withholding its decision to seek death for Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya case, saying there has been no change in the mindset of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his feelings about a community. "It proves that Modi has not changed....
  • Naroda Patiya case: Modi govt does a U-turn on Kodnani 14-05-2013 08:51 AM

    Ahmedabad: In a U-turn of sorts, the Gujarat state legal department has written to the chief prosecutor in the Naroda Patiya massacre case, seeking approval for enhancement of punishment for BJP leader Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi to be put on hold. The legal department wants the punishment...
  • eBay pulls Nike 'Boston Massacre' t-shirt listing 26-04-2013 02:10 PM

    San Francisco: eBay pulled a listing on Wednesday for a Nike t-shirt displaying the phrase "Boston Massacre," citing the online marketplace's policy against "offensive materials." The t-shirt was listed for sale earlier this week on eBay and received bids of more than $150,000, according to bid history on the company's...
  • Naroda Patiya case: SIT to seek death for Kodnani, others 17-04-2013 08:21 AM

    Ahmedabad: There is trouble for former Gujarat Women and Child Development Minister Maya Kodnani as the Special Investigation Team probing the 2002 riots will move the Gujarat High Court seeking death for her in the Naroda Patiya massacre case. The approval for this was given by the legal department of...