NITRATE

  • 7,000 kg ammonium nitrate meant for illegal mining seized from a makeshift house March 15, 2014

    About 7,000 kg of explosive ammonium nitrate that was to be used for blasting in in illegal mining in Rajasthan's Alwar was seized Friday, police said. Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar said that the seizure was made from Chopanaki area in Alwar district, some 150 km from Jaipur. "Illegal mining is a...
  • Gujarat: Official claims data on water portal is obsolete March 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After the official Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) portal stated that 7675 habitations suffer from high ground water fluoride levels, the organisation's chairman called it a "goof-up" and said that less than 400 habitations are affected. The official WASMO portal states that a recent habitation survey found that...
  • Six new recruits may have bombed Mumbai: Police July 19, 2011

    Mumbai: At least six newly recruited terrorists could have been involved in planting explosives at the three sites in Mumbai and two to five kg blast material was used at each of the locations, police said on Tuesday. The bomb planters might have links with Gujarat and West Bengal, officials...
  • Ammonium nitrate the new RDX? July 17, 2011

    New Delhi: For long it's been a chemical used largely in agriculture and dyeing units but increasing sophistication in the use of ammonium nitrate as the most deadly part of bombs being assembled by terrorists has now prompted the home ministry to finally push for banning it under the Explosives...
  • Mumbai Blasts: saluting those who saved lives July 16, 2011

    Mumbai: A 24yearold businessman who was injured in the Zaveri Bazar died in hospital on Friday, taking the toll to 19 in the Mumbai serial Blasts. Doctors, who tried to save Nikhil Damka and 130 others injured, have been working tirelessly since that fatal evening. "The sight was gruesome. You...
  • Ammonium nitrate used to carry out blasts July 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Ammonium Nitrate was used as explosive substance to carry out the triple blasts in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. Union Home Secretary RK Singh said that Improvised Explosive Devices which used ammonium nitrate and electronic detonators were used in the blasts. Singh said that the IEDs showed that they were...
  • Naxals loot 16 tonnes of explosive material May 20, 2010

    Raipur: Suspected Naxals hijacked a truck in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district and looted 16 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer also used to make explosives, police said on Thursday. "It's really very stunning. A few Naxals forcibly diverted the truck from National Highway 43 on Tuesday and took it to their forest...
  • Ship with explosive cargo seized at Haldia port December 10, 2009

    Haldia: An Estonian ship with 800 tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate, which is used in making explosives, has been seized at Haldia port in West Bengal by the Coast Guard on Wednesday. Coast Guard and CID officials are investigating the case and questioning all the 24 crew members. Significantly all the crew...
  • Two arrested with 1,100 detonators in Uttar Pradesh August 21, 2008

    Lucknow: Two people were arrested on Thursday for the possession of 1,100 detonators and a quintal of the widely used commercial explosive ammonium nitrate, the Uttar Pradesh Police said. "Jitendra Kumar alias Babloo and Amresh Patel were arrested from the Ahrohra in Mirzapur district, about 300 km from Lucknow," police officer...
  • Top cop says no terror group identified for blasts May 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The Director General of Police (Rajasthan), AS Gill, has said that the police have prepared a sketch of a suspect who is believed to be involved in the serial bomb blasts that rocked Jaipur on Tuesday evening. Police have identified a cycle vendor who sold nine cycles to a...
  • Terrorists turn fertilisers explosives August 18, 2006

    Bangalore: Terrorists can make an explosive out of ammonium nitrate, a commonly used fertiliser, according to a former defence scientist and explosives expert. Saboteurs can also make a liquid explosive from the same ingredients (openly available in the market) that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) uses to make rocket...