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  • Austria arrests couple with machine gun in plane luggage 3 hours 23 minutes ago

    Vienna: An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, authorities said on Saturday. "The couple were already on board the aircraft by the time the machine gun and live...
  • Delhi HC orders free liver transplant for poverty-stricken 10-year-old boy 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) to immediately commence free treatment of a 10-year-old patient who urgently needs a liver transplant. Justice Vibhu Bakhru also directed Employee's State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to consider the case of the kid for grant...
  • US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leadership: Pentagon Yesterday

    Washington: Several leaders of Islamic State militant group have been killed in Iraq in targeted US air strikes in recent weeks, dealing a blow to the extremist jihadist forces, the Pentagon said on Friday. "I can confirm that since mid-November, targeted coalition air strikes successfully killed multiple senior and mid-level leaders...
  • Delhi school website defaced by IS, principal threatened 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi school principal was threatened over telephone a month after the school's official website was defaced by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, police said on Wednesday. Mohit Sharma, the 43-year-old principal of Raja Ram Mohan Roy senior secondary public school, filed a police complaint that he received...
  • 66 journalists murdered, 119 kidnapped around the world in 2014 3 days ago

    Paris: The beheading of journalists by Islamist terrorists in Syria in 2014 showed that reporters face a dangerous new threat, media freedom organization Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday. While the overall number of journalists killed around the world was down 7 per cent on 2013, to 66, the nature of...
  • Watch: Timeline of Sydney siege 4 days ago

    Watch the 17-hour-long siege that unfolded in the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in downtown Sydney on Monday. ...
  • Sydney crisis: Lindt cafe manager, lawyer killed in hostage drama 4 days ago

    Sydney: Two hostages who have been killed in the 17-hour-long hostage drama at a cafeteria in Sydney were identified as the manager of the Lindt Chocolate cafe and a lawyer. The 38-year-old lawyer, Katrina Dawson, was a mother of three young children who became the victim of the siege. She was...
  • Hostage calls up Radio presenter from Sydney's Lindt cafe 5 days ago

    A radio show host in Australia told CNN that one of the hostages inside the Sydney cafe got in touch with him and he could hear the gunman giving instructions to the hostages. ...
  • Sydney crisis: Infosys software engineer amongst hostages in Lindt cafe 5 days ago

    Sydney: An Indian software professional is amongst several other people held hostage by an armed gunman in a cafe in downtown Sydney. A native of Andhra Pradesh, the engineer works with Infosys Australia. "One software engineer is among the hostages. He is an employee of Infosys Australia. Our consulate in Sydney...
  • Read: Chronology of seige at Sydney's Lindt cafe 5 days ago

    Sydney: According to Australia's leading newspaper 'Sydney Morning Herald', chronology of the siege at a Sydney Café is as follows. Blue sports bag A woman is believed to have raised the alarm at 9:44 am (3:30 AM IST) when she saw a man outside the cafe carrying a blue sports bag with...
  • Mehdi Biswas activities confined to putting posts of IS on Twitter, says Rajnath Singh 5 days ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said investigations in Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas for running a pro-Islamic State Twitter account are on. He said, "Interrogation of Mehdi Biswas has shown that his activities were confined to putting posts of IS and in their support. He has denied any involvement in recruitment....
  • Bengaluru Police asks Twitter India to join probe on Mehdi's pro-IS account 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Days after Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas confessed to running a pro-Islamic State twitter account, the city's police has sent a notice to Twitter India executives to be a part of the investigation. The notice was sent after police wanted more information on Biswas' twitter handle - Shami Witness....
  • Australia: Three hostages escape from Sydney cafe, police in touch with armed gunman 5 days ago

    Sydney: Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe were seen holding up a flag containing an Islamic declaration of faith. New South Wales Police...
  • At least 1 armed offender holds several hostage at Sydney's Chocolate cafe 5 days ago

    Nearly 50 people have been taken hostage in a Sydney cafe by at least 1 gunman. A black flag with Arabic writing has been put up on the shop window. Major landmarks in the city such as the Sydney Opera House have been evacuated. ...
  • Australia: Several held hostage by armed gunman at Sydney cafe, key landmarks evacuated 5 days ago

    Sydney: A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag believed to contain an Islamic declaration of faith. Four hours after the incident first erupted inside the Lindt...
  • NIA officials interrogate parents of IS Twitter account handler 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday interrogated the parents of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, who was recently arrested in Bengaluru. Family sources said that the NIA officials went to the resident of Masroor in the city and interrogated...
  • Bengaluru youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle sent to five-day police custody 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police was on Sunday granted five days custody of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a 24-year-old engineer, after he confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers. Biswas was arrested on Saturday from his home in the IT city. He has been accused of waging a...
  • Bengaluru youth was in contact with few English speaking Jihadist 1 week ago

    Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bengaluru youth behind pro-ISIS Twitter account 1 week ago

    As Bengaluru youth admits handling pro-ISIS Twitter account, here is what Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Extending full co-operation with investigation process: ITC 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After one its employees was arrested for allegedly being the handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) twitter account, ITC on Saturday issued a statement extending full cooperation with the investigating agencies. "An employee has been arrested by Bengaluru Police in connection with allegedly objectionable social media activity carried out...
  • Bengaluru youth handling pro-ISIS Twitter account booked for waging war against friendly nation 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Masroor Biswas who allegedly operated the fanatic pro-ISIS twitter account, Sami Witness, has confessed to his crime and revealed how he managed to keep his identity secret to the Bangalore Police on Saturday. "He has confessed that he was operating the Twitter account for the last many years,"...
  • Islamic State justifies enslaving, having sex with 'non-believers' 1 week ago

    Baghdad: The Sunni jihadi organisation Islamic State (IS) has justified the enslavement of non-Muslim women and children and sexual intercourse with them, not sparing even pre-pubescent girls. This message has been propagated by an IS pamphlet titled "Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom", which was distributed to the...
  • Bengaluru youth's father denies son's links with Islamic State 1 week ago

    Kolkata: The father of the man, who was for arrested for being the alleged handler of an influential Twitter account of Islamic State(IS) group, on Saturday said he did not believe that his son has any link with the terror outfit and claimed his internet account was hacked. M Biswas, father...
  • Youth operating pro-Islamic State Twitter handle did not resist arrest: police 1 week ago

    The 24-year-old Bengaluru youth arrested for operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account worked in an MNC during daytime and became active on internet late at night, said police. ...
  • My son's email ID was hacked, says alleged pro-IS Twitter handler's father 1 week ago

    Even as alleged pro-Islamic State's Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas has confessed to his involvement with the terror outfit, his father Dr Michyal Biswas defended him saying his account was hacked. "I don't know about this. Last night, over a telephonic conversation, my son told me his email was...
  • Bengaluru youth confesses to operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Mehdi Mehboob Biswas, 24-year-old engineer from West Bengal, has confessed to operating a pro-Islamic State Twitter account with over 17,000 followers, police said on Saturday. Biswas, who works as an engineer in a multinational company in Bengaluru was arrested on Saturday morning under provisions of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act...
  • Bengaluru Police arrest youth suspected of operating pro-Islamic State Twitter account 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Days after a British news channel claimed to have traced down the person who operates "most followed" pro-Islamic State Twitter handle to Bengaluru, the city police on Saturday arrested a youth in connection with the reports. The youth who allegedly operated the @ShamiWitness handle was arrested under sections for...
  • Haven't waged a war against India, won't resist arrest, says alleged Islamic State Twitter handler 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Alleged Islamic State's Bengaluru-based Twitter account handler identified as Mehdi Mehboob Biswas has reportedly told a British news channel that he has not waged war against India and fears an imminent arrest. "I have a suspicion that the police, when they come to arrest me, might try to kill me....
  • Police probe on as reports claim Bengaluru youth behind pro-Islamic State Twitter handle December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru Police has swung into action after a British news channel claimed to have tracked down the man behind the "most influential Islamic State Twitter handle" to the IT city. A report by Channel 4 says Twitter handle @ShamiWitness with over 17,700 followers is the most followed Twitter account...
  • West Asia tour operators cautious of giving visas after Kalyan youth join Islamic State December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ever since the arrest of Areeb Majeed, who along with three of his friends from Kalyan near Mumbai in Maharashtra allegedly joined the Islamic State in Iraq while on a pilgrimage, tour operators in Mumbai have become very cautious. Visas for Ziyarat in Baghdad has never been difficult to...