Terror Group

  • Can Modi trust Nawaz Sharif to rein in terror groups? June 14, 2014

    Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing a desire to work with India, Modi too, has reciprocated the sentiment saying that he is looking forward to working with Pakistan. Sharif held a bilateral meeting with Modi on May 27 on the sidelines...
  • Disturbance by terror group likely during 2014 LS polls: PM November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said disturbance by terror groups during 2014 Lok Sabha polls likely. Addressing an annual conference of state police chiefs, he said, "There is likelihood of disturbance by terror groups during upcoming Lok Sabha polls and Assembly polls." He also applauded the Intelligence Bureau...
  • Is BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi the prime target of terror groups? November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Patna blasts on October 27 took place just before BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was to address a rally in the city. The question is whether Modi is the prime target of terror groups. Eighteen bombs were placed, seven people lost their lives...
  • 722 suspects rejoined terror groups after acquittal in Pakistan October 19, 2013

    Islamabad: A majority of the nearly 2,000 suspected terrorists freed by Pakistani courts since 2007 have either joined terror groups or are involved in anti-state activities, a media report said on Saturday. Of the 1,964 suspected terrorists released by the courts, 722 have rejoined terrorist groups while 1,197 are actively involved...
  • LS passes bill extending definition of 'terrorist act' November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday passed a bill that seeks to expand the definition of "terrorist act" to include offences that threaten the country's economic security amid protests from some members who termed the measures as "draconian". The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, which was passed by voice...
  • Terror groups investing in Indian stock markets: Shinde November 16, 2012

    Bangalore: Government has information that terror groups have been investing money in Indian stock markets, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Friday. Asked by reporters about "intelligence information" that Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa is investing money in Indian stock exchanges, the minister said he had spoken at the Interpol meeting in...
  • Al-Qaeda threatens attacks on US diplomats September 18, 2012

    Cairo: Al-Qaeda's branch in North Africa is calling for attacks on US diplomats and an escalation of protests against an anti-Islam video that triggered a wave of demonstrations in Muslim countries. In a statement released on Tuesday, Al-Qaeda in the Land of the Islamic Maghreb praised the killing of Christopher Stevens,...
  • Pune blasts: Terror angle being probed, says Patil August 2, 2012

    Pune: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Thursday said investigating agencies were probing all angles to determine whether any terror outfit was behind the low intensity serial bomb blasts that rocked the city on Wednesday night. "Whether it was a terrorist act or not will be determined only after proper investigations...
  • LeT now more dangerous than al-Qaeda: US expert July 10, 2012

    Washington: With al-Qaeda on the ropes, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), with the help of its Pakistani backers, is now probably the most dangerous terror group in the world, according to a former CIA analyst. The November 2008 attack by ten LeT terrorists on multiple targets in Mumbai, India was the most significant and...
  • Haqqani leader killed in Afghanistan: NATO October 5, 2011

    Kabul: The US-led coalition says a senior leader of the Haqqani militant network has been killed in an airstrike in eastern Afghanistan. The coalition on Wednesday identified the militant leader as Dilawar, who used only one name. NATO says he was killed on Tuesday in Musa Khel district of Khost...
  • Pak backs terror groups targeting India: Report September 16, 2011

    New York: In its quest to maintain an "asymmetric" influence in its neighbourhood, Pakistan cooperates with the US to attack terror groups it considers hostile to it while simultaneously supporting outfits like the LeT, which it perceives as "beneficial" to its objectives, a report by a US think-tank has said. The...
  • Come in the open and fight: Anna to terror groups September 7, 2011

    Ahmednagar: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday challenged terror elements and groups to "come out in the open and fight" rather than target innocents in terror strikes. Speaking to media-persons in his home village Ralegan-Siddhi village on Wednesday evening, Hazare said that terror groups should not hide and fight by targeting...
  • Have right-wing terror groups been exposed? June 21, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Have Right-Wing terror groups been exposed'. ...
  • Dismantle terror groups, UK tells Pakistan May 10, 2011

    London: Britain has asked Pakistan to "dismantle" all terror groups operating on it's soil and posing a threat to it as well as to the region and beyond. In a response to the Foreign Affairs Committee's March report on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Foreign Secretary William Hague noted that Pakistan has suffered...
  • Right wing terror groups weakening war on terror? January 12, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Right wing terror groups weakening war on terror?' ...
  • Pak trained Kashmir terror groups: Musharraf October 5, 2010

    Washington: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has admitted that Pakistan had trained underground militant groups to fight in Kashmir, the first such admission by a top leader of the country. Musharraf's candid remarks came days after he announced his return to active politics from London where he has been living in...
  • Pak to act against 16 banned terror groups July 6, 2010

    Islamabad: Declaring JuD as a terror outfit, Pakistani authorities have formed special task forces to crack down on 16 radical groups, including the Lashker-e-Toiba, in the wake of the suicide attack on the Data Darbar shrine. The Home Department of Punjab has set up the task forces comprising officials of the...
  • Bangladeshi terror group recruiting in India June 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi terror groups are running training camps in districts bordering India. Banned terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen's chief, Maulana Saidur Rahman Jafar has admitted during interrogation that many terror camps are running near the border with India. Arrested in May 2010 in Dhaka, Saidur Rehman was Bangladesh's most wanted terrorist and...
  • Curb anti-India terror groups: US to Pak April 2, 2010

    Washington: Reminding Islamabad that Punjab-based militants "are targeting Pakistan as well," the United States has asked Pakistan to curb anti-India terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) blamed for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Robert Blake, the assistant secretary of state for South Asia who visited India and Pakistan last month, said...
  • India replies to Pak's allegations on terror groups October 28, 2009

    India hits out against allegations that it is helping terror groups destabilise Pakistan. But its leaders continue to blame India for its own internal turmoil. A report. ...
  • Banned terror group HuJI still active in Bangladesh February 18, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has for the first time admitted that its territory and porous borders may have been used by terrorist groups to target India and says it is committed to acting against them. The Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI), the anti-Indian militant group, continues to function in Bangladesh though it has been banned,...
  • Mockery of Pak law, banned terror groups meet in PoK February 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Doubts abound whether Pakistan is really cracking down on terror outfits that operate from its soil like it says. In what's a wake up call to the Pakistani establishment, 12 militant groups including those banned have met publicly in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Apparently, the meeting had been called by...
  • Bajrang Dal linked to recent blasts: Centre November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: As the evidence against Hindu terror groups mount, the Centre is now stepping in to control the situation. The Home Ministry has reportedly decided to probe the role of such groups, the Bajrang Dal in particular, and written to all state governments. For the first time the Centre...
  • SIMI ban stays, SC order helps Govt save face August 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a tribunal’s order lifting the ban on the Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), declared a terror organisation by the government. A bench comprising Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice A.K. Mathur suspended the Delhi High Court tribunal’s ruling on an urgent plea...
  • On the terror trail: Delhi to Goa to Bangalore February 23, 2008

    Bangalore: Terror is going hi-tech with gen next and the case of Yahya Kamakutty is not an isolated one. Here is a profile of the new face of terror, from Delhi to Goa to Bangalore. When Imran Bilal — Hyderabad blasts accused — revealed that he had been given weapons, one...
  • Terror groups recruiting tech-savvy youngsters February 23, 2008

    Bangalore: Yahya Kammakutty is Karnataka's latest catch in the crackdown on terror. A B Tech from Regional Engineering College Calicut and a former employee of Tata Infotech and GE — sacked from GE last year for suspicious activities — Kammakutty is the fifth terror suspect to be arrested in the...