TERRORISM

  • No possibility can be ruled out of terror strike during Diwali, says Rajnath Singh 9 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The possibility of terror attack in the country cannot be ruled out, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. "No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence alerts are issued," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function. Singh was replying to a question on...
  • After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences. India, which under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck an assertive national security posture, also agreed to China's request to...
  • WB: NIA finds 39 IEDs in Burdwan; probes Simulia Madrasa's link to terror module 3 days ago

    Burdwan: A cache of some 39 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and chemicals were recovered from a secret chamber atop a toilet inside the premises of a house on Badshahi Road on the outskirts of Burdwan town by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and its assisting National Security Guard (NSG) commandos...
  • NSG warns of 'multi-city, multiple' attack on India 5 days ago

    Manesar: NSG, the country's elite counter-terror force, on Thursday warned that global terror outfits like the dreaded ISIS and al-Qaeda could join hands and launch a "multi-city multiple attack" on India. The warning of a combined terror attack was sounded by National Security Guards (NSG)...
  • Al-Qaeda may be allying with IM, LeT to carry out multi-city attacks in India, says NSG 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Security Guard has said that it is ready to respond if the ISIS or al-Qaeda carry out terror attacks in India. Director General of the NSG Jayant Chowdhary on Thursday said that terror groups such as al-Qaeda or ISIS might carry out multi-city attacks in India....
  • Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism: Pranab Mukherjee October 13, 2014

    Oslo: Asserting that the problem of terrorism in India was imported, President Pranab Mukherjee has said that indigenous terrorist activity was "extremely negligible" with hardly any involvement of the 150 million Muslims of the country. "Of course there may be one or two out of hundred fifty million but all...
  • Security concerns in Kashmir after masked men seen carrying ISIS flags after Eid celebrations October 13, 2014

    There have been security concerns in Kashmir after masked men carried ISIS flags after Eid celebrations last week. Security agencies are still searching for those involved in the controversial rally at the Idgah Maidan. The men were seen publicly brandishing the flag of the terror outfit. This is the second...
  • Islamic State terrorists threatened to kill Twitter employees October 11, 2014

    New York: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has admitted that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group threatened to kill his employees after their Twitter accounts were deleted. Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco this week, Costolo said that after Twitter started deleting accounts of IS members, he...
  • Islamic State seize Kurdish headquarters in Syria's Kobane October 10, 2014

    Suruc (Turkey): Islamic State captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the battleground Syrian town of Kobane on Friday as a UN envoy warned of a looming "massacre" by the Islamic State group. Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling to prevent the jihadists closing off the last escape route for the thousands...
  • Think how social media can stop terror: Modi tells Zuckerberg October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the use of social media in checking terror activities and a host of other issues with social networking giant Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The issues discussed included 'Swachh Bharat' Mission with the Facebook co-founder. Zuckerberg, who called on the Prime Minister, expressed his...
  • Pakistan sheltered Laden and now blames India of aggression: MEA's jibe at Islamabad October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Friday took a potshot at Pakistan over the continuous ceasefire violations and the latter's allegation that India was the aggressor country. "The allegation that India started firing originated in Pakistan, a country which harboured Osama Bin Laden for over a decade in a military garrison town....
  • Burdwan blast: MHA seeks report from West Bengal government October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: The Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the Burdwan blast case. On Wednesday, the police identified two more suspected terrorist hideouts in the city just days after a blast at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader's house. Two bombmakers, with possible links to Bangladeshi...
  • Pranksters create panic, strap Gurgaon man with toy mobile phone, tell him it's a bomb October 8, 2014

    Gurgaon: A mobile phone, claimed to be a bomb and attached to the stomach of a person, created panic among people here, police said on Wednesday. Sanjeev Naul, 35, of Gurgaon was heading towards his office in Sector 32 when four-five men travelling in a Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Scorpio forced...
  • NSG to observe 2014 as 'year of the commando' October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Security Guard (NSG) has decided to improve the quality of lives of its personnel by declaring 2014 as the 'year of the commando' and undertake a host of initiatives in this direction. Apart from providing the commandos the best of equipment and gadgets to combat terrorists...
  • Pakistan's ISI closely connected with IM operatives: NIA October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan intelligence agency ISI was "closely connected" with top operatives of banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) and provided shelter to its members wanted in India, the National Investigation Agency has told a special court in New Delhi. The NIA said this in its supplementary charge sheet filed against 20 suspected...
  • Won't allow Bangladesh to be used for extremism, hope India reciprocates too: Hasina September 28, 2014

    United Nations: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter. After her first meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hasina described the...
  • Full text: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the UNGA September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed that India is prepared to work towards resolving the Kashmir issue with Pakistan, in a serious bilateral dialogue and a peaceful atmosphere, which should be without the shadow of terrorism. In an indirect reply to Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • Modi for Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Talking tough, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for a concerted international effort to combat terrorism and extremism as he decried those states who continue to allow terrorist sanctuaries on their soil or use terrorism as instruments of their policy. Asking the world to rise above politics, divisions,...
  • PM Modi urges UNGA to adopt Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister Narnedra Modi on Saturday said that terrorism is taking new shape and new name. "No country, big or small, in the north or the south, east or west, is free from its threat. All countries should put aside our differences and mount a...
  • France wants Libyan jihadists on UN blacklist September 26, 2014

    United Nations: France wants the UN Security Council to add Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia to its terror list, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said declaring Libya a "terrorist powderkeg." Active in Libya's second city Benghazi, Ansar al-Sharia is already on the US terror list and the Libyan parliament has also labelled...
  • Ukraine to UN: 'We know what terrorism means' September 25, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea. Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday night told the annual UN General Assembly of world leaders that "we know what terrorism means." He demands that Russia pull back its...
  • Algerian extremists allied with ISIS behead French hostage September 24, 2014

    Rabat: Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained on Wednesday by a US-based terrorism watchdog. A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, had said they would...
  • With coalition, US will dismantle ISIS's 'network of death': Obama to UN September 24, 2014

    United Nations: Amid a US-led bombing campaign against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama told the United Nations that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death." Obama told the assembled leaders on Wednesday that the "only language understood by killers like this is the language of force." In...
  • IM planned terror attacks in Muzaffarnagar to avenge riots: sources September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: According to a revelation during the interrogation of Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ajaz Sheikh, the terror outfit was planning attacks in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar. Delhi Police Special Cell sources say that the mails that were supposed to be sent after the strikes were recovered from Ajaz's laptop. The mail was...
  • Obama likely to seek Modi's support against Islamic State September 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain. So far, more than 40 countries...
  • IS opens outdoor cinema for Mosul residents to show brutal crimes September 24, 2014

    Mosul (Iraq): The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has opened an outdoor "cinema" to show videos of their brutal crimes and terrorise residents of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which they have controlled since June. The macabre spectacle began last week amid the groves and thickets along the banks...
  • US bombards ISIS targets in Syria in first airstrikes September 23, 2014

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first US-led airstrikes targeting the militant group in Syria, and pledged to build even more international support for the effort. "Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules September 23, 2014

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • NIA seeks MHA approval to file case against ISIS, alQaeda September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday sought the permission of the Home Ministry to file a case against the alQaeda and Iraqi terror group ISIS under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act or UAPA. Sources say that the Ministry is likely to permit the FIR soon. CNNIBN had reported last...
  • Jordan arrests 11 alleged IS members over 'terror plan' September 21, 2014

    Amman (Jordan): Jordan has arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning "terrorist operations" in the kingdom, a security official said today. IS jihadists have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, both of which border Jordan, declaring a "caliphate" and imposing a...