TERRORISM

  • Pakistan: Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said on Saturday. The arrests were made after the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) in December which aims to...
  • Pakistan: 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Lakhvi challenges his detention, files two petitions 2 days ago

    Islamabad/Lahore: LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi on Wednesday filed two separate contempt of court pleas against the Punjab government, challenging his detention under a security act despite the court's ruling to free him. The first petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). "The government...
  • Stethoscopes & AK-47s: Pakistan doctors live with daily threats by Taliban 3 days ago

    Peshawar: When Pakistani doctor Mehmood Jafri gets ready for work in the morning, the first thing he does is put his AK-47 in the car. Then, after briefing the armed guards at his home, he sets off for the hospital where he works in the troubled northwestern city of Peshawar...
  • After back-to-back terror attacks in Kashmir Hurriyat leader says there is no terror in state 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Just days after two back-to-back terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday claimed "there is no terror" in Kashmir. Asked about India's assertion that talks with Pakistan cannot be held under the shadow of terror, Geelani said, "There is no terror...
  • PM Modi advocates talks with Pakistan: Is dialogue the only way out? 4 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. ...
  • J&K: Security agencies sound alert about possible infiltration along borders 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Security agencies have sounded an alert about possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir with the active support of ISI and Pakistan Army. The alert was issued after two successive terrorist strikes in Jammu region on Friday and Saturday last when the attackers...
  • I&B Ministry approves rule banning live TV coverage of anti-terror operations 4 days ago

    New Delhi: TV channels will be barred from airing live coverage of anti-terrorist operations by security forces as per a new rule approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Broadcasters in such situations will have to restrict themselves to reporting periodic briefing by designated officers, as per the new rule. Officials said...
  • Modi greets Sharif on Pakistan National Day, says issues can be resolved through talks 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. Modi tweeted, "It is my firm conviction that all outstanding issues...
  • Ahead of Pakistan Day, India asks its neighbour to end 'atmosphere of terror' along the border 5 days ago

    Attari: Ahead of Pakistan Day celebrations on Monday, India asked its neighbour to end the atmosphere of terror, saying that New Delhi wants to maintain friendly relations with the neighbouring country. "Pakistan should ponder as to how long this atmosphere of terror ('dehshat gardi ki mahol) will continue. I want to...
  • J&K government will examine need for denotifying disturbed areas: CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 6 days ago

    Jammu: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his government would examine the need for denotifying disturbed areas to initiate a phased withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from there. "Keeping in view the improving security scenario, the state government will examine the need for denotifying 'disturbed areas',...
  • Do not broadcast live anti-terrorist operations: I&B Ministry to TV channels 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to all television channels not to broadcast live anti-terrorist operations to avoid any adverse impact on rescue exercise. The advisory came in the wake of some television channels covering live anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on March...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed hits out at Pakistan over terror attacks, asks it to control terrorism if it wants peace 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday hit out at Pakistan over terror attacks in the state and asked it to control terrorism if it wants peace. Condemning twin terror attacks in the state, Sayeed while addressing the state Assembly said, "Terror attack is a conspiracy to...
  • Tackling terrorism leaves little time to take up developmental issues, says Pakistan PM 6 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said most of his government's time is consumed in tackling terrorism and the acute energy crisis which leaves little time for development works. Expressing strong resolve to eliminate terrorism, Sharif said the military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan that started in...
  • J&K: 2 terrorists killed during encounter with Army in Samba, 2 securitymen injured 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were killed during a fierce encounter with the Army in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. A Major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the camp and was...
  • J&K: Terrorists attack Army camp in Samba district, 2 security personnel, 1 civilian injured 1 week ago

    Srinagar: In the second strike in two days, Pakistan backed terrorists attacked an Army camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. One major and a jawan were injured during the attack at the Army camp on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway in Samba. A civilian was also injured outside the...
  • TV channels asked to restrict live coverage of anti-terror operations 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Noticing that some TV channels have been covering live anti terrorist operations, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked news broadcasters to restrict such telecasts to periodic briefing by officials till the operation concludes. In its advisory issued on Friday, the I&B ministry said that it has in the...
  • Kasab never asked for Biryani: 26/11 Mumbai attack prosecutor March 20, 2015

    Jaipur: 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab's demand for Mutton Biryani in jail was just a myth and was "concocted" to stop an "emotional wave" which was being created in favour of the militant, claimed Ujjwal Nikam, public prosecutor in the case. "Kasab never demanded Biryani and was never served...
  • Kathua encounter leaves bullet marks on walls of Rajbagh police station March 20, 2015

    The encounter in Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district has ended leaving six killed including three security personnel, two terrorists a policeman and a driver. The encounter which began in the wee hours of Friday has also left two injured. ...
  • J&K: Encounter in Kathua ends, 2 security men dead; search for terrorists on March 20, 2015

    Jammu: The encounter in Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district has ended leaving six killed including three security personnel, two terrorists a policeman and a driver. The encounter which began in the wee hours of Friday has also left two injured. Combing operation is underway to search for the terrorists. Three...
  • J&K: Terrorists hold hostages in Kathua police station, 2 security personnel killed, heavy firing underway March 20, 2015

    Kathua: One Jammu and Kashmir police officer along with one CRPF personnel has been killed in a terror attack that is underway in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Two CRPF personnel have also been injured in the attack. Heavy firing which began at the Rajbagh Police Station in Kathua district...
  • If Pakistan stops aiding terror, South Asia situation will improve: Rajnath Singh March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked Pakistan to "seriously rethink" its strategy of using terrorism as an instrument of proxy war, saying this will "significantly" improve the security situation in South Asia besides being in its own national interest. Inaugurating an International Counter-Terrorism Conference, Singh said Pakistan should...
  • 20 foreign tourists, two locals killed as gunmen attack Tunisia museum March 19, 2015

    Tunis: Gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum killing 20 foreign tourists and two Tunisians on Wednesday in an attack that raised fears for a rare success story of the Arab Spring. The brazen daytime assault sparked panic at the nearby Parliament and the National Bardo Museum, an iconic attraction in a country...
  • LeT, ISI training 60 terrorists in 42 terror camps in PoK: Intelligence inputs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major security threat for the country, Intelligence inputs indicate that 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is active again. Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Lashkar-e-Toiba are training terrorists to be suicide bombers, according to the inputs. According to sources, 60 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists are being...
  • Rajnath Singh to attend international meet on terrorism in Jaipur March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend an international conference on counter terrorism in Jaipur on Thursday that will discuss issues like 'maritime terrorism and piracy' and chemical, biological and nuclear terrorism'. During the three day conference, beginning from Thursday, issues like 'illegal migration and border security', 'cyber space', 'social...
  • 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail for a month March 14, 2015

    Islamabad: The Mumbai terror attacks key suspect Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's detention has been extended by Punjab Provincial government to maintain public order. Lakhvi will stay in jail for another one month. Lakhvi's lawyer said this order has been slapped on him due to pressure from Indian government. "We will challenge this...
  • Pakistan summons India's Deputy High Commissioner on the 'unnecessary hype' over 26/11 accused Lakhvi's release March 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan foreign office on Friday night summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan JP Singh on the 'unnecessary hype' over 26/11 accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's release after orders of Islamabad High Court. Earlier in the day, India summoned Pakistan's envoy Abdul Basit to register protest against the development. India said...
  • Should India snap all ties with Pakistan? March 13, 2015

    After the Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said the Pakistan government to take all legal measures to ensure that Lakhvi does not come out of jail. ...
  • PM Modi seeks enhanced cooperation from Sri Lanka in counter-terrorism March 13, 2015

    Colombo: Noting that security of India and Sri Lanka was "indivisible", Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly pitched for enhanced cooperation in key areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism. In an address to Sri Lankan Parliament, Modi said the unity and integrity of Sri Lanka were paramount for India and that...
  • Pakistan government should take legal measures to ensure Lakhvi doesn't walk free: MHA March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said the Pakistan government to take all legal measures to ensure that Lakhvi does not come out of jail. The Home Ministry said, "The overwhelming evidence...
  • IS shot teen recruit for allegedly spying on terror group for Israel March 11, 2015

    19-year-old resident of Jerusalem, Mohamed Musallam, was reportedly shot and killed by an ISIS child soldier in Syria for allegedly spying on the terror group for Israel. "ISIS lured Mohamed with money and cars. After he trained with ISIS, he discovered they had nothing," said the victim's father. ...