Terrorism

  • US launched operation in Syria to free American hostages Yesterday

    Washington: The US had staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue American hostages held in Syria by the militant group ISIL, the Pentagon has said. The disclosure came a day after ISIL released a disturbing video showing a member of the extremist group beheading Foley. "This operation involved air...
  • UP Police arrests suspected ISI agent in Meerut, recovers key Army documents 5 days ago

    Meerut: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested a suspected ISI agent in Meerut. Asif Ali, who has been living in the city for some time now, is accused of handing over key information about the Indian Army to the Pakistan intelligence agency. The police...
  • Watch: A tribute to all those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attack 6 days ago

    CNN-IBN pays a tribute to all those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attack. AK Tiwari, Assistant Chief Ticket Inspector at CST lost his friend in the 26/11 attack in Mumbai and Vaishali lost her father Constable Tukaram Ombale. The song 'Arre Rukja Re bande' from the film...
  • Pakistan hits back at Narendra Modi, says his 'proxy-war' allegations baseless August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has come out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of the country engaging in a proxy war against India. "Pakistan rejects baseless allegations by Indian PM. Our Armed Forces ready to defend our borders and thwart every threat of aggression," said Pakistan Foreign Office Spokeswoman...
  • All efforts on to arrest Dawood: Rajnath Singh August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is making every effort to arrest fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "We are trying to arrest him (Dawood). Wherever he is, we will arrest him. Any criminal evading justice should be brought to...
  • Pakistan forces kill three militants including top Taliban leader August 11, 2014

    Peshawar: At least three militants including a top Pakistani-Taliban commander were killed in a joint operation carried out by the security forces and peace militia in northwestern Pakistan, security forces said on Monday. Qair Usman, a top Taliban commander was killed during an operation in Sonai Darra, a border village in...
  • Independence Day: Centre alerts North East over possible terror attacks August 10, 2014

    Agartala/Guwahati: The Union Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to Independence Day, officials said on Sunday. The ministry has asked the states to take steps to foil any attempt by militants to upset peace. "The Home Ministry has alerted the north eastern states...
  • Pakistan police charges cleric with murder and terrorism August 10, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistani police on Sunday registered three new FIRs against anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri under murder and terrorism charges and arrested 2,000 of his supporters from different parts of Punjab province. The total number of FIRs against the Canada-based cleric has reached to eight. The latest FIRs have been registered...
  • HC panel confirms SIMI ban, moots setting up special tribunal July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi High Court panel on Wednesday confirmed the Centre's decision to extend by another five years the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and asked it to consider setting up a special tribunal to ensure that innocent persons are not booked. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal...
  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • Pune blast: CCTV footage obtained from parking lot where explosives were kept July 30, 2014

    Pune: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has obtained a CCTV footage from the parking lot from where the police bike carrying explosives had been stolen. The July 10 Pune blast case had left 5 injured. Though it was a low intensity blast in the heart of the city, the terror angle...
  • Filmmaker Philip Marshak, director of 'Night Train To Terror', dies of leukaemia July 29, 2014

    London: Philip Marshak, who wrote and directed several classic films, including 'Night Train To Terror', 'Cataclysm' and 'Dracula Sucks', is dead. He was 80. He died July 27 surrounded by his family at his home here after a long battle with leukaemia, diabetes and heart disease, reports contactmusic.com. Marshak began his Hollywood...
  • Assam killings: Little to celebrate for those at relief camps this Eid July 29, 2014

    Baksa: In the midst of the Lok Sabha Elections earlier this year, 38 villagers were killed by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district. Camped in a cramped relief camp in Khagrabari village, the displaced community of Muslims has little to celebrate this Eid. The mighty Beki river has been...
  • Lashker-e-Toiba's top man held in Delhi July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested a top operative of Lashker-e-Toiba who was allegedly involved in indoctrination and recruitment of youths and planning and execution of terror strikes across the country. Special cell of the Delhi Police arrested Abdul Suhan. He's part of Mewat module. He was arrested from Sarai Kale...
  • Morocco: French al-Qaeda recruiter arrested in Tangiers July 28, 2014

    Rabat: Moroccan police have arrested a French citizen of Algerian origin near Tangiers on suspicion of recruiting men to travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for al-Qaeda, authorities said. A statement issued by the Interior Ministry on Monday described the suspect as a veteran member of the international terror network,...
  • Mumbai Police chief gets threat letter challenging him to avert terror attack July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police is on high alert after Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria received a threat letter. The letter challenged the police to avert a terror attack. The letter received on July 25 said, "Stop us this time if you can, you were lucky in 1993." Sources said that the letter has been...
  • India summons Pakistani envoy over repeated adjournment of 26/11 trial July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Friday lodged a strong diplomatic protest against the reported adjournment of the ongoing trial of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack. The Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi was summoned to the Foreign office on Friday. The Indian Deputy High Commissioner went to the Pakistani Foreign...
  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government appears to have given a quiet burial to the controversial proposal to set up anti-terror hub National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) mooted by the previous UPA regime, as it announced on Tuesday that the plan has been "kept in abeyance". "Operationalisation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre...
  • Malaysian plane hit by a ground-to-air missile over Ukraine war zone July 18, 2014

    In a major international incident a Malaysia Airlines plane with 298 on board was shot down on Thursday over Eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. All 298 passengers and crew members are feared dead. ...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard July 17, 2014

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi talks tough on terror, calls for zero tolerance towards it July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed BRICS leaders on combating terror. Speaking at the Summit in Fortaleza, PM Modi called for a concentrated effort to curb terrorism. Talking tough on terror PM Modi said, "Due to different yardsticks the international community has not been able to combat terror...
  • Collective pressure on states needed to deny sanctuaries to terrorists: Modi July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Deprecating the "different yardsticks" in dealing with global terrorism which has assumed war-like proportions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said collective pressure should be put on states to deny sanctuaries and support to terrorists, a statement seen as a veiled reference to India's neighbourhood. In his first multilateral engagement...
  • PM Modi pitches for 'zero tolerance' towards terror July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Pitching for 'zero tolerance" against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told leaders of five-nation grouping BRICS that the "choices" they make now will shape the future of the world at large. Addressing the summit of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa here, he noted that the region stretching from Afghanistan to Africa...
  • HC for policy to compensate terror victims' families July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday suggested the Centre to come out with a policy to adequately compensate families of those killed in terror attacks instead of paying a standard amount by way of ex-gratia. A division bench comprising Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar asked the Union government to...
  • US court issues partial win to Osama Bin Laden assistant July 15, 2014

    Washington: A US appeals court has set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama Bin Laden. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the ruling in the case of Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a Yemeni, who produced propaganda videos for al-Qaida...
  • Pune blast: 10 ATS teams to probe case, terror angle not ruled out July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ten teams of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad were formed on Friday to investigate all the angles in Pune blast, sources said adding that case has been registered under various sections against unknown persons at Vishrambag police station. Prima facie, the blast seemed to be part of terrorist attack, sources said....
  • Minor explosion in Pune, three injured July 10, 2014

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which three people have been injured. Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was at the spot and has called it a low-intensity explosion. "It is a low intensity explosion. Either something kept in the dicky of a bike...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • Clashes between Nigeria army, Islamists kill 59: official July 6, 2014

    Abuja: Clashes between Nigerian armed forces and Islamists after a daring attack on the military in the country's restive northeast left 53 insurgents and six troops dead, a spokesman said. The rebels attacked barracks and a police station in the town of Damboa, in Borno state, late Friday while most of...
  • Nurses vow not to go back to Iraq July 5, 2014

    Kochi: After about a month's long ordeal in the strife torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned to their homeland on Saturday with most of them vowing not to go back risking their lives. "We will not go back. There is no question of going back. We are not prepared to endanger...