Terrorism

  • Proposed NCTC has been 'kept in abeyance': Government 2 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels July 4, 2014

    Baghdad: The Iraqi army drove Sunni insurgents out of late dictator Saddam Hussein's home village, state media and police said, part of a campaign to retake wide areas of northern and western Iraq overrun by the rebels. The al Qaida splinter group leading the insurgency has declared a medieval-style Islamic caliphate...
  • US warns of terror attack at Uganda airport July 4, 2014

    Kampala: The US has warned its citizens in Uganda of a possible terror attack at the country's Entebbe International Airport in capital Kampala. The US embassy in Uganda, in a statement on its website Thursday, said it received information from the Uganda police force that there was a specific threat to...
  • US Senator John McCain meets PM Modi, discusses terror July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and conveyed the keen desire of the United States to work with him to revitalise the India-US ties. PM Modi said that he is hopeful of a forward looking, result-oriented visit to the US in September...
  • Kolkata Police arrests IM terrorist allegedly involved in German Bakery blast July 3, 2014

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police has arrested an Indian Mujahideen terrorist Zahid Hussain. Hussain, a Bangladeshi national, was arrested from outside the Kolkata railway station on Wednesday evening by a special team of the Kolkata Police. He will be produced in court later on Thursday. The arrested IM terrorist is suspected...
  • ISIS seizes Tikrit: Iraq crisis June 29, 2014

    As Iraq edges towards chaos, the locals of Tikrit are terrified as well as fed up with Iraqi politicians. ...
  • UK mosques launch anti-terror campaign June 29, 2014

    London: To check radicalisation, mosques across Britain have joined hands to call on young Muslims citizens to stay away from the civil war in Syria. Imams involved in the nationwide anti-terror campaign are instead encouraging donations to Syrian cause through legitimate charities. Their message coincides with the holy month of...
  • Iraq gets fighter jets from Russia June 29, 2014

    London: Iraq has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help fight Sunni insurgents, the Iraqi defence ministry said. BBC quoted the ministry as saying that five Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft would enter service in "three to four days". The deal with Russia "was aimed at increasing...
  • Clashes kill 21 Iraqi troops south of Baghdad June 28, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials say heavy clashes between security forces and Sunni insurgents have killed at least 21 troops south of Baghdad. Police officials say the fighting raged for hours on Saturday near the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, some 50 kilometres south of the capital. The town is part of a predominantly...
  • Mock counter-terrorism drill at Hyderabad airport June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Personnel from various agencies on Thursday carried out a mock counter-terrorism drill at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on Thursday morning. Security and operations teams of GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), RGIA police, CISF, State Fire Services and Disaster Management and other agencies took part in the...
  • US names Jamaat-ud-Dawa as terror outfit, sanctions 2 LeT leaders June 26, 2014

    Washington: Tightening its noose around LeT, the US on Wednesday added its affiliates, including the JuD, to its list of designated terror organisations and slapped sanctions against two Pakistan-based LeT leaders. The State Department has amended Lashkar-e-Taiba's designations to add the aliases: Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal,...
  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing June 25, 2014

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Charges framed in Mumbai blasts cases of 2002-2003 June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Twelve years after blasts rocked the city between December 2002 and March 2003, the special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Tuesday framed charges against 16 accused. Saquib Nachan, an alleged member of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), is one of the main accused. "The court has framed the...
  • NIA takes over probe into terror plot; files FIR June 21, 2014

    Chennai: Taking over the probe into a terror plot allegedly hatched to target US and Israeli consulates in South India, National Investigation Agency on Saturday filed an FIR in a special court here. The FIR naming arrested suspected ISI agent Zakir Hussain was filed in the Special Court for bomb...
  • Three terror suspects taken to Bangalore June 20, 2014

    Vellore: Three terror suspects arrested in connection with murders of several Hindu outfit leaders were on Friday taken to Bangalore on a court order by Karnataka Police for investigation in certain cases. The trio Police Fakruddin, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik lodged in the Central Prison here were taken to...
  • 'Pak's strategy of supporting terror groups unsustainable' June 20, 2014

    Washington: The growth of an indigenous militant threat to Pakistan has made its strategy of supporting terror groups in the past an increasingly costly and ultimately unsustainable strategy, a top Obama Administration official has said. "In the past, Pakistan has projected influence in Afghanistan by its toleration of and even support...
  • Two men arrested in US on terror charges June 19, 2014

    Houston: Two 23-year-old men, including a Bangladesh-born US national, have been arrested here and charged with terror-related offenses after authorities said they planned to travel abroad to engage in violent jihad. While Rahatul Ashikim Khan allegedly wanted to join al- Shabab, a Somalia-based terror group linked to al Qaeda, Michael...
  • 26/11 attacks: Trial in Pakistan adjourned till June 25 June 19, 2014

    Lahore: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case has adjourned the hearing till June 25 after prosecution lawyers failed to turn up. In the last hearing on June 11, two witnesses had recorded their statements. Earlier too, the prosecution lawyers had not appeared...