Terrorist

  • J&K: One killed, four injured in grenade attack in Baramulla 3 days ago

    Srinagar: As the nation commemorates 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas, a policeman was killed and four others injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Kashmir early on Saturday, police said. "Around 02:30 am, terrorists hurled a grenade and fired at a police party near main...
  • Himachal Pradesh on alert after terrorist movement reports July 18, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Police has upped security after receiving intelligence regarding movement of four terrorists in the state's border areas, police said on Friday. Police received the intelligence reports from bordering Jammu and Kashmir. "We have intensified patrolling on all routes alongside Jammu and Kashmir border in Chamba, but as such there...
  • Modi condoles loss of lives in Malaysian plane tragedy July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the loss of lives in the Malaysian airline tragedy and said India stands with the families of victims in this hour of grief. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives on board Flight MH17. We...
  • RSS backs Vaidik openly over meet with Hafiz Saeed, calls him a patriot July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ved Pratap Vaidik trouble continued for the government for a third day on Wednesday. Even as other political parties protest, the Bharatiya Janata Party's ideological wing, the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh (RSS) has openly backed Vaidik. The RSS has said that Vaidik is a patriot and what he did...
  • MG Vaidya: Ved Pratap Vaidik did no wrong in meeting Hafiz Saaed July 15, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN MG Vaidya said that Ved Pratap Vaidik should not have met Hafiz Saaed. But if he did so he has not committed a crime as meeting a terrorist as a journalist is no crime. MG Vaidya claims that Ved Pratap Vaidik did no wrong in...
  • The curious case of the Vaidik-Saeed meet July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi based journalist tweeted that, "Ved Pratap Vaidik finally got what he always wanted, tons of cheap publicity." Ved Pratap Vaidik, a retired journalist and a close aide of yoga guru Ramdev is now basking in the reflected glory. Vaidik, a Hindi journalist, was unknown outside the...
  • Did Indian mission facilitate Vaidik-Saeed meet, asks Rahul Gandhi July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik as an "RSS man", Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned whether the Indian High Commission in Islamabad had facilitated the meeting between him and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. "The question is did the Indian embassy facilitate the gentleman (Vaidik) or not. We are...
  • Opposition calls for Vaidik's arrest, MHA says too early to jump the gun July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ved Pratap Vaidik, journalist and a close aide of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, did not inform the Indian Embassy in Pakistan about his "interview" with Jamat ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, said sources in the Ministry of External Affairs. Sources told CNN-IBN that Vaidik's meeting with the 26/11 mastermind...
  • Ramdev aide's interview with Hafiz Saeed sparks a row July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A journalist's interview with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the uproar that followed echoed in both the Houses of Parliament on Monday. The journalist in question is Ved Pratap Vaidik, considered a close aide of Ramdev and also in good terms with BJP patriarch LK Advani. While the Congress...
  • Ramdev defends aide Ved Pratap Vaidik who met Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev came to the defence of his close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik who is under attack over his alleged meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Ramdev said that Vaidik met the dreaded terrorist in his capacity as a journalist. Vaidik said, "I have been meeting all the...
  • J&K: Army jawan injured, 1 terrorist killed in encounter July 9, 2014

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was injured in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. One terrorist was also injured in the firing and is reported to have been killed, however, the Army said they cannot confirm it till the body is recovered. The encounter took...
  • Suspected Boko Haram Islamists kill 7 in northeast Nigeria July 8, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): Suspected Boko Haram Islamists disguised in army uniforms killed seven people in an attack near the northeastern border with Cameroon, residents said on Tuesday. The gunmen, five of whom were also killed, razed a police station and a military camp during the late Sunday attack in the restive region,...
  • 46 Indian nurses taken to Mosul by ISIS, families seek help from MEA July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Forty-six Indian nurses in Tikrit have been taken away by ISIS militants to an old building somewhere in Mosul. CNN-IBN is in touch with the nurses, who have said that they are safe for the moment and so far the militants have treated them well. "We have been taken...
  • PM personally monitoring situation in Iraq: sources July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: With a number of Indians still stranded in various parts of Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring situation in the war-torn country, say government sources. With the nurses held hostage in Tikrit being moved to an unidentified location by the ISIS militants, PM has asked the External...
  • Nurses safe, Ministry of External Affairs helpful: Kerala CM July 3, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy confirmed that the nurses stranded in Iraq were safe and that the Ministry of External Affairs was really helpful in dealing with the crisis. ...
  • J&K: Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch July 3, 2014

    Poonch: Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter with the Army in the Krishna Ghati area of Poonch sector. The encounter is currently underway. The army patrolling team also foiled an infiltration bid late on Wednesday night near the Krishna Ghati sector where the army rounded up a group of...
  • 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...
  • Western countries funding ISIS: Syrian Ambassador to India July 2, 2014

    As crisis escalates in Iraq, Syrian Ambassador to India Riad Abbas has said western countries are funding the ISIS. He claimed that it gets Turkish support in its dream to revive the Ottoman Empire and support from GCC countries. ...
  • Bombing in the area where Indian nurses seeking refuge in Iraq, all safe: MEA July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerns remain for Indians stranded in the warzone Iraq. The Ministry of External Affairs said that there was bombing and firing in the vicinity where 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit are seeking refuge. The MEA said that the nurses are safe and that the Iraqi government has been...
  • Preparations on to rescue 600 Indians from war-torn Iraq: MEA June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Assuring that the government was making sure Indian nationals stuck in Iraq were brought back home safely, the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that arrangements were being made for flying as many as 600 Indians from the war-torn country. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that these 600...
  • MEA launches mobile units in Iraq to help stranded Indians June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indians caught in warzone Iraq spoke to CNN-IBN as the Ministry of External Affairs launched mobile units in Baghdad to reach out to stranded citizens. It was another day of anxiety for relatives of those in conflict-ridden Iraq, where the fighting has escalated. Apart from an estimated 100 Indians...
  • Iraq: ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate June 30, 2014

    Baghdad: The al-Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state on Sunday and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide. With brutal efficiency, the Sunni extremist group has carved out a large chunk of territory...
  • Iraqi troops push to retake Tikrit from rebels, parties pursue talks June 29, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi government forces backed by helicopter gunships began an offensive on Saturday to retake the northern city of Tikrit from Sunni Islamist militants while party leaders pursued talks that could end Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's divisive rule. Politicians in Baghdad and world powers warn that unless security forces recover cities...
  • Iraq ground report: Soldiers reportedly executing Sunni detainees June 28, 2014

    Armed American drones are flying over Baghdad as the Iraq crisis escalates with ISIS carrying out a lightning offensive and taking several cities in north Iraq. As Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki looks to start the process of forming a new government, the sectarian divide in the conflict-ridden country worsens...
  • Two Indian nurses evacuated from Iraq's conflict zone June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Close to 84 Indians remain in the conflict zone in Iraq. The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that 17 Indians are now safely out of the country. In addition, two nurses in the conflict zone have also been evacuated to Karbala. The 39 Indians in captivity in...
  • 8.5 kg gold, 12 kg silver seized during 'Operation Hamla' from Bhopal man June 25, 2014

    In a chance yield, unaccounted gold biscuits weighing 8.5 kg and 12 kg of silver were seized from two persons in Chennai during the routine two-day anti-terrorist preparatory drill 'Operation Hamla' that began in 13 coastal districts of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, police said. Personnel of Police, Coast Guard, Coastal Security...
  • Not confirmed that Indians have been abducted in Iraq, UNICEF representative reiterates June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A representative of UNICEF, Iraq, has also reiterated the sentiments of the Iraqi ambassador to India saying it is hard to confirm if the Indians who've gone missing in Mosul were captured or just trapped due to the ongoing conflict in the region. "We have been reported that...
  • Iraq envoy contradicts MEA, says can't confirm if Indians have been abducted June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as a few stranded Indians have returned home from Iraq, the Indian government has reassured the families of other citizens trapped there. However, now Iraq ambassador has contradicted the Ministry of External Affairs. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the Iraqi Ambassador, Ahmad Tahseen, has said that his...
  • Two Indians return from Iraq, share stories of the conflict zone June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Two young Indians have managed to return from the conflict zone in Iraq. The two, Imran Rajput and Altaf Gandhi, worked at a water purification plant, about 50 km from Mosul. Home now with their relieved families, they spoke to CNN-IBN about the danger that almost came up close....
  • Militants blitz through Iraq's western desert June 23, 2014

    Baghdad: Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki. The latest military victories including two border posts captured yesterday, one along the frontier with Jordan and...