Train Blasts

  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand 6 days ago

    A major accident was averted on the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. The presence of mind of the driver in the train ahead saved the lives of many passengers. ...
  • Is politics being played out over Chennai terror blasts? May 1, 2014

    One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in twin explosions in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at platform number 9 of the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station,...
  • P Chidambaram makes strong pitch for NCTC May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over the twin bomb explosions in a train in Chennai, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday made a strong pitch for NCTC, saying the mechanism would have helped plug loopholes in coordination. Chidambaram, who as Home Minister had pushed hard for National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), which could...
  • Bangalore-Guwahati Express blasts: List of the dead and injured May 1, 2014

    Bangalore: One woman died and 14 others were injured in twin blasts inside the Bangalore-Guwahati Express train at Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The South Western Railway, Public Relations Office, Bangalore Division said that out of the 14 injured, two are serious and have been operated upon. The dead...
  • Two blasts in Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai station, one dead, police confirm terror angle May 1, 2014

    Chennai: One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in twin explosions in the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at platform number 9 of the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station,...
  • 7/11 Mumbai blasts: Call records of 4 accused show they weren't at the spot April 27, 2013

    Mumbai: There may be embarrassment for the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad in the 7/11 train serial blasts trial. The phone records of four alleged bombers have shown that they were not at the blast site when the bombs were planted. The ATS had arrested five alleged bomb planters in connection with the...
  • IM co-founder Sadiq Sheikh declared hostile witness April 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Defence advocates on Friday declared alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Sadiq Sheikh a hostile witness in the 2006 train blast case. Sadiq, deposing in the court as a defence witness in the 2006 train bombing case, retracted his confessional statement given before a magistrate. "We declared him hostile because...
  • 7/11 Mumbai blasts: Accused to examine IM co-founder March 31, 2013

    Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Saturday allowed the accused in July 2006 suburban train blasts case to examine Indian Mujhahideen (IM) co-founder Sadiq Israr Sheikh and two others as defence witnesses, ignoring opposition by the Anti-Terrorism Squad. The defence had filed an application in the Maharashtra Control of Organised...
  • Wife of train blast accused alleges harassment by ATS March 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Displaying rare courage, the wife of an accused in the 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts case, has demanded action against the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for harassing her, said her lawyer. Saeedun-Nissa Ali, 42, the wife of Mohammed Ali, a bead seller from a slum in Mumbai, has also demanded...
  • First arrest made by NIA in Malegaon blast case December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: NIA on Saturday made its first arrest in connection with Maharashtra's 2006 Malegaon bombing after the role of right-wing groups came to the fore with the nabbing of Swami Aseemanand in 2011. The National Investigation Agency arrested one Mohan, who is alleged to be part of the criminal conspiracy...
  • 7/11: Call records of accused destroyed, Maha ATS tells HC October 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) probing the 2006 suburban train blasts, filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court on Monday saying that it had destroyed call data records (CDRs) of all the 13 accused. The affidavit, filed by Sunil Wadke, who was then a police inspector attached to the...
  • Dia Mirza on the angst after Mumbai train blasts June 1, 2011

    Actress Dia Mirza turned Citizen Journalist and spoke about the angst people of Mumbai experienced after the Mumbai train blasts. ...
  • Fugitive on 'most wanted' list resides in Thane May 17, 2011

    Mumbai: Wazhul Kamar Khan, whose name figures in the '50 most wanted' fugitives list submitted by India to Pakistan, has been staying in the Thane district, police sources said on Tuesday. Khan, who was arrested last year for his alleged role in the 2003 Mulund train blasts here, has...
  • Samjhauta blast accused sent to judicial custody January 13, 2011

    Panchkula: Samjhauta Express train blast accused Swami Aseemanand has been sent to judicial custody till January 27 by a special Panchkula court. The court sent Assemanand to judicial custody after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought an extension of his custody. His statement under Section 164 of CrPC is being recorded...
  • No sharing of Samjhauta probe with Pak: Govt January 11, 2011

    New De;hi: Union Home Ministry on Tuesday told the Ministry of External Affairs that it was premature to share details of the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast investigations with Pakistan. Home Ministry said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has not completed its investigation into the Samjhauta blast case. Home Ministry officials...
  • Moscow metro blasts: first visuals March 29, 2010

    Moscow: At least 50 people are believed to have died in multiple blasts that occurred in Russia's capital city. The blast took place in Moscow's busy Metro rail system. ...
  • Date with terror: victims recall Mumbai train blasts July 11, 2009

    Mumbai: Seven bomb blasts in eleven trains killed more than 180 people in Mumbai on July 11, 2009. Two years later victims are still picking up the pieces. ...
  • Mumbai cops admit terrorist's confession February 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The Mumbai Police will include the alleged confession of terrorist, who claims to have helped organised the bomb blasts on Mumbai trains in 2006, in a charge sheet against suspects though it first had ignored his statement. The Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of the Mumbai Police included Sadiq Sheikh’s “confession”...
  • Spirit of Mumbaikars post-7/11 July 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Friday was the second anniversary of 7/11 train blasts, the day that Mumbai would like to forget. But many Mumbaikars like filmmaker Nishikant Kamat says that “one has to fight the fear to lead a normal life again.” Kamat also says that his forthcoming film Mumbai Meri Jaan is...
  • Rajdhani blast: adivasis' answer to Assam clashes? December 14, 2007

    Guwahati: Five persons were killed and 15 others injured in a blast that ripped through a coach of Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani Express in Assam on Thursday morning. “The train stopped at a station for 40 minutes. I heard a blast about 20-25 minutes after that,” says a passenger Mohammed Azam. “I am...
  • Blast in Rajdhani Express in Assam, 5 killed December 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Five persons are dead and 15 others injured in a blast in the 2423A Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani Express in Assam on Thursday morning. The blast took place at around 0200 hours IST, between Naojan and Chungajan, in Assam’s Golaghat district. Initial reports suggest that the bomb was planted...
  • 13 arrested, but 7/11 mastermind still at large July 11, 2007

    Mumbai: Thirteen people are under arrest for the serial blasts on Mumbai trains on July 11 last year but the Maharashtra Police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) hasn’t tied up all the loose ends in the case yet. Seven blasts in 11 minutes on Western Railway local trains killed 187 people and injured...
  • Interpol notice against 7/11 accused May 28, 2007

    New Delhi: Interpol has issued a Red Corner notice against Rahil Abdul Rahman Sheikh, identified as the principal organiser of the July 11 serial bombings last year in Mumbai that left 185 dead and hundreds injured. The Red Corner notice was issued by the Interpol at the instance of the Mumbai...
  • Court orders release of LeT founder October 17, 2006

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday ordered the release of the founder of an outlawed Islamist militant group blamed by India for bloody train blasts in Mumbai in July, his lawyer said. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, former leader and founder of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, was put under house arrest in the city...
  • 7/11 accused sent to police custody October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: Six persons accused of the 7/11 blasts have been sent to police custody till October 26. They were produced befoer the Mazegaon sessions court. In September, after two months of intensive probe into the 7/11 serial blasts in Mumbai's local trains, Central security agencies and Mumbai Police had...
  • India has no proof against us: Pak September 30, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday termed as "baseless and fabricated" the Mumbai police finding that ISI masterminded the July 11 train blasts and said it was aimed at maligning the country. "It is totally baseless and fabricated allegations," Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao told media in Islamabad while reacting to Mumbai...
  • ISI funded 7/11: Mumbai Police October 1, 2006

    Mumbai: The train blasts in Mumbai on July 11 have been solved. The blasts were carried out by a group of Pakistanis and Indians who used RDX packed in pressure cookers. Pakistan’s ISI was the "mastermind" behind the attack and the blasts were carried out by the Lashkar-e-Toeba (LeT) militant...
  • Mumbai train blasts 'almost' solved September 20, 2006

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister and Mumbai’s police commissioner on Wednesday said the investigation into the July 11 serial blasts in local trains is almost over. The investigations were at a "concrete stage" and the perpetrators of the crime would be bought to book soon, said Deputy Chief Minister R R...
  • 7/11 accused in police custody September 3, 2006

    Mumbai: Akmal Hashmi, a suspected LeT operative arrested in Jammu and Kashmir last week, was produced in a Mumbai court on Sunday in connection with the investigation relating to the Mumbai serial blasts. Hashmi has been sent to police custody till September 13. One of the key suspects in the 7/11...
  • 7/11 probe team questions LeT man September 2, 2006

    Mumbai: Akmal Hashmi, a suspected Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist, was brought to Mumbai today in connection with the July 11 serial blasts probe, police said. He was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir last week. "Hashmi will be interrogated by an Anti-Terrorism Squad to ascertain whether he is involved in the blasts," said...