Terrorism

  • Inter-agency stand offs responsible for laxity in terror watch

    The shocking 13/7 attack on Mumbai has again exposed the inter-agency turf wars and political stand offs which are creating hindrances in India’s tackling of terror incidents. The laxity in the government’s will to get its act toget...

  • ‘Deal with Saffron terror sternly’: PC

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on 3 August asked security forces to deal with right-wing terror (Hindutva) groups “sternly and fearlessly”. “The security establishment must treat it as a security issue, must impr...

  • Indresh, Pragya figure as suspects in NIA chargesheet on Ajmer blast

    + Pix Jaipur: RSS leader Indresh Kumar and Sadhvi Pragya Singh have been mentioned as suspects in the Ajmer blast case in a supplementary chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a special court here on July 18. Th...

  • Munsif channel will be the voice of voiceless: Hyder Adil

    By Abdul Bari Masoud + Pic New Delhi:  Munsif News Channel will be a voice of the voiceless and it will try to be different from the existing plethora of channels, said the first Muslim-owned channel’s dynamic and young...

  • Bombs for Ajmer were made in Indore, transported by Joshi

    NIA after taking over the Ajmer blast probe from Rajasthan ATS in its first supplementary chargesheet has said that the bombs used in the Ajmer blast were assembled in Indore and then taken to Godhra and Ajmer by slain RSS activist Sunil Joshi....

  • Victim of police interrogation in Mumbai’s recent serial bomb blasts

    Mumbai: Consequent upon the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai on 13 July, the process of arrest of Muslim youths, as expected, as suspects started. Among those arrested was one Faiz Usmani, a native of Mau (UP) who worked as a shop owner and lived i...

  • Police in MP claims security angle behind Christian profiling

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh police have claimed that the need for profiling of Christians, arose from the community’s own sense of insecurity. Madhya Pradesh police had issued a circular on 23 March to all police stations, instructing them...

  • Case filed against Muslim youths simply because of an accidental shove

    Mumbai: Four Muslim youths (Ma’soom Ali, Nazar Alam, Sadiq Husain and Khalilur Rahman) were arrested by Mumbai police at the city’s Sandhurst Road station in 2009 simply because of accidental and unintentional push. After arresting ...

  • Conditions of prisoners in jails

    Following is a translation of a letter written in Urdu we have received from Javed Ahmad Ansari incarcerated in Mumbai Central Jail, Mumbai. It is on the miserable conditions prevailing in the jail. He has also complained that he is not getting...

  • Meals prepared by Dalits are untouchable

    Deep rooted caste bias and untouchability is still prevalent. Even the Dalit chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has not been able to bridge the social divide based in caste prejudices. In Uttar Pradesh, at least 40 percent of schools of Shahjehanp...

  • End manual scavenging in six months: PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day conference of state ministers of welfare and social justice in New Delhi on 17 June said that manual scavenging will be eliminated from every corner of the count...

  • Ujjain rocked by explosions

    Ujjain: A tabela (animal shed for cows/buffalos) at Keshavnagar was rocked by two bomb explosions, one after the other, injuring one person. Police recovered a live bomb and two cartridges from the place. The owner was found possessing two hand...

  • Nasik explosion kills five

    Nasik: A terrible blast in Tarwal Nagar locality of Nasik claimed five lives leaving seven injured. Saptashringi Apartment in the Panchavati extension suffered damage resulting in demolition of two storeys and damaging several cars in the parki...

  • MP tightens noose over SIMI

    Bhopal: In a major drive BJP-ruled M.P. ATS arrested eight persons claiming they were “I.M. and SIMI activists” on 5 June. Police claimed to have recovered huge cache of arms and Rs. 2 lakh in cash. Police claimed that two of them a...

  • Youth in jail 4 times over his term

    The Delhi High Court after finding gross violation of law has asked the Tihar jail authorities to release a Bangladeshi boy who has spent almost 12 years in jail where as per law the maximum period he could be kept in jail was three years. His ...

  • Consequences of Ishrat probe feared

    Ahmadabad: Satish Verma, the only officer investigating Ishrat case, fears that he is likely to suffer the consequences of this probe which would reflect on the Gosbara case. Fearing such implications he filed a writ in the state High Court urg...

  • “Firing after Mecca Masjid blast justified”

    Justice V Bhaskar Rao Commission inquiring into the police firing in Hyderabad after the Mecca Masjid blast has justified the firing by saying that the police opened fire to prevent violence escalating further. The panel’s report has been...

  • U.P. tops in human rights violations

    According to data released by the National Human Rights Commission, from January to March 2011, Uttar Pradesh leads in human rights violation with 11,091 cases of complaints during this period. Delhi with 1,219 cases is second in human rights v...

  • Did Hyderabad police protect Hindu Terrorists?

    By Wahaj Hashmi   + Pic Hyderabad: May 18, 2011 marks four years since the blast at Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid claimed 14 lives. However, there has been no breakthrough in the case with the investigation going on at a sn...

  • Rajasthan Ex-IG held by CBI in fake encounter case

    + Pic The CBI has arrested Ex-IG officer A Ponnnuchami on 16 May for his alleged involvement in connection with the fake encounter of Dara Singh on 23 October 2006 in Jaipur. The case was handed over to the CBI by the Supreme Court in Ap...