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Tag: Terrorist

JeM terrorist held for role in 2017 Lethpora attack

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday arrested Irshad Ahmad Reshi for involvement in attack on the CRPF Group Centre in Lethpora, Jammu and Kashmir, in 2017. A resident of Ratnipora in J&K’s Pulwama district, Reshi is the fifth accused to have been arrested in the case. “An active overground worker of proscribed terrorist […]

Modi is like a 'dreaded terrorist', says Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati: In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said he is like a “dreaded terrorist” who has no humanity left in him. Addressing election rallies in Prakasam district, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President said Modi has become a dictator. “He is murdering democracy […]

Positive progress made to resolve issue of listing Masood Azhar as global terrorist: China

New Delhi: China on April 1 claimed that “positive progress” has been made to resolve the issue of designating Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN and accused the US of scuttling its efforts by taking the matter directly to the Security Council. China last week defended its repeated attempts […]

India continues to work with UNSC sanctions committee to list Azhar as global terrorist: Sources

New Delhi: India continues to work with the UN Security Council sanctions committee on the listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and will show patience on the issue, official sources said Saturday, days after China blocked a proposal at the world body to ban the JeM chief. They also said steps taken by […]

Sushma denies diplomatic failure over Masood Azhar

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday hit out at the Congress over its allegation that China blocking the bid to name Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” was a diplomatic failure of the Narendra Modi government, saying the proposal was mooted four times but India could get worldwide support only in 2019. […]

Shocked by Christchurch terror attack, Modi to NZ PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed his deep shock and sadness at the “loss of scores of innocent lives” in the heinous terrorist attack at Muslim places of worship in New Zealand’s Christchurch. In a letter to his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern, he expressed his deepest condolences to the families bereaved […]

Responsible UNSC members may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat on Masood Azhar

Washington: Outraged by China blocking for the fourth time a move to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, responsible UNSC members warned they “may be forced to pursue other actions” at the Security Council if Beijing continued with this policy. “If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to […]

China's dissent on Azhar counters mutual goals: US

New York: China’s opposition to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the UN runs counter to its mutual goal with the US on regional stability, according to a State Department official. As the founder and leader of the Pakistan-based JeM, Azhar “meets the criteria for the designation by the UN” as […]

Two militants killed in gunfight in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. The gunfight broke out in Pinglish village of Tral area in Pulwama as security forces, surrounding the area specific information about presence of militants there, came under fire from the hiding militants and […]

New Pakistan with 'nayi soch' should show new action: India

New Delhi: India on Saturday said if Pakistan claims to be a “naya Pakistan with nayi soch”, it should show “naya action” against terrorist groups and their infrastructure on its soil and end cross-border terrorism in support of its claims. “We remain resolute in our determination to persuade the international community of the necessity of […]

Jet flyer deplaned, arrested over terror threat

Kolkata: A passenger on board a Jet Airways Kolkata-Mumbai flight was arrested on Monday here after a fellow passenger heard him using words like “terrorist” and “destroy” over telephone, police said. Yogvedanta Poddar, was forced to deboard and handed over to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after a co-passenger overheard his telephonic conversation and […]

Op-Ed: Time For Odisha Police To Get Its Act Together

We had all hoped against hope that Abdul Rahman, who was arrested by Delhi Police in December, 2015 for his alleged links with Al Qaeda, was the last we would hear about terror’s connections in the Land of Jagannath. But that hope has been rudely shattered with the arrest of Kendrapara resident Habibur Rahman by […]

Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist behind murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari: police

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Naveed Jatt along with two local terrorists murdered senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari here on June 14, police sources said on Wednesday. Naveed Jatt is a Pakistani who escaped from police custody from a Srinagar hospital on February 6 this year. “The other two terrorists involved in this terror murder are locals […]

Wanted Indian Mujahideen terrorist caught

New Delhi: Personnel of the Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday arrested a wanted Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist from near the Nepal border. He had been on the run since the 2008 Batla House encounter here, police said. According to the police, terrorist Ariz Khan alias Junaid is an expert bomb-maker, executioner and conspirator, and […]

Pakistani LeT terrorist escapes as militants fire at police escort in Srinagar

Srinagar: In an audacious attack, militants helped a Pakistani LeT terrorist escape by firing at the police party escorting him to hospital here on Tuesday, leaving one policeman dead and another wounded. Authorities have sounded a high alert in the city. Naveed Jat alias Abu Hunzullah escaped when the waiting militants fired at the police […]

US adds Hamas leader to terrorist list

Washington: The US State Department on Wednesday added Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh into its terrorist list. Haniyeh, leader and chief of the Political Bureau of Hamas, was designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) together with three other groups, Xinhua reported. All of their property and interests in property subject to US jurisdiction will be […]

Can't prevent misuse of Bitcoin by terrorists: Government

New Delhi: There is no mechanism to prevent the misuse of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin by terror groups and other anti-national elements, the government said on Tuesday, adding it was awaiting the report of an expert group on the subject. “One of the features of cryptocurrency is that there is lack of dependence on the […]

Gujarat CM demands Ahmed Patel's resignation over alleged link to IS suspect

Gandhinagar/New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani demanded resignation of Congress veteran Ahmed Patel from the Rajya Sabha on Friday alleging him to have link with a suspected IS terrorist arrested earlier in the week from Bharuch. However, Ahmed Patel refuted the charges laid against him. Rupani, who also sought Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s […]

Adopt anti-terrorism pact as threats are growing 'exponentially': India to UN

United Nations:With threats growing “exponentially”, India has appealed to the United Nations to adopt the Comprehensive Compact on International Terrorism (CCIT) that has been stalled for 21 years mainly over differences on defining who is a terrorist. “Even as the global threat from terrorism countries to expand exponentially, we here at UN have so far […]

CM Naveen condemns terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

Bhubaneswar/Anantnag: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today strongly condemned the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag in which seven pilgrims lost their lives and 14 others including security personnel were injured. Taking to twitter, Patnaik said, “Strongly condemn horrific attack on #AmarnathYatra pilgrims by terrorists at Anantnag. Such dastardly act should […]

6 killed in London attacks

London: At least six people were killed and 20 others injured in two separate terror attacks in London, police announced on Sunday. According to Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, they got reports that a van struck people on the London Bridge at 5.08 p.m., on Saturday evening, reports CNN. The van sped across London […]

Rajya Sabha By-poll
BJD demands white paper on demonetisation

Bhubaneswar: BJD, which had supported demonisitisation, today sought a white paper on its impact and asked the Centre to inform the people as to how much black money was seized. “It was told that demonetisation would help bring back black money and end naxal and terrorist activities. The people across the country would like to […]

Isolate Pakistan at international forums: Gadkari

London/New Delhi: Pakistan’s refusal to accept its role in disturbing peace in India and funding extremists in Jammu and Kashmir is a serious challenge and it is necessary to isolate Islamabad at all international forums, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday. Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said the Indian government has been […]

Protest shutdown affects life in Kashmir
Protest shutdown affects life in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Wednesday due to the separatist called protest shutdown against the killing of three civilians in clashes with security forces. Authorities here and in all other district headquarters made sufficient deployment of police and paramilitary forces to maintain law and order. “Adequate deployments of security forces […]

Over 100,000 civilians flee homes in Mosul

Baghdad: The ongoing operations to free the western side of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) terrorists have pushed up to 100,000 civilians to flee their homes, the Iraqi government said on Sunday. “The latest statistics of the Iraqi ministry of migration shows 99,852 displaced people since the launch of operations to free the neighbourhoods of Mosul’s […]