Ghazni (Afghanistan), May 22 (IANS) Five people were killed and 20 others wounded Wednesday evening by a suicide bomber in Muqur district in eastern Afghanistan's province of Ghazni, Xinhua said, quoting a provincial police source.
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday filed its charge sheet against four men, accused in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case, before a Special MCOCA court, officials said.
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), May 22 (IANS) The Maoists early Wednesday attacked two police camps in Chhattisgarh but there were no reports of casualty in the firing, police said. The rebels attacked Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) personnel in camps at Minpa and Burkapal in Sukma district and the intermittent firing lasted for an hour, police said. Coming under fire from the Maoists, the CAF personnel retaliated till the attackers retreated into the forest.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A panel of intellectuals including actors, filmmakers and journalists have appealed to the people to join activist Irom Chanu Sharmila in her demand for annulling the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur. "People know Irom Sharmila only as a lady with a tube in her nose
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was early Wednesday quietly shifted from Arthur Road jail to Pune's high-security Yerwada Central Jail, officials said. The shift came as a surprise as state Additional Director General of Police (Prisons), Meeran Borwankar had Tuesday said the actor would not be shifted from the Mumbai jail in the near future. Sanjay's lawyer had made an oral submission in the special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities) court the day after his surrender that the actor had been kept in the 'anda' cell, where 26/11 convict Ajmal Amir Kasab had been housed
Washington, May 22 (IANS) India and the US have called upon all nations - without naming any country - to take effective steps to work toward eliminating sanctuaries and infrastructure that supports terrorism and to increase efforts to counter violent extremism. The call was made in a joint communiqué issued after the Second US-India Homeland Security Dialogue here Tuesday co-chaired by Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The communiqué reaffirmed the two nations' own "commitment to, and importance of, bilateral homeland security cooperation on common challenges faced such as terrorism, and countering violent extremism." India and the US also agreed to enhance cooperation between their officials in appropriate multilateral fora in among other things "combating the flow of illicit finances and currency counterfeiting" and "in countering terrorism and promoting cybersecurity." The two nations would enhance bilateral cooperation "to ensure mutual security and combat common threats, including through the collaboration of law enforcement agencies, improving bilateral cooperation including the development and application of innovative technology." Expressing satisfaction with progress made, both leaders endorsed areas of further engagement in each of the six Homeland Security Dialogue Sub-Groups, the communiqué said.
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) Three militants who had fled from their hideout in Bangladesh along with two CPI-M leaders, who were kidnapped April 1 from Tripura, have surrendered to the security forces, officials said Tuesday.
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party's decision to withdraw cases against terror accused and slap cases against police officers, apparently to appease Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh, would play havoc with the morale of the police, serving and former officers say. "Who will work to nab terrorists after this? If vote bank politics is allowed to continue like this, no sane cop will put himself in danger in the line of duty," a senior officer of the Uttar Pradesh Police's anti-terrorist squad said.
Shillong, May 20 (IANS) Suspected United Achik Liberation Army (UALA) militants shot five migrant coal miners Monday in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district, police said. The miners, whose identity are yet to be established, were killed at Darangdura coal mining area, 510 km from Shillong, police said. Though no militant group has claimed responsibility, police suspect the involvement of UALA, a splinter group of the breakaway faction of the Achik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B) headed by Singbirth N.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police killed two suspected militants and detained another in a special operation outside Moscow Monday, preventing a terror attack in the capital, the National Anti-terrorism Committee said. The special operation took place in Orekhovo-Zuyevo in the Moscow region. "The militants were besieged in the course of a special operation, but opened fire after they were asked to surrender.