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Hold talks with rebels, women’s group tells Meghalaya


August 16th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) A prominent women's group in Meghalaya Thursday asked the government to accept an offer of talks of a militant organisation, which is fighting for a sovereign ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban bans polio vaccination


June 17th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Taliban militants have banned a polio vaccination programme in Pakistan over US drone attacks.The ban will adversely impact the already deteriorating health condition in North ... Read more...

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Three held with arms in Guwahati


May 10th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 10 (IANS) Three people carrying arms and ammunition were arrested Thursday night from the Bharalumukh area here, police said, adding that the accused might be linked to a ... Read more...

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Terrorist shot dead in Aurangabad


March 26th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), March 26 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Monday shot dead a suspected terrorist allegedly involved in the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings, police said here.Acting on a tip-off, ATS ... Read more...

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Pakistan mosque attack toll reaches 56


August 21st, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The toll in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan two days ago has risen to 56, a media report said Sunday.The blast, carried ... Read more...

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Taliban commander held in Islamabad


August 15th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Bakht Farzandi, a key Pakistani Taliban commander, was arrested here Sunday, a media report said.Farzandi belongs to the militant organisation's Qari Zia ur Rehman group, ... Read more...

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An assassination gone askew


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr. 22 (ANI): When on the 8th of April 2011, an IED targeted and killed Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith (JAH) president and Islamic scholar Maulvi Showkat Ahmad Shah right at the threshold of ... Read more...

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Religious extremism, the mantra for political power in Pakistan


April 5th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): A young teenager walked up to a bus stand in lower Dir, Northwest Pakistan, on Monday, and blew himself up, killing at least six people. This ... Read more...

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ISI-nurtured Lashkar-e-Taiba extends jihad campaign from India to US, Europe: Report


March 13th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13(ANI): Pakistan's security establishment nurtured militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba for years as a proxy force to attack targets and enemies in India, but US officials, who earlier dismissed it as ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban releases video of killing of former ISI officer


February 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 20(ANI): The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has released a video footage of the killing of former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officer Colonel Sultan Ameer Tarar, commonly known as Colonel Imam.In the ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban issues video of ISI spy’s execution


February 20th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban released a video Saturday of the shooting of a former officer of the country's intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), who was kidnapped from ... Read more...

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Two suspected militants held in Bhopal (Second Lead)


January 1st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 1 (IANS) Two suspected militants belonging to Kashmir have been arrested here, police said Saturday.The two were held on New Year's eve Friday night from Tailaya police station area of ... Read more...

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Two Kashmiri militants held in Bhopal (Lead)


January 1st, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 1 (IANS) Two militants belonging to Kashmir have been arrested here, police said Saturday. The two were held on New Year's Eve Friday night from Tailaya police station area of ... Read more...

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Freed militant commander wanted to target Pak nukes


December 30th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 30 (ANI): Qari Saifullah Akhtar, the al-Qaeda-linked ameer of the Harkatul Jehadul Islami (HUJI), has been freed by Pakistan's Punjab government under mysterious circumstances despite the fact that he ... Read more...

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Terrorist-stone pelter nexus unearthed in Kashmir


December 19th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 19 (IANS) Two modules of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen were busted Sunday in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, thus unearthing a nexus between the guerrillas and the stone pelters ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda a ‘failure’ in Indonesia, claims secret Oz intelligence assessment


December 15th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Dec 15 (ANI): A secret Australian intelligence assessment has said that the al-Qaeda militant organisation is 'a failure' and its regional offshoot, Jemaah Islamiah, has been broken in Indonesia.The Sydney ... Read more...

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Headley helped Lashkar prepare for 26/11 attacks, reported to ISI about its activities


October 19th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 19 (ANI): David Headley, a 48-year-old Pakistani American incarcerated in a Chicago jail for his role in the November 2008 terror strikes on Mumbai, has reportedly told his Indian and ... Read more...

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Rogue Meghalaya cop dismissed


September 4th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 4 (IANS) Champion R. Sangma, a Meghalaya police officer-turned-militant who floated the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), has been sacked, an official said Saturday. "The government has terminated Champion's service. He ... Read more...

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UN fears Pakistan’s flood victims moving toward Iran


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (DPA) The United Nations expressed fears Thursday that flood-affected people in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan could move toward Iran, sparking illegal cross-border movements. Baluchistan, which July 22 became ... Read more...

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Germany bans aid group linked to Hamas


July 13th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 13 (IANS/AKI) Germany outlawed a charity group for having alleged links to Palestinian militant organisation Hamas, interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said. Authorities believe the Frankfurt-based Internationale Humanitaere Hilfsorganisation (IHH) has ... Read more...

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Five blasts rattle Lahore’s red light area (Second Lead)


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (DPA) A militant organisation Friday claimed responsibility for a series of low-level blasts that rocked a red light area in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore and injured three ... Read more...

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Kidnappers of British journalist demand release of militants (Lead)


May 11th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (DPA) Kidnappers of a British journalist held in Pakistan's remote tribal region have demanded authorities release scores of Islamic militants in exchange for the hostage. Asad Qureshi, together with ... Read more...

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FBI team in Pakistan to probe Times Square bomb plot


May 8th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (DPA) A team of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in Islamabad to exchange information on the New York Times Square bombing plot, Pakistani officials said ... Read more...

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Dhaka opposition leader alleges ‘plot’ to kill him


May 7th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) A prominent opposition leader in Bangladesh claims that the embassies of two Western nations have warned of a "plot" to kill him and that wanted criminals handed ... Read more...

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Kidnappers of Afghan Ambassador to Pak break silence after a year-and-a-half


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May 3 (ANI): The kidnappers of Afghan ambassador-designate to Pakistan Abdul Khaliq Farahi have broken their silence after almost a year-and-a-half to claim that the diplomat is alive and in ... Read more...

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Kidnapped ex-ISI officer found dead in Waziristan


April 30th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
Miranshah, Apr 30 (ANI): A former Pakistani intelligence official was killed in Karam Kot area of Mir Ali in Waziristan.Former intelligence officer Squadron Leader Khalid Khwaja's bullet riddled was found today ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt. providing VIP protocol to jailed ‘Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’ leaders


April 26th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 26(ANI): The Pakistan Punjab Government is reportedly providing financial support and other amenities to jailed leaders of the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), including top hitman Malik Ishaq.According ... Read more...

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Chidambaram, Pakistan envoy spar over terror charges


March 12th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik traded charges Friday as the minister accused Islamabad of backing all militant outfits and the envoy ... Read more...

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Life term for two HUJI militants


March 10th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national and his Kashmiri associate, both belonging to the banned Harkat-Ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) militant organisation, were Wednesday handed life terms by a city court for possessing ... Read more...

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Pak media blames India for engineering recent terror acts in Afghanistan


March 7th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.7 (ANI): While links between the Kabul attack, in which 17 people, including six Indians were killed, and the ambush in Kandahar, in which four Pakistani labourers were killed, is ... Read more...

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JeM coordinator for India, Bangladesh nabbed in Dhaka (Lead)


February 28th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) A Pakistani militant nabbed here Sunday confessed to working as coordinator of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Bangladesh and as a recruiter for operations in India. Rizwan Ahmed, 26, of Karachi ... Read more...

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Five JeM militants held in Bangladesh


February 28th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) Five operatives of Pakistan-based militant organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad have been arrested from various parts of Bangladesh, an official said Sunday. One of the five arrested is a Pakistani national and ... Read more...

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Lashker-e-Taiba is still active, says Omar Abdullah


January 9th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 9(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said here on Saturday that Pakistan based militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba is still active.Referring to the last two incidents where security forces ... Read more...

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Nepal to tell its story on 10th anniversary of IA hijack


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 23 (IANS) A decade after the stunning hijack of an Indian Airlines (IA) aircraft on way to New Delhi from Kathmandu and the brutal killing of a ... Read more...

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Arrested US men were en route to Pak based Taliban sanctuary for ‘jihad’ training


December 11th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 11 (ANI): Five of the 'missing' young US Muslim men, who were apprehended in Pakistan's Sargodha on Wednesday, were on their way to the Taliban sanctuary being operated ... Read more...

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