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Chargesheet filed against 11 terrorists for planning attacks in India

26 Feb 2021

Chargesheet filed against 11 terrorists for planning attacks in India

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet against 11 al-Qaeda terrorists for allegedly planning to carry out attacks in India on the instructions of their Pakistan and Bangladesh-based handlers.

Home Ministry hands over Delhi blast probe to NIA

02 Feb 2021

Home Ministry hands over Delhi blast probe to NIA

The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday reportedly handed over the probe into the blast near the Israel embassy in Delhi to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

27 Jan 2021

SFJ announces $350K reward for unfurling 'Khalistani flag' on Parliament

The banned pro-Khalistani group, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), has announced a reward for unfurling the "Khalistani flag" on the Indian Parliament on February 1, when the Union Budget 2021-2022 will be presented.

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

16 Jan 2021

Farm laws: Centre wants clause-by-clause discussion with protesting farmers

During the ninth round of talks with farmers on Friday, the Centre insisted on clause-by-clause discussion, a departure from the blanket demand of protesters to repeal the three laws.

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan

02 Jan 2021

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan

The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, has been arrested in Pakistan on Saturday.

Shehla Rashid involved in anti-national activities, claims father; she denies

01 Dec 2020

Shehla Rashid involved in anti-national activities, claims father; she denies

After her father claimed on Monday that she is involved in anti-national activities and demanded a thorough probe into her finances, former JNU student Shehla Rashid called him a wife-beater and added he was resorting to cheap stunts because she decided to act against him.

2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

26 Oct 2020

2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

Four years ago, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 152 passengers. The accident, one of the worst to hit Indian Railways, was suggested to be a result of a terrorist conspiracy, even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Now, CBI will need Maharashtra government's consent to probe cases

22 Oct 2020

Now, CBI will need Maharashtra government's consent to probe cases

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday withdrew "general consent" given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), meaning that the premier agency will now need the state's permission to take over cases.

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

15 Oct 2020

NIA suspects Dawood Ibrahim link in Kerala gold smuggling case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) suspects that the most-wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim could be involved in the Kerala gold smuggling case, which has rocked politics in the Southern state for weeks now.

NIA arrests nine al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, Bengal after raids

19 Sep 2020

NIA arrests nine al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala, Bengal after raids

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested nine al-Qaeda terrorists from Kerala and West Bengal after raids at multiple locations, reports said on Saturday.

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

17 Sep 2020

Pulwama-like attack prevented, says Army; 52kg explosives recovered

A Pulwama-like attack was prevented on Thursday, the Indian Army said in a statement after recovering 52 kilograms of explosives near Letapora in Jammu and Kashmir.

Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

08 Sep 2020

Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

The central government has ordered the attachment of properties of designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA.

Entertainment round-up: Bollywood mourns loss of Pranab Mukherjee, more

31 Aug 2020

Entertainment round-up: Bollywood mourns loss of Pranab Mukherjee, more

On Monday, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of former President and Congress party veteran Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away this evening at the age of 84.

How was the Pulwama attack planned: Exhaustive details here

26 Aug 2020

How was the Pulwama attack planned: Exhaustive details here

The idea of the Pulwama attack of February 2019 was seeded in April 2018, when Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives crossed over the border from Pakistan, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed in its 13,500-page charge-sheet filed on Tuesday.

Gold smuggling case evidence burnt in Kerala Secretariat fire: Opposition

26 Aug 2020

Gold smuggling case evidence burnt in Kerala Secretariat fire: Opposition

On Tuesday evening, a fire broke out in the North block of the Kerala Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram, sparking a political row.

Pulwama attack: NIA will file 5,000-page charge-sheet, naming Azhar, soon

25 Aug 2020

Pulwama attack: NIA will file 5,000-page charge-sheet, naming Azhar, soon

More than a year after India was shaken by a terror attack in Pulwama, Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency will file a charge-sheet at a special NIA court in Jammu today, naming Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and his brother Rauf Asghar as the masterminds.

Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Delhi after fire exchange: Police

22 Aug 2020

Suspected ISIS operative arrested in Delhi after fire exchange: Police

The Delhi Police confirmed on Saturday that a suspected ISIS operative was arrested from the Dhaula Kuan region after an exchange of fire.

Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

13 Aug 2020

Pakistan's spy agency ISI and JeM planned Pulwama attack: NIA

The Pulwama attack of February 14, 2019, wasn't merely the brainchild of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed but the country's spy agency ISI was also involved in it, the charge-sheet of National Investigation Agency (NIA) claims, as per a report in HT.

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

21 Jul 2020

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

'Bigg Boss 14': Adhyayan Suman, Nia Sharma, Vivian to participate?

16 Jul 2020

'Bigg Boss 14': Adhyayan Suman, Nia Sharma, Vivian to participate?

Bigg Boss fans, rejoice!

NIA fails to charge-sheet JeM conspiracy case accused; bail granted

27 Feb 2020

NIA fails to charge-sheet JeM conspiracy case accused; bail granted

An accused in the Jaish-e-Mohammad conspiracy case has been granted bail as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) failed to produce a charge-sheet within the stipulated time.

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

15 Feb 2020

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

That the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has taken over the Bhima-Koregaon case upset Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the same.

Davinder Singh case: LoC trade body chief arrested by NIA

14 Feb 2020

Davinder Singh case: LoC trade body chief arrested by NIA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made the sixth arrest in its probe into the case of suspended Jammu & Kashmir Police DSP Davinder Singh.

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

25 Jan 2020

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

On Friday, Centre tasked National Investigative Agency (NIA) with the Bhima Koregaon case of 2018, sparking another battle with the Maharashtra government, that was formed after Shiv Sena, Congress, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) joined hands last year.

Suspended J&K DSP Davinder Singh sent to NIA custody

23 Jan 2020

Suspended J&K DSP Davinder Singh sent to NIA custody

Suspended Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh was on Thursday sent to 15 days' National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody.

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

16 Jan 2020

Arrested with terrorists, J&K DSP alleges senior cop's involvement: Report

Since the arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh with terrorists last week, the inquiry on the top cop has tightened.

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

15 Jan 2020

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

The Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to declare the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, "unconstitutional."

What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

02 Jan 2020

What is PFI and why does UP want it banned?

The Uttar Pradesh Police has sought to ban the organization, the Popular Front of India (PFI), suspecting its complicity in the violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the state, which have claimed 19 lives.

Indian Navy bans smartphones, Facebook on bases, ships: Here's why

30 Dec 2019

Indian Navy bans smartphones, Facebook on bases, ships: Here's why

Navy personnel can't use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp on ships and bases, the Indian Navy said in a strict order.

Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

26 Dec 2019

Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

The National Investigation Agency raided RTI activist and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.

Indian cricket team under terror threat in Delhi: Report

29 Oct 2019

Indian cricket team under terror threat in Delhi: Report

The Indian cricket team is set to face Bangladesh in a three-match T20I series, starting November 3 in Delhi.

Kamlesh Tiwari's family meets Adiyanath, demands death penalty for murderers

20 Oct 2019

Kamlesh Tiwari's family meets Adiyanath, demands death penalty for murderers

Two days after a leader of a Hindu outfit was murdered at his office-cum-residence in Lucknow, his family met Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.

Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

10 Oct 2019

Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

Last month, Punjab Police had reported multiple weapon drops in the state conducted by Pakistani-origin drones.

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

25 Sep 2019

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

In what confirms that Pakistan is continuing with its notorious plans to hamper peace in India, some drones from across the border dropped arms and grenades in Punjab, multiple reports said.

Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

04 Sep 2019

Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

On Wednesday, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed were declared individual terrorists by the Centre under the new anti-terror law.

WWE: Five men who attacked women superstars

02 Aug 2019

WWE: Five men who attacked women superstars

WWE is the best form of pro-wrestling, involving both male and female wrestlers.

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

15 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to strengthen the NIA.

Pragya's bike, allegedly used for Malegaon blast, presented in court

09 Jul 2019

Pragya's bike, allegedly used for Malegaon blast, presented in court

The motorbike, which was used for the 2008 Malegaon blast case, was on Monday presented before the trial court for examination.

J&K: All terrorism cases to be monitored by multi-agency group

16 Jun 2019

J&K: All terrorism cases to be monitored by multi-agency group

A multi-body terror monitoring agency is now set to widen its ambit for also monitoring the progress of all terror-related cases in Jammu & Kashmir.

Don't know about Malegaon blast: Accused Pragya Thakur tells court

07 Jun 2019

Don't know about Malegaon blast: Accused Pragya Thakur tells court

Pragya Thakur, who won Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal on a BJP ticket, on Friday appeared before a special NIA court in Mumbai in connection to the 2008 Malegaon blast case.