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Rocket launcher, bombs recovered from ISIS' new India cell

After carrying out multiple simultaneous raids across Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Wednesday, managed to foil a major terror attack that was being planned by a new ISIS-linked group.

26 Dec 2018


Taiwan: 152 Vietnamese tourists 'disappear' during holiday; search is on

Taiwanese authorities have commenced a search for 152 Vietnamese tourists who arrived with tourist visas last week, and have since gone missing.

16 places raided in Delhi, UP; new ISIS-linked group found

On Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches in 16 locations across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, in connection with its probe on a new ISIS-linked group in India.

Petition filed in SC seeking quashing of Center's 'snooping order'

On Monday, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality and legality of the Center's December 20 order that granted sweeping surveillance powers to 10 Central agencies.

Centre goes in defensive mode after 'snooping order', clarifies notification

On Thursday, the Centre gave powers to ten Central investigative agencies to intercept and monitor all data present in any computer and invited criticism from the opposition which claimed the country was being made into an 'Orwellian state'.

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

In what could mark the beginnings of an Orwellian surveillance state, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Thursday, granted sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any data stored on computer devices.

25 Nov 2018

Rajasthan High Court

Gujarat: 2007 Ajmer dargah blast bomb supplier arrested

On Sunday, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested one of the accused in the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case based on a tip-off.

19 Nov 2018


Amritsar-blast: CM announces Rs. 50L reward for information on suspects

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a reward of Rs. 50 lakh for anybody providing information on those involved in the Amritsar grenade blast that left three persons dead yesterday.

30 Oct 2018


Malegaon blast: After 10yrs, Purohit, 6 others charged under UAPA

A special court in Mumbai framed charges against Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, and five others in the September 2008 Malegaon bomb-blast case.

21 Oct 2018


NIA's 'Most Wanted' list seems to prioritize Maoists over terrorists

On Saturday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) released a list of its most wanted fugitives, urging the public to provide it with tips about fugitives' whereabouts.

Love, not Jihad: NIA ends probe in Kerala's inter-faith marriages

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) doesn't have enough evidence which can lead to prosecution in Kerala's inter-faith marriages, which the agency was probing.

21 Sep 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Terrorists shoot dead 3 policemen after abducting them

Terrorists shot dead three policemen after abducting them from Shopian district of J&K early today, police said.

Malegaon blast case: SC refuses Purohit's plea seeking SIT probe

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit's plea seeking a court-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team into his alleged abduction, illegal detention, and brutal torture in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

25 Aug 2018


Manipur: In missing arms case, Congress-MLA arrested by NIA

The National Investigative Agency arrested Manipur Congress MLA Yamthong Haokip on Friday in missing arms case.

07 Aug 2018


Govt collected fake notes with face value Rs. 13.87cr post-demonetization

Fake notes with a face value of Rs. 13.87cr were seized in states bordering Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh from November 09, 2016 till June 30, 2018 post-demonetization, as per NCRB data, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed Lok Sabha.

04 Jul 2018


Not returning to India until I feel 'safe': Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher who is staying abroad to evade arrest in India, today said he would not return home till he felt "safe".

04 Jul 2018


Controversial preacher Zakir Naik on his way back to India

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik is on his way back to India.

Bombay-HC admits Malegaon blast accused Purohit's plea challenging discharge rejection

The Bombay HC today admitted a plea filed by Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging previous judgments of the HC and a special trial court that had rejected his discharge from the case.

13 May 2018


Pakistan hits back, refuses to let accident-accused US diplomat leave

In the latest in a series of retaliatory actions against each other, Pakistan yesterday turned back a US aircraft that had arrived to collect Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, a diplomat involved in a fatal road accident.

02 May 2018


Indian National bombed Saudi Arabia in 2016, confirms DNA test

On the basis of DNA tests, Saudi Arabia has confirmed the bomber who attacked US Consulate in Jeddah, was an Indian national and possibly an operative of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Asaram case: India urgently needs a witness protection law

Three witnesses were killed, at least six grievously attacked and several others injured to protect self-styled godman Asaram from getting convicted of raping a 16-year-old disciple at his Jodhpur ashram in August 2013.

17 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Owaisi blames Modi government, NIA for 2007 blast acquittals

Yesterday, all accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of 2007, including Swami Aseemanand, were acquitted by a Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court in Hyderabad.

2007 Mecca Masjid blast: All accused, including Swami Aseemanand, acquitted

All accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of 2007, including Swami Aseemanand, have been acquitted by a Special NIA Court in Hyderabad.

09 Apr 2018

Indian Army

In a first, Pakistani diplomats on NIA's 'wanted' list

In a first, Pakistani diplomats have been named in the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) 'wanted' list.

24 Mar 2018


Kerala ISIS Recruitment Case: Woman sentenced to 7 years rigorous-imprisonment

NIA Special Court in Kochi has sentenced a woman ISIS-operative Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid to seven years rigorous imprisonment in connection with Kerala Islamic State recruitment case.

09 Mar 2018


Afghan national who helped recruit Kalyan youths for ISIS killed

An Afghan national who helped four Kalyan youths join ISIS was shot dead in an encounter in Kabul last May, his wife's relative has confirmed.

12 Feb 2018


Trafficking: Center mulls new definition of "victim", NIA as probing-agency

Reports have it that the Center is working on setting up a dedicated unit to probe trafficking cases, likely under the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot examine the marital status of Hadiya, whose marriage to Shafin Jahan became infamous as the Kerala "love jihad" case.

17 Jan 2018


NIA seizes Rs. 100 crore demonetized notes in Kanpur

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the UP police have discovered Rs. 100 crore in old demonetized notes hidden in an under-construction building in Kanpur.

27 Dec 2017


2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

A special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court in Mumbai has dropped charges under MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act), some sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and Arms Act against four accused -Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Major (retd.) Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahikar- in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.

18 Dec 2017


Hunting Zakir Naik: Interpol denies India's request for arrest warrant

India has suffered a major setback after Interpol denied its request to issue a Red Corner Notice (akin to an international arrest warrant) against radical Islamist preacher Zakir Naik.

28 Nov 2017


26/11-mastermind Hafiz Saeed approaches UN to drop his terrorist tag

Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the mastermind who orchestrated the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai has filed a petition with the UN to drop his terrorist tag.

'Love jihad': Hadiya chooses husband, SC makes her dean 'guardian'

Twenty-five-year-old Hadiya of Kerala's 'love jihad' case has finally spoken in court. She said she wants to go back to Shafin Jahan, her husband, and continue her education.

26 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

Hafiz Saeed release: US threatens Pakistan with 'repercussions'

The US is visibly annoyed at Pakistan's recent release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed.

#LoveJihad: I am Muslim, want to live with husband-Hadiya

Ahead of her appearance at the Supreme Court on Monday, Hadiya told reporters at the Cochin Airport that she converted to Islam out of her own free will and wanted to live with her husband, Shefin Jahan.

17 Nov 2017


Report: Al-Qaeda propaganda in Tamil, Hindi, Bengali emerges

In a first, the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has started distributing its propaganda material online in Tamil, Bengali, and Hindi.

12 Nov 2017


Is a foreign spy-agency trying to kill Hafiz Saeed?

In a new development, Pakistani authorities have beefed up security for detained Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed.

10 Nov 2017


NIA to investigate Naxal funding case, will target leader Sudhakar

After making swift progress in the J&K terror funding case, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) is now investigating a Naxal funding case.

08 Nov 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K terror funding: NIA seizes Rs.36cr worth demonetized currency

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) said it has seized demonetized currency worth Rs. 36.34 crore in New Delhi.

26 Oct 2017


NIA files chargesheet against Zakir for hate speeches, inciting violence

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a 50-page chargesheet in a special court in Mumbai against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for inciting youth to engage in terror activities, giving hate speeches, promoting enmity between communities and diverting money for anti-India activity.