New Delhi, April 2(IRNA) Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon Sunday said the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation's (SAARC) Standing Committee has recommended strong steps to curb terrorism afflicting the region.
Patna, April 2 (IANS) A government school in Bihar's Aurangabad district has remained shut for over six weeks after Maoists demanded money for allowing construction of its new building.
The four school teachers, including the principal, have not visited the school at Ursumbha village in Aurangabad, about 120 km from here, out of fear to their lives after failing to pay the money demanded by Maoists, police said Monday.
Hyderabad, April 1 (IANS) A man suspected to be an agent of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was arrested here Sunday night following intelligence reports that a group of four terrorists were in the city with plans to unleash violence.
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Tension again gripped Nandigram after alleged recovery of two charred and decomposed bodies Sunday by anti-land acquisition members in the aftermath of the killings of 14 people in police firing last month during a protest over a special economic zone (SEZ).
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Terrorism is set to dominate the agenda of the two-day SAARC summit beginning here Tuesday with the leaders of the region expected to come out with a "strong statement" that will stress on intra-regional cooperation in combating the scourge afflicting the region.
Patna, April 1 (IANS) Fear of abduction and murder continues to haunt Bihar following the recovery of the body of a 10-year-old kidnapped schoolboy from Munger.
Prashant, a Class 2 student of St. Michael school, was kidnapped a few days back and later killed by his abductors, police said Sunday. "We recovered the boy's body on Saturday," said the police.
Raipur, April 1 (IANS) Tension gripped the site of Essar Steel's upcoming plant in Chhattisgarh after Maoist militants early Sunday killed two farmers for having agreed to hand over their land to the company, a top police officer said.
Patna, April 1 (IANS) Intelligence failure of the Bihar police was laid bare when over 200 suspected Maoist guerrillas attacked a police station, a block office and a bank in Bihar's Sitamarhi district bordering Nepal Saturday night, leaving a cop dead and half a dozen people injured.
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has dismissed a petition filed by Hashim Qureshi, the hijacker of an Indian Airlines flight to Lahore in 1971, clearing the decks for his trial in the court of a special judge here under the Enemy Agents Ordinance.