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The real story of Tiger Zinda Hai: How India got 46 nurses back from ISIS

The real story of Tiger Zinda Hai: How India got 46 nurses back from ISIS

Rediff.com7 Nov 2017

With the release of the film's trailer, we revisit how the crisis was actually handled.

'If the Taliban needed men, we wanted to be available'

'If the Taliban needed men, we wanted to be available'

Rediff.com22 Aug 2014

Safdar Nagori, SIMI's notorious face, told investigators how he trained his terrorists on the lines of the Taliban.

26/11 case: Did India take easy way out fearing legal intricacies?

26/11 case: Did India take easy way out fearing legal intricacies?

Rediff.com19 Aug 2014

Former Home Minister P Chidambaram said the government of India would not file formal charges against Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley until Ajmal Kasab's trial was over. Vicky Nanjappa reports

Coming Soon: India's first anti-terror academy

Coming Soon: India's first anti-terror academy

Rediff.com14 Aug 2014

A first-of-its-kind anti-terror academy will come up in New Delhi to keep detectives ahead of the terrorists.

I-Day threats: Israelis, stations, trains on hit-list

I-Day threats: Israelis, stations, trains on hit-list

Rediff.com13 Aug 2014

Terror groups are keeping security agencies on their toes in the run-up to Independence Day.

Why 'Indian Mujahideen' dropped the word 'Indian'

Why 'Indian Mujahideen' dropped the word 'Indian'

Rediff.com4 Aug 2014

The Indian Mujhadeen wants to shed the Indian tag and focus more on the global issues -- something that has caused a rift between the terror outfit and the Pakistani ISI. Vicky Nanjappa reports.

'194 MPs did not receive funds from political parties'

'194 MPs did not receive funds from political parties'

Rediff.com1 Aug 2014

The election commission had upped the expense limit for Lok Sabha elections from Rs 40 lakh to Rs 70 lakh per candidate in big states but a new report states that 537 MPs declared expenses of less than 50 per cent of the limit. Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com reports

IM, SIMI raise Rs 150 crore in 2 years

IM, SIMI raise Rs 150 crore in 2 years

Rediff.com1 Aug 2014

With extortion, robberies, fake currency and arms smuggling, the homegrown terror outfits may have raised Rs 200 crore.

Key accused in Coimbatore blasts nabbed after 16 years

Key accused in Coimbatore blasts nabbed after 16 years

Rediff.com1 Aug 2014

After being on the run for 16 years, the key accused in the 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts was arrested from Mallapauram in Kerala on Thursday.

Intelligence agencies happy with SIMI ban extension

Intelligence agencies happy with SIMI ban extension

Rediff.com30 Jul 2014

Intelligence agencies welcomed the Delhi high court's decision to extend the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India.

How calls from Karachi to Alipore jail are connected to 9/11 funding

How calls from Karachi to Alipore jail are connected to 9/11 funding

Rediff.com29 Jul 2014

A call to the Alipore jail from Karachi last year is not something that can be taken lightly. After all, the call was made by one Jawed Baluchi to key Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative Aftab Ansari, who is serving a life sentence without remission in the 2002 American consulate attack case. Vicky Nanjappa reports

Bangalore school rape: Why the skating instructor was arrested

Bangalore school rape: Why the skating instructor was arrested

Rediff.com29 Jul 2014

The exact words of a senior officer to his higher ups prior to the arrest of skating instructor Mustafa in connection with the rape of a six-year-old in a Bangalore school were, "Don't arrest him, we have no evidence against him. We will cut a very sorry figure."

IM bombmaker's release from jail made him deadlier

IM bombmaker's release from jail made him deadlier

Rediff.com29 Jul 2014

Indian Mujahideen's bomb-maker Abdul Subhan's is a case which would make authorities think twice about releasing deadly terrorists on the basis of good nature. Arrested in 2000 for supplying RDX and AK-47 rifles, he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a court. However, because of his good conduct in jail he was released in 2010.

Bangalore rape: 2 more arrested, skating coach's involvement ruled out

Bangalore rape: 2 more arrested, skating coach's involvement ruled out

Rediff.com29 Jul 2014

In a fresh twist to rape of a 6-year-old in Bangalore, the police has decided to let off Mustafa, the skating instructor, but have picked up two gymnastics teachers -- Lal Giri and Wasim Pasha.

Is Lashkar training ISIS militants?

Is Lashkar training ISIS militants?

Rediff.com26 Jul 2014

The Lashkar poses a huge threat to India and its nexus with the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq is worrying, warn intelligence sources. Vicky Nanjappa reports

'MH17 tragedy may be a horrible mistake by rebels'

'MH17 tragedy may be a horrible mistake by rebels'

Rediff.com23 Jul 2014

Balazs Jarabik, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, says preliminary and not direct evidence points suggests that the Ukrainian rebels shot down the plane. In this interview with Rediff.com's Vicky Nanjappa, Jarabik says that it would not be right to call this an act of terror or a war crime as it appears to be a horrible mistake.

B'lore rape: Instructor was sacked from earlier school for 'abuse'

B'lore rape: Instructor was sacked from earlier school for 'abuse'

Rediff.com22 Jul 2014

The skating instructor arrested allegedly for the rape of a six-year-old at a Bangalore school is a porn addict and was expelled from the school where he worked before for touching girls inappropriately.

'Shooting down of Malaysian plane is a tragic case of misidentification'

'Shooting down of Malaysian plane is a tragic case of misidentification'

Rediff.com18 Jul 2014

Captain John M Cox, who spent 25 years flying for United States Airways and is now the chief executive officer of safety operating systems at Washington DC, talks to Rediff.com's Vicky Nanjappa about the MH17 Malaysian Airlines flight which was shot down in Ukraine on Thursday night killing 298 people on board.

'Seeking ban on mobiles to avoid rape is a no-brainer'

'Seeking ban on mobiles to avoid rape is a no-brainer'

Rediff.com13 Jul 2014

Karnataka legislative standing committee's recommendation seeking a ban on mobile phones to prevent rapes finds few takers, including state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

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