All stories by Vicky Nanjappa
The real story of Tiger Zinda Hai: How India got 46 nurses back from ISISRediff.com7 Nov 2017
With the release of the film's trailer, we revisit how the crisis was actually handled.
Rediff said it first: Andhra's new capital to be VijaywadaRediff.com4 Sep 2014
'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?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 academyRediff.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-listRediff.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'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'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 yearsRediff.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 yearsRediff.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 extensionRediff.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 fundingRediff.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 arrestedRediff.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 deadlierRediff.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 outRediff.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?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'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'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'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'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
Why Pune's low-intensity blast should not be ignoredRediff.com11 Jul 2014
Thursday's low-intensity blast in Pune should not be taken lightly for several reasons, Intelligence Bureau sources tell Vicky Nanjappa
ISIS's rise gives a boost to Wahhabism in IndiaRediff.com7 Jul 2014
According to an IB report, preachers of the extreme Wahhabism form of Islam are trying to take over madrasas and masjids, which is a cause of deep concern, says Vicky Nanjappa
Go back to Iraq for work? NO WAY, say nursesRediff.com5 Jul 2014
Vicky Nanjappa speaks to some of the forty-six nurses who were held captive by Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in Iraq, and finds that none of them expected to get out of there safe
ISIS militants warn families against contacting nursesRediff.com4 Jul 2014
Anxious families of the nurses under captivity are scared to phone their daughters after being threatened. Vicky Nanjappa reports
World's best bomb maker is looking to strike backRediff.com3 Jul 2014
'Underwear bomb' creator Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, perhaps the best bomb maker in the world, has been the most high-profile recruit of the Islamic State. And the ability of his bombs to go unchecked through the most stringent security setups has left the US and UK very worried. Vicky Nanjappa reports.
Was arrested IM operative Zahid Hussain trying to regroup forces?Rediff.com3 Jul 2014
Zahid Hussain has been instrumental for the Indian Mujahideen for making a come back after being beaten down by security agencies. Vicky Nanjappa reports
'JuD used charity money to fund Mumbai 26/11 attacks'Rediff.com1 Jul 2014
The Jamaat-ud-Dawa not only collected funds for charity and diverted it to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, but also helped the outfit legitimise money collected through extortion, counterfeiting, smuggling and animal skin trade. Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com reports
'Tougher laws needed to fight growing menace of terrorism'Rediff.com30 Jun 2014
KG Balakrishnan, former Chief Justice of India and Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, in an interview with Vicky Nanjappa emphasizes the need of stringent laws to tackle terrorism and explains why diplomacy with other countries is a must to fight this growing menace.
Why Shia Hazaras are fleeing PakistanRediff.com30 Jun 2014
Civilian and military security forces deployed in Balochistan have done little to investigate attacks on Hazara or take steps to prevent the next attack, says a Human Rights Watch report.
How Dawood legally carries out illegal activitiesRediff.com27 Jun 2014
The Intelligence Bureau has alerted Centre about Dawood Ibrahim-led D Company's 'legal' foray into the ship breaking industry which the latter used as a disguise to carry out not just arms and narcotics smuggling but also to sneak in terrorists from across the border. Vicky Nanjappa reports.
US ban on Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a huge blow to PakistanRediff.com27 Jun 2014
The recent sanctions imposed by the US on Lashkar front organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa completely expose Pakistan that has consistently maintained that JuD is a charity organisation. The ban will also limit the donations to JuD, a major chunk of which is pumped into terror funds. Vicky Nanjappa reports.
IB redflags entry of Wahhabi preachers into IndiaRediff.com26 Jun 2014
An IB report says some 25,000 preachers of the extreme Wahhabi form of Islam came to India last year as visitors, reports Vicky Nanjappa.
In 2013, political parties received Rs 11.14 crore from anonymous donorsRediff.com25 Jun 2014
As per the law, political parties are to declare a list of their political donors. However, as per the latest report, political parties continue to enjoy donations without providing their names or addresses, reports Vicky Nanjappa
Does govt rely heavily on IB report for appointments?Rediff.com25 Jun 2014
The National Democratic Alliance government relies very heavily on information put out by the Intelligence Bureau, which led to the controversy over the appointment of senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam and Raghu Raman, former CEO of NATGRID.
What does ISIS want from the Indian hostages?Rediff.com25 Jun 2014
The Al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has not demanded ransom nor has it shown any inclination to negotiate. Vicky Nanjappa/Rediff.com reports
Why was the British academic denied entry into India?Rediff.com24 Jun 2014
On June 8, an academic from Britain was turned away at the Hyderabad airport by the Indian immigration authorities. She was told that she would not be denied entry into India, and if she wished to do so, she could re-apply in 2016.
How duped Indian labourers end up in IraqRediff.com20 Jun 2014
The kidnapping of 40 Indian workers from Mosul town of strife-torn Iraq should be a lesson to those who rely on fraudulent agents to find them jobs in the Gulf countries, says Vicky Nanjappa
'Soon my daughter in Iraq will lose all contact with us'Rediff.com18 Jun 2014
Many nurses hailing from Kerala are stranded in conflict-torn Iraq. Their families reveal their horror stories to Vicky Nanjappa.
In row with Modi sarkar, governors have SC verdict in their favourRediff.com18 Jun 2014
Amid the growing row between the government and governors, Rediff.com's Vicky Nanjappa recalls a landmark judgment by the Supreme Court that favours the latter.
Gas pricing issue: Congressman wants CBI probe on Moily's roleRediff.com16 Jun 2014
Anjanappa, chief of the Chikkaballapur unit of the party, has alleged that several crores of rupees were involved in the alleged scam and hence a probe had to be initiated.