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The police unit of the panel appointed by then president Sirisena has asked Ranil Wickremesinghe to appear before them on August 18.(AP)

Sri Lanka Easter attack probe panel summons ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Colombo | By Press Trust of India, Colombo
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2020 02:31 AM IST
Nine suicide bombers belonging to local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaat (NTJ) linked to Islamic State carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and as many luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday last year, killing 258 people, including 11 Indians.
Sonu Nigam has talked about Kangana Ranaut.
Sonu Nigam has talked about Kangana Ranaut.

Sonu Nigam says he believes Kangana Ranaut’s claim of Mahesh Bhatt throwing slipper at her: ‘It must have happened’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 02:03 PM IST
Sonu Nigam has said that he chooses to believe Kangana Ranaut’s claims about Mahesh Bhatt and said that to take on Bollywood like she has, takes ‘clarity of mind’.
Afghan police after gunmen stormed a religious gathering of Afghanistan's minority Sikhs in their place of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital's old city on Wednesday.(AP)
Afghan police after gunmen stormed a religious gathering of Afghanistan's minority Sikhs in their place of worship in the heart of the Afghan capital's old city on Wednesday.(AP)

25 killed in terror attack in Kabul; 4 gunman killed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 06:33 PM IST
he attackers targeted a ‘dharamshala’ in Shor Bazar area of Kabul, which has a sizeable population of the Hindu and Sikh minorities. Some reports said the attack began at about 7.45 am Afghan time.
Members of Sewa Sankalp Yuva Sangathan light lamps to pay tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack on the first anniversary of the incident in Bhopal on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Members of Sewa Sankalp Yuva Sangathan light lamps to pay tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack on the first anniversary of the incident in Bhopal on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

‘We did not forget, we did not forgive’: CRPF salutes Pulwama martyrs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 09:10 AM IST
A suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad had rammed a vehicle carrying explosives into the CPRF convoy on February 14, 2019, on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway killing the 40 men in Pulwama district.
Under CAA illegal migrants from the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before 2015 will be eligible for Indian citizenship. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/Hindustan Times)
Under CAA illegal migrants from the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before 2015 will be eligible for Indian citizenship. (Photo by Rishikesh Choudhary/Hindustan Times)

Creating suicide bombers, BJP minister amps up attack on Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Hundreds of people, mostly women and children, have been protesting since December 15 last year at Shaheen Bagh against the CAA and possibility of NRC.
70-year-old Rajapaksa, who won a presidential election on Sunday, has vowed to drain the swamp of religious extremism(AP)
70-year-old Rajapaksa, who won a presidential election on Sunday, has vowed to drain the swamp of religious extremism(AP)

Sri Lanka’s new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a war hero and polarising figure

Colombo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:05 PM IST
Rajapaksa is the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the two nationalists gave the military a free hand to crush the Tamil separatists and end a 26-year civil war that had left more than 100,000 people dead.
The vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign that is seen as a two-horse race between President Ashraf Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive.(AP Photo)
The vote marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign that is seen as a two-horse race between President Ashraf Ghani and his bitter rival Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive.(AP Photo)

Blasts across Afghanistan as insurgents try to disrupt presidential election

Kabul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 07:20 PM IST
The Taliban, who unleashed a string of bombings during the two-month campaign, in recent days issued repeated warnings they intend to attack polling centres.
Google Trends also gives data on the most related queries that users search for. Users across the globe actively searched for news from Kashmir in August.(HT image)
Google Trends also gives data on the most related queries that users search for. Users across the globe actively searched for news from Kashmir in August.(HT image)

Google searches on Kashmir peaked after Article 370 move

New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:20 AM IST
The tool helps analyse the relative frequency of any search term over time on a scale of zero to 100, where 100 represents the highest level.
An Afghan man cries as he sits inside a damaged wedding hall after a blast in Kabul.(Reuters Photo)
An Afghan man cries as he sits inside a damaged wedding hall after a blast in Kabul.(Reuters Photo)

‘Changed my happiness to sorrow’: Groom after bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Kabul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 04:18 PM IST
The massive blast, which took place late Saturday in west Kabul, came as Washington and the Taliban finalise a deal to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan and hopefully build a roadmap to a ceasefire.
An Afghan security force walks past a burnt vehicle after Sunday’s attack at the site in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)
An Afghan security force walks past a burnt vehicle after Sunday’s attack at the site in Kabul, Afghanistan July 29, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)

At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in Kabul: Govt

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 10:24 AM IST
Afghan forces killed three militants who entered Saleh’s four-storey office after a suicide bomber blew himself up during rush hour, said the interior ministry.
Afghan security personnel inspect at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP Photo)
Afghan security personnel inspect at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.(AP Photo)

Three bombs kill 11 in Afghan capital as US general visits

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 06:41 PM IST
A suicide bomber blew himself near a minibus carrying employees of the ministry and mines and petroleum, killing five women and a child.
No one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan, and the IS group is headquartered in Nangarhar province.(AP FILE/ Representative Image)
No one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan, and the IS group is headquartered in Nangarhar province.(AP FILE/ Representative Image)

5 killed as 13-year-old suicide bomber blows himself up at Afghan wedding: Cops

Kabul | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 01:39 PM IST
Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia.
In April this year, the NIA had arrested Riyas Aboobacker in connection with the terror module case.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
In April this year, the NIA had arrested Riyas Aboobacker in connection with the terror module case.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

NIA raids in Tamil Nadu over suspected links with Sri Lanka bombers

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Searches are being held in Anbu Nagar, Podanur, and Kuniyamuthur areas of the city, to name a few.
Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has the right to argue her plea in person for seeking parole to attend her daughter’s wedding in London, the Madras high court said on Tuesday(PTI Photo)
Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has the right to argue her plea in person for seeking parole to attend her daughter’s wedding in London, the Madras high court said on Tuesday(PTI Photo)

Nalini Sriharan can argue her plea in person, says Madras HC

Chennai | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 12:03 AM IST
Former PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally at Sriperumpudur near Chennai on May 21, 1991.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena(AP file photo)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena(AP file photo)

‘No proof that Easter bombers visited India’: Sri Lanka president

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 07:32 AM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday he had not received any report from the country’s security agencies that the suicide bombers behind the Easter Sunday attacks had travelled to India.
(PTI FILE)
(PTI FILE)

Indian envoy rules out talks with Pakistan unless it stops supporting terror

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Ties between India and Pakistan hit a new low after the Pulwama terror attack.
The government says Zahran, a radical Tamil-speaking preacher, was a leader of the group.(AFP FILE/ Representative Image)
The government says Zahran, a radical Tamil-speaking preacher, was a leader of the group.(AFP FILE/ Representative Image)

Saudi scholar arrested over Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

Kattakudy, Sri Lanka | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Mohamed Aliyar, 60, is the founder of the Centre for Islamic Guidance, which boasts a mosque, a religious school and a library in Zahran’s hometown of Kattankudy, a Muslim-dominated city on Sri Lanka’s eastern shores.
Members of Zion Church, which was bombed on Easter Sunday, pray at a community hall in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.(Reuters/File Photo)
Members of Zion Church, which was bombed on Easter Sunday, pray at a community hall in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.(Reuters/File Photo)

200 children in Sri Lanka lost family members in Easter bombings

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 03:57 PM IST
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and as many luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people. Some families also lost their primary source of income.
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh Sunday said there was no record to suggest that any of the suicide bombers, who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, had visited Kashmir as claimed by the Army chief of the island nation.(File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh Sunday said there was no record to suggest that any of the suicide bombers, who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, had visited Kashmir as claimed by the Army chief of the island nation.(File Photo)

‘No record to suggest bombers visited J&K’: Police

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2019 07:31 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said they have not received any information from the Island nation through diplomatic channel but the persons whose names appeared on social media have not travelled to Kashmir.
Hashim, who died in an attack on the Shangri-La hotel on April 21, inspired wealthy brothers Ilham Ibrahim and Inshaf Ibrahim to join and bankroll his assault, police and fellow Muslims said.(AP PHOTO)
Hashim, who died in an attack on the Shangri-La hotel on April 21, inspired wealthy brothers Ilham Ibrahim and Inshaf Ibrahim to join and bankroll his assault, police and fellow Muslims said.(AP PHOTO)

Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 04:29 PM IST
Christians and foreign tourists were badly hit in the attacks on three churches and three hotels that killed 257 people, but Sri Lanka’s Muslim community has also been badly scarred and has been looking into the backgrounds of Hashim and his jihadist acolytes.
TOPSHOT - A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard on a street in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)
TOPSHOT - A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard on a street in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)

Bomber involved in Sri Lanka blasts visited India twice in 2017, shows Intel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan and Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 11:36 AM IST
The April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels killed more than 250 people, including 11 Indian nationals, and injured 500. Fifteen people, including three suicide bombers, died during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on Friday night and nearly 100 people have been detained in the island nation.
Police Thursday night released the names and pictures of three men and three women and sought information regarding them from the public.(Twitter/Sri Lanka police)
Police Thursday night released the names and pictures of three men and three women and sought information regarding them from the public.(Twitter/Sri Lanka police)

Sri Lanka releases pictures of 6 suspects, including 3 women, as police intensifies search ops

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 08:36 AM IST
Nine suicide bombers, believed to be the members of local Islamist extremist group called National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts investigation highlights: Sri Lanka’s defence secretary resigns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 08:52 PM IST

Sri Lanka deployed thousands of troops overnight to help police search for suspects in Easter suicide bomb attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that killed nearly 360 people.The government has acknowledged “major” lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific attacks despite receiving specific intelligence warnings.Recriminations have flown since suicide bombers blew themselves up in luxury hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers on Sunday.The president has asked the police chief and top defence ministry bureaucrat to step down, though neither has done so yet.Follow updates here

A man with a backpack is seen in Shangri La hotel elevator in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 21, 2019 in this screen grab taken from a CCTV footage.(REUTERS)
A man with a backpack is seen in Shangri La hotel elevator in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 21, 2019 in this screen grab taken from a CCTV footage.(REUTERS)

Watch: Suspected suicide bombers walk into elevator of Colombo hotel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The latest footage comes after another suspected suicide bomber was seen entering St Sebastian’s church in Negombo, where 200 people were killed in the deadliest of the six near-simultaneous attacks
Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had ended there(AFP)
Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had ended there(AFP)

Suicide bomber didn’t attack a church thinking Easter mass had already ended there

Colombo | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2019 08:05 PM IST
A total of 29 people died in the suicide bombing in the Zion Church in the eastern town of Batticaloa, a former Tamil Tiger bastion, on Sunday. They included 14 children -- seven girls and seven boys each. Two victims remain unidentified.
Imran Khan said Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and will continue to provide every possible support for elimination of this menace.(PTI)
Imran Khan said Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and will continue to provide every possible support for elimination of this menace.(PTI)

Imran Khan speaks to Sri Lanka PM; strongly condemns Easter attacks

Colombo/Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Nine suicide bombers, including a woman, were involved in the massive Easter Sunday bombings and 60 people have been arrested so far for their suspected links to Sri Lanka’s worst terror attack.
Sri Lanka police say nine suicide bombers were involved in serial blasts, eight identified(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka police say nine suicide bombers were involved in serial blasts, eight identified(REUTERS)

Woman among nine bombers in Easter blasts, says Sri Lanka’s defence minister

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 07:45 PM IST
Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group.
India sent as many as three alerts to Sri Lanka, including one on the day of the Easter Sunday attack that left 321 people dead and 500 injured, according to senior intelligence officials.(AFP Photos)
India sent as many as three alerts to Sri Lanka, including one on the day of the Easter Sunday attack that left 321 people dead and 500 injured, according to senior intelligence officials.(AFP Photos)

India’s first alert sent to Lanka 17 days before deadly bombing, then 2 more

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan and Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 02:05 AM IST
The last alert was sent hours before the suicide bombers attacked the three churches and four hotels.
Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)
Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)

10 days before Sri Lanka bombing, there was clear intel about church attacks

Colombo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:41 AM IST
The warning in the April 11 letter was plain: A local group was planning a suicide terror attack against churches in Sri Lanka.
One of the suspected suicide bomber enters St Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Sunday ahead of of the attack.(REUTERS)
One of the suspected suicide bomber enters St Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Sunday ahead of of the attack.(REUTERS)

Two Muslim brothers were Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers: Report

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 05:35 PM IST
The sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader were among suicide bombers who hit three churches and three luxury hotels, investigators said.
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