Crime Watch – Weekly Newsletter for March 1-7, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Rebel bomber held in Meghalaya

SHILLONG – A top rebel of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) involved in several bombings was arrested Sunday along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, an official said.

“(Self-styled) Sergeant Major Anjima Boro was arrested this (Sunday) morning after he sneaked into the country from Bangladesh through Baldova village in West Garo Hills …. Source article  : Rebel bomber held in Meghalaya.

Blasts kill eight in Afghanistan

KABUL – Eight people were killed Sunday when two bombs exploded in quick succession in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, Xinhua reported.

Five others, including four policemen, were injured. The blasts occurred on a ground in Arghandab district.
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Taliban kill four alleged spies in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The bodies of four men apparently killed by the Taliban for working as informers for the US, were found Tuesday in Pakistan’s lawless tribal zone, officials said.

The bodies of the local men, who had been shot several times, were discovered in the Hamzoni area in the district of North Waziristan, near the …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : Taliban kill four alleged spies in Pakistan.

Maoists blow up mobile tower in Bihar

PATNA – Maoists blew up a mobile tower of a private telecom operator in Bihar’s Jamui district early Tuesday as they enforced a two-day strike in the eastern part of the state to protest the killing of six guerrillas in a gunfight, police said.

Police officials said a dozen armed guerrillas blew up a mobile … Original source on Gaea Times at : Maoists blow up mobile tower in Bihar.

US says no to Pakistan proposal for swapping Davis

ISLAMABAD – Washington has turned down Pakistan’s proposal to swap US official Raymond Davis, who shot dead two men in Lahore, with Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist who is serving a prison term in US for killing marines in Afghanistan, it was reported here.

Diplomatic Sources told the Dawn in Washington that Islamabad had taken … Read more »».

Bank using profits to fund militants: Dhaka minister

DHAKA – A bank in Bangladesh is spending eight percent of its profits to fund militants in the country, State Minister for Home Shamsul Huq Tuku has alleged.

The Islami Bank Bangladesh is spending the money through the Islami Bank Foundation, Tuku told officials here Monday at a meeting on ways to combat militancy.
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Engineer injured in Srinagar blast dies

SRINAGAR – An assistant executive engineer died in hospital Tuesday, a day after he was critically injured in a grenade explosion in the Jammu and Kashmir summer capital.

“Showkat Ali Khan, an assistant executive engineer of the state roads and buildings department, who had been injured in yesterday’s grenade explosion in Batmaloo area of the …. Original article on Gaea Times at  : Engineer injured in Srinagar blast dies.

One killed, four injured in Kashmir

SRINAGAR – Separatist guerrillas shot dead a contractor in north Kashmir’s Kreeri town while a powerful hand grenade blast wounded four people, including two policemen, in summer capital Srinagar Monday.

A senior police officer told IANS that guerrillas hurled a powerful hand grenade in front of the fire services headquarters in the uptown Batmallo locality … Original source on Gaea Times at : One killed, four injured in Kashmir.

Two cops, official injured in Kashmir attack

SRINAGAR – Two policemen and a government official were injured in a grenade attack by separatists here Monday, police said.
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India allows Pakistani team access to 26/11 witnesses

NEW DELHI – India has agreed in principle to allow an investigating team from Pakistan to question Mumbai witnesses of the 2008 terror attack, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday.

But he added that Islamabad had been asked if Indian investigators could similarly question people accused of conspiring and helping execute the Mumbai carnage that … Read more »».

Chhattisgarh spends Rs.1,200 crore on roads in Maoist areas

RAIPUR – Chhattisgarh, one of the worst Leftist insurgency-hit states of India, has spent a whopping Rs.1,223 crore for creating a road network since 2003-04 in areas hit by Maoist militancy, a senior minister told the state assembly Tuesday.

Public Works Department Minister Brijmohan Agrawal informed the house in a written reply to Leader of …. Read the original article  : Chhattisgarh spends Rs.1,200 crore on roads in Maoist areas.

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