Everything you need to know about Ansar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ansar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): The body of Sarabjit Singh, which has been brought back to India from Pakistan, is being taken to a civil hospital in Patti for post-mortem.
Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): The special flight carrying Sarabjit Singh's body landed at the Amritsar airport on Thursday evening.
Amritsar, May 2 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur, who is representing the Congress-led UPA Government at the Amritsar airport here where Sarabjit Singh's body is expected to arrive soon, said this a very sad moment for the family of the Indian prisoner and the entire country.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The special aircraft carrying Sarabjit Singh's body took off from Lahore on Thursday evening.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Thursday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government for failing to take concrete step to secure the release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died in Pakistan.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The special aircraft carrying Sarabjit Singh's body is now all set to take off from Lahore.
Bhikhiwind (Punjab), May 2 (ANI): Family members of Sarabjit Singh have reached their hometown Bhikhiwind where his body will be brought to from Pakistan.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the family members of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Lahore hospital following a brutal attack on him in a high-security jail there.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Dalbir Kaur, sister of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in a Lahore hospital this morning after a murderous attack in jail last week, on Thursday lashed out at Pakistan for her brother's death and called for a war against the country.
Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh - the impoverished family man from a Punjab village, the death row prisoner who languished for 23 years in Pakistan, the man who in death became the latest bone of contention in India-Pakistan ties - who died Thursday after being brutally assaulted by fellow prisoners in Pakistan, was of all these.
Amritsar, April 27 (IANS) With Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in coma at a Lahore hospital after being fatally assaulted by fellow prisoners, his family members in Punjab said Saturday that they wanted to leave for Pakistan immediately to take care of him.
Chandigarh, April 27 (ANI): Worried family members of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Lahore's KotLakhpat Jail, have said that Friday afternoon's attack on him was a conspiracy to eliminate and kill him.
Lahore/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh was admitted to the ICU of Lahore's Jinnah Hospital after a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in the city's Kot Lakhpat jail Friday afternoon, his family in Indian Punjab said. Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad are to visit Singh in hospital where doctors are battling to save his life, said an official.
Lahore/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh was admitted to the ICU of Lahore's Jinnah Hospital following a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in the city's Kot Lakhpat jail Friday afternoon, his family in Indian Punjab said.
Tarn Taran/Lahore, April 26 (IANS) Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Lahore's Jinnah Hospital following a murderous attack on him by fellow prisons in the city's Kot Lakhpat jail Friday afternoon, his family in Indian Punjab said.
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new website to promote the activity of a Syrian rebel group has been launched in the Russian language, thereby leading to concerns that Russian Islamists are involved in the Syrian civil war.
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Britain, Italy and Greece have confirmed that hostages from their countries were among seven construction workers reported killed in Nigeria over the weekend.
Paris, Feb 24 (IANS) A spate of sudden raids and suicide attacks launched by Malian rebels have highlighted the risk of the Mali Army and its allies becoming mired in a guerrilla war, reports Xinhua.
Lack of political will, weak intelligence, inadequate laws, poor enforcements and political mud slinging, result again and again in tragedies of the kind at now Hyderabad and at umpteen places elsewhere.
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Terrorist group Al-Qaeda is desperately trying to politically hijack various rebel Islamist groups in North Africa, according to the analyses of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb document.
"Going to Timbuktu". This bit of a statement, made often in jest in metropolitan India, refers to some distant, exotic place on a corner of the earth. But for the clued up and those who care to find out, Timbuktu is the fabled city at the southern edge of the Sahara in Mali whose commercial and cultural riches attracted many for centuries.
London, Jan. 13 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande has ordered to beef up security around public buildings and transport because of military operations in Africa.
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Families of 17 Indian sailors held hostage on board MV Royal Grace, a chemical tanker captured by Somali pirates in March last year, are pinning their hopes on Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney to help free the men.
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Indian officials, accompanying five Indian sailors freed from Somali pirates, also lent a helping hand to two Pakistani seafarers who were also onboard the hijacked cargo ship MV Iceberg-1.
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Islamists in Mali have started destroying remaining mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu.
Washington, Dec. 9 (ANI): The leader of an Egyptian terrorist cell allegedly linked to the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 has been arrested by Egyptian intelligence officers.
Washington, Dec. 8 (ANI): Al Qaeda's expansion in Libya, following the successful terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11 this year, is part of a long-term plan by the terrorist group's senior leadership, a seasoned counterterrorism investigator has said.
London, Dec 5 (ANI): Mali government has reportedly held the first direct talks with rebel groups that seized the north of the country after a coup earlier this year.
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Human rights catastrophe took place in Abyan region of Yemen during the conflict between the government and Al-Qaeda-linked militants in 2011 and 2012, Amnesty International has said.
Karachi, Dec. 3 (ANI): Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International and former federal minister for human rights, Ansar Burney, has strongly condemned the demolition of a century-old Hindu temple in Karachi and has demanded strict action against the builder.
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Following the recent attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Al-Qaeda is intensifying efforts to establish a new base for its terrorist operations in Libya, Western intelligence reports have suggested.
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) A Pakistani journalist and TV anchor escaped an attempt on his life Monday when explosives were found attached to his car's under?carriage here in the Pakistani capital, media reports said.
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) A Pakistani journalist and TV anchor had a narrow escape Monday when explosives were found attached under his car here in the Pakistani capital, media reports said.
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Mumbai Police Friday formally charged 80 people for the rioting at an Azad Maidan rally Aug 11 that claimed two lives, an official said here.
Amritsar, Oct.23 (ANI): Pakistani rights activist and former minister for human rights Ansar Burney performed the Kumari Puja here.
Washington, Oct. 19 (ANI): The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, could have been aimed at driving the US and western presence, and particularly a growing CIA contingent, out of eastern Libya, two military sources said.
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): Libyan authorities have singled out the leader of the Benghazi-based Islamist group as the commander in last month's attack on the U.S. consulate that killed three American officials.
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A 15-year-old girl in Timbuktu received 60 lashes after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street.
Rohtak (Haryana), Oct 18 (IANS) At their wit's end after appeals to everyone from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh downwards fell on deaf ears, families of four Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates have found a saviour in Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney, who has performed a similar role before.
London, Oct.17 (ANI): A woman in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) has publicly accused the intelligence services of kidnapping her husband.
Wagah (Amritsar), Oct.14 (ANI): Pakistan human rights and social activist Ansar Burney has expressed confidence about Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh being saved from facing the gallows in a Pakistan jail and released sooner than later.
New Delhi, Oct.12 (ANI): India and Sri Lanka on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral civil nuclear cooperation.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) In an important step, India and Sri Lanka Friday launched talks aimed at sealing a bilateral civil nuclear pact that will encompass peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including atomic medicine, research and training.
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) The US State Department has blacklisted the outfit Ansar al-Shari'a, which it said was a "new alias" of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) Pakistan can now produce "Class-I nuclear safety equipment" and manufacture spare parts for its nuclear stations under embargo conditions, a media report said.
Sanaa, Sept. 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has offered to hold talks with the Yemeni branch of al-Qaida if they were to give up violence.
London, Sept 24 (ANI): A radical Libyan Islamist militia, who had been accused of killing the American ambassador Chris Stevens in the city of Benghazi, is 'finished' after concerted attacks on militant bases across the country over the weekend, a top official in the country has said.
Tripoli, Sept. 23 (ANI): A powerful militia based in eastern Libya has announced that it will disband.
Moscow, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least one person was killed and 20 injured in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi after police and demonstrators stormed militia bases, al Jazeera TV reported.
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): The recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four American officials including envoy Christopher Stevens, was a joint operation orchestrated by nearly 100 attackers from an Al Qaeda affiliate and an Islamist militia, intelligence sources have revealed.
Tripoli, Sept. 17 (ANI): The president of the Libyan parliament, Mohamed al-Magariaf, has said military action is being considered against militants blamed for the killing of the U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi.
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): The attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, which culminated in the death of American ambassador Chris Stevens by hard-line Islamist groups, has depicted anderosion of state authority' in the Middle-East nation, experts have said.
Islamabad, Sept 5 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has asked authorities in its Punjab province to crack down on the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) without further delay, as the maximum cases of sectarian violence have been laid at the door of this now defunct organisation.
London, Aug. 29 (ANI): UK Prime Minister David Cameron has piled pressure on Pakistan to catch the killers of a British family who were shot down following the breakdown of an arranged marriage.
Islamabad, Aug 15 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the Sialkot Stallions to select the same players who had represented the team in the national Twenty20 and super eights championships last season, during their campaign in the Champions League qualifying tournament in South Africa.
Sanaa, Aug. 7 (Xinhua-ANI): A U.S. air raid hit a suspected al- Qaida target in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda late on Monday, killing at least two people, a security official and eyewitnesses said on Tuesday.
Sana'a, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and many injured when an Al Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at a gathering of pro-government tribesmen in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, Xinhua reported Sunday.
London, July 18 (ANI): Islamic extremists in northern Mali are facing a growing uprising from local residents as they impose the strict Sharia law and seek to destroy the local culture in the northern region of the African country.art of the vast area of the country, near Timbuktu, which is under the control of Islamic groups, youths have been taking to the streets to protest against rebel control.
London, July 17 (ANI): A Timbuktu man was lashed 40 times for consuming alcohol, by an Islamic group that has seized the north Malian city and imposed strict Islamic laws there.
Bamako, July 16 (ANI): Al Qaeda-linked radical Islamists in Mali have enlisted new fighters from a tribal militia to strengthen their grip on the northern region, according to a report.
London, July 14 (ANI): Al-Qaida-linked insurgents and Islamic groups' hold over key urban areas of Mali to recruit, arm and train growing numbers of fighters could pose a threat to Europe within two years, a senior western diplomat has warned.
Islamabad, July 14 (ANI): Pakistan's Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar has said that discriminatory nuclear policies of the international community would lead to a strategic imbalance in the region, therefore India must not be given undue and unjustified preferences over Pakistan, according to a report.
Timbuktu (Mali), July 10 (IANS/AKI) An Islamist militant group punished two drunk men with 80 lashes each in the ancient city of Timbuktu in northwest Africa's Mali.
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): Religious parties along with thousands of right-wing supporters reached Islamabad on Monday midnight amid heightened security measures, to mark the 'long march' against the reopening of NATO supply routes by Pakistan.
Mali, July 1 (ANI): Islamist fighters in Mali have damaged shrines of Muslim saints in the city of Timbuktu.
Moscow, July 1 (IANS) The mausoleum of Sidi Mahmoud, a Unesco World Heritage site, in Timbuktu, Mali, has been damaged in an attack by Islamists, RIA Novosti reported.
Lahore, June 30 (ANI): Former Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has been included in the list of 30 probables from which the T20 squad for the World Cup in Sri Lanka will be named.
Sana'a, June 16 (IANS/AKI) The Yemeni military has recaptured the southern city of al-Shaqra, considered a stronghold of the Al Qaeda.
London, June 13 (ANI): Valuable apprenticeships have been reduced to begging because teenagers are too obsessed with Facebook and computer games to learn a hands-on trade, a senior motor industry boss has revealed.
Dubai, June 11 (ANI): Two websites linked to the Al-Qaeda have announced that they will reveal a video message from the jihadist network's deputy leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, whom Washington claimed to have killed last week.
Peshawar, June 4 (ANI): A militant organization, Ansar ul Islam (AI), a rival of the Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI), has asked the government to try Dr Shakil Afridi for the murder of over 250 tribesmen at the hands of LeI men, and sought an increase in the sentence awarded to the doctor.
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) A 42-year-old labourer was Sunday remanded to police custody here till June 7 for allegedly raping his teenage daughter, police said.
Aden (Yemen), June 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Yemeni troops clashed with dozens of al-Qaida militants in the southern province of Abyan, leaving at least six terrorists killed on Sunday, the defense ministry said.
Aden, May 29 (Xinhua-ANI): At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed on Tuesday by a roadside bombing on the eastern outskirts of the southern port city Aden, a security official said.
BAMAKO, May 28 (Xinhua-ANI):The Malian government on Sunday rejected the declaration of a merger between the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and Ansar Dine of Iyad Ag Ghali.
Bamko, May 27 (ANI): Two rebel groups that seized northern Mali have reportedly agreed to merge and create an independent Islamic state to rule the north of the country.
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) At least 20 Al Qaeda terrorists were killed Saturday in an operation launched by the Yemeni army in southern Abyan province, the defence ministry said.
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The political dimensions of a drug scandal that might involve Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa are "overshadowing" the very serious issue of the increasing use of ephedrine, known as the poor man's 'ecstasy', a leading daily said Thursday.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): Former chief selector Salahuddin Sallu has said the currents selection committee should have opted for younger cricketers instead of old players, for the tour of Sri Lanka.
Islamabad, May 11 (ANI): Former Pakistan Federal Minister Ansar Burney has once again appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to convert the death sentence of an Indian national, Sarabjeet Singh, into life imprisonment on humanitarian grounds.
Sana'a, April 28 (IANS) The Yemeni wing of terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday released after mediation by a tribal leader 73 Yemeni soldiers captured two months ago, Xinhua reported.
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has cut short his honeymoon and returned from South Africa after he was named as an accused in the Rs.7 billion scam of illegal sale of ephedrine, a controlled substance used in medicines, a media report said Sunday.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With less than three months before President Pratibha Patil demits office, a host of possible successors have now surfaced. But a poor Congress show in recent state elections may ensure regional parties hold the key to who will be India's 13th president.
New Delhi, April 20 IANS) With less than three months to go before President Pratibha Patil's term ends, a slew of possible successors are doing the rounds. But with the ruling Congress doing poorly in recent state elections, regional parties may hold the key to selecting the nation's 13th president.
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday directed his son Ali Musa Gilani to cut short his trip to South Africa after he was named an accused in a pharma scam in a petition filed in the Supreme Court.
Ranchi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP's decision to field S.S. Ahluwalia as its candidate for the forthcoming biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha has irked the ruling alliance partner Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which has already announced its candidate.
New York, Apr 19 (ANI): Kate Upton, who catapulted to fame as the cover girl of 2012s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, donned some real clothing for Harper's Bazaar magazine.
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Hailing India's successful launch of 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V, Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Thursday said our scientists have done the nation proud with this splendid achievement.
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have greeted the nation on the occasion of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Puthandu, Mesadi, Vaisakhadi and Bahag Bihu.
Patna, Apr 12 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday said that Bihar Legislative Council has distinguished itself by taking initiatives for public welfare.
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday decided to give the highest Z-plus category security cover to 10 people, including ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his predecessor Mayawati, sources said.
Washington, Apr 11(ANI): An American hacker, who has named himself 'The Raptor', has claimed that he is responsible for taking down various online sites used by Al Qaeda sympathizers.
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) An announcement on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be made as soon as the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decided on the amendments, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Tuesday after a high-level meeting to review security in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah Tuesday mounted pressure over Home Minister P Chidambaram, who is on his personal visit to Vaishno Devi shrine for paying obeisance in J&K, for withdrawing Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state.........
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah pressed Home Minister P. Chidambaram to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state, sources said Tuesday after a high level meeting to review security.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): India and Qatar on Monday signed agreements in the field of energy, culture, education, finance and legal to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India and energy-rich Qatar, home to half a million Indians, Monday sealed six agreements in diverse areas, including an overarching pact on cooperation in oil and gas exploration.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was accorded to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here this morning.
Agartala, April 7 (IANS) As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, artists of India and Bangladesh have begun jointly performing various cultural shows, including drama, on the themes penned by the Nobel laureate bard.