As Kerala govt sleeps, NIA unearths another IS plot to kill Hindu leaders

Kerala has been witnessing several incidents in which Hindu leaders have been targeted. Several members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party have been killed in political violence.

In this backdrop, the National Investigation Agency has learnt that a module inspired by the Islamic State had planned on wreck havoc and kill Hindu leaders in Kerala.

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NIA unlikely to challenge Aseemanand’s bail in Mecca Masjid case

The National Investigation Agency is unlikely to challenge the bail granted to Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case. Aseemanand was on Thursday granted bail by a court in Hyderabad.

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RSS worker Rudresh murder: Why HC struck down the NIA probe

The Karnataka high court on Monday set aside a decision to hand over the probe into Rashtriya swayamsevak Sangh worker Rudresh’s death to the National Investigation Agency.

In a 55-page order, Justice Micheal D’ Cunnha observed that handing over the probe to the NIA by the Centre is not an unbridled power conferred on the Central government.

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Coded matrix sheets: How terror groups use it differently

Following the Uri attack in which 19 soldiers were martyred, there were questions asked if the terror strike was carried out by the Jaish-e-Mohammad or the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

The National Investigation Agency had been handed over the probe and now based on the coded matrix sheets that it has analysed, it has been concluded that it was the handiwork of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

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NIA issues another notice to Zakir Naik

The National Investigation Agency has issued another notice to controversial Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik. The NIA has directed Naik to be present at its office in Delhi on March 30.

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Arsenic sulphide was main ingredient in Ghorasan bomb

The forensic report obtained by the National Investigation Agency states that a substance called arsenic sulphide was used in the bomb found on the railway track at Ghorasan in Bihar.

A chemical that is used in firecrackers was found in the pressure cooker bomb that was planted on the track.

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NIA takes over Bhopal train blast case

The National Investigation Agency has taken over the probe into the Mach 7 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast. It was confirmed that this blast which took place two weeks back was an act of terror and the suspicion was on the Islamic State.

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Islamic State in India: Is it a false alarm

Was it the Islamic State or not? This is a question for which the National Investigation Agency is trying to find answers while probing into the bombing that took place last week on the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast.

Going by the investigations, it appeared to be a false alarm. It does not appear that the IS had coordinated this attack on the train.

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Why NIA needs to take over the Lucknow encounter probe

The National Investigation Agency is likely to take over the probe into the Lucknow encounter in which a suspected terrorist inspired by the Islamic State was killed.

The NIA has been probing several cases involving the IS in India. Home ministry officials say that since there is a larger conspiracy emerging the probe may be handed over to the NIA.

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Appear for questioning on Mar 14: NIA tells Zakir Naik

The National Investigation Agency on Tuesday directed controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to join the investigations and face questioning.

He has been directed to appear before the NIA at its headquarters in Delhi on March 14.

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