Ministry drops licence requirement for ammonium nitrate explosives

In a move to help sectors like mining and construction, the central government on Thursday did away with the requirement for obtaining licences for the production of ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) explosives, used for blasting in mines.

Nearly 150 kgs of chemical explosive recovered from abandoned car in Varanasi

Explosives found in Varanasi — Nearly 150 kgs of ammonium nitrate, an explosive substance, was found in an abandoned car in city`s Dafi area on Saturday.

CRPF seizes 3,400kgs of ammonium nitrate

Security forces have seized 3,400-kgs of ammonium nitrate-- used for making IEDs and explosives-- and detonators during an anti-Naxal operation in Bihar`s Rohtas district.

4,800 kg ammonium nitrate recovered in Bihar

Police recovered 4,800 kg ammonium nitrate meant for use in illegal mining and arrested a man in this connection early Thursday in Bihar.

Huge quantity of explosive material seized, six arrested

A large quantity of explosive material, including 82 kgs of ammonium nitrate, were recovered in Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh and six persons arrested in this connection, police said.

Yasin Bhatkal may spill beans on ammonium nitrate

Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) sleuths expect to get a lot of details from Yasin Bhatkal,clues about those who supplied the deadly ammonium nitrate to make the Improvised Explosive Device(IED).

Bodh Gaya bombs had ammonium nitrate, timers: Report

The bombs that targeted the world renowned pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya and Mahabodhi Temple complex had a mix of ammonium nitrate and sulphur and were neatly packed in small cylinders, a preliminary report has said.

Ammonium nitrate used in Chhattisgarh Naxal attack

A preliminary forensic investigation of the Naxal attack in Bastar has revealed that between 27 to 30 kilograms of explosives were used in the strike.

Illegally procured ammonium nitrate seized in Vizag

Police have seized around 750 kg of ammonium nitrate, which is used in explosives, from a village under Ankapalle rural police station limits in the district.

500 kg Ammonium Nitrate seized in poll-bound Karnataka

Authorities have seized 500 kg Ammonium Nitrate, used recently to carry out blasts in the Karnataka capital, from Kolar district of the state, officials said.

Ensure safe transit of vehicles with ammonium nitrate: Centre

The Ammonium Nitrate Rules 2012 were finalised and notified under the Explosives Act 1884 on 11 August, 2012.

Bangalore blast: Ammonium nitrate filled pipe bomb used?

While the NIA and the local police continue to ascertain the nature of Wednesday’s blast in Bangalore, preliminary investigations have indicated that a pipe bomb was used in the blast.

650 kg of ammonium nitrate seized from abandoned car

About 650 kg of ammonium nitrate, an explosive chemical, has been seized from an abandoned car at Tirunelveli`s Nanguneri.

Jharkhand: Man arrested, detonators, ammonium nitr

A man was arrested after detonators and ammonium nitrate were allegedly found in his car on National Highway 33 in Jharkhand.

Ammonium nitrate seized in Jharkhand

A total of 150 kg of ammonium nitrate, brought from West Bengal, were on Wednesday seized at Chengadenga village in Pakur district, police said.

Truck carrying ammonium nitrate goes missing

Ammonium nitrate is generally used as a fertiliser. In the last few years, ultras have been using this chemical to carry out blasts.

Ammonium nitrate seized in Pakur

The police Saturday seized one quintal ammonium nitrate and arrested a person in
this connection in Pakur town.

Huge arms haul in MP, no terror link

The Madhya Pradesh police on Sunday recovered arms and explosives in large quantity from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district.

`Banning Ammonium Nitrate may not help`

The government`s proposal to bring the
Ammonium Nitrate under the Explosives Substance Act may not help
the government to achieve the purpose, experts in the field

Govt declares ammonium nitrate as explosive

Concerned over its frequent use
by terror groups in making bombs, the government has declared
fertilisers having more than 45 per cent of ammonium nitrate
as an explosive substance.