Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicISIS in India

Topic: ISIS in India

Engineer from Ranchi built drones for IS, revolutionised terror tech. Now he’s in Turkish jail

Mystery surrounds Arshiyan Haider, an AMU-educated engineer, who helped upgrade IS drones and missiles. ThePrint follows his trail from India to Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Gorakhnath temple attack accused took oath of Ansar ul-Tawhid, linked to ISIS: UP Police

The UP ATS said that Murtaza allegedly transferred a total of Rs. 8.5 lakhs to different accounts in Europe and US “to support the terror activities of the organisation via ISIS supporters.”

Suspect in Gorakhnath Math attack is ‘self-radicalised introvert, wanted to join IS but could not’

Ahmed Murtaza, accused in Gorakhpur Math attack, allegedly acted alone but intelligence and police agencies investigating whether case could be symptom of ‘IS expansion’ in India.

NIA files charge sheet against suspected ISIS terrorist in al Hind Bengaluru module case

Shihabudeen has been charged under sections of the IPC, the Arms Act and UAPA for his alleged involvement in collecting and supplying arms and ammunition in Mumbai.

NIA arrests 3 under UAPA in Kashmir for allegedly conspiring to spread ISIS propaganda

During the searches at the premises of the arrested accused, the NIA recovered a large number of incriminating documents, multiple digital devices and T-shirts with the ISIS logo.

Bombay HC upholds bail to alleged ISIS member Areeb Majeed on grounds of pendency of trial

Disposing of an appeal filed by NIA, the high court directed Majeed to furnish Rs 1 lakh as surety and also directed him not to leave Kalyan in Thane district, where he resides.

Why fewer Indians have joined ISIS

Counter-terrorism and security experts need to be aware of inhibiting factors that protect the Indian society from the menace of transnational terrorism.

‘Bigger terror plot revealed’ after arrest of suspected IS terrorists in Delhi, Karnataka, TN

‘Foreign handlers’ of terror groups have activated several sleeper cells to recruit, radicalise, train and arm people, and get them to join the Islamic State.

Arrested ‘IS-linked’ group inspired by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, says Maharashtra ATS

The accused, who were allegedly planning a mass killing at a temple, were inspired by speeches of Zakir Naik, who has been charged with money laundering.

NIA conducts searches across Tamil Nadu in Ansurallah terror module case

The searches come a day after NIA got custody of 16 people arrested for allegedly attempting to set up a terror outfit called Ansarullah.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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