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ISIS will hit back, and the world distracted by Covid is not paying attention

There are striking similarities between current ISIS attacks and developments and events that happened in 2013-14 when it seized territories in Iraq and Syria.
ISKP leader Aslam Farooqi | ANI

From Kashmir to Kabul — why Pakistan wants extradition of ISKP leader caught in Afghanistan

The ringleader of the terrorist group ISKP, Aslam Farooqi, was arrested with 19 other terrorists, after a deadly attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan.
Amrullah Saleh

Arrested for Kabul attack, Faroqi could prove IS-K links to Pakistan: Afghan vice president

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh said Aslam Faroqi might prove to be a "treasure of intelligence" given that he is a Pakistan national who operates from Peshawar.
Security personnel escorting those trapped inside the gurdwara attacked by IS gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan | Twitter | @TOLOnews

Youth from Kerala’s Kasargod could be among gunmen who attacked Kabul gurudwara

An Indian was among 25 killed in the Kabul attack, which was claimed by IS, giving NIA jurisdiction to investigate. This could become NIA's first international case.
Kapil Mishra

‘Not your pawn’ — Kapil Mishra’s Kabul attack tweet doesn’t go down well with Sikhs

Kapil Mishra’s tweet was a not-so-veiled reference to Sikhs who volunteered to distribute langar at the Shaheen Bagh protest site.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

In Afghanistan, a new ‘great game’ with ISIS, ISK and Pakistan is on with a vengeance

To understand Pakistan’s undoubtedly brilliant strategy in Afghanistan, the West only needs to study Kashmir without the usual self-limiting blinkers.
Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman | @Rita_Katz | Twitter

Man behind London stabbing was jailed for planning terror attack, pledged allegiance to IS

Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman was shot dead by Scotland Yard Sunday after he went on a stabbing spree while wearing a fake hoax bomb vest. Three people were wounded.
Tamil Nadu Police

3 held for ‘ISIS links’ in Tamil Nadu were involved in spreading ‘jihadi’ ideology: Police

The three men, B. Mohammed Ali, ‘Pura’ Gani and Amir, were held when they tried to flee Wednesday. Another suspect, however, managed to escape.
A man standing against an illuminated wall bearing Telegram's logo in London

Terror outfits have invaded our ‘social’ media but India lags in countering it

This convergence of technology with terrorism was popularized by ISIS, and will, without fail, be emulated by both newer terror groups and older ones.

ISIS affiliate executes 11 men in Nigeria to ‘avenge Baghdadi’s killing’

In a video released Thursday, members of the Nigerian affiliate were seen executing 11 men with a voiceover saying the killing is a 'message for Christians'.

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BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s undiluted power at the Centre has weakened the bargaining position of regional parties

Yamini Aiyar & Neelanjan Sircar write in Contemporary South Asia journal on how BJP's electoral performance and Modi's popularity have altered the dynamic of regional party politics in India.

How can you make a webinar exciting?

Businessman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to denounce the word 'webinar' and asked for it to be 'banished' from the dictionary.

Defence

File image of a meeting between officers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army in Nathu La, Sikkim (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Senior Indian, Chinese military commanders set to meet to defuse Ladakh tensions

Divisional commander-level talks are set to be held ‘soon’, while diplomatic talks are also on between India & China to ensure the issue is settled peacefully.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.