Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: ISIS

The forever war in Afghanistan is nowhere near its end. Now IS indulging in ethnic warfare

Islamic State is seeking to overthrow the Taliban—quietly helped along by the discontent in its own ranks, economic crisis, and disputes over the spoils of power.

First Lady of ISIS, now ‘the other woman’ of US Rep, Tania Joya got lucky unlike many others

The question of repatriating ISIS members looms large—but if Tania Joya’s story is anything to go by, there was never a bomb under her burqa.

Islamic State leader’s death being cast as a milestone against terrorism. Truth is muddier

Celebrating ISIS leader’s death in US raid as big victory ignores past experience.

66 confirmed Indian-origin fighters affiliated with ISIS: US report on terrorism

The report, presented by the US State Department report, also stated that no foreign terrorist fighters were repatriated to India last year.

There’s much to question Hindutva/RSS about, calling it ISIS is more a rant than politics

Salman Khurshid isn’t the first to succumb to pre-siesta intellectual laziness. Congress leaders taking the cue must read up on ISIS and learn electoral politics all over again.

Pakistan has a new divide-and-rule strategy for Taliban. It’s called ISIS-K

The Taliban leaders seem to be stuck between their hardliners and their moderates. Any decision will have to come at the cost of the other.

Taliban back, desperate Kerala families hope couples who fled to Afghanistan for ISIS can return

ThePrint travelled across Kerala to meet families of those who joined ISIS in Afghanistan, to find some harbouring hopes of reconciliation & others resigned to never seeing them again.  

ISIS’ ‘Voice of Hind’ designed in Pakistan, has ‘content creators’ in Maldives, Bangladesh: NIA

The investigators initially believed that the magazine was being published and circulated from Afghanistan, until a South Kashmir link was established.

Enemy of my enemy? ISIS-K violence could force West into an unlikely alliance with Taliban

ISIS-K’s bombing in Kabul was not just an attack on US forces. It was also a challenge to the Taliban, asking: ‘Where is your authority? Where is your security?’

US exit from Afghanistan could bring back ‘woefully inadequate’ cruise-missile diplomacy

Cruise-missile diplomacy displays a kind of toughness without the unpredictability of involving ground forces. But Biden should remember it doesn’t prevent terrorism from happening.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.