Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: ISIS

What is ISIS-K and why do they hate Taliban? Terrorism experts explain Kabul airport attack

ISIS-K sees the Afghan Taliban as its strategic rivals. It brands them as ‘filthy nationalists’.

US retaliates after Kabul airport bombing, targets IS-K ‘planner’ in drone strike

It wasn't immediately known if the ISIS-K planner was involved in Thursday's Kabul airport attack. Earlier in the day, US President Biden vowed to make terrorists 'pay' for the attack.

NIA conducts searches in Tamil Nadu over Facebook posts advocating ISIS ideology

In April, a complaint was received that a person named Abdullah had posted messages on Facebook, instigating people on religious grounds to wage war against India and establish Khilafat.

No US soldier was directly killed by ISIS drones. How they did it is a lesson for India

Jammu drone attack exposes a lacuna last seen in the Galwan clash – the lack of a joint assessment team.

Amid growing ISIS concern in Uzbekistan, Indian & Uzbek Army conduct counter-terrorism drill

India is keen to establish stronger ties with Central Asian countries where China has an increasing presence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited Uzbekistan twice.

Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq alone won’t bring peace. ISIS is down, not out

A landmark of destroyed churches in Mosul formed the backdrop of the Pope’s speech. Rebuilding continues, and that’s where India must play its role.

Chinese spies in Afghanistan tells a lot about Beijing’s counterterrorism approach

A car bomb attack in October 2013 at Tiananmen Square arguably laid the groundwork for Beijing’s decision to ethnically re-engineer the Xinjiang province.

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.

India calls for complete stop of support to terrorist forces in Middle East

In a statement on Security Council's open debate, India called West Asia its 'extended neighbourhood' and said it has always supported peace and stability in the region.

NIA busts ‘Bengaluru ISIS module’, arrests 2 suspected financiers for ‘radicalising youth’

NIA says Ahamed Abdul Cader, Irfan Nasir and their associates are members of an ISIS module called Hizb-ut-Tehrir. They have been remanded in 10 days’ NIA custody.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.