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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'.
Anti-CAA protests turned violent in Mangaluru, and two people died in police firing Thursday

Popular Front of India — radical outfit with ‘SIMI links’ now under CAA protests scanner

Members of Kerala-based PFI have been arrested on charges of instigating violence in UP, Assam. It's also accused of fanning flames in Karnataka.
tamtam

TamTam is new ISIS favourite after Telegram. London Bridge attack was claimed here

It was on Russian messenger app TamTam that the Islamic State claimed responsibility for London Bridge attack by Usman Khan of Pakistani origin.

On Camera

Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.