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Security personnel escorting those trapped inside the gurdwara attacked by IS gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan | Twitter | @TOLOnews

Why ISKP, the group behind Kabul gurdwara attack, is threat to India and Indians abroad

Indian intelligence agencies say the ISKP, with help from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, has been recruiting Indians from Kerala and other states.
Security personnel stand guard during the lockdown in Jammu | PTI

IS tries to provoke Muslims, says countries fighting coronavirus are easy targets

Islamic State’s chat groups are abuzz with messages on how the coronavirus pandemic has provided an opportunity to carry out terror strikes.
Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani | Photographer: Jim Huylebroek | Bloomberg

Why problems with US-Taliban peace deal have eclipsed the coronavirus pandemic in Afghanistan

The Afghan govt planned a ‘measured lockdown’ in the wake of Covid-19, but problems concerning the peace deal between the US and Taliban seemed to have dwarfed the pandemic.
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‘Trust in God, wash hands before eating, flee from sick’ — ISIS issues coronavirus advisory

Islamic State has advised its followers to trust in God, but also gave out practical advice such as covering mouth while yawning and sneezing.
Mughal ruler Aurangzeb

Little-known fact: Aurangzeb had more Rajput administrators than Akbar

In 'Understanding Mughal India', Meena Bhargava writes about how Aurangzeb patronised several Hindu institutions & was supported in the war of succession by Rajputs.
The IS newsletter featuring PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint Team

Hindus are in a hurry to deprive Muslims of citizenship: ISIS newsletter on CAA

In an editorial carried in its weekly newsletter, the Islamic State claims democracies are detrimental for Muslims, despite their patriotism.
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Kerala Catholic church says ‘love jihad’ a reality, alleges women being lured into IS trap

The church alleged the state police were not actively following the issue, while the VHP called for a united fight against 'love jihad'.
Iranian mourners gather for the burial of slain top general Qasem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman | Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Potential by-product of Soleimani’s death — Islamic State’s revival

Qassem Soleimani’s killing challenges Iraqi sovereignty and risks embroiling the country, and the region, in the kind of instability that Islamic State has shown it can thrive from.

Islamic State is regrouping and getting stronger in Iraq again, claims report

According to a BBC report, the Islamic State has over 10,000 members in Iraq — including 4,000 to 5,000 fighters.
Protestors stopped at the Jamia Milia University gate | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Liberal, secular opposition to CAA must not allow room for Islamic and Left radicals

Legitimate questions about Modi govt’s new citizenship law can be raised only when India’s liberal class hasn’t caved into religious chauvinism of another kind.

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Customers have their temperature checked at the entrace to a Co.opmart supermarket during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. | Photographer: Maika Elan | Bloomberg

We shouldn’t assume there will be a post-Covid-19 era

On the World Vs Virus podcast, historian Niall Ferguson said that we shouldn’t assume that there will be a post-Covid-19 era.

Lancet HCQ study row: Did WHO, experts rush to damn the drug due to Trump, Modi politics?

Medical journal The Lancet has admitted that questions have been raised about the data published in its earlier paper on hydroxychloroquine drug.

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Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘Unprecedented’ — India, China deploy Lt Gen-rank army officers to solve border row

India’s 14 Corps Commander will meet the chief of China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District on 6 June after other rounds of talks failed to resolve the month-long border row.

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.