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The attack began Sunday evening when car bombs were detonated at the prison’s entrance | Twitter | @bashirgwakh 

Doctor from Kasargod could be among bombers who attacked Jalalabad jail in Afghanistan

Intelligence agencies suspect that Kalukettiya Purayil Ijas left India with his family in 2016 and has been working with the Islamic State since then.
ISIS

UN report on ISIS in Kerala, Karnataka has no new intelligence input, say states’ top cops

Senior officers in Karnataka and Kerala said UN report on significant number of IS members in the states based on police reports, but they would analyse it. 

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation, allows non-Muslims to drink alcohol

After almost 40 years of hardline Islamist policies, Sudan’s justice ministry has introduced many reforms, including cancelling a ban on religious conversion.
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'.

On Camera

Against the 1000 questions TV news had after Sushant Singh’s death, we have just six

#JusticeForRajput is the popular hashtag on Republic TV and Times Now. But who will look into all the injustices they have committed in the name of 'Breaking News'?
RBI has given the Kamath committee no deadline to submit its suggestions on loan restructuring plan, while two of its five members are yet to join.

Delays feared in RBI’s debt recast plan as Kamath panel seeks clarity on members, deadline

RBI has given the Kamath committee no deadline to submit its suggestions on loan restructuring plan, while two of its five members are yet to join.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

Submarines, AK 203 rifles — two Make in India projects Modi govt set to push on priority

Tenders for the submarines are expected to be issued ‘soon’ while the Indo-Russian AK 203 rifles could be finalised by October.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.