Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicIslamic State

Topic: Islamic State

NIA arrests Bengaluru doctor with IS links who travelled to Syria in 2014

Abdur Rahman is believed to have been developing a medical and a weaponry-related application for Islamic State cadres.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


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.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.