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Al Qaeda still resilient, closely works with Pakistani LeT, Afghani Haqqani Network: UN

A UN report said al Qaeda still considers Afghanistan a safe haven but the health of its leadership was uncertain. It also said the Islamic State remains much stronger than al Qaeda.
Sri Lanka

Didn’t arrest citizens in ISIS since joining foreign armed groups not a crime: Sri Lanka PM

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the govt could only take action if the terrorists were operating within Sri Lanka. The govt also revised the death toll of the attacks to 253, citing a calculation error.

Cyril Almeida, Pakistan’s World Press Freedom Hero who exposed its military-terror nexus

Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida was forced to flee Pakistan after a 2016 report  uncovered the country's contentious military-terrorism ties.
Imran Khan

Days before Pakistan polls, Imran Khan’s party inducts US-designated terrorist

Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil is founder of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, blamed for the 1999 Kandahar hijacking.
UN Human Rights Council

The UN’s Kashmir report is weirdly silent on Pakistan’s dreaded terrorist groups

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal are members of the UN Human Rights Council. India, with a brilliant record of upholding human rights, has no representation.

On Camera

Budget 2020 is now useless. Modi govt must present a new one

Covid has ensured Modi govt won’t meet 20% growth in tax collection target. That would be a terrible assumption to make in a pandemic-hit economy.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

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.