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Smoke rises from buildings in Gokulpuri, one of the Northeast Delhi areas worst affected by communal riots

ISIS now using viral image of Muslim man beaten up in Delhi riots to call for ‘retaliation’

The Muslim man, identified as Mohammed Zubair, was brutally assaulted by a mob when he was on his way home from a mosque in Northeast Delhi Monday.

Syro-Malabar Church says ‘love jihad’ a threat in Kerala, govt says it doesn’t exist

The church expressed concern over the rising number of 'love jihad' cases and called it an agenda of the Islamic State to threaten religious harmony of Kerala.

GLOBAL PULSE: Worries about Chinese safety in OBOR projects in Pakistan, Obama’s trolling ways and Israeli journalist is fined for defamation

WILL CHINESE NATIONALS BE SAFE IN PAKISTAN? Pakistan is beefing up security around Chinese citizens streaming into the country to implement Beijing’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure spending.

GLOBAL PULSE: Manchester police leads turn attention to Libya, Trump got played by Saudi Arabia and a moustache hashtag mess in Mexico

THE MANCHESTER ATTACK BRINGS FOCUS ON LIBYA After the Manchester bomb attack, security analysts are beginning to talk about how Libya's collapse after the fall of Gaddafi has allowed radicalisation to become entrenched.

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

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.