Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicWar on Terror

Topic: War on Terror

Aafia Siddiqui, Pakistani-American jihadi ‘living martyr’ for whom 57 people have been killed

The gunman who demanded Siddiqui’s release in exchange for hostages at a Texas synagogue this weekend was latest in long line of jihadi attempts to free al-Qaeda-linked neuroscientist.

Taliban cabinet looks like a most-wanted list. Bush to Biden, not much has changed

Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said they wanted to ensure Afghanistan is no more the field of conflict. What's happening in Kabul betrays this promise.

Biden just listed Taliban terror threat as non-priority. That’s invitation to second 9/11

While the Taliban leadership would conceal their AK47s before going around with a begging bowl, they would have no control over the trigger happy radical groups.

Al Qaeda recruited 40,000 new fighters since 9/11 attacks. Clearly, the US Army failed

Despite a US-led global “war on terror” that cost US$5.9 trillion, killed an estimated 480,000 to 507,000 people and assassinated bin Laden, al-Qaeda has grown and spread.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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