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  • IS targeting educated women in new wave of horror: UN 1 week ago

    Geneva: The UN on Tuesday warned educated women, particularly those who have run for elections, that they risk executions, cruel and inhuman punishments from the Sharia courts established by the Islamic State militants in areas controlled by them. In the first two weeks of 2015 three women lawyers were executed by...
  • Delhi elections: Dissent in BJP over ticket distribution grows; while leaders quit, supporters take to streets 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled onto the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay and other ticket aspirants staging protests in New Delhi over denial of ticket to them. Another group...
  • Islamic State threatens two Japanese captives in video 1 week ago

    Dubai: The terrorist Islamic State group, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria, issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and demanding $200 million from the Japanese government to save their lives. A black-clad figure with a knife, standing in a desert area along with two...
  • '2 States', 'Queen' lead the 60th Filmfare Awards with seven nominations 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starer romantic comedy '2 States' is leading the 60th Filmfare Awards with seven nominations, followed by Kangana Ranaut's comedy drama 'Queen' which has been named in five different categories. The sleeper hits of 2014 have left behind big-budget blockbusters 'PK', 'Happy New Year' and 'Kick'. '2...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests engineer over suspected links with Islamic State January 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old engineer over suspected links with the Islamic State. The engineer was arrested while attempting to fly to Dubai on Thursday. Police said Salman Moinuddin is a resident of Hyderabad's Asif Nagar and was planning to join his partner, a UK-national, and travel to...
  • Terror message found scribbled on Mumbai airport wall for the second time, probe underway January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Another terror message has been found scribbled in the washroom of Mumbai Airport Terminal 1A warning an attack by Islamic State. The message warned of an attack by IS on January 26, the day India celebrates as Republic Day. The message was spotted by a house cleaning staff in the...
  • Islamic State sympathiser arrested for plotting attack on US Capitol January 15, 2015

    Ohio: A man who plotted to attack the US Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said. A criminal complaint filed in US District Court in Ohio charges Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting...
  • ISIS 'recruit' says jail officer asked him to identify photos January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Arif Majeed, an alleged ISIS 'recruit' hailing from neighbouring Kalyan township, on Wednesday moved a local court accusing a jail officer of asking him to identify people from a bunch of photographs. "The jail officer, under the law, cannot speak to an accused regarding a case," said his lawyer...
  • US brands Pakistani Taliban head behind massacre as global terrorist January 14, 2015

    The United States on Tuesday declared Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah a "global terrorist," making it a crime to engage in transactions with the man behind the December 16 attack in which 130 children at a Peshawar school were killed. The State Department said in a statement the formal designation also...
  • About 5000 European Union nationals in Islamic State ranks, says Europol January 14, 2015

    London: Up to 5,000 European Union citizens have joined Islamic State ranks, the head of European police agency Europol told British lawmakers on Wednesday. "We're talking about 3,000, 5,000 EU nationals," Rob Wainwright told a parliamentary committee when asked how many foreign fighters had left from Europe. "We're dealing with a large...
  • IS video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies' January 14, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State jihadist group released a video on Monday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their alleged attempts to infiltrate...
  • US Central Command Twitter feed appears hacked by Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015

    Washington: The US Central Command Twitter feed appeared to have been hacked on Monday by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad," the Centcom Twitter feed said. The Twitter account published a list of generals and...
  • Government may set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal', says Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar January 12, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Monday sparked a row by saying that government is contemplating to set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal'. Tawadkar said that the LGBT youth will be trained and administered medicine in order to make them 'normal'. The minister was speaking on the sidelines of...
  • Paris terror attack: Video of gunman raises questions of affiliations January 12, 2015

    Paris: Two days after his death, a video has emerged of one of the Paris gunmen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, while his two fellow terrorists have claimed to be from al-Qaida a fiercely rival extremist organisation. That seeming contradiction has raised questions about the connections among the three...
  • Man resembling Paris attacker claims to be Islamic State member in video January 11, 2015

    Paris: A man resembling Amedy Coulibaly, who shot a policewoman and took hostages at a Jewish supermarket in the Paris attacks, claimed to be a member of the Islamic State group in a posthumous video released online on Sunday. Speaking into the camera, the man says he coordinated with the two...
  • Islamic State beheads Syria imam January 9, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State (IS) group on Thursday beheaded a Syrian imam, or mosque prayer leader, a monitoring group said. "The IS executed the imam of a mosque from the village of Abu Khuyut near Hasakeh city (in northeastern Syria) at dawn Thursday,"said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based Observatory...
  • Islamic State radio praises Charlie Hebdo attackers as 'heroes' January 9, 2015

    Beirut: The Islamic State group's radio praised as "heroes" on Thursday the perpetrators of a deadly attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. "Jihadist heroes have killed 12 journalists who worked for the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and wounded more than 10 others," said a statement read on Al-Bayan radio....
  • Charlie Hebdo shooting: France hunts for two brother suspects; nation mourns their victims January 8, 2015

    Paris: Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted down the two heavily-armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they do not strike again. French President Francois...
  • Attack on Charlei Hebdo is attack on freedom of expression: French journalist January 8, 2015

    Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, methodically killing 12 people on Wednesday, including the editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack. ...
  • Latest: People killed in shooting at Charlie Hebdo in Paris January 7, 2015

    Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 10 journalists and two policemen in Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. The Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper. ...
  • Paris shooting: Down with terror January 7, 2015

    Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 10 journalists and two policemen in Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. The Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper. The 10 deceased journalists include magazine's chief editor and the cartoonist Charb who was included in Al-Qaida's wanted list in...
  • Terror threat at Mumbai airport, CISF probes Islamic State's message scribbled on a wall January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: The Central Industrial Security Force on Wednesday is probing threat by Islamic State scribbled on a wall of the Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It warned of an attack by IS on January 10. The note written by a pen on men's washroom wall read, "ATTECK BY...
  • Watch: US Congresswoman talks about India-US relationship, terrorism January 4, 2015

    The threat from Pakistan assumes even more significance ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to American Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on United States' commitment to fighting terror. ...
  • US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack January 3, 2015

    Honolulu: Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North's defence industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyberattack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber community, the US insisted that...
  • Iraq violence killed 15,000 in 2014, worst in 7 years: Government January 1, 2015

    Baghdad: Violence in Iraq killed more than 15,000 civilians and security personnel in 2014, government figures showed on Thursday, making it the deadliest year since sectarian bloodshed in 2007. Figures compiled by the health, interior and defence ministries put the death toll at 15,538, compared with 17,956 killed in 2007, during...
  • Government blocks websites carrying anti-India content from Islamic State January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has blocked 32 websites citing national security concerns, as they were allegedly carrying anti-India material from terror groups such as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). "We have blocked some websites, as there were serious national security concerns," a government official. ...
  • New Zealand: IS terrorist mistakenly broadcasts his location over Twitter December 31, 2014

    Washington: A jihadi from New Zealand who has links with the Al Qaeda and has taken up arms in Syria, mistakenly broadcasted his exact location after forgetting to turn off a tracking function on his phone, media reported Wednesday. Mohammad Daniel, alias Abu Abdul Rahman, formerly known as Mark John Taylor,...
  • States want issues to be resolved before GST roll-out December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after Centre bringing in the landmark single rate GST bill, the states on Friday demanded early redressal of their concerns on revenue loss while pressing for release of more funds and having a say in implementation of the central schemes. Besides seeking decentralisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS),...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest' December 25, 2014

    Amman: The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest". Jordan is one of several Arab countries participating in the US-led military mission...