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  • Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks New York police Yesterday

    Washington: The man who attacked New York City police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead was reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" police and a monitoring group said. The man, identified in the US media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that...
  • Islamic State world's richest terror group Yesterday

    Islamic State earns US dollar 1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, say experts. ...
  • Islamic State militants now world's richest terror group: Experts Yesterday

    Washington: The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Thursday. It earns US dollar 1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • No question of India joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state 3 days ago

    New York: India has made it clear that there is no question of it joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state while reaffirming its commitment to check further proliferation of atomic weapons. India also reiterated its stand of "no first use" of nuclear weapons and not...
  • Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: UN 3 days ago

    United Nations: The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," he told a small group of reporters at the United Nations after...
  • Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain 4 days ago

    Arbil/Baghdad: Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed. The attack is the latest threat to minority Yazidis, thousands of whom have shot, buried alive or...
  • Amit Shah appoints 28 state BJP incharges, OP Mathur entrusted with UP 4 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday appointed state party incharges in 28 states and union territories, a statement in New Delhi said. "Avinash Rai Khanna and TS Rawat were appointed incharges in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, respectively," a party statement said. Prabhat Jha, JP Nadda, Om Prakash Mathur...
  • India says Islamic State not yet a threat 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Islamic State and al Qaeda do not yet pose a threat to India, the national security adviser said on Tuesday, despite attempts by the ultra-radical groups to enlist support from among India's huge Muslim population. Flags of the Islamic State have appeared in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only...
  • Baghdad restaurant bombs kill 21 4 days ago

    Baghdad: A series of bombs targeting restaurants across Baghdad killed at least 21 people on Tuesday, police and medics said. The Iraqi capital has witnessed a surge in bombings over the past month, most claimed by Islamic State militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria. Twelve people were...
  • IS terrorists stone woman to death for adultery, releases video 4 days ago

    Beirut: Terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group released a video on Tuesday showing its members stoning a woman to death whom they accused of committing adultery. At the beginning of the five-minute recording, the woman appears in front of her father and an IS fighter who states that...
  • John Kerry in Southeast Asia seeking support against Islamic State 5 days ago

    Jakarta: US Secretary of State John Jerry arrived in Indonesia today to attend Joko Widodo's presidential inauguration and press Southeast Asian nations to step up their efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Kerry is among foreign dignitaries visiting Jakarta for the inauguration of Widodo, a former furniture...
  • US airdrops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling Islamic State in Kobane 5 days ago

    Washington: The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey. Kurdish defenders have been under IS assault for more than a month in Kobane, which has become a key...
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached 6 days ago

    Lagos: A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced...
  • No government formation without Shiv Sena support, says BJP ally RPI-A 6 days ago

    Mumbai: BJP ally Republican Party of India (Athavale) today said no government in Maharashtra was possible without the support of Shiv Sena. "It seems BJP is not getting a clear majority. Nothing can happen without Shiv Sena's support. Both BJP and Shiv Sena need to think about forming the government in...
  • Election Cartoons: Congress headquarters after assembly poll results 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is in its final phase, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh sketch down the situation at Congress headquarters. ...
  • Election Cartoons: Maharashtra former CM Prithviraj Chavan after poll results 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is in its final phase, here is how Cartoonist Neelabh imagines Maharashtra former CM Prithviraj Chavan after poll results. ...
  • Election Cartoons: Haryana's CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda after poll results 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is in its final phase, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh imagines Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda after the poll results. ...
  • Election Cartoons: Probable alliance after Maharashtra assembly polls 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is underway, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks are the possible alliance after the counting for Maharashtra assembly polls ends. ...
  • Election Cartoons: Congress's Narayan Rane after losing his seat 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is underway, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks the Congress leader Narayan Rane would be going through after losing his seat....
  • Election Cartoons: Congress's spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is underway, here is Cartoonist Neelabh sketch of Congress's spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. ...
  • Election Cartoons: BJP's Poonam Mahajan 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is underway, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh's imagination of Poonam Mahajan. ...
  • Election Cartoons: How will political Diwali look like in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly is underway here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks how political parties will celebrate this Diwali. ...
  • Election Cartoons: How Amit Shah, Narendra Modi will celebrate this Diwali 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is underway, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks how BJP will celebrate this Diwali. ...
  • Haryana polls: BJP leads in early trends in, INLD second 6 days ago

    The BJP was leading over others in early trends of counting of votes available on Sunday from 90 seats in the Haryana assembly elections. As per the available trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was ahead on 30 assembly seats. It was followed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) which...
  • Election Cartoons: What Maharashtra, Haryana politicians are thinking before results 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is about to start, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks the politicians must be thinking about before the results. ...
  • Election Cartoons: Maharashtra, Haryana politicians pray before results 6 days ago

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is about to start, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks the politicians must be doing. ...
  • US-led coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey 1 week ago

    Mursitpinar: US-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's centre and hit border areas within Turkey. Shelling continued after the strikes hit the centre of Kobani....
  • Munirka murder: Delhi Police goofs up, calls victim a 'Manipuri girl from Aizawl' October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another incident showcasing the society's lackadaisical attitude towards northeastern states, the Delhi Police, which is probing the murder of a 24-year-old Mizoram woman in the capital, called the victim a 'Manipuri girl from Aizawl'. Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram and the Delhi Police's statement only confirmed...
  • Al-Qaeda urges worldwide Muslim support of Islamic State October 17, 2014

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda's deadly Yemen-based franchise on Friday urged Muslims worldwide to support Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq in the face of attacks by a US-led military coalition. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, classified by the United States as the network's deadliest franchise, "prohibits taking part in the fight against"...