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  • Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain 8 hours 42 minutes 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 10 hours 33 minutes 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 11 hours 42 minutes 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 12 hours 3 minutes 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 14 hours 56 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 days 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' 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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"...
  • Revamped bus service in Kolkata on anvil 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The metropolis will soon have a revamped bus service system in place with the Calcutta State Transport Corporation planning to introduce more buses and route realignment. The plan involves putting more buses on roads in addition to a fleet of AC and non-AC Volvo, Ashok Leyland buses already introduced,...
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town 5 days ago

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • Obama, foreign military chiefs coordinate Islamic State plans 6 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday told military leaders from more than 20 countries working with Washington to defeat Islamic State that he was deeply concerned about the radical group's advances at the north Syrian town of Kobani and in western Iraq. But Obama did not hint any changes to what...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey 6 days ago

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • Battle for the States: Can the BJP dethrone the Congress governments in Haryana, Maharashtra? 1 week ago

    CNN-IBN discusses the Narendra Modi wave and its impact on Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections with a panel of experts. ...
  • Islamic State forces 180,000 to flee in Iraq October 14, 2014

    Baghdad: Fighting in Iraq's western Anbar province has forced up to 180,000 people to flee since the city of Hit fell to Islamic State earlier this month, the United Nations said on Monday. Islamic State fighters extended that advance by overrunning a military base that the Iraqi army had abandoned 8...