Afghan intelligence detains 26 IS members

Kabul, Sep 18 : Afghanistan’s intelligence agency on Tuesday announced the arrest of 26 alleged members of the Islamic State terror group who were planning attacks in the capital during the upcoming festival of Muharram. The two-day Islamic festival, also called Ashura, begins on Wednesday. “Twenty-six members of the terrorist group including one of their […]

India slams UN inaction on drug trade that puts $1 bn in Taliban coffers

By Arul Louis United Nations, Sep 18 : India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan’s neighbour. Terrorist organisations operating in Afghanistan “benefit significantly from criminal […]

Trooper injured in J&K militant attack

Srinagar, Sep 18 : A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was injured on Tuesday when militants attacked the paramilitary forces camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. The militants hurled a grenade and resorted to heavy firing at the CRPF camp and the SOG (special operations group) in Newa village around 12.45 […]

SC to examine veracity of evidence against five rights activists

New Delhi, Sep 17 : The Supreme Court on Monday said it will examine the veracity of material gathered by police against five rights activists arrested on charges of links with the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist. Ordering the matter to be heard on Wednesday, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. […]

Will examine veracity of evidence against five rights activists: SC

New Delhi, Sep 17 : The Supreme Court on Monday said it will examine the veracity of material gathered by police against five rights activists arrested on charges of links with the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist. Ordering the matter to be heard on Wednesday, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. […]

New Zealand to extend military deployments to Iraq, Afghan

Wellington, Sep 17 : The New Zealand government on Monday announced an extension of its military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa. “The decision to deploy defence force personnel overseas is one of the hardest for any government to take, […]