Need for serious global response to terrorism: Jaishankar

[New Delhi : Foreign Secretary S Jayashanker interacting with former External Affairs minister Shashi Tharoor at the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, India’s annual flagship geo-political conference organized annually by the Observer Research Foundation in association with the Ministry of External Affairs, in New Delhi on Wednesday. /PTI] New Delhi, Jan 18 : Calling […]

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq

By John Davison BAGHDAD, Jan 18 : Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad – the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist group. The Sunni jihadists have targeted […]

Pakistan forces kill new leader of banned sectarian militant group

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan 18 : Pakistani counter-terrorism forces killed the new leader of the banned sectarian Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group, along with three more militants, in an operation in the eastern province of Punjab, authorities said today. The killings come 18 months after police gunned down longtime Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) leader Malik Ishaq in […]

Turkey to arrest 243 military personnel for coup attempt

Ankara, Jan 18 : Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for 243 military personnel over the coup attempt in July last year. The suspects are believed to have used Bylock, an encrypted cell phone messaging application which was used by Fethullah Gulen’s network, the US-based cleric Ankara accuses of masterminding the coup attempt, Xinhua news […]

NIA visits Bihar to probe Kanpur train derailment

New Delhi, Jan 18 : An NIA team reached Bihar’s Motihari district on Wednesday to investigate the alleged role of Pakistan’s ISI behind the Indore-Patna Express train derailment near Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur that claimed over 100 lives. On Tuesday, Bihar Police arrested three people — identified as Moti Paswan, Umashankar Prasad and Mukesh Yadav — […]

Cyber security incidents surge in India: Study

New Delhi, Jan 18 : There has been a surge in the number of cyber security incidents in the country with 39,730 such incidents till October 2016, a study by an industry chamber said on Wednesday. The Assocham-PwC joint study said such incidents are seeing a rise in India, with a total of 39,730 incidents […]