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Government downplays Manohar Parrikar remarks on anti-ISIS operations under UN flag

India today downplayed remarks of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that the country could undertake anti-ISIS operations under a UN flag if the global body adopts a resolution in this regard. “It is not as if India has been part of every UN-led mission. We have participated in peacekeeping operation but then we pick and choose where we need to participate. “It is a hypothetical situation. Right now there is no UN

Narendra Modi 'worships weapons'; Muslims his number one 'enemy': Islamic State

The Islamic State in its new manifesto – Black Flags from the Islamic State – has said that Narendra Modi is a ‘right-wing Hindu nationalist’ who ‘worships weapons’ and is ‘preparing his people for a future war against their number one enemy – Muslims’. According to a report published in The Indian Express, the Islamic State has vowed to expand its fight to India. “The Islamic State would now expand

Akshay Kumar on Why He Does Films Like Airlift, Baby

The largest civil evacuation in history is by Air India and very little is known about this as far as Indians go. This piece of India’s history is now a film and will release on January 22, starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur. In an informal meeting with the media in Mumbai on November 24, Akshay shared why the 1990 Airlift by Air India and Indian Airlines should make it

India is alert to the threat posed by ISIS: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said yesterday that India is alert to the threat posed by terrorist group Islamic State after the Paris attacks. “ISIS is not a threat for any particular country but for the entire world. India is alert about ISIS,” he said. The Indian security establishment suggests that around 20 odd Indians are currently fighting for ISIS in Iraq-Syria. They include two youths from Kalyan, an Australia-based

Azam Khan says Paris terror attacks due to actions of global superpowers

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has stoked a controversy by saying that Paris terror attacks were the result of the action of global superpowers like America and Russia. He also said that history would decide who was a terrorist, as per various media reports. Speaking at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh, Khan said that he condemned the terror attacks in Paris but at the same time attacks on

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead claims Radio Iran

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has according to Radio Iran died after suffering serious injuries in an air strike in western Iraq. Media reports on April 21 said Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March. Baghdadi’s injuries led to urgent meetings of Islamic State leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader, said media reports. In October

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gets death threat from ISIS in Malaysia

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who is currently in Malayasia, has received death threats from the terror group ISIS, his office said in a press release on Saturday. In a letter to the manager of Hotel Jen, where the Indian guru is staying, the group warned that the hotel would be destroyed and he would be killed if he is allowed to carry out “Hindu activities” in

8 killed in a shooting attack on a leading museum in Tunisia

Gunmen opened fire at a leading museum in Tunisia’s capital, killing at least eight people, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the attackers took hostages. The attack on the National Bardo Museum prompted the evacuation of Tunisia’s parliament building, which is adjacent to the museum. Private radio station Radio Mosaique said that three men dressed in military-style clothing may have taken hostages inside the museum. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed

ISIS releases video of another US journalist's beheading

Islamic State extremists (ISIS) released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” The footage — depicting what the U.S. called a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing

Islamic State claims execution of US journalist James Foley

Jihadist group the Islamic State posted a video purportedly showing the execution of American journalist James Foley and threatened to kill another US journalist unless the United States gets out of Iraq. The nearly five-minute video titled “A Message To America” showed a masked militant who speaks English with a British accent beheading a man resembling Foley. The freelance photo journalist been missing since he was captured by the militants

Islamic State message to America: We will drown all of you in blood

The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans “in any place” if the raids hit its militants.The video, which shows a photograph of an American who was beheaded during the US occupation of Iraq and victims of snipers, featured a statement which

Fresh attack by US on Islamic State militants

The US has dropped relief supplies to thousands of Iraqis hiding in a mountainous area from Islamist militants who had ordered them to convert or die. The move comes as the United States carried out fresh attacks on Islamic State militants, who have advanced within a half an hour of Irbil, Iraq’s Kurdish capital. The city is a hub for US oil companies. The Sunni militants, who also control a