Dodging a jihadi recruiter: Just be stingy or talkative

terIn this day and age where terrorist groups are desperately looking for recruits, it may come as a surprise that there are a few they do not want.
The coward, the talkative, the loner and the stingy have been advised to stay away from performing jihad and the recruiters have been clearly told not to recruiting such persons.
In a detailed manual followed by recruiters of the al-Qaeda titled, ” A Course in the Art of Recruiting,” there are several pages of guidelines that are given to recruits.

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Mullaperiyar dam: How serious is the terror threat?

mullapTamil Nadu had told the Supreme Court of India that the Mullaperiyar dam faces a terrorist threat. The submission was made today before the Supreme Court which is hearing a petition by Tamil Nadu seeking the deployment of CISF at the dam.
Tamil Nadu has been seeking CISF protection at the dam on various grounds. Currently the security of the dam is with the Kerala government.Read more

Relaxing AFSPA now in Kashmir will be a historic blunder

AFSPA_Delhi_20111105_2_3When the Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh on Thursday, July 2, said that the time is not conducive to lift the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Kashmir, he has a valid point.
There is nothing to suggest that the militants are backing down and in fact if one looks at the various intelligence alerts or inputs relating to Kashmir it is clear that militants are getting aggressive as each day passes.

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Khandahar hijack- What really transpired at Amritsar?

kandhThe Khandahar or the IC 814 hijack issue never appears to die down. Fresh details regarding one of the most horrific incidents that the country has witnesses emerges every now and then.
This time around it is A S Dulat, the Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing at the time of the hijack who has spoken about incident and how the Crisis Management Group had messed up.

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Removing Karnataka Lokayukta is a long drawn procedure

TH30_BHASKAR_RA_TH_1635988eShould Justice Bhaskar Rao continue as the Lokayukta of Karnataka or not.
The opposition is stepping up the pressure on the government to remove him as the Lokayukta and even submitted a signed petition to the chairman of the Karnataka Legislative Council to this effect.
Legal experts tell OneIndia that there is a procedure involved which goes into the removing of a Lokayukta.

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Indo-Pak talks on ISIS next week

INDIAPAKISTANFLAGSTORYPrime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to raise with his Pakistan counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the growth of the ISIS in the Afghanistan-Pakistan area.
The issue of concern to India since there are intelligence bureau reports which suggest that 4 out of the 16 Indian youth who have joined the ISIS may be fighting in the Afghanistan region for the ISIS which calls itself the al-Khorasan.

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HuJI- al-Qaeda merger is bad news for India

  
Bangladesh has arrested two key members of the al-Qaeda in the Sub Continent (AQIS). While these can be termed as important arrests, there is a larger message that one gets to witness.

The men arrested have been named as Mawlana Zafar Alim‎ and Maniul Islam. While Alim was the head of the AQIS in Bangladesh, Islam is a former chief of the radical Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami or the HuJI.
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Madrasas derecognised as formal education institutions 

The Maharashtra state government has derecognized Madrasas and termed the students as out of school children on the ground that they do not provide formal education. The move which has been termed as controversial was backed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who intends bringing children to main stream schools.While there are many who are likely to criticize the decision terming it as vindictive, the government of Maharashtra has made it clear that the move is intended to ensure that all children have access to formal education. Read more:

Pakistan’s draft resolution on Myanmar is filled with factual errors

pakiA draft resolution against Myanmar tabled at the United Nations Humar Rights Council by Pakistan is filled with factual errors.
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) states that Pakistan’s draft resolution against Myanmar tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday contains factually incorrect information.

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New al-Qaeda general manager: Will Zawahiri think out of the box?

The death of Nasir al-Wahayshi who led the al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula was a big blow to the outfit. The AQAP which suffered a major set back in the event of his death is now desperately trying to replace him and a hunt is already on.

Nasir al-Wahayshi was designated as a General Manager of the AQAP. A general manager in the al-Qaeda is a powerful position and he is responsible for almost every activity of the outfit in the region that has been allotted to him.

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