Indian link to deported Al-Qaeda man: Agencies to probe further

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Mohammad Ibrahim Zubair

New Delhi, May 22: An Al-Qaeda operative from Hyderabad, who was convicted in the United States has been deported to India. He was convicted for financing activities of slain Al-Qaeda preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki.

A resident of Toledo in Ohio, US, the 41 year old Mohammad Ibrahim Zubair was deported to India on a special flight that landed in Amritsar on May 19. He was born in Sharjah, but is an Indian national. His parents originally hail from Hyderabad.

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Let us analyse and find origins of coronavirus: US tells UN Security Council

unsc-1aNew Delhi, Apr 10: The United States sought for a science based data collection and analysis of the origins of the coronavirus.

Ambassador Kelly Kraft told the United Nations Security Council that he could not stress enough hw important these methods are. The UNSC had its first closed door meeting to discuss the outbreak of the pandemic. The point made by Kraft echoed what US President Donald Trump has said on the virus while labelling the virus as as the Chinese virus. The Trump administration has often underscored its origin in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

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They stopped it for a reason: Trump hails India’s position on hydroxychloroquine

donaldtrump3New Delhi, Apr 08: India had informed the US State Department about the change in the drug policy before President Donald Trump had spoken about a possible retaliation.

India on Tuesday said that in the view of the humanitarian aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that India would licence paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine in appropriate quantities to all our neighbouring countries who are dependant on our capabilities.

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India’s approach towards world on COVID-19 will be different compared to US

coronavirus1New Delhi, Mar 26: The G-20 conference which will be held today is a crucial one. This would be a global fight against the coronavirus and countries would pool in their medical knowledge to tide over the crisis.

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Donald Trump to visit India on Feb 24, 25

donald-trumpNew Delhi, Feb 11: US President Donald Trump will visit India on February 24 and 25. The same was announced by the White House.

Trump will visit New Delhi and Gujarat. “The trip will further strengthen the US-India strategic partnership & highlight the strong & enduring bonds between the American & Indian people,” the White House tweeted.

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Grand event awaits Donald Trump during his India visit next month

donald-trumpNew Delhi, Jan 18: A grand event awaits US President Donald Trump when he visits India next month. The event will take place in February. A grand event on the lines of the Howdy Modi is expected to take place at Ahmedabad. During his visit, Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are likely to sign a short term trade deal.

This is aimed at granting US companies more access to Indian markets and also restore the trade benefits for India that were withdrawn last year.

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26/11: Decoding the David Headley mystery

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David Headley. Photo courtesy: Bharat chronicle

New Delhi, Nov 26: David Headley came several times to India to conduct a reconnaissance of the targets that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists were supposed to hit. Not once was this man on the radar of the Indian Intelligence agencies. He came to Mumbai befriended high profile personalities, went about his job without being suspected or detected even once.

A source in the Intelligence Bureau once told this correspondent, that he had a strong and lurking suspicion that the United States was aware of what Headley was up to. They never told us anything, for reasons best to known to them, the officer also said.

Baghdadi’s successor killed: Is Trump referring to Abdullah Qadarsh

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Abdullah Qadarsh

New Delhi, Oct 30: US President Donald Trump said that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement had been killed.

He posted a tweet stating that the ISIS terrorist who was to replace Baghdadi had been killed. Trump, however, did not reveal the name of the terrorist to have been eliminated.

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Here’s why the death of Baghdadi will have no impact on ISIS operations especially in Kerala

baghdadiThe killing of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi comes as a relief to the world, but the terror outfit’s decentralised structure would mean that his death may not have that much of an impact on its operations, especially in India

US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that the worlds most dreaded terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. The death of the Islamic State chief does come as a relief to the entire world, but the question is what does that change?

Looking at this from the purely Indian perspective, it is clear Baghdadi’s death is unlikely to change anything much especially in states such as Kerala, Kashmir and Tamil Nadu, which have been bitten by the ISIS problem.

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JeM using US made rifles in Kashmir

guns-jemNew Delhi, Mar 30: The security forces have recovered sophisticated weapons from two top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists who were killed in an encounter at Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir.

The forces recovered one M 16 and one AK rifle from the terrorists following the encounter. Other material to were seized. The operation was part of a crackdown on JeM modules following the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred.

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