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An opioid, Tramadol was banned in India last month.(HT photo)

Banned painkiller used by ISIS fighters to overcome pain, fatigue seized in Palghar

Hindustan Times | By Vijay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 12:20 AM IST
Officials confiscated 8.69 crore Tramadol tablets worth more than 50 crore
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Watching certain videos can’t be reason to implicate a person as terrorist: HC

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 06:18 PM IST
A division bench of justices A M Shaffique and P Somarajan made the observation while considering an appeal filed by one Muhammed Riyas, challenging an NIA court order denying bail to him.
A fractured mandate could give minority Sunnis and Kurds an upper hand in negotiations in government-formation in Iraq.(AFP)
A fractured mandate could give minority Sunnis and Kurds an upper hand in negotiations in government-formation in Iraq.(AFP)

Record low turnout in first Iraq elections since ISIS defeat

Associated Press, Baghdad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2018 08:41 AM IST
With no clear front-runner, it could take months for a new Parliament to form a government in Iran and name a prime minister seen as suitable to the faction-ridden country.
An Iraqi woman prepares to cast her vote in the country's parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018.(AP)
An Iraqi woman prepares to cast her vote in the country's parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 12, 2018.(AP)

Iraq votes in first nationwide election since declaring win over ISIS

Agence France-Presse, Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2018 10:35 AM IST
Polls opened across Iraq on Saturday in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.
File photo of a person purchasing medicine from a pharmacy in Bangalore.(Mint)
File photo of a person purchasing medicine from a pharmacy in Bangalore.(Mint)

‘Fighter drug’ Tramadol brought under narcotics law regulation in India

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 06:55 PM IST
Tramadol will no longer be available freely over the counter in India. The synthetic opiate is reportedly abused on a wide scale by terrorists of ISIS.
French jihadist Djamila Boutoutaou attends her trial at the Central penal Court in Baghdad, on April 17, 2018. French jihadist Boutoutaou, 29, was sentenced to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, the latest in a series of court judgments against jihadists.(AFP)
French jihadist Djamila Boutoutaou attends her trial at the Central penal Court in Baghdad, on April 17, 2018. French jihadist Boutoutaou, 29, was sentenced to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, the latest in a series of court judgments against jihadists.(AFP)

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for links to Islamic State

Agence France-Presse, Baghdad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 01:22 AM IST
At the court In Tel Keif near Mosul, 212 people have been sentenced to death, 150 to life in prison and 341 to other jails terms, Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said in a statement.
A relative pays his respects to the casket containing the remains of Aman Kumar, who was among the Indian construction workers killed by the Islamic State group in Iraq, in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.(AP File Photo)
A relative pays his respects to the casket containing the remains of Aman Kumar, who was among the Indian construction workers killed by the Islamic State group in Iraq, in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.(AP File Photo)

Despite killing of 39 Indians in Mosul, Iraq still draws Punjab’s jobless youth

Press Trust of India, Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 10:10 PM IST
Of the 39 labourers who went to Iraq and were killed by suspected ISIS militants in Mosul, 27 were from Punjab.
Behind closed doors, US President Donald Trump pushed for a more aggressive response than the one taken last year, wanting options that would involve attacks on targets in Syria associated with Russia and Iran, officials said.(AFP)
Behind closed doors, US President Donald Trump pushed for a more aggressive response than the one taken last year, wanting options that would involve attacks on targets in Syria associated with Russia and Iran, officials said.(AFP)

Why Donald Trump changed his tune on Syria and ordered the US-led air strikes

Reuters, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 04:30 PM IST
Aides said Trump’s attitude changed when he was shown images of Syrians killed by the chemical weapons last Saturday.
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)

Trump instructs US military to draw up plans to leave Syria, says report

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent, Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 09:34 PM IST
The White House has said that the US remains committed to eliminating the “small” Islamic State presence left in Syria.
Relatives of Khokan Sikdar with the coffin at Tehatta in Nadia district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Relatives of Khokan Sikdar with the coffin at Tehatta in Nadia district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Bodies of construction workers killed by Isis in Iraq reach Bengal villages, kin demand compensation

Hindustan Times | By Halim Mondal, Nadia
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 04:12 PM IST
Khokan Sikdar’s wife last talked to him over phone on June 13, 2014. He left for Iraq in 2011 to work for the construction firm, ‘Tariq Noor al-Huda,’ on a four-year contract.
MoS for External Affairs VK Singh(PTI File Photo)
MoS for External Affairs VK Singh(PTI File Photo)

MoS VK Singh to leave for Iraq on Sunday to bring back bodies of 39 Indians

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Earlier this month, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had informed Parliament of the death of the 39 Indians who were kidnapped in Iraq.
Family members of those killed in Iraq in Baba Bakala on Friday.(HT Photo)
Family members of those killed in Iraq in Baba Bakala on Friday.(HT Photo)

Will hold dharna at Jantar Mantar if demands not met, say families of men killed in Iraq

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 08:21 PM IST
The families also said that if the government does not meet their demands, they will not accept mortal remains of the deceased.
Kin of Jasbir Singh and Parminder Singh of Nawanshahr, who had been killed in Iraq, waiting for their mortal remains at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Kin of Jasbir Singh and Parminder Singh of Nawanshahr, who had been killed in Iraq, waiting for their mortal remains at Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Admn faux pas: Two families of men killed in Iraq reach Amritsar to receive bodies

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 10:34 PM IST
The families of the Iraq victims went to Amritsar airport to receive their mortal remains, but returned empty-handed due to alleged mismanagement of two district administrations.
Wife Amarjeet Kaur and other family members of Gobinder Singh, a native of Murar village of Kapurthala district, mourn his death following confirmation by Sushma Swaraj that he had been killed in Iraq, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Wife Amarjeet Kaur and other family members of Gobinder Singh, a native of Murar village of Kapurthala district, mourn his death following confirmation by Sushma Swaraj that he had been killed in Iraq, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Iraq victims’ kin not getting Rs 20,000 monthly aid for 6 months

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Jatinder Mahal
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 10:07 PM IST
The families’ financial condition is not good as most of them have lost their sole breadwinners.
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