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At least six people were killed and three more were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Ferozkoh city, Ghor province(AP (Representative Image))

6 killed, 3 injured in bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Ghor province

Ferozkoh | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Mahaveer Singhvi, joint secretary (counter-terrorism) in the external affairs ministry who led the Indian delegation, pointed out the meeting was being held on a day when the Indian embassy in Kabul was attacked by a Pakistan-backed terror group 12 years ago and Indians and Afghans were killed. (Photo@SINGHVI_MEA)
Mahaveer Singhvi, joint secretary (counter-terrorism) in the external affairs ministry who led the Indian delegation, pointed out the meeting was being held on a day when the Indian embassy in Kabul was attacked by a Pakistan-backed terror group 12 years ago and Indians and Afghans were killed. (Photo@SINGHVI_MEA)

India targets Pakistan at UN body over counter-terrorism record

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:47 PM IST
The webinar was part of the UN body’s virtual counter-terrorism week, and India pointed out that terrorists have made innumerable attempts to infiltrate India “from their safe abodes across the border to carry out attacks”.
The US side reiterated its support for the people and the government of India in the fight against terrorism.(AFP)
The US side reiterated its support for the people and the government of India in the fight against terrorism.(AFP)

Urgent need for Pakistan to take immediate, irreversible action against terror groups: Indo-US joint statement

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 07:56 AM IST
In a joint statement issued after the 17th meeting of the India-US Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the third session of the India-US Designations Dialogue held virtually on September 9-10, both sides denounced the use of terrorist proxies and strongly condemned cross-border terrorism in all its forms.
Since the killing of Ajay Bharti, a Congress man and the sarpanch of Lukbawan village in south Kashmir’s Larkipora area in June, five BJP workers have been gunned down.(AFP)
Since the killing of Ajay Bharti, a Congress man and the sarpanch of Lukbawan village in south Kashmir’s Larkipora area in June, five BJP workers have been gunned down.(AFP)

BJP wants security for J&K cadre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:36 AM IST
According to a party functionary who spoke on condition of anonymity, the demand for “safe spaces” in Srinagar and other district headquarters was placed before BJP president JP Nadda last week.
“The FATF plenary decided continuation of Pakistan in ‘Grey List’ till its next meeting to be held in October,” an official privy to the development said.(REUTERS)
“The FATF plenary decided continuation of Pakistan in ‘Grey List’ till its next meeting to be held in October,” an official privy to the development said.(REUTERS)

Pak lands in FATF’s ‘Grey List’ after failing to check flow of money to Jaish, Lashkar

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 12:04 AM IST
The decision was taken at the Financial Action Task Force’s  third and final plenary held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There have been reports since last year of JeM and LeT, both blamed for high-profile attacks in India, sending in hundreds of fighters to Afghanistan following increased pressure from the world community on Pakistan to crack down on terror groups.(Reuters)
There have been reports since last year of JeM and LeT, both blamed for high-profile attacks in India, sending in hundreds of fighters to Afghanistan following increased pressure from the world community on Pakistan to crack down on terror groups.(Reuters)

6,500 Pak nationals among fighters in Afghanistan: UN

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 01:04 AM IST
The report, from the UN Security Council’s analytical support and sanctions monitoring team and issued late last month, indicated the Pakistani terrorists formed a significant part of the foreign fighters that pose a serious threat to Afghanistan’s security because of their activities and permanent presence in the country.
The youths were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.(HT File Photo)
The youths were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.(HT File Photo)

3 men who claimed they were joining terrorists arrested in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
Security forces launched an operation after the men whose pictures holding AK-47 rifles went viral on social media, were traced in the forests of Lolab Valley, a police spokesman said.
Hizbul Mujahideen ‘supreme commander’ Syed Salahuddin.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Hizbul Mujahideen ‘supreme commander’ Syed Salahuddin.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Riyaz Naikoo’s killing a shock, says Hizbul Mujahideen boss Syed Salahuddin

Hindustan times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 10:11 PM IST
In a video widely circulated on the internet, Syed Salahuddin says that since January this year 80 Mujahideens (terrorists) have ben killed by security forces in Kashmir.
India and France on Friday emphasised the need to deny safe havens and sources of financing to terrorists(PTI)
India and France on Friday emphasised the need to deny safe havens and sources of financing to terrorists(PTI)

Deny safe havens and financing to terrorists, say India and France

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The meeting of the bilateral joint working group on counter-terrorism in New Delhi condemned terrorism in all forms and manifestations and stressed the need to strengthen international cooperation to combat the menace in a comprehensive and sustained manner, according to a joint statement.
It is a clear message to PM Imran Khan’s government that Islamabad must take urgent credible, verifiable, irreversible and sustainable steps to effectively implement the FATF Action Plan(Reuters Photo)
It is a clear message to PM Imran Khan’s government that Islamabad must take urgent credible, verifiable, irreversible and sustainable steps to effectively implement the FATF Action Plan(Reuters Photo)

FATF retains Pakistan in ‘grey list’, delivers a sharp warning on blacklisting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 08:59 PM IST
Pakistan, which has about 40 terror groups, had attempted to showcase the conviction of Jamaat-ud-Dawa emir Hafiz Saeed as a reflection of its commitment to act against terror. But it had to face hard questions about other global terrorists including Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Dawood Ibrahim who are sheltered by its establishment.
The government has shown no tangible evidence which suggests that the Abdullahs or Ms Mufti had done anything to stir violence or seek to break up the Union.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
The government has shown no tangible evidence which suggests that the Abdullahs or Ms Mufti had done anything to stir violence or seek to break up the Union.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Jammu and Kashmir: Detention is not the answer | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 08:42 PM IST
Booking the former chief ministers under PSA is counterproductive
The main threat to India comes from pan-Islamic jihadist groups based in Pakistan(REUTERS)
The main threat to India comes from pan-Islamic jihadist groups based in Pakistan(REUTERS)

India needs to stand guard as US leaves Afghanistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 06:19 AM IST
The rise of jihad in the Valley was also due to the weak regimes of VP Singh and Chandrashekhar with fractured politics in Delhi ensuring that the Centre became a bystander in the Valley.
Davinder Singh was arrested last week while on his way to Jammu along with a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant.(PTI)
Davinder Singh was arrested last week while on his way to Jammu along with a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant.(PTI)

Focus on Srinagar airport records in probe against Davinder Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:28 AM IST
Davinder Singh was arrested last week while on his way to Jammu along with a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Naveed Babu, and his two accomplices.
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane in New Delhi, 2019(ANI)
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane in New Delhi, 2019(ANI)

‘Preemptive strikes’ is a problematic term in international law

By Prabhash Ranjan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 07:48 PM IST
If Balakot was ordered to stop Pakistan, the correct term for India to use was ‘anticipatory self defence’
Japan on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue(ANI Photo)
Japan on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue(ANI Photo)

Japan for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue through dialogue

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 07:52 PM IST
A day after India and Japan held the first combined dialogue of their defence and foreign ministers, popularly known as the 2+2 dialogue, Japanese foreign ministry spokesperson Atsushi Kaifu told reporters here there wasn’t a detailed discussion on the Kashmir issue during the talks.
Baghdadi once controlled territory bigger than the UK in Iraq and Syria. His death comes at a time of churn in the IS(AP)
Baghdadi once controlled territory bigger than the UK in Iraq and Syria. His death comes at a time of churn in the IS(AP)

The significance of Baghdadi’s end | Analysis

By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 07:32 PM IST
Militarily down, the IS remains ideologically alive. Counter-terrorism must adapt to its techniques
Pakistan terror groups may attack India, US and other countries fear.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Pakistan terror groups may attack India, US and other countries fear.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Pak militants may launch attacks in India, says US

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 05:34 AM IST
Indian officials have repeatedly expressed concerns that Pakistan was mobilising terror groups along the Line of Control (LoC) following the decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5.
Pakistan approached a UN Security Council sanctions committee with a request to allow Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed to access $1,000 a month from his frozen bank accounts(REUTERS)
Pakistan approached a UN Security Council sanctions committee with a request to allow Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed to access $1,000 a month from his frozen bank accounts(REUTERS)

Pak gets UNSC to grant Hafiz Saeed access to bank account

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 03:35 AM IST
The UN 1267 sanctions committee approved Pakistan’s request to allow Saeed, LeT finance chief Muhammad Ashraf and Zafar Iqbal, a co-founder of the terror group, to access funds from their bank accounts after there were no objections from members of the committee by the deadline of August 15.
During the talks, the Bangladeshi side is expected to bring up its concerns that those excluded from the NRC in Assam could be deported, people familiar with developments said.(HT image)
During the talks, the Bangladeshi side is expected to bring up its concerns that those excluded from the NRC in Assam could be deported, people familiar with developments said.(HT image)

NRC to be key issue during Bangladesh PM’s October visit to India

New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:46 AM IST
Besides holding talks with Modi, Hasina is set to address the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum on October 4.
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)

‘J&K move timed to avoid fresh violence, checkmate Pak’: Army chief Bipin Rawat

New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 02:00 AM IST
FATF, a multilateral watchdog, placed Pakistan on its “grey list” in June 2018 for failing to counter fund-raising by terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Forty troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed in the car bombing in Pulwama on February 14 that led to escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan.(PTI)
Forty troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed in the car bombing in Pulwama on February 14 that led to escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan.(PTI)

Independence Day awards: 5 IAF pilots who carried out Balakot air strikes to get gallantry award

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The fighter planes had destroyed the JeM camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s province after entering Pakistani airspace for the first time in 48 years following a suicide bombing claimed by the terror group.
Intelligence agencies have received information that a three-member team of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed had been assigned to carry out an attack in Mumbai.(Getty Images)
Intelligence agencies have received information that a three-member team of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed had been assigned to carry out an attack in Mumbai.(Getty Images)

Mumbai could be Jaish’s target, says Indian intelligence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:20 PM IST
After scrapping of Article 370, Pakistan-based terror groups may target security forces in Kashmir and the hinterland.
A Jaish-e-Mohammed militant has been eliminated in an encounter in south Kashmir.(AP Photo (Representative image))
A Jaish-e-Mohammed militant has been eliminated in an encounter in south Kashmir.(AP Photo (Representative image))

2 militants who killed 4 cops eliminated in Kashmir encounter. Another begins

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 12:44 PM IST
The militant, Zeenat Naikoo, is being described as the most important local militant of Jaish-e -Mohammad in Shopian, the terror group that has been prepping to scale up activities in Kashmir valley over the last few weeks.
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing Navlakha’s petition, which sought the quashing of the first information report (FIR) filed against him by the Pune police in connection with the stone-pelting incident at Bhima-Koregaon in 2018.(HT Photo)
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing Navlakha’s petition, which sought the quashing of the first information report (FIR) filed against him by the Pune police in connection with the stone-pelting incident at Bhima-Koregaon in 2018.(HT Photo)

Navlakha linked to banned terror group, state tells HC

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 07:24 AM IST
The division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing Navlakha’s petition, which sought the quashing of the first information report (FIR) filed against him by the Pune police in connection with the stone-pelting incident at Bhima-Koregaon in 2018.
The move comes three days after 29-year-old Amritsar-based trader Gurpinder Singh, named as one of the main accused in the case, died in judicial custody.(PTI)
The move comes three days after 29-year-old Amritsar-based trader Gurpinder Singh, named as one of the main accused in the case, died in judicial custody.(PTI)

Centre hands over 532kg heroin haul case to NIA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:38 AM IST
As per the notification, a copy of which is with Hindustan Times, the Centre has described the attempt to smuggle heroin as “narco-terrorism” and thus has handed over the case to the federal investigation agency.
The statement announcing Huzaifa al-Bakistani death had been put out by IS.(HT Photo)
The statement announcing Huzaifa al-Bakistani death had been put out by IS.(HT Photo)

IS’s key recruiter for Kashmir killed in drone strike in Afghanistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 07:58 AM IST
The death of Huzaifa al-Bakistani in the drone strike in Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province on July 18 was confirmed by the media channel of IS.
America’s security assistance to Pakistan will remain suspended pending “decisive and irreversible” action by the country against externally-focused militant groups like the LeT and Al Qaeda operating from its territory(AP)
America’s security assistance to Pakistan will remain suspended pending “decisive and irreversible” action by the country against externally-focused militant groups like the LeT and Al Qaeda operating from its territory(AP)

US security aid to Pak will remain suspended pending decisive action against terror groups: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2019 12:47 PM IST
At the direction of President Donald Trump, the US had suspended all its security assistance to Pakistan in January 2018.
The joint statement said the Brics states strongly condemned terror in all forms. It called for concerted efforts and a comprehensive approach to counter terrorism under the UN auspices.(HT Photo)
The joint statement said the Brics states strongly condemned terror in all forms. It called for concerted efforts and a comprehensive approach to counter terrorism under the UN auspices.(HT Photo)

Brics nations talk terror, trade at G20

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 10:39 PM IST
Though the statement didn’t name any country, the mention of terror financing was an apparent reference to Pakistan facing heat from the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for failing to do enough to curb fund raising by terror groups.
Washington has been trying to forge a peace deal with the Taliban so that US President Donald Trump can keep his election promise of ending American involvement in Afghanistan as the campaign for next year’s election heats up.(Reuters File Photo)
Washington has been trying to forge a peace deal with the Taliban so that US President Donald Trump can keep his election promise of ending American involvement in Afghanistan as the campaign for next year’s election heats up.(Reuters File Photo)

India cautions against hasty peace deal between US and Taliban

United Nations | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 11:34 AM IST
A key round of negotiations between the Taliban leaders and the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, is scheduled to start this week in Doha.
There has to be sharper intelligence collection, more collaboration between all the security forces operating in the Valley, and a targeted crackdown on those who believe in and use the path of violence(AFP)
There has to be sharper intelligence collection, more collaboration between all the security forces operating in the Valley, and a targeted crackdown on those who believe in and use the path of violence(AFP)

Jammu and Kashmir needs a policy review

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 08:09 PM IST
The central government needs to focus on a twin-track approach for the state. It needs to seriously address the political vacuum there
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