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ISIS global recruiters set sights on India

ISIS global recruiters set sights on India

Disclosures of recently-arrested ISIS recruits have revealed that the jihadi group’s global headhunters including women from Argentina, Sri Lanka and Philippines are on the prowl for Indian youth who show any leanings to radical views on social media. Counter-terror agencies are closely monitoring nearly 25 …

A lot of China all around

A lot of China all around

China is widely seen to have adopted a “string of pearls strategy” to encircle India. Perhaps the two most important aspects of this policy at present are the country’s maritime capability in the Indian Ocean and its building of an economic corridor with Pakistan through …

Katchatheevu was ceded during Emergency

Katchatheevu was ceded during Emergency

Katchatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka during Emergency and not when the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was in power, M.K. Stalin, treasurer of the party, claimed on Friday. Reacting to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s charge at her election meeting in Aruppukottai that it was the DMK that …

Reason behind arrest of fishermen is ceding of Katchatheevu

Reason behind arrest of fishermen is ceding of Katchatheevu

Mounting an attack on arch rival and DMK president M Karunanidhi over the fishermen issue, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of being a “party” in India ceding Katchatheevu …

Silk Road leaves India stranded

Silk Road leaves India stranded

The Chinese foreign ministry has announced that the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will pay an official visit to China starting April 6. The expectations in Colombo are that …

Leave the battles of the past behind

Leave the battles of the past behind

Barack Obama said his historic trip to Havana would “bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas” and called on the young people of Cuba to “build something new”. Speaking in a televised address, Mr Obama told the 84-year-old Cuban leader Raúl …

Telangana kidney racket: Police probe role of Sri Lankan doctors

Telangana kidney racket: Police probe role of Sri Lankan doctors

After arresting four persons in the international kidney racket, Nalgonda Police has started a hunt for the kingpins of the racket. The website www.ineedkidney.com, through which the main accused K. Suresh had sold his kidney nearly a year ago, is not functional now. But the …

Colombo’s Military Build-Up: A Strategy of Deterrence

Colombo’s Military Build-Up: A Strategy of Deterrence

Contrary to expectations that with the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka would reduce its spending on defence, Colombo has in fact increased its defence expenditure. Defence spending in …

TN parties stoke sentiments on Lankan Tamils ahead of polls

TN parties stoke sentiments on Lankan Tamils ahead of polls

Ahead of the 2016 assembly polls in the state, the ruling AIADMK and other political parties are attempting to stoke public sentiments on emotive issues like Sri Lankan Tamils’ sufferings and LTTE, although they have not translated into electoral gains in the past. Last week, …

Pune girl with Sri Lanka links who wanted to join ISIS arrested

Pune girl with Sri Lanka links who wanted to join ISIS arrested

The Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Thursday arrested a 16-year-old girl from Pune, who was planning to join terror group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Sources say that the teenager was planning to leave the country to join the ISIS. The arrest came after …