Today in History

On August 25, 1967, the Beatles boarded a train in London bound for Bangor, Wales, to attend a conference on transcendental meditation led by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; the visit was cut short two days later when the group got word of the death of their manager, Brian Epstein. George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, was shot to death at a shopping center in Arlington, Virginia; former party member John Patler was convicted of the killing.

American connection in Indian Islamic State modules

An emerging American link has come to light in the investigation of the Islamic State inspired terror cases with the National Investigation Agency identifying a key recruiter Abu Isa al Amrikione of the planners of the terror group's external operations division which planned and executed terror attacks in foreign countries to have set his eyes on India for recruitment of young Muslims. NIA officials have found glaring similarities in the modus operandi employed by al Amriki in at least two instances, Hyderabad module involving five men and a case of a lone wolf in Kolkata where the suspects were ready to commit terror acts in the name of IS.