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Zakir Naik's employee arrested for allegedly instigating missing Kerala youth to join ISIS

On 22 July, Arshid Qureshi, an employee of Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation was apprehended by a joint team of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad and Kerala Police, for allegedly forcing Kerala youth to convert to Islam, and instigating them to join ranks with the Islamic State. He was nabbed from Navi Mumbai.

A case under IPC sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 153 A (promoting enmity between groups) as well as under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act was registered in Kochi.

He was produced before the Belapur court in Navi Mumbai which granted Kerala Police his transit remand till 25 July.

Trump formally accepts Republican nomination, unleashes scathing attack on Hillary Clinton

On 22 July, Donald Trump formally accepted the nomination as presidential candidate from the Republican party on the final day of the 4-day-long Republican Convention at Cleveland. Reiterating his campaign slogan, Trump promised to rectify the law and order situation in the nation, open up employment opportunities, and 'make America great again.'

The 70-year-old real estate tycoon called himself the "law and order candidate" as he vowed to defeat ISIS and reiterated his resolve to build the wall along the Mexico border, stressing that immigration from countries that have compromised on terrorism should be be immediately suspended.

While accepting the nomination "humbly and gratefully", Trump promised to defeat ISIS and Islamic terrorism, but toned down his previous proposal of a complete ban on entry of Muslims in the country.

Privilege motion to be moved against AAP MP Bhagwant Mann for uploading Parliament video

The BJP and its allies have decided to move a privilege motion against Aam Admi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann, who has been drawing flak for live-streaming a video which reveals several security spots of the Parliament.

Mann has, however, defended his actions, and has clarified that his intention was not to malign the Parliament's image or put its security at risk.

"I did not play with the security. I never wanted to put the security at risk. I have not done anything that harms security. DD, Lok Sabha everything comes live. My intention was not to malign the image of Parliament. Everyone should get a chance to speak. The Speaker has called me and I will go there," Mann told ANI here.

Kickass Torrent's alleged owner Artem Vaulin arrested, site goes offline

The alleged owner of the most-visited illegal file-sharing website Kickass Torrents or KAT, Ukrainian national Artem Vaulin (30), was arrested in Poland over charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering, criminal copyright infringement and unlawful distribution of copyright materials on the website.

The US Justice Department's criminal division on Wednesday announced the arrest in a statement.

The popular website was also seized and it has gone offline for the moment.

China, Pakistan jointly patrol border between POK and Xinjiang

China's People's Liberation Army and Pakistan's border troops are jointly patrolling the border between Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and China's Xinjiang province after reports that more 100 Uighurs have left to join the Islamic State.

The joint patrol was reported by the state-run People's Daily Online, which published photos of the patrol on Thursday captioned "the frontier defence regiment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Xinjiang, along with a border police force from Pakistan, carry out a joint patrol along the China-Pakistan border", reports The Indian Express.

Daily app downloads in India rose by 16% in first half of 2016: Reports

Daily app downloads in India increased by 16% in the first-half of 2016 (January-June), according to latest data released by 9Apps. Popular third-party app store and part of Alibaba Mobile Business Group reports that 9Apps has reached over 250 million monthly active users around the world.

"According to our statistics, tool, social, media and entertainment, apart from gaming, remain the most popular categories for app downloads. Tools make up about 23 percent of all app downloads; Social about nine percent; Entertainment at seven percent and music is over four percent of all non-gaming app downloads," said Country Manager 9Apps, Ebrahim Popat.

Consumption of gaming apps has increased more than that of non-gaming app. The proportion of games in total app downloads has increased to nearly 20% this year versus 17% in 2015.

UN's World Food Programme needs $610 million for southern Africa drought relief

The United Nations' food agency has said that it needs $730 million to counter the drought crisis in seven southern African nations over the next 12 months.

The World Food Programme (WFP) has said that it is facing a $610 million shortfall in relief for Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Madagascar, Swaziland and Zambia.

The El Nino pattern has triggered severe drought across the region.