Express daily briefing: Al-Baghdadi’s death will damage ISIS, but not destroy it; Naga peace talks; and more

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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena still in hunt for CM’s post, BJP likely to offer Deputy CM

Under pressure from the Shiv Sena, which has sought “equal sharing of power” ahead of government formation, the BJP is learnt to have offered the Deputy Chief Minister’s post to its ally in Maharashtra. While a formal decision is likely only after Monday, the two allies have been holding back-channel discussions. 

Al-Baghdadi’s death will damage ISIS, but not destroy it

The violent death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State, in a raid by US forces announced Sunday by President Donald Trump, is a significant blow to the world’s most fearsome terrorist group. But analysts said it was unlikely to freeze attempts by Islamic State franchises and sympathizers around the world to sow mayhem and fear in the name of their extremist ideology, as per the New York Times report.

1.2 lakh thermal wear, 100 toilets: Extra forces face Valley winter

Since the abrogation of Article 370 in August, more than 700 companies of paramilitary forces drawn from the CRPF, BSF, SSB and ITBP have been sent to Kashmir to maintain law and order. With Delhi giving no signal on reduction of troops in the Valley, a senior officer of the central armed police forces said they will have to prepare for a very harsh winter, which will set mid-November onward. Since all additional troops have been drawn from the plains, they never had winter clothing suitable…

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