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India on Alert After Al-Qaida Announces Local Branch

India ordered several provinces to be on increased alert Thursday, after al-Qaida announced the formation of a wing of the militant group in India and its neighborhood, a senior government official said. The move follows al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's announcement that the Islamist extremist movement has launched an offshoot in the Indian sub-continent could pose a challenge to India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi.   In a 55-minute video released Thursday,...

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