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To Ensure Safe Departure Of Its Citizens And Allies, US To Deploy 6,000 troops At Kabul Airport

Aug 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The US will expand its security presence with a mission focused solely on facilitating these efforts and will be taking over air traffic control.

Taliban’s Mullah Baradar Likely To Be Next Afghanistan President; Here’s What We Know So Far

Aug 16, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

As Taliban terrorists seize the Afghan Presidential Palace, speculations grow as to who is likely to lead Afghanistan. Here's all you need to know.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Flees As Taliban Move Further Into Kabul

'He (President Ashraf Ghani) left Afghanistan in a hard time, God hold him accountable,' the head of the Afghan National Reconciliation Council Abdullah Abdullah said.

Taliban Enter Kabul, Seeks 'Unconditional Surrender' Of Afghan Govt

Aug 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The beleaguered Afghan government, meanwhile, hope for an interim administration, but increasingly has few cards to play.

With Capital Under Taliban Siege, Helicopters Manage To Land At US Embassy

The collapse of Jalalabad, near a major border crossing with Pakistan, leaves Afghanistan's central government in control of just Kabul and seven other provincial capitals out of the country's 34.

14 August, 2021

Taliban Seize Province Near Capital, Northern City Under Attack

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban captured all of Logar and detained its provincial officials, Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province, said on Saturday.

14 August, 2021

Taliban Inch Closer Towards Afghanistan Capital

Associated Press (AP)

The insurgents have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in a breakneck offensive less than three weeks before the United States is set to withdraw its last troops, raising fears of a full militant takeover or another Afghan civil war.

14 August, 2021

Will Prevent Instability, Says Afghan President Amid Reports He May Quit

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban have captured much of northern, western and southern Afghanistan, and are now battling government forces just 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of the capital, Kabul.

14 August, 2021

Pakistan Ready To Warm Hands As Afghanistan Burns

Major Manik M Jolly (Retd)

This week, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, spoke unequivocally to the world as spokesperson of Taliban.

06 August, 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban Back To Its Old Game Of Targeted Assassinations

Seema Guha

Taliban senses imminent victory in Afghanistan and is ready to take revenge on its opponents.

04 August, 2021

New Phase Of War In Afghanistan As Taliban Targets Provincial Capitals

Seema Guha

On Tuesday evening several blasts rocked Kabul. Eight people were killed in one such blast, including a woman when the home of acting defence minister General Bismillah Mohammadi came under attack by a Taliban squad.

03 August, 2021

‘Hasty Peace Process Created Doubt And Ambiguity’: Afghan President On US Troop Withdrawal

Associated Press (AP)

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani also urged lawmakers to back a national mobilization drive against the Taliban amid an intensifying war between the Taliban and Afghan government forces

26 July, 2021

Fierce Fighting Continues In Afghanistan As The Ghani Govt Tries To Get Its Act Together

Seema Guha

The picture continues to be hazy with the Taliban gaining ground in some areas while the Afghan armed forces are reported to have taken back territory in others.

20 July, 2021

Afghan Crisis: Three Rockets Hit Near Presidential Palace Ahead Of Ghani Address

Associated Press (AP)

There were no injuries recorded and the rockets landed outside the heavily fortified palace grounds

14 July, 2021

Afghan Crisis: Peace Negotiation Only Answer, Says Jaishankar At SCO Meeting

Seema Guha

Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Wednesday to discuss the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan where the Taliban claims it controls nearly 85 per cent of the territory.

12 July, 2021

Top US Commander In Afghanistan Hands Over Charge Amid Taliban Resurgence

Associated Press (AP)

The handover took place in the heavily fortified Resolute Support headquarters in the heart of Kabul, at a time of rapid territorial gains by Taliban insurgents across Afghanistan.

12 July, 2021

Ghani Forces Concentrate On Kabul To Give Taliban A Bloody Nose

Seema Guha

The Ashraf Ghani government is getting warlords and militia to join forces to thwart the advance of the Taliban into the capital and other parts of Afghanistan.

06 July, 2021

US Embassy in Kabul Concerned As Taliban Makes Strides After Troops Exit Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

America's warlord allies are re-arming their militias, which have a violent history, raising the specter of another civil war once the U.S. withdrawal is finished, expected in August.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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