Thursday, Dec 09, 2021

Afghanistan War

US Envoy For Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Resigns, His Deputy Takes Over

Oct 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Criticized heavily for his Trump-Taliban deal, US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Resigned on Monday. He is replaced by Thomas West, who previously served as the Deputy Special Representative.

Taliban Rules Out Cooperation With US To Contain Islamic State

Oct 09, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said there would be no cooperation with Washington on going after the increasingly active Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan.

Several Feared Dead As Powerful Explosion Takes Place Inside Afghanistan Mosque

The explosion has taken place inisde Shiite mosque in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

US Orders Investigation Into Kabul Drone Strike Which Mistakenly Killed Civilians

Sep 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Discrepancies between the military's initial claims about the strike and findings on the ground led to the skepticism around it.

Authorities Estimating Afghan Evacuees In US

The US administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle 65,000 Afghans in the United States by the end of this month.

26 August, 2021

Escaping Taliban Afghanistan Wheelchair Basketball Captain Nilofar Bayat Finds New Home In Spanish Club

Associated Press (AP)

Bayat was 'happy to be alive' and glad to be in a position 'to start a new life' with her husband in Spain, but she said she wouldn't forget her country

23 August, 2021

Taliban Takeover Forces Afghanistan To Shift Home Series To Pakistan From Sri Lanka


The three-match series was supposed to start in Hambantota on September 3 but commercial flights have been suspended in Kabul

23 August, 2021

Afghanistan Flag Will Be Part of Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony Despite Taliban's Takeover, Says IPC Chief


The country's athletes were forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Paralympics after Taliban's took over Afghanistan

22 August, 2021

Under Taliban Shadow, Afghanistan Cricket Board Names Azizullah Fazli As Acting Chairman


Fazli has earlier served as Afghanistan Cricket chairman from September 2018 to July 2019

19 August, 2021

Afghanistan Vs Pakistan: Taliban 'Have Given Green Light For The Series,' Hints PCB


Afghanistan players have started training in Kabul while Pakistan Cricket Biard also announced that a camp would be set up in Lahore from August 21 to 28 for the series

18 August, 2021

Taliban Shuts Down Gyms In Kabul, 'Don't Show Muscles, Grow Beard' Young Afghans Told

Soumitra Bose

Afghanistan face stricter laws that disallow free expression in the sports field, especially women


18 August, 2021

Taliban Threat Looms, Afghanistan's Women Footballers Make Tearful Calls For Help

Associated Press (AP)

Popal,34, an Afghanistan footballer can barely comprehend the speed of the collapse of the Afghan government and the sense of being abandoned by Western nations

18 August, 2021

Taliban On Rampage, Afghanistan Name Avishka Gunawardene As Cricket Team's Batting Coach


Earlier, former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait was appointed Afghanistan national team's bowling coach

16 August, 2021

Taliban On Rampage, Rashid Khan’s Family Stuck In Afghanistan, Cricketer Worried

Outlook Web Bureau

Kevin Pietersen revealed that Rashid Khan, who is in England for The Hundred, hasn't been able to get his family out of Afghanistan

10 August, 2021

'Afghanistan In Chaos,' Heartbroken Rashid Khan Sends SOS To World Leaders To Help Bring Peace


Afghanistan has been witnessing a series of terror attacks led by Taliban ever since the US began withdrawing its troops on May 1

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefs the parliament on the Indian Air Force chopper crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, in which 13 of the 14 people on board including Chief of Defence General Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife...


Opposition parties' MPs and suspended Rajya Sabha MPs observe a minute of silence for IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, in which CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Parliamentarians observes two-minute silence on the demise of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and other personnel in yesterday's military helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor, in Lok Sabha...


Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar arrives for the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta