Pakistani Taliban, known by the acronym TTP, are regrouping and reorganizing, with their leadership headquartered in neighboring Afghanistan, according to a U.N. report from July. That is raising fears among Pakistanis of a return of the horrific violence the group once inflicted.
According to the officials, the tremor of the earthquake of 5.1 magnitude with it's epicenter in Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, was also felt in Jammu and Kashmir.
Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj had used abusive words against Mahatma Gandhi, during a religious convocation in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur. Maharaj had also hailed Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
Hindu Religious Leader Kalicharan Maharaj also used an abusive word against Mahatma Gandhi. He said: 'The target of Islam is to capture nation through politics. In front of our eyes they had captured in 1947 (referring to partition)...They had earlier captured Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan...'
While Afghanistan remains in focus, the third India-Central Asia Dialogue is also to extend India’s footprint in Central Asia, a mineral and energy rich area where major powers are jostling for space.
The foreign ministers of the participating countries resolved to support Afghanistan while reiterating the importance of UNSC Resolution 2593 (2021) which says that Afghan territory must not be used for terrorist activities.
Afghanistan crisis and regional connectivity is going to be among the key focus areas of India’s dialogue with Central Asian countries— Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to explore ways to aid Afghanistan while navigating the difficult political realities of its Taliban-run government.
Afghanistan’s UN (United Nations) envoy Ghulam Isaczai was appointed last June by President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was ousted by the Taliban on August 15, this year.
Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said: 'Afghans have lost lives on all sides. . .The Afghan army has suffered. Afghan police have suffered, Taliban soldiers have suffered. An end to that can only come when Afghans get together.'
Afghanistan crisis has left the country crippled, with India on Saturday dispatching lifesaving medicines and other medical supplies to the war ravaged country ruled by Taliban.
'The progress that was made in this area must not be erased.', said The United Nations' Political Chief Rosemary DeCarlo in a statement while expressing concern over the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.
After three and a half months of Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, many Taliban foot soldiers now have new jobs of manning checkpoints on the streets and carrying out security patrols in and around Afghan cities and towns.
Afghanistan: Taliban has been accused by Human Rights Watch of killing or disapperaing more than 100 former Afghan security personnel,since they came to power in August this year. The actual number could be much higher said the human rights group.
The revised version of women’s rights decree issued by the Taliban government largely emphasizes on marriage and re-marriage. The decree predictably is in accordance with the Sharia laws currently prevalent in Afghanistan.
The meeting between three Eurasian powers India, China and Russia reminded the Taliban to not allow terrorist groups to function from Afghan soil.
'The United States is committed to using its full set of counterterrorism tools to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State’s Khorasan Province', stated US State Department.
Authorities Wednesday found 31 bodies — including those of five women and a young girl — and two survivors.
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.