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Regrouping Of TTP Raises Fears Of Horrific Violence In Pakistan

Jan 06, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

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.

5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks J&K, No Damage Reported

Jan 01, 2022 PTI

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.


Chattisgarh Police File FIR Against Religious Leader For Derogatory Comment On Mahatma Gandhi

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 Hails Nathuram Godse For Killing Mahatma Gandhi

Dec 27, 2021 PTI

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...'


India-Central Asia Dialogue: India Goes All Out To Woo Afghanistan’s Central Asian Neighbours

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.

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19 December, 2021

India-Central Asia Dialogue: Countries Pitch For Immediate Humanitarian Assistance To Afghans

PTI

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.


18 December, 2021

Afghanistan Among Focus Areas Of India’s Dialogue With Central Asian Countries

PTI

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.


18 December, 2021

Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Associated Press (AP)

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.


18 December, 2021

Afghanistan’s UN Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

Associated Press (AP)

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.


15 December, 2021

Afghanistan: 'Taliban Were Invited', Says Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Associated Press (AP)

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.'


11 December, 2021

Afghanistan: India Extends Humanitarian Assistance To Taliban Ruled Region

PTI

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.


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10 December, 2021

UN Political Chief Urges Taliban To Be Inclusive On Three-Day Visit To Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

'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.


08 December, 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban Foot Soldiers Manning Checkpoints In Afghan Cities

Associated Press (AP)

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.


07 December, 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban Takes Vengeance Against Former Security Officials

Deutsche Welle

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.


04 December, 2021

Five Points On How Taliban Wants To Define Marriage For Women

Seema Guha

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.


26 November, 2021

RIC Meeting: India, China, Russia Reminds Afghanistan To Create Inclusive Government

Seema Guha

The meeting between three Eurasian powers India, China and Russia reminded the Taliban to not allow terrorist groups to function from Afghan soil.


25 November, 2021

US Dubbing Three ISIS-K Leaders 'Global Terrorist' Changes Nothing On Ground

Seema Guha

'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.


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25 November, 2021

31 Dead As Migrant Boat Capsizes In English Channel

Associated Press (AP)

Authorities Wednesday found 31 bodies — including those of five women and a young girl — and two survivors.


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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