Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022


Afghanistan: UN Warns Of 'Fast Unraveling Crisis'

Nov 24, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Humanitarian workers are racing against time to deliver aid as winter looms in Afghanistan, UN officials told DW. The situation on the ground is already desperate and 'looks like it's going to get worse'.

ICC Wants Afghanistan Women To Rise Above Taliban Threat And Play Cricket Like Their Men

Nov 17, 2021 Priya Nagi

After Taliban took over the war-ravaged nation, men's cricket is in a fortunate position in Afghanistan compared to women's sport which is in serious jeopardy.

Afghanistan: Can The Taliban Avert A Food Crisis Without Foreign Aid?

The UN's World Food Program has warned that half of Afghanistan's population is facing an acute hunger crisis, with millions forced to choose between 'migration or starvation' amid drought and economic collapse.

Taliban: Bomb Hits Mosque In Afghanistan, Wounds At Least 15

Nov 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Islamic State group has been waging a campaign of violence in Nangarhar Province, where shootings and bombings against Taliban fighters take place frequently.

Pakistan Has Played ‘Disruptive And Destabilising’ Role In Afghanistan: Report

The report on Afghanistan by Congressional Research Service, says Pakistan has provided active and passive support to Taliban.

11 November, 2021

Pakistan Holds Meeting On Afghanistan With American, Chinese And Russian Diplomats

Seema Guha

The Pakistan move came soon after the NSA Ajit Doval meet on which was boycotted by Pakistan and China.

11 November, 2021

Pakistan Foreign Minister Warns International Community Of Isolating Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Taliban were interested in having communication with the world, so that their government is recognised.

10 November, 2021

Germans Launch Fundraiser To Rescue Stranded Afghans

Deutsche Welle

German civil society group Mission Lifeline is collecting donations to help Afghans at risk of Taliban reprisals flee the country. Many are stuck, lacking passports needed for travel.

10 November, 2021

NSA Meet: Ajit Doval Chairs Meeting To Discuss Recent Developments In Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

The Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan is being attended by security czars of Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

10 November, 2021

India To Hold NSA Meet On Afghanistan; China, Pakistan Opt Out

Seema Guha

Meeting of National Security Advisors on Afghanistan is due to take place today in New Delhi. While China and Pakistan have opted out, many central Asian countries are expected.

06 November, 2021

Afghan Rights Activist, 3 Other Women Slain, 2 Suspects Held

Associated Press (AP)

The suspects confessed to luring the women to the house in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, Sayed Khosti, the spokesman of the Taliban-run Interior Ministry, said in a video statement posted on Twitter.


04 November, 2021

India-Pak Relations Worsen As Islamabad Eyes Kashmir Valley While India Defends LAC

Seema Guha

India believes that a confident Pakistan taking advantage of the India- China standoff in Ladakh has decided to "open the terror tap" in the valley, sources tell Outlook.

03 November, 2021

IND vs AFG, T20 World Cup: What Team India Can Learn From England, Pakistan

Koushik Paul

Pakistan are already in the semis of the T20 World Cup and England already have a foot there. Both teams have been consistent and executed their plans well in UAE.

02 November, 2021

Afghanistan: Victims' Families Decry Glorification Of Suicide Bombers

Deutsche Welle

A recent event to 'honor' the Taliban's suicide bombers and their 'sacrifices' has drawn heavy criticism from Afghans. Relatives of suicide bombing victims told DW they feel repulsed by the glorification of murderers.

01 November, 2021

US Urges China To Refrain From Unilateral Action On Taiwan

Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Beijing to deescalate tensions in the Pacific during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

31 October, 2021

Yogi Adityanath Offers Waters Of Ganga And Kabul River At Ayodhya Temple Site

Outlook Web Desk

Adityanath explained that it had been decided that waters of pious rivers from across the world would be offered at the temple construction site.

30 October, 2021

UN Aid Chief Martin Griffiths Urges G-20 For Prevention Of Mass Starvation In Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

Martin Griffiths said half the Afghan children under age five are at risk of acute malnutrition and there is an outbreak of measles in every single province.


29 October, 2021

US To Roll Out USD144 Million In Humanitarian Aid For People Of Afghanistan: Antony Blinken

Outlook Web Desk

According to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the financial assistance would be directly received by humanitarian organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO.

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 Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz