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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.

Naseeruddin Shah Slammed For Referring To Mughals As 'Refugees'

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Actor Naseeruddin Shah has landed in trouble yet again and this time for referring the Mughals as refugees in a viral video.

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

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 Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

Dec 18, 2021 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.

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

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


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.

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.

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.

03 December, 2021

Afghanistan Cricket Board To Face ICC Heat Over Women’s Cricket, Says Ramiz Raja


Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja is also a member of the ICC working group reviewing committee that is looking after the state of affairs in Afghanistan cricket after the Taliban takeover.

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.


22 November, 2021

Taliban's Fresh Diktat To TV Networks: Stop 'Immoral' Broadcasts Featuring Women Actors

Deutsche Welle

Taliban has said that these directives are not obligatory, rather 'a religious guideline'. It has also asked women journalists on television to wear hijabs.

18 November, 2021

Kim Kardashian Helps Afghanistan Women Football Players Fly To United Kingdom

Associated Press (AP)

Britain and other countries evacuated thousands of Afghans in a rushed airlift as Kabul fell to Taliban militants in August.

17 November, 2021

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

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.

13 November, 2021

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

Deutsche Welle

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.

12 November, 2021

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

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.

12 November, 2021

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

Outlook Web Desk

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


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.

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

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