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Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.

Explosion Inside Afghanistan Mosque During Friday Congregation Prayers Leaves 37 Dead

Oct 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The attack on the Imam Barga mosque came a week after a bombing claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate killed 46 people at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan.


PM Modi To Virtually Participate In G-20 Summit On Afghanistan Today

Announcing Prime Minister Modi's participation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the agenda of the summit will include a discussion on response to humanitarian needs, security and the fight against terrorism and human rights in Afghanistan.

PM Modi And UK PM Boris Johnson Discuss Afghanistan, Vaccine Issues

Oct 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The telephonic conversation between both the leaders came four days after UK announced fully vaccinated Indians will not require to undergo mandatory quarantine.


Spain Launches New Evacuation Operation For Afghan Workers, Families Left Behind

Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister José Albares visited both Pakistan and Qatar last month to ask for their assistance in extracting more Afghan workers who had not been included in the first airlifts from Kabul.

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09 October, 2021

With Similar Agenda In South Asia, India Has No Complaints About US Deputy Secretary’s Pakistan Visit

Seema Guha

US Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman had said her Pakistan trip was to ‘consult deeply on how we see the changing circumstances, given the change that has taken place in Afghanistan’.


08 October, 2021

Ex-Taliban Leader Who Held US Journalist Captive In Pakistan Charged With Killing Of Troops

PTI

Haji Najibullah, 45, was previously charged with crimes related to the 2008 kidnapping of an American journalist and two Afghan nationals.


07 October, 2021

CIA Creates Top Level Working Group To Counter China's Influence

Associated Press (AP)

The CIA also announced that it would ramp up efforts to recruit Chinese speakers and create another mission center focusing on emerging technologies.


06 October, 2021

Taliban Claim Arrest Of 4 IS Members

Associated Press (AP)

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the operation was carried out Tuesday night by special unit forces in the Pashai area of Pagham district in Kabul province.


06 October, 2021

Pakistan's ISI chief Faiz Hameed Transferred, Posted As Peshawar Corps Commander

Outlook Web Desk

In a surprise move head of spy agency ISI Faiz Hameed has been transferred, however his replacement has not been announced.


03 October, 2021

Watch: German Ambassador Unveils Life-Size Street Art In Delhi To Mark India-Germany Friendship

Outlook Web Desk

Walter J Lindner, the German envoy, unveiled a symbolic painting on a large wall at the iconic Sheila Theatre in Paharganj in Delhi depicting the friendship between India and Germany.


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30 September, 2021

Taliban Fire Shots To Disburse Women's Rally, Order Fighters To Vacate Homes They Took Over

Associated Press (AP)

The order by Taliban Prime Minister Hasan Akhund followed recent public statements by Taliban officials hinting at plans to improve organisation and marshal fighters.


30 September, 2021

Taliban’s Interim Govt in Afghanistan Receives China's 1st Batch Of Aid Worth USD 31 Million

Outlook Web Desk

China’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and Acting Minister of Refugee Affairs of the Afghan caretaker government Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani attended the handover ceremony at the airport.


29 September, 2021

Without Taliban's International Recognition, Pakistan Is Facing Difficulties In Providing Aid: Report

Outlook Web Desk

Pakistan's Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Omar Ayub Khan, along with key stakeholders discussed various options to support the new Afghan administration through capacity building and technical expertise programmes.


29 September, 2021

Top US Generals Had Recommend Having 2500 Troops In Afghanistan But Biden Disagreed

Outlook Web Desk

The White House, however, defended the presidential decision, acknowledging that it was a split recommendation from Biden’s advisors and generals.


29 September, 2021

US Senators Seek Sanctions On Taliban, Role Of Pakistan In Aiding Group

Outlook Web Desk

The legislation has been introduced to impose sanctions not only on Taliban, but also the foreign governments supporting it. Besides, it seeks role of Pakistan in helping Taliban to topple the government in Afghanistan.


28 September, 2021

Among 12 Foreign Terrorist Organisations In Pak, 5 Terror Groups India Centric: Report

Outlook Web Desk

According to latest Congressional Research Service report, among the foreign terror groups in Pakistan, five groups including LeT and Jaish are India centric.


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28 September, 2021

'No Shave': Taliban's Diktat To Barbers In Afghanistan Province

Associated Press (AP)

The order in Helmand province was issued by the provincial Taliban government's vice and virtue department to barbers in Lashkar Gah.


Photo Gallery

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi with party leader Rahul Gandhi and others during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to discuss the current political situation, upcoming Assembly polls, and...

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

NCC cadets during a training to operate guns at the Combined Army Training Camp (CATC) at Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu.

PTI Photo

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi with party leader Rahul Gandhi and others during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to discuss the current political situation, upcoming Assembly polls, and...

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the 'Janta Darshan' programme in Gorakhpur.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force flew 14 Tejas aircraft in formation from AF Stn Sulur.

PTI Photo
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Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

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