Of the approximately $145 billion the U.S. government spent trying to rebuild Afghanistan, about $83 billion went to developing and sustaining its army and police forces, according to the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program
An effigy of Ravana burns during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.PTI Photo
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers participate in the annual Vijayadashmi programme, in Nagpur.PTI Photo
Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Raghunath on the occasion of Kullu Dussehra.PTI Photo
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with his son Maha Aryaman Scindia offers prayers at Gorkhi Devghar on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gwalior.PTI Photo
An effigy of Ravana in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival, in Jammu.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
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
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
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.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates