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UN: Afghanistan's Taliban Want To Address General Assembly

Sep 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received a communication on September 15 from the currently accredited Afghan Ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, with the list of Afghanistan's delegation for the assembly's 76th annual session.

Taliban Orders Resumption Of Classes For Boys Upto Class 12, Girls Excluded

Sep 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The statement for resumption of classes from 6 to 12, published on Facebook, did not include girls.

Taliban Founder Mullah Baradar Noticeably Absent From Key Functions, Dissent Rumoured

Taliban largely remains a cohesive institution; Friction may not amount to a serious threat to the Taliban, experts say.

US Ignored Pak Role In Helping Taliban, How Will India Trust Us With Confronting China?: Rep Senator

Sep 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Senators were discussing Pakistan's role in enabling Taliban rise to power. Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke about the “double-dealing by Pakistan” and “providing a safe haven” to the Taliban. Questions were raised about US's supposedly weak stance that could affect relations with India.

T20 World Cup: How A Team Like Afghanistan Can Be Allowed To Play, Tim Paine Questions ICC

Soon after forming the interim government, the Taliban banned women from playing cricket or any other sports in Afghanistan

09 September, 2021

Taliban Hard-Line Path Worsens Afghanistan Dilemma: Analysis

Associated Press (AP)

The world will need to engage with the Taliban to some extent, despite disappointment with the new all-Taliban Cabinet that defied earlier promises it would be inclusive.

03 September, 2021

Taliban Co-Founder Mullah Baradar To Lead New Afghanistan Govt: All You Need To Know

Outlook Web Desk

Taliban co-founder and head of its political office Mullah Baradar will be leading the new Taliban government in Afghanistan which is likely to be declared today.

29 August, 2021

25-Year-Old Instagram Influencer's 'Operation Flyaway' Rescue Dozens From Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

On Wednesday, their mission “Operation Flyaway” helped ferry 51 people from Afghanistan to Uganda on a privately chartered plane financed by the GoFundMe campaign.

28 August, 2021

Afghan Crisis: Taliban Largely Seal Off Kabul Airport As Airlift Winds Down

Associated Press (AP)

Most NATO nations flew out their troops after two decades in Afghanistan, winding down a frantic airlift that Western leaders acknowledged was still leaving many of their citizens and local allies behind.

22 August, 2021

Watch: 'Everything Is Finished', Says Sikh Afghan Lawmaker As He Breaks Down On Reaching India

Outlook Web Desk

"All achievements of the last 20 years in Afghanistan have been lost. Nothing is left. It's zero now," Sikh Afghan Narendra Singh Khalsa said soon after his arrival at Hindon Airport.

21 August, 2021

Former Army Chief Says Govt Must Step Up Outreach In J&K Amid Taliban Take Over Of Afghanistan

Outlook Web Bureau

'We have to step up our outreach to Kashmiris, we also have to re-assure them that India will continue to be a secular democracy,' General Shankar Roychowdhury said.

20 August, 2021

Nepal Ramps Up Evacuation Operation, Brings 470 Nationals Back from Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

It said that on Thursday a total of 275 Nepalese citizens were evacuated from Afghanistan, bringing the total number of such people to 470.

20 August, 2021

Taliban Seek International Recognition, Say China Has 'Big Role' To Play

Outlook Web Desk

The Taliban spokesperson said the new government in Kabul would protect women's rights to education and work.

17 August, 2021

Taliban Leader In Kabul For Talks

Associated Press (AP)

A government will be announced after the negotiations with non-Taliban leaders are completed, as per the Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen.

16 August, 2021

Kabuliwalas Of Kolkata Worry About Kin Back Home As Taliban Take Control Of Afghanistan


Kabuliwalas in Kolkata usually visit from one door to the other selling wares from their country, mostly dry fruits, rugs and perfume, or deal in the business of lending money.

14 August, 2021

Taliban Capture Capital Of The Paktika Province Near Eastern Border: Afghan Lawmaker

Outlook Web Desk

The Taliban have rapidly advanced across northern, western and southern Afghanistan in recent weeks and now control most of the country's provincial capitals

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by BJP National President JP Nadda, party members and supporters on his arrival from US, after concluding Quad Summit, at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives from US, after concluding Quad Summit, at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi interacts with the farmers and assures them of speedy redressal of their problems by the government, at Katar Singh Wala village in Bathinda.

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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials during investigation after the death of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri Maharaj, at Baghambari Gaddi Math in Prayagraj.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters on his arrival from US, after concluding Quad Summit, at AFS Palam in New Delhi. BJP National President JP Nadda also seen.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

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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.

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

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