With the Taliban’s return in Afghanistan, women students in India have been telling their families back home to destroy all proof of their education to avoid being targetted, reports Rishika Sadam.
In this first-person account, Nayanima Basu recounts her last day in Kabul after the Taliban took over when she had to dodge bullets, navigate chaos and negotiate with the militants to reach the Indian embassy.
Even two months after its launch, the online income tax portal continues to face glitches making it difficult for tax payers and chartered accountants to file returns before the 30 September deadline, reports Remya Nair.
Western propaganda states that Taliban don’t care about women rights, human rights or any rights. General Twitter, in an irreverent take, writes that the warriors have been trained for better stuff.
While the Tata Group forays into aerospace, defence, retail, travel and financial services besides automobile and steel, T.N. Ninan writes that every business that looks like an opportunity or is being promoted by the government is not necessarily one that you need to get into.
With the US dependence on Pakistan for the movement of supplies for its military into Afghanistan, the Americans were never able to generate sufficient pressure on Pakistan to stop providing a safe haven and support to the Taliban, writes Arun K. Singh.
Geography has been Afghanistan’s strategic curse, Pakistan’s blessing, and India’s distraction but the latest turn in Afghanistan could be an opportunity for India to shift focus from the north to the south, writes Shekhar Gupta in ‘National Interest’.
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