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Amrullah Saleh

Arrested for Kabul attack, Faroqi could prove IS-K links to Pakistan: Afghan vice president

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh said Aslam Faroqi might prove to be a "treasure of intelligence" given that he is a Pakistan national who operates from Peshawar.
Security personnel escorting those trapped inside the gurdwara attacked by IS gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan | Twitter | @TOLOnews

Why ISKP, the group behind Kabul gurdwara attack, is threat to India and Indians abroad

Indian intelligence agencies say the ISKP, with help from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, has been recruiting Indians from Kerala and other states.
Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani | Photographer: Jim Huylebroek | Bloomberg

Why problems with US-Taliban peace deal have eclipsed the coronavirus pandemic in Afghanistan

The Afghan govt planned a ‘measured lockdown’ in the wake of Covid-19, but problems concerning the peace deal between the US and Taliban seemed to have dwarfed the pandemic.
Kapil Mishra

‘Not your pawn’ — Kapil Mishra’s Kabul attack tweet doesn’t go down well with Sikhs

Kapil Mishra’s tweet was a not-so-veiled reference to Sikhs who volunteered to distribute langar at the Shaheen Bagh protest site.
A deserted road in Delhi on the first day of total lockdown Monday | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

US, UK, Germany, France scramble to fly out their citizens as India enters lockdown mode

Germany has already obtained permission from Modi govt to send back its citizens stuck in the country, while others are still working to get the necessary approvals.
Security personnel escorting those trapped inside the gurdwara attacked by IS gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan | Twitter | @TOLOnews

11 killed as ‘Islamic State’ gunmen storm gurdwara in Kabul, India calls attack cowardly

Upto 200 people are still believed to be trapped inside the Kabul gurdwara as rescue operations are underway.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM Modi thanks Bangladesh, Afghanistan for contributing to coronavirus emergency fund

Addressing SAARC leaders and representatives on 15 March, PM Modi proposed an emergency fund with an initial offer of USD 10 million from India.
Foreign tourists wear protective masks at the Taj Mahal complex in Agra amid the coronavirus threat | Photo: ANI

After Nepal, Bhutan, now Afghanistan & Maldives pledge support to SAARC COVID-19 fund

Afghanistan has pledged $1 million, while Maldives said it would contribute $2,00,000 to the fund, which was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Security personnel and passengers wear masks to mitigate the spread of coronavirus at Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal, Friday I

India bans entry of passengers from Afghanistan, Philippines & Malaysia

The latest travel advisory said no flight shall take off from these countries to India after 1500 hours IST Tuesday until 31 March.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

In Afghanistan, a new ‘great game’ with ISIS, ISK and Pakistan is on with a vengeance

To understand Pakistan’s undoubtedly brilliant strategy in Afghanistan, the West only needs to study Kashmir without the usual self-limiting blinkers.

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The Zoom app home screen and logo | Image: ThePrint Team

Yes, Zoom messed up, but it’s really not the villain

While it’s true Zoom has made mistakes, its problems stem from unintended consequences of demand explosion in unexpected ways than from nefarious behaviour.

How is Modi’s BJP different from the one founded by Advani-Vajpayee 40 years ago?

Forty years ago, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani founded BJP. Today it's led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, who have won two general elections with full majority.


Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

5 Special Forces men, 5 terrorists: How a deadly hand-to-hand fight at the LoC unfolded

Five commandos of the elite 4 Para were killed in action after they eliminated 5 terrorists from Pakistan in close combat in J&K’s Keran sector.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.