Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Afghanistan

Pakistan offers land to Sikh organisations to build 5-star hotels for Indian pilgrims

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan says Pakistan won’t fight imposed war on its soil anymore; World Economic Forum report claims water crisis could affect Pak economy drastically.

British student imprisoned for life in UAE for spying

Kabul bombing death toll rises to 55, and the Leaning tower of Pisa has lost 4 centimetres of its tilt.

Najam Sethi, man for all Pak seasons, back in new ‘bird’ avatar

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Human rights minister angry as niqab-wearing girl not allowed entry in Lahore school; Pak Air Force hit by developing cyber attack.

India’s presence at Moscow-led Taliban talks is no real departure from the past

India has consistently looked to have a say in any settlement in Afghanistan but its ability to shape any outcome remains limited.

Why India should get out and leave Af to Pak

It’s of little strategic importance for us. If Pakistan thinks it can control Afghanistan where Britain, Russia and America at the peak of their power failed, wish them luck.

US journalists decry Trump move to bar Jim Acosta, and Afghan govt draws flak ahead of peace talks

Dozens of Rohingya refugees flee camps to move to Malaysia, and Prince Charles says he will tone down his activism as a king. 

Delhi & Taliban at talks table after IC-814, in coordinated move with US, Afghanistan

India’s retired diplomats of the Afghanistan-Pakistan region are headed for Moscow to be observers at Russia-led talks on the Afghan peace process.

Ghani urges Taliban to end 17-year Afghan war that has cost US more than $900 billion

Ghani and the US are struggling to bring Taliban to the negotiating table

‘Dekhti hun kiska baap rokta hai,’ Pakistan woman shouts at police

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Minister Shireen Mazari in tweet feud over Coke Studio cover of classic, and China denies CPEC responsible for Pakistan’s economic woes.

This weekend’s election could be transformative for Afghanistan’s political landscape

Afghanistan's steps towards establishing a democracy have often been marred by the Taliban's attempts to sabotage elections.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Abhilasha Barak is the first woman officer to join the Army Aviation Corps

‘Golden Letter Day’: Captain Abhilasha Barak becomes Army’s 1st woman combat pilot

Indian Army so far did not have women officers in the flying branch, unlike the Indian Air Force and the Navy.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.