Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Kabul

India strongly condemns attack at Kabul educational centre, says ‘saddened’ by repeated attacks on students

The Dasht-e-Barchi attack the work of suicide bomber. At least 25 dead, over 50 injured. Part of a repeated pattern of targeting Hazara minorities.

Why Taliban wants India in Kabul and New Delhi is upscaling mission

The Taliban and India are joined at the hip by a single date – 15 August. The similarity ends there.

‘What’s there to celebrate,’ Afghans ask as Taliban mark one year in power in Kabul

As former Taliban fighters roamed the streets of Kabul to mark their victory over the old regime, several Kabulis stayed at home out of fear.

Has Taliban changed? In Kabul, a prized partridge for sale, ‘mahram’ escorts for women

As Taliban inches towards completing a year in power, exodus from Afghanistan continues. But more countries are coming to realise one can't ignore the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Why enigmatic Kashmir jihad commander Ejaz Ahanger could hold clues to Kabul gurdwara attack

Hours after bombing at Kabul’s Gurdwara Kart-e Parwan, Indian intelligence agencies look for Ahanger, a Srinagar-born jihadist who ordered an attack at another gurdwara in 2020.

Taliban chief bans polygamy, calls it ‘unnecessary and an expensive affair’

According to reports, Taliban leadership believes that spending money on wedding ceremonies could lead to criticism.

Dad stuck under Taliban rule, Afghan teen in Delhi masters powerlifting ‘to empower women at home’

Sajar, who moved to India with her family in 2013, won gold at the Delhi State Sub-Junior Powerlifting Championship on 5 March. She is now training for a national competition.

‘Crazy guy who wants to cut our hair’— that’s what Taliban students said about Mullah Omar

In 'Looking for the Enemy', author Bette Dam gives anecdotes of the start of the Taliban at the hands of Mullah Omar.

Heroin and human trafficking are the only two sectors of Afghanistan economy still thriving

Most of Afghanistan’s illicit drug production and trafficking happens in the borderlands, building on longstanding trading networks.

India evacuates 104 people from Kabul, including members of Afghan Hindu-Sikh community

Among those evacuated, 10 were Indians and 94 Afghans. Three copies of the Guru Granth Sahib and Hindu religious texts from an ancient temple in Kabul were also flown in.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.