Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicKabul

Topic: Kabul

Unpaid Afghan diplomats struggle to hold fort, ensure ‘business as usual’ at embassies

No country has recognised the Taliban dispensation in Kabul, but Afghan diplomats are operating on their own, offering consular services for their people living abroad.

Kabul drone strike was ‘tragic error’, killed Afghan civilians: Top US military commander

General McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, claimed responsibility for the drone strike & admitted that 10 civilians, including children, were killed in the attack last month.

India in touch with all concerned, says MEA on reports of Indian kidnapped in Kabul

According to reports, Bansri Lal Arendeh, who has been doing business in Kabul for the last two decades, was kidnapped at gunpoint from the Afghan capital Tuesday.

No direct Delhi-Kabul flights anytime soon, India to carry out evacuations via Doha

Kabul airport operations resume but with few international flights. With no Air India ground staff in the Afghanistan capital, evacuees to come to Delhi via Qatar. 

‘IS operative’ killed in US drone strike was Kabul aid worker, 7 children also killed, NYT says

NYT raises doubts about US military's version of events — specifically whether explosives were present in targeted car, if driver was connected to IS, & if a second explosion took place.

Black text on white background — the history and significance of the Taliban flag

Taliban have removed Afghanistan's black, red & green flag from most buildings, hoisted the same one they used when they were last in power between 1996 & 2001.

For US, everything is fair in love and American wars. That’s a warning for India

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Qatar could struggle to deliver the revamped, ‘moderate’ Taliban it’s hyped

If Afghanistan becomes a haven for terrorists again, Qatar’s ties could quickly become a problem.

What ISI chief Faiz Hameed’s visit to Kabul has to do with new Taliban govt

In Afghanistan, war and peace have been inter-changeable, with players cutting deals with the enemy without fully informing even their friends.

International flights from Afghanistan to resume shortly, Taliban say

Addressing a press conference, Taliban spokesman Mujahe said Qatar and Turkey are helping to resume operations at Kabul airport where the radar system was destroyed by US troops.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.