Saturday, 25 June, 2022
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Topic: Kandahar

Shringla condemns killing of Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui in Kandahar violence

Shringla expressed his condolences at a UNSC meeting. US President Biden's administration also condoled the death, calling it a 'tremendous loss' for the world.

India prepares contingency plan as Taliban gain ground, evacuates staff from Kandahar consulate

As many as 50 Indian diplomatic staff came back late Saturday night on evacuation flights. Taliban have overrun vast swathes of Afghanistan as US pulls out.

Vajpayee cabinet members deny Yashwant claim that Mamata offered to go to Kandahar during hijack

Yashwant Sinha claimed while joining Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress that she had offered to go and secure the release of IC-814 hostages.

Why Vajpayee govt chose to swap 3 terrorists with 160 passengers of IC 814 two decades ago

For 55 minutes, when it seemed that the hijacked plane could land in Amritsar, the crisis management group in Delhi acted without urgency.

‘Hijack baby’: How IC 814 Kandahar tragedy shaped Jaswant Singh grand-daughter’s life

After listening to people’s views for years, I now wish to ask my grandfather Jaswant Singh about his personal experience of the Kandahar hijack episode.

Where are the 3 terrorists who were swapped for 170 passengers of hijacked IC-814?

Twenty years ago began the week-long Kandahar hijack. Result: Release of Pakistan-based terrorists Masood Azhar, Omar Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar.

Pulwama attack proves JeM chief Masood Azhar’s 2014 public address wasn’t a ‘one-time event’

‘Ailing’ Pakistan-based terrorist is being ‘constantly moved’ from one military hospital to another to avoid detection.

On Camera

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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