Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicMullah Baradar

Topic: Mullah Baradar

PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee, Abdul Ghani Baradar — Time’s 100 ‘most influential people of 2021’

The Time Magazine's annual list also included Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla among prominent names like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump among others.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the quiet Taliban deal maker who holds key role for Afghan future

To access international aid & billions in central bank assets, Taliban govt's deputy PM Baradar will have to convince world leaders that this is a different, a more moderate Taliban.

Taliban leaders like Mullah Baradar have no real interest in Kashmir

For the foreseeable future, the Taliban leadership will be too busy settling scores, grabbing ministries, and fighting off potential challengers to bother about India.

Taliban dropped India from its thank you list. Delhi should face new Afghanistan realities

Economic aid never fails to produce influence, and India should know that. Our aid must not only continue, but it should increase with firm commitments.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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