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Thursday, August 18, 2022



With fund & engineers, Taliban help rebuild gurdwara hit by Islamic State

August 18, 2022 11:23 am

At the site in Karte Parwan, The Indian Express came across Afghan workers painting walls, cutting marble panels, laying floor tiles and giving finishing touches to the centrepiece in the main congregation hall -- the takht -- where the Guru Granth Sahib will be placed.

In Afghanistan, drought poses migration dilemma for villagers

August 16, 2022 8:10 pm

Climate change-induced droughts cause strife nationwide; humanitarian crisis worsening since Taliban takeover; water shortage could force people to migrate to survive.

Daily Briefing: PM Modi targets corruption, nepotism in I-Day speech; Taliban celebrates one year since Afghanistan takeover

August 16, 2022 8:18 am

In today’s edition: Taliban's one-year anniversary of Afghanistan takeover; the death of a Dalit boy in Rajasthan; Centre's DigiYatra initiative; cricket in the British Raj era; and more

Afghanistan marks 1 year since Taliban seizure as woes mount

August 16, 2022 8:03 am

Bearded Taliban fighters, some hoisting rifles or the white banners of their movement, staged victory parades on foot, bicycles and motorcycles in the streets of Kabul. One group marched past the former US Embassy, chanting “Long live Islam” and “Death to America.”

In Kabul, Taliban celebrates 1 year in power but few civilians, no women

August 16, 2022 11:59 am

The Taliban regime marked the occasion with sedate victory speeches by senior leaders inside a state-media auditorium in the high-security Green Zone, close to the Indian Embassy. But few civilians, either on the streets or indoors, took part in the celebrations — and no women at all.

Afghan missions abroad slam Taliban regime, want travel ban back

August 16, 2022 6:30 am

Most diplomatic missions of Afghanistan, including in India, are still functioning independently of the Taliban dispensation.

India Top News highlights, August 16: 31 new ministers become part of Bihar Cabinet; Chinese vessel docks at Sri Lankan port

August 17, 2022 9:19 am

Top news live, Top India news highlights, August 16: Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship ‘Yuan Wang 5’ arrived in the southern port of Hambantotaand will be docked there till August 22.

Taliban assault, disperse female protesters in Kabul

August 14, 2022 2:47 pm

A small group of women rallied in the Afghan capital for the first time in months, demanding a return of their freedoms, after the Taliban reneged on promises to maintain the marginal gains women made in recent years.

In Babur’s garden too, Taliban draw a line — men & women, even if family, cannot mingle

August 13, 2022 11:28 am

For Kabul residents, the garden, with its chinar and walnut trees and flower beds, is one of the few open spaces in the city, a green oasis that has provided a sense of peace and solace through the violence, turmoil and uncertainty that has constantly battered their country.

Democrats, Republicans sponsor bill to give thousands of Afghans path to citizenship

August 10, 2022 10:35 am

Even so, a congressional aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the measure likely will face "resistance" from anti-immigration Republicans.


Bleak winter: With international aid gone, hunger, desperate poverty stalk Afghanistan

December 27, 2021 8:27 pm

Since the chaotic August 15 Taliban takeover of Kabul, an already war-devastated economy once kept alive by international donations alone is now on the verge of collapse.

Taliban fighters take over amusement park in Kabul

October 10, 2021 10:15 pm

Pictures of Taliban fighters spending time in an amusement park along Qargha reservoir emerged a day after an explosion at a mosque in Kunduz province killed scores of people.

These pictures show how life changed for Afghans since Taliban takeover

September 04, 2021 4:22 pm

After ruling the country from 1996 to 2001, by forcing the radical implementation of the Sharia law, the Taliban has promised a relatively flexible way of rule this time. But the world and several Afghans remain skeptical of these claims.

US troops out, Taliban takes complete control of Kabul

August 31, 2021 6:10 pm

The war, which began 20 years ago just after the al-Qaida attacks on 9/11, has cost more than 170,000 lives and over $2 trillion to the US government.

Kabul blasts: 12 photos that show scale of devastation and tragedy

August 27, 2021 6:57 pm

US forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule were on alert for more attacks on Friday after two suicide bombings near the Kabul airport claimed over 100 lives.

Panic grips Afghanistan as Taliban enters Kabul

August 16, 2021 2:12 pm

Making rapid advancement across Afghanistan, the Taliban forces on Sunday entered Kabul and stated that they were awaiting a peaceful transfer of power.

Thousands flee as Taliban makes deeper inroads into Afghanistan

July 13, 2021 8:03 pm

Thousands of people have fled Taliban insurgents sweeping across northern Afghanistan, fearful of their harsh rule. (AP)

Schools in Peshawar reopen after the Taliban attack

January 12, 2015 7:13 pm

Security was tight, part of a country-wide move to boost security at schools in the wake of the attack.


India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.