Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: Afghanistan

‘Use perfume, prioritise hygiene’ — Afghan minister Sirajuddin Haqqani to Taliban members

Haqqani's video has been making the rounds on social media amid a bigger concerted effort by the Taliban to increase engagement and support on platforms like Twitter and YouTube.

‘A wake-up call’: New book examines what leads to war and offers solutions for achieving world peace

Published by HarperCollins, 'A World Without War' by Sundeep Waslekar will be released on 10 November on ThePrint's Softcover.

Afghanistan’s opium cultivation grew by 32% after Taliban takeover last year, finds UN report

The report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime also found that farmers' income from opium sales have tripled to $1.4 billion in 2022, from $425 million in 2021.

Sri Lanka beats Afghanistan by six wickets at T20 World Cup, keep semi-final hopes alive

Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (3-13) led Sri Lanka's disciplined bowling as the Asia champions restricted Afghanistan to a modest 144-8 in the Group 1 contest at Gabba.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup match called off due to rain

The no-result at the Melbourne Cricket Ground left last year's runners-up New Zealand top of Group 1 on three points. Afghanistan remain bottom of the group on one point.

Muslim Coins with Shiva’s bull: The strange world of the Hindu Turk Shahs

Seismic shifts in Afghanistan poised Northern India for even stranger interactions in the 12th century: Kashmiri kings with Turkish wives and Turkish maharajadhirajas.

When Pakistan govt said it’ll protest US drone strikes on Pashtuns and then ignore it

In The Pashtuns, Tilak Devasher talks about Pakistan's adoption of a duplicitous policy on the drones campaign by the US.

SubscriberWrites: From Afghanistan to Ukraine, USA’s great game involves using countries as medical rats

Who helped Hitler become Hitler? What compelled the USSR to invade Afghanistan? And who is currently using Taiwan to irritate China? There's a clear answer, writes Ashish Agnihotri.

New book explores history of Pashtuns, the ethnic group ‘without a country of their own’

Published by HarperCollins, ‘The Pashtuns: A Contested History' by Tilak Devasher will be released on 27 September on Softcover on ThePrint’s Softcover.

‘Sin under Islam,’ Taliban bans women students from taking videos, photos on university campus

Afghanistan journalist Bilal Sarwary has argued that the Taliban’s latest diktat against women, linking photography to Islam, was without evidence.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.