Thursday, 8 December, 2022

Topic: India-Afghanistan

India-Afghanistan ties under strain over Delhi’s silence on students’ visa renewal

Indian universities are threatening Afghan students they will cancel their seats if they don't return to classes. But India isn't renewing their visas.

Gave safe passage to India to leave, says Taliban foreign ministry spokesman, ‘welcome return’

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint in Kabul, Abdul Qahar Balkhi also spoke on issues of girls' education, the late al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's presence there & Islamic State attacks.

Nameless airport, IS attack, Delhi paan, vanilla ice cream — Kabul, a year after Taliban return

Shahr-e-Naw, literally, The New City, used to be a cauldron of noise & activity — streets choked with cars, pavements buzzing with people. But this Kabul seems to have retreated into itself.

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

India delivers second batch of aid to earthquake-struck Afghanistan

Over a 1000 lives have been lost to the earthquake since June 22. India has delivered 27 tons of relief assistance in two flights so far.

Visa trouble, baby on the way: Indian-Afghan couple fights to flee Taliban, build life in India

A missed evacuation, followed by visa troubles, have left a pregnant Indian woman and her Afghan husband in a predicament. She can return to India alone, but won't ‘abandon’ him.

Taliban Govt invokes Ahmed Shah Abdali, names new military unit ‘Panipat’

Kabul's Aamaj News reported Friday that Taliban govt had named the unit in Nangarhar province after Third Battle of Panipat, which Afghan rule Ahmad Shah Abdali won against Marathas.

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan push TAPI gas pipeline again but this is why India is being cautious

New Delhi continues to remain a participant in the mega gas pipeline project conceived in the 1990s. But concerns over safety and security around the project have grown manifold.

India to start shipping aid of 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Kabul next week, says Afghan envoy

India had sent a proposal to Pakistan on 7 October seeking transit facility to send foodgrains aid to Afghanistan via Pakistani soil & received a positive response from Islamabad on 24 November.

India in touch with Pakistan to send wheat, medical supplies to Afghanistan, MEA says

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India is committed to sending 50,000 metric tons of wheat and other medical supplies to Afghanistan via land route.

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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.