Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Despite Afghanistan's capture rift emerges between Taliban factions, says report

Kabul | September 21, 2021 9:45:57 AM IST
Even though the Taliban has managed to capture Afghanistan and form a government, an internal rift between the faction has started emerging, according to media reports.... read..

Taliban renames University of Burhanuddin Rabbani to Kabul Education University

Kabul | September 21, 2021 7:15:52 AM IST
The Taliban on Monday officially changed the name of a government university in the name of Burhanuddin Rabbani-former Afghan President and founder of Afghanistan's second-biggest political party- to Kabul Education University.... read..

Taliban apply conditions to address EU concerns over human rights violations

Kabul | September 21, 2021 6:45:58 AM IST
Reacting to European Union concerns over human rights violations in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Monday said that they will address EU concerns after recognition of the new Islamic Emirate government.... read..

Daesh not capable of posing threat to Afghanistan, says Taliban

Kabul | September 21, 2021 7:15:55 AM IST
The Taliban on Monday said that it can restrain Islamic State (Daesh) in Afghanistan and they are not capable of posing a threat to the country.... read..

Afghan girls to return to school 'as soon as possible': Taliban

Kabul | September 21, 2021 3:16:08 PM IST
The Taliban on Tuesday announced that girls would be allowed to return to schools as soon as possible.... read..

Afghanistan: Over 150 media outlets shut down after Taliban takeover

Kabul | September 21, 2021 8:16:22 PM IST
Over 150 media outlets in Afghanistan have shut down their operations in the last one month as they struggled to carry out their day to day functions after the Taliban takeover.... read..

Taliban renames University of Burhanuddin Rabbani as Kabul Education University

Kabul | September 21, 2021 6:46:28 PM IST
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has changed the name of a government university to Kabul Education University on Monday.... read..

IPL 2021: Taliban government bans broadcasting of league in Afghanistan

Kabul | September 21, 2021 6:46:21 PM IST
The Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned the broadcasting of the Indian Premier League (IPL), currently being held in the UAE.... read..

Islamist Terror haunts Afghan women under Taliban regime

Kabul | September 20, 2021 2:16:21 PM IST
Despite the assurance that women rights would be kept in Afghanistan, the Taliban failed to win the confidence of the women in the country as they are still feel haunted under its regime.... read..

'Pak ISI unapologetic about ties with Taliban'

Washington DC | September 20, 2021 2:46:13 PM IST
Following Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, experts in the region, have renewed their focus on the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.... read..

Pakistan, no country should ask us to form 'inclusive govt', says Taliban

Islamabad | September 20, 2021 8:15:59 PM IST
Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's comments over the government formed in Afghanistan, the Taliban expressed that countries have no right to ask the Islamic Emirate to establish an 'inclusive' government in Afghanistan.... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban appoint new Chief Executive of cricket board

Kabul | September 20, 2021 9:45:56 PM IST
Naseeb Khan has been appointed as new Chief Executive of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), days after the removal of Hamid Shinwari from the post.... read..

IS says bomb attacks killed 35 Taliban militia

New Delhi |Monday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
The Islamic State (IS) has clamimed responsibility for a series of bomb attacks in Afghanistan which targeted the Taliban, the terror groups Amaaq News Agency said on its Telegram channel.... read..

Taliban deny allegations of torturing civilians in Panjshir Valley

Kabul | September 20, 2021 11:45:49 PM IST
Taliban on Monday denied allegations that the group is detaining and torturing civilians in Panjshir Valley and reiterated that the northern province is secure.... read..

Pakistan must recognise Taliban govt, insists PDM chief Fazlur Rehman

Islamabad | September 20, 2021 9:45:51 AM IST
Pakistan should recognise the Taliban government at the earliest to help ensure a stable country in the neighbourhood, said country's opposition leader and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.... read..

Pakistani Taliban terrorist killed in Pak forces operation in North Waziristan

Islamabad | September 20, 2021 6:16:00 PM IST
A terrorist commander affiliated with Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed during an operation conducted by Pakistan security forces in North Waziristan, Pak military said on Monday.... read..

Taliban removes Uzbek from official language status

Kabul | September 20, 2021 7:16:07 AM IST
Contrary to their pledges of forming an inclusive government and respecting all the ethnicities in its Islamic Emirate, the Taliban removed Uzbek from official language status.... read..

Taliban order women working in Kabul to stay at home: Interim Mayor

Kabul | September 20, 2021 3:16:17 PM IST
Retracting the promises made by the Taliban, the outfit has said women working in Kabul at positions that can be easily filled by men, should no longer report for work.... read..

Karzai says Taliban have not fulfilled their commitments

Kabul |Monday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the taliban have not fulfilled their commitments on various issues like the education of girls, women's rights, as well as a decision on the national flag, since they took over the country late last month... read..

Women stage protest in Kabul against Taliban policies

Kabul |Monday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
A number of Afghan women staged a protest in Kabul against Taliban policies, demanding equal rights to education and work, according to a media report.... read..

Case registered against Lal Masjid cleric for hoisting Taliban flag

Islamabad |Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
The police in Pakistan have registered a case against the influential hardline cleric of a highly-sensitive seminary for hoisting the flag of the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (IEA) in Islamabad.... read..

Afghans fear Taliban may forcibly recruit children in terror groups

Kabul | September 20, 2021 4:46:08 AM IST
Taliban's return to power raised fears among Afghans that they will forcibly recruit youngsters to groom them for terror activities.... read..

Women in Kabul protest against Taliban's policies

Kabul | September 20, 2021 1:46:05 AM IST
After replacing the ministry of women affairs with the "vice and virtue ministry", "scores of Afghan women gathered at the gates of the Ministry of Women Affairs building in Kabul on Sunday to protest against the policies of the Taliban and demanded the r... read..

BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes,says Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 20, 2021 3:46:06 AM IST
People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing politics over issues pertaining to Taliban, Afghanistan and Pakistan to garner votes.... read..

Taliban to establish potent, effective administration for women under Sharia law

Kabul | September 20, 2021 2:15:52 AM IST
After banning girls to attend secondary and high schools, the Taliban on Sunday said that they will establish a potent and effective administration for women under the Sharia law.... read..

Taliban failed to fulfil their commitments, says Former Afghan President Karzai

Kabul | September 20, 2021 3:16:08 AM IST
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that the Taliban have not fulfilled the commitments regarding the education of girls, women's rights, and the national flag.... read..

UNHCR urges int'l community to continue engaging with Taliban

Islamabad |Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Visiting UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said here that the international community should continue engaging with the Afghan Taliban.... read..

Afghan embassies fate unclear with few even breaking contacts with Taliban govt

Kabul | September 19, 2021 3:45:55 AM IST
After a month has passed since the fall of the Republic of Afghanistan on August 15, the fate of Afghan embassies are unclear and some have even broken contact with the Taliban's Islamic Emirate government.... read..

Afghan embassies shun Taliban govt

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Most of Afghanistans embassies have cut off contacts with the Kabul administration and the host countries.... read..

Explosions in ISIS-K heartland target Taliban vehicles

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Bomb blasts in in Afghanistans ISIS-K heartland has killed two and injured up to 20 more in the first deadly attack since the US troops withdrew last month, Daily Mail reported.... read..

China wary about Taliban commitments on Uyghur separatist group ETIM

Beijing | September 19, 2021 1:15:56 AM IST
China is worried over the Taliban promises to crack down on the Uyghur separatist group East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM).... read..

Taliban replaces sign of Women Ministry to Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice

Kabul | September 19, 2021 2:45:53 AM IST
The Taliban on Saturday replaced the sign at the entrance of the Ministry of Women Affairs building to Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.... read..

Islamabad police taunted as Jamia Hafsa hoists Taliban flag

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A case has been registered against cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, his collaborators as well as seminary students under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and different sections of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) after flags representing the Afghan Taliban were found hois... read..

Pakistani Taliban attacks threaten safety of Chinese projects

Beijing | September 19, 2021 9:15:50 PM IST
The frequent attacks by the Pakistani Taliban in Pakistan raised concerns on the security and safety of Chinese projects in the country, Chinese state media reported.... read..

Child killed, 2 including Taliban member injured in explosion in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

Kabul | September 19, 2021 10:46:07 PM IST
A child was killed and two people including a Taliban member injured in an explosion on Sunday evening in Nangarhar province, local media reported.... read..

Unable to work due to Taliban interference: Afghan rights commission

Kabul | September 19, 2021 9:46:02 AM IST
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has said that the Taliban had seized its offices and was interfering with its work.... read..

Imran Khan says situation could worsen if US doesn't recognise Taliban

Islamabad | September 18, 2021 11:46:03 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that if the US does not hold talks with the Taliban and take a positive stance on its recognition it could escalate difficulties in the region, local media reported.... read..

China uncertain if Taliban will hold good on promise of ETIM crackdown

New Delhi/Dushanbe |Saturday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
China is concerned whether the Afghan Taliban will keep their promise to crack down on the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM).... read..

Taliban to locate, secure Bactrian treasure

Kabul | September 18, 2021 4:45:48 AM IST
Taliban officials of the Ministry of Information and Culture of the caretaker cabinet on Thursday said they have begun efforts to track and locate the Bactrian treasure discovered four decades ago in the Tela Tapa area of Sherberghan district, the center ... read..

Afghanistan: Taliban resume boys-only schools, makes no mention of girls

Kabul | September 18, 2021 9:16:03 AM IST
The Ministry of Education of Afghanistan, led by the Taliban has directed all secondary schools to resume from Saturday, however, the directive only mentions the male students, making no reference to a return date for girls.... read..

Taliban takeover in Afghanistan in focus at Delhi Police-led conference with intelligence, security agencies

New Delhi | September 18, 2021 11:16:11 AM IST
The issue of Taliban takeover was heavily discussed during the conference of various intelligence units and security agencies with Delhi Police at Delhi Police headquarters on Friday, as per sources.... read..

Taliban sent letter to UN with commitments to protect UN Staff: Guterres

New York | September 18, 2021 1:45:56 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he received a letter from the Taliban, in which the outfit committed to protecting UN personnel working in the country and addressing issues related to women's rights.... read..

After Taliban takeover, fanatics threaten progressive Kashmiri women

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Taliban taking over Afghanistan has led to tens of thousands of women fleeing the country to escape the atrocities of the new regime.... read..

Nearly 20 injured as Taliban forces vehicle hits mine in Nangarhar

Kabul | September 18, 2021 3:45:52 PM IST
Nearly 20 people were wounded in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province when a Taliban forces vehicle hit a roadside mine on Saturday, local media reported.... read..

US, Australia highlight importance of holding Taliban accountable

Washington DC | September 18, 2021 12:46:17 PM IST
US and Australia on Friday reiterated their support for an international rules-based order and emphasized the importance of holding the Taliban accountable to their commitment to build an inclusive society.... read..

Pakistan started negotiations with Taliban, says Imran Khan

Islamabad | September 18, 2021 5:46:11 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday informed that his government has started negotiations with the Taliban to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan.... read..

US deluded itself into believing Taliban would honour its all pledges, says expert

Kabul | September 18, 2021 7:16:16 AM IST
The West, in particular the US, had deluded itself into believing that the Taliban would honour all the pledges made and assurances given by them. They promised to have an inclusive government and not to allow Afghan soil to be used for attacks against an... read..

Afghan economy in despair following Taliban takeover

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Ever since the Taliban took over Afghanistans capital on August 15, the war-torn countrys already fragile economy has spiraled into despair, The New York Post reported.... read..

India's views on Afghanistan, Taliban echo in Dushanbe declaration adopted at SCO meet today

By Naveen Kapoor

Dushanbe | September 17, 2021 7:46:08 PM IST
India's views on Afghanistan did find resonance at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet today. India's position on inclusive government in Afghanistan, free of terror found a place in the Dushanbe declaration that is the outcome document of th... read..

People sell household items alongside Kabul streets amid worsening economic situation under Taliban regime

Kabul | September 17, 2021 10:15:57 PM IST
Amid the worsening economic situation in Afghanistan, people are selling off their household items on the streets of Kabul in order to make money for survival.... read..

Tajikistan only Afghan neighbour openly taking tough stand against Taliban

New Delhi |Friday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Tajikistan is the only neighbouring country of Afghanistan which is emerging as the toughest critic of the Taliban.... read..
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