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Rajnath Singh discusses Afghanistan situation with US Defence secretary Lloyd J Austin

New Delhi: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh talked to US Defence secretary Lloyd J Austin over the issue of Afghanistan on Monday.

Snakes in the Backyard

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Afghanistan may soon Talibanise Pakistan: MJ Akbar

Senior journalist and Rajya Sabha MP MJ Akbar in his latest article for a magazine wrote that with Taliban ruling Afghanistan, it may soon 'Talibanise Pakistan'.

PM Modi to address SCO summit plenary session virtually

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit virtually on September 17.

Taliban promises to find government seats for women in future: Zabihullah Mujahid

Kabul/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: The Afghan government will include women in the future, said Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a harrowing time for the South Asian nation.

Taliban must follow true Sharia law if it wants to govern Afghanistan- Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar/IBNS: The Taliban, which announced a caretaker government in Afghanistan on Tuesday, must follow true Sharia (Islamic law), which ensures rights to one and all, including women, Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said today.

'Nationhood is reality, not your religion', says prominent Indian Muslim lawyer mocking Taliban cheerleaders

As the Taliban insurgents overran Afghanistan, some from the Muslim community in India celebrated the prospect of a hardline Islamic nation's rebirth after two decades. But thinking minds of the same community in India are red-flagging such outpourings as meaningless, irrelevant and muddled.  

Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund to head new 'acting' govt in Afghanistan

Kabul/IBNS: Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund will lead the new 'acting' government in Afghanistan after the group's takeover of Kabul, media reports said.   

End game in Afghanistan was not something that anybody saw coming: EAM Jaishankar

New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that “the end game” in Afghanistan “was not something which anybody saw coming” and it wasn’t what the world was prepared for.

Afghanistan: Ignominious Retreat

United States (US) Army Major General Chris Donahue, Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, became the last US service member to leave Afghanistan, when he boarded a C-17 transport plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. The last US troops thus left Afghan soil exactly 12-days before the September 11, 2021, deadline originally set by the US President Joe Biden, and a day before Biden’s revised date for the mission’s end and evacuation, August 31.

Shiv Sena disagrees with Javed Akhtar's comparison between RSS and Taliban

Mumbai/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s former ally Shiv Sena has opposed poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar's drawing a parallel between Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and insurgent group Taliban which has recently invaded Afghanistan.

Javed Akhtar's films won't be screened unless he apologises to RSS: BJP spokesperson

Mumbai/IBNS: Writer lyricist Javed Akhtar's movies won't be allowed to be screened unless he apologises to the functionaries of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), who were compared to the Taliban by him, BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam said today, according to media reports.

Govt sources say ISI behind Al Qaeda's "Jihad" statement including Kashmir: Report

New Delhi/IBNS:  Al Qaeda's statement on waging "global jihad" to liberate "Islamic lands" that mentioned Kashmir but left out Chechnya and China's Xinjiang province, exposes the hand of Pakistan in the terror group's ominous statement, a media report said citing government sources.

Omar Abdullah questions Centre over dialogue with Taliban

Srinagar: Former Jammu And Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today accused the Centre of not having clarity over its approach towards the Taliban regime in Afghanistan -- whether they are viewed as terrorists or not.

Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any other country: Shringla

New York:  Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the territory of Afghanistan should not be used  to threaten, attack any country or to shelter, finance or train terrorists.