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Must deal with radicalisation in Afghanistan: Modi to SCORediff.com4 hours ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for developing a template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to effectively deal with the challenges of extremism and radicalisation.
Modi turns 71, wishes pour in; BJP asks workers to push vax driveRediff.com10 hours ago
To mark the day, the BJP has asked its workers to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination drive as it eyes record-breaking numbers on Friday.
'If the Taliban see my father, they could harm him'Rediff.com12 hours ago
For Afghans in India, including medical tourists from the war-torn country as well as migrants and refugees staying here much longer, the safety of friends and families is the biggest concern - particularly for those linked to the now collapsed government or who have had work ties with the US.
Targeting Taliban: Does US Want India's Help?Rediff.com1 days ago
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked by US Congressmen if the US had explore the possibility of northwest India for counter terrorism capabilities in Afghanistan. Blinken's remarks on India assume great importance, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar
'Pakistanis are failing magnificently'Rediff.com1 days ago
'Pakistan and the jihadis's capacities have been diminished because of increasing dominance of our security forces.'
Afghan female soccer players reach Pakistan; will seek asylumRediff.com2 days ago
Players from Afghanistan's female youth soccer teams have arrived in Pakistan and will seek political asylum in third countries amid concern over the status of female athletes under the new Taliban government in Kabul.
'ISI, Leave Afghanistan'Rediff.com2 days ago
Afghan refugees in New Delhi protest against the Taliban and Pakistan's interference in Afghanistan.
How US LOST to Pakistan in AfghanistanRediff.com2 days ago
For two decades the US paid in blood and blood money for dependence on Pakistan to carry out one president's boast. Now, having been defeated by its proxies, another president will go into Rawalpindi's embrace to satisfy his constituents, predicts Shekhar Gupta.
25 BREATHTAKING FRAMES of AsokaRediff.com3 days ago
Asoka still makes for irresistible viewing, raves Sukanya Verma, and tells us why.
Raikkonen confirms return to action at Russian GPRediff.com4 days ago
Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen will return to Formula 1 action for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi which is scheduled to be held from September 24-26.
Bhupendra Patel takes over as 17th Gujarat CMRediff.com4 days ago
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and chief ministers of some BJP-ruled states were among those present at the Raj Bhavan ceremony.
Bhupendra Patel to take oath as 17th Gujarat CM todayRediff.com4 days ago
The party's CM choice came as a surprise for many as the low-profile, first-time legislator was not seen to be among the top contenders for the post.
First-term MLA Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat CMRediff.com4 days ago
Patel has never held a ministerial post, just like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was never a minister when he became Gujarat CM 20 years ago.
Indian security forces to train in Taliban moduleRediff.com5 days ago
A full-fledged training, intelligence and combat module on Taliban, its leadership and their modus operandi is being prepared apart from specific case studies that have taken place in that country and the region, he said.
Taliban govt unlikely to survive: William DalrympleRediff.com5 days ago
"The most successful governments in Afghanistan tend to be those who have the biggest tents, which would include all communities and therefore leave all communities satisfied after a point and do not create massive resentments. Now, this is not a government which I would imagine would successfully govern Afghanistan," Dalrymple, the historian said.
9/11 stark reminder of continuing threat of terrorism: Amb SandhuRediff.com5 days ago
September 11 is a "stark reminder" of the continuing threat of terrorism and the world must unite against this menace, India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has said, as he paid homage to the victims of the terror attacks at the 9/11 Memorial here.
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani resigns a year before assembly pollsRediff.com6 days ago
Legislative assembly elections in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state are due next year.
Don't isolate us, Afghan cricket board pleadsRediff.com7 days ago
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) chief executive Hamid Shinwari issued a statement on Friday expressing the board's "shock and immense disappointment" at the Australian stance, which he called a "knee-jerk reaction".
Why Didn't India Reach Out to the Taliban?Rediff.com7 days ago
If New Delhi finds itself out in the cold in Afghanistan, both the Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA have only themselves to blame. Each has been in power for a full decade from 2001, without reaching out to the Taliban, points out Ajai Shukla.
Afghan PM assures 'full protection' of returning ex-officialsRediff.com9 Sep 2021
"We appeal to the officials of past governments to return to their country as we will give them full protection of their lives. We are faced with the huge task of rebuilding and reconstruction of war-ravaged Afghanistan," he said.
14 members of Taliban govt in UNSC's terrorism blacklistRediff.com8 Sep 2021
Specially designated global terrorist Sirajuddin Haqqani, who carries a reward of $10 million US bounty on his head, is the acting interior minister while his uncle -- Khalil Haqqani -- has been named as acting minister for refugees.
Taliban Govt: ISI Has The Last LaughRediff.com8 Sep 2021
ISI chief Faiz Hameed coerced the Taliban to announce an interim government guaranteed to preserve Pakistan's control over the levers of power in Kabul, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Hardliners, no women: Full list of new Taliban CabinetRediff.com8 Sep 2021
Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund is appointed as Prime Minister with two deputies Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Molavi Abdul Salam Hanafi.
India Must Engage with the TalibanRediff.com8 Sep 2021
The activation of diplomatic channels is likely to yield better results than a simmering hostility, recommends Ajai Shukla.
Taliban unveil hardline interim govt, Haqqanis includedRediff.com8 Sep 2021
The Taliban had promised an 'inclusive' government that represents Afghanistan's complex ethnic makeup, but there is no Hazara member in the cabinet.
When Dada-Viru Stole the Show from ABRediff.com4 Sep 2021
Ganguly and Sehwag were in dazzling form on KBC 13's Shandaar Shukravar episode.
Stalin Needs to Think Fast, Act FasterRediff.com4 Sep 2021
Good intentions and elaborate roadmaps apart, there is an urgent need for the Tamil Nadu chief minister to come up with branded schemes like MGR's meal scheme, asserts N Sathiya Moorthy.
Afghan Paralympian makes debut after top-secret evacuationRediff.com2 Sep 2021
In her August 17 video appeal, Khudadadi had said: "I don't want my struggle to be in vain and without any results."
Kimi Raikkonen announces retirement at end of 2021 seasonRediff.com2 Sep 2021
Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen has announced he will hang up his helmet and gloves and call time on an illustrious Formula One career at the end of the season.
India's sugar export to Afghanistan almost comes to haltRediff.com1 Sep 2021
The Taliban ousted the government in Afghanistan and took over the control of the country after capturing Kabul last month. Afghanistan is one of the top three destinations for Indian sugar exports. About 6,00,000-7,00,000 tonne of the sweetener is exported annually.
Rise and Rise of Qatar in Taliban-ruled AfghanistanRediff.com1 Sep 2021
Considering that Qatar is a trusted ally of Washington for decades, it is expected to be a steady influence on the Taliban leadership, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
Australia still planning Afghanistan Test in NovemberRediff.com1 Sep 2021
Australia are still planning to host Afghanistan in the countries' first ever Test, Cricket Australia (CA) said, despite uncertainty raised after the Taliban seized power in the South Asian country.
Afghan withdrawal best decision for US: BidenRediff.com1 Sep 2021
"After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, I refused to send another generation of America's sons and daughters to fight a war that should have ended long ago," US President Joe Biden.
Be Prepared for Taliban TerrorRediff.com1 Sep 2021
Pakistan would want to take full advantage of the situation to direct Taliban trained terrorists into the Kashmir Valley, alert Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi (retd) and Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).
US' longest war in Afghanistan ends with Taliban's return to powerRediff.com31 Aug 2021
The United States has announced the end of its 20-year-old war in Afghanistan as the last American military flight flew out of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul shortly before the August 31 deadline.
Afghanistan: America Forsakes Friends, AlliesRediff.com31 Aug 2021
Remember the US withdrawal agreement was signed in February 2020. In the intervening period, a proper evacuation plan ought to have been in place. It was not. Consequently, tens of thousands of Afghans who had worked as interpreters, drivers, suppliers of goods and services, etc, face brutal retribution from the Taliban, Virendra Kapoor points out.
Will India recognise a Taliban govt?Rediff.com30 Aug 2021
'We have been bold and innovative on recognition in the past and we do not need to rush,' advises Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.
Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha dies at 85Rediff.com30 Aug 2021
Guha, died of post-covid complications at a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday at 11.25 pm after a massive cardiac arrest, his family said.
Former IOC president Rogge dies at 79Rediff.com29 Aug 2021
Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has died at the age of 79, the IOC said on Sunday.
UK ends 20-year military campaign in Afghanistan as troops fly backRediff.com29 Aug 2021
A Royal Air Force plane left Kabul airport on Saturday night and arrived at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, including with British ambassador to Afghanistan Sir Laurie Bristow who had been assisting the evacuation process.