World  /  Published 25.08.21

China, Taliban hold their first dialogue

China has established its first diplomatic contact with the Taliban in Kabul after the militant group took control of Afghanistan and the two sides now have "smooth and effective communication&qu...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Beijing

Sports  /  Published 25.08.21

Athletes flee Kabul on hush-hush flight

Two Afghan Paralympians have fled Kabul with the help of a group of Australian sports stars, according to Nikki Dryden, a former Canadian Olympian turned human rights lawyer who was involved in the ef...
By New York Times News Service

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.21

Letters to the editor: Public libraries in India

Turn the page Sir — It is true that public libraries in India, which served as reservoirs of knowledge for ages, are struggling to remain relevant and sustain themselves in the digital age (&ld...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.21

India-Afghanistan: It takes two to tango

With India emptying out its embassy in Kabul and flying its official personnel back home in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover of the Afghan capital, the parallels with 1996 are impossible to ignor...
By Charu Sudan Kasturi

World  /  Published 25.08.21

Clock ticks as Taliban harden stand

Talks between leaders of the Group of Seven industrialised nations on Afghanistan did not lead to an extension of the August 31 deadline for evacuations from Kabul, German Chancellor Angela Merkel sai...
By Amit Roy, Reuters, New York Times News Service in London


World  /  Published 24.08.21

Taliban plan ‘inclusive’ govt

As lethal mayhem persisted outside Kabul airport, with thousands of terrified Afghans trying to flee, the Taliban have reached out to a former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and to Russia in an attem...
By Roger Cohen in New York

World  /  Published 24.08.21

We have no home to return to: Evacuee

Desperate people fleeing Afghanistan face dangerous crowds, vanishingly rare plane seats and Taliban fighters issuing beatings. But those lucky enough to leave can be consumed by feelings of despair f...
By Isabella Kwai, Dan Bilefsky in New York

World  /  Published 24.08.21

Afghan soldier killed in Kabul airport clash

A firefight involving western forces erupted at Kabul airport on Monday when Afghan guards exchanged fire with unidentified gunmen, Germany’s military said, adding to the evacuation chaos as Was...
By Reuters in Kabul

India  /  Published 23.08.21

Modi, Merkel talk on Afghan issue

India also repatriate around 400 people, including two Afghan lawmakers and two Nepalese citizens, back in three separate flights from Kabul on Sunday. Modi and Merkel also touched upon the bilateral...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 23.08.21

Firefight at Kabul airport, 1 killed

A firefight broke out between unidentified gunmen, Western security forces and Afghan guards at the North Gate of Kabul airport on Monday, Germany's armed forces said, as thousands of Afghans and ...
By Reuters in Kabul


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