Afghanistan and Islamic State

Farooq Ganderbali Towards the end of June 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Kremlin. The Kremlin handout of the meeting quotes Putin as saying that “the so-called Islamic State is getting increasingly active in Afghanistan, consolidating its position there. I believe we are already seeing ...

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Kashmiri girl braves floods to crack UPSC

Anantnag, A few months after she lost her books to the devastating floods of September 2014, 25-year-old Deeba Farhat cracked the UPSC exam, the result of which were announced before one day. Deeba ranked 553 out of 1,236 candidates who have been recommended for appointment to various services, including Indian Administrative ...

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Pakistan;SC censures centre, provinces for not regulating NGOs

By Hasnaat Malik The Supreme Court has come down hard on the federal and provincial governments for failing to take adequate steps to regulate the activities of foreign funded nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in Pakistan some six months after the National Action Plan against terrorism was announced.   “We find it ...

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