Afghan forces kill 17 Taliban militants

At least 17 insurgents were killed and over a dozen others injured after Afghan security forces repulsed Taliban attacks on security checkpoints in Kunduz province on Thursday, police said.

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Pakistan’s continued concerns over relations between Afghanistan & India

After increasing tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan, a delegation from Pakistan parliament is once again in Kabul to improve bilateral relations between the two countries. The delegation has met Afghan government officials and members of Afghanistan national assembly. The visit of the Pakistani delegation is aimed at efforts towards maintaining security and peace, improvement of relations between the two countries, increasing of cooperation in counter terrorism and expansion of economic relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Quagmire of Poverty

Poverty is one of the meanest menaces in human society. It is responsible for myriads of social evils and disturbances. It is a quagmire that not only grasps the society from its legs but also clasps an individual from his throat.

Afghanistan the Third Deadliest Country for Journalists

Journalists are one of the most important members of the society as they perform the vital responsibility of providing timely and useful information and, in certain cases, the true face of truth to the people.

Principle of change & reform for good governance

Since its inauguration, economic revival, countering corruption and reform have been high on the agenda of the National Unity Government (NUG). Yet, the growing insurgency and insecurity pose major challenges in enacting socio-economic reforms, as president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had time and again said the government’s first year was one of the “survival”, and the second as one of “defense”, during which it faced an uphill battle against the insurgency following the December 2014 international military drawdown.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...