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Taliban bans IPL 2021 broadcasting in Afghanistan, no place for ‘anti-Islamic’ content

Guwahati: Fans of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Afghanistan will have to give the T20 league a miss this season, as the new Taliban regime has banned it’s telecast. The IPL 2021 resumed in the United Arab Emirates –…

Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban

Guwahati: Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by…

Taliban replaces ministry of women’s affairs with ministry of virtue and vice

Kabul: The Taliban appeared Friday to have shut down the government’s ministry of women’s affairs and replaced it with a department notorious for enforcing strict religious doctrine during their first rule two decades ago. And in a further sign, the Taliban’s…

UK Residents Revealed as the Worst for Learning a New Language

Many parts of the UK are very multicultural, with the old-standing Commonwealth often leading to people from across the globe coming to Great Britain to make lives for themselves. In 2011, it was found that 2.5 percent of the population…

Taliban continues to torture, kill journalists in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Contrary to the promises made by the Taliban of respecting human values, the group continues to violate the basic human rights of media personnel as they are being harassed, tortured, and killed. Journalists are scared; feeling hopeless as…

Al Qaeda regrouping in Afghanistan, says CIA

Washington: United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Wednesday (local time) said that they are noticing early signs that Al Qaeda may be regrouping in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. According to the Deputy Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency David…

China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge

Beijing: China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast Wednesday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Checks have been set up in toll stations around the city of Putian in Fujian province,…

Number of centenarians in Japan tops 86,000

Tokyo: Japan’s health and welfare ministry on Tuesday informed that the number of centenarians in Japan has hit a record high of more than 86,000. The government survey showed that 86,510 people are aged 100 or above in the country…

Taliban allows women in universities but with gender segregated classrooms

Kabul: Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the higher education minister in the new Taliban government said Sunday. The minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani,…

On 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, Biden commemorates victims, calls for unity

Washington: On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks, US President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of 2,977 people who lost their lives on the day twenty years ago. “To the families of 2,977 people from…

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