ATTACKS ON MOSQUES IN INDIA’S TRIPURA DURING RALLY AGAINST BANGLADESH VIOLENCE

Sat 23 October 2021: At least six mosques and over a dozen of houses and shops belong to Muslims were vandalised by Hindutva groups RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal across Tripura during protests against Bangladesh violence on Thursday. Photos and videos accessed by Maktoob show violent right wing mobs who wear saffron and carry swords […]

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LIFE EXPECTANCY IN INDIA DROPPED BY 2 YEARS DUE TO COVID-19: STUDY

Sat 23 October 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected the lives of people worldwide, has also caused a drop in the life expectancy in India by almost two years, a statistical analysis by scientists of the city-based International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS) has revealed. The analytical report, which points out the drop in […]

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BEIJING OFFERING COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS AHEAD OF OLYMPICS

Fri 22 October 2021: Authorities in China have begun administering booster vaccinations against the deadly coronavirus disease in Beijing and neighboring areas, according to local media reports. This comes four months before the capital city hosts the Winter Olympics. Those who are 18 or older, have had two doses of Chinese vaccinations, and are in […]

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UN UNVEILS CRISIS TRUST FUND TO PROVIDE MONEY DIRECTLY TO AFGHANS

Fri 22 October 2021: The United Nations said Thursday it has launched a crisis trust fund to provide money directly to Afghans to prevent a humanitarian crisis and the breakdown of the economy following the Taliban’s takeover this August, Anadolu News Agency reports. The UN Development Program (UNDP) launched a new crisis response initiative as part of […]

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RUSSIA CONSIDERING REMOVING TALIBAN FROM THE TERRORIST LIST -PUTIN

Fri 22 October 2021: As Moscow strengthens contact with Kabul’s new leadership, Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is considering removing the Taliban from its list of extremist organizations. The remarks were made at a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club on October 21, a day after Russia hosted a high-level Taliban delegation for discussions […]

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PAKISTAN FM MEETS TALIBAN GOVERNMENT IN KABUL FIRST TIME SINCE TALIBAN TAKEOVER

Thu 21 October 2021: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday met interim Afghanistan Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund for his first visit to the Afghan capital, since the Taliban victory in August and conveyed Pakistan’s commitment to extending humanitarian assistance to its Afghan brothers. In the meeting with Akhund, issues of mutual […]

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NEARLY HALF OF ALL AFGHAN REFUGEES IN US ARE CHILDREN: REPORT

Thu 21 October 2021: Almost half of the 53,000 Afghan refugees that have arrived in the US and are living at military facilities are children, according to a report published Thursday, and as reported by Anadolu News Agency. The disclosure was made in a letter from Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, to lawmakers that was obtained by […]

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