Everything you need to know about Dari: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Dari: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Taliban using internet in propaganda war

September 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Kabul, Sep 22 (IANS) The Taliban have been increasingly using the internet, in yet another bid to regain power in Afghanistan.

Pakistan violates ceasefire again

September 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) Pakistani troops Sunday fired at Indian positions in Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Militants abduct two tribal students in Tripura

July 31, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Agartala, July 31 (IANS) A banned separatist outfit kidnapped two tribal students at gunpoint from a border village in northern Tripura, police said here Wednesday.

Karzai joins 'Open Jirga' on TV to answer citizens' queries on anything and everything

July 29, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Washington, July 29 (ANI): A debate programme named 'Open Jirga' on Afghan TV has given an opportunity to the citizens for the first time to directly question the politicians on security fears and rampant corruption in Afghanistan.

Media delegation from Afghanistan calls on Vice President Ansari

January 29, 2013 at 7:58 PM

New Delhi, Jan. 29 (ANI): A high-level media delegation from Afghanistan called on Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here on Tuesday.

'Theatre finds support but difficult to sustain in Afghanistan'

January 20, 2013 at 1:29 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Theatre in Afghanistan is trying to connect to audiences as a tool of communication and story-telling even 11 years after the curbs on performing arts by the Taliban during 1996-2001 were lifted. The people are coming out to watch plays despite the fact that they do not have money to pay due to low disposable incomes.

Afghanistan better for theatre folk than Iran: Director

January 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Eleven years after curbs on theatre imposed by the Taliban were lifted, theatre is making a comeback in Afghanistan.

Learning a language pushes brain growth

October 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Stockholm, Oct 9 (IANS) Learning new languages is a good way to keep the brain in shape and could encourage your brain to grow, shows a study.

Bus washed away in Pakistan floods; nine dead

August 29, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) At least nine people, including three children, were killed and several went missing when a bus carrying around 40 people was washed away by floods in northern Pakistan Tuesday night, Xinhua reported.

Bank attaches school for loan default in Maharashtra

July 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Nashik (Maharashtra), July 13 (IANS) The fate of around 600 secondary and higher secondary school students hangs in balance after a bank attached the school building and premises for defaulting on a loan repayment, an official said.

Afghan theatre group to stage Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors'

May 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An Afghan theatre company, which escaped a Taliban attack in Kabul last August because of a last-minute change in schedule, will stage an Afghan version of Shakespeare's 'Comedy of Errors' here Tuesday.

Now transport fees threaten to upend US-Pakistan ties

May 21, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Chicago, May 21 (IANS) After all the assertions of their deep existential and strategic interests in Afghanistan, the United States and Pakistan are squabbling over how much to charge for every truck carrying supplies across the latter's border.

Lea Michele is new Candie's girl

January 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Lea Michele is the face of Candie's spring marketing campaign, titled 'Hangin at Home.'

Angry Tibetans parade monk's body in China after self-immolation

January 10, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Beijing, Jan 9 (ANI): Hundreds of angry Tibetans forced Chinese police to hand over the body of a monk who died after setting himself on fire on Sunday, and then carried it through the streets in the country's northwest region.

Scherzinger replaces Hendricks as face of fashion label London Fog

October 28, 2011 at 11:43 AM

London, Oct 27 (ANI): Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton's former girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger has replaced 'Mad Men' star Christina Hendricks as the face of US outerwear label London Fog.

Spectacular assaults, use of modern methods strengthening Taliban sway over parts of Afghanistan

October 5, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Lashkar Gah (Afghanistan), Oct.5 (ANI): With the Taliban controlling the hours of usage for mobile use, defying the government's authority, in more than half the provinces in Afghanistan, it exemplifies its new and more subtle ways of assertion.

'Exotic' languages becoming barrier for US spy agencies post-9/11

September 20, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): The US spy agencies are lacking in language skills required to talk to locals in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East, translate intercepted intelligence and analyze data, it has emerged.

Manmohan Singh calls for renewing friendship with Afghanistan

May 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Kabul, May 13 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said the primary agenda of his visit to Afghanistan was to renew ties of friendship, solidarity and fraternity.

In western Afghan city of Herat, Iran has a presence

November 14, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Kabul, Nov.14 (ANI): In Herat, the tie to Iran is hard to miss. Iranian money builds roads and industrial parks, store goods are likely to be from Iran, and Iranian cash buoys new mosques and opulent homes.

US struggling to counter Taliban propaganda

October 2, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Kabul, Oct. 2 (ANI): The U.S.-led coalition is finding itself on the defensive in the media war against the Taliban.

US troops to get translation devices to break language barrier on foreign shores

July 31, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Washington, July 31 (ANI): US soldiers working on foreign lands would soon not face any problems in communicating with locals, thanks to new language translation devices being tested by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Afghanistan shuts down private TV channel 'Emroaz' over 'anti-national' programming

July 28, 2010 at 3:28 PM

London, July 28 (ANI): Afghanistan has closed down a private television station 'Emroaz TV', owned by an Afghan MP Najibulla Kabuli, for allegedly 'fueling religious tensions and harming national unity." The channel recently criticised leading Shia politicians in the country for being 'agents of Iran'.

'Do-or-die' Battle for Kandahar now likely to be mainly civilian reconstruction effort

June 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Kandahar (Afghanistan), June 9(ANI): The proposed 'do-or-die' battle for Kandahar which had been expected to begin this month, has evolved more into a civilian reconstruction effort with military action in a supportive role.

1,000 Taliban could be freed from notorious prison through amnesty scheme

June 8, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Kabul, June 8 (ANI): The head of the Pul-e-Charki prison, Afghanistan's most notorious detention centre, has revealed that nearly 1,000 Taliban inmates could be freed from as part of an amnesty deal offered by Hamid Karzai's government.

NATO forces launch major offensive on southern Taliban fortress

February 13, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Marja (Afghanistan), Feb.13 (ANI): Thousands of American, Afghan and British troops launched an attack on the watery Taliban fortress of Marja on Saturday morning.

Box of public information leaflets, not 500 pound bomb, killed Afghan girl

October 1, 2009 at 8:03 PM

London, Oct.1 (ANI): Eight days into Operation Panther's Claw it was not a 500lb bomb that killed an unnamed girl on June 27 this year, but a box of public-information leaflets.

Blackwater running covert recruitment drive in Pak through its website

September 16, 2009 at 4:57 PM

Islamabad, Sep.16 (ANI): The controversial US private security company, Blackwater, is reportedly running a covert recruitment drive through its website in Pakistan.

US to open new intelligence training centre focusing on Pakistan, Afghanistan

August 25, 2009 at 12:58 PM

Washington , Aug.25 (ANI): The United States is planning to set-up a training centre at the Central Command to train military officials and secret agents to focus more on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Afghan Media Commission to monitor election coverage: UNDP

August 11, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Kabul, Aug.11 (ANI): Ten days before Afghans cast their votes for their next president and provincial council members, a five-member Electoral Media Commission has been set up by Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission to monitor the August 20th poll to ensure fair coverage to all candidates.

Pentagon's focus shifting gradually from Iraq to Afghanistan: NYT

August 1, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Tallil Air Force Base (Iraq), Aug.1 (ANI): The Pentagon's focus has moved from Iraq to Afghanistan even as a string of bombings inside mosques in Baghdad on Friday indicated the prospect of renewed violence.

Gisele Bundchen loses her baby bump for coat advert!

July 30, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Washington, July 30 (ANI): Gisele Bundchen, who is expecting a child with husband Tom Brady, recently did a photo shoot for a coat company and her baby bump was not visible.

Less than 18 percent of Afghan police aware of basic rights laws

May 1, 2009 at 1:34 PM

Ottawa, May 1 (ANI): Fewer than 20 per cent of Afghan law-enforcement officials are aware it's illegal to torture someone accused of a crime in that country, a report by a Canadian government-supported human-rights watchdog says.

SAARC literary fest ends in Agra

March 16, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Agra, March 16 (IANS) A four-day SAARC literary festival ended here Monday with a declaration calling for greater involvement of poets, writers and intellectuals in containing terrorist activities which affect lives of millions.

Britney Spears becomes new face of Candie's

March 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

New York, Mar 4 (ANI): Pop diva Britney Spears has become the new face of the apparel brand Candie's.

Gisele Bundchen's raunchy ad as new face of Rampage

February 4, 2009 at 1:31 PM

Washington, February 4 (ANI): Gisele Bundchen has made her debut as the new face of the contemporary fashion line Rampage and posed for its campaign minus the essentials.

Canadian appointed governor of Afghanistan's Kandahar province

December 19, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Toronto, Dec 19 (IANS) A Canadian of Afghan origin will be the next governor of the volatile province of Kandahar in Afghanistan.

US troops arrest 'Pakistani female suicide bomber' in Afghanistan

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kabul, July 19 (ANI): A Pakistani female suicide bomber was apprehended by US troops while she was allegedly fixing explosives on her body to attack a provincial governor in central Afghanistan. Her 13-year-old son was also arrested along with her.