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A war-torn country finds solace in 'Sixers League'

A war-torn country finds solace in 'Sixers League'

‘Cricket can bring Afghans together’ ‘Cricket and Shah Rukh Khan are the two most popular things there (Afghanistan)’ IMAGE: Spinghar Tigers were crowned 2015 Shpageeza T20 champions after defeating Kabul Eagles in a thrilling final. Photograph: Facebook The hugely popular Indian Premier League is leading a cricket ‘revolution’ in strife-torn Afghanistan where the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament and Bollywood sells like hot cakes. Such was the Indian T20 ..., 1 week ago

PHOTOS: Women paragliders soar through Kabul's skies

‘When I went up to the sky, I thought I was a bird which had just been freed from a cage’ Afghan paraglider Leeda Ozori, 21, prepares to practice in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Zakia Mohammadi, a woman in Afghanistan's first national paragliding team, waited on a hilltop on the outskirts of Kabul for a wind to lift her craft into the sky, as dozens of watching teenagers clapped and cheered. She is one of a group of young Afghans taking to the skies of a capital ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Will Modi be this year's Time Person of the Year?

The PM has been named second year running; other contenders include Google’s Sundar Pichai, US President Barack Obama, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has 'encourage foreign direct investment in India' and is trying to modernise the world's largest democracy, the magazine said. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai are among ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Pak invites Sushma to international meet on Afghanistan

Pakistan has invited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for a crucial regional conference on Afghanistan in Islamabad, a move that could provide an opportunity for the two neighbours to mend their frosty ties. The ‘Heart of Asia’ conference will be held on December 7 and 8, where representatives from Azerbaijan, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates are expected to attend. Pakistan has also ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

The other election India should watch today

If Myanmar’s election demonstrates reasonable transparency and fair process, it would go down in history as the first free and fair one in the country in more than two decades, says Dr Rahul Mishra. In what may be hailed as a milestone, Myanmar, which was the second poorest country in Asia after Afghanistan, and voted the world's second most corrupt after Somalia in 2011, with one of the highest shares in the world of narcotics production and minimal level of education just five ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Soldier, cancer survivor, former terrorist: Facts about Canada PM's new cabinet

Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named a young and ethnically diverse cabinet, with a ministerial team that for the first time in the country’s history is equally balanced between men and women. The ministers -- 15 women and 15 men -- are mostly aged under 50, in a team marking both a generational change and a commitment to reflecting Canada’s diversity. Here’s some interesting facts about the cabinet:  Harjit Sajjan was the first Sikh ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Rescuers race to reach quake zones in Afghanistan, Pakistan as toll rises to 340

A major earthquake hit Afghanistan, northern Pakistan and parts of India on Monday. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake was centred in the province of Badakhshan in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan’s far north, and occurred at a depth of 130 miles. More than two minutes of sustained tremors were felt in the Pakistan’s capital Islamabad also the cities of Lahore, Faisalabad and the mountainous region of Chitral. Two days later, Afghanistan and Pakistan are still trying to dig ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The man who stole India's past

'It was only relatively recently that Subhash Kapoor was able to secure the sources in India, Afghanistan and Cambodia, that allowed him to get the really highest level objects, and that helped propel him in recent years up the ranks.' 'The art market is a $50 billion market that is almost entirely unregulated. So people like Kapoor can operate without fear of being caught.' Jason Felch, who has investigated the antiquities trade for many years, discusses the Subhash Kapoor case and the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

India, China agree to share Intel on terrorists

In a major boost to bilateral security cooperation, China and India on Saturday agreed to actively exchange intelligence on terror groups and their activities through a dedicated communication channel. A comprehensive joint statement issued after talks between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and top Chinese leaders. The security officials said, "Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation in combating international terrorism through exchanging information on terrorist activities, terrorist groups and ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

Top 10 nations hit hardest by terrorism

The number of people killed in acts of terror reached a record high last year, with almost four in five of these deaths occurring in just five countries, new research shows. Terrorism killed more than 32,600 people last year, an 80 per cent increase from 2013 and the sharpest yearly rise on record, according to the Global Terrorism Index 2015. The statistical analysis was carried out by The Institute of Economics and Peace prior to Friday’s attacks on Paris, but it nonetheless showed that ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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