The Taliban Tried to Surrender and the U.S. Rebuffed Them. Now Here We Are

Did you know that shortly after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban tried to surrender? For centuries in Afghanistan, when a rival force had come to power, the defeated one would put down their weapons and be integrated into the new power structure — obviously with much less power, or none at all. That’s how [...]

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U.S. Using Afghanistan as a “Playground for Their Weapons”

The province of Nangarhar, in eastern Afghanistan, is bearing the brunt of ongoing U.S. airstrikes against the Taliban and fighters who have declared allegiance to the Islamic State. Half of July’s U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan – at least 358 strikes – took place in eastern Nangarhar, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. And according [...]

Unpredictable weather, unreliable insurance, unbelievable profit to companies

Oficially, the monsoon covered the entire country by July 19. The rain, in fact, was above normal. But it was not of much help to the farmers of Anandgaon, a drought-stricken village in Maharashtra’s Beed district, who had, on July 14, filed an FIR against the India Meteorological Department (IMD), blaming the country’s premier weather [...]

Indian official reportedly dismisses fraud allegations against Adani Group

An Indian customs official has reportedly dismissed allegations that the Adani Group illegally siphoned nearly 15bn rupees (£176m) into overseas tax havens. It is the third set of siphoning allegations against the Adani Group and key figures in the Adani family to be dismissed by the official, KVS Singh, in recent months. The Indian mining [...]

Indonesian Supreme Court Terminates Water Privatization

One of the last acts of the Suharto dictatorship in 1997 was illegal privatization of Jakarta City’s water services. Finally the 20-year long legal fight was came to an end. The Indonesian Supreme Court on October 9, 2017 announced that it ruled against privatization of water services in Jakarta. In its verdict, the Supreme Court [...]

Switch off your mobiles at 11 am on 11/11

Join #NoAadhaar#NoMobile #SwitchOff #AadhaarFree November Earlier this year, the government ordered us to link our mobile connections to our Aadhaar numbers or have our mobile connections cut off. NO hesitation in jumping the gun even as the legal challenge to Aadhaar comes up for hearing in the Supreme Court! NO qualms against violating our Constitutional [...]