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Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup. Five-time champions Sri Lanka were knocked out of the Asia Cup after slumping to a shocking 91-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the second Group B match of the tournament here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. It was yet another one-sided game as Sri Lanka, who were chasing 250, put

Lone Sikh candidate among those killed in Jalalabad blast

Lone Sikh candidate among those killed in Jalalabad blast

Lone Sikh candidate among those killed in Jalalabad blast. A Sikh politician, who was planning to contest in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, was among the 19 people killed in a suicide blast in Nangarhar province’s Jalalabad city. The deceased, Avtar Singh Khalsa, was to contest for the single seat reserved for the Hindu

Jalalabad blast: ISI targeting Sikhs in Pakistan and Afghanistan

ISI targeting Sikhs in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Jalalabad blast: ISI targeting Sikhs in Pakistan and Afghanistan. A massive operation of ethnic cleansing of Sikhs from Pakistan is underway with the ISI systematically eliminating them from all across the country and in neighbouring Afghanistan. On Sunday, a group of Sikhs and Hindus, who were on their way to meet the country’s president in

Vinod Rai Virat Kohli English County

Let him decide: Vinod Rai on Virat Kohli’s English County stint

Vinod Rai, member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Wednesday said, it depends on Indian skipper Virat Kohli whether he wants to represent India in the one-off Test against Afghanistan or he wants to play county cricket to prepare for the marquee series against England. “CoA has taken a conscious decision to

Avalanche warning

Avalanche warning in Kashmir districts

Avalanche warning: A government agency today issued an avalanche warning in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir for next 24 hours, shortly after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region jolted parts of north India.The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment has “informed that medium danger avalanche warning of level-3 exists in higher reaches

Afghan President refuses condolence call from Pakistan PM

Kabul, Jan 31, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani refused to speak to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi when the latter telephoned to offer condolences following a devastating terror attack in Kabul, the media reported.TOLO News said Abbasi telephoned Ghani “in connection with the spate of recent attacks in Afghanistan. “The Afghan daily said Ghani had

Earthquake struck in Afganistan, tremors felt in north India

Earthquake struck in Afganistan, tremors felt in north India. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Hindukush region of Afghanistan on Wednesday afternoon. The tremors were felt in Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Eastern Uzbekistan. In India, tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Delhi-NCR and other parts of north India.The tremor struck

Afghanistan declares day of mourning

Afghanistan declares day of mourning

The Afghan government declared Sunday as a national mourning day to pay tribute to Afghans killed in terrorist attacks, including in Kabul a day earlier, the Presidential Palace said. At least 102 people, mostly civilians, were killed and nearly 200 others injured following a string of attacks in Kabul, Nangarhar in the east and Helmand

International aid agency office attacked in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jan 24, Insurgents on Wednesday attacked the headquarters of an international aid agency in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, injuring 11 people, a government official said. The attack, still ongoing, began at 9.10 a.m. when the attackers detonated explosives before storming the offices of the Save the Children aid agency in the eastern Afghan city. According

India condemns Kabul terror attack

New Delhi, Dec 29, India on Friday strongly condemned Thursday’s terror attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul that claimed over 40 lives and injured more than 80 people. “India strongly condemns the cowardly suicide terror attack on December 28 at the media news agency and the cultural centre in Kabul resulting in loss of more than

Kabul-Mumbai air corridor

Kabul-Mumbai air corridor opened

Kabul-Mumbai air corridor: After the great success of the Kabul-New Delhi route, India and Afghanistan on Wednesday launched an air corridor between Kabul and Mumbai that is expected to provide real and unimpeded connectivity to Afghan traders. This is the second air corridor between India and Afganistan to boost bilateral connectivity. Since the launch of

Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence training centre

Kabul, Dec 18, Armed insurgents attacked an intelligence training facility in the Afghan capital on Monday, sparking a shootout with security forces, officials said.The attackers occupied an under construction building behind the training centre of the National Directorate of Security and exchanged fire with the security forces, said Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.According to media

India is Afghanistan’s most reliable regional partner: Pentagon

Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec 17 : – Welcoming the additional economic, medical and civic support from New Delhi to Kabul, the Pentagon has told the United States Congress that India is Afghanistan’s “most reliable regional partner”. The Pentagon in its report to the Congress titled ‘Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan’, stated that, “India is Afghanistan’s

Afghan forces to launch operation against IS in the north

Kabul, Dec 12, Afghanistan’s military plans to launch a major operation to stop the Islamic State group making inroads into the country’s northern provinces, officials said today. “(The) ministry of defence is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan,” defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told AFP,

14 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

14 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan: Including a senior leader belonging to the Afghanistan’s insurgent group Taliban, at least 14 militants were killed in an operation in eastern Nangarhar province. According to the Khaama Press, the senior Taliban leader killed in the operation was their prison’s in-charge. The provincial government media office confirmed the death of

Security agencies enter 'Tora Bora'

Security agencies enter ‘Tora Bora’ of Kashmir

Security agencies enter ‘Tora Bora’: A recent encounter in which four Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in Budgam’s Pakharpora area is being seen as the security forces’ maiden entry into an area popularly known as ‘Tora Bora’ because of the heavy presence of foreign militants there, officials here said. The militants are often hiding in the

US airstrikes kill 8 IS militants in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan], Dec 3 : At least eight militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed in airstrikes conducted in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The Khaama Press quoted the local officials, as saying, that the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Achin districts, targetting the militants in two

Adnan Sami to shoot in Afghanistan for his debut film

Mumbai, Nov 29 (PTI) Singer-music composer Adnan Sami will be shooting in Afghanistan next year for his debut film “Afghan In Search Of A Home” as an actor. Adnan will make his acting debut with “Afghan In Search Of A Home” directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru. He will be seen in the role of

19,700 Afghans die from diabetes annually

Kabul, Nov 15, More than 19,700 people die due to diabetes in Afghanistan annually, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.“The 2012 International Diabetes Federation finding shows that 19,773 out of some 849,000 people affected by diabetes die of the disease annually in Afghanistan,” said Qamaruddin Hafiz, a senior ministry official.Hafiz said the ministry was making

Italy donates $5mn to vaccinate children in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Rome, Nov 15, Italy has donated 4.5 million euros ($5 million) towards efforts to vaccinate every child under the age of five in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has announced. Pakistan and Afghanistan were the only two countries that reported polio cases this year.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has matched Italy’s