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30 Afghan Sikhs to arrive in Delhi on Wednesday

New Delhi: A total of 30 Afghan Sikhs from Afghanistan will be arriving in Delhi on Wednesday. These include children and infants. The evacuation has been facilitated by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar, according to news agency ANI. The group has been helping Afghan Sikhs and Hindus to come to India, with the help...

Bomb blast near Kabul gurudwara, month after terror attack

Kabul: Less than two months after a terrorist attack, a Kabul gurudwara witnessed a bomb blast on Wednesday. The Hindus and Sikhs at the Kart-e-Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul are reported to be safe. Ironically, the Taliban had claimed that the security situation in Afghanistan was normal and had urged Hindus and Sikhs to return to...

Terror attack at Kabul gurdwara; 2 killed, several injured

Kabul: Terrorists reportedly from the Islamic State opened indiscriminate fire at a gurdwara in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least two persons and injuring several others. The gurdwara in Kart-e-Parwan area in Kabul suffered extensive damage in the blasts. The deceased included a Sikh community member and an IEA solider. Afghan Interior Ministry later confirmed...

Blast in Kabul leaves several dead, many injured

A major blast in Kabul in Afghanistan left several people dead and many others injured on Saturday, according to media reports. The blast occurred at the Batkhak crossroads area of PD12 in the city. Afghanistan’s TOLO news quoted police command spokesperson Khalid Zadran as saying that the blast had been caused by explosives-laden vehicles and...

Afghanistan: Taliban makes burqa mandatory for women

Kabul: Less than a year after taking over the controls of Afghanistan with assurances that they had changed, the Taliban issued a decree on Saturday mandating burqa for women in public places. Henceforth, Afghanistan women will have to wear an all-covering burqa in public. As per the decree by Taliban chief Hibatullah Akhundzada, women “should...

Special repatriation flight from Kabul with over 100 on board lands in India

New Delhi: A special chartered flight from Kabul brought more than a 100 people, mostly Afghan Sikhs and Hindus and a few Indians, to Delhi on Friday afternoon. The flight, chartered by India, will also take back around 90 stranded Afghan nationals and medicines from here. The India World Forum had said that the flight...

Imran Khan says he will consider Taliban govt request to allow transport of Indian wheat to Afghanistan

Imran Khan’s statement comes days after his refusal to allow use of Pakistan territory for transport of 50,000 tonnes of wheat from India to Afghanistan   Islamabad: Pakistan will consider Taliban government’s request to allow Indian wheat to be transported to Afghanistan on an “exceptional basis for humanitarian purposes”, the country’s...

NSA Ajit Doval chairs regional security dialogue on Afghanistan

New Delhi: The Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan, being hosted by India, began in Delhi on Wednesday.  Eight nations are participating in the dialogue. These include, besides India, Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. China and Pakistan have given the meeting a miss. India’s national security advisor Ajit Doval,...

Afghanistan: Blast at mosque in Kandahar leaves at least 7 dead

Kandahar: At least seven persons were killed in an explosion at a Shia mosque in Kandahar in Afghanistan during the Friday prayers. The bomb blast took place at Imam Bargah area of Kandahar. Since it was Friday, there were more people at the place for the prayers. Over a dozen people were injured and had...

At G20 summit, PM Modi calls for unified international response to Afghanistan crisis

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on the international community to forge a unified international response to bring about the desired change in Afghanistan’s situation. He participated virtually at the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday. The meeting was convened by Italy, which currently holds the G20 Presidency, and chaired by Italian Prime...

Taliban invites India to resume flights to Afghanistan

New Delhi: The Taliban government of Afghanistan has written to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India, inviting it to resume commercial flights between the two countries. The Civil Aviation ministry has received a letter from the Taliban and is reviewing it. The Taliban had announced on Sunday that the Kabul international airport was...

Adani group issues clarification after 3,000 kg heroin seizure at Mundra port

Mundra: Days after seizure of nearly 3,000 kg of heroin from shipping containers at the Mundra port, Adani Group issued a statement clarifying that it had no policing authority over containers or cargo passing through the port. The Mundra port is run by Adani Ports and SEZ (APSEZ), which is part of Gautam Adani-helmed Adani...