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  • Camp to equip differently abled Afghans with 'Jaipur Foot' 29-03-2014 11:09 PM

    The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), makers of artificial limb 'Jaipur Foot', will hold a month-long camp in Afghanistan's capital Kabul in May this year to help handicapped Afghans. There is a target to equip 1,000 handicapped persons during the camp, which is being organised with the association of...
  • Jaipur Foot makers to camp in Kabul for differently-abled Afghans 28-03-2014 10:05 PM

    The makers of the famous artificial limb Jaipur Foot on Friday announced that they would hold a month long camp in Kabul in May this year for the benefit of handicapped Afghans. "There is a target to benefit 1,000 handicapped persons through this camp which will be organized in association...
  • No Indian among those killed in Kabul Taliban attack: MEA 21-03-2014 09:31 PM

    No Indian is among the fatalities in a Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel, the Indian external affairs ministry said on Friday. "No Indian has been killed. We have confirmed this," a ministry official said. Earlier, reports had said that an Indian was among the nine people killed in a...
  • Indian among nine killed in Taliban attack in Kabul 21-03-2014 02:35 PM

    Kabul: An Indian was among the nine people killed in a deadly Taliban attack in a popular hotel in Kabul, sources said on Friday. Four of the attackers were also killed. Two women from Canada and New Zealand and two men from India and Pakistan were among four foreigners killed...
  • Nine killed in Taliban attack in Kabul hotel 21-03-2014 11:18 AM

    Kabul: Nine people, including four women, were killed in a deadly Taliban attack in a popular hotel in Kabul, sources said on Friday morning. Four attackers too were killed. "Nine people were also killed in last night's (Thursday) Taliban attack in Serena Hotel besides four gunmen," an Afghan security source...
  • CJ Show: Wife of a martyred soldier fights for her rights 26-01-2014 09:29 PM

    CJ Poonam Pathania is the wife of slain soldier Ajay Singh Pathania who was killed in Kabul embassy attack. After her husbands death, politicians had promised that her family will be taken care of, but till date none of those promises have been fulfilled. Today she has turned a CJ...
  • Up to 15, mostly foreigners, killed in Kabul suicide attack 18-01-2014 09:45 AM

    Kabul: Up to 15 people, mostly foreigners, were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a popular Lebanese restaurant in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, police said. Islamist Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack in the upscale Wazir Akbar Khan district, which hosts many embassies...
  • Bomb blast in Kabul near NATO base, embassies 05-01-2014 07:06 AM

    Kabul: A bomb exploded in central Kabul on Saturday in a district housing several embassies and NATO's military headquarters, but no casualties were immediately reported, officials said. The apparent insurgent strike was the second of the day in Afghanistan after a NATO soldier was killed when six Taliban suicide attackers...
  • Karzai lauds India for its financial aid to Afghanistan 15-12-2013 10:57 PM

    Pune: Afghan president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that India's financial assistance to the tune of USD 2 billion would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure and economic regeneration in Afghanistan. "Indian assistance would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure in the country to recover from...
  • Explosion near Kabul airport, no casualties reported 11-12-2013 10:26 AM

    Kabul: A heavy explosion was heard near Kabul airport in Afghanistan early on Wednesday morning. There have been no reports of casualties yet. The nature of the explosion is not clear so far. "Based on our information there was a explosion near KAIA," said deputy Kabul police chief Sayed Ghafar...
  • John Abraham: Bollywood has no stories to tell 22-09-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: John Abraham, who has been propagating off-beat and 'sensible' films in a space full of masala entertainment, believes that Bollywood currently lacks 'sensible' stories to tell. "We lack stories. We have no stories to tell. We put five songs with five comedy scenes and say it's done," John...
  • 'Shakespeare in Kabul' is repetitive but deserves a dekko 18-09-2013 11:28 AM

    To say "Afghans don't do tragedy", after having witnessed three decades of war and subjugation as a society and continuing to suffer, is to say that the Afghans have a darn good sense of humour. And that's exactly what sticks in Stephen Landrigan's, a former American journalist, and Qais Akbar...
  • Four more arrested for murder of writer Sushmita Banerjee 11-09-2013 09:13 PM

    Four more men were detained on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Indian writer Sushmita Banerjee, taking the total number of arrests to six, sources said. The four men - identified as Nawab, Ruzi Khan, Mohammad Rahim and Mir Hamza - were being questioned, the sources said....
  • Afghanistan host friendly after 10-year absence 20-08-2013 11:21 PM

    Kabul: Afghanistan hosted their first football international in 10 years on Tuesday, with their national team beating Pakistan 3-0 in front of a sell-out crowd of 6,000 people in Kabul. Labeled the "Friendship Match", Afghanistan took the lead at the newly-built Afghanistan Football Federation Stadium through striker Sanjar Ahmadi in...
  • Three Chinese murdered in Afghanistan's capital, one missing: Embassy 11-08-2013 06:23 AM

    Three Chinese citizens were found murdered in an apartment in Afghanistan's capital, according to a statement issued by China's embassy in Kabul carried on a Chinese state-run news agency. The report said the three were killed on Thursday but did not say the whether the victims were men or women....
  • Sikh girls in Afghanistan face difficulty in finding Mr Right 31-07-2013 02:30 AM

    Facing difficulty in finding suitable match for their daughters, Indian-origin Sikhs in Afghanistan are getting them married at an age when they are hardly educated or fully grown up, an MP of the country said in Patiala on Tuesday. "Girls there are worst affected. Their parents, mostly from business community,...
  • Afghanistan: 3 Indians killed in Taliban suicide attack 03-07-2013 12:53 AM

    New Delhi: Three Indians were on Tuesday killed in a Taliban suicide attack on a NATO supply company's compound in Kabul. The three Indians were working in a housing compound, when the Taliban attack began with a suicide bomb in a large truck. Two or three insurgents fought guards for...
  • Afghanistan: NATO compound in Kabul attacked; 6 killed 02-07-2013 10:21 AM

    Kabul: Militants blew up a suicide car bomb at the gate to a NATO compound in Kabul early Tuesday and attacked guards with small-arms fire, killing four guards and two civilians, police said. All four suicide attackers were also killed. Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayuob Salangi said the powerful...
  • Afghan forces put down attack on Presidential palace 25-06-2013 11:30 AM

    Kabul: Afghan forces put down an early morning attack by Taliban on the Presidential palace and nearby buildings in central Kabul on Tuesday, with police saying all the assailants had been killed after a 90-minute gunfight. A reporter at the palace said the attack began soon after 6:30 am (0200...
  • Explosions near Presidential Palace in Kabul, Taliban claims responsibility 25-06-2013 08:28 AM

    The Taliban say they have hit one of the most secure areas of the Afghan capital with a suicide attack, as a series of explosion rocked the gate leading into the presidential palace. Smoke rose from the eastern gate of the palace early on Tuesday after more than a half...
  • Taliban launch large attack on Kabul international airport 10-06-2013 11:59 AM

    Kabul: Seven Taliban insurgents including suicide bombers attacked the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Monday, with explosions and gunfire heard near an area that also houses major foreign military bases. The attackers took up positions inside a partially constructed building next to the international airport, interior...
  • Explosions, gunfire heard near Kabul international airport 10-06-2013 07:32 AM

    Kabul: Explosions were heard by Reuters witnesses and there were reports of gunfire near Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, early on Monday, and a police spokesman said insurgents had launched an attack. The attack on the airport, which is also home to a large NATO-led military base,...
  • Kabul: Explosion heard, blast not near Indian Embassy 24-05-2013 05:56 PM

    Kabul: Several large explosions rocked a busy area in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday with Reuters witnesses describing shooting in the area. There were at least four blasts interspersed by heavy shooting, a Reuters witness said. The first blast was a suicide car bomb and occurred...
  • Karzai gives wishlist to PM for military supplies 22-05-2013 02:10 PM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of NATO troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is keen to enhance defence cooperation with India and get supply of 'lethal and non-lethal' weapons. Karzai held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday night and gave him a wishlist for...
  • Afghan President arrives in India, to seek military aid 20-05-2013 10:49 PM

    New Delhi: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived in the country on Monday on a three-day visit during which he will seek increased military aid from India and discuss recent cross-border clashes with Pakistan. "We will ask for assistance for the strengthening of our security forces," Karzai's spokesman had said in...
  • Afghan: Helicopter carrying 9 makes emergency landing 23-04-2013 11:30 AM

    Kabul: A helicopter owned by an Afghan company has made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan, and the terrorists took all nine people who were aboard hostage. A district administrator in the area says the helicopter landed on Sunday afternoon in strong winds and rain in...
  • Taliban attacks kill nine people in Afghanistan 22-04-2013 01:14 AM

    Kabul: Insurgents killed six police officers at a checkpoint and a suicide bomber killed three civilians at a shopping bazaar in separate attacks on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, while an independent security group warned 2013 is on track to be one of the most violent years of the war. April...
  • Afghanistan's Karzai in Qatar, Taliban talks in focus 01-04-2013 06:30 AM

    Doha: President Hamid Karzai held talks with Qatari leaders on Sunday, official media reported, on a visit the Kabul government has said would seek to explore the possibility of talks with Taliban insurgents on ending Afghanistan's war. Karzai's trip to the Gulf Arab state, a US ally which has mediated...
  • US commandos hand over troubled area to Afghans 30-03-2013 06:34 PM

    Kabul: US special operations forces handed over their base in a strategic region of eastern Afghanistan to local Afghan commandos on Saturday, a senior US commander said. The withdrawal from Nirkh district meets a demand by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that US forces leave the area after allegations that the...