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Armed men enter Kabul gurdwara again, intimidate Afghan Sikh community members

Kabul: In the second such incident in 10 days, heavily armed men claiming to be from the Special Unit of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the Taliban government calls itself, entered the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul on Friday and intimidated the Afghan Sikh community members present there, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum.

Afghanistan: Sikhs, Hindus appeal to India for immediate evacuation from Kabul after gurdwara vandalisation

Kabul/UNI: Days after the vandalisation of the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul by suspected Taliban militiamen, the council of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs met on Saturday at the gurdwara to discuss the safety of the community and appealed to the Indian government for their immediate evacuation.

Afghanistan may soon Talibanise Pakistan: MJ Akbar

Senior journalist and Rajya Sabha MP MJ Akbar in his latest article for a magazine wrote that with Taliban ruling Afghanistan, it may soon 'Talibanise Pakistan'.

EAM S Jaishankar discusses Afghanistan with Russian FM Lavrov in Dushanbe

Dushanbe/New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and had a useful discussion on contemporary issues, including Afghanistan, on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in the Tajikistan capital.

India in touch with all concerned regarding abducted Afghan-origin Indian national: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India is in touch with all concerned regarding an Afghan-origin Indian national who was abducted at gunpoint from near his shop in Kabul two days ago, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Australia invited to participate in India's defence industry: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after 2+2 talks

New Delhi/UNI: India and Australia on Saturday decided to expand their bilateral defence cooperation, with New Delhi inviting Canberra to engage India’s growing defence industry and to collaborate in co-production and co-development of defence equipment, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here after holding the 2+2 dialogue with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton.

Situation in Afghanistan very fragile, Taliban should now adhere to commitments made: India at UN

United Nations/UNI: Terming the situation in Afghanistan as “very fragile”, India said that as its immediate neighbour and a friend to the Afghan people, the situation in the country is of direct concern, and stressed that it is important for the Taliban to adhere to its commitments not to allow its territory to be used for terrorist acts.

Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund to head new 'acting' govt in Afghanistan

Kabul/IBNS: Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund will lead the new 'acting' government in Afghanistan after the group's takeover of Kabul, media reports said.   

End game in Afghanistan was not something that anybody saw coming: EAM Jaishankar

New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that “the end game” in Afghanistan “was not something which anybody saw coming” and it wasn’t what the world was prepared for.

Further evacuation efforts depend on Kabul airport resuming commercial operations: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India has been prioritising the evacuation of its nationals from Kabul, believed to be around 20, but any movement forward will depend on how soon the Hamid Karzai International Airport is made operational for commercial flights, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any other country: Shringla

New York:  Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the territory of Afghanistan should not be used  to threaten, attack any country or to shelter, finance or train terrorists.

Terror group Al-Qaeda hails US exit from Afghanistan, claims 'enemies of Islam' in Kashmir too

New Delhi/UNI: Terror group Al-Qaeda on Tuesday expressed jubilation over the US exit from Afghanistan, saying it proved that "jihad is the only way that leads to victory and empowerment” and wished the same for Kashmir besides some other places like Palestine.

India will always stand by its people in distress: PM

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India will always stand by its people in distress anywhere in the world.

JEM members released from Afghan prisons by Taliban now rejoin group, plan to attack India: Report

Kabul: Information gathered by security agencies reveals that nearly 100 members of banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), who were released from Afghan prisons by the Taliban, have joined back the outfit which is planning to carry out fresh attacks in India, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said on Friday.

Afghans arriving in India will get six months visa: MEA

New Delhi/IBNS: Afghans arriving in India will get a visa for six months and the government "will take it" from there, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Friday.