New Delhi: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh talked to US Defence secretary Lloyd J Austin over the issue of Afghanistan on Monday.
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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'.
New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit virtually on September 17.
Kabul/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: The Afghan government will include women in the future, said Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a harrowing time for the South Asian nation.
Srinagar/IBNS: The Taliban, which announced a caretaker government in Afghanistan on Tuesday, must follow true Sharia (Islamic law), which ensures rights to one and all, including women, Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said today.
As the Taliban insurgents overran Afghanistan, some from the Muslim community in India celebrated the prospect of a hardline Islamic nation's rebirth after two decades. But thinking minds of the same community in India are red-flagging such outpourings as meaningless, irrelevant and muddled.
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.
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.
United States (US) Army Major General Chris Donahue, Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, became the last US service member to leave Afghanistan, when he boarded a C-17 transport plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. The last US troops thus left Afghan soil exactly 12-days before the September 11, 2021, deadline originally set by the US President Joe Biden, and a day before Biden’s revised date for the mission’s end and evacuation, August 31.
Mumbai/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s former ally Shiv Sena has opposed poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar's drawing a parallel between Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and insurgent group Taliban which has recently invaded Afghanistan.
Mumbai/IBNS: Writer lyricist Javed Akhtar's movies won't be allowed to be screened unless he apologises to the functionaries of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), who were compared to the Taliban by him, BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam said today, according to media reports.
New Delhi/IBNS: Al Qaeda's statement on waging "global jihad" to liberate "Islamic lands" that mentioned Kashmir but left out Chechnya and China's Xinjiang province, exposes the hand of Pakistan in the terror group's ominous statement, a media report said citing government sources.
Srinagar: Former Jammu And Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today accused the Centre of not having clarity over its approach towards the Taliban regime in Afghanistan -- whether they are viewed as terrorists or not.
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.