Modi, Putin discuss bilateral ties, Afghanistan situation

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:08 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in New Delhi on Monday during the 21st annual India-Russia summit and discussed the emerging security challenges facing the region

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420 new military graduates deployed in Afghanistan

Kabul |Monday, 2021 4:15:08 PM IST

A total of 420 newly graduated soldiers have been deployed in Afghanistan's northern region, the Taliban-led Defence Ministry said here.

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US, 21 other countries concerned over summary killings, enforced disappearances in Afghanistan

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 7:15:08 PM IST

The US and 22 other allies have issued a joint statement expressing deep concern on the reports of summary killings and enforced disappearances of former members of the Afghan security forces as docum

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Afghanistan's GDP likely to drop 20% in one year: UN

United Nations (New York) |Thursday, 2021 10:15:08 AM IST

Afghanistan's gross domestic product (GDP) likely will drop from $20 billion to $16 billion within a year, a 20 per cent plunge, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has projected.

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Farmers in Afghanistan's Kunduz voice concern over drought, seek help

Kunduz |Thursday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST

Farmers in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province have expressed concern over drought, saying the current drought and water shortage to irrigate their farmlands would badly affect their harvests.

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Clash at Afghanistan-Iran border a misunderstanding: Taliban

Kabul |Thursday, 2021 8:45:09 PM IST

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has confirmed a clash between the border forces of Iran and Afghanistan and described the incident as a "misunderstanding."

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Former Australia pacer Tait quits as Afghanistan's fast bowling consultant

Abu Dhabi |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST

Former Australia pacer Shaun Tait on Wednesday has quit as Afghanistan's fast bowling consultant with immediate effect. Tait had been signed up by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in August this ye

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UN delivering winterisation aid in Afghanistan

United Nations |Wednesday, 2021 9:15:09 PM IST

The UN and its partners are distributing winter clothing, heating, fuel and rent support to tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan, UN humanitarians said.

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Security personnel bust kidnappers' gang in Afghanistan

Kabul |Wednesday, 2021 8:45:08 PM IST

At least two men were killed as intelligence personnel of Afghanistan's caretaker government busted an armed kidnappers group in Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the General Dire

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Humanitarians deliver winterisation aid in Afghanistan: UN

United Nations (New York) |Wednesday, 2021 1:45:08 PM IST

The UN and its partners are distributing winter clothing, emergency shelter, heating, fuel and rent support for tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan, UN humanitarians have said.

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Physician's daughter kidnapped in Afghanistan

Kabul |Tuesday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST

A group of men kidnapped the daughter of a physician near a school in Mazar-i-Sharif city, capital of Balkh province in Afghanistan, police said.

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