Free Press Journal
  • Babri Masjid destroyed by ‘Hindu Taliban’, SC told

    New Delhi : The Babri Masjid was destroyed by the “Hindu Taliban” just like the demolition of the Buddha statue by the Taliban at Bamiyan in Afghanistan, a litigant in the Ayodhya temple-mosque land dispute case told the Supreme Court on Friday.

  • IS releases picture of Baghdadi’s slain son brandishing rifle

    Kabul: The Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan and Pakistan released a picture of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s son Hudhayfah al-Badri, who was killed in an operation in Syria earlier this month.

  • Pakistan, US to work towards peace in Afghanistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan and the US have agreed to remain engaged for peace in Afghanistan, a media report said on Wednesday. The agreement came during a meeting between US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells and Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa here on Tuesday, reports Dawn news.

  • Rape capital doesn’t need ostrich approach

    You read with a mixture of alarm and scepticism, the poll report by the London-based Thomson Reuters Foundation that India is the most dangerous country in the world for women, beating Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

  • UN chief condemns Jalalabad terror attack on Sikhs, Hindus

    United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus, asserting that any attack targeting civilians is “unjustifiable” and in clear violation of international law.

  • PM Narendra Modi condemns Afghanistan blast, extends assistance

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned the “terror attacks” in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed nearly 19 people, including 11 Sikhs. The Prime Minister took to Twitter and assured that India stands ready for assistance “in this sad hour.”

  • India ‘Most Dangerous’ country for women; US ranked 3rd on the list: Survey

    India is the world’s most dangerous country for women, says a global survey conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation. Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third respectively, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia. The only western nation in the top 10 is the United States, which is jointly ranked third with Syria when respondents were asked where women were most at risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into sex.

  • Suicide bombing kills 9 policemen in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Some nine police personnel were killed and three others wounded in a suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, official said on Tuesday. “A terrorist tried to make his way in an Afghan Local Police (ALP) camp in Babar Tangai area of Chawkay district roughly at 8 p.m. on Monday. The ALP personnel intercepted the bomber after he was identified, but the attacker detonated his explosive, causing the casualties,” provincial government

  • Taliban key commander among 12 killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: A key Taliban commander was among 12 militants who were killed on Monday as security forces repulsed an attack by the militant group to overrun a district in Afghanistan’s Faryab province, officials said.

  • Reality bites: India crush Afghans within two days

    Bengaluru : Afghanistan’s dreams of scripting a fairytale turned into a virtual nightmare as a ruthlessly professional India demolished them by an innings and 262 runs inside two days to win the historic one-off Test match here.

  • PM Narendra Modi salutes indomitable spirit of Afghanistan on Test debut

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it is a matter of pride and honour for India to host Afghanistan’s maiden Test match and paid tribute to the war-ravaged country’s indomitable spirit. “Its a matter of great pride and immense pleasure that Afghanistan has chosen to play its maiden Test match with India. The young and talented Afghan National Team has made a great stride in a very short period of time

  • India vs Afghanistan test: India win toss, elect to bat  

    Bengaluru: India skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat in the one-off Test against debutant Afghanistan at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here today. Former India all-rounder Salim Durani, who was born in Kabul, performed the spin of the coin. He also handed a memento to Afghanistan skipper Stanikzai.

  • Stanikzai banking on 4-day experience to challenge India

    Bengaluru : Set to make its historic Test debut against formidable India starting here on Thursday, Afghanistan is heavily banking on its experience of playing in four-day games to challenge the hosts, said the visiting team captain Asghar Stanikzai.