Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Kohli receives Polly Umrigar Award

    Bengaluru : He is not a part of the historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan but India captain Virat Kohli was the star attraction at the BCCI Annual Awards function today as he received the prestigious Polly Umrigar Trophy (Cricketer of the Year) award for two consecutive seasons.

  • Indian batsmen to face Mujeeb’s Mystery ball

    New Delhi : Afghanistan mystery spinner Mujeeb Zadran says tricks of the trade learnt from Ravichandran Ashwin in the IPL will come in handy during his team’s inaugural Test against India, beginning in Bengaluru from Thursday.

  • I am a much improved batsman than what I was 2 years ago: Nair

    Bengaluru : Karun Nair says he is a much improved batsman than he was two years ago and has his focus firmly set on his comeback Test against Afghanistan rather than the following ‘A’ tour of the United Kingdom.

  • Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi praises Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s move towards Peace

    Kabul : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for taking steps towards peace. This was in reference to the ceasefire, Ghani announced, with the Taliban for Eid on June 7. Prime Minister Modi also expressed hope that it will be respected by all parties, Tolo News reported.

  • Afghanistan, Pakistan to work on peace strategy

    Kabul : Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday said that Pakistan and Afghanistan will work together to draft a detailed strategy for establishing peace in Afghanistan.

  • Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan     

    Kabul: An Afghan official says a roadside bomb struck a microbus in the eastern Ghazni province, killing six people. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says women and children were among those killed in Monday’s blast, which also wounded three people.

  • Afghan Taliban announces 3-day Eid Ceasefire

    Kabul: The Taliban announced today a three-day ceasefire with Afghan security forces for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though it said operations against “foreign occupiers” would continue. But the group warned its fighters would “strongly defend” themselves if attacked, according to a statement sent to the media two days after the Afghan government announced a week-long ceasefire.