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  • Abu Dhabi fund, GIC vie for stake in Reliance Home Fin

    New Delhi : No-frills airline SpiceJet will launch its dedicated air cargo services from September 18. The carrier, which is working on ambitious business plans, on Monday said it would operate the cargo services under the brand name ‘SpiceXpress’ and has a detailed plan for domestic as well as international routes. SpiceJet would be the first schedule domestic airline to start dedicated air cargo services in India.

  • Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Afghanistan, says official

    Kabul: An Afghan official says at least two police officers, including a district police chief, have been killed by a roadside bomb in northwestern Badghis province. Jamshid Shahabi, spokesman for the provincial governor, says Ismail Khan, chief of police for the Muqar district, was on patrol when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb, killing him and a fellow officer.

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    Helicopter crashes near Afghan army base in Balkh province; 3 people killed

    Kabul: An Afghan official says a foreign pilot and two Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter contracted by NATO crashed inside an army base. Maj Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says three others, including another foreign pilot, were wounded when the MI-14 helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from the base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

  • Afghanistan: Multiple rockets hit Kabul, clashes underway near Eidgah Mosque

    Kabul: Multiple rockets hit near the diplomatic area in the Afghan capital Kabul early today, as officials said fighting had broken out between security forces and militants in the city’s old quarter. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which came just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban a three-month ceasefire.

  • At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

    Kabul: At least 25 people were killed when a suicide attacker struck an education centre in a minority Shiite area of western Kabul today, officials said, the latest assault in Afghanistan’s war-weary capital. “We can confirm the attack was caused by a suicide bomber on foot. The bomber detonated himself inside the education centre,” police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.

  • 14 killed as Taliban storm Ghazni; 2nd attack this yr

    Kabul : At least 14 people were killed as the Taliban launched a brazen attack on the strategic Afghan city of Ghazni in the early hours of Friday, seizing a number of key buildings and trading fire with security forces.

  • 35 killed as blasts rock mosque in Afghanistan

    Kabul : At least 35 people were killed and more than 70 others wounded after two explosions ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan’s Gardez city on Friday.

  • Seven people killed in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: Police

    Kabul : A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing  seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the country.

  • Taliban rejects Afghanistan government’s proposal to extend ceasefire

    Afghanistan: After the three days of respite from the never ending conflict, Taliban leaders on Sunday rejected the Afghanistan government’s proposal to extend cease-fire. The Taliban said it was ordering all insurgent fighters to resume operations against “the foreign invaders and their internal supporters,” The Washington Post reported. Thousands of Taliban fighters continued entering into cities and towns to celebrate the three-day Eid holiday. They received warm welcome from the civilians.

  • Taliban offer direct negotiations with US to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Taliban supreme leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada has offered direct negotiations with the US in a bid to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. “If the American officials truly believe in a peaceful end to the Afghan imbroglio then they must directly present themselves to the negotiation table so that this tragedy (invasion) — the destructive effects of which mainly harm the American and Afghan people — can be resolved through talks,” said

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    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.

  • Taliban declares ceasefire with Afghanistan for Eid

    Kabul : The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on Saturday, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country’s security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans.

  • 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.

  • Gunmen kill 4 praying at mosque in eastern Afghanistan

    Kabul:Officials say four people praying at a mosque have been shot to death in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province. Talib Mangal, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attackers opened fire from a car Wednesday afternoon while more than 15 people were praying in the mosque.