Afghanistan

Clash of the titans! Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle in World T20 semi-finals

Chris Gayle is determined to grab the World Twenty20 limelight back from in-form Virat Kohli when the West Indies and India clash in a mouthwatering semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.  The destructive opener smashed an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, in the West Indies’ opening win against England but has only batted once since, making just four. Kohli has been the star of the tournament so far, expertly guiding

In Heavy Duty Visit To Assam, PM Narendra Modi Targets Congress Stronghold

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives in Assam on a day-long trip, has a series of engagements. After landing in Dibrugarh, hometown of the party’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, the Prime Minister will inaugurate a petrochemical project built at a cost of Rs.9,250 crore. He will address a rally in the tea garden belt in Moran, about 40 kilometres from Dibrugarh. Prime Minister Modi will also deliver an address

Sushma Swaraj to represent India tomorrow at ‘Heart of Asia’ conference

A regional conference hosted by Pakistan with focus on Afghanistan started on Tuesday where External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India at the ministerial-level meeting on Wednesday. The fifth ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, an annual gathering of Asian and other countries, is aimed at enhancing cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the region. The high-ranking delegations from 14 participating states, 17 supporting countries and 12 international

Sushma Swaraj to visit Islamabad for multilateral conference

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Islamabad on Tuesday on a two-day visit during which she will hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz and attend a multilateral conference on Afghanistan. “External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to lead Indian delegation for ‘Heart of Asia’ 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan on December 9 in Islamabad,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Swaraj’s visit comes two days after talks

Narendra Modi 'worships weapons'; Muslims his number one 'enemy': Islamic State

The Islamic State in its new manifesto – Black Flags from the Islamic State – has said that Narendra Modi is a ‘right-wing Hindu nationalist’ who ‘worships weapons’ and is ‘preparing his people for a future war against their number one enemy – Muslims’. According to a report published in The Indian Express, the Islamic State has vowed to expand its fight to India. “The Islamic State would now expand

Will ensure Pak soil is not used for terrorism: Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a meeting with his British counterpart David Cameron and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, reaffirmed his commitment to ensure that Pakistan soil is not being used for promoting terrorism. The three leaders met on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. According to the Dawn, Sharif apprised both the leaders of the successes achieved during the course of the past year and half

Azam Khan says Paris terror attacks due to actions of global superpowers

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has stoked a controversy by saying that Paris terror attacks were the result of the action of global superpowers like America and Russia. He also said that history would decide who was a terrorist, as per various media reports. Speaking at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh, Khan said that he condemned the terror attacks in Paris but at the same time attacks on

Angelina Jolie to produce animated film on Afghan girl

Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie is set to executive produce “The Breadwinner”, an animated film centering on a young girl living under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The film is an adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ young adult novel of the same name, said The Hollywood Reporter. It will be directed by Nora Twomey from a screen story by Ellis and screenplay by Anita Doron. The story revolves around Parvana, who disguises herself

Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader after Mullah Omar dies

The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the new leader of the Afghan insurgent group, a statement said on Friday, marking a historic power transition for the militant movement. The announcement comes a day after the insurgents confirmed the death of their elusive leader Mullah Omar, who led the fractious group, which is waging a bloody war in Afghanistan, for some 20 years. Mansour, a longtime trusted deputy of Omar,

Ishant Sharma out of World Cup, Mohit Sharma to replace him

Ishant Sharma was on Saturday ruled out of the World Cup as the pacer was the only one among the four cricketers to have failed the fitness test. The injured four players – Ishant, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar went through lot of fitness drills and the veteran Indian pacer looked struggling. Ishant last played in the Boxing Day Test match in Sydney. “It’s confirmed that Ishant has

Al-Qaeda wants to portray PM Modi as enemy of Islam

Al-Qaeda, which has announced the creation of a separate wing for India, wants to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an enemy of Islam and as such India should take its threat “very seriously”, a well-known American counter-terror expert said on Friday even as the US tried to downplay the terrorist outfit’s capabilities.“This video, the first from (al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-) Zawahiri this year, should be taken very seriously. Al-Qaeda

James Van Der Beek to star in 'CSI' spin-off?

Dawson`s Creek actor James Van Der Beek will reportedly star in the spin-off of hit TV series `CSI: Crime Scene Investigation`. The 37-year-old actor will play FBI agent Elijah Mundo opposite actress Patricia Arquette in the upcoming series `CSI: Cyber`, reportedly. His character is said to be `an expert in battlefield forensics` and a `savant when it comes to weaponry, vehicles and bombs` who served in Afghanistan. Van Der Beek