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Ghani may seek more military assistance from India

Afghanistan may seek additional military assistance from India in battling a relentless Taliban insurgency, a New Delhi-based newspaper reported on Wednesday. President Ashraf Ghani is expected to present Prime Minister Narendra Modi a wish list at their meeting on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference in the Amritsar …

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JSMM condemns arrest of AHRC commissioner in Thailand

AT-BERLIN: Chairman of the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) Shafi Muhammad Burfat condemned arrest of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) commissioner Bashir Naveed and Munir Mengal in Thailand. Talking to Afghanistan Times, Burfat said the Thai government arrested Bashir Naveed and Munir Mengal on behest of the Chinese and …

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Scores killed as train derails near Kanpur, India

Sixty three people have been killed after 14 carriages of an Indian express train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh state, police say. The incident took place on the Indore-Patna Express just after 03:00 local time on Sunday (21:30 GMT Saturday) near the city of Kanpur. Rescuers cut their way through …

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Baloch observe Martyrs Day

AT-KABUL: The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) had organized memorial events in Balochistan and abroad to pay tributes to martyrs of Baloch freedom struggle. In a statement issued from London the other day, the movement said that every year Baloch nation organize memorial services and events on 13 November to remember …

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Upset at being sidelined in talks, Pakistan warns Taliban

Two senior Taliban figures said that Pakistan issued a stark warning to the militant group, apparently surprised and angered over being excluded from the insurgents’ secret talks with the Afghan government. They said the Pakistani government warned the Taliban that unless they consult with Islamabad during the negotiations all top …

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Sardar Patel: An Icon of National Unity

An extraordinaryleader, freedom fighter and architect of the integration of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, better known as “Iron Man of India,” remains an enduring iconof patriotism, nationalism and the spirit of public service. In a fitting tribute to this giant,India will be launching week-long celebrations on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary …

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