On Amitabh Bachchan 77th birthday, a look at the megastar's regional films, from Anusandhan to Kandahar
Amitabh Bachchan, who rings in his 77th birthday on Friday, has had a career spanning over 40 years in not only Bollywood but other vernacular language films as well.
Roadside bomb hits bus in western Afghanistan; 32, including children, killed, 15 critically wounded
A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and injuring 15 more.
Congress blames Modi for China roadblock in Masood Azhar issue, says PM's foreign policies are 'diplomatic disasters'
The Congress attacked the Narendra Modi government after China blocked a bid at the UN Security Council to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, saying the PM's foreign policy has been a series of diplomatic disasters.
Day after Rahul Gandhi's 'Masood Azhar ji' comment, Congress says Ajit Doval gave 'clean chit' to JeM chief in 2010 interview
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted that Narendra Modi government's NSA, Ajit Doval, 'spills the beans' and indicts BJP government in release of terrorist, Masood Azhar in a 2010 interview
Afghanistan floods: UN report says 20 people have died due to heavy rains in Kandahar, 2,000 homes damaged
At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, the UN said on Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses.
Masood Azhar could be afflicted with renal failure, say govt security officials; claim JeM chief undergoing regular dialysis
Masood Azhar, the founder of the dreaded terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), is suspected to be afflicted with renal failure and is under regular dialysis at an army hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan, officials said on Saturday
India may have France, Russia's support in designating Masood Azhar 'terrorist', but China can still block efforts
The terror mastermind, who was arrested by India in 1994 and lodged in a jail in Jammu, was freed in 1999, along with two other terrorists in exchange for the 155 passengers on board an Air India plane to Kandahar that was hijacked. Azhar, who had fought the Russians in Afghanistan, went on to join Harkat-ul-Ansar, a Pakistan-based Islamic militant outfit and later establish the JeM.
Manish Tewari claims JeM has close ties with Imran Khan's PTI, calls for strict action against Pakistan
Manish Tewari said the Jaish-e-Mohammad has very close ties with PTI, which makes Pakistan responsible for the attack. Congress, he said, stands by the action that the government takes against Pakistan.
Hijack scare at Delhi airport after Ariana Afghan Airlines pilot presses wrong button on Kandahar-bound flight
After a two-hour operation that created panic among passengers on board the aircraft at the Delhi airport, the plane was cleared for take-off.
'Have to vote for better future of my country': Afghans risk lives to vote in delayed Kandahar poll, brazen out Taliban threat
Afghans risked their lives to vote in legislative elections in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, after the Taliban-claimed killing of a powerful police chief delayed the ballot by a week.
India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq's death gives ISI crucial role in stabilising Afghanistan
The growing strategic depth that the Taliban in Afghanistan has given to Pakistan's ISI would not be bartered away at any cost, that too at present when it expects greater concessions from Washington, which is willing to negotiate things out
Afghanistan elections: Voting begins amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats; polling in Kandahar postponed by a week
Voting began on Saturday in Afghanistan parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar
Assassination of top Kandahar security officials by Taliban casts shadow on Afghanistan parliamentary election
The killings of two top security officials in Kandahar has only raised the stakes for the Afghanistan government to conduct nationwide parliamentary elections.
Afghans set to vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday despite Taliban threats, rampant corruption
In areas where the government still provides relative security, Afghans face a different array of challenges. Widespread corruption forces people to pay bribes for shabby public services, and increasingly influential ultraconservative clerics blame the country's many ills on years of Western influence, threatening to roll back the limited gains made by women and civil society since the 2001 US-led invasion.
Top Afghan police chief killed in Kandahar shooting ahead of parliamentary election; Taliban claims responsibility
General Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security commanders, was killed on Thursday in a shooting attack by a bodyguard that dealt a severe blow to the Afghan government ahead of parliamentary elections on Saturday, officials said.
Security forces swarmed the southern city of Kandahar after the shooting that shuttered shops and sent terrified civilians — already on high alert for attacks — into their homes.
Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven ahead of 20 October parliamentary ballot; Taliban claims responsibility
The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which takes the number of candidates killed so far during the campaign season to at least 10. Jabar Qahraman had been meeting with supporters in his campaign office in the southern province of Helmand — a Taliban stronghold — when the attack happened, provincial governor spokesman Omar Zhwak told AFP.
We have become accustomed to conceptually seeing Afghanistan as a destabilised political entity, rife with sanguine ethnic faultlines and sectarian divisions.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Ex-PM rose above hardline politics, was last Indian politician to be universally revered
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last Indian politician who was universally loved, respected and perhaps even revered.
At least sixteen people were killed and 38 were wounded on Tuesday when a minivan stuffed with explosives detonated as security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, officials said.