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New Delhi: India continues to carry out military evacuation operations in Kabul, a week after Taliban retook control of war-torn Afghanistan. On Saturday, Indian Air Force's C-130J transport aircraft airlifted over 85 Indians from the region. The aircraft took off from Kabul in the early hours of Saturday and stopped for refuelling in Tajikistan. India had earlier also picked up its consulate

Beijing, Aug 20: China's national legislature on Friday formally endorsed the three-child policy mooted by the ruling Communist Party, in a major policy shift aimed to prevent a steep decline in birth rates in the world's most populous country. The revised Population and Family Planning Law, which allows Chinese couples to have three children, was passed by the Standing Committee of the National

Kabul, Aug 20: The Taliban have searched the closed Indian Consulates in Kandahar and Herat two days ago and the reportedly took some documents from the two missions, sources in the security set-up said. According to sources, the insurgents broke into the Consulate buildings and also took parked vehicles. India has four Indian consulates located in Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have expressed readiness to contribute to the establishment of peace and security in war-torn Afghanistan. The two presidents discussed the situation in Afghanistan, along with a range of other issues, during a telephone conversation on Wednesday. “The establishment of security, peace and tranquility in Afghanistan has

New Delhi, Aug 18: The Taliban have given India green signal to complete its infrastructure and development projects in Afghanistan, as "they are meant for the people," the movement's spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, said on Wednesday. "India has worked on projects, many reconstruction and infrastructure-related projects, and if they want they can complete the unfinished projects as those are for the

Moscow, Aug 16: Russia's ambassador to Afghanistan praised the Taliban's conduct on Monday and said the group, still officially designated a terrorist organisation in Russia, had made Kabul safer in the first 24 hours than it had been under the US-backed government. The comments by Ambassador Dmitry Zhirnov reflect an undisguised effort by Russia to deepen its well-established ties with the

Kabul, Aug 17: The Taliban Tuesday declared a general amnesty for all government officials and urged them to return to work, two days after taking power following a lightning sweep through the country. "A general amnesty has been declared for all... so you should start your routine life with full confidence," said a statement from the Taliban.

New Delhi, Aug 17: Amid escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, India has evacuated its embassy staff in Kabul in a special Air Force flight. "In view of the prevailing circumstances, it has been decided that our Ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will move to India immediately (sic)," Arindam Bagchi, Spokesperson, Ministry Of External Affairs, tweeted this morning. Afghanistan is

Taliban have assured Sikh and Hindu communities of Kabul complete safety, according to media reports. Hours after entering Kabul, the representatives of Taliban met the leaders of minority communities and asked them not to fear them or leave the country. Instead, they have shared their mobile numbers with them and asked to contact in case they face any difficulty, according to a report by Times of

Kabul, Aug 16: Afghanistan woke up to the Taliban's complete takeover of Afghanistan as the US and other world leaders asked the insurgent group leaders to allow people and foreigners to leave the country. Thousands of Afghans flooded the Kabul airport, rushing the runway, in hope of an exit from the country. Stay tuned for more updates. At least five people have been killed in Kabul airport as