Saturday, February 24, 2024

Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 strikes Afghanistan

Kabul | February 21, 2024 8:55:01 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology said.... read..

Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hits Afghanistan; second within 24 hours

Kabul | February 21, 2024 6:55:13 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 struck Afghanistan in the early hours of Wednesday.... read..

SL vs AFG, 3rd T20I: Gurbaz fifty guides Afghanistan to 209/5

Dambulla | February 21, 2024 9:54:07 PM IST
An explosive half-century by opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz and his 88-run first-wicket partnership with Hazratullah Zazai powered Afghanistan to a total of 209/5 in 20 overs during the third and final T20I of the series at Dambulla on Wednesday.... read..

Afghanistan spinner Noor Ahmed banned by ILT20 for 12 months for breaching his player agreement

New Delhi | February 20, 2024 10:53:57 PM IST
Afghanistan spinner Noor Ahmed has been banned for 12 months by UAE's International League T20 after he breached his player agreement with Sharjah Warriors.... read..

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude hits Afghanistan's Fayzabad

Kabul | February 20, 2024 2:53:58 AM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit Afghanistan's Fayzabad on Monday, the National Centre for Seismology said.... read..

Afghanistan: 25 killed, 10 injured in landslide in Nuristan province

Kabul | February 19, 2024 8:23:43 PM IST
At least 25 people lost their lives following a massive landslide in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan on Monday, Khaama Press reported, citing the Taliban-led Ministry of Disaster Management.... read..

Afghanistan: UN Deputy Secretary-General initiates women-centric talks

Kabul | February 19, 2024 12:24:49 PM IST
Kanni Wignaraja, the UN Assistant Secretary-General, has arrived in Afghanistan to delve into conversations regarding projects concerning women, including livelihood, empowerment, the provision of essential services, and participation in society, as repor... read..

Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude jolts Afghanistan

Kabul | February 18, 2024 6:23:48 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale was recorded in Afghanistan on Sunday evening, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.... read..

Pathirana's 4-wicket haul helps Sri Lanka clinch thriller win over Afghanistan in 1st T20I

Dambulla | February 18, 2024 10:24:09 AM IST
Speedster Matheesha Pathirana's four-wicket haul powered Sri Lanka to a breathtaking win over Afghanistan in the 1st T20I at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla on Saturday.... read..

Deputy NSA Misri highlights India's support for Afghanistan at Bishkek meet

Bishkek | February 16, 2024 7:54:58 PM IST
The Deputy National Security Advisor, Vikram Misri on Friday highlighted India's consistent and steadfast policy in support of peace, security and stability in Afghanistan and said that India has legitimate economic and security interests in Afghanistan, ... read..

Binura Fernando replaces injured Dushmantha Chameera in Sri Lanka's squad for Afghanistan T20Is

Colombo | February 12, 2024 8:54:20 PM IST
Star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga will captain a strong 16-player squad in the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan.... read..

Nissanka's double ton outpowers Nabi-Omarzai fightback as SL beat Afghanistan in 1st ODI

Pallekele | February 10, 2024 10:24:33 AM IST
Sri Lankan opener Pathum Nissanka's historic double century outpowered a magnificent fightback from veteran Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammed Nabi and Azmatullah Omarzai as the Lankan Lions secured a hard-fought 42-run win over the rising Asian side on Fri... read..

Afghanistan win toss, opt to field against Sri Lanka in 1st ODI

Pallekele | February 9, 2024 3:24:53 PM IST
Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi won the toss and opted to field against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Friday.... read..

Shanaka left out of Sri Lanka's 16-member ODI squad for Afghanistan series

New Delhi | February 8, 2024 4:23:50 PM IST
Former skipper Shanaka has been left out of Sri Lanka's 16-member ODI squad for their upcoming Afghanistan series.... read..

Pakistan to close borders with Afghanistan, Iran ahead of general elections for security

Islamabad | February 8, 2024 10:24:01 AM IST
Pakistan has announced the closure of its borders with neighbouring Afghanistan and Iran to ensure security during the upcoming general elections slated for February 8, as per Dawn... read..

Taliban forces detain 10 people in Afghanistan for singing, playing musical instruments

Kabul | February 7, 2024 7:25:12 PM IST
As the Taliban continues to expand restrictions on Afghan people's lives, at least 10 people in the Yengi Qala district of Afghanistan have been arrested for singing and playing musical instruments, sources from Takhar province said, according to Khaama P... read..

Ireland announce squads for upcoming multi-format series against Afghanistan

New Delhi | February 7, 2024 3:25:40 PM IST
Ireland announced their Test and white ball series squads for their upcoming multi-format series against Afghanistan.... read..

BSF apprehends two illegal intruders from Afghanistan, Pakistan near Punjab border

Gurdaspur (Punjab) | February 6, 2024 10:24:02 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended two illegal intruders along the Indo-Pakistan border in Punjab in two separate incidents.... read..

Ireland announce squads for all-format Afghanistan series

Dublin | February 6, 2024 10:24:13 PM IST
Cricket Ireland on Tuesday named Test, ODI and T20I squads for a multi-format series against Afghanistan starting in late February in the UAE.... read..

Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 hits Afghanistan

Kabul | February 6, 2024 11:23:32 PM IST
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in Afghanistan on Tuesday evening, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said.... read..

Afghanistan's struggling economy led to deflation, poverty: World Bank Report

Kabul | February 5, 2024 9:24:26 AM IST
Afghanistan's struggling economy has led to deflation and poverty, Khaama Press reported citing a World Bank report. This deflationary trend persisted from April 2023 to December 2023.... read..

Afghanistan: United Nations Special Rapporteur endorses calls to cease girls' detentions

Kabul | February 5, 2024 1:23:37 PM IST
Richard Bennett, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for Afghanistan, has endorsed the UN experts' calls for halting the detention of girls over dress code violations, affirming ongoing investigations into such detentions as reported by ... read..

Japan provides Afghanistan with USD 13.5 million humanitarian aid: WFP

Kabul | February 4, 2024 11:53:42 PM IST
The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the humanitarian aid of USD 13.5 million from Japan to the Afghan people, as reported by TOLO News.... read..

Colombo Test, Day-3: Afghanistan reduce trail to 42 runs against Sri Lanka

Colombo | February 4, 2024 9:54:11 PM IST
Afghanistan batters helped their side to reduce the deficit to 42 runs against Sri Lanka on the third day of the one-off Test played at Sinhalese Sports Club hereon Sunday.... read..

UK advises citizens against travelling to Afghanistan

Kabul | February 4, 2024 10:54:05 AM IST
The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advised British nationals against travelling to Afghanistan, TOLO News reported.... read..

Afghanistan: UN experts express concerns over arbitrary detention of women, girls by Taliban

Kabul | February 4, 2024 7:53:00 AM IST
In a recent report, United Nations experts voiced concerns about the Taliban's "arbitrary" arrest of women and children in Afghanistan.... read..

'100 tests and 10,000 runs': Dimuth Karunaratne sets ambitious goals as Sri Lanka dominates Day 2 against Afghanistan

Colombo | February 4, 2024 2:52:40 AM IST
Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne discussed his goals after playing a valuable innings on Day 2 of the one-off Test against Afghanistan at Sinhalese Sports Club on Saturday.... read..

Mathews, Chandimal tons give Sri Lanka advantage against Afghanistan

Colombo | February 4, 2024 12:23:40 AM IST
Tons from Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal helped Sri Lanka extend their lead to 212 runs after the end of play on Day 2 of the one-off Test against Afghanistan at Sinhalese Sports Club on Saturday.... read..

Afghanistan: Two suspects lashed in Kabul on charges of having 'extramarital affair'

Kabul | February 2, 2024 8:24:23 PM IST
Two persons accused of having "extramarital relations" were lashed 35 times in Kabul province, Khaama Press reported, citing a Taliban court statement.... read..

Sri Lanka openers give firm control against Afghanistan on Day 1 in one-off Test

Colombo | February 2, 2024 8:24:30 PM IST
Sri Lanka openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Nishan Madushka's magnificent partnership of 80 runs put the host in control after the end of play on Day 1 at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Friday.... read..

"Have been attending several meetings on Afghanistan in various formats": MEA on engagements with Kabul

New Delhi | February 1, 2024 11:26:17 PM IST
India has been engaging with Afghanistan at both the regional as well as international level by attending several meetings in various formats, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.... read..

Afghanistan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi calls Rashid Khan 'best bowler'

Colombo | February 1, 2024 11:25:38 PM IST
While speaking ahead of the Test match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Friday, Afghan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi called Rashid Khan the "best bowler."... read..

Gunasekara, Rathnayake get maiden call-up for Test against Afghanistan

New Delhi | January 31, 2024 7:55:07 PM IST
Sri Lanka's uncapped pacers Chamika Gunasekara and Milan Rathnayake have been included in the squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan which will kick off on Friday.... read..

India advocates stability, development in Afghanistan

Kabul | January 31, 2024 4:53:32 AM IST
The Indian representative engaged in a meeting with Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed Foreign Minister, Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, and expressed India's active participation in both international and regional initiatives concerning Afghanistan.... read..

Afghanistan's acting Foreign Minister holds talks with regional Ambassadors, including India

Kabul | January 30, 2024 4:53:21 AM IST
Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed Foreign Minister, Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, met with the ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions of the regional countries of the region, including India.... read..

Afghanistan name squad for one-off Test against Sri Lanka, Rashid Khan stays out

New Delhi | January 29, 2024 9:53:24 PM IST
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Monday announced the Test squad for the upcoming one-off match against Sri Lanka.... read..

Afghanistan's National Unity Group welcomes announcement inviting women to UN session

Kabul | January 29, 2024 7:52:27 AM IST
The National Unity Group of Afghanistan has welcomed an announcement inviting women to the United Nations session and has called for avoiding any involvement with the Taliban, Khaama Press reported.... read..

UN body in Afghanistan thanks India for assistance in combating locust threat

Kabul | January 24, 2024 4:22:19 AM IST
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Afghanistan thanked India for supplying 40,000 litres of Malathion, a pesticide used to fight locust menace.... read..

Plane crashing in Afghanistan was air ambulance flying from Thailand to Moscow

New Delhi | January 21, 2024 4:55:57 PM IST
Confirming the plane crash in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province in the early morning hours on Sunday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said the aircraft was an air ambulance flying from Thailand to Moscow.... read..

Afghanistan: Three people killed, six injured in explosion in Kunar

Kabul | January 21, 2024 7:52:12 PM IST
As many as three people have been killed and six others have been injured after an explosion in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported citing local authorities.... read..

"We learnt a lot from tour to India": Afghanistan's Karim Janat

By Vipul Kashyap

Dubai | January 21, 2024 9:54:12 PM IST
Afghanistan all-rounder Karim Janat said that the team learnt a lot from their recently-concluded tour to India and expressed hope that they will deliver a fine performance in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup this year to be held in West Indies and UAE.... read..

Aircraft that crashed in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan not Indian, DGCA confirms

Kabul | January 21, 2024 2:51:42 PM IST
A DF-10 aircraft, registered in Morocco, crashed in the mountains of Topkhana along the districts of Kuran-Munjan and Zibak of the Badakhshan province on Sunday morning.... read..

VHP president hands over gifts from Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Afghanistan to Ram Temple Yajman

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | January 20, 2024 12:55:54 PM IST
Days ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Alok Kumar handed over gifts received from Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Afghanistan to the 'Yajman' of Shri Ram Temple Anil Mishra.... read..

"I have been practicing it a lot": Rohit Sharma on hitting reverse-sweeps against Afghanistan in 3rd T20I

New Delhi | January 20, 2024 2:52:40 AM IST
India skipper Rohit Sharma said that he tried the switch-hit against the Afghanistan bowlers as the bowl was spinning and gripping during the third and final T20I of the three-match series.... read..

UNDP report indicates worsening economic insecurity in Afghanistan

Kabul | January 19, 2024 7:52:15 AM IST
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest report, has indicated a worsening economic insecurity under the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan, Afghanistan-based Khaama Press reported.... read..

Dravid hails "superb" Bishnoi, praises Rohit for going with his "gut" in 2nd Super Over against Afghanistan

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 18, 2024 11:54:18 AM IST
India head coach Rahul Dravid praised Ravi Bishnoi for his remarkable execution in the second super over and skipper Rohit Sharma for going with his gut and handing the ball to the spinner during their 3rd T20I victory against Afghanistan.... read..

Afghanistan: UNICEF announces it will establish thousands of educational classes in country

Kabul | January 18, 2024 9:54:39 AM IST
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), has declared that it will shortly open approximately a thousand educational classes in Afghanistan, Khaama Press reported.... read..

Rohit's record-breaking ton matched by Afghanistan's resistance, Men in Blue win after two Super Overs

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 18, 2024 12:24:10 AM IST
Following a record-breaking century by skipper Rohit Sharma and a fantastic batting effort by Afghanistan batters Rahmanullah Gurbaz, skipper Ibrahim Zadran and Gulbadin Naib, it took two Super Overs to separate both the sides as India beat Afghanistan by... read..

Rohit's record-breaking ton powers India to 212/4 against Afghanistan in 3rd T20I

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 17, 2024 10:23:27 PM IST
A record-breaking century by skipper Rohit Sharma and a half-century by Rinku Singh helped India reach a massive 212/4 in 20 overs following early loss of wickets against Afghanistan in the third T20I at Bengaluru on Wednesday.... read..

Afghanistan: Truck drivers urge Taliban, Pakistan to facilitate reopening of Torkham border crossing

Kabul | January 17, 2024 12:23:10 AM IST
Truck drivers have urged the Taliban and Pakistan to sit for negotiations and facilitate the immediate reopening of the Torkham border crossing, TOLO News reported.... read..

"No real time frame": Afghanistan coach Jonathan Trott on Rashid Khan's return

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 17, 2024 9:24:07 AM IST
Afghanistan head coach Jonathan Trott stated that there is no "time frame" on star spinner Rashid Khan's much-awaited return to the field of cricket ahead of the final T20I against India.... read..
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