Taliban, opposition battle for Panjshir

New government will be announced next week, say Taliban; global community in a flurry of diplomacy Fresh fighting was reported on Saturday between the Taliban and resistance forces in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, as the hardline Islamists are in the process of finalising a government that will set the tone for their rule. Taliban sources said […]


U.S. forces keep up airlift under threat of attacks

Taliban add new layers of checkpoints on roads leading to the airport, largely sealing off the area American forces working under heightened security and threats of another attack pressed ahead in the closing days of the U.S.-led evacuation from Afghanistan after a devastating suicide bombing. The next few days “will be our most dangerous period […]


Afghanistan's banks brace for bedlam after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan’s banking system is now in a state of collapse,and people are running out of money, says Afghan economic expert Afghanistan’s banks, critical tot he country’s recovery from crisis, are facing an un certain future say its bankers, with doubts over everything from liquidity to employment of female staff after the Taliban swept to power. […]


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21 goats struck dead by lightning Twenty one goats were struck dead by lightning in a pen at Gopalapuram near T. Kallupatti on Wednesday evening. Police said that C. Marichamy and K. Selvam had put up the pen for the goats on the farm of one Karuppasamy. When it started raining on Wednesday evening, lightning […]


Afghan Army chief to visit India

Amid the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, the nation’s Army chief Lt. Gen. Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai is scheduled to visit India on a three-day visit from July 27. He is scheduled to meet Army Chief Gen. Manoj Naravane and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, a defence official said. Lt. Gen. Ahmadzi was appointed the Army chief […]


14 Afghan officialskilled in ‘Taliban attacks’

First deadly assaults since end of truce Fourteen members of the Afghan security forces were killed in two separate attacks on Thursday in the first deadly assaults officials have blamed on the Taliban since the end of a three-day ceasefire. The temporary truce ended on Tuesday but an overall lull in the country’s grinding violence […]