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Kabul Terror Attack

The UN recently condemned the terror attack on the Kabul Gurudwara in Afghanistan. Several countries, including India, had also condemned the attack. The Attack The attack happened on March 25th on the Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib Shrine in Kabul in Afghanistan. The shootings and suicide bombing led to the death of 25 worshippers and the ..

Afghanistan to contribute $1 million to SAARC Corona Emergency Fund

Afghanistan recently pledged $1 million contribution to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund, which was proposed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India proposed an initial contribution of $10 million to tackle the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. After the announcement, Nepal and Bhutan committed nearly $1 million and $100,000 respectively to the SAARC Corona Emergency ..

US to ink deal with Taliban in Doha

The United States is scheduled to sign a deal with the Taliban group on February 29, in Doha, for reduction in violence across Afghanistan. This was announced by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  A week-long ‘reduction in violence’ deal between the Taliban, the US and Afghan security forces is to commence shortly. After this agreement, Intra-Afghan negotiations are ..

Ashraf Ghani re-elected as the President of Afghanistan

Election commission chief of Afghanistan announced the result of last September’s election held in the country. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of the polls with 50.64% of the vote. There were allegations of vote-manipulation and fraud after the September poll, though only a small part of the country came forward to ..

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect from 10th January

On 11th December 2019, the Parliament of India passed the Citizenship Amendment Act followed by which thousands of citizens including students protested across various parts of the country against the Act despite the continuous assertion of the Central Government that no Indian citizen needs to worry about the new Act, On Friday, 10th January 2020 ..

Support Rally by Indian-Americans for CAA in Boston

A pro-CAA rally was organized in the capital city of the US state Massachusetts, Boston on Sunday, 5th January 2020 by a group of Indian-Americans in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed by Parliament of India, followed by which the Bill got the assent of the President of India on 12th December 2019 ..

India-Iran 19th Joint Commission Meeting on 22nd December

After a gap of four years, the India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting will be conducted on Sunday, 22nd December 2019 in Iran. This will mark the 19th Joint Commission meeting the two countries, with the previous 18th edition was organized on 28th December 2015 at New Delhi. The 19th Joint Commission Meeting will be chaired by ..

Afghanistan became the First Country to recognize Indian Pharmacopoeia

The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission was formed in 1956 with headquarters in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to promote public and animal health in India. The Commission acts as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Indian Pharmacopoeia is a book that has been established to set standards for all drugs that are ..