Modi also conveyed his greetings to the neighbouring country on the occasion of its national day.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group is active in eastern Nangarhar province. Recently, IS has shown signs of expansion in Afghanistan, with attacks in the north, the south and the capital of Kabul.
In his first visit to Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370, Amit Shah will also inaugurate the first international flight from Srinagar to Sharjah, and chair a high-level security review meeting.
Some workers shifted to safer localities after militants kill two more labourers from Bihar
Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah said he hopes friendship prevails between India and Pakistan, so that Kashmiris can live in peace.
The demonstrations were organised by political parties and rebel groups that were part of the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, an umbrella group that led the uprising against al-Bashir.
Police claim 13 terrorists have been killed in Kashmir in nine encounters over the last nine days.
Security forces received information about the presence of militants in the Wahibug area of Pulwama, following which a cordon and search operation was launched.
The former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the Centre is ‘outraged only in cases where hate politics can be lapped up to polarise people’.
Guns targeting the minority community today will target the majority community tomorrow, he says.
Many Hindus, Sikhs plan to boycott government offices until situation improves; PAGD blames Centre
The former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said it is ‘no time for politics’ but make people understand where the failure lies.
The J&K UT has witnessed a spike in civilian killings with at least seven civilians killed in the past three days, with the latest being a school principal and a teacher.
The PDP said it is the administration's ‘failure’ for ‘not being able to protect the people’, for the ‘worsening situation’ and for ‘working against the people’.
The wounded teachers were shifted to SKIMS hospital where they were declared brought dead on arrival. The latest incident comes a day after three civilians including owner of Bindroo Medicate was shot dead in Srinagar and Bandipora.
The BJP says at least 23 BJP workers have been killed in different militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir in the past two years and in Kulgam district alone nine workers of the BJP have been killed.
Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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