Category : India

by Yash - 1 month ago

Modi's promised handout to farmers gets lukewarm response

"Peanuts" was how one rural politician described a 6,000 rupee ($84) yearly handout to small farmers promised in Friday's budget as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to secure the support of rural voters in a forthcoming election.

by Yash - 1 month ago

Afghan president accuses Pakistan of holding 'keys to war'

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that the "keys to war are in Islamabad, Quetta, Rawalpindi" - all cities in Pakistan - suggesting the neighbouring country was a safe haven for cross-border militant activities.

by Yash - 1 month ago

Roadblocks cast shadow over path to peace in Afghanistan

U.S. diplomats and the Afghan Taliban have seen cause for hope in talks to end the United States' longest war, but the pivotal issues of a ceasefire and the militants sitting down with the Afghan government are far from being resolved.