At least 30 civilians killed in air strike near pine nut field in eastern Afghanistan

At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night was aimed at destroying a hideout used by Islamic State (IS) militants, but it accidentally targeted farmers near a […]

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Search for Indian air force plane lost near China enters fourth day

The search for an Indian air force (IAF) plane with 13 people on board, which went missing on Monday near the border with China, entered its fourth day on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. “The area of search has been expanded and more assets, including smaller and more maneuverable helicopters like cheetah have been included in the rescue […]

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Rupee slides further to Rs150 against USD; stock market down 2.4pc

The rupee continued to fall to record lows on Friday, after the government agreed in principle to a $6 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The rupee, which lost 3.6 per cent on Thursday to close at 146.2 against the US dollar in the interbank market, dropped further on Friday, dealers said, selling […]

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