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Afghan security personnel leave a building where insurgents were hiding during their attack on the prison in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, on August 3.(AP File Photo)

Kerala physician among 3 Indian Islamic State operatives killed in Afghanistan prison attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar and Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 07:47 AM IST
People familiar with the developments said on condition of anonymity it was believed all three Indian terrorists were from Kerala, from where a sizeable number of men and women had travelled to Afghanistan to join the Islamic State in 2016.
This is probably the first step taken by the Indian government to relocate its diplomatic staff due to Covid-19-related concerns.
This is probably the first step taken by the Indian government to relocate its diplomatic staff due to Covid-19-related concerns.

Covid-19: India pulls out all staff from consulates in Herat, Jalalabad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 05:12 PM IST
The decision to move the diplomats and other staff was made because the consulate at Herat is located very close to the border with Iran and the region has seen a massive influx of Afghan refugees and workers from the neighbouring country.
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Illegal sand mining on Beas banks continues unabated in Tarn Taran

Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran | By Anil Sharma, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The residents of Gagrewal, Jalalabad and Bhalojala villages in Khadoor Sahib sub-division say they have been complaining to the mining department about the illegal practice for the last one year, but to no avail.
Members of the ETT-TET Unemployed Teachers’ Union protesting against the Punjab government outside CM Capt Amarinder Singh’s residence in Patiala on Saturday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
Members of the ETT-TET Unemployed Teachers’ Union protesting against the Punjab government outside CM Capt Amarinder Singh’s residence in Patiala on Saturday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

Unemployed teachers protest outside Punjab CM’s house in Patiala

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Farmers panic as locusts spotted in Fazilka villages

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Ferozepur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Akalis see comeback in Ayali’s Dakha victory

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:48 PM IST
Congress’ Raminder Awla defeated SAD’s greenhorn Raj Singh Dibbipur in Jalalabad with a margin of 16,633
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Yet another humiliating defeat for AAP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:41 PM IST
The principal opposition party had won the Dakha seat and stood second in Jalalabad in the 2017 assembly elections, but ended with just 5% vote share this time.
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Capt continues the winning run, but falters in battle of prestige

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Sharma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 10:28 PM IST
The bypoll results have taken the Congress tally to 80 in the 117-strong state assembly
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Punjab bypolls: At 78.8%, Jalalabad records highest turnout among four seats

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:27 PM IST
Voting percentage drops from 86.9% that the constituency recorded in 2017 assembly polls; voting remained peaceful, except a couple of skirmishes
Election officials carry poll material in Phagwara on Sunday, for assembly bypolls, October 20, 2019.(HT Photo)
Election officials carry poll material in Phagwara on Sunday, for assembly bypolls, October 20, 2019.(HT Photo)

A battle of prestige as 4 assembly seats vote in bypolls in Punjab today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 07:51 AM IST
The poll results would serve as the barometer of Capt Amarinder Singh-led government’s policies and development programmes in the first half of its five-year tenure.
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh during a roadshow in support of Congress candidate Raminder Singh Awla in Jalalabad on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh during a roadshow in support of Congress candidate Raminder Singh Awla in Jalalabad on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Sukhbir under misconception that Jalalabad seat is in his pocket: CM

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 12:34 AM IST
On Bargari sacrilege cases, he said that Sukhbir tried hard to ensure that the cases were handed back to the CBI but his government will expose the truth at all cost.
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ASSEMBLY BYPOLL No development took place under Cong govt: Sukhbir

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By HT Correspondent, Ferozepur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Jalalabad bypoll: Caste math to decide electoral fate of greenhorn contestants

Hindustan Times, Punjab | By Vishal Joshi, Jalalabad (fazilka)
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Men carry an injured person to a hospital after a blast in Jalalabad, Afghanistan(REUTERS Photo)
Men carry an injured person to a hospital after a blast in Jalalabad, Afghanistan(REUTERS Photo)

At least 10 killed in attack on bus in east Afghanistan: Official

Jalalabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 07:31 PM IST
Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the death toll caused due to a bomb blast which killed 10.
Smoke rises from an area where explosions and gunshots were heard, in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)
Smoke rises from an area where explosions and gunshots were heard, in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)

3 injured in blast outside Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad: Pak FO

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 09:50 AM IST
The Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad had been shut down in August last year, before resuming operations two months later, a media report said.
A number of villages in Punjab remained submerged in water on Friday.(HT Photo)
A number of villages in Punjab remained submerged in water on Friday.(HT Photo)

17-yr-old drowns after falling into pit in Jalalabad

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The victim slipped into a 40-ft pit that was brimming with floodwater.
The police have estimated that the total value of the seized 50kg heroin is around Rs 200 crore in the international market.(PTI File / Representative Image)
The police have estimated that the total value of the seized 50kg heroin is around Rs 200 crore in the international market.(PTI File / Representative Image)

Days after mega haul, Delhi Police seizes 50kg heroin from Afghan-linked cartel

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 07:52 AM IST
The police said two Afghan men, Mohammad Akbar, 45, and Neda Mohammad, 38, were arrested from the cold storage plant they raided on Monday and claimed that the foreign nationals were “connected” with the two other Afghan nationals arrested along with three Indian men from south Delhi last week.
The items include a portrayal of Buddha, the turbaned heads of meditating Bodhisattvas, the bald head of a monk and three larger heads belonging to female and male individuals, one possibly to be identified with Vajrapani, the spiritual guide of Buddha, and the others perhaps lay donors or Bodhisattvas.(Trustees of the British Museum.)
The items include a portrayal of Buddha, the turbaned heads of meditating Bodhisattvas, the bald head of a monk and three larger heads belonging to female and male individuals, one possibly to be identified with Vajrapani, the spiritual guide of Buddha, and the others perhaps lay donors or Bodhisattvas.(Trustees of the British Museum.)

UK to return rare Buddhist artefacts to Afghanistan

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Seized during the political turmoil in Afghanistan, the items had been illegally exported from the country to the UK. They were likely pillaged from Buddhist monasteries, according to experts at the museum.
Party president Sukhbir Singh Badal took the lead this time by taking lead in all nine assembly segments falling in Ferozour Lok Sabha seat, which he won with the highest margin of 1.98 lakh votes in the state(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Party president Sukhbir Singh Badal took the lead this time by taking lead in all nine assembly segments falling in Ferozour Lok Sabha seat, which he won with the highest margin of 1.98 lakh votes in the state(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Despite poor show, SAD gets lead in 23 assembly segments

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 12:48 PM IST
Jointly, the SAD-BJP alliance claims to have touched the 35-mark with the saffron party leading in 10 other segments.
The SAD chief said that instead of taking responsibility for the Congress disaster like a good general, Amarinder was passing the buck to juniors.(HT Photo)
The SAD chief said that instead of taking responsibility for the Congress disaster like a good general, Amarinder was passing the buck to juniors.(HT Photo)

Captain government has pushed Punjab back by two decades in two-year rule, says Sukhbir

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2019 10:02 AM IST
The Akali supremo also came down heavily on the government for putting farmers through alleged harassment and humiliation at the mandi.
AAP’s Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann(HT File)
AAP’s Sangrur candidate Bhagwant Mann(HT File)

Lok Sabha election: Complaint against Bhagwant Mann for filing ‘wrong’ assets details

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 08:31 AM IST
In his recent affidavit, Mann has shown self-acquired property at Bir Kalan village measuring over 18 kanals, but in 2014, he has showed that he bought only 5 kanal land in Bir Kalan village, he alleged.
The accused in police custody on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
The accused in police custody on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

4 held for kidnapping, murdering commission agent in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 10:49 PM IST
Suman Mutneja of Panje Ke Uthar village in Guru Har Sahai subdivision had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on Thursday and his body was recovered from Gang Canal near Jalalabad on Sunday.
An Afghan police officer takes position near the site of an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)
An Afghan police officer takes position near the site of an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.(REUTERS)

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 10:28 PM IST
The attack began when two suicide bombers set off their explosives outside the company office and gunmen then opened fire, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province.
India has been prepared for a long time now for an “eventual” pullout of American troops from Afghanistan but surprised by the Trump administration’s sudden decision, as the rest of the world, it wants to know more about the nature and the time-frame of the cut-back to assess implications for its involvement.(AP)
India has been prepared for a long time now for an “eventual” pullout of American troops from Afghanistan but surprised by the Trump administration’s sudden decision, as the rest of the world, it wants to know more about the nature and the time-frame of the cut-back to assess implications for its involvement.(AP)

India waits for Donald Trump’s clarification on US cut-back in Afghanistan

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 11:05 AM IST
Indians are concerned about the security of four consulates — Jalalabad (in the east), Herat (west), Mazar-e-Sharif (north) and Kandahar (in the south) — and the embassy in Kabul, personnel manning them and the projects India is running there as part of the reconstruction effort, as a top partner.
Pakistan temporarily closed its consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad because of “intervention” by the provincial governor and a lack of security, but an Afghan official said on Saturday that there was simply a misunderstanding and the matter would be resolved.(Representative Image/Reuters Photo)
Pakistan temporarily closed its consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad because of “intervention” by the provincial governor and a lack of security, but an Afghan official said on Saturday that there was simply a misunderstanding and the matter would be resolved.(Representative Image/Reuters Photo)

Pakistan temporarily closes consulate in Afghanistan

Islamabad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 03:43 PM IST
In a letter to the Afghan ministry of foreign affairs, Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul requested that the governor of Nangarhar province refrain from interfering in the functioning of the consulate.
Smoke rises from an area where explosions and gunshots were heard, in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.(Reuters photo)
Smoke rises from an area where explosions and gunshots were heard, in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.(Reuters photo)

Gunmen storm Afghan government building, 15 die in bus bombing

Jalalabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 08:22 PM IST
At least two blasts were heard before the attackers entered the compound of the refugees and repatriations department.
Afghan security forces arrive at an area where explosions and gunshots were heard, in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan on July 31.(REUTERS)
Afghan security forces arrive at an area where explosions and gunshots were heard, in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan on July 31.(REUTERS)

11 killed in Afghanistan roadside blast; gunmen storm govt building

Kabul | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2018 02:25 PM IST
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The crew members of news channel getting first aid.(HT Photo)
The crew members of news channel getting first aid.(HT Photo)

News channel crew attacked by mining mafia in Punjab village

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2018 09:20 AM IST
Suraj, a correspondent of the news channel, told HT over phone that two teams of their channel, including reporter Neeraj Bali and cameramen Sandeep and Pritpal had gone to Amir Khas village in Jalalabad on Sunday evening after getting reports that illegal mining was rampant in the area.
Firefighters work at the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Firefighters work at the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

11 killed in attack on education department compound in Afghanistan

Agence France-Presse, Jalalabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Wednesday’s attack comes exactly a month after militants raided the education department in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar.
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan on Tuesday.(Reuters Photo)

Suicide bomber kills ten in Afghanistan’s city of Jalalabad

Kabul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 11:50 PM IST
A spokesman for the provincial health department in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad confirmed the death of 10 people, however, no militant group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
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