PM Modi on Saturday said a govt is obligated to ensure justice and equal benefits for all sections of society. Citing the “ mangal mantra” from the Vedas at a function in Prayagraj, Modi said it is the responsibility of the govt to ensure that every person is included, gets the benefit of development and gets justice. The function was organised to distribute aid to the differently abled.
As US signalled an end to the war in Afghanistan with a peace deal with Taliban, India’s foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla with Afghan leaders in Kabul and reiterating India’s commitment to an enhanced political, economic and development partnership. The meetings — even as the peace deal was being signed in Doha — indicate a resolve to remain engaged in Afghanistan.
The US signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan over the next 14 months, hopefully ending the 18-year-war that began after the September 11 attacks. US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar signed the deal in Doha, Qatar.
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“I may never be excited about a crowd again after going to India,” said US President Donald Trump at a rally in South Carolina, days after his maiden visit to India where he addressed a rally of over 100,000 people. “I may never be excited again about a crowd after going to India. Think of this, they have 1.5 billion people. We have 350, so we are doing pretty well, I will tell you what, but I love this crowd and I love that crowd too.”
The United States signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan. Tilak Devasher, formerly with RAW, said, “India’s interest is to secure the investments we have made in Afghanistan in the past two decades, and the security of our diplomats, personnel and missions … Of particular concern would be the prospect that Pakistan could use any such spaces to move its anti-India terror infra.”
Some signs of normalcy returned to riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi on Saturday as people stepped out of their homes to buy groceries and medicines from a few shops that opened amid intensified patrolling by security personnel.
The US signed a historic deal with Taliban insurgents on Saturday that could pave the way toward a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan over the next 14 months, hopefully ending the 18-year-war. US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar signed the deal in Doha, Qatar. For Afghans, the deal gives hope.