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No changes in Afghan policy due to developments in Iraq: US

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 00:32

The US today ruled out any change in its Afghanistan policy, including its decision on reducing the troop presence next year and complete withdrawal by 2016, due to developments in Iraq.

Ready to sign BSA with Afghanistan: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:01

The US has said that though it is open to signing of the pact later in the year, the longer it takes the more challenging it will be to execute any mission post 2014 in Afghanistan.

Signing BSA a matter of weeks: White House

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:26

The Barack Obama Administration has ramped up the pressure on the outgoing Hamid Karzai government to sign the bilateral security agreement in "a matter of weeks" even as the campaign for the presidential elections kicked off in Afghanistan.

Karzai reiterates preconditions for inking security pact with US

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 15:51

Afghanistan`s President Hamid Karzai Saturday reiterated his preconditions for inking a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US, saying he will not sign unless the peace process begins and security is ensured in the country.

US urges Karzai to quickly sign bilateral security agreement

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 11:43

The US has asked Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to quickly sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), saying the delay in signing will affect its allies` ability to plan a potential follow-on mission.

Karzai condemns killing of boy, 4, by US troops: Spokesman

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 00:13

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in an incident set to add fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul.

Hamid Karzai’s military wishlist leaves India worried: Reports

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 02:41

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s efforts to push through the "wish list" request for military hardware in his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his upcoming visit has left India worried.

`US for complete withdrawal for Afghanistan if BSA not inked`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 10:17

The US would start planning for a complete withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan after 2014 if the Bilateral Security Agreement is not signed by the end of this month, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Karzai`s November surprise: Smart political move or bad gamble

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 12:55

Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States just yet while attaching new conditions is a risky gamble. It rests on the belief that the Americans will not walk away.

Four engineering students injured during ragging

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 15:22

Four students were seriously injured when an altercation broke out between them and their seniors at an engineering college over an alleged ragging incident here in the district, police said.

TI Cycles unveils concept store for children

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 21:55

BSA Champ Kids' Store would specialise in an exclusive range of childrens' products, ranging from walkers, swing cars, tricycles, cycles and more. The store is intended to target children between the age group of 0 to eight years, TI Cycles said in a statement.

`Over half of world PC users admit to pirating software`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 14:17

Over half of the world`s personal computer users, 57 per cent to be precise, admit to pirating software, according to a new study.