Taliban, Afghan officials say reach pact to reduce violence
Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:26 PM
Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official and Taliban leaders said on Friday. The agreement was struck during protracted negotiations between US and Taliban representatives that began in Qatar in 2018, and could lead to a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, they said.
FATF issues new warning to Pak: Fulfill promise to curb terror
Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:25 PM
The FATF in its plenary meeting held in Paris from February 16 to 21 expressed serious concern on Pakistan's failure to comply with its 27-point action-plan in line with the agreed timelines and in light of terror-financing-risks emanating from it. Pakistan is yet to implement almost half of its action-plan. Consequently, FATF again asked Pakistan to swiftly complete its full action-plan by June 2020.
Bombay HC allows Bhim Army to hold meeting at ground near RSS HQ
Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:07 PM
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Friday allowed the Bhim Army to hold a meeting of its workers at Reshimbagh Ground in Nagpur on February 22, but imposed certain conditions. A division bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and Madhav Jamdar said that the petition of the Dalit outfit, seeking permission for the conclave, is allowed with conditions.