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> Last troops of America leave Afghanistan, ending 11 years of military occupation.
> Nine new Supreme Court judges to be sworn in.
> ED has summoned Maharashtra minister Anil Parab in connection with money laundering case.
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Aug 31, 2021 09:31 PM IST
PM Modi speaks with Euro Council prez on evolving situation in Afghanistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to inform that he spoke with the president of Euro Council, Charles Michel, about the "evolving situation in Afghanistan," and has also reiterated India's "commitment to further strengthening India-EU relations."
Aug 31, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Entire adult population of Indore inoculated with first Covid vaccine dose: MP CM
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday congratulated the people of Indore as "100% of the adult population has been vaccinated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine," ANI reported.
Aug 31, 2021 06:52 PM IST
India administers over 1 crore vaccine jabs in one-day
According to data available on the CoWIN portal, India on Tuesday administered 1.08 crore vaccine doses. With this, the country broke its previous single-day inoculation record.
Aug 31, 2021 06:46 PM IST
50 crore people administered first Covid dose in India today: Health minister Mandaviya
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter on Tuesday to mention that as many as 50 crore people were inoculated with the first jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine in India today.
Aug 31, 2021 06:36 PM IST
CBI Court sentences all eight convicts of MP Police recruitment test case for seven years each
The CBI Court on Tuesday pronounced jail sentences of seven years each to all eight convicts in connection with the 2012 Madhya Pradesh Police recruitment test, ANI reported. They have also been penalised with ₹10,000 each.
Aug 31, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Kerala reports 30,203 fresh Covid-19 cases, and 115 fatalities
Kerala recorded as many as 30,203 new coronavirus cases along with 20,687 recoveries and 115 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state health bulletin. The total recoveries has reached 38,17,004, while the death toll stands at 20,788. The state has 2,18,892 active cases and a test positivity rate of 18.86 per cent.
Aug 31, 2021 05:43 PM IST
First diplomatic meeting between India and Taliban happened today in Doha: MEA
In a first, the Ambassador of India to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, the head of Taliban’s Political Office in Doha, on Tuesday. The meeting took place at the Embassy of India, Doha, on the request of the Taliban side. According to a statement issued by the Union ministry of external affairs (MEA), discussions focused on the safety, security and early return of Indian nationals stranded in Afghanistan. Furthermore, the travel of Afghan nationals, especially minorities, who wish to visit to India also came up.
Aug 31, 2021 05:25 PM IST
RBI to conduct fine tuning ops to manage one-off liquidity flows: Guv
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday said that they will conduct fine tuning operations to manage unanticipated, one-off liquidity flows, according to PTI.
Aug 31, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Four cases filed so far in Mumbai in connection with Dahi Handi celebrations: Mumbai Police
Mumbai Police on Tuesday said that as many as four cases has so far been registered in connection with the celebrations of Dahi Handi in the city. Cases has been lodged at Kasturba, Ghatkopar, Worli, and Kalachowki, according to ANI. Notably, the Maharashtra government has prohibited all forms of public gatherings in the state for Dahi Handi festival in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aug 31, 2021 04:09 PM IST
SC dismisses interim bail to life convict Asaram, reports ANI
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea of self-styled godman and life convict, Asaram, who sought a temporary suspension of his sentence to pursue medical treatment at an Ayurveda centre in Uttarakhand. He had asked for an interim bail for two months to undergo Ayurvedic treatment, ANI reported.
Aug 31, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Union home minister Amit Shah launches portal for J&K's industrial development
Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday along with Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Jitendra Singh launched the online platform for the registration of units for industrial development in Jammu & Kashmir, ANI reported.
Aug 31, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Covid-19 cases in Mumbai rising to 400-450 cases per day, says BMC
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positivity rate in Mumbai is close to 1%, and the infection rates are increasing from 300 to 400-450 cases, said Suresh Kakani, additional commissioner, BMC. "We've increased testing. Many areas have been opened. Only fully vaccinated people & essential service workers are allowed on local trains," he told ANI.
Aug 31, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Hindu Raksha Dal chief surrendered in Jantar Mantar hate sloganeering case at 2.30pm today
Hindu Raksha Dal chief surrendered at Delhi's Mandir Marg police station at around 2.30 pm today in Jantar Mantar hate sloganeering case.
Aug 31, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Drone attacks at southern Saudi airport wounds eight, reports AFP
A drone attack took place at southern Saudi airport that has resulted in the injuries of eight persons, AFP reported citing Saudi-led coalition.
Aug 31, 2021 02:40 PM IST
'BRAHMOS' missile to be built in Lucknow; will provide jobs to 5,000 people: Defence minister Rajnath Singh
Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the 'BRAHMOS' missile will be built in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He added that chief minister Yogi Adityanath has estimated that it will provide jobs to 5,000 people. "A target has been set to provide PNG gas to every household in Lucknow," Singh told ANI.
Aug 31, 2021 02:26 PM IST
11 live cartridges seized from New Delhi Railway station: DCP Railway
As many as 11 live cartridges were recovered from the parking area of Ajmeri Gate, New Delhi Railway station. "It is possible that the patrolling team of RPF might have dropped it inadvertently. Investigation is underway," DCP Railway was quoted as saying by ANI.
Aug 31, 2021 02:09 PM IST
AAP to address an important press conference today at 4pm
The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Delhi took to its Twitter profile on Tuesday to announce that its MLAs will address an important press conference today at 4 pm.
Aug 31, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Puducherry govt extends deadline for submitting online application for UG Non-NEET courses till Sept 7
The Puducherry administration has extended the last date for submitting online applications for UG Non-NEET courses to September 7, reports ANI.
Aug 31, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Telangana BJP leader writes to PM Modi, seeks to expedite caste-based census
Telangana BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Anada Bhaskar Rapolu writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his "expeditious attention" to conduct a caste-based census, reports ANI.
Aug 31, 2021 01:14 PM IST
High-level group focusing on India's immediate priorities in Afghanistan: Sources
A high-level group comprising the external affairs minister, national security advisory and other senior officials are focusing on India's immediate priorities in Afghanistan, people familiar with the developments said.
Evacuation of Indians still in Afghanistan, travel of Afghan nations (especially minorities) and assuring Afghan soil not being used in any manner for terrorism against India are among key priorities.
Aug 31, 2021 12:49 PM IST
Mumbai police says case registered against BJP leader, 30 workers for Covid norms violation
The Mumbai police said that it has registered cases against Maharashtra BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar and 30 other party workers at Gamdevi police station for violation of Covid-19 norms, reports ANI.
Aug 31, 2021 09:29 AM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 cases dip to 30,941, over 11,000 infections lower than yesterday
India’s daily Covid-19 cases dip to 30,941, over 11,000 infections lower than yesterday. Active cases account for 1.13% of total cases, according to the Union health ministry. India's Active caseload stands at 3,70,640.
Aug 31, 2021 08:33 AM IST
7 die in a car accident in Bengaluru's Koramangala area
Seven people killed in a car accident in Koramangala area of Bengaluru in the wee hours of Tuesday, reports news agency ANI qouting Adugodi Police Station.
Aug 31, 2021 08:19 AM IST
Evacuated 'more than 123,000 people from Afghanistan: US Defence Secretary
In a statement, Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin says US moved some 6,000 Americans out of harm’s way and evacuated 'more than 123,000 people from Afghanistan — the vast majority of whom are Afghans, friends & allies'.
Aug 31, 2021 07:03 AM IST
Will continue to support humanitarian aid to the Afghanistan through independent organisations: Blinken
The US will continue to support humanitarian aid to the Afghan people, not through the government, but rather through independent organisations, like UN agencies & NGOs. We expect that those efforts will not be impeded by the Taliban or anyone, says US Secretary Antony Blinken in a statement as America's longest war comes to an end.
Aug 31, 2021 06:25 AM IST
US mission finally ends in Afghanistan, last American soldier boards air force C-17 plane
Aug 31, 2021 06:14 AM IST
EIU declined India's offer to use Govt data for Democracy Index
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) declined an offer from the Indian government to provide official data for its “Democracy Index” rankings, according to documents accessed by HT and officials aware of the development. Read More
Aug 31, 2021 05:38 AM IST
Last troops exit Afghanistan
The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members, some barely older than the war.