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Aug 17, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Canada has no plans to recognize Taliban government in Afghanistan: PM Trudeau
Canada has no plans to recognize Taliban government in Afghanistan, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Aug 17, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude occurred in Manipur's Ukhrul at 9.02pm, reports ANI
Aug 17, 2021 09:10 PM IST
47 migrants feared dead off Mauritanian coast: UN migration agency
As many as 47 migrants are feared dead off Mauritanian coast, reports AFP quoting UN migration agency.
Aug 17, 2021 08:46 PM IST
The security of embassies in Kabul is of crucial importance to us: Taliban spokesperson Mujahid
Aug 17, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar returns to Afghanistan, reports AFP citing spokesperson
Aug 17, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Odisha to continue sponsoring Indian hockey teams for another decade: CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha will continue to sponsor Indian hockey teams for another 10 years, says CM Naveen Patnaik
Aug 17, 2021 07:59 PM IST
First VP of Afghanistan Amrullah Saleh declares himself caretaker President
Aug 17, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Taliban clarifies its position on Kashmir; regards it as "bilateral, internal issue", reports ANI citing sources
Aug 17, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Centre to provide ₹1,300 crore as Covid response package to NE states: Mandaviya
The central government will provide ₹1,300 crore as Covid response package to all northeastern states, says Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya in Guwahati.
Aug 17, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Germany halts development aid for Taliban-captured Afghanistan
Aug 17, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Turkey welcomes 'positive messages' from Taliban in Afghanistan: Foreign minister
Aug 17, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Facebook removes accounts associated with Taliban
The Taliban are sanctioned as a terrorist organisation under US law and we have banned them from our services under our Dangerous Organisation Policies. This means we remove accounts maintained by/on behalf of the Taliban and ban their praise, support, and representation, ANI quotes Facebook spokesperson as saying.
We also have a dedicated team of Afghanistan experts, who are native Dari and Pashto speakers and have knowledge of local context, helping to identify and alert us about emerging issues on the platform, the spokesperson also said.
Aug 17, 2021 01:15 PM IST
Indian ambassador thanks govt for evacuation
Your welcome has an impact on all of us. Thank you to the Indian Air Force who flew us out under conditions that are not normal, says Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Rudrendra Tandon after landing at Jamnagar, Gujarat, from Afghanistan.
Aug 17, 2021 12:57 PM IST
HC seeks report on investigation from Delhi Police, SIT set up
The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought a report from the police on the status of investigation into the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old Dalit girl here even as it was informed that an SIT has been set up to probe the case.
Aug 17, 2021 12:24 PM IST
Snap national lockdown in New Zealand over virus case
New Zealand will move into a snap three-day lockdown after recording its first case of locally transmitted Covid-19 in six months, suspected to be the Delta variant, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday.
"We have seen what can happen elsewhere if we fail to get on top of it. We only get one chance," Ardern said in a televised national address, calling the Delta strain "a game-changer".
Aug 17, 2021 11:42 AM IST
Taliban announce 'general amnesty' for govt officials, urging them to return to work: Report
Taliban announce 'general amnesty' for govt officials, urge them to return to work, reports AFP
Aug 17, 2021 11:22 AM IST
IAF C-17 aircraft that took off from Kabul with Indian officials, others lands in Jamnagar
Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft that took off from Kabul with Indian officials have landed in Jamnagar, Gujarat, news agencies ANI reported quoting sources.
Aug 17, 2021 11:09 AM IST
In highest single-day inoculations, India administers over 8.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses
India administers over 8.8 million vaccine doses, achieves the highest single-day record of Covid-19 vaccination, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
Aug 17, 2021 10:49 AM IST
4 kiled as two vehicles catches fire after collision at Ajmer highway
Four people killed as two vehicles caught fire after a collision at National Highway 8 in Ajmer, says sub-inspector of Adarsh Nagar, Kanhaiya Lal.
Aug 17, 2021 09:51 AM IST
India's daily Covid-19 tally falls lowest in 154 days
India reports 25,166 new cases in the last 24 hours, lowest in 154 days. Active cases decline to 3,69,846, lowest in 146 days; recovery at 97.51%.
Aug 17, 2021 08:52 AM IST
Second Indian C17 aircraft has left Kabul with more than 120 officials
Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft has taken off from Kabul with more than 120 Indian officials in it. The staff was brought inside the secure areas of the airport safely, late last evening, news agency ANI reported.
Aug 17, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Govt launches e-Emergency X-Misc Visa provision to fast-track application for entry to India
In view of the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, the ministry of home affairs has introduced a new category of electronic visas called “e-Emergency X-Misc Visa” to fast-track visa applications for entry into India.
Aug 17, 2021 08:20 AM IST
Jaishankar speaks to Blinken, gets US support for evacuation
External affairs minister S Jaishankar spoke to US secretary of state Antony Blinken from New York today to seek American assistance in getting Indians evacuated from Kabul.
Aug 17, 2021 08:04 AM IST
Facebook official to appear before NCPCR today over Rahul Gandhi Instagram post
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned a Facebook official on Tuesday along with the action report taken against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for posting a video on social media, revealing the identity of the family of the nine-year-old girl allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi. Read More
Aug 17, 2021 07:53 AM IST
US CDC eases travel advisory for India
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modified the travel advisory for India due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is now "a Level 2 Travel Health Notice", indicating a moderate level of infection in the country.
Aug 17, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Indians stuck in Afghanistan to be repatriated to India within a day or two: Report
Several Indians in Afghanistan wanting to be repatriated to India are in a secure area and will be brought back home safely in a day or two, reports news agency citing sources.
Aug 17, 2021 07:32 AM IST
Chemical tanker overturns in Thane; no casualty
A chemical tanker overturned on the Ghodbunder Road in Thane, Maharashtra. Police and fire brigade officials are rushed to the spot. No casualty reported, news agency ANI reported quoting Thane Municipal Corporation.
Aug 17, 2021 07:30 AM IST
India sets up Afghanistan cell to coordinate repatriation amid chaos in Kabul
India has set up a cell to coordinate repatriation and related matters in Afghanistan even as Sikh and Hindu families have taken refuge inside a gurdwara in Kabul as hundreds of thousands of people are desperately trying to flee the country after the Taliban seized the capital. Read More
Aug 17, 2021 07:11 AM IST
Worried over safety, 120 Sikh, Hindu families huddle up in Kabul gurdwara
Concerned over their safety in Afghanistan, particularly after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, nearly 120 Sikh and Hindu families have taken refuge at Gurdwara Karte Parwan in the national capital, making desperate efforts to be evacuated from the war-torn country. Read More
Aug 17, 2021 06:56 AM IST
Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude hits Afghanistan's Fayzabad area
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale hit Fayzabad, Afghanistan on Tuesday, National Center for Seismology has said.
Aug 17, 2021 06:16 AM IST
I stand squarely behind my decision: Biden
Biden called the anguish of trapped Afghan civilians “gut wrenching ” and conceded the Taliban had achieved a much faster takeover of the country than his administration had expected. “I stand squarely behind my decision” to finally withdraw US combat forces, Biden said,
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