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  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:49 PM

    SAARC foreign ministers meeting stands cancelled

    The foreign ministers meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries stands cancelled due to lack of concurrence from all member states as of today, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:28 PM

    ‘Key ASEAN partner’: Jaishankar meets Indonesian foreign minister, discusses regional developments

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar met with the foreign minister of Indonesia and discussed regional developments. He called it “A good meeting with a key ASEAN partner.”

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:49 PM

    S Jaishankar discusses recent Indo-Pacific developments with Australian counterpart

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar called on Australian foreign minister Marise Payne and discussed the recent developments in the Indo-Pacific region, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:15 PM

    Centre forms National Steering Committee for development of national curriculum frameworks

    The Union ministry of education formed a National Steering Committee. for three years, for the Development of National Curriculum Frameworks under the Chairmanship of K Kasturirangan with 12 members (including the chairman), reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:13 PM

    DoT issues orders simplifying KYC processes 

    The Department of Telecommunications issued a series of orders simplifying the KYC processes and thereby initiating the telecom reforms in Aadhaar based e-KYC, Self-KYC and OTP based conversion of mobile connection from prepaid to postpaid and vice-versa, reports ANI.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:38 PM

    India posts 22% rise in agri, processed food products exports during April - August (2021-22)

    India has posted 22% rise in export of agricultural and processed food products during April-August (2021-22), beating Covid-19 disruptions, according to an official statement.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:20 PM

    Congress appoints new general secretaries, treasurer for Punjab unit

    The Congress has appointed Pargat Singh and Yoginder Pal Dhingra as the general secretaries and Gulzar Inder Chahal as the treasurer in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, reports ANI.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:09 PM

    Centre appoints Air Marshal VR Chaudhari as the next Chief of Air Staff as RKS Bhaduria retires on Sept 30

    The government of India has appointed Air Marshal VR Chaudhari, presently Vice Chief of Air Staff as the next Chief of Air Staff. Current Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria retires from Service on September 30, reports ANI.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:02 PM

    US does not seek ‘new Cold War’: Joe Biden in reference to China

    US President Joe Biden said that the country does not seek a “new Cold War” in reference to China, reports AFP. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:52 PM

    US will continue to defend itself and its allies against terrorist threat: Biden

    Joe Biden said that the US will continue to defends itself and its allies against terrorist threats. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:50 PM

    US President Biden says ‘new mechanism to finance global health security’ needed for future

    US President Joe Biden said that a new mechanism to finance global health security is needed for the future. “We need to act now, expand access to treatment to save lives around the world,” Biden said, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:39 PM

    1 civilian injured after terrorists fire upon security forces near Lassipora Khag village, Budgam: J&K Police

    The Jammu and Kashmir police said that one civilian has been injured after terrorists fired upon the security forces near Lassipora Khag village, Budgam. Also, Lachmanpora Beerwah is under cordon and search is going on, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:22 PM

    Punjab CM Channi, deputy CMs arrive at Congress leader KC Venugopal's residence

    Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and deputy CMs OP Soni and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa arrived at the residence of Congress leader KC Venugopal, reports ANI.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:11 PM

    India forecasts summer food grain output of 150.5 million tonne despite erratic weather

    India forecasts record summer food grain output of 150.5 million tonne, despite erratic weather patterns.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:58 PM

    ‘Passed the science test, but F in ethics’: Antonio Guterres

    UN chief Antonio Guterres said that while the world developed a vaccine for Covid-19 “in record time”, lack of political will, selfishness and mistrust have undone the gains, reports ANI. “We passed the science test, but we get F in ethics,” he said.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:50 PM

    ‘Climate crisis pummeling the planet’: UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres

    The United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres said that the “climate crisis is pummeling the planet,” reports ANI.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:09 PM

    Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths

    Kerala reported 15,768 new Covid-19 cases and 214 deaths and the death toll climbed to 23,897. The state currently has 161,195 active cases of the disease, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:07 PM

    PM Modi, France's Macron discuss Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan on phone

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed to act jointly and with Europe in the Indo-Pacific region and also discussed the situation in Afghanistan. Macron also welcomed India's decision to resume Covid vaccine exports, reports ANI citing Emmanuel Lenain, French ambassador to India.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:52 PM

    Allahabad HC rejects bail plea of 2 police officers in connection with Bikru ambush

    The Allahabad High Court rejected the bail plea of station officer Vinay Tiwari and sub-inspector KK Sharma who were arrested for allegedly leaking information about police action to gangster Vikas Dubey resulting in Bikru village ambush on July 3, 2020, in which eight policemen were gunned down by the gangster.

    The Court started with the famous statement made by Justice VR Krishna Iyer "Who will police the police" 40 years ago in a judgment.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 05:25 PM

    EAM S Jaishankar to meet with French counterpart in New York today

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar is set to meet with his French counterpart today in New York, reports ANI.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:33 PM

    Former Congress MLA Mainul Haque quits party, to join TMC on Sept 23

    Former Congress MLA and AICC secretary Mainul Haque has submitted his resignation to the party and is set to join the Trinamool Congress on September 23, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:07 PM

    NIA arrests absconding accused from Bengaluru in connection with DJ Halli police station riot case

    NIA along with the state police arrested arrested a charge-sheeted, absconding accused from Bengaluru City yesterday in connection to the DJ Halli police station rioting case, which was originally registered on August 12, 2020, at DJ Halli police station, Bengaluru, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:00 PM

    Sanjay Raut says Anant Geete's remarks on NCP not that of Shiv Sena's

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that Sharad Pawar is the main pillar of the Maharashtra government and said that the remarks by Sena leader Anant Geete is not the statement of the party, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 03:28 PM

    UK's non-recognition of Covishield ‘discriminating policy’, issue will be resolved, says Shringla 

    Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla said that the UK's non-recognition of Covishield is a ‘discriminating policy’ and also said that the issue will be resolved, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 03:04 PM

    PM Modi to leave for US on Sept 22, to participate in Covid-19 global summit by US

    PM Narendra Modi would leave to the US by September 22 and would also participate in the Covid-19 global summit hosted by US President Joe Biden, reports ANI quoting foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:50 PM

    GAVI welcomes India's decision to resume Covid-19 vaccine exports

    GAVI welcomed India's decision to resume export of Covid-19 vaccines and said that it wanted to engage with the government and the Serum Institute of India to understand the impact on their supply schedule, reports ANI. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 01:54 PM

    Karnataka Assembly tables Religious Structures (Protection) Bill

    The Karnataka Religious Structures (Protection) Bill, 2021, which aims to protect religious structures in public places, was introduced in the state Assembly on Tuesday, reported ANI. "We introduced the Bill to protect temples. We have to protect institutions of all religions,"R Ashok, Karnataka revenue minister, told reporters.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 01:27 PM

    Search operation for infiltration biunderway in Uri 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:27 PM

    Taliban spokesperson names remaining cabinet members, no women's ministry announced, reports AFP

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:12 PM

    Helicopter crashes in J-K's Udhampur district

    A helicopter crashed in Shiv Garh Dhar in J&K's Udhampur district on Tuesday, DIG Udhampur Reasi Range Suleman Chowdery said , adding that a police team was dispatched after receiving information on the same. Chowdhery also said that due to excess fog in the area it wasn't clear if the helicopter crashed or did a crash landing. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:07 PM

    Raj Kundra released from Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail

    Businessman Raj Kundra was released from Arthur Road Jail on Tuesday after he was granted bail by a Mumbai court on Monday. Kundra and his associate Ryan Thorpe were arrested in a pornography case by the Mumbai Police. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:27 AM

    Mahant Narendra Giri’s death to be probed thoroughly, culprits will be punished, says UP dy CM Maurya

    UP Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Tuesday that death of Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad chief Mahant Narendra Giri will be properly investigated and culprits will be given strictest punishment. Adding that a CBI investigation will be ordered if necessary.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:14 AM

    UP CM pays last respect to Mahant Narendra Giri

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath paid his last respects to president of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri on Tuesday, at his residence in Baghambari Math. Giri was found dead in his room on Monday. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:22 AM

    Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole concedes defeat in Canadian elections

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:02 AM

    FIR registered against Mahant Narendra Giri's disciple following his death

    A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Mahant Narendra Giri's disciple Anand Giri under IPC Section 306 (Abetment of suicide), following his death on Monday, reported ANI.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:31 AM

    India sees major dip in daily Covid tally with 26,115 new cases; 252 fresh fatalities reported in last 24 hours

    India recorded 26,115 new cases on Tuesday, reporting a major dip in the daily tally of cases. A total number of 252 fatalities were also recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 445,385, according to data published by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. 

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:12 AM

    Body of 3rd missing boy in Versova beach drowning incident recovered

    The body of the third boy who had drowned in Versova beach on Sunday night during Ganesh idol immersion has been found, reported ANI. A total of three individuals have drowned while taking part in a Ganesh Visarjan.

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 08:05 AM

    Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada election, says AFP

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:21 AM

    EU ministers express ‘solidarity’ with France on submarine deal

  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:39 AM

    S Jaishankar meets UK foreign secretary Liz Truss

    External Affairs minister S Jaishankar met UK foreign secretary Liz Truss on Tuesday to talk about the progress of Roadmap 2030, and other things. "Discussed the progress of Roadmap 2030. Appreciated her contribution on the trade side. Exchanged views on developments in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific. Urged early resolution of quarantine issue in mutual interest." Jaishankar tweeted after the meeting. 

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