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  • Aug 15, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    British Airways has ordered pilots to avoid Afghan airspace

    A British Airways spokesperson told news agency ANI that pilots have been asked to avoid Afghan airspace due to the rapidly deteriorating security situation there.

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:49 PM IST

    Meghalaya home minister Lahkmen Rymbui resigns following militant leader’s death

    Meghalaya home minister Lahkmen Rymbui tendered his resignation on Sunday, citing the encounter of former militant Chesterfield Thangkhiew last Friday. In his letter to chief minister Conrad Sangma, Rymbui expressed his shock and proposed a judicial enquiry should be conducted into the death of the former militant.

  • Aug 15, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Taliban say they have taken control of Afghan presidential palace

  • Aug 15, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Death toll from massive Haiti earthquake rises to 724, says govt

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has left the country

  • Aug 15, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra records 4,797 new cases of Covid-19, 130 deaths

    Maharashtra recorded 4,797 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the state's total tally of cases to 6,392,660. In the last 24 hours 130 deaths have also been reported, which pushed the death toll to 135,039, according to the state health bulletin.

  • Aug 15, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    Delhi-bound Air India flight AI 244 departed from Kabul at 6.06pm

    An Air India spokesperson said on Sunday that the carrier is continuing with its scheduled flights from Kabul as of now. "We are monitoring the situation and as of now continuing with our scheduled flights to Kabul,", the spokesperson stated. 

  • Aug 15, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Taliban want peaceful transfer of power in the ‘next few days’

    Taliban want a peaceful transition of power from the present Afghan government in the next few days, a spokesperson of the militant group told news agency AFP. 

  • Aug 15, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Afghan President urges govt forces to maintain law and order in Kabul

  • Aug 15, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Delhi logs 53 cases of Covid-19, no new deaths recorded

    Delhi recorded 53 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the tally of cases to 1,437,091. No new deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hour. 

  • Aug 15, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    CBI announces 5 lakh reward for any information in the murder of Dhanbad judge

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) announced a reward of Rs.5 lakhs for any information on the murder of Additional Session judge Uttam Anand in Dhanbad. CBI assured that the name of the informant will be kept a secret.

  • Aug 15, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Russia does not plan to evacuate its Kabul embassy, says official

  • Aug 15, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    Afghan Interior Minister says transition will be peaceful

    Afghan acting Interior Minister Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal told TOLO News that Kabul will not be attacked and that the transition will happen peacefully. He assured Kabul residents that security forces will ensure the security of the city.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Taliban say in a statement they don't plan to take Kabul 'by force'

    Taliban say in a statement they don't plan to take Kabul 'by force' as sporadic gunfire echoes in Afghan capital.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Taliban Fighters Enter Outskirts of Kabul, Gunfire in Capital

    Taliban forces in Afghanistan entered the outskirts of the capital Kabul, the Associated Press reported, as the U.S. and other nations rushed to evacuate the city.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Afghan officials say Taliban enter capital, Kabul

    Three Afghan officials tell The Associated Press that the Taliban have entered the outskirts of the capital, Kabul.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Afghan official and Taliban say militants seize provincial capital of Khost

    Afghan official and Taliban say militants seize provincial capital of Khost as insurgents tighten grip around Kabul, reports AP.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Taliban now holds all of Afghanistan's border crossings, leaving Kabul airport as only exit

    Taliban now holds all of Afghanistan's border crossings, leaving Kabul airport as only exit.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    The success achieved by India in economic, social and other spheres is widely acknowledged: Vladimir Putin

    The success achieved by India in economic, social and other spheres is widely acknowledged. Your country rightfully enjoys high prestige in global arena and plays an important role in solving topical issues of international agenda: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Aug 15, 2021 01:06 PM IST

    Mizoram reports 467 new Covid-19 cases, 3 more fatalities

    Mizoram reported 467 new Covid-19 cases and three more fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the state’s tally to 48,462 and death toll to 180, a health department official said on Sunday.

  • Aug 15, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    Afghan lawmaker, Taliban say insurgents seize provincial capital of Maidan Wardak

    Afghan lawmaker, Taliban say insurgents seize provincial capital of Maidan Wardak, just west of Kabul, reports AP.

  • Aug 15, 2021 12:23 PM IST

    Eight people killed, dozens injured in Hungary bus crash

    Eight people were killed and dozens injured when a passenger bus crashed on the M7 motorway en route to Budapest in the early hours of Sunday, police said in a statement.

  • Aug 15, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    2 dead in Delhi hotel fire

    Two persons died after a fire broke out Sunday at a hotel here, officials said.

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    5 dead, 3 injured as car crashes into truck in Alwar

    Five people were killed and three others sustained serious injuries when the car in which they were travelling in crashed into a stationary cement carrying truck in the early hours on Sunday, police said.

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Salute doctors and paramedical staff who laid down their lives during Covid pandemic: Arvind Kejriwal

    Salute doctors and paramedical staff who laid down their lives during Covid pandemic, immensely thankful to them: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    13 killed, several injured in Karachi grenade attack

    A total of 13 people were killed and several others got suffered injuries in a grenade attack in Karachi, Pakistan on Saturday.

  • Aug 15, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    Fuel tanker explodes in Lebanon, killing 20, wounding dozens

    A fuel tanker truck exploded early Sunday in northern Lebanon, killing 20 people and wounding dozens more, the Lebanese Red Cross said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast.

  • Aug 15, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    South Korea sets up checkpoints, 'bus walls' to block protests amid Covid-19 concerns

    South Korean police mobilised hundreds of buses and set up dozens of checkpoints on Sunday to fend off political rallies in the capital Seoul, as some groups pushed ahead with annual protests in defiance of warnings over the novel coronavirus.

  • Aug 15, 2021 10:37 AM IST

    K Chandrasekhar Rao hoists the National Flag at Golconda Fort

    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao hoists the National Flag at Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.

  • Aug 15, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Internet, mobile services unaffected as J-K celebrates Independence Day

    For the first time in three years, Internet and mobile services remained unaffected in Jammu and Kashmir on Independence Day which is being celebrated in the Valley in a relaxed atmosphere, officials said Sunday.

  • Aug 15, 2021 10:14 AM IST

    Torrential rain lashes Japan, three feared dead after landslide

    Torrential rain lashed much of Japan on Sunday, submerging roads and buildings in the western part of the country, while three people were feared dead after a landslide in central Nagano prefecture.

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PM Modi to address the nation on 82nd edition of Mann Ki Baat today

Mann Ki Baat today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation on Sunday, October 24, through his monthly radio programme.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / ANI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 05:47 AM IST
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Amit Shah to inaugurate research centre at IIT Jammu, address rally today

  • The home minister will also address a public rally at the ground adjoining the fourth bridge over Tawi river in Bhagwati Nagar.
Union home minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.(HT_PRINT)
Union home minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 05:37 AM IST
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3 dead, NH blocked as Valley receives heavy rain, snowfall

  • Heavy rains lashed the Union territory while moderate snowfall was witnessed in south and north Kashmir after a fresh western disturbance hit the region.
A Ski resort is covered with fresh snow after the city receives season's first snowfall, at Gulmarg, in Baramulla on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(Mohammad Amin War)
A Ski resort is covered with fresh snow after the city receives season's first snowfall, at Gulmarg, in Baramulla on Saturday. (ANI Photo)(Mohammad Amin War)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 05:21 AM IST
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Breaking news: Amit Shah to inaugurate research centre at IIT Jammu today

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Updated on Oct 24, 2021 05:54 AM IST
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