Buck stops with me, won't pass this on to another US prez: Biden

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  • Aug 17, 2021 01:50 AM IST

    The buck stops with me: Joe Biden

    US president Joe Biden says that four presidents oversaw the war in Afghanistan. He says he is ready to take in the criticism but will not pass on this war in Afghanistan to another President. Biden blamed Trump and Ghani during his speech. He said Trump made a 'bad deal' as it was unclear whether the ceasefire would continue after May 1 (the date set for withdrawal by Trump who brokered the deal with Taliban and Afghanistan) and accused Ashraf Ghani of cowardice.

  • Aug 17, 2021 01:49 AM IST

    Will defend our people devastatingly if required: Biden

    Biden says US citizens, allies and Afghans who helped the US and its allies will be protected by the US. He says that the troop withdrawal will be completed successfully.

  • Aug 17, 2021 01:46 AM IST

    Told Ghani to go for a political solution but he did not listen: Biden

    The US president says that he asked Afghanistan president Ghani to go for a political solution but the latter disagreed and said the Afghanistan army would fight the fight against Taliban. "But they didn't," said US president. Biden also expressed his surprise on how quickly Taliban occupied Afghanistan.

  • Aug 17, 2021 01:39 AM IST

    Stand squarely behind my decision, there was never a good time to withdraw our forces, says Biden

    Biden says Americans should not fight a war which Afghanistan armed forces are not willing to fight. The US president says Afghanistan leaders fled and their armymen received economic help, logistical help and even salaries but their armed forces crumbled in front of the Taliban.

  • Aug 17, 2021 01:35 AM IST

    Biden says Mission Afghanistan was not meant for nation building

    US President Biden says Mission Afghanistan was aimed to capture Osama Bin Laden and was never intended for nation building.

  • Aug 16, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    Union health minister to visit Assam tomorrow

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya to visit Assam tomorrow to review the Covid-19 situation in North-Eastern states and also to review construction works at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Changsari.

  • Aug 16, 2021 10:05 PM IST

    Pentagon says 'leadership was missing in Afghan govt'

    Pentagon blames Afghanistan over Taliban seizing power, says 'leadership was missing in Afghan government.''

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    'All military and civilian flights halted at Kabul airport': Pentagon

    All military and civilian flights halted at Kabul airport, reports AFP quoting Pentagon.

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    27 new Covid-19 cases in Delhi, no death

    Delhi logs 27 new Covid-19 cases, 73 recoveries and 0 deaths as total tally reaches 1,437,118.

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Museums, entertainment parts in Bengal to open from tomorrow

    West Bengal govt allows museums, ASI protected monuments and entertainment parks to open from Tuesday at 50% capacity. IT and ITES sectors allowed to function with full employee strength after employees are vaccinated.

  • Aug 16, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Biden to speak on Afghanistan situation

    "I will be addressing the nation on Afghanistan at 3:45 PM ET today," tweets US president Joe Biden.

  • Aug 16, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    'Taliban not honouring promises': Afghan ambassador to UN

    Taliban is not honouring their promises and commitments made in their statements at Doha and at other international forums. People are living in absolute fear: Ghulam M Isaczai, ambassador and permanent representative of Afghanistan to UN

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    Over 7.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today: Health ministry

    More than 7.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today so far. A total of 550,520,038 vaccine doses administered have been administrated till now: Union health ministry

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    Maharashtra logs 4145 new Covid-19 cases and 100 deaths

    Maharashtra reports 4145 new Covid-19 cases as against 100 on August 15. Daily deaths fall to 100 as against 130 on Sunday. Total cases at 6,396,805 including 135,139 deaths.

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:08 PM IST

    Goa reports 62 new Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths

    Goa reports 62 new Covid-19 cases, 96 recoveries and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases reach 172,568.

  • Aug 16, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    ‘In touch with representatives of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan’: MEA

    We’re in touch with representatives of Afghan Sikh and Hindu communities; we’ll facilitate repatriation of those who wish to leave Afghanistan: MEA spokesperson

  • Aug 16, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Kerala logs 12,294 new Covid-19 cases and 142 deaths

    Kerala logs 12,294 new Covid-19 cases, 18,542 new recoveries and 142 deaths. Test positivity rate at 14.03%.

  • Aug 16, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Afghan military plane crashes in Uzbekistan: Reports

    Afghan military plane crashes in Uzbekistan, reports AFP citing defence ministry.

  • Aug 16, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    US troops have temporarily halted evacuations from Kabul, says official

    US troops temporarily halt evacuations from Kabul to clear air field, reports Reuters quoting a senior defence official

  • Aug 16, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    With 10 new patients, Delta Plus variant cases in Maharashtra at 76

    10 new cases of Delta Plus variant found in Maharashtra: six in Kolhapur, three in Ratnagiri and one in Sindhudurg, taking the total number of cases in the state to 76. Five of these 76 patients, have died: Health Department

  • Aug 16, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    Meghalaya orders judicial probe into HNLC leader's death

    Meghalaya orders judicial probe into the death of former HNLC leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew who was killed in an encounter last week.

  • Aug 16, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Court sends businessman Gautam Thapar to judicial custody

    A Delhi court sends businessman Gautam Thapar to judicial custody in connection with an alleged bank loan fraud case. Thapar was recently arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

  • Aug 16, 2021 03:34 PM IST

    Over 550 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

    “In record-breaking progress, India administers 55 crore Covid-19 vaccines,” tweets Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

  • Aug 16, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Punjab Police say arrested 2 alleged militants

    Punjab Police last night arrested two militants allegedly associated with a UK-based terrorist entity, to avert a possible terrorist attack on or around Independence Day. The police also seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 2 hand-grenades and a pistol: Police

  • Aug 16, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    Willing to develop friendly ties with Taliban, says China

    China says willing to develop 'friendly relations' with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

  • Aug 16, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    Sushmita Dev joins TMC

    Former Congress leader Sushmita Dev joins TMC in Kolkata, in presence of party leaders Abhishek Banerjee and Derek O'Brien.

  • Aug 16, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    ‘Whatever Gandhiji said, he put into action’: Rahul Gandhi

    The powerful thing about Mahatma Gandhi was that whatever he said, he put into action. So, if he said India should be a tolerant country, then he behaved in a tolerant way. If he said India should treat its women with respect, he treated women with respect: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, Kerala

  • Aug 16, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Uttarakhand extends Covid-19 curfew till August 24

    Covid-19 curfew to remain in force in the state from 6am on August 17 to 6am on August 24; vaccination exercise to continue during the curfew: Uttarakhand govt

  • Aug 16, 2021 02:03 PM IST

    Meenakshi Lekhi kickstarts 'Jan Ashirvad Yatra' from a vaccination centre in Delhi

    Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi kickstarts 'Jan Ashirvad Yatra' from a vaccination centre in Delhi.

  • Aug 16, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Pakistan halt flights to Afghanistan

    Pakistan's state-run airline says it has halted all flights to Afghanistan's capital of Kabul because of the “uncertain security situation” there.

  • Aug 16, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    UN Security Council to meet on Monday to discuss Afghan situation

    With Kabul falling into the hands of the Taliban, the UN Security Council under India’s current Presidency will hold an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on Monday, the second time in just over a week.

  • Aug 16, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    At least five killed at Kabul airport: Witnesses

    At least five people were killed in Kabul airport as hundreds of people tried to forcibly enter planes leaving the Afghan capital, witnesses told Reuters.

  • Aug 16, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Several dozen French nationals to be repatriated from Afghanistan

    Several dozen French citizens are to be repatriated by plane from Afghanistan, French Armed Forces minister Florence Parly told France Info radio on Monday, as Western nations scrambled to evacuate their citizens.

  • Aug 16, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    Wholesale price-based inflation eases to 11.16 per cent in July

    Wholesale price-based inflation eases to 11.16 per cent in July, against 12.07 per cent in June: Govt data.

  • Aug 16, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram opens for common devotees today after 15 days.

    Two devotees from Jalandhar, Punjab - Deepak and Aarti - say, "It is the last Monday of Sawan. We are very happy to have been able to come here for the Darshan. We feel fortunate."

  • Aug 16, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    SC grants 4 weeks extension to Centre to frame guidelines on ex-gratia payment for persons who died due to Covid-19

    Supreme Court grants four weeks extension to Centre to frame guidelines on ex-gratia payment for persons who died due to Covid-19.

    Court has fixed matter after two weeks and has asked Government to file an affidavit on compliance of its other directions in June 30 order.

  • Aug 16, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    Air India's AI 126 Chicago-Delhi flight diverted to Gulf airspace

    Air India's AI 126 Chicago-Delhi flight diverted to Gulf airspace due to the closure of Afghan airspace.

  • Aug 16, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Afghanistan aviation authority advises transit aircraft to reroute

    Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) said on Monday that Kabul airspace had been released to the military and it advised transit aircraft to reroute, according to a notice to airmen on its website.

  • Aug 16, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    Due to the closure of Afghan airspace flights can't operate

    Due to the closure of Afghan airspace flights can't operate, Air India confirms to ANI.

  • Aug 16, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Situation in Afghanistan is extremely alarming: Randeep Surjewala

    Situation in Afghanistan is extremely alarming. India’s strategic interests are at stake.

    Safety & security of our embassy and its personnel and Indian Citizens is at stake

    Modi govt need to wakes up from its slumber and protects Indian citizens in Afghanistan: Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

  • Aug 16, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    Supreme Court grants 10 days time to Centre to make appointments to Tribunals

    The Supreme Court has granted 10 days time to the Centre, to make appointments to Tribunals despite recommendations by the selection committees.

  • Aug 16, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    Union Govt tells SC it will set up a committee of experts to go into Pegasus scandal

    Union Government files its reply before the Supreme Court, saying it will set up a committee of experts to go into Pegasus scandal. At the same time, the Government maintains the petitions are based on conjectures & there is no substance in the accusations.

    SC will hear the case shortly.

  • Aug 16, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Malaysia's cabinet has resigned : Science minister

    Malaysia's cabinet led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has tendered its resignation to the king, science minister Khairy Jamaluddin said in an Instagram post on Monday.

  • Aug 16, 2021 10:44 AM IST

    Kinnaur Nigulsari landslide incident: Death toll rises to 25

    Kinnaur Nigulsari landslide incident: Death toll rises to 25 with the recovery of two more bodies, says State Disaster Management Authority.

  • Aug 16, 2021 10:24 AM IST

    US troops fire shots in the air at Kabul airport

    US troops fire shots in the air at Kabul airport as scores of Afghans crowd onto the tarmac, reports AFP.

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    Centre tells Air India to put 2 aircraft on standby for emergency evacuations from Kabul

    Centre tells Air India to put 2 aircraft on standby for emergency evacuations from Kabul, news agency ANI reports quoting sources.

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    India logs 32,937 new Covid-19 cases and 417 deaths in last 24 hours

    India reports 32,937 fresh Covid-19 cases and 417 deaths in last 24 hours.

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Sensex drops 93.74 points to 55,343.55 in opening session

    Sensex drops 93.74 points to 55,343.55 in opening session; Nifty slips 26.10 points to 16,503.

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    PM Modi greets nation on Parsi New Year

    Parsi New Year greetings. Praying for a year filled with happiness, prosperity and good health. India cherishes the outstanding contributions of the Parsi community across different sectors.

    Navroz Mubarak!: PM Modi tweets.

  • Aug 16, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Congress leader Sushmita Dev submits resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi

    Congress leader Sushmita Dev said she has quit party with her change in Twitter bio. She was head of mahila Congress.

    Dev identifies herself as "Former Member, Indian National Congress" in her Twitter bio.

  • Aug 16, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    11,81,212 samples tested on August 15: ICMR

    A total of 49,48,05,652 samples tested up to August 15 of which 11,81,212 were tested on August 15, as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

  • Aug 16, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    Tokyo 2020 Olympians will be felicitated by PM ModI today

    Tokyo 2020 Olympians will be felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in Delhi today.

  • Aug 16, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Australia extends Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne, reinstates night curfew

    Australian authorities reinstated a night curfew and extended Covid-19 lockdown measures in Melbourne for another two weeks to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant.

  • Aug 16, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    PM Modi pays floral tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute on the samadhi of former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • Aug 16, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    President Kovind greets people on Parsi New Year

    On the occasion of Parsi New Year, President Ram Nath Kovind extended his greetings and said people of the Parsi community have made an immense contribution to several aspects of India's growth and development.

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    Unusual activity detected on the Twitter account of Afghan Embassy

    "Unusual activity detected on the Twitter account of Afghan Embassy," say Afghan Embassy Sources on recent tweets which were later deleted, reports ANI.

    "I have lost access to Twitter handle of Afghan Embassy India, a friend sent a screenshot of this tweet, (this tweet is hidden from me.) I have tried to log in but can’t access it. Seems it is hacked," tweets Abdulhaq Azad, Press Secretary to Afghan Embassy in India.

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:51 AM IST

    West Bengal to celebrate 'Khela Hobe Divas' today

    West Bengal will celebrate ‘Khela Hobe Divas’ on Monday, as announced by chief minister Mamata Banerjee last month.

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    PM Modi arrives at 'Atal Samadhi Sthal' on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death anniversary

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at 'Atal Samadhi Sthal' on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's death anniversary, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other BJP leaders also represent.

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:23 AM IST

    US military secures Kabul airport perimeter

    US military secures Kabul airport perimeter: State Department, reports AFP.

  • Aug 16, 2021 07:23 AM IST

    US to expand its security presence at Kabul airport to 6,000 troops

    The United States has said that it would deploy as many as 6,000 of its troops at the Kabul airport to ensure safe departure of its citizens and those from its friends and allies from Afghanistan which has now been taken over by the Taliban, in a sudden an unprecedented collapse of the elected regime led by President Ashraf Ghani.

  • Aug 16, 2021 06:57 AM IST

    Union health minister Mandaviya to visit Kerala today as state battles surge in Covid-19 cases

    Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will be visiting Kerala on Monday to review the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the state, which has been reporting a surge in infections.

  • Aug 16, 2021 06:33 AM IST

    US allies urge Taliban to let Afghans leave, warn of 'accountability'

    US allies urge Taliban to let Afghans leave, warn of 'accountability': Joint statement. 

    "The United States joins the international community in affirming that Afghans and international citizens who wish to depart must be allowed to do so," Secretary of State Antony Blinken wrote on Twitter as the State Department released a statement signed by its close allies.

  • Aug 16, 2021 06:09 AM IST

    Schools to reopen in Andhra Pradesh from today

    Schools in Andhra Pradesh will open for the 2021-22 academic year on Monday. The decision to reopen schools was taken after a meeting with chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on July 23.

  • Aug 16, 2021 06:03 AM IST

    Puri’s Jagannath temple to reopen for public in 2nd phase from today

    Jagannath Temple in Puri will be opened gradually for the general public from Monday in second phase in adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines, Covid appropriate behaviour, and physical distancing rules.

  • Aug 16, 2021 05:36 AM IST

    Parliament session over: After break, fuel prices may begin rising once again

    State-run fuel retailers have kept automobile fuel rates frozen for almost a month in a departure from the policy of aligning petrol and diesel rates daily by tactically using minor gains of falling international oil prices to offset the need for raising pump rates, three people aware of the development said, reports HT

  • Aug 16, 2021 05:17 AM IST

    Death toll of powerful earthquake in Haiti soars to 1,297

    The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off franctic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm.

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Second phase of local body elections in Alwar, Dholpur today

  • The elections for Alwar and Dholpur Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti members are being conducted in three phases.
Counting of votes will be done at the district headquarters on October 29 after all three phases of polling.
Counting of votes will be done at the district headquarters on October 29 after all three phases of polling.
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Breaking| Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria: Pentagon

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UP assembly polls: Congress central election committee expected to meet today

The Congress has constituted a screening committee for UP assembly polls under the chairmanship of party leader Bhanwar Jitendra Singh. Congress leaders Deepender Hooda, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Varsha Gaikwad, Ajay Singh Lallu are the members of the committee which has met twice.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been campaigning aggressively for assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. She will launch three pratigya yatras in the state on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been campaigning aggressively for assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. She will launch three pratigya yatras in the state on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
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PM to interact with beneficiaries of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa' today

  • The major objective of the programme is to ensure that every village in the state becomes self-reliant (aatmanirbhar) by harnessing resources available within the area where it is located.
The initiative of Swayampurna Goa was launched on October 1, 2020. Under this programme, a state government officer is appointed as 'Swayampurna Mitra'.(ANI)
The initiative of Swayampurna Goa was launched on October 1, 2020. Under this programme, a state government officer is appointed as 'Swayampurna Mitra'.(ANI)
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