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  • Aug 25, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    Four killed near French embassy in Tanzania

    A gunman killed four people near the French embassy in Tanzania.

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:19 PM IST

    German envoy says Taliban allowed Afghans to leave nation after deadline day, reports AFP

    German envoy told news agency AFP that the Taliban agreed to let Afghans leave nation after US withdrawal deadline

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Sanjay Arora to lead ITBP

    IPS Sanjay Arora appointed as the Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    Pankaj Kumar Singh appointed DG of BSF

    The Union ministry of home affairs appointed IPS Pankaj Kumar Singh as the Director General of the Border Security Force

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Haryana to reopen schools

    Haryana to reopen schools for Classes 4 and 5, says Covid-19 SOPs must be followed strictly.

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:28 PM IST

    US to begin immediate vaccination of all armed forces

    US defence secretary asked all armed force members to be vaccinated immediately.

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    China, Russia agree to cooperate on Afghanistan

    Putin told Xi that he shares China’s positions and interests in Afghanistan and is willing to work together to “prevent foreign forces from interfering and destroying” Afghanistan. Read more here.

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    Mysuru gangrape: Karnataka CM says strict action will be taken

    Bommai said that the police is investigating the case and culprits will be punished.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Kerala logs 31,445 new Covid-19 cases

    Kerala records 31,445 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours. Positivity rate reaches 19.03%. State also records 215 deaths and 20,271 recoveries.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Communication with Taliban open and effective: China

    China on Wednesday said it has a smooth and effective communication channel with the Taliban following a meeting between representatives of the group and the Chinese ambassador to Kabul on Tuesday. Read more here.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the IAF crashes in Rajasthan, reports ANI

    A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed today in Barmer, Rajasthan during a training sortie. The pilot is safe, news agency ANI reported.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    Batch of Afghan evacuees arrive in Uganda

    A batch of Afghan evacuees fleeing the Taliban regime has reached Uganda.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    ZyCoV-D to be rolled out in October

    NTAGI chief Dr Arora says ZyCoV-D will be rolled out in October. Pushes for vaccinating school administrations in a bid provide 'safety ring' around children.

  • Aug 25, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    Rane says he was not arrested

    Union minister says 'accompanied' police in his own car to the court at cops' request.

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:44 PM IST

    No coercive action against Rane: Maha govt tells Bombay HC

    Maharashtra government tells Bombay HC that it will take no coercive action against Union minister Rane. Rane allegedly said that he would slap the Maharashtra chief minister for not remembering India's year of independence. Rane was arrested by Nashik Police yesterday. Next hearing on scheduled for September 17.

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:31 PM IST

    India crosses vaccination milestone

    India crosses 600 million Covid vaccination mark, administers 100 million vaccines in 19 days.

  • Aug 25, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Merkel bats for dialogue with Taliban

    German chancellor says talks necessary to 'safeguard' Afghan gains.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    Congress leader says MLAs only seek clear roadmap to secure reelection in Punjab

    Harish Rawat says the Punjab Congress MLAs who met him were only ensuring that Congress remains in power following the 2022 polls in the state. He claimed that there was no infighting among the MLAs.

  • Aug 25, 2021 03:39 PM IST

    Gujarat to reopen schools

    Gujarat announces that schools for Classes 6 to 8 will reopen from September 2 with 50% capacity

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Revenue secretary says inflation to decrease once harvest is out

    "We feel once crops come out, inflation will come down," the Revenue Secretary was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Finance minister says credit outreach efforts by banks will occur

    Union finance minister says there will be credit outreach efforts by banks in every district of this country to keep momentum of stimulus, reports PTI.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Madras HC bars 10% reservation in medical, dental courses under All India quota, reports ANI

    Madras High Court disallows 10% reservations in medical and dental courses in the state contributed seats to All India quota

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:38 PM IST

    Kin of deceased PSB members to receive higher pension

    DFS secretary says that family members of deceased PSB bankers will now get pension of 30% of last drawn salary as against earlier 9,284

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    FDI proposal of Anchorage Infrastructure Investment Holding Ltd approved

    The Union Cabinet approved FDI proposal of Anchorage Infrastructure Investment Holding Ltd and proposed an investment of 15,000 crore in India, ANI reported quoting Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Sitharaman asks PSBs to help fintech sector

    Union finance Sitharaman says PSBs have done well and have come out of Prompt Corrective Action despite service extended during pandemic. She also highlighted that deposits piling up in states of eastern India, but credit needs to be expanded. She said that the urged banks to extend assistance to the fintech sector and requested banks to work with state govts to push ‘one district, one export’ agenda.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    CDS Rawat outlines how to deal with terrorism spilling out of Afghanistan

    Terrorism spilling out of Afghanistan will be dealt similarly to how we deal with terrorism now: CDS Rawat

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar relaxes curbs as Covid situation improves

    Bihar CM allowed relaxation of curbs as Covid situation improved in the state. The government has allowed markets and educational institutions to open normally.

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    Can singers, filmmakers in Afghanistan do their job? Taliban spokesman answers

    As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last week and ousted the Ashraf Ghani-led government, the Islamist insurgents started attacking civilians, singers and filmmakers, HT’s sister publication, Livehindustan, said in a report on Wednesday. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    Cong to contest 2022 Punjab polls under Amarinder Singh's leadership: Harish Rawat

    AICC in charge of Punjab Harish Rawat said on Wednesday that the Congress party will contest next's year's assembly elections in the state under the leadership of chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. "We will contest 2022 Punjab elections under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh," Rawat said while addressing a press conference. His comments come in the backdrop of a fresh turbulence in Punjab Congress.

  • Aug 25, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    SC tells Delhi HC to decide on a petition against appointment of Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Delhi high court to decide on a petition by the CPIL against the appointment of Rakesh Ashthana as Delhi Police commissioner within two weeks.

  • Aug 25, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    Teenager dies in high speed crash near Mahim Dargah in Mumbai

    A teenager, who was riding dangerously in a no entry zone near Mahim Dargah on Tuesday night in Mumbai, crashed his bike into a car coming from the opposite direction, resulting in his death, and injuries to the pillion rider and the driver of the car, police said. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    India makes e-visa mandatory for all Afghan nationals in view of security situation

    The Union home ministry said on Wednesday that owing to the prevailing security situation in Afghanistan and the streamlining of the visa process by introduction of the e-Emergency X-Misc visa, it has been decided that all Afghan nationals henceforth must travel to India only on e-Visa. "Afghan nationals wishing to travel to India may apply for e-Visa at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in, " the MHA further said. Read more


  • Aug 25, 2021 11:40 AM IST

    Amit Shah likely to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands in mid-Sept

    Union home minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands for three days in mid-September, sources told news agency PTI on Wednesday. The sources added that Shah is likely to visit the National Memorial Cellular Jail and hold a meeting with the local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.

  • Aug 25, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    16 Afghan evacuees test positive for Covid-19 in Delhi, all asymptomatic

    At least 16 of the 78 evacuees from Afghanistan who landed in India on Tuesday are said to have tested positive for coronavirus. Among them are three Afghan Sikhs who had carried the Swaroops of Guru Granth Sahib from Kabul and were received by Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri at the Delhi airport. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    Two injured in acid attack at subway station in Tokyo, say reports

    Two people suffered burns in an acid attack at a subway station in Japan's Tokyo with the attacker still at large, police and local media said on Wednesday, according to news agency AFP. The attack happened at Shirokane Takanawa station on Tuesday night.

  • Aug 25, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Covid-19 in India: At least 594 million Covid vaccine doses till now

    India had administered at least 594 million Covid vaccine doses by Tuesday, August 24. As many as 5,467,551 doses were administered on the day. Of this, 3,829,038 got their first dose while 1,638,513 got their second dose. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    India records 37,593 new Covid-19 cases, about 12,000 cases added in last 24 hours

    India's daily tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) saw a major increase on Wednesday as 37,593 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 32,512,366, according to the Union health ministry's update at 8am. As many as 648 patients died and 34,169 recovered from the viral disease in the said period. With this the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries has climbed to 435,758 and 31,754,281 respectively. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    Delhi to experience a dry spell for next four days, says IMD

    Delhi is likely to see a dry spell for the next four days as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast. The minimum temperature on Wednesday is likely to be 28 degrees Celsius (°C) while the maximum temperature is predicted to reach 37°C. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    Mexico accepts first group of refugees from Afghanistan

    Mexico on Wednesday accepted its first refugees from Afghanistan, who were a part of a group involved in robotics. Six refugees- five women and one man, arrived in Mexico City on Tuesday where they were welcomed by Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard.

  • Aug 25, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    Chidambaram in Goa today on 2-day visit, his 1st as AICC poll observer for state

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who was recently appointed as senior election observer for Goa, will vsit the state for two days starting Wednesday. He will meet party leaders of North and South Goa during his stay there. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:42 AM IST

    Maharashtra records 27 new cases of Delta Plus variant; tally climbs to 103

    The cases of the Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Maharashtra have climbed to 103 after 27 more infections were reported, the state health department said on Tuesday. The health department added that six cases each were detected in Gadchiroli and Amravati, five in Nagpur, four in Ahmednagar, three in Yavatmal, two in Nashik and one in Bhandara district.

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:25 AM IST

    Madhya Pradesh to kick-off 2 day mega Covid vaccination drive from today

    The Madhya Pradesh government will on Wednesday begin a two-day mega vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) called the “MP Vaccination Maha Abhiyan 2” drive , focusing on covering those people whose second dose is due. Read more

  • Aug 25, 2021 06:12 AM IST

    Taliban's actions to be monitored, says US Prez Joe Biden

    United States President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the Taliban's actions will be monitored and the G7 leaders, EU, NATO and United Nations would respond to the terror group's behaviour accordingly.


    "G7 leaders, EU, NATO, United Nations have agreed to stand united in our approach to the Taliban. We'll judge them (Taliban) by their actions and we'll stay in close coordination on any steps that we take moving forward in response to Taliban behaviour," Biden said.

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