News highlights: Taliban agree to let Afghans leave nation after Aug 31 deadline of US withdrawal
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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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- Apart from Jaisalmer - where Tina Dabi took charge - collectors in Bundi, Kota, Alwar, Jaisalmer, Dholpur, Dungarpur and Jaipur were also changed.