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Aug 27, 2021 10:48 PM IST
PM Modi speaks with Italy PM Mario Draghi
Spoke with Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy and discussed the need for a coordinated international response to recent developments in Afghanistan. We also discussed other important issues such as climate change, and our cooperation in G20: PM Modi
Aug 27, 2021 10:24 PM IST
'Crossing 1 crore momentous feet': PM Modi
"Record vaccination numbers today. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success," tweets PM Modi.
Aug 27, 2021 10:19 PM IST
Over 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today
India crosses milestone of administering more than 1 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses in a single-day, tweets Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
Aug 27, 2021 10:13 PM IST
Delhi reports 46 new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths
Delhi reports 46 new Covid-19 cases, 62 recoveries and zero deaths. Total cases rise to 1,437,656 including 1,412,164 recoveries, 25,080 deaths and 412 active cases.
Aug 27, 2021 09:46 PM IST
Navodaya Vidyalayas to reopen: Education ministry
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has decided to re-open the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas at 50% capacity, in a phased manner for classes 9-12, as per notification of states/UTs which have permitted re-opening of schools by following approved SOP for opening schools: Education ministry
Aug 27, 2021 09:15 PM IST
2 British nationals among victims of Kabul airport attack, says UK
Two British nationals among those killed in Thursday's suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, says UK government.
Aug 27, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Kabul airlift still faces 'specific, credible' threats: Pentagon
Day after Kabul airport attack, US ministry of defence says airlift from the city still faces 'specific, credible, threats."
Aug 27, 2021 08:46 PM IST
Union health secretary writes to Kerala, Maharashtra over Covid-19 surge
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to Kerala and Maharashtra chief secretaries on adopting five-fold strategy for controlling rising Covid-19 states in the two states.
Aug 27, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Record 93 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today: Centre
Over 93 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses administered today, highest-ever in a single day. Total 620,943,580 doses administered thus far since beginning of vaccine drive on January 16: Union health ministry
Aug 27, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi to visit Chhattisgarh next week: Bhupesh Baghel
I told Rahul Gandhi everything. There were political as well state administrative discussions. In the end, I requested him to visit Chhattisgarh. He gladly accepted the invitation, he will be there next week: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel after meeting with Rahul Gandhi in Delhi
Aug 27, 2021 07:32 PM IST
India registers record 90 lakh Covid-19 vaccinations today
"Congratulations to the citizens as India today administers historic 90 lakh Covid-19 vaccines until now - and still counting." tweets Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
Aug 27, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Tamil Nadu logs 1542 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths
Tamil Nadu reports 1542 new Covid-19 cases, 1793 recoveries and 21 deaths. Total cases climb to 2,608,748, including 34,835 deaths.
Aug 27, 2021 07:12 PM IST
West Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh says state govt wants lockdown, by-elections
West Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh had questioned the state government's insistence on by-elections, saying that the government wants both Covid-19 lockdown and elections, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Kerala reports over 30,000 cases for third straight day, positivity rate at 19.22%
Kerala reported 32,801 new Covid-19 cases, the third consecutive day when the state witnessed over 30,000 new cases. Further, 179 more people lost their lives to the disease, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 05:59 PM IST
Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls for Bharat Bandh on September 25
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has called for a one-day 'Bharat Bandh' on September 25, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Up to 500,000 more Afghan refugees could flee by year end, says UN
The United Nations has warned that more than 500,000 refugees could flee Afghanistan by year end, reports AFP.
Aug 27, 2021 05:07 PM IST
'No clarity about any entity forming govt in Kabul': MEA
The ministry of external affairs said that there is no clarity currently on any entity forming the government in Afghanistan. "I think we are jumping the gun regarding recognition," MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
550 people, including over 260 Indians, evacuated from Afghanistan: MEA
The ministry of external affairs said that 550 people including over 260 Indian nationals have been evacuated from Afghanistan through six flights, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 04:35 PM IST
'Parents' consent essential, no student would be forced to come': Manish Sisodia on schools reopening in Delhi
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the consent of parents would be essential for students to return to school after Delhi government's announcement to reopen schools in phased manner, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Ashok Gehlot 'recovering well' following angioplasty, says SMS Medical College in Jaipur
The SMS Medical College in Jaipur, where Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has undergone angioplasty earlier today, said that the CM is recovering well following the procedure, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Kremlin condemns Kabul attacks in 'strongest possible terms' reports AFP
Kremlin has condemned the Kabul attacks in strongest possible terms, reports AFP.
Aug 27, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Delhi schools to reopen in phased manner, classes 9-12 to begin from Sep 1
Delhi schools would be reopened in a phased manner with classes 9 to 12 opening on September 1 and classes 6 to 8 would begin from September 8, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 03:13 PM IST
International flight with 126 passengers makes emergency landing at Nagpur after pilot's health deteriorates
A Biman Bangladesh flight carrying 126 passengers made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport after the sudden deterioration of the pilot's health, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 02:52 PM IST
9 killed in blasts at Kazakhstan arms depot, reports AFP
As many as nine people were killed in blasts at Kazakhstan arms depot, reports AFP.
Aug 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Over 200 ministers to submit report on boosting tourism, local business in J&K, Ladakh: Om Birla
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said that over 200 minister will submit their report on boosting tourism and local industries in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 02:01 PM IST
UN asks North Korea to clarify alleged shoot-on-sight orders
UN human rights investigators have asked North Korea to clarify whether it has ordered troops to shoot on sight any trespassers who cross its northern border in violation of the country's pandemic closure.
Aug 27, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Bodies of at least 95 Afghans taken from the Kabul airport attack site
Bodies of at least 95 Afghans taken from the Kabul airport attack site, reports AP citing an official.
Aug 27, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Taliban urge preachers to focus on importance of obedience to rulers in Friday sermons
Taliban urge preachers to focus on importance of obedience to rulers in Friday sermons, reports Reuters.
Aug 27, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Turkey holds first talks with Taliban in Kabul, reports AFP citing President Erdogan
Turkey holds first talks with the Taliban in Kabul: Erdogan.
Aug 27, 2021 12:44 PM IST
Delhi HC asks LG, Centre to respond to plea challenging move to let lawyers chosen by Delhi Police as special public prosecutors in riots case
Delhi High Court seeks response from the LG and Central Govt on Delhi Govt's plea challenging the decision of the LG allowing the lawyers chosen by Delhi Police as Special Public Prosecutors for cases related to North East Delhi violence and farmers' protest.
Aug 27, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Evacuation flights resume in Kabul after deadly bombings
Evacuation flights from Afghanistan resumed with new urgency on Friday, a day after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of desperate people fleeing the Taliban takeover.
Aug 27, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Navjot Singh Sidhu’s advisor Malwinder Singh Mali resigns
"I withdraw my consent given for tendering suggestions to Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu," writes Malwinder Singh Mali, Advisor to Sidhu.
Aug 27, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Britain to end evacuations from Afghanistan 'in a matter of hours': Defence minister
Britain to end evacuations from Afghanistan 'in a matter of hours': Defence minister, reports AFP.
Aug 27, 2021 11:29 AM IST
Bar Council of India informs SC it will frame rules for curtailing its members from going on strike
Bar Council of India informs Supreme Cou it will frame rules for curtailing its members from going on strike.
Aug 27, 2021 11:05 AM IST
NCB conducts raids at 4 locations in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai
Narcotics Control Bureau conducts raids at four locations in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in a drugs case; 15 drug peddlers including three Nigerian nationals detained, reports ANI.
Aug 27, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Anurag Thakur, GK Reddy inaugurate Virtual Photo Exhibition on “Making of the Constitution”
Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur and Union Culture Minister GK Reddy inaugurate Virtual Photo Exhibition on “Making of the Constitution” and Virtual Film Poster Exhibition “Chitranjali @ 75”.
Aug 27, 2021 10:16 AM IST
Sonu Sood to become brand ambassador for Delhi government's 'Desh Ke Mentor' initiative for school kids
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood to become brand ambassador for Delhi government's 'Desh Ke Mentor' initiative for school kids.
Sonu Sood ji has agreed to become the brand ambassador of our 'Desh Ke Mentors' program which will be launched soon: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
Aug 27, 2021 10:14 AM IST
Rupee rises 5 paise to 74.17 against US dollar
Rupee rises 5 paise to 74.17 against US dollar in early trade.
Aug 27, 2021 10:04 AM IST
4 dead, several injured in road accident in Haryana's Bhiwani
Four people were killed and dozens injured after a bus collided with a tractor-trolley near Jatu Lohari village in Bhiwani district of Haryana on Thursday.
Aug 27, 2021 09:34 AM IST
Uddhav Thackeray calls all-party meeting today to discuss the issue of OBC quota in local bodies
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has called an all-party meeting today to discuss the issue of OBC quota in local bodies.
Aug 27, 2021 09:25 AM IST
India reports 44,658 new Covid-19 cases, current recovery rate at 97.60%
India reports 44,658 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Aug 27, 2021 09:22 AM IST
Sensex opens flat to begin day's trading at 55,960
Sensex opens flat to begin day's trading at 55,960; Nifty at 16,642.
Aug 27, 2021 09:03 AM IST
18,24,931 samples tested yesterday: ICMR
Total number of samples tested up to 26th August is 51,49,54,309 including 18,24,931 samples tested yesterday: ICMR.
Aug 27, 2021 08:56 AM IST
US braces for more ISIS attacks after carnage at Kabul airport
US forces helping to evacuate Afghans desperate to flee Taliban rule braced for more attacks on Friday after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed scores of civilians and 13 US soldiers outside the gates of Kabul airport.
Aug 27, 2021 08:31 AM IST
At least 28 Taliban members among dead in Kabul airport blasts-Taliban official
At least 28 members of the Taliban were among the people killed in explosions overnight outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, a Taliban official told Reuters on Friday.
Aug 27, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Sydney cases dip as Australia debates Covid-19 reopening plans
Sydney's Covid-19 cases slightly eased on Friday but still hovered near record levels as the Australian federal government looks to press states to stick to a national reopening plan once the country reaches a 70%-80% vaccination rate.
Aug 27, 2021 08:07 AM IST
Mexican researchers say they created facemask that neutralizes Covid-19
Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have created a facemask using silver and copper nanolayers that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, the university's official gazette said on Thursday.
Aug 27, 2021 07:54 AM IST
Mizoram reported 905 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths
Mizoram reported 905 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths yesterday. Active cases 7470, total death toll 206, and 48,080 recoveries.
Aug 27, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman on 2-day Tripura visit from today, set to launch slew of projects
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to visit Tripura on Friday as part of a two-day tour to the state to inaugurate a number of developmental projects.
Aug 27, 2021 07:15 AM IST
Supreme Court lifts Joe Biden’s Covid-19 moratorium on evictions
A divided US Supreme Court lifted the Biden administration’s moratorium on evictions, ending protections for millions of people who have fallen behind on rent payments during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Aug 27, 2021 07:03 AM IST
Covid-19 cases in Brazil rise by 31,024, tally reaches over 20.67 million
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 31,024 to 20,676,561 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Thursday.
Aug 27, 2021 06:43 AM IST
Joe Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation, avenge US deaths
President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite the day's deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport. He promised to avenge the deaths of 13 U.S. service members killed in the attack, declaring to the extremists responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”
Aug 27, 2021 06:28 AM IST
Tropical Storm Ida on track to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane
Tropical Storm Ida formed in the Caribbean on Thursday and forecasters said its track was aimed at the U.S. Gulf Coast, prompting Louisiana's governor to declare a state of emergency.
Aug 27, 2021 06:12 AM IST
US flag to fly at half-mast until August 30 in honour of Kabul attack victims
The US flag will be flown at half-mast until the evening of August 30 to honour the victims killed in the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan's Kabul, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said.
Aug 27, 2021 05:41 AM IST
US military's toll in Kabul bombing rises to 13: Pentagon
The US Defense Department said Thursday that the number of American troops killed in the suicide bombings at Kabul airport rose by one to 13, and the number of wounded was 18.
Aug 27, 2021 05:16 AM IST
Over 100,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan since August 14: White House
The United States has evacuated more than 100,000 people from Afghanistan since August 14, the eve of the Taliban's return to power, the White House said Thursday.
Aug 27, 2021 05:04 AM IST
3 security personnel killed in landmine blast in Pakistan
Three security personnel were killed and three others injured in a landmine blast in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Thursday, Pakistani media reported citing a government official.
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- The Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Coupé is limited to 350 units globally.