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Sep 8, 2021 11:46 PM IST

Antony Blinken warns US getting 'closer' to giving up on Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Wednesday that time was running out for Iran to return to a nuclear deal after a scathing report by the UN atomic watchdog and Tehran's signals that it would take a while to return to talks. Read more

Sep 8, 2021 11:27 PM IST

WHO chief urges halt to Covid booster shots for rest of 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that rich nations with large supplies of vaccines against Covid-19 should refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year and make the doses available for poorer nations. 

Sep 8, 2021 10:35 PM IST

Theatre commands to be functional in 2-3 years

The creation of theatre commands to best utilise the military’s resources could take two to three years, with senior officers from the three services being assigned key responsibilities to finalise the joint structures, people familiar with the developments said on Wednesday. Read More

Sep 8, 2021 9:49 PM IST

‘Want healthy relations with our neighbours': Taliban 

The new Taliban setup in Kabul has said it desires healthy relations with all neighbours of Afghanistan based on mutual respect, even while assuring that Afghan soil will not be used against the security of any nation. “We want strong and healthy relations with our neighbours and all other countries based on mutual respect and interaction. Our relations with those countries will be based on the highest interests and benefits of Afghanistan,” the statement said.

Sep 8, 2021 9:28 PM IST

Doing 'everything in our power' to start charter flights from Afghanistan: US

US doing 'everything in our power' to start charter flights from Afghanistan, says Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Sep 8, 2021 9:07 PM IST

RBI lifts UCO Bank out of corrective action list after four years

Reserve Bank of India said on Wednesday it has taken UCO Bank out of prompt corrective action restrictions, subject to certain conditions and continuous monitoring, news agency Reuters reported. 

Sep 8, 2021 8:25 PM IST

CPM headquarters in Agartala; motorbike set on fire

CPM headquarters in Agartala was ransacked and a motorbike was set on fire in front of the office. In Sepahijala district, a CPM party office was set on fire. A clash also occurred between CPM and BJP at Udaipur in Gomati district.

Sep 8, 2021 8:08 PM IST

China announces aid worth USD 31 million to Afghanistan

China announced on Wednesday that it would donate 200 million yuan (US$31 million) worth of aid, including grains, winter supplies and coronavirus vaccines to Afghanistan, a day after the Taliban announced the formation of an interim government in Kabul.

Sep 8, 2021 8:00 PM IST

PM Modi meets Russia's secretary of security council

Sep 8, 2021 7:49 PM IST

Centre, NSCN (K) sign ceasefire agreement

Government of India on Wednesday signed a fresh ceasefire pact with the Niki Sumi-led Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) in New Delhi. The development is being seen as a boost to the ongoing Naga peace process for which the Centre is holding peace talks with NSCN (IM) and a conglomeration of seven Naga nationalist political groups (NNPGs).

The new ceasefire agreement is for a period of one year with effect from September 8, 2021. The agreement is subject to adherence to the existing ceasefire ground rules signed by the two sides.

Sep 8, 2021 7:38 PM IST

Pak wants Taliban-led Afghanistan to be invited to future regional gatherings

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mohammed Qureshi on Wednesday proposed the idea of inviting Taliban leaders in future regional meetings during a virtual gathering of foreign ministers of nations which are neighbours of Afghanistan, news agency Reuters reported. Read More

Sep 8, 2021 6:55 PM IST

Afghanistan's ex-president Ashraf Ghani issues statement, quashes corruption allegations

Sep 8, 2021 6:46 PM IST

Maharashtra govt prohibits public from visiting  Ganesh mandals

Maharashtra Government prohibits public from visiting Ganesh mandals on Ganesh Chaturthi, asks mandal organisers to make darshan available online or through other electronic means. 

Sep 8, 2021 6:31 PM IST

Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approves procurement of transport aircraft for IAF

Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approves procurement of 56 C-295 MW transport aircraft for Indian Air Force.

Sep 8, 2021 6:10 PM IST

China says it will maintain communication with Taliban-led Afghanistan govt

China on Wednesday said the formation of a provisional Taliban government in Afghanistan was a “necessary step” in pursuing a post-war reconstruction, adding that it is ready to maintain communication with the new leaders. Read More

Sep 8, 2021 5:28 PM IST

Talks between farmers, Karnal admin remain inconclusive

Talks with Karnal district admin lasted for three hours but failed. Officers are not ready to suspend him (SDM Ayush Sinha) and lodge a case against him. The officers are getting directions from Chandigarh. So we have decided to continue our protest here: BKU leader Rakesh Tikait

Sep 8, 2021 5:09 PM IST

Dozens feared missing after two ferries collide in Assam's Brahmaputra river; rescue ops on

Collision between two ferries on Brahmaputra between Kamalabari (Majuli) and Nematighat (Jorhat). Dozens feared missing as one ferry is reported to have capsized. NDRF and SDRF teams start rescue operations.

Sep 8, 2021 4:44 PM IST

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to file nomination for Bhabanipur bypoll on Friday

Trnamool Congress supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to file her nomination for Bhabanipur bye-election on September 10.

Sep 8, 2021 4:21 PM IST

MI6, CIA chiefs and Russia’s Security Council secretary make beeline for India

Top security and intelligence officials of the UK, the US and Russia have made a beeline for India to discuss the situation in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in Kabul and the implications for regional security. Read More

Sep 8, 2021 4:03 PM IST

Necessary step, will maintain communication: China on new Taliban govt

China on Wednesday said the formation of a provisional Taliban government in Afghanistan was a “necessary step” in pursuing a post-war reconstruction, adding that it is ready to maintain communication with the new leaders.

It is a “necessary step for Afghanistan to restore domestic order and pursue post-war reconstruction,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin told state English broadcaster, CGTN, in an interview.

Sep 8, 2021 3:55 PM IST

EU warns Taliban govt in Afghanistan not 'inclusive and representative'

The European Union warns Taliban, says govt not 'inclusive, representative', reports AFP.

Sep 8, 2021 3:28 PM IST

Delhi reports 41 new cases, zero deaths

Delhi reports 41 new cases, 13 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases 414. Positivity rate 0.05%

Sep 8, 2021 3:18 PM IST

Russia's emergency situations minister dies during drills: Report

Russia's emergency situations minister dies during drills, reports multiple news agencies. Yevgeny Zinichev, 55, “tragically died in the line of duty during inter-agency exercises to protect the Arctic zone from emergency situations, while saving a person's life," the ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

Sep 8, 2021 3:14 PM IST

NSA Russia secretary of security council discuss bilateral cooperation

During India-Russia consultations, attention was paid to intensifying joint work of the both country's special services and military bodies. An exchange of views took place on the military, political and socio-economic situation in Afghanistan, informs the Russian embassy in India. During consultations, Secretary of Russia's Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev and NSA Ajit Doval discussed deepening bilateral cooperation in security with an emphasis on further interaction on anti-terrorist track, combating illegal migration and drug trafficking, informs Russian Embassy.

Sep 8, 2021 2:48 PM IST

Union Cabinet approves MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23

Image courtesy: ANI
Image courtesy: ANI

The Union Cabinet has approved MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23.

Sep 8, 2021 2:39 PM IST

Taliban arrests 5 journalists in Kabul

As many as five journalists from Etilaatroz, a daily newspaper in Kabul, have been arrested by the Taliban, said ToloNews, Afghanistan's biggest independent TV netwo

Sep 8, 2021 2:34 PM IST

Centre approves PIL scheme

Union Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Textiles. Incentives worth 10,683 crores will be provided over 5 years.

Sep 8, 2021 2:30 PM IST

Union Cabinet approves remunerative price of ₹290/quintal for sugarcane farmers

Union Cabinet approves highest ever fair and remunerative price of 290/quintal for sugarcane farmers.

Sep 8, 2021 2:23 PM IST

Another 20 samples test negative for Nipah virus in Kozhikode: Health minister

Another 20 samples have tested negative for the Nipah virus in Kozhikode. Currently, 68 persons are under isolation in the Nipah ward of Government Medical College. Their health is stable: Kerala Health Minister Veena George

Sep 8, 2021 1:35 PM IST

Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya resigns

Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani has stepped down from her post, says Governor's secretary BK Sant.

Sep 8, 2021 12:59 PM IST

SC refuses to entertain PIL seeking ‘door to door Covid-19 vaccination’

Supreme Court refuses to entertain a PIL filed by Youth Bar Association of India, seeking direction to governments to take appropriate measures for providing 'door to door Covid-19 vaccination of all citizens', particularly for elderly, differently-abled and weaker sections.

Sep 8, 2021 12:27 PM IST

BJP announces election in-charges for poll-bound states

Maharashtra LoP Devendra Fadnavis, Union ministers Bhupender Yadav and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat appointed BJP's in-charge for the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, and Punjab respectively.

Sep 8, 2021 12:00 PM IST

Tejashwi Yadav, Chirag Paswan meet in Patna

Bihar LoP Tejashwi Yadav meets LJP MP Chirag Paswan in Patna.

Sep 8, 2021 11:41 AM IST

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Delhi

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) prohibits public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, in view of Covid-19.

Sep 8, 2021 11:24 AM IST

TN CM Stalin seeks repeal of CAA

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin moves resolution in state assembly urging Centre to repeal CAA.

Sep 8, 2021 11:17 AM IST

Supreme Court upholds extension of ED director's tenure

Supreme Court upholds Centre's decision to extend tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) director SK Mishra's till November 2021 despite his reaching retirement age in May last year. No further extension for Mishra though.

Sep 8, 2021 10:41 AM IST

Bihar Congress leader Sadanand Singh passes away

Congress legislative party leader in Bihar Sadanand Singh passes away, Bihar deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad pays tribute.

Sep 8, 2021 10:23 AM IST

Will hold meeting to decide on future course of action, says Rakesh Tikait

"The administration has tried to give an explanation about the SDM's earlier action. We will hold a meeting with farmers to make a decision on our further actions," says BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Karnal protest.

Sep 8, 2021 10:02 AM IST

Protesters begin pitching tents outside mini-secretariat in Karnal

Farmers begin to install tents outside mini-secretariat in Karnal. Protesters , including women, from various districts reach protest site.

Sep 8, 2021 9:48 AM IST

Bomb explosions outside BJP MP's residence in Bengal, says governor

"Bomb explosions outside the residence of Member of Parliament Arjun Singh this morning is worrisome," tweets West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Sep 8, 2021 9:20 AM IST

India logs 37,875 new Covid-19 cases and 369 deaths

India's cumulative Covid-19 tally rises to 33,096,718 with 37,875 fresh infections. Toll rises to 441,411 with 369 fatalities.

Sep 8, 2021 8:43 AM IST

Sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat continues

Farmers continue sit-in protest at mini-secretariat in Haryana's Karnal.

Sep 8, 2021 8:16 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 jolts Mexico

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has announced that a 7.0 magnitude quake struck southwest Mexico. The quake was initially measured by the USGS at magnitude 7.4

Sep 8, 2021 7:40 AM IST

40 killed in Indonesia prison fire: Officials

A fire at a jail in Indonesia's Banten province has killed 40 people, reports Reuters citing govt officials.

Sep 8, 2021 7:14 AM IST

Australia's New South Wales logs nearly 1500 new Covid-19 cases

New South Wales, Australia's most populous province, records 1480 new Covid-19 cases, up from 1220 on September 7. With nine new deaths, total fatalities in latest outbreak rise to 148.

Sep 8, 2021 6:41 AM IST

Rakesh Tikait shares images from Karnal sit-in

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait took to Twitter to share photos from the ongoing sit-in at the mini-secretariat in Karnal.

Sep 8, 2021 6:16 AM IST

Blinken to appear before Senate committee to testify on Afghanistan withdrawal

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will, on September 14, appear before the Senate Committee Foreign Relations Committee to testify on the United States' military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Sep 8, 2021 5:42 AM IST

Mexico: 17 patients dead after floods hit hospital

At least 17 patients lost their lives after floods swept through a hospital in central Mexico, disrupting the power supply and oxygen therapy, authorities said Tuesday.

Sep 8, 2021 5:15 AM IST

Farmers' sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat continues

Farmers continue their indefinite sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat demanding, among other things, suspension of then SDM Ayush Sinha for August 28 lathi-charge.

Sep 8, 2021 2:39 PM IST

Taliban arrests 5 journalists in Kabul

As many as five journalists from Etilaatroz, a daily newspaper in Kabul, have been arrested by the Taliban, said ToloNews, Afghanistan's biggest independent TV netwo

Sep 8, 2021 2:34 PM IST

Centre approves PIL scheme

Union Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Textiles. Incentives worth 10,683 crores will be provided over 5 years.

Sep 8, 2021 2:30 PM IST

Union Cabinet approves remunerative price of ₹290/quintal for sugarcane farmers

Union Cabinet approves highest ever fair and remunerative price of 290/quintal for sugarcane farmers.

Sep 8, 2021 2:23 PM IST

Another 20 samples test negative for Nipah virus in Kozhikode: Health minister

Another 20 samples have tested negative for the Nipah virus in Kozhikode. Currently, 68 persons are under isolation in the Nipah ward of Government Medical College. Their health is stable: Kerala Health Minister Veena George

Sep 8, 2021 1:35 PM IST

Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya resigns

Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani has stepped down from her post, says Governor's secretary BK Sant.

Sep 8, 2021 12:59 PM IST

SC refuses to entertain PIL seeking ‘door to door Covid-19 vaccination’

Supreme Court refuses to entertain a PIL filed by Youth Bar Association of India, seeking direction to governments to take appropriate measures for providing 'door to door Covid-19 vaccination of all citizens', particularly for elderly, differently-abled and weaker sections.

Sep 8, 2021 12:27 PM IST

BJP announces election in-charges for poll-bound states

Maharashtra LoP Devendra Fadnavis, Union ministers Bhupender Yadav and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat appointed BJP's in-charge for the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, and Punjab respectively.

Sep 8, 2021 12:00 PM IST

Tejashwi Yadav, Chirag Paswan meet in Patna

Bihar LoP Tejashwi Yadav meets LJP MP Chirag Paswan in Patna.

Sep 8, 2021 11:41 AM IST

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Delhi

Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) prohibits public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, in view of Covid-19.

Sep 8, 2021 11:24 AM IST

TN CM Stalin seeks repeal of CAA

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin moves resolution in state assembly urging Centre to repeal CAA.

Sep 8, 2021 11:17 AM IST

Supreme Court upholds extension of ED director's tenure

Supreme Court upholds Centre's decision to extend tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) director SK Mishra's till November 2021 despite his reaching retirement age in May last year. No further extension for Mishra though.

Sep 8, 2021 10:41 AM IST

Bihar Congress leader Sadanand Singh passes away

Congress legislative party leader in Bihar Sadanand Singh passes away, Bihar deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad pays tribute.

Sep 8, 2021 10:23 AM IST

Will hold meeting to decide on future course of action, says Rakesh Tikait

"The administration has tried to give an explanation about the SDM's earlier action. We will hold a meeting with farmers to make a decision on our further actions," says BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Karnal protest.

Sep 8, 2021 10:02 AM IST

Protesters begin pitching tents outside mini-secretariat in Karnal

Farmers begin to install tents outside mini-secretariat in Karnal. Protesters , including women, from various districts reach protest site.

Sep 8, 2021 9:48 AM IST

Bomb explosions outside BJP MP's residence in Bengal, says governor

"Bomb explosions outside the residence of Member of Parliament Arjun Singh this morning is worrisome," tweets West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Sep 8, 2021 9:20 AM IST

India logs 37,875 new Covid-19 cases and 369 deaths

India's cumulative Covid-19 tally rises to 33,096,718 with 37,875 fresh infections. Toll rises to 441,411 with 369 fatalities.

Sep 8, 2021 8:43 AM IST

Sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat continues

Farmers continue sit-in protest at mini-secretariat in Haryana's Karnal.

Sep 8, 2021 8:16 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 7.0 jolts Mexico

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has announced that a 7.0 magnitude quake struck southwest Mexico. The quake was initially measured by the USGS at magnitude 7.4

Sep 8, 2021 7:40 AM IST

40 killed in Indonesia prison fire: Officials

A fire at a jail in Indonesia's Banten province has killed 40 people, reports Reuters citing govt officials.

Sep 8, 2021 7:14 AM IST

Australia's New South Wales logs nearly 1500 new Covid-19 cases

New South Wales, Australia's most populous province, records 1480 new Covid-19 cases, up from 1220 on September 7. With nine new deaths, total fatalities in latest outbreak rise to 148.

Sep 8, 2021 6:41 AM IST

Rakesh Tikait shares images from Karnal sit-in

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait took to Twitter to share photos from the ongoing sit-in at the mini-secretariat in Karnal.

Sep 8, 2021 6:16 AM IST

Blinken to appear before Senate committee to testify on Afghanistan withdrawal

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will, on September 14, appear before the Senate Committee Foreign Relations Committee to testify on the United States' military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Sep 8, 2021 5:42 AM IST

Mexico: 17 patients dead after floods hit hospital

At least 17 patients lost their lives after floods swept through a hospital in central Mexico, disrupting the power supply and oxygen therapy, authorities said Tuesday.

Sep 8, 2021 5:15 AM IST

Farmers' sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat continues

Farmers continue their indefinite sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat demanding, among other things, suspension of then SDM Ayush Sinha for August 28 lathi-charge.