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Sep 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 2021 09:49 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 08, 2021 09:28 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 08, 2021 09:07 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 08, 2021 08:25 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 08, 2021 08:08 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 08, 2021 08:00 PM IST
PM Modi meets Russia's secretary of security council
Sep 08, 2021 07:49 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 08, 2021 07:38 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 08, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Afghanistan's ex-president Ashraf Ghani issues statement, quashes corruption allegations
Sep 08, 2021 06:46 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 08, 2021 06:31 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 08, 2021 06:10 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 08, 2021 05:28 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 08, 2021 05:09 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 08, 2021 04:44 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 08, 2021 04:21 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 08, 2021 04:03 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 08, 2021 03:55 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 08, 2021 03:28 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 08, 2021 03:18 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 08, 2021 03:14 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 08, 2021 02:48 PM IST
Union Cabinet approves MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23
The Union Cabinet has approved MSP for rabi crops for marketing season 2022-23.
Sep 08, 2021 02:39 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 08, 2021 02:34 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 08, 2021 02:30 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 08, 2021 02:23 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 08, 2021 01:35 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav, Chirag Paswan meet in Patna
Bihar LoP Tejashwi Yadav meets LJP MP Chirag Paswan in Patna.
Sep 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 2021 09:48 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 08, 2021 09:20 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 08, 2021 08:43 AM IST
Sit-in at Karnal mini-secretariat continues
Farmers continue sit-in protest at mini-secretariat in Haryana's Karnal.
Sep 08, 2021 08:16 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 08, 2021 07:40 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 08, 2021 07:14 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 08, 2021 06:41 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 08, 2021 06:16 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 08, 2021 05:42 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 08, 2021 05:15 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.
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