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As summits go, India is in an anomalous position wherein PM Modi attended a virtual summit of China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on September 17 — a week before the US-led Quad summit in Washington (PTI) PREMIUM

September: The month for geopolitical summitry

By C Uday Bhaskar
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:21 PM IST
While security-related tensions simmer and can be regulated by astute political choice, the more serious global challenges are the yet-to-be-contained Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis
This was the first meeting between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi since July 14, when they had held talks on the sidelines of a meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Dushanbe. After several rounds of military and diplomatic talks, India and China withdrew frontline troops and armoured units from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake in February. (TWITTER/@DrSJaishankar.)
This was the first meeting between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi since July 14, when they had held talks on the sidelines of a meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Dushanbe. After several rounds of military and diplomatic talks, India and China withdrew frontline troops and armoured units from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake in February. (TWITTER/@DrSJaishankar.)

Indian, Chinese officials to meet again soon to discuss remaining issues of LAC standoff

By Rezaul H Laskar and Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:18 PM IST
This was the first meeting between the two ministers since July 14, when they had held talks on the sidelines of a meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Dushanbe. After several rounds of military and diplomatic talks, India and China withdrew frontline troops and armoured units from the north and south banks of Pangong Lake in February.
Kashmera Shah says Raqesh Bapat doesn't stand up for Shamita Shetty on Bigg Boss OTT. 
Kashmera Shah says Raqesh Bapat doesn't stand up for Shamita Shetty on Bigg Boss OTT. 

Bigg Boss OTT: Kashmera, Gauahar call out Raqesh for not standing up for Shamita

PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Bigg Boss OTT: Kashmera Shah and Gauahar Khan have pulled up Raqesh Bapat for not standing up for Shamita Shetty. 
The fifth sero survey was started by BMC on August 12 across all 24 administrative wards in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
The fifth sero survey was started by BMC on August 12 across all 24 administrative wards in Mumbai. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

86.64% Mumbaiites have Covid antibodies, 5th sero survey of 8,674 samples reveals

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Of the 8,674 samples collected for the Covid antibody sero survey, approximately 50% Mumbaiites were from slum areas and 50% were from non-slum areas
PM Narendra Modi’s birthday being celebrated in Kashi (Varanasi) on Friday. (HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi’s birthday being celebrated in Kashi (Varanasi) on Friday. (HT Photo)

PM’s birthday: 71,000 diyas lit, special prayers offered in Kashi

By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:13 PM IST
A long scarf was offered to the Ganga and aarti performed at prominent temples in Kashi to mark the PM’s birthday
Char Dham yatra: The Uttarakhand government on Friday evening released standard operating procedure (SOPs) for the yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri, which will begin on Saturday. (HT File photo)
Char Dham yatra: The Uttarakhand government on Friday evening released standard operating procedure (SOPs) for the yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri, which will begin on Saturday. (HT File photo)

In new Char Dham SoPs, Covid -ve report is must for pilgrims from 3 states

By Neeraj Santoshi, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:20 PM IST
Char Dham yatra: A Covid negative test result will be mandatory for pilgrims from Kerala, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, irrespective of their vaccination status, according to Uttarakhand's SOPs.
Prof Abhay Singh of Saifai medical university was arrested on Thursday and the STF had recovered more than 100 units of blood and a number of incriminating documents (Pic for representation only)
Prof Abhay Singh of Saifai medical university was arrested on Thursday and the STF had recovered more than 100 units of blood and a number of incriminating documents (Pic for representation only)

Saifai medical university’s blood bank incharge suspended

By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:04 PM IST
Prof Abhay Singh, the incharge of Saifai medical university’s blood bank, was arrested by STF for black marketing of blood units on Thursday
India captain Virat Kohli.(File)
India captain Virat Kohli.(File)

Kohli may be tired, but his hunger remains

By Snehal Pradhan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 10:04 PM IST
  • By giving up captaincy only in T20s but not ODIs, he has kept himself in the hunt to earn trophies in ODIs and Tests.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday(PTI Photo)
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday(PTI Photo)

Khattar invites PM to lay foundation stone of Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 09:55 PM IST
According to an official statement, Haryana CM Khattar after meeting Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi on Thursday told reporters the foundation stone laying programme would be organised at Manesar or Palwal or any other place on the Orbital Rail Corridor route in Haryana.
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria addressing CAC annual commanders’ conference at CAC HQ in Prayagraj. (Courtesy: IAF)
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria addressing CAC annual commanders’ conference at CAC HQ in Prayagraj. (Courtesy: IAF)

Air Chief: Ensure readiness of all weapon systems and assets

By HT Correspondent, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria was addressing the annual commanders’ conference of the Central Air Command (CAC) in Prayagraj
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