Afghanistan crisis live updates: Taliban seize $6 million in cash, 15 gold bricks from former Afghan Vice-President Amrullah Saleh’s house

Taliban fighters have claimed in a viral video that they have seized up to $6 million in cash and about 15 gold bricks from the residence of former Afghanistan Vice-President Amrullah Saleh in Panjshir province . Saleh and the resistance front have not commented on the issue yet, Khaama News reported. Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tajikistan, Mohammad Zahir Agbar, had claimed that President Ashraf Ghani had “taken $169 million with him” when he fled Afghanistan.

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Punjab | Ludhiana Police has busted an espionage module run by a Pakistani intelligence operative through one Jaswinder Singh, a local resident

WhatsApp chats have confirmed contact between 7 defense personnel and the Pak operative. Case registered, man arrested.

ZEE investor seeks Board recast; demands removal of MD Punit Goenka

Invesco, the largest shareholder in Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE), called for the removal of managing director Punit Goenka amid a deepening divide between the fund and the company’s founders. It had also sought the exit of two independent board members–Manish Chokhani and Ashok Kurien–both of whom resigned, ZEE said late on Monday.

Over 2.3 lakh applications received this year for admission to Delhi govt schools

The Delhi government has received over 2.3 lakh application for admission in its schools for classes nursery to 12 this year, officials said on Monday. “Till date, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has received 2,36,522 applications for admissions in classes between nursery to class 12 for the session 2021-22,” a senior government official said.

JEE-Advanced registrations deferred again due to delay in JEE-Mains results

The registrations for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced for admission to IITs were on Monday deferred again due to delay in announcement of JEE-Main results. The registration process was to begin last week but was deferred till Monday due to the delay in result. However, the registration did not begin on Monday as well.

Delhi building collapse in Sabzi Mandi area: FIR registered under sections 304, 288, 34 of Indian Penal Code against the shopkeeper who was allegedly carrying out repair work in his shop; no arrests made yet

According to NDRF, the rescue operation has concluded: Delhi Police

An ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakhs each has been approved from SDRF for families of those who have lost their lives due to a flash flood in Baramulla. District administration is constantly monitoring the situation

– Office of LG, Jammu and Kashmir

It’s a very happy occasion for us as we completed 75 crore vaccinations in the country. This number is a valuable contribution to India’s 75th independence day. Vaccines are being delivered village-to-village through free vaccination camps

– Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, MoS Health

Goa sees 54 new COVID-19 cases, no death; 90 discharged

Covid: Mumbai reports 347 new cases, 420 recoveries

Gujarat: Heavy rain disrupts normal life in Rajkot

In last 24 hrs,city received 13 inches of rainfall.There’s high rainfall warning for tomorrow also.1400 people shifted to shelters&over 300 people rescued. Water receding,no casualties:Commissioner Rajkot Municipal Corporation

Afghans still fleeing rural homes despite fall in violence – UN migration agency

UN chief says ‘very important to engage with the Taliban at the present moment’

U.N. chief says more than $1 bln in aid pledges made for Afghanistan

Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane interacted with business heads of Mahindra Defence, Adani Group, Larsen & Toubro and Tata Group

Army chief complimented them for contributions towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat & capability enhancement of his force: Indian Army

We hope that Covaxin production will be ramped up in the coming weeks … Covishield is also increasing their production, we are hoping that around 20-22 crore vaccine doses will be coming from them, it will be a great contribution to the national program

– Dr NK Arora

Jamnagar flood situation: Total 24 people were rescued today by the Indian Air Force, relief and rescue operation will continue tomorrow

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel held a high-level meeting today to review the situation created due to heavy rains in Jamnagar & Rajkot districts.

Delhi government says it will provide financial assistance up to Rs 50,000 and rebate of 10 percent on water bills to encourage people to install rooftop rainwater harvesting systems

International community must come together to create best possible enabling environment

– Jaishankar on Afghanistan

India’s approach to Afghanistan has always been guided by historical friendship with its people; Will continue to be the case

– Jaishankar

Issue of travel, safe passage that can emerge as obstacle to humanitarian aid should be immediately sorted out

– Jaishankar on Afghanistan

Those who want to travel in and out of Afghanistan should be granted such facilities without obstructions

– Jaishankar

A Delhi Court remands Rajiv Saxena to Enforcement Directorate custody till September 20

He was arrested by Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case related to an alleged bank fraud case. He is also accused in the AgustaWestland money laundering case.

India has consistently supported central role for UN in Afghanistan’s future

– External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

As an immediate neighbour, India is monitoring developments in Afghanistan with “understandable concerns”

– EAM Jaishankar

Within this week we should be able to get WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for Covaxin…Hopefully, the vaccine should be given international recognition so that people travelling abroad have less difficulty

– Dr NK Arora, Chairman, COVID working group

‘Corona curfew’ in the state extended till 6 am of 21st September: Uttarakhand Government

Ex-PM Dr Manmohan Singh writes to Blossom Fernandes, wife of senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes who passed away today

“His services to the country will always be remembered by people of our country…May God give all of you strength to bear this loss with courage and fortitude.”

Australia will support India’s Gaganyaan mission by tracking it through Cocos Keeling island

– Deputy Head Australia Space Agency Anthony Murfett

Afghanistan is passing through a critical & challenging phase. There’s been a sea change in its political, economic, social & security situation & consequently, in its humanitarian needs

– EAM S Jaishankar at UN High-Level Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan

COVID19 curfew in Uttarakhand to continue from 6 am of 14th September to 6 am of 21st September

Wedding ceremonies allowed with 50% capacity of the hall/venue with permission from dist admin; attendees with a certificate of full vaccination need not show COVID negative report. Those without certificate will have to mandatorily show COVID negative report not older than 72 hrs

West Bengal reports 506 new COVID19 infections, 587 recoveries and 10 deaths today

  • Total cases: 15,57,414
  • Total recoveries: 15,30,731
  • Death toll: 18,587
  • Active cases: 8,096

West Bengal: NIA takes over the case of a bomb attack in front of BJP MP Arjun Singh & MLA Pawan Kumar Singh’s residence earlier this month

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) announces a list of 64 candidates for the upcoming polls in Punjab

Reforms initiated by government in space sector and liberalisation of FDI norms will ensure sustained engagement between Indian and overseas companies which will greatly benefit both

– ISRO chairman K Sivan

Karnataka reports 673 new COVID19 cases, 1,074 recoveries and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Total cases: 29,62,408
  • Total recoveries: 29,08,622
  • Death toll: 37,517
  • Active cases: 16,241

Himachal Pradesh: Higher reaches of the Hills in the state received fresh snowfall during the past 24 hours in Lahaul-Spiti district

The National Highway 3 (Manali-Leh Highway) was blocked at Baralacha pass and has now been restored by BRO after clearing the snow at Baralacha.

Kerala reports 15,058 new COVID19 cases, 28,439 recoveries and 99 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Active cases 2,08,773
  • Total recoveries 41,58,504
  • Death toll 22,650
  • Test positivity rate is 16.39%
  • 91,885 samples tested during the last 24 hours

J&K: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw travelled on Vande Bharat Express from Katra to Jammu, interacted with passengers

Hopefully, by 2023, we will be able to travel to Baramulla from Jammu, work is underway: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

BJP busy replacing its “non-performing” chief ministers but list is long, says Congress leader P Chidambaram

Uber loses Dutch court fight over drivers’ rights

Madhya Pradesh: Ramayana, Mahabharata & Ramcharitmanas included in the syllabus of engineering students, says state higher education dept

Kharif foodgrain production likely to touch a new record of over 150 million tonnes in 2021-22 crop year: Agriculture Secretary

Over 75 crore COVID19 vaccinations administered in India so far, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

India’s retail inflation for August at 5.3%

Defence corridor will create 50,000 jobs… Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University in Aligarh tomorrow

– UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow

Naftali Bennett on first Egypt visit by Israeli PM since 2011: Cairo

Enforcement Directorate summons West Bengal Law minister Moloy Ghatak on 14th September in an alleged coal smuggling case

Sansad TV to be launched on 15th September

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will take part in the event.

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari also wrote a letter to West Bengal Speaker regarding the disqualification of Tanmoy Ghosh, ex-BJP MLA from Bishnupur in Bankura, who rejoined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) recently

NBFCs asset under management shrinks in Q1 FY22: Report

The asset under management of the non-banking financial company segment declined in the first quarter of 2021-22 due to lower disbursements and portfolio rundown, according to a report.

Wipro ties up with Tennessee-based First Horizon Bank. Pact to transform core banking, services of VirtualBank: Agencies

UPDATE: A total of 3 persons including 2 children have been rescued till now from under the debris after a four-storey building collapsed in Delhi’s Sabzi Mandi area: Fire Department, Delhi

Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari writes a letter to the West Bengal Speaker regarding the disqualification of Biswajit Das as MLA after he joined TMC recently

Oxygen-supported bed capacity increased by almost 4 times. ICU beds capacity also increased, about 6,500 oxygen concentrators & nearly 18,000 oxygen cylinders. Almost 87 oxygen generation plants and 80% will be functional by September end

– Tripti Bahuguna, DG Health, Uttarakhand

COVID19: Delhi reports 17 new cases, 30 recoveries and zero deaths; active cases 377, positivity rate 0.04%

Tamil Nadu Assembly passes a Bill to scrap NEET; enables admissions to MBBS/BDS based on class 12th marks

AIADMK supported the Bill and BJP staged a walkout.

World Health Organisation (WHO) nod for Bharat Biotech’s COVID19 vaccine, Covaxin is expected this week: Sources

Reports ANI

“Saddened by the demise of Rajya Sabha MP Shri Oscar Fernandes Ji. In this sad hour, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and well-wishers. May his soul rest in peace: PM,” tweets PMO

Rupee slumps 18 paise to close at 73.68 (provisional) against US dollar

Sensex declines 127.31 pts to close at 58,177.76; Nifty slips 13.95 pts to 17,355.30

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