SEP 03, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Taliban in full control of Afghanistan, including Panjshir valley
News agency Reuters reported on Friday that the Taliban have taken full control of Afghanistan, including the Panjshir valley. “By the grace of Allah Almighty, we are in control of the entire Afghanistan. The troublemakers have defeated and Panjshir is now under our command,” a Taliban commander told Reuters. Read more
SEP 03, 2021 10:29 PM IST
84-day gap between Covishield doses provides best protection: Govt to Kerala HC
The Union govt on Friday submitted to the Kerala high court that the duration of 84 days between the first and second days of Serum Institute’s vaccine ‘Covishield’ is providing the best protection against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Read more
SEP 03, 2021 10:16 PM IST
Health minister Mandaviya to visit Rome, attend G20 health ministers’ meeting
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will visit Rome from September 4 to September 7, the his office said on Friday, adding he will attend the G20 health ministers’ meeting.
SEP 03, 2021 09:09 PM IST
Veerappa Moily to head Cong panel on caste census
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday set up a committee headed by former Union minister Veerappa Moily to look into the issue of caste census, after many parties have demanded a caste-based census and sub-categorisation of castes in the country, though the Centre has remained non-committal on the sensitive issue. Read more
SEP 03, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Kerala CM Vijayan rules out complete Covid lockdown in state
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday ruled out the possibility of a complete lockdown in state by saying it will a huge crisis for the economy and livelihoods.
SEP 03, 2021 08:11 PM IST
Karnataka logs 1,220 new Covid-19 cases, 19 more deaths
Karnataka’s caseload of Covid-19 climbed to 2,953,064 on Friday after 1,220 cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Nineteen more patients died and 1,175 recovered from the viral disease, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 37,380 and 2,897,254 respectively.
SEP 03, 2021 07:23 PM IST
Resistance forces in Panjshir deny Taliban’s claim of capturing Shutul district
The Afghan resistance forces in Panjshir denied the Taliban’s claim of capturing the Shutul district in the province, as fighting continued between the two for a fourth consecutive day. Read more
SEP 03, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Chhattisgarh orders probe into mass sterilisation camp in Surguja district
The Chhattisgarh health secretary Alok Shukla, on Friday, ordered an inquiry into a mass sterilisation camp that took place on August 26 in Surguja district. The state health department reportedly carried out tubectomy surgeries on 101 women, in eight hours, at the camp. Read more
SEP 03, 2021 06:39 PM IST
Kerala to take strict action against those violating quarantine norms
Amid the worsening coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in Kerala, the state government on Friday issued an order stating that strict action will be taken against people who are found violating quarantine norms.
SEP 03, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Don’t make govt shut everything if 3rd Covid wave hits: Maha Deputy CM Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Friday urged people to follow all Coronavirus-related protocols and said they should not put the government in a position where everything will have to close if the third wave of the pandemic hits Maharashtra. Read more
SEP 03, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Moscow not interested in Afghanistan’s disintegration, says Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that his government is is not interested in the disintegration of Afghanistan as there will be “no one to talk to”. Putin added that apart from the Taliban, there are many other radical forces present in the war-ravaged country.
SEP 03, 2021 04:14 PM IST
EU to establish joint ‘presence’ in Kabul if security allows
Josep Borrell, the foreign policy chief of the European Union (EU), said on Friday that the EU will establish a joint presence in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul if security allows.
SEP 03, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi targets Yogi govt over dengue deaths in Uttar Pradesh
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday targeted the Uttar Pradesh government over deaths linked to the suspected viral fever and dengue in the state. Read more
SEP 03, 2021 03:36 PM IST
SC puts interim stay on Kerala’s decision to hold Class 11 exam from Sep 6, says Covid situation ‘alarming’
The Supreme Court on Friday put an interim stay on Kerala government’s decision to hold exams for Class 11 physically from Septermber 6, amid the rising cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The apex court said that the situation in Kerala is alarming because of the surge in infections and children of tender age cannot be exposed to risk as nearly 35,000 cases are being reported on a daily basis.
SEP 03, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Will review, restore internet services in Jammu and Kashmir soon, says DGP
Jammu and Kashmir’s director-general of police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday said that police will restore internet services in the valley soon, adding situation is absolutely under control. Internet shutdown and other restrictions were imposed in J-K after the death of former Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on September 1.
SEP 03, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Biological E’s Corbevax gets DCGI approval for two clinical trials
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Biological E for two clinical trials of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate Corbevax, the ministry of science and technology announced Friday
SEP 03, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Putin says Russia will not restrict other countries using Northern Sea Route
Russia will not restrict other countries using the Northern Sea Route across its northern flank, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at an economic forum.
SEP 03, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Three of family killed as car overturns on Lucknow-Agra Expressway
A couple and their daughter were on Friday killed after their car hit a divider and overturned on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway in Nasirpur area, police said.
SEP 03, 2021 01:34 PM IST
In my view, Vladivostok is truly a sangam of Eurasia and the Pacific: PM Modi
In Indian history and civilization, the word “Sangam” has a special meaning.
It means confluence, or coming together of rivers, peoples or ideas.
In my view, Vladivostok is truly a sangam of Eurasia and the Pacific: PM Modi.
SEP 03, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Racist abuse of England footballers in Hungary ‘completely unacceptable’: PM Johnson
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it was “completely unacceptable” that England footballers were racially abused by Hungary fans during a World Cup qualifier in Budapest.
SEP 03, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Afghan domestic flights to resume Friday: Ariana Afghan Airlines
Afghan domestic flights to resume Friday, says Ariana Afghan Airlines, reports AFP.
SEP 03, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Honey Singh appears before Delhi’s Tis Hazari court in domestic violence case
Bollywood singer and actor ‘Yo Yo Honey Singh (Hirdesh Singh) physically appeared before Delhi’s Tis Hazari court today, in connection with domestic violence case.
SEP 03, 2021 12:49 PM IST
Odisha logs 849 new Covid-19 cases, 7 fresh fatalities
Odisha’s Covid-19 caseload on Friday surged to 10,10,072 as 849 more people including 120 children tested positive for the infection while seven fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 8,035, a health department official said.
SEP 03, 2021 12:37 PM IST
China administered total of 2.085 billioln doses of Covid-19 vaccines as of September 2
China administered about 8.2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines on Sept. 2, bringing the total number of doses administered to 2.085 billion, data from the National Health Commission showed on Friday.
SEP 03, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Australia shares rise as PM flags quicker reopening after Covid-19 vaccine swap
Australian shares rose on Friday, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison flagged a quicker reopening after a vaccine swap deal with Britain, with heavyweight miners tracking higher iron ore prices contributing to most of the gains.
SEP 03, 2021 12:03 PM IST
4 construction firms penalised for flouting NGT norms in Greater Noida
Four construction companies in Greater Noida have been fined a total amount of ₹3 lakh for flouting guidelines issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on pollution, officials said on Friday.
SEP 03, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Landslide claims six lives in western Nepal
At least six people lost their lives while two are still missing in Western Nepal after a landslide triggered by heavy rainfall swept away houses early on Friday morning in Parbat district, local Police confirmed.
SEP 03, 2021 10:57 AM IST
Supreme Court denies bail to Delhi Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar on medical grounds
Supreme Court denies bail to Delhi Sikh riots convict and senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on medical grounds.
SEP 03, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Man shot dead by police after New Zealand supermarket rampage
New Zealand police shot dead a man who wounded six people in an attack at an Auckland supermarket on Friday as terrified crowds fled for the exits.
SEP 03, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Drugs case: Actress Rakul Preet Singh appears before ED
Actress Rakul Preet Singh appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Friday after being summoned as part of a money laundering probe in connection with a high-end drugs racket that was busted in the city in 2017.
SEP 03, 2021 10:10 AM IST
‘Kisan mahapanchayat’ to be held in UP’s Muzaffarnagar on Sunday
A “kisan mahapanchayat” on issues related to farmers, including three new agriculture laws of the Centre, has been convened in this Uttar Pradesh district on Sunday.
SEP 03, 2021 10:01 AM IST
Your success will inspire all budding athletes: President congratulates Praveen Kumar
Impressive performance by Praveen Kumar at #Paralympics. Your silver medal in men’s high jump with a new Asian record has brought joy to every sport loving Indian. Your success will inspire all budding athletes. Heartiest congratulations. May you keep on achieving new milestones!: President Ram Nath Kovind.
SEP 03, 2021 09:46 AM IST
PM Modi to address International Climate Summit 2021 today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the International Climate Summit 2021 today, to focus on hydrogen power.
SEP 03, 2021 09:13 AM IST
India logs 5,352 fresh Covid-19 cases, 366 deaths in last 24 hours
India recorded 45,352 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 32,903,289, while the death toll climbed to 439,895 with 366 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Friday.
SEP 03, 2021 08:48 AM IST
Proud of Praveen Kumar for winning the Silver medal at the Paralympics: PM Modi
Proud of Praveen Kumar for winning the Silver medal at the Paralympics. This medal is the result of his hard work and unparalleled dedication. Congratulations to him. Best wishes for his future endeavours. #Praise4Para: Narendra Modi.
SEP 03, 2021 08:37 AM IST
Japan PM Suga will not run for re-election
Japan PM Suga will not run for re-election: Public broadcaster, reports AFP.
SEP 03, 2021 08:21 AM IST
South Korea extends distancing curbs ahead of thanksgiving holiday
South Korea on Friday extended social distancing curbs for several weeks to rein in Covid-19 outbreaks nationwide as the country supercharges its vaccination campaign ahead of a thanksgiving holiday later this month.
SEP 03, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Voting for Kalaburagi civic body polls underway
Voting for Kalaburagi civic body polls underway at a polling station in the city.
SEP 03, 2021 07:57 AM IST
India’s Tarun Dhillon wins 21-18, 15-21, 21-17 against Korea’s Shin Kyung Hwan
India’s Tarun Dhillon wins 21-18, 15-21, 21-17 against Korea’s Shin Kyung Hwan, advances to semi-finals of #ParaBadminton Men’s Singles SL4.
SEP 03, 2021 07:55 AM IST
Heavy firing on LoC in KG sector of Poonch
Heavy firing on LoC in KG sector of Poonch. More details are awaited.
SEP 03, 2021 07:24 AM IST
China to ban film stars with ‘incorrect’ politics, limit pay
President Xi Jinping ordered sweeping action to clean up the entertainment industry, with the broadcast regulator moving to ban film stars with “incorrect” politics, cap salaries and eliminate celebrity culture.
SEP 03, 2021 07:02 AM IST
Special BSF train derailed while entering Shahjahanpur station, no injuries reported
A Special Border Security Force (BSF) Train got derailed on Thursday while entering Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur station.
SEP 03, 2021 06:24 AM IST
British national pleads guilty to role in terror beheadings
A British national admitted Thursday evening in a federal courtroom near the nation’s capital that he played a leadership role in an Islamic State scheme to torture, hold for ransom and eventually behead American hostages.
SEP 03, 2021 06:01 AM IST
Taliban close to forming new government in Afghanistan
The Taliban were expected to form a government as early as Friday with the new regime under intense international scrutiny over its vow to rule Afghanistan with greater tolerance, especially on women’s rights.
SEP 03, 2021 05:53 AM IST
International Climate Summit 2021: India to host key conference today
India is all set to host a key conference on Friday as part of the International Climate Summit (ICS) 2020-21 to build a dialogue for India’s transition to clean energy.
SEP 03, 2021 05:27 AM IST
India-Bangladesh air bubble flights to resume from today
Flights between India and Bangladesh under the bilateral air bubble pact will resume from Friday after four months of suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the civil aviation ministry.
SEP 03, 2021 05:08 AM IST
Flights resume, some power restored in New Orleans after Ida
Commercial flights resumed in New Orleans and power returned to parts of the business district Thursday, four days after Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast, but electricity, drinking water and fuel remained scarce across much of a sweltering Louisiana.