Day: August 11, 2021

Battle gains challenge US hopes of better-behaved Taliban

Taliban conquests in Afghanistan are challenging the Biden administration’s hopes that a desire for international respect — and for international aid and cash — may moderate the fundamentalist militia’s worst behaviors when the U.S. ends its war there. Showing little interest in a diplomatic settlement, Taliban commanders have […]

‘River Dave’ doesn’t think he can go back to being a hermit

CONCORD, N.H. — An off-the-grid New Hampshire man’s days living as a hermit appear to be over. “River Dave,” whose cabin in the woods burned down after nearly three decades on property that he was ordered to leave, says he doesn’t think he can return to his lifestyle. […]

India shuts last consulate in Afghanistan and evacuates citizens

NEW DELHI, Aug 10 – India sent a military plane to northern Afghanistan on Tuesday to pull out its citizens, officials said, as fighting raged between Afghan security forces and the advancing Taliban. The Indian government shut its consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, the biggest city in the north, and […]

EXCLUSIVE Great Wall Motor to shift some India investment to Brazil after approval delays -sources

Summary In 2020, Great Wall unveiled plans to invest $1 bln in India Part of the $1 bln being re-allocated to Brazil -sources Firm close to buying plant in Brazil amid global push -sources Great Wall committed to India but cautious over delays -sources NEW DELHI/BEIJING, Aug 11 […]

Taliban capture eighth provincial Afghan capital in six days

Summary Taliban forces close in on biggest city in the north Speed of Taliban advance shocks government and allies Biden says he doesn’t regret decision to withdraw U.S. forces KABUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Taliban fighters took control of another city in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, an official […]

Trudeau condemns Chinese court’s 11-year sentence in Canadian’s espionage case

BEIJING, Aug 11 – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a Chinese court’s sentencing of Canadian businessman Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison for espionage on Wednesday was “absolutely unacceptable” and called for his immediate release. The United States embassy in Beijing also condemned the sentencing in […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, AUGUST 11: 51.90 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive India’s Active caseload currently 3,86,351; lowest in 140 days Active cases constitute 1.21% of total cases; lowest since Mar 2020 Highest ever Recovery Rate achieved; currently at 97.45% 3,12,20,981 total recoveries across […]

Vice President’s Secretariat releases e-book on Shri Naidu’s fourth year in office

Vice President attended total 133 events over last year including 22 inaugural events Wrote a series of 26 Facebook posts on lesser known women freedom fighters & another Facebook series on freedom fighters incarcerated in Cellular Jail Wrote extensively in Indian language papers on the need to promote […]

PM to participate in ‘Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad’ on 12th August

DELHI, AUGUST 11: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will participate in ‘Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad’ and interact with women Self Help Group (SHG) members/community resource persons promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) on 12th August 2021 at 12:30 PM via video conferencing. During the […]

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