Day: August 14, 2021

Longest war: Were America’s decades in Afghanistan worth it?

Here’s what 19-year-old Lance Cpl. William Bee felt flying into southern Afghanistan on Christmas Day 2001: purely lucky. The U.S. was hitting back at the al-Qaida plotters who had brought down the World Trade Center, and Bee found himself among the first Marines on the ground. “Excitement,” Bee […]

7.0 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake was 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, according to the survey. People in the capital of Port-au-Prince felt the tremor […]

Analysis: As Taliban advances, China lays groundwork to accept an awkward reality

BEIJING, Aug 14 – A series of photos published last month by Chinese state media of Foreign Minister Wang Yi standing shoulder to shoulder with visiting Taliban official decked out in traditional tunic and turban raised eyebrows on the country’s social media. Since then, China’s propaganda machinery has […]

Factbox: What to watch for as the Taliban inch closer to Kabul

Aug 14 – The insurgent Taliban have captured Afghanistan’s second- and third-largest cities, and a town just south of Kabul, and now have their sights set on the capital. Here are some facts about the city and previous assaults: CURRENT SITUATION – U.S. officials have said the insurgents […]

President of India Hosts ‘High Tea’ for Indian Contingent of Tokyo Olympics 2020

DELHI, AUGUST 14: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind hosted a ‘High Tea’ for the Indian Contingent of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre today (August 14, 2021). The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu also graced the occasion.   While […]

In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: PM

DELHI, AUGUST 14: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has said that in memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said; “Partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions […]


Posted On: 14 AUG 2021, Delhi 53.61 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination DriveActive cases constitute 1.21% of total casesIndia’s Active caseload currently 3,87,673Recovery Rate currently at 97.45%3,13,38,088 total recoveries across the country so far35,743 patients recovered during last 24 hoursIndia reports 38,667 […]

India reports 38,667 new coronavirus cases, 478 fresh fatalities

New Delhi, Aug 14:  India saw a single-day rise of 38,667 coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of cases to 3,21,56,493, while the death toll rose to 4,30,732 with 478 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Saturday. The ministry said the country has now […]

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