Day: August 15, 2021

Fuel explosion in Lebanon kills 20, wounding dozens

BEIRUT — A warehouse where fuel was illegally stored exploded in northern Lebanon early Sunday, killing 20 people and burning dozens more in the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranean country in the throes of a devastating economic and political crisis. It was not immediately clear what caused […]

Taliban enter Kabul, await ‘peaceful transfer’ of power

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters entered Kabul on Sunday and sought the unconditional surrender of the central government, officials said, as Afghans and foreigners alike raced for the exit, signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan. The beleaguered central government, meanwhile, hope for […]

Pope urges dialogue in Afghanistan so people can live in peace, security

VATICAN CITY, Aug 15 – Pope Francis called on Sunday for dialogue to end the conflict in Afghanistan so that its people can live in peace, security and reciprocal respect. Francis made the appeal in his noon address as Taliban insurgents entered the capital Kabul and the United […]

Editorial: 75th Independence day of India


Modi says India will soon unveil $1.35 trln infrastructure plan

NEW DELHI, Aug 15 – India will launch a 100 trillion rupee ($1.35 trillion) national infrastructure plan that will help generate jobs and expand use of cleaner fuels to achieve the country’s climate goals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. The infrastructure programme, called “Gati Shakti”, will […]

Taliban enter Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuate by chopper

Summary Taliban enter Kabul from all sides – interior ministry official U.S. diplomats evacuated by chopper President’s office says firing heard but situation under control Eastern city of Jalalabad falls without a fight KABUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents entered the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sunday, an […]


DELHI, AUGUST 15: 54.38 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive Active cases constitute 1.20% of total cases India’s Active caseload currently 3,85,336 Recovery Rate currently at 97.46% 3,13,76,015 total recoveries across the country so far 37,927 patients recovered during last 24 hours […]

PM’s address from the Red Fort on 75th Independence Day

मेरे प्‍यारे देशवासियों, आजादी का अमृत महोत्‍सव, 75वें स्‍वतंत्रता दिवस पर आप सभी को और विश्‍वभर में भारत को प्रेम करने वाले, लोकतंत्र को प्रेम करने वाले सभी को बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं। आज आजादी के इस अमृत महोत्‍सव के पावन पर्व पर देश अपने सभी स्वातंत्र्य सेनानियों को, राष्‍ट्र रक्षा में […]

PM greets people on Independence Day

DELHI, AUGUST 15: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Independence Day. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said; “Greetings to you all on Independence Day. आप सभी को 75वें स्वतंत्रता दिवस की बहुत-बहुत बधाई। आजादी के अमृत महोत्सव का यह […]

Powerful quake adds to Haiti’s misery, killing at least 304

LES CAYES, Haiti — A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake added to the misery in Haiti, killing at least 304 people, injuring a minimum of 1,800 others and destroying hundreds of homes. People in the Caribbean island nation rushed into the streets to seek safety and to help help […]

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