Day: August 17, 2021

How the Taliban engineered ‘political collapse’ of Afghanistan

Aug 17 (Reuters) – It took just a few days for the Taliban to sweep across Afghanistan and seize territory they did not already control, sometimes taking major provincial capitals with barely a shot in anger. While much has been made of the Afghan army’s military collapse, interviews with Taliban leaders, […]

Taliban say they want peace, will respect women’s rights under Islamic law

Summary Taliban give first news conference U.S. military resumes flights Islamist groups vows no retribution against soldiers, contractors Biden defends decision to withdraw Kabul’s streets are calm KABUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The Taliban held their first official news conference in Kabul on Tuesday since the shock seizure […]

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, Start-Up avenues of self-employment are more lucrative than government jobs

Interacted with Agriculture Start-Ups, young entrepreneurs and farmers in Jammu under CSIR- Aroma Mission Phase-II at CSIR- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine DELHI, AUGUST 17: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said in Jammu today that many Start-Up avenues of self-employment are more lucrative than government jobs and the […]

PM Interacts with the Indian para-athlete contingent for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Today’s new India does not put pressure for medals on its athletes but expects them to give their best: PM Our villages and remote areas are full of talent and the contingent of para athletes is a living example of that: PM Today the country is trying to […]


Posted On: 17 AUG 2021, Delhi More than 88.13 lakh vaccine doses administered in last 24 hours; Highest ever vaccination achieved in a single day55.47 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination DriveIndia reports 25,166 new cases in last 24 hours; lowest in 154 […]

India announces emergency e-visa for Afghans

New Delhi, Aug 17:  India on Tuesday announced that it will issue an emergency e-visa to Afghan nationals who want to come to the country in view of the prevailing situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban captured power there. All Afghans, irrespective of their religion, can apply for […]

India brings back its envoy, officials from Kabul

(Eds: Updating with details; more quotes of Indian envoy to Afghanistan) New Delhi, Aug 17:  India on Tuesday rushed back home its ambassador and staff from the embassy in Kabul in a military transport aircraft in the wake of escalating tension, fear and uncertainty gripping the Afghan capital […]

J-K reports 83 COVID-19 cases, one death

Srinagar, Aug 17: Jammu and Kashmir recorded 83 fresh COVID-19 cases and one fatality on Tuesday, pushing the union territory’s infection tally to 3,23,582 and its death toll 4,399, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 38 were from Jammu division and 45 from Kashmir division, they said. The officials […]

India achieves highest ever COVID-19 vaccination in single day

New Delhi, Aug 17:  India has administered more than 88.13 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the highest ever vaccination achieved in a single day, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. In a tweet, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, “India achieves the highest […]

Taliban announce ‘amnesty,’ urge women to join government

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee their rule. Following a blitz across […]

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