Day: August 18, 2021

Mullah’s rise charts Taliban’s long road back to power

The Taliban’s top political leader, who made a triumphal return to Afghanistan this week, battled the U.S. and its allies for decades but then signed a landmark peace agreement with the Trump administration. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is now expected to play a key role in negotiations between […]

Sugar rally could help India to export 6 mln T without subsidy

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Aug 18 – India could export 6 million tonnes of sugar in the new season starting in October even without government subsidies, with global prices making overseas sales more lucrative after rising to their highest in 4-1/2 years, industry officials said. New Delhi is expected to […]

Afghan envoy says hold-out Panjshir province can resist Taliban rule

DUSHANBE, Aug 18 – The Afghan ambassador to Tajikistan on Wednesday rejected Taliban rule of his country and said hold-out Panjshir province, north of Kabul, would serve as a stronghold for resistance led by self-proclaimed acting president Amrullah Saleh. Afghan First Vice-President Saleh said on Tuesday he was […]

Exclusive: Council may rule Afghanistan, Taliban to reach out to soldiers, pilots

Aug 18 – Afghanistan may be governed by a ruling council now that the Taliban has taken over, while the Islamist militant movement’s supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, would likely remain in overall charge, a senior member of the group told Reuters. The Taliban would also reach out to former […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh informs about the setting up of a separate IAS/Civil Services Exam Centre for Ladakh, to be located at Leh

Leh to conduct Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 for the first time scheduled on 10th October, 2021 DELHI, AUGUST 18: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra […]


Posted On: 18 AUGUST 2021, Delhi 56.06 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination DriveIndia reports 35,178 new cases in last 24 hoursActive cases constitute 1.14% of total cases; lowest since March 2020India’s Active caseload currently 3,67,415; lowest in 148 daysRecovery Rate currently at […]

Haryana govt bans use of term ‘Gorakh Dhanda’

Chandigarh, Aug 18: The Haryana government has banned in official communication the use of expression “Gorakh Dhanda”, generally used to describe unethical practices. The decision was taken by CM Manohar Lal Khattar after a delegation of the Gorakhnath community met him, according to an official statement on Wednesday. The […]

Chronology of police probe in Sunanda Pushkar case

New Delhi, Aug 18:  A few days after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances on January 17, 2014 at a five-star hotel in Chanakyapuri, the probe into the case was transferred to Delhi Police’s Crime Branch but two days later, it […]

Delhi court clears Shashi Tharoor in death of wife Sunanda Pushkar

New Delhi, Aug 18: More than seven years after businesswoman Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a luxury hotel here, a Delhi court on Wednesday cleared her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor of all charges in the case. Tharoor, who was present when Special Judge Geetanjali Goel pronounced […]

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