Day: August 20, 2021

Harris’ Asia trip carries new urgency after Afghan collapse

WASHINGTON — The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has given new urgency to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tour of southeast Asia, where she will attempt to reassure allies of American resolve following the chaotic end of a two-decade war. The trip, which begins Friday and includes stops in Singapore […]

Biden to address chaotic Kabul evacuation amid criticism

WASHINGTON — Facing a firestorm of criticism, President Joe Biden plans to speak Friday about the chaotic evacuation of Americans and allies from Afghanistan as the U.S. struggles with obstacles ranging from armed Taliban checkpoints to airport pandemonium and cumbersome red tape. While Biden has previously blamed Afghans […]

India reports 36,571 new coronavirus cases

MUMBAI, Aug 20 – India reported 36,571 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the government said in a statement on Friday.Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Clarence Fernandez Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Biden Afghanistan policy counts on war weary Americans to lose interest

WASHINGTON, Aug 20 – President Joe Biden is brushing off criticism of his administration’s chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal because he and his aides believe the political fallout at home will be limited, according to White House allies and administration officials. Biden and his top aides argue they are managing […]

Prime Minister inaugurates and lays foundation stone of multiple projects in Somnath

It has been demand of every time period that we look for new possibilities in religious tourism and strengthen the links between pilgrimage and local economy: PM For us essence of history and faith is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, SabkaVishwas and Sabka Prayas: PM Arrangement of our four […]

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, Trinity of Health, Agriculture and Water are bedrock of Science and Technology Collaboration between India and Netherlands

Calls for Indo-Dutch Collaborative Model in Health and Agriculture, the priority areas of Narendra Modi Government in the last seven years A Delegation from Netherlands led by Ambassador Marten vanden Berg today called on the Union Minister to discuss and review bilateral cooperation in Science and Technology and […]

Rupee falls 20 paise to 74.44 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai, Aug 20:  The Indian rupee declined 20 paise to 74.44 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday, tracking a lacklustre trend in domestic equities. At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 74.38 against the dollar, then fell further to 74.44, registering a fall […]

Amarinder Singh, Sidhu agree on strategic policy group for better party-govt coordination

Chandigarh, Aug 20:  Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and State Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday agreed to set up a 10-member strategic policy group to ensure better coordination between the party and the state government and expedite implementation of various government programmes. The development is seen […]

Reports of targeted Taliban killings fuel Afghans’ fears

KABUL, Afghanistan — Reports of targeted killings in areas overrun by the Taliban mounted Friday, fueling fears that they will return Afghanistan to the repressive rule they imposed when they were last in power, even as they urged imams to push a message of unity at Friday’s prayers. […]

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