Day: August 23, 2021

US VP Harris: Focus must stay on Afghan evacuation

SINGAPORE — Vice President Kamala Harris asserted Monday that the U.S. must maintain its focus on evacuating Americans and vulnerable Afghans and shouldn’t get distracted by questions over what went wrong in the chaotic U.S. exit from Afghanistan. Speaking at a news conference in Singapore, Harris repeatedly declined […]

Kabul airlift is accelerating but still hampered by chaos

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says the “hard and painful” airlift of Americans and tens of thousands of others from Afghanistan’s capital is accelerating, but he would not rule out extending it beyond the Aug. 31 deadline he set before the Taliban’s swift takeover. In remarks at the […]

India court gives police three weeks to conclude Paytm ownership probe

NEW DELHI, Aug 23 – An Indian court on Monday has given police three weeks to conclude an investigation into claims from a former Paytm director who said he co-founded the digital payment platform but did not receive shares owed. Ashok Kumar Saxena, 71, in legal documents said […]

India reports 25,072 new coronavirus cases

MUMBAI, Aug 23 – India reported 25,072 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 160 days, the government said in a statement on Monday. Reporting by Shilpa Jamkhandikar; Editing by Kim Coghill Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. https://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-reports-25072-new-coronavirus-cases-2021-08-23/

In Spain, Afghan basketball star fears for the country she has left

BILBAO, Spain, Aug 22 – As she started a new life in Spain after escaping the chaos of Kabul, Nilofar Bayat said on Sunday she could not live under the Taliban, who she fears will reverse all the achievements Afghanistan has made over the past 20 years. The […]

Firefight involving Western forces at Kabul airport, Afghan guard killed

Summary Afghan soldier killed in battle with unidentified assailants Biden says evacuation ‘hard, painful’, thousands getting out Taliban says no extension to Aug 31 deadline sought yet Britain to push for sanctions on Taliban at G7 -sources Thousands still outside airport hoping to be evacuated KABUL/WASHINGTON, Aug 23 […]

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, Jammu has emerged as an Education Hub in North India

Delivers the Keynote address at 5 years’ journey of IIM, Jammu DELHI, AUGUST 22: 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 Singh said today that Jammu is […]

AIR News 24*7’s Morning News & Samachar Prabhat are most popular globally

DELHI, AUGUST 23: In an interesting new addition to NewsOnAir Ranking measurements, ranking of most popular AIR News 24*7 shows globally has also been featured. Morning News, Samachar Prabhat, Satya Ke Prayog and Aaj Savere are some of the most popular Radio shows on AIR News 24*7 globally. In the latest rankings of […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

DELHI, AUGUST 23: 58.25 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 25,072 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest in 160 days Active cases account for 1.03% of total cases; lowest since March 2020 India’s Active caseload stands at 3,33,924; lowest in […]

Clever moves needed to defeat BJP: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Aug 23:  The Shiv Sena on Monday said opposition parties will have to make “shrewd and clever moves” to defeat the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and West Bengal and Maharashtra have shown that the Modi-Shah juggernaut can be halted in the poll battlefield and […]

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