Day: August 26, 2021

Israeli PM to make case to Biden against Iran nuclear pact

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett are set to hold their first face-to-face meeting Thursday, and Israel’s new leader intends to press Biden to give up his pursuit of reviving the Iran nuclear deal. Before arriving in Washington, Bennett made clear the top […]

Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen targeted crowds massing near the Kabul airport Thursday, in the waning days of a massive airlift that has drawn thousands of people seeking to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. At least 13 people were killed and 15 wounded, Russian […]

Kerala’s COVID-19 lessons for India and Modi’s government

Summary Kerala has reported second most number of cases in India But it may hold key lessons for country’s pandemic management At 0.5%, Kerala has one of India’s lowest COVID fatality rates State aims to inoculate all adults with 1 vaccine dose by Sept MALAPPURAM, India, Aug 26 […]

Punjab police seize 17 kg heroin being smuggled from J&K

Chandigarh, Aug 26: Punjab police on Thursday seized around 17 kg heroin with a street value of Rs 85 crore being allegedly smuggled from Jammu and Kashmir to Amritsar, officials said. Police arrested the drug peddler, Ranjit Singh alias Sonu, from Madhopur in Pathankot district, along with an […]

Make mandatory ‘bumper-to-bumper’ insurance: HC

Chennai, Aug 26:  In a significant order, the Madras High Court has ruled that “bumper-to-bumper” insurance should be mandatory whenever a new vehicle is sold, from September 1. This must be in addition to covering the driver, passengers and owner of the vehicle, for a period of five […]

Take care of yourself as Govt busy with sales: Rahul Gandhi to people as Covid cases rise

New Delhi, Aug 26:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday voiced concern over the rise in coronavirus cases in the country, and said people should take care of themselves as the government is “busy in sales”. Gandhi has been accusing the BJP government of selling out the country’s […]

Farmers’ national convention to mark 9 months of protest begins at Singhu border

New Delhi, Aug 26: The national convention by farmers to mark completion of nine months of their agitation against the three contentious farm laws began at the Singhu border on Thursday. The two-day-event that will see participation from 1,500 delegates across organisations of farmers, women, youth, and labourers, is […]

K J Alphons presents his book ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’ to PM

DELHI, AUGUST 26: Former Union Minister, Shri K J Alphons has presented his book ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’ to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister said that he has made a commendable effort to encapsulate facets of India’s reform journey in his […]

This index should be used by NE States and the Ministry as a policy tool for intervention across sectors: G Kishan Reddy

Delhi, August 26, 2021 “Preparation of District SDG Index and Dashboard a fine example PM’s Cooperative and Competitive Federalism Mantra”: G Kishan Reddy Minister of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), Tourism and Culture Sri G Kishan Reddy the Union minister for Culture, Tourism and Development of North-eastern region (DoNER) […]

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