Day: August 27, 2021

Analysis: Islamic State attack signals West’s least bad option for Afghanistan: the Taliban

Aug 27 – The deadly attack on Kabul airport has underlined the realpolitik facing Western powers in Afghanistan: engaging with the Taliban may be their best chance to prevent the country sliding into a breeding ground for Islamist militancy. Almost two weeks after the Taliban’s surprise return to […]

15 more students freed in Nigeria after release of 90 others

MINNA, Nigeria — Overjoyed parents awaited the return of 90 young schoolchildren who had spent three months held by gunmen as authorities elsewhere in northern Nigeria announced a second group of 15 students also had been released. The news was celebrated across Nigeria, where more than 1,000 students […]

US presses on with evacuations despite fears of more attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States pressed on with the monumental evacuation from Afghanistan on Friday amid tighter security measures and fears of more bloodshed, a day after the suicide attack at the Kabul airport that killed well over 100 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members. The U.S. […]

India asks two states to consider night curfew as COVID-19 cases rise

Summary India reports 44,658 new infections, 496 deaths Kerala, Maharashtra account for most active infections NEW DELHI, Aug 27 (Reuters) – India has asked the states of Kerala and Maharashtra to consider night curfews in areas with high COVID-19 case numbers as the country reported more than 40,000 […]

Pentagon says Kabul attack carried out by one suicide bomber

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 – A deadly attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Thursday was carried out by a single suicide bomber at a gate to the airport and there was no second explosion at a nearby hotel, the Pentagon said on Friday. The Kabul airport attack on Thursday, […]

Strengthening aviation Infrastructure in states

Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia writes to Chief Ministers of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Odisha DELHI, AUGUST 27: Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, has written to Chief Ministers of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland and Odisha, requesting their personal intervention in expediting the […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 224

India records highest single-day vaccine coverage yet; Over 93 lakh doses administered India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses 62 Cr landmark milestone DELHI, AUGUST 27: India has administered more than 93 lakh doses under its Nationwide Vaccination drive. This is highest ever vaccination achieved in a single day since the […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh Unveils Army Sports Institute Stadium Named After Neeraj Chopra

Visits Headquarters Southern Command At Pune DELHI, AUGUST 27: Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh visited the Army Sports Institute, Pune, today. He was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Southern Army Commander, Lieutenant General JS Nain. During his maiden visit, the Raksha Mantri […]

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot undergoes angioplasty

Jaipur, Aug 27:  Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday underwent angioplasty at a government hospital here. The 70-year-old Congress leader had tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection in April this year and after recovery in May, he was facing post-Covid issues. There was 90 per cent […]

COVID-19: India adds 44,658 new cases

New Delhi, Aug 26:  With 44,658 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,26,03,188, while the active cases ?rose to 3,44,899, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday The death toll climbed to 4,36,861 […]

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