Day: September 2, 2021

‘It looked apocalyptic’: Crew describes Afghan departure

WASHINGTON — It looked like a zombie apocalypse. For the U.S. military pilots and aircrew about to make their final takeoffs out of Afghanistan, the sky was lit up with fireworks and sporadic gunfire and the airfield littered with battered shells of airplanes and destroyed equipment. Stray dogs […]

Chief Secretary reviews functioning of JKLAWDA

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 02: The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta chaired a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu & Kashmir Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (JKLAWDA), here today. Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Commissioner Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, […]

India locks down restive Kashmir after burial of separatist leader

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 2 – Indian Kashmir veteran separatist politician Syed Ali Shah Geelani was laid to rest early on Thursday in Srinagar, as authorities blanketed the region with troops and clamped down on communications to prevent protests. Geelani, 91, was buried in a graveyard near his home […]

India has most COVID-19 cases in two months, worst-hit Kerala in focus

Summary New infections at 47,092; deaths rise by 509 Kerala state accounts for 70% of new infections Worries Kerala virus may spread to nearby states Festival season Sept-Nov risks fuelling cases BENGALURU, Sept 2 (Reuters) – India reported the biggest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases in two months […]

Biden calls top court ruling on Texas abortion ban ‘unprecedented assault’ on women’s rights

WASHINGTON, Sept 2 – President Joe Biden on Thursday said the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Texas’ abortion ban “is an unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights,” after the top court allowed the law to remain in place. read more Biden said while the ruling was not the […]

Seminar on best practices and latest trends related to “Environment and Sustainability organized by Environment Division of CIL, Ministry of Coal as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 2: In commemoration of 75 years of India’s Independence, Environment Department of Coal India Ltd (CIL) under the Ministry of Coal organised a Seminar through virtual mode  as part of “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav”. The title of the seminar was “Study of Carbon Sequestration and Water Footprint […]

PM condoles demise of former MP and journalist Shri Chandan Mitra

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 2: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the demise of former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and journalist Shri Chandan Mitra Ji. The Prime Minister said that he will be remembered for his intellect and insights.  In a tweet, the Prime Minister […]

Kolkata to be Durand Cup venue for next five years

Kolkata, Sep 2: Asia’s oldest football tournament — the Durand Cup –will be held in Kolkata for the next five years, Indian Army’s Eastern Command chief Lt General KK Repswal said here on Thursday. The 130th edition of the tournament, which is held under the aegis of Indian Armed […]

Merkel prepares to step down with legacy of tackling crises

BERLIN — Angela Merkel will leave office as one of modern Germany’s longest-serving leaders and a global diplomatic heavyweight, with a legacy defined by her management of a succession of crises that shook a fragile Europe rather than any grand visions for her own country. In 16 years […]

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