Day: September 8, 2021

Powerful earthquake near Mexico’s Acapulco kills at least 1

MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of […]

Taliban form all-male Afghan government of old guard members

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban on Tuesday announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition, a move that seems unlikely to win the international support the new leaders desperately need to […]

India, Russia warn against terror groups operating from Afghanistan

NEW DELHI, Sept 8 – India and Russia believe that foreign militant groups operating from Afghanistan pose a threat to central Asia and to India and agreed to deepen anti-terrorism cooperation at a meeting of their national security chiefs on Wednesday, officials said. The Islamist Taliban swept to […]

Boat carrying dozens sinks in India’s northeast, one dead

GUWAHATI, India, Sept 8 – A boat carrying dozens of passengers sank in India’s northeastern state of Assam after a collision with another vessel, and at least one person died, witnesses and officials said on Wednesday. “I am pained at the tragic boat accident near Nimati Ghat, Jorhat. […]

Analysis: The West owes Qatar a favour over Afghanistan. That was the point

DUBAI, Sept 8 – Since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the world’s top diplomats have been beating a path to Qatar, long the gateway to the Taliban and now the essential go-between as the West tries to deal with the new Kabul government. This is no accident. Analysts describe Qatar’s emergence as a broker in […]

Cabinet approves procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

A major boost to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ Key Highlights: 16 aircraft to be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain; 40 to be manufactured in India Unique initiative to strengthen indigenous capabilities & boost ‘Make in India’ All aircraft to be installed with indigenous Electronic Warfare Suite To replace the […]

Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai calls on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed issues related to the Ministry of Personnel and Science Ministries.

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 8: Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, currently on a visit to the national capital, called on 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 […]

e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department – updates

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 8: The e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department (www.incometax.gov.in) was launched on 7th June, 2021. Taxpayers and professionals have reported glitches and difficulties in the portal since then. The Ministry of Finance has been regularly monitoring the resolution of issues with Infosys Ltd which is the […]

Pegasus snooping row: SC grants more time to Centre, to hear pleas seeking probe on Sep 13

New Delhi, Sep 7: The Supreme Court Tuesday granted more time to the Centre to decide on filing a further response to a batch of pleas seeking an independent probe into the alleged snooping of certain people in India through the use of Israeli spyware Pegasus and slated the […]

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