Day: September 13, 2021

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire

JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday in response to rocket launches out of the Hamas-ruled territory. It was the third consecutive night of fighting between the two sides, even as Israel’s foreign minister sought to dangle incentives for calm. […]

UN seeks $606 million for Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

GENEVA — The United Nations is hosting a high-level donors conference on Monday to drum up emergency funds for Afghanistan after last month’s Taliban takeover of the country that stunned the world. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was leading the world body’s call for more than $600 million for […]

India cuts import taxes on vegetable oils to calm prices

Summary Crude palm oil, soyoil, sunflower oil to attract 24.75% import taxes Refined palm oil, soyoil, sunflower oil would be taxed 35.75% Tax cut could lower prices and boost consumption MUMBAI, Sept 11 (Reuters) – India has cut base import taxes on palm oil, soyoil and sunflower oil, […]

Dengue suspected of killing dozens as Indian state suffers worst outbreak in years

NEW DELHI, Sept 13 – An outbreak of dengue fever is suspected of killing dozens of people in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh since the start of September, and authorities have launched a campaign to destroy mosquito breeding grounds. Dinesh Kumar Premi, the chief medical officer in […]

Analysis: As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

Summary China, Pakistan both border Afghanistan They are seeking ways to engage with Taliban government West’s reluctance to do so could strengthen their hand Aid picture to become clearer after summit on Monday ISLAMABAD, Sept 12 (Reuters) – As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss […]

India–Africa Defence Dialogue to be held alongside every DefExpo

Key Highlights: ·         Dialogue to help build on existing partnerships between African countries & India ·         To explore new areas of convergence for mutual engagements ·         Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses to be knowledge partner ·         Raksha Mantri to host Defence Ministers of African nations in next India–Africa Defence […]

PM congratulates Bhupendra Patel on taking oath as CM of Gujarat

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 13: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Shri Bhupendra Patel on taking oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He also praised Vijay Rupani Ji and said that during his five years as CM, Vijay Rupani Ji has undertaken many people-friendly measures. He worked tirelessly […]

Priyanka Gandhi wraps up her five-day UP tour ahead of assembly polls

Lucknow, Sep 13:  Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday left for Delhi after wrapping up her five-day tour of Uttar Pradesh during which she exhorted party workers to work round the clock for the 2022 UP Assembly polls. Ending her five-day tour, Priyanka Gandhi told party […]

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