Day: September 19, 2021

Haitians on Texas border undeterred by US plan to expel them

DEL RIO, Texas — Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said they will not be deterred by U.S. plans to speedily send them back, as thousands of people remained encamped on the Texas border Saturday after crossing from […]

The Latest: Taliban to female Kabul city workers: Stay home

KABUL, Afghanistan — The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital says many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers. Hamdullah Namony told reporters Sunday that only women who could not be replaced by men have been permitted to report to work. […]

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. It was the latest […]

Exclusive: U.S. trade official called India’s Mastercard ban ‘draconian’-emails

Summary Internal U.S. govt emails show frustration after Mastercard ban U.S. trade official privately criticised India central bank Mastercard ban on new card issuance has spooked Indian banks NEW DELHI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A senior U.S. trade official privately criticised India’s July decision to ban Mastercard Inc (MA.N) from […]

Australia defends its handling of French submarine deal

SYDNEY, Sept 19 – Australia defended its scrapping of a deal for French submarines on Sunday, saying the government had raised concerns to Paris for months, as a new deal with the United States and Britain continued to fuel a multinational diplomatic crisis. “I don’t regret the decision […]

Need to develop an integrated approach towards rural economy to ensure income security for farmers – Vice President

VP Calls for modernizing agriculture and making it more sustainable and remunerative Vice President releases five volumes of ‘Sir Chhotu Ram: Writings and Speeches’ VP pays rich tributes to Sir Chhotu Ram; says improving the quality of life in rural areas would be the best tribute to him […]

EAM Jaishankar holds talks with Saudi Foreign Minister

New Delhi, Sep 19:  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday held wide-ranging talks with his Saudi counterpart Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud covering a range of bilateral and regional issues including developments in Afghanistan. Al Saud arrived here on Saturday evening on a three-day visit. “Delighted to […]

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