Breaking news highlights: UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on protests

  • SEP 10, 2021 11:35 PM IST

    UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on protests

    The United Nations on Friday raised the alarm over Taliban’s crackdown on peaceful protests, many of them by women demanding equal rights, and journalists covering such events.

  • SEP 10, 2021 11:05 PM IST

    Russia summons US ambassador over ‘election interference’

  • SEP 10, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel granted bail

    A local court in Chattisgarh granted bail to chief minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel on Friday. The 86-year-old was arrested on Tuesday by Chhattisgarh police, after being booked promoting enmity between different groups on the basis of a complaint filed by Sarv Brahmin Samaj.

  • SEP 10, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    BKU says talks with additional chief secretary Devender Singh was ‘positive’

    Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni said talks with additional secretary to Haryana government Devender Singh was ‘positive, and the next meeting has been scheduled for 9am tomorrow. The Haryana government sent Singh to talk to farmers ahead of Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s meeting on Saturday, after farmer leaders had refused to hold further talks with the Karnal DC, alleging that he did not have the authority to take a decision on their demands.

  • SEP 10, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage reaches nearly 73 cr

  • SEP 10, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 4,154 Covid-19 cases, 44 deaths

    Maharashtra recorded 4,154 Covid-19 cases on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 6,491,179. In the last 24 hours 44 deaths have also been reported, the death toll now stands at 138,061, according to the state health department.

  • SEP 10, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, wife Sunita participate in the ‘Ganesh Pujan’ programme

  • SEP 10, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Kerala reports 25,010 Covid-19 cases, 177 deaths

    Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters on Friday that the state has recorded 25,010 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and 177 fatalities. Marking a slight decrease from the 26,200 cases the state had recorded a day before. The fatality count however went up. 

  • SEP 10, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    BKU asks political parties in Punjab to suspend campaigning till elections are announced

    Balbir Singh Rajewal of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) told news agency ANI on Friday that the union has asked political parties in Punjab to suspend election campaigning before elections are announced. “Congress and SAD said that they will hold discussions about this with their high command,” he added.

  • SEP 10, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    PM Modi chairs high-level review meeting on Covid-19 situation

  • SEP 10, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Covid-19 restrictions extended in Punjab till September 30 in view of the festival season

    Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered extension of the existing Covid restrictions till September 30, in view of the upcoming festival season, with a limit of 300 on all gatherings, including political, and strict enforcement of wearing of masks as well as social distancing. He also made it mandatory for organisers, including political parties, to ensure that participants, management and staff at food stalls etc in festival related events are fully vaccinated, or at least have had a single dose.

  • SEP 10, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Punjab to send unvaccinated staff on compulsory leave

    Punjab government announced on Friday that state government employees who are yet to receive their first dose of vaccine will be sent on compulsory leave after September 15. Those with medical condition are exempted from this order, the government added. 

  • SEP 10, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi attends election panel meeting in Lucknow

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi attended the party’s election panel meeting in Lucknow on Friday ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections of 2022, reported ANI.

  • SEP 10, 2021 02:25 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee files nomination for Bhabanipur bypoll

  • SEP 10, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Singapore maintains current Covid-19 rules, monitors for severe cases

    Singapore sees no need to tighten Covid-19 curbs for now despite a spike in infections over recent weeks, a top official said on Friday, but will not press ahead with more reopening moves as it monitors for severe cases.

  • SEP 10, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    India lead Test series against England 2-1

    India lead Test series against England 2-1, cancelled fifth and final match can be played later: BCCI source, reports PTI.

  • SEP 10, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Singapore maintains current Covid-19 rules, monitors for severe cases

    Singapore sees no need to tighten Covid-19 curbs for now despite a spike in infections over recent weeks, a top official said on Friday, but will not press ahead with more reopening moves as it monitors for severe cases.

  • SEP 10, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Pakistan reports over 3,689 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    Pakistan reported fresh 3,689 cases of Covid-19, after 61,128 tests of Covid-19 were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, according to Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Centre data.

  • SEP 10, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    PM Modi to perform Lokarpan of Sardardham Bhavan on September 11

    PM Narendra Modi will perform the Lokarpan of Sardardham Bhavan and Bhoomi Pujan of Sardardham Phase – II Kanya Chhatralaya in Ahmedabad on September 11, via video conferencing: PMO.

  • SEP 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    India forfeit fifth and final Test against England in Manchester

    India forfeit fifth and final Test against England in Manchester amid Covid-19 concerns.

  • SEP 10, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Puducherry adds 111 new Covid-19 cases, overall tally rises to 1,24,629

    The union territory of Puducherry added 111 new coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,24,629, a senior official of the Department of Health said on Friday.

  • SEP 10, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Delhi CM announces ‘grand’ Ganesh Pujan; live telecast from 7pm

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a “grand” Ganesh Pujan here this evening, which will be attended by him and his ministers and telecast live from 7 pm, saying the festival is a blend of patriotism and spirituality.

  • SEP 10, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Terrorism will increase under Afghanistan’s new Taliban govt, experts warn

    With the Taliban forming the interim “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” and appointing hardliners in its new government, experts have warned that risks of terrorism are set to increase in the war-torn country.

  • SEP 10, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal to challenge Mamata Banerjee from Bhabanipur

    BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal to challenge Mamata Banerjee from Bhabanipur seat in Bengal by-polls.

  • SEP 10, 2021 11:46 AM IST

    Major fire at plyboard godown in north Kolkata

    A major fire broke out at a plyboard godown in north Kolkata’s Nimtala Ghat Street on Friday morning, officials said.

  • SEP 10, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Mobile internet services resumed in Karnal

    Haryana: Mobile internet services resumed in Karnal where farmers are staging a demonstration demanding action against officials behind lathi-charge last month.

    “As of now, there is no plan to suspend the services again,” says Assistant District PRO Raghubir Singh.

  • SEP 10, 2021 10:57 AM IST

    Owaisi booked in UP for ‘vitiating’ communal harmony, violating Covid norms

    The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for allegedly vitiating communal harmony, violating Covid norms and making “indecent” remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said Friday.

  • SEP 10, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    India reports 34,973 fresh Covid-19 cases, 260 deaths in last 24 hours

    India recorded 34,973 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 33,174,954, while the death toll climbed to 442,009 with 260 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Friday. 

  • SEP 10, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    Thunderstorm, light rain likely in parts of UP, Haryana: IMD

    Parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana are likely to receive thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain in the next two hours, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.

  • SEP 10, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    PM Modi greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi: PM Modi

    Wishing you all a very Happy #GaneshChaturthi. May this auspicious occasion bring happiness, peace, fortune and good health to everyone’s life. Ganpati Bappa Morya!,” tweets PM Narendra Modi.

  • SEP 10, 2021 08:39 AM IST

    Xi says US policy on China has caused ‘serious difficulties’

    Xi says US policy on China has caused ‘serious difficulties’: State media

  • SEP 10, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    Man guilty of hate crime in attack on Black man sentenced

    A Colorado trucker who nearly killed a Black man by slashing his neck in an unprovoked attack at an eastern Oregon truck stop was sentenced on Thursday to 16 years in federal prison.

  • SEP 10, 2021 07:47 AM IST

    Competition between two powers should not become conflict: Biden tells Xi Jinping

    US President Joe Biden talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months, seeking to ensure that “competition” between the two powers does not become “conflict,” the White House says.

  • SEP 10, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Afghanistan commercial flights resume as UN accuses Taliban of harassment

    The first international commercial flight under Afghanistan’s new Taliban interim government departed Kabul on Thursday carrying more than 100 foreigners, including some US citizens left behind after last month’s chaotic Western airlift.

  • SEP 10, 2021 07:26 AM IST

    Waterlogging reported outside Qutub Minar metro station

    Waterlogging reported outside Qutub Minar metro station following early morning rainfall in the national capital.

  • SEP 10, 2021 07:10 AM IST

    Joe Biden takes steps to vaccinate rest of America

    US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a series of steps, including issuing several executive orders and taking a few punitive measures, aimed at vaccinating the rest of America, arguing that the unvaccinated people pose a grave danger to the health of all Americans.

  • SEP 10, 2021 06:54 AM IST

    Australia’s New South Wales reports biggest daily Covid-19 caseload

    Australia’s New South Wales state, the epicentre of the country’s worst outbreak, reported on Friday 1,542 new locally acquired Covid-19 cases, its biggest one-day rise in the pandemic, topping the previous high of 1,533 hit last week.

  • SEP 10, 2021 06:34 AM IST

    India calls for inclusive dispensation in Afghanistan: TS Tirumurti

    India calls for inclusive dispensation in Afghanistan which represents all sections of Afghan society. A broad-based,inclusive&representative formation attained via inclusive negotiated political settlement would gain greater international acceptability and legitimacy: TS Tirumurti

  • SEP 10, 2021 06:20 AM IST

    China reports 17 new Covid-19 cases on September 9 vs 28 a day earlier

    China reported 17 new Covid-19 cases on the mainland for Sept. 9, down from 28 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Friday.

    None of the new infections were locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said.

  • SEP 10, 2021 05:50 AM IST

    Multiple people shot in southern Illinois, 3 suspects flee

    Multiple victims were reported shot in southern Illinois late Thursday afternoon and three suspects who crashed their getaway vehicle into a passenger train remained on the loose, authorities said.

  • SEP 10, 2021 05:28 AM IST

    Ganesh festival begins in Maharashtra

    As the 10-day long Ganeshotsav begins on Friday, the Maharashtra government is closely monitoring the Covid situation, amid a jump in active cases on Thursday.

  • SEP 10, 2021 05:06 AM IST

    Guterres to AFP: We must have ‘dialogue’ with the Taliban and avoid ‘millions of deaths’

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pleaded with the international community, during an interview with AFP Thursday to maintain a dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan, warning that an “economic collapse” with possibly millions dying must be avoided.

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