News highlights: Four US Marines killed in Kabul airport attack, reports agencies

  • AUG 26, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    Death toll from Kabul airport blasts between 13 and 20: Taliban spokesman

  • AUG 26, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Evacuation operation Afghanistan over, says German minister

  • AUG 26, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Four US Marines killed in Kabul airport attack, reports agencies

  • AUG 26, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Taliban condemn blasts in ‘area where US forces are responsible’, reports AFP citing a statement

  • AUG 26, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    ‘Unprecedented milestone’: Mandaviya says 50% of eligible Indian population administered first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

  • AUG 26, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    At least 3 US Marines reportedly injured in Kabul explosion

    Following the explosion Kabul, at least three US Marines are reported to have been injured in the outside the airport from where the US, India and other countries have been evacuating their citizens and partners.

  • AUG 26, 2021 09:26 PM IST

    Around 60 wounded have arrived so far from airport explosions, says an emergency hospital in Kabul

    An emergency hospital in Kabul says that nearly 60 wounded people have arrived so far from airport explosions, news agency Reuters reported.

  • AUG 26, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    Evacuation from Kabul airport should continue after ‘horrific terrorist attack’, says NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg

  • AUG 26, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Gunfire heard outside Kabul airport, US Embassy asks Americans to avoid travelling to airport

    US Embassy in Kabul on Thursday issued a statement asking its citizens to avoid travelling to Kabul airport due to a large explosion at the venue, and saying that there are reports of gunfire. “US citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” the statement added.

  • AUG 26, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    US official says Kabul airport blast ‘definitely believed’ to have been by Islamic State

    US official said that the blast outside Kabul airport was “definitely believed” to have been carried out by the Islamic State terrorist group, reports AP.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    French ambassador to leave Afghanistan, will try to evacuate more Afghans: Emmanuel Macron

    French President Emmanuel Macron said that his ambassador to Afghanistan will leave the country and work from Paris. He also said that France will try to evacuate several hundreds more Afghans, reports AFP.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    5 dead, 12 wounded taken to hospital after Kabul airport blast, reports AFP

    Five people were dead and a dozen others were wounded and taken to hospital after blast at Kabul airport, reports AFP.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    UK govt to hold crisis meeting after Kabul airport explosion, reports AFP

    The UK government has decided to hold a crisis meeting after the explosion at Kabul airport, reports AFP.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    US confirms explosion at Kabul airport’s Abbey Gate was result of a ‘complex attack’

    John Kirby confirmed that the explosion at the Abbey Gate in the Kabul international airport was the result of a complex attack and has caused a number of US and civilian casualties. He also said that another explosion happened at or near the Baron Hotel, a short distance from the gate.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:19 PM IST

    Russia says at least 2 killed, 15 wounded in ‘suicide attack’ outside Kabul airport

    The Russian foreign ministry has said that at least two people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide attack outside the Kabul airport, reports AP.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    Pashupati Kumar Paras asks for Z Plus security, alleges threat to life

    Lok Janshakti Party leader and Union minister Pashupati Paras Kumar wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah asking for ‘Z Plus’ security alleging threat to his life due to ‘political conspiracy,’ reports PTI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    Explosion near Abbey Gate of Kabul airport with unknown number of casualties: Pentagon

    Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said that there was an explosion outside Kabul airport’s Abbey Gate that has resulted in an unknown number of casualties. More updates are expected.

  • AUG 26, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Explosion reported outside Kabul airport, casualties unclear, says Pentagon

    An explosion has been reported outside the Kabul international airport and the casualties are unclear, the Pentagon had said.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Pentagon says evacuation operations at Kabul airport to continue till Aug 31, rejects reports of ending early

    The Pentagon said that the evacuation operation at the Kabul airport will continue till August 31 and rejected reports that suggested it might end early, reports AFP.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Canada ends Afghanistan evacuation operations, reports AFP

    The Canadian government has decided to end its evacuation operations in Afghanistan, reports AFP.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    ‘India has very good environment for startups’: President Kovind at BBAU’s ninth conviocation

    Speaking at the BBAU convocation, President Ram Nath Kovind said that India has a very good environment for startups. “I will urge the students of this university to use this environment to become entrepreneurs,” he added.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:13 PM IST

    President Ram Nath Kovind attends 9th convocation of BBAU in Lucknow

    President Ram Nath Kovind along with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and governor Anandiben Patel attended the ninth convocation of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) in Lucknow. “BBAU is a glowing symbol of inclusive society which Babasaheb dreamed of. We all must strive to nurture this dream,” the President said.

    “It is essential that the students of today adapt to the rapid changes and evolve as leaders of tomorrow,” he added.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Kerala reports over 30,000 new Covid-19 cases for second consecutive day

    Kerala reported 30,007 new Covid-19 cases and 162 deaths in last 24 hours. Active caseload was recorded at 181,209 while death toll climbed to 20,134. Test positivity rate stood at 18,03%, reports ANI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Nearly 13,400 people evacuated from Afghanistan in 24 hours: White House

    The US White House said that approximately 13,400 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan in 24 hours between Wednesday and today. While US planes carried nearly 5,100 people, allied flights lifted 8,300, reports ANI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    St. Joseph’s School in Mumbai sealed after 22 test positive for Covid-19

    In Mumbai’s St. Joseph boarding school, 95 people were tested for Covid-19, of whom, 22 tested positive. Four were below 12 years of age, while 12 people were between 12 and 18 years of age. Also, six adults were among those tested positive.

  • AUG 26, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    No proposal currently for changing gap between vaccine doses: NTAGI chief Dr NK Arora

    Currently there are no proposals under consideration to change the duration between two doses of the Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V vaccines, chief of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India (NTAGI) Dr NK Arora said, reports ANI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    DGCA lifts ban on Boeing 737 max after grounding for more than two years

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has lifted the ban on Boeing 737 Max flights after a period of over two years.

  • AUG 26, 2021 04:30 PM IST

    RBI appoints Ajay Kumar as executive director from August 20

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Ajay Kumar as executive director with effect from August 20, 2021, reports ANI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 04:19 PM IST

    Upcoming months crucial due to the festive season, second wave hasn’t subsided, says govt

    Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the upcoming months are crucial in the efforts against Covid-19 because of the festive season. He also said that the second wave has not subsided yet. He urged people to celebrate festivals following Covid appropriate measures.

  • AUG 26, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Nina Singh appointed additional DG of CISF on deputation basis up to July 31, 2024

    The Union ministry of home affairs said that Nina Singh has been appointed as additional director general in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on deputation basis until July 31, 2024 or till further orders, reports ANI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Centre to meet officials from Kerala, Maharashtra to discuss Covid-19 situation in respective states

    Union home secretary and health secretary are scheduled to meet state officials from Maharashtra and Kerala virtually at 5pm today to discuss rising Covid-19 cases, reports ANI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    France to end Kabul evacuation operation for nationals and Afghans in danger Friday: PM

  • AUG 26, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    SC orders immediate transfer of Unitech directors from Delhi’s Tihar Jail to Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail and Taloja Central Jail

    The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the immediate transfer of former Unitech Directors Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra from Delhi’s Tihar Jail to Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail and Taloja Central Jail on a report by ED citing collusion of Tihar Jail authorities in helping accused engage in illegal activities within jail precincts in violation of Jail manual.

  • AUG 26, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    ‘Govt’s focus is on evacuation’: S Jaishankar after briefing all parties on situation on Afghanistan

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar said that the focus of the government is on evacuation of people from Afghanistan, after briefing all political parties about the situation in Afghanistan, reports ANI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    Sanjay and Ajay Chandra, erstwhile Unitech promoters, operating from Tihar Jail, ED tells SC

    Former Unitech founders deputed staff outside Tihar jail premises to communicate with outside world and dispose of properties, the enforcement directorate (ED) to the Supreme Court, reports PTI.

  • AUG 26, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Dutch to halt Kabul evacuation flights, says government

  • AUG 26, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    France won’t able to evacuate people from Kabul airport after Friday night, says Macron

  • AUG 26, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    President gives nod to appointment of Justice BV Nagarathna

    President Ram Nath Kovind approved the appointment of Justice BV Nagarathna, along with 8 other names, to the Supreme Court on Thursday, paving the way for the appointment of India’s first woman CJI in 2027

  • AUG 26, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Terrorist threat against Kabul airport ‘very serious’ and ‘imminent’, says British minister

  • AUG 26, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    Centre notifies drone rules, coverage increased to include heavy-payload and drone taxis

    Centre notifies drone rules on Thursday, several approvals have been abolished and processes made easier; number of forms reduced from 25 to 5; coverage of drones increased from 300 kg to 500 kg; and fee has been reduced to nominal levels.

  • AUG 26, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    S Jaishankar briefs all-party panel on Afghanistan

  • AUG 26, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Chandigarh-Manali highway blocked due to landslide

    The Chandigarh-Manali highway, Nation highway number 3, has been blocked due to a landslide, and restoration work will begin soon, Ashish Sharma, ASP of Mandi told ANI on Thursday.

  • AUG 26, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    India reports 46,164 new Covid-19 cases

    India reported 46,164 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the total tally of cases 32,558,530. The country recorded a spike of over 20,000 infections in the last two days. In the last 24 hours, 607 deaths were also recorded, the death toll now stands at 436,365.

  • AUG 26, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    Taliban wants to keep Kabul airport functional, says US

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the Taliban has “expressed a strong interest” in keeping Kabul airport functional. “The Taliban have made clear that they have a strong interest in having a functioning airport. We and rest of the international community have a strong interest in that, primarily for the purpose of making sure that anyone who wants to leave can leave past the 31st using airport,” Blinken said.

  • AUG 26, 2021 07:58 AM IST

    IAF flight with 24 Indians en route to Delhi from Kabul

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:31 AM IST

    US State dept warns citizens to leave Kabul airport ‘immediately’

    US State dept warned citizens to leave Kabul airport “immediately” due to threats. “US citizens who are at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” a security alert from the US Embassy in Kabul said.

  • AUG 26, 2021 06:26 AM IST

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