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2 foreigners jailed in Somalia over terror links
Mogadishu, Sep 24 (IANS) A Military Court in Somalia had sentenced two foreigners each to 15 years in jail after being found guilty of recruiting foreign nationals for the al-Shabab terror group in the country.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Somalia,Politics,Terrorism
BJP strikes alliance with Nishad Party in UP
Lucknow, Sep 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh has finalised its alliance with the Nishad Party for the upcoming Assembly elections.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US initial jobless claims rise for 2nd straight week
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US have increased for a second straight week to 351,000, indicating a disrupted labour market recovery amid an ongoing Delta variant-fuelled Covid-19 resurgence, the Labour Department reported.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
More trouble for Kerala BJP chief as court asks him to give voice sample
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) A day after state BJP president K. Surendran was asked to appear before a Crime Branch police probe team at Kasargode, a court in Wayanad district on Friday asked him to give his voice for a test in another case.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
DMK campaigns extensively to make Sep 27 Bharat Bandh a success
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The ruling DMK of Tamil Nadu is campaigning extensively in all districts to make the 'Bharat Bandh' on September 27 a success in the state. The party has appealed to the people to make it a success as it 'was for protecting the rights of the farming community'.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
US special envoy for Haiti resigns citing 'inhumane' treatment of migrants
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) US Special Envoy for Haiti Daniel Foote has resigned over the administration's "inhumane" decision to deport thousands of Haitians attempting to enter the country, according to media reports.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
S.African Airways resume flights after over a yr
Johannesburg, Sep 24 (IANS) South Africa's flag carrier has resumed flights after more than a year ago amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the company's restructuring.
2021-09-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
UN starts emergency plan to provide fuel to Lebanon hospitals
Beirut, Sep 24 (IANS) The UN has kicked off a three-month emergency plan to provide fuel to all of Lebanon's public hospitals, primary health care centres and dispensaries servicing the most vulnerable communities.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Modi's pet project Sabarmati Riverfront not a flowing river: Gujarat HC task force
Gandhinagar, Sep 24 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court appointed Joint Task Force (JTF) has submitted that the waterbody in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project Sabarmati Riverfront is a stagnant water body, which has been polluted by illegal dumping of industrial effluents through Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) waters.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Airlines in Nepal to resume flights over the Himalayas
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Airlines in Nepal are going to resume scheduled mountain flights over the Himalayas following a suspension that lasted form more than four and a half months due to Covid, targeting mainly domestic and Indian tourists, industry representatives said.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Harris asking Pakistan to act against terrorism
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) US Vice President Kamala Harris has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she was asking Pakistan to act on terrorism and ensure that terror groups do not target New Delhi or Washington, according to India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
PM Cares Fund is not a government fund, govt tells Delhi HC
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that the PM Cares Fund is not a government fund as the amount collected by it does not go to the Consolidated Fund of India, India Legal Live has reported.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Cambodian PM advises suspending festival over Covid outbreak
Phnom Penh, Sep 24 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has advised the Health Ministry to consider suspending the ongoing two-week Kan Ben festival following a Covid-19 outbreak at a Buddhist pagoda.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Punjab CM gets Rahul's nod for cabinet expansion list
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) In a late night meeting which ended after 2 a.m. on Friday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi gave his nod to a list with proposed names for the Punjab cabinet expansion, sources said.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kamal Haasan asks party cadre to participate in gram sabhas
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Superstar turned politician Kamal Haasan has called upon his party cadre, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), to actively participate in gram sabha meetings.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'To counter 'WhatsApp University' on India's PMs' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Rasheed Kidwai, a political commentator, author and journalist of three decades standing, generally writes in English but chose Hindi for his book on Indian Prime Ministers as he found it the ideal medium to not only to counter what the "WhatsApp University" has been purveying on social media but also to serve as a handbook for students of contemporary Indian politics.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Amid row with France, Blinken says US 'strongly supports' Paris-New Delhi ties
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) The US strongly supports France strengthening ties with India, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said amid a diplomatic row between Washington and Paris over their roles in the Indo-Pacific region.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Electrocution deaths: A cause of worry for Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) The death of two minor girls -- 13-year-old Anushka Nandi from Bandhab Nagar Colony and 12-year-old Sneha Banik from the Motijheel area -- who were electrocuted after coming in contact with an electric pole, a portion of which was submerged in a waterlogged area, has exposed the state government's inability to protect lives from unsafe and faulty electric supply system.
2021-09-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Nobel Prize ceremonies cancelled again over Covid
Stockholm, Sep 24 (IANS) Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year's Nobel Prize laureates will receive their awards in their home countries for the second year running, the Nobel Foundation announced.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Gunman commits suicide after shooting rampage in Tennessee
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) A gunman opened fire at a grocery store in the US state of Tennessee, killing one person and injuring at least 12 others before shooting himself to death, police said.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
TN to extend doorstep healthcare scheme to urban areas
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The highly successful healthcare at the doorstep scheme, 'Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam', will now be operating in all the urban centres of Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will inaugurate the service at a hospital here on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Political instability, violence in Haiti spur mass migration'
Mexico City, Sep 24 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said said that Haiti's political instability coupled with poverty and violence are driving mass migration northward through his country to the US.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Nepal resumes on-arrival visas for foreign tourists
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Nepal has resumed the on-arrival visa service to foreign tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a view to revive the pandemic-battered tourism sector.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cong to boycott Lok Sabha Speaker's joint session address in K'taka Assembly today
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The Karnataka Congress party has decided to boycott the joint session address by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla scheduled to be held on Friday noon in the state Legislative Assembly hall.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Modi, Morrison discuss defence partnership, bilateral ties
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison met in Washington ahead of the Quad Summit to discuss their countries' bilateral relations, especially defence partnerships given their importance as bulwarks of democracy in the Indo-Pacific region.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Modi meets Harris ahead of first-ever leader level Quad summit
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Black on white, white on black. At 3:19 p.m. Thursday, when America's first ever Indian American Vice President Kamala Harris welcomed India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave for the first time after taking power in the 2020 elections, it was a striking visual for a historic moment, blending austere monochrome with the all-white backdrop of the White House pillars.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Biden administration prepares for possible govt shutdown
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) The Joe Biden administration is preparing for a possible government shutdown in the event that current funding runs out on September 30, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
India waiting to welcome you, Modi tells Harris
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Hailing US Vice President Kamala Harris' barrier shattering rise to her country's highest political office, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Harris a "source of inspiration for so many people across the world", ahead of an India-US bilateral at the White House on Thursday. Find below the full transcript of Prime Minister Modi's remarks before the meeting:
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Kamala Harris appreciates India's vaccination efforts
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) US Vice President Kamala Harris met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bilateral discussions. Please find below the full transcript of Harris' remarks before the meeting:
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
New EPR regulations for plastic packaging industry soon
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The packaging industry utilising plastic in any form will soon witness a totally new chapter with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) set to bring in a new regulation that will focus on the extended producer's responsibility (EPR).
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Is there room for humiliation, Amarinder retorts on Cong's 'no place for anger' comment
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Amarinder Singh has been in news these days for his rhetoric since he resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab, on which the Congress made a formal statement that 'there is no place for anger in politics'. To this the Captain retorted, 'Is there room for humiliation and harassment?'
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After meeting Modi, CEOs see high potential for India to attract investments
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) India has great potential for attracting investments and manufacturing under the various programmes introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as companies try to diversify their global footprints, according to hi-tech CEOs who met him.
2021-09-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
'Trinamool to contest 2022 Goa polls, with eye on Mamata in 2024'
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress is contesting the upcoming Goa Assembly polls, but the party's eyes are actually on the 2024 general elections in which party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate, award-winning Konkani writer N. Shivdas said on Thursday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nitish said to have asked Dy CM to clarify corruption charges
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had reportedly asked Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad to clarify corruption charges levelled against him.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
K'taka to be the only state to have 3 major industrial corridors: Minister
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Pitching Karnataka as the best place for global investors, Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani said on Thursday that Karnataka will be the only state in India to have three major industrial corridors.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Bengaluru residents cautioned against modifying balconies
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued a circular asking apartment owners not to change or modify balconies in wake of the recent tragedy at an apartment where two elderly women were burnt to death.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Maintain balance between organics, chemical fertilisers: Tomar
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday called for balanced use of chemicals and fertilisers in agriculture sector.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Online citizen services to be launched at panchayat level: Bommai
Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday that the state government will launch the 'Grama Seva Yojane' on a trial basis in five districts to provide online citizen services at the gram panchayat level.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Shah to address cooperative members on Sep 25
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah will address India's first cooperative conference on September 25 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 killed, 20 hurt in Assam eviction drive, CM says action will continue
Guwahati, Sep 24 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 20 others injured on Thursday when a mob clashed with police during an eviction drive in Assam's Darrang district.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Identifying, treating malnourished children crucial for healthy India'
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Underlining the importance of a healthy childhood, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Mahendrabhai Munjapara on Thursday said that along with identification of severely malnourished children, proper treatment and management are equally crucial for their brighter and healthier future.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Influential Manipur tribal leader abducted, gunned down
Imphal, Sep 24 (IANS) The bullet-riddled body of an influential tribal leader, who was abducted in broad daylight from near the district headquarters in Manipur's Tamenglong, was found on Thursday, leading to tension in the area, police said.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY reformed healthcare system: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday that the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY) has reformed the healthcare system in India.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Armed police forces to be deployed at REET centres in Raj
Jaipur, Sep 23 (IANS) Strict security arrangements, including deployment of armed police forces, have been made in Rajasthan to ensure that the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) is organised in a full-proof manner on September 26.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics,Defence/Security
Naga peace talks picks up pace, MHA confident of resolving issue soon
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A day after the resignation of interlocutor R.N. Ravi, the Centre has resumed the negotiation with the Naga factions to find out a long-standing solution for the Naga issue and former Special Director, IB, A.K. Mishra will be initiating more talks in the days to come.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sensing defeat, Mamata making desperate appeals to voters: BJP
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The BJP has claimed that sensing defeat in the Bhabanipur bypoll, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is making desperate appeals to the voters to elect her, saying otherwise someone else will become the CM of the state.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal Speaker might summon ED, CBI officers again
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) The ongoing tussle between the central probe agencies and West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee on the issue of filing chargesheet in the Narada sting operation case without the latter's permission is far from over.
2021-09-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Odisha CM felicitates Indian U-18 Girls' Rugby Team
Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday interacted with the Indian Under-18 Girls' Rugby Team and felicitated them with a cash award of Rs 5 lakh for winning silver at Asia Rugby Under-18 Girls' Rugby Sevens Championship 2021.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Telangana legislature session likely to be stormy
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The stage is set for a stormy Telangana legislature session beginning on Friday.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Siddaramaiah cracks joke after 'wardrobe malfunction' in Assembly
Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Karnataka's Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah turned an embarrassing moment as his dhoti came off during his speech in the Assembly on Wednesday into a humorous one, leaving the house in splits
2021-09-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics