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Taliban name new Afghan government

Taliban name new Afghan government

London/Kabul:  The Taliban drew from its inner high echelons to fill top posts in Afghanistan’s new government, including an associate of the Islamist militant group’s founder as premier and a wanted man on a U.S. terrorism list as interior minister. World powers have told the Taliban the key to peace and development is an inclusive […]

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Congress puts forth 5 demands, including full statehood for J&K

Congress puts forth 5 demands, including full statehood for J&K

New Delhi: After the Prime Minister’s meet on Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress said that it has put forward five demands including restoration of statehood. Former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad speaking to reporters at his residence said, “We have made five demands including grant of full statehood, conduct of assembly elections to restore […]

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Twitter removes 50 tweets critical of India’s COVID management

Twitter removes 50 tweets critical of India’s COVID management

New Delhi : Twitter has pulled down at least 50 tweets at the behest of the Indian government, criticizing it for the poor handling of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The data available on Lumen database shows that the micro-blogging platform has deleted more than 50 tweets that belonged to people like Revanth Reddy, an MP […]

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No Hajj without two vaccine doses: Hajj Committee of India

No Hajj without two vaccine doses: Hajj Committee of India

Agencies Mumbai: In a major development, the Hajj Committee of India (HCI) has said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the annual Hajj pilgrimage unless they have taken the two vaccine doses. The HCI CEO Maqsood Ahmed Khan made the announcement late on Thursday following the latest directives from the Saudi […]

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Guptill leads New Zealand to series win

Guptill leads New Zealand to series win

Wellington: Martin Guptill hit 71 runs as New Zealand cruised to a seven wicket victory over Australia at Wellington Stadium on Sunday to win the nations’ fifth Twenty20 international and secure a 3-2 series win. Guptill hit seven fours and four sixes to amass 71 runs off 46 balls as the New Zealanders bounced back […]

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Editors Guild expresses concern over Centre’s new media ethics code

Editors Guild expresses concern over Centre’s new media ethics code

Says it ‘undermines media freedom’

New Delhi: Nearly a week after the Centre’s notification of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, the Editors Guild of India (EGI) Saturday said these regulations will “fundamentally alter” and put “unreasonable restrictions” over digital media and therefore urged the government to take back these rules. In the name […]

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LS, RS TV channels merged into Sansad TV

LS, RS TV channels merged into Sansad TV

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said that it has merged two Parliament channels — Lok Sabha TV and the Rajya Sabha TV, which will now be called Sansad TV. The government also said that retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sansad TV for […]

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Ali Sadpara, two other mountaineers missing on K2 declared dead

Ali Sadpara, two other mountaineers missing on K2 declared dead

GILGIT-BALTISTAN: Pakistan’s missing mountaineer Ali Sadpara and his two associates, Iceland’s John Snorri and Chile’s Juan Pablo Mohr, were declared dead on Thursday. The news was announced in a press conference addressed by Sadpara’s son, Sajid Ali Sadpara, along with Gilgit-Baltistan’s tourism minister, Raja Nasir Ali Khan. The climbers had gone missing on February 5 […]

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England seal big win

England seal big win

India vs England

Chennai: Joe Root has hailed the work ethic of his England side while warning that they must continue to improve after taking a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series in Chennai. England enjoyed a “fantastic five days” to inflict India’s first defeat at home since 2017, with Root leading from the front in his 100th […]

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World Test Championship: England rocket to top of points table, India slump to 4

World Test Championship: England rocket to top of points table, India slump to 4

Chennai: England took a huge step towards ensuring a place in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship after zooming to the top of the World Test Championship table post their comprehensive victory over Indian in the first Test match at Chennai. England’s winning start against India in their ICC World Test Championship series […]

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