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Ladakh standoff: Jaishankar calls for early resolution of remaining issues in talks with Wang Yi in Dushanbe

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the two sides should work for an early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in eastern Ladakh to restore peace and tranquillity in the border areas as this has been an essential basis for progress in Sino-India ties. As Jaishankar conveyed his views at a meeting with Wang on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tajikistan capital Dushanbe on Thursday, a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement on Friday said Minister…

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I can say that old Yuzi is back, asserts Chahal ahead of IPL

One of the most notable omissions from India’s T20 World Cup squad, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Thursday asserted that he will be his wily, old wicket-taking self in the upcoming second half of this year’s IPL. During a training session for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore, a cheerful Chahal offered to bat, but only if the swashbuckling Glenn Maxwell was the bowler. Reflecting on his first training session with the team, Chahal said, “Obviously, the feeling was good, it was okay and I’m happy with the way I bowled today.…

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Vodafone Idea shares zoom nearly 20 pc after reforms announcement

Shares of Vodafone Idea continued to gain on Thursday and further jumped nearly 20 per cent after the Union Cabinet approved a big-bang relief package for the stressed telecom sector. The stock zoomed 17.58 per cent to Rs 10.50 on the BSE. At the NSE, it rallied 19.55 per cent to Rs 10.70. Vodafone Idea had gained 2.76 per cent in the previous trade also. “The Union Cabinet approved reforms in the telecom sector both near and medium-term which should improve the outlook for all the players in the sector.…

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NEWS CATEGORIES WORLD NEWS 

Friction among Taliban pragmatists, hard-liners intensifies

 Friction between pragmatists and ideologues in the Taliban leadership has intensified since the group formed a hard-line Cabinet last week that is more in line with their harsh rule in the 1990s than their recent promises of inclusiveness, said two Afghans familiar with the power struggle. The wrangling has taken place behind the scenes, but rumours quickly began circulating about a recent violent confrontation between the two camps at the presidential palace, including claims that the leader of the pragmatic faction, Abdul Ghani Baradar, was killed. The rumours reached such…

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Ryan Reynolds on ‘Free Guy’: Challenging to create something original

As someone who is known for his superhero roles like Deadpool and Green Lantern, Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds says playing a “naive” background character in the film “Free Guy” was an interesting experience for him. Coming up with an original idea like ‘Free Guy’ was a taxing process in a world full of comic book-based movies, sequels and pre-existing IPs (intellectual property), said the actor, who reached out to director Shawn Levy soon after reading the script, penned by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn. “We were talking about this world…

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Delhi riots: HC extends stay on Rs 25,000 costs imposed on Delhi Police for callous probe

The Delhi High Court Monday extended the stay on Rs 25,000 costs imposed on the police by a trial court which had called the investigation in a case related to north-east Delhi riots “callous and farcical”. Justice Subramonium Prasad was informed by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) S V Raju, representing Delhi Police, that they have not received the reply of complainant Mohammad Nasir in the matter. As advocate Jatin Bhatt, appearing for Nasir, said he has filed the reply on Monday, the court said it was not on record…

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Sensex falls over 190 pts in early trade; Nifty slips below 17,350

Equity benchmark Sensex declined over 190 points in early trade on Monday, tracking losses in index heavyweights Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and Infosys amid weak sentiment in Asian markets. The 30-share Sensex was trading 193.16 points or 0.33 per cent lower at 58,111.91. Similarly, Nifty fell 37.90 points or 0.22 per cent to 17,331.35 in initial deals. HCL Tech was the top loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 1.39 per cent, followed by Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Nestle India, Axis Bank, Titan and IndusInd Bank. On the other hand,…

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NEWS CATEGORIES WORLD NEWS 

Biden to survey wildfire damage, make case for spending plan

President Joe Biden will promote his administration’s use of the Defence Production Act to aid in wildfire preparedness during a western swing in which he’ll survey wildfire damage in Idaho and California. The administration activated the wartime provision in early August to boost the supply of fire hoses for the U.S. Forest Service, by helping to ease supply chain issues affecting the agency’s primary firehose supplier. It marks the second use of the wartime law, after the president used it to boost vaccine supplies, and the administration had not previously…

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Priyanka Gandhi wraps up her five-day UP tour ahead of assembly polls

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday left for Delhi after wrapping up her five-day tour of Uttar Pradesh during which she exhorted party workers to work round the clock for the 2022 UP Assembly polls. Ending her five-day tour, Priyanka Gandhi told party workers in Rae Bareli that the Congress was planning to declare candidates well in time for the upcoming elections. Faced with a stiff challenge to halt Congress’s slide in the state, she had begun her tour on Thursday, starting with state capital Lucknow. On Friday,…

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UP Jails No Longer Fun Centres For Criminals, Says Yogi Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 122 developmental projects worth ₹ 245 crore in Sant Kabir Nagar district. Jails in Uttar Pradesh are no longer “fun” centres for criminals and they have turned into “reform homes” for them, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today. The Chief Minister said this while inaugurating and laying foundation stones for 122 developmental projects worth ₹ 245 crore in Sant Kabir Nagar district. The projects also included the district prison built at ₹ 126 crore. “We have converted state jails into reform homes where criminals are being…

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