Priyanka Sharma

Journalist at NewsX | Journalism Graduate | Masters in Political Science|

Macron, Biden agree to ‘open consultations’: French envoy to return to US

Almost a week after the announcement of the Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) trilateral security pact, US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron spoke on September 22 and decided to start in-depth consultations aimed at creating the conditions for ensuring....Read More

Quad partnership to help produce 1 bn Covid vaccine doses in India to boost global supply: Biden

Highlighting the importance of the Quad grouping in the United States' COVID-19 vaccine initiative, President Joe Biden said that Washington's Quad partnership with India, Japan and Australia will help produce at least one billion doses in India to boost the....Read More

International travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates: PM Modi

Emphasising the need to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates. Addressing the Global COVID-19 Summit, the Prime Minister....Read More

‘Our diaspora is our strength’ says PM Modi on warm welcome in Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Indian diaspora as the country's "strength" as he landed here on a three-day visit to the United States. Modi who was welcomed at the Joint Base Andrews here by members of the Indian American....Read More

PM Modi 3-day US visit: Meet with Australian PM, Kamala Harris, global CEOs on cards

On the itinerary-packed first day of his US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold meetings with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison, US Vice President Kamala Harris and the select heads of corporates that have the potential to invest significantly in....Read More

PM Modi arrives in Washington to attend Quad summit, address UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday local time arrived in Washington for his much-touted three-day US visit. Prime Minister Modi was received by US department of state officials  including T. H. Brian McKeon, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management....Read More

We have a state-of-the-art facility at Jindal Bricks: Lakshay Jindal

Lakshay Jindal, Director & CMO, Jindal Mechno Bricks recently joined NewsX for an exclusive conversation as part of NewsX India A-List. In the exclusive conversation, Lakshay spoke about his company Jindal Mechno Bricks in great detail. Read excerpts: Speaking about....Read More

‘It is an homage to frontline workers’: Konkana Sen Sharma on Mumbai Diaries 26/11

Actor Konkana Sen Sharma recently joined NewsX for an exclusive interview as part of NewsX India A-List. In the conversation, the actor opened up about her latest project Mumbai Diaries 26/11. Read excerpts: Talking about her role in the series....Read More

‘I just knew that I had to do it’: Sahher Bambba on ‘The Empire’

Actor Sahher Bambba, who recently appeared on Disney + Hotstar’s new series The Empire, joined NewsX for an exclusive conversation for its special series NewsX India A-List. As part of the conversation, the actor opened up about the response to....Read More

India may take reciprocal measures against UK’s move to recognise AstraZeneca vaccine but not Covishield

India will take reciprocal measures against UK's "discriminatory" move to recognise AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine but not Covishield, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference, Shringla said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has raised the....Read More

‘One country’s success does not mean another country’s failure’: Xi after Biden’s ‘new Cold War’ remark

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday (local time) that disputes among countries "need to be handled through dialogue and cooperation." "One country's success does not have to mean another country's failure," Xi said....Read More

SAARC foreign ministers meet cancelled: Pakistan wanted Taliban to represent Afghanistan

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) foreign ministers meet slated to be held on Saturday in New York has been cancelled. It is learnt from reliable sources that Pakistan wanted the Taliban to represent Afghanistan in the SAARC meet.....Read More

UNGA: Taliban nominates Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador

The Taliban on Tuesday nominated their Doha-based spokesman Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's UN ambassador. This comes after the Taliban said that they wanted to address world leaders at United Nations, reported a UK-based media. Meanwhile, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin....Read More

Announcements on COVID-19, clean energy, climate change likely at Quad summit

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders will "make announcements relating to COVID-19, clean energy and climate change" following their meeting on Friday, a senior US administration official has said. "President Joe Biden has made the Quad a priority, as we all....Read More

PM Modi 3-day visit to US: To attend Quad summit, address UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on a three-day visit to the United States on Wednesday where he will address the UN General Assembly and attend the Quad Summit as well as hold a bilateral meet with US President Joe....Read More

We never ever tell stories of women’s rights to her own body: Seema Anand

Seema Anand, Author and Mythologist, recently joined NewsX for an exclusive conversation as part of NewsX Influencer A-List. During the chat, she opened up about her experience of writing her book ‘The Art Of Seduction’, interest in this particular field....Read More

I tried to create a conversation around sexuality: Leeza Mangaldas

Leeza Mangaldas, Sex Positive Content Creator recently joined NewsX for an insightful conversation as part of NewsX Influencer A-List. In the exclusive conversation, Leeza opened up about the content she creates on Instagram, the kind of conversations she has been....Read More

People have misconceptions around what sex education means: Karishma Swarup

Karishma Swarup, Sexuality Educator, recently joined NewsX for an insightful chat as part of NewsX Influencer A-List. In the exclusive conversation with NewsX, Karishma opened up about sexual education, what comes in its ambit, whether it is important to have....Read More

Russia’s Perm State University shooting: Indian embassy in Russia condoles deaths

The Indian Embassy in Russia on Monday expressed shock over the shooting incident, which took place at the university in the Russian city of Perm. The embassy expressed deep condolences for the loss of lives in the shooting. "Shocked at....Read More

Situation normal in Chhattisgarh, all issues resolved: TS Singh Deo

Responding to speculation regarding his visit to Delhi amid the ongoing political tussle in Chhattisgarh, state Health Minister and Congress leader TS Singh Deo on Monday said that all the issues within the party had been resolved. "It is completely....Read More

‘Five Eyes’ security alert caused NZ cricket board to cancel Pak tour: Report

A global intelligence alliance issued the security alert which led to the cancellation of the New Zealand cricket tour to Pakistan, The New Zealand Herald reported. Citing overseas media, the publication said the intelligence came from "Five Eyes", an intelligence....Read More

Rawat’s statement on Sidhu’s leadership undermines Punjab CM’s authority: Jakhar

A day after Punjab Congress in-charge Harish Rawat hinted that the party would fight the forthcoming Assembly polls under Navjot Singh Sidhu, former state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Monday raised objection to the statement and said the comments from....Read More

Channi takes oath as Punjab CM; Randhawa, OP Soni also sworn in

Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab on Monday. Governor Banwarilal Purihot also administered the oath of office to Congress leaders Sukhjinder S Randhawa and OP Soni as ministers in the state cabinet. The swearing-in ceremony....Read More

Lifestyle choices for brain health

Living a brain healthy lifestyle is particularly important once you reach middle age, as this is the time when changes in the brain start to occur. They may start decades before symptoms appear. This means that it is important to....Read More

Punjab gets new CM: Charanjeet Singh Channi to succeed Capt Amarinder Singh

Charanjit Singh Channi has been unanimously elected as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party of Punjab and is set to take over as next chief minister following Captain Amarinder Singh's resignation. "It gives me immense pleasure to announce that....Read More

China intensifies LAC activity: PLA conducts night drills

The Chinese military's Western Theatre Command has introduced more night training for units stationed near the Himalayan border, in order to familiarise its troops with latest weapons and gear. As per Chinese media, their military has been carrying out night....Read More

‘Hope Amarinder Singh won’t hurt Cong interests’: Ashok Gehlot amid Punjab turmoil

Amid political turmoil in Punjab, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said that he hopes that Captain Amarinder Singh would not take any step which would hurt the party's interests. Taking to Twitter, Gehlot tweeted, "I hope that....Read More

Over past month, hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur admitted 250 patients with viral fever

More than 250 patients, including several children, have been admitted to the Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Kanpur over the past month, following a viral fever outbreak in the city. According to hospital authorities, some patients have been diagnosed with....Read More

4 SpaceX tourists return to Earth after 3-day extra-terrestrial excursion

Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth from a three-day extra-terrestrial excursion on Saturday evening, marking the end of the first-ever flight to Earth's orbit flown entirely by tourists or otherwise non-astronauts. SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Atlantic....Read More

WHO emergency use authorisation to Covaxin delayed till October 5

World Health Organisation's (WHO) approval for the emergency use authorisation (EUA) to COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, is likely to be delayed till October 5. As per WHO, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization....Read More

Saudi Foreign Minister on India visit: Jaishankar extends warm welcome

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Sunday welcomed Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, on his first-ever visit to India. "Delighted to welcome FM of Saudi Arabia HH Prince @Faisalbinfarhan for his first-ever visit to....Read More

Punjab congress crisis escalates: After Capt’s resignation, new Punjab CM to be announced soon

A day after Captain Amarinder Singh resigned from the top post in Punjab, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has proposed the name of Sukhjinder Randhawa for the chief ministerial post, said sources on Sunday. "After discussion with the Punjab....Read More

Let down by Congress leadership, party has ended up from winning to losing position in Punjab: Amarinder Singh

Even as he dubbed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu as "anti-national, dangerous, unstable, incompetent and a security threat to the state and the country," Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday also slammed the party's central leadership stating that he was "humiliated....Read More

China picks on Australia after AUKUS pact, says Canberra ‘potential target for nuclear strike’

After the launch of the trilateral security partnership of AUKUS, China picked on Australia saying that Canberra is now "a potential target for a nuclear strike". A newspaper run by the Chinese Communist Party says that Australia is now "a potential....Read More

Ram Jethmalani memorial lecture series: Disruption to parliamentary proceedings an MP’s privilege?

Ram Jethamalani is a name that needs no introduction. Over the years, case after case, the eminent personality proved his mettle and charisma, emerging as a legendary jurist and a note-worthy MP. As an ode to the prolific personality, India's....Read More

Will be able to inoculate entire population by the end of the year: NTAGI Chief NK Arora

On Friday, India established a new milestone by administering more than 2 crore Covid-19 vaccinations in a single day. The country is the first in the world to reach such a large-scale vaccination target in one day. Dr NK Arora,....Read More

CDS talks tough on China: India’s rocket force soon

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Thursday warned against aggression by China and its ‘proxy’ Pakistan and said that India is bolstering its air power and “looking at creating a rocket force". Addressing an event, the CDS spoke....Read More

‘Vaccine protection is eroding’: Moderna bats for a booster dose

New data from Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) large COVID-19 vaccine trial show that the protection it provides fades over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday. "This is only one estimate, but....Read More

How Pak Backs Khalistani Groups in US: Hudson Report Exposes Pakistan

Terry Milewski's report for the MacDonald Laurier Institute details recent Khalistani group activities in Canada. The Hudson Institute's South and Central Asia Program assembled a group of South Asia experts to evaluate the fifty-five interconnected Kashmiri and Khalistani groups currently....Read More

Taliban leader Mullah Baradar named among 100 most influential people of 2021 by TIME magazine

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar -- deputy prime minister in the Taliban's newly announced caretaker government and the top figure in the Doha deal -- has been named among the 100 most influential people of 2021 by Time magazine. Mullah Baradar....Read More

Jaishankar at Dushanbe: India to discuss terrorism, Afghanistan at SCO tomorrow

India is all geared up to attend the SCO summit in Dushanbe, scheduled to be held in a hybrid format. The Council of the SCO Heads of State (CHS) is the highest decision-making body in the SCO, which meets for....Read More

SpaceX launches spaceship with first-ever fully civilian crew on board

American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX on Thursday launched the Falcon 9 carrier rocket that placed the Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit. This was the first-ever fully civilian crew mission dubbed as Inspiration4. The launch took place at 00:03 GMT from Kennedy....Read More

US, UK, Australia announce trilateral security partnership AUKUS

Australia, the UK and the US on Wednesday (local time) announced an enhanced trilateral security partnership called "AUKUS" to deepen diplomatic, security, and defence cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. "The endeavour we launch today will help sustain peace and stability....Read More

India reports 30,570 new Covid-19 cases, Kerala adds over 17,000 infections

India reported 30,570 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of cases in the country to 3,33,47,325, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday. Of the new infections, Kerala recorded 17,681 COVID cases.....Read More

Gujarat: 24 ministers inducted in Bhupendra Patel’s Cabinet

A total of 24 ministers took oath on Thursday as part of the Gujarat Cabinet's swearing-in ceremony. Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath to the newly inducted ministers at Raj Bhawan in Gandhinagar in the presence of Chief Minister....Read More

Mullah Baradar refutes internal rifts within Taliban, denies he was injured in clash

Taliban co-founder and acting Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Wednesday refuted the internal rift in the new caretaker government of Taliban in Afghanistan and also denied that he was injured in a clash at the presidential palace....Read More

Imran Khan bats for Taliban, says ‘incentivize’ them on women’s rights, inclusive govt

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is batting for the Taliban to develop a consensus that would lead to recognition of the new caretaker government of the "Islamic Emirate" in Afghanistan. Speaking to CNN, in the first interview with an international....Read More

‘Wanted a lot of love from my audience’: Actor Raj Arjun on playing ‘Sai Baba’ on-screen

Actor Raj Arjun recently joined NewsX for a candid chat as part of its special series NewsX India A-List to speak about his latest project ‘Sai Baba’. In the exclusive conversation, the actor shared about his experience of playing Sai....Read More

‘Content for everybody’: Richa Chadha & Ali Fazal on their joint production venture

Actors Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha recently joined NewsX for an exclusive conversation as part of the NewsX India A-list series. In the exclusive conversation, the duo talked about their first Spotify original, “Virus 2062.” When asked about what made....Read More

In the lockdown, we all got time to make music: Lyricist Rocky Khanna

Lyricist Rocky Khanna recently joined NewsX for an exclusive interview as part of NewsX India A-List. In the exclusive interview, the lyricist spoke about his latest projects, bond with Jubin Nautiyal and much more. Read excerpts: Speaking about his journey....Read More

Indian man kidnapped in Kabul: Who’ll save Indians in Afghanistan?

A 50-year-old Indian named Bansri Lal Arendeh was abducted at gunpoint at 11th police district of Kabul along with his staff on Tuesday morning. While the staff was able to escape after being beaten mercilessly, Arendeh is still held captive.....Read More

Apple’s Yearly Bonanza -iPhone 13 Pro, Pro Max, and a lot more

Apple’s much awaited September announcement, they introduced iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, redesigned inside and out, both models introduce an all-new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz.  The pro camera....Read More

Xi snubs Biden ahead of Quad Summit: Can Quad put faith in Biden?

Joe Biden denied that Chinese president Xi Jinping rejected the idea of a summit on the 90-minute phone call that he had made last week. Sources, however, point out that the information is true. "Xi apparently intimated that the tone....Read More

The use of natural ingredients and therapies in daily needs to stable mental wellbeing

Our physical body responds to our mind’s interpretation of external sensory perceptions. Most of us feel good when we see a beautiful scene, a happy expression makes us feel relaxed, music has the ability to sooth us or excite us....Read More

Lower Back Pain: The 10 prominent causes of it

In India, 20 percent people of 16-34 age group are treated for back and neck conditions in India. The percentage of young population going for back pain treatment is the highest, whereas, 45% people neglect their pain for more than....Read More

John Kerry In India: India-US launch Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue of Agenda 2030 Partnership

India and the US on Monday jointly launched the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD) of the Agenda 2030 Partnership. "Taking forward the initiative by Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi ji and @POTUS at the Leaders' Summit on Climate in....Read More

UK parliament bans Chinese ambassador: Time US & other countries follow suit?

Chinese new ambassador Zheng Zeguang was prevented from a meeting in the UK Parliament on Wednesday after the invitation sparked outrage amongst British lawmakers under sanction by Beijing. The decision to bar the diplomat, Zheng Zeguang, was issued by the....Read More

Pak’s ISI trained terror module busted: Operatives trained under Lieutenant rank officer near Gwador port

A day after the Delhi Police busted a Pakistan's ISI trained terror module that has been closely managed by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother, an investigation into the matter has revealed that the operatives were trained under a major or....Read More

China slams Quad summit on Sept 24, says ‘small circles’ are unpopular and have no way out

China on Tuesday slammed the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) upcoming summit on September 24 saying that the group was "closed, exclusive, and targeted small circles...unpopular and have no way out." US President Joe Biden will be hosting the first in-person....Read More

Challenges in Dementia care during Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented threat especially to the elderly suffering from neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s. There is an additional burden of stigma, abuse, ageism, financial impoverishment, loneliness attached to dementia. Disruption of nonessential healthcare services like closure of Daycare....Read More

Qatar refuses responsibility of Kabul airport without clear agreements

Qatar has said it will not take responsibility for Kabul Airport without "clear" agreements with all parties involved, including the Taliban, about its operations. Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani....Read More

US lawmakers demand action against Pak for ‘double dealing in Afghanistan’

For the second day, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Tuesday confronted a barrage of questions from US lawmakers about last month's withdrawal from Afghanistan and the attempts to rescue people and deal with a future Taliban government. Lawmakers....Read More

UN calls for quick release of USD 1.2 billion aid to Afghanistan

The United Nations has appealed to countries that pledged USD 1.2 billion in relief for Afghanistan to quickly release the funds to turn money into food, health care and protection for victims. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for UN chief Antonio....Read More

COVID-19 cases in Kerala likely to come down in next 2 weeks: AIIMS professor

Kerala has passed its COVID-19 peak and in the next 2 weeks, a decline in cases should start in the state, said Dr Sanjay Rai, AIIMS Professor on Tuesday. Rai told ANI, "Earlier sero survey in Kerala suggest that most....Read More

Royal Fables ‘The Comeback Show’: Relive The Regal Era

Get ready and roll up your sleeves for the most royal event in town, i.e The Comeback Show by the Royal Fables at Bikaner House, New Delhi on September 15th and 16th. One of India’s most authentic platforms promoting the....Read More

India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 75 crore, a new record

A landmark milestone was achieved as India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 75 crore on Monday, said the Union Health Ministry. A total of 75,10,41,391 vaccine doses have been administered to the eligible beneficiaries so far, out of which 67,04,768 vaccine....Read More

India ready to stand by Afghans as in past: S Jaishankar

India has said that as an immediate neighbour it is watching the situation in Afghanistan very closely and it is ready to stand by Afghans. It has called for unhindered, unrestricted, direct access and non-discriminatory distribution of humanitarian assistance for....Read More

US to reassess ties with Pakistan over Afghanistan future: Blinken

The US is going to be looking at its ties with Pakistan in the coming weeks to formulate the role America wants Islamabad to play in the future of Afghanistan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken informed Congress. During his first....Read More

Taliban ransacks Amrullah Saleh’s residence, claim they seized cash, gold

The Taliban on Monday ransacked the house of former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh and claimed they have seized cash and gold from his residence. As per The Khaama Press News Agency, the Taliban in a viral video claimed that....Read More

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh. Prime Minister also visited the exhibition models of Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra....Read More

PM Modi to visit US next week for Quad Leaders Summit, UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be participating, along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan and US President Joseph R Biden, in the Leaders' Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework in Washington DC, USA, on September....Read More

Mental health is not just about anxiety and stress: Divija Bhasin, Mental Health Therapist

Divija Bhasin, Mental & Emotional Health Therapist, recently joined NewsX for a candid chat as part of its special series NewsX Influencer A-List. In the exclusive interview, Divija opened up about being a mental and emotional health therapist in the....Read More

‘You are a project of your past’: Arouba Kabir, Mental & Emotional Health Therapist

Arouba Kabir, Mental & Emotional Health Therapist, recently joined for an insightful conversation as part of NewsX Influencer A-List. In an exclusive conversation with NewsX, Arouba spoke about her journey of using Instagram to spread the message of having a....Read More

I teach people to assign value to their health and relationships: Luke Coutinho

Luke Coutinho, Holistic & Lifestyle Coach, recently joined NewsX for an insightful conversation as part of NewsX Influencer A-List. In the exclusive conversation. Luke highlighted the importance of preventive wellness and what is the difference between preventive healthcare and integrated....Read More

Bhupendra Patel sworn-in as Gujarat’s CM: PM Modi extends wishes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Bhupendra Patel on taking oath as the new chief minister of Gujarat while lauding his predecessor Vijay Rupani for his people-friendly measures. In a tweet, PM Modi said Patel will certainly enrich Gujarat's....Read More

G 23 should be a closed chapter: V Veerappa Moily

Former law minister V Veerappa Moily on Sunday said that he hates the term G 23 now and alleged that some leaders are misusing the grouping by keeping it alive through meetings and remarks in the media. Moily, who was....Read More

Cong will contest UP Assembly polls under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s leadership

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that the party will contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections under the leadership of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Speaking to ANI, Khurshid said that Congress will....Read More

North Korea tests new long-range cruise missile: Report

North Korea tested a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reports citing state media. "The development of the long-range cruise missile, a strategic weapon of great significance ... has been pushed forward according....Read More

We have to fight administration, police, mafias and money power in Bhabanipur bypoll: Suvendu Adhikari

Ahead of Bhabanipur Assembly bypoll, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday said that the BJP has to fight the administration, police, mafias and money power in the elections. Speaking to ANI, Adhikari said, "We have to....Read More

India reports 27,254 new Covid-19 cases: Kerala logs 20,240 new infections

India reported 27,254 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 3,32,64,175, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday. Of the new cases reported, Kerala logged 20,240 new COVID-19 infections. The country's active....Read More

Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan’s Panjshir with killings, food control: Report

Taliban have imposed a blockade in Afghanistan's Panjshir province, denying residents food and carrying out some extrajudicial killings, The Washington Post reported. On Tuesday, the Taliban formed the interim "Islamic Emirate", appointing hardliners, who oversaw the 20-year fight against the....Read More

Afghanistan: ‘Acting PM’ Hassan Akhund discusses bilateral ties with visiting Qatari FM

The newly appointed Taliban government's acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund met with visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani on Sunday. Al-Thani arrived in Kabul on Sunday to meet with leaders of the....Read More

Bhupendra Patel swearing-in ceremony: Amit Shah to mark his presence

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the swearing-in ceremony of BJP leader Bhupendra Patel as Gujarat's new Chief Minister on Monday afternoon, sources said. The ceremony is expected to take place around 3 p.m. Patel would be the 17th....Read More

Bhupendra Patel elected as next CM of Gujarat

Bhupendra Patel, Member of Legislative Assembly from Gujarat's Ghatlodia constituency has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced here on Sunday. The new Gujarat CM was announced by the BJP at its....Read More

Covid-19 booster dose likely to get ICMR’s nod: 20% vaccinated found with no antibodies

Amid alarming scare of a third wave, ICMR is likely to give its nod to a booster shot in India. As per a recent study, over 20 percent people, who received their both doses of the vaccine, failed to develop....Read More

ISI Chief meets Intel heads of China over Afghan crisis

After facing widespread criticism for its proxy war in Afghanistan, Pakistan held a conference of intelligence chiefs of China, Russia, Tajikistan and Iran to discuss the Afghan situation, a media report said on Saturday. Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, Director-General of....Read More

New Gujarat CM to be finalised at BJP’s legislative party meet today

The name of the new Gujarat Chief Minister is set to be finalised at today's Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislative party meet in Gandhinagar, said Yamal Vyas, party's spokesperson. After the meet, the elected leader is likely to meet state....Read More

Mumbai police forms SIT to probe Sakinaka rape, murder; prima facie evidence reveals only one accused involved

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the case of rape and subsequent death of a woman in the Sakinaka area, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Saturday, adding that prima facie evidence revealed only one accused....Read More

Farmers’ protest ‘politically motivated’, not all protesters are farmers: Manohar Lal Khattar

Lashing out at the Congress, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that farmers' protests against the farm laws are "politically motivated" and not all protesters are farmers. Playing down the farmers' protest, which recently intensified following the....Read More

NATO undertakes probe into reasons behind Afghan crisis

NATO is currently conducting a comprehensive investigation into the causes behind the tragic developments in Afghanistan that fell under the control of the Taliban (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), the alliance's secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, said in an article....Read More

Ahmad Massoud has not left Afghanistan: 70 percent of Panjshir under Taliban’s control

Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the Afghan resistance forces, has not left Afghanistan, Iranian news agency FARS reported on Saturday citing a source. According to the source, rumours about Massoud leaving the Central Asian country for Turkey or any other....Read More

Narendra Singh Tomar reaches Gujarat, set to discuss probable candidates for CM’s post

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday reached Ahmedabad as Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) central observer over the matter of deciding state's leadership, a day after Vijay Rupani resigned from the post of Gujarat Chief....Read More

PM Modi chairs review meeting on COVID-19 situation in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level review meeting on COVID-19 situation and vaccination in the country. As per the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the meeting was done to review India's present situation regarding the pandemic and the....Read More

Afghans to stage protest outside UN against persecution of minorities by Taliban

Afghans will organise a protest outside the UN office in Geneva on International Day of Peace on September 21 against "illegal takeover of Afghanistan" and "persecution of religious and ethnic minorities" by the Taliban regime, a rights activist said. Afghan....Read More

Taliban kill brother of former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh

The Taliban took prisoner and then killed Rohullah Saleh, brother of former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, media reports said. A source close to the resistance forces told Russian news agency Sputnik that Rohullah had died a few days ago....Read More

‘Exploring new areas in AI, unmanned vehicles’: Rajnath Singh on India-Australia 2+2 meeting

Lauding significant progress in the defence engagements between India and Australia based on Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that both the countries are exploring new areas in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned....Read More

On 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks, Biden commemorates victims, calls for unity

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks, US President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of 2,977 people who lost their lives on the day twenty years ago. "To the families of 2,977 people from more....Read More

Porunai civilisation is 3,200 years old, says M.K. Stalin

A carbon dating analysis of rice with soil found in a burial urn at Sivakalai in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, has yielded the date of 1155 BC which shows that the Thamirabarani civilisation dates back to 3,200 years. After....Read More

Centre’s mega outreach programme in J&K; 70 union ministers to visit UT starting today

A Mega Outreach Programme will begin in Jammu and Kashmir from today with 70 union ministers, who will be visiting the union territory in the next nine weeks. The programme, which was postponed due to the parliament monsoon session, will....Read More

Panjshir’s Resistance Front vows to declare parallel government in Afghanistan

The Resistance Front in the Panjshir has vowed to declare a parallel government in Afghanistan even as the Taliban recently announced its "caretaker government" in the country, reported local media. "The Resistance Front acknowledged that they will establish a transitional....Read More