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New Delhi, Aug 18: The Taliban have given India green signal to complete its infrastructure and development projects in Afghanistan, as "they are meant for the people," the movement's spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, said on Wednesday. "India has worked on projects, many reconstruction and infrastructure-related projects, and if they want they can complete the unfinished projects as those are for the

New Delhi, Aug 18: A Delhi court on Wednesday discharged senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in a case related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death in a luxury hotel here. Special Judge Geetanjali Goel passed the order in a virtual hearing. Tharoor thanked the judge, and said it was “an absolute torture for last seven-and-a-half-years” and that it was a “great relief”. During the arguments, while

New Delhi, Aug 18: India saw a single-day rise of 35,178 new Covid-19 cases taking the tally to 3,22,85,857, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.52 per cent, the highest since March 2020, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll has climbed to 4,32,519 with 440 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The active cases have

New Delhi, Aug 15: India has to march ahead with new pledges for the next 25 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday while addressing the nation on India’s 75th Independence Day. "We have to ensure we meet our goal of building Aatmanirbhar Bharat when we celebrate 100 years of India's Independence," the prime minister said. Modi, who hoisted the tricolour at the historic Red Fort before

Allahabad, Aug 14: In a significant judgement, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has said that slaughtering a cow inside one's house cannot be considered to be an act of breach of public order. A division bench comprising Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice Saroj Yadav made the observation while quashing the detention of three men under the National Security Act (NSA) on charges of cow

Qatar, Aug 14: The Tabliban on Saturday appreciated India's humanitarian and developmental efforts in Afghanistan but warned against playing any role in the military in the neighbouring country. Speaking to the media, Qatar-based spokesperson of Taliban Suhail Shaheen said, "If they (India) come to Afghanistan militarily and have their presence. I think that will not be good for them, they have

Hitting back at Twitter over an alleged ban on Congress's official account and its leaders, Rahul Gandhi in a statement said that accused Twitter of interfering in India's political process. Gandhi slammed the microblogging platform for being "biased" and listening to "what the government of the day says". "We are not allowed to speak in Parliament. The media is controlled. And I thought there was

New Delhi, Aug 12: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming he will be "thrown" out of power by a "storm" created by the voices of poor, Dalits, farmers and workers in the country. He said that the people of the country understood the current situation in the country and the Congress and its frontal organisations have a job to remind them that they

Kabul, Aug 12: The negotiators representing the Afghan government in Qatar have offered the Taliban a power-sharing deal in an attempt to end the violence in the war-torn region, according to reports. The Taliban has been reluctant to strike a political settlement with the Afghan government and other regional stakeholders since the US-led troops finalised their withdrawal from the region. "Yes

New Delhi, Aug 11: India on Wednesday reported an increase in daily coronavirus caseload and fatalities. As per the union health ministry data, India reported 38,353 Covid-19 cases and 479 deaths in the last 24 hours on Wednesday. On the other hand, India reported 28,204 new Covid cases and 373 deaths yesterday. India's active caseload has climbed to 3,86,351--the lowest in 140 days, the union