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Senior Qatari diplomat says Indian officials engaged in talks with Taliban | World News

A senior Qatari diplomat, involved in the Afghan peace process, said on Monday that Indian officials were engaged in talks with the Taliban, confirming a development first reported by Hindustan Times. Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani, who is the Special Envoy of Qatar’s foreign minister for counter-terrorism and conflict resolution, told the webinar that he believed the Indian side was engaging ...

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South African ‘diamond rush’ unearths only quartz crystals, officials say | World News

Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low, if any, value. People from across South Africa travelled to KwaHlathi in the country’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province where villagers had been digging since ...

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PM Modi set to hold talks in Jammu-Kashmir on June 24: Officials | Latest News India

This meet between Prime Minister Modi and regional parties will be the first such meet in close to two years since the Centre announced the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and its bifurcation into union territories in August 2019. PTI | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 12:04 AM IST ...

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Amid tussle with Centre, Twitter officials appear before Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary panel | Latest News India

Indian representatives of microblogging platform Twitter appeared before the parliamentary panel chaired by Congress’ Shashi Tharoor to discuss the issue of its guidelines and the misuse of its platform. Twitter India’s public policy manager Shagufta Kamran and legal counsel Ayushi Kapoor represented Twitter before the panel. The meeting comes as the Centre is at loggerheads with the microblogging site over ...

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‘Akshay Kumar was so impressed’, say BSF officials a day after actor’s visit | Latest News India

Akshay Kumar Thursday spent a “memorable day” with the BSF jawans in Bandipora and donated ₹1 crore for the construction of a school there. PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 02:35 PM IST Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar spent Thursday with the Indian Border Security Force at Tulail camp in Jammu and Kashmir. The actor has also shared some snippets of his ...

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Electrification of 19 Siachen villages to help Ladakh achieve carbon-neutrality target, says officials | Latest News India

As many as 19 villages in Siachen has been electrified with supply from the Chamshen micro-hydel project (MHP), a development that will help Ladakh inch closer towards achieving the carbon-neutrality target, officials said on Friday. The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy funded the Chamshen project under the Ladakh Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI) scheme, the officials said.  The electrified ...

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Don’t ‘slacken’ vaccination drive against Covid-19: Assam CM tells officials | Latest News India

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has told the state officials to not “slacken” the vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). He also ordered the deputy commissioners (DCs) to carry out vulnerability mapping at the block level as more people are testing positive for the viral disease in smaller towns and rural areas of the state. The directions were ...

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Perform or face action: Telangana CM KCR warns officials | Latest News India

K Chandrashekhar Rao said in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic and other diseases, the basic infrastructure of the medical and health sector would be strengthened in the state. By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 11:18 AM IST Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to put the performance of ...

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House panel to discuss ‘misuse of social media’ with Twitter, IT officials | Latest News India

The parliamentary panel on information technology has asked officials from Twitter and the ministry of electronics and information technology to appear before it on June 18 to discuss “prevention of misuse of social media platforms”, with people familiar with the matter saying that the issue of the so-called Congress toolkit may be raised by the panel. The case pertains to ...

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Twin blasts in western Kabul kill at least 5: Officials | World News

The blasts took place in a neighbourhood dominated by the minority Hazara community where attacks on buses earlier this month killed 12 civilians. Reuters | , Kabul PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 05:00 PM IST Two blasts rocked western Kabul on Saturday, killing at least five people, according to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior. The blasts took place in a neighbourhood ...

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