Blast Heard Near US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 Anniversary
A large explosion rocked Afghanistan's capital near the US Embassy in the early hours of Wednesday on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States.
A plume of smoke rose over Kabul just after midnight and sirens could be heard. An embassy employee reached by phone confirmed the explosion but had no details. There was no immediate official comment.
Several TDP Leaders Put Under House Arrest Ahead of Rally
Andhra Pradesh police have put several TDP leaders under house arrest in view of party's call for ‘Chalo Atmakur’ rally. YSRCP has alleged TDP leaders of political violence. Section 144 has been imposed in Narasaraopeta, Sattenapalle, Palnadu and Gurajala.
US Media Showing One-Sided Perspective on Kashmir: Indian Envoy
Some sections of the American media, especially the liberal media, is focussed on a perspective on Kashmir that has being "pushed forward" by those who are "inimical" to India's interest, the country's ambassador to the United States has said.
Harsh Vardhan Shringla said New Delhi's move to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir's special status last month and bifurcate it into Union territories was done for the "benefit" of the people.
In an interview to PTI, the top Indian diplomat called Article 370, which gave special status to the state, an "anachronistic provision" that was "stifling the economy and encouraging the inflow of Pakistani terrorism".
Indian IT Company Accused of Discrimination Against Non-Indians
In a class action lawsuit, an Indian digital service company has been accused of discrimination against non-Indians and giving preference to people from South Asia in hiring and jobs.
In her lawsuit, American national Tami Sulzberg alleges that at least 90 per cent of the US workforce of San Jose-based Happiest Minds, whose headquarters is in Bangalore, are South Asians, primarily from India.
Top Ranking LeT Terrorist Neutralised
LeT terrorist Asif, who was responsible for a recent shootout and injuries to three family members of a fruit trader in Sopore, has been neutralised in an encounter, according to police sources.
The injured also included a young girl Asma Jan. He was also responsible for shooting at a migrant labour Shafi Alam in Sopore.
UK Plans to Extend Work Visas for Foreign Students
UK plans to extend work visas for foreign students studying in its universities by two years as a measure to boost the number of overseas students after Brexit
Two Ferries Collide in Karnataka, None Injured
Two ferries carrying around 200 people collided on the Kalasavalli to Ambaragodlu waterway route of Sharavati river, in Sagara taluk. Both ferries sustained minor damages, no injuries reported.
Bandaru Dattatreya Sworn in as Himachal Governor
Bandaru Dattatreya, on Wednesday took oath as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
PK Mishra Takes Charge as Principal Secy to PM Modi
PK Mishra takes charge as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
PM Launches Programme to Vaccinate 500 Million Livestock
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in livestock.
With 100 per cent funding from the central government till 2024, the Rs 12,652 crore programme aims at vaccinating over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the FMD.
China to Exempt 16 Categories of Us Products from Tariffs
China announced Wednesday it would exempt 16 categories of products from US tariffs, ahead of a fresh round of trade talks next month.
The exemptions will become effective on September 17, according to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, which released two lists that include seafood products and anti-cancer drugs.
North Korea Again Tests 'Super-Large' Rocket Launcher: Report
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised a fresh test of a "super-large multiple rocket launcher" system, state media said Wednesday -- the latest in a series of provocations by Pyongyang.
South Korea's military said Tuesday that the North had launched "unidentified projectiles" from the Kaechon area in South Pyongan province. They flew approximately 330 kilometres (205 miles).
The launch came shortly after Pyongyang said it was willing to hold working-level talks on denuclearisation later this month with the United States.
Over 2,700 Gifts Received by PM to Be Auctioned
Over 2,700 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go under the hammer from September 14, Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said.
A total of 2,772 gifts will be auctioned online, he said.
The lowest base price of the mementoes is Rs 200 and the highest is Rs 2.5 lakh, the minister said.
Over 1,800 gifts received by the prime minister were sold in a fortnight-long auction that began in January this year.
Kerala Transport Minister Asks for Report on Fines Under Motor Vehicles Act
Kerala Transport Minister AK Saseendran has asked the transport secretary to submit a report by 16 September on what the state can do as far as the new fines under the Motor Vehicles Act are concerned.
The minister has also called for a meeting of the law secretary, transport secretary and the transport commissioner on 16 September.
Increased Traffic Fines to Not be Imposed in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday that the increased traffic fines won’t be imposed in the state, adding that they are “too harsh”, NDTV reported.
Former Congress Leader Harshvardhan Patil Joins BJP
Former Maharashtra minister and Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil joined the BJP on Wednesday.
AgustaWestland Chopper Scam: Court Extends ED's Custody of Ratul Puri
A Delhi court on Wednesday extended ED custody by five days of Ratul Puri, who is Madhya CM Kamal Nath’s nephew, in connection with a money laundering case related to AgustaWestland chopper scam.
NCP Leader Ganesh Naik Joins BJP
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra minister Ganesh Naik joins the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
ED Attaches Indian Technomac’s Assets Under PMLA
ED attaches assets belonging to M/s Indian Technomac Company Limited, its Directors and promoters totalling to ₹ 288.91 crores in a bank fraud case under PMLA, 2002.
US Designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Chief Mehsud as Global Terrorist
The US has slapped sanctions on the chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud and designated him as a global terrorist.
Canadian PM Dissolves Parliament, Launches Election Campaign
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dissolves the parliament and launches the election campaign.
India Successfully Test-Fires Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile System
India successfully test-fired Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile system from a firing range in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, ANI reported on Wednesday, 11 September. This is the third successful test-firing of missile system which is being developed for Indian Army’s need for third generation anti-tank guided missile.
After Security Threat, SL Cricket to Reassess Security Situation in Pak
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Wednesday announced that it would reassess the security situation in Pakistan after it received a warning from its prime minister's office of a possible attack on the team, reports News18.
Johnson & Johnson Found Liable For $37 Million by New Jersey Jury
New Jersey jury finds Johnson & Johnson liable for $37 million in trial claiming its talc power caused cancer.
Mushrooming of Unauthorised Colonies Has Resulted in Destruction of Yamuna: NGT
The mushrooming of unauthorised colonies in the national capital has resulted in destruction of the Yamuna river and environmental pollution, the National Green Tribunal said.
Trump Warns Iran, but Doesn’t Rule Out Lifting Sanctions
President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Iran against further uranium enrichment but left open the possibility the US could lift sanctions to pave the way to a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani.
3 Children Injured After Joy Ride Collapses in Jalandhar
At least three children were injured after the structure of a joy ride, installed at Sodal mela in Punjab’s Jalandhar collapsed.