US Envoy Says Kabul, Taliban in First Prisoner Exchange Talks
The Afghan government and the Taliban on Sunday held their first discussion on arranging possible prisoner exchanges, the US special envoy for Afghanistan said on Twitter.
"Today, the US and Qatar facilitated the first Afghan government to Taliban technical talks on prisoner releases, via Skype video conferencing," Zalmay Khalilzad said.
PM Modi Pays Tributes to Ram Manohar Lohia on His Birth Anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia on his birth anniversary, saying his ideas on social empowerment would always be remembered.
"Tributes to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia ji, a prominent socialist thinker and popular leader, on his birth anniversary," he tweeted.
"His ideas related to social empowerment and service will always inspire the countrymen," Modi added.
Delhi Govt Presents Rs 65,000-Cr Budget
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday presented a Rs 65,000-crore budget for the capital city for the next financial year.
The government will implement Centre's Ayushman Bharat Yojana in the city, Sisodia said.
3 Arrested in Connection with IED Blast in Manipur
Three persons have been arrested in connection with an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Manipur's Thoubal district, police said on Monday.
Explosives weighing 2.5 kg, seven detonators, a remote control device, a dry battery, three mobile phones and a two- wheeler were seized from their possession, a senior police officer said.