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Headlines: Afghan Officials Announce Govt In Exile Under Ex-VP Amrullah Saleh

Afghan Officials Announce Govt In Exile Under Ex-VP Amrullah Saleh

After the takeover of the Taliban over Afghanistan, former Afghan officials announced the continuation of the Afghan government in exile, which will be headed by the former Vice President Amrullah Saleh. An Afghan embassy in Swiss released a statement saying that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the legitimate government elected by the votes of the Afghan people, and no other government can replace the only legitimate government. The statement also read that after the escape of Ashraf Ghani, the government in exile will be led by Amrullah Saleh. The Khaama Press Agency reported that the statement is written by political leaders, but none of their names have been disclosed. Afghanistan’s capital Kabul was captured by the Taliban on 15th August amid the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 23,529 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.85% 

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India registered 23,529 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload in the country currently stands at 2,77,020, constituting 0.82% of total covid-19 cases reported in the country so far. The active covid-19 tally is the lowest in 195 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber new covid-19 cases, with recording 28,718 fresh recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in the country currently stand at 3,30,14,898. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.56% and 1.74% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 56.89 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 88.34 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Rakesh Tikait: Government Is Lying To The Media That It’s Open To Dialogue Over Agricultural Law

On Wednesday, Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said that the central government is lying to the media that they are open for dialogue over the three controversial agricultural laws and wants to resolve ongoing farmer agitation. While addressing a press conference in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Rakesh Tikait said: “Government lies to media that it is open to dialogue, but farmers are not. They want to hold conditional dialogue in which farmers will not participate. They said farm laws would not be rolled back. It means they have already drafted the agreement, and farmers just have to sign it,” “The biggest problem is of MSP in the country. We will raise this issue,” he added. The farmers have been protesting on different sites since 26th November 2020 against the three new agriculture laws passed by the union government. 

Captain Amarinder Singh Meets Home Minister Amit Shah; Discusses Farm Laws

Former Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh recently visited Delhi and met Union Home Minister Amit Shah. After captain Amarinder Singh stepped down from the post of Chief Minister of Punjab, there are speculations of the Congress veteran joining the Bhartiya Janata Party. During the meeting with Amit Shah, Mr Singh discussed about the three farm laws and asked him to repeal the laws and guarantee minimum support price to farmers. The Punjab crisis worsened more after Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the post of Punjab Congress Chief. On Wednesday morning, Mr Sidhu released a video message and said: “My fight is issue-based, and I have stood by it for a long time. I cannot compromise with my ethics, my moral authority. What I witness is a compromise with issues, agenda in Punjab. I cannot misguide the high command, nor can I let them be misguided,” The Congress party has to end the turmoil before Punjab Assembly elections early next year. 

Japan: Fumio Kishida To Be Sworn-In As The Next Prime Minister

On 29th September 2021, the former Foreign Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, was elected as the new leader of the ruling party, paving the way for him to become the next Prime Minister of Japan. Mr Kishida has often been regarded as a safe pair of hands despite his low-key presence. However, this time, Mr Kishida is set to play on the front foot as he vowed to tackle income inequality in the country and move away from the neo-liberal economics that has dominated Japan for a long time. While launching his campaign last month, Fumio Kishida said: “I wasn’t good enough. I think I didn’t have enough conviction. It’s different this time. I’m standing here with a strong conviction that I am the leader needed at this time,” Fumio Kishida has served as the Foreign Minister of Japan between 2012-2017 and has also been the LDP policy chief. 

Will Archana Puran Singh Leave The Kapil Sharma Show If Navjot Singh Sindhu Returns? Here’s What She Has To Say

After Navjot Singh Sidhu recently quit the post of Punjab Congress Chief, there have been speculations of Sidhu going back to The Kapil Sharma Show. Twitter was flooded with memes of what would Archana Puran Singh do if Sidhu came back to the show. While Speaking to an entertainment portal, Archana Puran Singh spoke about the issue and said: “This is a joke that’s cracked on me for many years now. I don’t care, and I don’t take it seriously at all. And if Sidhu would seriously re-enter the show in my place, I will have many other things to do, which I have refused in the past few months. Since I am shooting for two days in a week for the show, I can’t take up any assignment, which is out of Mumbai or India. In the past few months, I got several opportunities to shoot in London and other foreign countries, but I had to say a no because of my commitment to the show.” While addressing the memes on social media, Archana said: “All those who feel I don’t have anything to do in the show should come on the sets to see how it is not easy to sit 6-7 hours in a particular position, facing the stage. I have to constantly sit in an angle for 4-7 hours on that sofa and face the stage, listen to every joke that’s cracked and then react to it,” Meanwhile, there has been no official confirmation over Navjot Singh Sidhu rejoining The Kapil Sharma Show. 

Bigg Boss 15: Why Did Divyanka Tripathi Turn Down The BB Offer?

Bigg Boss 15 is all set to premiere on 2nd October 2021. While some names like Pratik Sehajpal, Shamita Shetty, Nishant Bhat, Tejasswi Prakash, Afsana Khan, Simba Nagpal, Umar Riaz and Karan Kundrra have been confirmed as the Bigg Boss 15 contestants, makers are still trying to bring more faces in the BB house. Recently, TV personality Divyanka Tripathi emerged as the first runner-up of reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi. The female actor confirmed that she had been offered Bigg Boss 15 repeatedly. While speaking to an entertainment portal, Divyanka said: “I have been approached. I think most of the artists, the bigger names, are generally approached. But I don’t think I am made for it; I am designed for it. Ek taraf I am extremely sensitive, I am. And doosri taraf I can be very volatile, and it may be good for Bigg Boss but not so good for me because it will affect me pretty much,” 

IPL 2021: Harshal Patel Sets Record By Taking 3 Wickets Of Rajasthan Royals

In the recent IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals, the men-in-red team thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. Apart from winning the match, RCB seamer Harshal Patel set a new record of taking the most number of wickets by an uncapped player in an Indian Premier League. Harshal took 3 wickets of Rajasthan Royals and took his wicket tally to 26 from 11 matches played in IPL 2021. This year, Harshal Patel has been Virat Kohli’s go-to bowler who had picked him from Delhi Capitals. The next target of Harshal is to break the record of Dwayne Bravo, who picked up 32 wickets for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2013. 

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