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Headlines: Pakistan Will Take Help Of Taliban To Get Kashmir Says Pak Leader

Pakistan Will Take Help Of Taliban To Get Kashmir Says Pak Leader

The ruling PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) government’s leader Neelam Irshad Sheikh’s comment about Pakistan taking over Kashmir through the help of the Taliban comes at a time when the Taliban is creating havoc in Afghanistan. Islamabad has constantly been blamed for fostering the Taliban in Afghanistan. During a television debate, the PTI leader said: “Taliban have said that they are with us and they will help us in [liberating] Kashmir, ” The video was heavily shared on social media. Not only did the comment shocked the world, but it also stunned the news anchor, and he asked: “Madam, do you realize what you have said. You have no idea what you just said. This show will air around the world; it will be viewed in India as well,” However, the PTI leader also said that Pakistan has the required strength to take Kashmir from India, and the Taliban will definitely return the favour to Pakistan by helping them get Kashmir. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 37,593 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.67%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has reported 37,593 covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload in the country stands at 3,22,327, accounting for less than 1% of total covid-19 cases. Meanwhile, daily recoveries have reached 34,169 more patients recovering from the virus between Tuesday and Wednesday. The total recoveries stand at 3,17,54,281. The daily positivity rate and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.10% and 1.92%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 51.11 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 59.55 crore covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

16 Afghan Evacuees Test Positive For Covid-19 

16 out of 78 Afghan evacuees who landed in Delhi yesterday have tested positive for covid-19. As a precautionary measure, all 78 have been put under quarantine. The 16 people who have tested positive are asymptomatic. India has stepped up its efforts to bring back stranded people in Afghanistan as the Taliban took control of the country. As per Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, a total of 626 people, which includes 228 Indian citizens, have been evacuated safely from Afghanistan. Earlier, India said that those who wish to leave Afghanistan would be repatriated to India and Hindus and Sikhs will be given priority. 

Delhi Is Preparing For Third Wave Says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain assured that the capital is already preparing to tackle the third wave of the covid-19 pandemic even though covid-19 cases continue to decline. Mr Jain said: “Delhi government is making full preparations for the third corona wave. We are arranging 37,000 beds, preparing 12,000 oxygen beds etc. Separate preparations are also being made for children,” The second wave of the covid-19 pandemic had hit Delhi so severely that the capital was recording four lakh cases per day. Recently a report by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has warned of a third wave anytime between September and October. 

Supreme Court: “Economic Criteria Not The Only Basis For Creamy Layer”

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court said that the government could not deny reservation to any person who belongs from a backward community only on the basis of their economic position in the society. A bench led by Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose, while referring to the Indra Sawhney verdict of 1992, said: “The basis of exclusion of ‘creamy layer’ cannot be merely economic,” The court then explained the scope of creamy layer and said that it would include people from backward classes who have acquired posts like IAS, IPS and reached a higher level of economic status and social advancement. 

Rhea Chakraborty Gives Sneak Peek On Her Role In Chehre

Bollywood celebrity Rhea Chakraborty is finally making a comeback with the film Chehre featuring Emraan Hashmi, Amitabh Bachchan and Annu Kapoor. Ahead of its release, Rhea finally gave a sneak peek at her role in the movie. In the short clip, Rhea is seen writing ‘Gunah’ in Hindi with a paintbrush and then blows the candle. Director Rumy Jafry also shared the video and wrote: “Gunaah aur gunehgaar, dono ka khulasa hoga sirf 3 dino mein! Watch #Chehre in theatres on 27th August. #FaceTheGame”. After multiple delays, Chehre is set to release on 27th August 2021. 

Tiger 3 Updates: Katrina Kaif Spotted At Petersburg

Actor Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are currently in Russia shooting for Tiger 3. On Tuesday, Katrina Kaif gave a glimpse to her fans of how she is enjoying her day out in Saint Petersburg. Taking to Instagram, Kaif wrote: “Out and about in the world. (sic)” Meanwhile, Salman Khan was spotted with his nephew Nirvaan Khan in Russia. 

Bigg Boss OTT: Evicted Contestant Karan Nath Speaks About Karan Johar

In the latest’ Weekend Ka Vaar’ episode, Karan Nath and Ridhima Pandit got evicted from the Bigg Boss OTT house after they received the least number of votes. Speaking to the Indian Express about Karan Johar as a host, Karan said: “He is very entertaining as a host, no doubts on that. What I didn’t like was that my niceness was ignored completely. He only discussed fights, hungama and controversies. If you are going to only highlight that, what is the kind of example you are setting? The good things should also be put forth for people to understand and know me better.” Bigg Boss OTT is streaming on Voot. 

Tokyo Paralympic Games Declared Open

On Tuesday, with howling guitars and neon-streaked performers, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito declared the Tokyo Paralympic games open. With covid-19 rules banning spectators from watching the sports event, the games were surrounded by a vacant 68,000- capacity Olympic stadium. International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons said: “Many doubted this day would happen, many thought it impossible, but thanks to the efforts of many, the most transformative sports event on Earth is about to begin,”

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