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Headlines: Taliban Announces Interim Government In Afghanistan

Taliban Announces Interim Government In Afghanistan

Entire Afghanistan fell in the hands of the Taliban on 15th August 2021, when the group captured Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Now, the Taliban is preparing to form a government in Afghanistan, and according to reports, the group has appointed Mohammad Hasan Akhund, a close aid to late leader Mullah Omar, the Taliban founder, the head of the Afghanistan government. Akhund is on a United Nations sanctions list. While Omar’s son Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob has been named as Defence Minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani has been named as the Interior Minister. Sirajuddin is the son of the founder of the Haqqani Network, designated as a terrorist organization by the United States Of America and also one of the most wanted men by the FBI. In a statement, a state department spokesperson said: “We also reiterate our clear expectation that the Taliban ensure that Afghan soil is not used to threaten any other countries and allow humanitarian access in support of the Afghan people,” 

Covid-Bulletin: India Reports 37,875 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.48%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 37,875 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s active caseload currently stands at 3,91, 256, constituting 1.18% of the total covid-19 cases reported in the country so far. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber the active covid-19 cases, with registering 39,114 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 3,22,64,051. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.16% and 2.49% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 53.49 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 70.75 crore covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Ludhiana’s Sewing Machine Industry Faces Heavy Loses Amid Afghanistan Crisis

Amid the Afghanistan crisis due to the Taliban takeover, the sewing machine industries of Ludhiana are going through a heavy loss. Speaking about the same, the President of sewing machine industries, Jagjit Singh Sokhi, said: “The Afghanistan crisis is a huge blow for us, especially after covid. Afghanistan takes a lot of our machines; they are supplied in bulk to Afghanistan. We expect a 40% downfall in our trade. This is done either through Pakistan, Dubai or directly to Afghanistan,” The crisis in Afghanistan has further hit the industry,” He added that every year, around 1.5 lakh sewing machines and 5-6 lakhs spare parts were sent to Afghanistan, but due to the Afghanistan-crisis, the industry is suffering from heavy loses per day. 

Union Cabinet To Have A Meeting; Likely To Discuss The Increase In MSP

The Union Cabinet will have a meeting at 11 am today and will be chaired by the Prime Minister at his office in the south block, Delhi. The cabinet is likely to discuss the increase in Minimum Support Price on Rabi crops which includes wheat and pulses. According to the government sources, the cabinet is also expected to discuss about the overstressed telecom and textile sector. 

China Likely To Work Out An Arrangement With The Taliban Says Joe Biden

On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden said that he was certain that China would try to work with the Taliban after the group captured Afghanistan on 15th August 2021. Speaking about the same, Biden said: “China has a real problem with the Taliban. So they’re going to try to work out some arrangement with the Taliban. I’m sure. As does Pakistan, as does Russia, as does Iran. They’re all trying to figure out what do they do now,” 

Akshay Kumar’s Mom Aruna Bhatia Passes Away 

After being admitted to the ICU of Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital, Akshay Kumar’s mom Aruna Bhatia left for her heavenly abode on Tuesday morning. Taking to Instagram, Akshay Kumar mourned the loss of his mother and wrote: “She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence. My maa Smt Aruna Bhatia peacefully left this world today morning and got reunited with my dad in the other world. I respect your prayers as I and my family go through this period. Om Shanti.” The actor had returned to Mumbai on Monday morning and left the shoot of his upcoming film Cinderella in the UK to be with his mother, who had been ill for few days. 

Nia Sharma Comments On Her New Music Video ‘Do Ghoont’ 

Television personality Nia Sharma’s new music video ‘Do Ghoont’ is out now. The music video is the remake of the iconic song ‘Do Ghoont Mujhe Bhi’ from the 1973 film ‘Jheel Ke Us Paar’. Calling it an incredible opportunity, Nia Sharma said: “An incredible opportunity to be featured in one of the most evergreen dance tracks of the retro era. To perform in this legendary track made immortal by Mumtazji is an honour, and I can only hope that I have done some justice to the original with my performance.” The original song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar, and the remake version is sung by Shruti Rane and choreographed by Jayshree Kelkar. 

Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj Chopra Shares The Video Of ‘The Throw’

On Tuesday, Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra shared the video of the throw that changed everything for him. Taking to Instagram, Neeraj wrote: “The throw that changed everything. 87.58,” The 23-year old’s Javelin Throw made India win the first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

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