Headlines: Taliban’s Co-Founder Returns To Afghanistan
Taliban’s Co-Founder Returns To Afghanistan
As per the latest development in the Afghanistan-Taliban crisis, the co-founder of the Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has returned to Afghanistan after being ousted in a US-led invasion almost 20 years ago. The Taliban group who are set to form a new Islamic state in Afghanistan, has pledged that they will not seek revenge from their opponents in Afghanistan in the first press conference. The US government said that they would hold the Taliban to their promises to respect human rights. After a chaotic scene at the Kabul airport, few shops in the capital have been opened, and the Taliban also told government staff to return to work. However, few women took to the streets.
Covid-Bulletin: India Reports 35,178 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.52%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India reported 35,178 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active cases constitute 1.14% of total covid-19 cases, with India’s active caseload standing at 3,67,415. Meanwhile, daily recoveries have surpassed the new covid-19 infections, with 37,169 more patients recovering between Tuesday and Wednesday, taking the total tally to 3,14,85,923. The Weekly positivity rate and daily positivity rate currently stands at 1.95% and 1.96%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 49.84 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 56.06 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) August 18, 2021
Taliban Urge Women To Join Government
The Taliban have captured Afghanistan and are all set to form a new Islamic government in the country. When the Taliban ruled the country in the late 1990s, the group imposed ultraconservative Islamic views, which included severe restrictions on citizens, especially women. However, Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, commented on how the Taliban group plans to govern Afghanistan on a national level and said: “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with full dignity and honesty has announced a complete amnesty for all Afghanistan, especially those who were with the opposition or supported the occupiers for years and recently,” “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan doesn’t want the women to be the victims anymore,” added Samangani.
CJI Of India Recommends Nine Names, Including 3 Women Judges For Appointment As Judges To The Top Court
The Chief Justice of India, Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana (N V Ramana), has recommended nine names, including 3 women judges to the Union government for appointment as judges to the Supreme Court. The names of three women judges are – Justice B V Nagarathna (Karnataka High Court), Justice Hima Kohli (Telangana High Court) and Justice Bela Trivedi (Gujarat High Court). If any of these names are considered by the government, India might have the first women Chief Justice of India. Currently, the Top Court is short of nine judges as many judges retired over the last 2 years, the latest being Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman.
Nitin Gadkari: India Will Become A Hub For Automobile Manufacturing
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari expressed his hope that India might become a hub for automobile manufacturing in the next 5 years. Speaking about the same, he said: “Almost all reputed automobile brands are present in India. As we are working on technologies involving ethanol, methanol, bio-diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), electric and green hydrogen, I believe that India will become a big hub for automobile manufacturing in next 5 years,”
Chhattisgarh Launches Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana; To Provide INR 60,000 To 12 Lakh Landless Labourers
On Wednesday, the Chhattisgarh government launched the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana to provide INR 200 crores which will benefit 12 lakh, landless labourers. The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel had announced the scheme in the state legislature on 28th July. The goal of the scheme is to provide financial support to rural landless labourers with minimum wages so that they can afford basic amenities. Speaking about the scheme, Baghel said: “We have launched a scheme that is a first of its kind focusing on delivering economic justice for the rural landless labourers of Chhattisgarh. Over 12 lakh households will benefit from this scheme. We hope to be able to ensure for them true justice and true freedom,”
Whose Idea Was It To Cast Lara Dutta As Indira Gandhi In Bell Bottom? Details Inside!
Since the trailer of Bell Bottom was released, fans have been going gaga over the uncanny resemblance of Lara Dutta’s look to former PM of India, Indira Gandhi. In an interview with IANS, film’ director Ranjit M. Tewari revealed whose idea it was to cast Lara Dutta as Indira Gandhi and said: “This was one of the important casting decisions for my film. If we look at Lara in real life, she carries herself with a lot of dignity and has a very strong personality. Initially, the idea of casting Lara came from Akshay, sir, so the credit goes to him. Then I was wondering how to make her look like Mrs Gandhi. She does not look like her in any way,” “For the first time, when she had 70 per cent of her prosthetics on, I saw Lara in her Mrs Gandhi look. I was like, ‘That’s it! We found the look!’ I am very happy that the effort that has gone into her look has been appreciated. Lara, on her part, added so much dignity to the character with her performance.” added the director.
Sonam Kapoor Looked Radiant At Sister Rhea Kapoor’s Wedding
Sonam Kapoor recently dropped pictures of her and her husband Anand Ahuja from the wedding of her sister Rhea Kapoor. The Aisha actor looked ravishing in a mint-green anarkali lehenga and statement jewellery pieces. Her giant maang-tika totally accentuates her look even more. Designer and producer Rhea Kapoor got hitched to her longtime boyfriend Karan Boolani on 14th August at Anil Kapoor’s residence in Mumbai.
Bigg Boss OTT: Ridhima Pandit Accuses Pratik Sehajpal Of Bullying Her
In the episode of Bigg Boss OTT, Ridhima Pandit seems to have a lot of things going on with fellow contestant Pratik Sehajpal. Things are beginning to heat up between the two. In a recent task, Pratik labelled Ridhima as ‘kaamchor’ to which the latter replied: “Mera partner khud kehta hai ki mein zyada kaam krti hu tabhi bhi bolre hai. Mujhe pareshan kyun karte hai ye log. Kya yaar. Kaun hota hai woh bolne wala ki dawai dun. Agar yeh har time beech mein bolega toh mein apna paksh kaise rakhungi is poore show mein. Yeh pareshan kara hai, bully kara hai”
India’s Big Win At The Lord’s; Watch What Is Going On In Indian Dressing Room
After India sealed a historic win against England at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground, the BCCI gave a sneak peek of what is going on in the Indian Dressing room. In the video, Indian Captain Virat Kohli can be seen celebrating the win with a roar. India beat England in the second test match by 151 runs at Lord’s on Monday.
Reliving Lord's triumph from the dressing room 👏 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 17, 2021