The Central Government has said that this year one thousand five hundred pilgrims will visit Gurupurab in Pakistan. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi expressed hope that Pakistan will facilitate the travel of this group of pilgrims through the Attari-Wagah border. This group of pilgrims is scheduled to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, Gurdwara Panja Sahib, Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Sacha Sauda in Pakistan from November 17 to 26. In November 2019, the two countries opened the Kartarpur Corridor connecting Dera Baba Sahib in Gurdaspur in India to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. The…
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Women in Afghanistan today protested on the streets of Kabul against the closure of girls’ schools. He condemned the international community for showing inaction on the issue. A news agency has reported that women gathered outside the United Nations Assistance Mission. She accused the international community, human rights organizations and the United Nations of not taking any action on the Taliban’s attitude towards Afghan women. He said that this silence of the United Nations is shameful. The protesting women were demanding restoration of rights to education and work for girls. Millions of teenage girls in the Taliban are waiting for school to open.
India beat England by seven wickets in the first warm-up match of the Men’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Dubai last night. Batting first, England scored 188 runs for five wickets. Jonny Bairstow scored 49 off 36 balls while Moeen Ali remained unbeaten on 43 off 20 balls. Mohammed Shami took three wickets for India. India achieved the target of victory for three wickets with six balls to spare. Ishaan Kishan scored 70 and K.L. Rahul scored 51 runs. India’s second warm-up match will be against Australia. The match will be played in Dubai itself tomorrow evening at 3.30 pm IST. The Twenty-Twenty World Cup…
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation-DGCA has extended the ban on regular international commercial passenger flights till October 31. The DGCA circular states that these restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General. The aviation regulator said regular international flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on the merits of the case. The Center had banned international flights on March 23 last year to contain the spread of Kovid. Later India is also operating Vande Bharat flights with many countries.
Kerala Health Minister Veena George has said that efforts have been intensified to trace the source of Nipah virus. He said that the next week is crucial for the state in view of the outbreak of Nipah. Health experts have said that there is nothing to panic about Nipah. To trace the source of this virus, the Animal Welfare Department has started the work of collecting samples at Chathamangalam in Koyikode district where the virus was confirmed. Meanwhile, efforts are on to find out Nipah preventive measures at Koyikode Medical College.
The Government of India has announced that now Afghan citizens will be able to travel to India only through e-Visa. This decision has been taken in view of the current situation in Afghanistan. There are reports that some Afghan nationals have lost their passports. In view of this the visas already issued to Afghan nationals who are not presently in India have been revoked with immediate effect. Afghan citizens desirous of traveling to India can apply for e-Visa at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in
In Afghanistan, the Taliban has announced that it will no longer allow Afghan citizens to leave the country. The road leading to Kabul airport has been closed for Afghan citizens. Mujahid said that these days a large number of Afghan citizens are gathering at Kabul airport. He instructed such people to return to their homes and said that they would not face any kind of violence from the Taliban. Meanwhile, the Taliban has refused to extend the US deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The third match of the five-match Test cricket series between India and hosts England begins today at Headingley in Leeds. India lead the series 1-0 and would like to win this Test and take an unassailable 2-0 lead. The Indian team led by Virat Kohli showed a great game by defeating England by 151 runs in the second test match at Lord’s. With the win, the morale of the Indian team is already high. This match will start at 3:30 PM according to Indian time.
The Union Cabinet has increased the remunerative price of sugarcane to two hundred and ninety rupees per quintal, which is the most reasonable and highest price ever. Talking to the media, Goyal said that the benefit of this decision will also be given to five lakh workers of sugar mills and people involved in their activities. Shri Piyush Goyal said that the Union Government has taken several important steps for providing remunerative price of sugarcane to the farmers and for early payment of sugarcane.
Today, Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was sworn in as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He took over for Sunil Arora, who had retired. He was given the charge as Chief Election Commissioner after the President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Chandra as the 24th CEC on Monday. Chandra was appointed as an Election Commissioner on 14 February 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, and worked to ensure the general elections were a success. Chandra was appointed as an Election Commissioner on 14 February 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, and worked to ensure the general elections were a…