Top news of the day: India holds first meeting with Taliban; India’s GDP grew by 20.1% and more in the April-June quarter
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India held the first officially confirmed meeting with the Taliban. The Foreign Ministry said in a press release that the meeting between the Indian Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal and the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammed Stanekzai, had taken place at the Indian Embassy in Doha.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2593 addresses India’s main concerns about Afghanistan “at this point in time,” informed sources said.
The Indian economy grew 20.1% in the first quarter of 2021-22, supported by a low base in the same period last year, official data showed. The gross domestic product (GDP) had shrunk by 24.4% in the corresponding April-June quarter 2020-21, according to data published by the National Statistics Office (NSO).
The occasion was historic on several fronts. It was the first time that nine judges were sworn in before the Supreme Court in one fell swoop. Three of them were judges. One of them, Justice BV Nagarathna, is slated to be Chief Justice of India in 2027. Again, it was the first time the Supreme Court allowed the ceremony to be broadcast live.
A bank comprised of Judges DY Chandrachud and MR Shah commented on an appeal judgment against a ruling by the Gujarat Supreme Court that verbally ordered not to arrest a defendant in a case of fraud and breach of trust.
In a report of outrage on social media over the redesign of the monument, Mr. Gandhi tweeted, “Only a person ignorant of the meaning of martyrdom can inflict such an insult on the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh.”
Urges the Maharahstra government to control crowds in public places and beaches.
Top army and police officers held a discussion and counseling session with around 80 families of militant recruits in southern Kashmir to begin their safe return to the mainstream.
Tied grants are released to rural local authorities (RLBs) for the improvement of two services – sanitation and maintenance of open defecation (ODF) and supply of drinking water, rainwater harvesting and water recycling.
A government official said that in 2013 Indian nationals – Sharma Rajput and Ram Buhadar – entered Pakistani territory at the Line of Control (LoC) from Kashmir and were arrested by Pakistan Rangers.
This is the latest attack on the kingdom amid its grueling war in neighboring Yemen.
The EU’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign started slowly due to delivery bottlenecks and delays, but is now one of the most successful in the world.
The booster vaccination is given to people aged 65 and over and people with comorbidities.
2,600 women from five South African countries took part in the study.
In addition, the industry will need additional funding of 45,000 to 47,000 billion yen in the period from FY2022 to FY2024, said the rating agency ICRA.
Bharti Airtel was the top winner in the Sensex pack, followed by Bajaj Finance, Bajaj Finserv, Asian Paints, Titan, TCS and Tech Mahindra.
Varun Singh Bhati, the third Indian to fight and bronze winner of the 2016 Rio Paralympics, finished seventh out of nine competitors when he failed to pass 1.77m.
Adana shot a total of 216.8 and finished the event in third place after qualifying as the sixth best shooter for the eighth final.
Steyn, 38, ended a 17-year career playing for the South Africans in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is.
The Italian club said Moise Kean would return from Everton on a two-year loan deal, with a commitment to buy him if certain goals are met.