Top News of the Day: Supreme Court Urges Center to urgently fill long vacancies in key courts; Taliban claim complete control of the Afghan province of Panjshir and more
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A special Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, said it was “not interested in confrontation” with the government but the court was running out of patience and the center should adapt and long vacancies in major courts occupy until the next hearing on September 13th.
The Taliban claimed victory over opposition forces in Panjshir Valley northeast of Kabul on Monday, ending their takeover of the country after the breathtaking capture of Kabul last month and the chaotic withdrawal of foreign troops. Follow updates here.
The Taliban confirmed Monday that Pakistan’s powerful intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed met his de facto leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar amid the insurgent group’s efforts to form a government in Afghanistan.
The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) K. Sivan opened a Lunar Science Workshop 2021 on Monday to commemorate the completion of the two-year operation of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft around the lunar orbit.
The Supreme Court of Bombay on Monday extended the temporary medical bail of Telugu poet Varavara Rao, 81, until September 24th. It published the matter for a hearing on September 27th.
Three of the four isolated Indian cricket team support workers have been confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. Head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach B. Arun and field coach R. Sridhar’s RT-PCR tests were positive on Monday, while physiotherapist Nitin Patel’s report was negative.
The ongoing closure of elementary and elementary schools during the pandemic months had “catastrophic consequences” for students, especially in rural India, according to an emergency report.
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, arrested in Delhi in the 2020 conspiracy case under the UAPA’s strict anti-terrorism law, withdrew his bail application and filed a new application after city police objected to maintainability.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), as part of its investigation into post-election violence in West Bengal on Monday, arrested six people for alleged involvement in multiple crimes, agency sources said.
In Karnal, on September 6, a day before a gherao planned by farmers in the mini-secretariat for the August 28 Lathicharge, banning orders prohibiting the gathering of people were passed, officials said.
The comparison of the well-known poet Javed Akhtar of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with the Taliban is completely out of place, said Shiv Sena on Monday. The analogy of a fanatical movement with Hindutva was an insult to Indian culture, it was said.