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First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue held virtually

During the dialogue, the three sides discussed economic and geostrategic challenges and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and domestic responses to COVID-19. Cooperation on Marine Global Commons and potential areas for practical cooperation at the trilateral and regional level were also discussed, including …

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Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh survives bid on his life and son

According to Saleh’s office, the target was Saleh’s convoy, but he survived the attack although some of his staff and bodyguards were wounded. VP Saleh’s son, Ebad Saleh was accompanying him when the attack happened.   Condemning the attack External ministry’s spokesperson Anurag Srivastav tweeted: “India has strongly condemned cowardly …

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Madhya Pradesh: PM holds ‘SVANidhi Samvaad’ with street vendors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with street vendors from Madhya Pradesh via video conferencing in ‘SVANidhi Samvaad.’ PM congratulated Madhya Pradesh and the CM of the state for the efforts to ensure the benefits of PM SVANidhi scheme to more than 1 lakh street vendors in Madhya Pradesh in just 2 months time. …

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Azerbaijan overcomplies with OPEC+ oil production cuts deal

“The country’s daily production of oil, including condensate, totaled 669,100 barrels in August 2020, of which crude oil accounted for 584,600 barrels and condensate accounted for 84,500 barrels. In August, Azerbaijan reduced its daily oil production by 133,400 barrels, in compliance with the OPEC+ deal,” the ministry said. Under the …

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Oil slips further as coronavirus concerns mount

Brent crude was down 25 cents, or 0.6%, at $39.53 a barrel by 0455 GMT after dropping more than 5% on Tuesday to fall below $40 a barrel for the first time since June. U.S. crude was down 28 cents, or 0.8%, at $36.48 a barrel, having fallen nearly 8% …

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Itanagar: Rural women at remote places becoming self-reliant via SHGs

Here’s the Story: In Arunachal Pradesh,women in small groups are engaging in initiatives to open new avenues for themselves and for others and to be self reliant. In many remote places women self help group are working in the field of agriculture and hand made products. Despite challenging weather and infrastructural problems, women …

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COVID-19: New York area airports launch rapid testing stations

Testing facilities were first made available to workers late last month. The facilities provided at these airports look much like any doctor’s office, replete with all the necessary diagnostic machines and equipments. The La Guardia and JFK airports are also in the process of debuting their stations, according to XpresCheck, …

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Argentine police protest for pay rises and better working conditions

Wearing their uniforms, police officers took Buenos Aires’ streets and demanded a 56% wage increase while waving Argentine flags. Police protests began on Monday in several municipalities of Buenos Aires Province and continued onto Tuesday, despite the local government saying it will factor in salary increases. According to protesters, inflation …

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Jordan resumes regular commercial flights after six-month halt

Passengers entering Jordan would need proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of travel, alongside a compulsory test on arrival. Minimum of one week of self-isolation is mandatory for foreign travelers. Jordan government had repeatedly postponed reopening Jordan’s main airport over fears that travellers could bring about an …

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Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Rhea sent to 14 day judicial custody

Key accused in Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death Case, Rhea Chakraborty’s bail has been rejected and she has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody by magistrate court till 22nd September. The Narcotics Control Bureau arrested her earlier in the day on Tuesday and stated, “It is clear from her …

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Wildfire across Washington, California, Oregon

Meanwhile, uncontrolled wildfires driven by high winds and unprecedented temperatures raged across the U.S. Western Coast, incinerating the Washington town of Malden, Oregon and California. Firestorm destroyed 80% homes in Malden along with the fire station, post office, city hall and library. Over 200 people were airlifted to safety as fires …

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