Today’s News (13th Sept 2021, Monday)

Today’s News (13th Sept 2021, Monday)

                                                                                                                                                                                      by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

First-time BJP MLA 59 year old Bhupendra Patel to succeed Vijay Rupani as chief minister of Gujarat

Kejriwal re-elected as AAP’s national convener for 3rd time

J&K: ANTF recovers 1000 kg poppy straw at Sonamarg-Leh highway; 3 held; Security forces gun down militant in J&K's Rajouri, encounter still underway

Pakistan’s 131-page dossier accuses India of hosting ISIS camps

In spotlight over role in Taliban win, Pakistan tries to shift focus to Kashmir

Closely monitoring developments in neighbouring countries, says BSF Inspector General

India sets scorching pace for military drills across the globe

Nato is Cold War term, Quad looks into future says Jaishankar

Low pressure over Bay of Bengal to turn into depression; heavy rains likely in Odisha, Chhattisgarh

PM Modi announces setting up of Subramania Bharathi Chair for Tamil Studies at Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Delhi CM inaugurates renovated Chandni Chowk area; no traffic will be allowed; food joints to open till 12 am

Situs inversus: Man with organs on wrong side undergoes surgery, donates liver to father in Madhya Pradesh

India to get 3rd list of Swiss bank details, real estate assets added for first time under an automatic exchange of information pact

Assam extends 'Disturbed Area' status under AFSPA for another 6 months; power to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without any prior warrant

'Don't Lose Hope': Stalin to students as NEET aspirant son of farm labourer dies by suicide in Salem; CM promises law for exemption from exam

Sakinaka rape, murder: NCW, NCSC teams visit victim kin; suggestions given for daughters' rehabilitation

Disaster Management Body's Ex-official suggests "Flood Audit" of all airports across India

His library burnt down, Mysuru man now has books from across the globe but a new library remains a distant dream

CJI: Courts operate from dilapidated structures, infrastructure building neglected after British left

Keep tax regime simple to check dodging, Supreme Court tells govt

Weekly Covid-19 cases drop 13% as Kerala sees 17% dip

New Delhi: With 2 lakh ICU beds, govt readies for post-festive Covid-19 surge

Antilia bomb scare case: NIA chargesheet against Sachin Waze, Pradeep Sharma reveals chilling details

Disgrace: Tourists deface 150-year-old skywalk in Uttarakhand within days of reopening

Financial & Business News

India to get 3rd set of Swiss bank details this month; info on real estate assets included for 1st time

Vaccine only way for eco recovery: FM

Efforts for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with UK, Oz gather pace

Govt exempts TDS/TCS on transfer of assets by Air India to SPV

Govt plans to revamp LIC’s rules for sharing surplus

I-T refunds worth Rs. 70,120 crore issued till September 6

I-T returns exemption forms for 75 years and above notified

Pandemic prompting professionals to rethink their career paths: Survey

FICCI survey: Cost of doing business, production rising for majority of companies across India

Power PSUs may be allowed to take bigger risk for green energy projects

As chip woes brake auto cos, used cars take off

Srei Infra mulls deleveraging balance sheet, stepping up recoveries to reduce stress on books

Zomato to scrap its grocery delivery service from Sep 17; feels its investment in Grofers will help generate better outcomes than its in-house grocery efforts

Fabindia aims to raise up to $1 Billion through Initial Public Offer (IPO) route to submit its draft IPO documents with SEBi by Nov 2021

Tata Power, Adani have been told to submit revised bids for South East UP Power Transmission Company by the power transmission company’s lenders

5 of 10 most valued domestic firms added ₹62,508.32Cr to their market valuation last week; reliance biggest gainer

Is another Bitcoin crash inevitable?

Corona Updates

World: 225,445,439; Active 18,816,398 (8.35%); Recovery 201,985,511 (89.59%); Vaccinated 5.70BN

India: 33,263,542; Active 383,931 (1.15%); Recovery 32,436,704 (97.51%); Vaccinated 733.43MN

India reported 2,104 fatalities in the week, the lowest toll since the March 22-28 week

Goa, Himachal, Ladakh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Sikkim and Lakshadweep have vaccinated 100% adults with First Covid dose

Covid Death Certificate rules out after Supreme Court's "3rd Wave" rebuke; Union Govt affidavit after SC raps over the delay in issuing guidelines for the issuance of Covid death certificates

Tamil Nadu surpassed its target to inoculate 2MN in a 12-hour mega vaccination drive, with 2.836MN receiving a shot

Goa extends ongoing state-level curfew till September 20 allowing almost all economic activities with certain restrictions, the curfew was expected to end on September 13

Delhi records just one Covid death in September, active cases less than 400

Mizoram reports 541 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Low Covid cases sink vitamin sales

China reports 49 new coronavirus cases for Sept 12 vs. 46 day ago

4,083,151 confirmed Covid cases in Germany, 92,618 Covid deaths.

Mexico reports 5,139 new Covid-19 cases, 224 more deaths

UK records another 29,173 coronavirus cases

South Africa loosens Covid curbs as third wave eases; announces 'vaccine passport' plans, eases restrictions

Indonesia prepares for transition to Covid-19 endemic

Singapore government urges people to limit social gatherings as Covid-19 cases spike

State News

50% vacancy in Delhi HC: Law ministry

Rs. 30 crore drugs seized as cops find processing unit in Delhi, 2 held

Two Tihar inmates injured in clash, cops suspect gang war

Revenge murder: Man held for killing aunt in Old Delhi

Delhi: 10 men beat up businessman and friend on Mayur Vihar flyover, rob them

No waterlogging in Delhi in a few years, assures CM Arvind Kejriwal

NCR board plan to redefine city green cover may hamper conservation, worry experts

Kuwait News

Receptions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Receptions of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

The State of Kuwait condemns and denounces in the strongest terms the continued attempts of the Houthi militia to threaten the security of sisterly Saudi Arabia by targeting the city of Khamis Mushait with a drone

The State of Kuwait presents to the State of Qatar a special commemorative coin issued by the Central Bank of Kuwait to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Eight Kuwaitis qualified to win the Katara Prize for the poet of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace

The Ministry of Education: Ceasing all school canteen activities and providing parents with a list of foodstuffs that their children are allowed to take to school

Kuwait beats the coast with a clean goal and qualifies for the quarter-finals of the Amir Cup Football Championships

Kuwait Petroleum International inaugurates Model Fuel Station in Northern Italy

Imminent major charges in KPC with ‘Cost Cuts’ in mind

Kuwait based Indian lady and 11-year old son drowned to death in India

49 Asian expats to be deported for selling foodstuff unfit for humans

The Ministry of Education intends to reduce the curriculum

The draw for the West Asian Men’s under-23 Football Championship places the Kuwait Olympic team in Group A with Oman, Jordan and Yemen

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information: The participation of the State of Kuwait in the Expo 2020 Dubai, is the largest of its kind and reflects the cultural and civilizational heritage of Kuwait in various fields

Drugs seized from an Arab

High rents propel Kuwait to Top-twenty ranks globally

Expatriate population in Kuwait decreased by 56,300 in first half of 2021

International Day of Democracy, celebrated on 15th Sept every year, is an opportunity to assess the state of democracy around the world

Kuwait: Robots to serve passengers at T4 Terminal soon

Chinese Bank offers Kuwait 5 Billion Dinars loan

49 Asians arrested during security check in Jleeb

Kuwaiti who attacked Police shot and injured in the leg

73-year-old Iranian farmer falls in pond and dies

900 nurses begin work in schools

Overseas treatment for ‘military personal’ only: The ministries of Defence and Interior

Minister Al-Fares: Launching the trial version of the First Phase of the Easy Application

MoC and Information Technology: Launching a trial version of the unified government application for electronic services

Center for abuse victims to finally open

Health Committee issued 13 violations and 16 warning for non-compliance with Health requirements in Al-Ahmadi

Drop in hospitalization rate by 90% at main Covid-19 hospital

Indication of the return to normal life continues to rise

10,261 passengers from Egypt and 7,582 from India returned within a week

History made as First NEET exam outside India held at Kuwait

Kuwait lists 50 new Covid-19 cases, one death

Ministry of Communication (MoC) hires eight consultants without specifying need – 8,000 KD per month spent

Kuwait Pavilion design inspired by Iconic Water Towers

Kuwaiti held in Turkey for robbing Syrian man

Unvaccinated below 18 children subjected to one week quarantine upon arrival

Cut in stipends for above 60s Kuwaitis working in private sector

Kuwaiti students in Egypt complain about rise in air ticket prices

Services by Customs go digital

Mosques, Churches to up count

‘People should not be forced to get jabs for travel abroad’

Health Committee issued 13 violations and 16 warnings for non-compliances with health requirements in Al-Ahmadi

Afghan News

Women can study in gender-segregated universities, says Taliban

Afghan universities may resume classes in 1 week: Report

Taliban fighters take over Afghan warlord’s glitzy mansion

UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

The Taliban have suggested they have changed, including in their attitudes toward women. However, women have been banned from sports and the Taliban have used violence in recent days against women protesters demanding equal rights.

The world has been watching closely to see to what extent the Taliban might act differently from their first time in power, in the late 1990s.

The announcement came as a Taliban official said Qatar's foreign minister arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul - the highest level visitor since the Taliban announced their interim Cabinet. There was no immediate confirmation of the visit by Qatari officials.

The Qatari foreign minister hoped that Afghanistan and Qatar "would have good relations in the future," the report said.

'Acting PM' Hassan Akhund discusses bilateral ties with visiting Qatari FM

Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan’s Panjshir with killings, food control: Report

Afghan pilots start leaving Uzbekistan for UAE, despite Taliban pressure: Source

Taliban’s ‘spectacularly uninclusive’ govt unlikely to survive, says William Dalrymple

Aryana Sayeed says she told her fiancé to 'shoot her in head if Taliban tries to take her away alive', recalls her horrific escape from Kabul

International News

Joe Biden marks 9/11 anniversary with tribute, call for unity

Donald Trump skips joining Biden at 9/11 memorial ceremonies

Newly released FBI memo hints at Saudi involvement with 9/11 hijackers, but it fell short of proof that victims’ families suing Saudi Arabia had hoped for

Indians may soon get green cards by paying a super-fee; Recon bill includes legal dreamers for green cards and provides a path towards US citizenship

Iran to let IAEA service nuclear monitoring cameras after talks with agency head: Reports

‘Armed drone’ attack on Arbil airport, Iraq

Iran says UN atomic agency head arriving in Tehran for talks

Nuclear surveillance deal with Iran keeps hopes for talks alive

Four dead as passenger plane crashes in Russia

Greece to discuss 5-year US defence deal: PM

Typhoon Chanthu drenches Taiwan but spares island a direct hit

Uneasy calm in Syria’s Daraa after truce

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi visiting Cambodia to discuss Covid virus, trade

Lebanon’s new government, finally formed in the throes of an accelerating economic meltdown after 13 months of political deadlock, has its work cut out

US President Joe Biden to announce new Covid-19 steps ahead of UN meeting, surgeon general says

Iraqi PM Kadhimi becomes 1st foreign leader to meet Iran's Prez Raisi since the latter took over as Prez

Rumoured dead, Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri appears in video on 9/11 attack anniversary

Japan's vaccines minister Kono leads opinion poll on succeeding Suga; had 27% support in the poll

SpaceX to send First All-Civilian Crew into Orbit for 3 days; Astro-tourist team will board SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for a three-day trip into space

One lakh Catalan separatists took part in a pro-independence rally in Barcelona ahead of talks between Spanish Govt & Regional Govt of Catalonia

Trump wants to fight Biden in the boxing ring

One injured as explosion collapses part of apartment building near Atlanta

Budapest: Pope heads to Orban’s Hungary at start of 4-day Europe trip

Russian space agency boss invites Musk for tea & space talks

Merkel, Xi discussed Afghanistan in phone call: German government

France sees bird flu outbreak as virus spreads again in Europe

Under fire, China tech firms vow ‘self-discipline’

Torrential rains kill 17, destroy homes in northern Pakistan

Pakistan says 9/11 terror attacks remind of dangers world confronts in form of terrorism

Pakistan’s comedy legend Umar Shareef critically ill; wife appeals to PM for health visit to US

Sports News

US Open: US Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev crushes Novak Djokovic's Calendar Slam dreams for maiden Grand Slam title; You are the greatest: Medvedev pays tribute to Djokovic triumph

Tennis: De Groot claims first wheelchair golden slam with win at US Open

I just completely zoned in and focused on my craft: US Open champion Emma Raducanu

Italian GP, F1 2021: Daniel Ricciardo wins at Monza; Temmate Lando Norris 2nd; Mercedes' Bottas takes third

Hamilton and Verstappen collide and crash out of Italian GP

Rovanpera wins Acropolis Rally as Ogier stretches overall lead

India vs England: ECB writes to ICC to decide the fate of cancelled fifth test

India vs England: BCCI and ECB deadlocked over Test series status

Gutted for fans that series didn’t get finish deserved: James Anderson
Ravi Shastri and coaching staff may leave UK on Wednesday if RT-PCR results return negative

PM Narendra Modi interacts with Paracanoe athlete Prachi Yadav

I get motivation from you all: PM Narendra Modi to India’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympians

Tokyo Paralympics silver medallist Bhavina Patel receives grand welcome at Ahmedabad airport

Palaympic gold medalllist Pramod Bhagat gets a hero’s welcome at Bhubaneswar

Win at Tokyo Paralympics is for all of us who dare to dream, says Avani Lekhara

Refrai from delivering aggressive statements: Asghar Afghan to Tim Paine

ST KITTS & NEVIS (Basseterre): Led by Evin Lewis' scintillating 52-ball 102, the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots returned to winning ways with an eight-wicket victory over the Trinbago Knight Riders to seal a sport in the latter stages of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL)

BCCI committee proposes minimum 50% Ranji Trophy match-fee compensation