US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met negotiators from the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha.
Pompeo reiterated that the people of Afghanistan expect and deserve to live in peace and security after 40 years of war and bloodshed.
Pompeo said in another tweet, “We appreciate Qatar’s ongoing support as a host to the Afghan peace negotiations. A united Gulf remains crucial for countering Iran’s malign influence in the region,”.
The US signed an agreement with the Taliban in February to promote a negotiated end to the protracted conflict.
Afghan government and Taliban negotiators have been meeting in Doha on a regular basis to try to broker a peace deal but have yet to yield any major breakthrough respectively.
Trump on Saturday said that his investigators had found hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes:
As US President-elect Joe Biden is ready to call high leaders for his cupboard as early as subsequent week, President Donald Trump continues to query the end result of the November 3 election.
Trump on Saturday stated that his investigators had discovered ‘tons of 1000’s of fraudulent votes which might be sufficient to “flip” at the least 4 states and added that he hopes the courts would keep the integrity of elections by doing ‘what needs to be finished’, said in a report.
Whereas the Trump marketing campaign can nonetheless search a recount of the Georgia votes below the state’s legislation, its Republican leaders seem in no temper to indulge his efforts to query the election final result respectively.
6 Security Personnel, 3 Civilians Killed In ISIS Ambush Attack In Iraq:
Six Iraqi security personnel and three civilians were killed on November 21 in ambush attack conducted by the Islamic State.
The attacked occurred 200 kilometres north of Baghdad, where a roadside bomb hit a car.
The rescue team of policemen and state-aligned paramilitary forces, who arrived at the scene were then ambushed by Daesh jihadists who started firing on them.
The Islamic State has yet not claimed the responsibility for the attack, however, Mayor of the city and police have ascertained that ambush was the work of Islamic State.
As of now, no casualties have been reported from the attackers, however, a probe into the attack is ongoing.
Britain’s Prince Harry has joined his brother William in welcoming a brand new investigation of the well-known controversy:
Britain’s Prince Harry has joined his brother William in welcoming a brand new investigation into how the BBC secured a well-known and controversial 1995 interview with their mom Princess Diana.
A former Supreme Court docket justice is main a brand new inquiry into how the broadcaster obtained the interview.
Diana’s Panorama interview with Martin Bashir was watched by greater than 20 million viewers in Britain and have become one of many defining moments of her failed marriage to Prince Charles.
A second coronavirus lockdown in England will end on December 2 :
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans for strict regional measures to combat COVID-19 after England’s lockdown ends Dec. 2.
Johnson’s office said late Saturday that the government plans to return to a three-tiered system of restrictions, with areas facing different measures depending on the severity of their outbreaks.
J&K : BSF discover tunnel suspected to have been used by Jaish terrorists
Troops find tunnel on the international border at Regal area in J&Ks Samba district.
It is suspected that four Jaish terrorists killed in Nagrola used the tunnel to sneak into country.
“Massive anti-tunnelling operation is being carried out since Friday”, BSF Official said.
The tunnel was discovered by a patrol party & “could have been used for infiltration from across the border”, officials added.
Madhya Pradesh : CM Shivraj holds meet on ‘Cow cabinet’
The meeting decided to brand the cow as ‘holy mother’ with the potential to solve problems confronting women, children, farmers & the environment.
MP has 1300 cow shelters for 180,000 cows.
CM Shivraj all set to develop India’s first cow sanctuary in Agra Malwa district as a cow research institute.
Home minister Narottam Mishra, Forest minister, Animal husbandry minister & other officials also attended the meeting.
‘Won’t be used against free speech’ : Pinarayi Vijayan on Amendment of Kerala Police Act
CM Vijayan said, amendment to Kerala Police Act “will in no way be used against free speech or impartial Journalism”.
Punishment which may extend to 3 years jail, a fine of Rs. 10,000 or both are allowed in the amended law.
He also ensure freedom of press, and the government has also has responsibility of a upholding a citizen’s individual freedom, as enshrined in the Constitution.
J&K : Pak opens fire along the LoC in Rajouri district, India strike back
“At about 11:15 a.m. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms along LoC”, Defence spokesman said.
The search operation was launched at the Basoni, Dharana & adjoining areas, the officials added.
Pakistan increased used of drones to a drop weapons and narcotic substances along the LoC over past six months.
Kashmir observes Coldest Night of Season
Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of minus 3 degree Celsius.
Ski- resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir baramulla district was the coldest recorded place in the valley at minus 7.4 degrees Celsius.
There is no forecast of any widespread heavy snowfall or rain, an official said.
Another terrorist captured in the Pulwama district of South Kashmir
On Sunday, Army officials have stated that terrorist has been arrested in Pulwama district of South Kashmir in accordance to the information provided by his associate.
Chinar Corps tweeted that on Saturday night the security forces had launched joint operation in Chatpura Mohalla of Pulwama district and had apprehended terrorist.
Police has also arrested two militants who were found to be passing information to the terror outfit JeM.
Universities and colleges to reopen in Uttar Pradesh from November 23
On Tuesday, the state government had issued guidelines for reopening of colleges and universities which were closed for more than 8 months due to pandemic.
Degree colleges and the universities are to be reopened from November 23, however only 50% of the total capacity are allowed on roaster basis with compulsory wearing of mask and maintenance of social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections of Rajasthan to be conducted from November 23 in phases
The voting in 21 districts of Rajasthan for Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections will be conducted on Monday from 7:30 am to 5 pm and the campaigning for which have been concluded on Saturday.
State Election Commissioner have made appeal to candidates and their respective followers to follow the COVID guidelines.
More than 25,000 EVMs have been used at 10,131 stations and over 50,000 employees have been deployed for the same.
The counting for the votes shall take place on December 8.
Parliamentary panel puts emphasise on the government to articulate laws to counteract bio terrorism
In report submitted by the Parliamentary Standing Committee regarding health, the panel has emphasised on the necessity to enact laws in order to counter bio-terrorism. The department has made submissions with a view to ensure bio-security as it is a grave area for concern.
The report has been submitted by the chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Ram Gopal Yadav on Saturday to M Venkaiah Naidu, chairman of Rajya Sabha.
Resettlement conflict of Anti Bru claims one other life of fireman
On Saturday, a fireman died in at Panisagar of Tripura due to extreme injuries which he received in clash between protestors and Police.
The protest has been led by two organisations, Mizo Convention and Nagarik Suraksha Mancha at Kanchanpur against the permanent resettlement of Bru migrants as they want them to settle in all districts and not only in Kanchanpur.
Report: Pegatron board okays initial $150 million investment in India
As per Pegatron, it must individually produce handsets worth Rs 4000 crore in its first year which begins in March 2021 under the PLI scheme.
Pegatron’s factory in India is expected to start production in the second half of next year or in early 2022.
The details were reported in the Taiwanese local media. Pegatron and Apple didn’t respond to ET’s emailed queries.
The Taipei-headquartered iPhone assembler, which registered its India subsidiary in July this year, said that due to the pandemic, it has been harder for Pegatron staff to visit India, resulting in delays.
CEO Brian Humphries: Cognizant to drive more gender and racial diversity initiatives in the coming year
Women make up about 35% of New Jersey-headquartered Cognizant’s 283,100-strong global workforce.
However, not many women are in senior leadership positions and this would be a focus area, said Humphries at an analyst web conference on Friday.
He was speaking to the Phil Fersht, CEO of the global research consultancy HFS.
“We have a 100,000 female associates in Cognizant, but to be very honest, a lot of that is at the lower levels of the pyramid. That’s not acceptable,” he said.
Indian athletics’ High Performance Director Volker Herrmann quits
An AFI source confirmed that Herrmann resigned a few weeks ago but said he did not give any “specific reason”.
Athletics Federation of India’s High Performance Director Volker Herrmann, whose contract has been extended by the Sports Ministry till the end of 2024 Olympics, has quit from his post.
The German was appointed to the post in June 2019 for a term till the end of the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
The German was appointed to the post in June 2019 for a term till the end of the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Herrmann said athletics in India has a great future ahead.
Incubation and Enterprise Support Centre of IIM Shillong signs MoU with FICCI Ladies Organisation
The MoU was signed in the presence of Shishir Kumar Bajoria, Chairman, Board of Governors (BoG), IIM Shillong, Atul Kulkarni, Member, BoG, IIM Shillong, Prof. D. P. Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong.
The Incubation and Enterprise Support Centre (IESC) under the aegis of IIM Shillong signed an MoU with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO).
Sputnik V Twitter account: Price of our Covid vaccine lower than Pfizer and Moderna’
Russia became the first country to register the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine on August 11.
Sputnik V was developed by the Gamaleya National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry.
The price per dose of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V will be much lower than that of the vaccines of US drug giants Pfizer and Moderna, said the Russian vaccine’s official Twitter account on Sunday.
The announced price of Pfizer of USD 19.50 and Moderna of USD 25-USD 37 per dose actually means their price of USD 39 and USD 50-USD 74 per person.
Kohli’s Return could create a big hole, India Australia series fate lies on selection choices
Ian Chappell believes Virat Kohli’s return to India could create a big hole in the visiting lineup.
Kohli will return home after the first test in Adelaide from December 17 to 21 to welcome his first child.
This creates a big hole in the Indian batting order and opportunity for one of their talented young players.
Chappell set a selection should always be made on the basis of current form.
“I was flummoxed by the Australian coach’s summation of the choice between incumbent Jo burns and rising star Will Pukowski.
“Sebastian’s time is over”: Felipe Massa
Sebastian Vettel the veteran driver in formula 1 is set to make a new start in his career with Aston Martin in 2021.
Felipe Massa has come into advocate his former team and said that vettle’s days are over and they did right by replacing him with Carlos Sainz.
He also said the Sebastian’s time is over because he is not doing the job that one expect from a 4 time world champion.
No excuse for failing to serve out for match against Danill Medvedev: Nadal
20 time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal wasn’t interested in trying to find excuses for failing to serve out for the match against Daniel Medvedev.
In the game of the second set when Nadal was serving for the match he got broken to love.
Nadal said “I don’t know I think I achieved enough not find an excuse about the pressure”.
He even mentioned “it is normal to have the tension I think I’ve played some good points and I make a couple of mistakes too”.
In 2021 claimed his 13th French open title and equalled with Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 Grand slam.
Fixtures, squad, broadcast, live streaming details all set: South Africa vs. England
England all set to face host South Africa in the white ball series starting from November 27.
The limited over series comprises of three T20s and five one day internationals.
All the six matches will take place at two venues- the Newlands stadium in Cape town and Bowland park in Paarl.
The squad details the live streaming details fixtures broadcast everything is set prior to the series.
Both team are going to face each other for the first time after covid-19 pandemic.
Nashik boy sets record as he cycles from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 8 days
Om Mahajan resident of Nashik in Maharashtra covered the distance of 3600 kilometres from Srinagar to Kanyakumari on bicycle in 8 days.
Om Mahajan is not even 18 and he has already broken the record for the fastest bicycle journey across India.
Om Mahajan is now a Guinness world record holder.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE AND DEFENCE
Indian Navy participates in two-day trilateral exercise SITMEX-20 in Andaman sea
The SITMEX series of exercises are conducted to enhance mutual inter-operability and imbibing best practices between Indian Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy and Royal Thai Navy, says gov.
The two days of maritime drills will witness the three navies participate in a variety of exercises including naval manoeuvres, surface warfare exercises and weapon firings, says Ministry of Defence.
Indian naval ships, including indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare corvette Kamorta and missile corvette Karmuk, are participating in the 2nd edition of the trilateral exercise to be held on Sunday and Monday.
The first edition of SITMEX, hosted by the Indian Navy, was conducted off Port Blair in September 2019.
Nagrota encounter: JeM terrorists were in touch with Pakistani handlers, used Pak-made cell phones, SIM cards
New evidence suggests that terrorists killed in J&K’s Nagrota were in touch with Pakistani handlers.