Hosting Quad summit proof of priority towards engagement in Indo-Pacific: US.

A senior government official of the United States said President Joe Biden had made the Quad cooperation a priority and hosting its leaders was a fundamental demonstration of the importance attached to engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.The official further said the engagement among the Quad nations -- the US, India, Australia and Japan -- would be through new multilateral configurations designed to focus on challenges of the 21st Century, while stressing the promotion of a free and open Indo-Pacific...

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Afghan girls will be allowed to return to school ‘as soon as possible’: Taliban.

Girls in Afghanistan will be allowed to return to school as soon as possible, the Taliban said Tuesday, after announcing the remaining positions in its all-male cabinet."We are finalizing things... it will happen as soon as possible," spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on girls' education.It comes after the education ministry ordered male teachers and students back to secondary school at the weekend, but made no mention of the country's women educators and girl pupils.Mujahid also made no reference...

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Kerala auto driver wins ₹12 crore in lottery.

Sometimes lady luck seems to be hiding inside 'fancy' things. At least it so happened to a Kerala auto driver who will now smile all his way to the bank with the help of a 'fancy' lottery ticket that fetched him a ₹12 crore jackpot. A day after the Onam bumper lottery results were announced, the lucky winner was identified on Monday as Jayapalan P R, an auto driver from Maradu near here. The result was announced on Sunday and the ticket bearing serial number TE 645465 emerged as the lucky winner."I...

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“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.”

ICSK Junior celebrated the Hindi Diwas on 14th September 2021with great enthusiasm.  Mrs. C. Sheeja, Vice principal addressed the gathering.  Academic coordinator, Mrs. Santhi Krishna introduced and welcomed the special guest Mrs. Annie Jones, Marathon Runner and Cyclist.Some of the eye catching items of the event were dance, skit and glimpses about the importance of Hindi language. Speech, poem and a group song was also performed by our students. A humorous comic poetry presented by the students...

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Cabinet decree to open National Assembly (Parliament).

The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Monday approved a draft decree convening the second ordinary session of the 16th legislative term of the National Assembly (Parliament) on October 26, 2021, sending it to His Highness the Amir for final approval.The Cabinet also on Monday asked everyone nationwide to carry on complying with health guidelines until the coronavirus pandemic is over. The call came during the customary weekly meeting presided over by Acting Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber...

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304 to compete for 59 positions.

The official spokesman for the Ministry of Works and the Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport, Eng. Abdullah Al-Akshan, said 304 candidates will contest 59 vacant supervisory positions in the ministry, reports Al-Qabas daily. The interviews will be held at the College of Engineering and Petroleum at the Kuwait University headquarters next October 2, and those who pass the test will have to report to the Personnel Affairs Committee in the ministry following which the job placements will be announced.In...

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Modi govt to launch 24-hour helpline for exporters, says Piyush Goyal.

Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday the Narendra Modi government would soon institutionalize a 24-hour "helpline" for assistance to exporters and resolution of issues.Goyal, who is also in charge of consumer affairs, food and public distribution and textile, further said the government’s aim was to make ‘Brand India’ a representative of quality, productivity, talent and innovation.Speaking at an event to mark the beginning of 'Vanijya Saptah' as part of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'...

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NASA selects Moon site for ice-hunting rover.

NASA on Monday announced it would land an ice-seeking rover on a region of the Moon's south pole called the Nobile Crater in 2023.The space agency hopes the robot will confirm the presence of water ice just below the surface, which could one day be converted into rocket fuel for missions to Mars and deeper into the cosmos."Nobile Crater is an impact crater near the south pole that was born through a collision with another smaller celestial body," Lori Glaze, director of NASA's planetary science division...

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Clinical trial results show Pfizer Covid-19 jab safe for children aged 5-11.

Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine was safe and produced a robust immune response in children aged five to 11, adding that they would seek regulatory approval shortly.The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people over 12, they said."In participants five to 11 years of age, the vaccine was safe, well tolerated and showed robust neutralizing antibody responses," US giant Pfizer and its German partner said in a joint statement.They...

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Af, vaccine certification figure in meeting between India, UK foreign ministers.

The situation in Afghanistan and the early resolution of the issue of Indian travellers to the UK having to quarantine for 10 days figured in a meeting between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his British counterpart Liz Truss on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.Both India and the UK have expressed concerns about the lack of inclusivity in the new setup created by the Taliban following the group’s takeover of Afghanistan last month. The two countries have also said that...

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