Abu Dhabi will remove the need to quarantine for all vaccinated travellers arriving from international destinations starting Sunday, said the Abu Dhabi government media office on Twitter on Thursday. A negative PCR test remains a requirement to travel to the United Arab Emirates’ capital, it said. The move comes amid a drop in coronavirus infections in the oil-rich Gulf country, after it reported less than 1,000 cases per day last week for the first time in months.

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India installed its first Radiation Detection Equipment (RDE) at Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Attari Border

Drug factory busted in Manipur’s Imphal East district, 400 kg of contraband drugs worth over Rs 90 crore in the international market seized: Senior police officer

Qatar working with Taliban to reopen Kabul airport ‘as soon as possible’, reports AFP News Agency, quoting Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani.

Inflammatory sloganeering near Jantar Mantar in Delhi

A Delhi Court sends Hindu Raksha Dal president Pinki Chaudhary to judicial custody till September 17, 2021.

DMK-Congress walkout of Puducherry Assembly, condemning the non-implementation of the resolution against Agriculture Laws in the Assembly. DMK alleges that Chief Minister N Rangasamy has been tied up by BJP.

BSF troops caught a Pakistani smuggler on the intervening night of September 1 and 2 with two packets of suspected Heroin in Ferozepur Sector, Punjab.

The smuggler, who intruded through the International Border and was injured, and evacuated to Civil Hospital, Ferozepur.

More than 65 students (from Kerala) have tested positive for COVID19 in a college in Kolar. We are taking action in this regard.

– Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar

Enforcement Directorate summons West Bengal minister and TMC leader Moloy Ghatak in coal scam case, asks him to appear before them in Delhi on September 14th.

“It’s a matter of national security,” AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi raises questions on India ambassador to Qatar’s meet with Taliban in Doha.

He said Centre must clear India’s stand on Taliban whether Centre see them as a terrorist organisation or not?

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of Defence and Gujarat Government for organising the Defence Expo-2022

Domestic flights from Kabul Airport to resume on Friday, International flights ‘will take time’

Al Jazeera reports citing Afghan Civil Aviation official

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya interacted with State Health Ministers & Principal Secretaries/ Additional Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs to review the progress made in the fight against TB through focussed & concerted efforts of Centre & States.

Telangana CM KC Rao lays foundation stone for TRS Party office in Delhi

Kerala to set up expert panel to study practicality of reopening schools

Despite concerns about increasing COVID-19 cases, the Kerala government is mulling to reopen schools as it has decided to set up an expert panel to study the present circumstances in the state and submit a report in this regard.

In most states, we have seen almost 80% of teaching and non-teaching staff has been vaccinated with either one or both doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

– Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Additional Secretary, Dept of School Education and Literacy, Govt of India

Abu Dhabi removes need to quarantine for all vaccinated travelers arriving from all international destinations, as per Govt Media Office

Reports Reuters

PM Modi addressing ‘Education Conclave’ on 7th September

“The ‘Education Conclave’ will be attended by a large number of teachers, parents and students virtually, said Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Additional Secretary, Dept of School Education and Literacy, Govt of India.

Bengal Govt appoints 10 senior IPS officers to assist SIT formed by Calcutta High Court to probe post-poll violence in the state, as per officials

Shikshak Parv will be celebrated from 5 September to 17 September. With this, we will be starting with National Award for teachers.

– Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Additional Secretary, Dept of School Education and Literacy

National Award will be given to 44 teachers this year, on 5th September.

– Santosh Kumar Sarangi, Additional Secretary, Dept of School Education and Literacy, GoI

Shuttler Pramod Bhagat beats Oleksandr in straight sets, storms into semi-finals in Tokyo Paralympics

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Badminton: Pramod Bhagat reaches semi-final of men’s singles SL3, defeats Ukraine’s Oleksandr Chyrkov

West Bengal Government appointed 10 IPS officers (zone-wise) to assist the SIT constituted by Calcutta HC to probe into post-poll violence reported during West Bengal Assembly elections

Madras High Court directs the Tamil Nadu government to permit only native breeds of bulls to participate in Jallikattu events. The court also directed the state government to encourage bull owners and farmers to groom native breeds by way of subsidies or incentives.

Youth Congress workers in Delhi stage a protest over LPG cylinder & fuel price rise

We will write to the Prime Minister expressing our opposition to the Centre’s National Monetisation Pipeline plan. In our view, it is not in the national interest to sell or lease out public sector enterprises.

– Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin in State Assembly

No injuries were sustained on the body of actor Siddharth Shukla. The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. A team of police is present at the Shukla’s residence for investigation: Mumbai Police

RBI imposes Rs 25 lakh penalty on Axis Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 25 lakh on private sector lender Axis Bank for non-compliance with certain provisions of Know Your Customer (KYC) norms. A scrutiny was carried out by RBI in February and March 2020 in a customer account. It was observed that the bank had failed to carry out on-going due diligence that the transactions were consistent with its knowledge about the customer, customer’s business and risk profile.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion ban: Reuters

Tesla temporarily halted some operations at its factory in Shanghai last month, as the global shortage of semiconductors hit the electric car pioneer

At least 90 people fell ill after having food at a wedding ceremony in Churu yesterday, in Rajasthan

Allahabad High Court urges Centre to make cows the new national animal

Delhi High Court has quashed four FIRs lodged in connection with a fire incident that occurred during the northeast violence

The court said that five separate FIRs can’t be registered for the very same incident as it is contrary to the laws laid down by the Supreme Court

SC expresses concern over fake news on social media & YouTube

SC asks about steps taken to regulate channels, agrees to hear Centre’s plea seeking transfer of cases from HCs to itself on IT rules

Northeast Delhi riots: HC says there can be no second FIR & fresh investigation for same cognisable offence

SC asks about steps taken to regulate channels, agrees to hear Centre’s plea seeking transfer of cases from HCs to itself on IT rules.

Supreme Court will hear all petitions challenging Cable Rules Amendment, 2021 and digital media rules after six weeks.

News shown in section of media bears communal tone which could bring bad name to country, observes SC on plea of Jamiat in Tablighi case.

Actor Sidharth Shukla passes away due to heart attack at 40

Television and film actor Sidharth Shukla, best known for the TV show “Balika Vadhu”, died on Thursday, an official at the Cooper Hospital here said. He was 40. Shukla suffered a massive heart attack in the morning.

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Taekwondo star Aruna Tanwar taken for scans, hairline fracture suspected

Maharashtra government has decided to set up a world-class Science Invention City in Pune’s Pimpri Chinchwad which would be named after former PM late Rajiv Gandhi. The project will cost Rs 191 crores.

Rishikesh-Badrinath highway is now open for vehicular movement after the highway was closed due to heavy rains

On August 27, the Tehri Garhwal district administration had stopped the movement of vehicles from Tapovan to Maletha.

Enforcement Directorate has filed a Prosecution Complaint under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) in case of Narda sting case, against TMC leaders Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mitra, Sovan Chatterjee & IPS Officer SMH Meerza before the Spl Judge, Kolkata

Puducherry reports 92 new cases, 2 deaths and 38 recoveries today; active cases 837

Amazon plans to hire 8,000 direct workforce in India this year

New Covid variant ‘Mu’ shows signs of resistance to vaccines: WHO

The World Health Organization has said it is closely monitoring the new coronavirus variant named Mu, adding that the ‘variant of concern’ has shown signs of possible resistance to vaccines. In its weekly epidemiological update, published on Tuesday, the WHO warned the variant was becoming increasingly prevalent in Colombia and Ecuador. Mu was first identified in Colombia in January 2021, and since then, there have been “sporadic reports” of cases and outbreaks in South America and Europe, the WHO said.

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P3 Mixed 25m Pistol SH1: Rahul Jakhar moves into finals

Anil Deshmukh case

Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s lawyer has been arrested. He has been brought to Delhi for transit remand. Two people including the CBI sub-inspector have been arrested in the case so far. Both arrested persons will be produced before the competent court: CBI

UPA Govt saddled future govts with Oil Bonds. More than Rs 1.5 lakh cr of these remain to be repaid, thus tying up crucial resources, limiting fiscal space & restricting financial freedom of OMCs

– Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted

Lok Sabha MP from Hooghly Locket Chatterjee wrote to Eastern Railway, proposing to operate Krishak/Vendor special service between Katwa-Howrah & Tarakeswar-Howrah sections. “This will help farmers/krishak to carry their products by special trains on purchase of tickets”, she wrote

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Badminton: Krishna Nagar defeats Malaysia’s Didin Taresoh 22-20, 21-10 in men’s singles SH6 group match.

Chandan Mitra was an outstanding journalist and his stint as a parliamentarian added to his reputation. His understanding of Hindi heartland and its history was profound. His demise leaves a void in Indian journalism.

– President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted

A total of 52,48,68,734 samples for Covid-19 tested up to 1st September. Of which, 16,84,441 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Rupee inches 6 paise higher to 73.02 against US dollar in early trade

The new COVID-19 variant C.1.2, which was first reported in South Africa, has not been found in India so far: Government sources

As per the new guidelines of the government, the provision of institutional quarantine for international passengers travelling by air has been abolished. However, some new guidelines were introduced for international travellers.

RT-PCR test mandatory for international passengers arriving at Mumbai Airport from UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe upon arrival at the airport at their own cost, in wake of the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19.

– BMC Statement on the new C. 1. 2 strain of Coronavirus

Mandatory RT-PCR test for passengers arriving in Mumbai from Europe, China, Middle East

After the discovery of a new strain of the COVID-19 variant C.1.2, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made the RT-PCR test mandatory for international passengers arriving at the Mumbai airport from September 3.

New Zealand says Covid-19 case drop shows lockdown working against Delta (Reuters)

Active COVID-19 cases in country increase to 3,89,583: Union Health Ministry

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