Former Gitmo detainees in key positions in Kabul

Two former high-profile detainees at the American prison in Guantanamo Bay have taken over the security structure of Afghanistan, which was under the Haqqani Network after the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15. Mullah Fazel and Abdul Haq Wasiq, who spent 14 years each in prison, have been given key intelligence and security responsibilities by Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Baradar, who reportedly had disagreed with the September 5 visit of the ISI chief to Kabul. In an order issued on Wednesday, Mullah Fazel was appointed as the Deputy Minister of…

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PFRDA Begins Pension Awareness Campaign, To Observe NPS Diwas On Oct 1

New Delhi: Pension regulator PFRDA has kickstarted a campaign under β€˜Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to promote pension and retirement planning. The pension regulator on Thursday said it will observe October 1, 2021 as the National Pension System (NPS) Diwas for a carefree β€˜azad’ retirement. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority is promoting the campaign across its social media platforms. The Finance Ministry in a release said, β€œThe pension regulator aims to encourage every citizen to plan towards creating a financial cushion to ensure for oneself a financially sound future…

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IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders steamroll Mumbai Indians to enter top four

ABU DHABI: Rookie Venkatesh Iyer left many in awe of his talent as Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical performance for the second successive game since IPL’s resumption to tame the mighty Mumbai Indians by seven wickets and enter the top-four in the points table here on Thursday. Iyer (53 off 30), playing his second IPL game, displayed the wide range of his strokes alongside Rahul Tripathi (74 not out off 42) to enable KKR to chase MI’s modest total of 155 for six with as many as 29 balls…

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iPhone 12 is available at its cheapest price yet, gets a discount of Rs 15,901

Flipkart and Amazon have again slashed the prices of the iPhone 12 series. The e-commerce giants are now offering a much bigger discount on the iPhone 12 series after the India launch of Apple’s latest iPhone 13 series. Both the sites have also listed exchange offers, which makes the deal much sweeter. Keep reading to know more about the latest India prices of the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple iPhone 12 series gets discounted on Amazon and Flipkart Before the launch of the iPhone 13, Amazon was offering a discount of…

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β€˜People would point, say she’s Hema Malini-Dharmendra’s daughter’: Esha Deol on growing up as a star kid

Bollywood actor Esha Deol is the daughter of yesteryear stars Dharmendra and Hema Malini, but was never exposed to the paparazzi culture that is prevalent today. She says, unlike today when star kids are chased by the photographers, she had a normal childhood where she traveled in trains across the country. The maximum attention she got was people pointing at her and saying, β€œShe is Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s daughter”. β€œWhen we were growing up, there was no paparazzi culture. Despite being the daughter of huge superstars, it was very…

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Twitter rolls more monetisations opportunities for content creators, including bitcoin tipping

Twitter Inc will now allow people to tip their favorite content creators with bitcoin and will also launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature, the company said. The company’s tipping feature – now called Tips – is rolling out to everyone with more payment options to choose from – including crypto. Users can drop links to their payment profiles in their bios and in their Tweets. Tips makes this easier to do, offering one fixed spot, right on their profile, where…

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KCET Result 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: No Cut-off, All Passing Candidates Eligible for College Admissions

KCET Result 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 results have been announced today, September 20 by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) at the official website, This year, there will be no cut-off marks for seeking admissions to the colleges, Karnataka Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan announced. All the candidates who have cleared the exam will be given admissions. A total of 1,93,447 candidates appeared for the exam out of which 1,83,231 are eligible for seeking admission into engineering and technology courses on the basis…

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Sruthi Hariharan on marriage, motherhood and being back on screen

Known for breaking stereotypes on and off screen, Sruthi Hariharan is back on the radar after a two-year hiatus Sruthi Hariharan has always stunned us with her choice of films and her bold and unconventional roles. Then she got caught in the web of the #MeToo movement and went off the radar, only to emerge in a new avatar as a wife and mother. Also Read | Get β€˜First Day First Show’, our weekly newsletter from the world of cinema, in your inbox. You can subscribe for free here That…

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Frozen shoulders: symptoms, causes, treatment

Frozen shoulder, that limits the movement of shoulders, is a chronic condition that needs immediate medical treatment. Although many shoulder diseases involve pain and loss of movement/motion, frozen shoulder is commonly caused by inflammation (swelling, pain and irritation) of the tissues surrounding the joint and it is more painful. According to John Hopkins’, the condition results from gradual loss of movement in the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint. β€˜This joint consists of a ball (the humeral head) and socket (the glenoid). Normally it is one of the most mobile joints in…

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RBL Bank MD Vishwavir Ahuja gets shareholders’ nod at AGM for fourth term

Shareholders of RBL bank approved the reappointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as the managing director and chief executive for the fourth term. According to the results of the voting held at the 21 September 2021 annual general meeting, as much as 99.94% of executive executives who participated in the voting favored the reappointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as the managing director (MD) and chief officer (CEO) for the fourth term beginning June this year. Ahuja, a veteran with close to 35 years of experience, joined RBL in 2010 and has been successful…

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