Never brood over the past and worry about the consequences before they arise. Once the task is performed, surrender the results to the Lord. - Sri Ma News Brief Two killed, 21 hurt Af in• serial blasts Kabul: At least two people were killed and 21 others injured in four separate explosions in Afghanistan, multiple sources have confirmed. In Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, two people were killed and 19 others wounded in three blasts targeting Taliban vehicles travelling along roads in Police District (PD) 6 and PD 4 on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. ‘Booster shots must to beat Covid-19’ london: Booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines will soon become necessary for people to gain maximum protection against Covid19, US top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday, after a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel rejected the broader use of the third dose among people aged 16 and above. Minor gang-raped in Samastipur Patna: A minor girl in Bihar's Samastipur district was abducted and gangraped by around half a dozen people, who also filmed the crime and shared it on social media, police said on Sunday. The class 10 victim was returning with her friend on a bicycle from a bank in Rosera town on Saturday evening when they were intercepted by 6 to 7 goons near Singhia Ghat, and taken to an isolated spot on knife point. Kohli to step down as RCB skipper dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday announced that Virat Kohli will step down as RCB captain after the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. "This will be my last IPL as captain of RCB. I'll continue to be an RCB player till I play my last IPL game. I thank all the RCB fans for believing in me and supporting me," Kohli said in a video uploaded on RCB's Twitter handle. Bengal Guv attacks Mamata over SFC KolKata: After a silence of nearly two months, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar continued his tirade, accusing the state government of constitutional impropriety alleging that the State Finance Commission (SFC) is not only continuing even after five years but has not made any recommendations to the governor so far. TTP intensifying attacks on Pak govt new delhi: The leader of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Pakistan Taliban has rejected the idea that the power-shift in Afghanistan would affect TTP strategies and added that TTP is already intensifying attacks against the government of Pakistan. The head of the Islamic militant group Pakistani Taliban (TTP), Mufti Wali Noor Mehsud, welcomed the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan after 20 years of absence, in an exclusive interview with the Mainichi Shimbun. Aarogya Vatika in all UP schools lucKnow: All educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh will now have an Aarogya Vatika to make students aware of the importance of medicinal plants. According to deputy chief minister, Dinesh Sharma, "Our aim is to make the students understand this too and begin Aarogya Vatika initiative in every school." punJaB gets its first dalit CM in Channi CONG UNDERTAKES ego & caste balance with an eye on upcoming assembly elections GajiNDER SiNGh Chandigarh The game of musical chairs for Punjab chief minister's post finally came to an end on Sunday evening with Congress high command gambling on a Dalit face to lead the party in the assembly polls slated early next year. Charanjit Singh Channi, who had initially been at the forefront of the rebellion against Amarinder Singh for ignoring the Dalits and the OBCs in Punjab, had somehow been overshadowed by media savvy leaders like Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and other leaders. "Many roadblocks were put before the high command on the choice of the chief minister before Channi's elevation. Although his name was among those in the running for the chief minister's post, he maintained a low profile, but kept in touch with the high command and party president Navjot Singh Sidhu. When too many claimants came forward, it was Sidhu who advised Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to either make him (Sidhu) the chief minister or someone from the Dalit community. Egos and caste equations won," a senior Congress leader revealed. A grassroots-level leader, AICC in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat, PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab CM Designate Charanjit Singh Channi submits the letter to Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit, at Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on Sunday Captain Congratulates suCCessor Outgoing Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh congratulated Charanjit Singh Channi after Congress elected the latter as the new Legislative party leader on Sunday. "My best wishes to Charanjit Singh Channi. I hope he's able to keep the border state of Punjab safe and protect our people from the growing security threat from across the border," said Amarinder Singh in a public statement. Expressing grave concerns after former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh dubbed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Navjot Sidhu "antinational", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday demanded clarification from Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to explain her stand on it. The #MeToo controversy looms over Punjab Chief Minister-designate Charanjit Singh Channi, who was accused of sending indecent messages to a senior woman IAS officer. The alleged controversy came to light in October 2018 when Channi was the Technical Education Minister, and then Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had said the matter was brought to his notice and that it was "resolved" to the satisfaction of the woman officer concerned. At that time, the #MeToo movement was hogging the limelight across the country. Channi, has been a votary of change in the system. He drove his car himself and pays toll tax wherever he travels. Quitting the But in 2010, with help from Amarinder, he rejoined the Congress. He was made minister in 2017. Contd. on P3 Channi to take oath today Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi will take oath as the chief minister of Punjab on Monday. Channi said, "The oathtaking ceremony will take place at 11 am on Monday.” BJp to sonia: CoMe Clean on 'anti-national' sidhu Congress after rebelling against the party's nominee in 2007 and winning as an Independent, he joined the Shiromani Akali Dal. BJP raking up 'outsider' card with eye on Mumbai civic polls: Raut MUMbai Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday hit out at the BJP for opposing Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's directive to state police to keep a record of migrants coming here from other states, claiming the BJP was raking up the 'outsider' card with an eye on the Uttar Pradesh Assembly and Mumbai civic elections due next year. Raut in his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said Thackeray (during a law and order review meeting with top police officials on #MeToo shadow over CM-designate September 13) did not name any particular state while referring to migrants, "but the BJP declared that the CM meant North Indians". "This is nothing but an attempt to create divisiveness, and cases should be filed against such people," said the Rajya Sabha member, who is the executive editor of 'Saamana'. Mumbai is home to Bengali, Odiya, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu-speaking people, and the city's Matunga and Dharavi areas are dominated by South Indians. They never call themselves outsiders, he said. Raut said Bengalis hold Durga Puja celebrations at the Shivaji Park around the same time as the Shiv Sena's Dussehra rally, and Bengalis never fear and call themselves outsiders. He further said the Tamil, Telugu people and Muslims celebrate their festivals here, and Gujaratis, Marwaris, Jains have become an integral part of Mumbai's life. Then whom does the BJP consider as outsiders? Raut asked. "The country may be one, but maintaining law and order is a state subject. Contd. on P3 MI LOses tO CsK by 20-run On IPL's resuMPtIOn Josh Hazelwood of Chennai Super Kings celebrates wicket of Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians during the IPL match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Sunday. Mumbai Indians lost the match by 20 runs after Ruturaj Gaikwad’s half-century took CSK to a respectable 157 in 20 overs. FULL REPORT PG-10 Barred from entering Kolhapur on Mon, says BJP's Somaiya pandemic, is likely to be launched in the third quarter of 2022, when the country’s second space observatory Xposat, aimed at helping astronomers study cosmic sources such as pulsars and supernova, will also be launched, senior officials from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. Talking about the purely scientific missions at a conference this week, director of human spaceflight centre, Dr Unnikrishnan Nair, said, “The solar mission Aditya L1 will be launched in the third quarter of next year (2022) and will provide more insights into the origin of the universe and many other unknowns.” The spacecraft in the Aditya L1 mission will be KOLKaTa A day after joining Trinamool Congress, Babul Supriyo, without detailing out his 'New exciting opportunity' offered by Trinamool Congress, said that he preferred to stay in 'Playing 11' indicating that he will become one of the 'frontline face' of the party . Speaking at a press conference, the former union minister said, "I thank Mamata didi, Abhishek Banerjee and TMC for giving me a chance in the 'playing 11'. I am aware of trolling on social media. I've been engaged in politics for the last 7 years. I felt it was a good opportunity (on joining TMC) for public welfare". When asked whether he would go to the Rajya Sabha in place of Arpita Ghosh, Babul said, "I have been very disciplined and I will not break the rule of the party. Like, after leaving BJP, I cannot stay as an MP. I shall go to Delhi on Wednesday and if the Speaker gives me time, I shall resign". "Similarly, in Trinamool Congress it is the sole prerogative of Mamata Banerjee to decide and announce the responsibility that will be entrusted to me. I cannot say that. I can only do one thing - There was an offer that I couldn't refuse," Supriyo added. Making it clear that he was well aware of the criticism that was meant for him from the BJP leadership, the well-known singer said, "I am not against criticism. Contd. on P3 rs 5 Cr fOr LOK sabha tICKet Patna court orders FIR against Tejashwi, 5 others ONLiNE REPORT PATNA Patna court has ordered registration of FIR against six people, including RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Misa Bharti, for allegedly accepting Rs 5 crore for a Lok Sabha ticket during the 2019 elections, reported India Today. The FIR has been ordered on a complaint by Congress leader Sanjiv Kumar Singh, who alleged that he was asked to pay Rs 5 crore and was promised a Lok Sabha ticket from Bhagalpur for the same. The complaint also mentions Bihar Congress state president Madan Mohan Jha, Congress spokesperson Rajesh Rathore, and late Congress leader Sadanand Singh's son Shubhanand Mukesh. Sanjiv Kumar Singh had filed a case in the Patna CJM court on August 18 this year, claiming that on January 15, 2019, Tejashwi Yadav, Misa Bharti, Madan Mohan Jha, Sadanand Singh, and Rajesh Rathore allegedly took Rs 5 crore from him and promised him a Lok Sabha ticket from Bhagalpur. The Congress leader in his complaint further alleged that after not getting a ticket in the Lok Sabha elections, he was assured that he would get a ticket from the Mahagathbandhan in the 2020 assembly elections, but he did not get a ticket in the assembly elections either. After hearing the case, Chief Judicial Magistrate Vijay Kishore Singh directed Patna SSP Upendra Sharma on September 16 to register a FIR against all the accused in the Kotwali police station. Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) has hit out at RJD after the Patna court directed registering of FIR against Tejashwi Yadav and Misa Bharti. Former minister and JD(U) MLC Neeraj Kumar tweeted (in Hindi), "It is said that results of anything bad is bad. The arms of law are very long.Those who trade tickets for money in the RJD...don't know how low can they stoop." However, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has dismissed all allegations leveled against Tejashwi and Misa Bharti. "The person who has alleged that Rs 5 crore was given to Mahagathbandhan leaders is mentally unstable. The complainant wants to gain cheap popularity by leveling baseless allegation against Mahagathbandhan leaders", said RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari. GanPatI baPPa aGLe baras tu jaLdI aaa... MUMbai BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Sunday claimed he had been barred from entering Kolhapur by district authorities there citing law and order as well as security concerns following his allegations of corruption against Maharashtra minister Hasan Mushrif. Somaiya, on September 13, had accused Mushrif, minister for rural development as well as MLA from Kagal in Kolhapur, of indulging in corruption and holding 'benami' entities in the name of his kin, allegations dis- Mushrif allegations missed as baseless by the latter. Somaiya was scheduled to visit the western Maharashtra district on Monday . Somaiya displayed an order, dated September 19, from Kolhapur Collector Rahul Rekhawar that said the former had been prohibited from entering the district under section 144 of IPC"in view of the threat to his life and possibility of law and order situation due to his visit". The order also said the police would be occupied with Ganpati immersions and it would not be possible to provide security to Somaiya. Contd. on P3 First solar mission likely next yr: ISRO ndia’s Iwhich first solar mission, was pushed from early 2020 due to the Covid-19 I want to stay in playing 11, says Babul Supriyo sent 1.5 million km away from the Earth to L1 Lagrangian, a point between the Earth and the Sun where the gravitational pull of both the bodies on the satellite is equal to the centripetal force needed to keep the satellite in orbit. It is like a parking area in space and is great for observing several phenomena without hindrances from eclipses. Devotees during a procession on the last day of Ganesh Chaturthi, at Lalbaugh in Mumbai on Sunday Woman books AI flight's entire biz class cabin for her pet NEw DELhi A woman from Mumbai booked the entire business class cabin on an Air India flight to Chennai for her dog on September 15. She boarded the flight with her pet named 'Bela' and her servant. "Bela (the name of the Maltese dog) travelled in business class on Air India on Mumbai-Chennai flight AI671 on September 15, 2021. The passengers had booked all business class seats," a Chennai Airport official said. Air India scheduled its Airbus 321 aircraft, which has 12 business class seats, for Chennai on September 15. The woman spent around Rs 2.5 lakh to book all business class seats. "The average business class cost for MumbaiChennai is around Rs 20,000 and the said female passenger paid Rs 2.5 lakh for the travel," the official said. Air India allows a maximum of two pets for domestic sectors as per airline rules. ISIS-K claims Kabul bomber was arrested in Delhi 5 yrs back NEw DELhi ISIS-K has claimed in propaganda material that the Kabul airport suicide bomber wanted to carry out an attack in India but was arrested in Delhi five years back. "ISIS-K in 20th edition of its propaganda magazine 'Voice of Hind' claimed IS-K suicide bomber Abdur Rahman Logari who carried out Aug 26 Kabul Airport bombing; travelled to India to carry out attack in revenge for Kashmir; arrested in Dehli (sic) 5-years ago & deported to Afghanistan," Salim Mehsud said in a tweet. According to ISIS-K propaganda, Logari, the terrorist who conducted the suicide attack at Kabul airport on August 26, was arrested in India five years ago, in 2016. He wanted to carry out the attack in "revenge" for Kashmir, the propaganda said but he was arrested in Delhi and deported to Afghanistan.