Month: January 2018

Skywatchers in western North America will see moon turn red in rare eclipse

open view web desk LOS ANGELES- Skywatchers across western North America set their alarms to awaken before dawn on Wednesday to see a rare type of lunar eclipse called a “Super Blue Blood Moon,” with hundreds of expected to view the phenomenon from a Los Angeles mountaintop. As […]

Southeast Asia a ‘hotspot’ for antibiotic abuse, FAO official says

open view web desk BANGKOK – Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food is rife in Southeast Asia, a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official said on Wednesday, warning of serious risks for people and animals as bacterial infections become more resistant to treatment. The official from the […]

Trump told McCabe to ask wife ‘how it felt to be a loser’: Report

open view web desk Washington D.C. [U.S], Jan 30: United States President Donald Trump reportedly told then-acting Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Andrew McCabe that he should ask his wife, who had lost a bid for political office in Virginia, how it felt to be a loser. President Trump made the remarks during a phone call […]

Pak SC takes suo motu notice of Kohat medical student murder

open view web desk Kohat [Pakistan], Jan 30: Pakistan‘s Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu notice of the murder of a medical student in Kohat city. A third-year medical student was shot dead in Kohat city of Pakistan‘s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province allegedly for refusing a marriage proposal. According to the Dawn, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered […]

Pak court rejects Sharif’s objections to supplementary case in Panama Papers scandal

open view web desk Islamabad, Jan 30: An accountability court in Pakistan today rejected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif’s objections to the supplementary case filed against him and his family by the country’s anti-graft body over properties in London. The court holding trial in graft cases against Sharif and his […]

U.N. says 100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains

open view web desk GENEVA – More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a U.N. humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox’s Bazar area […]

Budget 2018: As Cities Swell, Cheques Not Cashed, Progress Slow

open view web desk With India’s urban population rising by 11 million annually–the equivalent of adding a Bengaluru every year–and urban voters forming a major vote base for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), making money and management available for cities would appear to be a priority. But promises […]

India’s bonds slump on worries about higher fiscal deficit, interest rates

open view web desk MUMBAI – India’s bond markets extended declines, sending the 6.79 percent 10-year bond yield up as much as 13 basis points on worries the government would widen its fiscal deficit target and after an official said there was less scope for monetary easing. Bonds […]

Economic Survey: India expects to regain pole position as fastest-growing major economy

open view web desk NEW DELHI – India on Monday forecast its economic growth would accelerate to 7 to 7.5 percent in the 2018/19 fiscal year, to once again become the world’s fastest-growing major economy. The government’s economic survey, presented to parliament on Monday, went on to say […]

Kasganj SP shunted out after communal violence

open view web desk Lucknow, Jan 29: Following communal violence in western Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, the Yogi Adityanath government today transferred the area Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh to Police Training School in Meerut, officials said. Piyush Srivastava was appointed as the new Kasganj SP, they added. Singh […]

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