Day: March 5, 2018

BJP usurped power through proxy in Meghalaya:Rahul

open view web desk New Delhi, Mar 5: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused the BJP of “usurping” power through proxy in Meghalaya and using “big money” to create an “opportunistic alliance” in the state. Gandhi alleged that the BJP is “obsessed” with “grabbing” power and has shown “utter […]

South Korean envoys in historic trip to North, meet Kim

open view web desk The most senior South Koreans to travel to North Korea for more than a decade met leader Kim Jong Un Monday, a Seoul official said, the latest step in an Olympics-driven rapprochement on the divided peninsula. The delegation, representing the South’s President Moon Jae-in, […]

China’s defence spending to accelerate in 2018

open view web desk China announced on Monday an 8.1 percent defence budget increase for 2018, giving a boost to the modernisation of the world’s largest military after spending slowed in the previous two years. Beijing will splash out 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion) on its military, according […]

‘Shape of Water’ wins big at Oscars on activism-fuelled night

open view web desk LOS ANGELES – Romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water” won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, the film industry’s most prestigious honor, on a night where themes of female empowerment and activism almost overshadowed the awards. The Fox Searchlight movie’s Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, won best director, […]

Insight: Missed warnings – How watchdogs failed to spot $2 billion PNB fraud

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – Gokulnath Shetty, a middle-aged bank manager of middling rank, spent his days in the foreign exchange department on the mezzanine floor of Punjab National Bank’s Brady House branch in Mumbai. It was there, past the loan desk and up a flight of stairs, that the […]

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