Month: May 2018

Moscow invites N.Korea’s Kim to visit

open view web desk Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang on Thursday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Moscow said, during the first meeting between the head of the reclusive state and a Russian official. “Come to Russia, we’ll be very happy to […]

U.S., North Korea to hold second day of nuclear talks

open view web desk NEW YORK – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol enter a second day of meetings in New York on Thursday as they try to settle nuclear weapons disagreements and set the stage for an historic summit […]

Air India sale gets no bid, exposes hurdles for Modi’s divestment drive

open view web desk NEW DELHI – India’s offer to sell a stake in Air India failed to draw a single bid by the Thursday deadline, underlining the challenges it faces in fixing the debt-laden state carrier and meeting a broader target of stake sales in government-held firms. […]

U.S. biotechs to speed work on Nipah vaccine as virus hits India

open view web desk LONDON – A global coalition set up a year ago to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two U.S. biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 people in India. The Coalition […]

Tamil Nadu seeks permanent closure of Vedanta’s copper smelter – officials

open view web desk THOOTHUKUDI, India – The Tamil Nadu government said on Thursday that it was seeking a permanent closure of a big copper smelter run by London-listed Vedanta Resources after 13 people died in protests demanding the closure of the plant on environmental grounds. “The government’s […]

Father of Pakistani girl killed in Texas hopes her death can spur reform

open view web desk ISLAMABAD- The father of a Pakistani girl killed in a Texas school shooting said on Monday he hoped that the death of his daughter, who wanted to serve her country as a civil servant or diplomat, would help spur gun control in the United […]

Top executives at fraud-hit PNB misled RBI, CBI alleges

open view web desk MUMBAI – Senior executives at Punjab National Bank misled the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in late 2016 over the lender’s handling of the financial messaging system and credit guarantees that were at the centre of a more than $2 billion fraud, the Central […]

Modi like mobile phone on speaker mode: Rahul

open view web desk Hosakote /Maluru (Ktk), May 7: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “PPP Congress” jibe, likening him to a mobile phone on “speaker and airplane” mode and not the “work” mode. On the 9th leg of his election […]

Putin sworn in for fourth term as Russian president

open view web desk Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tension with his Western rivals. The 65-year-old, in power since 1999, is on course to become […]

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

open view web desk A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The teenager was attacked on […]

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