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Day: October 2, 2018

Police fire tear gas, water cannon to break up farmers’ protest

open view web desk NEW DELHI – Police on Tuesday fired teargas and water cannons to halt and scatter a march by thousands of protesting farmers heading for the capital New Delhi to demand better prices for their produce. Reeling from a crash in commodity prices, more than […]

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Gandhi worked to unite India, Modi dividing country: Rahul

open view web desk Wardha (Maha), Oct 2: Mahatma Gandhi aimed to unite the country but Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working to divide it, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said at Wardha in Maharashtra on Tuesday. Addressing a rally marking his party’s programmes on the commencement of Mahatma Gandhi’s […]

WHO plays down risk to Indian children from tainted polio vaccine

open view web desk MUMBAI- The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that there was minimal risk of children contracting the polio virus in India from a tainted batch of vaccines. The public health scare, which potentially affected thousands of children, put a renewed spotlight on lax […]

Police shooting of Apple manager in Uttar Pradesh sparks call for reform

open view web desk LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI – The deadly shooting of an Apple manager by police in Uttar Pradesh prompted human rights activists and opposition parties to demand reform, saying it was only the latest in a series of extrajudicial killings by local police. The government of Uttar […]

Automation, GST spell doom for India’s traditional match factories

open view web desk It’s hard to miss the message Sivakasi sends when driving into town after acres of dry, uncultivated land: this is a place for combustion. This town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu built its reputation on fireworks, firecrackers and matches. Posters and […]

Trump hits Brazil, India commerce after clinching North American trade deal

open view web desk Fresh from clinching an updated North American commerce pact, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Indian and Brazilian trade tactics, describing the latter as being “maybe the toughest in the world” in terms of protectionism. Addressing reporters at a White House event to […]

Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons

open view web desk SEOUL, South Korea — A top South Korean official told lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public comment about the size of the North’s secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament Monday […]

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