Day: November 22, 2018

Farmers march to Mumbai’s Azad Maidan for land rights, drought relief

Mumbai, Nov 22: Thousands of farmers demanding compensation for drought and transfer of forest rights to tribals Thursday reached Azad Maidan in south Mumbai, eight months after a similar protest was held at the venue. The farmers and tribals who began the two-day march from Thane to Mumbai on […]

Cabinet approves MoU with Mauritius on Consumer Protection and Legal Metrology

open view web desk The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved MoU between India and Mauritius on Consumer Protection and Legal Metrology Benefits: The MoU is beneficial for bilateral relations of both the countries. It will help in expanding cooperation in the field […]

Remains of US soldier killed in Korean War identified

ALBANY, N.Y. — There’s now a national veterans cemetery not far from where John Martin grew up along the upper Hudson River, but when it came time to pick a burial place for the soldier 68 years after he was killed in the Korean War, his niece picked […]

Oldest US military survivor of Pearl Harbor dies at age 106

LOS ANGELES — Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died Wednesday. He was 106. Chavez, who had been battling pneumonia, died in his sleep in the San Diego suburb […]

Anne Frank House renovated to tell story to new generation

The museum built around a secret annex in a canal-side house where Anne Frank hid from Nazis during World War II has been renovated to better tell the teenage Jewish diarist’s tragic story to a new generation of visitors who may know little about the horrors of the […]

2 premiers and no government: Crisis confuses Sri Lankans

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Two men each claim to be the prime minister. Lawmakers are exchanging blows in Parliament. A former finance minister says the country is on the brink of an “economic anarchy.” Welcome to Sri Lanka, where the political crisis is getting worse by the week. […]

DNA links dead convict to 49-year-old rape, murder case

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A convicted rapist who died in 2001 has been identified as the killer of a 23-year-old Harvard University graduate student nearly 50 years ago, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Tuesday. DNA evidence points to Michael Sumpter as the man who killed Jane Britton, who was sexually […]

UN weather group: Greenhouse gases in air rose again in 2017

GENEVA — The U.N.’s weather organization says greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere climbed to a new record level last year, warning that “the window of opportunity” to act against climate change is nearly closed. The World Meteorological Organization says globally-averaged concentrations of carbon-dioxide reached 405.5 parts per […]

US says China hacking increasing ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

BEIJING — A U.S. government report ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping accuses China of stepping up hacking aimed at stealing American technology as a tariff dispute escalated. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s report reflects U.S. skepticism and a possible source of new acrimony […]

Analysis: Rising US, China rivalry deepening rifts in Asia

BANGKOK — All the usual rituals of international summits were there: the group photos, the gala dinners, the noticeably vibrant shirts leaders force themselves into. But eclipsing all of that at Asia’s two big meetings was some unusually forthright criticism that exposed deepening divisions rattling the region. Front […]

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