Day: November 23, 2018

Leaning Tower of Pisa continues long path towards vertical

ROME  — The Leaning Tower of Pisa isn’t leaning so much anymore. After more than two decades of efforts to straighten it, engineers say the famed Tuscan bell tower has recovered four centimeters (1.57 inches) more and is in better structural health than predicted. ANSA news agency quotes […]

French priest charged with child rape, in new blow to church

PARIS — A French priest has been handed preliminary charges of raping minors in the latest blow to the Catholic Church in France. The regional prosecutor’s office said the Rev. Robert Bonan was arrested Tuesday in the town of Lautenbach near the German border. The charges were based […]

Prominent Syrian activist killed in rebel-held province

BEIRUT — Gunmen in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern province shot and killed on Friday a prominent anti-government journalist who was also a sharp critic of Islamist militants. Raed Fares’ U.S.-funded Radio Fresh station provides news of the conflict to Syria’s northern provinces and is a source for international news […]

J&K Cyclists shine in 23rd Road National Cycling Championship

open view web desk JAMMU NOVEMBER 23: Cyclists from Jammu and Kashmir Rameez Raja and Waheed Ahmad have won silver and bronze medals respectively in 23rd Road National Cycling Championship, being held in Kurushetra Haryana. The J&K team is participating under the aegis of J&K Cycling Association. Coach […]

The current administration has shut its eyes to the woes of people: Nasir

open view web desk Srinagar 23 November: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday expressed dismay over the erratic power supply and solicited redressal from the governor administration to ensure that consumers get adequate power, water supply during the harsh months of winter. In a statement released from party headquarters […]

Kargil Observed Shut Down over University Issue, demands full-fledged University in Ladakh region

open view web desk KARGIL NOVEMBER 23: A Complete Shutdown was observed today in Kargil over the University for Ladakh issue. This call of strike was given by the Students Educational Movement (SEMOK) of Kargil which was supported by the influential religious ogranisations like Anjuman e Jamita e […]

Indian Institute of Management Jammu kick-started its 1st HR Conclave

open view web desk JAMMU NOVEMBER 23: Indian Institute of Management Jammu has kick-started its 1st HR Conclave on Friday, 23rd of November 2018, which has six power-packed panel discussions, spread over two days. The inaugural session of the mega event started at 9:45 AM in the campus […]

Saudi crown prince in UAE, first trip abroad since Khashoggi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, on his first tour abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. The prince, who arrived in Abu Dhabi late on […]

Pakistan to open new border entry for Indian Sikh pilgrims

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s foreign minister says his government has decided to open a new cross-border corridor to allow minority Sikh pilgrims from neighboring India to visit their temple of worship in Pakistan. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Thursday that the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation […]

After building spree, just how much does the Maldives owe China?

open view web desk MALE – One week after taking power, the new government of the Maldives says it has no idea how much it owes China, which has led a construction spree in the tiny Indian Ocean nation, but fears the debts run up in the past […]

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