Day: January 8, 2019

North Korea’s Kim visits China ahead of expected Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Tuesday on an unannounced visit to Beijing for talks with President Xi Jinping, as preparations ramp up for an expected second summit with Donald Trump. China is the key ally of isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea and its main source of trade […]

Attacker hurts 20 children with hammer at Beijing school

A hammer-wielding man wounded 20 children in an attack at an elementary school in Beijing Tuesday with three suffering serious injuries, local authorities said. A male suspect was brought “under control” and the wounded pupils were admitted to hospital, the Xicheng district government said. Surnamed Jia, the 49-year-old […]

RBI sets up panel under Nandan Nilekani to boost digital payments

Mumbai, Jan 8: The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday constituted a high-level committee under Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani to suggest measures to strengthen the safety and security of digital payments in the country. The five-member panel on deepening of digital payments has been constituted with a view to encourage […]

Grand Alliance leaders stage protest against Nitish

Patna, Jan 8: The opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar on Tuesday burnt effigies of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar here in protest against his alleged use of foul language against the leader of a constituent of “Mahagathbandhan”. In the state capital, the protest demonstration was led by state RJD president […]

‘Unfairly detained’: Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn protests innocence

Tokyo, Jan 8: Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday he had been “wrongly accused and unfairly detained” at a high-profile court hearing in Japan, his first appearance since his arrest in November rocked the business world. Entering the court handcuffed and with a rope around his waist, the […]

Rahul slams Modi over Rafale deal, says PM refuses to pay dues of HAL

New Delhi, Jan 8: Upping the ante over HAL’s reported cash crunch, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid Rs 20,000 crore to France’s Dassault Aviation even though it has not delivered a single Rafale jet, but refuses to pay the dues of […]

Stephen Harper, Former Prime Minister of Canada, calls on the Prime Minister

open view news desk Former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, who is on a visit to India to attend the Raisina Dialogue, met Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi earlier today. The two leaders exchanged views on developments in India-Canada relations, main global trends and cooperation among democracies. […]

Cultural Academy event brings together readers, budding writers

open view news desk JAMMU, JANUARY 8: Sahitya Akademi and J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Tuesday organized a literary event with emerging writers of the Kashmir language. Titled as ‘Mulakat’, the programme was held in KL Saigal Hall of the Academy premises here. Five budding writers […]