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Day: February 3, 2019

China’s economy made steady progress, policies in place to deal with risks: Xi

Beijing, Feb 3: Playing down concerns over economic slowdown in China amid the intense trade war with the US, President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the world’s second largest economy has made “steady” progress as his government took new steps for reforms and opening-up of economy to avert major […]

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Will return Padma Bhushan if govt doesn’t fulfil promises: Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi (Maha), Feb 3: Social activist Anna Hazare, whose indefinite hunger strike entered the fifth day on Sunday, warned that if the Narendra Modi government did not fulfil its promises, he would return his Padma Bhushan. Earlier in the day, Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena came out […]

Greenpeace India shuts two offices, cuts staff after donations row

NEW DELHI – Environmental group Greenpeace said on Saturday it had been forced to shut two of its regional offices in India and had asked many staff to leave due to a block on its bank account after accusations of illegal donations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationalist government […]

Trump says sending military to Venezuela ‘an option’: CBS

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said that sending the military to Venezuela was “an option” and that he had turned down President Nicolas Maduro’s request for a meeting. “Certainly, it’s something that’s on the – it’s an option,” Trump said in an interview with CBS to be […]

Three women who could be Modi’s biggest nightmare in India’s election

NEW DELHI – Three powerful women politicians, each from a very different section of Indian society, may pose a big threat to the chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term in a general election due by May. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, part of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty […]

Seven passengers killed when train derails in Bihar

NEW DELHI – Seven passengers were killed and several others injured when a Delhi-bound train derailed in Bihar on Sunday, railways officials said. Eleven coaches of the Seemanchal Express left the rails near Sahadai Buzurg railway station, about 50 km (30 miles) from the state capital, Patna, early […]

‘Once-in-a-century’ floods hit northeast Australia

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days. Australia’s tropical north experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at this time of the year, but the […]

Venezuela’s Guaido pressures Maduro over humanitarian aid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was on Sunday set to announce a date for the arrival of humanitarian aid to the crisis-wracked country — a path President Nicolas Maduro believes will lead to a US-led military intervention. A day earlier, National Assembly head Guaido and socialist leader Maduro […]

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