Day: February 7, 2019

CS chairs SLBC meet; Seeks greater credit flow to key economic sectors

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 07: Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam today constituted a high-powered committee to look into the impedimentshampering smooth flow of credit to Agriculture, Housing and MSMEs Sectors through banks. Chairing 109th State Level Bankers’ Committee meeting here, the Chief Secretary pointed out […]

Adopt scientific methods to control dog population: Dr Samoon

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 07: In a first step towards declaring J&K animal-friendly State, Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries department Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon today constituted Executive Committee of Animal Welfare Board. The committee will be headed by Additional Secretary Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department […]

Kotwal reviews arrangements for conduct of Irrigation, Water Bodies Census in JK

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 07: State Level Steering Committee (SLSC) for the conduct of 6th Minor Irrigation Census and 1st Census of Water bodies met here today under the Chairmanship of Financial Commissioner Revenue, Pawan Kotwal to discuss the arrangements to be made for smooth conduct […]

Advisor Skandan for reformative measures to develop JK’s Horticulture sector

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBUARY 07: Advisor to Governor, K Skandan today convened an interactive meeting with the officers of the Horticulture Department to review the J&K’s Horticulture sector here at Civil Secretariat. Secretary, Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmed Lone, Director, Horticulture Planning and Management, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Managing Director, […]

Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in […]

Wariness and hope in S. Korea over second Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL, South Korea — South Koreans, always deeply divided over how best to deal with their often belligerent northern neighbor, are reacting with both hope and wariness to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will hold a second nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

Gucci pulls ‘blackface sweater’ from stores after complaints

ROME — Gucci has apologized after complaints that a wool sweater with an oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled blackface makeup, and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. It was the latest case of a fashion house having to apologize for cultural […]

At least five dead in Brazil after powerful storm lashes Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second-largest city, awoke to scenes of chaos on Thursday after thrashing wind and rain whipped through neighborhoods, felling trees, flooding streets and sweeping away buses in a storm that killed at least five people.  Some of Rio’s most iconic neighborhoods, […]

As good as gold for some brides in India as election nears

NEW DELHI – Assam will give gold worth about $530 to every bride from a poor family, the latest budget giveaway ahead of a general election that must be held by May. The northeastern state is run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), […]

Congress to scrap law punishing Muslim men for ‘triple talaq’ if voted back to power

NEW DELHI – The main opposition Congress party said on Thursday it would scrap a decree passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government prescribing jail terms for Muslim men seeking an instant divorce if the party wins an election due by May. Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party […]

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