Day: March 21, 2019

NZ bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre

CHRISTCHURCH – New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday. In the immediate aftermath of last Friday’s shootings at two mosques in the city […]

U.S. remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions: official

WASHINGTON – The United States remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions as the nuclear-armed countries’ militaries remain on alert nearly three weeks after their most dangerous confrontation in decades, a senior U.S. administration official said on Wednesday. The official also indicated that the Trump administration does not think Pakistan […]

Reliance sends fuel from India, Europe to Venezuela to sidestep U.S. sanctions

NEW DELHI/MEXICO CITY – India’s Reliance Industries is selling fuels to Venezuela from India and Europe to sidestep sanctions that bar U.S.-based companies from dealing with state-run PDVSA, according to trading sources and Refinitiv Eikon data. Reliance had been supplying alkylate, diluent naphtha and other fuel to Venezuela […]

3 held for stabbing Delhi police officer

New Delhi, Mar 21: Three men were arrested for allegedly stabbing a police officer during Holi celebrations in West Delhi’s Rajouri Garden area on Thursday, police said. The arrested, identified as Paras, Angrej Singh and Anand Singh, were drunk at the time of the incident, they said. “Sub-Inspector Amit […]

200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods, cyclone: UN

Geneva, Mar 21: The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN said Thursday. The initial estimate of those hit in Zimbabwe was 15,000 but World Food Programme (WFP) […]

Appeal against Aseemanand’s acquittal if you are really a chowkidar: Owaisi to Modi Auto Draft

Hyderabad, Mar 21: The government should appeal against Swami Aseemanand’s acquittal in the Samjhauta blast case if Prime Minister Narendra Modi was really the “chowkidar” of the country, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has said. Attacking Modi’s “main bhi chowkidar” (I too a watchman) campaign, Owaisi at an election rally […]

Cong slams Modi govt over jobs, says people will rise up, defeat BJP

New Delhi, Mar 21: The Congress Thursday alleged that 3.2 crore casual labourers lost their employment under the Modi government and said the people of India will rise up and defeat the BJP for this “treachery”.  The Congress’ attack on the government came after an English daily cited a […]

Analysis: Victory over Islamic State may be short-lived

WASHINGTON — In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed empire in Iraq and Syria. That’s a military success, but not necessarily […]

Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South

Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks. The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its 2019 spring outlook. […]

PM greets people on the occasion of Holi

open view news desk The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted people on the occasion of Holi.   “होली के पावन पर्व की सभी देशवासियों को ढेरों शुभकामनाएं। हर्ष और उल्लास का यह त्योहार हमारी एकता और सद्भावना के रंग को और प्रगाढ़ करे।”,the Prime Minister said. March […]

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