Day: March 28, 2019

Trump tells Russia ‘to get out’ of Venezuela

US President Donald Trump demanded Wednesday that Russia remove troops from Venezuela and said again that he was not ruling out military action to topple far-left President Nicolas Maduro. Russia’s deployment of troops and equipment to bolster Maduro has ratcheted up already high international tension in Venezuela where […]

Facebook bars white nationalism, stepping up hate speech curbs

Facebook announced Wednesday it would ban praise or support for white nationalism and white separatism as part of a stepped-up crackdown on hate speech. The ban will be enforced starting next week at the leading online social network and its image-centric messaging service Instagram. “It’s clear that these […]

Despair, anger as Venezuelans endure paralyzing blackout

Venezuelans wavered between despair and rage Wednesday as they endured a third day of a near-nationwide blackout that has paralyzed their country — the second such outage this month. “Food stocks are starting to rot. There’s no water. The transport virtually doesn’t work. There’s no means of communication,” […]

Israelis unveil ‘world’s longest salt cave’

Israeli cave explorers said Thursday that a salt cave with striking stalactites near the Dead Sea is the world’s longest, beating the previous record-holder in Iran. The cave named Malham, stretching over 10 kilometres (6.25 miles), runs through Mount Sodom, Israel’s largest mountain, and spills out to the […]

US, Chinese trade negotiators face ‘large amount of work’

Beijing said Thursday US and Chinese negotiators still face a “large amount of work” as they meet for fresh talks aimed at resolving a months-long trade war. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are expected to begin two days of talks in Beijing with […]

UK PM to renew Brexit deal push after pledge to resign

British Prime Minister Theresa May will renew attempts to push through her Brexit plan Thursday, after she dramatically offered to quit to save her deal and MPs failed in their own bid to break the deadlock. At risk of losing control of the process of leaving the European […]

Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

A tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta on Thursday after the Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel. The Palau-flagged tanker Elhiblu I had picked up the 108 migrants including women and children on Tuesday evening and then headed back to Tripoli. […]

Monsanto ordered to pay $80 mn in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay some $80 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant’s weedkiller Roundup, in a case that could influence the outcome of thousands more like it. A San Francisco jury Wednesday found the firm, which is owned by […]

Power shutdown

open view news desk JAMMU : According to Superintending Engineer, Electrical Maintenance and Rural Electrification Wing Circle-1 Jammu, to carry out pole installation works by M/s. L&T under IPDS/PMDP Scheme, power supply from 11KV Arnia feeder shall remain affected. During the shutdown, the power supply to Arnia and […]

Div Com Jammu takes stock of election preparedness in Samba

open view news desk SAMBA : Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, today toured the border district of Samba to take stock of election preparedness and availability of minimum assured basic facilities at the polling stations for upcoming General Elections. Divisional Comisioner along with District Election Officer Samba Sushma […]

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