Day: May 5, 2019

Div Com Jammu reviews progress on bunkers

open view news service JAMMU, MAY 05: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today chaired a meeting of DCs of border districts to review the progress on construction of bunkers along the border and other related issues of Jammu Division. The meeting was attended by IG BSF, SSP Jammu, […]

President of India pays floral tributes to Giani Zail Singh on his birth anniversary

open view news service The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, paid floral tributes to Giani Zail Singh, former President of India, on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (May 5, 2019). The President, family members of Giani Zail Singh as well as officers and staff […]

Relief Camps and Community Kitchens Setup by Indian Navy in villages near Puri

open view news service In order to provide succor to those in immediate need of assistance at most affected villages around Puri in the aftermath of extreme severe cyclone FANI, Indian Navy continues the Relief Operation with 3 ships using their integral helicopters.  The helicopters have been utilized […]

‘Avengers Endgame’ nears global record with over $2 billion

LOS ANGELES — “Avengers: Endgame” continued its global domination at the box office in a second week victory lap that saw the blockbuster cross the $2 billion mark in record time and unseat “Titanic” as the second highest-grossing film ever worldwide. Domestically, newcomers, including thrillers (“The Intruder”), well-reviewed […]

Palestinians step up rocket attacks as Israel strikes Gaza

JERUSALEM — Gaza militants on Sunday intensified a wave of rocket fire into southern Israel, striking towns and cities and killing at least three people in one of the bloodiest rounds of fighting since the 2014 war. At least nine Palestinians, including a pregnant woman and her 14-month-old […]

Self-improvement guru set to face ‘sex slave’ accusers

NEW YORK — It was called “collateral” — nude photos and other embarrassing material that female members of an upstate New York self-improvement group turned over to their “masters” to ensure obedience, silence and sexual fealty to the organization’s spiritual leader, Keith Raniere. Now some former members of […]

Uncertain future for ‘super’ seaweed after court ruling

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a “superfood” and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions. Maine has a long tradition of seaweed […]

Newly crowned Thai king carried through Bangkok in royal procession

BANGKOK – Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn visited Buddhist temples and greeted his subjects for the first time since his crowning in a royal procession around the old quarter of Bangkok on Sunday, as part of intricate coronation ceremonies held over three days. “Long live the king!” shouted well-wishers […]

India’s rural pain goes beyond farmers, and it may be a problem for Modi

ZADSHI VILLAGE, India – Three years ago, brick mason Pundlik Bhandekar was always busy as farmers in his tiny hamlet in Maharashtra commissioned new houses and nearby towns were undergoing rapid urbanisation. Now, as the rural economy sinks and the pace of construction slows, Bhandekar is struggling to […]

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