Day: June 12, 2019

Justice Magrey conducts inspection of District Courts at Srinagar

open view news desk SRINAGAR, JUNE 12: Administrative Judge for District Srinagar, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey today inspected various District Courts including Special Judge, Anti corruption (CBI cases) Srinagar, Special Judge, Anti Corruption, Srinagar, Sub Judge, PT&E Magistrate, Srinagar, Munsiff, Sub Registrar, Srinagar and Ist. Additional Munsiff, Srinagar. […]

Governor inaugurates 23rd Annual Post Graduate Research Presentation Programme of SKIMS

open view news desk SRINAGAR, JUNE 12: Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated the 23rd Annual Post Graduate Research Presentation Programme of the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre here today. Describing SKIMS as a premier health care institution of Kashmir which is […]

India set to launch second lunar mission; land rover on the moon

BENGALURU – India said on Wednesday it will launch its second lunar mission in mid-July, as it moves to consolidate its status as a leader in space technology by achieving a controlled landing on the moon. The mission, if successful, would make India only the fourth country behind […]

Indian government says will examine ex-advisor’s finding of overstated GDP growth

NEW DELHI – India’s top ranking economic advisory council will examine former chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian’s research findings that the country’s economic growth has been overstated, the government said in a statement on Wednesday. India will issue ‘point-to-point’ rebuttal on the issue in due course, the government […]

Police fire tear gas to break up protest by BJP in Kolkata

KOLKATA, India – Indian police fired tear gas in Kolkata on Wednesday to disperse thousands of members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party protesting over rising political violence, party leaders and witnesses said. Clashes between supporters of the Hindu nationalist BJP and a regional party that governs West […]

Modi to avoid Pakistan airspace despite getting permission

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi will avoid flying over Pakistan during an official trip to central Asia on Thursday, the foreign ministry said, even though Pakistan has granted overflight access. Pakistan closed its airspace in February after a suicide attack by a Pakistan-based militant group in […]

Russian police detain more than 400 at protest over journalist

MOSCOW – Russian police detained more than 400 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist. Police abruptly dropped drug charges a day earlier against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, […]

Japan’s Abe in Tehran mission to ease Iran-US tensions

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo’s key ally Washington. The first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in 41 years, Abe is expected to arrive in Tehran at […]

Water tankers prove a lifeline for India’s parched villages

As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals — mostly women in saris — come running with jerry cans, buckets and stainless steel pots. Over the next two hours Dukre helps them empty the 12,000-litre (3,170-gallon) tank, providing a lifeline to […]

India defends methodology to measure economic growth

NEW DELHI – The Indian government on Tuesday defended its methodology of calculating the country’s economic growth, countering the argument of a former top economic advisor who said that Asia’s third-largest economy might be overestimating its growth rate. India objectively measures the contribution of various sectors in the […]

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