Day: June 21, 2019

Trump says he aborted retaliatory strike to spare Iranian lives

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike on Iran because he it could have killed 150 people, a disproportionate response to Tehran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone. Trump said the plan was to hit three sites in response to […]


Pompeo likely to calm tension with India before expected Trump-Modi talks

NEW DELHI – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will try to soothe increasing friction with India over trade, data flows and arms from Russia during a visit next week and instead focus on strategic ties between the two big democracies, officials said. Pompeo arrives in New Delhi […]

GST Council decisions on rate changes on supply of good and services

open view news desk The 35th GST Council Meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. This was the first meeting of the Council after the swearing in of the new Government. The meeting was also attended by Union […]

Discussing with banks to provide foreign currency loans to exporters: Goyal

New Delhi, June 21: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said the ministry is in dialogue with banks to see ways to extend foreign currency loans to exporters. Addressing members of the CII here, he said there are ways to resolve the problem of inadequate and expensive credit […]

Fresh triple talaq bill introduced in LS, opp members protest

New Delhi, Jun 21: The government on Friday introduced the fresh triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha amid vehement protests by opposition members who claimed that it was violative of the Constitution The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 became the first legislation to be […]

Home stretch: India leads the way on International Yoga Day

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the way for International Yoga Day on Friday, performing sun salutations and other flexible feats in a mass session with an estimated 30,000 other devotees of the discipline. Yoga Day, observed mostly in India but also worldwide on the Northern Hemisphere’s longest […]

Thousands converge on Hong Kong police HQ in anti-govt demo

Thousands of protesters converged on Hong Kong’s police headquarters Friday, demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader and the release of demonstrators arrested during the territory’s worst political crisis in decades. The protest comes after the government refused to meet the demands of demonstrators who have marched […]

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