Day: July 16, 2019

Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia

Survivors scrambled for higher ground as torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia Tuesday, with millions of people affected and at least 180 dead, officials said. The monsoon is crucial for irrigation and groundwater supplies in the impoverished region — home to a […]

Trump says does not have ‘racist bone’ in his body

US President Donald Trump strongly denied accusations of racism on Tuesday after launching a xenophobic attack on a group of ethnic minority Democratic congresswomen. “Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” tweeted Trump, as US lawmakers prepared to vote on a […]

Over 37 deputations, 38 individuals meet Advisor Kumar at Srinagar, project demands

open view news desk SRINAGAR, JULY 16: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, today interacted with scores of deputations and listened to their issues and problems during his weekly public hearing programme at Governor’s Grievance Cell, Church Lane, Sonawar here. During the public hearing programme, over 37 deputations […]

‘More than 30’ feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse

MUMBAI – An old four-storey building collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, trapping more than two dozen people in the rubble, with at least four confirmed dead, a fire department official said. It was the second such collapse around Mumbai in less than ten days. […]

Floods worsen in India’s northeast; rare rhinos in danger

GUWAHATI, INDIA – Floods in northeast India worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhinoceros sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleeing the rising waters. Heavy early monsoon rain has lashed parts of South Asia since last week, […]

Withdrawal of Minimum Balance Penalty by Banks

open view news desk According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, banks do not have any Minimum Balance requirement for Basic Savings Bank Deposit accounts (BSBD), including accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan DhanYojana (PMJDY).  As on March 2019, there were 57.3 crore BSBD accounts across the […]

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas signs contracts for 32 blocks awarded under Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) Bid Rounds – II & III

open view news desk Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas today signed contracts for 32 blocks awarded under Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP) Bid Rounds – II & III. The Government had launched OALP Bid Rounds-II and III on 07th January, 2019 and 10th February, 2019 respectively. While Bid Round–II offered […]

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