Day: July 29, 2019

Sensex ends 196 pts lower on weak global cues

Mumbai, Jul 29: Equity benchmark Sensex fell by 197 points on Monday, tracking weak global cues and unabated foreign fund outflows. Similarly, the NSE gauge Nifty slipped by 95 points.  Auto stocks were at the receiving end with investor sentiment taking a hit after the government proposed a hike […]

Draft Notification Issued Allowing Motor Vehicles and their Parts to be Affixed with Microdots

open view news desk The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification GSR 521(E) dated 24thJuly 2019, amending Central Motor Vehicle Rules,allowing motor vehicles and their parts, components, assemblies, sub-assemblies to be affixed with permanent and nearly invisible microdots that can be read physically […]

India’s renewable energy cost lowest in Asia Pacific: WoodMac

India’s renewable energy cost is the lowest in the Asia Pacific, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Monday. India’s levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) using solar photovoltaic has fallen to $38 per megawatt hour (MWh) this year, 14% cheaper than coal-fired power that has traditionally been the cheapest source […]

Protests over worker deaths paralyse production at some Coal India mines

BHUBANESWAR – Members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have mounted protests that have paralysed production at one of India’s biggest coalfields following a deadly accident last week. The BJP workers have been staging sit-down protests and waving flags at state-run Coal India Ltd’s mines […]

India bond yields fall as finance minister backs rate cuts, reaffirms foreign bond issue plan

MUMBAI – Indian bond yields dropped sharply on Monday after the finance minister said the government won’t change its plan to issue sovereign bonds and that she hopes the Reserve Bank of India makes more rate cuts. “I’ll honestly wish (for a) rate cut … and yes, a […]

Israel invests in high-tech upgrades at West Bank crossings

QALANDIA CROSSING, West Bank — It’s just after 6 a.m. and a Palestinian man’s face is momentarily bathed in crimson light, not by the sun rising over the mountains of Jordan, but by a facial recognition scanner at an Israeli checkpoint near Jerusalem. The Israeli military has installed […]

Priests accused of sex abuse turned to under-the-radar group

DRYDEN, Mich. — The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in this tiny Midwestern town as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. Neighbors had no idea some of the dressed-down clergymen […]

Mexico crowns transgender beauty queen in bid for acceptance

Mexico City, Jul 29: The contestants in the beauty pageant sashayed in red bathing suits, paraded across the stage in evening gowns with plunging necklines and answered questions about climate change and human rights. After four hours, and a brief protest onstage by a losing contestant, a brunette from […]

7 killed in rain-related incidents in Pak

Peshawar, Jul 29: At least seven persons, including four children and a woman, were killed in separate incidents after incessant rain lashed parts of Pakistan, authorities said. In Pakistan’s northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, five persons, including two children and a woman were killed on Sunday. Two were killed in Shangrila […]

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