Day: August 6, 2019

Sensex rebounds over 200 pts; Nifty above 10,900

Mumbai, Aug 6: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded over 200 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 10,900 level in early trade on Tuesday led by gains in banking and auto stocks. The 30-share index was trading 214.96 points, or 0.59 per cent, higher at 36,914.80 at 0930 […]

Par nod for removing Art 370 provisions, splitting JK to 2 UTs

New Delhi, Aug 6: Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories. The resolution was adopted by Lok Sabha with 351 members voting in its support and […]

Trump’s America: Where politics dictate definition of racism

ERIE, Pa. — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race.Full Coverage: Race and ethnicity And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald […]

Kashmir on edge, locked down, as India looks to split state

NEW DELHI — India’s lower house of Parliament was set to ratify a bill Tuesday downgrading the governance of the Indian-administered portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir, as an indefinite security lockdown continued in the disputed Himalayan region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government submitted the Jammu and Kashmir […]

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. […]

Landmark Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 gets Parliamentary approval

open view news desk Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 would ease the overall process of consumer grievance redressal: Shri Ramvilas Paswan The Parliament today gave its nod to the landmark Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 which aims to protect the rights of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective […]

Kashmir clampdown tightened as India hails ‘historic moment’

India’s home affairs minister on Tuesday hailed “historic” legislation to bring Kashmir under its direct control, as New Delhi stepped up its clampdown on dissent in the restive Muslim-majority region. Three high-profile political leaders in Kashmir were detained for being a threat to peace hours after Home Affairs […]

China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis. In its harshest warning yet Beijing said the immense strength of the central government should not be underestimated as police […]

Beijing warns of ‘countermeasures’ over US missile plans

China warned Tuesday it would take unspecified countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with plans to deploy ground-based intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. The comments come days after US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Washington was now free to deploy the weapons following its withdrawal last […]

Parliament passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2019

New Delhi, Aug 6: Parliament on Tuesday approved a new bill to revamp the process of administration and settlment of consumer disputes, with strict penalties including jail term for adulteration and misleading ads by companies. The Consumer Protection Bill 2019, already passed by Lok Sabha, was approved in […]

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