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Day: August 19, 2019

Malaysia court postpones biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian court on Monday postponed for a week the biggest of five trials linked to a multi-billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB and allegedly involving former prime minister Najib Razak. Najib, who lost a general election last year, has been hit with 42 criminal […]

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Vice President asks Indian community in Lithuania to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the two nations

There is immense potential for growth in bilateral trade between India and Lithuania: Vice President Asks Indian community to keep India’s culture and traditions alive Praises the Indian community for acting as a bridge to integrate the cultures of both nations Appreciates Lithuania for commemorating the 150th birth […]

Abolition of Triple Talaq will ensure dignity and equality to crores of Muslim women: Shri Amit Shah

open view news desk Union Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit Shah addressed an audience on “Abolition of Triple Talaq – correction of a historic wrong” at the Constitution Club of India earlier today. Tracing the journey of the Act, Shri Shah said that he had spoken on […]

President of India pays Floral Tributes to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma on his Birth Anniversary

open view news desk The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, paid floral tributes to Dr Shanker Dayal Sharma, former President of India, on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 19, 2019). Officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan along with the family members of Dr […]

“Government is fully committed to eradicate Manual Scavenging”: Thawar Chand Gehlot

open view news desk Dr. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) has stated that the Government is fully committed to eradicate manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’. He was speaking at the […]

Trump warns Tiananmen-style HK crackdown would harm trade deal

Donald Trump has warned China that carrying out a Tiananmen Square-style crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protests would harm trade talks between the two countries, in comments that followed a huge, defiant march through the streets of the global finance hub. Hong Kong has been rocked by more […]

Thousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched

Riots broke out and a local parliament building was torched in Indonesia’s Papua on Monday, as thousands protested against the weekend detention of pro-independence student activists. An AFP reporter on the scene estimated several thousand protesters took to the streets of Manokwari, the capital of West Papua province, […]

Economists survey: 34% expect a US recession in 2021

WASHINGTON — A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. Thirty-four percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in […]

Afghanistan vows to crush Islamic State havens after attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president on Monday vowed to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Islamic State group as the country marked a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the local IS affiliate. President Ashraf Ghani’s comments came as Afghanistan mourns at least 63 people, including children, […]

Schools deserted in Kashmir as parents fear more unrest

SRINAGAR, India – Schools reopened in Srinagar on Monday but most classrooms were empty as parents kept their children home, fearing unrest over the government’s decision two weeks ago to revoke the region’s autonomy. Some 190 primary schools were set open in Srinagar as a sign of normalcy […]

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