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Day: August 22, 2019

Fuel supply to Air India stopped at six domestic airports: sources

NEW DELHI – Jet fuel supply to state-run carrier Air India has been stopped at six domestic airports because of unpaid dues to fuel provider, Indian Oil Corp (IOCL) (IOC.NS), three sources said on Thursday. “Jet fuel supply to Air India has been stopped for commercial reasons at […]

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launches the book ‘the Diary of Manu Gandhi’

open view news desk Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched the book ‘the Diary of Manu Gandhi’ (1943-44) at a function in the auditorium of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library today in New Delhi. The book has been brought […]

Amazon, Microsoft, ‘putting world at risk of killer AI’: study

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. Dutch NGO Pax ranked 50 companies by three criteria: whether they were […]

‘We won’t give an inch’: India faces defiance in ‘Kashmir’s Gaza’

Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call “Kashmir’s Gaza” as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation. In an act of defiance against New Delhi’s controversial decision to strip the Muslim-majority region of its […]

US raps China for ‘escalation’ in South China Sea

The United States on Thursday sharpened its criticism of China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, slamming an “escalation” in efforts to intimidate other claimants” such as Vietnam. China redeployed a government-owned survey vessel — with armed escorts — into the waters off Vietnam earlier […]

S. Korea cancels Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said Thursday it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with two of its most important allies in the […]

UN report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military

BANGKOK — Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity, a U.N. report charged Thursday. The U.N. Independent […]

No Rohingya turn up for planned repatriation to Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — No Rohingya Muslims staying in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar on Thursday because they want to be guaranteed safety and citizenship first, officials said. Bangladesh refugee commissioner Abul Kalam said none of the 295 families interviewed […]

Auto companies in India cut more jobs, halt production to tackle slowdown

NEW DELHI – With India’s auto sales declining for the ninth straight month in July, more automotive manufacturers are laying off workers and temporarily halting production to keep costs in check, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters. Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor and South Korea’s Hyundai Motor […]

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