Day: August 27, 2019

Indian economy set for weakest quarter of growth in five years: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – The Indian economy likely expanded at its slowest pace in more than five years in the April-June quarter, driven by weak investment growth and sluggish demand, according to economists polled by Reuters. That would reinforce concerns seen in the minutes from the central bank’s August meeting, […]

Pakistan considering closing air space to India: minister

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of air space to India and blocking Indian land trade to Afghanistan via Pakistan, the minister for science and technology said on Twitter. “PM is considering a complete closure of Air Space to India, a complete […]

I&B Secretary Shri Amit Khare inaugurates 7th Community Radio Sammelan

open view news desk The 7th Community Radio Sammelan was inaugurated by Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting at Dr. BR Ambedkar Bhawan, New Delhi today. Representatives of all operational Community Radio Stations across the country along with senior officials of Ministry of Information & […]

Ministries of Tourism and Culture meet the 15th Finance Commission

Stress on Tourism and Culture as vehicles of employment generation, income growth and national integration & international relations. States to be incentivised by XVFC for promotion of Toursim and Culture  open view news desk The Minister for Tourism and Culture, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel and senior officials from both […]

Abrogation of Article 370 is a national issue and not a political one: Vice President

Calls upon people to speak in one voice; VP asks political parties to improve the standards of public discourse and avoid cheap personal tirades; Advocates setting up of Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court Benches in various parts of the country for speedy disposal of cases; Supports the […]

Equip youth with the skills and knowledge required to face the 21st-century job market: Vice President

Skilled labour force vital for the country to make rapid economic progress;  Seeks the support of Industry bodies to build infrastructure for skilling existing and new entrants to the labor force; Asks higher educational institutions to promote skilling and entrepreneurship among the youth; Inaugurates an exhibition put up […]

Trump portrays G-7 as a lovefest, papering over differences

BIARRITZ, France — Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump’s takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was “unity.” In fact, “flawless” unity. During this year’s gathering of leaders of the world’s wealthiest democracies, Trump […]

Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then let’s talk

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a mere photo op. Hassan Rouhani’s change of heart came a day after Trump said Monday […]

Hong Kong violence becoming more serious, but govt in control, says Lam

HONG KONG – Violence in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests is becoming more serious but the government is confident it can handle the crisis itself, the embattled leader of the former British colony said on Tuesday. Carrie Lam was speaking in public for the first time since demonstrations escalated […]

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