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Day: August 29, 2019

Rs 4158 cr sanctioned to Jharkhand for afforestation

Ranchi, Aug 29: The Jharkhand government on Thursday received a sanction letter of Rs 4158 crore central government funds for afforestation drives in the state, officials here said. The letter was handed over to officials of the state government by Union Minister for Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Prakash […]

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CBI files supplementary charge sheet in AT chitfund scam

Bhubaneswar, Aug 29: The CBI on Thursday filed a supplementary charge sheet against three persons including former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary, Ashirbad Behera for their alleged association with a chitfund company accused of looting investors of crore of rupees. The Central Bureau of Investigation filed the supplementary charge […]

Have sought unhindered consular access to Jadhav: India

New Delhi, Aug 29: India on Thursday said it had asked for “immediate, effective and unhindered” consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav from Pakistan and was in touch with the neighbouring country through diplomatic channels. Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military […]

India seeks to portray sense of calm in locked-down Kashmir

NEW DELHI — Just before midnight on the eve of the biggest political change in Indian-administered Kashmir in decades, authorities shut down internet access, mobile and landline phones and cable TV in the disputed region home to 12.5 million people.Full Coverage: Kashmir Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government […]

Opposition surges against Boris Johnson’s Parliament scheme

LONDON — Political opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament crystalized Thursday amid protests, legal action and a petition to block the move which has gathered more than 1 million signatures. Johnson’s maneuver gives his political opponents even less time to prevent a chaotic no-deal […]

Hurricane on track for Florida after strike in Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida Thursday as it pushed over open waters after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to grow into a potentially devastating Category 3 […]

South Korea court ruling raises chance of Samsung heir’s return to jail

SEOUL – South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a bribery case against the heir of the Samsung Group should be reviewed by a lower court, raising the possibility of a tougher sentence and potential return to jail. The Supreme Court overturned part of an appeals court […]

Pakistan carries out training launch of ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s military successfully carried out a training launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension with neighbouring India over the disputed region of Kashmir, a spokesman said. “Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of … missile Ghaznavi capable of […]

India’s economic growth seen slipping in April-June, more stimulus expected

NEW DELHI – India’s economy likely expanded at its weakest pace in more than five years in April-June, a Reuters poll showed, as consumer demand and private investment weakened at a time global trade frictions have dampened business sentiment. The median figure from the poll of economists is […]

India’s top ports on alert for attacks from ‘Pakistan-trained commandos’

NEW DELHI – India’s two main ports said on Thursday they had been warned by the coastguard and intelligence officials that Pakistan-trained commandos have entered Indian waters to carry out underwater attacks on port facilities. The Mundra Port, run by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, and […]

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