Day: September 9, 2019

Advisors direct Deptts for speedy revenue realization

open view news desk SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 09: The Advisors to Governor KK Sharma and K Vijay Kumar today directed the officers to speed up the revenue realization so that the same is utilized for various developmental activities being undertaken by the government in different sectors. “The focus should […]

Kremlin suffers losses in Moscow city vote after protests

Pro-Kremlin candidates suffered major losses in a Moscow city election, results showed Monday, following a police crackdown on a wave of anti-government protests over the summer. But President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov played down the losses, pointing to other local and regional elections across Russia on Sunday […]

North Korea says it’s willing to resume nuke talks with US

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Monday it is willing to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States in late September, but that Washington must come to the negotiating table with acceptable new proposals. If the proposals don’t satisfy North Korea, dealings between the two countries may […]

Afghans brace for fresh violence after US-Taliban talks halt

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence on Monday after President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the insurgent group, which vows to continue its fight against what it calls “foreign occupation.” Trump’s surprise weekend announcement came shortly before a string of highly sensitive days […]

Taiwan challenges Indian ICT duties at WTO

GENEVA – Taiwan has requested consultations with India on duties imposed on imports of certain information and communications technology goods, the first step in a dispute process, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Monday. In its filing, Taiwan said that India’s tariffs on 11 categories of IT […]

Hong Kong children form chains of protest as economic worries grow

HONG KONG – Hundreds of uniformed school students, many wearing masks, formed human chains in districts across Hong Kong on Monday in support of anti-government protesters after another weekend of clashes in the Chinese-ruled city. Metro stations reopened after some were closed on Sunday amid sometimes violent confrontations, […]

Indian firms lead earnings downgrades in Asia as slowdown bites

India led Asia’s earnings downgrades over the past month with analysts expecting more troubles this year due to a consumption slowdown and liquidity crunch in the financial sector. Over the past 30 days, analysts have slashed Indian firms’ 2019 earnings forecasts by 4.3% – the highest cut in […]

India August inflation likely rose, but rate cuts still on the cards: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – Indian retail inflation likely rose to a 10-month high in August primarily driven by higher food prices, while staying below the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of 4%, a Reuters poll of economists showed. Food prices, which account for nearly half of the inflation basket, […]

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