Day: September 13, 2019

New Zealand tightens gun laws again after mosque massacre

Wellington, Sep 13: New Zealand unveiled new legislation Friday aimed at ensuring only “fit and proper” people can own guns in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had immediately banned military style semi-automatic rifles after the shootings in March […]

Sonia Gandhi meets CMs from Cong-ruled states

New Delhi, Sep 13: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday discussed with chief ministers, general secretaries and PCC presidents of party-ruled states the measures to ensure effective coordination between the organisation and the governments in implementing the commitments made in the manifesto. Party sources said coordination committees or other […]

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s father Yugandhar dead

Hyderabad, Sep 13: Former bureaucrat B N Yugandhar, father of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, died here on Friday. He was 82. Yugandhar had served in the Prime Minister’s Office during late P V Narasimha Rao’s regime and also as director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration […]

Kenya becomes third country to adopt world’s first malaria vaccine

Kenya on Friday became the third country to start routinely innoculating infants against malaria, using the world’s first vaccine to combat a disease that kills 800 children globally every day. The vaccine — lab name RTS,S — targets the deadliest and most common form of malaria parasite in […]

S.African protesters demand crackdown on femicide

With placards stating “Enough is enough”, hundreds of protesters marched in Johannesburg on Friday to protest at gender-based violence in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries. Demonstrations in South Africa have been mounting over the rising toll of murders, rapes and abuse of women and girls, and […]

Analysis: Biden looks like a front-runner, until he doesn’t

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner. And there were moments in Thursday night’s debate when he looked the part.Full Coverage: Election 2020 Standing between a pair of liberal senators offering radical change, he unabashedly embraced his more moderate position on health care, forcefully pressuring Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren […]

China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

BEIJING — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans, pork and some other farm […]

Vice President calls for the establishment of more Supreme Court benches

Calls for setting up of special benches in higher courts to deal with election cases; Asks three organs of the State to desist from transgressing into each other’s territory; Asks Parliamentarians to always be mindful and respectful of the aspirations of the common man; Urges political parties to […]

Government imposes Minimum Export Price (MEP) for Onions at US $ 850 per Metric Ton

open view news desk Union Government has decided that the export of all varieties of onions ( as described under Chapter 7 of Schedule 2 of ITC (HS))  shall be permitted only on Letter of Credit (LC) subject to minimum export price (MEP) of US $ 850 F.O.B. […]

India curbs onion shipments by imposing minimum export price

MUMBAI – India has imposed an $850 per tonne minimum export price (MEP) on onion shipments, the government said on Friday, as the world’s biggest exporter tries to calm local prices ahead of key state elections. The higher export price will help India’s rivals China, Egypt and Pakistan […]

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