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Day: September 18, 2019

Drone and missile debris proves Iranian role in Aramco attack, Saudi defense ministry says

Twenty-five drones and missiles were used in the attack that forced the Saudi kingdom to shut down half of its oil production, Saudi coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki says. He says the drones used in the attacks — which had been claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels — were […]

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Saudi says oil attacks from north, sponsored by Iran

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that strikes on its oil infrastructure came from the “north” and were “unquestionably” sponsored by Iran, but that the kingdom was still investigating where exactly they were launched from. “The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably sponsored by Iran,” defence ministry spokesman […]

Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after Israeli polls

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked Wednesday after a general election, Israeli media reported, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the end of the premier’s long rule. Various Israeli outlets reported that Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud had 31 seats, while […]

Dozens of children killed in Liberia school fire: presidency

Dozens of children were killed on Wednesday in a fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia. At least 26 children and two teachers died in the blaze overnight, the president’s office said, citing information from the emergency services. President George Weah visited the site in […]

India open to selling part of Air India to foreign airline: sources

NEW DELHI – India’s government is open to selling a partial stake in debt-laden state-run carrier Air India to a foreign airline, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The government has moved about 300 billion rupees ($4.21 billion) of Air India’s debt to a separate holding […]

Pakistan refuses permission for Modi to fly across its airspace

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan refused a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace on a flight to Germany, Pakistan’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, as tensions between the two nations ran high over the disputed region of Kashmir. “Keeping in view the situation in occupied […]

E-cigarettes use not included in India ban, will defend any court challenge: official

NEW DELHI – India’s ban on electronic cigarettes will not apply to use of such devices and the government was prepared to defend its decision if it’s challenged in a court, a senior health ministry official told Reuters on Wednesday. India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes and […]

India bans e-cigarettes as global backlash at vaping gathers pace

NEW DELHI – India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes on Wednesday and warned of an “epidemic” among young people, in the latest and potentially biggest move globally against vaping over growing health concerns. The ban cuts off a huge future market from e-cigarette makers at a time […]

Government constitutes Company Law Committee for examining and making recommendations on various provisions and issues pertaining to implementation of the Companies Act

open view news desk In line with the Government’s objective of promoting Ease of Living in the country by providing Ease of Doing Business to law abiding corporates, fostering improved corporate compliance for stakeholders at large and also to address emerging issues having impact on the working of […]

Statement by Shri K N Vyas, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission at 63rd General Conference of IAEA

open view news desk The 63rd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is presently going on at Vienna (September 16 -20, 2019). Following is the statement made today (18-09-2019) by Dr. K N Vyas, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and […]

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