Day: September 29, 2019

Death toll in east Indonesia quake rises to 30, many still in shelters

JAKARTA – The death toll from a strong earthquake in Indonesia’s eastern province of Maluku has risen to 30 people, the national disaster mitigation agency (BNBP) said on Sunday, and hundreds of thousands of people remain in evacuation shelters. The 6.5 magnitude quake hit early on Thursday, damaging […]

RBI rate decision, macro data to steer markets in holiday-shortened week: Analysts

New Delhi, Sep 29: RBI’s interest rate decision, macroeconomic data points and global cues would be the key driving factors for the equity market in the holiday-shortened week ahead, say analysts. Markets would remain closed on Wednesday for ‘Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti’. “Markets are expected to consolidate further with the […]

Sydney and Taiwan kick off global protests for Hong Kong

Thousands rallied in Sydney and Taipei to support Hong Kong democracy protesters Sunday, kicking off a day of planned “anti-totalitarianism” demonstrations globally. In one of the largest solidarity marches in Australia since Hong Kong’s latest pro-democracy movement began in June, black-clad participants took to the streets chanting “Add […]

UK’s Johnson rallies party with vow to ‘get Brexit done’

Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered his Conservative party Sunday for what could be its final conference before an election, promising to “get Brexit done”. Despite a string of parliamentary setbacks and a defeat in the Supreme Court, Johnson insists he will take Britain out of the […]

Saudi state media say king’s bodyguard shot in ‘dispute’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A prominent bodyguard to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was shot and killed in what authorities described as a personal dispute, state TV reported Sunday, offering few details on an incident that shocked the kingdom. Tributes poured in across social media for Maj. Gen. […]

Chinese parade a glimpse into military ambitions

BEIJING — A parade Tuesday by China’s secretive military will offer a rare look at its rapidly developing arsenal, including possibly a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes, as Beijing gets closer to matching Washington and other powers in weapons technology. The Dongfeng […]

Dark skies: UN meeting reveals a world in a really bad mood

UNITED NATIONS — The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a “bloodbath.” Governments aren’t working together like they used to. Polarization is tearing us apart. Killing. Migration. Poverty. Corruption. Inequality. Sovereignty violations. Helplessness. Hopelessness. “The problems of our times are […]

87th Air Force Day: Air Display

open view news desk The Indian Air Force proudly celebrates its 87TH anniversary on 08 Oct 2019.     A scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan (Ghaziabad).  Rehearsals for the air display will commence from […]

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