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Day: October 18, 2019

CJI Gogoi recommends Justice S A Bobde as his successor

New Delhi, Oct 18: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice S A Bobde, who is next in seniority, as his successor. Official Sources told PTI that Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the Ministry of Law and Justice recommending […]

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US imposes tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus, wine and whisky

The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday, earning a swift threat of retaliation by the EU. The tariffs, which took effect just after midnight in Washington (0401 GMT), came after talks between European officials and US trade representatives failed […]

Deadly Turkey air strikes shatter NE Syria truce

Deadly Turkish air strikes Friday shattered an hours-old US-brokered deal to stop Ankara’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. The ceasefire announced late Thursday was meant to provide a pause for the evacuation of Kurdish fighters from the battleground border town of Ras al-Ain and other […]

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted. “Christina, you may egress the airlock,” spacecraft communicator Stephanie Wilson told the pair shortly after […]

Mexican president defends retreat in face of cartel violence

CULIACAN, Mexico — Mexican authorities say they backed off an attempt to capture a son of drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after cartel gunmen shooting heavy weapons and burning vehicles that paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state — apparently outgunning lawmen. Twenty-one people were wounded, state […]

Syrian Kurdish-led force says it will abide by cease-fire

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria on Thursday said they will abide by a cease-fire agreement announced in Turkey by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. But his comments suggested a smaller “safe zone” than Ankara has demanded, underscoring the ambiguities in the American-Turkish deal. […]

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fire

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Fighting continued Friday in and around a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight. The town of Ras al-Ayn, scene of some of the fiercest fighting of the Turkish invasion, […]

Dilli Series Seapower Seminar 2019 Commences at Indian Naval Academy

open view news desk .    The sixth edition of the annual Dilli seminar on ‘Role of Seapower in Shaping of Nations’ commenced this morning at the Indian Naval Academy (INA). Several serving and retired senior Naval Officers, eminent academicians, representatives of think tanks, defence analysts and distinguished luminaries are […]

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