Day: October 20, 2019

Explainer – Brexit basics: What is Brexit and why does it matter?

LONDON – The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on Oct. 31. Below is an explainer of the Brexit basics: For a graphic: here     BREXIT?     A blend of “Britain” and “exit”, the word was coined by former lawyer Peter Wilding four years […]

Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

HONG KONG — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland Chinese ties […]

Pakistanis hoist miles-long Kashmir flag in solidarity march

ISLAMABAD — A giant Kashmiri flag has been unfurled by thousands of Pakistani demonstrators, stretching five kilometers (three miles) through the streets of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad. The solidarity protest is meant to draw attention to Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan region that remains divided between India and Pakistan but […]

India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir, killing 9

SRINAGAR, India — Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least nine people on both sides, officials said. The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir early in the […]

Pak rejects reports about Indian Army targeting terror camps in PoK

Islamabad, Oct 20: Pakistan on Sunday rejected reports that the Indian Army targeted at least four terror camps in the PoK and said it can arrange a visit of diplomats from P5 nations to the area to expose Indian “falsehood”. According to Indian government sources in New Delhi, the […]

Cycle rally held in Jammu to promote clean, green Diwali

Jammu, Oct 20: To spread the message of clean and green Diwali, a senior government official on Sunday led a cycle rally from highway township of Udhampur to Jammu city. District Development Commissioner of Udhampur, Piyush Singla started the rally from his office along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway to […]

ECI appoints Sh Vinod Zutshi as Special Observer for Assandh AC Elections

open view news desk Election Commission of India has appointed Sh Vinod Zutshi ( former IAS Raj Retd), former Deputy Election Commissioner ECI and Secretary Tourism, as Special Observer for the ensuing Elections to 23 – Assandh Assembly Constituency of Karnal District in Haryana in light of the video circulating […]

Remarks by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of unveiling of the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Miriam college, Quezon City

open view news desk I am delighted to be visiting the Philippines.  Our ties with your country and your people are not just special, but one that we keep very close to our hearts. It is a friendship that we celebrate and cherish always.       This year the […]

Curtain raiser – Naval Commanders’ Conference 2019/2 (22-24 Oct 19)

open view news desk The second edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2019 is scheduled at New Delhi from 22 to 24 Oct 19. The conference is the apex level biannual event for interaction between the Naval Commanders for deliberation and formulation of important policy decisions. During the […]

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