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Day: October 25, 2019

Russia sends air defense systems to Serbia for joint drills

BELGRADE, Serbia — The Russian military has airlifted its state-of-the-art air defense systems to Serbia for joint air defense drills, the first-ever such deployment, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. The ministry said that the long-range S-400 and the short-range Pantsyr-S systems are taking part in the Slavic […]

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Inequalities in China drive many to seek better life abroad

BEIJING — Weeks prior to the discovery in England of the bodies of 39 people believed to be from China, Beijing was holding lavish National Day celebrations congratulating itself on its rise from an impoverished Asian giant to the world’s second largest economy. The tragedy lays bare some […]

Gopal Kanda supports BJP, triggers row over his past

Chandigarh, Oct 25: With six MLAs short of the number needed to form the next government, the BJP Friday was promised unconditional support by Haryana Lokhit Party leader Gopal Kanda, a controversial politician accused in a case of abetment to suicide. Kanda told reporters that he and all independent […]

Jayakwadi dam reaches full capacity

Aurangabad, Oct 25: Sixteen gates of the Jayakwadi dam were lifted to discharge 43,500 cusecs of water into Godavari River, the district administration said on Friday. The dam reached its full capacity, thanks to rainfall in the catchment areas of the reservoir in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, an official said. […]

CSIR develops genome sequencing of over 1000 Indians

New Delhi, Oct 25: The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has done genome sequencing of 1,008 Indians and it can help couples detect if they have any genetic issue that can imperil their offsprings, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. The IndiGen initiative of genome […]

India’s firecracker hub hit by anti-pollution drive

With thousands of workers painstakingly handmaking vast volumes of firecrackers, Sivakasi in southern India is usually at full tilt before Diwali. But due to efforts to curb air pollution, the pyrotechnics epicentre is fizzling out. In addition to gifts, elaborate feasts and family get-togethers, the Hindu mega-festival of […]

Boeing design flaw a factor in Lion Air crash: Indonesian probe

A design flaw, inadequate pilot training and poor flight crew performance contributed to a Boeing jet crashing in Indonesia last year, killing all 189 people on board, investigators said Friday. The Lion Air disaster was followed months later by a second crash — involving the same model of […]

India’s mobile operators face $13 billion bill after court ruling

NEW DELHI – India’s top court on Thursday upheld a demand by the country’s telecoms department that wireless carriers pay 920 billion rupees ($12.97 billion) in overdue levies and interest, sending their shares tumbling. Telecom providers in India pay the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) nearly 3-5% of their […]

Suspected militants kill two in Indian Kashmir, set apple trucks ablaze

SRINAGAR, India – Suspected militants shot and killed two drivers and set fire to their apple trucks in Indian Kashmir on Thursday, a senior police official said. The official said the attack took place in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, which is a major apple-growing region and a hotbed […]

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