Day: November 8, 2019

Moody’s cuts India’s outlook to ‘negative’, citing rising growth risks

BENGALURU – Moody’s Investors Service cut India’s ratings outlook to “negative” from “stable”, citing increasing risks that Asia’s third largest economy will grow at a slower pace than in the past, sending stock markets nearly 1% lower at Friday’s close. The cut in outlook partly reflected government and […]


India chided for revoking overseas citizenship of British Modi critic

NEW DELHI – Press freedom watchdogs rebuked the Indian government on Friday for revoking the overseas citizenship of British writer Aatish Taseer, calling it retribution for criticism of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In May, weeks before Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) overwhelmingly won election to return […]

India ramps up security ahead of verdict on Ayodhya

MUMBAI, India – India has increased security a week before the Supreme Court rules on a disputed religious site that has been fiercely contested by majority Hindus and Muslims for decades, police and home ministry officials said on Friday. More than 5,000 paramilitary force members and police have […]

Lawyers’ strike enters 5th day, litigants given complete access to courts

New Delhi, Nov 8: Lawyers at all the six district courts here continued to boycott work for the 5th consecutive day on Friday with advocates and personnel staff of the bar associations doing the security checks of the people entering the premises. Bar associations of district courts said the […]

After CM resigns, Maha Cong leaders meet Pawar

Mumbai, Nov 8 Hours after Devendra Fadnavis resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister amid continuing impasse over power-sharing talks with ally Shiv Sena, Congress leaders met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence here. Speaking to the media after the meeting at Pawar’s residence “Silver Oak”, state Congress president Balasaheb […]

James Donaldson, Deeya named brand ambassador of Sukarya

New Delhi, Nov 8: Former basketball player James Donaldson and Indian mountaineer Deeya Suzannah Bajai were on Friday named the global brand ambassadors of Sukarya, a women-centric NGO. Donaldson, the former NBA star from Seattle, USA, has played for NBA for almost two decades, while Deeya has successfully climbed […]

Stubble burning: Punjab CM directs officials to implement SC order

Chandigarh, Nov 8: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the state’s agriculture department to work out the modalities for immediate implementation of the Supreme Court orders on providing financial assistance to small and marginal farmers who had not burnt any paddy straw. The chief minister also ordered […]

Fadnavis quits; says Sena shunned BJP but talked to Cong-NCP

Mumbai, Nov 8: Devendra Fadnavis on Friday resigned as Maharashtra chief minister, five years and a week after he assumed the state’s top job, as an aggressive Shiv Sena rebuffed all attempts to form an alliance government. Fadnavis, 49, drove to Raj Bhavan and handed over his resignation to […]

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