Day: November 11, 2019

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president.Full Coverage: Trump impeachment inquiry Perry’s efforts to influence Ukraine’s […]

Vice Prez bats for political empowerment of women by providing them quota in Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 11: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu pitched on Monday for political empowerment of women by providing adequate reservation for them in Parliament and state legislatures. At the third convocation ceremony of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), he expressed happiness over the fact that women constitute 51 per cent […]

JNU students protesting over steep fee hike clash with police; Minister stuck for over 6 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 11: Shouting slogans and raising banners, thousands of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students clashed with police on Monday as their protest over steep fee hike escalated, leaving HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ stranded for over six hours at the venue of the varsity’s convocation. The students […]


open view news desk The tussle for forming government in Mumbai is still on and sources reveals that NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress may join their hands to form government with Shiv Sena’s chief Udhav Thackeray the next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. It is worthwhile to note that […]

India’s electricity demand falls at fastest pace in at least 12 years

NEW DELHI – India’s power demand fell 13.2% in October from a year ago, posting its steepest monthly decline in over 12 years, government data showed, reflecting a deepening growth slowdown in Asia’s third-largest economy. The South Asian country needs electricity to fuel its expanding economy but a […]

With Supreme Court ruling on Ayodhya, Modi’s Hindu-first agenda barrels forward

AYODHYA/MUMBAI – Just six months after sweeping to re-election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered on two major promises of his Hindu-first agenda, electrifying his base but sowing unease among liberals and the nation’s Muslim minority. The latest boost for Modi came on Saturday, when the Supreme Court […]

BJP suffers setback as Maharashtra slips out of its control

MUMBAI – In a setback, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in Maharashtra – the country’s richest state – leaving opposition groups scrambling on Monday to cobble together an alliance. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest part […]

Bolivia’s Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces

Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing, sparking wild celebrations in La Paz. “I resign my post as president,” the leftist Morales said Sunday in a televised address, capping […]

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