Day: November 17, 2019

Russia says India delaying signing helicopters deal – executive

DUBAI – The head of Russian Helicopters said on Sunday that India was delaying the signing of a firm agreement for purchasing 140 helicopters despite providing all information. Chief Executive Andrey Boginsky also said it would benefit India if the planned order for over 100 rotorcraft for the […]

Iran leader backs petrol price hike that sparked deadly unrest

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said “some lost their lives”. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed “hooligans” for damaging property and said “all the centres of the world’s wickedness against us […]

Britain’s Prince Andrew sparks backlash after ‘disastrous’ TV interview

Britain’s Prince Andrew provoked a backlash Sunday following an extraordinary TV interview in which he denied having sex with an alleged victim of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as public relations experts branded the hour-long exchange “disastrous”. Queen Elizabeth II’s second son was lambasted from all quarters […]

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the Andean nation’s first indigenous president and a new “plurinational” constitution, analysts say. While regionally Sunday’s resignation of Evo […]

Iran supreme leader warns ‘thugs’ amid gas price protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike “thugs,” signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments came as authorities […]

Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds

WASHINGTON — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official.Full Coverage: Trump impeachment inquiry Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike […]

Landmark 250th session of Rajya Sabha begins tomorrow

Chairman Shri Venkaiah Naidu informs leaders of celebratory events Members to discuss ‘Role of Rajya Sabha in Indian Polity : Need for Reform’ Coin, Postal Stamp, two publications to be released Rajya Sabha has come a long way towards nation building, but miles to go, says Shri Naidu […]

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