Day: November 18, 2019

OPEC’s share of Indian oil imports in October hits lowest since 2011

NEW DELHI – OPEC’S share of India’s oil imports fell to 73% in October, its lowest monthly share since at least 2011, tanker data from sources showed, as refiners shipped in fuel from the United States and other suppliers. India, which usually imports about 80% of its needs […]


Police round up students in Delhi as JNU fee protests grow

NEW DELHI – Indian police said they briefly detained around 50 students in New Delhi on Monday as protests against proposed fee hikes at a prestigious public university entered a second week and degenerated into clashes. Police erected barricades around the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as hundreds of […]

About 100 JNU students detained, several injured in police lathicharge

The protesters marched towards Parliament on the first day of Winter Session on Monday demanding a total rollback of the hostel fee hike; traffic, metro train services affected Around 100 JNU students, including students union president Aishe Ghosh, were detained and some were injured when police allegedly baton-charged […]

China confirms aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for “routine” training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections. The ship, which has yet to be named, is Beijing’s second carrier and will add massive firepower […]

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka’s new strongman

Sri Lanka’s new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in Monday at a Buddhist temple revered by his core Sinhalese nationalist supporters, following an election victory that triggered fear and concern among the island’s Tamil and Muslim minority communities. Rajapaksa’s landslide win split the nation of 21.6 million people […]

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