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 […]

Bihar govt engineer caught accepting Rs 16 lakh bribe

Patna, Nov 18: Vigilance sleuths caught an executive engineer of the Road Construction Department red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 16 lakh on Monday. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team laid a trap and arrested Arvind Kumar from his residence here while he was accepting Rs 16 […]

Leh freezes at minus 6.7 C; rain likely in J&K, Ladakh

Jammu, Nov 18: Light to moderate snow and rains are likely to hit the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh on Thursday evening, the meteorological department said. The mercury marked a decline in Jammu and Ladakh regions, while it continued an upward trend in the Kashmir Valley, […]

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 […]

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters make daring campus breakout

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a two-day police siege at a campus late Monday by shimmying down a rope from a bridge to awaiting motorbikes in a dramatic and perilous breakout that followed a renewed warning by Beijing of a possible intervention to end the crisis engulfing […]

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