Day: November 19, 2019

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, may slide further

New Delhi, Nov 19: After a brief respite, air quality in the national capital deteriorated again on Tuesday due to calm winds and increased impact of farm fires, official said. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the city’s overall air quality index (AQI) read 242 at 4 […]

2.9 magnitude quake in Palghar district

Palghar, Nov 19: An earthquake of magnitude 2.9 was recorded on Tuesday in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, civic officials said. The tremor was experienced at 11.01 am at Dhundalwadi in Dahanu taluka of the district located adjoining Mumbai, said Santosh kadam, chief of the Regional Disaster Management Committee of the […]

Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Meeting of the Directors of IITs, NITs, and IIEST

open view news desk I welcome you all, the directors of 23 Indian Institutes of Technology, 31 National Institutes of Technology, and the Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. As every year, I am glad to interact with you, since you head the […]

PM pays tributes to former PM Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

open view news desk The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary. “Tributes to our former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary”, the Prime Minister said. Narendra Modi✔@narendramodi Tributes to our former PM Smt. Indira […]

Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by the Parliament

open view news desk Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Parliament after it was passed in Rajya Sabha today. The Bill was earlier passed in Lok Sabha on 2nd August 2019. It seeks to make apolitical the trust that runs Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial […]

Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to seek medical treatment in London, his party said, a month after the three-time premier was released on bail from a seven-year prison sentence for corruption. Sharif, 69, was accompanied by his […]

India may extend onion export ban to February to cap domestic prices

MANCHAR, India – India may keep a ban on onion exports until February because domestic prices have risen after the harvest of summer-sown crops, which were expected to augment supplies, was delayed and damaged by untimely rains, a government official said. The ban on overseas sales by India, […]

India’s state-run banks report fraud of more than $13 billion in 6 months

NEW DELHI – India’s state-run banks reported fraud worth 958 billion rupees ($13.3 billion) from April to end-September of this year, the country’s finance minister said on Tuesday, as the government struggles to help banks recoup losses. State banks reported 5,743 cases of fraud in the period, most […]

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

STOCKHOLM – A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said that the complainant’s evidence was deemed credible and reliable, but that […]

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