Day: December 1, 2019

India plans to invest $1.39 trillion in infrastructure to spur economy

NEW DELHI – India will unveil a series of infrastructure projects this month as part of a plan to invest 100 trillion rupees ($1.39 trillion) in the sector over the next five years, the finance minister said on Saturday, in a push to improve the country’s economy. Nirmala […]

Rana seeks comprehensive package on employment, employability

open view news desk NAGROTA NOVEMBER 30- Stressing the need for focussed attention towards youth empowerment, Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana today sought a comprehensive package on employment and employability in Jammu and Kashmir. “The process of recruitment and generation of job opportunities has received huge dent […]

Soma Roy Burman takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts

open view news desk Smt. Soma Roy Burman, a 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer, took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts here today. Smt. Burman is the 24th Controller General of Accounts (CGA) and is the seventh woman to hold this coveted position. The Government […]

From armchairs to iPhones, India’s millennials rent it all

At 29, Spandan Sharma doesn’t own a flat, a car, or even a chair — one of a growing number of Indian millennials bucking traditional norms and instead opting to rent everything from furniture to iPhones. “Millennials in my age bracket want freedom and earlier what was seen […]

Plane crash kills nine, injures three in South Dakota

A plane crash in the US state of South Dakota killed nine people, including two children, and injured three others on Saturday while a winter storm warning was in place, officials said. The Pilatus PC-12, a single-engine turboprop plane, crashed shortly after take-off approximately a mile from the […]

‘Still angry’: Hong Kong protesters return to the streets

Tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a brief election lull and demanding the government make concessions after pro-democracy candidates won a landslide victory. The protests come a day after police clashed briefly with demonstrators, firing tear gas for […]

China introduces mandatory face scans for phone users

China will require telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting Sunday, according to the country’s information technology authority, as Beijing continues to tighten cyberspace controls. In September, China’s industry and information technology ministry issued a notice on “safeguarding the legitimate […]

Century ago and today, Baghdad street a front line in revolt

BAGHDAD — When discontented Iraqis sought independence from British occupation in 1920, Baghdad’s most prestigious new boulevard, Rasheed Street, was the theatre of their revolt. Nearly 100 years later, the historic colonnade-lined avenue is a flashpoint in Iraq’s grassroots movement waving the banner of revolution against the country’s […]

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