Day: December 9, 2019

Jaipur theatres stop screening ‘Panipat’

Jaipur, Dec 9: Several theatres here stopped screening Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Panipat” on Monday, amid criticism by Jat groups over the film’s portrayal of Bharatpur’s Maharaja Surajmal. According to the management at some cinemas, the shows were cancelled followed instructions from the administration. The screenings will resume only after further […]

Pakistan, Asian Development Bank sign loan agreement worth USD 1.3 billion

Islamabad, Dec 9: Pakistan on Monday signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank for a loan worth USD 1.3 billion to support the cash-strapped country’s public finances and shore up its slowing economy. “Economic Affairs Division and ADB have signed policy-based loans of USD 1.3 Bn today. The […]

31 Army personnel killed in terrorist attacks along LoC from 2016 to 2018: Govt

New Delhi, Dec 9: Thirty-one Army personnel were killed in terrorist attacks along the Line of Control (LoC) from 2016 to 2018, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday. In written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said that […]

BJP sweeps bypolls in Karna, Yediyurappa govt retains majority

Bengaluru, Dec 9: The ruling BJP swept the by-elections winning 12 of the total 15 seats, helping the four-month-old B S Yediyurappa government to retain majority in the Assembly. Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and State Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts after the party posted a […]

North Korea calls Trump ‘erratic’ old man over tweets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea insulted U.S. President Donald Trump again on Monday, calling him a “heedless and erratic old man” after he tweeted that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want to abandon a special relationship between the two leaders and affect the American […]

Jammu to host ‘Yayavar’ literary fest on Dec 14

Jammu, Dec 9: ‘Yayavar’ literary festival, which will bring together over 45 eminent personalities from a range of disciplines to deliberate on various issues including Kashmir, will be held on December 14 here. The first-ever ‘Yayavar’ literary festival will be organised under the direction and tutelage of author, playwright […]

4 held for gang-raping 20-year-old woman in Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon, Dec 9: A 20-year-old woman was gang-raped allegedly by four men, all of whom were arrested later, in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district, police said on Monday. The incident occurred on the night of December 2 under Salhewara police station limits when the victim arrived at her maternal uncle’s home […]

Saudi eliminates gender-segregated entrances for eateries

Restaurants and cafes in Saudi Arabia are no longer required to have gender-segregated entrances, officials said, in a further easing of social restrictions in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom. Eateries have long required one entrance for single men and another for women and families, in a country where the […]

French basketball player fined in China for not looking at flag

A French former NBA player has been reprimanded and fined $1,400 by sports officials in China for not looking at the Chinese flag during the national anthem before a game. Players with the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) are supposed to stare at the national symbol during the “March […]

The objectives of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) have by and large been achieved since their inception – HRD Minister

open view news desk The objectives of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are mainly to provide good quality modern education including a strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education to the talented children predominantly from the rural areas without […]

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