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Day: December 19, 2019

Hong Kong protesters seek international support on rights

HONG KONG – Hong Kong protesters rallied outside diplomatic missions on Thursday to urge foreign governments to follow the United States and pass human rights bills to raise pressure on Beijing and support their pro-democracy campaign. U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation last month requiring the State Department […]

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Violent protests over citizenship law leave two dead in Mangaluru

NEW DELHI – Two persons died of injuries suffered in violent protests against India’s new citizenship law in Mangaluru, hospital officials said on Thursday. They said that at least one of the two dead had been shot. Local government official Sindhu B. Rupeh said there had been clashes […]

President of India to Visit Rashtrapati Nilayam, Secunderabad for Southern Sojourn

open view news desk The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will visit Secunderabad, Telangana for his annual southern sojourn at Rashtrapati Nilayam from December 20 to 28, 2019. On December 22, 2019, the President will launch a mobile app of the Indian Red Cross Society, Telangana State Branch at Raj […]

President of India Presides over The Second Meeting of National Committee for Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

open view news desk The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presided over the second open view news deskmeeting of the National Committee for Commemoration of the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (December 19, 2019).  Speaking on the occasion, the President said […]

Congress leader writes to Gadkari on “corruption” in renovation of Ganga bridge

Patna, Dec 19: A senior Congress leader from Bihar has shot off a letter to Union minister Nitin Gadkari, alleging “massive corruption” in the renovation of the more than five km long bridge over the river Ganges which has been under repair for close to a decade. Prem […]

Masterminds of Philippines’ worst political massacre jailed

The masterminds of the Philippines’ worst political massacre were found guilty Thursday of murder a decade after they led the killings of 58 people, rare convictions of powerful figures in a country notorious for its culture of impunity. However with dozens of other accused gunmen acquitted, and 80 […]

ECJ says France can’t make Airbnb register as estate agent

Online short-term rental platform Airbnb scored a victory against French hoteliers Thursday when the European Court of Justice ruled that the US giant is not an estate agent. The ECJ ruled that Airbnb can be considered “an ‘information society service’, distinct from the subsequent service to which it […]

‘Turning point’ as number of male smokers drops: WHO

The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing a “major shift” in efforts to kick the world’s deadly tobacco addiction. The number of women and girls who use tobacco products has been steadily declining for years. But […]

Hundreds detained as protests rage across India

Indian police fired tear gas and detained hundreds of people on Thursday as fresh violence broke out and demonstrators defied bans on assembly, amid growing anger at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alleged anti-Muslim agenda. Security forces and protesters clashed in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka states as elsewhere […]

Putin says Trump was impeached for ‘far-fetched’ reasons

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached for “far-fetched” reasons, calling the move by Democrats a continuation of their fight against the Republican leader. “The party that lost the (2016) election, the Democratic Party, is trying to achieve results by […]

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