Day: December 20, 2019

Boeing’s Starliner capsule makes launch debut, but hits snag

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Boeing’s new Starliner capsule ran into trouble and went off course in orbit minutes after blasting off Friday on its first test flight, a crucial dress rehearsal for next year’s inaugural launch with astronauts. Everything went flawlessly as the Atlas V rocket soared with […]

Sharif diagnosed with complicated heart disease, says personal physician

Islamabad, Dec 20: Ailing former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, under treatment in London, has been diagnosed with a complicated heart disease and will undergo further scans to finalise a treatment plan, his personal physician has said. The 69-year-old PML-N supremo had left for London on November 19 in […]

Kerala CM condemns detention of journalists in Mangaluru

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijyan on Friday strongly condemned the detention of journalists from the state in Karnataka, where two people were killed in police firing during anti-CAA protests, and said the onslaught on media freedom was a “fascist mindset.” “I strongly condemn the attempt to […]

NRC, what for? Asks Nitish, asserting it would not be

Patna, Dec 20: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday asserted that National Register for Citizens will not be implemented in the state, putting at rest speculations raised by his JD(U)s support to the Citizenship Amendment Act. Kumar made this clear in a terse reply to queries from journalists […]

Two Day Regional Conference on “Improving Public Services Delivery – Role of Governments” to begin tomorrow at Nagpur

open view news desk The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Minister for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari and Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of DONER, Minister of State for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and […]

Delhi Postal Circle makes special arrangements for acceptance of X-Mas/New Year Greetings Mail

open view news desk Delhi Postal Circle has made special arrangements for acceptance of X-Mas/New Year Greetings Mail at 34 Post Offices and 2 RMS Offices at Railway Stations as given below from 18.12.2019 to 07.01.2020. Separate reception counters are being set up at these Post Offices. Members […]

Xi revels in patriotic Macau handover party as Hong Kong simmers

Macau on Friday celebrated 20 years since the former Portuguese colony was returned to China with President Xi Jinping praising the pliant gambling hub for its patriotism, a stark contrast to protest-ravaged Hong Kong. The day’s festivities centred around the inauguration of a new leader for a city […]

Britain’s new parliament votes on Johnson’s Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain’s newly-elected parliament to bury years of wrangling over Brexit by voting Friday for his EU divorce deal. The lower House of Commons is all but certain to give its initial approval to the agreement, paving the way for Johnson to deliver on […]

Boeing sends ‘Rosie’ the dummy into space in key test mission

Boeing launched its Starliner capsule Friday on a crewless eight-day journey to the International Space Station and back, a dry run for NASA’s plans to end US dependence on Russia for space rides. The reputational stakes are high for the aerospace giant, which is in the midst of […]

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