Day: December 21, 2019

Trump signs $1.4 trillion in spending, avoids shutdown

West Palm Beach (US), Dec 21: President Donald Trump has signed off nearly USD 1.4 trillion in spending that will keep the government funded through September 30, dodging the possibility of a shutdown ahead of what’s expected to be a contentious election season. White House deputy press secretary Judd […]

Sharad Pawar silent on whether Ajit will become deputy CM

Pune, Dec 21: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday kept mum on whether senior party leader and his nephew Ajit Pawar would become deputy chief minister in the Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray would soon take decision on cabinet expansion, Pawar said at a press […]

Vice President of India to give away prestigious 66th National Film Awards on 23rd December

open view news desk The 66th National Film Awards for 2018 is all set to take place at a gala event in New Delhi on 23rd December, 2019. The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu will give away the Awards in gracious presence of Union Minister for Information & […]

Telephone Call between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Charles Michel, President of the European Council

open view news desk Prime Minister received a call today from H.E. Charles Michel, President of European Council. Prime Minister warmly congratulated Mr. Michel on assumption of the office of the President of the European Council and conveyed best wishes for a successful tenure. Prime Minister expressed confidence […]

Indian Air Force inducts another batch of Young Leaders at A Grand Ceremony held at Air Force Academy

open view news desk A Combined Graduation Parade was held at Air Force Academy, Dundigal today, the 21st December 2019, which marked the successful culmination of training for 127 Flight Cadets of Flying and Ground duty branches of the IAF. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal […]

BRAC founder Fazle Hasan Abed dies aged 83

Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), one of the world’s largest NGOs, has died in Dhaka aged 83, the charity said. Abed passed away while undergoing treatment for a brain tumour, according to a BRAC statement released Friday. “We will honour his […]

Trump approves Russia-Europe gas pipeline sanctions

President Donald Trump on Friday signed off on US sanctions against companies building a Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany that Congress fears will give the Kremlin dangerous leverage over European allies. The sanctions, which are opposed by the European Union, were included in a sprawling defense spending […]

Rouhani concludes Japan visit, seeks support for Iran economy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrapped up his two-day visit to Japan on Saturday as Tehran, under US sanctions pressure, sought economic support from Tokyo. Rouhani’s trip to Japan, the first by an Iranian head of state in two decades, came after deadly protests over fuel price hikes in […]

Plans for impeachment trial get foggy before holiday break

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is in sunny Florida after his historic impeachment, while plans for his speedy trial back in Washington remained clouded. Senate leaders jockeying for leverage have failed to agree on procedures for the trial. Trump is still expected to be acquitted of both charges […]

Pope denounces ‘rigidity’ as he warns of Christian decline

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield” of hatred and misunderstanding in a world where Christianity is increasing irrelevant. Francis called for Vatican bureaucrats to instead embrace change during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals, […]

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