Day: December 22, 2019

Can Lebanon’s newly designated PM save the economy?

LONDON – After two months of political deadlock, Lebanon has finally designated a new prime minister to form a government. Now comes the hard part: saving Lebanon from an unprecedented financial crisis. Nominated with the support of Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies, Prime Minister-designate Hassan Diab and the […]

Arrangements for the dissemination of results of Election to the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly

open view news desk The Election Commission of India has developed an integrated ICT counting application which will display the results on the website http://results.eci.gov.in and Voter Helpline (Android & iOS) Mobile App. The website will start displaying the results of the General Election to Jharkhand Legislative Assembly […]

65-year-old PSA detainee from J-K dies in Allahabad jail

Srinagar, Dec 22: A 65-year-old detenu, a member of the banned Jamaat-I-Islamia, booked under the stringent Public Safety Act and sent outside Jammu and Kashmir has died in a jail at Allahabad, officials said on Sunday. Ghulam Mohammed Bhat, a resident of Kulangam in frontier district of Handwara in […]

Afghan president wins second term in preliminary vote count

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president has won a second term in office, securing a tiny majority of the ballots cast three months ago, according to a preliminary vote count announced Sunday. His opponents can still challenge those results. If the results hold and Ashraf Ghani remains president, it […]

India’s leader defends new law as protests against it go on

NEW DELHI — Protesters angered by India’s new citizenship law that excludes Muslims defied a ban against demonstrations on Sunday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend the legislation, accusing the opposition of pushing the country into a “fear psychosis.”Full […]

Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust

PARIS — It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities. After the Notre Dame fire in April spewed dozens of tons of toxic lead-dust into the atmosphere in […]

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