Day: December 26, 2019

Anti-Evasion wing of CGST Delhi detects GST fraud of Rs 241 crores, one held

open view news desk The Anti-Evasion wing of CGST Delhi South Commissionerate has discovered here today yet another case of fake invoicing and GST fraud alongside a new modus operandi of defrauding the exchequer by exploiting the facility of refunds given for inverted duty structure. Over 120 entities […]

ECI reviews poll preparedness for Delhi Legislative Assembly Election 2020

open view news desk Chief Election Commissioner Sh. Sunil Arora, Election Commissioners Sh. Ashok Lavasa and Sh. Sushil Chandra reviewed poll preparedness for Delhi Assembly Elections at ECI Headquarters, Delhi  today on December 26, 2019. DEOs, DCPs, Joint CPs ,Chairman NDMC, MCD Commissioner &CEO of Delhi Cantonment Board […]

Israel’s indicted Netanyahu faces party leadership challenge

Israel’s embattled premier Benjamin Netanyahu faced a challenge Thursday for the leadership of his Likud party from a longtime rival, former interior minister Gideon Saar. Likud’s roughly 116,000 eligible voters have until 11 pm (2100 GMT) to choose between Netanyahu and Saar, with the result expected by early […]

The year the world woke up to the climate emergency

Schoolchildren skipping class to strike, protests bringing city centres to a standstill: armed with dire warnings from scientists, people around the world dragged the climate emergency into the mainstream in 2019. Spurred on by Swedish wunderkind Greta Thunberg — virtually unknown outside of her homeland a year ago […]

Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines

A typhoon that swept across remote villages and popular tourist areas of the central Philippines on Christmas day claimed at least 16 lives, authorities said on Thursday. Typhoon Phanfone, with gusts reaching 200 kilometres (125 miles) an hour, tore roofs off houses and toppled electric posts as it […]

Indonesia, Thailand mark 15th anniversary of massive tsunami

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Indonesia’s Aceh province at ceremonies Thursday marking the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of modern history’s worst natural disasters. The massive Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra […]

Israeli lawmaker aims to oust Netanyahu in Likud primary

JERUSALEM — Israel’s governing Likud party was holding a primary vote on Thursday in the first serious internal challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power. Veteran politician Gideon Saar hopes to unseat Netanyahu, arguing that he will be better placed to […]

‘I’m still scared’ – Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

PHANG NGA, Thailand – Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s most deadly disasters. On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra island triggered […]

‘Ring of fire’ eclipse enthrals skywatchers in Middle East, Asia

SINGAPORE – Thousands of skywatchers gathered across parts of the Middle East and Asia on Thursday to glimpse the sun forming a ring of fire around the moon in a rare annular solar eclipse. RELATED COVERAGE Egg-standing test goes viral as ring-of-fire eclipse crosses Asia An annular eclipse […]

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