Day: December 29, 2019

AP Photos: Seniors join Indian citizenship law protests

GAUHATI, India — Senior citizens in India’s northeastern Assam state have protested against a new citizenship law passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government that excludes Muslims. About 1,500 senior citizens held a protest in the state capital, Gauhati, on Monday. Protests in the state against the law […]

49th border co-ordination conference between Director Generals of BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) held in New Delhi

open view news desk Border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh held Directors General level talks from 25th Dec 2019 to 30th Dec 2019 in New Delhi.  Indian delegation was headed by DG BSF Shri Vivek Johri and BD delegation was headed by DG of BGB Maj Gen […]

The ‘lathi’: India’s colonial vintage anti-protest weapon

As Indian protests against a new citizenship law have intensified, so has police use of “lathis”, sturdy sticks used to whack, thwack and quell dissent since British colonial times — to sometimes deadly effect. At least 27 people have died in the past two weeks of protests, mostly […]

Ukraine rivals exchange 200 prisoners in controversial swap

Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in the country’s war-torn east exchanged 200 prisoners on Sunday, swapping detained fighters for civilians and servicemen held captive in some cases for years in two breakaway regions. Kiev handed over to separatists five riot policemen suspected of killing protesters during a pro-Western uprising […]

Plane crash kills 5, including LSU coach’s daughter-in-law

ATLANTA — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team’s coaches. The two-engine Piper Cheyenne […]

Soul-searching in opera world after tumultuous #MeToo year

SAN FRANCISCO — It was a tumultuous year in the opera world, a year in which sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo prompted his disappearance from American stages and sparked deep soul-searching. Opera performers are applauding new official efforts to create a workplace free of sexual misconduct, […]

There’s more work I have to finish: Bachchan after receiving Phalke honour

New Delhi, Dec 29: Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient, megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday said he is looking forward to doing more work in the future. The 77-year-old actor, who was bestowed with the honour by President Ram Nath Kovind here at Rashtrapati Bhawan, quipped that initially when he was […]

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