Day: December 30, 2019

Mass evacuation as ‘columns of fire’ threaten Australian holiday area

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY – Tens of thousands of people were evacuated on Monday as “columns of fire” fueled by extreme heat and high winds bore down on a popular tourist region in Australia’s southeast. Wildfires that have plagued the country’s eastern coast for weeks flared again to danger levels in […]

Hindu priests protest against CAA, NRC in city

Kolkata, Dec 30: Hindu priests on Monday assembled in the heart of the city to register their protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens. Nearly hundred priests under the banner of ‘Paschim Banga Sanatan Brahmin Trust’ gathered around the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Mayo […]

Year End Review: Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER)

open view news desk Major Achievements of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) during the calendar year 2019 are as follows:  1. NLCPR/NESIDS/Special Packages/SIDF/HADP In December 2017, Government of India approved North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS) to meet the gaps in social & […]

US hits pro-Iran group with deadly strikes in Iraq, Syria

The US has carried out air strikes against a pro-Iran militant group in Iraq, killing 19 fighters, two days after a rocket attack that killed an American civilian contractor. The Pentagon said on Sunday it targeted weapons caches or command and control facilities linked to Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) […]

China jails Protestant pastor for 9 years for ‘inciting’ subversion

China on Monday jailed the leader of an unofficial Protestant church for nine years for “incitement to subvert state power”. Pastor Wang Yi, whose Early Rain Covenant Church was the target of a government crackdown last year, was also found guilty of “illegal business operation” by a court […]

Cabin crew could prolong walkout at Lufthansa’s Germanwings

Cabin crew at Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings began a planned three-day strike Monday, with their union warning the industrial dispute could last longer. Daniel Flohr, deputy head of air stewards’ union UFO, told public broadcaster ZDF “we could prolong it at short notice” short of concessions from bosses, although […]

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