Month: January 2020

Senate poised to acquit Trump as witness motion appears doomed

President Donald Trump’s hopes for a speedy acquittal by the Senate received a boost on Thursday as Democrats suffered a setback in their efforts to introduce new witnesses at his impeachment trial. Democrats had sought to have Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton testify but a key […]

Wildfire creates state of emergency in Australian capital

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south. It’s the first fire emergency for the Australian Capital Territory area since 2003 when wildfires killed four people and destroyed almost 500 homes […]

Tremor recorded in Maharashtra’s Palghar district

Palghar, Jan 31: A magnitude 3.3 tremor was recorded in Palghar district near Mumbai on Friday, an official said. The district, which is to the north of Mumbai, has frequently experienced tremors in the past two years. Santosh Kadam, chief of the Regional Disaster Management Cell, said the latest […]

India forecasts faster economic growth, warns of fiscal challenge

NEW DELHI – India’s government predicted that economic growth will pick up to between 6% and 6.5% in the fiscal year beginning April 1, after falling to more than a decade-low this financial year. India saw growth drop to 4.5% in the July-September quarter – its lowest level […]

Temporary closureof Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial in Amritsar for visitors from 15.2.2020 to 12.4.2020

open view news desk The country is commemorating centenary of Jalianwala Bagh Massacre from 13.4.2019 to 13.4.2020. Presently, the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial is being renovated, upgraded and museum/galleries and Sound & Light show is being set up at the memorial site. The renovation work at the memorial […]

Update on Novel Coronavirus: Quarantine centres are being established at Manesar and Chawla Camp

open view news desk Government of India has made elaborate arrangements for the evacuation of 366 Indian citizens from Wuhan cityin response to the emergency situation that has arisen due to outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China. A team of doctors, public health specialists and para medical staff […]

Address by the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of Two Houses of Parliament

open view news desk Honourable Members,   1.   I am pleased to address the joint sitting of Parliament at the start of the third decade of 21st century. I once again extend my best wishes for the New Year and congratulate all Members of Parliament for being […]

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