Day: January 17, 2020

Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia amid palm row – official

KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI – Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian government spokesman told Reuters on Friday. India’s Hindu nationalist […]

Australia’s bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

MELBOURNE – Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday, to the relief of exhausted firefighters and farmers battling years of drought, and granting a reprieve to the organisers of next week’s Australian Open. Australia, famous for its pristine beaches and wildlife, has […]

After India’s Amazon snub, BJP slams Bezos-owned Washington Post

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party on Friday slammed editorial policies of billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, even as his e-commerce firm Amazon announced plans to create a million jobs in the country by 2025. Vijay Chauthaiwale, the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) […]

Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2019

open view news desk Based  on  the  results  of  the  written  examination of the Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2019 held  by  the UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION from 28th to 30th June, 2019 followed by the Personality  Test  from 16th December, 2019 to 10th January, 2020  the  lists,  in  order  of  merit, […]

Finance Commission gets presentation from IMF on Resource Mobilisation for the Next Five Years

open view news desk A Team consisting of Mr. Ruud De Mooij, Division Chief, Mr. Arbind Modi, Senior Economist and Ms. Li Lui, Economist from the Tax Policy Division of theInternational Monetary Fund (IMF), Fiscal Affairs Department,gave a presentation to the 15th Finance Commission on “resource mobilization over the […]

India’s communication satellite GSAT-30 launched successfully

open view news desk India’s  latest  communication  satellite  GSAT-30  was  successfully  launched  from the  Spaceport  in  French  Guiana  during  the  early  hours  today. The  launch  vehicle  Ariane  5  VA-251  lifted  off  from  Kourou  Launch  Base,  French Guiana  at  2:35  am  IST  carrying  India’s  GSAT-30  and  EUTELSAT  KONNECT  for […]

European High Representative/Vice President (HRVP) H.E. Josep Borrell Fontelles Calls on Prime Minister

open view news desk H.E. Josep Borrell Fontelles, European High Representative/ Vice President (HRVP) called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today. Mr. Borrell is on a visit to India from Jan 16-18 to attend Raisina Dialogue 2020 where he delivered Valedictory Address yesterday. This is his first […]

Second person dies from SARS-linked virus in China

A second person has died in China from a mysterious SARS-linked virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other Asian countries, with a new case reported in Thailand on Friday. Local authorities said a 69-year-old man died on Wednesday in Wuhan, the central Chinese city believed […]

Khamenei plays down protests, says Iran foes exploiting plane tragedy

Iran’s supreme leader said Friday that demonstrations at home over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner were unrepresentative of the Iranian people and accused the country’s enemies of exploiting it for propaganda purposes. Leading the main weekly Muslim prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012, […]

Celebrity lawyer Dershowitz to defend Trump

America’s most famous celebrity attorney, Alan Dershowitz, said Friday he would be part of the legal team defending President Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial. According to US media reports, another high-profile member of the team will be Ken Starr, the special prosecutor in the 1988 Bill […]

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