Day: February 14, 2020

Trump to woo Indian executives during New Delhi visit

NEW DELHI – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet executives of large Indian companies with interests in the United States as he looks to drum up investments during his visit to New Delhi this month. Executives of some of the companies expected to attend the meeting include Indian […]

India orders telcos to pay dues now, after top court threatens contempt

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI – The Indian government ordered mobile carriers on Friday to immediately pay billions of dollars in dues after the Supreme Court threatened the companies and officials with contempt proceedings for failing to implement an earlier ruling. The court, which had ordered companies including Vodafone Idea and […]

Erdogan raises Kashmir in Pak Parliament, says issue close to both countries

Islamabad, Feb 14: Notwithstanding India’s objection, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday once again raked up the Kashmir issue, vowing that Ankara will support Pakistan’s stand as it is a matter of concern to both the countries. Addressing a joint session of Pakistan’s Parliament, Erdogan, who arrived […]

India, Portugal exchange 14 pacts in key areas

New Delhi, Feb 14: India and Portugal on Friday exchanged 14 agreements and understandings in a number of key areas, including maritime, intellectual property rights, aerospace and scientific research, as President Ram Nath Kovind hosted his Portuguese counterpart here. Kovind received Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the Rashtrapati Bhavan […]

Union minister faces pro-ILP demonstrations in Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 14: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal’s visit to Shillong on Friday was met with pro-Inner Line Permit activists demonstrating on the streets. The activists from over 15 pro-ILP organisations under the umbrella of the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisation (COMSO) shouted slogans on the North-Eastern […]

College, university teachers protest in Kolkata over pay

Kolkata, Feb 14: College and university teachers in the state held a sit-in demonstration here on Friday, demanding the implementation of the revised UGC pay scale from 2016. Members of 16 teachers’ bodies from across the state took part in the demonstration, said Partha Pratim Roy, general secretary of […]

French Oscars academy promises reforms after Polanksi row

France’s Cesar Academy, which awards its version of the Oscars, was in crisis Friday after its entire board resigned, overwhelmed by a series of rows that have infuriated both women’s activists and industry insiders. The mass resignation came two weeks ahead of the their gala awards ceremony and […]

World defence spending spikes as rivalries heat up

Global defence spending saw its biggest jump in a decade in 2019, driven by the US and China, a study said Friday, as rivalries and conflicts stoke military investment. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said the four percent rise, compared to a year earlier, was fuelled […]

AP Explains: Why Syria’s M5 is Assad’s highway to victory

BEIRUT — It is arguably one of the most coveted prizes in Syria’s civil war, and after eight years of fighting, Syrian President Bashar Assad has got it back. The Damascus-Aleppo highway, or the M5, is known to Syrians simply as the “International Road.” Cutting through Syria’s major […]

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