Day: February 18, 2020

Jury begins deliberating at Weinstein’s New York rape trial

Jurors began considering the fate of ex-Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday following his high-profile sex crimes trial that marked a watershed moment in the #MeToo movement. The disgraced movie mogul, 67, faces life in prison if the jury of seven men and five women convict him of […]

Vice President calls for timely completion of all sports projects in Andhra Pradesh

open view news desk The Vice President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today advised the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju to expedite various ongoing sports projects in Andhra Pradesh, including the construction of multipurpose Sports Complex at Mogallapalem village in […]

India and Norway strengthen partnership on blue economy

open view news desk India’s Minister for Earth Sciences, H.E. Dr Harsh Vardhan, and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, H.E. Mr Sveinung Rotevatn, opened the India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development today. The two countries also commenced a new collaboration on Integrated Ocean Management […]

NDMC suspends trade licence of Park hotel

New Delhi, Feb 18: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Tuesday suspended the health and the trade licences of Park hotel, following the cancellation of fire safety certificate by the Delhi Fire services. “Based on suspension of Fire Safety Certificate by Delhi Fire Services, we have suspended all […]

Police detain domestic help of Geelani

Srinagar, Feb 18: Police on Tuesday detained a man who was working as a domestic help at the residence of ailing separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, official sources said. Sirajuddin Ganaie was taken into custody outside Geelani’s house this evening and shifted to a police station for questioning, […]

Odisha govt presents Rs 1.5 lakh crore budget for FY21

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18: Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on Tuesday presented the annual budget for 2020-21 with an outlay of Rs 1,50,000 crore, a rise of 11.1 in comparison to the previous fiscal. While Rs 65,655 crore has been allocated as administrative expenditure, Rs 74,000 crore is meant for […]

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

NEW YORK — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant owner worries he won’t make rent. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a local Asian American-owned restaurant chain is […]

Netanyahu corruption trial to begin weeks after March 2 vote

JERUSALEM — The corruption trial for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, just two weeks after national elections are held, a court said Tuesday. The surprise announcement immediately shook up the final stretch of the contentious election campaign, upending Netanyahu’s attempts to divert attention away […]

Turkish court delivers surprise acquittal in landmark protest trial

SILIVRI, Turkey – A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted businessman Osman Kavala and eight others over their alleged role in the Gezi Park protests of 2013, delivering a surprise verdict in a case that had drawn criticism from Western allies and rights groups. Applause erupted in the courtroom […]

India to harvest record rice, wheat crops

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI – India is expected to produce a record 106.21 million tonnes of wheat this year, the farm ministry said, as favourable weather conditions helped to improve crop yields, with output far exceeding demand and further boosting stocks at grain bins. Wheat output in India, the world’s […]

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