Day: February 19, 2020

Breaking news and barriers: South Korea’s first female anchor

Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea’s national public broadcaster, KBS. Five times a week, she is beamed into living rooms across the country leading its “News 9” bulletin, after she broke […]

CGST wing detects Input Tax Credit fraud of more than Rs 214 crores in Delhi, 1 held

open view news desk The Anti Evasion wing of CGST Delhi South Commissionerate has detected a case of Input Tax credit fraud through fake invoices issued by bogus firms. Investigations led to discovering the accused had also been generating bogus e-way bills to back the fake invoices. Over […]

Coronavirus outbreak to hit global growth; to have limited impact on India: RBI Guv

New Delhi, Feb 19: The coronavirus outbreak will have a limited impact on India but the global GDP and trade will definitely get affected due to the large size of the Chinese economy, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said. Only a couple of sectors in India are likely to […]

Charred bodies of 24-year-old woman, daughter found in Bengal’s Nadia

Ranaghat, Feb 19: The charred bodies of a 24- year-old woman and her daughter were found at their home in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Wednesday, police said. The bodies of Ruma Das and her two-year-old daughter were brought out after neighbours noticed smoke billowing from the windows of […]

Gauhati HC stays appointment of Agri devpt officers

Guwahati, Feb 19: The Gauhati High Court stayed on Wednesday the appointment of 115 candidates for the post of Agricultural Development Officers who were selected by the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). A writ petition was filed by one Shankar Nath and 19 others challenged the selection of candidates […]

Max temp in Delhi settles at two degrees above normal

New Delhi, Feb 19: The maximum temperature in the city on Wednesday settled at 26.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal. The national capital in the morning had recorded a low of 8.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal. The Central Pollution Control Board registered Delhi’s Air […]

Yemen’s Houthi rebels impeding UN aid flow, demand a cut

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have blocked half of the United Nations’ aid delivery programs in the war-torn country — a strong-arm tactic to force the agency to give them greater control over the massive humanitarian campaign, along with a cut of billions of dollars in foreign assistance, according to […]

Passengers begin leaving after ship’s virus quarantine ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan — About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel, docked in Japan, that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew. The quarantine’s flop was underlined as […]

China revokes 3 Wall Street Journal reporters’ credentials

BEIJING — China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed racist by the government. The expulsions come after the Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news […]

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