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Month: February 2020

India-Myanmar Joint Statement during the State Visit of the President of Myanmar to India (February 26-29, 2020)

open view news desk At the invitation of His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India and Smt. Savita Kovind, the First Lady, His Excellency U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Daw Cho Cho, the First Lady […]

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Pakistani court to hear petition terming women’s rights movement ‘anti-state’

LAHORE, Pakistan – A major women’s rights movement in Pakistan is facing a legal challenge over a march scheduled for next month over allegations that the organisers’ activities are “anti-state”. The event, known as the Aurat March, using the Urdu word for ‘women’, has been held in multiple […]

India’s GDP seen growing at 4.7% year-on-year in December quarter, with virus impact to come

NEW DELHI – Having suffered its weakest expansion in over six years in the September quarter, India’s economy probably fared slightly better in the December quarter, before suffering a relapse due to the impact of the coronavirus globally, analysts said. Gross domestic product data due to be released […]

Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32

Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 32 people, police said Thursday. Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrolled the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital of 20 million people, preventing […]

India says US politicizing religious riots in which 30 died

NEW DELHI — India accused a U.S. government commission of politicizing communal violence in New Delhi that killed at least 30 people and injured more than 200 as President Donald Trump was visiting the country. The violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim mobs were the capital’s worst communal […]

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn’t inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming. Shortly after Trump spoke Wednesday, the government announced a worrisome development: Another person in the […]

Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

BANGKOK — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as a new virus troubled a mushrooming swath of the globe. With the illness pushing its way into […]

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