Day: March 11, 2020

Biden says fighting for US ‘soul’ after big primary wins

Joe Biden moved a giant step closer to a November showdown with Donald Trump after notching up big primary wins Tuesday over Bernie Sanders, his sole remaining challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination. Biden, 77, the centrist former vice president, scored a resounding win in Michigan, where Sanders, […]

Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya: conservationists

Kenya’s only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said Tuesday, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world. The bodies of the two giraffes were found “in a skeletal state after being killed by armed poachers” […]

US heart surgeon treats children lacking care in Libya’s war

TRIPOLI, Libya — Yazan, a 1-year-old Libyan boy, was born with congenital heart disease. With just one chamber, the organ pumped so little blood that when Yazan cried, his skin turned black. Without surgery, he would not survive. But Yazan’s country, Libya, has only one heart surgeon who […]

Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president’s victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened […]

Russia passes bill allowing Putin to stay in power past 2024

MOSCOW — The Russian parliament approved a sweeping constitutional reform in the third and final reading Wednesday, a move that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power for another 12 years after his current term ends in 2024. The Kremlin-controlled lower house, the State Duma, endorsed […]

Italy weighs tougher virus lockdown, boosts aid for economy

ROME — Italy mulled imposing even tighter restrictions on daily life and announced billions in financial relief Wednesday to cushion economic shocks from the coronavirus, its latest efforts to adjust to the fast-evolving health crisis that also silenced the usually bustling heart of the Catholic faith, St. Peter’s […]

Women Engine Drivers in Railways

open view news desk In the year, 2019-2020 (upto 29.02.2020), a total number of 1,280 women candidates have been empanelled for Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) against Centralized Employment Notification (CEN) No. 01/2018. S. No. Name of State Number of Women Candidates Empanelled for […]

CCI approves acquisition of Teesta Urja Limited by Greenko Mauritius

open view news desk The Competition Commision of India (CCI) approves the acquisition by Greenko Mauritius (Acquirer/Greenko) in Teesta Urja Limited (Target/TUL), under Section 31(1) of the Competition Act, 2002. The proposed combination relates to the acquisition by Greenko of approximately 35% equity stake in the paid-up equity […]

Steps to boost domestic investments in India

open view news desk Under the scheme of Investment Promotion, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade supports Sectoral Ministries and State Governments for organizing  investment events, summits, road-shows and other promotional activities. Continuous efforts are made by Ministries and States for Facilitating investments besides handholding services […]

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