Day: May 1, 2020

Animal lovers take to India's streets to feed virus strays

Tails are already wagging as Priyanka Gusain stops her car, sacks of cattle fodder and dog pellets on her back seat and water in the boot for her evening rounds in Delhi. Gusain and her mother Vilochna are serving in an army of Indian animal lovers that has […]

China journalist jailed as free-speech clampdown intensifies

A journalist who had worked for some of China’s most powerful propaganda outlets has been jailed for 15 years after being accused of attacking the ruling Communist Party, court documents showed. The sentence handed down on Chen Jieren is one of the harshest moves yet against free speech […]

ECI decides to conduct Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Councils

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 1: Election Commission today reviewed the matter concerning feasibility of conduct of biennial election for the 9 vacant seats of the MLC by MLAs in the state of Maharashtra. Shri Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner joined the meeting with Shri Ashok […]


FILMS DIVISION IS CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF LEGENDARY FILM MAKER SATYAJIT RAY open view news desk KOLKATA, MAY 1: Films Division is celebrating the Centenary of legendary film maker, Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) by organising  Masterstrokes, an online film festival showcasing  rare documentaries and a television film made by the master […]

Biden: alleged sexual assault 'never happened'

US presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former staffer, saying the incident she claims occurred 27 years ago “never happened.” “They aren’t true. This never happened,” Biden said in a statement regarding the accusations made by Tara Reade, a former staffer in his […]

Extension of Lockdown for a further period of Two Weeks with effect from May 4, 2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 1: After a comprehensive review, and in view of the Lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the COVID-19 situation in the country, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) issued an Order under the Disaster Management Act, […]

Lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrants, students, pilgrims by spl trains

New Delhi,? May 1: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday allowed the use of trains for ferrying people stranded due to the nationwide lockdown to their respective states, an official said Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the MHA Punya Salila Srivastava said stranded people […]

Exclusive: India, Pakistan nuclear procurement networks larger than thought, study shows

NEW DELHI – Hundreds of foreign companies are actively procuring components for India and Pakistan’s nuclear programmes, taking advantage of gaps in the global regulation of the industry, according to a report by a U.S.-based research group. Using open-source data, the nonprofit Centre For Advance Defense Studies (C4ADS) […]

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