Day: July 1, 2020

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police made their first arrests Wednesday under a new national security law imposed a day earlier by China’s central government, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against it. Police said nine people were arrested under the law, […]

Russian bounties further strain Trump’s bond with veterans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — They didn’t like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month when he threatened to deploy troops against […]

Trump’s two Russias confound coherent US policy

WASHINGTON — When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President Donald Trump’s attempts to curry favor and friendship with Vladimir Putin and longstanding deep-seated concerns about Putin’s intentions. As […]

Beijing asks some U.S. media to submit information about their China operations

BEIJING – China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the Chinese government has asked some U.S. media outlets present in the country to submit information about their China operations. Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian named the Associated Press, National Public Radio, CBS and United Press International news agency as […]

India’s June jobless rate falls to 11%: private think-tank CMIE

NEW DELHI – India’s unemployment rate in June fell to 11% from 23.5% in May, according to data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) on Wednesday as economic activities resumed after government eased pandemic lockdown restrictions. The virus has infected over half a million people […]

India deploys helicopter, 12 drones to stop fast-spreading locusts

NEW DELHI – India on Tuesday deployed a helicopter and a dozen drones spraying insecticide to stop desert locusts that have spread to nine heartland states of the world’s second-biggest producer of rice and wheat. The move came after swarms invaded Gurugram, a satellite city of the capital […]

Suspects arrested by Chinese agents in Hong Kong could be tried on mainland

BEIJING/HONG KONG – Suspects arrested by Beijing’s new security office in Hong Kong could be tried on the mainland, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday, a move certain to spark alarm in the Chinese-ruled city as a contentious new national security law takes effect. Zhang Xiaoming, Executive […]

India’s factory activity contracts for third straight month in June

BENGALURU: – India’s manufacturing activity contracted for a third straight month in June, albeit at a much shallower pace, as demand and output continued to suffer from three months of lockdowns to quell the spread of the coronavirus, a private survey showed. The virus has infected over half […]

India’s Ujjwala Experience will Catalyse Social Change in Bangladesh

Indian Oil’s subsidiary signs Joint Venture Agreement with RR Holdings to expand LPG business in Bangladesh open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 1: Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan witnessed on Tuesday the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) between IOC […]

PM greets Chartered Accountants on Chartered Accountants’ Day

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 1: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has greeted Chartered Accountants on Chartered Accountants’ Day.  In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Our industrious CA community has a major role to play in ensuring a healthy and transparent economy. Their services […]

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