Day: July 17, 2020

Taliban make big changes ahead of expected talks with Kabul

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban have put the son of the movement’s feared founder in charge of their military wing and added several powerful figures to their negotiating team, Taliban officials said. The shake-up, one of the most significant in years, comes ahead of expected talks with Kabul aimed […]

Iowa drug kingpin who killed 5 set for execution Friday

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A meth kingpin from Iowa who killed five people, including two young girls, is scheduled Friday to become the third federal inmate to be executed this week, following a 17-year pause in federal executions. Dustin Honken, 52, was sentenced to death for killing government […]

U.S. targets Chinese Communist Party members in possible travel ban -source

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is considering banning travel to the United States by all members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday, an idea that China dismissed as absurd. Senior officials discussing the matter had begun circulating […]

Indian defence minister hoping for a resolution to border row with China

NEW DELHI – India’s defence minister said on Friday he hoped talks could bring some sort of resolution to a border standoff with China that led to a deadly clash last month, though India would not cede an inch of territory. Top commanders have been holding lengthy talks […]

Over 1 million: India joins U.S., Brazil in grim coronavirus club

MUMBAI – India on Friday became the third country in the world to record more than one million cases of the new coronavirus, behind only the United States and Brazil, as infections spread further into the countryside and smaller towns. Given India’s population of around 1.3 billion, experts […]

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh launches the revamped Scheme for PM’s Awards

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 17: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today launched the revamped PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration and the web portal www.pmawards.gov.in. Addressing […]

Approval accorded to Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 17: In a review meeting of the CHAARDHAAM ROAD PROJECT in the State of Uttarakhand via Video Conferencing, Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar informed that the Zonal Master Plan(ZMP), prepared by the Government of Uttarakhand and appraised by the Ministry […]

Automotive technology e-portal from International Centre of Automotive Technology(ICAT)

As a one stop solution for Indian automobile industry, portal a step towards the vision of ‘AatmaNirbhar’ Bharat open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 17: Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Govt of India, has embarked on a mission to promote innovation, R&D and product development in India […]

Record single-day surge of nearly 35k COVID cases, total tally crosses 10 lakh: Govt

New Delhi, July 17:  With a record single day surge of 34,956 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past ten lakh on Friday, just three days after it crossed the nine-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to?10,03,832, while […]

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