Day: August 14, 2020

Lt Governor Sinha greets people on Independence Day

open view news desk SRINAGAR, AUGUST 14: In his Independence Day Message, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has extended greetings and good wishes to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Following is the full text of the Lt Governor’s Independence Day Message: My dear brothers and sisters, 1. Warm […]

Belarus authorities free detainees as protests grow

MINSK, Belarus — Authorities have freed at least 2,000 people detained amid demonstrations across Belarus after a disputed presidential election as they sought Friday to stem rising public anger over a brutal police crackdown on peaceful protests and avoid Western sanctions. Many who were released spoke of brutal […]

For Harris, memories of mother guide bid for vice president

NEW YORK — Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris interspersed the well-worn details of her resume with an extended ode to the one she calls “the reason […]

Palestinians say UAE deal hinders quest for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM — Israel’s agreement to establish diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates marks a watershed moment in its relations with Arab countries, but the Palestinians say it puts a just resolution of the Middle East conflict even farther out of reach. The UAE presented its decision to upgrade […]

EU agrees first COVID-19 vaccine deal with AstraZeneca in WHO blow

BRUSSELS – The European Union has agreed to buy at least 300 million doses of AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) potential COVID-19 vaccine in its first such advance purchase deal, which could weaken plans led by the World Health Organization (WHO) for a global approach. The European Commission, which is negotiating […]

Chinese firms hit by new import hurdles in India – sources

NEW DELHI/SHANGHAI – Chinese firms like Xiaomi (1810.HK) are facing delays getting approvals from India’s quality control agency for their goods, five industry sources told Reuters, as the business environment deteriorates after a clash on their Himalayan border. Greater scrutiny of Chinese imports follows calls for boycotts from […]

ISRO pays tribute to Dr Vikram Sarabhai

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 14: 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 said here today that to mark the completion of one year of centenary celebrations of […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for second day

Jammu, Aug 14: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the second consecutive day on Friday due to a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, officials said. Vehicular traffic on the 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of […]

Pranab Mukherjee continues to be on ventilator support

Former President Pranab Mukherjee/PTI New Delhi, Aug 14: The condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee remains critical but has not worsened, his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee said on Friday. Doctors attending on the 84-year-old former president at the hospital said his condition remained unchanged on Friday morning. Mukherjee was admitted […]

SC holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary

Activist Lawyer Sh. Prashant Bhushan/PTI New Delhi, Aug 14: The Supreme Court on Friday held activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it would hear on August 20 the arguments on quantum of sentence […]

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