Day: September 24, 2020

Ginsburg’s empathy born of Jewish history and discrimination

In the Jewish tradition, burials usually take place within 24 hours of death. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, was lying in state nearly a week later Thursday at the Supreme Court where she served as justice for 27 years, and Friday at the U.S. Capitol. […]

Progressives pledge to keep pushing Biden to expand court

WASHINGTON — Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him — sometimes grudgingly — as their party’s leader. But, in the final weeks of the campaign, the Supreme Court vacancy is threatening to inflame old divides. Some leading activists on […]

Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. “We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said Wednesday at a news conference, responding to a question about whether he’d commit to a […]

Dismay over Breonna Taylor spills into America’s streets

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death poured into America’s streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Violence seized the demonstrations in her hometown of […]

Businesses cheer, unions fear contentious Indian labour reforms

NEW DELHI – Business groups on Thursday welcomed contentious and long-delayed labour reforms passed by India’s parliament this week, aimed at making hiring and firing workers easier and imposing restrictions on trade unions. The reforms to India’s decades-old labour laws are a key part of Prime Minister Narendra […]

Fire-hit supertanker owner to pay $1.8 million for Sri Lanka’s help

COLOMBO/NEW DELHI – The owners of the New Diamond supertanker which caught fire with a cargo of two million barrels of oil aboard have agreed to pay 340 million rupees ($1.84 million) to Sri Lanka for its help in extinguishing the blaze and averting disaster. The interim claim […]

Misleading myths are being spread on Farm Bills by vested interests: Dr.Jitendra Singh

open view news desk NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 24: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that misleading myths are being spread about the Farm Bills by certain vested interests who are trying to provoke the farmers for petty political gains. In a detailed interview to Doordarshan, Dr […]

Prime Minister launches the Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols

Interacts with various fitness enthusiast on the First Anniversary of Fit India Movement Fit India Dialogue focuses on the fitness interests of every age group and brings into play different dimensions of fitness: PM open view news desk NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 24: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched […]

Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of COVID-19

Kolkata, Sep 24:  Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to COVID-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital here, a health department official said. He breathed his last just three days after turning 68. “Dr Basu was suffering from COVID-19 […]

COVID-19 cases in India breach 57-lakh mark, recovery rate at 81.55 per cent

New Delhi, Sep 24: India’s COVID-19 caseload raced past 57 lakh, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 57,32,518 with […]

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