Day: December 16, 2020

Alleged violence by goons of BJP DDC candidate Sham Chowdhary

open view news desk CHAKROI, DECEMBER 15: The DDC elections are due to be held today on December 16, 2020 in Suchetgarh constituency and the stark contest is among the BJP’s former minister Sh. Sham Chowdhary, Sh. Bajwa of the Congress party and Sh. Taranjit Singh (Tony) the […]

Bulletin on Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

JAMMU, DECEMBER 16: The Government on Wednesday informed that332 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 181 from Jammu division and 151 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 116932. Also 05 COVID-19 deaths […]

DDC Elections: Over 57 % voting recorded in 7th Phase across J&K UT: SEC Sharma

JAMMU, DECEMBER 16: The State Election Commissioner (SEC), K K Sharma on Wednesday said that 57.22 per cent voting was recorded in the seventh phase in the ongoing District Development Council (DDC) elections held today across Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference here, the SEC said that […]

Turning the page? Republicans acknowledge Biden’s victory

WASHINGTON — More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, a collapse in GOP resistance to the millions of voters who decisively chose the Democrat. Foreign leaders joined the parade, too, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Speaking on Tuesday […]

AP Interview: Flattening curve wasn’t enough for New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand this year pulled off a moonshot that remains the envy of most other nations: It eliminated the coronavirus. But the goal was driven as much by fear as it was ambition, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed Wednesday in an interview with The […]

India records 26,355 new coronavirus cases

MUMBAI – India recorded 26,355 new coronavirus cases, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday, making it the third straight day that daily infections in the country have stayed below 30,000. India has recorded 9.93 million infections so far, the second highest in the world after the […]

Indian farmers widows join protests against agriculture reforms

NEW DELHI – Hundreds of Indian women, including many widows of farmers who were believed to have killed themselves over debt, joined a protest on Wednesday against government reforms that farmers say threaten their livelihoods. Farmers have been protesting for nearly a month over the reforms, enacted in […]

Analysis: Wistron violence could sour Apple’s ‘Make In India’ plans

NEW DELHI – Violence at a Wistron Corp factory in southern India is likely to stall the company’s and its client Apple Inc’s drive to expand local manufacturing, while forcing the government to redouble efforts to encourage foreign investors. Thousands of contract workers angry over the alleged non-payment […]

Cabinet approves Auction of spectrum

DELHI, DECEMBER 16: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a proposal of the Department of Telecommunications to conduct spectrum auction through which spectrum will be assigned to the successful bidders for providing commercial mobile services. The auction will be for spectrum […]

Cabinet approves assistance of about Rs. 3,500 crore for sugarcane farmers (Ganna Kisan)

This assistance would be directly credited into farmers’ accounts Decision will benefit the five crore sugarcane farmers (Ganna Kisan) and their dependents, as well as the five lakh workers employed in the sugar mills and related ancillary activities DELHI, DECEMBER 16: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired […]

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