Six dead, dozens hurt in Italy nightclub stampede

Six people, including five teenagers, died and dozens were injured in a stampede when panic broke out during a rap concert at an Italian nightclub early Saturday. The suspected use of a pepper spray-like substance is thought to have sparked the chaos at the venue in the town […]

Tear gas, mass arrests as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris on Saturday as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest “yellow vest” protests against President Emmanuel Macron. Shouts of “Macron, resign” mingled with the tear gas near the famous Champs-Elysees avenue, the scene last Saturday […]

Insight: As election nears, religious tensions surge in an Indian village

NAYABANS, India – Nayabans isn’t remarkable as northern Indian villages go. Sugar cane grows in surrounding fields, women carry animal feed in bullock carts through narrow lanes, people chatter outside a store, and cows loiter. But this week, the village in Uttar Pradesh state became a symbol of […]

FM addresses the Conference on ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

open view web desk The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Arun Jaitley said that the scattered regime prior to the enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 had impacted the domestic private investment with over capacities in certain sectors coupled with unacceptably high […]

Sharad Yadav expresses regret for remarks on Raje

Ranchi, Dec 8: Facing flak for his remarks against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, former JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday expressed regret for “hurting” her and said he would write to her. Raje has demanded that the Election Commission take cognisance of Yadav’s “insulting” remarks and taken action […]

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

Tehran, Dec 8:  Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were “economic terrorism”, as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday. “America’s unjust and illegal sanctions against the honourable nation of Iran have targeted our nation as a clear instance of terrorism,” Rouhani […]

China’s surplus with the US hits new record in November

Beijing, Dec 8:  China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record USD 35.6 billion in November, official data showed Saturday, as exports across the Pacific remained strong despite a raft of US tariffs while imports shrank. Relations between the world’s top two economies continue to be […]

Goa govt opposes PIL for declaring CM’s health status in HC

Panaji, Dec 8:  Citing the fundamental right to privacy, the Goa government has opposed a plea seeking the High Court’s direction to the state administration to declare the health status of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. In an affidavit filed before Justice R M Borde of the Goa bench of […]

Modi used surgical strikes for ‘political capital’: Rahul

New Delhi, Dec 8: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda’s remarks that it would have been better if the 2016 surgical strikes were carried out secretly, alleging that the PM used the military action for “political capital”. […]

SpaceX Christmas delivery delayed by communication problem

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A communication drop-out has delayed a Christmas delivery at the International Space Station. A SpaceX capsule full of holiday goodies got to within 32 feet (10 meters) of the orbiting complex Saturday. But trouble with a communication satellite network forced a last-minute delay. For […]

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