Defence Institute of Advanced Technology wins first prize in Smart India Hackathon-2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 6: Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune, an autonomous organization under the Department of Defence Research & Development, DRDO, won 1st prize in Smart India Hackathon (SIH)-2020, where Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the participants in a live event. The […]

Centre releases Rs 890 cr as 2nd tranche of package for COVID-19 health system preparedness

New Delhi, Aug 6: The Centre has released Rs 890.32 crore as the second instalment of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness package to 22 states and Union Territories, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. The amount of financial assistance to each state and Union Territories is […]

RBI leaves benchmark lending rate unchanged; maintains accommodative stance

Mumbai, Aug 6: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday opted for a status quo and left interest rates unchanged, but maintained an accommodative stance, implying more rate cuts in future if the need arises to support the economy hit by the COVID-19 crisis The benchmark repurchase (repo) […]

English rendering of PM’s address on the occasion of laying of foundation stone of Ram Mandir at Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya

open view news desk August 5, 2020 Siyawar Ramachandra ki Jai! Hail Lord Rama! Siyawar Ramachandra ki Jai! Hail Lord Rama! Hail Lord Rama! Hail Lord Rama! Jai Siyaram! Jai Siyaram! Jai Siyaram! Today this call is reverberating not only in this Ayodhyathe city of Lord Rama, but […]

India’s police shamed by rare murder probe into custodial deaths

CHENNAI – It took a while for Indians to learn how a father and son died in hospital with blood pouring from their rectum, days after police in small southern town locked them up for violating a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Fanned by media reports, outrage spread throughout India […]

India keeps tight lid on Kashmir on anniversary of revoking semi-autonomy

SRINAGAR, India – With a heavy deployment of troops and curbs on public movement, Indian authorities kept a tight lid on potential protests in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the revocation of its semi-autonomy. Local politicians were not permitted outside their homes, […]

Wait of centuries is over, Modi says, as Ayodhya temple construction begins

AYODHYA, India – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the construction of a Hindu temple on a site that has been contested by Muslims for decades in a dispute that has sparked some of India’s bloodiest communal violence. The Supreme Court ruled last year that Hindus, who […]

A shattered Beirut emerges from the rubble stunned, wounded

BEIRUT — Residents of Beirut —stunned, sleepless and stoic — emerged Wednesday from the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion searching for missing relatives, bandaging their wounds and retrieving what’s left of their homes. The sound of ambulance sirens and the shoveling of glass and rubble could be heard […]

Lebanon to put some Beirut port officials under house arrest

BEIRUT — Investigators began searching the wreckage of Beirut’s port Wednesday for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital as the government ordered port officials put under house arrest. International aid flights began to arrive, as Lebanon’s leaders struggled to deal […]

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