Lessons from Sudan

Following months of protests, the incumbent Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was placed under house arrest on April 11, as the country prepared for a transitional government and parley for next government started. The Sudanese uprising, termed as “bread protest,” was triggered by a rise in inflation on December 19 last year, and is acutely reminiscent […]

TODAY in HISTORY: JUN 03

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jun 03 Reuters 1953 – The coronation of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey in London; it was the first coronation to be televised. 1966 – U.S. spacecraft Surveyor I made a successful soft landing on the moon and began sending […]

State-run AAI pitches for adding its airports for foreign flights

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS): The state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) wants more of its airports included as point of call in the bilateral discussion for traffic rights with countries in the Middle-East and Southeast Asia. The public sector agency raised the issue in a meeting chaired by Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola but […]

Hero MotoCorp’s May sales up 13% at 6.52 lakh units

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS): Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp sold 6,52,028 bikes in May, recording a 13.5 per cent increase over April, when it sold 5,74,366 units. In a regulatory filing, the company said it surpassed the 6,00,000 monthly sales mark first time since February.  Hero MotoCorp in April launched three new motorcycles — XPulse 200, […]

IATA lowers aviation sector’s 2019 profit outlook

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Sunday downgraded outlook for the global aviation industry’s profit to $28 billion from $35.5 billion, forecast in December 2018. The revised outlook is also lower than the net profit estimate for 2018, which IATA had pegged at $30 billion. “The business environment for airlines […]

CBI begins probe in grant of licenses to explore atomic minerals

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Six years after it reported serious procedural irregularities in the process of allocating blocks for mineral exploration, the CBI will begin a Preliminary Enquiry into the granting of licenses to private parties in 2010, during the UPA government’s tenure, to explore for and mine atomic minerals. Alleging a major scam in […]

Are our churches environmentally conscious enough?

LH Thangi Mannen “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth”, twitted His Holiness Pope Francis, on 18th June 2015, on his official Twitter page. This bold statement says it all, and that too coming from the Christian spiritual head, is a signal that Churches too, […]

Mexico starts talks in Washington early over U.S. tariff threat

Mexico starts talks in Washington early over U.S. tariff threat

The flag of Mexico changes in front of a large U.S. flag in front of the New York Stock Exchange on September 4, 2015. (REUTERS File Photo) MEXICO CITY, June 2 (Reuters): Mexico’s Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Sunday she would meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington on Monday, two days […]

Iran calls U.S. offer for talks ‘word-play’, asks for action: Mehr News

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters): Reacting to a U.S. offer to engage with Iran without pre-conditions, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that Tehran expected a change in U.S. behaviour rather than “word-play”. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday the United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear […]

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