Monthly Archive:: April 2017

China factory output growth slows

Output in China’s factories and mines continued to expand in April but at a slower pace than in the previous month. The purchasing manager’s index (PMI) was 51.2 in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, down from a near five-year …

Swiss ‘spy’ arrested in Frankfurt

A Swiss man has been arrested in Frankfurt on suspicion of spying. German federal prosecutors said the man was suspected of having worked “for the intelligence service of a foreign power” since early 2012. Reports suggest the man may have spied on …

China-built amphibious aircraft takes maiden flight

China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, took its maiden flight ahead of schedule on Saturday from the southern city of Zhuhai, according to the official Xinhua news agency. The AG600 was designed to extinguish forest fires and carry out …

At least eight more children die in Thar region

At least eight more children, including infants, died in drought-hit Thar during the last three days, raising the death toll to 124 this year. Three-year-old Bharat Kumar, and newborns Mohammad Aslam and Shankar died in civil hospital in Tharparkar’s Mithi area whereas …

Popular Indian model dies in car crash

NEW DELHI: Indian anchor and model Sonika Chauhan died in a car crash. According to an Indian news website, Bengali superstar Bikram Chatterjee was driving the vehicle in which Chauhan was traveling. He reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit the …

Anti-Trump climate change march draws thousands in US

Thousands of people have taken part in protests around the US against the Trump administration’s attitude towards climate change. The People’s Climate March was timed to coincide with the symbolic 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. In Washington, marchers were planning to …