Citing IB inputs regarding probable violence in Faridkot, Govt bans SAD rally

DW Bureau / Chandigarh In view of the intelligence inputs regarding possible violence and threat to the life of top Akali leaders, The Punjab Government has banned the Shiromani Akali Dal’s Pol Khol Rally which was scheduled to be held in Faridkot on Sunday. This decision was probably conveyed to the SAD supremo Parkash Singh […]

Lawmakers set to back Slovenia’s first minority cabinet

By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA, Sept 13 : Parliament was expected to confirm Prime Minister Marjan Sarec’s centre-left coalition as Slovenia’s first minority government on Thursday, following an inconclusive general election. Sarec, a former provincial mayor, comedian and actor, became prime minister-designate last month after the centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) failed to forge a coalition […]

Microsoft to offer governments local version of Azure cloud service

By Salvador Rodriguez SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 5 : Microsoft Corp on Monday said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies. The pairing of Azure Stack, Microsoft’s localized cloud […]

NZ business sentiment sinks as firms take downbeat view on new Labour government

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON, Jan 16 : New Zealand business sentiment turned negative and sunk to a two-year low in the fourth quarter due to pessimism towards the new centre-left government, a private think tank said on Tuesday. A net 12 percent of firms surveyed expected general business conditions to deteriorate compared with 5 percent […]

Egypt’s govt hikes fuel prices, second time since currency float

By Abdelrahman Adel CAIRO, Jun 29 : Egypt’s government on Thursday increased gasoline and diesel prices in the second fuel hike since a currency floatation and the latest cut in state subsidies to ease the budget deficit. Fuel price increases had been widely expected as part of Egypt’s $12 billion International Monetary Fund loan agreement, […]

Albanian opposition joins government to clear vote obstacles

By Benet Koleka TIRANA, May 23 : Opposition ministers joined Albania’s government to ensure public resources and the police will not be used to sway the June 25 general election, hopefully setting the scene for a trouble-free vote. Yesterday a compromise deal between the ruling Socialist Party and the opposition Democratic Party also set in […]