Jet Airways employees stage protest outside Civil Aviation Ministry
The employees of debt-laden Jet Airways on Tuesday staged a protest outside the the Civil Aviation Ministry in New Delhi, demanding the airline be saved. Jet Airways temporarily suspended all its operations on April 17.
The suspension of flights rendered 16,000 permanent employees jobless and 22,000 being affected indirectly.
As of now, the employees have no clarity about their future and the pending dues.
Official count shows Widodo reelected as Indonesian leader
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin wave to journalists after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia. The official count from last month’s Indonesian presidential election shows President Joko Widodo won 55.5% of the vote, the Election Commission said Tuesday, May 21, 2019, securing him a second term.
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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term, official results showed Tuesday, in a victory over a would-be strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hardliners.
Official counting was completed just before midnight and the Election Commission announced the formal result early Tuesday. It said Widodo won 55.5% of the vote in the April 17 election to 45.5% for his challenger, ultra-nationalist former general Prabowo Subianto.
Thousands of police and soldiers are on high alert in the capital Jakarta, anticipating protests from supporters of Subianto, who refuses to concede defeat. The Election Commission’s headquarters in central Jakarta are barricaded with razor wire and heavily guarded.
Subianto, who also lost to Widodo in 2014, has alleged massive election fraud in the world’s third-largest democracy but hasn’t provided any credible evidence. Votes are counted publicly and the commission posts the tabulation form from each polling station on its website, allowing for independent verification.The formal result was almost the same as the preliminary “quick count” results drawn from a sample of polling stations on election day.
Trump tells Pennsylvania voters that trade war has helped economy
President Donald Trump tosses a hat during a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pa.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a potentially difficult path to winning a second term in November 2020, on Monday told supporters in Pennsylvania that his trade war had strengthened the battleground state’s steel industry and jobs.
Although Trump does not launch his re-election bid officially until next month, his appearance at a raucous rally in an airport hangar in northeastern Pennsylvania, using Air Force One as a backdrop, had the hallmarks of a campaign event.
He took aim at Democratic front-runner and former Vice President Joe Biden. “Sleepy Joe said that he’s running to ‘save the world.’ … He’s going to save every country but ours,” Trump said.
The president previewed the arguments he will make to voters in the 2020 election, crediting his trade stance with helping the U.S. economy.
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