Tuesday May 23-rd, 2017

Millions scramble after India scrapped its largest banknotes Millions scramble after India scrapped its largest banknotes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) estimates that there are 16.5 billion 500 rupee notes and 6.7 billion 1000 rupee notes now in circulation. It has caught the country completely off guard. Modi said in his televised address Tuesday night that authori...

No harassment over small deposits under demonetisation: Jaitley No harassment over small deposits under demonetisation: Jaitley

Jaitley then spoke about the crux of the policy decision to demonetise high value currency notes. # Activities of Black Money economy has been affecting national economy. Seeking stronger relations between India and Britain, Finance Minister Arun...

Ohio's Kasich congratulates Trump on victory Ohio's Kasich congratulates Trump on victory

Trump's Ohio Campaign Director Bob Paduchik says the real estate mogul turned politician rewrote the book on how to rally voters in the state. Borges also wavered but eventually announced he was still standing behind the nominee. It was crucial swing...

Massachusetts Votes Against Lifting Arbitrary and Malicious Cap on Charter Schools Massachusetts Votes Against Lifting Arbitrary and Malicious Cap on Charter Schools

These great schools will continue to provide first-rate education choices to kids stuck in failing schools. With about 40 percent of the votes counted, "no" votes led by almost 25 points. The ballot initiative emerged to expand the current cap of 1...

Clinton Casts Her Ballot: 'It Is the Most Humbling Feeling' Clinton Casts Her Ballot: 'It Is the Most Humbling Feeling'

Trump says he received a phone call from Hillary Clinton , congratulating him on his victory. Every time the race focused on Clinton, her numbers dropped, eventually making her one of the least liked presidential nominees in history. But the criti...

India scraps high currency notes to fight corruption

New Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 denomination notes would take their place. They will be known as Mahatma Gandhi new series of bank notes. Banks will remain closed to the public on 9 November, in order to cope with the sudden decision. Prime Minister Narend...

President Obama Makes Closing Argument: 'If We Win Florida, It's a Wrap' President Obama Makes Closing Argument: 'If We Win Florida, It's a Wrap'

In a battle that focused on the character of the candidates, Clinton, 69, a former USA first lady, senator and secretary of state, and Trump, 70, a NY businessman, made final, fervent appeals to voters late on Monday to turn out at the polls.

Case filed against DU professor Nandini Sundar over tribal man`s Case filed against DU professor Nandini Sundar over tribal man`s

He also added that stringent action will be taken against those guilty after investigation. Villagers of Nama and the neighbouring Kumakoleng village (both under Kumakoleng village panchayat) had started a self-motivated protest against Maoist activi...

First US Town To Vote Grants Clinton Her First Victory

Finally, the early votes in Millsfield favoured Trump, who prevailed over Clinton by a tally of 16 to four. He voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton because "our country needs to move forward and I didn't believe that a presidency with (Republican) Do...

Chelsea Clinton used charity resources from Clinton Foundation for wedding Chelsea Clinton used charity resources from Clinton Foundation for wedding

Band wrote that Mr. Mezvinsky invited "several potential investors", for his hedge fund "and a few current business ones" to a Clinton Foundation poker night fundraiser he was organizing. Throughout the election cycle, Republican nominee Donald Tru...

South Korea prosecutors raid Samsung Electronics in probe over scandal - Yonhap

North Korea's Musudan missile has an estimated range of about 2,175 miles, which would allow enough distance to hit targets in the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, Yonhap News Agency reported. The region is where the North fired off a Musudan on Oct...

Icelandic discount airline Wow air adds Pittsburgh flights Icelandic discount airline Wow air adds Pittsburgh flights

CEO of Icelandic low-priced airline WOW air SkĂșli Mogensen has indicated that he thinks this could be very interesting and beneficial, but warns of the extra pressure this would place on the airport. The airline said the new route builds upon the suc...

Israel to miss French peace conference, wants direct talks

Israel will refuse to participate in a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel will not attend an worldwide French-sponsored conference aimed at resolving the conflict with the Palest...

Ballot count in Bulgaria confirms Socialist placed first Ballot count in Bulgaria confirms Socialist placed first

He campaigned on a promise to promote closer relations with Russian Federation and will call for the lifting of sanctions against Russian Federation. A woman passes by pre-election posters of Bulgaria's Socialist party presidential candidate Rume...

Syrian Kurds Clash With IS Militants Near Raqqa

Islamic State forces already are now under attack by US -backed Iraqi forces on the eastern edges of the city of Mosul, which the militant group seized two years ago when it captured territory across Iraq and Syria for its self-proclaimed caliphate.

Philippines mayor is no more killed in jail Philippines mayor is no more killed in jail

Exactly a month after his transfer to the jail, Espinosa was killed in what CIDG-8 (Eastern Visayas) claimed was a shootout. "I think that incident is the biggest challenge to the credibility of the PNP (Philippine National Police) that could affec...

Florida's early voting wrapping up on Sunday

The last presidential election showed a 60 percent voter turnout, according to Milburn, but this year she predicts the turnout will fall 3 percent to 57 percent. Early voting continues Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. (By way...

Corporate India argues for one or two GST rates over time

While the 5% and 28% tax rate will be implemented for necessities and luxury commodities respectively; the 12% and 18% are standard rates which will levy tax on all other commodities. The government plans to roll out the new tax regime from April 1, ...

J&K: Indian soldier killed in Pakistan firing J&K: Indian soldier killed in Pakistan firing

The change ties in with New Delhi's assessment that the Pakistani army will continue to provoke hostilities until the end of the month, when chief General Raheel Sharif is due to retire. Authorities in Kashmir have already evacuated hundreds of peo...

Student gets sweet revenge after hungry Kit Kat thief strikes Student gets sweet revenge after hungry Kit Kat thief strikes

Although the perpetrator of the unusual crime is still at large, Hunter Jobbins' viral post caught the attention of Hershey's - and the candy manufacturer filled his auto with approximately 6,500 Kit Kat bars on Thursday, a brand representative c...

US services companies grew at slower pace in October US services companies grew at slower pace in October

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth-known as the NMI-came in at 54.8 (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), down 2.3 percent from September, with economic growth for the non-manufacturing sector now intact for 81 consecutive m...

Rebel shelling in Aleppo kills 3 children, 1 adult

On Sunday, state media in Syria said rebels had used chemical weapons against government-controlled districts of Aleppo. Syrian insurgents are maintaining a push into government-controlled areas of Aleppo, using artillery, auto bombs, and tanks t...

WikiLeaks email shows Justice official alerting Clinton team to House hearing WikiLeaks email shows Justice official alerting Clinton team to House hearing

Perhaps not coincidentally, Wikileaks did release a large new cache of emails today. This comes a day after a Podesta email was leaked revealing he wrote to another top Clinton aide, Cheryl Mills , that the emails would have to be dealt with, a...

Turkish prime minister rejects criticism on paper detentions

This is what we can't agree with our European friends. The paper's editor-in-chief and "at least" 12 other staffers were arrested , according to Christian Science Monitor , and the Hurriyet Daily News reports the Cumhuriyet staffers (which in...

Hillary Clinton: 'There is no case here' in Federal Bureau of Investigation email probe

Donald Trump thanked Monday the top Hillary Clinton aide whose husband is at the heart of an FBI's investigation that led to the discovery of new emails potentially related to Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

The camp migrants and refugees are being transported to several centers throughout France. During the weekend, clashes between the police and people near the camp raised some concern as the camp would be closed in just a few days. Late yesterday, ...

Brexit court defeat for United Kingdom government Brexit court defeat for United Kingdom government

The judgment deepened Britain's divide over Europe, raising hopes among pro-EU politicians that they can soften the terms of the U.K.'s withdrawal from the bloc. "The focus at the moment is very much on the supreme court: winning that case, and pro...

Fighting rages in Mosul, IS disables Abrams tank Fighting rages in Mosul, IS disables Abrams tank

Shamdasani told reporters on Friday that her office also has reports indicating that four women were killed and 17 other civilians wounded in airstrikes on Wednesday in the Quds neighborhood of eastern Mosul . Daesh overran Mosul in mid-2014 at th...

Duterte says he'll consider sticking with US weapons Duterte says he'll consider sticking with US weapons

Asked how the United States could have a close relationship with the Phiippines' government without also having such ties with its president, Kirby said in a democracy, the government "doesn't rest on the shoulders of just one individual". Both in mi...

Anthony Weiner checks into sex addiction rehab clinic

His rise and fall in the public spotlight - to within an inch of mayorship of the largest city in the U.S. - was recorded in a new documentary called Weiner this year. I now add you to the list of people who have victimized me. I thought your job...

UK PM May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback UK PM May seeks to keep Brexit plan going despite setback

Friday's tabloid front pages were imbued with fury at the judges who passed the ruling and at the activists who brought the case to the courts. If the Supreme Court lets the court ruling stand, the prime minister would have no choice but to seek a ...

Tremors haunt central Italian region devastated by quake

Mattarella is expected to leave for the Italian city of Perugia as soon as he returns to Rome. The quakes, which started with one on August 24 that claimed nearly 300 lives, have caused huge damage to many priceless artworks and Medieval churches a...

Australian theme park cancels opening 3 days after 4 deaths

In this image made from video, rescue vehicles are parked outside Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Australia , Tuesday, Oct 25. The ride, meant to simulate going over river rapids, uses round floating devices that seat six, and can reach speeds of ...

French clear out makeshift migrant camp along Paris canals

The Stalingrad camp was previously cleared in July and September, but migrants quickly returned and their numbers grew as the Calais camp was closed. Police moved in around 0500 GMT, a Reuters journalist at the scene said. Pitching tents on boulev...

Iraqi troops begin assault deeper into Mosul neighborhoods Iraqi troops begin assault deeper into Mosul neighborhoods

She says it was not the first time that her office had received a report of civilian deaths, but didn't elaborate. The attack on the town of Shirqat appeared to be another diversionary strike by the ultra-hardline militants as they face a coordinat...

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