Wednesday March 29-th, 2017

'Is Lord Mayor of Delhi next idea', Chidambaram mocks Kejriwal 'Is Lord Mayor of Delhi next idea', Chidambaram mocks Kejriwal

Kejriwal added, "In the assembly polls you gave us 67 seats, but this time don't leave any such gap". He also compared the electricity rate of Delhi with other states. At an event to mark the inauguration of sewer and drains in Uttam Nagar, Kejriwa...

John Oliver Tells Dalai Lama: John Oliver Tells Dalai Lama: "Don't Make Me a Demon!"

You can not do that! Last week, the foreign ministry warned India about the Dalai Lama's planned visit to Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as south Tibet. But the exchange that most angered Beijing is when he criticised hardliners, saying: 'Ou...

DU professor Saibaba convicted for Maoist links DU professor Saibaba convicted for Maoist links

Among those convicted were Jawaharlal Nehru University student Hem Mishra and former journalist Prashant Rahi. "This judgement is shocking". The Indian Express said that prosecution lawyer Prashant Sathianathan sought that the accused be given ...

Terrorists holed up in Lucknow house Terrorists holed up in Lucknow house

The encounter comes hours before the grand finale to the staggered UP Assembly polls. "As per the information received from the Madhya Pradesh Police, one of the terrorists holed up in a house on the outskirts of Lucknow (on Lucknow-Hardoi Road u...

Franken, Grassley Clash Over 'Gotcha Question' About Sessions, Russia Contacts

But some Democrats worry there won't be a clean enough break from embattled Attorney General Sessions if Rosenstein or anyone else from the office is involved in the investigation. For some Democrats, Sessions' recusal isn't enough: They'll only conf...

Israel Bans Entry to Anyone Calling for Country's Boycott Israel Bans Entry to Anyone Calling for Country's Boycott

Owing to the wording "an area under its control", the law would therefore apply to activists who call for a halt in dealings with Jewish settlements in the occupied territories rather than with Israel as a whole. First launched in 2005, the Palestini...

Bomb threat made to Atlanta's ADL Office Bomb threat made to Atlanta's ADL Office

Tuesday, Secure Community Network, the security arm of the Jewish Federations of North America, had reported threats called into community centers in Milwaukee; Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and Rochester, N...

Chinese company signed for Digicel upgrade faces fines of $1.2bn Chinese company signed for Digicel upgrade faces fines of $1.2bn

Department of Commerce said in a statement . ZTE also faces a combined penalty of $1.19 billion; BIS will suspend $300 million of this obligation, which ZTE will be required to pay if it violates the settlement agreement. Should ZTE be trusted to ...

Chaffetz: Poor May Have to Choose Health Care or iPhone Chaffetz: Poor May Have to Choose Health Care or iPhone

Chaffetz appeared to be arguing that by repealing Obamacare's individual mandate, the American people have more health care options and can choose to buy into the program or not. We're getting rid of those things that people said that they don't ...

Poachers break into Paris zoo and kill a rhino for its horn Poachers break into Paris zoo and kill a rhino for its horn

Vince, the rare five-year-old white rhinoceros, was found dead today at a zoo in Thoiry, west ofParis. A chain saw was then used to remove one of his horns, according to Mr Duguet, who described staff as "extremely shocked". The rhino was shot thre...

Female figures put on pedestrian crossing signs to fight 'unconscious gender bias' Female figures put on pedestrian crossing signs to fight 'unconscious gender bias'

But due to concerns of equality for women, members of the Committee of Melbourne, an Australian lobby group, and city officials are uninstalling some of the standard ones and substituting them with an image that is exactly the same, aside from a wide...

Eight people die in food handout crush in Zambia Eight people die in food handout crush in Zambia

The deadly crush was triggered as 35,000 people attempted to enter a sports complex where a Christian charity was handing out food parcels. The victims were among 35,000 people who had congregated at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka...

Afghan family detained in LA to be freed, attorney says Afghan family detained in LA to be freed, attorney says

Lawyers say the mother and father and their three children landed at LAX on Thursday for a connecting flight to Seattle, where they planned to resettle. Lawyers said the father obtained special immigrant visas for his family after working for the U...

Netanyahu to discuss Iran's plans for Syria with Putin in Moscow Netanyahu to discuss Iran's plans for Syria with Putin in Moscow

Critics in Israel say Netanyahu may be looking to protect his ally, President Donald Trump, who is accused of stirring up xenophobia. It saw Iran agree to dismantle part of its nuclear programme, surrender enriched fuel and submit to global inspectio...

RGIA wins global airport service quality award RGIA wins global airport service quality award

Delhi Airport has now joined the elite club of worldwide airports handing over 40 MPPA", said a release from the airport company. This landed the airport in a prestigious third place from among eighty-four European peers welcoming over 2 million pass...

Five Afghan Policemen Killed In Taliban Attack

Earlier in the day, authorities said five Pakistani soldiers were killed in an overnight attack from Afghanistan at Mohmand Agency. Islamabad has accused Kabul of failing to rein in cross-border terrorism , an accusation the latter has denied.

French President Hollande: 'Ultimate goal' is to prevent Republican Le Pen victory French President Hollande: 'Ultimate goal' is to prevent Republican Le Pen victory

His last task, before leaving the Elysee Palace in mid-May, was to "do everything to ensure France is not taken over" by the far-right. The first round of the French presidential election is scheduled for April 23, while the run-off is slated for M...

Germany Condemns Turkey President Erdogan's 'Nazi Practices' Slur Germany Condemns Turkey President Erdogan's 'Nazi Practices' Slur

One day earlier, Erdogan accused Germany of "aiding and harboring terror" for allowing outlawed Kurdish leaders to conduct regular public meetings in the country. The official also claimed that security concerns were another factor in the decision....

Khizr Khan cancels Toronto talk amid alleged United States review

The focus of the talk was on "tolerance, understanding, unity and the rule of law", in addition to what Canadians can do about the "appalling turn of events in Washington". "If it was up to Donald Trump, [Khan's son] never would have even been in Ame...

East Libyan forces resume strikes against rivals near oil ports

Libya remains regionally split with two centres of power that politically oppose each other, and a myriad of rival armed groups that the country's two governments can not control. He urged both parties to the conflict to "refrain from further escalat...

Trump urges Obama 'abuse of power' probe Trump urges Obama 'abuse of power' probe

Obama spokesman, Kevin Lewis, said the ex-president never ordered a surveillance on any United States citizen. First, Trump tweeted that Sessions met the ambassador during a meeting set up by Obama along with 100 other ambassadors.

Options running out for Malaysia in Kim murder probe Options running out for Malaysia in Kim murder probe

The two women, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, have been charged with the murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction. On Saturday, speaking publicly for the first time s...

Pilot Of Syrian Warplane That Crashed Found Injured In Turkey Pilot Of Syrian Warplane That Crashed Found Injured In Turkey

The plane was allegedly bombing Idlib province in northern Syria when it was shot down by the opposition forces, Anadolu quoted group spokesman of Ahrar al-Sham, Ahmed Karaali as saying. The pilot was found after a nine-hour search, with pro-regime...

Somalia: Drought-related hunger, disease kills 110 in two days Somalia: Drought-related hunger, disease kills 110 in two days

The Bay region is in the southwest part of the country. Mohamed Fiqi, Minister of Agriculture for southwest state in Somalia, said the cholera situation was out of their control and demanded emergency aid from the government and global community.

Turkey's Erdogan compares German behaviour with Nazi period Turkey's Erdogan compares German behaviour with Nazi period

In a televised speech in Istanbul earlier on Sunday, Erdogan accused that German government "has nothing to do with democracy" and its "practices make no difference to the Nazi practices in the past", referring to the blocking of Turkish community ga...

Iraqi forces close in on Mosul's main government buildings, commander says Iraqi forces close in on Mosul's main government buildings, commander says

It said four of the patients were showing "severe signs associated with exposure to a blister agent". USA -backed Iraqi forces began a major offensive on February 19 to remove Islamic State militants from the western section of Mosul, nearly a mont...

Morgan hits 10th ODI ton as England make 296

The 30-year-old right-hander was the stand-out performer at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here with a maiden ODI half-century as West Indies went down by 45 runs in the encounter on Friday after being asked to chase 297 for victory.

USA to temporarily suspend premium processing of H1-B visas

Any company could get an H-1B visa in 15 days by paying $1,225 as an additional premium for processing their application as against 3-6 months in the normal course. The USCIS cited the huge backlog of H-1B applications for suspending the premium serv...

Kim Jong-Nam killing suspect claims his family were threatened Kim Jong-Nam killing suspect claims his family were threatened

Malaysian authorities have said there's insufficient evidence to charge Ri over Kim Jong Nam's killing at Kuala Lumpur's airport on February 13. And while President Trump has vowed to adopt a tough stance on Mr. Last Thursday, the Malaysian governm...

Trump Supporters Hold Rallies Across North Carolina Trump Supporters Hold Rallies Across North Carolina

One of the non-vulgar chants went, "No Trump". Six counterprotesters were arrested in St. Paul on Saturday during a rally in support of President Donald Trump, one of several " March 4 Trump " events held nationwide. Those who came to protest again...

Pak acting as 'crying wolf': Defence experts on Permanent Indus Commission meet Pak acting as 'crying wolf': Defence experts on Permanent Indus Commission meet

As it is Pakistan's turn to host the next meeting, the Indian commissioner has accepted his counterpart's invitation. Regular meetings of the Indus commissioners are only to discuss technical matters and not political ones, they added. Islamabad accu...

Jordan Executes 15 Prisoners, 10 Convicted of Terrorism Jordan Executes 15 Prisoners, 10 Convicted of Terrorism

Among the terrorism offences were a 2006 attack on tourists at Amman's Roman amphitheatre which killed a Briton and a June 2016 attack on an intelligence service base north of the capital that left five agents dead. A judicial source said the authori...

May defends united UK, bashes Scottish nationalists May defends united UK, bashes Scottish nationalists

He said: "The Scottish government has a cast-iron democratic mandate for an independence referendum if that is the chosen route to protect those interests". She implied the entire devolution settlement of 1998, which set up the Scottish parliament an...

Little progress at Syria peace talks, but fresh negotiations planned Little progress at Syria peace talks, but fresh negotiations planned

Though it wasn't publicly confirmed, it is generally assumed that Syria's government also accepted the principles. However, both sides have laid claim to small victories. In parallel, the talks in Astana - convened by the Governments of Iran, Russi...

Syria Makes Russian-Brokered Deal With Kurds To Counter Turkey Syria Makes Russian-Brokered Deal With Kurds To Counter Turkey

He said the military equipment included "up-armoured vehicles". The spokesperson underscored that the United States wants to see all parties on the ground in Manbij to continue focus on fighting the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia).

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