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ONGC to buy government stake in HPCL for Rs36,915 crore ONGC to buy government stake in HPCL for Rs36,915 crore
- January 21, 2018

Chidambaram, in a series of tweets, raised issues like government borrowing, disinvestment, fiscal deficit, fuel price hike and GST. The Union government is set to cross its annual divestment target (Rs 72,500 crore) for the first time with state-run oil giant Oil and Natural Gas Corp ( ONGC ) announcing on Saturday that it will pick up the government's 51.11 per cent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd. (more...)
Indonesian hostages freed in the Philippines
- January 21, 2018

The Indonesian Consulate-General in Davao City and the Indonesian Embassy in Manila have confirmed the safe release late Friday of La Hadi La Adi and La Utu Raali, both fishermen. According to a report by Agence France-Presse, the Vietnamese sailors were found in the southernmost Philippine island group of Tawi-Tawi on Nov 10, along with the corpse of a Vietnamese seaman who had died from illness. (more...)
Clash with Donald Trump casts spotlight on chief of staff John Kelly
- January 21, 2018

He said Mr Trump had "changed his attitude" towards the wall when the "real experts" at Homeland Security told him that there were places along the border where a wall would not be "realistic" due to the terrain. White House spokesman Raj Shah insisted the president is frustrated with the news media's coverage of Kelly's remarks, not with the top aide himself. (more...)
Marches, rallies held in downtown Portland to mark one year after inauguration Marches, rallies held in downtown Portland to mark one year after inauguration
- January 21, 2018

New Jersey's first lady Tammy Murphy told a crowd of thousands at a Women's March event in Morristown that she had been sexually assaulted while in college. "I'm doing this for him". Trump acknowledged the marches Saturday afternoon but said they should be in celebration of the accomplishments of his presidency. (more...)
US House leader says Trump supports stopgap funding bill US House leader says Trump supports stopgap funding bill
- January 21, 2018

Rep. Love noted in her emotional statement that her parents "never took a thing" from the government as they worked hard to achieve the American dream. African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries. (more...)
Hartwell JM Limited Partnership Has $671000 Position in Diageo PLC (NYSE:DEO)
- January 21, 2018

Farmers National Bank who had been investing in Unilever Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $148.62 billion market cap company. Wilkins Counsel Incorporated holds 1.32% or 111,149 shares in its portfolio. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. (more...)
Injury concern for Novak Djokovic as he makes fourth round Injury concern for Novak Djokovic as he makes fourth round
- January 21, 2018

The six-time Australian Open victor received a medical treatment in the second set for an injury but came back strong to close out the match in two hours, 23 minutes. I'll deal with it. "I have to be more humble this time with my expectations because I haven't played in six months". But it proved to be little impediment for the 12-time grand slam victor, who maintained his unbeaten record against the 21st-seed Ramos-Vinolas. (more...)
Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown
- January 21, 2018

He pointed to statements made by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY made as the shutdown hour approached Friday night. A scheduled trip by Trump and some Cabinet members to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was being assessed on a day-to-day basis, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said. (more...)
Turkey begins assault on Kurdish-held enclave in Syria Turkey begins assault on Kurdish-held enclave in Syria
- January 21, 2018

The US arms shipments began before the launch of a months-long offensive to remove ISIL from the Syrian city of Raqqa. Turkey says it is launching a full military operation against these Kurds - which it considers a terrorist group. (more...)
Turkey Deploys More Tanks to Syrian Border Turkey Deploys More Tanks to Syrian Border
- January 21, 2018

The heavy bombardment began as units of pro-Ankara rebels known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) began moving into Afrin, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. As the so-called Syrian revolution started in 2012, Kurdish political parties and milities held control of great parts in northern Syria and declared their autonomy from the central government. (more...)
Hell's Kitchen Features Brave Gymnast Jordyn Wieber After Nassar Testimony
- January 21, 2018

Raisman, who won three gold medals for the US women's gymnastics team in 2012 and 2016, appeared in Ingram County Circuit Court yesterday alongside her 2012 teammate Jordyn Wieber . "I think a little humanity being shown by Judge Aquilina is going a long way". Nassar should have been locked up long ago, she said, and questioned how he slept at night considering the USAG and USOC both put him on their advisory board and committees to come up with policies to protect athletes from abuse ... (more...)
Turkish troops shell Afrin to oust US-backed Kurdish militia Turkish troops shell Afrin to oust US-backed Kurdish militia
- January 21, 2018

Also on Saturday, Syrian government forces and supporting militias attacked a rebel-held air base deep inside what was once opposition territory in northwest Syria . The United States has not sufficiently addressed Turkish concerns over a Washington-led plan to establish a Kurdish-led border security force in Syria, Ankara said on Thursday, according to Agence France-Presse . (more...)
Syria Is Now Mr. Trump's War Syria Is Now Mr. Trump's War
- January 21, 2018

The situation resembles the final scene of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs", in which each member of a gang points his pistol at another member of the gang, and, inevitably, everyone gets shot. Remarkable: A USA -created border army is going to occupy and control long stretches of Syria's borders with Turkey and Iraq, over Syria's objections. (more...)
CPI(M) central committee meet begins to finalise political CPI(M) central committee meet begins to finalise political
- January 21, 2018

The CPI-M central committee meeting is now underway in Kolkata, and the single point of discussion now is should they engage in any tie up with the Congress. While Yechury and some leaders are of the opinion that the party must work out appropriate electoral tactics with the Congress, without entering into any alliance or front, to ensure the defeat of the BJP, the faction led by Karat stands firmly against any kind of political understanding with the Congress even though the primary ... (more...)
One year later, Women's March returns One year later, Women's March returns
- January 21, 2018

Marches are slated to take place in hundreds of cities both in the USA and beyond on Saturday. The spotlight has definitely been trained to the women's rights revolution in this past year, and for good reason. Marchers gathered across the country and around the world hours after much of the United Statesfederal government shut down after members of Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending measure, casting uncertainty over much of the nation. (more...)
Assistant police chief told a recruit to shoot Black people Assistant police chief told a recruit to shoot Black people
- January 21, 2018

Shaw had previously worked for 20 years as a Louisville police officer. Shaw, instructing the recruit how to handle parents of a juvenile caught smoking pot, suggested performing sexual acts on the parents. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said in a statement released to WLKY that he is "disgusted by the shocking and appalling statements" from Shaw. So far, 24 cases in which Shaw was the sole witness have been dismissed, and the recruit Shaw sent most of those messages to dropped out of ... (more...)
Australia ask England to bat in third ODI Australia ask England to bat in third ODI
- January 21, 2018

Australia will welcome back Josh Hazlewood (illness), Pat Cummins (rested), and legspinner Adam Zampa (dropped) after they all missed Friday's loss to England at the Gabba. The man who has carried Australia's Test fortunes has been unable to do the same in the one-day global arena. "We want to change it up", he said. (more...)
United States oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia United States oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia
- January 21, 2018

Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading 69 cents as below as $68.53 a barrel at 11:22 a.m. EST (1622 GMT). It is for more than 35 years that the natural gas of country is exported to other countries via pipelines connected to Pakistan and India, so that it can be said that designing a strong and influential diplomacy in gas exports is considered as one of the most important priorities in the field of country's energy diplomacy. (more...)
Pope defends Chilean bishop from accusations of covering up sexual abuse Pope defends Chilean bishop from accusations of covering up sexual abuse
- January 21, 2018

While the Argentine pontiff, Latin America's first pope, has condemned corruption on past trips, it is rare for him to mention it alongside a leader, particularly one who has been tainted by scandal like Kuczynski. A Chilean judge also noted that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, there was no lack of proof that he was guilty. (more...)
North & South Korea agree to participate in Winter Olympic North & South Korea agree to participate in Winter Olympic
- January 21, 2018

Earlier this month, the two Koreas held their first official talks in more than two years, where the North showed interest in sending a delegation of athletes and high-ranking government officials to the Winter Games. North Korea will also send 24 officials and 21 media representatives to Pyeongchang, all whom will receive International Olympic Committee accreditation, Bach said. (more...)
Chouhan asks advocate general to review SC's order on 'Padmaavat'
- January 21, 2018

Along with the Karni Sena, the erstwhile royal family of Mewar is also likely to be a party to the petition, he said. "This is the government's view that to have this honour intact - which is in the mind of Rajasthan's people and the way we are - we are also trying to see that no such scenes are shown which damages this honour". (more...)
What we learned from 365 days of Trump polls What we learned from 365 days of Trump polls
- January 21, 2018

The previous low of 34 percent was reached at the end of the Bush administration. Of the 134 countries, approval ratings declined sharply in 65 of them - many of which are US allies and partners. But in that poll, Trump's approval rating was lower than it was in December, when it stood at 41 percent. China was at 31 percent and Russian Federation at 27 percent. (more...)
Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)
- January 21, 2018

The President's favorite haunts are International Golf Club in Palm Beach County, Florida, Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey - spending 95 days in his first year as President at one of his signature golf clubs. (more...)
Shah, Yogi address new voters in Varanasi Shah, Yogi address new voters in Varanasi
- January 21, 2018

The turnout, however, was not as expected, said organisers. He added that it is a moment of pride for all of the citizens of India that under "Yuva Udghosh" scheme, the capabilities and energy of youths above the age of 17-year-old is to be utilized for the development of the society. (more...)
2 civilians killed, 5 injured by Indian shelling across LoC: AJK official 2 civilians killed, 5 injured by Indian shelling across LoC: AJK official
- January 21, 2018

Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner Sialkot Shahid Abbas has issued instruction for the residents of 140 villages along the Working Boundary to vacate the area in the wake of continuous Indian firing and shelling. The ISPR said the Indian forces targetted the civilian population in Kundanpur Village of Sialkot. He urged that the Indian side should permit UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions. (more...)
Trump Campaign Uses Shutdown To Accuse Democrats Of Being Complicit In Murder
- January 21, 2018

The aid, paid for by Donald J. Trump for President , Inc., does not say if or when it will air on television, or at what cost. WASHINGTON ― It only took a government shutdown for President Donald Trump to return to his original campaign message: Undocumented immigrants are unsafe and out to get Americans. (more...)
USA aggressive warfighting edge has slipped, says Jim Mattis USA aggressive warfighting edge has slipped, says Jim Mattis
- January 21, 2018

And the Chinese military modernization program, it adds, is created to achieve "regional hegemony in the near-term and displacement of the United States to achieve global preeminence in the future". The summary condemned Tehran for using state-sponsored terrorist activities, a growing network of proxies and its missile program in an attempt to destabilize the Middle East and vie for regional hegemony. (more...)
Thousands join Vancouver women's march on day of protests across Canada, US Thousands join Vancouver women's march on day of protests across Canada, US
- January 21, 2018

A woman holds an umbrella with a sign and hearts attached to it during a women's march in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday January 20, 2018. Organizers with March On Vancouver wrote on Twitter the morning ahead of the event: "Last year we marched to voice our concerns and values. (more...)
Trump Says 'I Am Not a Racist,' Talks DACA, North Korea Trump Says 'I Am Not a Racist,' Talks DACA, North Korea
- January 21, 2018

President Trump's remark has drawn worldwide condemnation. Lindsey Graham of SC were mistaken in indicating that was the case. The slim Republican margin of control in the US Senate means Trump's party will need some Democratic support to resolve the government funding stand-off. (more...)
USA government shuts down as White House pins blame on Democrats USA government shuts down as White House pins blame on Democrats
- January 21, 2018

With Democrats mostly unified in their opposition and defections in the Republican ranks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell couldn't muster the 60 votes needed to get the temporary funding measure to the floor before the deadline to act. (more...)

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