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Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeks cooperation of parties for smooth Budget session Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeks cooperation of parties for smooth Budget session
- January 30, 2018

With the BJP-led NDA government presenting its last full fledged budget before the next Lok Sabha polls scheduled for 2019, there is expectation that it will have a strong political overtone. How will things be discussed in 4 days? Another prime legislative agenda of the Government is passage of the triple talaq Bill. Long pending issues including the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, will be discussed in the Lower House. (more...)
Death of the Go Card a win for commuters Death of the Go Card a win for commuters
- January 30, 2018

The end of Opal cards might be coming sooner than Sydney commuters think - but it has nothing to do with the recent chaos of the trains system and everything to do with the increasing popularity of contactless credit card payments. Commuters across south-east Australia will be able to get to work using their smartphones instead of public transport cards under separate trials in three states. (more...)
At Least 11 Soldiers Killed In Kabul Military Base Attack
- January 30, 2018

Security officials have warned of possible further attacks . The attack , for which the Taliban claimed responsibility , followed another assault by their militants on a luxury hotel in Kabul a week ago that killed 22 people. Despite pressure on President Ashraf Ghani's Western-backed government to improve security, the attacks show no sign of abating, giving rise to helpless anger among residents. (more...)
450kg WWII bomb at HK worksite defused 450kg WWII bomb at HK worksite defused
- January 30, 2018

The bomb was discovered at a construction site for the Sha Tin to Central rail link at the junction of Harbour Road and Tonnochy Road in Wanchai. It took the bomb disposal engineers more than a day to disarm the explosive device, as one of its detonators was damaged and thus any movement of the bomb was extremely risky. (more...)
Rapper Nelly, fan file competing versions of sex encounter Rapper Nelly, fan file competing versions of sex encounter
- January 30, 2018

The unnamed woman is said to have been forced into a sex act in Southend last month, according to a separate rape allegation filed in the US. The St. Louis rapper has been accused of sexually assaulting two women dating back to June 2016 and also December 2017 in the United Kingdom. (more...)
AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Stocks with Considerable Review- Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (ACHC)
- January 30, 2018

Baring Asset Management Ltd who had been investing in Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.98B market cap company. (NASDAQ:ACHC). Sg Americas Secs Ltd Company stated it has 4,482 shares. Moreover, Ngam LP has 0.01% invested in Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHC) for 31,090 shares. (more...)
Mediating between two groups of students, DSP shoots himself in Punjab Mediating between two groups of students, DSP shoots himself in Punjab
- January 29, 2018

The bullet Sandhu fired also hit a constable, leaving him critically injured, the Hindustan Times reported. Also, a gunshot is heard following which the cop is seen collapsing on the ground bleeding. The incident occurred when a group of students were staging a 'dharna' at a college campus, protesting against the alleged thrashing of a couple of students a few days back and "police strictness" in the area. (more...)
32-year-old techie dies after falling off flyover at Chennai airport 32-year-old techie dies after falling off flyover at Chennai airport
- January 29, 2018

The deceased man hailing from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh had come to board a domestic flight when the incident happened, PTI reports. According to eyewitnesses, the man had been sitting on the railing of the flyover and suddenly fell off from there. (more...)
BJP suspends members over move to defer Nagaland polls BJP suspends members over move to defer Nagaland polls
- January 29, 2018

Nagaland Assembly had first demanded putting the election on hold. The Naga parties "appreciate all political parties, both national and regional, for responding positively to their plan of Solution before Election ", it added. The NSCN (IM), who has been fighting for a Nagalim or "Greater Nagaland" signed ceasefire agreement with the Government of India in 1997 and held several rounds of talks with the Central Government in India and overseas as part of talks. (more...)
Cow vigilantism: SC slaps contempt notices on Rajasthan, Maha, Gujarat, Haryana Cow vigilantism: SC slaps contempt notices on Rajasthan, Maha, Gujarat, Haryana
- January 29, 2018

The court has sought replies from the states by April 3. The court was hearing a plea seeking contempt action against the governments of the three states. It said that states should nominate a senior police officer, preferably of the rank of deputy superintendent of police, to ensure that vigilante groups don't "behave as if they are law unto themselves" and to take prompt action and prosecute such people with promptitude. (more...)
ATM Fraud Two Chinese Nationals Get One-year Imprisonment Each ATM Fraud Two Chinese Nationals Get One-year Imprisonment Each
- January 29, 2018

They were arrested a year ago by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Defence area where they revealed to steal money from ATMs through their high-tech equipment. A CCTV footage of an ATM booth showed the culprits installing an ATM skimming device. ATM skimming is like identity theft for debit cards: Thieves use hidden electronics to steal the personal information stored on the card and record the PIN number to access all the cash in an individual's account. (more...)
Jordan's king vows to stick up for Palestinians on Jerusalem Jordan's king vows to stick up for Palestinians on Jerusalem
- January 29, 2018

The meeting also dealt with the hard economic conditions and a huge budget deficit Jordan is facing as a result of regional turmoil, which led to the closure of the Kingdom's borders with neighbouring countries and the influx of waves of refugees into the Kingdom. (more...)
Tourists may be jailed for a year in Cambodia for dancing Tourists may be jailed for a year in Cambodia for dancing "pornographically"
- January 29, 2018

According to a media release by Cambodian national police , the two Canadian nationals facing charges are 20-year-old Eden Kazoleas and 25-year-old Jessica Drolet. Eighty-seven foreigners were detained and all but 10 were later released. Those arrested claim they were "blindsided" by the police and were shocked at their potential punishment. (more...)
Man buried alive in St. Augustine sand dune for half-hour Man buried alive in St. Augustine sand dune for half-hour
- January 29, 2018

The family said they realized the seriousness within a minute of trying to dig and called 911. Emergency crews responded to the scene and rescued the unconscious man from under two to three feet of sand. Deputies said they learned a child, at one point, was in the tunnel but then exited it. Goggin at some point had turned around in the tunnel and started to dig backward when the entire dune collapsed, burying Goggin. (more...)
Who won't be at Pres. Trump's State of the Union address
- January 29, 2018

It's a big moment for Trump who has had a tumultuous January that included a government shutdown, a tell-all book and a bombshell story on Thursday that he had sought to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE . (more...)
Nikki Haley calls rumours of affair with Donald Trump 'disgusting' and 'offensive' Nikki Haley calls rumours of affair with Donald Trump 'disgusting' and 'offensive'
- January 29, 2018

But the Trump administration is finding plenty of other ways to crack down on Iran. Those rebels have fired ballistic missiles at civilian targets in Saudi Arabia - though the attacks were intercepted before they could do much damage. Security Council envoys' visit. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations continues to spew forth inflammatory rhetoric against Iran. President Donald Trump is still sticking with the worldwide agreement on Iran's nuclear program in spite of what he's said. (more...)
Chelsea in Talks with Roma for Edin Dzeko Amid Olivier Giroud Rumours Chelsea in Talks with Roma for Edin Dzeko Amid Olivier Giroud Rumours
- January 29, 2018

However, the 31-year-old insists he is committed for the Foxes. The Italo-Brazilian returned from an ACL injury at the beginning of November but has gone on to see just 15 minutes of action in Serie A. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is set to be courted once more by Real Madrid this summer, reports Marca . After an extensive striker search which included some rather shocking names such as Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch, Ashley Barnes, and Ismail Slimani, Chelsea had thought ... (more...)
Rocky Mountain House RCMP charge youth with arson Rocky Mountain House RCMP charge youth with arson
- January 29, 2018

A 17-year-old male youth from Clearwater County has been charged with arson in connection with the fire that destroyed the Elks Lodge in Leslieville. There were no injuries as a result of the fire, but the building was completely destroyed. (more...)
Russian jet flies within 5 feet of US Navy plane Russian jet flies within 5 feet of US Navy plane
- January 29, 2018

The Russian fly's activity constrained the US Navy flying machine to end its main goal rashly, one of the authorities said. "This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the Su-27 closing to within five feet and crossing directly through the EP-3's flight path, causing the EP-3 to fly through the Su-27's jet wash". (more...)
A list of the justices of the Supreme Court A list of the justices of the Supreme Court
- January 29, 2018

At least five justices usually show up for the speech, but that doesn't mean they like being there. Ginsburg, 84, showed her disdain for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign - no doubt, when she thought he had little chance of winning. (more...)
Lindsey Graham warns firing Mueller 'would be the end' for Trump's presidency Lindsey Graham warns firing Mueller 'would be the end' for Trump's presidency
- January 29, 2018

According to sources, the special counsel has asked other witnesses about whether Trump has tried to obstruct justice by, for instance, firing Comey, who previously headed the Russian Federation investigation as FBI Director. Mark Warner of Virginia quickly accused Trump of crossing "a red line" that should be met forcibly by lawmakers to protect the Constitution. Third, because the reporting paints Trump and his senior advisers as liars. (more...)
Calif. officer mowed down after trying to break up sideshow Calif. officer mowed down after trying to break up sideshow
- January 29, 2018

Juan Vargas was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and his girlfriend, Genesis Diaz-Castaneda, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy. He was transported to a hospital with serious injuries , including some broken bones and cuts to his head, but is expected to survive. (more...)
ISL: FC Goa, Mumbai City look to cut the gap ISL: FC Goa, Mumbai City look to cut the gap
- January 29, 2018

We were 10 players but wanted to win the game. We reached a point when it was 3-3 with 12 minutes remaining on the clock, we lacked a little bit of calm within our heads. We know that from our performances early on we have won points from places where it is tough (to come away with points)", he said. On the crucial three away points, Guimaraes, stressed the win was much needed. (more...)
Rep. Wilson: Hillary Should've Fired Adviser Over Harassment in '08 Rep. Wilson: Hillary Should've Fired Adviser Over Harassment in '08
- January 29, 2018

Clinton did not comment on why she chose to keep Strider on her campaign. "A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008". For Clinton's 2016 bid for the White House, Strider was hired to lead an independent group that supported Clinton's candidacy. (more...)
China dismisses 'absurd' African Union HQ spying claim China dismisses 'absurd' African Union HQ spying claim
- January 29, 2018

But the fury appears to have been muted by a letter sent by Trump to African leaders in the past week in which he said he "deeply respects" the people of Africa . The $200 million AU headquarters construction was funded fully by China as a gift to the AU, part of Beijing's efforts to strengthen its influence in Africa. (more...)
Erratic driver shot by off-duty officer in Philadelphia Erratic driver shot by off-duty officer in Philadelphia
- January 29, 2018

Then during the struggle, the officer managed to shot the suspect one time in the head, leaving him in critical condition at last report. The detective fired more than a dozen shots, police say. Police say one pedestrian was injured and transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The victim was listed in critical condition. So far, the driver has not been identified, but the black Honda was registered in Maryland and the driver had a Virginia driver's license. (more...)
Super Bowl brings massive security resources to Minneapolis Super Bowl brings massive security resources to Minneapolis
- January 29, 2018

But here's the catch: It's in Minneapolis . So some players and fans alike are finding things hard. The Hackney-born running-back, who joined the NFC East outfit from Miami in October, had a taste of playoff action previous year with the Dolphins but is now hoping to write his place in history by going all the way with his new team. (more...)
Trump to Release Immigration 'Framework' Monday That Includes DACA Fix Trump to Release Immigration 'Framework' Monday That Includes DACA Fix
- January 29, 2018

The case for believing that Democrats won their speedy shutdown rested on (superficially) plausible premises. This bias towards stability can enrage the party's left flank, whose members have a grudging respect for Republican intransigence. (more...)
Kim Jong-nam 'met American man 4 days before his assassination' Kim Jong-nam 'met American man 4 days before his assassination'
- January 29, 2018

He said Mr Kim met with a Korean American at a Langkawi hotel the next day, but he did not know the man's identity and it was not related to the 138,000 United States dollars (£97,400) in cash found in Mr Kim's backpack when he was murdered. (more...)
State of the Union: Steelworkers want Trump to act State of the Union: Steelworkers want Trump to act
- January 29, 2018

It is unlikely that he will delve too deeply into the plan during his speech, though the topic which has "large bipartisan support" will be a theme, the official said. "Of course, it's the State of the Union speech , it's not the state of the Republican Party, or the state of my base", the official said. According to The Washington Post , Trump is expected to discuss the recent government shutdown as well as future legislative plans and foreign policies, particularly his current stance ... (more...)

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