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Pradyuman murder case: CBI team files 5000-page chargesheet against accused juvenile Pradyuman murder case: CBI team files 5000-page chargesheet against accused juvenile
- February 06, 2018

The accused, a Class XI student, was arrested by the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) past year on the charges of killing Pradyuman Thakur, a Class II student of Gurugram's Ryan International School. The Gurugram Police had arrested conductor Ashok Kumar is September a year ago while accusing him of murdering the Class 2 boy. The school bus conductor who was initially arrested for the crime has been given clean chit. (more...)
Karnataka- a 10% commission Govt , says Modi Karnataka- a 10% commission Govt , says Modi
- February 06, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi mounting an assault against the state government, last week, dubbed it as a 10 per cent commission-seeking government. Recently " Kannada Okkuta, ' an umbrella organisation of various pro Kannada organisation along with farmers" groups, had called for dawn-to-dusk Karnataka bandh on January 25, demanding the prime minister's intervention. (more...)
Chinese man shot dead in southern Pakistan Chinese man shot dead in southern Pakistan
- February 06, 2018

Chinese nationals working in Pakistan have been targeting on a number of occasions, but sadly, this time around one of them got killed in Karachi . The injured Chinese was rushed to Jinnah hospital where he died during treatment. The two Chinese were working for a shipping company. In December China warned its nationals in Pakistan of plans for imminent attack against Chinese targets in the country. (more...)
John McCain, Chris Coons Reveal Bipartisan Immigration Bill as Funding Deadline Nears John McCain, Chris Coons Reveal Bipartisan Immigration Bill as Funding Deadline Nears
- February 06, 2018

President Donald Trump has given lawmakers until March 5 to figure out a legislative fix for "Dreamers". Most notably, the proposed bill fails to fund the President's barrier along the nation's southern border with Mexico. Many Central Americans try to enter the U.S. illegally because of severe drug gang violence in their home countries. "The USA Act is fair, bipartisan, targeted legislation that provides Dreamers with certainty, enacts common sense border security measures, and ... (more...)
Kidnapped schoolboy rescued in India Kidnapped schoolboy rescued in India
- February 06, 2018

While Ravi succumbed to his injuries, Pankaj had to be admitted to GTB hospital. "The police have worked hard to bring our child back to us". The kidnapping had taken place on 25 January, the day before Republic Day, when the ASEAN summit was taking place in New Delhi. (more...)
Are US Troops in Iraq Staying or Going? Depends Who You Ask Are US Troops in Iraq Staying or Going? Depends Who You Ask
- February 06, 2018

Al-Hadithi stressed that the drawdown - the first since the war against the Islamic State began more than three years ago - was still in its early stages and doesn't mark the beginning of a complete pullout of USA forces. A senior Iraqi official considered to be close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that 60 percent of all American troops now in country will be withdrawn. (more...)
Belgian trial for Paris attacks suspect begins Belgian trial for Paris attacks suspect begins
- February 06, 2018

Abdeslam claimed that the judicial process was biased against Muslims, who he said were treated in a "pitiless" manner with no presumption of innocence. He has so far refused point-blank to speak to investigators for almost two years since his arrest, which capped a four-month hunt for Europe's most wanted man. (more...)
China Probes US Sorghum Exports China Probes US Sorghum Exports
- February 06, 2018

News Sunday that China launched investigations that could block imports of US grain sorghum sent shock waves through a market already on edge as trade tensions between the two economic powers rise. The trade action comes a year after Beijing slapped hefty anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports of distillers dried grains (DDGS) from the United States, another product used as a feed ingredient, although it recently reduced Value-Added Tax on DDGS imports. (more...)
Britain 'categorically' leaving customs union after Brexit, Downing Street insists Britain 'categorically' leaving customs union after Brexit, Downing Street insists
- February 06, 2018

He warned British Prime minister Theresa May that leaving the customs union would result in unavoidable barriers to trade, adding: " the time has come to make a choice ". But last night Downing Street tried to calm the storm by insisting the United Kingdom will leave the Customs Union, meaning it will be able to make its own trade deals with other countries post-Brexit. (more...)
First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati First Lady visits children's hospital in Cincinnati
- February 06, 2018

The president went off to Sheffer Corp .in the city of Blue Ash to promote the package of tax cuts he signed into law a year ago. Trump, joined by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, listened intently to a discussion that was assisted by graphs and charts, illustrating the astronomical rise of babies going through withdrawal and what happens to the opioid crisis' littlest victims once they're born. (more...)
Srinagar: Militant escapes after opening fire inside hospital, two policemen killed Srinagar: Militant escapes after opening fire inside hospital, two policemen killed
- February 06, 2018

The police sources said that the Pakistani national Naveed Jutt, who was lodged in Srinagar Central Jail, was taken to the hospital for medical check-up on the advice of the jail authorities. Police sources said during preliminary investigation it was learnt that Naveed himself snatched Carbon rifle and opened fire. The militants were lying in wait in the parking lot of the hospital. (more...)
Nuclear capable Agni-I missile test-fired off Odisha coast Nuclear capable Agni-I missile test-fired off Odisha coast
- February 06, 2018

The missile was inducted into service in the year 2004 and the 15-metre-long Agni-I, that weighs 12 tonne can carry payloads of up to 1,000 kg. The missile also gave an excellent performance in terms of its range and accuracy, the report stated. (more...)
Russian Athletes' Request to Join Winter Olympics Declined Russian Athletes' Request to Join Winter Olympics Declined
- February 06, 2018

Russia's team has been banned from Pyeongchang , although 168 "clean" Russian athletes were cleared to take part under a neutral flag as "Olympic Athletes from Russia". IOC President Thomas Bach warned on Sunday, "The IOC reserves the right to review the inclusion of boxing in the programs of the Youth Olympics 2018 and Tokyo 2020". (more...)
Britain, Aust. urge Maldives to end emergency Britain, Aust. urge Maldives to end emergency
- February 06, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled last week that a number of political prisoners should be released, but President Abdulla Yameen refused to comply . The 15-day state of emergency has seen the suspension of parliament, with security forces swarming the Supreme Court. (more...)
2 dead, 70 injured as Amtrak passenger train collide with freight train 2 dead, 70 injured as Amtrak passenger train collide with freight train
- February 06, 2018

One of Cella's neighbors who wished to remain unnamed told News4Jax that Cella left behind a wife and young children. "You turn on the news all the time and you hear about accidents here and someone losing their lives". National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the passenger train was traveling south when it came to a switch in the tracks that diverted it to a side rail, where a freight train was parked. (more...)
Not under the shadow of FGM Not under the shadow of FGM
- February 06, 2018

Eliminating FGM by 2030 is a global target of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. With support from the Embassy of Sweden, the Government of Liberia and the United Nations are now implementing a five-year Joint Programme which prevents and responds to cases of sexual and gender-based violence, including FGM, against women and girls. (more...)
Bucks Trade for Zeller Bucks Trade for Zeller
- February 06, 2018

The Bucks will send the 2018 second-round pick to the Nets should it fall between 31 and 47 in the draft. Vaughn is averaging just over three points per game after his selection at No. But in his final appearance for the team, Zeller played just seven minutes in Brooklyn's win over Philadelphia on January 31. Vaughn was added in the trade to make work financially but that shouldn't be overlooked by what Vaughn could be in the coming years. (more...)
'The Blood of Polish Jews Cries From the Ground' - Israeli Minister 'The Blood of Polish Jews Cries From the Ground' - Israeli Minister
- February 06, 2018

Poland , which had Europe's biggest Jewish population when it was invaded by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union at the start of World War Two, became ground zero for the "final solution", Hitler's plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe. (more...)
American conservationist Esmond Bradley murdered in Nairobi American conservationist Esmond Bradley murdered in Nairobi
- February 06, 2018

Martin was an inspiration and a pioneer in the systematic research into illegal networks, Julian Rademeyer , author of "Killing for Profit", a book about rhino horn trafficking, told The Associated Press . A report by Bradley-Martin published previous year by Save the Elephants found that the legal trade of ivory in China was waning in anticipation of the country's ban. (more...)
Israel 'legalises' settlement outpost in response to settler killing Israel 'legalises' settlement outpost in response to settler killing
- February 06, 2018

Israeli media identified the stabbing victim as Itamar Ben Gal, a 29-year-old father of four. For the murderers - we will exact justice. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Israeli had died of his wounds, making the announcement at a weekly meeting of legislators from his right-wing Likud party. (more...)
In blow to GOP, supreme court allows Pennsylvania redistricting to proceed In blow to GOP, supreme court allows Pennsylvania redistricting to proceed
- February 06, 2018

Following a challenge from Democrats, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court said in January that existing congressional districts "clearly, plainly and palpably violat [ed] the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania", providing Republicans a political advantage, and requested redistricting the congressional map. (more...)
Modi's visit to Palestine, UAE, Oman of strategic importance Modi's visit to Palestine, UAE, Oman of strategic importance
- February 06, 2018

MEA also discussed plans of a ministerial-level joint meeting in Palestine and said that the nations had agreed to deepen engagement in health, IT, tourism, youth affairs, and sports sectors. In October 2015, President Pranab Mukherjee was the first Indian President to visit Israel and Palestine, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin paid a return visit to India in November 2016. (more...)
My hearts throbs equally for Pakistanis, Kashmiris, says Nawaz Sharif My hearts throbs equally for Pakistanis, Kashmiris, says Nawaz Sharif
- February 06, 2018

The development budget for the PaK had been doubled. Every year, on February 5, Kashmir Solidarity Day is widely marked across Pakistan and by Kashmiri nationalists worldwide, holding special programs. "The courageous people of Kashmir are being blinded by the pellet guns used to fire at them", Nawaz said, referring to incidents of injuries resulting from Indian forces' use of pellet guns against separatists in Kashmir. (more...)
China Bitcoin Ban: PRC Blocks Access to All Crypto-exchanges China Bitcoin Ban: PRC Blocks Access to All Crypto-exchanges
- February 06, 2018

Faced with Chinese citizens who continue to trade cryptocurrency on platforms operated bey-ond the country's reach, or take part in initial coin offerings, authorities will " ratchet up oversight in a sustained manner ", the report said . With the highly restricted internet service in the country, accessing these foreign platforms has not exactly been a breeze. Chinese exchanges lift their suspension on withdrawals of cryptocurrencies. (more...)
One deputy reportedly killed, two law enforcement officers wounded in Colorado Springs One deputy reportedly killed, two law enforcement officers wounded in Colorado Springs
- February 06, 2018

Flick is survived by his wife and 7-year-old twins. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick was shot and killed by a male suspect. " Deputy Flick was an outstanding member of my agency and he will be missed". However, authorities said the Colorado Springs officer was "stable". Last month, a 22-year-old man was charged with the murder of Adams County Deputy Sheriff Heath Gumm, 31, who was gunned down after he and other deputies responded to reports of an assault near the city ... (more...)
US Democrats call for release of memo rebutting criticism of Federal Bureau of Investigation US Democrats call for release of memo rebutting criticism of Federal Bureau of Investigation
- February 06, 2018

Republicans say a judge should have known that "political actors" were involved in allegations that led the Justice Department to believe Page might be an agent of a foreign power - an accusation he has consistently denied . "We also want to make sure that the White House doesn't redact our memo for political purposes and obviously that's a deep concern", Schiff said. But that meeting was put off, according to two people familiar with the committee's schedule. (more...)
Nagaland Assembly elections: Deadline looms, but no papers Nagaland Assembly elections: Deadline looms, but no papers
- February 06, 2018

Meanwhile, some of the state-level party leaders have written to party Chief Amit Shah , expressing resentment against the pre-poll alliance with the newly-floated Nationalist Democratic People's Party (NDPP). "True, we have been contesting elections with the NPF, but there was never any seat-sharing agreement". The committee, comprising extremist organisations, wants a solution to the Naga political issue before polls. (more...)
TDP among allies unhappy with BJP TDP among allies unhappy with BJP
- February 06, 2018

The YSRCP MPs also held protest demonstration by holding placards demanding the Centre to grant Special Category Status (SCS), Establishment of Railway Zone, Steel Factory in Kadapa and Sea Port at Dugirajapatnam. "We MPs are ready to resign, but we are bound by the Chief Minister's decision", said Pandula Ravindra Babu TDP MP Amalapuram told ANI. "The speculation was created a day before the TDP meeting to create an impression that all BJP allies are breaking away which is not the case", ... (more...)
Super Bowl advertising campaign a boon for Aussie outback tourism: government Super Bowl advertising campaign a boon for Aussie outback tourism: government
- February 06, 2018

The website for the "movie" now redirects to a post on the Tourism Australia website. What begins as a typical movie trailer slowly and comically unravels, becoming a flagrant excuse to highlight Australia's dazzling locations and fine array of food and wine. (more...)
947 terrorists 'neutralized' in Operation Olive Branch in Syria 947 terrorists 'neutralized' in Operation Olive Branch in Syria
- February 06, 2018

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