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Scope of misuse no ground to declare Aadhaar unconstitutional: SC Scope of misuse no ground to declare Aadhaar unconstitutional: SC
- February 07, 2018

Justice Chandrachud said the apex court had already acknowledged the availability of personal data in the public domain in its privacy judgment. "The same technology can benefit mankind, the same can destroy it", Sibal added. New Delhi-The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that a law can not be declared unconstitutional just because there is a chance of it being misused during the hearing of the crucial Aadhaar card petition. (more...)
Pence will try to disrupt normalization of North Korea at the Olympics Pence will try to disrupt normalization of North Korea at the Olympics
- February 07, 2018

In the spirit of the Olympics, the ROK and DPRK are fielding a joint women's hockey team, hoping that cooperation on the ice may lead to cooperation in reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It later invited 169 Russian athletes who met that criteria to participate in the Pyeongchang Games in a team officially known as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR). (more...)
House Republicans working on averting another shutdown House Republicans working on averting another shutdown
- February 07, 2018

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would "love" to see another government shutdown even though Senate leaders said they were close to an agreement on a spending bill to boost funding for defense and domestic programs. Coons says Trump has made a broader bill " more politically complicated" because of his obscene description last month of African countries. "Nobody wants another, maybe except him". (more...)
EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Saudi Arabia on 3 day visit EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Saudi Arabia on 3 day visit
- February 07, 2018

India is the guest of honour country at this year's festival, and Swaraj, who is on a three-day visit to to the Kingdom-nation, will be leading the Indian delegation at the festival. EAM @SushmaSwaraj received by Saudi officials and Indian Ambassador Ahmad Javed on her arrival at Riyadh airport. "We greatly value our close and deep rooted civilizational and strategic relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.I have no doubt that India's participation in this festival will take our ... (more...)
Maldives court reverses decision to free opponents of President Yameen from prison Maldives court reverses decision to free opponents of President Yameen from prison
- February 07, 2018

Having defied court ruling to release detainees, President Abdulla Yameen declared emergency and ordered security forces to arrest chief justice and another judge. The latest U-turn of the court would take Nasheed back to square one, and is seen by opposition activists as a blow to their attempts at toppling Yameen - accused of plunging the tiny Indian Ocean nation into political turmoil. (more...)
Disgraced Ex-Gymnastics Doctor To Receive Final Prison Sentence Disgraced Ex-Gymnastics Doctor To Receive Final Prison Sentence
- February 07, 2018

One victim had alleged Geddert was aware in the late 1990s of at least one mother who said Nassar had performed an "inappropriate procedure" on her 16-year-old daughter. She proceeded to speak directly to Nassar, informing him that his actions would "haunt survivors [for] the rest of their lives". The case focused on sexual assaults at Twistars , a gym for elite gymnasts in Eaton County, Michigan . (more...)
Loop Capital Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Xerox (XRX)
- February 07, 2018

XRX's total short interest was 5.34M shares in February as published by FINRA. GEO's profit would be $61.13M giving it 10.81 P/E if the $0.50 EPS is correct. Adirondack invested in 0.22% or 16,883 shares. Standpoint Research reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Xerox in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. (more...)
Cops realize tiger is stuffed animal after 45-minute standoff Cops realize tiger is stuffed animal after 45-minute standoff
- February 07, 2018

Bruce Grubb, 24, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, couldn't believe his eyes on Saturday when he went to check on his pregnant cows and saw the predator sat in the middle of the cow shed. Which is still half the time it takes for me to get a stuffed animal out of those machines with the claw. Officers removed the almost life-size stuffed tiger, telling Grubb they wanted to keep it, reported us. (more...)
Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
- February 07, 2018

With the North Korean official's attendance at the Olympics raising hopes of high-level inter-Korean talks, Pence stopped short of ruling out the prospect that he could meet senior North Korean officials, despite President Donald Trump having cast doubt on usa negotiations with Pyongyang anytime soon. (more...)
Major Highlights of Budget 2018 for all sections Major Highlights of Budget 2018 for all sections
- February 07, 2018

Mr Jaitley predicted growth would be above 8 per cent soon, but for 2018/19, the economy was expected to expand by 7.2 per cent, improving from 6.7 percent for the fiscal year ending in March, the weakest performance in three years. Through the newly launched proposal, the government intends to provide cashless, paperless and quality medical care to needy people, said the administration. (more...)
N.Korea said to be suspected of hatching Coincheck heist N.Korea said to be suspected of hatching Coincheck heist
- February 07, 2018

Mangyongbong-92 was expected to arrive and dock at the South's Mukho port on the east coast at 5 p.m., according to Seoul. He added that the isolated nation could join the "enter the family of nations" if it abandoned its nuclear ambitions. (more...)
Coons, McCain introduce USA Act to Senate Coons, McCain introduce USA Act to Senate
- February 07, 2018

The current funding agreement runs out Thursday. In addition, Schumer has said that even if the measure passed the House, it "would be barreling head-first into a dead end" in the Senate, where it needs 60 votes. The New York Times reported Monday that Trump's attorneys have advised the President to refuse an interview with Mueller, partially out of concern he might incriminate himself through false statements and could be charged with lying to investigators. (more...)
Police fires tear gas to disperse Kenyan protesters outside TV station Police fires tear gas to disperse Kenyan protesters outside TV station
- February 07, 2018

Kenya's government ignored Western pressure and flouted its own judges Friday after it refused to suspend an unprecedented shutdown of independent television stations. In what has been seen by many as media censorship, the government ordered private channels KTN, NTV and Citizen TV to be switched off Tuesday over coverage of a symbolic "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga the same day. (more...)
U.S. immigration: DACA and Dreamers explained
- February 07, 2018

And he thinks it's unfair that Democrats aren't rushing to embrace the White House framework, and cave on the demands the administration is making - $25 billion in funding for a border wall and substantial cuts to future legal immigration (by slashing family-based immigration without any increases in other immigration categories to compensate) - in return. (more...)
TIMEOUT: Critiques of This Year's Super Bowl Commercials TIMEOUT: Critiques of This Year's Super Bowl Commercials
- February 07, 2018

This year's event will see NFC champions Philadelphia Eagles take on the AFC champions New England Patriots in a rematch of the 2004 Super Bowl . For Michaels and his team, the Super Bowl is an interesting challenge. "Then we're on the clock", said Brett Daniels, chief operating officer of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. (more...)
Palestinian chief says U.S. cannot impose peace deal Palestinian chief says U.S. cannot impose peace deal
- February 07, 2018

Abbas said talks can only resume on the condition that a future Palestinian state comprises the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with its capital in east Jerusalem, all territories captured by Israel in the 1967 war. The Palestinian government might appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague over the White House's decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal told TASS in an exclusive interview ahead of Mahmoud ... (more...)
"El Chapo" jury will be anonymous
- February 07, 2018

In response to prosecutors' requests that all names, addresses and places of work for jurors be kept secret in the upcoming trial, Judge Brian Cogan ruled there was sufficient argument to go anonymous. Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges of running a massive worldwide drug trafficking operation. In addition, federal prisoners in California released a video shortly after Guzman's January 2017 extradition to NY pledging to be the "hitmen" who will protect Guzman, the ruling details. (more...)
Joshua Stimpson jailed for life for murdering ex-girlfriend Molly McLaren Joshua Stimpson jailed for life for murdering ex-girlfriend Molly McLaren
- February 07, 2018

Sentencing him the same day, Judge Adele Williams warned him that he might never be released. The jury took less than four hours to convict Stimpson at Maidstone Crown Court. He was spoken to by police for a second time on June 27 last year, just two days before the 23-year-old's murder. Like Williams they praised Benjamin Morton, a passerby who had tried to save McLaren. (more...)
Rouhani rules out negotiations over missiles Rouhani rules out negotiations over missiles
- February 07, 2018

Referring to the unconstructive actions by some countries against the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA ), Dr Rouhani also said: "Iran is still committed to fulfilling its obligations under the agreement until the other side does so and, in this path, it is necessary to stop the destructive actions of some countries against it". (more...)
Oak Ridge Investments LLC Sells 9693 Shares of Home Depot Inc (HD)
- February 07, 2018

St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC raised its holdings in Home Depot by 81.8% during the 2nd quarter. The stock decreased 2.75% or $1.63 during the last trading session, reaching $57.72. The more stable the company, the lower the score. Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $18.46 million activity. In related news, EVP Matt Carey sold 41,396 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. (more...)
Thoughts on the Nunes Memo: We Need to Talk About Devin
- February 07, 2018

Slovenia has postponed a controversial vote on recognizing Palestinian statehood.Slovenia's STA press agency reported that the parliament's Foreign Policy Committee suspended a. At the same time, the memo confirms that the investigation into potential Trump links to Russian Federation actually began several months earlier, and was "triggered" by information involving a different campaign aide. (more...)
Dow Jones closes up more than 560 points Dow Jones closes up more than 560 points
- February 07, 2018

Dow swings were of up to 1,000 points. However, minutes later, it was back on the upside by triple digits. "This correction is a healthy development for the markets in the long run, and the equity bull market, while bloodied, is not broken", Minerd said. (more...)
Merkel prepared for painful concessions for coalition deal Merkel prepared for painful concessions for coalition deal
- February 07, 2018

As stock markets across the globe fell yesterday, Ms Merkel added: "We live in turbulent times and what is expected of us as popular parties [.] is that we form a government for the good of the people, one that brings stability". Failure to reach an agreement, or a deal's rejection by Social Democrat members, would leave a minority government under Merkel or a new election as the only viable options. (more...)
Blumenthal, Murphy Pan Release Of Blumenthal, Murphy Pan Release Of "Nunes Memo"
- February 07, 2018

Trump's early predisposition to releasing the memo quickly led to questions of coordination between the White House and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, the House Intelligence Committee chairman - who had refused to answer questions on coordination during a committee meeting. (more...)
Trump roots for a government shutdown in order to get his way Trump roots for a government shutdown in order to get his way
- February 07, 2018

Q: How did this start? "While reaching a deal can not come soon enough for America's service members, the current political reality demands bipartisan cooperation to address the impending expiration of the DACA program and secure the southern border", McCain said in a statement. (more...)
Trump University settlement can go forward, appeals court rules Trump University settlement can go forward, appeals court rules
- February 07, 2018

About 8,000 former students are eligible to receive 80 to 90 percent of what they paid for Trump University programs, totaling $21 million in two lawsuits filed in California and $4 million in a case filed by the NY attorney general. "His reversal in 2016 -and the large-scale settlement that resulted - opened the door for student victims to finally obtain the restitution they deserve", he said. (more...)
House votes to change who pays for sexual misconduct claims House votes to change who pays for sexual misconduct claims
- February 07, 2018

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., who is a member of the House Committee on Ethics, announced last month he wouldn't seek re-election after news reports revealed that he settled a sexual harassment claim with a former aide. The new measure would update the 1995 Congressional Accountability Act that applied workplace rules to Congress for the first time. The Senate approved a similar measure. (more...)
Patrick Brown tweets for first time since resignation Patrick Brown tweets for first time since resignation
- February 07, 2018

Brown says while the #metoo movement can be an effective tool to lift society, false allegations undermine that good work. In the statement, issued February 6 via Twitter, Brown again denied the allegations of sexual misconduct that led to his resignation. (more...)
Joyce, ex-staffer expecting baby Joyce, ex-staffer expecting baby
- February 07, 2018

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce is reportedly expecting a baby with his former staffer Vikki Campion . While both Joyce and Campion are not commenting on the situation, other politicians have already started to be quizzed on the matter. "There's a principle here that I've always abided by to not engage in anything that hits the private lives of other members of parliament". His Coalition colleague Dan Tehan, the minister for social services, said his "personal view" was that the relationship ... (more...)
Rohingya crisis can incite religious conflict in South Asia Rohingya crisis can incite religious conflict in South Asia
- February 07, 2018

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein / UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Zeid had previously said that "elements of genocide" were present in the state-sponsored campaign of violence against the Rohingya, saying those behind the crimes should be brought to justice. (more...)

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