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Pregnant woman loses baby allegedly after CPI(M) leader kicks her Pregnant woman loses baby allegedly after CPI(M) leader kicks her
- February 15, 2018

When the woman tried to intervene, one man's mother tied her and asked the men to attack her. Opposition parties condemned the attack on the pregnant woman . So far, seven people have been arrested by the police in connection with the case. "One person was registered after I complained to the Kodanjery and Thamarassery police". (more...)
Trade ties on agenda, Iran Prez Hassan Rouhani arrives in India… Trade ties on agenda, Iran Prez Hassan Rouhani arrives in India…
- February 15, 2018

Rouhani added Iran's Chabahar Port as well as connection to Afghanistan and Central Asia is highly significant for India. According to the Tri Lateral Transit Agreement signed between India, Iran and Afghanistan, New Delhi will invest $85 million to develop the port. (more...)
US Olympian to celebrate medal with Kiwi wine US Olympian to celebrate medal with Kiwi wine
- February 15, 2018

While Rippon is using his newfound fame to expose the issues facing men in the sport, the effects of disordered eating among figure skating's female contingent have been prominent for a long time . "@ Adaripp I want you to know we are FOR YOU". I got to where I am for working really hard. "In so many articles it's always "gay Olympian Adam Rippon " and I wear that title really proudly, but I'm not a gay Olympian". (more...)
Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Resigns, KP Oli to Takeover Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba Resigns, KP Oli to Takeover
- February 15, 2018

Addressing the nation from Prime Minister's Official residence on Thursday morning Prime Minister Deuba announced his resignation from the post deeming his tenure to be successful. His inauguration was so hurried that the two leaders still need to sort out differences, and clear confusion. According to the deal, Mr. Oli and CPN Maoist Center chief Prachanda will be co-chairs of the new Communist Party and split the premiership on a rotational basis, Mr. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr's wife hospitalised after opening letter containing unknown substance Donald Trump Jr's wife hospitalised after opening letter containing unknown substance
- February 15, 2018

Vanessa reportedly started coughing and felt nauseous after she opened the letter. Vanessa Trump , 40, is an actress and model who has been married to Trump Jr. Donald Trump Jr.is the eldest of Donald Trump's children, and works for his father's business - according to his Twitter profile, as the EVP of Development & Acquisitions The Trump Organization. (more...)
Apple's HomePod may leave marks on wood furniture Apple's HomePod may leave marks on wood furniture
- February 15, 2018

That's one of the takeaways from two in-depth reviews the HomePad, which went on sale last week for $350. The silicone pad on the bottom of Apple's expensive new smart speaker is leaving unsightly white rings on wooden surfaces. Pocket-Lint said that its staff now has to "sand and then re-oil our worktop" to remove the blemish. Needless to say, this isn't a good look for the design-focused company. (more...)
Indian bank is cheated of $1.8 billion in complex fraud Indian bank is cheated of $1.8 billion in complex fraud
- February 15, 2018

PNB on Wednesday disclosed that it has detected some fraudulent transactions with financial implication of $1.77 billion and the matter has been referred to law enforcement agencies for the recovery. On February 14, PNB suspended 10 of its officials in this connection. The bank said the fraudulent transactions appeared to benefit a handful of customers. (more...)
Cavaliers Trade Rumors: Ownership Approved DeAndre Jordan Deal Before Deadline Cavaliers Trade Rumors: Ownership Approved DeAndre Jordan Deal Before Deadline
- February 15, 2018

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , Cleveland general manager Koby Altman had approval from ownership to send this package to L.A.in exchange for Jordan: Jae Crowder , Channing Frye , Iman Shumpert and the Cavs' 2018 first-round pick. (more...)
Chelsea need to be in top four - Hazard
- February 15, 2018

Former Chelsea captain Dennis Wise has said that the Eden Hazard's ability means that he has become invaluable to Chelsea , as reported by Sky Sports . But it's not just him, we have Alvaro too and I can play as a striker'. "I feel very good". 'We must be pleased because in the same night we found also Morata. (more...)
After corruption-free govt, we will ensure 'sabka vikas', says Amit Shah After corruption-free govt, we will ensure 'sabka vikas', says Amit Shah
- February 15, 2018

The bike rally was led by BJP president Amit Shah , who rode pillion to the party's state unit chief Subhash Barala. Shah pointed out that Haryana was infamous for rampant corruption and maladministration in the tenure of previous governments but the BJP regime, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, provided a corruption-free and transparent government. (more...)
Accountability court rejects Sharif family's exemption request Accountability court rejects Sharif family's exemption request
- February 15, 2018

The move came a day after the Sharif family filed an application in an anti-corruption court seeking a fortnight's exemption from personal appearances from February 19 onwards on the ground that the treatment of Sharif's wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, in London is in the final stages and the family needs to be with her. (more...)
Commonwealth Games organisers embarrassed after mistake in tickets discovered Commonwealth Games organisers embarrassed after mistake in tickets discovered
- February 15, 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation chief executive Mark Peters attributed the mistake to "human error". He won eight gold medals at New Zealand's age-group championships past year, as well as three golds at the Commonwealth Youth Games. (more...)
Bhagwat's remark on Army insulting, insensitive Bhagwat's remark on Army insulting, insensitive
- February 15, 2018

She added that the RSS was turning into a political entity and was no longer a social organisation. "I am happy to see that the CPI (M) leaders are now defending and supporting the Indian Army, though the intention is to defame RSS". Speaking in Muzaffarpur on Sunday, Mohan Bhagwat had said, "Ours is not a military organisation, but we have military discipline". Vaidya said Bbhagwat's speech is shared on twitter handle of RSS. (more...)
Mitt Romney reportedly announcing run for US Senate on Thursday Mitt Romney reportedly announcing run for US Senate on Thursday
- February 15, 2018

Orrin Hatch , who is retiring after more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. They discussed his plans on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to do so publicly. Any efforts by Trump to block Romney are unlikely to resonate in Utah, where the president received a lukewarm reception from Mormons who were repelled by his brash demeanor and comments about women and minorities. (more...)
Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation may team up on LNG, nuclear and chemicals Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation may team up on LNG, nuclear and chemicals
- February 15, 2018

Russian banks and a Russian-Chinese investment fund are also keen to take part in Aramco´s initial public offering (IPO), the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, told reporters, reiterating comments he made last month. (more...)
Rep. Adam Schiff Says There Won't Be Revisions To The Democratic Memo Rep. Adam Schiff Says There Won't Be Revisions To The Democratic Memo
- February 15, 2018

The White House announced Friday night (translation: news-dump o'clock) it would not immediately approve the release of the Democratic memo. Also recall that Democrats' view of the FBI's credibility in 2016 swung 180 degrees - and back - depending on whether the agency was casting doubt on, or exonerating, Hillary Clinton. (more...)
Scott Baio's Reps Call Abuse Claims a Scott Baio's Reps Call Abuse Claims a "Media Witch Hunt"
- February 15, 2018

I was so naive, I innocently hopped on his lap, expecting to hear a story about Fonzie or Happy Days or something awesome. Nicole was on Scott's lap and he did not appreciate my intrusion. Bloom has also stated that Polinsky chose to come forward with his allegations after seeing Eggert being "beat up" by the media after she shared her side of the story. (more...)
Cops Apologize for Honoring White Coach in Black History Month Tweet Cops Apologize for Honoring White Coach in Black History Month Tweet
- February 15, 2018

The tone-deaf tweet drew criticism and mockery on Twitter, including from former City Councilor Tito Jackson, who unsuccessfully ran to be Boston's first black mayor late past year , the outlet reported. He called it "completely inappropriate and a gross misrepresentation of how we are honoring Black History Month in Boston". However, it was quickly panned for lauding the accomplishments of a white man in honor of Black History Month, in addition to playing into the perception of Boston ... (more...)
Cardoso '19: Trump's proposal to save roads fails to make inroads Cardoso '19: Trump's proposal to save roads fails to make inroads
- February 15, 2018

To combat the opioid epidemic, the administration is asking for $3 billion in funding this year and $10 billion next year. Meanwhile, the White House's 2019 budget proposal has outlined slashing the Environmental Protection Agency's funding by a third and cutting the department of the the interior's budget by 16 per cent. (more...)
Flu season grows in severity Flu season grows in severity
- February 15, 2018

Activity levels are based on outpatient visits due to influenza-like illnesses and are compared to visits to physicians for similar illnesses during weeks with little or no spread of the influenza virus. "The dominant circulating strain has been the influenza A H3N2, but we are now seeing an increase in cases of influenza B". Out of the 140 deaths, nearly half were known to have received a flu shot this year. (more...)
Duterte warns he'll file complaint vs Boracay local gov't officials Duterte warns he'll file complaint vs Boracay local gov't officials
- February 15, 2018

In October 2017, Cimatu proposed the creation of a national body to manage the beach island instead of leaving its management to the local government. The 1,032-hectare island has been hosting an increasing number of tourists, reaching over two million tourists past year. He said a "a serious and honest-to-goodness crackdown" was needed to bring Boracay back to what it was-a clean beach and unspoiled environment. (more...)
South Korean President Says Washington Open to Talks With the North
- February 15, 2018

Those expenses will be covered by the South and North Talks funds, another department within the same Unification Ministry, according to the news station. "This is my team and I scored a goal for my team and I would also say that I am definitely not a hero it was a pretty crappy shot that took a couple of bounces and went into the net". (more...)
Kurdish fighters destroy Turkish tanks in Syria's Afrin Kurdish fighters destroy Turkish tanks in Syria's Afrin
- February 15, 2018

Eleven Turkish soldiers also sustained injuries in the same day. Turkey sees the YPG - trained, armed and supported by the USA to fight against ISIL - as an extension of the outlawed PKK. The mayor of the Turkish capital of Ankara said on Monday he had approved re-naming a street outside the US Embassy as "Olive Branch", the name Turkey uses for its ongoing military campaign in Syria. (more...)
Path to regional peace-stability pass through Afghanistan: Qamar Bajwa Path to regional peace-stability pass through Afghanistan: Qamar Bajwa
- February 15, 2018

The Taliban had approached the Afghan government for talks in Pakistan in July 2015, but the process was soon suspended after Kabul announced the death of Taliban chief Mullah Omar, who had died two years earlier. The problem, however, is that neither is talking to the other or to the High Peace Council, which was created by the government to talk peace with the Taliban, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the contacts. (more...)
The Smashing Pumpkins respond to D'Arcy Wretzky claims The Smashing Pumpkins respond to D'Arcy Wretzky claims
- February 15, 2018

Smashing Pumpkins' "classic lineup" featuring Billy Corgan , James Iha , and Jimmy Chamberlin - ( but apparently not D'arcy Wretzky ) - have confirmed that they will indeed be playing shows this year! Smashing Pumpkins' recent reunion without original bass player D'arcy Wretzky earned the scorn of D'arcy is a recent post by her but the band says she was invited to join and failed to take them up on the offer. (more...)
VA chief doctored email so wife could travel on taxpayer dime: watchdog VA chief doctored email so wife could travel on taxpayer dime: watchdog
- February 15, 2018

The VA's third-in-charge, Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson, was found to have doctored an email with false statements that led to Bari having her travel expenses paid with taxpayer dollars. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, for example, ultimately lost his job after numerous private airline charters. Missal wrote that his office's investigation into the trip overseas had uncovered 'serious derelections by VA personnel, ' while noting that 'the [inspector general's office] ... (more...)
After undersea naming protest, PH still trusts China After undersea naming protest, PH still trusts China
- February 15, 2018

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the issue would be raised with an worldwide ocean mapping agency under the United Nations, which was responsible for assigning names on underwater features. "As for me, I would also give these features Philippine names", Lorenzana said. He also cited that the Philippines also rejected the name given by the Americans, since Benham Rise was named after American Admiral Andrew Benham. (more...)
Oil rebounds after U.S. inventory figures, Saudi comments Oil rebounds after U.S. inventory figures, Saudi comments
- February 15, 2018

This, however, is not necessarily the case: "oil price rises have come to a halt and gone into reverse, and, according to our supply/demand balance, so might the decline in oil stocks, at least in the early part of this year". Analysts point to a surge in US shale oil production as the cause of oil's retreat from 4-year highs above $66. Some of these figures and forecasts have been floating around for a little while now, but the IEA put the situation in stark terms. (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis is Pushing NATO Allies to Increase Defense Spending Defense Secretary Mattis is Pushing NATO Allies to Increase Defense Spending
- February 15, 2018

In 2014, the United States was one of only three allies spending 2 percent or more on defense. Stoltenberg said the alliance will decide in June where to locate the new commands and how many staff they will have. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Sunday traveling with him to Europe. Twenty-two allies are expected to meet that goal by 2024, Stoltenberg said. (more...)
Kerala Youth Congress leader hacked to death, party blames CPI(M) for murder Kerala Youth Congress leader hacked to death, party blames CPI(M) for murder
- February 15, 2018

DCC President Satheeshan Pacheni said hartal will be observed in Kannur district from 6 am to 6 pm on Tuesday to protest against the attack. According to the Congress party, Shoaib was engaged in a tiff in January with the CPI-M unit in the town over student politics. (more...)

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