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Ruckus in Gujarat Assembly as Congress, BJP exchange blows Ruckus in Gujarat Assembly as Congress, BJP exchange blows
- March 15, 2018

The ruckus erupted during discussion over tabling the report of Justice D.K. Trivedi Commission in the Asaram Bapu case pertaining to the unnatural death of two children studying in the ashram in 2008. He was later suspended by the Speaker following which Congress MLA Amrish Der began speaking in his support. However, Dudhat said: "The BJP is trying to shift the people's attention from public issues like the death of children in Asaram Ashram". (more...)
Northwestern campus shelter in place now restricted to Englehart Hall Northwestern campus shelter in place now restricted to Englehart Hall
- March 15, 2018

Police descended on a graduate dorm west of Northwestern University's main campus in Evanston Wednesday for reports of shots fired, but authorities said they found "no evidence of a victim, scene or gunman". "If not on campus, stay away". The report comes as students across the country walked out of school to protest gun violence. "We're still treating this as an active investigation". (more...)
PM Modi salutes bravery of CRPF jawans killed in Sukma attack PM Modi salutes bravery of CRPF jawans killed in Sukma attack
- March 15, 2018

He said that yesterday morning, an exchange of fire took place between the CoBRA personnel (an elite wing of the CRPF ) and Naxals. Senior intelligence officials said Sukma , which was adjacent to 3,900sq.km of territory with no security presence, would continue to remain the centre of Maoist, or Naxal, activity. (more...)
Donald Trump Eyes Tariffs On Up To $60 Billion Chinese Goods Donald Trump Eyes Tariffs On Up To $60 Billion Chinese Goods
- March 15, 2018

The report, citing two sources which had spoken with the Trump administration, dovetails with an article in Politico which described the president's insistence on big tariffs. Announcement of new customs duties can happen next week. These gains have been enormous for everyone: The expansion of worldwide trade from 1980 to 2005 launched the greatest period of poverty reduction in world history, with a billion people moved out of abject poverty. (more...)
House approves bill to improve school safety House approves bill to improve school safety
- March 15, 2018

The Senate panel was considering a similar proposal to improve school safety, but a hearing Wednesday focused on law enforcement failures in Florida . House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers addressed the crowd. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told the students that young people again are leading the nation, as they did during the civil rights and anti-war movements. (more...)
Victims begin court challenge against plans to free rapist John Worboys Victims begin court challenge against plans to free rapist John Worboys
- March 15, 2018

Police believe Worboys, who now goes by the name John Radford, may have had more than 100 victims. He also said it would be "unfair" for the board to consider allegations of which a prisoner had not been charged, as the panel would then have to reach its conclusions about such allegations. (more...)
CBS says work needed on Stormy Daniels interview before airing CBS says work needed on Stormy Daniels interview before airing
- March 15, 2018

Any historical analysis of President Donald Trump will create a certain level of bewilderment as to how he could have won the American presidency. Apparently, Trump's camp wanted Stormy to sign a new statement because "the press had started to pick up the story, and the announcement of her being on Kimmel made it even bigger". (more...)
US Navy jet goes down near Naval Air Station Key West US Navy jet goes down near Naval Air Station Key West
- March 15, 2018

A woman answering the phone at Naval Air Station Oceana said she was told she could not "give any information out" regarding media reports that the crew is stationed at the Virginia Beach base. He said search and rescue efforts are ongoing. Barbie Wilson, who lives nearby and witnessed the crash, said she "saw fire" and "then [the jet] just dropped". (more...)
White House convenes donor nations for Gaza conference White House convenes donor nations for Gaza conference
- March 15, 2018

US President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy in December, when he chose to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. The Washington delegation entrusted with coming up with a peace solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict called for the meeting in order to find solutions for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. (more...)
Corbyn condemns Salisbury attack Corbyn condemns Salisbury attack
- March 14, 2018

He said the most likely explanation was Russian Federation that was "directly or indirectly responsible" for the attack but "culpability takes many forms". He said there was "a series of possibilities as to who may be responsible", including oligarchs, Mafia elements and other ex-Soviet states. But responding afterwards, Mr Corbyn's spokesman was defiant, saying: "In these kinds of crisis there are often initial reactions which aren't necessarily later backed up by reality or fact". (more...)
Kenya: Prisons Beat Rwanda Revenue, Progress to Semis Kenya: Prisons Beat Rwanda Revenue, Progress to Semis
- March 14, 2018

Prisons take on defending champions Carthage while Pipeline battle hosts Al Ahly in the last four with a place in the final at stake. They bounced back to win the third set 25-14, before losing the third set 25-23. Meanwhile, hosts Ahly progressed to the last four after crushing Nigeria's Customs 3-0 (25-13, 25-9, 29-27) in the last quarterfinal match. Pipeline then won the final set 15-6 to advance into semis where they will face the victor between Egypt's Al Ahly and Nigeria's Customs. (more...)
At least 20 including policemen injured in explosion near Raiwand At least 20 including policemen injured in explosion near Raiwand
- March 14, 2018

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Punjab Dr Haider Ashraf confirmed that an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a Station House Officer (SHO) are among injured persons. The Taliban group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility, saying it was a suicide attack. Around 25 people were also injured in the attack. (more...)
Maran brothers walk free in telephone exchange case Maran brothers walk free in telephone exchange case
- March 14, 2018

The case pertains to alleged illegal setting up of the telephone exchange at Dayanidhi Maran's residence during Dayanidhi's tenure as the Union Telecom Minister from 2004 to 2007. "The CBI undertstated the loss, limited it to cable laying expenses, leaving 800 lines user charges", he said on Twitter. In November, the CBI strongly opposed the discharge petitions filed by the brothers in the case. (more...)
Woman gives birth in the Red Sea in incredible photos Woman gives birth in the Red Sea in incredible photos
- March 14, 2018

Hotel owner Hadia Hosny El Said captured the moment a baby was carried from the water before the mother emerged from the water looking as if she had just been for a swim. In another picture, the new mom is seen reuniting with her child on the beach. "Another child was waiting on the beach before greeting the new arrival, with the mother joining a short time after in a touching family moment." The new mom, believed to be from Russia, gave birth with the help of her husband and a Russian ... (more...)
New Zealand Diplomat Censured for Vulgar Tweet About US Democrats New Zealand Diplomat Censured for Vulgar Tweet About US Democrats
- March 14, 2018

New Zealand censored diplomat Caroline Beresford's vulgar tweets on Wednesday that urged the U.S. Democratic Party to get their "shit together or we all die". Diplomatic staff are required to maintain political neutrality when expressing personal opinions, and Beresford's tweets did not meet those standards, the ministry said, according to the Associated Press . (more...)
FBI officials recommend former #2 at FBI Andrew McCabe be fired FBI officials recommend former #2 at FBI Andrew McCabe be fired
- March 14, 2018

That yet-to-be-released report triggered an F.B.I. disciplinary process that recommended his termination - leaving Mr. Sessions to either accept or reverse that decision. The President has assailed donations to Mr McCabe's wife, a Democrat running for a spot in Virginia's state legislature, from a political group overseen by former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton ally. (more...)
Court orders National Assembly to stop election re-ordering bill Court orders National Assembly to stop election re-ordering bill
- March 14, 2018

The president, in separate letters read yesterday at the plenaries of the Senate and House of Representatives, justified the rejection of the amendment. It is not certain yet whether the legislature will override the president in approving the amendments. " We, as a parliament have looked at the reasons given by the president on why he withheld his assent to the electoral bill ". (more...)
Sierra Leone head for presidential poll runoff Sierra Leone head for presidential poll runoff
- March 14, 2018

Third party candidate Kandeh Yumkella finished with just 6.9% of votes despite his National Grand Coalition (NGC) party's hopes of an electoral breakthrough. Given that none of the top two candidates got the 55% threshold stipulated by the law, a runoff within two weeks of the final declaration, as required by law, will take place March 27, announced the National Electoral Commission (NEC). (more...)
James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns James' triple-double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns
- March 14, 2018

Opportunities to practice with the team will be limited for Love as they will be playing every other day next week in a packed schedule a the campaign draws to a close. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. James' 6.1 foul shot attempts this season are a career low. (more...)
Toddler among four shot dead in Brooklyn Toddler among four shot dead in Brooklyn
- March 14, 2018

One of the men, in his late 20s, is believed to be the father of the baby girl. All of the victims are related either biologically or through marriage, police say. Three men and a 1-year-old girl were found fatally shot inside a Brooklyn apartment building Wednesday, police say. The neighborhood, Brownsville, has always been one of New York City's most violent. (more...)
Hillary Clinton injured during Rajasthan visit Hillary Clinton injured during Rajasthan visit
- March 14, 2018

Hillary Clinton told an audience in India that the United States did not "deserve" Donald Trump's presidency and these are "perilous times". As with most things Clinton says or does, theses comments - and others she made during the same discussion - drew sharp criticism from conservative pundits who accused her of saying white women are unable to make up their own minds. (more...)
How will President Trump's aluminum and steel tariff affect Laredo? How will President Trump's aluminum and steel tariff affect Laredo?
- March 14, 2018

Trump's instructions to his officials came at his Cabinet meeting last Thursday on March 8, the day he issued a proclamation to impose a 25 per cent tariff on import of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum. A meeting in Brussels between Malmstrom and her US counterpart Robert Lighthizer on Saturday ended without a breakthrough, as the European Union didn't receive assurances that it will be exempted from the metal tariffs. (more...)
Microsoft expands the Cloud - including Swiss Datacenters Microsoft expands the Cloud - including Swiss Datacenters
- March 14, 2018

Initial availability is expected in 2019. "We are seeing significant demand from customers who want to expand their on-premise data lake into Microsoft Azure ", said John Chirapurath, general manager of data platform marketing at Microsoft. (more...)
Stocks shrug off trade tensions, Tillerson exit Stocks shrug off trade tensions, Tillerson exit
- March 14, 2018

Trump fired Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea and other issues, replacing him with loyalist Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo . With Goldstein gone, the State Department has only one permanent undersecretary in place out of six. Democrat Tammy Baldwin tweeted on the moves. (more...)
Turkey Surrounds North Syrian City of Afrin Turkey Surrounds North Syrian City of Afrin
- March 14, 2018

Turkish forces have besieged the northern Syrian city of Afrin as part of 'Operation Olive Branch .' Turkey's president said they're ready to enter 'at any moment'. "In no circumstances does it justify military operations that put civilian populations in danger", he added, branding the situation in Afrin "critical". (more...)
Canada remains 7th in World Happiness Report rankings Canada remains 7th in World Happiness Report rankings
- March 14, 2018

The World Happiness Report published on Wednesday ranked 156 countries by their happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. For the first time since it was started in 2012, the report, which uses a variety of polling organisations, official figures and research methods, ranked the happiness of foreign-born immigrants in 117 countries. (more...)
3000 jobs to go as Toys R Us confirms 3000 jobs to go as Toys R Us confirms "controlled" store closures
- March 14, 2018

The American company that owns Toys R Us have been trying to find a buyer for the United Kingdom stores. But yesterday staff were told that no buyer has been found for Toys R Us and that all stores will close. Other companies that have run into difficulties lately include Maplins, New Look, Jamie Oliver, Byron and Prezzo. 'We're extending the nationwide discounting programme and would like to encourage customers to take advantage of the special offers available in store while stock ... (more...)
Patrick's Day Happenings in Denver to Party Like an Irishman Patrick's Day Happenings in Denver to Party Like an Irishman
- March 14, 2018

Although he's among the most famous saints of all time, St. Patrick remains somewhat buried under his namesake holiday's bells and whistles - green beer, leprechauns and sloppy drunks included. Patrick's Day Classic Car Show. Date: March 11, 2018 at 12 p.m. The Phoenix pub will have live music and drink specials on St. Patrick's Day. The outside tent is already set up at O'Donold's in Austintown as they expect almost 50,000 people on Saturday.It's the most visited spot on the 17th in ... (more...)
NCAA Tournament Odds Texas Southern Tigers vs NC Central Eagles NCAA Tournament Odds Texas Southern Tigers vs NC Central Eagles
- March 14, 2018

Texas Southern was the No. 1 scoring team in the SWAC this season and isn't afraid to fire from long range. The moneyline for this game is Texas Southern : -225, North Carolina Central: 185 and 100% have picked Texas Southern to win the game. (more...)
Ben Carson knew of $31K dining set, according to email Ben Carson knew of $31K dining set, according to email
- March 14, 2018

Carson picked out". An HUD spokesman denied the couple's involvement in what was seen as an extravagant choice last month, saying they "had no awareness" of the purchase . The newly released emails show discussions about the dining set going back to May, when repairs to chairs of the existing furniture were discussed. (more...)

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