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KPCC serves notice on Harsha Moily over tweet KPCC serves notice on Harsha Moily over tweet
- March 19, 2018

Earlier clarifying his stand, Harsha Moily had said, "It was a mistake (committed) by somebody else". Moily, who had tagged the Congress' official pages and his son Harsha Moily in the tweet, deleted his post later. "At last, someone's conscience in the Congress prodded him to speak up!" We have been saying that @siddaramaiah is a #10PercentCM . "With contractors filling PWD Minister's deep pockets, the State's coffers and roads are in tatters". (more...)
Next chief of China's central bank was educated in University of IL Next chief of China's central bank was educated in University of IL
- March 19, 2018

According to the state-run Xinhua News Agency, the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislative body, decided on the members of China's central government, which is now headed by Premier Li Keqiang, this morning. (more...)
Putin storms to landslide election win Putin storms to landslide election win
- March 19, 2018

He faces seven challengers but no real threats from any of the contenders . There are 108.9 million eligible voters in Russian Federation with 1.87 million others living overseas. Putin, a former KGB spy, has dominated Russian politics for 18 years and the 65-year-old was already the country's longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin . (more...)
Russian Observers Charge Fraud in Putin's Landslide Re-Election Russian Observers Charge Fraud in Putin's Landslide Re-Election
- March 19, 2018

With 99.8% of the votes counted, Putin won with 76.7%, according to Central Election Commission data. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was one of the first heads of State to congratulate Putin on election results. " Demand justice; demand laws and courts that matter". "Everyone knows that Putin will be the president again". Among the few leaders to congratulate Putin so far was Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has just been handed a second term himself and has gained a path to ... (more...)
Facebook shares get hammered on Cambridge Analytica reports Facebook shares get hammered on Cambridge Analytica reports
- March 19, 2018

The social media giant stands accused of misleading Parliament when its United Kingdom policy director Simon Milner told MPs last month that it had not shared user data with Cambridge Analytica. The Observer report contradicts Cambridge Analytica's chief executive, who said the company did not have Facebook data. "I do feel responsible for it and it's something that I regret", Wylie says in a video interview posted on The Observer's web page . (more...)
Saudi To Ensure Gender Equal Salaries Saudi To Ensure Gender Equal Salaries
- March 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday. The kingdom has plans to build 16 nuclear power reactors within 25 years, according to the World Nuclear Association. (more...)
Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage Thousands more Syrians flee their homes as two battles rage
- March 19, 2018

It said troops reached the center of Kafr Batna and Saqba. Quoting field commanders, SANA reported that the military freed another two towns in that area, Saqba and Kafr Batna, as more armed militants are surrendering their weapons. An army officer in charge of arrivals in Adra said authorities had dispersed 25,000 people in recent days across temporary shelters there and in two nearby towns. (more...)
UK Schools Evacuated After Mass Hoax Bomb Threat UK Schools Evacuated After Mass Hoax Bomb Threat
- March 19, 2018

We have had a number of reports this morning about a bomb hoax at many of our schools across the county. The threats say that a bomb has been placed on school grounds and it will be detonated if demands for cash are not met. "Detectives have looked into the emails, which appear to originate from the U.S., and can confirm there is no viable threat", the statement added. A spokesman said: "We have received reports of threatening emails received by many of our region's schools". (more...)
Amritsar preps for Canadain PM's visit to Golden Temple on February 21 Amritsar preps for Canadain PM's visit to Golden Temple on February 21
- March 19, 2018

Asked about Trudeau's meeting with Chief Minister Singh, a source familiar with the Canadian side said that "uncertainties prevail" on this. The Taj Mahal, located along the Yamuna river, was built by Shah Jahan, a 17th century Mughal ruler for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to her fourteenth child. (more...)
Putin rolled to a crushing victory in Russian presidential vote Putin rolled to a crushing victory in Russian presidential vote
- March 19, 2018

Putin's ability to confront the West has increased after President Donald Trump's election exposed fault lines between the USA and Europe and the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, said Roderic Lyne, former British ambassador to Russian Federation. (more...)
IPL 2018: Mitchell McClenaghan returns to MI as Jason Behrendorff replacement IPL 2018: Mitchell McClenaghan returns to MI as Jason Behrendorff replacement
- March 19, 2018

After the auctions in January, he had sent out a tweet thanking the Mumbai Indians team and Rohit Sharma for the time he spent with the team. The replacement was approved by the IPL Technical Committee, in accordance with Player Regulations. (more...)
Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election by overwhelming margin
- March 19, 2018

Putin's victory will take his political dominance of Russian Federation to almost a quarter of a century, until 2024, by which time he will be 71. Cuban leader Raul Castro congratulated Putin on winning the presidential election, Cuba's ambassador to Russia Gerardo Penalver Portal said. (more...)
Brother Shoots Sister In The Head Over Video Game Dispute Brother Shoots Sister In The Head Over Video Game Dispute
- March 19, 2018

The girl was shot at her home in Tupelo, Monroe County , Miss. The girl, named in media reports as Dijonae White, was rushed to hospital after the bullet entered her brain. I can't answer that. "That's why I'm not too fast to say anything because there are juveniles involved". The reason behind the shooting was not immediately clear. (more...)
Jana Sena initiated idea of no-confidence motion: Pawan Kalyan Jana Sena initiated idea of no-confidence motion: Pawan Kalyan
- March 19, 2018

Till last week he was only talking about Modi and was blaming the Centre for everything. He claimed that TDP was the first party to raise its voice against triple talaq bill tabled in the Parliament, terming the bill was a deliberate attempt of bias against Muslims. (more...)
Bangla suspended Airlines to Kathmandu Bangla suspended Airlines to Kathmandu
- March 19, 2018

Bangladesh's Ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams said: "The namaj-e-janaza for the 23 victims of the plane crash has been held". The US-Bangla Airlines aircraft had no technical glitch before taking off for Kathmandu , the chief of Bangladesh's probe body said on Sunday. (more...)
Moscow warns of retaliation against Britain's measures over spy poisoning Moscow warns of retaliation against Britain's measures over spy poisoning
- March 19, 2018

The spy, 66-year-old Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal, and his 33-year-old-daughter, Yulia, were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury on March 4. Referring to the risks involved, Zakharova spoke of "the understanding that the people who come to power, they are irresponsible". Twenty three diplomats of the British Embassy in Moscow have been declared personae non gratae and will be expelled within a week's time. (more...)
Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential poll Vladimir Putin casts his vote in Russian presidential poll
- March 19, 2018

Overall national turnout was expected to be a little more than 60 per cent, which would be several points below turnout in Putin's electoral wins in 2000, 2004 and 2012. Putin has been holding the Presidential office of Russian Federation since 2012 after winning three Presidential elections consecutively. Election officials said efforts to encourage a higher turnout are in line with the law. (more...)
FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches
- March 19, 2018

The three cities were allowed to organise friendly matches past year provided the security at the venue was 'stable'. The decision followed a successful friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia on February 28 at Basra Sport City Stadium, the first on Iraqi soil for more than 40 years. (more...)
Happy Gudi Padwa 2018: How Maharashtra is celebrating the new year Happy Gudi Padwa 2018: How Maharashtra is celebrating the new year
- March 19, 2018

Gudi Padwa was observed with gaiety and enthusiasm across the city with processions taken out by several Hindu and social organisations. While Sajibu usually comes in April, the month has started early this year. CPIM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury gave his best wishes "to people across the country ". President Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday wished citizens on the occasion of Ugadi , Gudi Padava, Chaitra Sukladi, Cheti Chand , Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba. (more...)
Lalu Prasad Yadav Convicted in Fourth Fodder Scam Case Lalu Prasad Yadav Convicted in Fourth Fodder Scam Case
- March 19, 2018

Judge Shiv Pal Singh acquitted former chief minister Jagannath Mishra in the same case. After the judgment, Lalu Prasad returned to RIMS for further treatment. Section 319 Cr PC is invoked when there is some strong and cogent evidence against the accused. After perusal of records, the court found prima facie case and the petition filed on 14/3/2018 was allowed, said Anand, another counsel for Prasad. (more...)
Karnataka govt okays separate religion status to Lingayats Karnataka govt okays separate religion status to Lingayats
- March 19, 2018

The panel, headed by retired high court judge H N Nagamohan Das, recently recommended separate religion status for the community. The Cabinet also chose to forward the same to the Central Government for notifying under section 2 (c) of the Central Minority Commission Act. (more...)
Putin says 'nonsense' to think Russian Federation would poison spy in Britain Putin says 'nonsense' to think Russian Federation would poison spy in Britain
- March 19, 2018

France initially hesitated in fully backing Britain's position that Russian Federation was to blame, saying on Wednesday it first wanted clear proof. Boris Johnson , who was due to brief fellow European Union ministers in Brussels later on Monday, also won renewed support from the bloc, though diplomats cautioned there was no immediate prospect of fresh economic sanctions on Russian Federation over the attack. (more...)
Iran plays down potential impact of Pompeo appointment on nuclear deal
- March 19, 2018

European Union foreign ministers, who will discuss the issue Monday in Brussels, are expected to affirm that they believe the deal with Iran is good, and work to discourage Mr Trump from pulling out of the deal. "I don't think you really want people who are eager for war to be running the state department", he said. "There is broad agreement on the areas that need strengthening, but how that's done in each of the three areas is the subject of our negotiations". (more...)
Syria's Assad visits frontline area in Eastern Ghouta Syria's Assad visits frontline area in Eastern Ghouta
- March 19, 2018

The SANA news report said mass evacuation took place on Saturday night through two crossings, one in Hamouriyeh and the other near the Water Resources facility in Harasta. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian government is now in control of over 80 percent of the area. The Observatory said that almost 200,000 people have fled the region of Afrin over the past days and entered government-controlled areas nearby, adding that 11 people were killed Saturday when ... (more...)
Trump jabs Mueller, but White House says firing not in works
- March 19, 2018

Give Bob Mueller the time, the independence, and the resources to do - keep in mind, he didn't volunteer for this. While Trump tried to make the investigation a partisan issue on Twitter, Graham said he isn't the only Republican who is supporting Mueller's investigation . (more...)
Li Keqiang appointed to second five-year term as… Li Keqiang appointed to second five-year term as…
- March 19, 2018

After working as provincial leaders in Henan and Liaoning provinces, he was elected to the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee in 2007 and appointed vice premier in 2008. His re-election was accompanied by strong praise in the state media. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang was on March 18, 2018 re-elected for his second five-year term by the members of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese Parliament, during its ongoing session. (more...)
School Walkouts Honor Victims, Call for Change School Walkouts Honor Victims, Call for Change
- March 19, 2018

Hundreds of teens huddled under umbrellas and hoodies in the rain in the Civic Center, where they called on legislators to increase school safety and push for stronger gun control . "We're talking about the 1200 building", Peterson said at one point, according to the audio recordings. Aside from chanting-"Hey hey NRA killing kids is not okay" and "What do we want?" He warned students that they could discuss voting and mental health issues, but not guns. (more...)
Nitin Gadkari Withdraws defamation Case After Kejriwal's Written Apology Nitin Gadkari Withdraws defamation Case After Kejriwal's Written Apology
- March 19, 2018

Kejriwal had tendered a similar apology to former Akali Dal minister Bikram Majithia in another defamation, shocking and angering the AAP's (Aam Aadmi Party) Punjab unit. After Kejriwal retracted his statement against Majithia, the former Punjab cabinet minister made a decision to drop his defamation suit, The Financial Express reported. (more...)
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers target Gujarati signboards at shops in Thane Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers target Gujarati signboards at shops in Thane
- March 19, 2018

Thackeray said that the bullet train project that will connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad, was a ploy to divide Mumbai from Maharashtra, News18 reported. He added how Akshay was trying to ape yesteryear actor Manoj Kumar aka "Bharat Kumar". "But Akshay Kumar is not even an Indian citizen. All the opposition parties should come together for that", Thackeray said. (more...)
British driver hands officer Homer Simpson driver's license British driver hands officer Homer Simpson driver's license
- March 19, 2018

An unidentified man over in Milton Keynes, England found himself in a spot of trouble when he got pulled over by Police Constable Phillips . Thames Valley Police shared a photo of the driver's license featuring the name " Homer Simpson " along with an image of the cartoon patriarch delivering his iconic catch phrase " D'oh ". (more...)

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