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READ: Reserve Bank statement on cutting repo rate READ: Reserve Bank statement on cutting repo rate
- March 28, 2018

Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication. Growth in the fourth quarter surprised significantly on the upside, and there are signs of increased business confidence. Accordingly, the MPC has chose to reduce the repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 6.5 percent with effect from 29 March 2018. Some widening of the current account deficit is expected over the forecast period as imports increase in line with higher expected investment expenditure and the impact of a ... (more...)
Mueller reveals Manafort and Gates associate had Russian intelligence ties Mueller reveals Manafort and Gates associate had Russian intelligence ties
- March 28, 2018

On the one hand, Mueller is now explicitly asserting that Trump's campaign manager was linked to Russian intelligence during the campaign. " Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents assisting the special counsel's office assess that Person A has ties to Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016 ". (more...)
Women's college lacrosse team sings N-word in leaked Snapchat Women's college lacrosse team sings N-word in leaked Snapchat
- March 28, 2018

But, does that make it OK for a group of young white lacrosse players to sing it at the top of their lungs and post it online? "I don't think the kids are racist, but they don't realize that those comments are not amusing". They could have censored themselves at that part of the song, but they did not. Still, they carried on using the word with no shame or hesitation. But, where is that conscience when they are committing the act? Brown then sings the n-word repeatedly. (more...)
Free Games for April Free Games for April
- March 28, 2018

This includes In Space We Brawl and Toy Home on PS3, 99 VIDAS on PS Vita, and Q*Bert Rebooted on all three platforms. "Honestly speaking, it's awesome that George Miller's influential Mad Max series didn't find a footing in the gaming world sooner", the PS Blog reads. (more...)
Bessemer Group Inc. Trims Holdings in Starbucks Co. (NASDAQ:SBUX) Bessemer Group Inc. Trims Holdings in Starbucks Co. (NASDAQ:SBUX)
- March 28, 2018

Patten Group Inc who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $81.72B market cap company. The stock increased 4.35% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $30.44. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 8 by Northland Capital. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to "Mkt Perform" on Friday, October 2. (more...)
Ireland to hold abortion legalising referendum in May Ireland to hold abortion legalising referendum in May
- March 28, 2018

However, with politicians further split on what comes next and Fine Gael and Fianna Fail allowing members a free vote, Varadkar can not guarantee voters that his minority government will be able to legislate for such access. In all other circumstances, abortion will remain unlawful, he added. Coveney has previously expressed his concern over what a repeal of the eighth amendment would mean. (more...)
Ethiopia selects Abiy Ahmed as new prime minister Ethiopia selects Abiy Ahmed as new prime minister
- March 28, 2018

Prime Minister-designate Ahmed will be sworn in soon. Ahmed, 41, former Ethiopian Minister of Science and Technology, is the current chairperson of the Oromo People's Democratic Organization (OPDO), which represents Ethiopia's largest Oromia regional state. (more...)
USA weapons maker Raytheon eyes deal with Poland on Patriot systems USA weapons maker Raytheon eyes deal with Poland on Patriot systems
- March 28, 2018

Two-thirds of Polish weaponry dates from the 20th century Cold War era when the country was in the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. "Poland joins the now 15 nation strong group of countries which trust Patriot to defend their citizens, military and sovereignty", said Wes Kremer, President of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. (more...)
Judge won't dismiss case against Pulse shooter's widow Judge won't dismiss case against Pulse shooter's widow
- March 28, 2018

At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Salman's relatives believe that she is being scapegoated. The Orlando nightclub shooter meant to attack Disney World's shopping and entertainment complex by hiding a gun in a stroller but became spooked by police and instead chose the gay club as his target, prosecutors said Wednesday. (more...)
Flash Flood Watch issued for entire Mid Flash Flood Watch issued for entire Mid
- March 28, 2018

The week will get off to a wet start with showers and thunderstorms developing Monday afternoon. That's on top of close to an inch of rain that fell Saturday. (more...)
Disney actress Caroline Sunshine joins the White House press team Disney actress Caroline Sunshine joins the White House press team
- March 28, 2018

Her new position with the White House press team comes at a time when the Trump administration has become a revolving door of hirings and firings. Sunshine, 22, is known for her role alongside Zendaya as Tinka Hessenheffer in " Shake It Up ", a Disney Channel show about teen dancers that ran from 2010 to 2013. (more...)
Mamata thanks Mayawati for rallying against BJP Mamata thanks Mayawati for rallying against BJP
- March 28, 2018

In stark contrast, BJP's ally - Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) - has merely sought clarification from their two MLAs who cross-voted. "The BJP did everything to ensure a fight between us (SP-BSP) and even blamed us that we have got the BSP's Rajya Sabha candidate defeated". (more...)
Whistleblower questions Brexit results amid allegations about broken spending limits
- March 28, 2018

It was then that he "came to appreciate that the projects I was working on may have had a much wider impact than I initially anticipated it would", Wylie said , adding, "Donald Trump makes it click in your head that this has a much wider impact. (more...)
100% singer Minwoo dead at age 33 100% singer Minwoo dead at age 33
- March 28, 2018

Seo Min-Woodead, who was known as Minwoo , suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Gangnam, South Korea, on Sunday night. Paramedics were called to the scene, but the singer was later on declared dead. . Last December, Kim Jonghyun of the K-pop group SHINee committed suicide, likely a reaction to those extreme pressures. He died from a suspected suicide. (more...)
Oklahoma House passes revenue measure to fund teacher, state employee raises Oklahoma House passes revenue measure to fund teacher, state employee raises
- March 28, 2018

And there are teachers who feel as if legislators have not done enough. Speaking on House floor on Monday, Appropriations and Budget Chairman Kevin Wallace, a Republican, said the measure that passed the House could support a $5,000 pay raise for a beginning teacher and a almost $8,000 raise for a teacher with 25 years of experience. (more...)
Prisoner escapes ICE agents at JFK Airport Prisoner escapes ICE agents at JFK Airport
- March 28, 2018

A "violent" man who was supposed to be deported on Tuesday escaped federal agents at New York City 's JFK Airport, then fled the terminal in a taxi. The prisoner's handcuffs were removed while the agents took him through X-Ray screening. A search was conducted across the airport. A law enforcement source told the newspaper that video captured the man jumping into a taxi and leaving the airport. (more...)
Abadi says Iraq will prevent PKK attacks on Turkey Abadi says Iraq will prevent PKK attacks on Turkey
- March 28, 2018

But in a familiar pattern of public recrimination, Turkey's minister for European Union affairs, Omer Celik, said Ankara viewed the summit as "an important opportunity to move our relations forward" and that he expected "the same positive and constructive approach from the EU". (more...)
Seer commends Siddaramaiah govt's move on Lingayats, embarrasses Amit Shah Seer commends Siddaramaiah govt's move on Lingayats, embarrasses Amit Shah
- March 28, 2018

Yeddyurappa is a Lingayat, saw the Congress move as an attempt to divide the Hindu votes. Another BJP leader seated right beside him is then seen correcting him in the video. Shah wanted to refer to Siddaramaiah who is the current CM of Karnataka and belongs to the Congress party. He also criticised the Siddaramiah government for not bringing in the proposal earlier. (more...)
Brittany Velasquez, Arizona Mother, Arrested After Children Found Dead In Car Seats Brittany Velasquez, Arizona Mother, Arrested After Children Found Dead In Car Seats
- March 28, 2018

A 20-year-old Arizona mother was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after her 2-year-old boy and 10-month-old girl were found dead in vehicle seats, authorities said. Evidence of foul play was found at the scene, said Forghani. The children's names were not made public. DCS confirmed that it had two prior reports of neglect involving Velasquez and her children: In January and in October 2016. (more...)
Ex-Catalan minister Ponsati hands herself into Edinburgh police Ex-Catalan minister Ponsati hands herself into Edinburgh police
- March 28, 2018

A Spanish court last week reactivated a European arrest warrant against Puigdemont on charges of sedition and rebellion. Clara Ponsati, Catalonia's former education chief and now a professor at the University of St Andrews , returned to Scotland in March after fleeing Spain with Mr Puigdemont. (more...)
Canada Announces Anti-Dumping Rules on Steel and Aluminum Imports Canada Announces Anti-Dumping Rules on Steel and Aluminum Imports
- March 28, 2018

Last year, both steel and aluminum were vital contributors to Canada's GDP and in the automotive and construction industries in Canada. This contributed about $4.2 billion to Canada's GDP. Though it did not say where the imports were coming from, "the trend may be even stronger now that the access to the US market has been limited and steel products from other parts of the world previously destined to the USA may be redirected to Europe, disturbing the market and skewing prices", the ... (more...)
Al Sharpton's half-brother booked with murder in Alabama
- March 28, 2018

She'd been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene. Police announced in a news conference Monday that they think Townes had a motive for killing Jennings because he was angry at her after thinking that she stole his auto, the Dothan Eagle reported . (more...)
Mattis says he has no concerns about working with John Bolton Mattis says he has no concerns about working with John Bolton
- March 28, 2018

He emphasized that he had no reservations about Bolton's appointment. "I believe our two nations have an opportunity - perhaps even a once-in-a-generation opportunity - for cooperation on shared economic, diplomatic and security concerns", Mattis said at a ceremony welcoming Retno. (more...)
Melania Trump seeks to shelter son from Stormy Daniels drama Melania Trump seeks to shelter son from Stormy Daniels drama
- March 28, 2018

Grisham also said in a separate statement that the First Lady did not watch the interview over the weekend: "She's focused on being a mom and is quite enjoying spring break at Mar-a-Lago while working on future projects". Stormy didn't hold back in a bombshell tell-all that aired in the United States this week. Cupp challenged President Trump over being the head of the Republican Party, which she stated was "not too long ago the party of family values", and also brought up his alleged ... (more...)
Hero French cop killed after trading places with hostage to be honored Hero French cop killed after trading places with hostage to be honored
- March 28, 2018

Mr Beltrame was killed inside the Super U supermarket in Trebes. Parish priest Philippe Guitart warned against blaming Muslims in general for jihadist attacks . Lakdim, a 25-year-old Moroccan-born French national who was on a watchlist of suspected extremists, also killed a butcher and an elderly shopper when he stormed the Super U supermarket after firing at police and shooting dead a man when hijacking a auto in Carcassonne. (more...)
Police quiz Israeli PM Netanyahu in corruption case Police quiz Israeli PM Netanyahu in corruption case
- March 28, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coughs as he addresses a health conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 27, 2018. In the Bezeq case, Netanyahu is alleged to have sought favourable coverage from Elovitch´s Walla news site in exchange for government policies that may have benefited the mogul´s company by hundreds of millions of dollars. (more...)
Congress a client, Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India, says whistleblower Congress a client, Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India, says whistleblower
- March 28, 2018

You mentioned India as a prime source of business. Zuckerberg has declined a summons from a United Kingdom parliamentary committee that is investigating the social networking platform's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it is being used for political targeting. (more...)
3 militants killed in Rajouri encounter: deputy commissioner 3 militants killed in Rajouri encounter: deputy commissioner
- March 28, 2018

Four terrorists have been gunned down in Sunderbani tehsil of Rajouri sector in Jammu and Kashmir , tweeted Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri . Officials say the heavily armed group had recently infiltrated from Pakistan and the identity of killed terrorists is being ascertained. "Three militants have been killed as per the reports". (more...)
Markets will close to protest Supreme Court sealing Markets will close to protest Supreme Court sealing
- March 28, 2018

Prominent markets which will be remain closed include Chandni Chowk, Sadar Bazar, Chawri Bazar, Connaught Place, Gandhi Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Rajouri Garden, Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash, South Extension, Sarojini Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Naya Bazar, Bhagirath Place, Lajpatrai Market, Kashmiri Gate, Preet Vihar, Shahadra, Krishna Nagar, Janak Puri, Tilak Nagar, Model Town. (more...)
Air Vistara flight crew member molested at Delhi airport, passenger arrested Air Vistara flight crew member molested at Delhi airport, passenger arrested
- March 28, 2018

UK997 from Lucknow to Delhi on March 24 2018, reported an incident of sexual harassment by a passenger". Media reports said the complaint was lodged on March 24 and the accused, identified as Rajeev Vasant Dani, a resident of Pune, was arrested at the airport by the Delhi Police on the same day. (more...)

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