Saturday August 19-th, 2017

Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court Congress protests NOTA option in Rajya Sabha polls, moves Supreme Court

The Congress rejected explanations by the Income Tax department that the raids were not about its MLAs. Countering Sharma, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Minister had "parked himself" at the resort and the area is not resistant to co...

Trump Thinks War In Afghanistan Is Like Renovating A Restaurant In NYC Trump Thinks War In Afghanistan Is Like Renovating A Restaurant In NYC

Mattis told Congress that the strategy would be decided upon by mid-July but the plan has been delayed for months amid sharp disagreements between national security adviser H.R. Defense Secretary James Mattis "has confidence in General Nicholson's ...

De Grasse to miss worlds due to injury De Grasse to miss worlds due to injury

The sprint legend is set to bow out of track and field after the World Championships , which begin in London tomorrow. General consensus was he was referring to De Grasse. As with all the top track spikes, one of the crucial elements is weight - a...

Trump loyalist Ezra Cohen-Watnick fired from NSC, sources say Trump loyalist Ezra Cohen-Watnick fired from NSC, sources say

Kelly, a retired Marine general. He has determined that, at this time , a different set of experiences is best-suited to carrying that work forward. Last week, McMaster removed Derek Harvey , the top Middle East adviser on the NSC, from his po...

Syrian Refugees Refuse Deal to Return Home from Lebanon Syrian Refugees Refuse Deal to Return Home from Lebanon

Such evacuations have helped President Bashar Al Assad recapture several rebel bastions over the past year, and are criticised by the opposition as amounting to the forced transfer of populations seen as sympathetic to the opposition. The Lebanese Re...

Convoy carries 8000 Syrian militants out of Lebanon after prisoner swap

The evacuees are leaving the Lebanese border area to Syria's Aleppo and then to Idlib, as part of a swap deal between Hezbollah and Nusra. The local head of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham said the deal had been held up due to disagreements with the Lebanese ...

South African teams join expanded Pro14 for new season South African teams join expanded Pro14 for new season

Super Rugby's fading appeal is likely to provoke South Africa's major provinces to follow the lead of the Cheetahs and Kings by beating a path North, according to former Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths. The first 13 rounds of fixtures...

Islamic State Claims Attack on Iraq Embassy in Kabul Islamic State Claims Attack on Iraq Embassy in Kabul

Security experts characterized the attack as a warning to Baghdad after it pushed I.S. out of Mosul, and said it could suggest a growing operational link between the jihadist group and its Afghan affiliate, Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-K).

Uber rival inks deal with Chinese ride-sharing operator also covering Romania Uber rival inks deal with Chinese ride-sharing operator also covering Romania

The Estonia-based Taxify is now available in 18 countries and could be the key Didi needs to move beyond its Asian roots. Last week, DiDi and SoftBank said they would contribute much of a new $2.5 billion investment into Grab , valuing the Singapo...

Oregonians Serving Life Without Parole For Crimes Committed As Minors Oregonians Serving Life Without Parole For Crimes Committed As Minors

Court records show OR still has five men serving true-life sentences for crimes committed as minors. Three inmates are now serving life without parole for homicides they committed as juveniles. Of all groups, it should understand why California mus...

Allegations of Ayesha Gulalai must be probed: PML-N leader Allegations of Ayesha Gulalai must be probed: PML-N leader

According to media reports, the website was hacked after the press conference of ex-member of PTI Aisha Gulalai . She also said that the "tainted" leader urges women to use "Blackberry phone" as the conversations can not be traced. Ayesha Gulalai ...

Gibson faces disciplinary action over video criticising Sunderland teammates Gibson faces disciplinary action over video criticising Sunderland teammates

Speaking to supporters after Sunderland's 5-0 loss to Celtic at home in a pre-season friendly, the former Manchester United midfielder gave a frank assessment of his current side. He said: "Poor Simon Grayson, he's got a hard enough job on". ...

Power outage forces thousands to evacuate North Carolina islands Power outage forces thousands to evacuate North Carolina islands

It could take days or weeks to fix an underground transmission line damaged early Thursday by construction crews working on a new bridge between islands. Almost 470 campsites were closed at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. But in a statement Sund...

President Trump swears in new chief of staff Kelly President Trump swears in new chief of staff Kelly

U.S. President Donald Trump swore in his new chief of staff, John Kelly , on Monday and sought to portray his White House as firing on all cylinders by pointing to the buoyant stock market and low unemployment rate. Also unclear is whether a new c...

Idea Cellular working on Reliance JioPhone Alternative Priced at Rs. 2500 Idea Cellular working on Reliance JioPhone Alternative Priced at Rs. 2500

The tradition of telecom operators working with handset makers started with Reliance Infocomm back in 2003. But it said revenue declines for the top three players - Idea-Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Jio - would be in the lower end of the r...

After Bihar & Gujarat, political turmoil hits SP, BSP; Akhilesh alleges BJP conspiracy After Bihar & Gujarat, political turmoil hits SP, BSP; Akhilesh alleges BJP conspiracy

The SP chief said those who wanted to leave the party for greener pastures will do so anyway, admitting that the party leaders were unaware that MLCs Yashwant Singh and Bukkal Nawab would resign. There is speculation that he may switch to the BJP...

US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Defense System Test US 'Successfully' Conducts THAAD Defense System Test

Experts said after the North's ICBM launch late Friday that the missile flew higher and longer than any prior test and now puts a large chunk of the United States - including Chicago and Los Angeles - within range of the North's ever-improving weap...

Vice president: U.S. stands with, will always stand with Baltic states Vice president: U.S. stands with, will always stand with Baltic states

Yet Russia's upcoming Zapad 2017 military exercises with 13,000 troops near the Baltic states' borders in September may further strain relations. During his visit to the far eastern flank of Europe, Pence has strongly pledged America's commitment t...

Suspect in Southport officer's fatal shooting will not appear in court Tuesday Suspect in Southport officer's fatal shooting will not appear in court Tuesday

Bowman heard 10-12 shots , then a lull, then 2-3 more . Brown , who was still hospitalized Friday, also faces a preliminary charge of marijuana possession, according to police. Vaughn says the vehicle wasn't stolen and no warrants were pendin...

George Woman Killed on Alaskan Cruise George Woman Killed on Alaskan Cruise

A statement from Kristy's family said she was "a devoted mother , daughter , sister and friend". Kristy Manzanares , 39, was found lying in a pool of blood with a bashed-in skull near a cabin balcony - as the whodunit dinner theater played o...

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