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CBI Raid At Former Union Minister Chidambaram House in Chennai
- May 17, 2017

On investing the whole matter the investigation agency had registered a FIR against Karti Chidambaram in connection with the case and are now probing the role of senior finance ministry officials in granting permissions to INX Media. The total amount of contravention identified by the ED, under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), by M/s Vasan Healthcare Private Limited and its overseas investors on different counts in the investments received from overseas investors ... (more...)
Colbert rips Trump for sharing classified intel with Russians Colbert rips Trump for sharing classified intel with Russians
- May 17, 2017

As per usual, Stephen Colbert is our saving grace and one of the few lights that cut through the smothering Trump darkness. The news was reported by the New York Times shortly before the episode was taped, as was the case Monday when the Washington Post reported that Trump leaked "highly classified" intel to Russian officials. (more...)
Indian Court Continues Hearing Into Controversial Islamic Divorce Law Indian Court Continues Hearing Into Controversial Islamic Divorce Law
- May 16, 2017

The bench is hearing petitions from individuals and organisations challenging the constitutional validity of the instant triple talaq , with the Centre supporting them on the ground of Muslim women's rights. "The question to answer in this case will be whether women of one religion can be denied the full play of Fundamental Rights under the Constitution. What may be permissible for society may not be constitutionally moral", he said. (more...)
Several Sexual Harassment Allegations Behind L.A. Reid's Departure From Epic Records Several Sexual Harassment Allegations Behind L.A. Reid's Departure From Epic Records
- May 16, 2017

Variety has confirmed that such a letter exists, but has further learned that there have been "multiple" claims made against Reid. The story is developing. According to one of The Post's sources familiar with the situation, Sony is "not allowing a culture like that" live in their company that won't change "no matter how much a person brings to the bottom line". (more...)
Tennessee man dies after lighting himself on fire on Facebook Live Tennessee man dies after lighting himself on fire on Facebook Live
- May 16, 2017

Smith said. The vivid witness accounts have not been corroborated by Memphis police. "He wanted her to see a horrific act because she dumped him", said Koehler, who's a friend of Moore. She and many others tried to help. Witnesses said Moore had a restraining order against McLemore, but he couldn't stay away from her, WREG reports. "Jared's family is also in Alyssa's heart", the statement continues. (more...)
Si Woo Kim becomes youngest winner of Players Championship
- May 15, 2017

He also smashed Australian Adam Scott's record as youngest victor, which the Queenslander set in 2004 aged 23 years, 8 months and 12 days. Stanley and countryman J.B. A big number and a spoiling of a great week seemed likely at this point. "Because of that experience", Kim said through his interpreter, "I could be relieved and I could be very stable". (more...)
ObamaCare supporter allegedly tried to run GOP lawmaker off the road ObamaCare supporter allegedly tried to run GOP lawmaker off the road
- May 14, 2017

Marty Plunk told Buzzfeed . The sheriff's department released Wright's mugshot and an account of the incident on Facebook. Inside the auto with Kustoff was an aide and a driver. At one point she reached inside his vehicle and then stood in front of it in an attempt to block him in, according to police. Kustoff said he voted for the bill because the "current health care system is failing Tennesseans". (more...)
North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns North Korea poses 'existential' threat, US intel chief warns
- May 14, 2017

The remarks from Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats come as the Trump administration conducts a comprehensive review of its Iran policy. The heads of six US intelligence agencies reviewed a slew of national security challenges facing the United States, warning about deteriorating security in Afghanistan , China's rising challenge, and Russian and other countries' use of cyberspace to target the USA and its allies. (more...)
NATO Secretary-General says ready to send more troops to Afghanistan NATO Secretary-General says ready to send more troops to Afghanistan
- May 13, 2017

Stoltenberg said decisions will be made " within weeks " on requests from military authorities for more troops. While in Brussels, he'll likely ask North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners to pony up additional resources for the alliance's Resolute Support mission . (more...)
10 great white sharks spotted off coast of Long Beach 10 great white sharks spotted off coast of Long Beach
- May 13, 2017

He said the sharks are believed to be juvenile great whites. "You are safer going to a really crowded beach because we rarely see shark bite incidents on people at those places". Santa Ana police corporal Jeff Van Es, who flies alongside Stockbridge, advised ocean-goers to know the environment they're entering. "They've been protected in US waters since 2005", Lowe explained. (more...)
Led airstrikes in eastern Syria allegedly killed 59 civilians since May 1st
- May 13, 2017

Ankara is also enraged by USA plans to arm the Syrian Kurds. Mattis' remarks to reporters traveling with him followed an approximately 30-minute meeting in London with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the highest-profile face-to-face conversation between U.S. (more...)
Some clouds and cool today, soaking rain Saturday, windy for Mother's Day Some clouds and cool today, soaking rain Saturday, windy for Mother's Day
- May 13, 2017

Saturday night's game is also likely to be played without the weather causing trouble, but let's hope it's not a long game. Friday night: A 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. We'll hit 70 in Indy and areas south, however, closer to Kokomo and Marion temperatures will be a bit cooler and in the 50s and 60s. In fact, clouds have broken apart overnight, so we will enjoy a few breaks of sunshine Friday morning. (more...)
Detention of US citizen by North Korea 'concerning' - White House Detention of US citizen by North Korea 'concerning' - White House
- May 10, 2017

Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is the country's only for-profit educational institution, Bloomberg reported . Kim had spent several weeks in North Korea to teach accounting at the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology. (more...)
Conservative Party Promises Energy Price Cap On Default Tariffs Conservative Party Promises Energy Price Cap On Default Tariffs
- May 10, 2017

However, she said she could not promise that her planned cap would guarantee prices do not go up "year on year" but said it would prevent "sudden and unexpected and significant" jumps in the price of gas and electricity. However, it suggested companies should have information on customers who have stuck on standard variable tariff for more than three years, to encourage them to offer better deals. (more...)
Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader
- May 09, 2017

His modest home in the narrow alleys of Gaza City's Shati refugee camp next to the Mediterranean Sea is under constant guard. In 2006, after Hamas won the legislative elections, Haniyeh was chosen by the movement to form its first government. (more...)
North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt
- May 07, 2017

A North Korean newspaper said that the nation was "waiting for the moment it will reduce the whole of the US mainland to ruins". North Korea has stationed multiple rocket launchers and artillery units on the two islands, where a shelling and rocket attack was launched on South Korea's Yeongpyeong Island in 2010. (more...)
Juventus 1 Torino 1: Last-gasp Higuain strike cancels out Ljajic stunner Juventus 1 Torino 1: Last-gasp Higuain strike cancels out Ljajic stunner
- May 07, 2017

Juventus spurned a slew of chances with Leonardo Bonucci smashing into the stands from six yards out, following Medhi Benatia's header hitting the crossbar. "Before, we needed four points, now we need three". Striker Andrea Belotti, a reported target for Manchester United and Chelsea , is battling Roma striker Edin Dzeko for the coveted "Capocanoniere" top scorer's award. (more...)
Spokesman: Iraqi forces launch new push in Mosul's west Spokesman: Iraqi forces launch new push in Mosul's west
- May 06, 2017

Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the almost seven-month attempt to dislodge ISIS, commanders said on Friday. The numbers were wound down eventually to 40,000 before the complete withdrawal in 2011. Rasool said Iraqi forces rescued 1,000 families on Thursday. (more...)
USS Carl Vinson exercises with Japan air force
- May 05, 2017

The USS Carl Vinson , seen here earlier this month, is taking part in exercises with Japanese ships in the Philippine Sea. Xi also called for the United States and other concerned parties to avoid escalating tension. "North Korea's capabilities are not yet an existential threat to America, but if left unchecked, it will eventually match the capability to hostile rhetoric", he said. (more...)
Turkey says 11 Syrian Kurds killed in border clash Turkey says 11 Syrian Kurds killed in border clash
- May 05, 2017

In his speech, Erdo─čan once again noted that an effective fight against Daesh terrorists can not be carried out using another terrorist group, urging the US and its partners in the anti-Daesh coalition to reconsider their support to the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). (more...)
US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site: Yonhap
- May 04, 2017

China banned imports of North Korean coal in February, cutting off its most important export, and Chinese media this month raised the possibility of restricting oil shipments to the North if it unleashed more provocations. Navy announced. On April 15, North Korea offered a look at its advancing nuclear weapon and missile programs in a massive military parade in Pyongyang honoring late state founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of the current ruler. (more...)
North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen North Korea confirms latest detention of American citizen
- May 04, 2017

In February, North Korea condemned China over its decision to halt imports of North Korean coal, saying that Beijing is "dancing to the tune of the US", referring to China's implementation of the United Nations sanctions. The country claimed that the last warhead it tested could be attached to a rocket. Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new sanctions before involving remaining council members. (more...)
VP Mike Pence: US not seeking North Korea negotiations
- May 03, 2017

Japan Economic Dialogue to achieve our vision of equal partnership", Pence said. The U.S.is trying to ratchet up pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Pence, who is in Seoul as part of his Asia-Pacific trip, mentioned beneficial effects of the FTA with South Korea, citing expanded two-way trade and more inflows of investment into the USA since the deal went into effect. (more...)
Dallas paramedic shot, suspect found dead with 2nd body Dallas paramedic shot, suspect found dead with 2nd body
- May 03, 2017

This afternoon, the Dallas fire chief said the wounded paramedic was not wearing body armor and he didn't have a vest with him in his vehicle. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said a police robot searching a home near the shooting scene discovered two bodies inside, one dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (more...)
Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better
- May 01, 2017

When asked if the pressure Trump has applied to North Korea has worked, Trump stressed the importance of his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but seemed restrained in his condemnation of North Korea's latest missile launch . (more...)
Climate March draws huge crowd to DC Climate March draws huge crowd to DC
- April 30, 2017

On Friday, the EPA removed most climate change information from its website , saying in a statement that the language was updated to "reflect the approach of new leadership". "Being specific allows us to let our elected representatives know there's a lot of interest in these topics and that people want to see action". Saturday's march was planned before November's presidential election took place. (more...)
Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack
- April 28, 2017

A handwritten note defending Isis was found near the body of the man who murdered a police officer in a shooting in Paris . Cheurfi was shot and killed by officers. The attacker emerged from a auto and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer's store at the center of the Champs-Elysees, Molins said. (more...)
Pence reassures Japan as North Korea threatens 'weekly' tests Pence reassures Japan as North Korea threatens 'weekly' tests
- April 28, 2017

I think you're not going to see him telegraphing how he's going to respond to any military or other situation going forward'. Pence made an unannounced visit to the Demilitarized Zone at the start of his 10-day trip to Asia in a USA show of force that allowed the vice president to gaze at North Korean soldiers from afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. (more...)
Trump, Trudeau talk about trade disputes Trump, Trudeau talk about trade disputes
- April 28, 2017

This week, Trump targeted softwood lumber, a longstanding trade rift between the two countries. The U.S. and Canada typically enjoy a friendly trading relationship, but things have soured in recent months. However, when Canada' s supply management was introduced in the late 1960's, it had 140,000 dairy farms. "The government of Canada disagrees strongly with the US Department of Commerce's decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty", Chrystia Freeland, the minister of foreign ... (more...)
Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore announces US Senate run Suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore announces US Senate run
- April 28, 2017

Speculation has swirled that Moore might run for another office after being suspended from the bench. Asked about those races in a press conference last week , Moore said he would make a decision after discussions with his family. Moore was removed from the chief justice position in 2003 after he refused to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state's judicial building, but voters restored him to the post in 2012. (more...)
Army kills civilian, injures 3 in Kupwara Army kills civilian, injures 3 in Kupwara
- April 28, 2017

The injured were flown to Srinagar for treatment, defence ministry sources said. Two militants were killed as army foiled their attack, the sources said. The army said that initially they thought there were only two terrorists but when they discovered the third AK 47, they realise there was another who had managed to flee. (more...)
Melania Trump celebrates her 47th birthday in DC Melania Trump celebrates her 47th birthday in DC
- April 28, 2017

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at a Gala Dinner at Deutsche Bank within the framework of the W20 summit on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. She famously chose to stay in Manhattan with Barron while he finishes the school year, a decision that is costing the city a million dollars a week in added security. (more...)
Tensions rise after Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds
- April 27, 2017

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said the strikes hit their positions near the Syrian border town of Al-Malikiyah at 2:00 am Tuesday (2300 GMT Monday). Designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, the PKK has waged a three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state for Kurdish autonomy. (more...)
Hollande urges French voters to block Le Pen
- April 27, 2017

Macron's remarkable feat of splitting traditional parties and leading a new movement, En Marche , created barely a year ago, into contention for the presidency is impressive. As Ms Le Pen took selfies with people outside the threatened plant, he was shown in a closed-door meeting with union leaders in the town of Amiens, dressed in a suit and tie. (more...)
India will review Naxal strategy, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh India will review Naxal strategy, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh
- April 26, 2017

The Maoists last afternoon attacked the 100-member CRPF patrol, providing security to the road-building workers in Chintagufa area, killing 25 jawans and injuring seven. The insurgents, who say they are inspired by Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, have been fighting for more than three decades in central and eastern India, staging hit-and-run attacks to press their demand for a greater share of wealth and more jobs for the poor. (more...)