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EC to hold 'open challenge' on EVM tampering EC to hold 'open challenge' on EVM tampering
- April 30, 2017

VVPAT will boost voters' confidence and bring in more transparency in the election process. Separately, Zaidi said that the Election Commission will soon call an all-party meeting to assure them that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are tampering-proof. (more...)
MCD polls: SEC receives 9 complaints of glitches in EVMs MCD polls: SEC receives 9 complaints of glitches in EVMs
- April 30, 2017

The party cited relevant guidelines of the Commission that bars media houses from putting out opinion polls "during the period of 48 hours ending with the hour fixed for closing of poll in an election held in a single phase". Municipal elections in Maujpur in East Delhi and Sarai Pipal in North Delhi wards have been postponed due to the death of two candidates. The BJP has been in power at the municipal corporation for the last 10 years, but has been facing criticism for shoddy work. (more...)
14 killed in road accident in northwest Pakistan 14 killed in road accident in northwest Pakistan
- April 30, 2017

Rescue agencies after reaching the spot, shifted injured to District Headquarter Hospital Upper Dir and an emergency has been declared at hospitals in Upper Dir . According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, over 9,000 road accidents take place every year in the country, killing about 5,000 people. Traffic police officials say 90 percent of the accidents in Pakistan are caused merely by human errors. (more...)
Ongoing investigation: Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid Ongoing investigation: Woman shot by police in London anti-terror raid
- April 30, 2017

The gunshot victim was taken to hospital, where she is in a serious but stable condition, according to police. "We await an update on her condition", he said. It is understood the arrest of the suspect was "intelligence-led" and made as part of a joint operation being carried out by MI5 and counter-terrorism police. (more...)
Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal violated visa to meet Nawaz Sharif in Murree Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal violated visa to meet Nawaz Sharif in Murree
- April 30, 2017

The Dawn, on the other hand, reported that Jinadal's visit had "triggered intense speculations...with several politicians and analysts suggesting it could be the precursor to a possible meeting between the Pakistani and Indian Premiers in the near future". (more...)
Pope Francis Arrives In Cairo Pope Francis Arrives In Cairo
- April 30, 2017

Pope Francis' visit to Egypt comes weeks after ISIS killed at least 45 people at two Coptic churches in two separate suicide attacks, Ahram Online reports. The most recent attacks have been claimed by the Daesh group whose propagandists regularly boast of their intention of mounting attacks on the Vatican , as well as Egypt's Coptic Christians. (more...)
Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea Trump leaves door open for military action against North Korea
- April 30, 2017

US and South Korean officials said the test appeared to have failed, in what would be a fourth successive unsuccessful missile test since March. Trump, asked about his message to North Korea after the latest missile test, told reporters: "You'll soon find out", but did not elaborate on what the United States response would be. (more...)
Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking trade
- April 30, 2017

He was supposed to be the most powerful person on the planet, yet some "unelected" judges twice blocked his travel ban from six terror-prone Muslim majority countries. The President has said he feels sympathy for DREAMers in the past. One of the first actions wiping out the trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row Philippines' Duterte gives China free pass over sea row
- April 30, 2017

However, it did include in a section separate to the South China Sea chapter the need to show "full respect for legal and diplomatic processes" in resolving disputes. ASEAN, which makes decisions by consensus, has previously struggled to come up with statements on the issue, with Duterte's predecessor often pushing for a tougher tone against China and getting pushback from members, like Beijing's allies Cambodia and Laos, unwilling to upset their largest trading partner and most important ... (more...)
IPL: KKR march ahead with a victory against DD IPL: KKR march ahead with a victory against DD
- April 30, 2017

It is now 13 wins in a row, stretching back to 2012, for Kolkata at their home ground when chasing. The 38-year-old hasn't always been economical but hasn't failed to pick up a wicket in a single match this season and boasts of an impressive tally of eight wickets in five matches this season . (more...)
Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks
- April 30, 2017

Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters in strikes in Syria and Iraq , where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the militant Islamic State (IS) group. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian told a Pentagon teleconference. Turkey had been eying attacks against the YPG since their invasion of Syria last August, and this appears to be the beginning of increased military hostilities between the two sides. (more...)
Families Of Shooting Victims To Continue Lawsuit Against Aaron Hernandez Families Of Shooting Victims To Continue Lawsuit Against Aaron Hernandez
- April 30, 2017

Hernandez was alone at the time of the hanging". The center studies CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been found in N.F.L. players and other athletes who have experienced repeated trauma to the head. That unnamed officer's possible punishment is said to be because he missed a 2 a.m. walkthrough, which would have been just an hour before Hernandez was found dead. (more...)
Iran receives positive signals from OPEC, NON-OPEC countries for output cuts Iran receives positive signals from OPEC, NON-OPEC countries for output cuts
- April 30, 2017

It remains unclear whether Russian Federation will support an extension of the deal, under which OPEC agreed to cut 1.2 million b/d and 11 non-OPEC countries led by Russian Federation committed to a 558,000 b/d cut from January through June. (more...)
US Nuclear Submarine Arrives in South Korea
- April 30, 2017

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said they are closely watching North Korean military action in the Wonsan city area, where the drills are reportedly being held. imperialists". Japan's Chokai and the USS Fitzgerald, both destroyers, also operated together in the Sea of Japan, the U.S. Navy announced. "If the U.S. (more...)
France Claims It Has Proof Assad Was Behind Chemical Weapons Attack France Claims It Has Proof Assad Was Behind Chemical Weapons Attack
- April 30, 2017

Much of the worldwide community pointed the finger at the Assad regime for the attack, though it denied any responsibility. Briefing reporters, he said Israel estimates Assad still has "between one and three tons" of chemical weapons. Damascus has repeatedly denied possession of any chemical weapons. Ahead of that disarmament, Assad's government disclosed it had some 1,300 tons of chemical weapons, including sarin, VX nerve agent and mustard gas. (more...)
Tillerson Calls For Pressure Against North Korea Tillerson Calls For Pressure Against North Korea
- April 30, 2017

Trump did not answer reporters' questions about the missile launch upon returning to the White House from a daytrip to Atlanta. When asked whether the missile test was provocative, U.S. official said. He asked for a halt to imports from North Korea, especially shipments of coal, and an end to a guest-worker program that provides cheap labor for other countries and earns hard currency for Pyongyang. (more...)
Netanyahu refuses to meet German minister in diplomatic spat Netanyahu refuses to meet German minister in diplomatic spat
- April 30, 2017

Speaking after Netanyahu canceled their meeting, Gabriel said German officials would be called "crazy" if the German government acted in such a way during a Netanyahu visit to Germany. Germany in March cancelled an annual meeting of German and Israeli leaders that was to take place in May amid rising frustration in Berlin with settlement activity in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (more...)
United reaches 'amicable' settlement with doctor dragged off flight United reaches 'amicable' settlement with doctor dragged off flight
- April 30, 2017

A condition of the settlement is that the monetary amount will remain confidential. United should be applauded "for this acceptance of corporate accountability", said Thomas Demetrio, one of Dao's lawyers. Munoz first defended the airline and described Dao as "belligerent" before publicly apologizing days later and vowing to do better. "He said that being dragged down the aisle was more horrifying and harrowing than what he experienced leaving Vietnam" in 1975 when Saigon fell. (more...)
North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile, Fails North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missile, Fails
- April 30, 2017

Trump's Twitter post read: "North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today". This, as Secretary Tillerson has claimed the North is getting closer to building a long range nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. US President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with Pyongyang and sent a US aircraft supercarrier to Korean waters. (more...)
Pope Francis urges unity against fanaticism Pope Francis urges unity against fanaticism
- April 30, 2017

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass for Egypt's tiny Catholic community, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Saturday, April 29, 2017. This is his first visit to Cairo, but he is the second Pope who visits Egypt. The pope's visit is primarily aimed at forging a united Christian-Islamic front against religious militancy. The spiritual leader of the world's nearly 1.3 billion Catholics will lead mass for some 30,000 believers in a stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. (more...)