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Navjot Singh Sidhu bank accounts seized Navjot Singh Sidhu bank accounts seized
- March 30, 2018

The "dress expense" was at Rs 28.38 lakh and "Most of these are for the clothes he wears during his TV shows but when we asked for supporting bills, he didn't have an answer", says a senior tax officer in Delhi. Last year, Sidhu courted controversy after he had said that he will split his time between his work as minister and his shooting schedule in Mumbai as he is a celebrity judge on popular comedy show "Comedy Nights With Kapil Sharma". (more...)
Wife sets husband on fire in Odisha's Jajpur district Wife sets husband on fire in Odisha's Jajpur district
- March 30, 2018

The husband told Khaleej Times that he was shocked when he learnt that his wife had lodged 12 complaints against him within a month, accusing him of beating and humiliating her. "There was this occasion when I bought a television set, he attacked and beat me, saying that it was my boyfriend that bought it for me". A pregnant woman, Lauratu Abdullahi, 30, has asked a Sharia Court at Magajin Gari in Kaduna state to dissolve her marriage because her husband had not been performing his sexual ... (more...)
Donald Trump Drags Amazon On Twitter Following A Loss In Market Value Donald Trump Drags Amazon On Twitter Following A Loss In Market Value
- March 30, 2018

The president is correct that Amazon does not always collect city and local sales taxes , according to analysis earlier this week by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy . States can not collect taxes from mail order or online sales from firms without a physical presence in that state, according to a Supreme Court ruling in 1992. (more...)
Mattis jokes: Bolton is 'the devil incarnate' Mattis jokes: Bolton is 'the devil incarnate'
- March 30, 2018

More recently, Bolton described Trump's plan to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "diplomatic shock and awe" and said it would be an opportunity to deliver a threat of military action. Mattis has advised President Trump to stay in the Iran deal, but Bolton has repeatedly advocated for tearing up the agreement. He has been called everything from " dangerous " to a " warmonger ". (more...)
Kentucky lawmakers resurrect pension overhaul bill Kentucky lawmakers resurrect pension overhaul bill
- March 30, 2018

It is now heading to the governor's desk. But the bill still drew the ire of hundreds of teachers protesting in the Capitol, with many chanting they would vote lawmakers out of office in November. WKYT will continue to update the status of SB 151 as it is being debated in the Kentucky House. Eleven Republicans joined 35 Democrats in opposing the measure. (more...)
Israeli Soldiers on Gaza Border with Permission to Shoot Palestinian Protesters Israeli Soldiers on Gaza Border with Permission to Shoot Palestinian Protesters
- March 30, 2018

IDF Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot told local media on Wednesday that Israel had deployed 100 snipers on the Gaza border ahead of the rallies. An Israeli-Egyptian blockade, along with three wars with Israel and a series of sanctions by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, had left Gaza's economy in tatters. (more...)
Kim Jong Un To Meet South Korea's President In April Summit Kim Jong Un To Meet South Korea's President In April Summit
- March 30, 2018

The third summit ever between the Koreas could prove significant in the global diplomatic push to resolve the standoff over the North's nuclear program. "It is a win-win for China, too". Xi, for his part, said that China supported efforts to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In his speech Kim said the North Korean and Chinese peoples have "sacrificed lives and shed blood in their common struggles for decades, have experienced that their lives are inseparable, and realize how ... (more...)
England boss Gareth Southgate opens up on World Cup selection plans England boss Gareth Southgate opens up on World Cup selection plans
- March 30, 2018

England boss Gareth Southgate complained afterwards that the Tarkowski incident was not "clear and obvious", citing the guidelines for VAR where such a phrase actually does not feature. It is what it is. Kyle Walker added: "It is what it is". Here we go again. "You've got to take it on the chin". "That's a real plus, and will only improve the more we work together". (more...)
Kosovo PM sacks security chief, interior minister over Turkish arrests Kosovo PM sacks security chief, interior minister over Turkish arrests
- March 30, 2018

Kosovo ministry of Internal Affairs in a statement issued on Thursday said their residence permits had been revoked, without providing any reason why. But Kosovo, whose population is mainly Muslim, had said it had no plans to close down Gulen schools. "Some of the elements of this operation are not clear including the urgency of the deportation", he wrote on his Facebook page. (more...)
FBI Official Fired By Sessions Sets Up Legal Defense Fund FBI Official Fired By Sessions Sets Up Legal Defense Fund
- March 30, 2018

McCabe is being represented by Michael Bromwich, a former Justice Department inspector general and a senior counsel at the law firm Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber. Suspicion swirled that Trump had something to do with McCabe's abrupt March 16 axing, but Sessions insisted that he had only acted on recommendations from the FBI's personnel office, which concluded that McCabe had "made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media". (more...)
Fire on bus in Thailand kills 20 migrant factory workers Fire on bus in Thailand kills 20 migrant factory workers
- March 30, 2018

People in the front managed to escape but those in the back of the vehicle were trapped. Last week, 18 people were killed and 28 others injured when a tourist bus skidded suddenly and crashed into a tree in Nakhon Ratchasima province in north-eastern Thailand. (more...)
Trump take your military base away, Ghanaians demand Trump take your military base away, Ghanaians demand
- March 30, 2018

As part of the agreement, Washington would allocate around $20 million to train the Ghanaian military, carrying out joint exercises and using the nation's radio channels and runways, the New York Times reported. "We have nothing to hide", the ambassador told reporters. The growing US military presence in Africa also includes the construction of a drone base in Niger and dozens of drone strikes against extremists in Somalia, where the number of USA military personnel rose sharply a year ago ... (more...)
ICE will detain pregnant women, ending previous policy ICE will detain pregnant women, ending previous policy
- March 30, 2018

Since the policy change in December, ICE has encountered a total of 506 pregnant detainees - though majority have been released, either because they've been deported or were set free into the community. "Again, ICE's policymaking tells us all we need to know about the administration's immigration-related goals - inflicting the maximum possible harm on already vulnerable individuals and communities, all in service of an explicitly anti-immigrant agenda, " Mary Meg McCarthy, the center's ... (more...)
VW Promises To Buy Back Diesels In Event Of Driving Ban VW Promises To Buy Back Diesels In Event Of Driving Ban
- March 30, 2018

However, diesel cars are also key to carmakers' attempts to meet new European Union rules on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) because they give out less CO2 than their gasoline equivalents. In addition, VW's premium brand Audi , the offer only covers diesel vehicles that are leased, not purchased. Fellow German carmaker BMW said earlier this month it would offer to take back leased vehicles if diesels were banned within 100 kilometres (62 miles) of the operator's home or place of work. (more...)
Durant ejected again for Warriors Durant ejected again for Warriors
- March 30, 2018

Durant was heated when there was no foul called on Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo away from the ball, and then again when there was no whistle as he drove to the basket and wound up on the ground. He had just two total disqualifications in his first 10 seasons. His ejection cost the Warriors, as they had to play the second half without him. Center Thon Maker (right groin) missed his third straight game. (more...)
Trump's lawyer allegedly raised possibility of pardons for Manafort, Flynn Trump's lawyer allegedly raised possibility of pardons for Manafort, Flynn
- March 30, 2018

An attorney for President Donald Trump raised the idea of the USA leader pardoning two of his former top advisers past year as the special counsel in the Russian Federation probe was building a case against them, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. (more...)
NI athletes on song as they prepare for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games NI athletes on song as they prepare for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
- March 30, 2018

Pakistan is yet to decide about its flag-bearer for the 21st Commonwealth Games which will begin at Gold Coast , Australia, on April 4. Rahul's breakthrough performance came at the raw age of 17 years when he won two gold medals in the youth and junior categories of the Commonwealth Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship in Malaysia in 2013. (more...)
President Trump Concedes Likely Delay on Infrastructure President Trump Concedes Likely Delay on Infrastructure
- March 30, 2018

The White House has said Mr Trump plans to meet Mr Kim by May amid nuclear tensions between the two nations. "We're moving along very nicely with North Korea". Trump is also expected to tout his non-legislative efforts to reduce infrastructure-related regulation, notably shortening the federal permitting process. (more...)
Trump administration to hold more pregnant women in ICE detention Trump administration to hold more pregnant women in ICE detention
- March 30, 2018

Since 2011, ICE had allowed the release of pregnant women from detention centers, the Huffington Post recalls and provided some exemptions for security threats. The National Immigrant Justice Center, a nonprofit that advocates for immigrants' rights, called the new policy "little more than blanket prolonged detention for all immigrants". (more...)
Activists Outraged Over Recent Immigration Sweeps Surround Ice Office, Block Roadways Activists Outraged Over Recent Immigration Sweeps Surround Ice Office, Block Roadways
- March 30, 2018

Feds also said that nearly half of the over 150 individuals detained had criminal records. In a statement on Wednesday , House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) argued that the sweep "was intended exclusively to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities". (more...)

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