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Stand up against wrongdoings of political masters : Rajnath Stand up against wrongdoings of political masters : Rajnath
- April 22, 2017

Haan mein haan naa milaiye (Do not be a yes-man). "Do not betray your conscience". Attending as the chief guest the inaugural session of the Civil Services Day here, Singh said civil servants should endeavour to become part of the solution and they should never be part of the problem. (more...)
British PM May says June election result 'not certain'
- April 22, 2017

Alan Johnson , widely regarded as the greatest leader Labour never had, is the most well-known MP to say he is walking away. He said Labour's collapse under Jeremy Corbyn helped explain the prevailing poll results. Pressed to give one mistake he had made, Mr Corbyn joked: "I can't give you a mistake this morning". "Much of the media and the establishment are saying this election is a forgone conclusion....they think there are rules of politics..." And he will promise that, if elected ... (more...)
Death row inmate Ledell Lee executed in Arkansas Death row inmate Ledell Lee executed in Arkansas
- April 22, 2017

Lee was arrested less than an hour after the killing after spending some of the $300 he had stolen from Reese. After a hiatus of almost 12 years, the execution was carried out without any apparent glitches. Arkansas Department of Correction Deputy Director Rory Griffin said he didn't keep records of the texts, but McKesson salesman Tim Jenkins did. "Among all the companies we've met and spoken to recently not one has brought up anything related to the state's executions", he said. (more...)
Vijay Mallya arrested in London by Scotland Yard Vijay Mallya arrested in London by Scotland Yard
- April 22, 2017

India revoked Mallya's passport in 2016, shortly before he made an appearance at the F1 British Grand Prix. Apart from the legal arguments, India will also have to make use of all diplomatic channels to ensure that the case goes in their favour. (more...)
Trump Certain China to Help Deal With North Korean Threat
- April 22, 2017

North Korea has conducted a series of ballistic missile launches in recent months in defiance of United Nations sanctions and concerns have been growing that it could soon conduct a sixth nuclear test after carrying out two a year ago. McMaster on ABC news said it is time to undertake all actions "short of a military option". He said that an "all-out war" would result if the USA took military action. (more...)
States can borrow directly from fgn agencies for infra projects States can borrow directly from fgn agencies for infra projects
- April 22, 2017

The Cabinet on Wednesday allowed state government entities that are financially sound to borrow directly from the country's bilateral official development assistance (ODA) partners for implementing critical infrastructure projects. "State entities earlier didn't have permission to enter into financial arrangements with bilateral agencies". The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), a State Government entity, has also been allowed to borrow directly from Japan International ... (more...)
Toll in Colombo rubbish dump collapse rises to 28 Toll in Colombo rubbish dump collapse rises to 28
- April 22, 2017

Soldiers are still searching the site to ensure nobody was buried under the enormous heap which fell on Friday night. Police say the known death toll from the disaster has risen to 26. Debris blocked them from fleeing immediately, but eventually they found a way out, Sanjeewa said. With around 800 tons of solid waste added to the site every day, the mountain of trash has absorbed much of Colombo's garbage for several years as large areas of the capital have undergone extensive renovations. (more...)
Indonesia prosecutors seek 2 years probation for Jakarta gov
- April 22, 2017

The Indonesian rupiah weakened slightly after unofficial results were announced. The religiously charged campaign saw mass protests against the incumbent for allegedly insulting Islam. The eyes of Indonesia's national leaders are fixed on the vote as well, and who will be in the powerful position of Jakarta governor during the next national election in 2019. (more...)
China, America Need to Do More to Stop North Korea -- Gordon Chang China, America Need to Do More to Stop North Korea -- Gordon Chang
- April 22, 2017

China has put its cruise missile-capable bombers on "high alert" amid fears of a pre-emptive strike by North Korea's rogue regime, USA officials warned today. South Korean presidential candidates clashed on Wednesday night in a TV debate over the planned US-supplied Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system which has angered China, with frontrunner Moon Jae-in criticised for leaving his options open. (more...)
Venezuela's opposition plans silent marches and sit-ins after street demos Venezuela's opposition plans silent marches and sit-ins after street demos
- April 22, 2017

Ocariz said Melvin Guitan was shot during a protest that Venezuela's Bolivarian National Guard was breaking up on Thursday in the Petare suburb, which is regarded as one of the largest slums in the world. "I've authorised a lawsuit, a complaint about the honour of these people who have been accused". The unrest was sparked by a Supreme Court decision last month to strip Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress of its few remaining powers, a move that was later reversed amid a storm ... (more...)
Paris police officer killed and two injured in suspected terrorist shooting Paris police officer killed and two injured in suspected terrorist shooting
- April 22, 2017

The terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack - giving the attacker a war name indicating he had ties in Belgium and praising him as a "fighter of the Islamic State", the Independent of the United Kingdom reported . Earlier Friday, interior ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet told radio station France Info that a shotgun and knives had been found in the suspect's auto and that he had a long criminal record. (more...)
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike
- April 22, 2017

FILE - In this April 6, 2003 file photo, Marwan Barghouti waves as he enters a Tel Aviv court . Similar protests were held throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Opinion polls suggest Barghouti, who is serving multiple life terms for his role in a violent Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation, is the top contender to succeed Mr Abbas. (more...)
White House praises China for efforts to rein in N. Korea White House praises China for efforts to rein in N. Korea
- April 22, 2017

A North Korean U.N. representative warned Monday that a "thermonuclear war could break out at any moment", giving Vice President Mike Pence plenty of work to do in the DMZ . officials. A North Korean missile blew up nearly immediately on its test launch on Sunday, the United States military said. Since the North's first nuclear test in 2006, the council has adopted six resolutions, all banning Pyongyang from any ballistic missile activity over concern the technology could be used in ... (more...)
Paris gunman 'detained in February for threatening police' Paris gunman 'detained in February for threatening police'
- April 22, 2017

Al-Baljiki had already served several years in prison for firing on police officers with a gun in the early 2000's. He was then shot dead. He was the subject of a "Fiche S" surveillance file and was on the radar of the French domestic security service DGSI, the source said. (more...)
Donald Trump Calls Marine Le Pen 'The Strongest' Of French Presidential Candidates Donald Trump Calls Marine Le Pen 'The Strongest' Of French Presidential Candidates
- April 22, 2017

Speaking with the AP, Trump clarified that he thought the attack would "probably help" Le Pen, specifically. Le Pen topped the polls for the first round during much of the race with her pledges to cut immigration and defend French culture - while also aiming to take France out of the euro. (more...)
Where is marijuana legal? A look at shifting policy Where is marijuana legal? A look at shifting policy
- April 22, 2017

Those facts and many more are among the conclusions of a new survey from Yahoo News and Marist University, which illustrates how pot has become a part of everyday life for millions of Americans/Washington Post. Eighty-eight percent of callers polled this year favor medical marijuana use, while 71 percent oppose the federal government's efforts to stop marijuana sales and use in states that have legalized it. (more...)
Diamond merchant with a 'heart of gold' gifts two-wheelers to 125 workers Diamond merchant with a 'heart of gold' gifts two-wheelers to 125 workers
- April 22, 2017

Vekaria gifted the scooters in a specially held loyalty award ceremony, where 125 of the company's 500 employees were presented the scooters for their supreme performance during the year. Savji Dholakia's company has 5,500 workers and under the loyalty program for the employee, the businessman spent nearly Rs. 50 Crore, which is a huge sum. (more...)
A narrow win for US Republicans in first post-Trump election A narrow win for US Republicans in first post-Trump election
- April 22, 2017

The special election Tuesday between Democrat James Thompson and Republican Ron Estes to fill the seat vacated by CIA Director Mike Pompeo is being watched across the nation for signs of a backlash against Republicans or waning support from Trump's supporters. (more...)
Trump Confident China Working `Very Hard' to Rein in North Korea Trump Confident China Working `Very Hard' to Rein in North Korea
- April 22, 2017

According to Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Programme at the Centre for a New American Security, the failure to bring down a missile would give North Korea a "psychological advantage". Like South Korea, Japan already faces a direct threat from the secretive regime. Pyongyang has said multiple times in the last quarter-century that it no longer recognizes the cease-fire. (more...)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SBGI) Under Analyst Spotlight
- April 22, 2017

Finally, Stephens upgraded shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating in a report on Thursday, November 3rd. The insider FABER BARRY sold 9,922 shares worth $409,184. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website . (more...)