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Defends Rafale deal; says UPA didn't decide for a decade Defends Rafale deal; says UPA didn't decide for a decade
- November 17, 2017

Over the last few days Congress party has raised serious questions on the Rafale deal and alleging deviations in procedure and escalation in price. Congress and BJP have gotten into a feud over the recent Rafale's deal done by the central government recently. (more...)
NATO Fired Servicemen Who Depicted Ataturk, Erdogan as 'Enemies' NATO Fired Servicemen Who Depicted Ataturk, Erdogan as 'Enemies'
- November 17, 2017

Erdogan said in a televised speech to ruling party members he had ordered the troops to be removed from the exercise after an incident on Thursday deemed offensive to himself and the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk . The decision by Ankara , a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member since 1952, to buy the S-400 air defence system from Russian Federation caused concern among its Western allies, but Turkey remains an important and active member of the alliance. (more...)
IHC orders to use force on protesters if dialogue fails IHC orders to use force on protesters if dialogue fails
- November 17, 2017

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui ordered the administration to end the sit-in through dialogue with the protesters , but to use force if the dialogue does not succeed. According to the court's order, the administration has been directed to disperse the protesters till Saturday at any cost. "I failed to understand that when this Court has already passed a detailed judgment that any citizen exercising his right of free movement or expression, can not be allowed to take away other citizens' ... (more...)
Saudi king to step down, name son as successor Saudi king to step down, name son as successor
- November 17, 2017

China supports Saudi Arabia's efforts to safeguard national sovereignty and achieve greater development, President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman, at a time of regional tensions between Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon and Yemen. 'MBS's plan is to start the fire in Lebanon, but he's hoping to count on Israeli military backing. He went on to say that the two countries should steadily push forward the integration of China's Belt and Road Initiative and the Saudi Vision 2030 plan. (more...)
Kingdon Capital Management LLC Has Raised Alibaba Group Hldg LTD (BABA) Stake Kingdon Capital Management LLC Has Raised Alibaba Group Hldg LTD (BABA) Stake
- November 17, 2017

However the company's price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 18.57. Moore Capital Management Lp decreased Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd ( BABA ) stake by 4.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 31 by Citigroup. Axiom Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and $90 target in Thursday, August 13 report. (more...)
Jeffrey Tambor denies sexually harassing Transparent co-star Trace Lysette Jeffrey Tambor denies sexually harassing Transparent co-star Trace Lysette
- November 17, 2017

The post, which reportedly did not directly name Tambor, claimed an employer gave "butt pats", played pornography at loud volumes and made comments like, "I should be sleeping with him if I want a Hollywood industry-appropriate pay grade". Tambor, who has won a Golden Globe and two Emmys for his portrayal of transgender woman Maura Pfefferman on the series, has been accused by two women of inappropriate behaviour on the show's set. (more...)
83-year-old retired SC veteran fulfills promise made in Vietnam bunker 83-year-old retired SC veteran fulfills promise made in Vietnam bunker
- November 17, 2017

Despite their different paths in life, both managed to keep their promises to each other. As the two Marines hunkered down, they made a pact: "If we survived this attack or survived Vietnam, we would contact each other every year on New Year's", Cox said. (more...)
OSCE to U.S. and Russia: Quit designating media as agents OSCE to U.S. and Russia: Quit designating media as agents
- November 17, 2017

The Russian Justice Ministry officially confirmed on Thursday that it sent notices to a number of media outlets about their possible recognition in Russia by foreign agents. Washington has been accusing Russian media, including RT and Sputnik, of influencing public opinion during the 2016 US presidential election, while Moscow claims that they are being oppressed by USA authorities. (more...)
Egypt Says Libyan Militant Involved in Western Desert Attack Egypt Says Libyan Militant Involved in Western Desert Attack
- November 17, 2017

The decision includes 14 more defendants accused of same charges that left 16 policemen dead and 13 wounded in confrontations between security forces and militants on October 20. Egyptian police had for years been seeking Abdel Hamid. He did not name a specific militant group or release the names of those killed. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered during the raid at the militants' den, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior said in a statement. (more...)
Palestinian teen shot, critically wounded after carrying out auto ramming attack Palestinian teen shot, critically wounded after carrying out auto ramming attack
- November 17, 2017

The first victim, a 70-year-old man, sustained a light head wound at the Efrat South junction. "The assailant then continued on to the Gush Etzion Junction and hit another (Israeli) citizen, moderately injuring them", the spokesperson said, adding that the Palestinian then allegedly exited his auto with a knife and attempted to stab soldiers at the junction, who fired on him. (more...)
Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead: Notorious Sicilian Mafia boss dies aged 87 Salvatore 'Toto' Riina dead: Notorious Sicilian Mafia boss dies aged 87
- November 17, 2017

Nicknamed "the Beast", Riina began his violent criminal career on the dusty streets of Corleone after World War Two and became the Sicilian Mafia's boss of bosses when it reached its 20th century apex. He was strangled and his body dissolved in acid. Riina asked to be released from prison in July on the grounds of poor health, but a judge said his care in the prisoners' wing of the hospital would be as good as on the outside. (more...)
BHU comes up with app that blocks porn, plays bhajans BHU comes up with app that blocks porn, plays bhajans
- November 17, 2017

The app has a capacity of blocking 3800 such sites and took over six months to develop. The app, which is under construction, will further include inspirational speeches by Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Rabindranath Tagore. He added that downloading the app is a "voluntary" gesture. Why was the app named "Har Har Mahadev"? "Addiction to pornography can not be treated but this is a humble attempt at changing one's behaviour", said Dr Vijay Nath Mishra, who developed the app. (more...)
European Union leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt European Union leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt
- November 17, 2017

Varadkar said Britain had "unilaterally taken the customs union and single market off the table" and therefore wanted it "written down in practical terms in the conclusions of phase 1" that there would be no physical border. British foreign secretary Boris Johnson has refused to guarantee there will be no border along the North with Brexit and says the issue will instead be negotiated in phase two of the talks, writes Juno McEnroe . (more...)
The Queen's Visited Hull The Queen's Visited Hull
- November 17, 2017

The Queen last visited the city eight years ago. Lecturer Mags Guest said to the Queen: "We're using Craig, one of our student nurses, as a patient". Deborah Zost, Humberside Airport managing director, said: "Humberside Airport is delighted to host Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as part of her visit to the UK City of Culture 2017". (more...)
Last Iraqi town held by ISIS recaptured, officials say Last Iraqi town held by ISIS recaptured, officials say
- November 17, 2017

The Iraqi defense ministry said in a statement Friday morning that Iraqi military units and local tribal fighters had entered the western neighborhoods of Rawa on the Euphrates River in the western province of Anbar. Rawa borders Syria, whose army declared victory over the militants on November 9, after seizing the last substantial town on the border with Iraq. "Over 7.5 million people have been liberated", McGurk went on. (more...)
READERS REACT: Driver fined after iPhone, tablet tied to steering wheel READERS REACT: Driver fined after iPhone, tablet tied to steering wheel
- November 17, 2017

The VPD's traffic unit issued a ticket on Wednesday to a multi-tasking motorist caught with both an iPhone and an electronic tablet fastened to his steering wheel with string. This makes the incident from yesterday so interesting on a few different levels. The province of British Columbia is trying to curtail more distracted drivers. (more...)
Etling, Moore named to Academic All-District Team Etling, Moore named to Academic All-District Team
- November 17, 2017

Fitzpatrick is a two-year starter at left guard for Duquesne, earning All-NEC Second Team honors as a sophomore in 2016. He has already graduated with a degree in finance and is now working on his master's degree in business administration. (more...)
Nebraska graduate students concerned about provision in House tax bill Nebraska graduate students concerned about provision in House tax bill
- November 17, 2017

Under the tax plan proposed by House Republicans, these students would have to report that tuition forgiveness as income. "Graduate students enroll with certain expectations about their income and expenses over the course of their programs", Hayashi said. (more...)
Russia, US Reject Rival Chemical Weapons Resolutions on Syria Russia, US Reject Rival Chemical Weapons Resolutions on Syria
- November 17, 2017

The Security Council vote became another flash point in the deteriorating US-Russia relationship, as representatives from Washington and Moscow each blamed the other for causing the investigatory panel to die. Haley tweeted after the vote that "by using the veto to kill a mechanism in Syria that holds users of chemical weapons accountable, Russian Federation proves they can not be trusted or credible as we work towards a political solution in Syria". (more...)
Democrats Are Making Moves to Impeach Donald Trump Democrats Are Making Moves to Impeach Donald Trump
- November 17, 2017

Cohen and five House Democrats introduced five articles of impeachment against President Trump. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, introduced five articles of impeachment that include obstruction of justice for Trump's decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, two emoluments clause violations, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and undermining the freedom of the press. (more...)

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