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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Hyderabad Metro Rail service today Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Hyderabad Metro Rail service today
- November 28, 2017

In a few hours from now, two historic events-launch of the world's largest Metro Rail in PPP mode and opening of the Global Entrepreneurs Summit (GES) will take place in the city today. Under the project, sky-walks will be also be built connecting the stations directly to commercial complexes, stadiums and offices, he said. The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) has already installed sophisticated CCTV cameras at all the stations and on trains. (more...)
Donkeys spend 4 days in jail for destroying 'expensive' plants Donkeys spend 4 days in jail for destroying 'expensive' plants
- November 28, 2017

A herd of donkeys walking out of Urai jail in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district. They were jailed after a local police found them destroying plants in the complex. After getting agitated over repetitive grazing by donkeys, the jail superintendent chose to lock them up. The four-legged "convicts" spent four days behind the bars for their offence. (more...)
Sacramento man cited after dropping leaflets over National Football League games Sacramento man cited after dropping leaflets over National Football League games
- November 28, 2017

Tracy Michael Mapes, 55, of Sacramento, is suspected of flying a drone over the Raiders and 49ers games on November 26, 2017. A Sacramento man suspected of flying a drone over Levi's Stadium and Oakland Coliseum on Sunday and dropping leaflets into the venues during National Football League games was arrested and later released by authorities, according to Santa Clara police. (more...)
One seriously injured as building explodes, collapses in Jaffa One seriously injured as building explodes, collapses in Jaffa
- November 28, 2017

Videos on social media showed a large fire and collapsed building. At midnight local time, Magen David Adom ambulance service reported having treated four people, a 40-year-old man in a serious condition suffering from burns all over his body and three others who were lightly injured. (more...)
Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking criminal prosecution of producers, director of 'Padmavati' Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking criminal prosecution of producers, director of 'Padmavati'
- November 28, 2017

The apex court said the matter has still not been decided by the Censor Board. Last week, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) cleared the movie for release on December 1. Padmavati has been banned by four states, Uttar Pradesh, Madhay Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rajput groups and politicians have accused Bhansali of distorting history in his portrayal of the Rajput queen. (more...)
Quarterback Demry Croft to Transfer from Gophers Quarterback Demry Croft to Transfer from Gophers
- November 28, 2017

He completed only 41 percent of his pass attempts on the season. Fleck and his staff, though, are certain to sign another quarterback or two in the 2018 recruiting class, perhaps including a junior college transfer. Croft relieved Rhoda in a loss to Michigan State and kept the starting job the rest of the season. But in his first start, he struggled, going 5-for-15 for 47 yards and a TD with two interceptions in a 24-17 win over IL. (more...)
Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed for five years in China Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-cheh jailed for five years in China
- November 28, 2017

Peng had been the instigator of subversion and Li had been an active participant, the court authorities said in the video. "I want to express again that I am proud of his dedication", she said in a statement. China sees self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory waiting to be reunified. Andrew Lee (李憲章), spokesperson for Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the ministry would not comment on the case since Taiwan-China affairs were usually handled by the MAC. (more...)
Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto to be sworn Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto to be sworn
- November 28, 2017

However the re-run went ahead in October and the Supreme Court has since validated the results, but correspondents say the election dispute has left Kenya deeply divided. Odinga, 72, denied the presidency for a third time, has vowed to see the installation of a "third republic" - following independence from Britain in 1963 and a new constitution adopted in 2010. (more...)
Victoria Beckham fashions £30m investment Victoria Beckham fashions £30m investment
- November 28, 2017

Victoria Beckham, the label's creative director, said NEO understood her wish for the business to remain independent. Founded in 2008, Victoria Beckham Limited sells through 400 stockists and in more than 50 countries. "Partnership and collaboration is incredibly important to me - working with an wonderful team has been the root of the success of my business over the past 10 years", Beckham said in a statement. (more...)
'Two leaves' symbol case: Panneerselvam files caveat in SC 'Two leaves' symbol case: Panneerselvam files caveat in SC
- November 28, 2017

The stated objective of the function was to mark the retrieval of the two leaves symbol and the recognition of this united team as the official AIADMK. "We got back Two Leaves symbol only because we stood united", he said. At the event, a group, claiming to be followers of Mr. Panneerselvam, made a noise about their leader not being invited for the function. (more...)
Poppi Worthington inquest hears mother's frantic 999 call Poppi Worthington inquest hears mother's frantic 999 call
- November 28, 2017

The original inquest into Poppi's death, in 2014, for "a child aged 13 months" was heard in private, lasted just seven minutes and heard no evidence. A family court ruled a year ago that her father Paul Worthington probably sexually assaulted her before her death. (more...)
Nick and Drew Lachey Helping Sports Bar Employee After Shooting Nick and Drew Lachey Helping Sports Bar Employee After Shooting
- November 28, 2017

An employee of a bar owned by stars Nick and Drew Lachey was shot in the face near the venue last week. Authorities say Richardson was walking across the street from the bar at 3 a.m. Her employer returned to Twitter a day later to ask the public to contribute to a YouCaring fund to help the family with medical bills. Nick Lachey also asked fans to help Elizabeth and her family get through this hard time. (more...)
Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe
- November 28, 2017

In September, Hong Kong's Sing Tao Daily newspaper, citing unnamed people from Beijing, reported that Zhang was one of two officials being investigated for suspected breaches of party discipline, a euphemism for corruption. Yan is another official investigated in the anti-corruption campaign of President Xi Jinping, leading to the dismissal of 1.5 million officials from the Communist Party since 2012. (more...)
'Chennai Six' former British soldiers released after four years in Indian jail 'Chennai Six' former British soldiers released after four years in Indian jail
- November 28, 2017

Theresa May's official spokesman said: "The Government , from the Prime Minister down, has worked hard for over four years to support the men and their families and we share their happiness at the court's decision to give a full acquittal to each of the men". (more...)
Mumbai 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed moves United Nations to drop 'terrorist' tag Mumbai 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed moves United Nations to drop 'terrorist' tag
- November 28, 2017

According to a Hindustan Times report, Saeed's petition to the United Nations was filed through Lahore-based law firm Mirza and Mirza while he was still under house arrest. According to the White House, as President Donald J. Trump's South Asia policy makes it clear that the US seeks a constructive relationship with Pakistan, but expects decisive action against militant and terrorist groups on Pakistani soil that are a threat to the region. (more...)
NT Government opens tender; Triple J moves Hottest 100 NT Government opens tender; Triple J moves Hottest 100
- November 28, 2017

The decision by Australia's public broadcaster to move a popular music countdown away from Australia Day has been condemned by the country's communications minister. "And [the Hottest 100 has] only been on that day since 1994 anyway, which is something that a lot of people don't realise or don't care about". Despite Triple J holding a public vote to gauge public support for changing the date of the countdown - in which 60% of respondents voted for the change - Fifield said the ... (more...)
Plane headed to Edmonton from the Okanagan goes missing Plane headed to Edmonton from the Okanagan goes missing
- November 28, 2017

The search efforts included two Parks Canada helicopters and a military helicopter from a base in Comox, B.C. "Any visual obstructions created by the weather will present problems", Moores said. The search for the single-engine Mooney aircraft is being conducted in the Revelstoke area and into Rogers Pass. The search was scaled back as night fell Monday. (more...)
Top State Department official out after 3 months Top State Department official out after 3 months
- November 28, 2017

The United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, does not support Ivanka Trump's upcoming visit to India for Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and will not be sending a senior delegate, higher than a rank of deputy assistant secretary, with her to India. (more...)
Bali Volcano: Thousands evacuated after Mount Agung eruption Bali Volcano: Thousands evacuated after Mount Agung eruption
- November 28, 2017

Indonesia's Directorate General of Land Transportation says 100 buses are being deployed to Bali's global airport and to ferry terminals to help travellers stranded by the eruption of Mount Agung. According to Arie, based on reports from Vulcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) in Darwi, Australia, the bursts of volcanic ash have reached an altitude of 30 thousand feet, moving south-southwest at a speed of 5-10 knots and still heading towards the direction of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. (more...)
US Senate Tax Bill Would Add $1.4t to Deficits US Senate Tax Bill Would Add $1.4t to Deficits
- November 28, 2017

Tim Scott , R-S.C. said on ABC's This Week. "We look forward to welcoming President Trump to the Senate again", Wyoming Republican Sen. Republicans reportedly hope to have the full Senate vote on the tax bill as soon as Thursday. But in order to do so, the bill must not add to the deficit after a 10-year window. And by 2027, most Americans making under $75,000 per year would be negatively impacted. (more...)

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