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Ex-Catalan chief seeking immunity for leadership vote Ex-Catalan chief seeking immunity for leadership vote
- January 30, 2018

Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium following a controversial declaration of independence for Catalonia a year ago, asked Catalonia's parliament on Monday to guarantee his position as a member of the chamber so that he could avoid arrest over charges of rebellion and sedition. (more...)
Islamabad High Court Approves Hearing Against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Islamabad High Court Approves Hearing Against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz
- January 30, 2018

He has also directed to record the statements of the witnesses living overseas via video link. It was 15th appearance of ousted premier before the accountability court, 17th appearance of Maryam Nawaz and 19th appearance of Capt (r) Safdar. (more...)
Bernard Tomic quits 'I'm A Celebrity...' Bernard Tomic quits 'I'm A Celebrity...'
- January 30, 2018

And Hewitt, who was in a forthright mood ahead of Australia's World Group clash against Germany in Brisbane this weekend, also said it was "pretty obvious" that Tomic would not improve his team at the moment. It was the latest in a series of remarks and actions that have blighted Tomic's career in recent years, and Hewitt believes it is reaching a stage where it might be too late for Tomic to get back on the right track. (more...)
Iron Age Temple in Syria Devastated by Turkish Air Raids Iron Age Temple in Syria Devastated by Turkish Air Raids
- January 30, 2018

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Ali Şeker announced the detention warrants were issued on his Twitter account . An Ankara-based operation is now underway in eight provinces to arrest the remaining members. The Turkish Medical Association denounced the cross-border operation into Syria's Afrin last week, saying " No to war, peace immediately ". Kurdish forces taking back captured territory overnight 'is becoming something of a pattern, ' according to the ... (more...)
Pique extends Barcelona contract until 2022 Pique extends Barcelona contract until 2022
- January 30, 2018

I am not interested in playing for another team. "I play football because I play for Barca". "I am really happy to be celebrating my extension because this is my home and since my return, my desire has been to end my career here", said Pique, who will have served 14 years with the first team as a professional by the time the contract ends. (more...)
President, PM pay homage to Gandhi on death anniversary President, PM pay homage to Gandhi on death anniversary
- January 30, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi, the man who led India to freedom from the oppressive British colonial rule, was assassinated on January 30, 1948 at the age of 78. A "sarva dharma prarthana sabha" (all religion prayer meeting) was held to pay tributes to the "Father of the Nation". (more...)
Malaysia bans Padmaavat for touching on 'sensitivities of Islam' Malaysia bans Padmaavat for touching on 'sensitivities of Islam'
- January 30, 2018

The film hit the theatres on January 25th amidst violent protests across the northern and north-western India and has since crossed Rs. 100 crore landmark. With the controversies never ceasing to end for Padmaavat , the film has faced another bout of ban in another country. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus stars Deepika Padukone in the lead role of Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor essays the role of Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh portrays Alauddin Khilji, the 13th Century ruler of ... (more...)
Gauri Lankesh murder case: Indrajit to move High Court seeking CBI probe Gauri Lankesh murder case: Indrajit to move High Court seeking CBI probe
- January 30, 2018

Dissatisfied with the Special Investigation Team's (SIT) progress so far, Indrajit Lankesh, brother of slain journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh , wants the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the investigation. On the move to seek a CBI probe into the case, she said it would only give out a wrong message as the investigation would have to start from the beginning. (more...)
Jacinda Ardern says she invited Bill English to meet on child poverty Jacinda Ardern says she invited Bill English to meet on child poverty
- January 30, 2018

Governments will have to report alongside each budget how it will reduce child poverty, and the Government statistician will be required to produce and publish annual reports on child poverty using the measures specified in the bill. She said for too long, too many children have lived in poverty and hardship and economic growth along has not fixed this. She expected to release Labour's actual targets soon, saying it would be in time for the public to make submissions on them. (more...)
Yemen PM to flee, separatists seize Aden presidential palace Yemen PM to flee, separatists seize Aden presidential palace
- January 30, 2018

He said the real enemy is the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, and anything else distracts from that fight. However, a senior government official told The Associated Press that Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid Bin Daghar and several ministers remain inside and that the separatists have not seized the palace itself. (more...)
Hillary Clinton Clowned Donald Trump At The Grammy Awards Hillary Clinton Clowned Donald Trump At The Grammy Awards
- January 30, 2018

Introducing the video, Corden said that he has good news for the president: "We know that our current president loves winning awards and... he may just be the subject of next year's victor [for " best spoken word album "]". Celebrities and politics - you may not think they have a lot in common and well.actually, they don't, but in this modern age wherever one goes, the other is sure to follow. (more...)
Kasganj a blot on Uttar Pradesh: Governor Kasganj a blot on Uttar Pradesh: Governor
- January 30, 2018

At least three shops, two buses and a auto were torched after a youth was killed in clashes following stone-pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate Republic Day. The situation in the violence hit Kasganj continues to be tense and volatile for the fifth day in continuation as the miscreants have damaged the boundary wall of a religious place.In a fresh incident of violence, some miscreants damaged the boundary wall of a religious place in Amapur area. (more...)
Woman on trial for killing identical twin Woman on trial for killing identical twin
- January 30, 2018

Alexandria Duval and her defense attorney, Birney Bervar, listen to testimony during her murder trial Monday. . Duval isn't expected to testify, Bervar said. Bervar said Anastasia Duval was "violently" pulling Alexandria Duval's hair in the vehicle. Bervar further stated Anastasia pulled Alexandria's hair so fiercely that strands of Alexandria's blonde hair were found in Anastasia's hands. (more...)
Modi government's last full budget can fulfill Commonman's expectations…? Modi government's last full budget can fulfill Commonman's expectations…?
- January 30, 2018

On taxation front, the finance minister is expected to give some relief to income tax payers - both individual and corporate. Revenue collections have been buttressed by a stupendous show on the divestment front, wherein for the first time, in a long time, the Government should exceed its overall target of Rs 72,500 crore. (more...)
Buses ferrying Raila supporters from Coast intercepted in Voi
- January 30, 2018

The buses were among six that left the coastal city for the capital ferrying the supporters to the event that will also see Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka take the oath. "We released them at about 7 o'clock", Chesire said on Tuesday. The police boss added that the passengers would be arraigned in court and charged with traffic offences. (more...)
India has 21mn unwanted girls, report finds India has 21mn unwanted girls, report finds
- January 30, 2018

While drawing attention to the urgent need to confront the "societal preference, even meta-preference for a son, which appears inoculated to development", the survey pitches for a new way of looking at the problem going beyond sex ratio at birth. (more...)
New Russia-Related Sanctions Would Primarily Target 'Non-Russian Entities' New Russia-Related Sanctions Would Primarily Target 'Non-Russian Entities'
- January 30, 2018

Its co-owner Vladimir Potanin was included on the USA list. The State Department says it's confident that new legislation enacted previous year is significantly deterring Russian defense sales. The US Treasury Department plans to take the next step on Russia sanctions established following interference in the 2016 election on Monday and issue what's expected to be a "name and shame" list of companies and individuals that will be sanctioned for doing businesses with blacklisted Russian ... (more...)
Veteran Bollywood actor Zeenat Aman files molestation case against businessman Veteran Bollywood actor Zeenat Aman files molestation case against businessman
- January 30, 2018

As per the initial investigation, Zeenat and Khanna had known each other for a while, however, the relationship turned bitter over the past couple of months following which the actress stopped talking to the businessman. She last starred in the bilingual film Strings of Passion . She is the star of films such as Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Yaadon Ki Baraat, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Heera Panna, Qurbani, Don, Insaaf ka Tarazu, Lawaaris and several others. (more...)
Roads closed due to public safety situation at Graduate Hotel Roads closed due to public safety situation at Graduate Hotel
- January 30, 2018

Clark says police aren't disclosing whether he's armed or if they consider it a hostage situation. The chief says the incident is confined to that part of the hotel. Neither has been named and no injuries have been reported. The Recreation and Wellness Center is closed and the Washington Avenue Ramp is inaccessible to vehicle until further notice. (more...)
LS Speaker seeks cooperation from parties for smooth Budget session LS Speaker seeks cooperation from parties for smooth Budget session
- January 30, 2018

As per the reports 28 bills will be listed to discuss in the Lok Sabha, while 39 bills are tabled for the Rajya Sabha for the forthcoming session. The triple talaq bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha was stalled in the Rajya Sabha by a united opposition. (more...)

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