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UNRWA funding cuts to impact assistance by March UNRWA funding cuts to impact assistance by March
- February 01, 2018

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) issued an appeal on Tuesday for $800 million to cover its activities in the region. Washington slashed its funding for the agency after the United Nations rejected President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital . (more...)
Major News and Events of 31 January 2018 Major News and Events of 31 January 2018
- February 01, 2018

At the time, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said, "After careful deliberation and following a transparent bidding process, we are delighted to announce that Khelo India School Games 2018 will be partnering with Star Sports for the broadcast of event. (more...)
NBA Cheerleaders Dance To Ghoomar From Padmaavat During a Match NBA Cheerleaders Dance To Ghoomar From Padmaavat During a Match
- February 01, 2018

Starring Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor , the release of the period drama was delayed - from December 1 to January 25; and in a new version of the Ghoomar song, the costume of Deepika Padukone was edited to cover her exposed midriff with VFX effects. (more...)
Trump calls for bipartisanship over immigration reform Trump calls for bipartisanship over immigration reform
- February 01, 2018

The address was held eight days after the federal government shutdown ended because of disagreements about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "In terms of family all of the presidents children, along with the first lady, will be at the State of the Union , with the exclusion of Barron, I don't believe he will be attending as of right now", Sanders said during a press briefing. (more...)
Jiah Khan Death Case: Charges Framed Against Sooraj Pancholi Jiah Khan Death Case: Charges Framed Against Sooraj Pancholi
- February 01, 2018

Though her notes were not addressed to Sooraj, evidences suggest that it incriminates the actor. Pancholi's lawyer, Prashant Patil said, " Sooraj pleaded innocence and the examination of witnesses will start from February 14 , "as reported in TOI". (more...)
New Fossil Is New Fossil Is "Holy Grail" for Unlocking Dinosaur Evolution
- February 01, 2018

Study co-author Matt Lamanna‚ of Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh‚ US‚ said: "When I first saw the pics of the fossils my jaw hit the floor". Lamanna. When researchers found a 66-million-year-old Chenanisaurus barbaricus , it was so distinct that they concluded African dinosaurs must have been isolated from other regions. (more...)
Yashwant, Shatrughan should quit party: Telangana BJP leader Yashwant, Shatrughan should quit party: Telangana BJP leader
- February 01, 2018

Bharatiya Janata Party veteran leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday floated a political action group called Rashtra Manch , to launch a movement against the Centre's policies, PTI reported. "The BJP will not have any issue with what they will do after they leave the BJP", he said. He had added that many within the BJP were aware of the situation, but feared speaking up. (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tells Nancy Pelosi to Smile More Often Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tells Nancy Pelosi to Smile More Often
- February 01, 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the "country would be better for it" if Nancy Pelosi smiled more . Sanders' remark referred to the stone-faced expression on Pelosi's face throughout the majority of the president's first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. (more...)
Trump's Immigration Plans Remain Divisive in US Congress Trump's Immigration Plans Remain Divisive in US Congress
- February 01, 2018

Among those looking on were dozens of cross-armed Democratic lawmakers, some decked in black to honor the victims of sexual harassment and still others wearing butterfly stickers in support of immigrants - two social issues that more than any others have roiled America in the age of Trump . (more...)
Monmouth Poll: Trump approval rating jumps 10 points Monmouth Poll: Trump approval rating jumps 10 points
- February 01, 2018

Gallup noted that Trump has an approval rating of 50% or higher in 12 states, while 18 states gave a favorable rating below 40%. The new poll also found Americans are split over the massive tax reform bill Trump signed in December-44 percent approve and 44 percent disapprove. (more...)
Sevilla complete loan deal for Sandro Ramirez from Everton Sevilla complete loan deal for Sandro Ramirez from Everton
- February 01, 2018

The 22-year-old forward signed for Everton in the summer from Malaga , where he scored 16 goals in 32 appearances in 2016/17. Davy Klaassen is a reported loan target for Napoli . Klaassen was regarded as one of Everton's key summer signings by then boss Ronald Koeman but has played only 13 games. Everton landed the 22-year-old for just £5.2 million after triggering his release clause, and according to the Daily Mail , Sevilla have the option to sign him permanently for £7.8 ... (more...)
San Francisco District Attorney announces new drug policy San Francisco District Attorney announces new drug policy
- February 01, 2018

On Wednesday, officials there used a bingo machine to choose the four winners among 36 applicants. That could lead to increased prosecutions of marijuana sellers and growers, although it's unclear how aggressive federal attorneys will be. Prosecutors in San Francisco and San Diego have been more proactive, with both cities planning to automatically dismiss or downgrade convictions. "In any case, regardless of whether people concur with what they did or not, California at any rate tended to ... (more...)
Decide on lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram: SC tells Madras HC Decide on lookout circular against Karti Chidambaram: SC tells Madras HC
- February 01, 2018

The lookout notice was issued on 16 June and prevented Karti Chidambaram from leaving the country so that he could be present to participate in the ongoing investigation against him. Karti is an accused in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance for Rs 305 crore irregular Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the INX media case in 2007, the investigating agency claimed. (more...)
India's top court seeks gov't response in Rohingya case India's top court seeks gov't response in Rohingya case
- February 01, 2018

Mr Mehta, the senior law officer said he would need to check with the government on the specifics pointed by the petitioners on the situation along the border. That matter is being taken up at the Government's level. Bhushan also referred to a notification issued by the Centre, saying all the communities except Muslims, who faced persecution in their country were welcome to come here. (more...)
European Union agency to have stopgap Amsterdam HQ in Brexit move European Union agency to have stopgap Amsterdam HQ in Brexit move
- February 01, 2018

On Monday, however, it was revealed the new location would not be ready by March 2019, and the EMA would be offered an interim solution in the meantime. Italy's government said it wanted to ensure that the choice of Amsterdam as the EMA's new home was not made on incomplete grounds or because any facts were concealed - such as when the new facilities would be ready. (more...)
Tuesday forecast: sunny and windy, high 44 Tuesday forecast: sunny and windy, high 44
- February 01, 2018

Thursday night - A chance of snow showers. A mostly cloudy day is what the National Weather Service expects for Monday in the north valley. North wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Those showers will become steadier overnight and continue through Sunday morning until approximately midday when it will begin tapering off from west to east. (more...)
Minister Lord Bates resigns from Government because he was late for work Minister Lord Bates resigns from Government because he was late for work
- February 01, 2018

Lord Bates will carry on in his post after the prime minister refused to let him resign over being late . Lord Bates left peers aghast after he announced he was quitting the government before storming out. He told peers: "I hope my noble friend, who has given 20 years of strong public service, will resume his place on the frontbench". Lord William Hague then rose to begin his speech on the EU Withdrawal Bill to a stunned House of Lords. (more...)
Pentagon Plans To Restrict Information Related To War In Afghanistan Pentagon Plans To Restrict Information Related To War In Afghanistan
- January 31, 2018

Sopko's office, better known by its acronym SIGAR, was set up in 2008, under a congressional mandate, and in 2009, it began sending quarterly reports to Congress on the USA involvement in Afghanistan. This however is the first time that SIGAR has been instructed not to release unclassified information in one of its quarterly reports, Sopko said, adding that the information will instead be included in an annex unavailable to the public. (more...)
Pentagon conducts major BMD intercept test, mum on salient details Pentagon conducts major BMD intercept test, mum on salient details
- February 01, 2018

Wright said the test was of an SM-3 Block IIA missile, made by arms giant Raytheon and created to intercept intermediate-range ballistic missiles. CNN reported that Pentagon officials have decided not to talk about the failure due to sensitivities around North Korea. (more...)
'Honey-trapped' IAF officer detained on suspicion of leaking sensitive information 'Honey-trapped' IAF officer detained on suspicion of leaking sensitive information
- January 31, 2018

The officer posted here was indulging in certain unwanted activities through unauthorised electronic devices which is against orders. The IAF officials are now trying to determine to what extent the classified data was leaked by the accused officer. (more...)

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