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Bengal by-elections: Trinamool makes clean sweep, BJP comes second Bengal by-elections: Trinamool makes clean sweep, BJP comes second
- February 02, 2018

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress today won the Noapara assembly seat and the Uluberia parliamentary constituency in the much crucial bypolls. The election results assume significance as Rajasthan will go to polls later this year. Rajasthan had been hit by farmers' protests too. The by-elections on the seats were necessitated after sudden deaths of BJP MP from Ajmer Sanwarlal Jat, MP from Alwar Mahant Chand Nath Yogi and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari. (more...)
Schmidt declines to comment on Irish players attending Jackson/Olding trial Schmidt declines to comment on Irish players attending Jackson/Olding trial
- February 02, 2018

He too denies the charge. The woman told the jury she went back to Mr. Jackson's home with a few others after a night out in Belfast city in June 2016. Asked if she knew who he was at the time, the woman replied: "I knew his name, yes, and I knew what he looked like". She has denied watering down her knowledge of the sport and its players. (more...)
90 migrants feared to have drowned off Libya 90 migrants feared to have drowned off Libya
- February 02, 2018

A fishing boat rescued one survivor, and another two managed to swim to shore. The agency also said there were three known survivors. LURE OF "EL DORADO " The tragedy demonstrates the continued allure of Europe for desperate migrants fleeing conflicts and poverty, Doyle said, despite tighter surveillance of the main smuggling routes by the Libyan coastguard, backed up by European cash and know-how. (more...)
Dad who killed daughters taunts their mom moments before his execution Dad who killed daughters taunts their mom moments before his execution
- February 02, 2018

Battaglia, who had separated from his wife, had picked up his daughters in a shopping center parking lot for his court ordered visit with the girls. Battaglia was executed for shooting and killing his two daughters - 9-year-old Faith and 6-year-old Liberty. (more...)
Two killed after rocket assaults on Turkey from Syrian… Two killed after rocket assaults on Turkey from Syrian…
- February 02, 2018

Mehmet Tekinarslan. Turkey considers the YPG, the armed wing of the PYD, to be an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast. The Observatory said that since the offensive against Afrin began, Turkish troops and their allies have captured 15 villages and 68 civilians, including 21 children, have been killed since. (more...)
United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
- February 02, 2018

Martin & Company Inc decreased United Technologies Corp . The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $208.94. About 1.12M shares traded or 9.97% up from the average. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, September 21 by Deutsche Bank. On Thursday, January 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform". (more...)
United States implementing restrictions on export of defence articles, services into South Sudan United States implementing restrictions on export of defence articles, services into South Sudan
- February 02, 2018

The US announcement comes four days after the African Union said it was open to imposing sanctions on leaders violating the ceasefire agreement in South Sudan. South Sudan's leaders aren't just failing their people, "they are betraying them", Ms Haley said. It is a largely symbolic move, as the USA does not export arms to South Sudan. (more...)
Eighteen injured as burning van jumps curb in China Eighteen injured as burning van jumps curb in China
- February 02, 2018

Video posted online showed firefighters dousing flames from a gray van as injured people lay on the sidewalk. He added that the driver seemed unconscious while two other people in the van were badly burned. Eighteen people were injured. Officials have confirmed that the vehicle was filled with gas containers. Some local news reports disappeared from their websites shortly after they were published, an indication that government censors may have ordered them removed. (more...)
Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify
- February 02, 2018

It was unclear where else arrests had been made, as protests have spread from the capital to other areas, including the ancient cities of Esfahan and Shiraz. Mohaved attracted attention during the demonstrations when a video of her protesting went viral. In a new video, an elderly woman, who can hardly walk, climbs a platform and with her walking stick takes off her headscarf and starts waving it in the air. (more...)
Rahul Dravid-coached India ruthless in quest for 4th title Rahul Dravid-coached India ruthless in quest for 4th title
- February 02, 2018

Although the Indian middle order is yet to be truly tested, their bowling exploits too have been nothing short of splendid. India , meanwhile, will be hoping Shubman Gill, who has scored 341 runs at a strike rate of 170.50 and skipper Prithvi Shaw , who has scored 232 runs at a strike rate of 77.33, to fire on the big day. (more...)
Selena Gomez completes treatment for anxiety and depression Selena Gomez completes treatment for anxiety and depression
- February 02, 2018

An inside source revealed that the 25-year-old entertainer went to NY just after the New Year started and checked herself into an on-site rehab facility. Selena Gomez is putting her health first in the new year. The star pulled her hair back into a low ponytail and went jewelry-free, letting her dress make the statement. (more...)
Six Nations 2018. Eddy Jones names his England team to face Italy Six Nations 2018. Eddy Jones names his England team to face Italy
- February 02, 2018

New Zealand centre Ben Te'o will play his first England Test for nearly a year after overcoming an ankle injury to be included in the Six Nations match against Italy . England are seeking to become the first team to win three successive outright Championship titles and enter the tournament as favourites. Apart from Te'o's elevation, Eddie Jones has named an experienced line-up with Dylan Hartley once again named as England captain with Mako Vunipola and Dan Cole completing a ... (more...)
France sends more police to Calais after migrant gunfight France sends more police to Calais after migrant gunfight
- February 02, 2018

Over a year after the " Jungle " was dismantled, the authorities are still struggling to clear the area from migrants, who keep setting up makeshift camps and sleeping rough. A second melee then erupted at an industrial site around 5km (three miles) away. People smugglers make huge profits guiding mainly young men into Britain, via ferries or the Channel Tunnel. (more...)
Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna arrested over Raila's swearing in ceremony Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna arrested over Raila's swearing in ceremony
- February 02, 2018

Some journalists say they spent the night in their newsroom to avoid arrest. By mid-afternoon yesterday they had not returned to air... The United States of America issued a statement on Thursday, February 1, expressing concerns about opposition leader Raila Odinga's "self-inauguration" on Tuesday, January 30. (more...)
Trump's State of the Union ratings are not the highest in history Trump's State of the Union ratings are not the highest in history
- February 02, 2018

His claim about Fox News holds up, but not so much for total State of the Union viewership. He then boasted about Fox News' ratings for the speech, which were the network's highest ever. The document also stated that "Trump will relentlessly pursue threats to America's security, prioritizing efforts to confront and defeat radical Islamic terror and the ideology that sustains it". (more...)
Analysts Weigh in on Brookdale Senior Living Inc (BKD)
- February 02, 2018

The stock decreased 1.74% or $0.1751 during the last trading session, reaching $9.8988. These shares are worth $61,000 and were traded at $12.2 each. It has outperformed by 16.60% the S&P500. only 44 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. Citigroup Inc accumulated 2.85M shares. Cornercap Counsel has 1.03% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). (more...)
F Gary Gray In Talks To Direct MEN IN BLACK Reboot F Gary Gray In Talks To Direct MEN IN BLACK Reboot
- February 02, 2018

Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are back as producers and Steven Spielberg is exec producing. I'm not sure what they would have called that movie. If he decides to take on the project, he'll be working off a script from Matt Holloway and Art Marcum . The Men In Black will be back, but perhaps not as we know them. (more...)
Kerala State Budget: Tax hike on liquor by 200%, beef 100% Kerala State Budget: Tax hike on liquor by 200%, beef 100%
- February 02, 2018

The difference between the amount allocated exclusively for women last year and the amount allocated this year is nearly nil - the Kerala Budget 2017 had set aside Rs 1,266 crore for women including over 64 schemes. "Video conferencing will be made use of to reduce travel expenditure for official meetings". Use of landline telephones should be reduced with stress on shifting to cost effective packages of mobile phones, he added. (more...)
Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Mass graves with corpses 'burned away by acid' unearthed Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Mass graves with corpses 'burned away by acid' unearthed
- February 02, 2018

After more than 200 soldiers swept into Gu Dar Pyin about noon, Mohammad Sha, 37, a shop owner and farmer, hid in a grove of coconut trees near a river with more than 100 others. He said the report "underscores the need for the United Nations to have access to Rakhine". The AP said the mass graves it uncovered are just the latest piece of evidence of genocide being carried out by Naypyidaw. (more...)
India to become $5 trillion economy soon: Arun Jaitley India to become $5 trillion economy soon: Arun Jaitley
- February 02, 2018

While countries like France heavily subsidise health care for the poor, India's existing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana scheme, implemented in 2008, only offers low-income Indians hospitalisation coverage of up to Rs30,000 per year. The medical insurance is an important vertical of the healthcare sector. Rajeev Boudhakar, CEO, Bhatia Hospital, also highlighted the need for timely payments to service providers. (more...)

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