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Sixth-row seat for Rahul

Sixth-row seat for Rahul He said the BJP-led Central government had broken the convention under which the president of the Congress was given a front row seat. But Congress leader said Rahul has to be treated as president of the Congress and not mere Opposition leader. [Full Article...]

Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja Awarded With Padma Vibhushan Ahead Of Republic Day

Music Composer Ilaiyaraaja Awarded With Padma Vibhushan Ahead Of Republic Day He said that it was a matter of pleasure for people of the state that the Centre honoured her with Padma Bhushan. Philipose Mar Chysostom from Kerala (Spiritualism), Ramachandran Nagaswamy from Tamil Nadu (Archaeology), Laxman Pai from Goa (Art-Painting), Arvind Parikh from Maharashtra (Art-Music) and Sharda Sinha from Bihar (Art-Music) were the other Padma Bhushan awardees . [Full Article...]

GST collections rise 7% in Dec, reverse slowdown

GST collections rise 7% in Dec, reverse slowdown This is a significant improvement from November's Rs. 80,808 crore and October's Rs. 83,000 crore. However, it is still well below the more than Rs 92,000 crore the government earned in September. Parrikar informed that Goa had so far received Rs 103 crore as compensation from the Centre for implementing GST. "The compensation is normally received bi-monthly. [Full Article...]

Joe McKnight's killer Ronald Gasser found guilty of manslaughter

Joe McKnight's killer Ronald Gasser found guilty of manslaughter Ronald Gasser was convicted of manslaughter Friday after he fatally shot former USC Trojans and New York Jets running back Joe McKnight in December 2016. However, the prosecutors quickly shot down the allegations by proving that they didn't find any gun powder on Mcknight which would be visible if the victim was in close contact with the shooter. [Full Article...]

Toronto billionaires found dead in mansion were both murdered

Toronto billionaires found dead in mansion were both murdered Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their mansion on December 15. The couple was found dead in their residence on Old Colony Road near Bayview Avenue and Highway 401, just before 11:45 a.m. Sgt. Susan Gomes said at a news conference on Friday. However, it was initially unclear whether the couple died by double suicide, homicide-suicide, or double homicide, leading police ... [Full Article...]

New Air Force One refrigerators to cost almost $24 million

New Air Force One refrigerators to cost almost $24 million It costs to be cool aboard Air Force One: The president's official plane is being outfitted with a new refrigeration system to the tune of nearly $24 million in taxpayer dollars. The $24 million contract will cover the costs of engineering support services for the new chillers - including prototype design, manufacturing and installation, according to the DOD contract. [Full Article...]

Congressman Kennedy will reply to Trump address

Congressman Kennedy will reply to Trump address Congressman Joseph Kennedy III will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30. The speech will make him the public face of his party and the main voice countering the president's politics. [Full Article...]

Duterte says United Nations useless, tells Suu Kyi to ignore human rights critics

Duterte says United Nations useless, tells Suu Kyi to ignore human rights critics Mr Richardson issued a statement on Wednesday in which he called Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisory Board on Rakhine State a "cheerleading squad for government policy" that would "whitewash" the causes of the Rohingya crisis. Mr Richardson said Ms Suu Kyi appeared to want the 10-member global advisory group, one in a string of Rohingya commissions set up by the Burma government, to endorse her policies... [Full Article...]

Faulty wiring in hospital ceiling may be cause of Miryang blaze

Faulty wiring in hospital ceiling may be cause of Miryang blaze Videos posted on social media showed a patient hanging on to a rope dangling from a helicopter above the hospital in Miryang, and another crawling out of a window to climb down a ladder. "I was on my way home from work when I saw the smoke". "There were so many aged patients on other floors... I wonder if they escaped safely", JoongAng Ilbo quoted Jang's wife as saying. [Full Article...]

Venezuela expels Spanish ambassador after European Union sanctions

Venezuela expels Spanish ambassador after European Union sanctions Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court late on Thursday excluded the opposition coalition from registering for this year's presidential election, possibly splintering Maduro's foes by pushing political parties to put forward competing candidates. [Full Article...]

IL legislation would ban kids under 12 from playing tackle football

IL legislation would ban kids under 12 from playing tackle football Joining Sente in support of the bill was Tregg Duerson, Dave Duerson's son, Dr. Chris Nowinski, CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation , former Bears player Otis Wilson, former Bears TV broadcaster Mike Adamle and Liz Nicholson, wife of former National Football League player Gerry Sullivan. [Full Article...]

Australian Open 2018 - Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki Preview

Australian Open 2018 - Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki Preview Halep seemed to have all the momentum heading into the tie-break, yet Wozniacki regained the advantage as she won her first set in a slam, having lost in straights at the US Open in 2009 and 2014. When they resumed Wozniacki held before wearing Halep down with a series of long rallies and securing the break for 2-0 as the match clock hit the two-hour mark. [Full Article...]

Dozens killed in fire at South Korean hospital

Dozens killed in fire at South Korean hospital The blaze broke out at the Sejong Hospital in the city of Miryang, about 270 kilometres south-east of Seoul , around 7.30am (local time). Hospital director Song Byeong-cheol said the hospital did not have a sprinkler system and was not large enough to require one under South Korean law. [Full Article...]

Vikas Gupta And Shilpa Shinde Are Not Getting Married - Arshi Khan

Vikas Gupta And Shilpa Shinde Are Not Getting Married - Arshi Khan She can be seen dancing like no one's watching with her beau Rocky Jaiswal and close friends Rohan Mehra and Kanchi Singh on Sapna's song Teri Ankhya Ka Yo Kajal. Ex-Bigg Boss contestant, Sambhavana Seth was also spotted at the party. This season of Bigg Boss was far more successful than any of the previous seasons. [Full Article...]

Clinton Adviser Accused of Sexual Harassment Kept on Campaign Staff

Clinton Adviser Accused of Sexual Harassment Kept on Campaign Staff Clinton, however, reportedly did not see Strider's behavior as a cause for removal from the campaign. Spiritual counsel Burns Strider , whose duties included sending Clinton a daily scripture reading, was sacked by a pro-Hillary group for similar misconduct during her 2016 White House run, according to a Friday report in The New York Times . [Full Article...]

Trump administration announces fresh Russian Federation sanctions

Trump administration announces fresh Russian Federation sanctions Three people, including Cherezov and Evgeniy Grabchak, a department head at the Russian Energy Ministry, were sanctioned for the delivery of four turbines to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. businesses, and thus Washington demonstrates its own helplessness in the given situation. Power Machines Company, Rostec Technology company, and Technopromexport Engineering company. [Full Article...]

South African rand firmer, stocks set to open higher

South African rand firmer, stocks set to open higher The talk among the table among the rich and powerful was that Ramaphosa was doing and saying all the right things especially when it came to stamping out corruption. Some analysts say Zuma is holding out for a deal to protect him from prosecution after he resigns. An accounting scandal involving retailer Steinhoff has highlighted the need for more activist shareholding and more vigorous oversigh... [Full Article...]

Budget Bickering Shuts Down Parts of US Government

Budget Bickering Shuts Down Parts of US Government Democrats opposed the short-term spending bill because it did not include protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the US illegally as children and also did not address a broad array of other domestic spending priorities. "And we don't have anyone in White House or here in the Senate, in the House, or Republicacns in the president's own party to tell him he's got to straighten this whol... [Full Article...]

Record Rain Across Sodden France Keeps Seine Rising

Record Rain Across Sodden France Keeps Seine Rising Paris police said in a statement Thursday 395 people have been evacuated protectively from their homes along the banks of the river in the Paris region. By midday Friday, the Zouave had water up to its thighs. Public authorities said they expected the Seine to crest Saturday morning at up to 6 metres. [Full Article...]

Canadian Sports Minister Hehr resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Canadian Sports Minister Hehr resigns amid sexual harassment allegations Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Hehr, a promising sportsperson before he was paralysed when he was the victim of a drive-by shooting in October 1991, said he "welcomed" the investigation into his conduct. He had previously served as veterans affairs minister but was shuffled out of that role previous year. The Calgary Skyview MP faced accusations past year that he sexually harassed an employee in his ... [Full Article...]


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