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Prime minister's warning to local councils to approve more homes faces backlash

Prime minister's warning to local councils to approve more homes faces backlash Failure to meet the targets could result in the councils losing the right to decide where developments take place. "Since 2010, home-ownership has fallen to a 30-year low, rough sleeping has more than doubled and the number of new homes being built still hasn't recovered to pre-recession levels". [Full Article...]

Sunjuwan terror attack mastermind Mufti Waqas gunned down by Army

Sunjuwan terror attack mastermind Mufti Waqas gunned down by Army Army spokesperson N.N. Joshi said based on specific intelligence about the presence of a terrorist at Hatwar, Awantipur in Anantnag, a joint operation by Army's 50 RR and police was launched in which Waqas, who masterminded the attack on CRPF camp at Lethpora near Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu national highway on December 31, 2017, and Army camp at Sunjwan was killed. [Full Article...]

Utica College on lockdown after 'credible threat'

Utica College on lockdown after 'credible threat' The campus in upstate NY, located about 52 miles east of Syracuse, was placed on a "shelter in place" order just before 12 p.m. until further information was provided. The Utica Police Department is leading the investigation. If you are sheltered in place, you will be evacuated and escorted to a safe location. "Please get to a safe place and remain there until you are told the shelter in place d... [Full Article...]

Remains of seventh person found in planter linked to McArthur

Remains of seventh person found in planter linked to McArthur Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur faces six counts of first-degree murder. Also at the news conference, it was revealed that the remains of a seventh individual have been found in a planter at the Leaside property at 53 Mallory Cres. McArthur has also been charged with first-degree murder in the presumed deaths of 44-year-old Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, 58, and Dean Lisowick, either 43 or 44. [Full Article...]

Trump trade adviser: 'No exclusions' on steel and aluminum tariffs

Trump trade adviser: 'No exclusions' on steel and aluminum tariffs During his campaign, the President had promised to protect American manufacturers and imposing new tariffs is his way of keeping his word. "Please reconsider", Graham said in a direct appeal to Trump on CBS "Face the Nation". Lidington says "the United States is not taking an advisable course in threatening a trade war ", adding that " trade wars don't do anybody any good". [Full Article...]

China pledges to boost defense budget to grow 'world-class' military

China pledges to boost defense budget to grow 'world-class' military The announcement of China increasing its military spending comes as President Xi Jinping , the commander-in- chief of the country's over 2-million-strong armed forces, focuses on cementing his status as the most powerful leader since Chairman Mao Zedong. [Full Article...]

South Korea sends envoys to North Korea for talks

South Korea sends envoys to North Korea for talks The delegation, representing the South's President Moon Jae-in, is pushing for talks between the nuclear-armed regime and the United States, after Kim sent his sister Kim Yo Jong to the Winter Games in the South. North Korea has not carried out any weapons tests since late November, when it tested its largest intercontinental ballistic missile. Those North Korean officials also told Moon that they... [Full Article...]

Mueller subpoenas witness for documents tied to Trump, campaign associates

Mueller subpoenas witness for documents tied to Trump, campaign associates According to the subpoena, the request covers materials from major campaign staff including Steve Bannon and attorney Roger Stone , NBC News reported. Other than Trump himself, Cohen will be the only person named in the subpoena who is still involved with the Trump organization after Hicks's resignation takes effect, which The New York Times reports is not yet scheduled but expected in the ... [Full Article...]

Delhi Diary: BJP Makes Inroads Into India's Northeast Region

Delhi Diary: BJP Makes Inroads Into India's Northeast Region The CPI (M) has won 11 seats and is leading in five. The new government will be sworn in on Thursday in Tripura, where the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance defeated the Communist Party of India (Marxist) government in power in the northeastern state for 25 years. [Full Article...]

Dolly Parton announces '9 to 5' remake in the works

Dolly Parton announces '9 to 5' remake in the works The film studio 20th Century Fox has a reboot of 9 to 5 in the planning stages, in which the three older characters would return as mentors to three young women struggling to manage the male hierarchy of their modern workplace. It also skyrocketed Parton to even more fame; she scored a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture and won two Grammy awards for her work on the so... [Full Article...]

NDPP MLAs to meet tomorrow to elect Rio as leader

NDPP MLAs to meet tomorrow to elect Rio as leader He has asked Rio to submit the names and signatures of all the MLAs supporting him. Rio, who floated the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) just ahead of the assembly elections, had cobbled a pre-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ). [Full Article...]

CBSE X, XII exams from tomorrow

CBSE X, XII exams from tomorrow A total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for Class 10 examination, while 11,86,306 candidates have registered for Class 12 examination. Anxiety levels were high among many students as the board-conducted Class 10 finals became mandatory from 2018 after a gap of seven years. [Full Article...]

Pakistan's Ruling Party PML-N Gains Control of Upper House in Polls

Pakistan's Ruling Party PML-N Gains Control of Upper House in Polls The elected senators would serve a six year term. "PML-N now the single largest party in Senate as well", she said. With its allies in the senate, PML-N is tipped to take control of the chamber. The peaceful conduct of Senate elections on Saturday has cleared the way for holding of next general elections in July this year. The contestants from provinces are elected by members of provincial ass... [Full Article...]

Huntington to hold vigil for LIer killed in school shooting

Huntington to hold vigil for LIer killed in school shooting Beigel, a social studies teacher at the school for about six months, had just locked the door to a classroom full of students - potentially saving them from the gunman - before he was shot, according to news reports. "What's different about the governor's plan is we're focusing on securing our schools". The bill would also allow law enforcement to seize firearms of anyone being held under th... [Full Article...]

Pleasant and breezy today, tracking another coastal storm for Wednesday

Pleasant and breezy today, tracking another coastal storm for Wednesday Here's a look at what we know right now about Quinn's potential Northeast impact. Quinn's coastal low will intensify while tracking northeastward through the day. The heaviest snow will be Monday afternoon and evening. This would therefore be the snowier of the two outcomes, and lead to a sizeable and plowable snow for most of eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, with the steadiest... [Full Article...]

China keeps growth target at 6.5%, stays focused on financial risks

China keeps growth target at 6.5%, stays focused on financial risks A major South Korean business lobby, the Federation of Korean Industries, said on Sunday it sent letters to the US Congress seeking an exemption. To encourage imports, China will host the first China International Import Expo this year and lower import tariffs on products including automobiles and some everyday consumer goods, Li said. [Full Article...]

State troopers seriously injured near Albany

State troopers seriously injured near Albany Police say a driver failed to change lanes and ended up hitting the patrol vehicle and two state troopers. According to authorities, a separate vehicle traveling east on the highway struck both troopers. Shortly after 5 a.m., Rensselaer County 911 began receiving multiple calls regarding a crash involving a police vehicle on I-90. All lanes of I-90 Eastbound are closed between exits 7 Washingt... [Full Article...]

Global oil supply 'will match demand until 2020'

The IEA's closely watched five-year forecast showed the USA hitting new strides in its oil and gas boom, helped by technological advances, improved efficiency and a fragile recovery in oil prices that is encouraging shale companies to ramp up their drilling. [Full Article...]

Social Democrats sign up for new Merkel-led government

Social Democrats sign up for new Merkel-led government Merkel took to her party's Twitter feed to congratulate the SPD. The SPD will now decide who will fill the six ministerial roles it is entitled to before Mrs Merkel's expected election by parliament on 14 March. Her main coalition partner remains in disarray. The newspaper Die Welt reported on Saturday that SPD member and Bundestag Vice President Thomas Opperman said the SPD should be more sel... [Full Article...]

Indian army ambush kills four in Kashmir

Indian army ambush kills four in Kashmir According to sources Lone's body was recovered from a vehicle. Police said investigation of the case has been taken up.The bodies have been handed over to the legal heirs. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said, " Deeply distressed by more deaths of civilians caught in crossfire in Shopian. All university and school board exams scheduled on Monday were postponed. [Full Article...]


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