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BJP, Congress in neck and neck in Gujarat BJP, Congress in neck and neck in Gujarat
- December 18, 2017

BJP state unit chief Jitu Vaghani is nearly behind in Anand. Counting is underway for the Gujarat election result 2017 and Himachal Pradesh election result 2017 at 37 centres in Gujarat and 42 booths in Himachal Pradesh. In the first phase of elections, the polling was conducted on 89 seats in the areas falling under Saurashtra and South Gujarat. The state has alternately elected Congress and BJP since 1985. (more...)
Rajnath hits back at Rahul, says Cong behind comunal unrest Rajnath hits back at Rahul, says Cong behind comunal unrest
- December 18, 2017

Ganapathy) in July past year and the mysterious death of Paresh Mesta, a person from the fisherman community, that has become the latest cause for unrest in the communally sensitive coastal region of the state. Yeddyurappa. Did fire erupt in Kashmir due to BJP's policies? The senior BJP leader posed several questions to Rahul Gandhi , who made the charge after being handed over the baton by his mother Sonia Gandhi on Saturday to take over as the Congress president, heralding a generational ... (more...)
California's First Recreational Marijuana Retail License Issued to San Diego Business California's First Recreational Marijuana Retail License Issued to San Diego Business
- December 18, 2017

All four of these dispensaries are now medical dispensaries and all four received both medical and adult-use licenses on Thursday, as the state appears to be prioritizing permitting existing medical outfits over permitting new businesses. "I couldn't be more excited", Pure CA CEO Jordan Lams said. At least 60 more dispensaries that received preliminary licenses are still awaiting final approval. (more...)
Brexit: UK will retain European Union rules during transition, says Hammond Brexit: UK will retain European Union rules during transition, says Hammond
- December 18, 2017

While securing a deal in time for the UK's exit in March 2019 was realistic, he suggested that the next phase would be "more challenging and more demanding". The EU's guidelines say the United Kingdom will "continue to participate in the customs union and single market" during the transition. The document "calls on the United Kingdom to provide further clarity on its position on the framework for the future relationship". (more...)
Ukrainian Prosecutor Suggests Saakashvili Will Be Extradited To Georgia
- December 18, 2017

Saakashvili, president of his native Georgia in 2004-2013, moved to Ukraine after an uprising there and served as a regional governor in 2015-16 before falling out with Poroshenko , whom he accuses of failing to stamp out endemic graft and being corrupt himself. (more...)
Funeral Procession Held For Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire Funeral Procession Held For Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire
- December 18, 2017

A funeral procession for a San Diego firefighter killed while battling the Thomas Fire starts Sunday morning in Ventura County. He was with a five-engine strike team from San Diego and engaged in a "very active part of the fire" just outside of Fillmore when he was fatally injured, according to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (more...)
North Korea marks sixth anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death North Korea marks sixth anniversary of Kim Jong-Il's death
- December 18, 2017

In the past, Pyongyang has marked such commemorations with rocket tests and military drills. According to reports, senior government officials visited the mausoleum where the remains of Kim Il Sung are interred. "North Korea is a time bomb". Kim personally awarded medals to "those in the field of defense science who most faithfully and perfectly carried out the Party's plan for building strategic nuclear force, successfully test-fired ICBM Hwasong-15 and thus demonstrated the dignity and ... (more...)
UN to vote Monday on measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision UN to vote Monday on measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision
- December 18, 2017

The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel . In the report of Reuters regarding the Egyptian-drafted text, the resolution does not mention either the US or US President Donald Trump . (more...)
Woman killed and 18 injured in Melbourne balcony collapse Woman killed and 18 injured in Melbourne balcony collapse
- December 18, 2017

A 59-year-old woman died at the scene on Saturday night and a 37-year-old woman died in hospital early this morning. Engineers Australia Victorian president Chris Stoltz said the horrific Christmas party accident could be reflective of a wider problem across Australia. (more...)
Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri detained in Saudi Arabia Palestinian billionaire Sabih al-Masri detained in Saudi Arabia
- December 18, 2017

Local media reports that he was detained since Thursday sent shockwaves across Jordan where Mr Al Masri's multi-billion dollar investments are a cornerstone of the economy and employ thousands. His confidants had warned him not to travel to the Saudi capital after mass arrests of Saudi royals, ministers and businessmen in early November, the sources said. (more...)
Punjab Municipal Elections 2017: Congress wins by majority Punjab Municipal Elections 2017: Congress wins by majority
- December 18, 2017

While it is the first grassroots test for the Congress after coming to power, the Akali Dal-BJP alliance, which lost the assembly elections held in February this year, is trying to retrieve the lost ground. Elections for the Ludhiana municipal corporation are not being held as the electoral rolls are not updated. "If Sampla expected the Congress government to set right the damage caused over 10 years by the SAD-BJP regime in less than 10 months.Then he is not only politically immature but ... (more...)
Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K
- December 18, 2017

World famous ski resort of Gulmarg, where ski slopes are under several feet snow, recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 10 degree. The minimum temperature dipped over two degrees to minus 13.4 degrees Celsius. Srinagar and Jammu cities recorded minus 0.1 and 5.7 as the minimum temperatures, while Pahalgam recorded minus 7.1 and Leh was at minus 5.7. The mercury settled at a low of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius at Qazigund in south Kashmir, while Kokernag town recorded a minimum ... (more...)
Here's what the Queen gives her staff for Christmas Here's what the Queen gives her staff for Christmas
- December 18, 2017

Recently, the official website for the British royal family shared an article with information all about the royal family's Christmas celebrations and traditions. That's right - you, too, can savour a slice of royally-approved pud for just £8 ($10.73) without having to venture further than your nearest high street. (more...)
McCain Will Miss Tax Reform Vote After Rough Chemo Treatment McCain Will Miss Tax Reform Vote After Rough Chemo Treatment
- December 18, 2017

McCain will not attend the GOP's tax bill vote which is expected to take place sometime early this week. Two critical senators - Bob Corker of Tennessee and Marco Rubio of Florida - announced their support for the bill last week after initially saying they would oppose earlier versions. (more...)
Mallika Sherawat evicted from Paris home? Mallika Sherawat evicted from Paris home?
- December 17, 2017

Now, amidst all this, she along with her French husband are facing eviction from their Paris apartment. French, British and Indian news portals ran stories about the same in the past days alleging that the couple reportedly owes almost 80,000 euros (approximately Rs 61 lakh) in unpaid rent and a French court will rule on the dispute this week. (more...)
Trump, Putin talk North Korea in phone call Trump, Putin talk North Korea in phone call
- December 17, 2017

The White House said Trump thanked Putin for "acknowledging America's strong economic performance". UN studies have said most of Pyongyang's workers toil in China and Russian Federation under a system that forces them to send most of their earnings back to the government in North Korea , which the United States maintains uses the cash to help fund the country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. (more...)
Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials Say Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials Say
- December 17, 2017

A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County. "Please join me in keeping our fallen firefighter and his loved ones in your prayers". The conflagration advanced again overnight to surpass the Zaca Fire, which struck Santa Barbara County in 2007, charring 240,000 acres (97,120 hectares). (more...)
Scarlett Johansson makes flawless return as Ivanka Trump on 'SNL' Scarlett Johansson makes flawless return as Ivanka Trump on 'SNL'
- December 17, 2017

Omarosa's a good person", he said . "I'm sure she'll be selling that story... Bye, Felicia ". The film, titled Soul Sistahs , casts Omarosa as a James Bond-like action hero who is abducted and sent on a mission by a freaky old lady in a spaceship. (more...)
Reed confident the GOP tax bill will pass congress Reed confident the GOP tax bill will pass congress
- December 17, 2017

The Children's Health Insurance Program expired September 30, and states have been warning for weeks that coverage could be threatened if Congress does not reauthorize it soon. The government would no longer have to subsidize as many low-income people receiving insurance. While salaried workers generally can't choose when they get paid, business owners can often delay registering income until the following year, lowering their April tax bill in the process. (more...)
British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found dead in Lebanon British diplomat Rebecca Dykes found dead in Lebanon
- December 17, 2017

They added that she has spent her night in Gemmayzeh before being killed. The BBC reports that there is suspicion she was murdered. Dykes's family said in a statement: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Rebecca". A LinkedIn Account in her name says she worked for the Department of International Development (DFID) and previously was with Foreign Commonwealth Office. (more...)
Central Intelligence Agency 'helped Russian Federation foil terror attack' on St Petersburg cathedral Central Intelligence Agency 'helped Russian Federation foil terror attack' on St Petersburg cathedral
- December 17, 2017

The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, officials say. Information provided by the Central Intelligence Agency helped to prevent a series of terrorist bombings in St Petersburg, Russia. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that Mr Trump and his Russian counterpart had spoken on Sunday. The Russian leader expressed his gratitude in a telephone call, adding that the Russian security services would also always share information with their USA colleagues, ... (more...)
Two actors rescued from human trafficking in Hyderabad Two actors rescued from human trafficking in Hyderabad
- December 17, 2017

The police conducted raids on two five-star hotels in posh Banjara Hills area late on Saturday night and arrested several people involved in the fresh trade. The police have also seized Rs 55,000 cash and two mobile phones from the spot. Telugu, Hindi Actress Richa Saxena who acted in low budget films like "June 1:43" along with Subhra Chatterjee (Bengali actress) got caught red handed doing Prostitution in Taj Banjara, Taj Deccan last midnight in Hyderabad and both of them sent to ... (more...)
Killing of civilian by troops triggers clashes in Kupwara Killing of civilian by troops triggers clashes in Kupwara
- December 17, 2017

Earlier, police had said that it was a case of mistaken identity. But villagers alleged that Bhat succumbed to injuries he sustained when an Army patrol fired at a vehicle. "At around 10.55 p.m., the military observed suspicious movement of three persons which prompted the security forces to open fire, leading to a gunfight", the officer said. (more...)
Three People and One Dog Killed in Franklin County Plane Crash Three People and One Dog Killed in Franklin County Plane Crash
- December 17, 2017

It is unclear as to what made the plane crash. A second dog, believed to have survived the crash, was found wandering near the scene. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police said the flight originated from Kansas City, Missouri, and was en route to Frederick, Maryland. (more...)
Kulbhushan's mother and wife submit visa applications to meet him Kulbhushan's mother and wife submit visa applications to meet him
- December 17, 2017

Earlier, Pakistan's foreign office sent a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs suggesting that Jadhav's family can meet him on Christmas. Earlier, Pakistan had agreed to facilitate a meeting of Mr. India has appealed to the court to impose emergency measures for Jadhav's execution to be suspended until the legal battle in Hague concludes, while also accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by failing to provide him with consular access and for being in breach of worldwide ... (more...)

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