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Jairam Thakur is Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, announces BJP Jairam Thakur is Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, announces BJP
- December 24, 2017

The suspense over who will be Himachal Pradesh's next CM is over. Thakur, 57, addressed the media after the BJP elected him as the Legislature party leader and thanked everyone, including Dhumal for proposing his name. Thakur is known to be a close aide of Nadda. A senior party leader told IANS Thakur has "suitable credentials" for the post as he has been a member of ABVP, the student wing affiliated to BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. (more...)
Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife in Pakistan on December 25 Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife in Pakistan on December 25
- December 24, 2017

Taking to Twitter, Pakistan's foreign spokesperson Mohammad Faisal posted,"India informs that the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav will arrive by commercial flight on 25 December and leave the same day". India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy. Some reports suggested that Jadhav wass interested exclusively in meeting his wife and not any other member. (more...)
Warriors (not) looking ahead to Christmas Day matchup with Cavaliers Warriors (not) looking ahead to Christmas Day matchup with Cavaliers
- December 24, 2017

The Warriors aren't just talking themselves into a cautious approach for Monday's matchup, they're putting it into practice. Despite an injury to star guard Stephen Curry and a charge by the improved Houston Rockets, the defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors are sizzling ahead of their Christmas Day showdown with Cleveland. (more...)
RK Nagar bypoll: Counting disrupted for 15 minutes; Dhinakaran leads over rivals RK Nagar bypoll: Counting disrupted for 15 minutes; Dhinakaran leads over rivals
- December 24, 2017

A total of 59 candidates contested for the seat, although the main competition is said to be between the ruling AIADMK, Opposition DMK , and TTV Dhinakaran. Around 100 officials will be involved in the counting process which will take place in 19 rounds. Success for an aggressive DMK is critical as it would lend credence to its campaign line that the people were fed up with the incumbent "horse-trading" regime and wanted to bring it to the seat of power for dispensing good governance. (more...)
Hamas Determined To Combat US' Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital Hamas Determined To Combat US' Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital
- December 24, 2017

In the occupied West Bank, clashes broke out in Ramallah, Hebron and other major cities, with smaller protests across the territory, including near the Jewish settlement of Beit El. However, reports on Friday afternoon said less than one thousand Palestinians were clashing with security forces across all West Bank flash points. (more...)
Fire hits Davao City mall Fire hits Davao City mall
- December 24, 2017

The mall is in Maa town in Davao City. Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles also met with the anxious families. "Please continue to pray for everyone's safety", the firm added. He had said earlier that 29 people had perished in the blaze. At least six people, with ages from 21 to 46 years old, were injured in the fire and rushed to hospitals. (more...)
Trump Helped Design the New Presidential Coin - And the Differences Are Striking Trump Helped Design the New Presidential Coin - And the Differences Are Striking
- December 24, 2017

The coin - which is traditionally given to service members to commemorate achievements and milestones, according to The New York Times - appears to have bucked tradition in photographs first published by The Washington Post . A challenge coin is a personal token of gratitude that one can only receive from the president. Soldiers as far back as the ancient Roman Empire exchanged such coins, which were meant to signify their military branch or other affiliations. (more...)
Fire rips through Philippines shopping mall, multiple people missing Fire rips through Philippines shopping mall, multiple people missing
- December 24, 2017

Teresita Gaspan, the spokesperson of Davao City Police Office said. She said flames were first spotted at the furniture section of the mall's third floor and quickly spread to the upper floor, where the call centre is located. An investigation into the fire has been launched. He was mayor of Davao City and still has a residence there. Many of those killed in the storm were also in the southern region of Mindanao. (more...)
Congress passes tax overhaul in triumph for Trump Congress passes tax overhaul in triumph for Trump
- December 24, 2017

In the op-ed, the former mayor noted that at a Wall Street Journal event attended by CEOs, an editor asked the audience whether the tax cut would lead the business leaders to invest more. GOP lawmakers in New York, New Jersey and California have objected to limiting the deduction, saying it might hurt them politically. But it will also add to the deficit, which was projected to be $563 billion next year without factoring in either the revenue loss or the economic growth from the plan. (more...)
Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens: 3 big predictions Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens: 3 big predictions
- December 24, 2017

Colts wide receiver T.Y. The protests sparked massive backlash from President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE , who urged team owners to fire players who participated, and demanded that the National Football League establish a rule banning players from ... (more...)
Learn from our experiences in war against terror, Kh Asif tells US Learn from our experiences in war against terror, Kh Asif tells US
- December 24, 2017

In his Kabul visit, Mike Pence held talks with the Afghan government leaders President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Commenting on the US Vice President Mike Pence's statement that Trump administration has put Islamabad on notice to act against alleged terrorist safe havens, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said the claim reflects the US diplomatic frustration in the United Nations and Afghanistan . (more...)
What will the weather be like on Christmas Day?
- December 24, 2017

Rain is possible mainly along and south of I-44 with a slight chance as far north as HWY 50 Friday evening and overnight. Overnight lows are forecast to be in the mid-50s. A north wind is pushing a cold front across the area starting midmorning Friday and driving temperatures back into the lower 40s by 5 p.m. The technical definition is 1 inch of snow on the ground. (more...)
US Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump's Jerusalem Move US Vetoes UN Security Council Resolution Voiding Trump's Jerusalem Move
- December 24, 2017

The United States , one of the Security Council's five permanent members, was widely expected to use its veto power to defeat the resolution . Soon after the clash at the top United Nations body, the White House announced that U.S. "If the resolution is vetoed, the Palestinian delegation can send a letter to the U.N. Secretary General and ask him to resume the emergency session", he said, according to Arab News. (more...)
More than 130 people dead after tropical storm hits Philippines More than 130 people dead after tropical storm hits Philippines
- December 24, 2017

Dozens of people were missing on Saturday. City officials said more than 14,600 residents had been evacuated on Friday and about 4,000 people were rescued from flooded homes. Like embin, Washi wasn't a particularly strong storm, but it killed more than 1,249 people. Rough seas also caused a passenger ferry to capsize off Quezon province south of the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday, killing five people. (more...)
UNC Basketball: Tar Heels outlast Buckeyes in New Orleans
- December 24, 2017

The Terriers will then again visit the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill during the 2019-20 campaign. Mike Young's team is 8-4 overall and was picked to finish sixth in the SoCon Preseason Poll. He made 10 of 23 shots and 4 of 12 3s against UNC, several on tough looks. "Whenever the ball is going in from the three-point line, that's always a plus and good for us", Berry said. (more...)
STORM MODE: Winter Weather Advisory issued for the Ozarks STORM MODE: Winter Weather Advisory issued for the Ozarks
- December 24, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of central IN, including Indianapolis, for Sunday. The duration of the advisories varies based on forecast conditions. Livingston, Wyoming, Ontario and southern Erie counties will be under the advisory through noon on Friday. A hazardous weather outlook has been issued in areas around I-90 beginning Friday. (more...)
Suns waive G James Suns waive G James
- December 24, 2017

James is tiny, and 27 years old, and is understandably no organization's first choice for a future building block. "Isaiah Canaan has played very well for us since joining the team and we needed to create a roster spot with Devin Booker and Davon Reed getting closer to returning", McDonough told the Republic. (more...)
Quinton Flowers Throws GW TD Pass with :16 Left in Birmingham Bowl Quinton Flowers Throws GW TD Pass with :16 Left in Birmingham Bowl
- December 23, 2017

The AAC improves to 2-1 in the bowl season with the win after Temple took care of FIU on Thursday night. "It's a very explosive offense, can score at any time, very aggressive on defense". "It's not on my mind", Flowers said of the league record. I'm surprised the point spread for this game is set so low. It was the only time the senior didn't start this season. (more...)
Elderly couple 'didn't know it was illegal' to transport marijuana Elderly couple 'didn't know it was illegal' to transport marijuana
- December 23, 2017

Police said they found the 60 pounds of pot, with an estimated street value of more than $300,000 (£224,528), and multiple containers of concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a major active ingredient in marijuana . He said the marijuana was found in boxes stored inside the pickup topper. He's since posted 10 percent of his $100,000 bond and has been released, the News Times reproted. (more...)
'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US 'They never return to their huts' - Trump mocks Nigerians in US
- December 23, 2017

The New York Times attributes the quote to an anonymous source and another unnamed person told of the comment by someone else at the meeting. United States' President Donald Trump described Nigerians as people living in huts which they would not want to return to whenever they visit America, the New York Times reported Saturday . (more...)
Warren man injured in I-75 sandbag toss dies Warren man injured in I-75 sandbag toss dies
- December 23, 2017

Pedro Salinas, 13, Sean Carter, 14, William Parker, 14 and Demetrius Wimberly appeared in Lucas County Juvenile Court Wednesday on assault charges, although now that Byrd has died, they face additional charges. I think this windshield may have smacked his head", she said. Officials said Mr. Byrd had severe head injuries. This is the second such incident of teens throwing objects from an overpass and injuring motorists or passengers in as many months. (more...)
Police ID man killed after shooting near state Capitol building Police ID man killed after shooting near state Capitol building
- December 23, 2017

About 20 to 30 minutes later, El-Mofty fired several shots at a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and struck her once. Police are asking anyone with information on El-Mofty to call 911. The police vehicle was struck by gunfire, but the officer was not hit or injured. Authorities were initially unable to approach El-Mofty's body due to the presence of a suspicious device, but the bomb squad determined that the device was not an issue, ABC 27 reported. (more...)
McConnell Blames Bannon for Losing Alabama McConnell Blames Bannon for Losing Alabama
- December 23, 2017

As long as McConnell is pointing fingers over a lost Senate seat, this is a good time to mention that in the homestretch of the election, the Senate Majority Leader walked back his criticism of Moore, the Bannon-backed candidate who was accused by multiple women of preying on them when they were teens and he was an assistant district attorney in his '30s. (more...)
Azhar Ali recalled in Pak ODI squad for New Zealand series Azhar Ali recalled in Pak ODI squad for New Zealand series
- December 23, 2017

The PCB had initially called up 18 probables for a fitness test before finalising the squad . "It's always bad to see players going out due to injuries, it surely dents your combination but I'm confident that Nawaz and Amir are capable enough to deliver what's expected from them in absence of Imad Wasim and Junaid Khan", he added. (more...)
Evercore ISI Group: Upgrade Given to Shares of Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA)
- December 23, 2017

About 1.25 million shares traded. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on Voya Financial in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. It has underperformed by 5.64% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $9.12 billion company. (more...)

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