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Sanjay Dutt's biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor gets postponed, to release in June Sanjay Dutt's biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor gets postponed, to release in June
- January 05, 2018

It is confirmed that the release date of the Dutt biopic will be postponed. One of the most anticipated movies of this year is the biopic made on the Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt . Finally, Sanjay Dutt biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor in and as Dutt will now release on June 29. In a tweet, the film's production studio today announced that the Rajkumar Hirani directorial will hit the screens on June 29."The no-holds-barred story of Sanjay Dutt , directed by Rajkumar Hirani, # Dutt ... (more...)
Four dead, several injured after massive fire breaks out in Mumbai Four dead, several injured after massive fire breaks out in Mumbai
- January 05, 2018

The reason of the fire is yet to be ascertained, according to sources. But it was only 25 minutes later that fire engines reached the site. The five injured were admitted to Holy Spirit Hospital and are said to be stable, said officials. "We could not have left the fire call at Andheri which we were already attending to". In the initial investigation by the brigade suggest that a short-circuit in an air conditioner (AC) produced the fire in Mamoon Manzil in Bhori colony. (more...)
Lucknow Haj House painted saffron from green and white Lucknow Haj House painted saffron from green and white
- January 05, 2018

The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on Friday came under heavy fire from social groups and opposition parties in the state after the peripheral wall of the UP Haj Committee office was painted in saffron, a colour identified with the Hindu religion. (more...)
Thomas Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at age 90 Thomas Monson, president of Mormon church, dies at age 90
- January 05, 2018

Under Monson's aegis, the Church's threefold mission - proclaim the gospel, flawless the saints, and redeem the dead - was bolstered by a fourth , "outreach to the poor and less fortunate", Stuart Reid, a former state legislator, told The Salt Lake Tribune . (more...)
Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav pleads for minimum punishment on health grounds Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav pleads for minimum punishment on health grounds
- January 05, 2018

Parliament: Will the deadlock over Triple Talaq Bill end in Rajya Sabha? The quantum of punishment was to be announced on 3 January, but it was postponed due to a condolence meeting held that day to mourn the death of two lawyers, a CBI advocate had told The Times of India . (more...)
'California better hold on tight!' - ICE director slams 'sanctuary state' law 'California better hold on tight!' - ICE director slams 'sanctuary state' law
- January 05, 2018

The Trump Administration has tried, from the start, to punish sanctuary cities by withholding federal funding and increasing ICE activity in them. "What I have asked the Department of Justice to do is look at these sanctuary city policies - some are worse than others - but are they violating that statute? " he said. (more...)
National Weather Service Reports Snow Totals, What To Expect After Storm National Weather Service Reports Snow Totals, What To Expect After Storm
- January 05, 2018

The wind will make it feel like 25 below zero or even lower, at times, on Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will moderate during the day Sunday, with another winter storm taking aim at the region Monday and Tuesday. Residents should plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commutes on Thursday. Conditions for travelers will be challenging particularly along the East Coast. (more...)
Trains get GPS-aided fog safety devices to tackle delays in winter Trains get GPS-aided fog safety devices to tackle delays in winter
- January 05, 2018

Through this device, the driver will have knowledge about the approaching signal, level crossing gate as well as neutral section on the track, the report said. Dense fog has affected visibility in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh since Monday. 21 trains were cancelled and 64 trains were running late due to fog. (more...)
India face fierce exam in SA India face fierce exam in SA
- January 05, 2018

That gives Gibson, in his first true test as coach of South Africa after easy victories over Bangladesh and Zimbabwe , options. "The beauty of this team is it does not matter who opposition it is". De Villiers himself made a Test comeback after almost two years. Steyn, though, is expected to play at some point during the series and whenever he does, him bowling to Kohli would be a sight to behold. (more...)
Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: state media Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: state media
- January 05, 2018

A ballistic missile is seen after it was sacked toward the Saudi capital of Riyadh from an undisclosed location in Yemen, in this handout photo released December 19, 2017 by the Houthi movement's War Media. In December, Riyadh warned "Iranian-manufactured ballistic weapons" threatened the kingdom's security following a foiled ballistic missile attack from Yemen. (more...)
Trump Moves to Vastly Expand Offshore Drilling Off US Coasts
- January 05, 2018

Cooper responded Thursday to news of additional opportunities proposed by the federal government for offshore energy development starting in 2019. In December 2016, as he was preparing to leave the White House, President Obama withdrew leasing plans for the Arctic seas off Alaska. (more...)
Erdogan: US verdict part of serious plot chain against Turkey Erdogan: US verdict part of serious plot chain against Turkey
- January 05, 2018

The verdict was issued on the fourth day of deliberations. The case was based on the testimony of a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader, Reza Zarrab, who cooperated with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to charges of leading a scheme to evade US sanctions against Iran. (more...)
Coast Guard searching for plane after losing contact Coast Guard searching for plane after losing contact
- January 05, 2018

Kucharek said NORAD coordinated with the Coast Guard to take over monitoring the plane. The Eighth Coast Guard District, referencing a NORAD report, said Kinsinger appeared to be suffering from hypoxia, in which the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen. (more...)
North-South hotline reopens on Korean peninsula
- January 05, 2018

A North Korean spokesman announced on state TV that a hotline in Korea's demilitarized zone was restored for the first time in almost two years. Seoul responded with an offer of talks and earlier this week the hotline between them was restored after being suspended for nearly two years. (more...)
Frozen iguanas in Florida are falling from trees
- January 05, 2018

She said the cold-blooded invasive species freeze when it gets below 45 degrees. However, as the website iguanainvasion.com notes, a Florida cold snap in 2010 that lasted for a few weeks was enough to "significantly reduce their numbers". (more...)
Barrack Turned Down Trump's Chief-of-Staff Job, Wolff Book Says Barrack Turned Down Trump's Chief-of-Staff Job, Wolff Book Says
- January 05, 2018

The president's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders , ripped Wolff's depiction of an off-the-rails presidency as "full of lies". The controversial book , " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ", is expected to hit the shelves on Friday after the date of its publication was reportedly moved up by publishers from January 9. (more...)
Iran's leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, USA calls that 'nonsense' Iran's leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, USA calls that 'nonsense'
- January 05, 2018

Iran's state-run English-language broadcaster, Press TV, carried Wednesday's pro-government rallies live Wednesday, proclaiming that they were meant to "protest the violence that has taken place over the last few nights in cities". The Iranian regime has moved to squash protests by cutting off communication and moving to block social media platforms, as it did nine years ago during the "Green Movement" of 2009. (more...)
Blast hits police in Kabul, dozens of casualties Blast hits police in Kabul, dozens of casualties
- January 05, 2018

Pakistan on Friday strongly condemned a suicide attack in the Afghan capital that resulted in at least 20 casualties. The explosion occurred at around 8:30pm Kabul time. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed several brutal attacks on Shiites in recent months in Kabul . (more...)
Accuser sues Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation Accuser sues Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation
- January 05, 2018

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, also names Moore's campaign as a defendant. Corfman says Moore sexually abused her when she was 14. "Allegations of sexual misconduct with her [Corfman] are completely false", Moore said during the campaign . Corfman's lawsuit also raised the issue of a November 28 open letter from her to Moore provided to AL.com that "asked him to stop denying his sexual abuse of her in 1979, to acknowledge his misconduct, and to apologize". (more...)
Aadhaar security will be breached, predicts whistleblower Edward Snowden Aadhaar security will be breached, predicts whistleblower Edward Snowden
- January 05, 2018

Meanwhile, commenting on The Tribune's report on the leak of Aadhaar data, former US National Security Agency contractor and whistle blower Edward Snowden said it was a "natural tendency" for any government to seek the flawless records of private lives. (more...)
Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue
- January 05, 2018

McMaster he was a 'dope.' The list went on", Wolff wrote. Instead of stopping the book's publication, the publisher chose to get it into readers' hands earlier. Ms Trump was also said to have made fun of her father's comb-over hairstyle. "He obviously changed his tune pretty quick", Trump said in the Roosevelt Room Thursday. (more...)
One tourist killed in Luxor hot air balloon crash One tourist killed in Luxor hot air balloon crash
- January 05, 2018

In 2016, 22 Chinese tourists suffered minor injuries in another balloon crash, which prompted the country to temporarily halt flights while it tightened safety measures. In 2013, 19 tourists including three Brits were killed when their balloon caught fire flying over the city. An American was reportedly killed in the crash, which came as a group of Egyptian citizens and the foreign tourists took a tour over the famous Valley of the Kings. (more...)
Turkey, Russia warn United States against interference in Iran's domestic politics Turkey, Russia warn United States against interference in Iran's domestic politics
- January 05, 2018

Department of State went so far as admitting that the U.S. government wants to encourage protesters in Iran to change their government, admitting that the U.S.is engaged in interfering with the internal affairs of Iran through Facebook and Twitter". (more...)
San Diego US Attorney Backs Sessions' Pot Enforcement Policy San Diego US Attorney Backs Sessions' Pot Enforcement Policy
- January 05, 2018

David Kopel , an adjunct professor of constitutional law at the University of Denver and research director of the Independence Institute, said Sessions' announcement is sending a shock wave across Colorado , which not only changed its laws, but amended its state constitution to legalize pot. (more...)
Another Wind Chill Advisory but relief is in sight Another Wind Chill Advisory but relief is in sight
- January 05, 2018

Accumulations of around 1 inch or less are expected. It will remain blustery, with winds gusting to 25 miles per hour at times. A Wind Chill Advisory (light-blue-shaded area on the highlighted map) calling for wind chills -20 to -30-degrees is in effect for most of the Chicago area counties away from Lake Michigan from 10PM CST this Wednesday evening until 11AM CST Friday . (more...)

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