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BJD Suspends Baijayant Panda from Primary Membership of Party BJD Suspends Baijayant Panda from Primary Membership of Party
- January 25, 2018

I vehemently deny the allegations agnst me, they are entirely false and baseless. The reason for the suspension was alleged as Panda's "anti -party activities". "IMFA is a company which is into mining, ferro alloys and power in Odisha", Patro pointed out. Now it will be interesting to see what will be the next step of panda against the allegations on him. (more...)
Aussie snowboard star Bright out of winter team Aussie snowboard star Bright out of winter team
- January 25, 2018

Australia's Torah Bright celebrates winning silver at the 2014 winter games in Sochi. "VR is giving them another tool they can use to maximise performance and at the elite level they compete at, all gains are a benefit". For STRIVR, working on the skiing project was a good lesson in the kinds of movements that can lead users in VR to experience nausea. And the VR headsets that U.S. (more...)
Samantha's Self-Troll on Rangasthalam Teaser Samantha's Self-Troll on Rangasthalam Teaser
- January 25, 2018

In the teaser he is addressed as a Sound Engineer by people around him in an ironic way. Rangasthalam's was carrying huge expectations for a completely new look of the ram charan, the film is complete village backdrop and director's extraordinary prowess in his department.Sukumar has directed this period entertainer of 1980s backdrop. (more...)
Senate to hold initial vote on Brownback Senate to hold initial vote on Brownback
- January 25, 2018

The vote was Pence's second tiebreaker of the day. He also broke a tie earlier Wednesday to end debate on the nomination. The measure passed 50 to 49. "I don't know what that would be, in what circumstance, but I would continue the policies that have been done in the prior administration in working on these global issues", he said. (more...)
Democrats pull offer to fund Trump wall Democrats pull offer to fund Trump wall
- January 25, 2018

Democrats accused Republicans of poisoning chances of a deal and pandering to Trump's populist base by refusing to fund a programme that protects 700,000 " Dreamers " - undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children - from deportation. (more...)
The lessons New Zealand could learn from the Cape Town water crisis The lessons New Zealand could learn from the Cape Town water crisis
- January 25, 2018

Day Zero (predicted day non-essential supplies to be cut off): 12 April (revised down from 21 April last week). Cape Town told residents last week they would need to cut their daily water consumption by nearly half from next month as authorities scramble to prevent the city running out of water. (more...)
Perris couple charged with torturing children barred from communicating with them Perris couple charged with torturing children barred from communicating with them
- January 25, 2018

It was also reported that the siblings who were legal adults, looked like children due to their conditions. New surveillance video shows some of the 13 California siblings who were allegedly held captive and tortured by their mother and father getting into a van after their parents' arrests. (more...)
Twelve camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest for using Botox Twelve camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest for using Botox
- January 25, 2018

The camel beauty contest is part of a month-long festival. Big lips, big nose, big head. The allegations came to light after Saudi media reported a vet had been caught giving camels cosmetic surgery including Botox jabs and reducing ear size. (more...)
U.S. mayors group cancels meeting with Trump over immigration beef U.S. mayors group cancels meeting with Trump over immigration beef
- January 25, 2018

President Trump speaks to a gathering of mayors in the East Room of the White House Wednesday. While attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Bland and the president discussed "key challenges for Meridian and how the federal government can provide assistance", according to a statement from the city. (more...)
Trump Administration Tariff Impacts Solar Industry, But How Much?
- January 25, 2018

GTM has learnt that US' free-trade partners Canada, Mexico and South Korea are not exempt from the tariffs. Ed Barbier is a professor of economics at Colorado State University and advocates a different approach to help American manufacturers. (more...)
Democrats' Sympathies Evenly Split Between Israel, Palestinians Democrats' Sympathies Evenly Split Between Israel, Palestinians
- January 25, 2018

According to the Pew survey , 46 percent of Americans favor Israel, while 16 percent sympathize more with the Palestinians. Another 23 percent said they sympathized with neither or both sides and 25 percent said they did not know. In 2016, Black Protestants sympathized with Israel over the palestinians 59% to 19% (+40); now it 40% to 10% (+30). The senior official made the remarks while "addressing a conference sponsored by the Israel Democracy Institute on Israel's relations with Diaspora ... (more...)
Trump, White House to unveil DACA, immigration plan, says 'Dreamers' shouldn't worry Trump, White House to unveil DACA, immigration plan, says 'Dreamers' shouldn't worry
- January 25, 2018

Connecticut DACA recipients say they are disappointed that Congress passed a second stopgap funding bill without an immigration deal. Earlier this week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the legislation brought forth by Graham, Durbin and Sen. (more...)
Theatre owners to seek police protection for 'Padmaavat' release Theatre owners to seek police protection for 'Padmaavat' release
- January 25, 2018

Karni Sena activists were arrested this morning over the Jauhar threat. Similar riots unfolded in other cities, with baton-wielding police charging protesters in Etawah in Uttar Pradesh state as they marched through the streets. Protesters threw stones at a bus of GD Goenka School near Bhondsi in Sohna, breaking its windows, according to a report in NDTV. An official from city police control room said the mob first set 21 bikes on fire which were parked in the premises of the ... (more...)
Senate confirms new Health Secretary Alex Azar Senate confirms new Health Secretary Alex Azar
- January 25, 2018

Alex Azar will take over a sprawling department shaken by his predecessor's early exit. However, he said that under Azar's watch, "the price of Forteo, a Lilly drug used to treat osteoporosis, more than doubled". Chris Murphy , D-Conn., said he was voting against Azar but noted that, in contrast with Price, the new nominee supported Obama-era efforts to rein in Medicare spending by shifting payment methods to foster care that can be demonstrated to be cost-effective. (more...)
Forget pink, David Davis just rubbed out the government's negotiating red lines Forget pink, David Davis just rubbed out the government's negotiating red lines
- January 25, 2018

When asked about what he thought might be the hard elements in the transition deal, Mr Davis said he thought the arguments would surround issues such as doing "outside negotiations" on trade deals with non-EU countries. Mr Davis told the committee that he wanted the transition period - also called an "implementation" phase - to help businesses cope, by keeping trading terms in line with single market membership. (more...)
Trump to meet May, Netanyahu and other world leaders in Davos Trump to meet May, Netanyahu and other world leaders in Davos
- January 25, 2018

He will also stress his "America First" policies and seek more reciprocal trade policies from USA allies, Cohn said, in keeping with Trump's belief that global trade deals are tilted against the United States. He is scheduled to close the annual Davos conference with a speech on Friday. We believe in free and fair trade. On Friday, he will meet with President Kagame of Rwanda, who is now the chairman of the African Union, to reaffirm the US-Africa relationship and discuss shared ... (more...)
Zimbabwe elections before July: president Zimbabwe elections before July: president
- January 25, 2018

Asked whether whether elections would take place by a reported September deadline, he said: "I don't know who gave you the month of September, in my own view, we want to consolidate and deepen constitutionalism in Zimbabwe". The former first lady has been accused of allegedly grabbing land from both white commercial and black peasant farmers as part of her quest to build a business empire. (more...)
White House doctor gives Trump clean bill of health White House doctor gives Trump clean bill of health
- January 25, 2018

Queried by a skeptical reporter how Trump could be in such great shape for his age despite a reputation for frequently enjoying unhealthy fast foods, such as hamburgers and fried chicken, Jackson replied that "some people just have great genes". (more...)
Four suspended players reinstated Four suspended players reinstated
- January 25, 2018

Robbie Andreu of the Gainesville Sun is reporting that four of the Florida football players who were suspended indefinitely for their part in a credit card fraud scheme have been reinstated to team activities beginning Wednesday. Seven of the players - Callaway, Desir-Jones, Scarlett, Houston , Wells, Miller and Davis - accepted pre-trial intervention in October, which will allow charges to be dropped if they satisfy certain requirements. (more...)
Wednesday weather: Rainy, windy conditions expected Wednesday weather: Rainy, windy conditions expected
- January 25, 2018

Up to half an inch of rain is possible. The night to Wednesday the weather was mainly overcast, with snow beginning to fall towards the early morning. Calm wind becoming east around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. South wind 8 to 13 miles per hour increasing to 17 to 22 miles per hour in the afternoon. (more...)
IS militants killed in United States airstrike in Syria IS militants killed in United States airstrike in Syria
- January 25, 2018

No civilians were harmed in the strike, according to the Joint Task Force. Although this airstrike marks a victory for the US against the terror group, Jarrard cautions that ISIS continues to maintain its presence in the area. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week that the USA would continue training local defense forces, composed mainly of Syrian Kurds, to prevent the return of ISIS and counter Iranian ambitions in the country. (more...)
Toys 'R Us plans to close 2 ME stores Toys 'R Us plans to close 2 ME stores
- January 25, 2018

A motion filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia notes the management team and advisers determined up to 182 "underperforming" stores can close. All 83 Toys "R" Us stores in Canada will remain open, said president of the Canadian unit, Melanie Teed-Murch, in a letter to customers . The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September, citing losses from online competition. (more...)
Cecile Richards reportedly plans to step down as Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards reportedly plans to step down as Planned Parenthood president
- January 25, 2018

A Planned Parenthood spokesperson did not confirm the report but instead told the Daily News that "Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood's future at the upcoming board meeting". Richards' leadership has seen Planned Parenthood's other services continues to decline. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI at the conclusion of that investigation, saying his committee found evidence indicating the group was profiting. (more...)
Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Afghanistan, fighting ongoing Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Afghanistan, fighting ongoing
- January 25, 2018

Gunshots could also be heard in a video and children attending a nearby school were reportedly seen running from the area amid gunfire, according to the news agency. Afghanistan is one of the most hard places in the world to be a child and for humanitarian workers to operate in. Save the Children is a non-governmental organization that does humanitarian work and advocates for youth across the globe. (more...)
A senior member of Germany's far-right AfD has converted to Islam A senior member of Germany's far-right AfD has converted to Islam
- January 25, 2018

Arthur Wagner, a 48-year-old former member of the center-right Christian Democratic Union, joined the AfD as a Christian - even becoming an active member of the "Christians within the AfD" association. The party won 94 seats in parliament, although two of those members have since left. The party's base consists mostly of staunch critics of Islam and immigration. (more...)

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