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Jimmy Kimmel makes emotional plea to Trump in gun-control monologue Jimmy Kimmel makes emotional plea to Trump in gun-control monologue
- February 16, 2018

He vowed to meet with "the nation's governors and attorney generals" later this month to make "our schools and our children safer", but was criticized on Twitter for not supporting gun control laws. Kimmel also criticized Trump for quietly rolling back all Obama-era laws making it more hard for those with mental illness to purchase firearms. Authorities said Nikolas Cruz, a volatile 19-year-old who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened fire there Wednesday, ... (more...)
Pariksha Par Charcha: Modi urges students to work on improving themselves Pariksha Par Charcha: Modi urges students to work on improving themselves
- February 16, 2018

Apart from those sitting in the audience, the questions were also asked by the students with the MyGov.in portal and Narendra Modi app. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the incredible dance performance by students during an interactive session. (more...)
Kerala: Private bus operators' strike begins Kerala: Private bus operators' strike begins
- February 16, 2018

Though the government on Wednesday had increased minimum charges from Rs 7 to Rs 8, they say it would make no difference and wouldn't help bail out the "sinking sector". Demanding fare hike, private buses in Kerala have made a decision to go off the roads from today on February 16. KSRTC pensioners went on strike from November 2017 after their pensions stopped coming in. (more...)
Rape of foreigner: Priest surrenders in court Rape of foreigner: Priest surrenders in court
- February 16, 2018

The priest Thomas Thanninilkkum Thadathil has been absconding for several days. "The woman alleged that Thomas repeatedly raped her during her week-long stay on her first visit to Kottayam ". According to the complainant, the priest had also stolen her diamond ring, mobile phone, gold ornaments and a few other things. The Zimbabwean youth was not with the woman when she approached to police to file the case. (more...)
CBI books diamond trader Nirav Modi in PNB scam CBI books diamond trader Nirav Modi in PNB scam
- February 16, 2018

According to reports, Punjab National Bank has suspended eight more officials. An email to the banking regulator was unanswered. In the complaint, PNB had named three diamond firms-Diamonds R Us, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamonds-saying they had approached it on January 16 with a request for buyers credit for making payment to overseas suppliers. (more...)
Jeff Sessions Opposes Bipartisan Drug Sentencing Reform Bill Jeff Sessions Opposes Bipartisan Drug Sentencing Reform Bill
- February 16, 2018

The bill also provides for new programs in federal prisons created to make it easier for inmates to reenter society after their release . Thursday marked the second time in the last two years that the Senate Judiciary Committee has tried to enact a prison and sentencing reform bill to ease prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and give federal judges more discretion over sentencing. (more...)
BJP pats Yogi for UP Budget, Oppn labels it anti BJP pats Yogi for UP Budget, Oppn labels it anti
- February 16, 2018

The government announced establishment of "Kailash Mansarovar Bhawan" in Ghaziabad, and has allocated over Rs 94 crore for the goal. For power sector schemes, Rs29,883 crore has been allocated while Rs1,500 crore has been kept for Kumbh Mela-2019 in Allahabad and Rs98.5 lakh for Kanha Gau-shala and Besahara Pashu Ashray yojna. (more...)
CJP to get similar response for using Imran-like language: Maryam Nawaz CJP to get similar response for using Imran-like language: Maryam Nawaz
- February 16, 2018

The biggest blow came when Maryam criticised the judiciary for calling Nawaz Sharif a "thief" and comparing the leader and his party with criminal syndicates like Sicilian Mafia. Former prime minister's daughter Maryam Nawaz has said that conspiracies are being hatched to keep former Nawaz Sharif away from the masses. Responding to Gulalai's allegations, PML-N Information Secretary Mushahidullah Khan in a statement said she had no significant role in the country's political arena that would ... (more...)
Nord Stream 2 to make Russo-Ukrainian war more likely: Polish PM Nord Stream 2 to make Russo-Ukrainian war more likely: Polish PM
- February 16, 2018

Merkel's statement comes after earlier in the day she held talks with Morawiecki on the EU's future and energy security issues. As reported, Poland actively opposes Russia's construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe at all the levels. (more...)
Investment Counsel ADV Purchases 365 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)
- February 16, 2018

The stock increased 2.29% or $4.27 during the last trading session, reaching $191.12. 304.48 million shares or 2.26% less from 311.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in HCA Healthcare, Inc. Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) stated it has 22,518 shares. (more...)
Mental health at forefront following Parkland shooting
- February 16, 2018

He had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, for "disciplinary reasons", Broward County, Florida, Sheriff Scott Israel said. One of those killed was Aaron Feis, a well-loved football coach in Parkland, a city of about 30,000 people located north of Miami where Trump was due to travel to meet the shocked community. (more...)
Varying temperatures with rain chances all in store coming up Varying temperatures with rain chances all in store coming up
- February 16, 2018

Expect wind gusts up to 25-30 miles per hour at times as well. Some light snow accumulation is possible north of Salisbury. Widespread rain is back Saturday with temperatures in the middle 50s. So be sure to keep that rain gear in handy for the beginning of next week! Highs will only reach the mid 40s on Saturday . Temperatures start to bounce back as early as Sunday morning once the storm exits. (more...)
Rick Gates Reportedly Finalizing Plea Deal With Mueller's Team Rick Gates Reportedly Finalizing Plea Deal With Mueller's Team
- February 16, 2018

Now that he's reportedly flipping under pressure from Mueller, Gates could reveal potentially damaging information about any number of people. Gates pleaded not guilty on October 30 alongside Manafort. Of the four former Trump aides who are facing jail time, none of them have been charges for crimes that are directly connected to the president's bid for the Oval Office. (more...)
Florida Shooter A Troubled Loner With White Supremacist Ties Florida Shooter A Troubled Loner With White Supremacist Ties
- February 16, 2018

Nikolas Cruz appears in a police booking photo after being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder following a Parkland school shooting, at Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. Aaron Feis - Aaron was an assistant football coach, who died shielding students from bullets during the shooting. His attorney did not contest the order and had her arm around Cruz during the short appearance . (more...)
Celebrities React To Florida School Shooting And Call For Gun Control Celebrities React To Florida School Shooting And Call For Gun Control
- February 16, 2018

He has served as a USA senator for the state since 2013. "My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief", Trump said . "It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference, we must actually make that difference". (more...)
ACLU sues to block OH law banning Down syndrome abortions ACLU sues to block OH law banning Down syndrome abortions
- February 16, 2018

The ACLU wants a U.S. District court to stop the new law signed by Gov. John Kasich at the end of a year ago from going into effect next month. It takes effect March 23. A federal judge permanently struck down several parts of Indiana's law last September. Ohio Right to Life said the ACLU's lawsuit sent a clear signal that the civil rights group does "not care for the youngest of each new generations: the unborn". (more...)
Four Up, Four Down on Senate Immigration Proposals Four Up, Four Down on Senate Immigration Proposals
- February 16, 2018

The US Senate failed to advance a bipartisan bill to expand border security and protect Dreamers, following dire warnings from the White House that the bill would be "dangerous ". The proposal referred to by Sanders, which had been considered perhaps the most likely to succeed in the Senate, also includes a $25 billion fund to strengthen border security and possibly even build segments of Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico. (more...)
Abe: Japan, US United to Pressure N. Korea Abe: Japan, US United to Pressure N. Korea
- February 16, 2018

After North Korea this week accused the United States and Japan of trying to block an improvement in inter-Korean relations, Nakayama said the regime saw South Korea as its last chance, amid its isolation from the rest of the world. U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Tuesday in Washington, however, that the country could hold a "preliminary chat" with North Korea. (more...)
Pakistan sends army contingent to Saudi Arabia on 'training and advisory mission' Pakistan sends army contingent to Saudi Arabia on 'training and advisory mission'
- February 16, 2018

The meeting suggests that the army chief might have taken the Iranian envoy into confidence about Pakistan's move to send the troops to KSA. However, the number of troops being deployed at present has not been disclosed. The same day, the army chief met Iran's ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost. The Pak-Saudi joint exercise helped the participating troops from both sides to learn from each others' experiences in the counterterrorism field, ISPR had said. (more...)
Grieving mother of Florida victim demands President Trump 'do something' Grieving mother of Florida victim demands President Trump 'do something'
- February 16, 2018

In the wake of the tragedy, conservatives seem to be pointing the blame at the people whose consciousness we should be desperate to clear: The children who survived the attack. It is true, though, that several alarms had gone up about Cruz's behavior. All students across this country deserve to feel safe at school. Cruz may have also left warning signs on social media. (more...)
Pence says United States is willing to have talks with North Korea Pence says United States is willing to have talks with North Korea
- February 16, 2018

Moon, who was offered a meeting with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang via his sister, has been pushing for a diplomatic solution to the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes. She headed the North's delegation and has now returned home. The internet media company, known for its listicles and entertainment coverage, told readers that she is "believed to be part of the regime's Propaganda and Agitation Department" and that the "North Korean regime commits frequent public ... (more...)
Marco Rubio explains why doing 'something' to stop gun violence isn't enough Marco Rubio explains why doing 'something' to stop gun violence isn't enough
- February 16, 2018

An analysis by The New York Times past year found he had received more than $3.3 million from the group. "They all have this premeditation in common. Later on Wednesday, Rubio said federal authorities told him the shooting was a "clear attack" that was "designed and executed to maximize loss of life". (more...)
Modi interacts with students at 'Pariksha par charcha' Modi interacts with students at 'Pariksha par charcha'
- February 16, 2018

Exam Warriors is a 208-page book for youth comprising of illustrations, activities and yoga exercises among other fun activities to guide the students in acing exams and fight stress. PM Modi will be giving some tips to students about managing the examination stress from Delhi's Talkatora stadium. But on the day of exam, they worship Lord Hanuman. (more...)
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake Says US Needs 'More Immigration, Not Less' Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake Says US Needs 'More Immigration, Not Less'
- February 16, 2018

Prospects for a Senate immigration bill appear dim, as lawmakers fear they won't be able to craft a single bill that can pass with bipartisan support and still win the support of President Trump , which is necessary for the House to consider any legislation passed by the Senate. (more...)
Lindsey Jacobellis Misses Gold Medal Again in Snowboarding Cross Lindsey Jacobellis Misses Gold Medal Again in Snowboarding Cross
- February 16, 2018

Two of the four women locked in a tense battle for a medal crashed over the finish line, with 16-year-old Frenchwoman de Sousa Mabileau just pipping Samkova for the silver. She was disqualified in the semifinals of the Vancouver Games. Those failures obscured her dominance in other venues. She wins her first Olympics medal and almost pulled off a huge upset to get the gold. (more...)

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