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Rush on to restore power as another winter storm looms Rush on to restore power as another winter storm looms
- March 07, 2018

Though the coastal flooding and high winds won't be as severe as with the last storm , this weather could still be unsafe, forecasters warned. Rain is expected early this morning along the New Jersey coast. This storm will also not bring about the extreme winds we saw Friday. These storms progress generally northeastward and typically attain maximum intensity near New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada . (more...)
NPP's Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya Chief Minister NPP's Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya Chief Minister
- March 07, 2018

Union home minister Rajnath Singh , BJP president Amit Shah , Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, and BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli were present at the swearing-in ceremony. "But we hope the well-educated, young (40) Conrad Sangma will have fresh ideas to not let the history of instability be repeated", Tokiwaio Blah, former bureaucrat and political analyst, told The Hindu from Meghalaya capital Shillong . (more...)
White House accuses Russian Federation of killing civilians in Syria White House accuses Russian Federation of killing civilians in Syria
- March 07, 2018

Za'tari said he was "not happy" to hear loud shelling near the crossing point into Eastern Ghouta despite an agreement that the aid would be delivered in safety. Residents of Eastern Ghouta, which lies to the east of Damascus, have previously voiced their scepticism of a Russian-proposed "five-hour daily humanitarian pause" that began last Tuesday. (more...)
PM should make statement in Parliament on bank scams PM should make statement in Parliament on bank scams
- March 07, 2018

The CBI had filed the first FIR in the scam on February 14 against Nirav Modi , his wife Ami, brother Nishal, uncle Choksi and his firms Diamond R US, Solar Exports and Stellar Diamond. The CBI and the ED have registered FIRs to probe the case and intensified the crackdown on Nirav Modi and Choksi with the ED seizing jewellery and assets worth thousands of crores of rupees, the I-T department attaching various properties, and the CBI grilling several senior executives of his company. (more...)
Trump's admiration of China for ending term limits is no joke Trump's admiration of China for ending term limits is no joke
- March 07, 2018

Deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) gathered Sunday morning at a preparatory meeting to elect the presidium and set the agenda for the first session of the 13th NPC scheduled to begin on Monday. Xi's "ever greater repression will make people think of Stalin's decades-long centralization of power", Cohen wrote . European Union officials said they would retaliate with new tariffs on United States goods, including Harley-Davidson motorbikes, bourbon whiskey and Levi's jeans. (more...)
Britain warns Russia over double agent's mysterious illness Britain warns Russia over double agent's mysterious illness
- March 07, 2018

Britain's already poor relations with Russia threatened to deteriorate rapidly on Tuesday, as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson labelled Russia a "malign and disruptive force" after Sergei Skripal , a former Russian double agent now living in Britain, was found unconscious due to suspected exposure to an unknown substance. (more...)
Trims Moneysupermarket.Com Group (LON:MONY) Target Price to GBX 330 Trims Moneysupermarket.Com Group (LON:MONY) Target Price to GBX 330
- March 07, 2018

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Moneysupermarket.Com Group (LON: MONY ) Price Target Lowered to GBX 275 at Berenberg Bank" was originally published by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, December 6 by Peel Hunt. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 9 by Bank of America. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a "neutral" rating and set a GBX 145 ($2.00) price objective on shares of Centrica in a research report on Friday, December 1st. (more...)
KNIVES OUT: Chelsea Clinton Says ATTACKING IVANKA 'Fair Game' KNIVES OUT: Chelsea Clinton Says ATTACKING IVANKA 'Fair Game'
- March 07, 2018

Clinton says Trump and her husband Kushner are fair game when it comes to the scrutiny they've received for their roles . Although Clinton has chosen to abstain from discussing her personal relationship with the president's daughter, I think we can safely assume no friendship makes it out alive from the dark, dark jungle that was the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Int'l Football Federation released promotional video for FIFA World Cup Int'l Football Federation released promotional video for FIFA World Cup
- March 07, 2018

As Qaddafi was overthrown and killed, competing rebel groups turned on another, extending the already violent civil war in Libya. Russia's annexation of Crimea and allegations of support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine prompted North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to mobilize its forces across Europe, forming new battle groups along Russia's borders. (more...)
Dept. of Justice sues California over 'interference' with immigration enforcement Dept. of Justice sues California over 'interference' with immigration enforcement
- March 07, 2018

Brown in October signed into law a bill that prevents police from inquiring about immigration status and curtails law enforcement cooperation with immigration officers. The lawsuit is the latest salvo in an escalating feud between the Trump administration and California, which has resisted the president on issues from taxes to marijuana policy and defiantly refuses to help federal agents detain and deport immigrants. (more...)
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day Lok Sabha adjourned for the day
- March 07, 2018

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel also told the opposition that the government was ready for a discussion on the banking scam . Congress and TMC members raised the issue of bank fraud cases asking the government to get the diamond merchant Nirav Modi arrested. (more...)
Taoiseach requests Friday Dáil sitting to discuss abortion referendum Taoiseach requests Friday Dáil sitting to discuss abortion referendum
- March 07, 2018

The unborn does not have inherent rights beyond the right to life that is contained in the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled. Senator Catherine Noone, welcomed the decision, said: "Today the Supreme Court made a landmark decision". However, the Supreme Court did uphold the High Court finding that the Minister for Justice is required to consider the prospective constitutional rights of an unborn child in cases where their non-Irish parent may be deported. (more...)
Where Corporate Taxes Are Poised to Rise Because of Tax Overhaul Where Corporate Taxes Are Poised to Rise Because of Tax Overhaul
- March 07, 2018

But it fell out of favor with the Senate president after President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans imposed a limit on the state and local tax deductions that had taken the edge off New Jersey's highest-in-the-country property taxes and highly progressive income taxes. (more...)
OR governor signs gun control law OR governor signs gun control law
- March 07, 2018

Kate Brown (D) signed a bill into law Monday that blocks convicted domestic and abusers from owning guns, making the state the first to add a new gun safety law since the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month, HuffPost reported . The bill was introduced before the shooting, and was passed by lawmakers after the killings of 17 people. "Today we are saving lives", she said. (more...)
East Coast braces for another storm days after powerful nor'easter East Coast braces for another storm days after powerful nor'easter
- March 07, 2018

Areas further northwest of the coast could get as much as 14 inches. The good news? Although a snowpocalypse and more rampant power outages may be at hand, less coastal flooding is expected from Quinn, and while wind bursts may hit 50 miles per hour in isolated instances, this storm won't be as hurricane-like as Riley was last weekend. (more...)
OR vs. Washington State - 3/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction OR vs. Washington State - 3/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- March 07, 2018

The Wildcats are also 24-7 overall. Miller later refuted the report and returned to Arizona's sideline. As for USC , the Trojans are still a force to be reckoned with despite losing Bennie Boatwright to a season-ending knee injury last month. (more...)
Sierra Leoneans choose among 16 presidential candidates Sierra Leoneans choose among 16 presidential candidates
- March 07, 2018

Voters across the country are using social media to report development from queues amidst rush to cast ballots. APC candidate Samura Kamara told AFP he was the one to carry on Koroma's work after 10 years in power - through the president has tried to distance himself from accusations his former foreign minister was a personal choice rather than a party decision. (more...)
CBI arrests Gitanjali VP, dubs him 'brain behind PNB fraud' CBI arrests Gitanjali VP, dubs him 'brain behind PNB fraud'
- March 07, 2018

Chitalia was produced before a special CBI court that remanded him in CBI custody till March 17. After a round of PSU bank stocks being battered by the market, the private banks are facing the heat following investigation of loans given to Mehul Choksi-led Gitanjali Group. (more...)
Political parties leaders criticise Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over Syria remark Political parties leaders criticise Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over Syria remark
- March 07, 2018

A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear the appeals on March 14 and clarified that it never meant to hear the case on a "day-to-day basis". "However, they always had one answer that Muslims should unilaterally give up the mosque but Muslims can't do this because giving a mosque for worship of anyone other than Allah is 'haram' and there is no scope for this in Shariat". (more...)
Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for third day Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted for third day
- March 07, 2018

Legislative business in Lok Sabha was disrupted for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) members continuing with their demand for amendments to the Ninth Schedule of Indian Constitution to facilitate a hike in reservation quota. (more...)
Turkey detains ISIS suspects plotting to attack USA consulate Turkey detains ISIS suspects plotting to attack USA consulate
- March 07, 2018

Turkish police detained four Islamic State suspects as part of an investigation into a possible attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the country's state-run news agency reported on Monday. They were trying to recruit for I.S., it reported, adding that the suspects were in contact with associates in "conflict zones". In 2013, a suicide bomber attacked conducted an attack, killing himself and a Turkish security guard. (more...)
SC orders Sereno to comment on quo warranto petition SC orders Sereno to comment on quo warranto petition
- March 07, 2018

That move came after 13 of her colleagues, including some who have publicly criticized her, forged a consensus that she should take an indefinite leave amid an impeachment attempt against her in the House of Representatives. "Respondent was appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court although she did not show that she is a person of proven integrity, an indispensable qualification for membership in the Judiciary under Section 7 (3), Article 8 of the 1987 Constitution". (more...)
Turkey to set up camps for 170000 people near Syria's Idlib
- March 07, 2018

During the Tuesday briefing with reporters, Aksoy, the Turkish spokesman, reiterated his government's call on the United States to stop helping Kurdish militants in northern Syria . Female fighters from the Kurdish People Protection Unit (YPG). During his Tuesday press conference, Aksoy said that the presidents of Russia , Iran and Turkey are expected to hold a summit in April to discuss Syria and potential steps in the region. (more...)
H Raja apologises for his 'Periyar' post H Raja apologises for his 'Periyar' post
- March 07, 2018

Late on Tuesday, two persons were arrested in Thirupattur in Vellore district for vandalising Periyar's statue. The BJP high command has reportedly pulled up its leader H Raja for his Facebook post claiming that Dravidian leader Periyar's statue too would be toppled from public places in Tamil Nadu. (more...)
Ultra Large Container Ship MAERSK HONAM major fire, crew evacuated, 4 missing Ultra Large Container Ship MAERSK HONAM major fire, crew evacuated, 4 missing
- March 07, 2018

A brand new Maersk Line containership has suffered what has been described as a "serious fire" while transiting the Arabian Sea. Rescue operations are underway as four crew members, who were on board the Maersk Honam container ship, are still missing. (more...)

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