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IRGC Commander: Iran's Missile Production Has Increased Three-Fold IRGC Commander: Iran's Missile Production Has Increased Three-Fold
- March 07, 2018

A senior commander says all enemy attempts to blunt the progress of Iran's defense capabilities have only backfired, adding that the country has managed to triple its missile production thanks to the firm support at home. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated a large section of his speech to AIPAC on Tuesday to the threat Israel faces from the Islamic Republic. (more...)
Saudi Crown Prince to begin United Kingdom visit Saudi Crown Prince to begin United Kingdom visit
- March 07, 2018

Saudi Arabia's crown prince wants to persuade his British and US allies that “shock” reforms have made his country a better place to invest and a more tolerant society on his first foreign tour as heir apparent. Speaking to reporters in London on Monday, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said his country had failed to effectively communicate the reasons behind its involvement in Yemen, but that they had not chosen to start the war. (more...)
Manohar Parrikar leaves for U.S. for further medical tests Manohar Parrikar leaves for U.S. for further medical tests
- March 07, 2018

He said, "I thank all Goans". In a letter to Governor Mridula Sinha, Parrikar mentioned that he is likely to leave for the U.S. for "specialist expert treatment", officials at the Governor's Office said. Naik also said that the state would now be ruled by "three musketeers" in Parrikar's absence. Sources in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital and the Goa Medical College and Hospital - the two health facilities where the former Defence Minister was admitted since February 15 - have confirmed ... (more...)
Kerala MLA Thiruvanchoor brings grenade to assembly, sets off row Kerala MLA Thiruvanchoor brings grenade to assembly, sets off row
- March 07, 2018

Giving details of manufacturing and expiry dates of such ammunition used by police, the CM said the Congress leader should have picked up the used grenade from some other scene. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan pointed out that bringing fire-arms to the House was a violation of its rules. In 2012, CPI (M) legislator EP Jayarajan had brought two used tear gas grenades to the House to show "police atrocities". (more...)
Raveena Tandon clarifies over shooting inside Lingaraj Temple Raveena Tandon clarifies over shooting inside Lingaraj Temple
- March 07, 2018

She had visited the temple on 4 March. She said she was not aware of the no-camera rule of the temple, and it was the fans present there who were clicking her pictures and recording videos. Speaking about the development deputy commissioner of police Satyabrata Bhoi said "We received the complaint". He claimed that the incident had hurt the feelings of devotees. (more...)
Aadhaar not mandatory to appear for NEET: Centre to SC Aadhaar not mandatory to appear for NEET: Centre to SC
- March 07, 2018

As justice Sikri agreed the case might take time to be decided, the attorney general said the government had in the past extended the deadline and it was ready for the same but not immediately. In 2017 December 15, the summit court had stretched out until March 31 the due date for compulsory link of Aadhaar with different services and welfare plans. (more...)
Cabinet hikes DA by 2%, brings cheer to employees, pensioners Cabinet hikes DA by 2%, brings cheer to employees, pensioners
- March 07, 2018

The increase was approved by the Union Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this evening. The hike will be put into effect from January 01, 2018. The Union Cabinet had in June approved recommendations of the CPC with 34 modifications, which will mean an additional annual burden of Rs 30,748 crore on the exchequer. (more...)
AI to launch Delhi-Tel Aviv flight via Saudi airspace AI to launch Delhi-Tel Aviv flight via Saudi airspace
- March 07, 2018

The route over Saudi Arabia will cut down the flying time from some eight hours to about five and a half. "Air India will introduce thrice-a-week flight to Tel Aviv from Delhi with effect from March 22", an airline spokesperson said. (more...)
Karti's reply to CBI over phone passwords Karti's reply to CBI over phone passwords
- March 07, 2018

The application for narco analysis test assumes significance as the agency yesterday alleged that Karti was not cooperating in the investigation and was "evasive" in his replies. When Mr. Mehta challenged the maintainability of the writ petition filed in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Misra orally responded that "the writ petition has been filed because you [ED] have not filed an FIR under the PMLA. (more...)
Not much snow, but plenty of canceled flights, for Ithaca area Not much snow, but plenty of canceled flights, for Ithaca area
- March 07, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings across the region. At least 1,950 flights within, into, or out of the U.S. have been canceled, FlightAware reports. JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, and American are all waiving change fees for Wednesday, Mar. 7 and Thursday, Mar. 8. The airport's next status update was set for around 11 a.m. (more...)
Swedish prime minister criticizes Trump's tariff proposal right in front of him
- March 07, 2018

And I think that's a great idea. He credited the Winter Olympic Games as a being stepping off point for the negotiations, saying North Korea's inclusion in the games made it "very successful". "They ought to make sure what they do is focused on China, they are our number one trade problem". 'I took a lot of heat on Sweden, ' Trump said. But Trump didn't budge on his position for steel and aluminum tariffs in a meeting between the two leaders - but he at least reassured his European ally ... (more...)
Deccan Queen train to have all-female staff on International Women's Day Deccan Queen train to have all-female staff on International Women's Day
- March 07, 2018

It will be women's power all the way at Ajni railway station henceforth. For security objective, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has posted three of its women staff at Ajni. At Chandragiri station, the women staff comprise of four Assistant Station Masters and three Points women. "We will also be setting up a special counter at CSMT station, managed by all-women staff on March 8, seeking suggestions from women commuters on making their journey more pleasurable". (more...)
SC extends deadline of corruption cases against Sharif family by two months SC extends deadline of corruption cases against Sharif family by two months
- March 07, 2018

Judge Bashir has been conducting the graft proceedings against Sharifs after the National Accountability Bureau ( NAB ) filed three graft references against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his family members in September past year, besides one against then-finance minister Ishaq Dar in compliance with the top court's landmark July 28 verdict. (more...)
United Kingdom parliament will not be able to overturn European Union referendum: Brexit minister United Kingdom parliament will not be able to overturn European Union referendum: Brexit minister
- March 07, 2018

Earlier Irish premier Leo Varadkar poured cold water on a suggestion by the Prime Minister that the customs arrangements on the US-Canada border could provide a model for Northern Ireland and the Republic after Brexit . While many analysts are bullish on the pound if a Brexit transition deal can be secured, uncertainty ahead of an European Union summit later this month, at which Britain has said it expects to sign a deal, has kept a lid on sterling bulls. (more...)
Kushner to visit Mexico after Trump tirades, testy phone call Kushner to visit Mexico after Trump tirades, testy phone call
- March 07, 2018

Pena Nieto was originally scheduled to meet Trump at the White House, but the plans were scrapped after the two leaders had a contentious telephone call over a border wall, CBS News reported. The officials are expected to discuss security, immigration, trade and other issues. They'll also meet with Mexico's foreign minister. Videgaray was scheduled to accompany the Mexican head of state on that trip. (more...)
Guatemala vows to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
- March 07, 2018

Security Council resolution that called on countries to move their embassies to Tel Aviv. Trump's symbolic move drew waves of global criticism when first announced in December 2017 (see WikiTribune's previous coverage). Trump's decision in December to transfer the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem has drawn widespread condemnation, with critics saying it damages hopes for a negotiated Middle East peace. (more...)
Sensible gun laws are indeed possible Sensible gun laws are indeed possible
- March 07, 2018

Millions own guns and other millions hate that. Call our politicians and tell them that you will not vote for those who are unwilling to make sensible legislative changes to our gun laws. Assault-style weapons belong in the military. The way the Second Amendment reads, you have to be a part of the well regulated militia. How many more people will lose their lives because our US government allows anyone to own deadly weapons of all kinds, including semi-automatic guns? But, in ... (more...)
'We want answers‚' says DA after Gigaba's Gupta gaffe 'We want answers‚' says DA after Gigaba's Gupta gaffe
- March 07, 2018

We also know that they hold South African passports; this is evidence that they are South Africans, or that Gigaba granted them full South African citizenship", Ndlozi said. Ndlozi said the EFF would write to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the status of the Guptas. Gigaba returned to the department recently after he was moved from the finance portfolio during the recent Cabinet reshuffle. (more...)
Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince tours UK, US instead of King Salman Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince tours UK, US instead of King Salman
- March 07, 2018

Britain is vying to land the stock market listing of state oil firm Saudi Aramco, but no decision is expected this week. In what is perhaps a first for a Saudi heir apparent, Prince Mohammed and el-Sissi watched a play on Monday night at Cairo's Opera House. (more...)
Syama Prasad Mookerjee statue vandalised in Kolkata, six radical activists arrested Syama Prasad Mookerjee statue vandalised in Kolkata, six radical activists arrested
- March 07, 2018

In an advisory to all states and union territories, the Home Ministry said incidents of toppling of statues have been reported from certain parts of the country and it has taken serious note of such incidents of vandalism. Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, West Bengal Minister, said, "One incident of vandalism can not be replied with another similar incident, we condemn both". In another incident of vandalisation, a statue of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee was damaged in ... (more...)
Bengaluru : Karnataka lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed multiple times, attacker arrested Bengaluru : Karnataka lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed multiple times, attacker arrested
- March 07, 2018

After being stabbed, Justice Shetty, 74, fell to the floor bleeding. "The accused has been taken into custody", Indian Express quoted state home minister Ramalinga Reddy as saying. An eye-witness in the case, Jay Anna said that one person tried to murder the judge. "Everything about his background will be investigated". "I have spoken to (Commissioner of Police) T. (more...)
EnLink Midstream Partners LP (ENLK) Shares Bought by Eagle Global Advisors LLC
- March 07, 2018

We have $58.28 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:EQM worth $247.20M less. Therefore 54% are positive. Currently, the 14-day ADX for Autoweb Inc (AUTO) is sitting at 25.91. Finally, Starfire Investment Advisers Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Shell Midstream Partners in the fourth quarter worth $1,044,000. Among 7 analysts covering Herbalife ( NYSE:HLF ), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. (more...)
German top official concerned about planned U.S. trade tariffs German top official concerned about planned U.S. trade tariffs
- March 07, 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in January revised up the global growth forecast for 2018 and 2019 by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent for each year. "That's the unsafe precipice we're facing, thanks to Mr. Trump". During his presentation, he said it was essential that Canada stop relying on the U.S.to take the majority of its aluminium and develop a new market in Europe. (more...)
State Lawmakers Hope To Help Teachers' Pay State Lawmakers Hope To Help Teachers' Pay
- March 07, 2018

Hofmeister said the state education department will continue to ask legislators for the $5,000 raise and are still hoping to get one by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. "They have let our state fall so far behind". Schools like Mannsville are waiting to hear that plan before they decide whether or not they will stay open. (more...)
Restrictions imposed, roads closed to foil JRL call 'Shopian Chalo' Restrictions imposed, roads closed to foil JRL call 'Shopian Chalo'
- March 07, 2018

Even lactating mothers have not been spared as two young mothers of infants were gunned down by forces". He said Kashmiris are perpetually at great risk as they are left at the mercy of the forces. While the Army has said the slain youth were militants and their overground workers, police has said they are investigating the incident. "Deeply distressed by more deaths of civilians caught in the crossfire in Shopian". (more...)

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