Monday, 19 February 2018
Latest news
Home » Worldwide


PNB Q2 profit up 2% at Rs 561 cr


Asset quality slipped further during the period with gross non-performing assets ( NPAs ) rising to 12.35 per cent of gross advances as of September 2017, up from 10.73 per cent a year ago. The bank's net NPA ratio slid to 8.44 per cent in this quarter from 9.10 per cent recorded at the end of September quarter previous year. The bank made an upfront provision of Rs 1,566 crore for 11 bad accounts referred in the first list prepared by the RBI in June, instead of spreading it over three ... Read More »

Trump has memory lapse over meeting about Russian officials


First lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House for a trip to Asia, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Washington. The session has become a key focus of special counsel Robert Mueller 's wide-ranging investigation of Russia's interference in the election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Read More »

Hamilton among first selected for LCBO-run cannabis stores

Consumption of legal weed will not be allowed in public spaces or workplaces and should be confined to private residences, the province has said. Stories will not be located near schools, said provincial officials, but they will still provide "access within communities and address the illegal market". Read More »

Trump nominee withdraws from consideration for top USDA science post


Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., had told reporters that the hearing would be held November 9, but his office has said the details were still being worked out. She said Clovis was "being polite" when he encouraged Papadopoulos to meet with Russian officials in August, adding that the campaign had a "strict rule that no person could travel overseas as a representative of the campaign". Read More »

NYC Terrorist Wanted to Fly ISIS Flag in Hospital Room


The New York Times reported that he was a university-educated accountant from a well-off family who won the green card lottery and moved to OH, with dreams of prospering, before eventually being forced to find work as a trucker. Two Americans and a Belgian woman who was in New York City with her mother and sister were also killed. Injuries include a bilateral amputation, and serious head, neck and back trauma, he said. Read More »

US House approves funding for children's healthcare programme


But there's a partisan battle over how to pay for the extension that seems certain to delay the bill in the Senate. Yesterday (Wednesday), Senator Tim Kaine spoke on the Senate floor urging Congress to re-authorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program - known as CHIP - sooner rather than later. Read More »

Hamas Leader Holds Meeting with Iran-Backed Hezbollah Chief


Palestinian rescue workers are unable to access the persons missing in the tunnel collapse because Israel imposes a no-go zone along the Gaza side of boundary fence, firing on anyone who enters it. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has taken control of the border crossings in Gaza, marking a big step towards ending a decade-long conflict between Palestinian factions and easing onerous trade and transport restrictions on the territory. Read More »

2nd person sought for questioning in NY attack


NYPD has said they are not in search of additional suspects and they are treating this as a terror attack . While police did not specifically blame the Islamic State group for the NY bloodshed, Mr Trump railed against the extremist group, tweeting, "We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere". Read More »

Eight dead in Manhattan terror attack


Saipov rented a Home Depot truck in New Jersey, then sped down the path along the West Side Highway, intentionally mowing down pedestrians over a 20-block stretch, federal prosecutors said . "We have been tested before as a city very near the site of today's tragedy", he said, referring to the World Trade Center. Although the perpetrator was taken into custody, the aftermath has cast a pall over New York City, affecting the police presence in the city, the final mayoral debate and debates ... Read More »

Texas mom accused of killing 2 kids hours after deputies visit home


Hillhouse says deputies were summoned Wednesday night to a home near Mabank after emergency medical services received a call about a possibly suicidal woman. "There's nobody even here". The girls, ages seven and five, were shot in their home around 2:30 Thursday morning and died at the scene. Later that evening, Jake Henderson said he woke up and found that his wife shot their daughters, aged 5 and 7. Read More »

US Bombs ISIS in Somalia for the First Time

The strike resulted in at least one casualty, a USA defense official said, without elaborating on the target of the attack . The first strike occurred at about midnight East Africa Time, with the second strike taking place at about 11 a.m. Read More »

Infinity War Teams Up Hulk & Rocket Raccoon, Is Groot Jealous?

Yet, of the intriguing character dynamics set to emerge amongst the colossal cosmic conflict, a teased friendship between Hulk and Rocket Raccoon stands out prominently. There are more surprises packed into this film than any of the others. The news comes from Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo , who revealed to USA Today that his character would be getting pally with the Bradley Cooper-voiced rodent in the upcoming event movie. Read More »

'No impunity for crimes against journalists'


But the National Union Journalists of the Philippines and other worldwide media groups like CPJ lamented that the court has yet to convict any of the accused eight years after the charges were filed. "The attacks need to stop". "Whipping up anger and distrust, or redefining journalism as a crime akin to terrorism, are steps on the path to physical attack", they noted. Read More »

Spanish Court may issue arrest warrant for exiled Catalan leader


Abuja - The Federal Government on Friday urged Spanish Government to embrace dialogue and reach peaceful solution with Catalonia following its recent declaration of independence. His passport was confiscated and Vila needs to show up in court regularly as the rebellion, sedition and embezzlement probe continues. The other eight were held without having bail set. Read More »

Iraqi forces retake crossing on Syria border from IS


Syrian forces entered Deir Ezzor city in September, breaking an IS siege of almost three years on government-held parts of the provincial capital. Syrian regime forces said Friday they have liberated the eastern city of Deir Ezzor from ISIS. Read More »

Worker who deleted Trump's Twitter was a contractor


The outage ignited speculation over whether the account had been deliberately disabled by Twitter, but when normal service resumed the debate gave way to online mirth. While many cheered the attempt at halting the controversial tweets , others expressed concerned at the lack of control Twitter had over its own service. Read More »

Yes, there is Hindu terror, says Congress leader Dinesh Gundurao


Things aren't going really well with Tamil actor Kamal Haasan , after the sequential defamation cases during the Bigg Boss show, now he is anxious about another case filed against him on his opinion on Hindus. "This extremism is not a victory or progress to those who call themselves Hindus", he said. After Gauri Lankesh's murder he had said, ' "Gauri's killers may not have been caught yet but what is more distressing is those who celebrated her death". Read More »

Terrorists slit throat of BJP's Kashmir leader


Bhat had played a crucial role in organizing the first youth convention held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium last month, in which thousands of workers had participated, according to Altaf Thakur, BJP's media secretary in J&K. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to condemned the killing of Bhat. Earlier, school teacher Aijaz Ahmad Lone's bidy was found with the throat slit. Read More »

Why Finnair Is Weighing Some Of Its Passengers Before They Board


Their weight was only visible to the airline clerk, Tallqvist told HuffPost. In two days, they have already found 180 volunteers who agreed to weigh themselves, along with their carry-on luggage. Despite those differences, Finnair had been relying on broad, generalized ESEA data to make calculations about fuel consumption and more, the Huffington Post reported. Read More »

Egyptian TV host jailed for "immoral" pregnancy discussion


On the episode in question, Salah wore a fake pregnant belly to highlight her point. The short sparked a public outcry, as many in the socially conservative nation, found her comments "adulterous" and "sexually immoral". Salah can appeal the three-year sentence . Another presenter on the same channel, Reham Saeed, was suspended for three months after spending an episode discussing extra-marital affairs. Read More »

Israeli military 'ready to protect' Druze village in Syria over factions clash


The Israeli Druze who broke through the fence did so in response to a major battle that was transpiring throughout Friday morning in Khader, where earlier nine people had been killed and 23 injured when a vehicle bomb exploded. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the Israeli army is prepared to intervene in the Syrian war in order to prevent the takeover of the village by Assad's forces. Read More »

Mukul Roy former Trinamool Congress leader set to join BJP today


This is not very clear as of yet as to what responsibilities will BJP be giving to Mukul Roy, however, this is evident that we will get to see him handling some important role as far as West Bengal's state politics is considered. Besides Bengal, the BJP is also likely to utilise Roy's service for election related activities in Tripura, which goes to poll in February next year. Read More »

Two women, 10-year-old girl released from Indian jail reach home


Pakistani nationals Fatima and Mumtaz were areested on May 8, 2006 from the Attari border, after they were caught smuggling narcotics to India . "Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has worked closely with the Indian authorities to ensure the release and repatriation of these prisoners", read a statement issued by the Foreign Office. Read More »

NYC terror attack suspect had been ticketed in Nebraska


New Jersey rules for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft require the companies to conduct criminal background checks, which are usually outsourced to specialist firms. Records from North Platte, in Lincoln County, show a March 2014 violation for failure to stop a truck at an Interstate 80 weigh station. Saipov, who provided authorities with an address in Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to a single charge of maximum length of a single trailer and paid the fees associated with the ... Read More »

Melania Trump Will Be Protected By Special All-Female Japanese Police Squad

The new round of claims has revived memories of her father Donald Trump's boasts about groping women, which emerged during the US presidential campaign. Men also dominate decision-making in business in Japan. 2017 conference in Tokyo on Friday. Ivanka Trump said USA and Japanese societies were at a "critical juncture" with the opportunity to fully empower working women, CNN reported. Read More »