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Tamil Nadu Assembly session to begin from Jan 8


Expressing concern over the increasing revenue deficit due to slow growth in revenue receipts, Governor Banwarilal Purohit contended in the Legislative Assembly on Monday that Tamil Nadu had "unfortunately been treated unfairly" by successive Finance Commissions. Read More »

Karen Bradley: New Secretary of State faced with powersharing impasse


Mr Brokenshire said the parties in Northern Ireland have gotten over bigger issues in the past. It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May plans a cabinet reshuffle. The British and Irish Governments had been expected to kickstart another bid to restore devolution after several rounds of talks previous year failed to produce a deal between the DUP and Sinn Féin. Read More »

State Street Corp Cut Apple INC (AAPL) Position by $910.79 Million

State Street Corp who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $886.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $18.39. SEWELL D BRUCE sold $5.00M worth of stock. (NASDAQ:PEP) or 75,238 shares. SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $8.79 million worth of stock. Vossler Jennifer R. sold $703,546 worth of stock. Read More »

South Korea checks banks offering their customers accounts in Bitcoins


The virtual currencies cannot be used as a means of payment but can be used for illegal purposes such as money laundering and illegal activity financing, explains the South Korean financial regulators. Currently, cryptocurrency exchanges are mostly unregulated in South Korea (as is the case with most countries across the world), since cryptocurrencies are not recognized officially as financial products. Read More »

Israel arrests 2 Arab girls for ISIL links


According to the Shin Bet, the Arab terror suspects "considered various options" to carry out an attack and had been in contact with Islamic State terror operatives overseas. Tasnin allegedly tried to help Abu Ramila get out of carrying out the attack, urging him to tell Rahma that he would only commit a terror attack if she got him a gun, as Tasnin knew that Rahma would not be able to do so. Read More »

Europe's Altice boosted by plans to spin off USA operation


The business has prospered in the U.S., providing support for this spin-off plan. Each unit will have its own management team - Altice N.V. founder Patrick Drahi will remain in control of both companies and will serve as president of the Board of Altice Europe and Chairman of the Board of Altice USA . Read More »

Prisoner wakes up in mortuary in Asturias Spain


He also appeared to suffering rigor mortis. The family has revealed their outrage over the incident and have alleged just one prison doctor examined Jimenez's body while the other two only signed the death certificate. Catalepsy occurs when a person's vital signs slow down so much that they're nearly undetectable, which can lead to them being mistakenly presumed dead. Read More »

Spokesman: Senior Hamas official shot himself in the head


Al-Alami moved back to Gaza a few years ago. He was one of the founders of Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and served as the terror group's main representative in Tehran for many years before moving to Damascus in 2008. However, some reports suggest Al-Alami may have been shot in an assassination attempt, according to the BBC . Another rumor said he was injured by gunfire during a battle between Hamas activists. Read More »

Astronaut John Young dies; flew in Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs

He flew into space six times during his 42 year career at NASA, including two trips to the moon. Young showed a reporter the Space Shuttle trainer where astronauts learn how to fly the orbiter. Young was also on the first Space Shuttle mission in 1981. "The country needs that shuttle mighty bad", Young said. "John was more than a good friend ", Bush said. Read More »

Fighting Sessions is the wrong path to marijuana reform


The memo was seen as effectively barring federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana businesses operating legally under state law. The single-page memo states that prosecution principles for all federal prosecutions have been in place for decades, and that "previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded , effective immediately". Read More »

Gayle King says best friend Oprah will 'never' run for president

Joining Trump in his remarks was the Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, who warned about the dangers of Winfrey's pro-book agenda. He would never do that, ' King said. Its February 2021, just a few weeks into the Oprah Winfrey Administration, and, far from healing Americas divides, it turns out that President Winfrey has only deepened them. Read More »

Nikkei closes at 26-year high


USA shares were set for gains with Dow futures up almost 0.2 percent at 25,290 and S&P 500 futures up less than 0.1 percent, at 2,748.00. The quarterly USA earnings season kicks off this week with the Street expecting solid growth of around 10 percent, though many companies are also likely to be announcing one-off charges to account for recent tax changes. Read More »

Theresa May reshuffles the deck, appoints new Tory chairman


The reshuffle , which will continue into tomorrow, is being seen as an opportunity for May to promote more women, with female ministers only now making up six of the 23 full members of her top team. Sir Patrick McLoughlin, the outgoing Conservative party chairman, has confirmed that he has left the cabinet. Sir Patrick, a former miner, had been on the Tory frontbench for more than 12 years. Read More »

Saudi Arabia increases India's Haj quota for the year 2018


Muhammad Benten. The increase in India's quota will be effective from Haj to be held later this year. The last time a ship ferried pilgrims for the annual pilgrimage was in 1994, and the route is being reconsidered now in view of the Supreme Court's directive to the central government in 2012 to do away with the Haj subsidy within a decade. Read More »

United Kingdom coverage of Macron shows importance of China ties

PARIS-Weeks before President Emmanuel Macron took office, a business leader confronted him about his plans to sidestep Parliament and pass a sweeping overhaul of the country's labor system by decree. "They can not be the roads of a new hegemony that will put the countries that they traverse in a vassal state", he said. The horse, which was flown in a special plane, is now stuck in quarantine. Read More »

Van Jones on Oprah's 2020 chances: 'She can do it'


Noah even laid out why Oprah would be the flawless candidate to oppose president Trump . On Monday's broadcast of " The Daily Show ", Noah explained why Winfrey could be the "perfect opponent" for President Donald Trump in 2020. This was the thing for her: she knew exactly what she wanted to say and she knew how she wanted to say it. Even First Daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted that her speech was "empowering & inspiring". Read More »

Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech sparks presidential speculation


But let's all take a breath. But he tacked on that he wouldn't rule it out, saying, "I do get exhausted of seeing what's happening with this country, and if it got so bad, I would never want to rule it out totally, because I really am exhausted of seeing what's happening with this country, how we're really making other people live like kings, and we're not". Read More »

Fodder Scam: Lalu Prasad Yadav calls himself a victim of BJP politics


IMAGE: RJD chief Lalu Yadav escorted by police officials after appearing at the special CBI court in Ranchi on Wednesday. We have requested jailer to send this information to Lalu Ji. "They (the accusers) should show any video footage of the two serving the RJD supremo", Yadav, an RJD MLA, said. Reacting to the verdict, the BJP and its ally Janata Dal-United said no one was above the law while the RJD claimed its leader fell prey to a "conspiracy" by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and ... Read More »

Blast rocks Quetta, 6 killed, injured 17


At least six people were killed and 16 others were injured in a blast outside the Balochistan Assembly this evening. Police sources said four security personnel have been martyred as a result of the explosion. Media personnel have all gathered at the provincial assembly. However, initial investigation suggested a suicide bomber was attempting to target the Balochistan Assembly building but detonated his explosives near the high-security Red Zone area. Read More »

Warm today and tomorrow, Winter Storm Watch into Thursday


Heavy snow is expected Tuesday night and into Wednesday in wide ranging areas of the Colorado mountains, prompting a Winter Storm Warning stretching from the Wyoming border to New Mexico. An area of low pressure forming over the Northern Gulf will bring cloudy skies and rain will continue to impact most of Central Alabama through much of the day Monday before tapering off later in the afternoon. Read More »

Recording of Netanyahu Son's Gas Deal Remarks Leaked Amid Corruption Scandal


To access our premium content, you or your organisation must have a paid subscription. In a written statement, Netanyahu discussed the "regional situation and developments in Iran" with his British and Polish counterparts Theresa May and Mateusz Morawiecki, Romanian President Klaus Iohhannis, and Romanian parliament head Liviu Dragnea in separate phone calls. Read More »

Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian army


It noted that the Israelis used surface-to-surface missiles and warplanes carry out strikes against Syrian soil. Since the outbreak of the Syria conflict in 2011, Israel has occasionally struck positions inside its war-ravaged neighbor, especially after mortar shells - allegedly fired from Syrian territory - fell inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Read More »

226 people injured in South Africa train collision


This is the second train crash in a week. Causes of the incident remain unknown. Prasa spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said: "One of the trains was authorised to be stationary there and it was waiting for a manual signal for it to leave the station". Read More »

Snow Falls In Sahara Desert


Ain Sefra in Algeria has received snow cover for the third time in 37 years. Freezing conditions, however, are not uncommon in the area which lies between the desert and the Atlas mountains. Come January 2017, the town saw snowfall yet again, and children made snowmen and even sledged on the sand dunes. Ain Sefra, located about 1,000 meters above sea level, is usually 6 to 12 degrees Celsius at this time of year. Read More »

Evacuations ordered for California burn areas as rain begins


The extremely dry conditions and high winds a year ago led to some of the most destructive blazes on both ends of the state. California is preparing for a massive storm that is expected to bring a lot of rain. In Santa Barbara, DePinto said the Thomas fire burned 17 major canyons that span 40 miles, destroying the county's watershed. It says travelers should prepare for hard travel conditions, including gusty winds, low visibility and slick and snow-covered roads. Read More »

Four killed, including two children in Ontario house fire

Clark stated that when fire crews arrived on scene, there were several attempts made by firefighters to reach the upper floors of the home, but each time they were pushed back by the force of the blaze. "We received multiple calls for a fire ..." "This is a tragic event", he said at a news conference Monday. "Our deepest sympathies and thoughts and prayers are with the families", Henry said. Read More »

Reform Aadhaar and not arrest journalists: Edward Snowden tells Modi


His tweet comes following the FIR that the Aadhaar body filed against a daily newspaper and the reporter for exposing the breach. The UIDAI, that operates the world's largest biometric identity card scheme, was left red-faced following a report in The Tribune that claimed an agent on Whatsapp could provide unrestricted access to any Aadaar number for a paltry sum of Rs 500. Read More »

200K Immigrants in US Just Got News They Dreaded


She said that El Salvador has received significant global aid and that much of the country's infrastructure has since been rebuilt. Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that damage inflicted by a 2001 natural disaster in the Central American country didn't justify another temporary extension. Read More »

Hunt's apparent refusal to go in Cabinet reshuffle 'extraordinary'


Other ministers believed to be leaving government are John Hayes (transport), Philip Dunne (health) and Robert Goodwill (education). He said the addition of housing to the title of the communities department would give "a lot more focus" to government plans to build more homes - adding that plans to bring health and social care together were "quite smart". Read More »