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Jayalalithaa Refused to go to Hospital, Sasikala Tells Probe Panel

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Despite receiving bail, the case continued to be a source of constant stress for the then Chief Minister. "She passed out and I called the doctor for an ambulance", Ms Sasikala claims. But Jayalalithaa refused. She was taken to the hospital due to giddiness and she recovered from this. Sasikala also revealed that State Labour Minister Nilofer Kafeel and a few other ministers also saw Jayalalithaa on November 19. Read More »

First Warning Forecast: Rain, wind, flooding and snow!

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These flakes can coat the ground and surfaces fast, even if the temperature is above freezing. Snow will continue through midday, before tapering off to snow showers in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 35 miles-per-hour for anyone, with gusts greater than 40 miles-per-hour limited to coastal areas, which will also see several rounds of moderate tidal flooding during both Wednesday high tides. Read More »

"We'd Stage the Whole Thing:" Cambridge Analytica Executive on Rigging Kenyan Elections

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But Cambridge Analytica may be an issue not only for Americans and Britons. "The same propaganda that they used in Trump's election is what has been used in Kenya. We re-branded the entire party twice, wrote their manifesto and did two rounds of 50,000 surveys. Kenya's past election was rife with scandal, leading to an infamous election re-run initiated by opposition leader Raila Odinga , who accused Kenyatta of rigging the election. Read More »

Explosion heard in Kabul as Afghans mark new year

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In Cairo, militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, its Amaq news agency said. IS said the attack targeted "a gathering of Shiites celebrating Nauruz". He said an investigation into the security breach is underway, and that anyone found to have neglected his duties would be punished. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said the bomber had apparently meant to reach the shrine, a target of previous militant attacks, but had been prevented from getting closer by ... Read More »

UPA had denied separate religion tag to Lingayat in 2013

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A seven-member committee was directed by HN Nagamohan Das, which has submitted the report stating that Lingayat in Karnataka may be considered as a religious minority on March 2. "Lingayat is a part of Hinduism". In its pursuit of political dividends, the Congress government in Karnataka has turned a theological debate into a political dispute that threatens to divide and polarise. Read More »

Palestinian President Calls US Ambassador "Son Of A Dog"

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The Palestinian leader's strong words appear to foreshadow a new pressure campaign against Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. The serious rift between the two major Palestinian groups have emerged on the assassination attempt on Prime Minister shortly after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Read More »

Farewells at Russian embassy as expelled diplomats prepare to leave UK

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The expulsion came as British police said the investigation into the poisoning could take months to complete, while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accused Russian Federation of "trying to hide the needle of truth in a haystack of lies". A Cold War-era scientist acknowledged on Tuesday he had helped create the nerve agent, contradicting Moscow's insistence that neither Russian Federation nor the Soviet Union ever had such a programme. Read More »

K-pop stars to perform in North Korea in art troupe visit

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It marks the first time that an entertainer has represented the South's delegation to inter-Korean talks. South Korea's Ministry of Unification, which handles relations with North Korea, said Tuesday that North Korea agreed to host two concerts in Pyongyang featuring South Korean artists. Read More »

Armed SRO stopped Md. school shooting, 2 students shot

Thousands of students are expected to descend on the nation's capital to rally for gun control and safer schools in the wake of the deadly February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "He told me he's not okay, and he needs to talk to someone about it", Mason said. "And I think while it's still tragic, he may have saved other people's lives". Read More »

Armed robbery at Scottburgh Mall, guards held up

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As the auto entered Paradise Road the male passenger produced a syringe, threatening the driver and demanding cash. Police said witnesses told them a man ran into the store from a black truck parked behind the building, then ran back to the truck a short time later. Read More »

Sixth reported explosion in Texas unrelated to bombings

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Even before the report of Tuesday evening's explosion, it had already been a busy day for authorities. Earlier on Tuesday, a FedEx worker was injured as a package containing nails and shrapnel blew up at a distribution centre in the San Antonio town of Schertz in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Read More »

Afghanistan: 'Dozens killed' in explosion near Kabul University

According to police, the attacker used a vehicle bomb. A report said that bodies were lying on the ground soon after the explosion, which is believed to have been a auto bomb. No group has yet accepted responsibility for the incident but the Taliban has rejected their involvement in the attack. The latest explosion to hit Kabul underlined the threat to the city from militant attacks despite government promises to tighten security in the wake of an attack in January that killed around 100 ... Read More »

Bermuda bar owner says United States student wasn't drunk before disappearance

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St. Joe's released a statement on Dombroski's death, saying "We extend our deepest sympathies to the Dombroski family along with Mark's teammates, classmates and friends.The circumstances of Mark's death are still under investigation by BPS [Bermuda Police Services.] During this hard time, we ask for your understanding and that you respect the privacy of Mark's family and friends". Read More »

Flake: I'd back impeaching Trump if he fired Mueller 'without cause'

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He called the Russian Federation probe a politically motivated witch hunt. Trump, a Republican, has renewed his Twitter attacks on both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's probe since the firing on Friday of the bureau's former deputy director, Andrew McCabe, days before he was eligible to retire with a full pension. Read More »

Bid to split 'China is doomed to fail,' warns empowered Xi

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This year's session has been dominated by the rubber-stamp body's historic move on March 11 to scrap a constitutional two-term limit on the presidency dating from 1982, enabling Xi to rule indefinitely. Now that he has made it possible to be president-for-life, Xi seems determined to bring Taiwan under Beijing's control during his time in office, something that would place him in the history books alongside Mao Zedong, said Willy Lam, an expert in Chinese politics at the Chinese University ... Read More »

Inslee Statement on New Pennsylvania Congressional Map

They've already made unsuccessful attempts to prevent redrawing the map, including a stay request to the U.S. Supreme Court and a claim that two justices' alleged biases should render case rulings moot . "Hope Republicans in the Great State of Pennsylvania challenge the new "pushed" Congressional Map, all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary", Mr. Read More »

Raj Babbar Resigns as UP Congress Chief, Party Yet to Accept Resignation

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Talking to the media, Babbar said new arrangements were being worked out in the Congress and whatever new role that he will be given by the party chief, he will take them up and work towards 2019 General Elections. Naik sent his resignation to the All India Congress Committee, ending his stint as Goa Pradesh congress committee president since July 8, 2017, when he had replaced senior party leader Luizinho Faleiro. Read More »

PSEB Class 12th Maths exam cancelled after the paper leaked

Candidates who are appearing for the Class 12th board examination must make a check on the official website to get all the details regarding the Maths examination. The exams began on February 28 and will continue till March 24. Today the examination was cancelled by the board after hearing the rumors. The process started after the board came across the reports of taking money to pass students under Open School Scheme. Read More »

Third Time Lucky? Imran Khan Marries His 'Spiritual Adviser' Bushra Maneka

Pictures of Khan's marriage have gone viral on the social media. PTI workers distributed candies and did the bhangra after hearing news of the former cricket captain's marriage with Bushra Bibi. "The PTI leadership was of the view that strong rumours about his third marriage had played a role in the defeat of the partys strong man Jahangir Tareens son at the hands of a candidate of ruling PML-N", he said. Read More »

Twitter is brutal! Imran Khan trolled over 3rd marriage to Bushra Maneka

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Last month, he made headlines after asking his supporters in a tweet to pray he finds "personal happiness which, except for a few years, I have been deprived of", following still unverified claims he had married his spiritual advisor. Imran Khan has previously referred to Watto, a mother of five, as his "spiritual adviser" and someone whose guidance he valued. Khan has two sons from her. Read More »

Telugu to be a mandatory subject in all Telangana schools: Chandrasekhar Rao

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The Chief Minister said to implement this policy, an Act would be passed in the current Legislature sessions. "It has become a necessity for everyone these days to study in English medium with the changing circumstances". "We decided to make Telugu a compulsory subject as it is our responsibility to respect our mother tongue and our culture". The Deputy chief minister Kadiyam Srihari, ministers KT Rama Rao, Jupally Krishna Rao, Padma Rao, government instructor Rajiv Sharma, cultural ... Read More »

Former Tennessee Coach Butch Jones Joining Alabama Staff as 'Intern'

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There's no longer much of a discussion about where he sits in the pantheon of college coaches - the only debate is when his reign of dominance will come to an end. Alabama will open its 2018 season against Louisville on September 1. Alabama quarterback and College Football Playoff hero Tua Tagovailoa reportedly injured his thumb during a spring practice and will undergo an evaluation to determine the extent of the setback. Read More »

Moon indicates possibility of 3-way summit with U.S., N. Korea

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The South will soon propose the meeting to the North through the Unification Ministry, Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said Wednesday. Since floating the idea for a summit with the US, "the North has been carefully watching how the situation is developing, including the US-South Korea joint military drills, before making it public to the people", Professor Kim Yong-hyun at Dongguk University said. Read More »

President Xi warns Taiwan against seeking formal independence

Some media outlets , like the Guardian , seized on an additional reference to fighting "bloody battles" as a more militaristic threat from Xi to Taiwan, but Bill Bishop of Sinocism notes (paywall) that this appears to be a translation error: The two such references were in the past tense, not the future. Read More »

Rating Roundup: Cemex SAB De CV Sponsored (CX)

About 7.10 million shares traded. Trading volume, or volume, is the number of shares or contracts that indicates the overall activity of a security or market for a given period. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.08/share and a low EPS of $0.04/share. This gives investors an idea of how much the security has moved in the past year and whether it is trading near the top, middle or bottom of the range. Read More »

Message on dollar bill could be tied to 1999 cold case

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Police investigator Adam Streubel, of Neenah, Wisconsin, doesn't believe the message on the bill is genuine. A possibly faked message on a dollar bill seen in Wisconsin mentions an Arizona girl who disappeared in 1999. "There was a little spring of hope for a second, and then reality set in", he said. "There is nothing you can do with it, which is rather frustrating". Read More »

Wanna One apologizes for remarks made during live broadcast

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They made the remarks before a female staff of the show asked them to get into their positions for the broadcast. Kang even mentioned in vulgar terms about using the bathroom that morning. They also promised to work hard on their manners and be cautious of their actions. We are reflecting deeply and we will try to always be careful and modest about all of our actions, as well as mature. Read More »

Modi calls up Chinese president Xi, congratulates him on re-election

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before the welcoming banquet for the BRICS Summit, in Xiamen, China September 4, 2017. On 11 March, China's National People's Congress voted in favour of removing the two five-year term limits imposed on the President of China and elevated his most trusted man to vice-Presidency thus granting Xi indefinite control over the leadership of Communist Party of China. Read More »

Donald Trump warns of dire consequences if Democrats take House

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It enjoys bipartisan support among key Appropriations panel negotiators on the omnibus measure who want to get the expensive project on track while their coffers are flush with money. The Democrats' counteroffer was rejected, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. We figured out how to deal with them by talking about pocketbook issues. Read More »