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Calcutta HC to deliver verdict on Panchayat on April 20

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Calcutta high court on Friday extended the deadline for submission of nominations in the Bengal panchayat polls by a day, which will be decided by the state election commission in consultation with the state government. But barely 12 hours later, state election commissioner AK Singh issued another notification withdrawing the extension order. "The court will spell out its verdict tomorrow", said Justice Subrata Talukdar. Read More »

Kim Jong Un Can Now Call South Korea's Moon Whenever He Wants

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Kim Jong-un himself made that demand as recently as 2016. The US is now trying to obtain their release although Trump would not make that a pre-condition for his meeting with Kim. Trump said the summit could, with his "blessing", explore a peace treaty to formally end the conflict. "The meeting location will be the result of compromise, carefully chosen so as not to provide propaganda fodder for either side", said Miha Hribernik, senior Asia analyst at global risk consultancy Verisk ... Read More »

Barbara Bush greets daughter in heaven in popular newspaper cartoon

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This status, along with being mother to another governor and cousin to a third president, could make her the US equivalent of royalty, but it was Bush's down-to-earth demeanor that made her enormously popular with the American people . Bush on her wall. As the world prepares to bid farewell to the former first lady, so many Houstonians are anxious to show their appreciation for her service to our city and to our country. Read More »

Basque militant group apologizes for pain caused during armed campaign for independence

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The band gave up its savage effort in 2011 and disarmed it self. After more than four decades of vehicle bomb attacks, shootings and kidnappings, the group gave up its violent campaign in 2011 and disarmed itself one year ago. "This is nothing less than a effect of the strength of the state of law that has conquered ETA with the arms of democracy", it said in a statement. Read More »

Assad still has 'limited' chemical capability: Pentagon

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Rescue workers aligned with forces opposed to President Bashar Assad as well as medical and media activists accused the Syrian government of dropping deadly chemical munitions on Douma on April 7. Nauert said the United States anxious that the evidence would "deteriorate" the longer the inspectors were delayed. Security concerns were still keeping global experts from inspecting the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria on Thursday. Read More »

Pentagon: Syria retains limited capability for chemical attack in future

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Fox News' Mike Tobin reports with details. The United Nations has extensive contacts in Syria , however, it asks to be given access to the country, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told Sputnik. The source did not say when the inspectors might visit the site, or whether a planned visit to Douma on Wednesday had been postponed. They arrived in Damascus on a fact-finding mission on Saturday. Read More »

Amazons secures US Open tennis rights in United Kingdom and Ireland

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Open, one of the four Grand Slam pro tennis tournaments. Amazon snapped the rights, that had previously been owned by Eurosport, " for about $40 million (£30 million), " the Guardian stated in November. "We are proud to partner with the USTA to add the US Open to the growing portfolio of sports available on Prime Video", Alex Green, managing director of Prime Video Europe, said. Read More »

Naroda Patiya riot case: Gujarat High Court likely to pronounce verdict

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A division bench of Justice Harsha Devani and Justice A S Supehiya had reserved the order last August after the hearing concluded. The High Court, while acquitting her giving her the benefit of doubt, upheld former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi's conviction but commuted his sentence from imprisonment till death to 21 years in prison. Read More »

Disputed Report Claims Mattis Told Trump to Ask Congress Before Syria Strikes

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The UN team left the site "under the cover and protection of the Russian military police and safely returned to Damascus", it added. Western powers accuse the Damascus government of an April 7 chemical attack in Douma, near Damascus, where the World Health Organization said 43 people who died suffered "symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals". Read More »

United States destroyers, subs, jets could answer Trump's Syria strike call

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Efforts at the UN Security Council to find a diplomatic solution failed yesterday, with Washington and Moscow opposing each other's rival motions to set up an global investigation into chemical weapons use. Two US officials said attacks could continue beyond tonight, with a senior administration official saying "this isn't over". Trump has largely avoided criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, though he singled him out in a tweet over the weekend for supporting Assad. Read More »

Has The Microsoft E3 Conference Been Leaked Already?

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Microsoft is looking for a senior engineer to head up its DRAM solutions for Xbox hardware specifically citing " GDDR6 and future DRAM technologies". Microsoft is the destination for the brightest minds in gaming device design. These solutions include DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6 and future DRAM technologies, with GDDR5 being now implemented by the Xbox One . Read More »

Things You Need To Know About The Upcoming Karnataka Assembly Election

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Siddaramaiah said that people of Badami want to see him contesting from their constituency. According to the Deccan Chronicle report, Siddaramaiah had met with All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary KC Venugopal, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief, Dr G Parameshwar, and others at a private hotel in Mysuru late on Wednesday night and told reporters on Thursday morning that he still doesn't know what decision the party high-command will take. Read More »

CBSE Class 10th Results 2018

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As per the reports, there was a question in which students had to read the passage and from it, they have to write synonyms for words like endurance, obstruction, and motivation. Now, another decision has taken by the CBSE that it will go to give two extra marks to the students who have appeared for the English exam. The court had before discarded a PIL in which NGO Social Jurist had looked for that CBSE be directed to hold the class 10 exam in April, if required, and not in July as it had ... Read More »

SC rejects Dawood kin's plea challenging attachment of their properties

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Amina and Hasina were unable to provide any kind of proof that the earnings and the properties had a legal source, thus, they couldn't take back the properties. Six flats in Dambarwala building, which is said to be the ancestral property of the fugitive don was auctioned at Rs 3.53 crores and Hotel Raunaq Afroz on 33 Pakmodia Street, which is also known as Delhi Zaika was bid at the highest for Rs 4.53 crore. Read More »

Pentagon Says Assad 'Still Has Limited' Chemical Capability

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Speaking after the briefing, the PM said: "This disinformation campaign is not just aimed at social media and the United Kingdom - it is meant to undermine the actual institutions and processes of the rules based system, such as the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons". Read More »

Pentagon: Sarin likely at bombed Syria sites

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He said its remaining chemical capabilities are "probably spread throughout the country at a variety of sites". "Russian officials have worked with the Syrian regime, we believe, to sanitize the locations of the suspected attacks and remove incriminating evidence of chemical weapons use", she added. Read More »

7 parties submit notice to impeach CJI

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Opposition parties on Friday submitted a notice to Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu to initiate impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra , Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said. Read More »

No Room for Complacency as Global Debt Hits Record High

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Both the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have applauded India's economic policies for overcoming the recent adversities like corporate debt and economically disruptive forces like financial scams. In emerging market and middle-income countries past year, debt-to-GDP ratios were nearly 50 percent, levels not seen since the debt crisis of the 1980s. Read More »

Natalie Portman backs out of trip to Israel over regional tensions

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The 36-year-old Black Swan actress was set to venture to the Middle Eastern country in June to attend a ceremony put on by the Genesis Prize Foundation. "We fear that Ms. Portman's decision will cause our philanthropic initiative to be politicised". Hollywood actor and film producer Natalie Portman has cancelled her trip to Israel to receive an honour in light of "recent events". Read More »

Majid Al Futtaim's Vox to open multiplex cinema in Riyadh

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However, after crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman's modernisation drive entertainment was given more importance. The cinema will open to the public on Friday, operator AMC Entertainment Holdings revealed, and judging by pictures taken this week, the theatre is not segregated by gender. Read More »

SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case

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Narendra Modi broke his silence on the rape cases on Friday at an event in Delhi where he said that the guilty will not be spared and daughter of India will get justice. According to police, perpetrators accused in connection of raping and killing Asifa are all Hindu men who kidnapped her on January 10 when she had gone to fetch the horses grazing on the meadow. Read More »

Vehicle seat trade-in program returns to Target

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Check here to see participating stores. What happens to the turned-in child safety seats? Target will take the auto seats to Waste Management , who then recycles the materials to create grocery cars, plastic buckets and construction materials. Read More »

U.S. suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

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The investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Syria on Saturday, but so far have not been able to begin their work in Douma. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Monday the strikes were "entirely the right thing to do". The UK opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party, also questioned the strikes, saying Saturday that he believed the "action was legally questionable", and called on May to publish the UK attorney general's advice ... Read More »

James Comey's Memos On His Interactions With President Trump Are Out

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Attorney's Office". IG refers to the inspector general . Last week, Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent to Congress a report blasting McCabe . Sessions has tasked Huber with looking into a range of GOP concerns. "In its core, it was corroborated by other USA intelligence". Comey led the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server for official business while serving as secretary of state. Read More »

Justice Department Turns Over 15 Pages Of Comey Memos To Congress

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President Trump fired Comey in May 2017, leading to the appointment of Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos , left, interviews former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week about his book, " A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership ". Read More »

Arizona Cardinals release 2018 regular season schedule

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Week 2: 1:05 p.m. Sunday, September 16 vs. the Detroit Lions. Week 5 - Sunday, Oct. 7: At San Francisco 49ers at 1:25 p.m. Week 3 - Sunday, Sept. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on September 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los Angeles Rams at Oakland. Read More »

Bomb found in Berlin - city centre evacuated

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Last week, German bomb disposal experts successfully dismantled a 1.8-tonne United Kingdom bomb found in the town of Paderborn. The operation to defuse the device will take place around midday, the BBC said. More than 70 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are regularly found, a potentially deadly legacy of the intense Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany. Read More »

SC terms public statements on impeachment of judges unfortunate

Asked if the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which was not too keen to back the motion, had finally joined the opposition move, the MP said: "So far, the TMC hasn't agreed". A motion was moved against Justice JB Pardiwala (Gujarat-HC, 2015), but then he corrected the issue of contention. If it concludes that there is enough reason to remove the CJI, the House in which the motion was first moved takes it up for discussion and a vote. Read More »

Home Office under fire for destroying Windrush landing cards

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Labour said it was a "fiasco" and that culpability "rests exclusively with the Home Office". Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said Mr Gove was one of the most intelligent politicians in Britain "and therefore he can not possibly believe what he has said". Read More »

Someone painted a tortoise red, and Florida wildlife officials are seeing red

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Two people who spotted the tortoise took it to a wildlife rehabilitation center. Both the tortoise and its burrow are protected under state law, FWC says . "The amount he had and the thickness of it was just incredible". As gopher tortoises are a threatened species in Florida, Titterington said she and her team spent the last few days scrubbing the paint off Raphael using dish soap and a toothbrush. Read More »