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Mehbooba Likely To Call On PM Modi — Kashmir On Edge


Article 35A of the Constitution empowers the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to define the state's permanent residents and their privileges. Article 370 as enshrined in the Indian Constitution accords "special or an autonomous status" to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and restricts the power of the Legislative powers of the Union on defence, foreign affairs and communications. Read More »

Sahara seeks a stay on auction of Aamby Valley


On February 6, the Supreme Court had ordered the attachment of Aamby Valley to recover dues from the company. Sibal told the bench, also comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and A K Sikri, that the balance amount of Rs 305.21 crore out of the Rs 552.21 crore would be deposited by August 12. Read More »

NYPD officer shot in arm in Brooklyn; saved by bulletproof vest


The officer did not return fire. The officer, a woman, was shot in the arm, the spokeswoman said. According to the news network, the injured officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, but a spokesperson from NYPD could not confirm additional details. Read More »

Toyota delays opening of Mexican plant until 2020


The Corolla will continue to be produced at an existing plant in the US state of Mississippi. The automakers did not say where the plant will be built. Yamamoto also argued that auto companies are merely battling to be the first to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for marketing purposes as opposed to benefitting the industry. Read More »

Man arrested on suspicion of pushing woman under a bus


Luckily, she only received minor injuries from the incident, which could have been clearly worse. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody. The suspect reportedly returned to the scene 15 minutes later, running across the other side of the bridge. The approaching bus had to swerve out the way, narrowly avoiding a collision. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Models a Norma Kamali Swimsuit in Vogue


The military denied treatment for her gender dysphoria, which she claimed exacerbated her distress. The ex-soldier formerly known as Private First Class Bradley Manning was released from a federal prison in May because of a commutation of sentence by former President Obama. Read More »

Turkey Arrests Suspected ISIS Member For Planning Attack on US Warplane


The ISIS-affiliated man, who has traveled to Syria, also meant to attack the local Alevi community in Adana, authorities said. Turkish authorities have detained a Russian national and suspected Islamic State militant for allegedly planning a drone attack on US aircraft at Turkey's Incirlik air base, according to the Turkish police. Read More »

US Destroyer Sails Near Artificial Chinese Island in South China Sea


USS John S McCain , a guided-missile destroyer, came within 12 miles of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea . The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, and comes as Trump is seeking China's cooperation to rein in North Korea . Read More »

Why Trump's Poll Numbers Matter for the 2018 Midterms


Thirty-four percent of respondents approve of Democratic leaders in Congress, compared to 59 percent who disapprove. And a majority of Republicans polled, 56 percent, say they feel members of their own party are getting in the way of President Trump's agenda. Read More »

HS football player dies after suffering injury at practice


It is not clear if the unnamed second player had been participating in the same exercise as Mileto. The team's training officially starts Monday, and the football season starts in September. Kenneth Graham released a statement saying, "The Sachem Central School District Administration, Board of Education and entire school community are truly saddened to learn of the tragic loss of an 11th-grade Sachem High School East student". Read More »

Government hires outside counsel to begin Trans Mountain pipeline legal challenge


The NDP said without the certificates, the Trans Mountain expansion can not move forward on public land. Hudema added that if the B.C. government is serious about using every tool in its toolbox to fight the pipeline, it will "fully implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as part of its stated commitment to respect Indigenous rights, including the rigth to free, prior, and informed consent". Read More »

US Secretary of State Tillerson arrives in Thailand


Washington is reaching out to key actors in the region as security fears loom over North Korea's nuclear programme and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Tillerson met Thailand's foreign minister, Don Pramudwinai, before junta chief Prayuth. The sanctions involve reducing North Korea's export revenues by up to one-third. Read More »

Traders Buy Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) on Weakness


Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Lc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) for 9,461 shares. Sustainable Growth Advisers Lp owns 2.29 million shares or 2.54% of their U.S. Oakbrook Invs Llc has invested 0.01% in VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE:PAY). Oxbow Advisors Llc, a Texas-based fund reported 20,275 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 69,000 shares. Read More »

US government's grim climate summary draft leaks


The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, with the most recent years being the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a previous draft of the special science section of the National Climate Assessment published by The New York Times on Monday. Read More »

Reports says Trump immigration plan will cost 4.6 million jobs


The bill by senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia would cut green cards from over 1 million to about 500,000 per year; prevent siblings and adult children of USA citizens and legal permanent residents from gaining permanent lawful residency; and cap annual refugee admissions at 50,000. Read More »

Korea says ARF statement "severely" distorts nature of Korean peninsula issue

Faced with the rising threat posed by North Korea , the three ministers affirmed that greater pressure, rather than simply more talks, is needed so as to force North Korea into taking specific action toward denuclearization. He says stopping the launches would be the "first and strongest signal". "China and Russian Federation voted with us". The latest United Nations resolution bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. Read More »

Trump thanks Putin for expelling 755 United States diplomats


President Donald Trump reportedly thanked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for kicking American diplomats out of Russia, saying the move was good for the U.S. President Trump offered gratitude rather than outrage on Thursday for Russia's decision to force the United States Embassy in Moscow to slash its personnel by 755 people, despite earlier bipartisan condemnation from other American leaders who had protested the Cold War-style move. Read More »

Florida senators weigh in on escalating tension with North Korea


Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), in which he called Trump "sick", "dangerous" and a man of "poor judgement, belligerence and reckless impetuosity". The president has now gotten some support for his "Fire & Fury" threat against North Korea from some more moderate voices, including one-time opponent Senator Marco Rubio and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Read More »

Ex-Obama adviser: Trump claims about nuclear arsenal 'alarming'

President Donald Trump is prone to exaggeration (at times he has even been accused of saying things that are downright false), and that includes, apparently, when he is talking about nuclear weapons. Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty said on Twitter that it was actually Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, who launched a $1-trillion modernization of the nuclear arsenal. Read More »

Pinoys in Guam worry about NoKor's threat

Calvo said that he's confident in Guam's defense capabilities based on multiple briefings with the military. Guam's Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros says officials there are confident "the U.S. "The way our infrastructure is built - an 8.3 quake a decade ago, powerful typhoons - they are well-equipped to coordinate both pre-event and also post-event", the Guam governor said. Read More »

West Ham bid club record £27.1m for William Carvalho


According to The Telegraph , an offer has now been submitted for the Portugal global worth the equivalent of €30m. According to the Evening Standard , the Hammers are preparing a club-record £25m bid for Carvalho, who is thought to be keen on a move to the Premier League . Read More »

NEET Row: SC raps CBSE for setting up different question papers


A Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra said identical questions should be asked for students writing their NEET in English and other regional languages. NEET was conducted in 10 languages this year - Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Telegu, Tamil and Kannada by the CBSE. Read More »

Jeffress: God sanctions 'fire and fury'

Consequently, Jeffress was able to secure a position within Trump's inner circle, serving as a religious adviser in the Oval Office. Robert Jeffress , pastor of the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, said efforts by the USA against North Korea are biblical. Read More »

In India, SoftBank Tries, Tries Again


Flipkart said on Thursday that it has raised "significant" investments in the form of a mix of primary and secondary capital from the Japanese investor Softbank's Vision Fund , taking its cash reserves to over $4 billion. "We want to support innovative companies that are clear winners in India". SoftBank declined to confirm the exact amount the fund had invested. After this investment, Vision fund will become one of the biggest stakeholders in Flipkart. Read More »

Al-Qaeda operative brought to India from Saudi Arabia


DCP Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said that after questioning Zeeshan, they came to know that he was trying to assemble young boys. The group owes allegiance to Al Qaeda. Raza was also linked to al-Qaeda. The five, arrested between December 2015 and January 2016 from different parts of the country, were charged by the agency under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Read More »

Crude bomb defused onboard train in Amethi, threat letter found


Government Railway Police stopped the train at the Akbarganj Railway station at 1:14 soon the received the information. The object was later confirmed to be a low intensity bomb. The hand-written letter stated, "Dujana ki shahadat ka badla ab Hindustan ko chukana padega". The RPF stopped the train in Akbarganj loop line after the coach attendant and TT in the train informed Lucknow control room of the unattended object in a polythene bag next to the train toilet. Read More »

North Korea threatened Guam numerous times in the past


The Defence Force has confirmed an Air Force aircraft is in Guam as part of a military exercise, but will not comment on the North Korean threat against the country. Lying roughly 2,000 miles southeast of North Korea, Guam is about three times the size of Washington DC and has a population of 178,000 people. Guam has been a US territory since 1898, when Spain ceded it in the wake of the Spanish-American War. Read More »