Thursday, 21 February 2019
Latest news
Home » People


Las Vegas shooting: what we know so far


Jason Aldean , who was performing in Las Vegas at the time of Sunday's mass shooting , has canceled his upcoming shows "out of respect for the victims , their families, and our fans", he announced Tuesday. He broke the window in his room with a hammer-like device before shooting. About 22,000 people were standing below the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas when gunman Stephen Paddock fired down on them . Read More »

De Lima to appeal SC ruling on her detention


The presidential spokesperson's statement came after the SC, in a 9-6 vote, uphold the jurisdiction of Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court over the senator's drug cases. De Lima, a former justice secretary, has been an outspoken critic of Duterte's anti-drug campaign that independent nongovernmental organizations and media outlets estimate has resulted in the deaths of more than 12,000 people over the past 15 months. Read More »

Three States cut Value-Added Tax on petrol, diesel


Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had termed it as a "Diwali gift" to people of the state. "Our demand for reduction in cess on petrol and diesel products by the State government was rejected and we were informed that it is utilised to repay farm loans waiver package announced in June", Daruwala said. Read More »

Appeal against Godhra order in Supreme Court, says Pravin Togadia


The High Court, deciding appeals challenging convictions and acquittals in the burning of the Sabarmati Express in Godhra - in which 59 people, mostly Kar Sevaks or Hindu volunteers returning from Ayodhya, were killed -changed death sentences to rigorous life imprisonment and confirmed life term for another 20. Read More »

Supreme Court says sexual relations between man and minor wife is rape


Another aspect of the verdict is that it would be applicable to the couples getting hitched in future without affecting the ones already in a wedlock. At present, it is considered rape only if the wife is below 15 years. The apex court said the exception is violative of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution. Read More »

Ominous email: 'In the event of a nuclear attack'


The unusual nature of a university system alerting its constituency to the possibility of a North Korean attack attracted the attention of national and worldwide media, including The Washington Post , Fox News, CBS News and the Daily Mail of London. Read More »

Vampire scare prompts United Nations pullout from southern Malawi


The violence has mostly been carried out by mobs hunting for people believed to drink human blood as part of magic rituals, the BBC reports. "UNDSS is continuing to monitor the situation closely to ensure all affected U.N. quotes police spokesman James Kadadzera as saying the latest attack occurred over the weekend when a vigilante mob beat two people to death because they were suspected of being bloodsuckers . Read More »

After Farhan Akhtar, Yami Gautam writes open letter on Hrithik-Kangana row


Now Hrithik's friends and fans are coming out in support by posting his thoughts on public platforms such as in social media. Apart from siding with Hrithik, the actress has hit out at the media for conducting a trial which she feels might jeopardise the "equal-rights-for-all movement" that had gained momentum so far. Read More »

Mother leaves behind toddler in corn maze


Twelve hours later, the mother noticed her son was missing and called police, according to Spanish Fork police Sgt. Joe Monson. Police said the mother later arrived at the police station with about 10 children. The woman contacted authorities, and when the boy could not be identified, he spent the night with child protective services. Police are investigating the circumstances behind the incident. Read More »

751 bombs dropped in Afghanistan last month by US-led forces


Military officials say the number of US air strikes rose in September to their highest point in seven years with more than 750 strikes ordered against the Taliban and the Islamic State throughout the month. Since assuming office early this year, President Trump announced a new military strategy for #afghanistan, in August, that saw the number of troops deployed in the country increased. Read More »

When are play-off round matches, and when is the draw?


Tickets range from approximately $130 (for a group play contest) and tops out at $1,114 (for the tournament final in Moscow). While Argentina had Messi, who was able to prevent his side's failure to qualify for the Russia World Cup, there were some shocking revelations made last night which saw some of the biggest footballing nations bowing out of the competition before it actually started. Read More »

Commanding Officers of USS McCain Relieved of Duty Following Deadly Collision

Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez and Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, were "relieved due to a loss of confidence", according to statement from the United States 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan, the ship's home port. The cause of the August 21 collision is still under investigation but the U.S. Navy described it as preventable. The results of that comprehensive review are expected to be announced in a few weeks. Read More »

Chinese women detained at South Korea immigration after plastic surgery


The three Chinese women are now stuck in the South Korean airport because the security check refused to grant them the permission to leave the country. They were waiting for their identities to be confirmed. South Korea has a booming and cheap plastic-surgery industry complete with travel packages that include cosmetic treatments followed by safari trips in Africa, where people can heal - if they can make it past airport officials. Read More »

Moving wildfires ravage Northern California's wine country


Some 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes since Sunday, officials said , while CNN reported that more than 100 people had been treated for fire-related injuries, including burns and smoke inhalation. 10). Maureen Fairchild, a nurse, was working at a hospital in Marin County where some of the evacuees were brought. A sheriff's deputy in the Mark West area remained with 40 people who sheltered in place in a field near a blocked road while fires burned around them, Giordano ... Read More »

Kurdish party to boycott Baghdad until sanctions lifted


A diplomatic resolution to what could become a geo-political landmine is necessary, with Libya an example of how effective militias in the region can go against the grain of global political leaders and the resolution will likely have to be in the shape of an oil revenue sharing structure that had been discarded at the time of rebuilding Iraq. Read More »

SC to go through CBI's documents in Karti's case


The apex court has adjourned the matter for further hearing till tomorrow. In response to CBI's allegation that Karti had multiple bank accounts overseas, Sibal said Karti has one bank account in the UK. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Karti, opposed CBI's submissions and said these documents can not be a part of the case diary and if the court looks into it, then these materials should also be shown to him. Read More »

Detroit Rapper Doughboy Roc Shot and Killed


Although police have yet to confirm his identity, reports indicate that it was Yeargin, who was shot in the right ear and right shoulder, and pronounced dead on the scene. "They did all the work and I just wanted to show the world what they were working on", Jeezy said of Doughboyz when he phoned in to WJLB 97.9 in Detroit last night and broke the news with DJ Blast. Read More »

Dianne Feinstein: There's no law that would have stopped the Vegas attack

Feinstein's longtime political consultant Bill Carrick told City News Service he doubted either would run. There's no law that would have done anything to stop the Las Vegas shooter. "The next step after that is to do the best we can to get a Democratic majority in the House and Senate and hopefully a Democrat in the White House", Carrick said. Read More »

Police officer shot dead in Lubbock Texas


He was arrested and taken down to the campus police quarters on campus , where fatally shot an officer in the head before fleeing the campus . According to Chris Cook, at around 7:45 PM on Monday when #Campus Police were called to the freshman's dorm room on a welfare check, officers found drugs and related paraphernalia in his room. Read More »

United States turns heat on Hezbollah, slaps rewards on leaders


The Lebanon-based Islamist organization has operatives engaging in terror activities around the world and has received aid from Iran. Counterterror officials also worry that Hezbollah has successfully expanded its arsenal of advanced rockets and missiles, while building its own weapon production facilities. Read More »

Kerala government soft on terror, says Ravi Shankar Prasad


She was also reportedly influenced by Muslim friends. The second Athira from Palakad eloped with a Muslim man and converted to marry him. Significantly, "radical" Muslim outfit Popular Front of India and its political arm Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) have emerged as a common link in the "indoctrination" and "luring" of not only the two Athiras but also that of Akhila Asokan alias Hadiya , a senior NIA officer told TOI. Read More »

Catalonia: Puigdemont sign and then suspends the independence


EU President Donald Tusk had earlier urged Puigdemont against making a decision that would make "dialogue impossible". The central government in Madrid responded that it did not accept the declaration of independence by the separatists and did not consider the referendum or its results to be valid. Read More »

Supreme Court dismisses one of two travel ban cases

The US Supreme Court has dismissed one of two cases concerning President Donald Trump's ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries. In a brief order issued this evening, the justices sent Trump v. The third and latest version of the travel ban is supposed to take full effect October 18 and already has been challenged in the courts. That's a victory for the Trump administration, which urged the court to take that step. Read More »

North Korea hacks US, South Korea war plan


Two supersonic USA bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula, officials said Wednesday, in a show of force amid growing tensions with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. The US President recently warned that "only one thing will work" when it comes to dealing with Pyongyang as it continues to carry out nuclear tests despite United Nations sanctions and worldwide condemnation. Read More »

Three Men Charged for Plotting to Terrorize New York City


El Bahnasawy purchased bomb-making materials and helped secure a cabin within driving distance of the city where he planned to build the explosives, according to the DOJ. Haroon, meanwhile, told the undercover agent that he saw the subway as a "perfect" target for the attack, and that they should shoot as many train riders as possible before setting off suicide vests. Read More »

De Blasio hits Trump on Puerto Rico: 'Get back to work'


It's been two weeks now since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico causing massive devastation. "They had these lovely, soft towels". Mr Trump got high marks for his handling of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida and the Caribbean. Read More »

Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) Stock Price While Sentiment Increases

Boston Advsrs Limited Company stated it has 0.84% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC ). Western Digital Corp now has $25.17 billion valuation. Hightower Advsr Limited Liability Com holds 0.05% or 67,493 shares. Two Sigma Secs Lc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX). Read More »

Sonipat Blasts: Abdul Karim Tunda Gets Life Imprisonment


Tunda will now be lodged in the Dasna jail in Ghaziabad as many cases are pending against him in other parts of the country as well. Tunda's lawyer, after the decision by the Additional District and Sessions Judge, Sonipat, said that he would challenge the order in the High Court. Read More »

Detective fired, another officer demoted after U of U nurse arrest


Payne had already been suspended and also axed from his paramedic role within the police department. Payne's supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, was also demoted to officer. The patient wasn't suspected of wrongdoing. Her lawyer didn't have immediate comment on the decision to fire Payne. She was surrounded by hospital staff. Read More »