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Congress distances itself from suspended leader after pro-Pakistan remarks

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Soon after getting criticism from Congress and BJP, Mani Shankar Aiyar , who is in Pakistan, told ANI , "Thousands of people, whom I don't know, hug me, wish me. Meanwhile, its not only Mani Shankar Aiyar who has echoed the need for a dialogue between India and Pakistan but Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday also asserted the need for a dialogue between Indian and Pakistan to solve issues between the country. Read More »

Mayawati slams RSS chief for comparing sangh activists with Army jawans

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Mayawati said that when Bhagwat was so confident about his militant cadre and about their similarity to Army jawans, then why was he taking security of commandos. Vaidya said, RSS cadres have history of helping the Army during all wars and several Army chiefs have praised its contribution. "Preparing an army takes six to seven months, but we [RSS cadre] will be battle-ready in three days". Read More »

Waterloo, Ont., school board to hold off on providing naloxone

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School board Vice-Chairman Douglas C. Foyle said the board has already made the "difficult decision" to close Eastbury Elementary School in June. "It is a national search", Gina Patterson, the Virginia School Boards Association's executive director, told the board Tuesday. Read More »

Suspect in teen's death says she hired him to kill her

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Lopez told investigators Bollinger asked how much it would cost for him to kill her and he said he told her "from hundreds to thousands". Because he struggled with depression and suicide attempts, Lopez told police, he used "a fake persona of a hit man that he had created for himself", and said he talked to Bollinger using that persona to convince her he was a hit man and willing to help her commit suicide, the affidavit said. Read More »

Trump's plan to end DACA was blocked by another judge

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A second federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to accept renewal applications from DACA recipients, ruling Tuesday that the government improperly terminated the program offering protections from deportation to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children. Read More »

Mulvaney: New CFPB Strategic Plan Provides "Clarity and Certainty"

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The CFPB was conceived to stamp out predatory lending and the agency is now led by Mick Mulvaney , President Donald Trump's budget director. Toward the second goal, the bureau said it would continue protecting consumers from UDAAPs and discrimination, as well as "enforc [ing] federal consumer financial law consistently, without regard to the status of a person as a depository institution, in order to promote fair competition". Read More »

Egyptian army Puts militant death toll in Sinai at 38

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The statement said that naval units from a Mistral helicopter carrier are patrolling the coast of Arish, the capital of North Sinai governorate, while other personnel have been deployed in Egypt's southern desert and along mountainous paths near the southern and western borders to "thwart any attempt to sneak through global borders". Read More »

Governor Rejects Proposed Congressional Map

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Glenn Thompson, the congressman from the 5th District, would lose that area. Drew Crompton, a senior Senate Republican aide involved in developing the map, said voter performance was not considered for any candidate. Republicans replied that U.S. Supreme Court opinions in 1983 and 2012 say that "valid, neutral redistricting policies include preserving the cores of current districts and avoiding contests between incumbent representatives". Read More »

Report on Grand Canyon helicopter crash to be released within 10 days

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University of Southampton law graduate Hill, 32, was on board the helicopter in Las Vegas , Nevada, with his younger brother, Stuart Hill, and his brother's girlfriend, Becky Dobson. Sir Peter Bottomley MP said: "Sadly, some Worthing people were involved in this tragic crash". A retrofit kit of crash-resistant fuel systems was to be completed on the Airbus model EC130B4 helicopters by "early 2016", according to a 2017 NTSB Safety Recommendation Report where two documented crashes in 2015 ... Read More »

Church compensates server who lost job over Facebook post

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Server Tamlynn Yoder , 25, spent most of her shift getting it packaged, making sure it was correct and then carrying it out to the vehicle. A huge order came in to an Outback Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens , Florida , on Wednesday: 25 steaks, 25 chickens and 25 potatoes. Read More »

No Tie-Up With Congress, Says CPM's Political Road Map For Three Years

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The national spotlight the tiny state is getting is something new for its curious and politically aware voters who are divided on whether the saffron surge will be enough to surmount the red fortress. The state has been under Left rule since 1978 barring a five-year period between 1988-93 and Sarkar has been at the helm since 1998. The BJP feels it can cash-in on an anti- incumbency. Read More »

NAB approves filing of supplementary references against Sharifs

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The NAB had filed two supplementary references against Sharif, his sons Mr Hasan and Mr Hussain regarding Al-Azizia Steel Mills & Hill Metal Establishment and Flagship Investment cases. Meanwhile, Tallal Chaudhry said that according to the constitution of Pakistan no one could be barred from leaving the country without a reason. Reacting to NAB's plea, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that the bureau should not target those who were facing trials and the Sharif family held itself "answerable ... Read More »

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea

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The match came a day after the hockey squad marched into the stadium together holding blue and white Korean Unification Flags at the gala opening ceremony in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. This item corrects that Kim Yo Jong is the leader's sister. Many experts say Kim's overture is meant to use improved ties with Seoul as a way to weaken US -led global sanctions toughened after its series of big weapons tests a year ago that include its sixth and largest nuclear test explosion and ... Read More »

India's total forest cover increases by 1%

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The India State of Forest Report 2017 , released by Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Harsh Vardhan, notes a decrease in forest cover in five northeastern states-Mizoram (531sqkm), Nagaland (459sqkm) Arunachal Pradesh (190sqkm) Tripura (164 sqkm) and Meghalaya (116sqkm). Read More »

Jeff Sessions Props Up Civil Forfeiture Program In Address To US Sheriffs

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He had been expected to say: "The sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage". This comment does not appear in Sessions' prepared remarks . Yes, who would possibly use that phrase in a sentence? Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King , tweeted a quote from her mother's 1986 opposition to Sessions's nomination for a federal judgeship. Read More »

Secretary of State: Dog doesn't have what it takes to be governor

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Man's best friend will not be Kansas' next governor . The new bill would also mean dogs, cats and inmates wouldn't be able to run. "Basically, I was reading some stories about the young teenagers that were entering the governor's race and I thought I wonder what it takes to be in the race and I thought I wonder if my dog Angus could run", Terran Woolley said. Read More »

Boston Dynamics crosses new threshold with door-opening dog

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However, everything else goes down smoothly, and the robot is able to hold the door for its companion. It uses a hand to turn the latch, pull open the door, and keep holding it open while both robots traipse on through. 'SpotMini is one of the quietest robots we have ever built, the firm says, due to its electric motors. We first saw this latest iteration of the SpotMini in November , when it was shown without a head attachment. Read More »

Grizzlies waive forward/center Brandan Wright

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Wright is in the final season of the three-year, $18 million deal he signed with the Grizzlies in 2015. The North Carolina product has averaged 7.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game through his 10 National Basketball Association seasons, making an efficient 60.7 percent of his shots from the field. Read More »

United Nations rights experts demand release of Palestinian girl detained in Israel

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Urging the Palestinian public to support the move, detainees noted that "dozens" of Palestinians had remained in custody for over 14 years - without trial or charge - under the administrative detention policy. Amed Tamimi, in a video which went viral, could be seen confronting two Israeli soldier, kicking one and slapping the other while being filmed by her mother, who has been charged with incitement on social media and assault. Read More »

Man masturbates before DU student in bus, girl files molestation complaint

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The video that the student uploaded on social media, showed a middle-aged man exposing and fondling himself as he used a bag on his lap to hide his actions from other passengers, NDTV reported . The student further said, "After that incident, I was really scared and was in a state of shock". Later, she also made a video of the man masturbating at her as an evidence and posted it on social media . Read More »

Weatherford teacher dies from flu effects

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Her husband, Frank Holland, went and purchased the medication himself, but by then, it was too late. "She wouldn't go get medicine because she's a mama. In fact, the country is now at a point where the current flu season has become equal in severity to that of the swine flu in 2009 , one of the deadliest, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

Donald Trump wants a bigger budget for the USA military

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In addition to the modernization of the US nuclear arsenal, President Trump said the Department of Defense will be "increasing arsenals of virtually every weapon ..." "The budget increases the capability and capacity of the United States to detect, defeat, and defend against any North Korean use of ballistic missiles against the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and partners", the White House budget proposal says. Read More »

On valentine's day, 10 men arrested for threatening couples in Ahmedabad

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In Chennai, an organisation called the Bharat Hindu Front conducted a "marriage ceremony" of a dog and a donkey on Wednesday in protest against the day. The reports of fresh Valentine's Day protest come in after the Lucknow University had issued an advisory asking the students to not to come to the campus on valentine's day as it will remain closed. Read More »

Hawaiian lawmakers want to prohibit loot boxes with new bills

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The first two which are titled House Bill 2686 and Senate Bill 3024 objective a regulation on the sales of games containg loot boxes to only people above the age of 21. The game also received considerable amounts of heat for raffling off iconic saga characters like Darth Vader as easy giveaways in loot boxes . The odds disclosure bill also allows the state Department of Commerce to audit the game code to confirm those odds, much as existing state gambling laws allow full ... Read More »

Billions added to food exports after European Union exit vote

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It said the agreement must take account of the special case of the cross-border economy, and must include transitional agreements of sufficient length for businesses to plan. In order to maintain an open border in Ireland, Mr Barnier said it was now necessary to "start legally defining how this scenario would work in operational terms". Read More »

Less plastic in Buckingham Palace: Queen

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Apparently , there is a "strong desire to tackle the issue" from the very top of the Royal household, since Elizabeth II became "personally interested" in the ills of plastic waste after working with environmentalist Sir David Attenborough . Read More »