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PM didn't question Manmohan Singh's integrity: Arun Jaitley

PM didn't question Manmohan Singh's integrity: Arun Jaitley Modi did not make any disparaging remarks against the two leaders and any such perception is erroneous. The Congress also reciprocated by disapproving Mani Shankar Aiyar's criticism of the Prime Minister after which the House resumed normal business. [Full Article...]

Ukraine and separatist leaders begin a large exchange of prisoners

Ukraine and separatist leaders begin a large exchange of prisoners The prisoners , some of whom had been held for more than a year, were exchanged in the town of Horlivka and the village of Zaitseve with their belongings. The negotiated swap is the first in 14 months and is seen as a key part of implementing the Minsk agreements , a framework for peace meant to bring about a ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine ... [Full Article...]

Family of British woman jailed in Egypt fear for her mental health

Family of British woman jailed in Egypt fear for her mental health The family said her lawyers lodged an immediate appeal. Her sister, Rachel Plummer, said the family's hopes now hinged on the outcome of the appeal. In November, a month after the arrest of Laura Plummer , the United Kingdom added tramadol to their list of things prohibited while travelling to Egypt. [Full Article...]

Bitterly cold weather to continue for Wednesday

Bitterly cold weather to continue for Wednesday Let's not get too focus on the forecast seven days out. Through Tonight: It's definitely a bundle up kind of night. After snow and temperatures in the mid-30s on Christmas Day, the weather for northern Rhode Island will quickly turn frigid. [Full Article...]

Russia Claims US Is Training Hundreds of Terrorists in Syria

At the moment, there are about 750 militants in Al-Shaddadah and 350 in Al-Tanf on the Syrian-Jordanian border, according to Gerasimov, who said the Russian military has been watching the training at the Al-Tanf base for some time. "There even were former officers of the Iraqi army". Five days later, Putin ordered the pullout of Russian forces from Syria, which was declared complete on December ... [Full Article...]

Gallup Poll: Barack Obama Edges Out President Trump as Most Admired Man

Gallup Poll: Barack Obama Edges Out President Trump as Most Admired Man Obama took 17% of the vote, ahead of Donald Trump on 14%, with Pope Francis coming in third on 3%. The incumbent president is usually the victor, "since he is arguably the most prominent figure in the country", Gallop stated in its news release. [Full Article...]

Malegaon blasts: NIA court drops tough MCOCA charges against Pragya, Col Purohit

Malegaon blasts: NIA court drops tough MCOCA charges against Pragya, Col Purohit However, truth remains otherwise and it's bitter too. The prosecution for the court case alleged that after several meetings held between the members of the right-wing organisation Abhinav Bharat , Sadhvi and others accused, had conspired to carry out the blast. [Full Article...]

Christmas storm brings more than 4 feet of snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

Christmas storm brings more than 4 feet of snow to Erie, Pennsylvania The storm brought 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, an all-time daily snowfall record. More than 62.9 inches have fallen on the city since December 23, with an additional 2 to 4 inches predicted Wednesday. Another 19 inches fell before dawn Tuesday, making the greatest two-day total in commonwealth history. Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott told The New York Times that he had never seen this much s... [Full Article...]

LG&E, KU to aid in Puerto Rico power restoration

LG&E, KU to aid in Puerto Rico power restoration As of Monday, 75 percent of the island's power grid was tracking to be online by the end of January and 95 percent by the end of February, according to the U.S. "The incident management teams on the island already have enhanced PREPA's organizational structure and management and logistics capabilities so that PREPA is ready to put these additional lineworkers and support personnel to work as soon ... [Full Article...]

Russian manufacturer confirms connection lost with Angolan satellite

Russian manufacturer confirms connection lost with Angolan satellite A almost 20-story-tall Zenit rocket is set for liftoff with the Angosat 1 spacecraft at 1900 GMT (2 p.m. EST) Tuesday from Site 45 at the historic spaceport in Kazakhstan, where launch is scheduled for 1 a.m. The control-centre has been built near Angola's capital city and will be managed by 50 engineers from different parts of the world. The Angosat project was agreed by Russian Federation and ... [Full Article...]

Lottery: Powerball jackpot at $337M for Wednesday

Lottery: Powerball jackpot at $337M for Wednesday Powerball tickets are $2 per play. There were 322,157 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state. And there's another big jackpot up for grabs Wednesday. It would be one wild way to finish off 2017 - winning the Powerball lottery jackpot now worth an estimated $337 million. [Full Article...]

Light snow falling in Wyandotte County; very cold temperatures today

Light snow falling in Wyandotte County; very cold temperatures today Prolonged exposure in conditions this cold can lead to hypothermia and frostbite, city officials said. Eastern Montanans won't see anything above zero all day, with a high of minus 5 degrees in Baker and minus 2 in Ekalaka. Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Thursday night, the low will be around 15 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service. Either way, Saturday is mostly ... [Full Article...]

Snow warning issued for Cumbria

Heavy snow is causing transport difficulties across the United Kingdom, after the Met Office issued a series of weather warnings. The Met Office says a spell of snow is likely across parts of northern England and southern Scotland on Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Rattles San Jose

Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Rattles San Jose The Mercury News of San Jose, citing the USGS , reports a 3.1 magnitude quake hit an area northeast of San Martin at 7:19 p.m. Tuesday. - USGS measured a magnitude 3.9 natural disaster Tuesday evening. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo urged residents to use the quake as a reminder to prepare for the possibility of a larger temblor in the future. Both quakes were along the Calaveras fault zone. [Full Article...]

Trump Vows To Get 'Back To Work' After Christmas, Plays Golf Instead

Trump Vows To Get 'Back To Work' After Christmas, Plays Golf Instead It's not unusual for presidents to play golf while on vacation, but Trump's team rarely says if the commander-in-chief is hitting the green when he visits his courses.Tuesday marks Trump's 85th day at a golf club since taking office in January, and his 111th day at a Trump property, according to NBC News . [Full Article...]

107-year-old woman finds Rahul 'handsome,' wants to meet him

107-year-old woman finds Rahul 'handsome,' wants to meet him A Twitter user with name Dipali Sikand tweeted on Monday with her grandmother's picture cutting birthday cake with the caption: "Today my grandmother turned 107". This is #TrueHumaness. Thank you all of you for the blessings for her. "Each one of them matter". Rahul Gandhi has a female fan following worth boasting of, but how many women can actually claim to have gotten a hug "parceled" from t... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom govt begs Harry not to invite Obama to wedding over Trump

United Kingdom govt begs Harry not to invite Obama to wedding over Trump The interview took place on BBC Radio 4's Today program in where Prince Harry is serving as a guest editor. This is the central basis of the Obama foundation, which is right at the heart of all the work that the ex-President has been doing since he left office. [Full Article...]

Red Cross begins evacuations from besieged Syrian town

Red Cross begins evacuations from besieged Syrian town The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria tweeted early Wednesday that the evacuations had begun, but did not provide any further details. Syrian regime officials, for their part, have yet to comment on the nascent evacuation process. When the evacuation is completed, the entire western countryside of Damascus will be free of rebels, and the army will then focus its military operatio... [Full Article...]

President Trump and His Family Celebrate Christmas in Florida

President Trump and His Family Celebrate Christmas in Florida Trump and his wife spoke with kids on separate telephones as they sat in chairs on opposite sides of a Christmas tree in the living room of the President's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida . Trump also sought to cheer USA troops who are spending the holiday away from their own families. In 1955, a local newspaper advertisement invited children to call Santa but erroneously gave Norad's hotline numb... [Full Article...]

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2 pm The Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship had kicked up a controversy on Sunday when he said at an event in Kukanur town in Koppal district that people who "call themselves secular" were unaware of their parentage. Congress party said such a person should have no place in the council of ministers. Members also protested against the treatment given to the family of Kulbhushan ... [Full Article...]


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