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Death penalty sought for former student charged in Parkland, Florida school shooting

Death penalty sought for former student charged in Parkland, Florida school shooting A Broward grand jury last week indicted Cruz with an additional 17 counts of attempted murder. Cruz, who is 19, is scheduled for formal arraignment Wednesday on a 34-count indictment, including 17 charges of first-degree murder. Attorneys for Cruz do not contest his guilt, and they have offered to have him plead guilty if prosecutors did not seek the death penalty and instead agreed to a life se... [Full Article...]

UK cannot be third country and retain EU benefits - EU's Barnier

UK cannot be third country and retain EU benefits - EU's Barnier But British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said last week that a hard Brexit and trade with the European Union on WTO terms "doesn't hold terrors for me". Mr Juncker today said the draft proposals should not come as a surprise or shock, suggesting it "translates faithfully" the agreement reached between British and European officials late a year ago to avoid a hard border. [Full Article...]

Local ICE spokesman resigns over Jeff Sessions comments

Local ICE spokesman resigns over Jeff Sessions comments And so, operation "Keep Safe" was more successful than the agency had hoped, Schwab said. "To say that 100 percent are unsafe criminals on the street, or that those people weren't picked up because of the misguided actions of the mayor, is just wrong", he told the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday (March 12). [Full Article...]

Siale Angilau Shot In Courtroom After Attacking Witness

Siale Angilau Shot In Courtroom After Attacking Witness The video then shows a deputy US Marshal, identified in court documents as Jane Doe , pull her gun from its holster and rapidly fire four shots at Angilau. Faces of the judge, attorneys and jurors are blurred out and the agency declined comment about the release of the video. He also noted that the defendant was already on the ground when the Marshall fired the final three shots, CBS News also re... [Full Article...]

Russian exile Glushkov in mystery death in London

Russian exile Glushkov in mystery death in London They added there is no evidence to suggest the death is linked to the incident in Salisbury, where a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with nerve agent which the United Kingdom government believes came from Russia. [Full Article...]

China Merges Banking, Insurance Regulators

China Merges Banking, Insurance Regulators The reform plan will be submitted to the ongoing first session of the National People's Congress (NPC) for deliberations, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. "It focuses on the needs of development and meets the people's expectations", Wang said, adding that the restructuring forms part of a broader plan by the Communist Party of China to deepen the reform of the Party and state institutions. [Full Article...]

Senator Jeff Flake calls for Trump to face 2020 primary challenge

Senator Jeff Flake calls for Trump to face 2020 primary challenge Flake, one of the GOP's most outspoken Trump critics, is stoking speculation about his 2020 plans with a Friday appearance in New Hampshire as part of the "Politics & Eggs" speaker series, which draws presidential hopefuls to the first-in-the-nation primary state. [Full Article...]

Opposition Protests In Parliament Stall Proceedings For 7th Consecutive Day

Opposition Protests In Parliament Stall Proceedings For 7th Consecutive Day Parliament remained deadlocked for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday as the opposition parties , NDA constituent TDP and some others stuck to their various demands even as the ruling BJP and main opposition Congress traded charges, accusing each other for the logjam. [Full Article...]

Defence Minister Nimala Sitharaman To Visit China Next Month

Defence Minister Nimala Sitharaman To Visit China Next Month The visit was confirmed by Sitharaman herself on the sidelines of a conference in New Delhi . Replying to a question on her China visit, Sitharaman told reporters "Yes, (the visit is) probably sometime in late April". The standoff had strained ties considerably between the two countries. In December a year ago, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Chinese counterpart Wa... [Full Article...]

Alabama bus crash: 1 dead after bus carrying students plunges down ravine

Alabama bus crash: 1 dead after bus carrying students plunges down ravine Channelview Independent School District spokesman Mark Kramer confirmed that the charter bus was carrying Channelview High School band members. First responders used ropes to rappel down a 50-foot ravine in the middle of Interstate 10 to reach them, and then use equipment to cut out the victims, said Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Hoss Mack, who confirmed the fatality. [Full Article...]

Stalemate ends in bitter university pensions row

Stalemate ends in bitter university pensions row The stalemate over pensions has seen academics strike over a number of days in protest at changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS ). The University and College Union said that talks with Universities UK had resulted in a transitional arrangement under which employers and employees will be required to pay higher pension contributions for three years. [Full Article...]

President Trump's Personal Assistant Is Leaving the White House

President Trump's Personal Assistant Is Leaving the White House The charges are not related to the President, the source said. McEntee escorted from the White House on Monday, three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN . President Donald Trump November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. The role meant McEntee was almost constantly at the President's side. Not long after his reported ousting, Trump's reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, announced t... [Full Article...]

Foreign lawyers, firms can not practice or open offices in India

Foreign lawyers, firms can not practice or open offices in India In doing so, the top court upheld the Bombay and Madras high court judgments on the matter, but with certain modifications. The court also said that BPO companies engaged in rendering legal services did not come within the ambit of the Advocate Act and thus they can operate in India. [Full Article...]

INEC laments rising electoral cases, supports offences commission bill

INEC laments rising electoral cases, supports offences commission bill The Senate has told the Independent National Electoral Commission that it is the responsibility of lawmakers to fix the order of elections in the country. The secretary said the CNPP would work with INEC to ensure that the 2019 elections were free, fair and transparent. This is contained in a Bill seeking to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission , now being processed for passag... [Full Article...]

UN Blames Facebook For Spreading Hate Speech Against Rohingya

UN Blames Facebook For Spreading Hate Speech Against Rohingya Almost 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar since August, crossing into Bangladesh with stories of murder, rape and arson at the hands of soldiers and Buddhist mobs in Rakhine state. Calls have been mounting for the creation of a UN-backed investigation to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar. United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein also called last wee... [Full Article...]

Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state Tillerson arrived back in Washington before dawn on Tuesday after a tour of African countries and a few hours later Trump announced abruptly on Twitter that he was to be replaced by Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo. Mr Tillerson had no diplomatic or political experience before becoming secretary of state. Mr Tillerson joined a long list of senior officials who have either resi... [Full Article...]

SBI reduces charges for non-maintenance of AMB

SBI reduces charges for non-maintenance of AMB SBI collected Rs1,771.67 crore from customers on account of non-maintenance of AMB between April and November 2017, according to the finance ministry's answer in Lok Sabha on 29 December. In the municipal corporation a fine of Rs. 50 GST tax is Rs. Rs 65 will be charged and in the municipal area Rs. 52 will be charged. The changes will be effective from April 1. [Full Article...]

CRPF jawans killed in naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

CRPF jawans killed in naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma ASI RKS Tomar, constable Ajay Kumar Yadav, constable Manoranjan Lanka, constable Jitendra Singh, constable Shobhit Sharma, constable Manoj Singh, constable Dharmendra Singh, constable Chandra HS and head constable Lakshman lost their lives in the blast. [Full Article...]

Trump ousts Tillerson, names Mike Pompeo successor

Trump ousts Tillerson, names Mike Pompeo successor Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobile CEO, has always been rumored to be unhappy with Trump's constant undermining of the State Department's stance on issues. He added, "I want to thank Rex Tillerson for his service". Last week, Trump's chief economic advisor Gary Cohn resigned after the president announced he would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. [Full Article...]

Aadhaar linking: Supreme Court indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for Aadhaar linkage

Aadhaar linking: Supreme Court indefinitely extends March 31 deadline for Aadhaar linkage The deadline has been extended until the disposal of Aadhaar case in the Supreme Court. The earlier deadline to link Aadhaar was March 31, 2018. The designated bank branches should cater to people for Aadhaar enrollment and update, even if they do not have an account with that particular branch. [Full Article...]


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