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Abhishek Manu Singhvi reaches Rajya Sabha with TMC support

Abhishek Manu Singhvi reaches Rajya Sabha with TMC support He was followed by Nadimul Haque and Abir Biswas with 52 votes to each, according to the election results which were announced after the counting was held. Lingaiah Yadav have been elected to the Upper House. Two votes were declared invalid. Another CPI (M) MLA Sujan Chakraborty, too, said, "Issue based floor coordination and Rajya Sabha polls are different". [Full Article...]

Turkish forces neutralise 12 terrorists in Iraq

Turkish forces neutralise 12 terrorists in Iraq On Wednesday, the number of killed PKK terrorists reached 38 with at least 15 caves and 30 shelters destroyed during airstrikes. The move follows threats of an attack by Turkey. The Turkish military is also involved in an operation called "Olive Branch", which was launched on January 20 to clear PKK and IS terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria. [Full Article...]

John Bolton Has a Sinister Tie to Cambridge Analytica

John Bolton Has a Sinister Tie to Cambridge Analytica Facebook has over 200 million users in India, the Press Trust of India news agency said. A search of Cambridge Analytica's central London offices by Information Commission officers appears to be continuing through the night. Emails viewed by the Times suggest that former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon had some role in setting up contacts between Bolton and Cambridge Analytica, as ... [Full Article...]

Thousands await homecoming of cricket in Karachi

Thousands await homecoming of cricket in Karachi Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and the Home Minister, Sohail Anwar Siyal will also be there to enjoy the match of the decade as the Sindh capital hosts an global event after nine good years. "Yes Karachi we're coming", Sammy said in a video message. Former West Indian captain and crowd favourite Darren Sammy , who will skipper Peshawar for a second time after leading them to victory a year ago... [Full Article...]

Mukesh Ambani's son Akash engaged

Mukesh Ambani's son Akash engaged According to various reports , Akash proposed Shloka at sunset Saturday during a get-together. As per the reports, around 50 members from both the families are putting up in Taj Holiday Village hotel that is also the engagement venue of Shloka Mehta and Akash Ambani. [Full Article...]

Winds blow in Easter Egg Hunt

Winds blow in Easter Egg Hunt Some kids were lucky enough to get specially marked eggs to receive prizes, everything from chocolate covered Easter egg sweets to stuffed toys. "You can collect the eggs and have fun" Kenzie said. "Never turn your back on the wave and watching the kids go over and egg field and pick up several thousand eggs in a matter of seconds is always a good time", said Bona. [Full Article...]

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont faces arrest in Finland

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont faces arrest in Finland Mr Puigdemont , who is wanted in Spain for sedition and rebellion, was held crossing from Denmark on the way to Belgium , his lawyer said. A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Friday filed preliminary charges against 13 Catalan separatist leaders, including Puigdemont , for their part in the push to break away from Spain previous year. [Full Article...]

Huge crowds rally in US for gun controls

Huge crowds rally in US for gun controls By all appearances - there were no official numbers - Washington's March for Our Lives rally rivaled the women's march previous year that drew far more than the predicted 300,000. More than 800 marches are planned in cities across America and dozens of locations overseas to be held at roughly the same time. The protesters, many of them high school students, claim that the youth leadership of... [Full Article...]

House intel committee formally closes Russian Federation election-meddling probe

House intel committee formally closes Russian Federation election-meddling probe It concludes that the response by the Obama administration had been "insufficient" and said an October 2016 public statement calling out Russian Federation proved "ineffective". Finding #32: Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort attended a June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower where they expected to receive - but did not ultimately obtain - derogatory information on candidate Clinton ... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe pardons 3000 prisoners to clear packed jails

Zimbabwe pardons 3000 prisoners to clear packed jails Those who benefited from the amnesty, announced by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) on Wednesday, include all female prisoners except those sentenced to death or facing life sentences, all juveniles and all people jailed for less than 36 months. [Full Article...]

First non-stop flight from Australia to UK

First non-stop flight from Australia to UK It was carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew and is the longest Dreamliner flight and among the longest flights by any aircraft in the world. Qantas Head of Customer Product and Service, Philip Capps, said yesterday that the emphasis on wellness in the lounge design was a whole new approach to long-haul travel. [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka and Pakistan sign 3 MOU's

Sri Lanka and Pakistan sign 3 MOU's Earlier, during a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, it was decided that both the countries will diversify and deepen bilateral relations. Sri Lankan President heads home after successful tour in Pakistan Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 06:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. Besides the MoUs, the presentation ceremony of corneas also took place, which were presented by the Sri Lan... [Full Article...]

Why Trump Threatened To Veto A Massive Spending Bill

Why Trump Threatened To Veto A Massive Spending Bill Trump said he signed the measure that had passed the Senate just hours earlier "as a matter of national security", because it dramatically expands military funding and provides for "the largest pay increase" for U.S. But the alternative - which some White House aides reportedly said would have included shouldering much of the blame for another government shutdown - didn't appeal to the president... [Full Article...]

CT students call for an end to gun violence at nation's capital

CT students call for an end to gun violence at nation's capital She said: "After our own school shooting at Dunblane, new gun ownership laws were introduced in Britain and that's exactly what's needed in the United States, where gun deaths are a national tragedy". "I just think it is important for people to hear each other out". "I just feel the NRA has distorted what the original intention of the 2nd Amendment is and I don't like how much power they have". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom judge approves warrant to search Cambridge Analytica offices

United Kingdom judge approves warrant to search Cambridge Analytica offices The watchdog is leading the probe with the backing of the European Union's remaining 27 regulators, who this week vowed to collaborate to get to the bottom of the "very serious allegation with far-reaching consequences". He has already been called to reappear before British lawmakers to explain "inconsistencies" in past testimony about the firm's use of the data . "While this specific issue inv... [Full Article...]

China pushes back, threatens new tariffs on pork and other goods

China pushes back, threatens new tariffs on pork and other goods The Commerce Ministry in Beijing urged Washington to negotiate a settlement, saying tariffs undermine the global trading system. The ministry said China bought about $1 billion worth of those goods a year ago. They would be hit with a 15 percent tariff increase, mirroring the US duty hike of 15 percent on aluminum. China has drawn a list of 128 United States products that could be hit with t... [Full Article...]

Memorial held for victims of Westminster terror attack, one year on

Memorial held for victims of Westminster terror attack, one year on The assailant, 52-year-old Khalid Masood , drove at speed across Westminster Bridge before crashing into railings outside the Houses of Parliament and launching a knife attack to try to get inside before he was shot dead. The threats faced by the United Kingdom were not going away and involved not just terrorism but "resurgent nations challenging the world order". Tobias Ellwood told James Coom... [Full Article...]

Trump signs spending bill after threatening veto over immigration

Trump signs spending bill after threatening veto over immigration The bill includes a minor down payment of $1.6 billion on his marquee campaign promise. "I do want the Hispanic community to know and DACA recipients to know that Republicans are much more on your side than the Democrats who are using you for their purposes", Trump said . [Full Article...]

Cambridge Analytica HQ raided amid Facebook data breach scandal

A judge hearing her request at the High Court was told Cambridge Analytica will deliver all communications between its elections arm, SCL Elections Ltd (SCLE), and a firm run by academic Dr Aleksandr Kogan by 5pm on Monday. The company on Friday also called the media coverage "distressing". However, lawyers representing the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said the firm's offer was "a poo... [Full Article...]

UN Human Rights Council Scorecard: Five Israel Resolutions, Syria Two

UN Human Rights Council Scorecard: Five Israel Resolutions, Syria Two According to the Associated Press (AP) on Friday , the council adopted five resolutions criticizing Israel's behavior toward the Palestinians or supporting the Palestinian cause for statehood. "Our patience is not unlimited", Haley said. The resolutions also drew harsh response in Israel. "This principled stand against notoriously one-sided resolutions reaffirms the Conservative governm... [Full Article...]


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