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SC reserves verdict on BJP's plea on West Bengal panchayat polls

SC reserves verdict on BJP's plea on West Bengal panchayat polls He said the BJP should have either gone to the Election Commission or filed an election petition after the elections, instead of coming straight to the apex court. The Congress party's state president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday moved the Calcutta high court seeking deployment of central forces for the village council elections to be held in early May. [Full Article...]

Palestinians Renew Gaza Fence Protest, With Smoke and Mirrors

Palestinians Renew Gaza Fence Protest, With Smoke and Mirrors Twenty Palestinians have died since the demonstrations near the heavily guarded Gaza border fence began on 30 March, the latest a man who died in a Gaza hospital today of gunshot wounds suffered on the first day of protests. The protests, which Hamas claims are peaceful, will culminate on May 15th, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel, when many Palestinians had to leav... [Full Article...]

President Trump, "We Will Use Military to Protect Our Border"

President Trump, State National Guard personnel are not subject to the PCA, so in 2004, Congress passed a law that past administrations have used to allow the federal government to fund National Guard troops participating in border security operations in the event of "homeland defense activity" under Title 32 authority, according to a 2013 Congressional Research Report . [Full Article...]

Gov. Fallin Signs $2.9 Billion Funding Measure for Public Schools

Gov. Fallin Signs $2.9 Billion Funding Measure for Public Schools One teacher who told Fallin she had been planning to move to Texas to teach said she is now staying in Oklahoma because of the bill's passage, the governor said. "And that's why I'm very proud that this year we were able to get something done for our teachers". Allford said she believes in the movement for better education funding. [Full Article...]

Trump Will 'Probably' Skip WH Correspondents' Dinner - Again

Trump Will 'Probably' Skip WH Correspondents' Dinner - Again Talev said that while Trump would not attend the dinner, the White House had said the president would "actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment", which guarantees freedom of speech. [Full Article...]

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade Unlike the Philadelphia PD, which used Crisco and a hydraulic fluid before the National Football League title game and Super Bowl , respectively, Radner's grease is a bit of a mystery. Eric Paschall, junior guard for the Wildcats, dominated the boards, racking up 14 rebounds in the game and dropped in a helpful 12 points. It could be Phil Booth . [Full Article...]

Trump's trade rep: Threat of new tariffs 'appropriate response' to China

Trump's trade rep: Threat of new tariffs 'appropriate response' to China Kudlow says the administration will have more to say about its effort to recruit other major economies to support the USA position. China hit back with a tit-for-tat response, announcing a plan to raise import duties on a list of more than 100 goods from the USA, including soybeans, fruit, almonds, pork and other products, worth $3 billion. [Full Article...]

Masters 2018: Jordan Spieth surges to the top of the leaderboard

Masters 2018: Jordan Spieth surges to the top of the leaderboard Spieth , the 2015 champion and runner-up in 2014 and 2016, sputtered through his first seven holes, mixing two birdies with two bogeys, before carding an eagle at the eighth then reeling off five straight birdies from the 13th. WATCH the moment Sergio Garcia takes 13 shots on one hole . He sank a 20-footer for another birdie at the par-3 16th, giving him a bit of momentum heading into Friday. [Full Article...]

Aishwarya Rai, soon-to-be wife of Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap

Aishwarya Rai, soon-to-be wife of Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap Last month, when Lalu's youngest son Tejashwi Yadav was asked when he would get married, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said , "First let the wedding bells chime for my elders like Chirag (Ram Vilas Paswan's son), Nishant (Nitish Kumar's son) and Tej Pratap". [Full Article...]

Kudlow says US-China have not begun trade talks yet

Kudlow says US-China have not begun trade talks yet As President Donald Trump considers authorizing $100 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, Kudlow praised Trump for getting tough on China for their economic machinations and intellectual property theft. Though some have suggested the president's criticism of the e-commerce behemoth is in retaliation to unfavorable coverage of his administration in The Washington Post, which is owned by A... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump Once Dumped Donald Trump Over His Ex

Melania Trump Once Dumped Donald Trump Over His Ex After Melania Trump saw Donald Trump's ex girlfriend Kara Young leaving his Trump Tower apartment, she called off their relationship, according to new book titled The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game written by Ronald Kessler . [Full Article...]

District arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter

District arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter In a media release issued on Tuesday, the Ministry said repairs began on September 16th, 2017 and were completed on November 18th. "If you're a teacher, you're supposed to be teaching and that's it". Friye worked with her students on Thursday. So, they said they're taking precautions. Manuel said she plans to return to the Capitol later this week and continue the push for better school funding... [Full Article...]

U.S. willing to talk trade with China, no session set yet

U.S. willing to talk trade with China, no session set yet But in a letter to China's WTO representative, US Ambassador Dennis Shea said officials "stand ready to fix a mutually convenient date with China to engage in bilateral discussions". The ruling Communist Party's People's Daily said Beijing's quick counter-move after Washington announced new tariffs this week had caught the Americans off guard. [Full Article...]

Four people killed in a shooting at Turkish university

Four people killed in a shooting at Turkish university Gonen said he believed the assailant was looking for the dean, who was not in the building at the time, when he entered the education faculty and opened fire. It is not known what motivated the shooting, and there is now no indication of a link between the attack and extremism. The three people injured in the attack were not yet identified and the motivation for the attack remains unclear. [Full Article...]

Chinese media: Beijing will win the trade war

Chinese media: Beijing will win the trade war Without the USA, there are simply not enough soybeans on the planet to meet Chinese demand, said Capital Economics in a recent note. That's just one of the reasons Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross thinks the two financial giants have reasons to settle before a metaphorical weapon is fired. [Full Article...]

BJP MP complains against Yogi Adityanath to PM Modi

BJP MP complains against Yogi Adityanath to PM Modi PM Modi, who had claimed that his party is the only one that has honoured Dalit icon Ambedkar while others were only playing politics in his name, reportedly assured the MP that action will be taken. "If not, then why is this happening?" Kharwar said that despite the orders of the National SC/ST Commission the FIR has not even been registered. [Full Article...]

PAVSA Herstory Luncheon Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

PAVSA Herstory Luncheon Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month Last year , DCFOF responded to 220 sexual assault calls at local hospitals. Captain Hildon Sessums. Photo courtesy of Lydazja Turner. A non-profit group's theme for sexual assault awareness month focuses on how to educate and talk about sexual violence in Petersburg. [Full Article...]

Nepali PM arrives in India for visit

Nepali PM arrives in India for visit The months-long shutdown caused a severe shortage of goods, including fuel and medicine, at a time when Nepal was still reeling from a devesting quake early that year. He will also engage with the business community as well as the Nepalese diaspora in India. An official study has estimated that demonetised ban notes worth more than Rs 7 billion (about $108 million) are now held by banks, financi... [Full Article...]

White House approves $1.3B artillery sale to Saudi Arabia

White House approves $1.3B artillery sale to Saudi Arabia The move came as visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was wrapping up his weeks-long trip in the United States . The Congress has now 30 days to stop the new United States arms sale to Saudi Arabia although it seems highly unlikely as the White House normally seeks the approval of key lawmakers before making such announcements. [Full Article...]

Malaysia's PM Najib dissolves parliament paving way for tough election

Malaysia's PM Najib dissolves parliament paving way for tough election Billions of dollars were allegedly looted from the fund in an audacious campaign of fraud and money-laundering which is being investigated in several countries, and it is claimed that large sums ended up the personal bank accounts of Najib. [Full Article...]


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