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Amid row, NC pitches for more autonomy to J&K


Addressing BJP workers at Bengaluru's HAL Airport on Sunday, the PM, on a one-day visit to Karnataka, while not naming Mr Chidambaram, criticised Congress leaders for their "insensitive" and "shameless" statement on autonomy for J&K. Modi also said that it seems that the Congress party was not going to learn from its mistakes. Dubbing Chidambaram's remark unacceptable, he asked the Congress party to answer for the recent statement of their leaders on Kashmir. Read More »

United Nations panel blames Syrian forces for sarin attack in April

Dozens of people were rushed to hospital in the rebel-held town in Idlib province after the incident with symptoms such as convulsions, suffocation, coughing blood and foaming at the mouth, consistent with either sarin gas - a nerve agent - or chlorine exposure, Medecins Sans Frontieres said their staff found. Read More »

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Reach Ceasefire Deal


The Kurdish region was to have held presidential and parliamentary election on November 1 but they were postponed indefinitely last week amid the escalating regional crisis. He was elected president by the Kurdish parliament in 2005, and won almost 70 per cent of the vote in Kurdistan's first direct presidential election in 2009. Read More »

Minister's convoy killed boy, 8, in hit-and-run


The minister's convoy, reportedly, didn't stop to help the child and fled the spot immediately after the accident. The minister has been identified as Om Prakash Rajbhar and the victim was hit by a auto of the minister's convoy. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the state's top police officer for a report, and has announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the victim's family, according to the NDTV report. Read More »

Man Dressed as Santa Opens Fire, Wounds 4 at Halloween Party


The gunman was at the party and knew the victims, Knouse said. Police were first called to the scene at a home in Central Austin in the city's idyllic North Loop neighborhood just after 6 a.m. The suspect received medical care but officials didn't say how he was injured, the paper reported. Charges are pending against the suspect in this case, and the investigation is ongoing. Read More »

Indian troops martyr two men in held-Kashmir


However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the Mohalla, militants resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons. There were also protested in the area when the operation against the holed up militants was launched. According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation at Mir Mohallah in Hajin area of the district, media reports said. Read More »

Cranford Under Flood Warning Sunday


Winds of this strength can take down trees and subsequent power lines which means you should plan on power outages. The locations now under the Flash Flood Watch stand the best chance to see flooding. and 3 a.m. Monday . This could lead to a couple of snow showers early Monday morning. You can also track the rain using Interactive Radar . Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected, with localized higher amounts. Read More »

Death toll rises to 14 in Mogadishu bombings


The attack comes two weeks after a truck bomb left 358 people dead in the city. Ali Nur, a police officer, said 17 people, mostly policemen, had died in the blasts. "We targeted ministers and security officials who were inside the hotel". Al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu. The Somali militant group Al Shabab said it carried out the bombings. Read More »

India aim to clinch series against NZ


Virat Kohli led Indian team will be eyeing for another series win to keep their unbeaten streak in ODIs, while the Kiwis would like to break their jinx of not winning any bilatral series in India . "That's what we play for and like I said, good sides have come here and walked away empty handed". Kohli has time and again stressed on the need to remain fit to handle the pressures of modern-day cricket. Read More »

Jolt For TDP In Telangana As State President Revanth Reddy Quits


So, the resignation of Revanth is a moral blow to Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. On Friday, he had met Naidu at Hyderabad along with other TTDP leaders. Ever since Revanth's visit to Delhi, infuriated TDP leaders have demanded his expulsion from the party. But CMO sources said Revanth Reddy did not wait and submitted his Resignation Letter to other leaders. Read More »

Hardik Patel issues ultimatum to Congress on Patidars quotas


Congress leader Ahmed Patel has termed as baseless the allegations leveled by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani who asked him to explain to how a suspected ISIS terrorist was employed at a hospital where he was one of the trustees. Stimberwala was arrested by the Gujarat ATS on October 25 - a day after being relieved from his job at the hospital - from Ankleshwar railway station in Bharuch district. Read More »

Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago

Obama is eligible to vote in Chicago, still owns a property in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, and once served as a senior lecturer at the Chicago Law School before he was elected president. And other former presidents have also been summoned for jury duty in the past. The gig also offers pay that's far below what Obama is used to: Cook County jurors earn less than $20 per day . Read More »

GOP's Flake to retire, speech takes aim at Trump


Kennedy was among a group of senators, which also included Bob Corker of Tennessee, who joined the lunch focused on policy. It comes as Trump has sparred with GOP senators such as John McCain of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee, as well as with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - though McConnell and Trump had a joint press conference last week to try to smooth things over. Read More »

Iraqi forces strike another blow against Daesh in Anbar


Ahmed al-Dulaimi, an Anbar police captain, said Arab volunteer fighters had killed at least five Daesh militants in the same area late Thursday night. In August, the group lost Tal Afar in Iraq's northern Nineveh province. The IS militants seized large swathes of territory in Iraq in 2014. The Takfiri terrorists swept through parts of northern and western Iraq in June 2014.They then began a reign of terror across the captured areas, committing crimes against all ethnic and religious ... Read More »

Mueller files first charges; arrests could be made Monday


The indictment is now under seal but is expected to become public as early as Monday (Oct. 30). Mueller was appointed special counsel in May, shortly after the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey , to look into allegations that the Trump campaign might have colluded with Russian Federation to win the election. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj seeks investigation in Sherin Mathews adoption


The manager of the orphanage in India where Sherin was adopted said the toddler was cheerful, healthy and eating well and her prospective parents eager to hear her voice a year ago. Sini Mathews has been interrogated twice by police - once without lawyers present - according to her new attorneys Mitchell Nolte and Greg Gibbs. People continued to stream by several memorials in honor of Sherin on Thursday near her home. Read More »

Administration proposes raising entrance fees at national parks


Park National had a return on equity of 10.20% and a net margin of 24.08%. "We've supported increases at the parks, they are a huge value for the price of entrance", Kevin Dahl, Arizona senior program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association told the New York Post . Read More »

Coffin assault perpetrators slapped with 11- and 14-year prison terms


The Economic Freedom Fighters said the political party also found Oosthuizen and Jackson guilty of anti-black racism which was the sole motivator of their hate crime. The duo forced Victor Mlotshwa 27, into a coffin and threatened to set it on fire after he trespassed on their land in the northeastern Mpumalanga province. Read More »

White House to host Halloween event for children


He added that he bet they treat them well, and that the press corps had done well as parents. As he passed around a box of candy, the president assured the children that they need not worry about portion size because their waistlines are fine. Read More »

High School Golf Tourney Winner Denied Trophy - Even Though She Finished First


It was four shots better than runner-up Nico Ciolino of the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School. In what has been termed a "classy" move, the boy who was awarded the individual championship trophy offered it to Nash. When the Central Mass. Division 3 Boys' Golf Tournament concluded earlier this week, the player with the best score wasn't standing on the winners' podium despite garnering a score four strokes ahead of the second place finisher. Read More »

Singapore now has the most powerful passport in the world


Germany is No. 1 on this year's Visa Restrictions Index , published by Henley & Partners. "It is a testament of Singapore's inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy". Bangladesh had ranked 88th in the 2016 Passport Index . Our northern neighbour China came in at rank 67 with a visa-free score of 60. Singapore was also fourth this year in the Visa Restrictions Index, another ranking of travel freedom, which uses a different method of calculating how "powerful" a ... Read More »

Immigrant child with cerebral palsy detained after surgery

For almost two days, agents waited outside her hospital room and on Wednesday they ordered her to be transported to a shelter in San Antonio where unaccompanied migrant children are detained. It follows another case in May, detailed by NPR , that saw the Border Patrol escort a two-month-old USA citizen boy with pyloric stenosis from the Rio Grande Valley to the same hospital for surgery with his undocumented parents, who were tracked wherever they went in the building, detained, ... Read More »

Sophia, a Robot, Becomes Official Citizen of Saudi Arabia

Meet the newest citizen of Saudi Arabia: an English speaker named Sophia who is an outspoken materialist, doesn't wear traditional religious garb and is quick to mock Hollywood and Elon Musk. When asked whether robots can be self-aware, Sophia responded, "Well let me ask you this back, how do you know you are human?" Under the entries for both sets of masculine and feminine pronouns , including he, she, her, and him, the Stylebook says this: "Do not use this pronoun in reference ... Read More »

Chances of Tropical Development Increasing in the Caribbean


It could become a tropical storm in the meantime, in which case it would be named Philippe. The tropical disturbance, although it has a high chance for development into a fully tropical system, doesn't have too much time to do so. October and November storms are not unheard of. First, more on that possible tropical system. In the record-setting 2005 season, three tropical storms formed in the Atlantic. Read More »

Ukraine: One dies, three injured in a blast in Kiev

One person was killed and three others, including a Ukrainian lawmaker, were wounded in a vehicle blast in Kiev , the capital of Ukraine, on late Wednesday, authorities said. Radical party leader Oleg Lyashko told Pravda that it was politically motivated and was the "work of enemy special services", most likely referring to Russian Federation. Read More »