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Junaid case: Supreme Court stays trial, issues notices to CBI, State Junaid case: Supreme Court stays trial, issues notices to CBI, State
- March 20, 2018

The court's decision came after the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the appeal against the single-bench judgment that had rejected the father's plea for a CBI probe in the case. In his plea, Jalaluddin submitted that the necessity of transferring the investigation to CBI was imminent in the instant situation due to the poor investigation carried out by the investigating agency of Haryana. (more...)
VK Sasikala's husband Natarajan Maruthappa dies at 74 in Chennai VK Sasikala's husband Natarajan Maruthappa dies at 74 in Chennai
- March 20, 2018

After he underwent the transplantation, Sasikala met her ailing husband at the hospital after she was granted parole. Sasikala was sent to a Bengaluru jail in February a year ago, after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction by a lower court in the disproportionate assets case . (more...)
China's annual parliament reappoints Xi Jinping as president China's annual parliament reappoints Xi Jinping as president
- March 20, 2018

Xi portrayed a world seeking to combat China's peaceful rise on the global stage, and the need to push ahead at all costs. Wang bowed twice and then walked over to Xi to shake his hand after the vote was announced inside Beijing's Great Hall of the People. (more...)
Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-President Lee in corruption probe Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ex-President Lee in corruption probe
- March 20, 2018

A Seoul court will determine this week whether to issue an arrest warrant for former President Lee Myung-bak who is now under investigation for alleged bribery and other misconducts during his years in office. Prosecutors originally meant to question Lee only once to honor his status as former president. "I stand here with a heavy heart", Lee said when he arrived at the prosecutors' office in Seoul last week, confronting a bank of television cameras. (more...)
Alia Bhatt Gets Injured On Brahmastra Set, Film Shoot On Hold Alia Bhatt Gets Injured On Brahmastra Set, Film Shoot On Hold
- March 20, 2018

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt is busy in the shooting of her upcoming movie Brahmastra and she is doing lots of effort to make this film ideal. The schedule is hectic, keeping them busy for most part of the day. Alia plays the love interest of Kapoor in the film. Team Brahmastra has also confirmed this news on being contacted. The actress is said to stay away from action for few weeks. (more...)
Russian Federation may use chemical weapon on New York — Haley warns UN Russian Federation may use chemical weapon on New York — Haley warns UN
- March 20, 2018

The White House said on Wednesday that the U.S. "stands in solidarity" with its ally after the move by the United Kingdom in retaliation for Russia's alleged use of a nerve agent against the former Russian spy and his daughter. "All the responsibility for the deterioration of the Russia-UK relationship lies with the current political leadership of Britain ". They have provided no credible explanation that could suggest they lost control of their nerve agent. (more...)
Israel charges French consulate worker with arms smuggling Israel charges French consulate worker with arms smuggling
- March 20, 2018

Friedman responded during a speech in Jerusalem to a conference on combatting global anti-Semitism, saying: "His response was to refer to me as son of a dog". Hamas seized control of Gaza from Mr Abbas' forces in 2007, and attempts at reconciliation have repeatedly failed. President Mahmoud Abbas also took aim at the rival Hamas militant group, accusing it of being behind an attempted assassination last week of his prime minister and security chief, and threatening to retaliate. (more...)
Vladimir Putin says will engage with West after record vote win Vladimir Putin says will engage with West after record vote win
- March 20, 2018

Putin called for Russian Federation to unify during his victory speech. President Duterte has revitalized the country's economic and defense relations with Russian Federation as he moved away from the United States over alleged interference in domestic affairs especially its criticisms on war on illegal drugs. (more...)
Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over illegal campaign financing Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over illegal campaign financing
- March 20, 2018

The probe related to alleged Libyan funding for Sarkozy's 2007 campaign, Le Monde newspaper reported. Sarkozy could remain in custody for a maximum of 48 hours, depending on evolution of interrogation, and appear before judges. The payments would also violate French rules against foreign financing. This organized network had allegedly been set up after the arrival of Sarkozy at the Interior Ministry in 2002, which strengthened further after he entered the presidential Elysee Palace in 2007. (more...)
People Feared Dead After Plane Crash In Iran People Feared Dead After Plane Crash In Iran
- March 20, 2018

A passenger plane has crashed in the Iranian mountains, will all 66 people on board feared dead. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination. Cause of the crash is still not known yet. The aircraft's pilot, who died in the crash , Captain Hojjatallah Foulad, was described as a veteran with several thousand hours of flying experience. (more...)
Huawei P20 series will be available in all colors - price and specifications Huawei P20 series will be available in all colors - price and specifications
- March 20, 2018

A new leak has revealed that the Huawei P20 or Huawei P20 Pro will have slow motion recording. On the rear, the P20 Pro sports triple cameras consisting of a 40MP sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor and an 8MP telephoto sensor. The front camera sensor will be of 24 megapixels, so it will make selfies at very high resolutions. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh battery (which replenishes fast using Huawei's SuperCharge), and the handset comes with an IP67 certification rating. (more...)
Soldiers, 36 Militants Killed in Sinai Battle Soldiers, 36 Militants Killed in Sinai Battle
- March 20, 2018

Also 386 hideouts, depots and tunnels have been destroyed in North and Central Sinai . Egyptian forces are tightening the noose along the cost to prevent infiltration attempts as the navy conducts joint drills with the French navy with the participation of helicopter carriers, frigates, and missile boats. (more...)
Last male northern white rhino dies Last male northern white rhino dies
- March 20, 2018

The world's last male northern white rhino named Sudan has died of old age-related complications at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya , the wildlife conservancy announced Tuesday. The white rhino has been all but destroyed following uncontrolled hunting in the colonial era, and more recently the toll taken by poaching for their horns. (more...)
Abbas calls U.S. ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog' Abbas calls U.S. ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'
- March 20, 2018

Abbas's response, he said calmly, "was to call me the son of a dog". "The time has come for President Abbas to choose between hateful rhetoric and concrete and practical efforts to improve the quality of life of his people and lead them to peace and prosperity ", top Trump aide Jason Greenblatt said in a terse statement. (more...)
Mumbaikars hit as job-seekers agitation paralyses Central Railway Mumbaikars hit as job-seekers agitation paralyses Central Railway
- March 20, 2018

The protesters are alleging that when they took their demand to the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal , they were rebuffed by the BJP leader and no attention was paid to them. The local commuters are forced to walk to the nearby railway stations as Mumbai is also overseeing a strike of Ola and Uber cabs since Monday. "However, the Ministry of Railways has taken a decision and reserved 20 per cent of the seats filled through direct recruitment". (more...)
Britain, EU reach deal on post-Brexit transition period Britain, EU reach deal on post-Brexit transition period
- March 20, 2018

The DUP said in a statement there had been "no agreement" around how arrangements of any potential backstop or other border options would work. Davis said he is confident that the draft legal text the sides have prepared will be endorsed by European Union leaders when they meet on Thursday and Friday. (more...)
PM Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on his re-election as Russian President PM Modi congratulates Vladimir Putin on his re-election as Russian President
- March 20, 2018

Ms Sobchak, who is the daughter of Putin's one-time patron, rejected the accusations, saying she has used the race to champion liberal ideas, attract public attention to some of the most acute issues and encourage important regional projects. (more...)
Donald Trump yet to congratulate Vladimir Putin Donald Trump yet to congratulate Vladimir Putin
- March 20, 2018

The challengers participated in televised debates that Putin sat out. "While the incumbent president did not participate in debates or campaigning, extensive and unchallenging news coverage of his official activities continued to provide him with dominant presence in the media", said Marietta Tidei, of the OSCE's parliamentary assembly. (more...)
Vladimir Putin re-elected Russian president Vladimir Putin re-elected Russian president
- March 20, 2018

Russians have a choice of eight candidates, including the communist Pavel Grudinin, a fruit-farm millionaire and Ksenia Sobchak, the daughter of Putin's political mentor. if I want to keep working, I vote", he said, speaking on condition that his last name not be used out of fear his employer - the Moscow city government - would find out. (more...)
Indian Hostages In Iraq Are Dead, Says Sushma Swaraj Indian Hostages In Iraq Are Dead, Says Sushma Swaraj
- March 20, 2018

I will not do this sin", Swaraj had said in her statement in the Lok Sabha. "Yesterday, we got information that DNA samples of 38 people have matched and DNA of the 39th person has matched 70 percent", she said. The group of 40 men, majority construction workers, were snatched from war-ravaged Mosul, the northern Iraqi city which was once a stronghold of Islamic State. (more...)
Politician Turned Cricketer Marries For Third Time Politician Turned Cricketer Marries For Third Time
- March 20, 2018

Bushra Maneka is in her 40s, and belongs to the Wattoo clan, of which the Manekas are a sub-clan. "To set the record straight, Mr Khan proposed marriage to Ms Bushra Maneka, but Ms Maneka asked for time to make a final decision after consulting her family, including her children", said the statement. (more...)
Devastating Australia Bush Fire Destroys Scores of Homes Devastating Australia Bush Fire Destroys Scores of Homes
- March 20, 2018

The NSW south coast local had just doused a spot fire in his backyard on Sunday when the main fire front - which destroyed nearly 100 houses, caravans and cabins - turned toward the Spindler family residence. The next step in tonight's meeting was the hardest, as people queued to find out if Sunday's flames had destroyed or damaged their home. One of the few residents who stayed behind drove the empty streets on Monday afternoon, her hand covering her mouth in disbelief as she passed the ... (more...)
Kerala: Woman arrested for assaulting her grandmother Kerala: Woman arrested for assaulting her grandmother
- March 20, 2018

She is also seen scowling at her neighbours for protesting her actions. Police said Deepa, 40, the elderly woman's granddaughter, was booked under various sections of IPC, including gain by unlawful means of property to which the person is not legally entitled. (more...)
Older Turpin Children Released From Hospital, Now Living In Rural California Home Older Turpin Children Released From Hospital, Now Living In Rural California Home
- March 20, 2018

They're also trying new foods, and recently made ice-cream sundaes. The siblings are enjoying their life while doing multiple things such as watching a movie, having different kinds of food and so on. "On behalf of all of us at CRMC, we wish these fearless siblings continued strength as they take the next steps in their journey". Osborn believes they didn't have much access to movies despite their parents' trove of thousands of DVDs. (more...)
Putin Wins Fresh Six-Year Term in Russian Election Putin Wins Fresh Six-Year Term in Russian Election
- March 20, 2018

His popularity remains high despite his suppression of dissent and reproach from the West over Russia's increasingly aggressive stance in world affairs and alleged interference in the 2016 US election . The 65-year-old former KGB officer used an otherwise lacklustre presidential campaign to emphasise Russia's role as a major world power, boasting of its "invincible" new nuclear weapons in a pre-election speech. (more...)
France urges European Union to impose sanctions on Iran over Syria role France urges European Union to impose sanctions on Iran over Syria role
- March 20, 2018

Steinitz, who will be speaking at the April 29 Jerusalem Post Conference in NY, explained Israel's policies on Iran as the United States and European Union negotiate the fate of the 2015 landmark global nuclear deal. "The Iran deal will be another issue that's coming up in May, and right now it doesn't feel like it's going to be extended", Corker told the USA network CBS. (more...)
Turkey-backed forces push into Syrian town of Afrin Turkey-backed forces push into Syrian town of Afrin
- March 20, 2018

One of the main militant groups active in Syria's Eastern Ghouta says it is negotiating with the United Nations about a ceasefire, as the government troops constantly shrink the militant-held areas of the flashpoint region. Local rebels were offered two choices - either to leave to opposition areas in northern Syria or settle their situation and become part of local pro-government militias that would maintain security. (more...)
South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with nuclear-armed North Korea South Korea military drills to resume despite thaw with nuclear-armed North Korea
- March 20, 2018

Rob Manning said in a statement issued late Monday. The United Nations Command has notified the North Korean army on the schedule, the statement said. -South Korean military exercises would go ahead, even with the new prospects for diplomacy. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is scheduled to set the stage for that summit by meeting with Kim in April in the Demilitarized Zone, which separates the two Koreas. (more...)
Mississippi Enacts US' Most Restrictive Abortion Law Mississippi Enacts US' Most Restrictive Abortion Law
- March 20, 2018

President Trump has supported a proposed federal ban on abortions after 20 weeks after fertilisation, but the bill was blocked in the Senate in January. House Speaker Philip Gunn, who was present for Bryant's private signing ceremony, told The Associated Press he is proud MS is taking steps to protect "the most vulnerable of human life:" the unborn. (more...)
Region Braced For New Ice Warning Region Braced For New Ice Warning
- March 20, 2018

Despite Tuesday being the first day of Spring, the continuation of wintry weather and and heavy rain forecast over the coming days will make it feel as if spring is still a long way off. The Met Office said: "There remains some uncertainty in the forecast for the Easter Weekend, but we are likely to see slow moving weather systems across the United Kingdom, with wetter weather more probable in the south, and with drier, colder conditions in the north albiet with a risk of snow at times". (more...)

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