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Manmohan Singh, other Cong leaders write to President about Manmohan Singh, other Cong leaders write to President about "threatening" language…
- May 15, 2018

Referring to the Prime Minister Modi's speech in Hubli in the run up to the Karnataka elections, where he warned Congress leaders against crossing the boundary or face a backlash, the Congress leaders said that such menancing and intimidating words might provoke breach of peace. (more...)
BSF jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in Jammu BSF jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in Jammu
- May 15, 2018

The soldier has been identified as constable Devendra Singh. However, the Indian positions retaliated effectively and strongly and the firing exchanges between the two sides continued for almost three hours. Army also pressed helicopters into service during the search operation which entered the second day on Tuesday, the official said. At least 33 people, including 17 security personnel, have been killed in over 700 alleged incidents of Pakistan shelling in the state this year. (more...)
Sunanda Pushkar death: Tharoor dismisses charge sheet as 'preposterous' Sunanda Pushkar death: Tharoor dismisses charge sheet as 'preposterous'
- May 15, 2018

The charge sheet filed in court on Monday listed suicide as the cause of Pushkar's death-something Tharoor has long rejected. "However, this fact is being examined further". "The BJP is trying to misuse power to cow down and defame congress leaders", Chennithala wrote. Tharoor, who also served at the United Nations, dismissed the charges and said he would fight them. (more...)
Bihar Board Postponed Matric Results at biharboard Bihar Board Postponed Matric Results at biharboard
- May 15, 2018

The BSEB official has asked all the aspiring candidates to not believe rumours regarding the result declaration date. According to the BSEB Bihar School Examination Board, the Bihar Board 2018 Examinations for class 10 commenced from February 21 and ended on February 28. (more...)
Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, renowned physicist passes away at 86 Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan, renowned physicist passes away at 86
- May 15, 2018

He worked in the subjects of quantum zeno effect, optical coherence, open quantum system, non-variance groups among others . Born in Kerala's Kottayam district, Sudarshan graduated from the Madras Christian College and did his postgraduation from the University of Madras, after which he moved to Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). (more...)
Oommen Chandy relieved, order to remove Saritha's letter from Solar report Oommen Chandy relieved, order to remove Saritha's letter from Solar report
- May 15, 2018

Questioning the Commission's decision to treat a letter written by solar scam accused Saritha S Nair while in jail as evidence, they had alleged that the Commission travelled beyond the scope of its terms of reference and based its findings exclusively on Saritha's letter. (more...)
Malaysia's Mahathir says he will remain leader for 1-2 years Malaysia's Mahathir says he will remain leader for 1-2 years
- May 15, 2018

Malaysia's 92-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday he will run the country for one to two years before stepping down, and that defeated leader Najib Razak could be charged soon in a massive corruption scandal. Anwar then started a movement known as Reformasi - reform to end the then ruling party's race-and patronage-based governance. Najib and 1MDB have denied wrongdoing. (more...)
Afghan official says Taliban kill 7 at security post in west Afghan official says Taliban kill 7 at security post in west
- May 15, 2018

Yamamoto, urging the Taliban to take up President Ashraf Ghani's peace offer, participate in the elections, and start direct talks with the government to put an end to the suffering of the Afghan people. The region covers major smuggling routes into Iran from Helmand, source of much of Afghanistan's opium crop. Special forces of Afghanistan with air support conducted active operations, but failed to prevent repeated attacks of militants. (more...)
Warm With a Chance for Rain This Week Warm With a Chance for Rain This Week
- May 15, 2018

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Not much change. Scattered storms will be south of us on Wednesday . Sky conditions will probably be in the partly cloudy to mostly cloudy category. We'll have a break in the rain early this evening and after the sunset, but more storms will fire off late tonight . We are going to stay stuck in a very unsettled weather pattern that will keep throwing rounds of showers and thunderstorms toward our region this week. (more...)
Militants attack Afghan government building, 10 dead Militants attack Afghan government building, 10 dead
- May 15, 2018

Local reporters said the city was empty and shops, schools and government offices are closed as people hid inside their houses. Mohammad Sarwar Osmani, a lawmaker form Farah province, also confirmed the Taliban attacks. Clashes in Farah come amid the Taliban's annual spring offensive, as they vow to target the " American invaders ". The fighters launched the attacks from four directions on the city, which has over 50,000 residents. (more...)
Taliban fighters attack western Afghan city Taliban fighters attack western Afghan city
- May 15, 2018

The Taliban has launched a major offensive to capture a city in western Afghanistan , with heavy fighting breaking out in the area, officials say. Local reporters said the city was empty and shops, schools and government offices are closed as people hid inside their houses. (more...)
Modi to hold 'informal' summit with Russian president Putin next week Modi to hold 'informal' summit with Russian president Putin next week
- May 15, 2018

An External Affairs Ministry release on Monday said Modi's visit to Russian Federation will be an important occasion for him and Putin to exchange views on worldwide matters in a broad and long-term perspective in order to further strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership. (more...)
Iran slams U.S. 'disregard for global law' in United Nations letter Iran slams U.S. 'disregard for global law' in United Nations letter
- May 15, 2018

In Beijing, Zarif met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who reiterated Beijing's support for the deal, according to state media Xinhua . But last week US President Donald Trump announced he was leaving the deal and reimposing sanctions. (more...)
Turnout for Tuesday's primary is light so far
- May 15, 2018

Yet California has added no additional Senate seats, and the concentration of the Democratic vote in the Golden State leaves the party vulnerable to narrow defeats in the Midwest. In February the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania re-drew the state's congressional districts to address gerrymandering. To verify which district you live in, use this mapping tool . (more...)
Charge Dropped In Case of Missouri Governor, But Prosecutors Plan To Refile Charge Dropped In Case of Missouri Governor, But Prosecutors Plan To Refile
- May 15, 2018

St. Louis prosecutors introduced Monday that they've dropped a felony invasion-of-privacy cost in opposition to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens , however added that they deliberate to re-file the case with a particular prosecutor. A statement from leaders of both the House and Senate says in part "The dismissal of the felony invasion of privacy charge does not change the facts that have been revealed to the Missouri House of Representative's Special Investigative Committee on Oversight". (more...)
Pompeo: US will need security for Kim Pompeo: US will need security for Kim
- May 15, 2018

Trump called the action "a very smart and gracious gesture!" on Twitter and told reporters that the process "is very important". Trump wrote in a tweet Saturday evening. Kim expressed concern, telling Xi that the United States has said it will provide economic assistance to North Korea after Pyongyang completes denuclearization, but that he can not trust it will keep that promise. (more...)
Trump on collision course with Kim over steps to lift sanctions
- May 15, 2018

He said, "In the end, North Korea will remain a nuclear power packaged as a non-nuclear power". WASHINGTON-A former senior US diplomat from the Obama administration said that President Trump's recent decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would not adversely affect USA negotiations with North Korea, contrary to the opinion of many of Trump's critics. (more...)
Palestinians killed on a 'glorious day for Israel' Palestinians killed on a 'glorious day for Israel'
- May 15, 2018

Israel says it only opens fire when necessary to stop infiltrations, attacks and damage to the border fence, while accusing Hamas , the Islamist movement that runs the blockaded Gaza Strip, of seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence. (more...)
Royal Navy to invest £2.5bn in nuclear submarines Royal Navy to invest £2.5bn in nuclear submarines
- May 15, 2018

At the launch of the new facility, Williamson said that building nuclear submarines was a vital element of the United Kingdom government's commitment to keeping the country safe, and welcomed the economic impact they would have on supporting jobs. (more...)
Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Cockpit Window Breaks at 32000 Feet Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Cockpit Window Breaks at 32000 Feet
- May 15, 2018

According to Sichuan Airlines, the reason was due to a " mechanical failure " but no further details were available. Mr Chuanjian, who was hailed a hero after landing the Airbus A319 manually in China, said: 'There was no warning sign. One of the plane's pilots was partially sucked out of the aircraft, according to his co-pilot. An engine on a Southwest 737 in April ripped apart in flight and shattered a cabin window, killing a female passenger in the first US airline passenger fatality ... (more...)
Experts think they've finally solved mystery of disappeared Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 Experts think they've finally solved mystery of disappeared Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
- May 15, 2018

They believe he selected a remote and isolated part of the route so the plane would disappear . According to Boeing 777 pilot and instructor Simon Hardy, Captain Zaharie avoided detection of the plane by either Malaysian or Thai military radar by flying along the border and crossing in and out of each nation's airspace. (more...)
Case Against MO Gov Dropped, At Least For Now Case Against MO Gov Dropped, At Least For Now
- May 15, 2018

But they pledge to proceed with re-filing the case either through an assistant or special prosecutor. House Speaker Todd Richardson, House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo said in a statement they're still waiting for a recommendation from a special House committee on whether to impeach Greitens. (more...)
Small earthquake rattles Oakland, California; no damage reported Small earthquake rattles Oakland, California; no damage reported
- May 15, 2018

CBS San Fransciso writes that it struck around 7:18 p.m. local time. USGS, reported the quake was along the Hayward fault line. One man noted on Twitter than it "Felt like a roller", while a woman shared a video of herself dancing with her daughter as the ground begins to rumbled beneath them. (more...)
Rauner proposes bringing back the death penalty Rauner proposes bringing back the death penalty
- May 15, 2018

Trailing his challenger by double digits, Rauner's tossing some red meat to his conservative base. "They deserve that." The governor said in order to apply the death penalty, the accused would have to be guilty beyond all doubt. "We want to raise the standard because we recognize legitimate concerns about the death penalty", Rauner said. It also requires judges and prosecutors to explain the reduction of charges in plea agreements in gun cases and proposes a shift in funds from the county ... (more...)
Another round of Syria peace talks begins in Astana Another round of Syria peace talks begins in Astana
- May 15, 2018

Zhainaqov added that the United States was not taking part in the talks. At the talks, which the US did not attend, the latest developments in the de-escalation zone, forming of the constitutional committee and the release of detainees were on the agenda. (more...)
New volcanic fissure in Hawaii opens; brings total to 19 New volcanic fissure in Hawaii opens; brings total to 19
- May 15, 2018

Since then, fissures have been generated mostly in Leilana Estates subdivision, where almost 2,000 residents were ordered to evacuate. New fissures opened in the eastern corner of Hawaii's Big Island over the weekend and Monday morning as the eruption of the Kilauea volcano more than 10 days ago continued to spew lava and threaten neighborhoods. (more...)
Keyless Ignitions Blamed for At Least 28 Deaths Keyless Ignitions Blamed for At Least 28 Deaths
- May 15, 2018

The problem, industry experts say, is that when using a button instead of a key to turn off the engine, some drivers-especially those with quieter models-simply forget that the vehicle is still running when they exit. Newer vehicles today don't have a switch that requires a key to start the engine. In the face of vehicle industry opposition, it let the plan languish though it says a rule is under consideration. (more...)
Amber Alert issued for 8 year old, Gabriel McCallum Amber Alert issued for 8 year old, Gabriel McCallum
- May 15, 2018

Ont. Ontario Provincial Police are looking for Lynda McCallum, 47, as part of a child abduction investigation after an amber alert was issued early Monday morning. (more...)
Working arrangements with Acting PM Working arrangements with Acting PM
- May 15, 2018

Peters will become Acting Prime Minister when Jacinda Ardern leaves work for six weeks after giving birth next month. Ardern, 37, said she will continue working as close as possible to her due date of June 17 and then hand over power to her deputy Winston Peters. (more...)
Missing Comm Games Athletes Seek Legal Advice In Sydney Missing Comm Games Athletes Seek Legal Advice In Sydney
- May 15, 2018

Now they have surfaced in Sydney, and according to the Daily Telegraph , are working with the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in Randwick. Their visas officially expire at midnight on Tuesday, but they may be eligible for bridging visas, allowing them to avoid detention if they don't fly home today. (more...)

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