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Nitish Kumar bats for reservation in private sector; calls for national debate

Nitish Kumar bats for reservation in private sector; calls for national debate Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has brought forward a controversial pitch asking for reserving half the jobs in judiciary in. "If 50% reservation is introduced even in private sector jobs, where will we go?", lamented a protestor, who sat on dharna outside the BJP office here in the state capital on Monday. [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi provoking casteist passions in Gujarat: Jitendra

Rahul Gandhi provoking casteist passions in Gujarat: Jitendra Counting of votes will take place on December 18. "Mann Ki Baat", the Congress MP said, taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio programme. "(Rahul) Gandhi said our demands are not demands but constitutional rights. "He assured us that most of the legitimate demands would be included in the Congress' manifesto (for the Gujarat polls)", he said. [Full Article...]

Half of United Kingdom speed cameras "switched off"

Half of United Kingdom speed cameras In total, out of the 2,838 fixed speed cameras in the United Kingdom, only 1,486 are in use, a Freedom of Information request has shown. ONLY about half of the UK's fixed cameras are catching speeding drivers, a new survey suggests. A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Safety cameras significantly help to reduce the numbers of serious collisions". Road safety charity Brake described the figur... [Full Article...]

NCW chairperson meets Hadiya, says she is in 'good health', 'happy'

NCW chairperson meets Hadiya, says she is in 'good health', 'happy' She also showed photos of Hadiya clicked from her mobile phone during the meeting. The NCW chairperson said she would be meeting other women who were allegedly converted forcibly. The court had annulled her marriage with Shafin Jahan after her parents argued that he was a radicalised person. "She said she was okay and that she is waiting for 27" Sharma said after the visit. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe´s Robert Mugabe sacks vice president seen as likely successor

Addressing members of indigenous church groups at a rally in the capital, Harare, on Sunday, Mrs Mugabe said: "The snake must be hit on the head". "We need someone who is acceptable and with unquestionable loyalty to the party and its principal, the President R.G Mugabe and more importantly one without ambitions to work against the president", he said. [Full Article...]

Pulwama encounter: Jawan martyred, search operation underway

Police said the Rashtriya Rifles, Special Operations Group of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force laid a cordon around Aglar village following a tip that militants were hiding there. Official sources said that two policemen sustained injuries after militants attacked police party near Rajpora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district Saturday late afternoon. [Full Article...]

After Pearl Harbor, Trump embarks on Asia tour

After Pearl Harbor, Trump embarks on Asia tour President Donald Trump told a gathering of business leaders in Tokyo that Japan has an unfair advantage on trade and that he intends to fix that imbalance by making it easier to do business in the US. Ahead of the trip, the White House said Trump's visit to Asia will focus on three main goals: strengthening global resolve to denuclearise North Korea, promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific regi... [Full Article...]

Sen. Rand Paul's injuries worse than previously reported

Sen. Rand Paul's injuries worse than previously reported Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green was arrested Friday evening charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. A spokeswoman for Paul said he was "blindsided" by the attack, but did not provide more details. Olney added that Boucher is set to appear in court Thursday. Boucher did not return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment. However, a motive for the attack on Paul remains u... [Full Article...]

Brexit Transition Deal Vital For UK Business, May Says

Brexit Transition Deal Vital For UK Business, May Says That's up sharply from the 44% who said the same back in May, when the outlook for the Brexit talks was looking slightly less dire. Since Britain voted in favour of leaving the 28-country bloc in June 2016, pro-EU campaigners, both within Westminster and the business world, have warned the decision will result in a sharp decline in trade with members of the single market. [Full Article...]

Peter King: I Oppose Tax Bill if Local Taxes Not Deductible

Peter King: I Oppose Tax Bill if Local Taxes Not Deductible She voted against the federal budget resolution, which helps pave the way for tax reform to move through the Senate, last week, citing concerns about proposals to eliminate the state and local tax deductions. Gone would be write-offs for state and local income taxes, as well as student loan interest. In remarks to ABC News' "This Week", King said the end of the tax break would be "devastating" t... [Full Article...]

Pakistan welcomes U.S. mediation in easing tension with India: Khawaja Asif

Pakistan welcomes U.S. mediation in easing tension with India: Khawaja Asif Pakistan has repeatedly expressed concern over India's role in the USA strategy, saying its security concerns in the region should be recognised. During the meeting, David Hale apprised that the US's new policy in Afghanistan is aimed at targeting safe havens of terrorists in the region and to bring about economic uplift in South Asian region. [Full Article...]

UK Queen's private estate invested in offshore funds: leaks

UK Queen's private estate invested in offshore funds: leaks A spokeswoman for the Duchy of Lancaster said: "All of our investments are fully audited and legitimate". "The duchy investment in Brighthouse is through a third party and equates to £3,208", said the Duchy, which added it was unaware of investment in the retailers through its offshore funds. [Full Article...]

SANA: Dozens killed, injured in Syria refugee camp blast

SANA: Dozens killed, injured in Syria refugee camp blast Meanwhile, the Syrian troops have moved closer to the border town of Albu Kamal, the last urban zone still held by militants in the country. The IS group is losing the Syrian Army, which recently captured the entire capital city of Deir al-Zour. [Full Article...]

Commuter chaos after London train 'shakes violently and derails' sparking delays

As travellers battled to work in London on Monday morning, there were major delays for those hoping to use South Western Railways after services were halted between Waterloo and Wimbledon. Meanwhile, a number of stations had to close on the London Underground as a result of a power failure. Circle line: Minor delays due to a signal failure at Barking. [Full Article...]

Weekend Box Office Collection Of Sidharth Malhotra's 'Ittefaq'

Weekend Box Office Collection Of Sidharth Malhotra's 'Ittefaq' It's too early to write off the film as it can still be a hit if it sustains the momentum this week. Nahata feels Ittefaq was destined to be slow starter. Celebrities from Bollywood gathered at the special screening of the thriller film, Ittefaq in Mumbai on November 2, 2017. Adds Atul Mohan, "It was expected hence the low opening is not surprising". [Full Article...]

Thousands of Hudson Valley Haitians could face deportation

Thousands of Hudson Valley Haitians could face deportation The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that allows about 5,000 Haitian locally, and 58,000 nationwide to remain in the country. As of October 2017, 6.5 million Americans are unemployed . More than 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians living in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) no longer need to be safeguarded from deportation, the U.S. [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Turnbull rejects NZ's offer to take Manus Island asylum seekers

Prime Minister Turnbull rejects NZ's offer to take Manus Island asylum seekers Australia had come under fire from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, with a spokesman in Geneva Friday calling on Canberra to move the refugees from Manus to Australia and criticising the offshore asylum processing policy as "unsustainable, inhumane and contrary to its human rights obligations". [Full Article...]

GST is Great Selfish Tax: Mamata Banerjee slams government on economy, demonetization

GST is Great Selfish Tax: Mamata Banerjee slams government on economy, demonetization To hurt businesses. To finish the economy. "GoI totally failed to tackle". The Congress and other opposition parties have attributed an economic lull that saw growth plunge to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the June quarter to demonetisation, which yanked almost 86 per cent of the currency in circulation at the time, and GST or Goods and Services Tax, which was introduced in July with confusi... [Full Article...]

Anthony Weiner ordered to report to prison by Monday

Anthony Weiner ordered to report to prison by Monday The disgraced 53-year-old politician from NY was sentenced to 21 to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to sexting a 15-year-old girl (one count of the transfer of obscene materials to a minor). Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement, " Anthony Weiner , a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15-years-old to display her naked body and engage in sexual... [Full Article...]

Global court to seek Afghanistan war crimes probe

Bensouda said in a report issued past year that US forces in Afghanistan may have committed the war crime of torture while interrogating detainees between 2003 and 2014. Fatou Bensouda said in a statement that she has chose to request authorization to open a formal investigation. However, crimes committed on the soil of member states by soldiers of countries who are not members also fall und... [Full Article...]


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