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IAF tables RFP for 83 Tejas LCA

IAF tables RFP for 83 Tejas LCA Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Bangalore, has received an Indian Air Force ( IAF ) order for 83 Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), costing an estimated Rs50,000 crore. According to Deccan Chronicle, 14 squadrons of the MiG 21, MiG 27 and MiG 29 will be decommissioned in the next 10 years which will bring down the fighter squadron strength to 19 by 2027. [Full Article...]

Top EU court: Uber should be considered a transport company

Top EU court: Uber should be considered a transport company It rejects Uber's view that such services are purely digital and could fuel further scrutiny of other gig-economy companies. The decision in Luxembourg , after a challenge brought by taxi drivers in Barcelona, will apply across the whole of the EU. [Full Article...]

SUV plows into crowd in Melbourne, injuring 19

SUV plows into crowd in Melbourne, injuring 19 Police said the driver, an Australian citizen of Afghani descent, had a history of mental illness and did not have links to terrorism. Police said the man had a history of drug use and mental health issues and was known to them for traffic offenses and a minor assault in 2010. [Full Article...]

China's Ride-Sharing App Didi Raises $4 Billion in New Funding

China's Ride-Sharing App Didi Raises $4 Billion in New Funding Competition in China's booming mobile payment market is set to intensify, after Didi Chuxing , the country's largest ride-hailing company, acquired a much-coveted license to enter the internet finance sector. The deal came after the People's Bank of China, the nation's central bank, said past year that it would control the number of third-party payment licenses issued, making them highly sought-a... [Full Article...]

PDP Loses Another Federal Lawmaker To APC

PDP Loses Another Federal Lawmaker To APC Some other leaders of the faction are Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin Duru, Franklyne Edede and Alhaji Hassan Adamu. The Independent National Electoral Commission-recognised national headquarters of the party is located at Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja . [Full Article...]

Bihar's sugar mill blast: Death toll rises to 4, owner arrested

Bihar's sugar mill blast: Death toll rises to 4, owner arrested As many as nine people have been injured in the Sasa Musa Sugar Mill boiler blast. The police have begun investigation into the incident to ascertain the reason behind the incident. The boiler blasts have become a common occurrence in the recent past, primarily due to lack of adherence to safety norms by operating companies. The mill owner also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for each d... [Full Article...]

Tehran natural disaster: Magnitude 5.2 tremor hits Iran's capital

Tehran natural disaster: Magnitude 5.2 tremor hits Iran's capital Friday is the weekly off day, like Sunday, and schools, universities, offices and companies will be closed anyway. Iranian officials say a woman died and almost 100 people suffered minor injuries after an quake struck near Tehran late on December 20, sparking panic in the capital and neighboring areas. [Full Article...]

Philippine Ferry Sinks; 4 Dead, 7 Missing, 240 Rescued

Philippine Ferry Sinks; 4 Dead, 7 Missing, 240 Rescued Authorities said seven people were still missing in rough seas. "The wind suddenly picked up and the boat was forced to stop when the bow started taking in water". The ferry sailed as Tropical Storm Tembin loomed over the southern Philippines , almost a thousand kilometres away. A tropical storm is forecast to hit the southern island of Mindanao late on Thursday or early Friday. [Full Article...]

North Korea Bans Alcohol, Singing on Christmas

North Korea Bans Alcohol, Singing on Christmas Last month, a North Korean soldier made a successful dash to the South via the truce village of Panmunjom after suffering multiple gunshot wounds fired by the communist nation's border guards. "On the significant Mother's Day every year, all the sons and daughters of the country extend warm congratulations to the mothers bringing up their children with their love, feelings and devotion and upholdi... [Full Article...]

Trump commutes former Agriprocessors manager Sholom Rubashkin's prison sentence

Trump commutes former Agriprocessors manager Sholom Rubashkin's prison sentence Rubashkin, 57, was convicted in 2009 on 86 federal counts of bank, mail and wire fraud, money laundering and failure to pay livestock providers in a timely manner. An Iowa jury cleared Rubashkin of charges that he used underage immigrants at his plant, ruling that he could not held responsible if teens got jobs with fake IDs, the Daily News reported. [Full Article...]

Sen. Warner cautions President Trump against meddling in Mueller probe

Sen. Warner cautions President Trump against meddling in Mueller probe As I have previously written, Mueller has a controversial record in attacking attorney-client privilege as well as harsh tactics against targets. And now, Dershowitz is strongly criticizing Mueller for violating the Constitution. Nonetheless, tensions between the special counsel and the president have escalated in recent weeks. He noted that all the major players who held roles overseeing the ... [Full Article...]

International Monetary Fund welcomes Brexit progress and pins United Kingdom growth at 1.5% for 2018

International Monetary Fund welcomes Brexit progress and pins United Kingdom growth at 1.5% for 2018 However, it stood by previous forecasts for GDP to slow to 1.5 per cent next year, as Brexit uncertainty and the inflationary squeeze on household spending power puts the brakes on the United Kingdom economy. It warned that the financial services and manufacturing sectors faced significant challenges in particular - with the Treasury at risk of losing tax revenue fast if a "meaningful share" of ... [Full Article...]

Compper on cusp of Celtic switch

Compper on cusp of Celtic switch Compper told Celtic TV: "When I first heard of Celtic's interest I was immediately very keen and eager to come". 'They are a very big name, even in Germany. 'I've played in important games in Italy and Germany. "But the whole package with Celtic , including having the chance to qualify for the Champions League is so interesting". [Full Article...]

Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill

Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill Rosie O'Donnell was campaigning against the Republican tax bill, but did he go too far? In a post, former " View " co-host said she would "give 2 million dollars to senator susan collins and 2 million to senator jeff flake .if they vote NO", against President Trump's tax bill. [Full Article...]

Porn cover-up scandal claims top UK MP Damian Green

Porn cover-up scandal claims top UK MP Damian Green The prime minister expressed "deep regret" at his departure, according to the BBC. He was under investigation over claims pornography was found on his computer in 2008 and that he had acted inappropriately towards journalist Kate Maltby. But the prime minister clearly took this decision very seriously. She said this amounted to a breach of the ministerial code. She is a politician who guards... [Full Article...]

China: Trump's security policy shows Cold War mentality

China: Trump's security policy shows Cold War mentality Several countries who received friendly gestures by the US President in recent months are now forced to express displeasure on the new National Security Strategy (NSS) unveiled by the same leader on Monday. national security strategy will play a constructive role to promote world peace and stability and contribute to Chinese-U.S. strategic mutual trust in ensuring world peace and security", Hua sa... [Full Article...]

Country singer Michael Ray arrested for DUI, drug possession

Country singer Michael Ray arrested for DUI, drug possession Officers from the Eustis Police Department say Ray smelled of booze, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and stumbled out of his auto, TMZ reported . The 29-year-old's real name is Michael Ray Roach and Eustis, Fla ., is his hometown. [Full Article...]

Franken to leave Senate Jan. 2; Smith takes over Jan. 3

Franken to leave Senate Jan. 2; Smith takes over Jan. 3 However, numerous Democratic senators who had previously called on Franken to resign said earlier this week that they stood by those calls and had not changed their mind . Since then, some of those senators have asked Franken to reconsider. Franken's decision to remain on Capitol Hill through December allowed him to cast several important votes, including in opposition to the Republican tax pla... [Full Article...]

Cruise Ship Passengers Killed in Yucatan Motorcoach Crash

Cruise Ship Passengers Killed in Yucatan Motorcoach Crash We are doing all we can to care for our guests, including assisting with medical care and transportation. He said he did not see the crash, but "the bus clearly lost control somehow as there were swerve marks all over the road surface". "We can confirm the deaths of multiple USA citizens in #Mexico bus accident, and several injuries". The cruise ships - the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of t... [Full Article...]

'Anti-Bird' Spikes Installed On Trees To Prevent Droppings Spark Outrage

'Anti-Bird' Spikes Installed On Trees To Prevent Droppings Spark Outrage They told the Bristol Post: 'There is a big problem with bird droppings around here. "If these people are so annoyed about the birds pooing on their vehicle and if they can't stop the birds being in the tree.it's not a huge leap of the imagination to think that what they'll do next is cut the trees down", she said. [Full Article...]


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