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Due process followed in new Army chief's appointment, says PMO

Sinha to appoint General A.S. Vaidya as the Army Chief in 1983. They are the first high profile defence appointments by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Supersesion in the army is not new though there has not been any such instances in the recent past. He is known for his balanced approach towards soldiering, compassion, and his connect with the civil society. [Full Article...]

Wind Chill Advisory continues… Likely school delays Monday morning

Wind Chill Advisory continues… Likely school delays Monday morning We'll have sunny skies and wind will be in from the southwest around 5-10 miles per hour. Wind Chill Advisories will be in effect for portions of western Kansas from 12-9 a.m. Wind chill readings 29 below to 39 below zero. Southwest wind 7 to 14 miles per hour. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Southerly winds kick in tonight and by Monday , temperatures will reach the upper 20s in the a... [Full Article...]

John Goodman helps Alec Baldwin mock Donald Trump on SNL

That reference is, of course, to the Cold War-era novel by Richard Condon and the iconic film, in which the Russian government brainwashes the son of a powerful US family to do their communist bidding - a tale with some disconcerting parallels to the president-elect. [Full Article...]

India's 'Visaranai' out of Oscar race

The chosen films this year are: " Tanna " (Australia), " It's Only the End of the World " (Canada), " Land of Mine " (Denmark), " Toni Erdmann " (Germany), " The Salesman " (Iran), " The King's Choice " (Norway), " Paradise " (Russia), " A Man Called Ove " (Sweden) and " My Life as a Zucchini " (Switzerland). [Full Article...]

Militants hit by note ban robbing banks: J&K DGP

Militants hit by note ban robbing banks: J&K DGP Police say they have identified that Lashkar-e-Taiba is behind these bank robberies as terrorists have been hit hard by notes ban. Gunmen stormed a bank in Kashmir's Pulwama district on December 8 and made away with Rs 10 lakh. On December 8, four militants looted a branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Arihal in Pulwama district and fired several rounds before fleeing with almost Rs 14 lakh. [Full Article...]

Traces of explosives found on bodies in EgyptAir crash

Audio from the flight recorder mentions a fire on board the plane in its final moments and analysis of the flight data recorder showed smoke in the lavatory and avionics bay. Surprisingly, despite of investigations from both the sides, the reason and cause of crash still unobvious. One of the sources even said that the traces of explosives found recently resembled the samples held in stock previou... [Full Article...]

60th anniversary of Sri Lanka - Malaysia Diplomatic ties celebrated

60th anniversary of Sri Lanka - Malaysia Diplomatic ties celebrated The visit is at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak. The President has expressed his gratitude to the Malaysian Prime Minister for investments and trade done with Sri Lanka. He also stated that Malaysia is always ready to assist in the investment of the education sector in Sri Lanka. "The two leaders agree that worldwide issues are to... [Full Article...]

Louisville suspends assistant after Wake Forest probe

Wake Forest Coach Dave Clawson isn't a happy guy right now. Wake Forest had concluded that Elrod, a former Demon Deacons player and assistant coach, provided or attempted to provide confidential game preparations to opponents several times beginning in 2014. [Full Article...]

12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany

12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany Investigators said he possibly took orders from members of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, to carry out last month's attempted attack. In a December news release, police had only confirmed that a jar filled with "pyrotechnical material" had been found and that it was believed to belong to a 12-year-old. [Full Article...]

Will recommend trial of Moti Bagh rape accused in fast-track

Will recommend trial of Moti Bagh rape accused in fast-track Sources said that the woman was waiting for a taxi near AIIMS when a cab driver offered her lift to Noida on Thursday. He told the police that he had bought the auto a few months ago and appointed one Avnish as its driver some time back. The incident took place on the fourth anniversary of the infamous Nirbahaya gangrape case. The Delhi Police have registered a case under Indian Penal Code (IPC)... [Full Article...]

Snow, cold temps challenge Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign

Snow, cold temps challenge Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign To find a location in your area, visit the Salvation Army website . "The safety of our volunteers is more important than anything else right now", said Lt. "The red kettle drive is going on for 10 more days", Romack said. His $1 alone might not go very far, but there was a steady stream of people stopping off at our bucket and dropping change and paper money into our bucket. [Full Article...]

Japan overtakes China as biggest United States debt holder

Japan overtakes China as biggest United States debt holder The country's foreign-exchange reserves slid $45.7 billion in October from September to $3.12 trillion. Chinese Treasuries holdings declined to the lowest in more than six years as the country uses currency reserves to support the yuan. Experts say the reduction of Treasury holdings by China have helped it avoid some massive losses. A strong United States dollar has affected China's capital fl... [Full Article...]

Winter Session Of Parliament Heads For A Washout

Before the proceedings began, Home Minister Rajnath Singh walked up to the Opposition benches and was seen talking to Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Sources indicated that the budget session may be convened early, either towards the end of January or the beginning of February. Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday held the Congress responsib... [Full Article...]

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid disruptions (Third Lead)

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid disruptions (Third Lead) As was the case last Wednesday, Advani remained in the House and gave vent to his feelings after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House during zero hour. In 2015, more than 20,000 Indians, including prominent business leaders, signed an online petition urging lawmakers to end weeks of rowdy protests that had paralysed parliament. [Full Article...]

Obama: I told Putin 'cut it out' on hacking

Obama: I told Putin 'cut it out' on hacking He's leaving his successor a stronger economy than he inherited, but also the intractable conflict in Syria and troubling issue of whether Russian Federation was meddling in the USA election to back Trump. Mr Trump, who blasted as "ridiculous" a reported Central Intelligence Agency assessment that Russia was trying to help him win, has continued to question Russian involvement in hacks of damaging... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi faces backlash as he says Narendra Modi is 'corrupt'

Rahul Gandhi faces backlash as he says Narendra Modi is 'corrupt' As soon as Lok Sabha Lok Sabha was adjourned for yet another day of acrimonious exchanges, Mr Rahul Gandhi in a rare press conference and the first ever with leaders of opposition parties said that the government was preventing him from speaking in the House as the PM was "personally terrified of letting him open his mouth". [Full Article...]

Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoes controversial pro-life 'heartbeat bill'

But Kasich did sign a bill that criminalized abortion at 24 weeks. "The 20-week ban was nationally created to be the vehicle to end abortion in America". Some of those states prohibit abortions after a doctor determines the fetus is viable. John Kasich has vetoed a ban on abortions performed around six weeks of pregnancy or later. [Full Article...]

Unemployment Rate For Young Koreans Rises To 8.2%

Unemployment Rate For Young Koreans Rises To 8.2% The state's labor force decreased by 6,300 from October, and the labor force participation rate - measuring how many residents over 16 are working, or actively seeking work - declined 0.2 percentage points over the month. The Australian economy added 39,100 jobs in November to 11,973,200, far surpassing forecasts for a gain of 17,500 following the addition of 9,800 jobs in the previous month. [Full Article...]

France's new PM Cazeneuve seeks to extend state of emergency

According to the RTL broadcaster, the prolongation of the measure was adopted by 288 votes in favor and 32 votes against. French police patrol in Paris following a series of coordinated attacks that killed 130 people previous year. The state of emergency , which was originally due to end in mid-January, has already been extended four times because the government considers that the risk of arm... [Full Article...]

Hartley banned for six weeks, cleared for Six Nations

Hartley remains available for next February's Six Nations opener against France as England look to defend their 2016 title. Hartley will find out on Wednesday how long a suspension he will serve after he was shown a red card in Northampton's match against Leinster on Friday. [Full Article...]


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