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Retail inflation at two-year low

Retail inflation at two-year low With inflation averaging under the 4% mark in the past three months, which is below the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) 5% target for March 2017, the hopes of a rate cut in February have resurfaced. Capital goods production increased by 15 per cent in November compared to a decline in production by 24.4 per cent earlier. The Consumer durables and Consumer non-durables have recorded growth of 9.8% ... [Full Article...]

NY kicking in millions to help Syracuse airport expansion

NY kicking in millions to help Syracuse airport expansion The programme is expected to operate alongside the state's tuition assistance program, which already provides US$1 billion in grants to college students across the state. The New York State Master Teacher Program was launched in 2013 by Governor Cuomo to recognize the state's highest performing teachers - ensuring the best and brightest stay in the classroom and share their expertise with peers an... [Full Article...]

Cyprus: Reunification Talks End Without A Deal

Cyprus: Reunification Talks End Without A Deal The deal aimed to end the lingering dispute between Greek and Turkish Cypriots has now become feasible with a roadmap being drawn up and a possibility of another meeting outlined at a security conference on Thursday, as the United Nations hopes for a " last effort ". [Full Article...]

Princess Margaret's ex-husband, photographer Lord Snowdon, dies

Princess Margaret's ex-husband, photographer Lord Snowdon, dies LONDON-Lord Snowdon, former husband of Queen Elizabeth II's late sister, Princess Margaret , and a renowned photographer of celebrities and royalty, has died. "They hung out with the Beatles, they hung out with Peter Sellers", she said. Born Anthony Armstrong-Jones, the society photographer captured numerous most famous faces of the 20th century - including subjects as varied as Diana, Princess... [Full Article...]

Snowboarder survives avalanche descent in Canada with help of inflatable backpack

Snowboarder survives avalanche descent in Canada with help of inflatable backpack The sun vanishes as white takes over the screen, but Oye quickly bobs above the snow. Luckily he was wearing an avalanche airbag backpack, given to him by friends at Christmas. "But (the video) was a bit scary". A high-speed fan inflates the bag to keep the user above the tumbling snow, Zavitz said. "These backpacks are just over $1,000 typically", said Jarrett Zavitz of Vancouver's Comor Sp... [Full Article...]

12-year-old boy pulls gun on classmate, demands chicken nugget

12-year-old boy pulls gun on classmate, demands chicken nugget According to police, the young victim says the classmate followed her to a train station and pulled out a gun. Police say the boy saw the girl buying food from a McDonald's at Lexington Avenue and East 103rd Street, Harlem, in Manhattan on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Passing motorist shoots man attacking Arizona state trooper

Passing motorist shoots man attacking Arizona state trooper Another driver reported gunfire, and the trooper was responding to that call when he spotted the wreck. The woman ejected from the vehicle, as well as Andersson's attacker, did not survive the attack. NBC News identified the caller as Brian Schober, a former medic from Scottsdale, Ariz. "I saw the officer's patrol auto in the middle of the highway", Schober told NBC-12 News in Arizona. [Full Article...]

Abe meets Duterte on economy, China

Abe said the South China Sea was central to regional peace and stability and welcomed Duterte's moves to engage with China in the wake of an global arbitration case Manila won a year ago. Duterte, a former Davao mayor and prosecutor, has reacted angrily when Washington aired concerns about extrajudicial killings in Duterte's anti-drug campaign, stoking concerns about Manila's traditionally friendl... [Full Article...]

US military in Poland threatens Russian Federation, destabilizes Europe

US military in Poland threatens Russian Federation, destabilizes Europe Operation Atlantic Resolve saw more than 3,000 USA troops, backed by tanks and heavy equipment , begin their deployment in eastern Europe. The forces are expected to eventually fan out across several countries from Bulgaria to Estonia . [Full Article...]

More products with Indian flag found after Amazon apologizes to Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj tweeted that Amazon should issue an "unconditional apology" and withdraw the "insulting" products. The Canadian third-party seller - which also sells mats with other national flags, including the US, United Kingdom and Canada - removed the Indian-themed product, following Swaraj's Twitter threat. [Full Article...]

Ban Ki-moon's Brother, Nephew Indicted for Bribery in New Yo

Bahn's father - John Woo, of Edgewater and Malcom Harris, of NY, were charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after they were allegedly involved in a multi-year scheme involving bribing a foreign official in the Middle East to facilitate the sale of a high-rise in Vietnam for a South Korean construction company, Manhattan U.S. [Full Article...]

I Love You Barack'

I Love You Barack' And bore the burden of years in the spotlight so easily", he said. He said that of everything he's done in life he's most proud to be their dad. Chicago: While the whole world tuned in to listen to the US President's farewell speech on Tuesday, the unexplained absence of Barack Obama's youngest daughter, Sasha, became the fodder for social media users. [Full Article...]

Pompeo Says Even If Trump Asked, He Would Not Restart Enhanced Interrogation

Pompeo Says Even If Trump Asked, He Would Not Restart Enhanced Interrogation CIA leaders in the seventh-floor suites of the agency's headquarters in Langley, Va., are bracing for a confrontation after Trump's team enters the White House next week. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinPompeo would "absolutely not" obey torture order from Trump Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick enters the fray Trump confirmations: What to watch on Day 3 MORE (D-Calif.). [Full Article...]

French pres candidate Le Pen spotted in Trump Tower

And yet Le Pen's visit fits into a recurring pattern of the Trump transition period: a foreign populist leader somehow appearing at Trump's headquarters before the president-elect has met with the actual leaders of the countries concerned. " We don't communicate about private visits ". Pool asked whether she was here to meet with PEOTUS and she declined to answer. National Front Secretary Gene... [Full Article...]

Montagliani backs expanded 2026 as CONCACAF looks set for co-hosting bid

Montagliani backs expanded 2026 as CONCACAF looks set for co-hosting bid China's football chief and state media hailed FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026, saying it could help realise the country's "dream" of returning to the sport's grandest stage. Africa and Asia could be the big winners with a rise in their number of World Cup places - now five for Africa and between four and five for Asia. [Full Article...]

Voice recorder captured crash of plane over Lake Erie

Voice recorder captured crash of plane over Lake Erie Crews will be back out on the water on Wednesday. The plane, en route from Cleveland to an airport in Columbus, Ohio on December 29 disappeared from radar shortly after takeover with six people on board. They were returning to Columbus after making the trip to a Cleveland Cavaliers game with their neighbor, 50-year-old Brian Casey, and his 19-year-old daughter, University of Wisconsin-Madison nu... [Full Article...]

Modi weakened RBI, 'acche din' only when Congress comes to power: Rahul

Mr Gandhi said the "achche din promised by Mr Modi will now come only when the Congress comes to power", and asked his party workers to fan all over the country to expose the Modi Govermnment. However, what could still worry Congress supporters and die-hard Nehru-Gandhi family loyalists is that he stopped short of declaring himself as the Prime Minister of India in 2019. [Full Article...]

Six former VW execs indicted in emission cheating case

Six former VW execs indicted in emission cheating case Additionally, the company will be forced to work with a fully independent overseer for a period of three years. The $4.3 billion fine would cover criminal and civil charges from the federal government (including environmental penalties) but is separate to the billions the company has set aside for civil suits with individual auto owners. [Full Article...]

Sahara-Birla papers: 'Random materials' are 'merit less', says Supreme Court

Sahara-Birla papers: 'Random materials' are 'merit less', says Supreme Court The alleged entries had been cited by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and, subsequently, by Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to allege that Modi, as Gujarat Chief Minister, was also the recipient of these payoffs. Bhushan had then produced some internal reports of the Income Tax Department on the alleged graft case, however, that too could not stand the top court's scrutiny. [Full Article...]

Thrill seekers rescued from Australian rollercoaster

Thrill seekers rescued from Australian rollercoaster Twenty thrill seekers were rescued yesterday from an Australian roller-coaster ride after it broke down, just months after four people died at a nearby theme park. Movie World is owned by Village Roadshow, Dream World by Ardent Leisure. Yong said the ride would remain closed while the company investigated what happened. [Full Article...]


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