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No Infirmity in AAP MLAs disqualification: CEC

No Infirmity in AAP MLAs disqualification: CEC The Election Commission is yet to firm up its view on the BJP government's new scheme of electoral bonds - described unsafe for the democracy by many political parties - and will soon flag its concerns to the government. He said the Election Commission had stopped seeding of voter identity cards with Aadhaar following a Supreme Court directive. A retired 1977 Madhya Pradesh batch IAS cadre, he a... [Full Article...]

Stay healthy during flu season

Stay healthy during flu season The survey also revealed that 32% feared that the jab would make them ill or not even work at all. There are masks and even separate seating areas available for people coughing or sneezing. Flu seasons typically extend into spring, and the vaccine protects not just you, but the vulnerable people around you, Plescia said: "No one wants to be the cause of an infant or elderly person getting th... [Full Article...]

Statue of Liberty to reopen despite government shutdown

Statue of Liberty to reopen despite government shutdown The concept of closing the doors to immigrants is repugnant to the concept of America. The Statue of Liberty officially reopens to the public Monday after being closed over the weekend due to the federal government shutdown . The immigrants - known commonly as Dreamers - are facing deportation after Trump rescinded an executive order issued by President Obama granting them the ability to remain... [Full Article...]

Facebook asks users to determine trustworthy news sources

Facebook asks users to determine trustworthy news sources Zuckerberg said the effort is an attempt to help the platform promote "high quality news that builds a sense of common ground". Experience has shown, though, that users are more likely to comment on and share sensational articles than dry, fact-based news. [Full Article...]

Taliban lays claim to deadly attack on Kabul hotel

Taliban lays claim to deadly attack on Kabul hotel In 2011 a suicide attack claimed by the Taliban killed 21 people at the Intercontinental including 10 civilians. The attack followed security warnings in recent days to avoid hotels and other locations frequented by foreigners in war-torn Kabul . [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional Pennsylvania's top court on Monday threw out the state's congressional map, ruling that Republican legislators unlawfully sought partisan advantage, and gave them three weeks to rework it in a decision that could boost Democratic chances of retaking the US House of Representatives. [Full Article...]

White House Slams Graham

White House Slams Graham Trump's "heart is right on this issue", Sen. "Every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff members", Mr Graham lamented, adding that though he does "enjoy working with them", White House staff like Mr Miller are "making it very hard". [Full Article...]

12 injured as train hits barrier at Sydney station

12 injured as train hits barrier at Sydney station At least three people were initially trapped but all passengers have since been freed, the spokeswoman said, and the incident was still unfolding nearly an hour after it occurred. Two patients were reported to have spinal injuries. The injured were treated at the scene and transported to nearby hospitals. The injured have been taken to Westmead Hospital. [Full Article...]

PM Karen Karapetyan to attend Davos World Economic Forum

The Prime Minister said his government's achievements can't be measured based on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation and the achievements are far and wide that have impacted the economy as a whole. According to Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, a dinner on Monday will be attended by CEOs of 60 companies. [Full Article...]

Highway 101 expected to reopen by Monday morning

Highway 101 expected to reopen by Monday morning The body of Faviola Benitez Calderon, 28, was discovered just before 10 a.m.in the 100 block of Santo Tomas Lane near Olive Mill Road and above Coast Village Road, according to the Sheriff's Office. Officials should know by Saturday whether they can meet their goal of a Monday reopening, but for now Gubbins would only say it would be open in the next few days. [Full Article...]

USA and Pakistan conflict at United Nations over Afghanistan

USA and Pakistan conflict at United Nations over Afghanistan US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said Washington can't work with Pakistan if it continues to give sanctuary to terrorist organisations and needs to stop this and join efforts to resolve the Afghan conflict. "My country has been the major victim of terrorism and violence emanating from Afghanistan's wars and strife". "Afghanistan and its partners, especially the USA, need to address the... [Full Article...]

Manila hands off latest China-US sea spat

Manila hands off latest China-US sea spat Following a confirmation of the U.S. vessel's identity, Beijing ordered the warship to withdraw, according to Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang. The United States does not claim territory in the South China Sea but has declared it has a national interest in ensuring that the territorial disputes there are resolved peacefully in accordance with global law. [Full Article...]

Don't evaluate me only on demonetisation and GST, says PM Modi

Don't evaluate me only on demonetisation and GST, says PM Modi The PM also talked about India's policies and growth potential and expressed that he felt proud to represent India in Davos. "The country is seeing the biggest jump in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). "Many top bureaucrats are also made observers during the elections that also hamper governance", Prime Minister Modi said in worry. To another query, he said history of casteism in politics was t... [Full Article...]

Instagram Introduces New 'Active At' Feature to Deliver 'Fun Real-Time' Conversations

Instagram Introduces New 'Active At' Feature to Deliver 'Fun Real-Time' Conversations The new feature, which is enabled by default, provides information about when a user was last on Instagram to people who are tagged in the user's Stories, or who exchange private messages with the user. This will give you the information about your friends' activities on Instagram so you cannot hide yourself by now. However, it seems that the new feature isn't appearing for some users, even ... [Full Article...]

Snap Lays Off Fewer Than Two Dozen Employees In Staff Realignment

Snap Lays Off Fewer Than Two Dozen Employees In Staff Realignment The problems for Snapchat did not end there, as Cheddar released another bombshell Friday (19 January), exposing another memo showing strongly-worded legal threats against any staff caught leaking company data. According to a Business Insider report from October 2016, CEO Evan Spiegel navigates Snap's Venice Beach headquarters flanked by a security detail, and new employee orientatio... [Full Article...]

Jordan tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

Jordan tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot The Egyptian presidency said in a statement that Sisi noted that only negotiations based on a two-state solution could bring an end to the conflict, "and Egypt would spare no effort to support this". American Vice-President Mike Pence has landed to Israel around 7pm local time on Sunday, in a much awaited and delayed trip first expected in December. [Full Article...]

Mattis: Defence plan focus on Russia, China, not terror

Mattis: Defence plan focus on Russia, China, not terror The emphasis of the new National Defense Strategy, set to be unveiled Friday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, contrasts starkly with the last time the Pentagon developed such a blueprint - in 2014, before Russian Federation joined the Syrian civil war and hacked US political organizations. [Full Article...]

Trump asked for public credit for N. Korea talks

Trump asked for public credit for N. Korea talks Trump declined to address remarks made last week that seemed to insinuate that he had already been in contact with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, though since those comments were released to the media, he's contested the way in which they were presented. [Full Article...]

Rohingya leaders make a list of demands before repatriation process begins

Rohingya leaders make a list of demands before repatriation process begins On November 23, 2017, Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding, which stipulated that the refugee return process should begin within a two-month time. It also wants Myanmar to stop listing people with their photographs as terrorists in state media and on government Facebook pages. Bangladesh and Myanmar on Tuesday finalised an agreement, which will facilitate the repatri... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwean opposition politician among five people killed in United States helicopter crash

Zimbabwean opposition politician among five people killed in United States helicopter crash An exiled Zimbabwean opposition politician and a British-born land speed record holder are among five people who died in a helicopter crash in New Mexico. 16, 2009. This was because his British-built steam supercar reached an average speed of 139.8mph on two runs over a measured mile at the Edwards Air Force Base in California, beating a record that had stood for more than 100 years. [Full Article...]


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