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Goa, Goa, Gone: People want Parrikar to return as CM Goa, Goa, Gone: People want Parrikar to return as CM
- January 25, 2017

He further added that the people must vote keeping in mind that the government will work under Parrikar's guidance. Mr. Rane in an indirect attack on "the beef ban brigade" said a few people in the country do not realise that "one person's poison could be other's food. (more...)
China on Trump Team's Vow to Protect South China Sea: 'Be Cautious' China on Trump Team's Vow to Protect South China Sea: 'Be Cautious'
- January 25, 2017

In a supreme irony, much of the Trump caps, shirts and other souvenirs bearing his "Make America great again" slogan that thousands of his supporters snapped up during his inauguration turned out to be made in-where else-China. Ordinarily, Chinese government officials refrain from granting such interviews to American reporters, preferring instead to read carefully prepared statements in Chinese. (more...)
Italy regulator summons Intesa Sanpaolo and Generali Italy regulator summons Intesa Sanpaolo and Generali
- January 25, 2017

Under the scheme, the paper said, the German insurer could buy some of Generali's assets while Intesa would buy a stake worth between 5 and 6 billion euros to protect Italian interests in the insurer. While Allianz might be interested in Generali's operations in places including Switzerland, Spain central & eastern Europe, the Italian company's German operations would probably add no value to Allianz beyond the distribution network, the analyst said. (more...)
Dubai firefighters use water jetpacks to avoid city's heavy traffic Dubai firefighters use water jetpacks to avoid city's heavy traffic
- January 25, 2017

The Dolphin can be used to fight fires on boats, roads, bridges, beaches and high-rises-important areas for a city built on (and in) the Persian Gulf. Major General Rashid Al Matrooshi, the director-general of Dubai Civil Defence, launched the firefighting system which will allow civil defence to tackle blazes in boats and shoreline buildings from water. (more...)
Rain & Snow Likely Tuesday & Wednesday Rain & Snow Likely Tuesday & Wednesday
- January 25, 2017

Highs have been in the lower 40s with mostly cloudy conditions due to the low-pressure system working out of the region. Clouds increase on Wednesday , with a slight chance for rain and snow mainly north of I-70 in the afternoon and early evening from 1PM-8PM. (more...)
'Sister Wives' polygamous family turned away at Supreme Court
- January 25, 2017

They also claimed the law violated their legally protected right to privacy. "Utah is a state that was founded by courageous citizens seeking these very protections from government abuse and religious inequality". An attorney for a TV's " Sister Wives " family says the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of Utah's law banning polygamy won't end the larger fight by plural and unconventional families for equal status. (more...)
Helicopter carrying six crashes in Italy Helicopter carrying six crashes in Italy
- January 25, 2017

The aircraft was attempting to rescue an injured skier in the Camp Felice area while flying through a dense blanket of fog and low cloud, according to local reports. He said he was praying "for the end of the sequence of tragic events that has struck Abruzzo". The new disaster hit the region as the first funerals were held for the victims of the avalanche disaster. (more...)
UP polls 2017: Priyanka features in Congress' campaigners list UP polls 2017: Priyanka features in Congress' campaigners list
- January 25, 2017

Following is the full list of campaigners for Congress in the assembly polls in the state. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife and Lok Sabha MP from Kannauj Dimple Yadav is among the star campaigners for the Samajwadi Party (SP), indicating that she was ready for statewide campaigning. (more...)
Sen. Baldwin to vote against DeVos as education secretary Sen. Baldwin to vote against DeVos as education secretary
- January 25, 2017

Originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, it was postponed until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist, underwent tense questioning during her confirmation hearing with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on January 17, and a confirmation vote in the full Senate is scheduled for January 31. (more...)
Donald Trump 'Believes' There's Widespread Voter Fraud, Though Has Zero Evidence Donald Trump 'Believes' There's Widespread Voter Fraud, Though Has Zero Evidence
- January 25, 2017

Persons familiar with the sit-down told the Washington Post Monday that Trump claimed there were between three and five million illegal votes, spending at least 10 minutes rehashing the campaign to GOP and Democratic lawmakers. In November, after widespread outcry that Clinton ought to have won because of the result, he claimed on Twitter that millions of ballots cast in her favor shouldn't count because they were cast by illegal immigrants . (more...)
House votes to expand restrictions on abortion with support from CNY reps House votes to expand restrictions on abortion with support from CNY reps
- January 25, 2017

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) joined with a group of 29 other Senators in introducing the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act ( S. 184 ) to permanently prohibit federal funding of abortion. "What we are vehemently opposed to is the killing of innocent lives", she said, adding that "there is no place in the federal budget for abortion funding". (more...)
Troops martyr 3 more Kashmiri youth in IOK Troops martyr 3 more Kashmiri youth in IOK
- January 25, 2017

In the operation two militants were killed", a police officer said. "Two hiding LeT militants, both from Pakistan, were killed". Two AK-47 rifles were also recovered from the possession of the deceased, Abu Ans and Abu Ali. On the other hand, Indian Army has launched a crackdown operation at Teliyan Mohalla in Arampora area of Sopore town. "Such posts are misleading and no such act has been committed". (more...)
Trump threatens to send Feds to deal with Chicago violence
- January 25, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wanted to pull the "architecturally tasteless" sign down even before Trump became a candidate, but there was no legal way to do so. Trump didn't offer specifics about how the federal government could help. "Chicago murder rate is record setting - 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016". (more...)
British PM promises to challenge 'unacceptable' talk from Donald Trump during meeting British PM promises to challenge 'unacceptable' talk from Donald Trump during meeting
- January 25, 2017

Asked for a pledge not to lie, Spicer assented, saying, "I believe we have to be honest with the American people". Trade between both countries is already more than 150 billion pounds ($186 billion), and the USA is the single biggest source of inward investment to the United Kingdom, the embassy said. (more...)
Lowest Approval Rating for New President in US History - Gallup Lowest Approval Rating for New President in US History - Gallup
- January 25, 2017

Trump received his best marks from Republicans, 90 percent of whom said they approve of the job he is doing. The highest ratings belonged to John F. Following President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, Americans were asked about their outlook for the country over the next four years, and those saying they had more hope now beat out those indicating they had less hope - by almost 10 percent. (more...)
May: Being woman PM is 'big statement' to Trump May: Being woman PM is 'big statement' to Trump
- January 24, 2017

Many a mock President Trump was on display at London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday, where close to 100,000 people taking part in the Women's March London brought the United Kingdom capital to a standstill, much as in cities across the U.S. (more...)
Buhari Writes Senate: Buhari Writes Senate: "Magu, SGF Cleared Of Corruption"
- January 24, 2017

Babachir Lawal was not given an opportunity to defend himself before a panel of the Ad-hoc Committee. Sani said that Lawal was invited before the committee and his secretary received the letter and acknowledged receipt. Mr. Buhari had written the Senate, reacting to its demand for the sack and prosecution of Mr. Lawal, whom the Senate accused of breaching federal law in the handling of 'grass cutting contract awarded by the Presidential Initiative on North East, PINE. (more...)
Trump's Health Nominee Provides Few Details on Impact of Obamacare Order
- January 24, 2017

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., followed up, arguing that even if Congress did nothing, in his view the ACA wasn't working as one in three counties in the country has only one insurer offering coverage on exchanges and the prices for health plans are often unaffordable. (more...)
Panel on digital economy to submit interim report Panel on digital economy to submit interim report
- January 24, 2017

Among the measures recommended were, relief in prospective taxes for encouraging merchants to accept digital payment, tax incentives for micro ATMs and tax refunds for consumers using digital payment up to certain proportion of their annual income. (more...)
Duchess Kate Middleton Meets With Children At East Anglia's Children's Hospices
- January 24, 2017

Kate opened up as she met with several families and children, including four-year-old Daisy, at a center run by East Anglia's Children's Hospices , one of the many charities she is patron of. She will also met with staff and volunteers before receiving an update on the nook appeal - which aims to raise £10m for a new goal built hospice at a five-acre site in Framingham Earl - which she helped to launch in 2014. (more...)