Allahabad HC bars Mukhtar Ansari from voting in RS polls

Of the total 403 eligible voters in the RS polls, one seat is vacant due to the death of a BJP member while two MLAs, Mukhtar Ansari of the BSP and Hariom of SP would not be able to vote as they are in jail. In West Bengal , the Trinamool Congress... More..

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Defamation case against Trump can procede, New York judge rules
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Defamation case against Trump can procede, New York judge rules

Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter ruled Tuesday that Summer Zervos' lawsuit can proceed. Schechter's decision comes as lawyers representing Trump face another suit - this one filed in early March in...More..

China to respond to US tariffs, resist protectionism - WTO envoy
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

China to respond to US tariffs, resist protectionism - WTO envoy

Earlier this week, WIPR reported that USA businesses in the technology and retail sectors urged Trump to reconsider tariffs aimed at punishing China. Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR asked him which countries...More..

Two militants killed in Dooru gunfight
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Two militants killed in Dooru gunfight

Indian officials say government forces have ended a two-day operation against rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir in which 10 combatants died. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, whic...More..

London Tube bomber (18) sentenced to 34 years in prison
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

London Tube bomber (18) sentenced to 34 years in prison

The judge said he believed both that Hassan had been associated with Isis, and that he was older than 18. Before the attack, he had been referred to a government de-radicalisation programme. Hassan had built th...More..

Ex-State Dept. official discuss US-N.Korea summit
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ex-State Dept. official discuss US-N.Korea summit

The stronger the U.S. pressure, the stronger the DPRK ( North Korea )... "If they're not prepared to have that kind of serious discussion, it could actually be a very short meeting". "What's important is not ...More..

by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

'I don't think he ran against me the entire time'

Conor Lamb weathered $10 million in attack ads cartoonishly calling the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania's special election a member of Nancy Pelosi's liberal "flock". "They're coming after me because o...More..

Protest Over Police Shooting Delays NBA Game in Sacramento
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Protest Over Police Shooting Delays NBA Game in Sacramento

Hundreds of people protesting a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in California's capital city marched into City Hall, disrupted rush-hour traffic on a freeway and then joined hands to block thous...More..

France grinds to a halt amid anti-Macron strike
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

France grinds to a halt amid anti-Macron strike

Plans to use more contractors and increasingly offer pay based on merit, rather than on experience, are seen by unions as attacks on traditional job security. A poll for Les Echos showed just over half of...More..

Israel launches investigation into Facebook over possible breach of privacy
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Israel launches investigation into Facebook over possible breach of privacy

Advertisers are turning up the heat on Facebook. That has stunned customers, who look at their privacy settings in shock when they realize how many companies have access to their data. "That's the approach ...More..

Kenyan Court Bans Anal Exams For Suspected Gays
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Kenyan Court Bans Anal Exams For Suspected Gays

Until today's ruling, Kenya was one of at least eight countries worldwide where men suspected of being gay are subjected to forced anal testing. In addition, many Human Rights activists are hoping that this d...More..

Kansas water park owners indicted over deadly slide incident
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Kansas water park owners indicted over deadly slide incident

A Schlitterbahn spokeswoman has not responded to requests for comments on the company's indictment. A jury trial is set for September 10. A former Schlitterbahn employee has been charged with involuntary mans...More..

Virat Kohli to skip Afghan Test for County stint
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Virat Kohli to skip Afghan Test for County stint

According to a report in The Times of India , Kohli is expected to play in three four-day matches for Surrey - scheduled between 9-28 June - against Hampshire, Somerset and Yorkshire. Cheteshwar Pujara , who...More..

'Crazy' Joe Biden would 'go down fast and hard' in a fight
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

'Crazy' Joe Biden would 'go down fast and hard' in a fight

Melvin suggested Biden's recent actions, which also include working with many notable Democrats at the Biden Institute, appear to indicate his intention is, as speculated, to run for the Democratic presid...More..

Pa. school district stocks classrooms with rocks to combat school shooters
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Pa. school district stocks classrooms with rocks to combat school shooters

David Helsel (pictured) is stocking each classroom in his Pennsylvania school district with a five-gallon bucket full of rocks to deter school shooters. The superintendent stressed that the rocks are only used...More..

Trump is Attempting to Ban Transgender People From Joining the Military, Again
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Trump is Attempting to Ban Transgender People From Joining the Military, Again

In August, Trump sent Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a memo ordering him to propose changes to the Obama-era policy that allows transgender troops to serve openly and receive medical treatment, including se...More..

Zuckerberg addresses Facebook staff on data scandal
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Zuckerberg addresses Facebook staff on data scandal

But the social network has implemented multiple measures over the years to make sure that nefarious companies like Cambridge Analytica don't misuse its users' data. We have to work incredibly hard to rebu...More..

U.S. charges nine Iranians for cyber attacks
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

U.S. charges nine Iranians for cyber attacks

Berman, US attorney for the Southern District of NY. All told, over 8,000 professors at 144 US universities and 176 foreign ones were affected. The hackers, said the Justice Department, targeted hundreds of u...More..

Winter storm could bring heavy snow, impact travel in FM area
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Winter storm could bring heavy snow, impact travel in FM area

The Northeast storm has claimed a second life on New York's Long Island. "The present wave of this storm is much stronger and more risky than what we have experienced over the last 24 hours", Rob Lewin, Direc...More..

Trump, Ross say US, South Korea close to trade deal
by | Saturday, March 24, 2018

Trump, Ross say US, South Korea close to trade deal

Despite fears of a tit-for-tat trade war that has sent global markets tumbling, Trump said many countries are now coming to the table to negotiate "fair" trade deals with the United States. Ross said he hoped a...More..