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Mahadayi water dispute: Farmers observe bandh in north Karnataka; disrupts normal life

Mahadayi water dispute: Farmers observe bandh in north Karnataka; disrupts normal life Protests also echoed miles away in the state capital Bengaluru , where Mahadayi protagonists and the BJP have launched separate agitations. "The Congress is scared and they are arresting us out of fear". The BJP leaders were detained by the police for staging a protest without permission. Karnataka has been asking Goa since 2001 to release 7.6 thousand million cubic feet of the river water to m... [Full Article...]

Yemen rebel missile fired at Riyadh 'bears hallmarks' of Iran

Yemen rebel missile fired at Riyadh 'bears hallmarks' of Iran Buildings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia , on December 18, 2017. The Houthis said earlier they had fired a missile towards Riyadh. The missile had targeted a "meeting of the leadership of the Saudi regime in al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh", during which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was expected to discuss the kingdom's annual budget, Al Masirah said. [Full Article...]

Sydney to Hobart fleet races to break record

Sydney to Hobart fleet races to break record Wild Oats tactician Iain Murray told reporters before the start of the race that "in all my 24 times of going down here, it's never been as good as this". "We were all pretty staggered that the race (record) was so comprehensively beaten, and to find that the very next year that you've got the potential to beat it by several more hours is really extraordinary". [Full Article...]

Angola's First Satellite Launched From Baikonur Spaceport

Angola's First Satellite Launched From Baikonur Spaceport Initially, it was planned that the satellite would be sent to the orbit this summer, then the launch date was set for September. Roscosmos aired the launch live, showing the Zenit booster soaring through the clouds over the freezing launch pad. [Full Article...]

British Woman Sentenced in Egypt for Smuggling Painkillers

British Woman Sentenced in Egypt for Smuggling Painkillers Ms Plummer's family said she was taking the tablets for her Egyptian partner, who suffers from severe back pain and had no idea what she was doing was wrong. She said the family were trying to find out more details about what happened in the courtroom on Tuesday. During Plummer's court appearances she wasn't allow her own interpreter, therefore making it increasingly hard for her to fully unders... [Full Article...]

Hate Story 2 actress Surveen Chawla gets hitched

Hate Story 2 actress Surveen Chawla gets hitched According to Pinkvilla.com, "They got married in 2015, with only family and a handful of industry friends in attendance". A few days ago, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma had secretly married in Tuscany, Italy. She captioned it, "And just like that, right in the middle of an extra-ordinary life, love gave us a fairy tale..." And that's how she made the announcement. [Full Article...]

Cold & Partly Sunny Today, Lows in the Teens Tonight

Cold & Partly Sunny Today, Lows in the Teens Tonight Wind chill values could near zero for some, despite lighter winds. New Year's Day will be cold too with morning readings in the single digits and afternoon highs in the low 20s. Arctic air has arrived in the bluegrass state, with the potential for bitter cold showing up this weekend into much of next week. Readings are in the upper teens to lower 20s! The pattern is a cold one with the coldest... [Full Article...]

After Christmas, Donald Trump Golfs with Senator David Perdue

On Christmas Day, the president vowed to get back to work the next day in order to "make America great again". Trump's golf course is about 15 minutes away from his club at Mar-a-lago where he is spending his Christmas vacation. Sen. Last year, during his campaigns, the president made another empty promise, when he claimed he would largely give up the game if were elected president. [Full Article...]

Emergency Medical Evacuations Begin in Syria

Emergency Medical Evacuations Begin in Syria They are among more than 130 children needing urgent medical treatment there, as almost 12% of children in Eastern Ghouta are suffering from acute malnutrition, the United Nations has said. "[The list] includes 18 children & 4 women with cancer, cardiac diseases, kidney failure and others", Katoub wrote on Twitter . In a tweet, Sams said that that "critical" patients were being moved out of t... [Full Article...]

Historic White House tree to be removed this week

Historic White House tree to be removed this week Stephanie Grisham, her communications director, told the news organisation that US President Donald Trump's wife personally reviewed the reports from the United States National Arboretum. The documents from the U.S. National Arboretum further stated that "the high winds" resulting from these lifts, "complicates the future of the limb". [Full Article...]

China says Donald Trump's trade threat over North Korea 'unacceptable'

The same data shows that China's exports of corn to North Korea decreased by 82 percent, comparing to a year earlier, while rice exports plunged 64 percent. North Korea also sources some of its oil from Russian Federation. Tensions with North Korea have flared amidst their November 29 announcement that they had successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching ... [Full Article...]

'Comfort women' deserve their say on deal: South Korean panel

'Comfort women' deserve their say on deal: South Korean panel A group of activists address the 2015 "comfort women" agreement outside the Central Government Complex in Seoul on Wednesday. The foreign ministry said the government will decide on the fate of the deal later after reviewing the probe result and listening directly to victims' opinions. [Full Article...]

Louis Gas Prices Rising

Louis Gas Prices Rising Louis, the average price went up more than 15 cents per gallon over the last week. Still, motorists in 33 states are paying less to fill up than a week ago , down as much as nine cents, AAA calculates. The price was down from $2.44 a month ago, but up from $2.38 the same time previous year. Ogden- $2.40/g, down 1.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.41/g. [Full Article...]

Opposition disrupts Rajya Sabha proceedings over Anantkumar Hegde's remarks on Constitution, secularism

Opposition disrupts Rajya Sabha proceedings over Anantkumar Hegde's remarks on Constitution, secularism Taking serious exceptions to Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde's recent remarks referring to secularists and intellectuals and his calling for changing the Constitution, senior Dalit leader and former Zilla Panchayat member Gurushanth Pattedar announced Rs. [Full Article...]

Australian woman faces death penalty in Malaysia if convicted of drug trafficking

Australian woman faces death penalty in Malaysia if convicted of drug trafficking She was en route to Melbourne from Shanghai - where her lawyers said she had travelled after falling for an online romance scam by a person claiming to be a United States serviceman, Agence France-Presse news agency reported. Exposto's lawyers said her behaviour before the arrest suggested she was "a victim" rather than a trafficker. 'There are probably thousands, mostly women, who have been c... [Full Article...]

Hundreds killed as monster storm consumes the Phillipines

Hundreds killed as monster storm consumes the Phillipines Peter's Square at the Vatican. At least 48 people were killed in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte, where floodwaters from a mountain swept away several houses and villagers. Tubod police officer Gerry Parami told the AFP news agency that there had been at least 19 deaths in the town, which is in Lanao del Norte. The low pressure is forecast to bring heavy rains along the coast from Bi... [Full Article...]

Navalny Supporters Rally in Russian Cities to Support Presidential Nomination

Navalny Supporters Rally in Russian Cities to Support Presidential Nomination Alexei Navalny, 41, is the most prominent and dogged domestic rival that Mr Putin has faced during his 18 years in power despite being harassed through the courts and largely banned from appearing on television. But after Navalny submitted his paperwork, the country's electoral commission barred him from running because he's been convicted for fraud. Navalny is now prohibited from running for po... [Full Article...]

Jairam Thakur Thanks PM, Amit Shah On Being Anointed CM

Jairam Thakur Thanks PM, Amit Shah On Being Anointed CM The chief minister-designate said works of social good and alleviating suffering would be done on priority and the appointments of chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of different boards and corporations would be done on a need-to basis. He had emerged frontrunner for the top post after Dhumal was routed in the 2017 Assembly polls, the results of which were announced last week. The party's initia... [Full Article...]

Modi hails BJP's win in Arunachal, Uttar pradesh bypolls

Modi hails BJP's win in Arunachal, Uttar pradesh bypolls The two newly-elected BJP MLAs on Tuesday took oath as members of the state assembly . We derive vast strength from this affection and remain committed to transforming the Northeast. The Pakke-Kessang seat witnessed a straight contest between the BJP and the Congress. The Pakke-Kessang seat fell vacant after former deputy chief minister and then sitting MLA Kameng Dolo lost the membership of ... [Full Article...]

Russia's Navalny calls for election boycott as officials ban him from running

Russia's Navalny calls for election boycott as officials ban him from running In a pre-recorded video message that was released minutes after the Election Commission handed down the decision, Navalny called on his supporters to boycott the vote. "The calls for a boycott will require scrupulous study, to see whether or not they comply with the law", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. [Full Article...]


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