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Karnataka posing hurdles in Southern power grid's expansion: Minister Piyush Goyal

The power sector accounts for part of the overall problem of NPAs, or bad loans, affecting the Indian banking sector. "Going forward, we have asked state governments that if they take over the stressed power plants or the bankers take over the plants then we can look into finding solutions to resolve hydro projects, also keeping in mind the economic viability of these projects", he said. [Full Article...]

Smirnoff ad winks at Russian meddling probe, Trump

Bettina Hatami tweeted , " Smirnoff trolling Trump!" Smirnoff chose to seize an opportunity by trolling president and the current affairs. The ads have been popping up over the weekend and target small portions of the NY metro area in bus shelters and train stations. [Full Article...]

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for assault on reporter

Montana's Gianforte avoids jail time for assault on reporter Jacobs accepted Gianforte's apology but said he was concerned about the tone of political discourse in the U.S. Gianforte also wrote a letter of apology to Jacobs and admitted that his actions were "unlawful". "Although it was not my intention to hurt him, I understand Ben was injured", Congressman-elect Gianforte said. Gianforte attacked Jacobs for asking a question about the Republican he... [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election re

British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election re The Prime Minister's situation appeared precarious as Conservative former minister Anna Soubry said she should "consider her position" and take personal responsibility for a "dreadful" campaign and a "deeply flawed" manifesto after choosing to go to the country three years early in the hope of extending her majority. [Full Article...]

May clings to power despite election fail

May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. It now holds 318 seats. Northern Ireland's DUP could give Ms May power, but only with a majority of around two, making it incredibly hard to pass the complex legislation needed for Brexit. [Full Article...]

Conservatives' chief whip in North for DUP talks

Conservatives' chief whip in North for DUP talks The DUP has agreed to the principles of a proposal to back the Tories on a "confidence and supply basis", Downing Street says. But there were early signs that without a parliamentary majority, a weakened May could not count on all of her party's lawmakers to support her approach. [Full Article...]

Curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur

Curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur Terming Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's indefinite fast as "pretentious and false", the Congress party on Saturday asked why the state government hadn't lodged a murder case in the killing of six protesting farmers . [Full Article...]

Talks to restore powersharing in Stormont resume amid fears over DUP/Tory deal

Talks to restore powersharing in Stormont resume amid fears over DUP/Tory deal Getting Brexit right has to be the number one priority for any government. We want to see Brexit work, and or course for Northern Ireland we want to see the Union strengthened and the Conservatives are committed to that. "I certainly think that there will be contact made over the weekend, but I think it's too soon to talk about what we're going to do", DUP leader Arlene Foster said, speaking to ... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she is staying put, despite calls for her resignation after the Conservative Party's poor election result. May had threatened to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal", with Britain's exit bill and the fate of European Union citizens in Britain among the early obstacles. [Full Article...]

May confirms 'deal' with DUP following election result

May confirms 'deal' with DUP following election result Britain's general election has ended with no party winning an outright majority, bringing the second so-called hung Parliament in the last three elections. "However, we need to do it in a way that respects the specific circumstances of Northern Ireland, and, of course, our shared history and geography with the Republic of Ireland". [Full Article...]

Dems Aren't Happy Clinton Is Blaming Them For Her Loss

President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engaged in a Twitter skirmish Wednesday night that saw the president revive his "Crooked Hillary" moniker. "For that glorious interlude between midnight and five a.m., we were like passengers on the Titanic who made a decision to say, 'Fuck it!' and rock out to the band", she said. [Full Article...]

Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed

Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed The Iranian lawmakers invited the intelligence minister, interior minister and also the deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards to the parliament to report on Sunday about the biggest security breach in the country in more than two decades. [Full Article...]

Trump Weighing New Limits on Cuba Travel and Military Sanctions

Trump will be under pressure from lawmakers and corporate interests to continue the USA engagement with Havana. Supporters of Obama's policy note that "normalization was never going to create democracy in Cuba overnight", in the words of Tomas Bilbao, the founder of a consulting firm that actively promotes U.S. [Full Article...]

Israel plans most settlement homes since 1992: minister

Many Palestinian neighborhoods have suffered neglect and underfunding. For death, as they say, was easier to tolerate than the humiliation of being displaced once again. Much has changed about the shape and methods used by the Palestinian resistance, but the spirit of Palestine has not been dampened. USA taxpayers already give Israel more than $3 billion in weapons like F-16 (and now F-35) fight... [Full Article...]

Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire

A statement from the USA military said merely that the military was "aware of an incident in eastern Afghanistan ". The deaths come as the Trump administration is weighing whether to send more U.S. Afghan officials initially reported that two US service members were killed but USA officials later said three had died in the incident. Afghan officials told the BBC the friendly-fire airstrike ... [Full Article...]

Why is North Korea so isolated?

There have been no demonstrations of such technology from the small nation, but since the time Kim Jong-un took power, the North Korean missile program has seen improvements in both range and reliability. "The great success of the test launch of our ICBM , which will certainly occur, will be a historic turning point declaring the complete bankruptcy of the US's policy of hostility toward North... [Full Article...]

Trump travel ban dealt new legal defeat

Trump travel ban dealt new legal defeat On Monday, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban. "I stated from the beginning that the president must act in a way that follows the laws and constitution of the United States ", Chin said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Saudi carrier looks to poach Qatar Airways staff

Saudi carrier looks to poach Qatar Airways staff Mr Johnson will tell them a swift resolution is in the interests of the region and the United Kingdom, and express concern about the impact of the blockade on ordinary people in Qatar. Qatar Airways offices were closed in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Postscript: Qatar, recognizing its growing political dilemma in D.C., has hired former Attorney General John Ashcroft to help oversee the country'... [Full Article...]

Someone Just Hit a Giant Powerball Jackpot

The winnig numbers, AP said, are 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number is 3. The ticket, which was purchased at Marietta Liquor & Deli, matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery. This big score will come in handy for Alberee's family, after his was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis earlier this year. The victor has one year to claim the prize. [Full Article...]

Iran urges Arab nations to end Qatar crisis

Iran urges Arab nations to end Qatar crisis President Donald Trump on Friday said Qatar had "historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". Akbar Al Baker told CNNMoney's Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios that the decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other states to severe diplomatic and transport links with Qatar amounted to an "illegal" blockade that the US should be doing its best to resolve. [Full Article...]


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