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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Briefing On Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill: Highlights

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Briefing On Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill: Highlights The proposed fugitive law aims to impound and sell assets of Nirav Modi-type escapees with a view to quickly recover dues. "The bill is expected to re-establish the rule of the law with respect to the fugitive economic offenders as they would be forced to return to India to face trial for scheduled offences", is one impact the government expects of the bill. [Full Article...]

The Simpsons Predicted US Curling Gold Medal Victory in 2010

The Simpsons Predicted US Curling Gold Medal Victory in 2010 He played lead for Pete Fenson's rink when that team won the bronze at the Turin Games. The Americans received a good luck call from Mr. T before the match. Shuster picked Matt Hamilton, who had also been rejected by the USA Curling program, and talked longtime teammate John Landsteiner out of retirement after he had also not been chosen for the program, according to Rachel Blount of the Minn... [Full Article...]

Turkish Artillery Kills Syrian Settlers in Afrin

Turkish Artillery Kills Syrian Settlers in Afrin Muslim was detained in the Czech capital on February 24 based on an Interpol notice from Turkey. "The decision will negatively impact relations between Turkey and the Czech Republic", Turkish government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said. Following decision, Turkey's ambassador to Prague , Ahmet Necati Bigali, said: "We are not happy with this verdict". Its current military offensive in the Afrin ... [Full Article...]

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church closes in tax protest

Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church closes in tax protest The Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus lll announces the closure of the Holy Sepulchre Church in protest at Israeli policies, February 25, 2018 . In an open letter published earlier this month, the leaders of 13 churches, including the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem , the Most Revd Suheil Dawani, argued that this contravenes the historic understanding between the Churches and the civil au... [Full Article...]

Macron tells Erdogan UN's Syria truce applies to Afrin

Macron tells Erdogan UN's Syria truce applies to Afrin Over the weekend Turkey dealt Syria's Kurds a diplomatic blow, after influential former leader Salih Muslim was taken into custody in the Czech Republic following a Turkish request. Muslim was expected to appear before a Prague court on Tuesday, which would then decide if he will remain in detention, Turkish Ambassador in Prague Ahmet Necati Bigali told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency . [Full Article...]

Marriyum says Shehbaz most suitable to lead PML-N

Marriyum says Shehbaz most suitable to lead PML-N The party nominated Sharif's younger brother Shahbaz Sharif for the post of acting President of the party. The Sharif clan and their supporters have repeatedly denied allegations of corruption, suggesting Nawaz is the victim of a conspiracy driven by Pakistan's powerful military establishment. [Full Article...]

By 2022 every poor will have a 'pucca' house, says Amit Shah

By 2022 every poor will have a 'pucca' house, says Amit Shah Though nations that got independence in 1947 like India have grown, the country still lagged behind and it warranted a serious thought on the lacunae vis-a-vis the functioning of the government and political culture that were holding back the nation, Modi said. [Full Article...]

American arrested as police find severed head in suitcase

American arrested as police find severed head in suitcase The man was caught on surveillance camera coming in and out of the building alone several times, carrying a large bag, local media reported. Asahi .com reports that the man was already in custody after the woman, a 27-year-old office worker, disappeared. [Full Article...]

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea It was about 35 km (22 miles) deep. The USGS said the natural disaster was 35 km deep. A series of aftershocks were also registered, the company added. ExxonMobil said it had shut its Hides gas conditioning plant and that it believed administration buildings, living quarters and a mess hall had been damaged. [Full Article...]

Alberta's boycott on BC wine ends

Alberta's boycott on BC wine ends That proposal led to a massive fight and trade war with neighbouring Alberta, where oil producers are desperate to send their barrels to the West Coast and reduce their dependence on the United States as an export market. "You don't just shift gears that easily". The $7.4-billion project, approved in November 2016 by the federal government, would triple capacity on the 1,150 kilometre line, ... [Full Article...]

Rajya Sabha seats of 16 states to face elections on March 23

Rajya Sabha seats of 16 states to face elections on March 23 While 10 seats from Uttar Pradesh will be vacated, Maharashtra and Bihar will witness elections for six seats each. Biennial elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats in 16 states will be held on March 23. It would be a key test of whether the opposition is able to field a common candidate in some seats against the BJP. With this, while the Congress-led opposition's numbers will come down to around 11... [Full Article...]

J&K: One security guard killed in terrorist attack in Srinagar

J&K: One security guard killed in terrorist attack in Srinagar Describing the last year's attack on Amarnath yatris as an "isolated incident to scare away visitors", the director of the tourism department in Kashmir, M A Shah, asserted that such attempts will not succeed. As per unconfirmed reports, unidentified gunmen had attacked a guard station at Charari Shareef. The policeman was identified as Farooq Ahmad Itoo of Chadoora, Budgam. [Full Article...]

McMaster could leave White House

McMaster could leave White House Sources tell CNN the Pentagon is considering potential new jobs for national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster following months of tension with the president. In an August 25th executive order, Trump requested Mattis to provide recommendations. He has also been undercut by others in Trump's orbit like former chief strategist Steve Bannon , according to congressional and administrati... [Full Article...]

Australian leader touts country's strict gun laws ahead of Trump meeting

Australian leader touts country's strict gun laws ahead of Trump meeting Witnesses saw a commotion on the White House grounds as security officers responded. And still, both Trump and Turnbull both hammered home that the relationship between Australia and the United States can only grow exponentially. "I look forward now obviously to working with the new leader of the National party who will be elected on Monday", Turnbull said. One America News was the first... [Full Article...]

Barnaby Joyce to resign as Aussie Deputy PM

Barnaby Joyce to resign as Aussie Deputy PM Mr Joyce emphasised that standing down was aimed at protecting his new partner who is due to have their baby in April, as well as his estranged wife and daughters. "I mean, at this point, that is really all that I have to say about it". The three men in line to replace Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader include a gastroenterologist, a journalist and a rising star from the agriculture industry. [Full Article...]

United Nations approves resolution demanding 30-day cease-fire in Syria

United Nations approves resolution demanding 30-day cease-fire in Syria The 15-member council postponed voting on the text, which Sweden and Kuwait drafted. More than 460 civilians, including more than 100 children, have been killed in the six-day offensive on the rebel-held enclave, where UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said 400,000 Syrians are living in " hell on Earth ". [Full Article...]

Ferry blast injures Americans in Mexico

Ferry blast injures Americans in Mexico The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, however, later said that seven Americans were hurt in the explosion, and Canadian officials said they were not aware of any injuries to their citizens, according to the AP. Officials confirmed the ferry crossings between Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel will resume through other vessel companies that also provide the service at the dock, where the incident t... [Full Article...]

Work on Afghan Section of TAPI Gas Pipeline to Begin Friday

Work on Afghan Section of TAPI Gas Pipeline to Begin Friday The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India ( TAPI ) project will transport gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India via a 1,814km pipeline. Officials say India and Pakistan would buy around 14 billion cubic meters each, while the remaining five billion would go to Afghanistan. "This is not only an economic but also a political project". [Full Article...]

Retired judicial officers can be appointed to High Court under Article 217

Retired judicial officers can be appointed to High Court under Article 217 In its 8 February judgment, the apex court with a 2:1 majority view, had held the 2014 verdict of another three-judge bench in Pune Municipal Corporation case was passed without due regard to the law (as per incuriam ) and had said that land acquired could not be quashed due to delay on part of land owners in accepting compensation within five years due to litigation or other reasons. [Full Article...]

2.4 inches snow fell Thursday; 4-8 coming Saturday

2.4 inches snow fell Thursday; 4-8 coming Saturday A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before midnight. The snow that fell overnight has added up to 4.4 inches at the Duluth airport as of 6 a.m., with snow totals of 2 to 7 inches expected across the Northland, the National Weather Service said. [Full Article...]


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