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Army soldier, 5 militants killed in Hajin gunfight

Army soldier, 5 militants killed in Hajin gunfight The operation was on and further details were awaited, Kalia said. Six weapons were also recovered from the encounter site. Vaid had recently said around 170 militants were gunned down by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this year. [Full Article...]

Congress raises more questions on Rafale deal

Congress raises more questions on Rafale deal Asked if French Defence Minister Florence Parly raised the issue of purchase of more Rafale fighter jets during her visit to India last month, Sitharaman replied in the affirmative. She stressed that the Modi government realised the dire situation and ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly away condition as it was an emergency and the Air Force urgently required the fighter jets. [Full Article...]

Delayed by alliance talks, disputes, Congress first list likely tomorrow

Delayed by alliance talks, disputes, Congress first list likely tomorrow Former Union minister and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today said the BJP should explain why Gujarat's GDP growth has been low during its long rule in the state. "Since we are also talking to JD-U (faction led by Sharad Yadav) and NCP, and the fact that they have also shown interest in an alliance, so the list will be released in a day or two", AICC General Secretary in-charge of Gujarat A... [Full Article...]

PA Intel Chief arrives in Gaza

PA Intel Chief arrives in Gaza For the first time in ten years, the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is manned by security forces loyal to the national unity government of the Palestinian Authority. The agreement enables the PNA to take over control of the Gaza Strip. However, in addition to Hamas' refusal to disband its military wing, sources have confirmed to The Media Line that the terror group is likewise declining t... [Full Article...]

Natural disaster hits Southwest China

Natural disaster hits Southwest China It was followed by 5-magnitude natural disaster at 8:31 AM (Beijing time) around the same place in the Tibet Autonomous Region. A magnitude 6.3 quake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage. China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that several homes were damaged but no casualties have been reported. On Tuesday, a 7.3-magnitude quake had killed at least 530 people and ... [Full Article...]

Trump Mocks Al Franken On Twitter, Blows It

Trump Mocks Al Franken On Twitter, Blows It After Moore's win, Trump enthusiastically backed him and deleted all references to his odd endorsement on Twitter . "It's been simmering on the stove with the lid on, like a pressure cooker", she said. Mr Franken has apologised and said he does not remember that second incident in the same way, but he now faces a Senate ethics investigation that could see him fined, stripped of committee posts ... [Full Article...]

Scientists Can Now Tell How Much Glaciers Melting Will Affect Specific Cities

Scientists Can Now Tell How Much Glaciers Melting Will Affect Specific Cities If that happens, Miami, Florida would see roughly that amount of local sea-level rise, but Rio de Janeiro, Brazil would see 124% of that average, or over five inches. There is a physical explanation for this - gravity. "It tells you what is the rate of increase of sea level in that city with respect to the rate of change of ice masses everywhere in the world", Eric Larour, a member of the re... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to repay 400 million pound debt to Iran

United Kingdom to repay 400 million pound debt to Iran The debt dates back to an arms contract for which Britain had received an advance payment from Iran but which was halted by the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Treasury and Foreign Office officials are working on a way around ongoing United Nations sanctions on military equipment, overseen by the European Union, that now forbid the payment. [Full Article...]

US House Tax Bill Bad for Wind Energy

US House Tax Bill Bad for Wind Energy Retains popular retirement savings options such as 401 (k) s and Individual Retirement Accounts so Americans can continue to save for their future. The House Plan includes substantial modifications to existing renewable energy tax credits including the production tax credit ("PTC") and the investment tax credit ("ITC"), and also eliminates other tax incentives entirely, effective beginning afte... [Full Article...]

IT Raids Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden Residence, Followers Conduct Protest March

IT Raids Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden Residence, Followers Conduct Protest March A senior official told NDTV: "It was a limited exercise". Days after raids at Jaya TV, income tax officials landed at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence in Chennai on Friday evening. Jayalalithaa's long-time aide, Sasikala, had continued to live in this house after Jayalalithaa's death in December a year ago, until she was arrested in a corruption case on... [Full Article...]

Nigerian team make history with PyeongChang qualification

Nigerian team make history with PyeongChang qualification They were awesome throughout this journey. They crowd-funded the $150,000 (130,000 euros, £114,000) required to train and compete and through a mixture of savvy marketing and publicity have developed a strong online profile that has helped attract sponsorship from Visa and sportswear manufacturer Under Armour. [Full Article...]

Temperate Earth-mass exoplanet discovered 11 light-years away

Temperate Earth-mass exoplanet discovered 11 light-years away A new discovery has been made that was found using the ESO's planet-hunting HARPS instrument. If any extraterrestrial species do exist in our stellar neighborhood, this might be our best chance yet at finding them. It is an active star that frequently generates intense and high-energy solar flares, which is not ideal in the hunt for alien life. However, the star around which the planet revolve... [Full Article...]

Younkers' parent company to close 40+ stores in 2018

Younkers' parent company to close 40+ stores in 2018 The company announced disappointing third-quarter earnings on Wednesday, down about 7-percent for existing stores. Tracy said the store closures will enable the company to move forward "with a more productive store footprint and redirecting capital expenditures toward investments created to drive sales growth". [Full Article...]

Greater Noida: BJP leader, security guard shot dead

Greater Noida: BJP leader, security guard shot dead The girl, Anjali Tiwari, was from Behrampur area of Vijay Nagar in Ghaziabad. The BJP leader and the security guard died on the spot when bikers fired at his vehicle, Toyota Fortuner, reported NDTV . A police team then rushed to the spot to investigate the killings. "We are conducting raids to nab the criminals", Singh said. Police officers said that the complainants' statements will be regis... [Full Article...]

Saudi "Divisive" Policies Harmful to Region

Saudi The CCTV report did not mention the global or regional situation, but the telephone call came after a large-scale corruption purge in Saudi Arabia and the sudden resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, which sparked a new round of political crises in the region. [Full Article...]

National Adoption Day in Syracuse brings new families together

National Adoption Day in Syracuse brings new families together Previous year approximately 4,700 children were adopted on this special day. Saturday marks National Adoption Day, which was founded in 2000 to raise awareness about the thousands of foster children awaiting adoption nationwide. The emotional ceremonies at courthouses across the state are a long time coming for numerous families adopting. Further, being present with other adoptive families and s... [Full Article...]

Here's How to Watch the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower

Here's How to Watch the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower A Leonid meteor - a fragment of Comet Tempel-Tuttle - streaks across the night sky. Although this year's show won't be almost that dramatic, the rate of shooting stars will still be several times higher than a typical night - and exceptionally bright and fast. [Full Article...]

Manhattan fire: Firefighters battle blaze in six-storey Harlem apartment building

Manhattan fire: Firefighters battle blaze in six-storey Harlem apartment building The fire broke around 3:30 PM at Broadway and West 144th St. Witnesses took to social media as black smoke could be seen from miles away . Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, officials said, but no residents have been reported hurt. [Full Article...]

Thanksgiving fixings cost less this year in NY, says survey

Thanksgiving fixings cost less this year in NY, says survey That's 75 cents less than a year ago. and the cheapest since 2013. The Turkey & Stuffing En Croute is a year-round offering, so even if you miss out on it for Thanksgiving , you can still get your yearly dose of bird - for way less freezer space. [Full Article...]

WH: Franken Admitted Wrongdoing, Trump Hasn't

WH: Franken Admitted Wrongdoing, Trump Hasn't The Daily Caller conducted a kind of study on the media's questions and found that Sanders was "asked 13 questions about Moore, 10 questions about tax reform, seven questions related to Trump's trip to Asia, three questions about lifting the ban on elephant trophy hunting, three questions about other topics, and just one question about Sen". [Full Article...]


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