• Odd-even scheme to be back? NGT to decide today
Odd-even scheme to be back? NGT to decide today

Coming down heavily on the Delhi government for allegedly not doing much on the alarming pollution level in the air in the state, the National Green Tribunal ( NGT ) on Thursday hinted to hold the odd-even scheme until proven "productive".

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  • IS Militants Recapture Syrian Town Near Iraqi Border
IS Militants Recapture Syrian Town Near Iraqi Border

The militant group overran swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq in 2014, but its self-styled "caliphate" has since been whittled down to a pocket of land along the border between the two countries. The Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network reported on Wednesday that Syrian army soldiers, backed by pro-government fighters from ...

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  • Korea joint exercise in Sea of Japan gets underway
Korea joint exercise in Sea of Japan gets underway

This will be the first time the three US aircraft carriers will conduct an exercise in the area since 2007. Units assigned to the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in global waters to demonstrate the U.S. The US 7th Fleet did not mention where in the western Pacific the three aircraft carriers would be conducting their exercises....

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  • Pittsburgh Breaks Record Low Temperature On Veterans Day
Pittsburgh Breaks Record Low Temperature On Veterans Day

The deep freeze hit the Big Apple Friday night as the temperature bottomed out at a record-low 26 degrees. Saturday marked the second consecutive day of record-breaking cold for the Boston area. The average low temperatures this time of the year is 36°. The weather is expected to only reach highs in the 30s Saturday. And those warmer temperatur...

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  • Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner accused of sexual harassment
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner accused of sexual harassment

Gordon says she brushed off the comment and they continued working, but she felt uncomfortable. According to Gordon in an interview with The Information , Weiner told her he felt entitled to see her nude. Gordon herself said she had trouble trying to "divorce" her boss from the comment. Gordon, who worked as Weiner's personal assistant and then ...

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  • Jacinda Ardern's Cat, The Internet-Famous Paddles, Has Died
Jacinda Ardern's Cat, The Internet-Famous Paddles, Has Died

When Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's new prime minister last month she also brought with her a polydactyl cat, named Paddles. But the furry animal's fame was short-lived after Paddles was hit by a auto and died, officials said on Tuesday.

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  • SA to mark Veterans Day with ceremonies, concerts, parade
SA to mark Veterans Day with ceremonies, concerts, parade

His son found him dead. Winners of the Virginia War Memorial's annual Veterans Day Essay Contest for middle and high school students will be announced, with the winners reading their essays. Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Menard, a combat engineer, will be the keynote speaker, discussing the contributions of Army engineers during war and peace.

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  • Donna Brazile slams Jake Tapper in her new book for 'betraying' her
Donna Brazile slams Jake Tapper in her new book for 'betraying' her

They stated the Sanders campaign had never been offered an agreement similar to that of Clinton's team. She went on to criticize her predecessor at the DNC , Rep. "When I called him on this", she continued, "he did not apologize". The video is legit. "I think she should have come out, but it is for the moment driving the party even farther apa...

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  • China expected to loosen rules on foreign ownership of financial firms
China expected to loosen rules on foreign ownership of financial firms

China, the world's second largest economy, has revealed that it is planning to ease restrictions on foreign ownership of financial firms, amid complaints that such rules hamper the country's financial sector growth. The country's new regulatory stance will remove foreign ownership limits on banks. The People's Bank of China was drafting a package...

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  • American Woman Sentenced After Getting Hitched With Her Mum
American Woman Sentenced After Getting Hitched With Her Mum

The defendant, who is from Duncan, was set to stand trial but instead entered a guilty plea Tuesday for last year's nuptials to mum Patricia Ann Spann. Patricia also was charged with incest in the case and is scheduled to appear in court in January. Misty said at the time that her mother told her she had received legal advice indicating that thei...

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  • Bail posted for Catalan parliament speaker
Bail posted for Catalan parliament speaker

Spain's Supreme Court says a judge has ordered the release of Catalan parliament speaker after bail has been posted. The Speaker of Catalonia's sacked Parliament appeared before Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday in the latest legal case brought against separatist leaders for their role in the region's divisive independence bid.

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  • Republican Senate Fundraising Arm Bails on Roy Moore
Republican Senate Fundraising Arm Bails on Roy Moore

But any write-in campaign would be an uphill battle and end up splitting the GOP vote, making it easier for Democrat Doug Jones to win in an upset. Moore, now 70, has twice served as Alabama's chief justice. He denies the women's reports and says he won't quit the race. McConnell was hounded more than usual as he headed to the Senate Cham...

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  • Pakistan offers India a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife
Pakistan offers India a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife

The spy was tried through (FGCM) under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and awarded death sentence. He confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage / sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring p...

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  • SC to hear today plea on 'bribes' being taken in judges' name
SC to hear today plea on 'bribes' being taken in judges' name

In its order, the bench reiterated the sole authority of the Chief Justice as the master of the judges roster, which means he alone had the right to decide on the forum of a bench. What happened in the Supreme Court on Friday morning? A Division Bench comprising Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice John Michael Cunha adjourned hearing while seekin...

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  • Melania visits Great Wall, Beijing Zoo
Melania visits Great Wall, Beijing Zoo

She passed out stuffed toy eagles from the U.S.to the children and posed for pictures with them. The First Lady rode in a cable vehicle to a watchtower to visit the section of the Great Wall of China, which is two hours north of Beijing city centre.

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  • Supreme Court refuses to ban 'Padmavati' release
Supreme Court refuses to ban 'Padmavati' release

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday termed as "unfortunate" the political remarks concerning the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's " Padmavati " and said the allegations against it "were outlandish". "Due to a certain rumour and false propaganda and news , this film is being attacked and is in the midst of protests from the Rajput ...

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  • Anderson County school honors veterans with annual ceremony
Anderson County school honors veterans with annual ceremony

ROTC, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The high school invited about 150 veterans to the event. Students throughout the Custer School District paused from their regular classes to learn about the important individuals who have served our country.

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  • Russian News Site RT To Register As Foreign Agent After US Request
Russian News Site RT To Register As Foreign Agent After US Request

RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said a failure to register could mean the arrest of the channel's American director and the freezing of its accounts. Twitter has already banned advertising from RT and Sputnik, another Russian news outlet. Washington has been fighting what it calls a barrage of "fake news" from Russian media, including RT an...

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  • Mueller reportedly investigating Flynn over plot to grab Muslim cleric in Poconos
Mueller reportedly investigating Flynn over plot to grab Muslim cleric in Poconos

The White House was reportedly relieved when Robert Mueller , the special counsel probing Russian interference in last year's presidential election, didn't announce federal charges against Michael Flynn , Donald Trump's former national security adviser and the shortest-lived holder of that office.

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  • Man rams auto into students in Toulouse, arrested
Man rams auto into students in Toulouse, arrested

French police told media outlets the auto ramming appeared to be deliberate, but the 28-year-old suspect did not show up on a security watch list. The Mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc took to Twitter and said: "Very shocked by the aggression against the students in Blagnac".

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  • Corephotonics sues Apple over dual camera technology patents
Corephotonics sues Apple over dual camera technology patents

The Tel Aviv-based company alleges in the suit that it talked to Apple about partnering, but the tech giant ultimately passed on licensing the tech. Corephotonics is the plaintiff in this case. Unfortunately for Corephotonics, it will have to deal with the sordid mess known as the patent legal system. It will be years before we see an outcome o...

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  • High expectations as NE set to host first GST meet
High expectations as NE set to host first GST meet

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and GST member Sushil Kumar Modi said that a number of items that are now in the 28% tax slab will be reduced to 18% slab. Cutting short the list of items in the highest tax slab of 28% is also a key demand. At present, while manufacturers pay GST at 2 per cent, the rate for restaurants is 5 per cent.

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  • China signs for 300 Boeing aircraft
China signs for 300 Boeing aircraft

Press reports say the agreement includes 260 737s and 40 787s and 777s. Earlier on Thursday, aircraft engine marker General Electric said it had signed deals worth $3.5 billion in China , including an agreement with Juneyao Airlines Co Ltd and ICBC Leasing, the leasing arm of state bank Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd.

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  • China Oct Exports +6.1% on Year in Yuan Terms
China Oct Exports +6.1% on Year in Yuan Terms

Trade figures in dollars will be released later in the day. "China's imports and exports witnessed rapid growth in the first ten months", the GAC said in a statement. CNPC, one of the country's largest gas producers, already plans to cut natural gas supplies to industrial users. Alaska Gasline Development Corp (AGDC), the State of Alaska, Sinop...

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  • Russian offered to send prostitutes to Trump's hotel room
Russian offered to send prostitutes to Trump's hotel room

Two sources told NBC News that Schiller claimed to have discussed and laughed about the offer of women with Trump as he walked the future president to his hotel room. In a four hour-plus meeting with congressional investigators Tuesday, Schiller was questioned about the 2013 Moscow trip with Trump and the president's firing of former FBI Direct...

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  • Manus refugees given 'two days to move' out of Manus Island accommodation
Manus refugees given 'two days to move' out of Manus Island accommodation

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said in a statement on Wednesday the centre had fulfilled its objective to process asylum claims and it was time for the men to move onto new accommodation facilities. "The court dismissed the application of the PNG-determined refugee, finding that he had chosen to remain behind in the closed MRPC and he has himself t...

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  • GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest
GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest

Arguments have emerged within the GOP over policy details, like a proposed cap on the mortgage interest deduction and the elimination of credits for most taxes paid to state and local governments. "The South Dakota Republican said the measure also preserves existing clean energy tax incentives such as for electricity production from wind. It pre...

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  • Putin says Olympic disqualifications are sign of United States meddling in Russia's elections
Putin says Olympic disqualifications are sign of United States meddling in Russia's elections

Russian Federation has denied allegations of interfering in the U.S. election previous year that brought Trump to power. An explosive 2016 report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency alleged state-sponsored doping in Russian Federation from 2011 to 2015.

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  • IT raid in Jaya TV channel's Chennai office
IT raid in Jaya TV channel's Chennai office

The officials said that the searchers are being conducted as part of the "operation clean money". The raids started at 6 30 in the morning. After displaying their identity cards, a team of 10 officials of the income tax department barged the office of the TV Channel at Ekkatthuthangal.

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  • Bomb kills three, including senior police official in Pakistan
Bomb kills three, including senior police official in Pakistan

Hours after the blast, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a conglomerate of several militant outfits, claimed responsibility for the attack. At least four vehicles and two motorcycles were also damaged in the explosion. The unrest has raised security concerns for projects in the United States dollars 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor, ...

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  • Modi, Sheikh Hasina, Mamata flag off Bandhan Express
Modi, Sheikh Hasina, Mamata flag off Bandhan Express

The train has been named as "Bandhan Express" and it will operate on the 177-km-long Khulna-Kolkata route and the distance will be traversed within four-and-half hours. Hasina said there has been an excellent relationship between Bangladesh and India and continuation of such ties is very much essential. "We feel proud to be a trusted partner for de...

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  • Taylor Swift wins CMA award for country hit she wrote
Taylor Swift wins CMA award for country hit she wrote

Little Big Town had nothing but kind words for Swift, who actually sent them " Better Man " as a "no pressure" listener to them via e-mail, as the band's Karen Fairchild explained to Billboard . Little Big Town would later share backstage that Swift tweeted out her congratulations and could not attend because she was rehearsing for " Saturday ...

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  • USA aircraft carriers to conduct joint drill in Pacific
USA aircraft carriers to conduct joint drill in Pacific

It is the first time that three aircraft carriers are conducting drills together in the western Pacific since the Valiant Shield exercises in 2006 and 2007 off the coast of the island of Guam. The statement did not rule out North Korea, who previously threatened to fire ballistic missiles off Guam, an American island in the Western Pacific, which h...

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  • 'Disturbing' findings: Airport screeners miss most weapons
'Disturbing' findings: Airport screeners miss most weapons

Undercover operatives from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OIG) were able to smuggle contraband through USA airports at a high rate, according to a new report shared with a Congressional committee. When investigators did the same thing two years earlier, TSA equipment and personnel failed 95 percent of the tim...

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  • Cornyn and Cruz under pressure over allegations in Alabama Senate race
Cornyn and Cruz under pressure over allegations in Alabama Senate race

Shelby of Alabama, and Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania". Corfman told the Washington Post that she and Moore did not have intercourse, and that after she dressed, she asked Moore to take her home, and he did. Moore, now 70, is competing in the special election in Alabama on December 12 against Democrat Doug Jones . GettySuspended Alabama Ch...

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