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Congress Wins 49 Out of 54, BJP 3, Sena Bags 1 Seat

Congress Wins 49 Out of 54, BJP 3, Sena Bags 1 Seat The process will start with counting of postal votes. The ruling Congress on Thursday notched early gains in the Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC) polls in Maharashtra, leading in at least 44 out of the 81 seats. Results for 54 seats, out of the total 81, have been declared so far. The Nanded civic body polls is viewed as a litmus test for former chief minister and current stat... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Ophelia Expected To Become A Hurricane

Tropical Storm Ophelia Expected To Become A Hurricane The storm will not pose a threat to the United States, WINK meteorologist Brooke Silverang said. Slight strengthening is expected over the next day or two. "But then it will continue its way towards the British Isles, probably reaching us very early next week". The last time so many named storms in a row became hurricanes was in 1893, he said. [Full Article...]

Pakistan Election Commission issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan

Pakistan Election Commission issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Imran Khan Imran Khan's bailable warrants that were issued on Sept 20 by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP ). The ECP ordered the police to arrest Imran and present him before the commission on October 26. The high court directed Imran Khan to submit reply to the show-cause notice issued by the ECP. A larger bench of the court, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Mi... [Full Article...]

Tillerson speaks with Turkish counterpart about visa spat

Tillerson speaks with Turkish counterpart about visa spat The dispute was triggered by the arrest of local U.S staff in Turkey, prompting the United States on Sunday to suspend non-immigrant visa services there. Bass's move was made in consultation with Trump administration officials in Washington, she said. Later Bass was asked by journalists whether the Turkish government had been contacted concerning the arrest of a deputy chief executive of one... [Full Article...]

Election Commission to Announce Schedule For Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections Today

Election Commission to Announce Schedule For Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections Today The tenure of 182-member Gujarat assembly is due to end on 22 January 2018. It was long back announced that the elections might be held in Dec, but the specific dates were yet to be decided. Although a small state, the polls in Himachal Pradesh will be watched for the emergence of the next generation of leaders in both parties that publicly say are against dynastic politics. [Full Article...]

Kenyan opposition candidate approved for poll after challenger withdraws

Kenyan opposition candidate approved for poll after challenger withdraws His ruling means President Uhuru Kenyatta may still have a challenger on October 26, when the re-run is scheduled despite the withdrawal of top opposition candidate on Raila Odinga over allegations of bias. Protesters threw stones and were met with police tear gas. The court elevated Aukot , who ran in the August election, to the level of major candidate in the October vote to preserve the co... [Full Article...]

Hamas announces reconciliation deal with Palestinian rival Fatah

Hamas announces reconciliation deal with Palestinian rival Fatah Fatah spokesman Osama Qawasmeh said Tuesday that the talks, which are being held under the auspices of the Egyptian Intelligence Directorate, would focus on enabling the PA to operate in Gaza. Fatah and Hamas delegates began meeting in Cairo on Tuesday for Egypt-mediated talks on bringing the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip under the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA) government, which is alig... [Full Article...]

'White Widow' Sally-Anne Jones believed to be killed

'White Widow' Sally-Anne Jones believed to be killed Other members of the terrorist group have been reported dead only to reappear at a later date. Jones had been going under the name Umm Hussain al-Britani, and issued threats against the United Kingdom from her twitter account, urging Muslim women to launch terrorist attacks during Ramadan. [Full Article...]

Spain threatens to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in crisis

Spain threatens to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in crisis He seemed to be trying to balance the will of millions who voted October 1 to break away from Spain with the millions of Catalans who don't want to leave and opposition from the Spanish government in Madrid . FRAYER: Eugenio Julia is paying close attention because he's anxious the terms of his grad school scholarship might change if Catalonia leaves Spain and the European Union. [Full Article...]

Flash announcement on nuclear agreement with Iran from the UK

Flash announcement on nuclear agreement with Iran from the UK If Congress does not act, however, it would leave the agreement in place. Royce, like every other Republican in the U.S. Congress, opposed the nuclear agreement reached under President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in 2015 and signed by the United States, Iran, China, Russia, Britain, France, Germany and the European Union. [Full Article...]

ESPN Soccer Pundit Rips Into USA!

ESPN Soccer Pundit Rips Into USA! A shocked Gulati was measured in his reaction. He added: "The players have got to be good enough, too". Football pundit Taylor Twellman was outraged after the United States of America failed to qualify for the World Cup - watch his reaction here. [Full Article...]

Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches

Thailand bans smoking on popular tourist beaches The measure will apply to up to 20 beaches in areas, including the popular tourist destination of Phuket . The move comes ahead of an worldwide conference on sea waste in Phuket later this month, Thai media reported. The first 20 beaches that will enforce it include Hua Hin, Cha-am, Bang Saen, Pattaya, Jomtien, Patong, Bophut on Koh Samui, Sairee, Mae Phim, Laem Sing, Khao Takiab, Koh Khai Nai ... [Full Article...]

Just having best development ideas not enough: Prime Minister Modi

Just having best development ideas not enough: Prime Minister Modi Nanaji had actively participated in Bhoodan Movement of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. On November 4, 1974 when JP led a massive demonstration in Patna to protest oppression by Indira's Congress, the police made lathi charge in which the legendary leader was the target. [Full Article...]

PFAW Response to McConnell Comments on Changing Blue Slip Process

PFAW Response to McConnell Comments on Changing Blue Slip Process One of McConnell's critics is the Judicial Crisis Network, which promotes the nomination of more conservatives. A constellation of conservative activists who have long clashed with congressional Republican leaders issued a joint call Wednesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top deputies to step down, marking the latest round of criticism the Kentucky Republican has rece... [Full Article...]

Mexico readies for worst as 4th round of NAFTA talks open

Mexico readies for worst as 4th round of NAFTA talks open Videgaray said that Mexico must be prepared for different scenarios that arise from the renegotiation, and reiterated Mexico's clear refusal to pay for a border wall planned by the administration of U.S. The U.S. also is expected to recommend an expanded. Indeed, there have been early but unmistakable signs of trouble in the talks, with big business groups expressing fear the quarter-century-old... [Full Article...]

Minnesota gets one Real ID extension, but will need another soon

Minnesota gets one Real ID extension, but will need another soon Department of Homeland Security), during this grace period, federal agencies will continue to accept driver's licenses and identification cards issued by states with pending extensions", said Sam Fettig, Gov. Rep. Dennis Smith, R-Maple Grove, the author of that bill, said state officials hope the federal government will eventually grant an extension through October 2020. [Full Article...]

Ophelia becomes 10th hurricane of the season

Ophelia becomes 10th hurricane of the season Earlier forecasts had suggested Ophelia could approach Spain and Portugal's Iberian Peninsula as a tropical system, which would have been unprecedented . Ophelia is racing across the Atlantic at 6mph and is forecast to reach hurricane strength tomorrow. Additional shifts in the track are possible, and it's also possible the storm stays far enough west of Ireland that any effects are minor. [Full Article...]

Trump meets advisers to discuss North Korea options - statement

Trump meets advisers to discuss North Korea options - statement Trump has increasingly hinted at using military options to counter the threat of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. On the same day as Trump's meeting with military leaders, the U.S. Last week Trump stepped up his attacks on the North saying that talking with it does not work and "only one thing will work". "The agreements have been violated even before the ink is dry", he con... [Full Article...]

Russian Foreign Ministry: 91% of Syria Is Liberated

Russian Foreign Ministry: 91% of Syria Is Liberated Russia's Aerospace Forces carry out up to 150 strikes per day on the forces joining the Islamic State militants near Mayadeen in Syria's Deir ez-Zor Governorate, he said. The Russian Defence Ministry has alleged that the USA has deliberately slowed the pace of its assault on Isis in Iraq in order to divert militants to the front line in the Russian-backed Syrian army fight for Deir Ezzor over ... [Full Article...]

Houston's Al Green files impeachment articles against Trump

Houston's Al Green files impeachment articles against Trump A few of the actions which Green cited as he read his articles of impeachment on the House floor today, include Trump's accusation that President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower, Trump's lack of response to the Charlottesville, Va white supremacist march, and his repeated attacks on NFL players for utilizing their First Amendment right to free speech by protesting during the national anthem. [Full Article...]


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