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  • Saeed, Salahuddin, Geelani's son-in-law funding terror: NIA
    on January 19, 2018 at 12:11 am

    NIA on Thursday filed chargesheet against 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin, seven separatists and two persons who led stone-pelting mobs in the Kashmir Valley, accusing them of funding and carrying out terror attacks and violence. […]

  • China a disruptive power: Quad nations navy chiefs
    on January 18, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    "China is a disruptive, transitional force in the Indo-Pacific," US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris said. Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said China's navy had made big changes to its deployment patterns in waters around India. […]

  • Tripura to vote on Feb 18, polls in Meghalaya, Nagaland Feb 27
    on January 18, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    The stage is set for BJP to make an ambitious push in the north-east while CPM and Congress defend their bastions in Tripura and Meghalaya, respectively, with the Election Commission announcing the poll dates to three north eastern states. […]

  • State key to fertility rates, not religion: Govt data
    on January 18, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Cultural and geographical factors, and the level of development of different states seem to be more important determinants of how many children a woman has, rather than her religion. This is evident from the latest state-wise data of the National Family Health Survey. […]

  • Entire China could soon be within India’s N-strike zone
    on January 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    India is a step away from gate-crashing into the super exclusive club of countries with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with the successful "first pre-induction trial" of Agni-V that, with a range of over 5,000km, brings all of Asia and China within its nuclear strike capability. […]

  • More homebuyers to get interest subsidy under PMAY
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    The housing ministry has extended coverage of interest subsidy under PM Awas Yojna (PMAY) to property falling under any part of a development authority and planning area, including rural areas, industrial belts and even rural pockets within special economic zones (SEZs). […]

  • SC lifts bans, clears release of Padmaavat
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    The bench led by CJI Dipak Misra reminded the governments of their constitutional obligation to protect right to free speech and expression by controlling law and order problems that could arise because of opposition to screening of the film by fringe groups. […]

  • Padmavat: State govts wary, seek legal options
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Almost all state governments whose ban on “Padmaavat” was struck down by the Supreme Court adopted a wait-and-watch approach on Thursday, saying they would first study the apex court’s order in detail. The governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP and Haryana had banned the film. […]

  • CJI meets 'rebels', but doesn't heed demands
    on January 18, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    The CJI is in no mood to call the media to publicly acknowledge the grievances aired by the four seniors as sources said it would amount to admitting that he was in the wrong. The CJI believes he strictly followed the beaten track in assigning cases. […]

  • Even Dhoni's UID details public, list privacy safeguards, says SC
    on January 18, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    The Centre will need to assure the Supreme Court that data collected under Aadhaar is fully protected and cannot be misused to ensure its ambitious scheme passes muster. The apex court on Thursday asked what is the nature of the safeguard to prevent sale of information by private operators. […]

  • PILs mount pressure on SC to telecast live very important cases
    on January 18, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Senior advcate Indira Jaising said live telecast of court proceedings in cases of national importance would "improve public understanding of law, adherence to law and have an educative value furthering the principle of 'open justice'". […]

  • Court: Issue arrest warrant against Mallya in Kingfisher Airlines case
    on January 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    A court has directed issuance of arrest warrant against defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya and 18 others in the Kingfisher Airlines case, on a complaint filed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office. […]

  • Netanyahu backs India's right to hit terror hideouts across LoC
    on January 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country and India "have some understanding" should India decide to unilaterally carry out combative action across the Line of Control against UN-designated terrorists, a statement that is indicative of an endorsement of India's right to defend itself. […]

  • INX Media PMLA case: ED grills Karti Chidambaram for 11 hours
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Official sources said Karti Chidambaram was asked a number of questions on his role in the case and his statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). […]

  • Make Tibet 'core' issue of your policy: Tibetan govt-in-exile president to India
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Inaugurating a year-long 'Thank You India' campaign marking 60 years of Chinese "occupation" of Tibet and the Dalai Lama coming to India, the president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said the security of India "partly depended" on the "situation" in Tibet. […]

  • CBI searches 32 places in a demonetised currency exchange case
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    The searches were spread across Pune, Baramati and Lonavala (Maharashtra) and also covered the residence of its CEO Haroon Sattar Sayed and several other bank officials named in the FIR, CBI officials said. […]

  • Rahul Gandhi meets US envoy, top official; discusses ties, terror
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Gandhi met Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells and US envoy Kenneth Juster here and posted a photograph with the two US officials on his Twitter account. […]

  • Attack helicopter Rudra first time in Republic Day parade
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    The Ensign formation of the flypast will include a Mi-17 V5 helicopter carrying the ASEAN flag to commemorate the summit meeting of India and the block of South East Asian countries to be held here on January 19-30. […]

  • A central panel suggests land pooling for farming under a proposed law
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:13 pm


  • No ordinance on triple talaq: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    on January 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm


  • Trump supports short-term US govt funding bill: White House
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:43 pm


  • Last three years hottest on record: UN
    on January 18, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Consolidated data from five leading international weather agencies shows that "2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record", the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. […]

  • Pope performs marriage aboard plane in Chile
    on January 18, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Paula Podest Ruiz, 39, and Carlos Ciuffardi Elorriga, 41, told the pope they had been married in a civil service but their planned religious ceremony in their parish church in Santiago could not take place because it was heavily damaged in the country's 2010 earthquake. […]

  • UAE lodges complaint with UN over Qatar war planes
    on January 18, 2018 at 11:39 am

    The United Arab Emirates has lodged a complaint with the United Nations to say Qatari war planes intercepted its civilian aircraft in an unjustified escalation of a regional dispute, state news agency WAM said on Thursday. […]

  • Pakistan can live without US aid: Foreign Minister
    on January 18, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Pakistan is trying to maintain a balance in its relationship with the US and the government has made it clear that Islamabad can live without Washington's aid but will not compromise on national integrity, foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said. […]

  • US, Israel, India nexus major 'threat' to Muslim world: Pakistan Senate Chairman
    on January 18, 2018 at 9:45 am


  • A year of Trump fails to improve US-Russia ties
    on January 18, 2018 at 8:49 am

    As American investigators continue to probe Russian involvement in Trump's shock 2016 election victory over Hillary Clinton, Moscow talks of the US president as a hostage to internal political struggles who is unable to improve ties. […]

  • 52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus accident: Ministry
    on January 18, 2018 at 7:32 am

    "On January 18 at 10:30 am (0430 GMT), a bus caug​ht fire ... 55 passengers and two drivers were on board. Five passengers received medical assistance. The remainder were killed," the ministry said, without elaborating on the cause of the fire.​ […]

  • Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says
    on January 18, 2018 at 5:09 am

    "I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that," Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview. "I run over to a building next door. I get more exercise than people think." […]

  • US to continue military training in Pakistan: Report
    on January 18, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua informed the Senate's foreign affairs committee on Wednesday that the US would continue funding the aid components that support their national interest, including the International Military Education and Training (IMET) part. […]

  • Trump: Russia helps North Korea duck sanctions
    on January 18, 2018 at 3:18 am

    "Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea," Trump said. "What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing." […]

  • Trump: No US embassy move to Jerusalem this year
    on January 18, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Reversing decades of US policy, Trump in early December recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and set in motion the process of moving the embassy from Tel Aviv, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. […]

  • Trump reveals winners of  'Fake News Awards'
    on January 18, 2018 at 2:53 am

    Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman nabbed the number one spot. The administration said he merited the award for writing "on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover." […]

  • UN must step up pressure on Pakistan: US
    on January 18, 2018 at 2:46 am

    US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley did not specify what measures could be taken to pressure Pakistan, but the UNSC does have the power to impose sanctions. […]

  • No action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan PM
    on January 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Granting total immunity to the Mumbai terror attacks mastermind, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told a private news channel on Tuesday night that no action can be taken against Hafiz Saeed since no case has been registered against him. […]

  • North Korea to send 230-member cheering squad to Olympics
    on January 17, 2018 at 11:57 am

    North Korea plans to send a 230-member cheering squad as part of its delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said today, as South Korea's president announced his support of a proposal for the rivals' first unified Olympic team. […]

  • Without rain, Cape Town may run out of water by April
    on January 17, 2018 at 11:54 am

    South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations. […]

  • Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen
    on January 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for a financial rescue from the beleaguered government it has supported militarily for nearly three years. […]

  • Putin seeks to be 'emperor for life': Alexei Navalny
    on January 17, 2018 at 11:21 am

    With two months to go before Russians vote in polls that are all but guaranteed to hand Putin a historic fourth term, the 41-year-old opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner spoke to AFP Tuesday in his campaign headquarters. […]

  • Bangladesh says it's hosting over a million Rohingya
    on January 17, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Bangladesh has counted more than a million Rohingya refugees living in camps near the border with Myanmar, higher than previous estimates, the head of its registration project said today as preparations for their return got under way. […]

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      by Scott Harrison on January 19, 2018 at 9:00 am

      For a 1966 Mobil television commercial, a 1962 Studebaker Lark sedan was dropped from the roof of an office building at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. According to Mobil, the 135-foot drop equaled a crash at 60 mph. This three-photo sequence appeared on page three of the... […]

    • Guns remain in hands of 10,000 Californians who are prohibited from owning them
      by Patrick McGreevy on January 19, 2018 at 8:05 am

      In response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut five years ago, outraged California lawmakers launched a crackdown within months of the tragedy that has seized 18,000 firearms, including assault rifles, from thousands of people convicted of felonies, subject to domestic... […]

    • Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6
      by Associated Press on January 19, 2018 at 7:55 am

      Russian officials say a teenager armed with an ax has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and their teacher. Russia's Investigative Committee said the ninth-grader entered a class during a lesson Friday and attacked seventh-graders and their teacher.... […]

    • Kings aren't a hit in loss to Penguins and extend skid to five games
      by Curtis Zupke on January 19, 2018 at 7:10 am

      This was not the ripple effect the Kings sought. It was one fell swoop, er, one illegal hit against the one team they couldn’t put on the power play that doomed them Thursday. Dustin Brown’s hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz resulted in a five-minute boarding major that the Penguins... […]

    • Golf: Jerry Kelly shares lead at Champions opener
      by Associated Press on January 19, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Fresh off a solid performance on Oahu, Jerry Kelly shot an eight-under 64 on the Big Island to share the first-round lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions. The 51-year-old Kelly, who tied for 14th at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open last week in Honolulu,... […]

    • Bubble trouble for UCLA after defeat at Oregon State?
      by Ben Bolch on January 19, 2018 at 6:30 am

      Steve Alford reflected his team’s fortunes with his every move in the final minutes. Thomas Welsh missed a jump shot that could have tied the score for UCLA and Alford loosened the knot on his tie as he crouched along the sideline. Jaylen Hands badly misfired on a three-pointer and Alford stood... […]

    • Viral video shows private security guard shooting pair of would-be robbers at Gardena 7-Eleven
      by Alene Tchekmedyian on January 19, 2018 at 6:30 am

      A dramatic surveillance video that shows a private security guard shooting two teenagers who tried to rob a 7-Eleven in Gardena went viral this week. The footage, captured on a Saturday night late last month, shows two 16-year-old males in hoodies enter the store with their hands in their sweatshirt... […]

    • Unrest at state psychiatric hospital after crackdown on electronics: Patients were viewing child porn
      by Alene Tchekmedyian on January 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

      A crackdown on electronics at a state psychiatric hospital that houses people with histories of sexual violence has triggered “disruptive behavior” at the facility, with patients breaking windows, clogging toilets and throwing food, officials said. The new regulations, implemented last week, were... […]

    • For the Record
      on January 19, 2018 at 5:50 am

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    • Elina Svitolina ends 15-year-old Kostyuk's run in Australian Open
      by Associated Press on January 19, 2018 at 5:35 am

      Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of encouragement. With the temperature hitting 104 degrees Fahrenheit for the second straight day, fourth-seeded Svitolina reached the fourth round at the season-opening... […]

    • NBA: James Harden returns and helps Rockets get past Timberwolves
      by Associated Press on January 19, 2018 at 5:05 am

      Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. James Harden returned to the Rockets' lineup after missing seven games with a left hamstring strain and finished with 10 points on three-for-15 shooting, and added seven assists,... […]

    • Edison girls’ soccer battles back to earn draw at Huntington Beach
      by Matt Szabo on January 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

      Scoreboard watching during the game was an impossibility, but it was natural for both the Edison and Huntington Beach high school girls’ soccer teams to feel a bit of regret after the final whistle Thursday night. The Chargers and Oilers played to a 1-1 tie at Huntington Beach. They then learned... […]

    • College basketball: St. Mary's wins 13th straight game
      by Associated Press on January 19, 2018 at 4:55 am

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      by Kevin Baxter on January 19, 2018 at 4:40 am

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    • When it comes to education policy, it's 'the California way' vs. Betsy DeVos
      by Joy Resmovits on January 19, 2018 at 4:20 am

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      by Lisa Mascaro, Jean Marbella on January 19, 2018 at 4:15 am

      A government shutdown appeared likely after Congress deadlocked over a proposed four-week stopgap spending bill to keep federal offices open past Friday’s deadline. After the House late Thursday passed the measure 230-197 with strong Republican support, the bill was headed for probable defeat in... […]

    • USC basketball gets first win in Eugene since 2009
      by Associated Press on January 19, 2018 at 4:15 am

      Seeing the ball in Jordan McLaughlin's hands any time brings a smile to Southern California coach Andy Enfield's face, and especially when the game's on the line. McLaughlin scored the Trojans' last eight points, including six consecutive free throws, to help hold off Oregon for a 75-70 victory... […]

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    • Los Angeles Times publisher under investigation by parent company over alleged misconduct
      by Meg James on January 19, 2018 at 3:53 am

      Los Angeles Times’ parent company, Tronc, said Thursday that it had opened an investigation into past conduct of Times publisher Ross Levinsohn following a detailed report by National Public Radio. NPR’s media writer David Folkenflik reported that Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment... […]