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Mohan Bhagwat hoists tri-colour in Palakkad school

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He reached the Vyas Vidya Peethom, a CBSE-affiliated higher secondary school, at 9:30 am with some of his associates and unfurled the flag. However, the RSS maintained that the circular applied only to government and aided schools and not the ones run by private management. Read More »

Clouds Friday, rain this weekend

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Mostly clear and quiet with calm winds out of the south. Winds will begin to pick up this afternoon pumping in the warm air for this afternoon. It will certainly feel a little more comfortable to be out and about later today . By the end of the day, parts of the area will achieve a high temperature that carries a five in front. Clouds will once again increase behind the cold front, and light rain or freezing drizzle is possible through the overnight hours. Read More »

Calls for Australia Day date change

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A recent poll suggested most Australians were laid back about their national day, and most people do not know why it is held on January 26. Thousands of people have converged on the intersection of Spring St and Collins St to protest against Australia Day, with a heavy police presence on standby in case of violent clashes. Read More »

Kibaki mourns Yvonne Wamalwa as selfless, dedicated woman

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The deceased was rushed to the hospital after developing complications. TUKO.co.ke previously reported that her body was expected to be airlifted to Nairobi's Lee Funeral Home following her unexpected death on Thursday, January 25. "It is sad we have lost one of our family members but the urgent request to the county government of Trans Nzoia is that they allow us to bury Yvonne next to her husband's grave". Read More »

Once-influential UKIP in chaos as leader refuses to quit

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The Ukip chief said the party "cannot politically afford" to be plunged into another search for a leader after the national executive committee (NEC ) backed a motion of no confidence in him. And writing in the Telegraph , he added: 'Bolton knows as well as anyone that Ukip must reform or die. "His refusal to accept the NEC decision to quit. Read More »

Democrats slam White House immigration proposal

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Addressing the status of the Dreamers' parents, who brought them into America illegally, would be "tricky", Trump said. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) said early Wednesday that a solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program must be tied to border security, including a wall. Read More »

Sindhu vs Saina showdown at Indonesia Masters quarters

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London Games bronze medallist, Saina had, however, upstaged Sindhu to clinch the women's singles title in the Senior National Badminton Championship previous year. The game continued to lead 10-5 before Saina won the next five points to draw level. With this win, Saina improved her head-to-head record against Sindhu to 2-1. Read More »

Trump Backs Path to Citizenship for DREAMers

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Everyone can stop waiting for President Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller , because it appears he already tried to do it last summer. The day before, Trump for the first time directly said that he would cooperate with Mueller, whose investigation he had previously dismissed as a "witch hunt". Read More »

Man shot in Sydney 'after stabbing police officer'

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The violence broke at in Maroubra in Sydney's eastern suburbs.Police were evacuating the surrounding area on Anzac Parade following the stabbing. "This was a relatively routine situation but escalated into a serious outcome", NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton told a press conference in Sydney. Read More »

JAHAN NAMA: US Urges Turkey To Limit Operations In Syria

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U.S. -Turkish relations have suffered another blow, with Ankara and Washington disputing each other's version of a telephone call Wednesday between the U.S. "I called the foreign minister of Turkey , Mevlut Cavusoglu, and made the support of Somalia known". Underlining that is unacceptable for Ankara , he said Turkey would not allow any terrorist entity to exist along its border. Read More »

Telcos want Congress to draft net neutrality laws

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Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman's 512 Tech says AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson wrote an open letter this week, urging the federal government to pass consistent laws that foster net neutrality, rather than making periodic changes to the rules. Read More »

10ASEAN leaders to attend Republic Day'18

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Dela Vega said India was one of the first non-ASEAN signatories of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia and an important partner of ASEAN in promoting regional peace and stability. India is not a part of the conflict but supports freedom of navigation in the region in line with worldwide law, notably the 1982 Untied Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Read More »

London Businesses Not Prepared for GDPR

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However, with 63% of respondents agreeing they respect the need for data minimisation, Mailjet said small business leaders appear to be open to using techniques for growing their business that are sustainable under GDPR . Chief executive of LCCI Colin Stanbridge said: "Businesses that are already vigilant about their data protection responsibilities are unlikely to be unduly burdened by the new legislation". Read More »

First lady Melania Trump makes unexpected Florida trip after skipping Davos

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First lady Melania Trump arrived in Florida unexpectedly Thursday after visiting the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C., and canceling her trip with President Donald Trump to Switzerland. She said she has a "strangely normal life" and then "one morning... there's news trucks and reporters outside". And despite marking their 13th wedding anniversary on Monday, neither Trump mentioned the occasion, nor were they seen out together publicly. Read More »

Trump open to citizenship for 'Dreamers' in 10-12 yrs

Beck compared it to past immigration plans and pledged that his organization would mobilize grass-roots supporters if this remains the White House's proposal. Trump also wants the government to close "loopholes" in the immigration system to make it easier to deport people - likely including children and people seeking asylum, given past comments by officials - and detain immigrants for longer periods, according to Axios . Read More »

White House proposes path to citizenship for 1.8 million people

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The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program now covers roughly 690,000 of those younger immigrants - about half the number who qualified for the program, according to independent estimates. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the lead lawmakers in the immigration negotiations, said Mr Trump's comments signalled a major breakthrough. Read More »

Senate advances bill to reopen government

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The breakthrough came when Democrats led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to fund the government until February 8. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday amid an impasse between President Donald Trump , congressional Republicans and Democrats over DACA and other immigration issues. Read More »

Qualcomm penalised for buying Apple's loyalty

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Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said that Qualcomm had paid billions of dollars to Apple to exclusively use its chips in iPhones and iPads. "Apple is also filing lawsuits against Qualcomm over a separate issue involving royalties for patents, so this isn't the first time Apple and Qualcomm have been tied up over a major dispute", he said. Read More »

Flavor Flav gets his clock cleaned

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Flav reportedly explained to officers he hit the deck because he suffered a groin injury, not because of Howard's punch. Casino security took Howard into custody and when officers arrived, he was cited for battery and released. Flavor Flav is known for his distinctive hip-hop style of dress, including an oversized clockface worn on a neckchain which prompted WSOP Director Ty Stewart to joke about dealers adopting his fashion in the poker clock shot debate a few years back... Read More »

Donald Trump's team ramps up trade war rhetoric

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But May's response was less certain. According to May's office, the two leaders did discuss issues on which they have disagreed - such as the Iran nuclear deal and the Bombardier trade row , with the prime minister "reiterating the importance of the company's jobs in Northern Ireland". Read More »

MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani Conferred With Padma Bhushan Awards

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Sportspersons from Hyderabad in Telangana, including Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza, got Padma Shri awards previous year. Dhoni , cueist Pankaj Advani , former Russian ambassador to India late Alexander Kadakin, Hindustani classical musician Arvind Parikh, Tamil Nadu-based archaeologist Ramachandran Nagaswamy and Goan artist Laxman Pai were among nine prominent personalities who were honored with Padma Bhushan . Read More »

Dail votes to allow alcohol sales on Good Friday

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The government which introduced the legalisation said the "economic and social life has changed dramatically over last two decades, and tourism, changing demographics and increasing diversity has led to a reduction in traditional religious practice". Read More »

Donald Trump to visit United Kingdom later this year

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Among the topics discussed were tax cuts, American employees at European companies, and new branches and factories opening up in the US. But ties between the two countries became strained in the wake of Trump's travel ban, which May criticized and which led British left-wing politicians such as Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to call for May to yank the offer of a Trump state visit to Britain made during her visit to Washington. Read More »

FCPD Video of USPP Shooting

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The aggressive response by police is all the more puzzling, Austin said , because the crash that precipitated the chase was little more than a fender-bender in which Ghaisar's auto was rear-ended by an Uber driver, according to an accident report. Read More »

Fire Kills at Least 31 People in South Korea Hospital

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The number of deaths from a large fire in a South Korean hospital in Miryang southeast of Seoul jumped to 31, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday. Survivors were brought out wrapped in blankets, and firefighters picked their way through the blackened shell of the building after the blaze was extinguished. Read More »

CNN's Don Lemon says Trump rhetoric responsible for threats against network

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A man who identified himself as Griesemer's father told The Washington Post that his son "did not mean any of it", and "did not know what he was saying, the seriousness of it" and that they are not gun owners. "It's pretty clear that the hostile rhetoric exposes reporters to risk". The term "fake news" has become a frequent rallying cry for Trump and his supporters. Read More »

Afghanistan knocks New Zealand out, storms into semifinals

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Qais Ahmad and Mujeeb Zadran bagged four wickets apiece after four Afghanistan batsmen slammed half centuries, reported cricbuzz. While Afghanistan are a rising cricketing power - especially at age-group levels - they were 4-1 outsiders to beat New Zealand , and certainly weren't expected to claim such an emphatic victory. Read More »

(LUV) stock is worth at $65.26

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV ) shares have been recently spotted -7.13% away from the 52-week high, and 27.71% away from the 52-week low mark. It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500. Needham Invest Management Ltd Llc invested 0.85% in Southwest Airlines Co . 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. Read More »

Calls to Poison Control Centers increase

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The vast majority of those cases involve children under 6 years old, the center's outreach educator Sherrie Pace said. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers , in the first three weeks of this year, 86 people have called poison control for intentional exposures of laundry packets. Read More »

United States senate fails to end impasse

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Sixty votes were needed to end the Democrats' filibuster, and the party's senators provided 33 of the 81 the measure got. The votes set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return Tuesday, cutting short what could have become a messy and costly impasse. Read More »

Las Vegas shooting victim makes "miraculous" recovery

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Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Her husband Francisco Calzadillas, a Salt River police officer, said doctors in Las Vegas told him there was nothing they could do for her, the injuries were not survivable. Read More »

Turkey Says White House Is Lying About Trump's Call With Erdogan

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Shervan Derwish, a spokesman for the Manbij Military Council, said his forces are on "full alert" in case Turkey moves on the city. On the fifth day of a Turkish assault against a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria , and with rockets fired into Turkey claiming civilian casualties, the leaders of the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies finally got in touch. Read More »

SpaceX Conducts First Static Fire Test for Falcon Heavy

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Musk tweeted about the idea in December. During the static test which took place on January 24, its engines were ignited creating but without the rocket taking off. At a conference in July 2015, Musk said that his company would remain privately owned at least "until flights to Mars begin". If successful, the Falcon Heavy flight will be SpaceX's 18th consecutive launch in the a year ago and the first of 30 flights that SpaceX has planned for 2018. Read More »

NTSB releases accounts from Amtrak 501 crew

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As part of its ongoing investigation into the December 18, 2017, derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in DuPont, Washington, the National Transportation Safety Board released an update about the agency's investigation. But by then it was too late, just seconds before the speeding train launched off an overpass and crashed onto adjacent Interstate 5. He said told officials he recalled seeing a wayside signal at milepost 19.8, located at the curve where the crash took place, but mistook it ... Read More »

Trump open to path to citizenship for 'Dreamers'

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Senior White House officials cast the proposal as one that offers compromises that could help it pass the Senate, but possibly find resistance from some of Trump's more conservative allies. Officials who described the plan framed it as Congress's best chance to get a legislative fix for the estimated 690,000 young undocumented immigrants affected by Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More »

Senate to Take Initial Vote on Bill Banning Abortions after 20 Weeks

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Late on Tuesday night, the President reiterated on Twitter that he wants money for a border wall as part of any immigration deal. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!' After the Trump-Schumer talks stalled, the Senate blocked a short-term spending bill, sparking a partial government shutdown . Read More »

Lula launches presidential bid after graft conviction upheld

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His chances of running went down sharply on Wednesday when an appellate court upheld a graft conviction against him and even increased the sentence to more than 12 years. Lula's lawyer Cristiano Zanin said the former president's passport would be handed in on Friday, but called the decision "shocking" and an unnecessary restriction on his freedom of movement. Read More »

Zainab Murder Case In Kasur: Suspect Allegedly Works With Child Porn Ring

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Her body was recovered from a garbage heap on January 9. Violent protests gripped the Kasur city following the girl's murder that claimed two lives. He repeated his claim that a highly influential political figure is either backing or is involved in the child pornography racket working in Kasur, a group which makes unethical videos of children and then uploads it on dark web. Read More »

A tale of two Texas senators on DACA

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Democrats and some Republicans have balked at the administration's request of $18 billion to pay for it. Schumer spokesman Matt House says Schumer's office notified the White House that Friday's offer to combine wall funding with legal protections for 700,000 younger immigrants living in the US illegally. Read More »

IL interstate shuts down after cash crash

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Police say the money was from a video gambling machine. Illinois State Troopers were forced to close the road for an hour while they swept up the stacks of $5, $10 and $20 bills. The driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and was later pronounced dead, police said. The highway, however, was shut down for almost an hour, backing up traffic for four miles, according to the Illinois State Police . Read More »

Williamson County urges residents to get flu vaccine as peak season nears

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The child, whose age and hometown have not been released, tested positive for the flu, but the Larimer County Coroner's Office is waiting for results on other tests to confirm that the virus caused the death. "Flu is somewhat preventable, but it is a very hard virus". White said the standard flu shot is rarely more than 50 percent effective in a given year, and it also needs to be re-administered each year because the body considered the flu virus only serious enough to warrant giving ... Read More »

Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn, Comey

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Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for several hours by special counsel investigators, according to US Justice Department officials. Kislyak, during the campaign. Mueller can question Sessions about his role as the head of the campaign's foreign policy team. The US intelligence community has already concluded that Moscow tried to sway the presidential election in favour of Mr Trump . Read More »