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BJP names candidates for three Lok Sabha bypolls in UP, Bihar

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Notably, Phulpur, had been an SP bastion as the party represented it in Lok Sabha in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004. The BJP today announced its candidates for the Lok Sabha by-elections next month, fielding seasoned organisational leader Upendra Shukla for Gorakhpur and former Varanasi mayor Kaushalendra Singh Patel for Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh . Read More »

Chinese warships enter east Indian Ocean amid Maldives crisis

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They, however, said a Chinese destroyer and a frigate had crossed into the Eastern Indian Ocean through the Sunda Strait and exited the Indian Ocean through the Lombok Strait while heading towards the South China Sea a few days ago. It said now, the closest distance between a Chinese warship and Maldivian waters would be around 2,500 nautical miles. Within the Indian establishment there is a belief that Yameen is being extraordinarily friendly with the Chinese at the cost of traditional ... Read More »

Eagles coach Doug Pederson promotes Mike Groh to offensive coordinator

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He officially retired as a Philadelphia Eagle in December 2007 and the organization hired him as a coaching intern during the 2010 offseason. Groh spent the 2011-12 seasons as Alabama's WR coach, moving on to the Chicago Bears , Los Angeles Rams and then the Eagles in the years since leaving Tuscloosa. Read More »

Coach Andy Cannizaro resigns from Mississippi State

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Pitching coach Gary Henderson will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Cannizaro was only in his second year on the job and had posted a 40-30 record. "Although I have taken this position under some unfortunate circumstances, I have been with this team for two years", Henderson said. "We have great student-athletes and a tremendous staff who proudly represent our tradition-rich program". Read More »

New twist after abusive note left on ambulance about parking

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The handwritten note was left on an ambulance in Tunstall, Staffordshire, as paramedics attended an emergency callout. A photo of the note went viral after it was shared by paramedic Katie Tudor on Twitter with the caption: "So upset to be sent this by one of our crews this morning!" The ambulance had been responding to her next-door neighbour's 999 call to assist his wife, who was "experiencing breathing difficulties", prosecutor Liz Ryder told magistrates. Read More »

Trump moves to relax rules on cheaper health insurance

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Insurers could also charge consumers more if an individual's medical history discloses health problems. They also don't have to include benefits mandated by ACA plans such as prescription-drug coverage. The Trump administration would reverse that rule, once again allowing people to buy this non-Obamacare coverage for nearly an entire year. Congressional Republicans ended the ACA's penalty on people who don't have health coverage. Read More »

Patrick Brown says Ontario PCs must be united heading into election

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Over the weekend, Brown held a campaign rally in Mississauga, Ont., during which he repeatedly said he has cleared his name since the allegations were published. Brown also defended himself against accusations that party membership numbers had been exaggerated. Brown said the memberships in question expired a few weeks after he made his statements about the figures and that they were accurate at the time. Read More »

Edmonton man charged with uttering threats against PM on social media

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The RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team says Mounties became aware of the threats on February 5. He is scheduled to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. He is banned from being within 500 metres of any place Trudeau may be in attendance. Kerr is not allowed to leave Alberta, nor is he allowed to use any social media sites. Read More »

Private banks pull down Sensex 71 points

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The BSE Sensex was 126 points up at 33,901 while the NSE Nifty was 32 points up at 10,411. The Nifty PSU bank index dropped as much as 3.2 percent to its lowest since October 2017. Further, India's trade deficit which widened in the month of January and rising bond yields are likely to add volatility in the near term", said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services. Read More »

Is Tamil Nadu ready for Kamal Haasan's entry into politics?

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In a Twitter post, Haasan welcomed people to attend his party launch tomorrow in Madurai to "create a new era". Earlier, Haasan claimed that his Dravidian brand of politics will succeed. "I hope his hue is not saffron", he had said. "Further, this momentous journey of meeting people across Tamil Nadu is neither an act of rebellion nor is it a gathering for glamour; this is a journey of discovery and learning and an opportunity for me to truly understand my people", the letter written by ... Read More »

TDP's only agenda is special status: Andhra CM

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Jagan said, "TDP should join us in the resignations which would put the Centre into action mode". It is not good, ' Naidu said. First they wanted all MPs to resign, but later, on understanding that there was no chance of a by-election, they began insisting on initiating a no-confidence motion. Read More »

Trump prays for Florida school shooting victims

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The White House has vehemently denied collusion with Russian Federation. As of this writing, one of them had been retweeted more times than the President's original message. "'See something, say something" is an incredibly important tool and people must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement. "If a solution was simple for these things, we would have found one already", she said. Read More »

Chapter Two - Jessica Chastain In Talks To Star As Bev Marsh

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Negotiations are still early, and Gary Dauberman is still penning the script, but it looks as though New Line thought of Chastain pretty quickly for the role of grown Beverly. they're my friends. They're my friends. They're like my family. Stephen King's lengthy tome of terror It jumps back and forth in time. While no other actors, besides Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgård , have been announced for the sequel, it's expected the child stars from the first installment will return. Read More »

PSL 2018 trophy to be unveiled in Dubai on Tuesday

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He opined that, instead Cricket should be used as a tool to improve and strengthen the bilateral relations between the countries. In case you didn't know . During the season, all teams will play against each other twice before the top four teams qualify for the play-off stage. The match, to be played to generate funds for the restoration of cricket grounds in the Caribbean that were damaged by hurricanes previous year, has been granted worldwide status by cricket's apex body. Read More »

Korea scrambles ahead of Trump steel decision

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The investigation sought to determine whether the imports posed a threat to the country's national security. Seifsa raised its concerns past year about the initial investigations and commented that it was just the tip of the iceberg, with the possibility of antidumping duties being extended to other domestic steel products. Read More »

Petra Kvitova fights back to claim Qatar Open title

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She started to paint the lines and for the third service game in a row, she saved break points before extending her lead to 5-2. The road to her 22nd career title in Doha wasn't easy for the 27-year-old, which is why Kvitova would treasure the Golden Falcon trophy more. Read More »

Slovenian hockey player tests positive for doping

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CAS said Jeglic "accepted an anti-doping rule violation and, as a effect, the athlete is suspended from competing in the remainder of the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 ". "You could see the answer on the ice - the team was full of energy and they played normally", said the Finn. "Ziga's a great guy, big part of that team , great team guy, so I'm sure whatever the problem is, it's going to get fixed and Ziga's going to be fine". Read More »

David Price has already warned JD Martinez about Boston Red Sox fans

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The 2015 All-Star gives the Red Sox a much-needed middle-of-the-order bat to compete with the Yankees after their stunning blockbuster addition of reigning NL MVP Stanton, who led the league with 59 homers last season. Boston will be getting a player who is wildly productive when healthy but has had trouble staying on the field. Right now, it looks like it will be a two-horse race between the Red Sox and Yankees . Read More »

Oil hits two-week high on share market recovery, Mideast tensions

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In other news, money managers slashed their bullish bets on ICE Brent crude oil futures by the most in almost eight months in the week to February 13, data showed, as prices plunged amid concerns of oversupply. The balancing act helped set a floor under the price of crude oil at around $50 per barrel, which is enough to stimulate more US shale oil production, a sector that's been more resilient to historically low crude oil prices than expected. Read More »

Section of River Road shuts down due to flooding

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There, the river will rise above flood stage by early Monday afternoon and continue to rise to near 53.6 feet by early Wednesday morning. The wall protects the city to a river stage of 79 feet. The river will crest near 16.3 feet around 1 p.m. Saturday. The river will crest near 7.3 feet around 7 p.m. Thursday. Miles Evenson, superintendent of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, said the Ohio River covered part of the island over the weekend. Read More »

England secure solid T20 total against NZ

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While New Zealand can look forward to Wednesday's final against Australia at Eden Park, England have a week to prepare for the first one-day worldwide, back in Hamilton , with Ben Stokes back in contention. Rashid bowled his four overs for 22 runs, claiming the wicket of Munro and significantly slowing New Zealand's progress. " England played very well today and it was a great game of cricket". Read More »

Farm union boss says industry is ready for new political agenda

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He told delegates at the conference: "We have a high baseline for animal health standards, which we will continue to enforce. British farming produces a safe, affordable and high-quality supply of food", said Raymond. But he will also say future methods of agricultural support should preserve the heritage and culture of farming communities which maintain precious landscapes. Read More »

Dallas official calls on NRA to find new location for convention

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Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is urging the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits to find a new home, saying that the gun event is inappropriate following last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "The NRA needs to step up to the plate and show leadership", Caraway said, noting that the NRA "stand for the very things we are confronted with every day of our lives" and that "absolutely nothing" is being done about the nation's gun violence from a policy ... Read More »

Indonesia's volcanic Mt. Sinabung erupts, coats four-mile area with ash

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The eruption caused several earthquakes and showered nearby villages with small rocks, reported Reuters . Thankfully, no fatalities or injuries were reported after the eruption, which occurred this morning (Feb 19). These areas have been off-limits due to the frequent volcanic activity. Indonesian students walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Read More »

Face of anti-gay Trump dating website is a convicted child abuser

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It previously allowed new users to identify themselves as either "happily married" or "unhappily married" when establishing a new profile. On the site's splash page, users are greeted by the smiling face of William Barrett Riddleberger , who it turns out is a convicted sex offender, as several local news outlets reported. Read More »

Trump On Sexual Assault Accuser: 'Never Happened'

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President Donald Trump , less than an hour before his scheduled daily intelligence briefing, fired off a series of tweets denying a 13-year-old allegation that he forcibly kissed a young woman in a Trump Tower elevator. Just kiss. I don't even wait. In a Twitter post , Mr Trump branded the Post as "fake media" and implied the actions described by Ms Crook wouldn't make sense. Read More »

Unicef issues blank statement to condemn 'war ON children' in Syria

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Pro-government forces are trying to clear the rebels from this advantageous perch outside the capital, and they are believed to be laying the groundwork for an eventual assault on eastern Ghouta. Another resident who spoke to MEE said that the Syrian government had various types of weapons to bomb the rebel enclave. "If we don't die from the shelling, we will of starvation". Read More »

Twitter reacts to Louisville having to vacate 2013 national title

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While acknowledging the scandal was unacceptable, Postel believes the school's cooperation should have counted for more than it did. It is important to note that this ruling has no effect on the current NCAA investigation into the current men's basketball corruption scandal, in which Louisville is also involved. Read More »

Second Amendment isn't under threat

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According to Kids.Law, the amendment has an impact on the interpretation of gun control laws because when the Second Amendment was written, arms meant weapons. What did former president Barack Obama do to enhance gun control? Clearly, the left can not escape that they have aided in the degradation of our culture, our value system, and the desensitizing of human life. Read More »

7000 newborn babies die every day, according to a new report

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It ranks 15th among high-income countries. This is according to a new report on "Newborn Mortality" released by UNICEF. "Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could share our knowledge and resources so that all babies, including those born throughout the Pacific, get the same great chances?" Newborns from the riskiest places are up to 50 times more likely to die than those from the safest places. Read More »

Palestinian head Abbas calls for global peace summit

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Friedman has a long history of strong support for Israel and backing of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and has been accused by the Palestinians of a "prejudiced and selective attitude" towards Israel and the settlements. Israel considers the whole of Jerusalem as its indivisible capital. "Anything that can do the job, provide a reasonable basis for negotiation and follow up the process - sponsor it until it successfully concludes". Read More »

Woman given death sentence for joining IS

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Officials say troops were killed at the scene, including some who were beheaded. The woman sentenced to death by hanging is the only one who admitted she willingly joined the Islamic State in Iraq, although she said she came to regret her decision. Read More »

'Crowd attacked AAP leaders at Delhi Secretariat'

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The Chief Secretary has accused MLA Amanatullah Khan of manhandling him in a meeting convened by CM Arvind Kejriwal, to discuss some issues regarding advertisements, reported India Today. Governor. He used bad language against some MLAs and left without answering any questions. While former AAP leader Kapil Mishra tried to get public attention towards by the reports by tweeting "What happened at 12 last night at Kejriwal House?", Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken has said that he would ... Read More »

Kansas Jayhawks hosting Oklahoma Sooners

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KU made 62.5% of its second-half shots by exposing OU's subpar defense over and over again. Kansas now has a half game lead over Texas Tech for first place in the Big-12. The Jayhawks made 16-of-29 three-point shots and outrebounded Oklahoma 38-25 in avenging the 85-80 loss to the Sooners in Norman on January 23. Read More »

Two Arlington students arrested for making school threats

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He later was released to the custody of his parents. Monroe School (Middlesex County) Superintendent Dr. Michael Kozak sent an email to parents discussing threats made against district schools that are being investigated. Some students shared their panic and fear on social media, while others made light of the incident, posting videos of them laughing and joking as they remained calm. Read More »

Significant rainfall expected in York Region on Family Day

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The fog is expected to clear later this morning. The agency is forecasting between 20 and 30 millimetres of precipitation by Wednesday. Northbound Bayview Avenue is closed from Nesbitt Drive to Moore Avenue due to flooding . Rainfall warnings were also issued for parts of central Ontario . "In addition to the rain that's falling, with our warm temperatures, any snow on the ground will start to melt", Ria Alsen, a severe weather meteorologist for Environment Canada, said Tuesday. Read More »

Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

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Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave. The Qatari grant includes $2 million in medical supplies and $500,000 for fuel to power backup generators in Gaza's public health centers, enough to keep them running for a month. Read More »

More Sexual Misconduct Claims Launched Against #MeToo California Assemblywoman

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Garcia commonly and pervasively used vulgar language with, to, at and around staff". The complaint outlined a 2014 incident where Kernick says Garcia asked him to play spin the bottle. Garcia denies the allegations, but on February 10, she announced that she'd be taking a voluntary unpaid leave of absence while the accusations are investigated. Read More »

Flooding Expected With Warmer Temperatures

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Kim Buttrick of the National Weather Service in Taunton said the record high for Lawrence for February 20, Tuesday's date, is 65 degrees, set in 1930. "There's a very strong area of high pressure on the cost of the Carolinas that is coupled with a strong area of low pressure just north of Lake Winnipeg (Canada)", he said. Read More »

'Mad David, Brexit Road': UK Slams European Commission's 'Cancer' Scenario

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Mr Davis used his speech to spell out the UK's favoured conditions for a trade deal after Brexit , in which the EU recognised British regulations even if they differed from European ones. In addition, Davis will call for continued close co-operation with the European Union on standards for emerging clean technologies, such as driverless cars, and wider climate action. Read More »

Family steps up search for missing Lyft, Uber driver

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It had been found around 12:30 p.m., according to Officer Tony Im with the Los Angeles Police Department. The auto had a parking ticket on the windshield. While her son was still missing, she contacted his phone provider for access to his records. Hours later, her son was finally found. Thiede's friend Yokeena Jamar told KTLA she believes the 29-year-old was last completing a ride for Lyft. Read More »

Petro: Can Venezuela's oil-backed cryptocurrency save its economy?

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President of the country Nicolas Maduro brought the launch of the Petro to public notice in December. "My advice would be to tread very carefully with this - especially considering the track record of the Venezuelan government", said Federico Bond, co-founder of Signatura, a digital currency startup based in Argentina. Read More »

Police name PM Benjamin Netanyahu associates in Israeli corruption probe

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Netanyahu's coalition partners have stuck by him, though some said their calculations could change if the attorney general indicts him. "This is another false allegation against the prime minister", a spokesman for Netanyahu said. Elovitch is a family friend of the Netanyahus. Elovitch, his wife and son deny any wrongdoing, a Eurocom spokeswoman said. Today's revelations came as police commissioner Roni Alsheich faced a parliamentary committee after outrage among lawmakers over a recent ... Read More »

Pakistan Cricketer-turned-Politician Imran Khan Marries for 3rd Time

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The news of the marriage drew a mixed response with some criticising the PTI chairman for "lying" about it, and others congratulating him. The 65-year-old Wednesday Bushra Watto - a fellow divorcee he sought out in the past for "spiritual healing" - in a private ceremony in Lahore on Sunday. Read More »

U.S. students plan protests to demand tighter gun laws

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Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital and later the local sheriff's office, thanking them for their response to the tragedy. Trump has not called for gun restrictions in the wake of the latest school shooting . "We truly regret any additional pain this has caused", Lasky said. On Thursday, Lori Alhadeff , the mother of 14-year-old shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff, spoke on CNN . Read More »