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Communal Violence Erupts in Bihar

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The police fired 10 rounds in the air to quell the mob that also allegedly manhandled a number of local journalists, who had gone to the spot to cover the incident. Nalanda is also the native district of CM Nitish Kumar . In this matter, Nitish Kumar deputy Sushil Kumar Modi is seemed to be in support of Chief Minister's politics, but, according to sources, there must be a limit of how far he could work with BJP union ministers and the Bihar BJP's chief pull in the opposite direction. Read More »

EPA chief lived in DC condo connected to energy lobbyist

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The EPA reimbursed Vicki Hart, part-owner, healthcare lobbyist and wife of energy lobbyist Steven Hart, for the damage to the door, ABC reported . Her husband J. Fugh told the EPA on Thursday night that she didn't think the incident was a case of Pruitt accepting an improper gift. These questions follow previous concerns about trips Pruitt took, including one in which he spent more than $120,000 in taxpayer money on a trip to Italy that included meeting G-7 ministers and visiting the ... Read More »

Russian Sarmat more powerful than 'Satan'

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The Sarmat is a heavy ICBM meant to replace Russia's aging, Soviet-era missiles, which form the basis of its nuclear deterrent. Russian President Vladimir Putin first bragged about the new "Satan 2" missiles in his annual address. The first launch of this rocket took place in December 2017. Putin has made much of developing such "invincible" systems as a counter to costly U.S. Read More »

Israeli PM Netanyahu taken to hospital: media reports

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday undergone tests in the Hadassah hospital of Jerusalem after being admitted with a case of "high fever", his office said. The final decision about whether to prosecute rests with the Israeli attorney general. So far, partners in Netanyahu's governing coalition have stood by him, saying they are awaiting the attorney general's next moves. Read More »

Jason Mohammed to lead Windies in Pakistan T20Is

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Players underwent three-hours long nets session under the supervision of head coach Mickey Arthur, who kept a close eye on youngsters included in the squad. As a result, Jason Mohammed has been appointed as captain, while two new faces - Andre McCarthy and Odean Smith - have been drafted into the side. West Indies were due to visit Pakistan in November, but a number of factors - including unforeseen bad weather - meant the tour had to be postponed. Read More »

PG man busted for child porn

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Daniel B. Fleischer, 36, 1665 Weston Ave., appeared before Magistrate Judge Kathleen Burke Thursday in the U.S. District Court Northern District of OH after being charged with one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography, court records state. Read More »

Cong chief mocks PM Modi over paper leak; announces 'exam warriors-II'

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The police said Vicky, who runs a coaching centre at Old Rajinder Nagar for Maths and Science subjects, has been detained for his alleged role in circulating the leaked papers. "Are they so arrogant that the government is shying away from saying sorry?" he asked. "The exam mafia has taken over the country's examination system". Read More »

Tarrant County Woman Gets 5 Years In Prison for Illegal Voting

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According to Star-Telegram, the Rendon, TX resident made a decision to waive her right to trial by jury and was given her sentence directly from District Judge Ruben Gonzalez . "She specifically told the trial judge, 'If I would've known it was illegal to vote, I would've got up and left, '" St. John said. Why would I jeopardize that? According to a report released in 2016 compiled by the Sentencing Project , a criminal justice reform advocacy group, more than 6 million felons in the ... Read More »

Weather Weekend: After the Downpour, A Beautiful Easter Weekend Ahead for Houston

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The atmosphere is slightly unstable with warmest afternoon temperatures and there are a few showers or flurries dropping down to the valley floor. In the gentle to moderate easterly, or south-easterly winds, it will feel cold. Regular waves of instability and showers continue on Thursday with more chances of rain and snow . Highs Monday rebound into the 50's before 70's arrive Tuesday . Read More »

ICE changes its policy to detain pregnant immigrants

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According to Philip Miller, a top official in ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations, as of March 20, there were 35 pregnant women in detention in ICE's custody. The Obama administration policy urged officers to presume a pregnant woman could be released except for extreme circumstances. "Being in detention is not an appropriate setting for not just a pregnant woman, but a pregnant woman who may or may not be pregnant as a result of a significant trauma like that", she said. Read More »

Death for Death: Love-filled Good Friday

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Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Young Kim, JBLM garrison operations and plans chaplain, said he's expecting at least 300 people to attend the service. "He has been raised" (Mark 16). Where you there when they pierced him in the side? The Cross lays two paths before us: that of unconditional love and that of transformation that leads to new life. Read More »

North, South Korea leaders to meet for summit on April 27

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In 2003, Libya agreed to destroy all of its chemical, nuclear and biological weapons stockpiles in exchange for the normalization of its relations with the USA and Europe and the easing of economic sanctions it had been under. Announced earlier this week, Trump said that the trade deal with South Korea marked " important progress " in the trade relations between the two nations. Read More »

Karnataka Assembly Election 2018 Date Announced, Check Details Here

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The election expenses ceiling has been fixed at Rs2.8mn per candidate for Karnataka though there is no expenditure ceiling for political parties, he said. When questioned by media about the "leak" of poll dates, Rawat first dismissed Malviya's tweet as "conjectures" but later said the commission would investigate the matter and take appropriate action. Read More »

PKK kills six Turkish soldiers, wounds seven more in Turkey's Siirt

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A total of 39 suspects were arrested in six provinces of Turkey during anti-terror operations, according to security sources on Friday. "In the meeting, it is stated that the terrorists in Manbij should be removed from the area, otherwise Turkey will not hesitate to take initiative by itself as it did in other regions", the statement from the security council, chaired by Erdoğan, said. Read More »

Anna Hazare ends fast after meeting Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

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Nana Patole, former BJP MP, who quit the party and joined the Congress, also met Hazare at the Ramleela Maidan where he is on hunger strike since March 23. He has warned CM Fadnavis that he will go on an indefinite hunger strike once again in September if the government fails to keep its promises. The 80-year-old anti-corruption activist's demands include appointment of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states, and giving better prices to the farmers for their yield. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince makes shocking revelation about "Wahhabism", Cold War Era

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Starting with President Donald Trump, MbS, as he is known, has since gone on to meet other important politicians in Washington , including influential members of Congress and a number of Trump Cabinet officials. "I believe Islam is sensible, Islam is simple, and people are trying to hijack it", he told the Washington Post . He also said Saudi Arabia owns about five percent of world's uranium reserves adding "if we don't use it, it's like telling us don't use oil". Read More »

Palestinian killed by Israeli strike ahead of Gaza protest: health ministry

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The protest is seen as a new attempt by Gaza's Hamas rulers to break a crippling Israeli-Egyptian Gaza border blockade that has made it increasingly hard for the Islamic militants to govern. "The Great March of Return is a message to Trump that his deal and all those who support it, that there is no concession on Jerusalem, no alternative to Palestine, and no solution but to return", Haniyeh said. Read More »

Miami Open: Sloane Stephens beats Victoria Azarenka to reach final

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She's been my favorite player for forever. Collins topped 2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys this month at Indian Wells and made a much bigger statement with this win. And the No.13 seed did it again in Miami but followed a different route by overcoming the wildcard at 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. I had to play smarter but my aggression helped,"Ostapenko said". Read More »

Gov. Bevin says future retirement recipients owe 'gratitude' to pension reform supporters

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A last-minute bill to overhaul the state's pension system flew through the Kentucky General Assembly on Thursday. Red-clad teachers packed the gallery above. Rep. Jim Wayne, D - Louisville, shared concerns the bill may be illegal. Told no, Wayne cited Kentucky Revised Statute 6.350. Carney responded that the Kentucky Supreme Court had ruled in another case that it would not interfere with the legislature's rules. Read More »

President Trump Friendly Send-off for 'Hopie' Hicks

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White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp and Tony Sayegh, the top public affairs official at the Treasury Department, are seen as the internal competitors for the posting, but people close to the President question whether either will end up with the job. Read More »

Good Friday 2018: Know What Is So 'Good' About This Sad Day

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The day is spent fasting, in prayer and repentance on the suffering of Jesus. Here are five Bible verses about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. "After being closed on Good Friday off and on, 1907 was the final year in which the exchange was open on Good Friday ". Read More »

Tiangong-1 expected to fall this week

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After the completion of its mission, the 9.4-ton space station had been spinning around Earth since June 2016. The station is losing altitude at approximately 2.5 miles a day and orbits between 43 degrees North latitude and 43 degrees South, so every continent except Antarctica is in the potential fall zone. Read More »

Stormy Daniels set to appear at 3 Philadelphia strip clubs in November

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Avenatti wants to question Trump and Cohen for "no more than two hours". Daniels amended her existing lawsuit against Trump , adding Cohen as a defendant in the pending case. Otero said Trump and Essential Consultants, a company Cohen set up that paid Daniels $130,000 in October 2016, just before the presidential election, had told the court they meant to ask for an order that the case be sent for arbitration. Read More »

Trump's lawyer allegedly raised possible pardons for Manafort, Flynn

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Dowd spoke about a pardon with Manafort's lawyer, Reginald Brown, before Manafort was indicted last October, according to the Times . The White House pushed back Wednesday against reports that President Donald Trump's former lawyer had considered pardoning Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort , stressing that such clemency is not now under consideration for anyone tied to the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling. Read More »

Gaza man killed by Israel tank fire as border tensions rise

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Palestinian protesters have already started to gather near the fence and are now about 700 meters away from it. Hamas has said in official statements that the demonstration will remain quiet and non-violent, though Israeli authorities are expecting that at least some protesters will attempt to cross the fence into Israel. Read More »

Cauvery Water Dispute: Tamil Nadu Government Will Move Top Court, Says Minister

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The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK ) cadre is set to hold a hunger strike on April 2 to urge the central government to form a Cauvery Management Board (CMB). "We condemn state and central govt for not implementing the Supreme Court order", stated the party. The CWMB issue could be resolved if the Supreme Court clarified on the "scheme" programme, Radhakrishnan said. Read More »

Catholics in Ipoh mark Holy Thursday

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Maundy comes from the Latin word " mandatum " which means mandate or command. Here's all you need to know about what it is, when it is, why it's called Maundy Thursday, how it's celebrated in the United Kingdom, what the origins of Maundy Thursday services are and how else it's celebrated throughout the world. Read More »

Video Captures Man's Close Encounter With Cheetah During African Safari

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Hayes said this is not common, but that guides were prepared for it to happen. One of the cheetahs hopped onto the hood and was sniffing around, so we were all focused on the cheetah on the hood that was looking around. "Honestly, it was probably one of the scariest moments of my life while it was happening", Mr Hayes said. He credits his tour guides with helping him stay calm. Read More »

State Department may ask tourists for social media history

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The State Department is planning to require all US visa applicants to submit personal details about their social media accounts, including usernames and phone numbers, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Previously, social media, email and phone number histories were only required from applicants singled out for extra scrutiny. Applicants would also have the option to volunteer information about social media accounts on platforms not listed in the application. Read More »

Washington Man Arrested after Police find Drugs

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One incident was reported near the tennis courts a little after noon March 10 on the northwest side of the lake, Bellingham Police Lt. Danette Beckley said. Officer Andrew Choi responded to the rear of the address and observed Bourke exit the rear of the apartment on Monadnock Lane. Both officers fired their guns, hitting and killing the man. Read More »

Democracy Today: Egypt's El-Sisi Wins 90% Landslide with 40% Turnout

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About 60 per cent of the country's 25 million voters boycotted the poll. In Daqahliya, one of the country's most populated governorates, El-Sisi received 85 percent of the vote and Moussa polled just 2 percent, with nearly 47 percent of eligible voters casting their ballots, according to Ahram Arabic. Read More »

Judge Denies Stormy Daniels' Request To Depose President Trump

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Daniels has dominated headlines ever since news of her alleged affair with Trump first broke in January. Avenatti is also asking USA district court judge S. "Requests for expedited proceedings, hearings, and discovery not clearly supported by the record and law are discouraged". Michael Cohen's attorney David Schwartz described today's opinion as a victory for his side. Read More »

Ireland to Hold May 25 Referendum on Legalizing Abortion

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Voters will be asked whether they want to repeal the Eighth Amendment of Ireland's Constitution, which now makes abortion illegal in all but exceptional circumstances in the Republic. Health Minister Simon Harris announced the widely anticipated date. "My message is if you can no longer accept thousands of women every year going overseas to access terminations, this is your time to right that wrong", Harris said. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels Russian envoys and cuts numbers following poison attack

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Foreign Minister Simon Coveney called the nerve-agent attack on Skripal and his daughter a "shocking and abhorrent" use of chemical weapons. The US-led military alliance expelled seven Russian staff and denied accreditation to three more, bringing the total number of suspected Russian spies expelled to nearly 150, including the 23 initially dispatched by Britain. Read More »

WANTED: Kentucky man for shooting and killing a police officer

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Decoursey should be considered armed and unsafe. Decoursey has an extensive criminal history, including several felony charges. The off-duty officer was then shot at about 5:10 p.m. Anyone with information about Decoursey's whereabouts or this case is asked to contact State Police Post 2 at 270-676-3313 or anonymously toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Read More »

Census question triggers fight over federal power, money

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Raoul, the son of Haitian immigrants, said he introduced a resolution in the Senate a month ago to put the Legislature on record in opposition to the citizenship question. The Constitution says a count of "all persons". The government uses census information to determine how it allocates grants and services, such as where schools should be built, how infrastructure funds should be spent and how public welfare benefits should be distributed. Read More »

Girl buys first lottery ticket on 18th birthday, wins big

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Lagarde said she plans to use her winnings to pursue her passion of travel, study photography and fulfill her eventual dream of working for National Geographic . She was joined by family and friends when she collected the first payment on Monday. "It's without taxes, so it's equivalent to a salary of more than $100,000 a year - it's a great start in life for that young lady", a Loto-Quebec told the Canadian Press . Read More »

Judge in Cosby trial refuses to recuse himself

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The jury from the first trial was chosen from about 300 miles (482 kilometres) away in Allegheny County. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill responded to Bill Cosby's defense team Thursday morning concerning his wife's work with sex assault victims, saying he has not been influenced by her work at the University of Pennsylvania. Read More »

Brown Wants More Commitment From Trump On Infrastructure

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The infrastructure plan calls for $200 billion in federal spending plus $1.3 trillion in state and local financing and private investment. It will be his second time pitching the plan in the bellwether state that he won handily in 2016. But the remarks focused little on their stated objective, and appeared more similar to a Trump campaign event than an official White House policy roll out. Read More »

SKorea Trade Pact Is Leverage in Kim Jong Un Talks, Trump Says

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The president's visit to Richfield, Ohio, was meant to be a push for upgrades to the nation's aging roads and bridges in his first public appearance since an adult-film actress claimed on national TV that they had sex months after Trump's wife gave birth to his fifth child. Read More »

Papua New Guinea quake: Ring of Fire rocked by magnitude 5 tremor

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An emergency bulletin said: "Based on all available data, a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii". It took weeks to establish the full extent of damage in the remote, worst-affected areas. It said smaller waves could also hit the Solomon Islands. Read More »

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz swamped with 'perverted' fan mail

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Cruz, 19, walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland on Valentine's Day, armed with a semiautomatic rifle. "Your eyes are lovely and the freckles on your face make you so handsome". It's that " perverted " mail that "scares" Finkelstein, and a case out of central Florida might explain why: According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a 13-year-old boy who idolized and collected photos of Cruz admitted Saturday that he wanted to be "the next school shooter" and "kill a lot of ... Read More »

Napa man arrested after breaking into apartment, wielding knife and barricading himself

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Nathaniel Calloway, 28, of New Britain was arrested and charged with a variety of crimes, reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit, failure to renew and operating a vehicle with a license under suspension. The department has placed the two officers involved in the incident on routine administrative leave pending the investigation's outcome. The suspect accused of pointing a gun at a Patterson Police Officer has been released from the hospital and booked into jail, Louisiana State Police ... Read More »

Turkey sees no "fair attitude" signal from European Union at Varna's summit: PM

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In Varna meeting, the European Union officials' perspective was an open indicator that the bloc does not want to discard Turkey from Europe because of its own interests, while once again presenting "home works for Ankara to meet requirements of Copenhagen criteria" in fundamental rights, and wants Ankara to "remain as a western country", Uluc Ozulker, Turkey's former ambassador to the European Union said. Read More »

Oklahoma Legislature passes tax hikes for teacher pay

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The House passed the plan Monday. It is created to generate about $450 million for lawmakers to spend. Oklahoma Senate leaders were scrambling to find the votes Tuesday for a almost $450 million package of tax hikes on cigarettes, motor fuel, lodging and oil and gas production that passed the House late Monday. Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot tops $500M for 4th time in history

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Don't worry if you forgot to buy a lottery ticket before Tuesday's Mega-Millions drawing. An Easy 5 ticket sold in New Orleans won Wednesday's jackpot worth $237,344, according to lottery officials. The record was set in 2012 at $656 million - and one of the three winning tickets for that one was sold right here in Kansas. A victor has not been crowned in nearly three months, since a 20-year-old Florida man took home $451 million on January 5. Read More »