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Former ace footballer Bhaichung Bhutia quits TMC

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In 2013, Bhutia joined Mamata Banerjee-led TMC and had asserted that he did not want to sit on the sidelines and criticise how things are being done in the system. Politically, Bhaichung , who belongs to Bhutia community, was not well placed in North Bengal politics. In a tweet, the country's football icon also said he has quit all the official and political posts of the Trinamool Congress, which he joined ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Read More »

Rains disrupt start of ICC cricket World Cup qualifier warm-up matches

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Their win-loss ratio of 0.2 is the poorest of all the teams that have played the format over the past three years. When you look at our line-up, we've got a well-balanced side, quality side with youth and experience. "I must commend Chris and Marlon, who have come here without motivation to do well for the Windies and give themselves a chance to play another World Cup", he said. Read More »

AAP slapgate: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal invites babus for talks

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Meanwhile, the alleged attack on the Chief Secretary by AAP legislators further intensified on Monday with Government employees demanding action "as per law" against Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia. The police has claimed that the clock in the cameras (and the recording system) has been altered (tampered with). An official said if the proposals are passed, the Delhi government would make a provision for a separate fund in the state budget. Read More »

S'Korean prosecutors seek 30-yr jail term for ex-president

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Prosecutors also asked the Seoul Central District Court to fine her $110 million for her alleged crimes. Park was involved in an elaborate corruption scandal that included influence peddling, abuse of authority, extortion to major corporations and embezzlement of public funds. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Won't Substantially Raise Output if Agreement Isn't Extended

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Oil steadied around its highest prices in three weeks on Monday , supported by comments from Saudi Arabia that it would continue to curb shipments in line with the Opec-led effort to cut global supplies. West Texas Intermediate, the USA benchmark for the price of oil, was down 0.25 percent to $63.39 per barrel. Inventories typically swell ahead of a refinery maintenance period, though the five-year average is about 9.3 percent below what it was at the end of last year. Read More »

Top US court grapples with email warrant reaching across borders

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But, he emphasized, since the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit for Microsoft, foreign governments have complained about problems that they have experienced when they come to U.S. The court's majority concluded that several immigration statutes "do not give detained aliens the right to periodic bond hearings during the course of their detention". Read More »

Koreas to hold talks on Paralympics participation

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South Korean protesters tried and failed on Sunday to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony, accusing the delegation's leader of being behind a deadly 2010 attack on a South Korean warship. Read More »

S. Korea: N. Korea willing to talk with US

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Elucidating on the meaning of "Korean Peninsula issues", a South Korea official described North Korea's nuclear development program and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. President Moon Jae-in (second from right), next to US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (center), shakes hands with North Korean chief delegate Kim Yong-chol (back) during the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics in PyeongChang, Gangwon province, Sunday. Read More »

16 women sentenced to death for joining ISIS

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The Iraqi authorities announced war against IS in December, as the group has been forced out of their main fortresses, yet, the militants still carried out explosions and violations. One of the women reportedly told the judge she had fought Iraqi troops. In October previous year, the Iraqi ambassador to Belgium, Jawad Al-Chlaihawi, put the total number of detained IS militant family members at 14,000. Read More »

Ivanka Trump concludes her South Korea visit, calls visit 'wonderful'

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South Korea has expressed hope for an early resumption of dialogue between the North and the United States. With the Winter Olympics in South Korea history, the process of counting the medals has begun. "The maximum pressure campaign must continue until North Korea denuclearizes". "But if you want to talk, we'll talk", Pence said. The measures target the "deceptive shipping practices that have enabled the Kim regime to fund its unsafe weapons programs", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ... Read More »

South Korea says it hopes for constructive talks between US, North Korea

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In her remarks, Ivanka Trump said she was in South Korea to celebrate the Olympics and to reaffirm the US commitment to a "maximum pressure campaign to ensure that the Korean Peninsula is denuclearized". "Medal count aside, all of the press coming out of the Olympics is about North Korea playing ball, literally and figuratively, with other countries while continuing their illegal programs". Read More »

Snowboarder nearly squishes squirrel on Olympic course

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An intrepid squirrel came within a whisker of meeting a sticky end Saturday when it scampered across the snowboard parallel giant slalom course during a race. The image comes from the episode "Mountain of Madness", which originally aired on February 2, 1997. In fact, a 2010 episode also predicted the US curling team's recent triumph against Sweden in the curling finals. Read More »

Ivanka Trump had no interaction with N. Koreans: White House

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South Korea's president said through a spokesman Sunday that the inter-Korean relationship must develop together with the one between the USA and the North. While the games appear to have paved the way for possible rapprochement between the Koreas, U.S. and North Korean officials have yet to make direct contact. Read More »

Supreme Court case could deal major blow to unions in NY

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Its outcome could have major implications for state and local government workers across the country-including OH teachers. But Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees believes that the case boils down to corporate interests attacking the rights of workers. Read More »

NEA Offical Reacts To Trump's Idea Of Arming Teachers

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These people fear the President will be ensnared by emotional cable news appearances and arguments from gun control advocates into going too far - all at the risk of antagonizing his pro-gun base. The president has proposed a range of measures to combat school violence in the wake of the shooting, among them restrictions on bump stocks, raising the age to buy assault rifles and increasing security at schools, including possibly arming and training some teachers . Read More »

Michelle Obama's Memoir 'Becoming' to Drop this Year

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In a post on Instagram , Obama added that writing the book "has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life. One million copies will also be donated in the Obama family's name to First Book - a nonprofit working to ensure children in need have access to new books and learning materials in the USA and Canada. Read More »

Kasich issues emergency declaration over OH flooding

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As of right now, the river's going to be coming up to flood stage, and we'll be ready to help residents clean up when the flood recedes. Vargo added that the heavy rain Saturday could lead to a chance of landslides, which the EMA would also be monitoring. Read More »

Husker men's basketball sets team record for conference wins

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Penn State played in front of its 73rd consecutive shutout and 88th overall at Pegula Ice Arena tonight. "But if you ask my opinion, we've proven throughout the year we're a tournament team". James Palmer Jr . has become one of the best guards in the conference, along with Isaac Copeland and Isaiah Roby leading the charge at the forward position. Read More »

10-year-old boy killed, mom hurt in New Jersey shooting

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The 16-year-old is not believed to be the shooter and authorities were still searching Thursday night for the person who opened fire at the house, a law enforcement source told NJ Advance Media. A manhunt by federal, state and local investigators is under way for Karon Council, who was charged on February 23 with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful objective, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor ... Read More »

Officials in Biloxi raise money for Special Olympics through Polar Plunge

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With more than $90,000 raised in 2017, the Wausau Polar plunge's goal for 2018 is to surpass $99,000 with dozens of participants "freezing for a reason". This year MS has 33 qualifying participants. "We are always overwhelmed by the amount of support we receive at the Polar Plunge", said Carolyn Chamberlin, President and CEO of Special Olympics Nebraska. Read More »

Protests greet North Korean delegation to Olympics

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The failure of the peace message to resonate among young South Koreans was conspicuous at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, especially when North Korea's cheerleading squad turned up at some of the events to wave unity flags and chant "We are one!". Read More »

Drunk Man Rides Horse on California Freeway

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Officials say the man had blood alcohol level readings of.21 and.19-more than double the legal limit in the state of California. Perez is being held in lieu of more than $50,000 bail, according to sheriff's online records, which show additional cases pending against Perez. Read More »

Pa. Republican Lawmakers Sue Over State Court's Voter Redistricting

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Republicans contend the state Supreme Court didn't have the authority to invalidate the 6-year-old map and didn't give lawmakers enough time to develop one to replace it. Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican from the Philadelphia suburbs who wants to turn over redistricting to an independent, non-partisan commission. Ryan Costello, Mike Kelly, Tom Marino, Scott Perry, Keith Rothfus, Lloyd Smucker and Glenn Thompson; as well as U.S. Read More »

Here's What You Need To Know About The Democratic Memo

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Steele and partly bankrolled by Democrats as the basis for getting a warrant to monitor Page, a former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign. The Democratic document said the Russian Federation meddling investigation was "based on troubling law enforcement and intelligence information unrelated to the 'dossier, '" and that Page had officially left the Trump campaign before the application to surveil him was filed. Read More »

Advisory warns of "exceptionally cold weather" for Ireland

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The alert warns there may be some power cuts and loss of mobile phone signal. Between 5-10cm of snow is due to hit the United Kingdom on Monday before spreading to nearly the entire country by Wednesday , with the exception of Wales , the Outer Hebrides, and parts of the South West. Read More »

Puducherry CM condemns PM Modi's remarks

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India is home to the age old tradition of Gurukul, where learning isn't confined to classrooms. A man of action, philosopher, a poet, there were so many facets to his character. Despite being a member of the BJP-led governments in Maharashtra and at the Centre, the Sena has been highly critical of the Modi government over several of its policy decisions. Read More »

Anti-gun protest turns rowdy in Stockton

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Six days later, in one of the first such protests , hundreds of students walked more than 10 miles from their school in Boca Raton, Fla., to Douglas. Police say most students were peaceful but five students ranging in age from 14 to 18 were arrested and accused of battery on an officer and resisting arrest. Read More »

Navy Kills a Palestinian Fisherman, Injures Two Others

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But the Gaza fishermen's union said the boat was targeted as it was making its way back to Gaza, and Nizar Ayyash, the secretary of the Gaza fishermen's syndicate, said in a statement that the men did not violate the maritime limit. Clashes were also witnessed to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in central Gaza, as well as near Beit Hanoun border crossing, north of the strip. Read More »

WaPo: Indicted Russian Contacted Assad Before Attack on US Troops

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The US carried out the operation with deadly accuracy using extensive intelligence. The footage quickly circulated Thursday on social media sites. Israel has, over the years, carried out a number of airstrikes in Syria , reportedly targeting the Iranian-backed Hezbollah cells and weapons shipments. Read More »