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Dahi Handi fest: 14 yrs age restriction, but no height limit

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Observing it would amount to encroaching on legislative powers if it interfered in deciding the height restrictions on human pyramids for " dahi handi ", the Bombay High Court on Monday refused to give directives to the state to regulate it, thereby vacating restrictions imposed by an order passed in 2014 that limited the height of pyramids to 20 feet. Read More »

Warning for thundery, heavy, slow moving showers issued

Monday's rain chances are higher in western in central North Carolina where off and on showers and storms are expected through the day. A WEATHER warning for thundery, heavy, slow moving showers has been issued. Today:Cloud and rain affecting northwestern areas, will turn more patchy during the morning as it moves slowly south and east. "Widespread totals of 1-3" are possible by the time we get to Monday evening. Read More »

China to 'pay the price' over North Korea sanctions, insists Beijing

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South Korea and the USA believe the latest sanctions will slash North Korea's exports by around US$1 billion or one-third of the annual total. "It was a gut punch to North Korea to let them know the worldwide community is exhausted of it and we are going to start fighting back", Haley told Fox News . Read More »

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

Kang was in Manila to attend ASEAN meetings, including the ASEAN Regional Forum, a rare worldwide event to which North Korea also sends its foreign minister annually. They urged China and the Philippines to abide by last year's global arbitration ruling, which invalidated China's claim to nearly the entire South China Sea, where more than $3 trillion worth of sea-borne goods pass every year. Read More »

French to Brigitte Macron: You're no first lady

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Despite his refusal, the petition explained that the refusal was by no means an offense to Brigitte Macron or her ability as a presidential aide. The organization's aim is to combat corruption and discrimination. The online petition was set up two weeks ago. France's parliament last month backed reforms aimed at restoring trust in politicians , including measures such as banning MPs from hiring relatives. Read More »

Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Pfizer Put Options (NYSE:PFE)

To measure price-variation, we found PFE's volatility during a week at 1.53% and during a month it has been found around 1.13%. LANKLER DOUGLAS M sold $693,200 worth of Pfizer Inc. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Pfizer in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, May 2. Read More »

Apple might purchase content library of Indian media company

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Amazon and Netflix have been pushing especially hard to make inroads into the burgeoning Indian content streaming market, and have bulked up their Bollywood offerings significantly in a bid to lure new subscribers . Apple could be about to make a bold move towards becoming a truly global player in content ownership. The movie production house has also attempted to work out deals with big broadcasters such as Sony, Star and Zee, but nothing materialised. Read More »

Ahmed Patel will win: Ashok Gehlot

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However, the party will have to depend on cross-voting by Congress MLAs for the third seat. The Rajya Sabha election results scheduled to be announced today, unless there is a serious legal issue, will be the take-off point for the Assembly Election scheduled in Gujarat in the year-end. Read More »

USA already feeling effects of climate change, report says

The United States just announced Friday it would still take part in worldwide climate change negotiations in order to protect its interests, despite its planned withdrawal from the Paris accord on global warming. A report compiled by scientists from 13 federal agencies revealed that the nation's average temperature had risen dramatically since 1980; it's "extremely likely" that accelerated rise in temperature can be attributed to human influence, the report claims. Read More »

IDF helicopter crashes, killing pilot and wounding another

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The causes of the crash are now being investigated. The pilot, a reserve Air Force major, was killed. Until the investigations are completed and tests are conducted, the Air Force has made a decision to discontinue use of this particular Apache helicopter model. Read More »

North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks

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The United States is responsible for influencing the decision at the Security Council to adopt Resolution 2371, the North Korean council said Monday. "The North Koreans contend that they can not relinquish their nuclear program until the USA ends its hostile policies", she said. Read More »

Sessions rips 'culture of lawlessness' in Chicago

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Another lawsuit is expected to be filed against the Trump administration . The suit , which two outside law firms helped the city to file on a pro-bono basis, contends that the new qualifications for cities to receive public safety grants are unconstitutional. Read More »

My Base Is Bigger 'Than Ever Before'

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President Donald Trump tweeted in a long Twitter rant that despite the malicious coverage his administration was getting from the media, his base was getting bigger and stronger than ever. "It needs to go up". Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., after the lawmaker was on CNN saying special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation "must be pursued". Read More »

ASEAN foreign ministers endorse COC framework on South China Sea

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The Asean and Chinese foreign ministers are expected to discuss and approve the framework COC and then forward it to their leaders, who are expected to give their approval during the Asean Summit in November. The Philippines won a landmark decision at the United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal in July 2016 but China has repeatedly rejected the decision. Read More »

Possible Tornado Leaves Extensive Damage in Maryland

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The storm damage was recorded at around 1:39 p.m. Monday outside of Hopper's Tap House in the 1400 block of South Salisbury Boulevard. In the parking lot of The Pavilion at 1400 South off of South Salisbury Boulevard, high winds flipped a auto onto two others. Read More »

USDA Changes 'Climate Change' to 'Weather Extremes'

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But it appears that actual scientists are feeling the chilling effect of the USA administration's public position on climate change being a "hoax" that "is done for the benefit of China" . She added that the fact that a government agency which reports about the air, water, soil and health of the country, itself, "must conform its reporting with the Trump administration's anti-science rhetoric, is appalling and unsafe for America". Read More »

Girl, two, dies in vehicle incident in Merthyr Tydfil

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Witnesses have told of their horror after an empty Range Rover rolled into a wall, killing the toddler daughter of a singer who appeared on The Voice . Pearl died after being flown to hospital by air ambulance and Paul was left with serious injuries following the accident in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Read More »

Rosenstein denies any 'fishing expeditions' in Mueller probe

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But implicit in that statement: It's a normal process in any serious investigation. And it suggests they had enough evidence to convince a federal judge to OK the grand jury . Trump Jr. not only accepted the meeting, he asked his brother-in-law, Jared Kushner, and campaign chairman Paul Manafort to attend. Others now in the administration, such as Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Kushner, have not been forthcoming about their Russian Federation meetings, however innocuous they might ... Read More »

Trump Will Return To New York Next Week 'For More Meetings'

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The president has repeatedly said that his 17-day trip to his Bedminster property is not a vacation, indicating that he will be actively taking meetings and making phone calls to administration officials. According to a Washington Post tally, by the end of August Trump will have spent all or part of 53 days at leisure during his presidency, compared with 15 days for Obama through August 2009. Read More »

Movers of most recent trading session: Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN)

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State Street Corp now owns 2,321,477 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $126,937,000 after buying an additional 63,426 shares during the period. If you are reading this story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & global copyright & trademark laws. Finally, Chicago Equity Partners LLC acquired a new position in Dunkin' Brands Group during the first quarter valued at $213,000. Read More »

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL)

The company had a trading volume of 19,684,624 shares. Monetary Mgmt Grp Inc Inc, a Missouri-based fund reported 10,950 shares. Comerica Bank raised its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 26.2% in the fourth quarter. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 7.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. First Fin Corporation In has 0% invested in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL). Read More »

Asean urges non-militarisation in South China Sea

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The foreign ministers of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have called for non-militarization and self-restraint in the conduct of land reclamations and activities in the disputed South China Sea/West Philippine Sea, as they opt of having a "sea of peace, stability and prosperity". Read More »

Motorpoint Group PLC (MOTR) Given Buy Rating at Numis Securities Ltd

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Therefore 64% are positive. Burberry Group plc ( BRBY ) traded up 1.12% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 1809.00. Market capitalisation for LON:CHG is £500,822,701 GBP. The Property Finance segment provides mortgages for investors, businesses and personal customers. Among 11 analysts covering KLX ( NASDAQ:KLXI ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Read More »

China, ASEAN agree on sea code draft framework

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The 10 foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations also mentioned late Sunday in their 46-page statement a vague reference to an worldwide arbitration ruling a year ago that invalidated China's historical claims to virtually all of the strategic waterway. Read More »

ASEAN ministers denounce land reclamation, militarization in South China Sea

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Its sweeping claims overlap with those of ASEAN members Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Taiwan. China's territorial disputes in the strategic and potentially oil- and gas-rich waterway with Taiwan and ASEAN member states Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam intensified after Beijing built islands in the disputed waters in recent years and reportedly started to install a missile defense system on them, alarming rival claimant states as well as the USA ... Read More »

Greg Schiano Gives Ohio State Defense Unbelievably High Praise

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Schiano, in an interview with Big Ten Network, called his 2017 unit the "most talented" he has ever coached - including the 2012-13 version of NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers . But if Schiano isn't just blowing smoke when he says it's better than the line he had in Tampa, it's going to be fantastic. In terms of collegiate lines, however, we buy what Schiano is selling. Read More »

Get ready for partial lunar eclipse on Monday night

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Around this time, many will be able to see the moon going dark as it passes into the Earth's shadow. With a total eclipse just two weeks away, there are a lot of cool places to watch it. He said the library has only 200 pairs to distribute beginning at 11 a.m. August 21, the day of the eclipse. Be sure to protect your eyes during the partial phases. Read More »

ASEAN overcomes communique impasse, urges non-militarization in S. China Sea

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The statement protests against the construction activities being undertaken by China in the South China Sea and seeks support of member nations to join the protest. Vietnam has one of the most expansive claims and is among the most aggressive in exploring for oil in the South China Sea. China claims nearly all of the South China Sea, and has heavily militarized some islands in the region and expanded other territories with major land reclamation work, turning sandbars into islands and ... Read More »

New Orleans Floods as Rain Overcomes Pumps

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Williams says he plans Tuesday's special council meeting as "an autopsy of every single thing that happened between Saturday and Sunday". Council President Jason Williams and Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell spoke separately with The Associated Press after visiting flooded areas Monday. Read More »

Southeast Asia feuds over South China Sea

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Vietnam urged other Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, as a tense regional security forum began Saturday with North Korea also under fire over its nuclear programme. China has opposed including mention of its island-building or an arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's historical claims to the strategic waters. Read More »