India's top court allows 'passive euthanasia' for terminally ill

The top court further added that its guidelines and directives shall remain in force till a legislation is brought to deal with the issue. The five-judge bench held that " right to die " peacefully is a part of fundamental right to life as enshrine... More..

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Gauri Lankesh murder: Accused sent to SIT custody for 5 days
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Gauri Lankesh murder: Accused sent to SIT custody for 5 days

VN Vedhmurthy, Naveen's lawyer said Naveen has claimed that he was arrested from Mandya and was not in Bengaluru on February 18. Accused Naveen Kumar had objected to undergoing this test when he was in th...More..

Kenya's president and opposition leader promise to unite country
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kenya's president and opposition leader promise to unite country

Speaking after the rare and historic meeting, Odinga told reporters: "The time has come for us to consult and resolve our differences, these differences are becoming too entrenched, people are dying out of thes...More..

Turkish troops can enter Syria's Afrin
by | Sunday, March 11, 2018

Turkish troops can enter Syria's Afrin "at any moment": Erdogan

This is while U.S. officials regard the YPG as the most effective fighting force against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in northern Syria, and have substantially increased their weaponry and technology suppo...More..

Nerve agent WAS used to poison Russian spy and his daughter
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Nerve agent WAS used to poison Russian spy and his daughter

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has described the attack as "outrageous". When you register we'll also send you a free e-book-Writing with punch-which includes some of the finest writing from our archive of 22 year...More..

Notification issued for elections to 3 Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Notification issued for elections to 3 Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha

While Pradhan is now a member from Bihar, Javadekar is from Madhya Pradesh. Other Union ministers being fielded are Thawar Chand Gehlot, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Parshottam Rupala, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Ravi S...More..

Euro jumps as European Central Bank hints at the end of quantitative easing
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Euro jumps as European Central Bank hints at the end of quantitative easing

While the bloc's five-year growth run and a rapid drop in unemployment suggest that inflation will eventually rise, its rebound is still months away, complicated by the euro's rise against the dollar, which p...More..

11 nations to sign Pacific trade pact as US plans tariffs
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

11 nations to sign Pacific trade pact as US plans tariffs

The new agreement - known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership - drops tariffs drastically and establishes sweeping new trade rules in markets that represent about a seve...More..

Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in Kannur
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in Kannur

Ram Dinesh Tiwari, SHO, Nagra, said that the statue was damaged and a poster was also found pasted on it. The police launched a search. Modi's view had also been echoed by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Uni...More..

Love beats 'jehad'! SC restores Hadiya marriage
by | Saturday, March 10, 2018

Love beats 'jehad'! SC restores Hadiya marriage

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which examined so-called cases of "love jihad" at the order of the Supreme Court in connection with the Hadiya case , found that four of the 11 cases it looked at invol...More..

UN says 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya is continuing
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

UN says 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya is continuing

The repatriation deal signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh in November would likely fail despite his government's official stance that the refugees must eventually go back, he continued. Myanmar's military ...More..

Trump Says He's the Only Star We Have Left
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

Trump Says He's the Only Star We Have Left

Awards ceremonies have also become a major stage to voice political dissent ever since Trump took charge as President. Live TV broadcasts remain relatively attractive for advertisers because watchers can n...More..

Paul Manafort Chastised by Federal Judge for Breaking Gag Order
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

Paul Manafort Chastised by Federal Judge for Breaking Gag Order

He entered the plea in federal court in Virginia. "You need to go back to the optometrist", the judge replied, and ordered the Virginia trial to begin July 10 . He had hoped for the trial to be in November, ...More..

Love-jihad case: Supreme Court restores Hadiya's marriage
by | Friday, March 09, 2018

Love-jihad case: Supreme Court restores Hadiya's marriage

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud passed the judgment saying that Hadiya can't be in anyone's custody and that she is free to follow her pursuits. "I...More..

Collapse of Iran nuclear deal would be 'great loss', IAEA tells Trump
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Collapse of Iran nuclear deal would be 'great loss', IAEA tells Trump

His statements have not been warmly received in Iran, with Zarif telling Monday's reformist Etemad newspaper: "In order to keep the United States in the Iran nuclear deal, European countries are suffering from ...More..

Jeff Sessions slams California immigration policy, says 'sanctuary' laws defy common sense
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Jeff Sessions slams California immigration policy, says 'sanctuary' laws defy common sense

Sessions particularly called out Oakland's mayor, Libby Schaaf , after she tipped off an immigrant community to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid, as an example of what he sees as California's ...More..

by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Snowy nor'easter brings threat of more power problems

The novel phenomenon of "thundersnow" rattled New Yorkers and others on the USA east coast on Wednesday as they hunkered down working from home or braced for the evening commute through a near white-out as the ...More..

Broadcom Pledges 5G Investment to Win Qualcomm Deal Approval
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Broadcom Pledges 5G Investment to Win Qualcomm Deal Approval

The Treasury Department laid out its concerns in a letter to both chipmakers explaining its Sunday order to delay Qualcomm's annual shareholder meeting. As expected, Broadcom didn't take the news lying down...More..

Tillerson promoting US-Africa relations and damage control
by | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Tillerson promoting US-Africa relations and damage control

The African Union, which represents 55 countries in the continent, demanded an apology by Trump and a group of African ambassadors to the United Nations also denounced the comments, saying that they were 'scand...More..

Democratic Nashville Mayor to Resign in Wake of Affair With Bodyguard
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Democratic Nashville Mayor to Resign in Wake of Affair With Bodyguard

Meanwhile, Barry is the subject of an investigation from a special committee of the Metro Council that is reviewing whether she misused public money during the affair. The Nashville paper reports that Barry's...More..

Salary Snag Keeps West Virginia Teachers Out Of Classrooms
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Salary Snag Keeps West Virginia Teachers Out Of Classrooms

Since the West Virginia teacher strike began on February 22, shutting down public schools across the state , Vasale has put out an open invitation on Facebook every day, offering free babysitting for any p...More..

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket puts Spanish satellite into orbit
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket puts Spanish satellite into orbit

This week's launch is slated for March 6th with the launch window opening at 12:33am EST, and if successful it will carry a communications satellite into orbit that will serve portions of "Europe, North Afric...More..

Students Call Congress Members to Urge DACA Action Amid University Reassurances
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Students Call Congress Members to Urge DACA Action Amid University Reassurances

They, too, are left behind by this court decision: Young people like Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy who came to the U.S.as a baby and was too young to apply. In fact, their lawyers have...More..

Buzz builds for O'Rourke among Texas Democrats
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Buzz builds for O'Rourke among Texas Democrats

Kopser describes himself as a problem solver and says he wants to "build new Democratic coalitions to make things work again" if he's elected. They are hard-working and highly principled leaders who can mobil...More..

Donald Trump plummets down Forbes billionaires list
by | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Donald Trump plummets down Forbes billionaires list

Forbes said that jump amounts to the biggest one-year gain ever. The magazine states the business tycoon's signature property, Trump Tower, fell in value by an estimated $US41 million ($52 million) past ...More..

Putin Says He Will 'Never' Extradite Russians Charged By Mueller
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Putin Says He Will 'Never' Extradite Russians Charged By Mueller

But sources told the news outlet that a draft of the document - which is expected to be released in late March - also will address the need to consider threats from Russian Federation and China. Rajeswari Pilla...More..

Coco Wins Oscars for Animated Feature and Original Song
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Coco Wins Oscars for Animated Feature and Original Song

Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Backstage, Unkrich said he and everyone else involved in the film felt their job was even more important when President Donald Trump took office. Coco ...More..

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah

While the electoral significance of Karnataka can not be understated, this strategy is not likely to work against the marauding BJP if Congress wishes to retain its position as the national alternative. That is...More..

Germany: US tariffs would hit workers, consumers
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Germany: US tariffs would hit workers, consumers

Merkel was weakened by her decision in 2015 to welcome hundreds of thousands of people seeking asylum, which contributed to the rise of a far-right party that stole conservative voters. Two in three of the SPD'...More..

Oscars Reportedly Planning To Address Trump & Stormy Daniels Affair
by | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Oscars Reportedly Planning To Address Trump & Stormy Daniels Affair

Cohen reportedly lamented to those close to him about not being reimbursed right away following the payment to Daniels. The White House and Cohen have vehemently denied reports that Trump and Daniels had ...More..