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Nifty reclaims 10500, Sensex up 40 points in opening trade
- December 31, 2017

It has been an upbeat year for the markets . The SGX Nifty suggests that the Nifty could open at 10,506 with a loss of 3 points at the opening bell. Reliance Communications (RCom) today rose as much as 23%, after Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio announced yesterday that it will acquire RCom's wireless infrastructure assets, including towers and spectrum, at an estimated price of Rs 20,000-24,000 crore.The stock, however, 17.48% up on the NSE. (more...)
Turkey says S-400 deal with Russian Federation is complete Turkey says S-400 deal with Russian Federation is complete
- December 31, 2017

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials have warned Turkey about unspecified consequences of purchasing the S-400, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claims ties with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remain strong. The Russian Finance Ministry will finance a deal from the state treasury, while Russian banks will take part exclusively in the transfer of funds in the deal, a Russian banking source said. (more...)
Tiger Zinda Hai is a tribute to PM Narendra Modi! Here's how Tiger Zinda Hai is a tribute to PM Narendra Modi! Here's how
- December 31, 2017

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has finally crossed the 200-crore mark at the box office. Getting benefit of long weekends with Christmas and New Year holidays, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's movie is getting good box office earning figures amid mixed reviews from the audience and the critics. (more...)
South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North' South Korea seizes vessel over 'oil transfer to North'
- December 30, 2017

Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea at sea is prohibited under United Nations sanctions adopted in September. Trump said on Twitter that China had been "Caught RED HANDED", adding he was "very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea". (more...)
3 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, one falls in Israel 3 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, one falls in Israel
- December 30, 2017

Militants in Gaza had fired more than a dozen rockets or mortar rounds at southern Israel in the latest wave of violence that erupted after Trump's decision. United States President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has prompted worldwide criticism and sparked protests across the world. (more...)
Himachal Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable, gets slapped back Himachal Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable, gets slapped back
- December 30, 2017

At one moment, Kumari, who can be seen arguing, slaps a woman constable to her right, sparking off the series of slaps described above. "I apologize", the Congress MLA said. The incident took place when Asha was trying to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Shimla . The woman constable has filed a complaint against the Congress legislator. (more...)
City of Lafayette offers drop-off sites for Christmas tree disposal City of Lafayette offers drop-off sites for Christmas tree disposal
- December 30, 2017

The Pendleton City Club has set up a Christmas tree drop-off site off of Southwest 18th Street behind the Pendleton Convention Center. The city says trees collected during this time will be ground into mulch and available to residents in the spring. (more...)
First Supermoon Of 2018 Happens On New Year's Day First Supermoon Of 2018 Happens On New Year's Day
- December 30, 2017

Due to its close proximity to Earth, the moon will appear up to 30-percent brighter and up to 14-percent larger than an ordinary full moon. However, there are some around the globe who won't experience it until the morning of February 1, which means it technically will not be a blue moon for them. (more...)
TV Station Says Omaha Homicide Suspect Arrested in Tennessee TV Station Says Omaha Homicide Suspect Arrested in Tennessee
- December 30, 2017

Dalton Sr., 70, his wife, Jean Dalton, 65, and Leonna Dalton-Phillip, 18, all died in the shooting Tuesday night. The teenager's father tells the Omaha World-Herald that his daughter had gone to her grandparents' house to pick up her sister and a plate of food. (more...)
Ten Hospitalized by Supermarket Bombing in Russian Federation Ten Hospitalized by Supermarket Bombing in Russian Federation
- December 30, 2017

Ten Christmas shoppers have been injured after an explosion ripped through a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg in a suspected terror attack. Petersburg's subway. Putin made the statement during a military decoration ceremony Thursday, mentioning another recent attempt that was prevented by the the Federal Security Bureau. (more...)
Where to Shop Meghan Markle's Christmas Day Coat Where to Shop Meghan Markle's Christmas Day Coat
- December 30, 2017

So the fact that she even scored an invite to begin with, coupled with the fact that Markle and Kate Middleton looked like old friends in all the photos we've seen from the day, back up what Harry is saying about his family being happy to have her in attendance. (more...)
Four found dead in basement apartment in Troy, NY Four found dead in basement apartment in Troy, NY
- December 29, 2017

Autopsies are being performed today, Tedesco said. Daniel DeWolf declined to identify the victims, but called their deaths "suspicious" and said authorities are treating the discovery as a homicide. Authorities would not elaborate on the manner and motive of the slayings because it could hamper their investigation. "But nobody that's been involved in this case is going to ever forget this, I can tell you that". (more...)
Alabama Democrat officially declared victor in US Senate race Alabama Democrat officially declared victor in US Senate race
- December 29, 2017

Jones defeated Moore on December 12 by 21,924 votes in a stunning victory in a traditionally red state, becoming the first Alabama Democrat elected to the Senate victory in a quarter-century. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told The Associated Press Wednesday evening that Jones will be certified as the victor Thursday. Moore served twice as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court but was relieved of his duties on both occasions. (more...)
Trump Jabs Vanity Fair For Apologizing For Video Mocking Hillary Clinton
- December 29, 2017

Anna Wintour is so upset over Trump's tweet . The overarching theme of the Vanity Fair video seems to be that Clinton's resolutions should focus on a singular theme: Not to wade into politics again anytime soon. While the video in question is part of a larger series (past episodesfocus on the would-be New Years' resolutions of Donald Trump , Sarah Huckabee Sanders , and Gary Cohn), the Clinton video has riled the Twitter-verse in an altogether different way. (more...)
Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center
- December 29, 2017

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed several brutal attacks on Shiites in recent months in Kabul . It also said that at least 13 journalists and media personnel were killed past year while the number was four in 2015. He called them attacks against Islam and "all human values". (more...)
Arctic air brings bone-chilling temperatures to US Arctic air brings bone-chilling temperatures to US
- December 29, 2017

As the New Year arrives this weekend, the weather service recommends dressing in layers if you have to go outside during extreme cold. People accuse me of hype and absurdity when I refer to "dangerous" cold - but it is not a phrase I use lightly. (more...)
British tourist in Egypt painkillers trial sobs after 'mistake confession' British tourist in Egypt painkillers trial sobs after 'mistake confession'
- December 28, 2017

Plummer has been detained in Egypt since her arrest in October, though her legal team is now debating whether to appeal the decision. "She wouldn't have a clue that she was doing something unlawful", Mr Turner said. Mr Dia al-Bassal, Ms Plummer's lawyer, said there was a lack of criminal intent because she was unaware that the pills were banned in Egypt. He continued: "The main judge demanded that a member of the bench ask Laura whether she traded or dealt in narcotics". (more...)
Woman Jailed For Three Years For Carrying Painkillers Woman Jailed For Three Years For Carrying Painkillers
- December 28, 2017

Plummer insisted that the tablets were for her Egyptian partner, who required the painkillers for his chronic back pain. The court also ruled that she must pay a fine of 100 000 Egyptian pounds ($5 600). "That will be very bad for her, it'll be traumatizing", he said. Jayne Synclair said her sister was in court on Christmas Day but the judge adjourned the case for a day because of her condition. (more...)
Ukraine and separatists begin largest prisoner exchange of conflict Ukraine and separatists begin largest prisoner exchange of conflict
- December 28, 2017

The peace protocol called for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine , as well as the release and exchange of all hostages and illegally held prisoners, dialogue on new local elections and the securing of Ukraine's eastern border with Russian Federation. (more...)
FBI Deputy Director to retire next year
- December 27, 2017

And for good measure, the president of the United States tweeted again about internal Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel matters, noting that another Federal Bureau of Investigation official had been reassigned , something that had been extensively reported on earlier this week. (more...)