Lalu's benami property case: IT raids 22 locations

Lalu's benami property case: IT raids 22 locations

Prasad's daughter has bought nearly seven acres of land worth Rs 100 crores for just about 1.4 crores through mysterious business entities that have allowed her to make huge profits at their expense. Former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, whose Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secualar is a ally of the NDA, said it was a raid against corruption and it should be viewed like that. Read More

Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said his caucus has not yet made a decision on whether to withhold their votes, but added that the issue is being looked at as a way to ensure there is a thorough investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Read More

Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

Trump shared secret info about IS with Russians

The administration deflected any reason for alarm by maintaining that Trump discussed "a broad range of subjects" with the Russian officials. National Security Adviser H.R. "The President owes the intelligence community, the American people, and Congress a full explanation". The feeding frenzy Monday was brought on by a Washington Post report that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials in a meeting last week. Read More

Mexican Journalist Who Covered Drug Trade Gunned Down In Sinaloa

He said yes, he was a human being. He was considered a rare source of independent, investigative journalism in Sinaloa, said Jan-Albert Hootson, the Mexico representative for the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Sinaloa has always been a drug trafficking hotbed and is home to the Sinaloa Cartel headed by notorious kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who is in a NY prison awaiting trial on multiple charges. Read More

Notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies

The serial killer, 79, who now uses the name Ian Stewart-Brady, is a patient at Ashworth Hospital on Merseyside where he is reportedly receiving palliative care. Keith Bennett, also 12, vanished on his way to his grandma's house in Longsight, Manchester on 16 June 1964. Hindley and Brady were jailed in the 1960s for the murders of five children. Read More

China property investment rises in April as controls eat into sales

China property investment rises in April as controls eat into sales

BEIJING, May 15 China's April refinery throughput fell to its lowest level on a daily basis since last September as some large state-owned refineries conducted planned oil plant maintenance and crude oil output continued to drop. A hot property market, fuelled by speculative investments, has been cited by analysts and policymakers as one of the biggest risks to growth. Investment in the industrial sector rose only 3.5 percent in the first four months, a main drag on total investment growth, ... Read More

World celebrates Mother's Day today

World celebrates Mother's Day today

The love you felt for that little beating heart, isn't any less the love of a mother . With the women allowed to wear masks (presumably to spare their children and significant others the embarrassment), these miffed moms reveal some of the lame-o excuses for Mother's Day gifts they've received over the years. Read More

BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

Kathryn Harrison says there's no disputing the Greens won two ridings that were previously NDP and may have siphoned off some centre-left votes in at least one other riding, clearing a path for the Liberals to win there. What do we want British Columbia to look like in 4 years, in 10 years, in 40 years? "I think people will be quite happy with him". While Clark's promise of a booming liquefied natural gas industry has not materialized over the past four years, Clark was able to point to ... Read More

Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties

Trump preparing certified letter attesting to no Russia ties

President Trump later fired Yates for refusing to enforce his travel ban. The admission by the White House that Trump has retained a Washington law firm to defend him against allegations of irregular business and financial links with Russian Federation, came shortly after reports emerged that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey. Read More

McMaster talks tough on Russian Federation amid Trump-Kremlin dealings

McMaster talks tough on Russian Federation amid Trump-Kremlin dealings

Damascus has said rebels should help drive jihadist groups out of the de-escalation zones, and sees so-called reconciliation agreements, which have involved the evacuation of rebels from besieged areas, as an alternative to peace talks. Both countries have recently indicated that relations under Trump have never been so bad. "Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters in Sochi that it was still early to speak about a U.S. Read More

Mummies Discovered In Chamber In Egypt

Mummies Discovered In Chamber In Egypt

The mummies were elaborately preserved therefore likely belong to officials and priests, he said. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 17 mummies in catacombs in central Egypt, antiquities ministry announced on Saturday. However, in 2011, there was an uprising that caused the country to fall into years of unrest, and the tourists stopped coming out of fear for their own safety. Read More

Huge police presence for pope's Portugal trip

Huge police presence for pope's Portugal trip

In this photo taken May 4 2017, a shop selling souvenirs displays a photo of Francisco and Jacinta Marto near the house where they lived in the village of Aljustrel, outside Fatima, Portugal. Like the shrine at Lourdes, France, Fatima draws millions of pilgrims from around the world - about 6 million annually - to give thanks to Our Lady of Fatima, or to pray for help. Read More

New Chinese missile can attack aircraft carriers, THAAD

A statement by the Chinese defence ministry yesterday said that Chinese rocket forces tested a new type of missile in the Bohai Sea. The Red Army launched a new type of missile in the sea just off the crowded Korean peninsula. A spokesman for China's Defense Ministry had telegraphed the exercises two weeks ago during a monthly news conference, saying that China resolutely opposed the deployment of the THAAD system and pledging to continue "real combat-oriented military training and drills" ... Read More

European stocks are dipping despite Macron's decisive election victory

European stocks are dipping despite Macron's decisive election victory

The German leader and her government had thrown their support behind Macron against far-right and anti-EU challenger Marine Le Pen during the campaign for the French presidential election. Despite the "very unusual character" of this election, "historically, the French tend to favour the party of the elected president", she said. President-elect Macron, with his full-throated support for a reinvigorated European Union, is not the Kremlin's pick. Read More

Xi congratulates Moon, says he values ties between their countries

South Korea's new president was sworn in yesterday, just a day after a decisive election victory, and he immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. This could most easily be done with their common ground over THAAD, as China has complained that they don't like the idea of United States missile defense being deployed just off their coast. Read More

USA to Arm Syrian Kurds

In only a few months under President Donald Trump, the USA has nearly doubled the number of troops in northern Syria, taking a highly visible role that also risks a backlash from militants such as the Islamic State group and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, and even pro-Turkey Syrian fighters angered by the US move to arm the Kurds. Read More

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy, 2 others surrenders

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy, 2 others surrenders

State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said during a news conference that Bowden surrendered Thursday afternoon after a standoff with police. Mainhart, 46, of the Yell County Sheriff's Department was killed in the line of duty today during a traffic stop west of Dardanelle, Arkansas along State Highway 27 near the junction of Slo-Fork Road. Read More

Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela

Dozens hurt, 1 dead in violent day of protests in Venezuela

Dozens of people have been injured and a 27-year-old man was killed during another day of violent clashes in Venezuela's capital. The new tactic has been dubbed the "Poopootov" in a play on the Molotov cocktails often seen at streets protests in Venezuela. Read More

United Nations welcomes release of Nigerian girls by Boko Haram

The Red Cross had on Monday explained its rolein freeing the girls. Earlier in May, the group released 82 girls in exchange for prisoners following negotiations that involved also the Swiss government . Numerous girls from the school in Chibok, state of Borno, were Christian but were later photographed in Muslim dress by the militants. The committee's spokesman, prince Dayo Adeyeye, expressed concern over the steep price that the Nigerian government had to pay for the freedom of the ... Read More

2nd of 4 Confederate monuments removed

Workers prepare to take down the Jefferson Davis statue in New Orleans, Thursday, May 11, 2017. The opposing sides screamed insults and threats at one another as police separated them using barriers. Unveiled in 1884, the monument is on a mound at a traffic circle - Lee Circle - that splits historic St. Charles line and the rail line on which 1920s-era streetcars rumble by. Read More