Jayalalithaa buried with state honours in Tamil Nadu

Amid heart-rending scenes, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was on Tuesday evening laid to rest near the grave of her political mentor MG Ramachandran at the Marina beach with full state honours. Ramachandran or MGR. As an era ended in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa's last journey started from Rajaji Hall, where lakhs thronged for a final look at their iconic leader, and slowly moved towards the Marina Beach flooded with mourners. Read More

Opposition NC behind ongoing unrest in Kashmir: Mehbooba

The protestors said that it has become a habit of NC leaders particularly Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah of singing nationalistic songs while in power and siding with Pakistan and separatists when in opposition saying such tactics have brought J&K to present situation which demands these NC leaders must be taught a lesson of life time. Read More

France prime minister Manuel Valls announces presidential bid

He will face other contenders in the Socialist primary next month before France's two-part presidential election in April and May. "I want to give everything to France, a country that has given me so much", he said. On Monday, it became known that Valls would step down as he announced plans to run for president next year. He went on to become a spokesman for Hollande's campaign and when the Socialist won the presidency was rewarded with the interior portfolio. Read More

Australia and New Zealand prepare to face off

Guptill looked imperious at the crease until he mishit a half-tracker from leg spinner Adam Zampa (2 for 66 from 10 overs) to mid-wicket and his dismissal meant the contest was essentially over. "It was nice to get a big score on my home ground and I love batting here; it's a great place to play". Henry and Trent Boult were generating swing and building pressure on Smith and David Warner by pitching the ball up. Read More

Italian premier Renzi told to stay put; foes press for vote

Italian premier Renzi told to stay put; foes press for vote

One of the possible outcomes is that Mattarella will confer a mandate on somebody to form an interim government to pass the 2017 budget bill and a new electoral law. "So, Renzi did not get to resign as he had planned to on Monday", noted City Index analyst Kathleen Brooks. The Italian referendum was created to reduce the size of the Italian Senate, something Renzi said would make government more efficient. Read More

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa dead

Scuffles broke out on Mondy outside the Apollo hospital where Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa is on life support after suffering a cardiac arrest. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalilathaa is no more. "We need to have someone from the Tamil Nadu Government ensure the safety of the hospital and the people inside". Read More

Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Monday

Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania by about 64,000 votes, or about 1 percentage point. "And there is no reason to rewrite MI election law to accommodate the conspiracy-minded requests of an acknowledged loser". The ruling follows a request from Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein after a razor-thin margin made the state the last to be called in the November election. Read More

Lavrov denies Russia, Syria role in Turkish deaths

Lavrov denies Russia, Syria role in Turkish deaths

Four Turkish soldiers were killed and nine others were wounded in an air strike on November 24 during a Turkish-backed rebel operation in northern Syria . When Ankara first threw its support behind the Syrian rebels in 2011, offering them bases inside Turkey and becoming the main conduit for weapons flowing in from their Gulf benefactors, Erdogan cheerfully predicted that victorious Turkish leaders and their Syrian allies would "inshallah" be praying in the famed Ummayad Mosque in ... Read More

Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad

So Slaper hopes that - rather than setting a precedent where companies demand the same treatment as Carrier , or where Trump always intervenes in their decisions - this deal, combined with tax and trade reforms Trump has promised, will prompt companies not to leave in the first place. Read More

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passes away

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passes away

Rumours earlier in the evening that she had died, which proved to be false, led to brief unrest. The U.S. Consulate in Chennai urged Americans to be careful in the city and to avoid large crowds. She practised politics on her own terms and was one of the two poles in the state for almost 30 years fighting the DMK headed by redoubtable M Karunanidhi. Read More

Donald Trump talks climate change with Al Gore

As he campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton earlier this year, Mr Gore warned that Mr Trump would steer the world toward "climate catastrophe" if elected. But, if the thought of having Ivanka Trump sit in on a meeting with the prime minister of a country she's in the middle of business negotiations with already seems off, there's at least one more important detail to note. Read More

HIV Self-Testing Initiative to Help People living with the virus

However, they have risen among young people age 25-29. December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day to bring awareness to the disease and help eliminate the stigma attached to it. "We are looking at ways where we can be more efficient with the resources so that we can increase the number of people we place on treatment every year". Read More

FBI Receives Uncorroborated Threat Against Metro Red Line

While Fike did not say what country the tip came from, officials said they considered the threat to be specific, imminent and under investigation. The Universal City metro station is located near the Universal Studios theme park. He said undercover deputies had been deployed throughout the network, along with uniformed officers, members of the bomb squad and K9 explosive detection units. Read More

Mamata cries army coup, spends night at secretariat

The Army said in a statement that it conducts the data collection exercise at toll booths bi-annually and assured that, "There is nothing alarming about this and it is carried out as per government orders". Tripathi was later quoted by PTI saying, "I stick to whatever I have said". The Army personnel left the toll tax counters on Friday night. December 3 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party has come out in support of Mamata Banerjee over her objection to the deployment of the army in West Bengal for ... Read More

Slager jury goes home for weekend

Slager, a white cop who was sacked by the North Charleston Police Department, is charged in the death of Walter Scott , a 50-year-old African-American man. The shooting was captured on cellphone video by a man walking to work. "I expect those who hold opposing views not to change their minds because they are good honest people". Read More

UN Imposes New Round of Sanctions Against North Korea

Under the latest sanctions unanimously approved by the Council, the exports of copper, nickel, silver and zinc will also be banned. South Korea immediately welcomed the adoption of the UN Security Council's new set of sanctions, drafted on the heels of Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test in September. Read More

Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble

Trump summons Romney for 2nd look as staffers squabble

President-elect Donald Trump met with another possible candidate for secretary of state Monday, and one who is likely to raise some tough questions from the U.S. Romney was fiercely critical of Trump throughout the campaign, including his preparedness for the foreign policy and national security decisions that confront a president. Read More

Russia Warns Japan Not to Expect Quick Progress on Islands

Russia Warns Japan Not to Expect Quick Progress on Islands

He said both nations have been working together to implement Abe's proposal for expanding contacts on all areas of common interest. Putin said at the start of his meeting with Kishida that Russian Federation is working on Abe's proposals to expand ties between the two countries, but he made no mention of the Kuril islands. Read More

Populist Hofer Is Bookmaker Favourite to Win Austrian Elections Sunday

FILE - In this November 27, 2016 photo Alexander Van der Bellen , candidate of the Austrian Greens, left, and Norbert Hofer of Austria's Freedom Party, FPOE, wait for the start of a TV debate in Vienna , Austria . Van der Bellen says he hopes that Trump's triumph will serve as a "wake-up call" to vote for him and against Hofer. "You're lying again!" Van der Bellen replied. Read More

Tariq Fatemi will leave for US to meet Trump's team

Tariq Fatemi will leave for US to meet Trump's team

Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani confirmed the report of Fatemi's meeting with officials of Trump transition team. Donald Trump has set up a provisional team, encouraging foreign leaders and officials to visit his headquarters in NY for familiarisation meetings before he takes oath on January 20. Read More