News: World

Supreme Court refuses to resume toll tax on DND flyway for now

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017
Hindustan Times

The apex court said that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) sought time of eight weeks to file a reply in the case. Earlier, the Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) filed a plea in the top court in connection with the waving off the[...]

Piyush Goyal pitches for wider use of smart electricity meters

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017

Power minister urges electrical equipment manufacturers to come up with innovations that suit the domestic consumer as the country strives to use energy efficiently. © LiveMint Power minister Piyush Goyal said smart meters, which are[...]

SC asks Centre what steps can be taken to scrutinise cell phone users

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017

A petition said the verification process would help in tackling terror and monetary fraud crimes committed using cell phones . “Aadhaar or any other biometric can be made mandatory to verify identification details,” the petition had stated, claiming [...]

Who is responsible for railway accidents: Congress asks PM Narendra Modi

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017
The Financial Express

Accusing the Modi government of "abject failure" on railway safety, Congress today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell the people, who is responsible for the deaths in railway accidents and cited his own speeches on accountability. [...]

Priyanka Gandhi played 'active role' in tie-up with SP, says Congress

Monday  20:10,   23 january 2017

People in the party said Priyanka Gandhi was instrumental in bringing Navjot Singh Sidhu and some other leaders into the congress fold ahead of the assembly elections Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar said Priyanka, who had hitherto limited herself[...]

Some fun facts about Milton Keynes on its 50th birthday

Monday  17:15,   23 january 2017
Press Association

What connection do Superman IV: The Quest For Peace and Cliff Richard have? The answer – Milton Keynes.On such a momentous day for Britain’s most famous new town of the 20th century, we thought we’d run you through a few of our top facts and things[...]

Michelle O'Neill replaces Martin McGuinness as Sinn Fein leader at Stormont

Monday  16:50,   23 january 2017
Press Association

Sinn Fein Health Minister Michelle O'Neill has become the party's new leader at Stormont following Martin McGuinness's decision to quit frontline politics. The 40-year-old Mid Ulster Assembly member takes over as the republican party's[...]

Fangs for the help! Zoo needs spiders for milking

Monday  16:15,   23 january 2017
Sky News

An Australian zoo has asked "responsible adults" to collect funnel-web spiders so it can milk them in its antivenom programme. The Australian Reptile Park relies on the public handing the spiders in to keep the programme running.The[...]

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave

Monday  16:15,   23 january 2017

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sought to lure voters away from anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders through a full-page newspaper message saying "we have to actively defend our values" against people who refuse to integrate.In a[...]

Stuntman 'Accidentally' Shot Dead Filming Music Video For Australian Hip Hop Group

Monday  14:35,   23 january 2017
Huffington Post UK

An actor has been killed while filming a scene featuring several guns for an Australian band’s music video.The man died at a bar in the Queensland city of Brisbane while filming the video by hip hop group Bliss n Eso on Monday. Members of the band[...]

40 years later, woman arrested with Bowie in 1976 breaks silence

Monday  14:05,   23 january 2017

When Matt Ehlers walked in for his first haircut at Chi Wah Organica three years ago, he hoped for more than a sharp trim. Ehlers had begun making the documentary Bowie Goes to Jail, about the infamous 1976 arrest of David Bowie in Rochester.Chi Wah [...]

Fallon to face MPs over Trident 'cover-up' claims

Monday  14:05,   23 january 2017
Sky News

Sir Michael Fallon is to be quizzed by MPs today over claims that Downing Street covered up a Trident missile test failure just weeks before a crucial Commons vote. The Defence Secretary will be forced to make a Commons statement or answer an[...]

Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

Monday  13:55,   23 january 2017

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo said Ventura died on a highway leading to the[...]

Fears over brutal rapist on the loose after DNA tests rule out suspects

Monday  13:15,   23 january 2017
Irish Independent

<p>GARDAI investigating the rape of a young mother in west Dublin are still hunting for the attacker after three chief suspects were ruled out following DNA tests.</p> 1/3 SLIDES [...]

NIA, CID Teams Visits Hirakhand Train Accident Site, Number Of Dead Rises To 41

Monday  12:15,   23 january 2017

The number of dead in the train derailment in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district has risen to 41.  National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials from Andhra Pradesh have reached the accident site [...]