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Although the shutdown did not affect train and flight operations in Bengaluru , hundreds of passengers were stranded at railway stations and the airport in the absence of state-owned and private buses and taxis. Incidentally, the dawn-to-dusk bandh was held on the day BJP president Amit Shah addressed the Parivartana Yatre. "We have decided that when Rahul Gandhi comes to Karnataka, we will call for a complete bandh in those districts he will be visiting", BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa ...
  • Trudeau commends women for their courage in speaking out on Brown

    Trudeau commends women for their courage in speaking out on Brown

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    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says now isn't the time to discuss the shifting political landscape in light of the stunning resignation of Patrick Brown as Progressive Conservative leader. When they were alone, he allegedly kissed her and "got on top of her", CTV reported. She described herself as inebriated. Patrick Brown , leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives speaks to Londoners at the Lamplighter Inn, March 17, 2016.
  • Deputy killed outside Denver, one suspect in custody

    Deputy killed outside Denver, one suspect in custody

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    We are waiting a media briefing from the sheriff's office. Two suspects are being sought in the second slaying of a metro-area law enforcer in 25 days, and a fundraiser for Gumm's family has already been launched. Governor John Hickenlooper ordered all flags to to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Deputy Gumm. Watch Wednesday night's entire press conference below.
  • Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

    Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman

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    The mercury inside her body is thought have preserved it - allowing experts to determine her connection to one Boris Johnson . Archaeologists said the woman had been buried in front of the altar and test showed she had been well-fed and wore good quality clothes.
  • Trump says Palestinians 'disrespected' USA, aid on hold

    Trump says Palestinians 'disrespected' USA, aid on hold

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    Netanyahu also praised President Trump's overall Mideast plan, which also includes moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, saying "I left the conversation very encouraged". The Trudeau-Netanyahu chat comes weeks after the Canadian government chose to abstain from voting on a resolution condemning U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the American embassy.
  • Sessions' Sanctuary Subpoenas Suspect, Squelchable With Trump Law?

    Sessions' Sanctuary Subpoenas Suspect, Squelchable With Trump Law?

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    In November, Oregon lawmakers asked the DOJ to not withhold federal grant money that goes to law enforcement agencies in the state . Federal Law Enforcement, including DOJ officials, should know that anytime Lawrence fingerprints someone for a criminal activity and said person is on their database of wanted undocumented people, they are immediately notified.
  • New York City Joins Opioid Manufacturers Suit

    New York City Joins Opioid Manufacturers Suit

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    US biggest city New York City (NYC) on Tuesday sued big drug companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for their part in the City's ongoing deadly opioid epidemic. The city needs to be able to collect all of its property taxes to pay for its $86 billion annual budget, which includes funding for law enforcement, universal pre-kindergarten and addressing the opioid crisis, he said.
  • Stormy Daniels, Trump's alleged former mistress, performs at SC strip club

    Stormy Daniels, Trump's alleged former mistress, performs at SC strip club

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    Assuming the truth of allegations being made in the media, which President Trump contends to be FAKE, are the latest revelations of a reported relationship between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels , anything more than titillating gossip being lodged against the current President of the United States? Stormy Daniels , 38, was blocked on the site, despite not uploading anything featuring nudity or profanity.
  • South African Father of Jazz, Hugh Masekela Goes To Rest At 78

    South African Father of Jazz, Hugh Masekela Goes To Rest At 78

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    On arrival in NY he enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music . He collaborated with many musicians including Paul Simon and Herb Alpert. Read the tributes that have poured in from politicians and musicians around the world. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Growing violence and turmoil had led Masekela to leave South Africa in 1960 for exile in England and then the US, where he continued to reach a larger audience, appearing with the likes of Janis Joplin and ...
  • "Secret Society" Involving DOJ & FBI May Be Working Against Trump

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    While those five months of messages are now unavailable, another 50,000 text messages between the two FBI officials - FBI Agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page - contain some pretty damning stuff, including reference to "an insurance policy" to remove Trump from office if he were elected and a mention of a "secret society" of highly placed people within the FBI and Department of Justice who were working against Trump .
  • Myanmar building, but no sign of Rohingya returning

    Myanmar building, but no sign of Rohingya returning

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    Journalists were allowed to watch the work at the transition camp being prepared for the refugees Wednesday but saw no sign of the almost 700,000 Rohingya chased out by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist mobs since August. Almost 690,000 Rohingya have fled a Myanmar army crackdown and crossed over to Bangladesh and many do not want to go back to Rakhine. Myanmar wants to put us in temporary camps but there is no mention of when we would be allowed to go back to our ancestral home and ...
  • Tillerson: If Syria Using Chemical Weapons Again, Russia 'Bears Responsibility'

    Tillerson: If Syria Using Chemical Weapons Again, Russia 'Bears Responsibility'

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    We remain steadfast in pursuing accountability for those who use chemical weapons. The 24 nations that participated in the gathering agreed to work more closely on the issue and impose sanctions on alleged perpetrators. Jean-Yves Le Drian told the Paris meeting that, "faced by the recent banalisation of the proliferation and use of these odious arms, it is necessary to act.
  • Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to re-open during shutdown

    Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to re-open during shutdown

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    As in shutdowns past, federal services were carved into two categories - essential and non-essential - with the former set to carry on as normal. Every federal agency has a specific contingency plan , in the case of a loss of funding, and you can look through them all here .
  • Sixteen people injured after train crash in Sydney

    Sixteen people injured after train crash in Sydney

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    Train operator New South Wales (NSW) Trains said they were aware of the incident and that the train had ran into a buffer at Richmond Station. An investigation is under way after more than a dozen people were injured in a Sydney train crash.
  • Female Student Shot, Suspect in Custody in Italy High School Shooting

    Female Student Shot, Suspect in Custody in Italy High School Shooting

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    A fellow student says the suspect has been violent at school in the past. A 16-year-old male student is in custody, according to ECSO, after allegedly shooting a 15-year-old female student. Nearby Stafford Elementary School was also on lockdown as staff prepared to release students once police gave the all-clear, . Joffre says the district is working to reunite parents with their children.
  • Zinke: Parks shouldn't be bargaining chip in shutdown showdown

    Zinke: Parks shouldn't be bargaining chip in shutdown showdown

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    At Gettysburg National Military Park , roads , memorials and trails will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited . We ask them to work with other members of Congress and the administration to provide major investments through annual and dedicated funding to address the national park fix backlog.
  • Pennsylvania court upholds gerrymandering charge

    Pennsylvania court upholds gerrymandering charge

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    The court also ordered the legislature to redraw the districts and have them approved by the governor before February 15, ahead of the May primaries. Otherwise, the justices said they will adopt a plan in an effort to keep the May 15 primary election on track.
  • Senate approves deal to end government shutdown

    Senate approves deal to end government shutdown

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    Democrats opposed the short-term spending bill because it did not include protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the US illegally as children, or "DREAMers", and also did not address a broad array of other domestic spending priorities.
  • Daniel Cormier Overpowers Volkan Oezdemir In Second Round At UFC 220

    Daniel Cormier Overpowers Volkan Oezdemir In Second Round At UFC 220

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    UFC 220 went down on Saturday (Jan. 20), and during the event's heavyweight main event, it was champ Stipe Miocic who wore down the giant Francis Ngannou for a historic win. [Dos Santos], who I lost to previously. On the main card's opener, bantamweight Rob Font kicked, punched, and hammerfisted his way to an upset second-round stoppage of Thomas Almeida at 2:24 of a second round that witnessed the local hero send the Brazilian summersaulting before ultimately sending him to the showers.
  • Toronto man charged with murder in missing men case

    Toronto man charged with murder in missing men case

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    A homicide detective said yesterday new evidence surfaced this week that gave them a "definitive link", but did not say more. Police discovered evidence pertaining to four different men in the Toronto apartment of Bruce McArthur, the man charged with murder in the presumed deaths of two men from Toronto's gay village, CTV News has learned.
  • Growing concerns over Rohingya repatriation deal

    Growing concerns over Rohingya repatriation deal

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    The diplomats, including the ones from the USA, the United Kingdom and India, said it is necessary to have sustainable development in Rakhine State to create an environment for safe and sustainable return of Rohingyas. They are also asking that their homes, mosques and schools that were burned down or damaged in the military operation be rebuilt. It wants the military held accountable for alleged killings, looting and rape and the release from jails of "innocent Rohingya" picked up in ...
  • Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday

    Winter storm watch issued for Sunday and Monday

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    Albion, Neligh, and Niobrara are seeing an increase in predicted snow fall, ranging from 12 to 15 inches, says the NWS. The snow is expected to hit Salt Lake and Tooele valleys as well as the Southern Wasatch Front, "with the heaviest amounts in southern Salt Lake and Utah counties", according to the alert.
  • India hammer Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

    India hammer Zimbabwe by 10 wickets

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    Earlier, Roy ran through the Zimbabwe middler-order, also removing the innings top-scorer Milton Shumba (36 off 59). Australia thumped Papua New Guinea by 311 runs as the former champions progressed to the Super League quarterfinals from Group B, alongside toppers India .