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The national anthem was sung a couple of times outside his house

The national anthem was sung a couple of times outside his house

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, a former diplomat, wrote : "The national anthem is not a traffic signal that has to be respected". "We are yet to receive a complaint over the assault ". Indian movie goers stand up as national anthem is played at a movie hall before the screening of a movie in Jammu yesterday. The group were detained after festival organisers complained to police that some moviegoers had refused to stand for the anthem before a film screening on Monday, an investigator with the ...


GOP-backed bills aimed at limiting NC governor-elect's power

GOP-backed bills aimed at limiting NC governor-elect's power

Lawmakers on Thursday began debating a bill to require Senate confirmation for cabinet appointments, reduce by 1,200 the number of state employees the governor could hire and fire at will and eliminate the governor's power to pick certain university trustees.



12.4 million Californians expected to travel over coming holiday week

A press release from AAA indicates the increase in holiday travel this year is being driven by additional consumer spending, a result of improvements in the labor market and rising wages. The declining price of gas is another initiative for travelers. Gas prices across Wisconsin are on average are $2.14, up from $1.93 in 2015. "On an epic scale, four out of ten residents in the Washington metro area will embark on long-distance trips during the Christmas/New Year's holiday", said AAA ...



Alarm as China installs military weapons on Spratly Islands

The satellite images released by AMTI shows China installed military equipment on Gaven, Hughes, Johnson, Cuarteron, Fiery Cross, Mischief, and Subi Reef. "China's building of facilities and necessary territorial defensive facilities on its own territory is completely normal", he said. At a meeting with Barack Obama in 2015 China's president Xi Jinping pledged Beijing "does not intend to pursue militarisation" in the South China Sea.


Focus now on printing of Rs 500 notes: Finance Ministry

Focus now on printing of Rs 500 notes: Finance Ministry

Roughly, more than Rs 5 lakh crore have been given to the markets already", he added. He said the current goal is to increase the supply of Rs 500 notes, ANI reported. The current withdrawal limit for individuals is set at Rs 24,000 a week from bank. "I do not foresee the situation worsening after December 31". First time notes were indigenously designed in house with security features and this makes these notes more secure with less chance of counterfeiting, he said further.


Trump questions Russian hacking claims

Trump questions Russian hacking claims

Trump obviously knew that Russian Federation was engaged in malicious cyberactivity that was helping him and hurting Hillary Clinton's campaign", Earnest said . That led Obama spokesman Josh Earnest on Thursday to unload, arguing that Trump, who has dismissed the CIA's assessment of Russian interference, should spend less time attacking the intelligence community and more time supporting the investigation that Obama has ordered.