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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.



Falcons protest in Abuja as Buhari orders payment of allowances

Solomon Dalung, to ensure that the players were paid today. Nigeria's Super Falcons have been promised to be paid $25,000 by the presidency on Friday after a week of protest. The Super Falcons Wednesday stormed the National Assembly protesting the refusal of the Nigerian Football Federation to pay their entitlements. They have done us proud and we congratulated them.


Banks New Target in Kashmir, Cops Clueless

Banks New Target in Kashmir, Cops Clueless

Police said four gunmen entered the Ratnipora branch of the J&K Bank Ltd in Pulwama and decamed with the money. Also, the security personnel briefly faced a hostile crowd of local youth who allegedly hurled stone at them, a report said. The amount of cash looted from the bank was not known immediately as officials were yet to make formal estimates. On November 21, four armed masked men robbed Rs 13 lakhs in old currency note from a bank in Malpora, about 100km from Srinagar .