Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

Trump vows emergency declaration over wall, agrees to shutdown-averting bill

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Major County Sheriffs and Major Cities Chiefs Association Joint Conference in Washington, US, on February 13, 2019. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) WASHINGTON, February 14 (Reuters): President Donald Trump vowed on Thursday to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall without congressional approval, a step likely […]

Film Academy clarifies controversial Oscars plans

Film Academy clarifies controversial Oscars plans

Oscar statues. (Reuters File Photo) Los Angeles, February 14 (IANS): Officers of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and the Sciences (AMPAS) has sent a letter to members trying to allay concerns about the decision to hold four Oscar presentations away from the live broadcast on February 24. “As the Academy’s […]

Protesters in northeast India claim victory as citizenship bill stalls

Protesters in northeast India claim victory as citizenship bill stalls

Students shout slogans during a protest to demand the withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Nagaon district, Assam, on February 13, 2019. (REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika) GUWAHATI, February 13 (Reuters): Protesters in northeast India claimed victory on Wednesday after a bill that the government says will help Hindus in neighbouring countries settle in India lapsed before […]

The rise and fall of ‘El Chapo,’ Mexico’s most wanted gangster

The rise and fall of ‘El Chapo,’ Mexico’s most wanted gangster

FILE PHOTO: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2016. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo) The audacious exploits of “El Chapo,” or “Shorty,” captured the world’s imagination and turned him into a folk hero for some. […]

Drug lord, escape artist ‘El Chapo’ convicted by U.S. jury

Drug lord, escape artist ‘El Chapo’ convicted by U.S. jury

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted by soldiers during a presentation in Mexico City, January 8, 2016. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo/Files) Likely headed to a ‘supermax’ prison in Colorado, nicknamed ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies,’ from where no one has escaped, and Chapo might find repeating his past feats ‘nearly impossible’ NEW YORK, February 13 (Reuters): The world’s […]

Shutdown call against Citizenship Bill evokes total response in Nagaland

Shutdown call against Citizenship Bill evokes total response in Nagaland

The busy City Clock Tower junction in Nagaland’s commercial capital Dimapur wears a deserted look as normal like come to standstill in the state due to a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on February 11. Kohima, February 11 (IANS): Normal life came to standstill in Nagaland on Monday as a […]

NPP to contest all Lok Sabha seats in NE

NPP to contest all Lok Sabha seats in NE

National People’s Party (NPP) National  President  and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma. (File Photo) Shillong, February 9 (IANS):  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday said his party will contest all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the northeast, including Sikkim. The national general body meeting of the National People’s Party (NPP) also […]

Nude protest on Guwahati streets ahead of PM Modi’s rally

Nude protest on Guwahati streets ahead of PM Modi’s rally

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the dedication ceremony of various development projects to the Nation, in Guwahati, Assam on February 9. (PIB Photo) Guwahati, February 9 (IANS): Assam witnessed yet another nude protest on Saturday when a group of six persons stripped off their clothes and marched in front of the state […]

Citizenship Bill will not harm Assam and Northeast, assures Modi

Citizenship Bill will not harm Assam and Northeast, assures Modi

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the gathering at the dedication ceremony of various development projects to the Nation, in Guwahati, Assam on February 9. (PIB Photo) Guwahati, February 9 (IANS): Unfazed by the resistance in the Northeast , Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government’s intention is to pass the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) […]

Factbox: The Thai princess who would be prime minister

Factbox: The Thai princess who would be prime minister

FILE PHOTO: Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya poses during a news conference at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 15, 2008. (REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Picture) BANGKOK, February 9 (Reuters): Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi upended military-ruled Thailand’s politics by becoming the prime ministerial candidate for a party loyal to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra in elections set for March […]