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Kadpoly ASUP suspends strike

The Kaduna Polytechnic chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Monday suspended the strike action it embarked upon last year December. According to the Chairman of the Union, Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim, the decision to suspend the strike was reached as a result of arbitration meeting....

Why traffic outside a local primary got a mention in Westminster

The speed of traffic near a Derby primary school has been discussed in the Houses of Parliament after a parent was badly injured while driving in the area. Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has tried to make the roads near Morley Primary School safer after a parent in the constituency was badly....

Coming to a town near you? First of new ‘super asylum hostels’ approved despite opposition

Residents have already vowed to try to overturn the decision through a judicial review. Campaigner Derek Williams said: “This has been an absolute travesty of justice. “They have completely disregarded the local consensus." Mike Dale, who is part of the Facebook group, said he was concerned not....

Jallikattu protest: Vijay's video message comes as a big boost to supporters of bull-taming game

on issues, has spoken out over the ongoing protest against the ban on Jallikattu. The actor has extended his support to the bull-taming sport, calling it an identity of Tamils. In a video message released on Tuesday, January 17, Vijay said that he appreciated the youths, who have voluntarily come....

Snapdeal's FY16 losses increase two-fold to Rs 2,960 crore

Snapdeal, a local e-commerce firm's losses have more than doubled to Rs 2,960 crore for the financial year that ended in March 2016, when compared to Rs 1,319 crore in the previous year. One of the many reasons for the losses is the continuously eroding market share to local rival Flipkart and US-based e-commerce firm Amazon.

Arms Act case: Jodhpur court acquits actor Salman Khan

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court of Jodhpur on Wednesday acquitted actor and Bigg Boss 10 host Salman Khan in connection with an Arms Act case from 1998. He had been charged with possession and use of a weapon whose licence had expired. This was the same gun with which he had allegedly killed a blackbuck or chinkara.

People spreading 'fake' news about Trump 'worse than prostitutes': Putin

The Russian leader, during the conference, also dismissed the reports of a privately-prepared intelligence dossier which claimed Russian intelligence agencies had compromising material on Donald Trump. Reports state that the agencies also have a candid video shot of Trump at a Moscow watching a....

Apple might extend battery-replacement offer to iPhone 6 series

Last November, Apple announced to offer a free battery repair-cum-replacement service for the iPhone 6s series after receiving complaints of defective cells in select models (manufactured in September and October) causing sudden shutdown. But, fans and critics were not amused with the exclusive....

Uttar Pradesh: Seat sharing among SP, Congress and RLD could cause sparks

With Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav having won the first major fight with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav after the Election Commission granted him the ownership of the Samajwadi Party name and its "cycle" symbol, the focus is now on the party's alliance with the Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

Snapdeal to spend Rs 200 crore on marketing campaign for Diwali

It is going to be a busy shopping season with several festivals lined up in the next few weeks and months. From Diwali and Eid to Christmas, the celebrations will be in full glory. The festivals are also a favourite time for retailers as they participate in the celebrations by offering steep discounts.

No, President Obama didn't pardon Chelsea Manning; here's what he did instead

WASHINGTON - It was announced Tuesday that President Obama commuted the sentence of famed whistleblower Chelsea Manning. BREAKING: President Barack Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. The Associated Press (@AP) And no, this is not the same....

Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

SYDNEY (AP) - Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible - and arguably most important - clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.

Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties as US ambassador

TOKYO (AP) - Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.

Clashes over illegal Arab building in Israel, 1 killed

JERUSALEM (AP) - At least one Israeli Arab has been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators in southern Israel during a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says a local man tried to ram his vehicle into forces deployed to the Um al-Hiran village Wednesday.

Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto head

By YOUKYUNG LEE AP Business Writer. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses.

Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties as US ambassador

By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press. TOKYO (AP) - Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa.

Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press. SYDNEY (AP) - Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible - and arguably most important - clues into what happened to the....

Zuma’s survival keeps South Africa on the edge

In early December, just a day after receiving the welcome news that South Africa would be spared a downgrade to junk status by S&P Global Ratings, President Jacob Zuma’s office dispatched a triumphant statement to the international press corps. Congratulating “Team South Africa” on the reprieve,....

Kenny MacAskill: Yes, the US can still be a force for good again

THE forthcoming inauguration of Donald Trump as President fills me not only with trepidation but also immense sadness. His destabilisation of the international order is as frightening as his cronyism towards the rich and powerful is nauseating. Although I’ve opposed not just the foreign policy of....

Jail transport for women prisoners ‘inhumane’

The findings are part of a report on HMP Cornton Vale in the wake of the transfer of over 100 women to Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institute Polmont in August last year to allow facilities to be upgraded. Inspectors found the reduction in inmates has improved access to health services and toilet facilities, and work opportunities.

Alison Rowat: May’s ‘one out, all out’ puts the pressure on Sturgeon

So far, so woolly; not for the Scottish Government, though. To Scottish ministers, this was not so much a flexi-Brexit being described as a restraining order that was being issued. Clad in her favourite tartan trouser suit, the one she wore to launch her leadership campaign, Mrs May made clear that....

Inequality (III): Less Employment… and More ‘Junk’ Jobs

Article III of of this three-part series on inequality tackles the issue of the future and quality of jobs. Part II focused on the impact of inequality on women. Part I dealt with the alarming deepening inequality worldwide. ROME, Jan 18 2017 (IPS) - While just eight men are enjoying their huge....

At least 2 killed amid suspected ramming attack, clashes over illegal Beduin village

Two were killed and a Joint List MK wounded Wednesday morning in clashes, including an alleged ramming attack, in the Beduin village of Umm al-Hiran as police came to carry out home demolitions in the unrecognized village. According to police, a man attempted to carry out a car ramming attack, when....

Study Forecasts Balmier England, Even Hotter Mumbai

Paris (AFP) - Northern Europe, Canada and Russia will enjoy balmier winters by century's end even as the average number of mild days per year declines worldwide, a climate study said Wednesday. Using models based on mid-range global warming projections, American researchers calculated there will be....

France Weighs Un Sanctions Regime For Mali

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - France is considering a UN Security Council draft resolution that would set up a sanctions regime for Mali to target opponents of a peace deal signed 19 months ago, the ambassador said Tuesday. The peace accord signed in June 2015 between the Malian government....

Redeem Your Promises – Volta Fisherfolk To Akufo-addo

Fisher-folk in the Volta Region are calling on the new government to redeem its campaign promise of protecting the shores and enhancing their livelihood. Despite the huge export potentials and high local demands, the fishing industry in Ghana has over the years suffered stock depletion as a result....

Citi Innovation Heroes: Agrocenta’s Technology Giving Farmers Greater Value

Agriculture in Ghana over the past few years has seen a general decline owing to a number of factors that require new strategies to promote the sector, that has for decades being the backbone of the country’s economy. It has become evident that, with recent trends especially in other African....

Egyptian Football Star Placed On 'terror'

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court has added former football star Mohamed Aboutrika to the authorities' terror list, his lawyer said on Tuesday, based on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood. In 2015 a government committee froze the assets of the former player for Cairo-based club....

Ich Revenue Assurance For Nca Not Same As

Communications Director of Afriwave Telecoms Ghana Limited, Donald Gwira, has debunked allegations that the company is being paid by the National Communications Authority (NCA) to do a job meant for the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). A local newspaper reported recently that NCA has paid Afriwave some GH4.

Reduce Taxes On Fuel Products – Chamber Of Pe...

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers has called on government to review some tariffs on petroleum products to reduce the cost of petrol at the pump as a matter of urgency. In the first pricing window of 2017, prices of some petroleum products went up by 11 percent.

Government Renews Curfew Hours On Bunkprugu

Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister-designate of the Interior, has on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument renewed the curfew hours on the Bunkprugu Township in the Northern Region. The Bunkprugu Township curfew starts from 2000 hours to 0600 hours effective Tuesday, 17th January 2017.
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