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Sugar company cheated OBC for Rs109 crore, case filed by CBI

Though the bank had brought the issue into the notice of CBI in November a year ago, the investigating agency registered a case only on Feb 22. Ghaziabad-based Simbhaoli Sugars , its directors, CEO, CFO, unknown bank officials and other private persons have been booked by the agency on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. [Full Article...]

Facebook comes under FTC scrutiny as stock slides

Facebook comes under FTC scrutiny as stock slides The information was used in the process of targeted campaign adds to sway voters in favor of casting their ballot for US President Donald Trump . The shares are still down 13% since 16 March, when Facebook first acknowledged that user data had been improperly channelled to Cambridge Analytica . [Full Article...]

Indiana's February jobless rate edges down to 3.2 percent

Indiana's February jobless rate edges down to 3.2 percent The state's rate crept upward by the same amount to 3.7 percent - before adjustment for seasonal variations. Union County's unemployment rate of 3.2 percent was second-lowest in the state, behind Rankin County's 3.1 percent. The local MSA saw nearly 4,000 more people join its labor force last month as compared to January. The number of employed residents fell by 9,500 last month, compared ... [Full Article...]

Man Who Killed Mafia Figure Pleads Guilty to Pot Charge in Wyo

Man Who Killed Mafia Figure Pleads Guilty to Pot Charge in Wyo Hicks, who was free on $200,000 bail, was scheduled to be sentenced on July 20 before Superior Court Judge Terrence R. Cook. "We'll continue to actively investigate and prosecute offenders like Ms Moala". The teens accused in the murder of another teen have pleaded not guilty in the case. She led the victims to believe she was an Immigration Officer, when she was not. [Full Article...]

Mitt: I'm More Conservative On Immigration Than Trump

Mitt: I'm More Conservative On Immigration Than Trump Romney said he was " more of a hawk on immigration than even the president. My view was these DACA kids shouldn't be allowed to stay in the country legally". Despite ending the program, Trump has said he wants to find a solution that would allow DACA recipients - and potentially more than 1 million other undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children but did not qualify for DACA - to s... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court's Ruling on DACA is 'Temporary Victory' for Dreamers

Supreme Court's Ruling on DACA is 'Temporary Victory' for Dreamers The Trump Administration appealed to the Ninth Circuit , but also took the unusual action of filing a petition with the Supreme Court for immediate review, thereby seeking to skip the appellate court step. Roughly 700,000 people, primarily Hispanic, young adults are now enrolled in the DACA programme , and roughly 1.8m of the 11m illegal immigrants in the United States are eligible for protectio... [Full Article...]

Cannabidiol May Help Prevent Relapses in Those Addicted to Alcohol and Drugs

Cannabidiol May Help Prevent Relapses in Those Addicted to Alcohol and Drugs Specifically, scientists found that a non-psychoactive component of marijuana known as cannabidiol, or CBD, can reduce the risk of relapse as people recover from addictions to drugs and alcohol. They applied a CBD gel topically once daily for a week, and administered tests to study how they reacted during anxiety-inducing events, reported Springer . [Full Article...]

Apple unveils new iPad with Apple Pencil support to take on Chromebooks

Apple unveils new iPad with Apple Pencil support to take on Chromebooks The new iPad got a speed boost and support for Apple's Pencil stylus, but keeps its familiar design and $329 price . For the first time in several years, Apple released hardware specific to education: a new iPad that squares up against Google's cheap Chromebook laptops, which have become popular in schools. [Full Article...]

BJP, Congress welcome single-phase Karnataka polls, JD-S terms it setback

BJP, Congress welcome single-phase Karnataka polls, JD-S terms it setback The ruling Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) in Karnataka on Tuesday welcomed the single-phase Assembly polls on May 12 , while regional party Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) termed it a setback. In 2004, no party secured majority and the Congress and JD (S) joined hands to form the coalition government led by N. Dharam Singh. The battle for Karnataka is a battle for surviv... [Full Article...]

Heavy Snow Brings Rome To Standstill

Heavy Snow Brings Rome To Standstill The drastic change in weather has seen temperatures plummet as the so-called "Beast from the East" sends Siberian conditions to Europe . Similar sudden drops in temperature have occurred over North America in recent years and climate researchers say they could become more frequent as global warming further saps strength from the air currents around the pole. [Full Article...]

Australia trio set to learn their fate after ball-tampering scandal

Australia trio set to learn their fate after ball-tampering scandal AUSTRALIA captain Steve Smith , vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been sent home from the tour of South Africa for their role in the ball-tampering plot and face "significant sanctions", but Darren Lehmann will continue as coach. [Full Article...]

Palace insists: HR groups 'unwitting tools' of drug lords

At the same briefing, police spokesman Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao said the police would coordinate with the PDEA to investigate the claim. He said law enforcement agencies welcomed any criticism from rights groups and allowed them to observe anti-drug operations to prove that everything was done according to the rule of law. [Full Article...]

Freestone Capital Holdings LLC Maintains Position in General Mtrs Co (GM)

Freestone Capital Holdings LLC Maintains Position in General Mtrs Co (GM) Timko sold 8,461 shares of General Motors stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in General Motors by 1.0% during the third quarter. General Motors had a positive return on equity of 22.86% and a negative net margin of 2.58%. Last quarter, the company saw 37.72 billion in total revenues. [Full Article...]

White House dismisses Trump's silence over Stormy Daniels scandal

Sure enough, as Sanders was speaking, Trump's account tweeted about an opioid memorial, ending the drought. The press secretary said Trump isn't going to respond to every single thing, saying, "Sometimes he chooses to specifically engage and punch back and sometimes he doesn't". [Full Article...]

NZ drone near-miss prompts call for tougher rules

NZ drone near-miss prompts call for tougher rules The incident on Sunday afternoon saw the drone pass so close to the aircraft that crew was anxious it had been ingested by one of the engines, putting the safety of 278 passengers and crew at risk. Inspection reports confirm that wasn't the case. According to the Civil Aviation Rules, individual drone pilots who breach the regulations can be fined up to $5,000. [Full Article...]

VGCC president speaks at elementary school

VGCC president speaks at elementary school Willowbend Elementary School 5th grade science teacher Cheri Hurley is the seventh recipient of KCBD's One Class At A Time donation sponsored by Frontier Dodge and Spirit Automotive. Students with disabilities - again, at 12 percent of the student population - represent 67 percent of those subject to physical restraint or involuntary confinement in school. [Full Article...]

New Zealand wants to expel Russian spies, but can't find any

New Zealand wants to expel Russian spies, but can't find any While New Zealand's move wouldn't compromise daily handling of intelligence sharing with New Zealand's Five Eyes partners, Buchanan said "there will be consequences for this action, and I'm willing to bet that we may find the Government backtrack on this and wind up having to hastily expel somebody just to keep up appearances". [Full Article...]

ME: FDNY firefighter from LI died of smoke inhalation

ME: FDNY firefighter from LI died of smoke inhalation Davidson , a resident of Floral Park on Long Island whose father and other relatives also were firefighters, was born with "the DNA of the FDNY", Dolan said. Davidson , who was operating the fire hose nozzle, became separated from other firefighters when they started to retreat when the blaze intensified in the first floor of the five-story building. [Full Article...]

UAE says Qatar fighter jets 'dangerously approached' 2 passenger flights

UAE says Qatar fighter jets 'dangerously approached' 2 passenger flights THE United Arab Emirates said two Qatari fighter jets "dangerously approached" two passenger flights yesterday, the third such incident between the Gulf rivals. In January, the UAE said that Qatari jets intercepted two commercial planes headed to Bahrain. Both planes landed safely in the Bahraini capital and were able to complete their return flights without incident. [Full Article...]

European Union highlights energy ties with Turkey, warns against aggression at Varna summit

European Union highlights energy ties with Turkey, warns against aggression at Varna summit Turkey objects to "unilateral" gas searches by ethnically divided Cyprus' Greek Cypriot-run government without the direct involvement of breakaway Turkish Cypriots. "I hope that we have left a tough period in the relations between Turkey and Europe behind us". So far this incentive has not been realised and Erdogan is expected to press this strongly in the talks. [Full Article...]


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