WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

Tillerson warns of military action against North Korea

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 56 min ago
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has threatened North Korea with a military response unless it abandons its nuclear weapons program.

32 bodies found in mass graves in rural Mexico

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 4 min ago
At least 32 bodies have been found in mass graves in Mexico's northwestern state of Nayarit, authorities said Tuesday.

US special counsel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 9 min ago
US President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in a probe of alleged ties between Moscow and Washington in the US 2016 presidential campaign.

Solar tariffs would kill jobs, harm environment

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 10 min ago
Any day now, President Trump is expected to decide whether to punish China with tariffs on cheap solar cells and panels it exports to America.

Britain must urgently bridge policy gaps to meet emissions target

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 13 min ago
Britain must urgently lay out further policies to meet its domestic emissions targets, the government’s climate advisers said.

Trump’s remarks on Iran, interference: Zon

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 20 min ago
Fadli Zon, Deputy Speaker of the Indonesian People's Representative Council told MNA that the US president's approach toward developments in Iran is contrary to international law.

'Rajini's plunge may catapult Stalin to CM job'

TIMES OF INDIA - 6 hours 58 min ago
The advantage is for DMK.The Dravidian major, which has been carrying the opposition cross in the state since May 2011, will bag 130 seats along with its allies, said the survey.

Foreign tourist arrivals hit new high of 1 crore

TIMES OF INDIA - 7 hours 15 min ago
In happy tidings for India's tourism sector, the year 2017 ended on a high with the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) crossing the 10-million mark, which pushed the country's earnings to over 27 billion dollars.

CJI, senior judges to have lunch together today

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 6 min ago
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra took the first step on Tuesday towards resolving the stalemate with four senior judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — by holding a meeting with them and promising to consider their grievances.

Haj subsidy ends, funds to go into minority edu

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:03
In keeping with Supreme Court orders and its own political plank, the Modi government will no longer provide subsidy to Haj pilgrims and has pledged that funds saved will be used for the education of minorities, particularly girl children.

Supreme Court judges assigned Loya case want another bench to hear it

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:27
In a dramatic twist in the ongoing strife in the Supreme Court, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday ordered that the PIL seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya be put up before an "appropriate bench".

'Shalom, bahut khushi', says the boy who lived

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:56
The 11-year-old spent two hours reliving his memories in the house where he lived with his parents, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka Rosenberg. "Shalom...bahut khushi (I'm very happy)," Moshe had said earlier, while speaking to media at Mumbai airport.

Army Captain injured in firing by Pak troops

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:29
Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, injuring an Army Captain, officials said. The injured Army Captain has been hospitalised, a security official said.

WEF@Davos: Modi to address opening plenary

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:21
The theme of the meeting, spread over 400 sessions, would be 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World', while the meeting would also see the largest ever proportion of women leaders (21%) including all co-chairs being women this time including social entrepreneur Chetna Sinha from India and IMF's Christine Lagarde, the WEF said.

No subsidy for Haj, funds to be used for minority empowerment: Naqvi

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:14
"It is part of the Modi government's efforts to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement," Naqvi said. The funds would be utilised for providing education to minorities, he said.

2nd Test: India reeling at 35/3 in chase of 287

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:08
Follow all the live updates from the Day 4 of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa in Centurion.

Govt OKs purchase of 1.6L assault rifles & carbines for frontline soldiers

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:50
These limited emergency purchases, which come after repeated scrapping of projects due to graft allegations or unrealistic technical parameters as well as a woeful lack of indigenous options for well over a decade, are to be subsequently followed by separate, larger "Make in India" projects.

Rights groups ask May to cancel Saudi prince's visit to UK

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:40
A coalition of human rights group have asked UK Prime Minister Theresa May to withdraw an invitation extended to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit the UK.

Rohingya refugees safety must be ensured upon return: UN

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:23
The United Nations refugee agency says Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh should be consulted and ensured of their safety before they are repatriated to Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

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