Supreme Court questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards

Supreme Court questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards When the matter was taken up as item 10 in court 8 before Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan , the Bench asked Rohatgi why Aadhaar has been made mandatory, especially in the light of the earlier order of the Supreme Court directing that it is voluntary. [Full Article...]

Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies

Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies The election is over! Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns. During a CNN-Telemundo debate later that day, Trump said he wanted to release his tax returns, but could not while he's under audit. Sunday morning was a busy one for Trump on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Brexit talks to start after UK vote in June

May told The Sun newspaper that if Britain were still negotiating with the bloc in the run-up to a national election, "the Europeans might have seen that as a time of weakness when they could push us". "The president considers that the real political negotiations on article 50 with the United Kingdom will start after the elections foreseen for the 8th of June", Schinas told a press conference in B... [Full Article...]

Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

He shot two officers in 2001 after being stopped by a police, according to the source. CNN has not confirmed the attacker's association with Belgium. He was shot dead in return fire while trying to escape, police sources told AFP . He had previously also been flagged as an extremist to French authorities, they said. Several of the candidates vying in Sunday's presidential ballot issued statem... [Full Article...]

North Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

The North has owned up to one such facility, at its Nyongbyon nuclear complex, but the USA government assumes it has more. North Korea has raised the terrifying prospect of nuclear war amid recent developments that have seen the US Navy send a strike group into the Korean peninsula to boost defences and provide a more physical presence in the area. [Full Article...]

Qatari hunting party kidnapped in Iraq freed: Iraq ministry

Qatari hunting party kidnapped in Iraq freed: Iraq ministry The release of the remaining hostages comes days after a deal was announced for the evacuation of civilians and fighters from four besieged Syrian towns. The group was kidnapped December 16, 2015 from a desert camp for falcon hunters in southern Iraq. Qatar's Foreign Ministry confirmed earlier that the group of Qataris had entered Iraq "with official permission from Iraq's Interior Ministry and ... [Full Article...]

China: US and North Korea 'need to stop provoking one another'

China: US and North Korea 'need to stop provoking one another' A US military official, who requested anonymity to discuss planning, said the United States doesn't intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch. Pang Zhongying of the School of International Studies at Beijing's Renmin University agreed that military action was unlikely, but said another North Korean nuclear test would mark "the crossin... [Full Article...]

N Korea says 'don''t mess with us' as US plans next move

There are increasing signs that the North is getting ready to conduct a fresh nuclear test, and a U.S. Navy strike group headed by the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is expected to return to waters off the Korean Peninsula around the same time . [Full Article...]

Pence says to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong un is seen waving to the crowd during the festivities. The Russian diplomat also took a hard line on the previous USA administration's North Korea policies. Experts point out that China also wants to prevent North Korea from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power - and certainly wants to prevent a war on its southern border that could send millions of refugees flo... [Full Article...]

HTC's virtual reality system Vive launched in India at Rs 92900

HTC's virtual reality system Vive launched in India at Rs 92900 HTC has launched their Virtual reality headset the HTC Vive in India for a price of Rs. 92990. The HTC VIVE package contains wireless VR controllers, Head Mounted Display with a built-in camera, and room scale moment sensors. Amazon is offering free shipping as well as two VR experiences - Everest VR and Richie's Plank experience . Among them, the Everest VR app will teleport you to the Mou... [Full Article...]

Painting of South African icon and president sparks furore

Painting of South African icon and president sparks furore The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday described the latest painting by controversial artist, Ayanda Mabulu, as "grotesque, inflammatory and of bad taste". Mabulu has painted an explicit portrait of President Jacob Zuma featuring Nelson Mandela. The ANC threatened to take legal action over the painting. [Full Article...]

India and Australia decide to expand defence-security ties

He is also seeking to develop more "tangible, commercial opportunities" for possible trade and investment deals with India during his scheduled trip to Mumbai later this week. He also called for working closely with members of the East Asia Summit and the Indian Ocean rim countries to pursue common interests. He added, "Our trading relationship is delivering significant benefits to our respect... [Full Article...]

Suspect named in Lynn Easter shooting

The weapon used in the attack was not recovered by police, which is why Cash has been deemed "armed and unsafe". He is believed to have ties to Lynn, Boston, and Florida. Banks and has used alternative dates of birth including: July 6, 1971, July 7, 1971 and July 6, 1981. He may be operating a silver/gray 2005 Chrysler with MA registration 3FS 819, but he may be in a new vehicle by this point. [Full Article...]

Family asking judge for order on Aaron Hernandez evidence

The mother of a man who Aaron Hernandez murdered almost four years ago is speaking out about the former National Football League star's prison suicide. A New Bedford judge was due to hear the request Friday afternoon. Courts in MA and a number of other states customarily vacate the convictions of defendants who die before their appeals are heard. [Full Article...]

Turkish opposition party files to have referendum voided

Speaking to a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara , Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said "everyone has to respect the result, including the main opposition party". Mehmet Hadimi Yakupoglu, the Republican People's Party's representative to the High Electoral Board, said the party had asked the board to annul Sunday's referendum "because we weren't able to ensure elec... [Full Article...]

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't Both versions of the Galaxy S8, the 5.8-inch and the larger 6.2-inch S8 Plus, are now available for preorder and are expected to hit the US market on April 21 at a cost of $720. Samsung's newest security feature can easily be fooled. But a video has surfaced just days after its launch showing this final security option, where the phone will only unlock in front of its owner's face, can ... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria attack

Tillerson reiterated that Assad must eventually relinquish power in Syria. Both Lavrov and Tillerson made mention of plans to establish a working group with representatives from the State Department and Russia's foreign ministry with the goal of improving relations between the two nations. [Full Article...]

Islamic State mufti killed in Mosul air strike

Iraqi government forces, backed by U.S. advisers, artillery and air support, have cleared the east of Mosul and half of the west and are now focused on the Old City. The battle for west Mosul - which was launched in mid-February - has taken a heavy toll on civilians, with hundreds killed or wounded in the fighting, and more than 200,000 displaced. [Full Article...]

Pence tells Japan: 'We are with you 100 percent'

Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay. "We appreciate the challenging times in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocations from across the Sea of Japan", he said . His national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said the USA would rely on its allies as well as Chinese leadership to resolve the issues with North Korea. [Full Article...]

Obama to give first public speech post-White House on Monday

Obama to give first public speech post-White House on Monday President Barack Obama will speak at the University of Chicago on Monday and reportedly will spend several days in the city afterward. The event will mark the first time Obama has given a speech since leaving office in January. He said Obama has invited six young activists to join him on stage to talk about their work on initiatives, including voter registration drives, mentoring programs and fo... [Full Article...]

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