• NDPP's Neiphiu Rio stakes claim to form government in Nagaland
NDPP's Neiphiu Rio stakes claim to form government in Nagaland

The tribal party won eight of the nine seats it had contested. "The northeast has today come forward to lead India on the path to development", Modi told a jubilant crowd of supporters at the victory speech in New Delhi party headquarters.

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  • Oil prices turned down on Tuesday against fears of rising U.S. production
Oil prices turned down on Tuesday against fears of rising U.S. production

OPEC and its allies, including Russian Federation, have been withholding crude output by 1.8 million barrels a day since the start of 2017. Birol said he did not see USA oil production peaking before 2020, and that he did not expect a decline in the next four to five years.

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  • BB&T says 'technical issue' impacting online, ATM services
BB&T says 'technical issue' impacting online, ATM services

BB&T said some customers' online information will not be immediately be updated on Friday afternoon. The Winston-Salem-based bank acknowledged the outage Thursday and Friday on its website and Twitter account but did not specify what went wrong.

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  • Another Federal Grand Jury Has Indicted Paul Manafort And Rick Gates
Another Federal Grand Jury Has Indicted Paul Manafort And Rick Gates

A spokesman for Mr. Manafort said , "I don't comment on rumors". George Papadopoulos, who was on the Trump campaign's foreign policy advisory panel, admitted in October 2017 to making false statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about contacts he had with the Russian government in 2016.

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  • Albertsons Might Be Buying a Lemon in Rite Aid
Albertsons Might Be Buying a Lemon in Rite Aid

Following the merger, which must first be approved by regulators, Albertsons and Rite Aid will have approximately 4,900 locations and 4,350 pharmacy counters, as well as 320 clinics across 38 states and Washington, D.C. In September, the two companies announced a scaled back version for almost 2,000 of Rite Aid's stores. Rite Aid has $11 hi...

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  • Uber's new ride-sharing option offers big discounts for a short walk
Uber's new ride-sharing option offers big discounts for a short walk

Once you're connected with your route, the app will map your walk to meet your driver (probably one or two blocks), who will then pick you up and then drop off a few people on the way before finally leaving you one or two blocks away from your final destination.

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  • Surviving victims of Grand Canyon helicopter crash flown to Las Vegas
Surviving victims of Grand Canyon helicopter crash flown to Las Vegas

The Federal Aviation Administration also will be investigating the crash of the Eurocopter EC130, spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. "We are providing support to the families of six British visitors involved in a helicopter accident at the Grand Canyon on February 10, and we are in close contact with the USA emergency services", a Foreign Offic...

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  • Freezing rain warning in effect for Waterloo Region, snow event in Cambridge
Freezing rain warning in effect for Waterloo Region, snow event in Cambridge

Another round of snow will develop overnight as well. The rain is expected to persist for several hours today, but ice accumulation is expected to be limited to a few millimetres, as the rain "should be fairly light". Motorists should expect a slow commute on the roads and highways with the weather conditions and they are also being advised to us...

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  • Ramaphosa to skip Zuma ouster bid meeting with ANC
Ramaphosa to skip Zuma ouster bid meeting with ANC

The six most powerful officials in South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will meet President Jacob Zuma on Sunday, a senior party leader said, amid growing pressure for the 75-year old leader to step down. "We are not going to humiliate President Zuma; we are going to have a discussion on what is in the interest of the ANC and the...

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  • EBay rallies as it drops PayPal
EBay rallies as it drops PayPal

PayPal Holdings, Inc . has its outstanding Shares of 1.19 Billion. eBay's announcement provides some detail about how they expect their new partnership will provide better solutions and improved pricing options for its sellers. The chief executive officer of PayPal, Dan Schulman, said on a call with analysts that the changing relationship wit...

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  • Quiksilver CEO missing at sea off France
Quiksilver CEO missing at sea off France

Boardriders, which owns Quiksilver , Roxy and DC Shoes, on Wednesday said Pierre Agnes had gone missing while on his usual morning fishing trip. But the situation turned serious when Agnes's boat washed ashore empty later that day in Hossengor.

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  • Boeing needs Embraer deal to stay airborne after tariff crash
Boeing needs Embraer deal to stay airborne after tariff crash

The panel's ruling blocks a Commerce Department decision last month to impose duties of nearly 300 percent . A spokesperson for Boeing said it was "disappointed" by the ITC's decision and that it would "review the detailed conclusions when they are released".

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  • Number of flu-related deaths in Georgia jumps to 12
Number of flu-related deaths in Georgia jumps to 12

Joseph's Hospital in Orange. Experts say that 288 people had to be hospitalized within the last week due to the flu virus, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 1,141. By comparison, the 2016-17 season had 219 confirmed deaths related to the flu. With the flu impacting so many people, it's important now more than ever to take the cor...

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  • Democracy activist in HK gets another jail term
Democracy activist in HK gets another jail term

Wong had pleaded guilty past year for failing to comply with a court order to clear out of a protest camp during the 79-day gathering in the semiautonomous Chinese city. "A few months' jail term has a limited impact on these secessionists, and the judge also can't prevent more youths from following these activists", he said.

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  • Probe under way into missile alert error that terrified Hawaii
Probe under way into missile alert error that terrified Hawaii

Tokyo time. Do you think people in Hawaii have much faith in their government to fulfill its most basic responsibility to protect them against enemies, either domestic or foreign? Seek shelter. For almost 40 minutes people waited. "Don't become the boy who cried wolf ". Spokesperson Richard Rapoza said the unnamed employee, who has been re...

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  • UK Inflation Eases In December
UK Inflation Eases In December

Economists hope the fall in inflation will continue, with prices now rising more quickly than wages. The central bank's inflation report has pointed towards inflation peaking in 2017, for it to start easing back in 2018, which is precisely what we are seeing.

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  • It's official! Padmaavat is ready to relase on January 25th
It's official! Padmaavat is ready to relase on January 25th

The film stars Deepika Padukone , Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh in the lead roles. The makers, Bhansali Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, have said the film is based on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi's epic poem " Padmavat ".

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  • A Highly Classified Spy Satellite Has Been Destroyed. Probably
A Highly Classified Spy Satellite Has Been Destroyed. Probably

For its part , SpaceX seems to be shifting the blame away from itself, and said in a statement, "We do not comment on missions of this nature; but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally". The mission, backed by the United States government, has become the talk of the town because neither the agency behind the l...

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  • Ripple partners with MoneyGram to provide quick transactions
Ripple partners with MoneyGram to provide quick transactions

Enter Ripple . The San Francisco startup is offering on-demand liquidity and rapid foreign exchange through XRP , theoretically allowing financial institutions to send payments around the world without the need for multiple corresponding accounts.

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  • Six more states join FirstNet
Six more states join FirstNet

In a statement on December 28, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu indicated that after his state's decision to opt out, talks with other governors around the country who were themselves interested in pursuing independent networks revealed the deadline was approaching "too quickly for these other states to feel confident in an opt-out decision".

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  • China's Geely turns to Volvo trucks in latest Swedish venture
China's Geely turns to Volvo trucks in latest Swedish venture

The Swedish company, which also makes buses, construction equipment and diesel engines, was the parent of Volvo Cars until 1999, when it was sold to Ford Motor Co. Geely will take over all the shares from Nomura and Barclays following necessary regulatory approvals. The transaction will make Geely the biggest single shareholder in Volvo and the s...

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  • Insider bitcoin cash trading at Coinbase? Exchange to investigate
Insider bitcoin cash trading at Coinbase? Exchange to investigate

It was not immediately clear if allegations of insider trading would cause any interest from regulators. Back in August , bitcoin split into two , creating Bitcoin Cash, in what's called a " hard fork ". On Twitter, cryptocurrency personalities chimed in about the odd activity. Analysts attributed the plunge to an influx of funds to Bitcoin C...

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  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign struggling this year
Salvation Army Kettle Campaign struggling this year

The thief's bad behavior inspired Jones to replace the stolen money with a $200 donation. Police believe the woman posed as a Salvation Army volunteer to pull off the theft. "We had an awesome group of volunteers show up to pack in the shortest amount of time we've ever done it before". The Salvation Army helps address the root causes of povert...

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  • Facebook introduces Snooze, allowing users to mute friends
Facebook introduces Snooze, allowing users to mute friends

I have some friends on Facebook whose posts sometimes greatly annoy me. Facebook is introducing a " Snooze " button - allowing users to mute people, pages and groups they do not want to see in their news feed for 30 days. "It is eroding the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other". We've heard from people that they want mo...

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  • United States says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks
United States says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

The guilty plea also reveals Jha's motivation for the attack, and it's less exotic than you might think. A statement from the DoJ said on 8 December, Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 20, of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Dalton Norman, 21, of Metairie, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to violate the Computer F...

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  • Newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli spotted cuddling in resort's balcony. See pics
Newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli spotted cuddling in resort's balcony. See pics

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's wedding in Italy was every thing dreamy. Fans were able to live through the excitement thanks to the wedding pics from the private event attended only by close friends and family. She will also start prepping for Sui Dhaaga as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan. Anushka will...

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  • Airline Profits to Keep Rising in 2018
Airline Profits to Keep Rising in 2018

This was contained in IATA's latest analysis of demand for passenger air transport. "Safety performance is solid". "We are eight years into this air travel cycle, but we see no reason at present to expect that cyclical pattern to repeat itself", IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce said, with reference to a trend that would usually indicate a majo...

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  • World's largest Starbucks store to open in China
World's largest Starbucks store to open in China

Starbucks sees China surpassing the U.S.as its largest market within a decade as it counts on the country's affluent consumers to offset stagnant growth in the rest of the world. In 2012, Starbucks China has operated the China Starbucks Farmer Support Center in Pu'er in the Yunnan Province, supplying agronomists to work in concert with governmen...

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  • Jaitley: India has standardised itself for growth rate of 7-8%
Jaitley: India has standardised itself for growth rate of 7-8%

With the January-March quarter result, India had lost its fastest growing economy to China , which grew at 6.9 per cent. The GDP growth had hit a three-year low in the first quarter of 2017-18. Gross value added (GVA), a key input of GDP that is tracked by the RBI, rose 6.1 per cent in July-September compared to 5.6 per cent in the June quar...

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  • Uber discloses data breach one year after it happened
Uber discloses data breach one year after it happened

The stolen information included names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of 50 million people around the world who have used the service. The names and driver's license numbers for 600,000 Uber drivers in the USA were also stolen, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement .

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  • Take the baton: Rahul Gandhi's impending elevation within Congress is long overdue
Take the baton: Rahul Gandhi's impending elevation within Congress is long overdue

After months of speculation, the stage is now set for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party president from his mother Sonia Gandhi who has held the post for almost two decades. "It will always be available to not just Rahul-ji but also Congress men and women", he said. However, the incumbent Congress president is unwe...

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  • Sprint will start offering Hulu to its Unlimited Freedom customers
Sprint will start offering Hulu to its Unlimited Freedom customers

These customers will now be given free access to Hulu's Limited Commercials plan starting November 17. Sprint's unlimited plan costs $60 a month for one line and $100 for up to five lines (offer until January 31, 2018). This Is Us fans can expect their poppable snack to be extra salty, like the tears you shed watching week after week, w...

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  • Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad leaked
Walmart Black Friday 2017 ad leaked

Then there are those hoping to draw the Black Friday crowds. Walmart stores will open on Thursday at 6:00 PM. The star of the show is probably Amazon's Countdown to Black Friday event, which is packed full of great bargains like this massive 70-inch 4K TV from Sony for just $1,098.

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  • Target won't keep stores open all night on Thanksgiving
Target won't keep stores open all night on Thanksgiving

Target's 6 p.m. opening is in line with the last three years, the network said. The company says their hours this year will give team members a chance to recharge and prepare their stores for "even more holiday savings" on Black Friday .

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  • Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups
Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

Ford is issuing a recall for more than a million F-Series pickups sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In an effort to remedy the problem , Ford dealerships will be instructed to inspect the door latches and actuation cables. According to a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission , Ford expects that repairs for t...

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