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15 December, 2018 3:21 AM Chris Christie pulls out of Trump's White House chief of staff race

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, considered one of President Donald Trump's top candidates for White House chief of staff, abruptly withdrew from consideration on December 14, saying now is not the right time for him to take the job. The decision leaves the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and US Trade Representative 44

15 December, 2018 12:28 AM Jammu And Kashmir Becomes First State To Bring Law Against "Sextortion"

The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday approved the law. Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) 27

14 December, 2018 5:13 PM Khashoggi Killer Said In Audio: Turkey President

Jamal Khashoggi's killing has caused global outrage and has damaged international standing of the Saudi crown prince. One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan also slammed Riyadh 54

14 December, 2018 3:45 PM Rahul crossed all limits of propriety, decency, probity in public life by almost condemning SC: BJP

Rahul and his mother Sonia Gandhi are themselves facing a trial on corruption charges, RS Prasad said, referring to the National Herald case against them. The BJP accused Rahul Gandhi of "almost condemning" the Supreme Court for dismissing the pleas challenging the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, and said the Congress president crossed all limits of propriety 39

14 December, 2018 8:50 AM Madras HC dismisses outfit's plea to stage black flag demo against CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The Madras High Court on December 14 dismissed a petition by Hindu Makkal Katchi seeking a direction to police to allow black flag demonstrations against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during his visit to the city on December 16. Vijayan is scheduled to participate in a function to unveil the statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at the party 35

14 December, 2018 6:20 AM NIIT gains over 4% on allotment of shares to amalgamated companies

NIIT shares gained more than 4 percent on Friday after the board approved the allotment of shares to two amalgamated companies. The board approved the allotment of 2,53,66,521 equity shares to the shareholder of PIPL Management Consultancy and Investment Private Limited, and 2,59,15,838 shares to Global Consultancy and Investment Private Limited 35

14 December, 2018 4:23 AM Qualcomm Asks Chinese Courts to Ban iPhone XS, iPhone XR Sales

Chipmaker Qualcomm is asking courts in China to ban sales of Apple's latest iPhone models XS and XR after winning a preliminary injunction against older models, the company confirmed on Thursday. On Monday, a Chinese court had ordered a sales ban of some older Apple iPhone models for violating two patents of Qualcomm, though intellectual property lawyers 48

13 December, 2018 12:48 PM Uber Limousine Service Ruled Illegal by Top German Court

Germany's highest court ruled on Thursday that a defunct limousine service offered by Uber was illegal, in a setback for the US ride-hailing company that has struggled to comply with the law in Europe's largest economy. The Federal Court of Justice, handing down a final decision, upheld lower-court rulings in favour of a complaint brought by a Berlin 49

13 December, 2018 7:38 AM India Should Have Been Declared A Hindu Country, Says Meghalaya Judge

Meghalaya judge says, anybody opposing the country's laws and Constitution "cannot be considered a citizen of the country" A Meghalaya High Court judge stirred controversy after he wrote a judgement that said India should have been declared a "Hindu country." Since Partition of the subcontinent, during Independence, was done on the basis of religion 43

12 December, 2018 1:33 PM Who goes to attend a meeting with 300 bags? ED asks Vijay Mallya

Who goes to attend a meeting with "300 bags", the Enforcement Directorate (ED) asked Vijay Mallya's lawyer in a special court , countering the claim that the liquor baron had left India in March 2016 only to attend an event in Geneva and did not flee the country. Amit Desai, Mallya's lawyer, had told special judge for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 40