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Gabbard Slams Hillary Clinton Over Russia Remarks
Hillary Clinton warned that Russia is grooming a US Democratic candidate for a third-party run next year, prompting the accused Tulsi Gabbard to unleash an all-out attack on the "queen of warmongers" ex-secretary of state.
Clinton – and history from her 2016 presidential defeat to Donald Trump – suggested that the result of the Russian-backed move would be to divide the US electorate and help Trump win again in 2020.
"I think they've got their eye on somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary, and they're grooming her to be the third-party candidate," Clinton said on the "Campaign HQ" podcast that first aired Thursday.
"She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far." Clinton did not name Gabbard, but the Hawaii congresswoman essentially acknowledged she was the target by blasting out a stunning Twitter thread against the former first lady.
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India-US Bilateral Defence Trade to Reach USD 18 Billion This Year: Pentagon
Ahead of the ninth India-US Defence Technologies and Trade Initiative or DTTI group meeting in New Delhi next week, the Pentagon on Saturday, 19 October said the bilateral defence trade between the two countries is expected to reach USD 18 billion by year end.
Undersecretary Of Defense For Acquisition And Sustainment Ellen M Lord said the US is committed to strengthen its partnership with India while furthering military-to-military relationships and cooperation.
“Bilateral defence trade, essentially zero in 2008, will reach an estimated USD 18 billion later this year,” she told reporters at the Pentagon.
"Positive Impact on Investment": IMF on India's Corporate Tax Cut
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday, 18 October supported India’s recent decision to reduce corporate income tax, saying it has a positive impact on investment.
It, however, said India should address continued fiscal consolidation and secure long-term stability of the fiscal conditions.
"We believe India still has limited fiscal space so they have to be careful. We support their corporate income tax cut because it has a positive impact on investment," Changyong Rhee, Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF, told reporters at a news conference in Washington.
One Wanted Criminal Arrested in Delhi's Karol Bagh
One wanted criminal was arrested after encounter with police in New Delhi’s Karol Bagh area on the night of Friday, 18 October.
US Senate Leader Slams Trump's Syria Withdrawal as 'Strategic Nightmare'
US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Friday, 18 October, attacked President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria as "a strategic nightmare" that will help Washington's foes and hurt its allies.
Indian-Origin Man Given Extra Prison Time for Failing to Self-Surrender for First Sentence
An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to nine additional months in prison for failing to self-surrender to serve his prison sentence. 34-year-old Damanpreet Singh of Los Angeles, was handed down the sentence last week by US District Judge Garland Burrell, US Attorney McGregor Scott said.
According to court documents, in September last year, Singh was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to commit bribery, identity fraud and unauthorised access of a computer.
India Slams Pakistan for Raising Kashmir Issue at UN
India has slammed Pakistan for raising the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at a forum of the UN, saying that the country employs "empty rhetoric" to serve its "distorted agenda" and continues to engage in spreading unsubstantiated allegations.
Minister in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Deepak Misra did not name Pakistan but his remarks were in response to a statement by Islamabad's UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi, who while speaking at forum last week, had yet again raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mother-Son Duo Beaten in Haryana; Case Registered
A mother and son duo were beaten by miscreants in Balraj Nagar in Haryana’s Kaithal during the intervening night of 17 and 18 October.
Police said, "Case has been registered based on statement of victims, two accused named and eight unnamed. It was a case of personal enmity."
Six Missing After Car Falls Into a Canal in Telangana
A search operation is underway to rescue six people who went missing after their car fell into a water canal in Nadigudem mandal, Suryapet district in Telangana on Friday, 18 October.
Man Gets Three Years Rigorous Imprisonment for Molesting Minor
A local court in Thane has sentenced a man from Bhiwandi to three years of rigorous imprisonment for molesting a five-year-old girl in 2013.
District Judge DG Murumkar on Friday, 18 October, convicted 30-year-old Irfan Iqbal Momim under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Additional Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar told the court that the victim was Momim's neighbour. On 24 December 2013, Momim called her to his place and molested her.
One Dead After Plane Landing on Alaska Island Went off Runway
One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said on Friday, 18 October.
Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state.
7 Atomic Power Reactors Under Construction, 17 More On The Way: Vyas
To increase standardisation and bring modularity in building atomic power reactors, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is going for fleet mode construction for future projects, DAE Secretary KN Vyas said on Friday, 18 October.
Speaking at the India Energy Forum's Nuclear Conclave, he said 17 new reactors are now in the pipeline, with seven already under construction.
"We are going in for fleet mode for construction, thereby reducing construction costs and speeding up construction time," Vyas, who is also the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, said.
PMC Bank Depositors Protest Near RBI Office in Mumbai
Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank depositors protested near the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office in Mumbai on Saturday, 19 October.
An elderly woman who was protesting outside RBI, fell ill and was later helped by police personnel and other depositors.
Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua
Pakistan violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages with small arms firing along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday, 19 October.
Five Family Members Burnt to Death in Assam
Five members of a family including two children were charred to death when a cooking gas cylinder burst triggering fire at their house in Dibrugarh district of upper Assam, police said on Saturday, 19 October.
The incident occurred at Niz Kodomoni near Thermal Colony in Dibrugarh town, district Additional Superintendent of Police Dhruba Bora said.
ED Raids at 14 Locations of DHFL and Its Promoters
As per sources, Enforcement Directorate is conducting raids at 14 locations of DHFL and its promoters in connection with loan sanctioned to Sunblink Real Estate, which has alleged links with gangster Iqbal Mirchi.
Two Held for Making Threat Calls to DCW Chief Swati Maliwal
Two persons were arrested for allegedly threatening Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal, police said on Saturday, 19 October.
According to the DCW, Maliwal had being receiving threat calls over her action against sex rackets allegedly operating in several spa centres across Delhi.
Union Minister Santosh Gangwar's Personal Secretary Dies in Road Accident
The personal secretary of Union minister Santosh Gangwar died in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur after his car collided with a truck, police said on Saturday, 19 October.
Superintendent of Police (city) Dinesh Tripathi said that Brijesh Kumar Tiwari, (44), the personal secretary to the labour and employment minister, was travelling in his car from Farrukhabad to Bareilly on Friday night when it collided with a truck that was in front of it near Madnapur.
More Brexit Delay 'Pointless, Expensive, Corrosive': Johnson
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday, 19 October, warned against further delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, telling lawmakers there was "little appetite" for another extension.
Leopard Mauls 60-Year-Old Man to Death in Gir Forest
A man was mauled to death by a leopard at Pindakhai Nani village in Gir forest's Visavdar range, a forest official said on Saturday, 19 October.
Valabhai Maru, 60, was killed by a leopard while he was sleeping in an open passage of his house on Friday night, chief conservator of forest of Junagadh Dushyant Vasavada said.
Building Collapses in Gujarat; Rescue Ops Underway
A building collapsed while work to demolish the building was underway in Chhani Jakatnaka area of Vadodara in Gujarat. Labourers have been feared to be trapped. Fire brigades are present at the spot. Search and rescue operations are underway.
Terrorists Attack Jewellery Store in J&K's Baramulla
A jewellery store was attacked by terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir’s Baramulla on Saturday, 19 October. No casualties and injuries have been reported. More details are awaited.
8 Injured in Clash Between Police, Locals in Malda
Eight persons, including four police personnel were injured in a clash between the force and locals, including relatives of a missing college student who put up a blockade demanding prompt investigation into the case, a senior police official said.
The clash took place at Malda Town-Bhaluka Road in Rotua when the large posse of policemen trying to disperse the agitators who threw stones at them, resorted to baton charging and bursting tear gas shells, he said.
Man Accused of Murdering Grandparents in UP Held in Maharashtra
A man accused of hacking to death his grandparents in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh was held in Thane in Maharashtra, police said on Saturday.
Munnawar Mohhamad Gaffar Ali (22) killed his grandfather Vazid Hussain (65) and grandmother Shamina (62) with an axe in Amethi on October 4, said Thane Crime Branch senior inspector Nitin Thakre.