Michael Cohen says he's 'done being loyal to President Trump'
Erdogan, Trump agree ´more effective´ coordination on Syria
Massive fire breaks out at Chester Zoo sparking mass evacuation
USA unveils new Africa policy to counter 'predatory' Russian Federation and China
Mick Mulvaney Just Got the Most Difficult Job In Washington
IAS, OAS bodies slam attack on Pandian's residence
11 February 2018, 03:30 | Devin Moran
BJP demands dismissal of Pandian 3 others
On Feb 10 2018
This is perhaps for the first time that workers of a political party attacked the residence of a Government official possibly exposing the strategy of the BJP to target persons closely working with the Chief Minister.
A scuffle ensued between the BJP workers and policemen while the former were trying to enter inside the house.
On being informed, Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania and DCP Satyabrata Bhoi rushed to the spot. The senior police officer said the attack on the house of a civil service officer was a serious matter. "It depicts the mentality of top BJP leaders and reveals the motive of BJP which aspires to rule the state". Such kinds of protests are unacceptable in a democracy.
Deb said the BJP is indulging in such violence in the State with an intention to delay or postpone the scheduled February 24 Bijepur Assembly by-election as the party fears to lose poll battle.
Deb said that Pandian is an officer of impeccable integrity.
The incident was widely condemned by the CM, the Congress and associations of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Odisha Administrative Service officers.
Likewise, IAS Association Secretary Vishal Dev condemned the attack saying such incident had not taken place earlier in the state. Samal demanded strong action against the perpetrators and instigators in the incident. The people, allegedly belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, stormed into the compound of the official quarters of VK Pandian and damaged flower pots. They also threw cow dung on the wall and the main gate of the house.
Patnaik condemning the attack, told the media, "It is shocking and that too from a national party". While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described the incident as shocking, Leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra said BJP's attempt to come to power in Odisha through violence and hooliganism will never be successful.
Government Shutdown Ended: Budget Deal Delivered
She received a standing ovation when she walked into a caucus dinner Wednesday night, but some Democratic lawmakers said Mrs. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) that also was recently rejected by the White House.
Brokerages Anticipate Array BioPharma Inc
The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, June 16. (NASDAQ:ARRY) on Monday, September 11 with "Overweight" rating. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in shares of Array BioPharma by 70.9% in the fourth quarter.
Assad is Accidentally Helping the Kurdish Cause
They agreed to hold another three-way summit on Syria with Russia , Turkey and Iran; a source in Erdogan's administration said. Washington has voiced concern about the safety of US troops in Manbij amid Turkey's ongoing operation in northeastern Syria.
Western Digital stock plunges despite earnings beat
Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. Finally, Adviser Investments LLC bought a new stake in Western Digital during the third quarter valued at about $204,000.