ജമ്മു: ജമ്മു കാഷ്മീരിലെ ബന്ദിപ്പോറയില് ഭീകരര് സൈനികര്ക്ക് നേരെ നടത്തിയ ആക്രമണത്തില് രണ്ട് സൈനികര്ക്ക് പരിക്ക്. ഷാകുന്ദ് ഹജിൻ ഗ്രാമത്തിൽ ബുധനാഴ്ചയായിരുന്നു വെടിവെയ്പ്പ്. മേഖലയിൽ ഭീകരർക്കായി സുരക്ഷാസേന തെരച്ചിൽ നടത്തുകയാണ്.
Republican Party Chief Furious Over Trumps Failure To Support House Speaker
Donald Trump’s White House campaign was in turmoil on Wednesday, with a senior Republican Party official furious over his criticism of a dead soldier’s family and his refusal to back the re-election campaign of House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.Trump shrugged off the growing party backlash over his insistent public dispute with the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who was killed in the Iraq war in 2004.
“There is great unity in my campaign, perhaps greater than ever before. I want to thank everyone for your tremendous support. Beat Crooked H!” the Republican nominee wrote on Twitter early on Wednesday, referring to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.Facing uproar over his dispute with the family, the New York businessman hit back on Tuesday at critics in the Republican leadership. In an interview with The Washington Post, he denied both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain support in their re-election bids.Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was furious over Trump’s decision not to endorse Ryan, who is the most senior elected Republican, and over the candidate’s feud with the Khan family, two Republican sources said.“He feels like a fool,” a Republican source familiar with the situation said of Priebus.Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was struggling to get the candidate back on message, the source said.
The campaign has been wracked by turmoil in recent days. On Monday, Trump fired a senior adviser, Ed Brookover, who had been hired to serve as a liaison between the campaign and the Republican National Committee.The Trump campaign had no immediate comment.Trump loyalist and former campaign official Corey Lewandowski dismissed reports of dissent and disarray in Trump’s camp, telling CNN on Tuesday evening that campaign staffers “would climb over barbed wire for Donald Trump, chew on glass to make sure that they get him elected” on Nov. 8.
Trump has had a running dispute with the parents of Army Captain Humayun Khan since they took the stage at last week’s Democratic National Convention. Khizr and Ghazala Khan cited the sacrifice of their son, who was killed by a car bomb, and criticized Trump’s proposal to combat terrorism by temporarily banning Muslims from entering the United States.Many Republican leaders, including Ryan and McCain, have criticized Trump’s subsequent attacks on the parents. Several media outlets reported on Wednesday that Trump had rejected advice from his staff to drop the dispute.A Republican congressional aide said there was deep frustration on Capitol Hill that Trump keeps engaging in “petty spats.” The aide said congressional offices that support Trump got two sets of talking points on Monday from the campaign about the Khan situation but have not heard anything from the campaign about Trump’s Ryan comments.
The dispute over Trump’s treatment of the Khans, coming just two weeks after he was formally anointed the White House nominee at the Republicans’ convention, was the latest rift in a party already frayed by internal dissent over the candidate.Late on Tuesday, Meg Whitman, a prominent Republican fundraiser and chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, endorsed Clinton’s White House bid, calling Trump an “authoritarian character” and a threat to democracy.In an interview with The New York Times, Whitman said it was time “to put country first before party.”Also on Tuesday, Representative Richard Hanna of New York became the first Republican in Congress to endorse Clinton, although several other Republicans in Congress have said they will not support Trump. Even Trump’s longtime ally, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, said it was inappropriate to criticize the Khan family.In better news for Trump, his campaign and the Republican National Committee jointly raised $80 million for his White House bid in July, the campaign said on Wednesday. That was less than the $90 million Clinton raised along with the national Democratic Party the same month, but it was a substantial bump from his fund-raising in past months.
Trump was late to kick off traditional campaign fund-raising efforts, preferring to largely use his own funds during the Republican primary. He has contributed more than $56 million to his presidential run so far, the campaign said. In June, after hiring a national finance chairman and launching a collaboration with the RNC, Trump brought in $51 million.A former reality TV star who has never held public office, Trump swept aside 16 rivals to win the party primary contests, winning support particularly from white blue-collar workers who feel neglected by the political establishment.His plans have included the ban on Muslims and building a wall along the Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants. He has also proposed renegotiating trade treaties, opening up to Russia, revamping NATO and has suggested Japan and South Korea should get nuclear weapons.
Trump’s incendiary and often off-the-cuff rhetoric on Muslims, women and Mexican immigrants has drawn widespread criticism, including from some Republicans.On Tuesday, Democratic President Barack Obama unleashed his strongest attack yet on Trump, calling him unfit for the presidency and asking Republican leaders why they continued to endorse him given their repeated criticisms of his actions.Opinion polls have shown Clinton benefiting from a boost after her party’s convention last week. The RealClearPolitics average of recent national polls put her 4.5 percentage points ahead of Trump, at 46.5 percent to 42 percent.
Amtrak Train Derails Near Philadelphia Two Deaths Reported
An Amtrak train locomotive derailed when it struck a backhoe in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, and two people were killed in the accident, television stations reported.Amtrak, the U.S. passenger train company, said it was suspending Northeast Corridor services between Philadelphia and New York.
The southbound Palmetto train running from New York to Savannah, Georgia, had about 341 passengers and seven crew members aboard when it struck the backhoe, Amtrak said.Philadelphia’s ABC and NBC television affiliates reported two deaths. The NBC station said at least one more person was injured.Spokesmen for the Chester police and fire departments were not available for immediate comment.
Fox News said the two dead were construction workers who were unable to clear the tracks in time. It quoted witnesses as saying the train’s horn sounded before it struck the equipment.Passenger Stephanie Burroughs described a fireball and windows on the train being blown out upon impact.
“The conductor did inform us that there was a fatality, that there were people working on the track,” she told Fox News.A spokesman for the Trainer United Methodist Church in Chester, about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, said it was being used as a staging area and hundreds of passengers were in the church’s gymnasium.In one of Amtrak’s deadliest recent accidents, eight people were killed and 43 hurt last May when a New York-bound train derailed in Philadelphia. Officials are still determining the cause of that crash.Last month, about three dozen people were injured when an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Kansas.
Car Bomb In Eastern Baghdad Kills At Least 11
A car bomb exploded in a predominantly Shi’ite Muslim district of eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 39 others, security and medical sources said, the third such blast in four days in the capital.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast near a cinema in Baghdad al-Jadida but ultra-hardline Sunni Islamic State group, which claimed two attacks over the weekend, often target Shi’ite commercial and residential areas.
The blast set fire to at least five other vehicles on a busy commercial street during evening rush hour, the sources said. Unverified photos published online showed a plume of dark smoke rising above the site of the explosion.Security has gradually improved in Baghdad, which was the target of daily bombings a decade ago, though attacks against the security forces and Shi’ite civilians are still frequent.
At least 12 people were killed on Saturday in two separate car bomb attacks targeting security forces, while a suicide attack at a Shi’ite mosque following Friday prayers left nine others dead.The rise of Islamic State, which is fighting government forces over control of swathes of northern and western Iraq, has exacerbated a sectarian conflict, mostly between Shi’ites and Sunnis, that emerged after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
Syrian And Russian Aircraft Step Up Bombing Of Aleppo City
Nearly 50 strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, residents and a monitor said.For their part, rebels hit government-held areas of Aleppo in what Syrian media said was an escalation in mortar attacks on the western districts.Aleppo, the country’s largest city before the war, has been divided for years between rebel and government-held zones. It has seen many deadly bombardments that have all but destroyed a February ceasefire agreement.Full control of Aleppo would be a huge prize for President Bashar al-Assad. Russia’s military intervention since September has helped to bolster Assad’s government.
State media said missiles fired on Sunday on Hamadaniyah, Midan and other neighborhoods by insurgents killed at least 20 people, in the second day of intense shelling of government-held areas. The death toll over the whole weekend was at least 44.Syria issued a toughly worded statement denouncing Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, holding them responsible for the latest surge in rebel-attacks and accusing them of wrecking any effort to reach a U.N.-backed political settlement.Damascus says that alongside several major Western countries, these regional countries finance and train Islamist rebels seeking to topple Assad’s government.In the rebel-held eastern sector of the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of barrel bombs – oil drums or cylinders packed with explosives and shrapnel- were dropped by helicopter on densely populated districts.
A civil defense worker said at least 32 people were killed in the rebel-held parts of the city, with 18 bodies pulled from flattened buildings in the Qatrji neighborhood, the worst hit.“This week-long campaign of bombing is very intense and day by day it’s getting worse .. it is the worst we have seen in a while,” said Bebars Mishal, a civil defense official in rebel-held Aleppo.The aerial raids on Sunday came in the wake of Friday’s strikes on civilian areas that residents said were the most intense in over a month.The monitor also said the Syrian government raids had targeted the main Castello road that leads into rebel-held Aleppo as part of a campaign to complete the encirclement of the city’s insurgent-held areas.
A Russian defense ministry statement on Sunday accused militant Syrian Islamist groups of firing mortars on the mainly Kurdish-populated Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in Aleppo that overlooks the Castello road.The monitor said 13 people, including six children, were killed on Saturday in the Kurdish-run area by insurgent mortars.Rebels accuse the powerful Kurdish YPG of working with the Syrian army to cut the main artery by intensifying their ground attacks on the highway.The Russians had on Saturday accused militants from radical Islamic groups of bringing at least 1,000 fighters into an area in the southern Aleppo countryside.
The militants have consolidated gains since Friday in the area around the strategic town of Khan Touman [L8N18V382], rebels say.
The Nusra Front spearheaded an attack on Khan Touman last month, delivering one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to a coalition of foreign Shi’ite fighters supporting Syrian government forces..Rebels say Russian jets on Sunday pounded insurgent positions in the area to prevent them from advancing towards the nearby town of Hader, which rebels say is a stronghold of Iranian-backed militias.Also U.S.-backed forces on Sunday engaged with Islamic State fighters in an offensive that began last Tuesday against IS-held areas in Aleppo province, beginning with the Manbij area where they continued to seize more villages, according to Kurdish sources and the monitor.
ACLU Sues Over Mississippi Law That OKs Denying Services To Gays
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday said it filed a lawsuit in federal court to block a Mississippi law allowing people with religious objections to deny services to gay and transgender people.The law is due to take effect in July. The ACLU said the measure is discriminatory and contradicts the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year that legalized same-sex marriage.
The ACLU is suing on behalf of Mississippi residents Nykolas Alford and Stephen Thomas, a gay couple engaged to be married.“At a time when we’re supposed to be excited as a couple engaged to be married, this law permits discrimination against us simply because of who we are,” they said in a statement released by the ACLU. “This is not the Mississippi we’re proud to call home.”Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, a Republican, last month signed into law the wide-reaching measure that permits people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples.The law also clears the way for employers to cite religion in determining workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom and locker access.In its release, the ACLU said that Mississippi law could also impact nearly anyone in a sexual relationship outside of a heterosexual marriage. While the initial legal challenge is focused on same-sex couples, the organization said it would fight other provisions of the law if they go into effect.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള് താഴെ എഴുതാവുന്നതാണ്.
ദയവായി അവഹേളനപരവും വ്യക്തിപരമായ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങളും അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങളും ഒഴിവാക്കുക.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനങ്ങള്ക്കോ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങള്ക്കോ അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങള്ക്കോ 24ന്യൂസ്ലൈവ്.കോം , അമ്മത്തൊട്ടിൽ.കോം ഉത്തരവാദിയായിരിക്കില്ല.