On the 8th of February, Republican Senators voted to silence Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren while she was condemning the nomination of proposed Attorney General, Jeff Sessions by reading out a letter written by Martin Luther King’s widow, Coretta Scott King.
The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination for attorney general, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, by a vote of 52 to 47. The confirmation follows a series of divisive hearings during which Democrats attacked Mr. Sessions's record on civil rights.
On the 5th of February 2017, Chinese protesters gathered around Japan in an outcry against the actions of the country’s largest Hotel chain, Apa Hotels. The hotel came under scrutiny for placing books in every one of their over 350 hotels containing a revised version of Japanese history.
On 5 February 2017, at least 500,000 demonstrators rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that had fuelled their discontent. Sorin Grindeanu, the Romanian Prime Minister, announced on Sunday night that the government will “find a legal way” to withdraw decrees that protesters say will decriminalise and shield corruption.
On the 28th of January, two oil tankers collided of the coast of Chennai at the Ennore Port; spilling an estimated 80 tons of oil and sludge into the ocean. The spillage was initially confined to 7 Km of Chennai’s coast but progressively increased to 13 Km by 4th February 2017, and is now estimated to extend to 24 Km.
The Bharatiya Janata Party over the past few weeks has been racked by protests over the choice of candidates for the U.P. Assembly polls. The resentment continues to fester, there is unease about the spreading disquiet in the cadres who may not commit wholeheartedly to the campaign in the vital run up to the elections.
A temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations was issued by a US judge in Seattle. Federal Judge James Robart ruled against government lawyers' claims that US states did not have the right to challenge Trump's executive order.
On 31st Jan 17, three persons, including a Congress worker, were killed and five injured in twin blasts at Maur, 30 km from Bathinda. At around 8.30pm Congress candidate Harminder Singh Jassi had taken out a car procession when blasts took place. The three people who died last night have been identified as Harpal Singh, Jassi’s personal assistant; Ashok Kumar, a beggar; and his 10-year-old daughter, Barkha.