Tom Brady limited in practice with hand injury ahead of AFC title game

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Tom Brady limited in practice with hand injury ahead of AFC title game
  • Brady missed news conference to meet with medical staff
  • Brian Hoyer is only other quarterback on Patriots roster
  • New England play Jacksonville on Sunday for a place in the Super Bowl

The New England Patriots say Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled news conference on Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff for a right hand injury.


PAK SCAN: China, Pakistan Hold Joint Indian Ocean Expedition

PAK SCAN: China, Pakistan Hold Joint Indian Ocean Expedition

KARACHI: Launching the countries’ first joint scientific collaboration at the North Indian Ocean along the Makran Trench on Sunday, Chinese and Pakistani researchers started an ocean-bottom seismograph (OBS) for the first time using Shi Yan 3, a scientific research vessel from the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology at the Chinese Academy of S


Uttar Pradesh: Dalit youth beaten with sticks, made to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’

The incident took place last Sunday in Purkazi, Uttar Pradesh. A Dalit youth in Muzaffarnagar in western UP was beaten mercilessly with sticks by three men who hurled abuses, kicked him and forced him to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’, claiming he had insulted gods.

After a video clip of the assault last Sunday, which was recorded by a fourth assailant, began doing the rounds of social media, police lodged an FIR and launched a manhunt.

Police have identified the victim — a 27-year-old Dalit resident of Muzaffarnagar. Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Deo said an FIR under “strict sections” had been lodged at the Purkazi police station.

We are speaking to the victim and his family members and the accused have been identified as three-four Gujjar residents of the area. The incident took place in the Purkazi police station area,” the SSP said.

An FIR was registered under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and sections of the SC/ST Act and IT Act, police said.

The video clip shot Sunday shows a man wearing a black helmet lying on the ground and being beaten and kicked by at least three men while a fourth records the incident. At one point, the man’s hands are folded while his helmet is pulled out and the three men assault him and ask him to repeat chants like ‘Jai Mata Di’.

In the clip, the assailants ask another person to videotape the incident and make it “viral”. e of them tells the Dalit youth, “We don’t criticise your Ambedkar, do we? y did you do it to ours?

Omvir Singh, SP City, Muzaffarnagar, said: “Our teams our conducting raids to nab the accused. One of them has been brought in for questioning and arrests will be made soon.

A police officer said they are investigating if the incident was linked to another incident a month ago, which too was videotaped and circulated on social media platforms. In that incident, gods were being ridiculed,” the officer said.


Immigration in US on merit: Trump

WASHINGTON: Reiterating his "America First" policy, US President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed for a merit-based immigration system, saying he only wants people who can help America become "strong and great again". He also said that there will be no more diversity lottery visa.

I, as President, want people coming into our Country who are going to help us become strong and great again, people coming in through a system based on MERIT. No more Lotteries!

Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday. Mr Trump, who said a merit-based system will allow only people with "great track record" to enter the country, stressed that he wanted safety and security of Americans and an end to "massive" inflow of drugs.

The US president has been calling for the merit-based immigration system, of which people from countries like India could be a major beneficiary, to reduce overall immigration to the US.

The decades-old diversity lottery visa system gave green cards to people from countries from where people would normally not qualify to come to the US through a merit-based system.

In an another tweet, President Trump said a deal to resolve the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children is "probably dead," blaming it on Democrats.

DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military," Trump said, referring to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program.

DACA, established in 2012 by Trump predecessor Barack Obama, protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose parents brought them into the country illegally as children.

Trump said in September he was scrapping the program but delayed enforcement to give Congress six months -- until March -- to craft a lasting solution.

Trump came back on the issue in a pair of tweets three days after igniting outrage by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from "shithole countries.


Trump says ‘I'm not a racist’

Trump says ‘I'm not a racist’

US President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday “I‘m not a racist” in response to reports that he had described immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “shithole countries.

Trump also said he was “ready, willing and able” to reach a deal to protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children from being deported but that he did not believe Democrats wanted an agreement. tweeted earlier on Sunday that the existing program would “probably” be discontinued.

The debate over immigration policy became increasingly acrimonious after it was reported on Thursday that the Republican president used the word “shithole” to describe Haiti and African countries in a private meeting with lawmakers.

The comments led to harsh recriminations from Democrats and Republicans alike, with some critics accusing Trump of racism, even as bipartisan talks continued in the US Congress to seek a bipartisan compromise to salvage the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Asked by a reporter in Florida whether he was a racist, Trump said: “No. I‘m not a racist. I‘m the least racist person you have ever interviewed.

Trump has threatened to end DACA, but he seemed to keep the door open for a deal when he told reporters before dinner on Sunday night: “We’re ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA, but I don’t think the Democrats want to make a deal…. mocrats are the ones that aren’t going to make a deal.

Efforts to extend the program are further complicated because it could make a funding bill to avert a government shutdown due Friday more difficult.

DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our military,” Trump said earlier on Twitter.

A US judge ruled last Tuesday that DACA should remain in effect until legal challenges brought in multiple courts are resolved.

I hope that we are actually going to work on fixing DACA,” said Representative Mia Love on CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday. nnot let this derail us.

Love, whose parents are from Haiti, had criticized Trump for his remarks and called on him to apologize.

Trump denied making the disparaging remarks on Friday, although US Senator Richard Durbin, who was in the White House meeting, said the president had used the term. One participant at the meeting on Sunday denied that Trump used the term and another said he did not recall Trump making such comments.

Asked on Sunday whether his inflammatory remarks made it harder to get a DACA deal, Trump said: “Did you see what various senators in the room say about my comments? They weren’t bad.

Lawmakers hope to reach an immigration deal before January 19, when Congress must pass a funding bill or the government will shut down. Some Democrats insist that the DACA question be addressed by then.

Lawmakers are trying to combine some form of relief for DACA immigrants along with enhanced border security, including a wall along the Mexican border, sought by Trump. The president’s inflammatory comments left lawmakers struggling to find a path forward.

I hope we can move beyond that. What was reported was unacceptable. But what we have to do is not let that define this moment,” said Republican Senator Cory Gardner on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program.

Republican Senator David Perdue, who was at the same White House meeting and had said he did not recall whether Trump made the comment, was more explicit on Sunday. He called the new stories a “gross misrepresentation.

I‘m telling you, he did not use that word,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” program.

However, Republicans and Democrats have both said they either heard Trump say it, or heard directly from colleagues who did.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Sunday he was told about the remarks by colleagues who attended the meeting, before the news reports emerged.

I heard that account before the account even went public,” he said on “This Week.

One of Trump’s top advisers, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, said on “Fox News Sunday” she did not recall if Trump used “that specific phrase.

She also appeared to rebut Trump’s remarks from earlier in the day. DACA is not dead,” she said.

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