Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 9:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Martin McGuinness, Michael Flatley and an avalanche in Italy had people talking. Share3 Tweet Email1 10,420 Views NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Former Riverdance frontman, the Lord of the Dance, Michael Flatley will perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump. Source: Graham Hughes/RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3195342 Enda Kenny ruled out an election in 2017Gardaí arrested a man who had a sawn-off shotgun in FinglasTributes were paid to Wexford music promoter Barry Ennis Short URL Maddie, a King Charles Spaniel, studies a 1/6th scale model of a German WW2 1943 Tiger Tank, ahead of the London Model Engineering exhibition held at Alexandra Palace, London. Source: John Stillwell/PA Wire/PA Images#ITALY: More than 25 people are still missing after an avalanche on an Italian mountain.#SAUDI ARABIA: Six British nationals have died in a crash near a Saudi pilgrimage site.#ASSANGE: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will travel to the US.PARTING SHOTToday is Dublin Airport’s 77th birthday. This Flightradar24 gif shows a timelapse of all of the flights coming in and out in a day. By Paul Hosford Get our daily news round up: Jan 19th 2017, 9:00 PM Martin McGuinness announced he is stepping away from politicsThe killers of Dale Creighton were attacked in MountjoyA convicted killer was sentenced to community service for attacking a gardaThe government defeated the AAA-PBP anti evictions billThe PAC was set to investigate a €7 million overspend at Tipperary Hospital Michael Flatley was announced as a performer for the Donald Trump inaugurationINTERNATIONAL No Comments
Nizamabad: Municipal elections in Nizamabad district are likely to witness a pitched battle between the ruling TRS and the BJP in Nizamabad district. Erstwhile Nizamabad district has six municipalities and one municipal corporation. The Congress had won the Kamareddy municipality in the last elections. The TRS had won the Nizamabad Municipal Corporation and Armoor and Bodhan municipalities.The Congress had started the vote bank politics in Nizamabad district. Also Read – Golden 90’s Music Superstars – Alka Yagnik & Kumar Sanu LIVE in Concert will be performing together for the very 1st time in the city of pearls,… Advertise With Us The TRS had followed in the footsteps of the Congress. The BJP is trying to gain strength by luring prominent leaders into the party. The defeat of K Kavitha in the Lok Sabha elections is considered to be shot in the arm for the saffron party. The BJP is facing shortage of leaders, but the party leaders claim that it has gained people’s confidence. The TRS leaders are gearing up the party machinery to face the fight likely to be put up by the saffron party. The TRS may contest the elections in alliance with the MIM. But the Congress and BJP may go it alone. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us In Bodhan, the TRS has strong presence as it is led by influential leaders. Kamareddy municipality, which was won by the Congress in the last elections, has 49 wards. Some of the Congress councillors had defected to the TRS. Some BJP councillors too had migrated to the TRS. The chairperson too had defected to the TRS. BJP leaders claimed that a large number of youth from all sections have been enrolling as party members in the current membership drive. It is competing with the TRS in membership drive. Bheemgal is the new municipality. There are 12 wards. Previously, the Congress was a strong force in the Gram Panchayat. Now, the TRS has gained strength in the municipality. The BJP too has been campaigning to capture the municipality.