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Govt committed to double farmers' income by 2022: PM Modi Govt committed to double farmers' income by 2022: PM Modi
- September 18, 2017

As the Prime Minister inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar project at Kevadia in Gujarat, BJP leaders and ministers took a lead in cleanliness and other campaigns. Singh while addressing BJP workers said, "On the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday the state has chose to make Chhattisgarh open-defecation free (ODF) by October 2, 2018". (more...)
Parsons Green: Second arrest over Tube bombing
- September 18, 2017

On Saturday morning, an 18-year-old was arrested by Kent Police in the port area of Dover, a popular destination for Islamist fighters, people-traffickers, and illegal migrants travelling to and from Calais, France. "It was quite scary, they told us to get away from our windows and go to the back of the house". Mr Griffiths also claimed he was told a bomb was found in the back garden of the home, where a forensic tent remains in place today. (more...)
Ayatollah Khamenei slams United States 'bullying' Iran on nuclear deal Ayatollah Khamenei slams United States 'bullying' Iran on nuclear deal
- September 18, 2017

US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear up the deal and his administration has been looking for grounds to declare Iran in noncompliance, despite repeated United Nations declarations that Tehran has stuck to its commitments. Upon arrival at John F Kennedy Airport in NY to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated that Tehran's strategy is extensive interaction with the world. (more...)
United Kingdom foreign minister criticised for resurrecting 'Brexit benefit' mantra United Kingdom foreign minister criticised for resurrecting 'Brexit benefit' mantra
- September 18, 2017

Boris Johnson has been slapped down by the head of the UK Statistics Authority for restating the controversial claim that Britain will claw back £350m a week after leaving the EU. The Prime Minister has not spoken to her Foreign Secretary since Friday night when he published a 4,000-word essay that was widely seen as a warning against giving in to Remainers in the Cabinet. (more...)
Lawsuit filed in Florida nursing home tragedy Lawsuit filed in Florida nursing home tragedy
- September 18, 2017

At another assisted-living facility near Miami, the manager said the building lost power Tuesday morning, well after the hurricane had passed. After the water pulled away from the beaches and bay, it came back with vengeance, but much of Florida's west coast wasn't swamped as badly as it could have been because Irma's track kept them safe from the storm's stronger eastern side. (more...)
What happened to Hurricane Jose? What happened to Hurricane Jose?
- September 18, 2017

Jose, formerly a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to produce rip currents and high-surf along portions of the US east coast. The latest projections show the tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour, moving slightly west and closer to the coast as it swirls north. (more...)
Nikki Haley: If US Defends Itself, 'North Korea Will Be Destroyed' Nikki Haley: If US Defends Itself, 'North Korea Will Be Destroyed'
- September 18, 2017

The launch, the North's second in the past few weeks, came after fresh worldwide sanctions were passed this week in response to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test conducted earlier this month . "In the words of North Korea , we have strangled their economic situation at this point". "What we are seeing is they continue to be provocative, they continue to be reckless". (more...)
Cops Injured in St. Louis Protests
- September 18, 2017

The verdict resulted in protests throughout St. Louis . Riot police used pepper spray to disperse the crowds. A rally over the not-guilty verdict turned violent after police confronted a small group of demonstrators. Stockley had said he acted in self-defense and believed Smith was reaching for a gun in his vehicle, but prosecutors accused the officer of planting a silver revolver to justify the shooting. (more...)
Trump to pitch 'America First' agenda in United Nations debut
- September 18, 2017

The administration has options on Iran, too, which has colored Trump's engagement with US allies and partners since his surprise victory in November. On Tuesday, in addition to his General Assembly speech, Trump will meet with the emir of Qatar, whose kingdom is embroiled in a dispute with other Middle East nations, including Saudi Arabia, over alleged funding of terror groups. (more...)
Trump Advisers Warn North Korea To Give Up Weapons Programs Trump Advisers Warn North Korea To Give Up Weapons Programs
- September 18, 2017

At a House hearing this week, Trump administration officials called out Beijing and Moscow for helping North Korea evade sanctions. In previous tests, North Korea used trucks to transport and erect the Hwasong-12s, but it moved the missiles on separate firing tables before launching them. (more...)
How to stream tonight's Emmy Awards
- September 18, 2017

The 2017 Emmys are now upon us, and going into the evening, we were very much excited to see one thing: Stephen Colbert as the host . He did show up, and it was... I've gotta say, I prefer seeing him in this capacity than in his previous line of work. At the time , he said, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period ", despite photographic evidence to the contrary. (more...)
Military Options Against North Korea 'Overwhelming' Military Options Against North Korea 'Overwhelming'
- September 18, 2017

On Sunday the president landed in New York City ahead of his first address before the U.N. Tuesday. A senior UN Security Council diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: "We are faced with real uncertainties with respect to North Korea and it's a bit unsafe ... (more...)
Iran's Supreme Leader Tweets Warning To West Of 'Wrong Moves' Iran's Supreme Leader Tweets Warning To West Of 'Wrong Moves'
- September 18, 2017

Backed by Russian Federation and China, the European Union will uphold the nuclear deal and make the USA suffer a loss of credibility and isolation. He cited Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, its development of ballistic missiles and "cyber activities", which have absolutely nothing to do with JCPOA. (more...)
Lights still out for 5.8 million USA customers after Irma Lights still out for 5.8 million USA customers after Irma
- September 18, 2017

Everybody FPL has, Silagy said, is "already being deployed" and the company is working to secure more workers from out of state to help, including some crews who were assisting in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. "Over the past few days, I have seen firsthand how Hurricane Irma has impacted our communities, and I know from talking with these families that power restoration is the number one thing they need to start the recovery process", Florida Gov. (more...)
Caribbean prepares as Tropical Storm Maria could become hurricane on Sunday Caribbean prepares as Tropical Storm Maria could become hurricane on Sunday
- September 18, 2017

Lucia, Martinique, Antigue and Barbuda. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center of circulation and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from Jose . Jose is expected to pass close to Long Island on Tuesday and into Wednesday , but it's not now expected to make landfall. In the wake of Harvey and Irma , two devastating storms , there's still about two and a half months of the hurricane season left. (more...)
Chelsea boss sees red over David Luiz's sending-off Chelsea boss sees red over David Luiz's sending-off
- September 18, 2017

However, on the last two occasions that the sides have met, Arsenal have come out victorious. "It was about mentality and a response from our last away game". Here's the challenge he made on Arsenal left back Sead Kolasinac . Cesc Fabregas found Pedro with a looping cross as the Spaniard found himself one-on-one with Cech but he could not convert. (more...)
Sharif's wife edges ahead in Lahore by Sharif's wife edges ahead in Lahore by
- September 18, 2017

Nawaz Sharif and three of his children, including Maryam, are now facing a corruption investigation and trial by the country's anti-corruption watchdog, on the orders of the Supreme Court . As per details, The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had established 220 polling stations - 103 for male, 98 for female and 19 combined - with total 573 polling booths (312 for male and 261 for female). (more...)
Funeral procession of MIAF Arjan Singh begins Funeral procession of MIAF Arjan Singh begins
- September 18, 2017

The IAF patriarch will be given a state funeral at 9.30 am at Brar Square. Arjan Singh , a hero of the 1965 India-Pakistan war, was part of an elite club of military men. President Ram Nath Kovind also paid tributes to Singh. "When I was a young boy I was inspired by the then Chief of Air Force Arjan Singh", he said. (more...)
Trump's Message For His 1st UN General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform' Trump's Message For His 1st UN General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'
- September 18, 2017

North Korea has launched dozens of missiles under Kim's leadership as it accelerates a weapons program created to give it the ability to target the United States with a powerful, nuclear-tipped missile. It was the country's longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile. However, the accuracy of the missile, still at an early stage of development, was low, it said. (more...)
Paul Ryan won't commit to a revenue-neutral tax plan Paul Ryan won't commit to a revenue-neutral tax plan
- September 18, 2017

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchHatch announces support for medical marijuana in pun-laden statement Senators announce bipartisan extension of children's health program Equifax feels the heat in Washington for breach MORE (R-Utah) on Thursday sought to downplay the work of the Republican-only "Big Six" tax-reform negotiators, saying the group "will not dictate the direction we take in this committee". (more...)
After 8 nursing home deaths, Florida issues emergency rules to protect elderly After 8 nursing home deaths, Florida issues emergency rules to protect elderly
- September 18, 2017

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the facility has an overall rating of 2/5 stars, or 'below average.' The Miami Herald reports that during a February inspection, state regulators cited the facility on a number of violations, including a high medication error rate, failure to serve meals in a timely fashion , leaving a resident in a dark room staring at a tv for hours, poor hygiene for another resident, and cleanliness violations within the facility's ... (more...)
"Jackie Hoffman caught screaming 'damn it!" while losing Emmy to Laura Dern
- September 18, 2017

The actress, 50, took home the golden statue for her role in HBO's summer smash Big Little Lies . Feud star Jackie Hoffman appeared to ignite her own Hollywood feud by mouthing "d*mmit" twice after Dern was called to the stage, and the internet had a field day with her reaction. (more...)
Congress leader Manish Tewari's abusive words for 'Bhakts' irks Twitterati Congress leader Manish Tewari's abusive words for 'Bhakts' irks Twitterati
- September 18, 2017

Few days back, another senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh posted a disparaging post on the social media that indicated that PM Modi's achievement was his ability to fool the people of the country. But the kind of language that was used by the former Information and Broadcasting minister and the person who calls himself a lawyer, is absolutely astonishing. (more...)
Any DACA plan comes with 'massive border security': Donald Trump Any DACA plan comes with 'massive border security': Donald Trump
- September 18, 2017

Trump rescinded that executive order, prompting jubilation among many in his camp, but then urged Congress to craft a legal solution within the next six months. But the posture struck by Ryan and others on Capitol Hill seemed created to protect the president from a backlash from his conservative base. Ryan disputed the idea that any deal had been struck, though his argument seemed to turn largely on semantic distinctions. (more...)
United Kingdom lowers threat level, two held over bomb United Kingdom lowers threat level, two held over bomb
- September 18, 2017

Speaking hours before the second arrest , Britain's Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing Neil Basu said the inquiry was moving at pace and that the force were "keeping an open mind" with regard to the possibility of multiple conspirators. (more...)
The Handmaid's Tale's Ann Dowd Wins Emmy for Supporting Actress, Drama The Handmaid's Tale's Ann Dowd Wins Emmy for Supporting Actress, Drama
- September 18, 2017

The comedy sketch series " Saturday Night Live " and the HBO drama " Westworld " both earned the most Emmy nominations for individual shows with 22. We're as shocked as she was: The Handmaid's Tale co-star Ann Dowd , who plays the imperious Aunt Lydia, scored a surprise win at the 2017 Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. (more...)
Second Suspect Arrested in London, Terror Threat Lowers to Severe
- September 18, 2017

On Saturday, police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the attack. The first man arrested on September 16 was detained in the departure lounge of the port of Dover in what police said was a "very significant" step. "But as this unfolds and as we do our investigations, we will make sure we find out how he was radicalised if we can", she said. On a trip to Qatar, Sir Michael said they need to "take down information that allows terrorists to construct the sort of device we saw ... (more...)
Bangladesh to build shelters, control Rohingya movements Bangladesh to build shelters, control Rohingya movements
- September 18, 2017

Ties between Bangladesh and Myanmar have been strained since Myanmar's military launched "clearance operations" on August 25 following an attack by Rohingya militants on police posts. The UN chief asked the Myanmar government to suspend military action, end the violence, uphold the rule of law, and recognize the right of return of all those who had to leave the country. (more...)
Bullet Train Not A Common Man's Dream: Shiv Sena Bullet Train Not A Common Man's Dream: Shiv Sena
- September 18, 2017

One is a high-speed train, which will stop at all the ten stations on the proposed high-speed corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Moreover, the newly-appointed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal - who is also the BJP treasurer - has been specifically brought in only for this project, the Sena said, adding "as part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's "policy of transparency". (more...)
Mamata Banerjee urges United Nations to help Rohingya Muslims Mamata Banerjee urges United Nations to help Rohingya Muslims
- September 18, 2017

They are facing challenges of food, nutrition, shelter, water and sanitation. They have been fleeing what the United Nations has now identified as a case of "ethnic cleansing" . "Back home, our chickens were kept in bigger accommodation than the ones we're living in now", he said. "It all depends on the resources the government throws at it and the resources we throw at it". (more...)

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