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United States 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq: Moscow United States 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq: Moscow
- October 11, 2017

Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Syrian regime was attempting to push the militants out of eastern Deir Ezzor province, but that arrivals from Iraq were boosting their numbers. "They even establish certain zones, for example, in the Al-Tanf area, where they refuse to allow the forces of the legitimate government". The US-led global coalition had sharply reduced its air strikes on Isis in Iraq in September, the same time as Russian air power began to help Syrian ... (more...)
Visitors pranked on China glass bridge that appears to shatter beneath them Visitors pranked on China glass bridge that appears to shatter beneath them
- October 11, 2017

Glass sky bridges always test people's threshold for how much they can stand looking down at jaw-dropping heights, but one bridge - in Hebei, China - is really pushing it with panels of glass made to look like they're cracking under people's feet. (more...)
Turkey, US Suspend Non-Immigrant Visa Services Turkey, US Suspend Non-Immigrant Visa Services
- October 11, 2017

He has been formally charged with espionage and seeking to overthrow the Turkish government, accusations the U.S. Embassy rejected as "wholly without merit". "Trying a Turkish citizen for a crime committed in Turkey is our right". "It is concerning for an Ankara ambassador to take such a decision then claim he took it "in the name of my country", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. (more...)
FIFA suspends Pakistan Football Federation after two years of internal bickering
- October 11, 2017

The Federation had violated FIFA norms by giving the control of the offices and accounts to a national High Court-appointed administration. This is a developing story and will be updated shortly ... FIFA had warned they were considering suspending the PFF back in July if the National Federation was not handed back its headquarters and accounts amid an ongoing dispute with a rival body in the country, led by Arshad Lodhi. (more...)
Anupam Kher appt Chairman, FTII Anupam Kher appt Chairman, FTII
- October 11, 2017

He was among the few celebrities who had supported BJP's stand on the crackdown against JNU students Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid during the February 2016 sedition controversy. Kher is not new to such a huge responsibility as he has also chaired the Central Board of Film Certification and National School of Drama previously. (more...)
In Bihar question paper, Kashmir is a country! In Bihar question paper, Kashmir is a country!
- October 11, 2017

In total, around 1,300 question papers were prepared in the question bank for assessment and all procedures for verification through experts and the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) were followed, he added. Rai, apparently, was referring to the subject Political Science. Earlier this year, Class XII Arts topper Ganesh Kumar was arrested on charge of forgery of documents. (more...)
Mukul Roy resigns from Rajya Sabha, keeps suspense about future political move Mukul Roy resigns from Rajya Sabha, keeps suspense about future political move
- October 11, 2017

Notably, in the recent past, Roy has met over the past few days BJP heavyweights including Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and its National General Secretary and West Bengal in charge Kailash Vijayvargiya. There is speculation that Roy could join the BJP, which has never governed West Bengal. "I am not saying I will join the BJP or I will not join (it)". (more...)
Police custody of Honeypreet Insan, aide extended by three days Police custody of Honeypreet Insan, aide extended by three days
- October 11, 2017

The police also believe that she could be aware of the unaccounted cash that was taken to an undisclosed location after the conviction of Dera chief. She, however, did not disclose how the two fugitive accomplices of Ram Rahim helped her evade the arrest for 38 days she also admitted that in this period, she was constantly using mobile phones, but did not reveal about where those mobile phones and SIM cards are now. (more...)
Russian who sought alms did not respond to our call: Consulate Russian who sought alms did not respond to our call: Consulate
- October 11, 2017

The 24-year- old, identified as A. Evangelin, had a valid passport and visa and arrived in Kancheepuram on Tuesday morning from Chennai . Chennai: There was high drama at the Kumarakottam Murugan temple in Kancheepuram on Tuesday after a Russian tourist sat with the destitute outside the temple and sought alms from the public. (more...)
Trump meets advisers to discuss North Korea options - statement Trump meets advisers to discuss North Korea options - statement
- October 11, 2017

Speaking at the U.S. Army's annual conference (AUSA) Tuesday, General Mark Milley said improving readiness must be his military service branch's top task, calling the present day an "inflection point in history". "Policy didn't work", Trump wrote. Don't miss: Hulu Drops Price While Netflix Cost Rises: Will It Convince Users to Switch? The defense chief said the USA administration is continuing its diplomatic efforts to find a peaceful solution to the North Korea issue, but military ... (more...)
WR panel interviews 30 eye-witnesses, blames heavy rains for Elphinstone stampede
- October 11, 2017

The report said that after a few passengers carrying heavy luggage lost their balance the stampede got triggered. According to officials, the committee has also been asked to recommend ways to ensure that such delays do not occur again. (more...)
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) Valuation According To Analysts
- October 11, 2017

The stock increased 0.22% or $0.65 on October 6, reaching $293.33. $147,750 worth of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was sold by DAVIS LISA R on Wednesday, May 10. Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Limited Liability holds 0.09% or 4,010 shares in its portfolio. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). (more...)
Gun violence continues with little action from Washington Gun violence continues with little action from Washington
- October 11, 2017

What to do if you're an anti-gun reformer? If he meant the NRA, it barely breaks into the top 500 political contributors nationally. South African "comedian" Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show" went even further. European terrorists have perfected the use of the common truck against pedestrian crowds. A presidential administration that refuses to even acknowledge any conversation on legislative action in the light of this tragedy does not leave me hopeful. (more...)
Detroit police chief defends off-duty officer who hit man Detroit police chief defends off-duty officer who hit man
- October 11, 2017

But when she stepped out, she was greeted with an bad sight: her boyfriend was being beaten up with a baton by a police officer. We were told the driver sped off when he saw police lights, and that the officers lost sight of him. Craig says the police department is investigating whether the officer's conduct justifies disciplinary action. Detroit Police Chief James made a statement Monday after an incident Sunday involving excessive force by officers at the Meijer on 8 Mile and Woodward. (more...)
Trump to Make Working Visit to United Kingdom in Early 2018 Trump to Make Working Visit to United Kingdom in Early 2018
- October 11, 2017

It is also possible that he could formally open the new USA embassy at Nine Elms, near Battersea Power Station, the newspaper reported . Donald Trump will not sleep at Buckingham Palace as the guest of the Queen. There will be no state visit or glitzy banquet for Donald Trump as they are usually reserved for a president's second term. MPs, celebrities and trade unionists formed a "Stop Trump Coalition" vowing "one of the biggest demonstrations in British history to make very clear... (more...)
Thailand set to ban smoking at 20 popular beaches Thailand set to ban smoking at 20 popular beaches
- October 11, 2017

Smoking will be banned on up to 20 beaches in Thailand after a massive amount of cigarette butts were found on the beaches, the country's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources says. He said those who violate the law will face a maximum of one year in jail or a fine up to 100,000 baht, or both. "No more lighting up while strolling along the beach because that is most likely to end up with a huge number of cigarette butts being dropped on the beaches", Mr Jatuporn said. (more...)
Trump welcomes NHL's Penguins amid feud with National Basketball Association and NFL Trump welcomes NHL's Penguins amid feud with National Basketball Association and NFL
- October 11, 2017

There were the usual handshakes, smiles, jokes and one-liners that accompany the reigning Stanley Cup champion's annual visit to the White House. The planned announcement already has led to growing political unity within Iran , as both reformists who want better ties with the West and hardliners who are hostile toward the United States see Trump as a threat. (more...)
Turkey visa decision a 'coordinated effort' Turkey visa decision a 'coordinated effort'
- October 11, 2017

Turkey's state news agency is reporting that authorities there are looking to question a second Turkish national who works at the USA consulate in Istanbul - on suspected ties to last year's military coup. According to Nauert, Turkish authorities summoned the third employee, but the person of interest has not been formally arrested yet. Ankara accuses FETO and its US -based leader Fetullah Gulen of orchestrating the attempted coup, which left 250 people martyred and almost 2,200 injured. (more...)
Four hospitalised after truck catches fire following multi vehicle crash Four hospitalised after truck catches fire following multi vehicle crash
- October 11, 2017

It is believed that the semi trailer may have been stolen from a service station earlier today. It continued onto George Street in Singleton and crashed into several vehicles and buildings, injuring four people. "The driver of the alleged stolen truck was arrested at the scene and is now assisting police with inquiries". A man driving one of the cars involved was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition. (more...)
Bengaluru: Bike-borne woman dies after ramming into lorry Bengaluru: Bike-borne woman dies after ramming into lorry
- October 11, 2017

At the Shettarahalli gate, while trying to negotiate a pothole, Lakshmi slowed down the two-wheeler when a truck hit them from behind. Fearing public ire, the driver of the lorry fled the spot leaving the vehicle at the accident site. Around a week ago, an elderly couple was killed after a bus ran over them on Mysuru road flyover, The Indian Express reported. He has chose to release Rs 700 crore to fill all the potholes on the Bengaluru roads. (more...)
Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to face probe in solar scam Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to face probe in solar scam
- October 11, 2017

The commission report pointed out that the then home minister Thiruvanchur Radhakrishnan had intervened in the investigation into the solar scam to save Chandy. The Pinarayi Vijayan government also made a decision to initiate a sexual harassment case based on her letter against all those named by her. The government accepted the probe report submitted by Justice G Sivarajan commission and chose to go ahead with further investigation against the former chief minister in the light of serious ... (more...)
PM bows to Jayprakash Narayan, remembers Nanaji Deshmukh on birth anniversaries PM bows to Jayprakash Narayan, remembers Nanaji Deshmukh on birth anniversaries
- October 11, 2017

The audience was drawn from among representatives of self-help groups, panchayats, water conservation innovators and beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. "And for this, continuous dialogue between the government and the people is necessary", he said. "Remembering Nanaji Deshmukh on his birth anniversary". (more...)
Men's hockey Asia Cup in Dhaka Men's hockey Asia Cup in Dhaka
- October 11, 2017

The 43-year-old Marijne recently replaced Roelant Oltmans as the head coach of the Indian hockey team. The 2017 Youth Asia Cup will see games between India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan, soon joined by another team from the Western Region qualifiers that will commence on the 30th of October. (more...)
US Navy destroyer sails near disputed islands in South China Sea US Navy destroyer sails near disputed islands in South China Sea
- October 11, 2017

The disputed Paracel Islands consist of a group of islands, reefs and shoals presently controlled and occupied by the People's Republic of China but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. "China is firmly opposed to that and has lodged stern presentations with the US", Hua said, using the term for official diplomatic protests. The Pentagon did not comment directly on the operation, but said the United States carried out regular freedom-of-navigation operations and would continue to do so. (more...)
International Day of the Girl
- October 11, 2017

This is the chance for parents, brothers, and other family and friends to recognize and celebrate the girl in their lives, and pay respect and honour their basic human rights. Events like concerts, girl's football matches and distribution of clothes are organized on this day. This leads to discontinued education and unwanted pregnancy. (more...)
Tusk says European Union not working on 'no deal' scenario for Brexit Tusk says European Union not working on 'no deal' scenario for Brexit
- October 11, 2017

Giving evidence to MPs, he said he did not think "anybody seriously believes that it where we will get to", arguing an air travel deal would be struck regardless. "The EU members states would have to consider what their approach would be to the United Kingdom citizens. There are 27 countries who've agreed the position - they appoint Mr Barnier as their agent to represent them, and there's little latitude for him". (more...)
Court strikes down penalty rates appeal Court strikes down penalty rates appeal
- October 11, 2017

The cuts to penalty rates for Sunday and public holidays will stand after the Federal Court dismissed an appeal. The Court has rejected a challenge by the SDA and United Voice that various determinations of the Fair Work Commission relating to penalty rates applying to five awards were invalid. (more...)
Ekuru Aukot in the race: Kenyans ponder over Uhuru Kenyatta's new competition Ekuru Aukot in the race: Kenyans ponder over Uhuru Kenyatta's new competition
- October 11, 2017

It ordered the election commission include Ekuru Aukot and five others be on the ballot. The repeat election between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga was scheduled for October 26, after the original ballot - in which Kenyatta was declared the victor - was annulled due to procedural irregularities. (more...)
Analysts See $1.60 EPS for SL Green Realty Corp (SLG)
- October 11, 2017

SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE: SLG ) has risen 3.99% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 33% are positive. Evercore ISI raised SL Green Realty Corp from a "hold" rating to an "outperform" rating in a report on Friday, March 3rd. (more...)
Gujarat Assembly Elections Will be Held in December: CEC Gujarat Assembly Elections Will be Held in December: CEC
- October 11, 2017

Jyoti also said that all weapon holders will have to deposit their licensed weapons with concerned SHO or police station during the election season and they can get them back only once the polling is over. "We have to take into consideration all the election inputs and then decide the election schedule". "However, we have received numerous suggestions from political parties, collectors, SPs and others". (more...)