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Bandra station inferno: 16 fire tenders struggling to take control Bandra station inferno: 16 fire tenders struggling to take control
- October 26, 2017

According to the reports, the massive fire bore out at around 3 PM in the noon, and is still said to be uncontrollable. No casualties have been reported as the slum was evacuated before demolition. Locals, speaking to Times Now , alleged that the Mumbai civic body officials did not remove the household stuff properly before the demolition drive, which caused the blast in gas cylinders. (more...)
Rohingyas have reached Bangladesh in past 2 months
- October 26, 2017

A UN-supported humanitarian conference later raised more than $344 million to fund critical relief programs for Rohingya refugees. United Nations agencies have been attempting to ramp up aid, including in providing food and medical assistance to hundreds of thousands of the refugees, and will now get the financial backing to further do so. (more...)
United Kingdom population set to pass 70 million before 2030 United Kingdom population set to pass 70 million before 2030
- October 26, 2017

England's population is projected to grow 5.9 per cent over this period. The projections are slightly lower than those made by the ONS in 2014, thanks to a slight fall in migration and births. Once the indirect effect is taken into account, global migration accounts for more than three quarters (77 per cent) of the projected United Kingdom population growth over the 25 years from 2016, according to the ONS report. (more...)
War poem written in poppies to launch British Legion appeal War poem written in poppies to launch British Legion appeal
- October 26, 2017

In Flanders Fields was written after poppies bloomed on the battlefields of the first world war among the death and destruction. They represent life growing in the most hard of circumstances, connecting the poppy with a message of hope. Donations last year totalled more than a million pounds in the county with a focus again this year on 'rethinking remembrance'. The Royal British Legion's director of fundraising, Claire Rowcliffe, said: We're encouraging people to dig deep for this year's ... (more...)
Government may go beyond Aadhaar to verify mobile numbers Government may go beyond Aadhaar to verify mobile numbers
- October 26, 2017

To make the re-verification process easier for senior citizens and the people with disability and chronic illness, the DoT has recommended the telecom companies to complete the verification process at subscribers' doorstep. As many as 50 crore mobile numbers have already been registered in the Aadhaar data base, the DoT data showed. In case of agent-assisted biometric authentication for SIM re-verification or issuance, telcos have been asked to ensure that full e-KYC details of subscribers ... (more...)
The world's five fastest growing tourist cities are all located in China The world's five fastest growing tourist cities are all located in China
- October 26, 2017

The market size of Singapore's tourism sector doubled within a decade, from US$6.1b in 2006 to US$12.4b in 2016, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. Meanwhile, Tokyo in Japan contributes an 18% share towards Japan's total travel and tourism GDP. The WTTC report collected economic data on travel and tourism from over 30 countries in the Asia Pacific area, with the sector said to contribute US$714 billion to the region's economy - 2.8 per cent of its total GDP - and with 67 ... (more...)
European Union opens state aid investigation into British tax scheme for multinationals
- October 26, 2017

The European Union's antitrust body has launched a probe into United Kingdom tax rules that allegedly help multinational companies to pay less taxes in Britain, the European Commission said on Thursday. The rule allows a United Kingdom -resident multinational firm to move some of its taxable income to an offshore subsidiary. According to the Guardian , the European Commission is concerned that this gives an unfair advantage to multinationals, harming British competitors who do not have the ... (more...)
Paul Ryan: Trump-Corker feud will not hurt tax bill's chances Paul Ryan: Trump-Corker feud will not hurt tax bill's chances
- October 26, 2017

The retiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, one of Trump's harshest GOP critics, is said to have made the comment to NBC News . "At the end of the day, I know Bob well". "It's unfortunate that our nation finds itself in this place", he said, expressing regret for having supported Trump's presidential bid, and saying he would not vote for him again. (more...)
Catalan separatist leader turns down chance to talk to Spanish Senate Catalan separatist leader turns down chance to talk to Spanish Senate
- October 26, 2017

Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont is set to call a snap regional election for December 20, local media said on Friday, a move that could help break a one-month deadlock between the Madrid government and Catalan separatists seeking independence from Spain. (more...)
Government U-turn on housing benefit cap for social tenants Government U-turn on housing benefit cap for social tenants
- October 26, 2017

The Lib Dem MP Wera Hobhouse had described the policy as "cruel and heartless". Last night Labour's shadow housing minister John Healey welcomed the change, but called on the Government to adopt a system which safeguards its long term future and funding. (more...)
Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (BUD) Analysts See $1.19 EPS Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (BUD) Analysts See $1.19 EPS
- October 26, 2017

The company has market cap of $210.04 billion. Its up 6.64% from 1.20 million shares previously. Traders may be following this reading to spot near-term positive momentum on shares. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) was reduced too. Earnings rose substantially in the third quarter versus the same period a year ago, but were behind market forecasts. (more...)
Malaysian Taoist medium 'steamed to death' during a ritual performance Malaysian Taoist medium 'steamed to death' during a ritual performance
- October 26, 2017

He had reportedly suffered a heart attack and second-degree burns. It was reported that 30 minutes into the ritual at a Kuala Sanglang temple, devotees heard "desperate and irregular" knocks coming from inside the wok. "My father went through a heart operation past year". Vegetables, rice and buns also cooked to add to the authenticity. Our cheerful father has left us forever'. (more...)
Soldiers killed and others injured in train crash in Finland
- October 26, 2017

A Finnish general said that three soldiers died. A MASI military truck carrying the soldiers crashed with a rail vehicle at a crossing, local news report. Reports state that a total of 11 people were invoved in the crash. At least seven people were injured and some have been sent to a Helsinki hospital. (more...)
23 people killed, 43 injured in Indonesia fireworks factory fire
- October 26, 2017

The bodies of the victims were charred beyond recognition, local police said in a statement. "Those who died are completely unrecognisable, totally burnt", Oni Sahroni told Metro TV . Firefighters were still battling the blaze in the mid-afternoon. Plumes of smoke were seen billowing from the factory , cars nearby were scorched. According to witnesses, two blasts were heard this morning. (more...)
ECP accepts Imran's apology, concludes contempt of court cases ECP accepts Imran's apology, concludes contempt of court cases
- October 26, 2017

Later, the five-member ECP bench summoned a written apology from PTI chief Imran Khan. Initially, Khan submitted the apology in only one case but modified his decision later when Chief Election Commissioner warned that action will be taken against the PTI chief if he did not apologize from ECP in second contempt of court case. (more...)
Assange confirms firm working for Trump campaign contacted WikiLeaks over Clinton emails Assange confirms firm working for Trump campaign contacted WikiLeaks over Clinton emails
- October 26, 2017

The public reporting on the Trump-Russia connection continues to be more damning with each passing day, and it's likely that special counsel Robert Mueller has access to even more information that isn't yet known to the public. In July 2016, Trump called on Russian Federation to find the emails. Trump and his campaign frequently attacked Clinton over the emails, often calling her "Crooked Hillary", leading to chants of "lock her up" from supporters during rallies. (more...)
Watch 12-year-old cancer patient get jersey, picture from Cubs' Rizzo Watch 12-year-old cancer patient get jersey, picture from Cubs' Rizzo
- October 26, 2017

Children's Hospital said it checked surveillance and does not believe the photo was stolen, adding it may have fallen into a trash can. Anthony Rizzo to the rescue! According to WGN , someone stole her autographed picture of Cubs' slugger Anthony Rizzo right out of her hospital room in St. (more...)
Trump brags about his Ivy League education Trump brags about his Ivy League education
- October 26, 2017

Whether or not these are the signs of a "very intelligent person" is ultimately up to the American people to decide. "If you look at the unfiltered language of this man over the past year, it's everything from attacking federal institutions, claiming the FBI illegally wiretapped his offices at Trump Tower, to attacking a war widow, to attacking a women, to attacking an Hispanic judge, to equating people who want black rights to those who are neo-Nazis", Mudd continued, warming to his theme. (more...)
Former judge given prison term for role in Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption scandal Former judge given prison term for role in Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption scandal
- October 26, 2017

Before being sentenced, Trujillo said through an interpreter that he had thought of the payments as reward for his hard work, and as "common practice". "I'm not sure for other people", the judge added. The judge said she took into account Trujillo's age, poor health and almost two years of house arrest. (more...)
Saudi Arabia is opening up its stock market to foreign investors Saudi Arabia is opening up its stock market to foreign investors
- October 26, 2017

With the project, the government of Saudi Arabia, the PIF and local and global investors are expected to put more than half a trillion dollars into it in coming years, thus creating more investment opportunities in the country. The project is expected to focus on industries such as energy and water, mobility, biotech, food, technological and digital sciences, advanced manufacturing, media and entertainment. (more...)
Iraq rejects Kurds' offer of independence talks Iraq rejects Kurds' offer of independence talks
- October 26, 2017

The Iraqi government and other regional and worldwide powers opposed the nonbinding vote, which was approved by a wide margin but did not take place under the supervision of global election monitors. Turkey welcomed Haider al-Abadi, the prime minister of Iraq, to Ankara with an official ceremony on October 25, a first , according to local media. (more...)
Gilgit-Baltistan Budget 2018-2019 Decided Gilgit-Baltistan Budget 2018-2019 Decided
- October 26, 2017

The premier, who was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Baltistan University, said that he was happy about the university's inauguration as it would benefit the area and its residents for many years to come. "Development work is not undertaken for the mere goal of securing votes", the premier said. He said that Nawaz Sharif had particularly directed that the GB Council budgets should be passed locally and not in Islamabad. (more...)
President Kovind on a two-day visit to Bengaluru President Kovind on a two-day visit to Bengaluru
- October 26, 2017

The President will arrive in Bengaluru at 3.30 pm today on his first visit to Karnataka after assuming the office. Another round of debate about the role of Tipu Sultan in Indian history began on Thursday after President Ramnath Kovind praised the Muslim ruler in his speech in Bengaluru . (more...)
Mumbai's first AC train will run from January 1
- October 26, 2017

These words inspired the fictional superhero Spiderman - and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as well who today said his recent move to delegate power across all levels of the rail network were inspired by a dialogue in the movie. The fare of the new Rajdhani has been kept at 20% more than the base fare of the existing Rajdhani, giving rise to the speculation that the 20% hike in the superfast trains may be introduced instead of flexi fare. (more...)
US House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah
- October 26, 2017

The House votes took place while the commander of Lebanon's armed forces, Gen. Joseph Aoun, is visiting Washington, warning lawmakers and the Trump administration that additional sanctions might have adverse consequences if they end up breaking the nation's delicate economy. (more...)
Yogi Adityanath reaches Taj Mahal, to launch cleanliness drive Yogi Adityanath reaches Taj Mahal, to launch cleanliness drive
- October 26, 2017

Attacking Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan during the 2014 General Elections campaign, Yogi had said if the former can claim the Taj was a property of Waqf Board then Hindus would also not be wrong if they say the monument was a part of Shiva Temple. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj seeks report over attack on Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri Sushma Swaraj seeks report over attack on Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri
- October 26, 2017

After visiting the Taj, they were in the historic Fatehpur Sikri town on Sunday when they were stalked and harassed by four men. The couple is being treated at a hospital in Delhi. Droz said, "They hurled stones at both of us. When my girlfriend raised an alarm, people gathered around us, but by then me and my girlfriend had sustained injuries", added Clerc. (more...)
Guidelines on misleading ads will be stricter: PM Modi Guidelines on misleading ads will be stricter: PM Modi
- October 26, 2017

Prime Minister Modi had assured that if elected to power his government would create two crore jobs annually but the Centre had miserably failed in ensuring job during its three-and-half-year tenure. "Our vedas have an extensive mention of consumer protection", Modi was quoted by ANI as saying. He has scuttled small business by imposing goods and services tax indiscriminately on all items, including agriculture produce. (more...)
Birthday Gift: Kamal Haasan to Launch Party on November 7 Birthday Gift: Kamal Haasan to Launch Party on November 7
- October 26, 2017

Kamal has been in news for last two months toying with political issues and perhaps wants to hit the political horizon ahead of his contemporary Rajanikanth. Political observers say that Haasan in all probability will float his own political outfit with the help of his fans and supporters. He said all these methods of operating his party have been inspired by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Arvind Kejriwal. (more...)
Tillerson's visit paved way to strengthen bilateral relation with US: FO Tillerson's visit paved way to strengthen bilateral relation with US: FO
- October 26, 2017

Tillerson's warning followed an unannounced stop in Afghanistan Monday, where he reiterated United States commitment to the country and warned that Washington has made "very specific requests" of Pakistan over militancy. The US also look further cooperation in the broader Indo-Pacific region as both India and the US promote a rules- based and sustainable approach towards economic development, he said while noting that they are joined by Japan in this endeavour. (more...)

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