Saturday August 19-th, 2017

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Dr. Abdul Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Dr. Abdul Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram

Modi also flagged off the Rameswaram-Ayodhya "Shraddha Sethu" Express train connecting Rameswaram with Ayodhya, both considered sacred by Hindus, inaugurated a road from Rameswaram to Dhanushkodi, the point from where one can the mythological "Ra...

E-cigarettes linked to helping people quit smoking E-cigarettes linked to helping people quit smoking

For those who would like e-cigarettes to help end tobacco smoking, new research at the University of Stirling brings unwelcome news. The percentage who stopped smoking for at least three months also rose, from 4.5 percent to 5.6 percent. "In light of...

London's 'Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper sold for record-breaking £1.3bn London's 'Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper sold for record-breaking £1.3bn

LKK Health Products Group is a Hong Kong based corporation established by the Lee Kum Kee Family in 1992. In the UK's largest property deal to date, Mayer Brown UK real estate head Chris Harvey told Legal Business that the transaction demon...

Antibiotic alliance urges farmers to complete their antibiotic medication Antibiotic alliance urges farmers to complete their antibiotic medication

This review challenges current medical advice by suggesting that concerns around antibiotic treatment are driven by fears of "under-treatment", where the course of antibiotics doesn't last long enough to clear any infection, when the concern should...

Philippines' Duterte Threatens To Bomb Indigenous Schools | HuffPost Philippines' Duterte Threatens To Bomb Indigenous Schools | HuffPost

Malacañang yesterday said that President Duterte can not simply abolish the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) as it is a constitutional commission. Conde said due to the insurgency, indigenous-run schools have always been targets of the military a...

Ceasefire reached on Lebanon-Syria border Ceasefire reached on Lebanon-Syria border

Fighting between Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and a former Al-Qaeda affiliate on the Syria-Lebanon border halted yesterday after a ceasefire was reached, Lebanese media and Hezbollah outlets reported. "There are two paths: the battlefield and the neg...

Swedish PM Stefan Lofven fires two ministers in scandal over military leaks Swedish PM Stefan Lofven fires two ministers in scandal over military leaks

Addressing a news conference, Lofven described the opposition motion to file a no-confidence vote against the three government ministers as "hasty and ill-planned", and said it was irresponsible, as Hultqvist "didn't have responsibility for the autho...

Former Georgian president Saakashvili could seek asylum in the US Former Georgian president Saakashvili could seek asylum in the US

Saakashvili is now in Ukraine, and possesses only Ukrainian citizenship. "I obtained Ukrainian citizenship to fight for reforms, to fight for a successful future for Ukraine, on which the future of my native Georgia depends as well", Saakashvili sa...

State Department cautions U.S. tourists in Mexico about 'tainted' alcohol State Department cautions U.S. tourists in Mexico about 'tainted' alcohol

The department updated its information page for Mexico , adding reference to the claims in a warning under the "alcohol" subsection of the page's " safety and security " section. The State Department travel alert cautions vacationers to drink in m...

Tillerson on Resignation Talk: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere' Tillerson on Resignation Talk: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere'

Asked how long he plans to stay, he said, "As long as the president lets me". Reportedly enraged by the incident, Tillerson was said to be "blindsided" by Trump's remarks, something that was later worsened when a White House official publicly state...

Mugabe's wife urges him to name successor Mugabe's wife urges him to name successor

Mark my words, his word will be final! But on Tuesday, Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party used its two-thirds majority in parliament to ram through a bill to change the law, allowing Mugabe to exclusively appoint the senior judges. She cited the biblica...

Centre to SC: Fundamental right to privacy is a 'wholly qualified right' Centre to SC: Fundamental right to privacy is a 'wholly qualified right'

Sibal had told the court that these states supported the contention that the right to privacy be held as fundamental in the age of technological advancements. To the A-G's subsequent argument for the consideration of legitimate state interest (with...

No proof of death of 39 Indians: Sushma No proof of death of 39 Indians: Sushma

Meanwhile, a Punjab government official said that they were in touch with the external affairs ministry "to ensure that all efforts are made to trace the missing Indians and to get them back home safely". "But the government won't declare it without ...

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers remain a terrorist group Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers remain a terrorist group

The lower court "should not have annulled Hamas' retention on the European list of terrorist organizations", the ECJ said. The court overruled a lower court's ruling , which found in December 2014 the Palestinian Islamist group could be remove...

Nature at the Confluence Gears Up for Solar Eclipse Nature at the Confluence Gears Up for Solar Eclipse

If you're a little bit terrified of the eclipse, it might be a good time to reenact this; someone has a big house we can use, right? TDOT says you can expect anywhere between 300,000 to 1 million people on the roads in Middle Tennessee, with the mo...

No Problem In Wavering Rs 2 Crore Fees On kejriwal, Says Jethmalani No Problem In Wavering Rs 2 Crore Fees On kejriwal, Says Jethmalani

The court proceedings had ended abruptly following heated exchanges between the lawyers of Jaitley and Kejriwal. The judge said that if the assurance furnished was breached, the aggrieved party would be given liberty to approach the court. "If at all...

Announced release date all-electric MINI Announced release date all-electric MINI

This news follows BMW Group's corporate strategy for electrification, as the company has already announced that all brands and model series can be electrified, with a full-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrain being offered in addition to the combu...

Democratic IT Staffer Arrested As He Tried to Flee the Country Democratic IT Staffer Arrested As He Tried to Flee the Country

House authorities began suspecting the Awan family and targeted them for investigation during their search for a secret server that was funneling congressional data off-site. Imran Awan , 37, was arrested on bank fraud charges for "allegedly atte...

18th Kargil Vijay Diwas observed 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas observed

It took about three months for the Indian forces to recapture the posts. While we people are leading a happy and luxuries life and there our Indian army are safe guarding us like shield from all the problems. The Kargil war extended for 60 days a...

Man Arrested for Smuggling Cobras in Potato Chip Cans Man Arrested for Smuggling Cobras in Potato Chip Cans

Inside what appeared to be a child's bedroom, agents found a tank containing a baby Morelet's crocodile, three alligator snapping turtles and five diamondback terrapin turtles, court documents claim. When they saw something moving, they called in...

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