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No need to Stand for National Anthem: Indian Supreme Court No need to Stand for National Anthem: Indian Supreme Court
- October 25, 2017

Justice Chandrachud's remarks have done well to remind us that love for the country need not be tested at every turn and that symbolic displays of nationalism are, in certain contexts and spaces, a curb on individual freedoms. The enforced patriotism of the November 2016 order has been criticised much. People with disabilities are exempt from standing during the anthem but the government issues guidelines on how they can show respect when the national anthem is being played. (more...)
Splitsville for Ewan McGregor, Wife of 22 Years Splitsville for Ewan McGregor, Wife of 22 Years
- October 25, 2017

Winstead also broke up with her husband in May. Winstead and McGregor joined the " Fargo " cast in the show's third season. The couple went on to have daughters Esther, who turns 16 in November; Jamiyan adopted from Mongolia in April 2006 at age 4; and a fourth, welcomed without fanfare, whose existence only became known in May 2011 when McGregor mentioned the couple had a fourth-month-old. (more...)
Bannon attacks George W. Bush as most 'destructive' president Bannon attacks George W. Bush as most 'destructive' president
- October 24, 2017

But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to deny the speeches were targeting Mr Trump . Steve Bannon, a former White House adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks at the California Republican Convention in Anaheim, Calfornia, on October 20, 2017. (more...)
First Lady Melania Trump Donates Inaugural Ball Gown To Smithsonian First Lady Melania Trump Donates Inaugural Ball Gown To Smithsonian
- October 23, 2017

Lisa Kathleen Graddy, curator of the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection exhibition, said the tradition began with Helen Taft in 1912. The first lady wore the gown the night President Trump took office at the Armed Forces inaugural ball. (more...)
BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's Twitter popularity BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's Twitter popularity
- October 23, 2017

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been making news recently for his renewed Twitter strategy. On October 15th, " OfficeofRG " retweeted US President Donald Trump's post praising American-Pakistani relations with a caption "Modi ji quick, looks like President Trump needs another hug". (more...)
Obama blasts 'politics of division' during triumphant return Obama blasts 'politics of division' during triumphant return
- October 23, 2017

Obama will publicly stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey on Thursday in preparation for this fall's elections. Obama attended campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia and asked voters to send a powerful message by backing Democrats in the upcoming November 7th elections in the two states. (more...)
Jill Scott shares Harvey Weinstein story amid sexual harassment scandal Jill Scott shares Harvey Weinstein story amid sexual harassment scandal
- October 23, 2017

In response to these allegations against Weinstein, people - including celebrities - took to the digital streets of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share their stories and increase awareness about the extent of sexual assault and harassment through the #metoo campaign. (more...)
'Patidar's fight was to attain OBC quota, not to make Congress win' 'Patidar's fight was to attain OBC quota, not to make Congress win'
- October 23, 2017

He also said that they do not want to become Congress agents . Summary: As political temperature is soaring in poll bound Gujarat, party-switching has started. Technically, Hardik Patel can not contest elections as he is underage. Mr Vasava had supported Congress in the Rajya Sabha elections held in August. To this, Kalsaria, the seniormost AAP leader in the state, said: "I am looking to fight from Mahuva seat as an Independent and get the Congress to leave that seat for me". (more...)
Ripples of joy over Pak. scribe's rescue Ripples of joy over Pak. scribe's rescue
- October 23, 2017

She was recovered on Wednesday night from near the Pak-Afghan border, Iqbal said. Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal also said that the tribal elders also played an important role in the recovery of Zeenat Shahzadi . It must be noted that Zeenat, 25, had raised her voice against the cases of missing persons in Pakistan. The distraught parents of Hamid Ansari who are fighting for their son's freedom. (more...)
Spain's central government teams up with opposition to overthrow Catalan government Spain's central government teams up with opposition to overthrow Catalan government
- October 22, 2017

The Spanish government is activating a previously untapped constitutional article to take control of the Catalonia region in a bid to stop a rebellion from separatist politicians. He tweeted: "Today more than ever, let's defend democracy and civil and political rights". (Picture: Lola Bou/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) The measures must now pass through the Senate - a process that will take about a week - but Rajoy's conservative Popular Party (PP) holds a majority there and his efforts to ... (more...)
Another warm winter forecast for swath of US
- October 22, 2017

La Nina phases typically bring more snow in both the Rockies and around the Great Lakes. A better-than-average chance of below-normal temperatures is forecast for Minnesota, particularly from January into February. Nationally, Halpert said, he expected a generally warm winter, but not as warm a winter as the past two, which were No. 1 and No. 6 all time in terms of warmth. (more...)
Gold Star Family Shares Recording Of Phone Call From President Trump Gold Star Family Shares Recording Of Phone Call From President Trump
- October 22, 2017

So thank you. I really, really appreciate it, I really do sir. "At that moment when my world was upside down and me and my kids didn't know which way we were going, it felt like I was talking to just another regular human", De Alencar told the Post in an interview. (more...)
Suspect Arrested After Knife Attack Injures Several in Munich Suspect Arrested After Knife Attack Injures Several in Munich
- October 22, 2017

About three hours later, police arrested a man matching a description they had issued based on witness reports. They said he was heavy, unshaven with short blond hair and had a black bicycle and a backpack. Officials believe that the suspect - who had a previous police record - has psychological problems. "We have arrested a suspected person". Local police chief Hubertus Andra said eight people, including a woman and a 12-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries in the attack near ... (more...)
Why? Kenneth Andrew White Michigan passenger killed by rock thrown from overpass Why? Kenneth Andrew White Michigan passenger killed by rock thrown from overpass
- October 22, 2017

An bad story out of MI, where a 32-year-old construction worker and father was returning from a work site Wednesday night when the vehicle, which a co-worker was driving, was hit by a large rock. Leyton said he had not authorized charges in connection to the death. The teens, whose identities have not been made public, were taken into custody on Friday, authorities told told WXYZ Detroit . (more...)
New weapons between Trump and the NFL on the national anthem New weapons between Trump and the NFL on the national anthem
- October 22, 2017

Trump waded back into the anthem controversy with an early morning tweet after National Football League team owners and player representatives met in NY on Tuesday. "We're not afraid of the tough conversations", he said. "We want our players to be standing and we will continue to encourage them to get up", he said, adding that the members of the meeting had not discussed any possible sanctions against players knelt. (more...)
Kurt Angle Replaces Roman Reigns In WWE TLC 2017 Main Event! Kurt Angle Replaces Roman Reigns In WWE TLC 2017 Main Event!
- October 21, 2017

Angle will be joining WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambroseagainst Braun Strowman , Intercontinental Champion The Miz , Cesaro, Sheamus and Kane in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs 5-on-3 Handicap Match. Sister Abigail. After missing two weeks of programming, Wyatt has officially been removed from the card. With both men previously serving as leaders of the Bullet Club stable in New Japan Pro Wrestling, this is a match many fans have been waiting for. (more...)
Richard Spencer supporters charged in shooting after speech Richard Spencer supporters charged in shooting after speech
- October 21, 2017

Police said that at least two of the men have shown ties to extremist groups. Tenbrink was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hours before the shooting, all three men had spoken with the media in support of Spencer's speech and white nationalism. The three men had been spotted by HuffPost at the protests surrounding the Spencer event earlier in the day. (more...)
VA to receive almost $2.4 million in GM settlement VA to receive almost $2.4 million in GM settlement
- October 20, 2017

The Detroit News said GM will pay out a total of $120 million . The settlement also addresses additional GM recalls that involved unintended rotation of ignition switches. "Among its other functions, the Global Product Integrity organization will establish processes to identify and resolve potential safety issues in the design of GM Motor Vehicles and using Design for Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (or its functional equivalent) and/or strategies selected by GM to achieve the same or ... (more...)
CNN Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Stays at 37 Percent CNN Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Stays at 37 Percent
- October 20, 2017

Among party lines, 76 percent of Republican voters believe the media puts out untrue stories about the president, while only 11 percent think the media is honest in its coverage of Trump. 44 percent of Independents and 20 percents of Democrats responded similarly. Trump, who has fought the media since assuming the presidency, seemed to challenge the freedom of the press last week. (more...)
OSHA joins investigation into Lake Pontchartrain oil platform explosion OSHA joins investigation into Lake Pontchartrain oil platform explosion
- October 20, 2017

The platform serves three oil wells and one natural gas well, and Clovelly says the workers were there Sunday night using steam to clean paraffin, a waxy and potentially flammable substance, from the oil flow lines feeding it. According to Michael Guillot, director of East Jefferson Emergency Medical Services, five people were initially taken to a trauma center and were listed in critical condition with "blast type injuries and burns". (more...)
OR students participate in Great ShakeOut drill OR students participate in Great ShakeOut drill
- October 20, 2017

Dropping to the ground on hands and knees lowers the chance of falling due to an natural disaster, covering the head and neck protects the brain and spinal chord from damage by falling debris and finding a sturdy object, such as a desk or table, to crawl under and hold on to provides stability, even if it is limited, during the quake. (more...)
Oklahoma Granted Another REAL ID Extension Oklahoma Granted Another REAL ID Extension
- October 20, 2017

Every air traveler will need a Real ID-compliant license or passport starting October 1, 2010, according to DPS. The agency already has on file documents for more than one million of the three million regular license holders in the state. Real ID is a 2005 federal law that set minimum security standards for identification. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, every air traveler will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license or another acceptable form of identification for domestic air travel. (more...)
Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: BJP releases list of 68 candidates Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: BJP releases list of 68 candidates
- October 20, 2017

Congress rebel Pramod Sharma, who too had joined the BJP , has been fielded from Shimla (Rural). He had won the 2012 assembly election from Hamirpur seat but the top brass of BJP has fielded him from Sujapur as Hamirpur is a BJP stronghold seat and can be easily won irrespective of the party candidate. (more...)
Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it - Ali Khamenei
- October 19, 2017

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with students in Tehran, Iran, October 18, 2017. "They are angry as today the Islamic republic of Iran has disrupted their plans in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq", Khamenei said. "They must avoid interfering in our defense program ..." Why do you have missiles yourselves? "We do not think it is acceptable for the Europeans to join America in its bullying". (more...)
Toyota executive: United States seeks 'impossible' changes to NAFTA for Mexico, Canada Toyota executive: United States seeks 'impossible' changes to NAFTA for Mexico, Canada
- October 19, 2017

Under NAFTA, Lighthizer said, Mexico has offered "artificial incentives" to USA investors on the assumption that the United States will be the export market. global trade deficit. But companies have built complicated supply chains that straddle NAFTA borders, taking advantage of each country's strengths - such as cheap labor in Mexico and skilled workers and proximity to customers in the United States and Canada. (more...)
Trump claims Obama, other former presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers Trump claims Obama, other former presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers
- October 18, 2017

The Republican leader said in a news conference on Monday he had written letters to the families of four soldiers killed in an October 4 ambush in Niger and planned to call them, crediting himself with taking extra steps in honouring the dead properly. (more...)
Russian Federation to Issue First State-Backed Cryptocurrency 'CryptoRuble'
- October 18, 2017

As per the reports, Nikiforov states that the digital currency can not be mined and is instead centralized, with the Russian state being the sole issuer, making it quite different from the popular decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum . (more...)
Expert offers advice ahead of white nationalist event: 'Don't engage' Expert offers advice ahead of white nationalist event: 'Don't engage'
- October 18, 2017

Kent Fuchs , the university's president, said in an email to students that "If you are like me, I expect you are surprised and even shocked to learn that UF is required by law to allow Mr. "Law enforcement is going to be well-prepared", Bondi said. "The sheriff asked me to do the emergency order to make sure we had all the resources that might be needed to make sure the event that happens on Thursday goes without a hitch", Scott said. (more...)
Freed US-Canadian family reportedly leaves Pakistan Freed US-Canadian family reportedly leaves Pakistan
- October 17, 2017

Mr Boyle said his wife was raped by a guard who was assisted by his superiors. Friends and neighbors describe Coleman as focused on helping the poor even as a child, when she went door-to-door to raise money for impoverished people in Haiti, and as a budding entrepreneur who made chocolates and sold them to neighbors. (more...)
Studs and duds from Giants' win over Broncos | Eli Apple, Mike Sullivan Studs and duds from Giants' win over Broncos | Eli Apple, Mike Sullivan
- October 17, 2017

Now in his fourth season with the Broncos, Sanders had recorded 20 receptions for 190 yards and two scores through four games. Down 17-3 at the half, Denver chose to run the ball just once on first down for the rest of the game. NY could only burn 2:13 off the clock on the drive, though, and Denver would get the ball back with 6:10 remaining. In the fourth quarter, the Broncos reached the red zone twice, scoring once on a 13-yard pass from Siemian to Jeff Heuerman . (more...)
Donald Trump won't be state guest as United Kingdom visit downgraded Donald Trump won't be state guest as United Kingdom visit downgraded
- October 17, 2017

How will US President Donald Trump feel about being downgraded by the Queen? After inspecting a Guard of Honour, the visiting party then travels in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace. Thousands of people launched protests against the move, while more than a million people signed a petition to stop the trip from going ahead. In January the Women's March saw over 100,000 protest in London . (more...)
Trump says subpoena filed against him for sexual assault is 'fake news' Trump says subpoena filed against him for sexual assault is 'fake news'
- October 17, 2017

That isn't my identity as a man, and it isn't the means by which I've led my life. According to Zervos' suit, "Mr Trump became obsessed with calling Ms Zervos and any other woman who came forward to report his abuse liars with improper motives". (more...)
Israel jets under fire from Syria retaliate with bombing raid near Damascus
- October 17, 2017

In July, Netanyahu said a cease-fire agreement in southern Syria , brokered by the U.S. and Russian Federation at the G20 Summit in Germany, perpetuated the presence of Iranian forces near Israel. "The Syrian regime is responsible for the anti-aircraft fire". Following the airstrike, the Syrian military warned Israel of "dangerous consequences for its repeated attempts of aggression", in a statement published in official state media. (more...)
Himachal polls on November 9, Gujarat before December 18: EC Himachal polls on November 9, Gujarat before December 18: EC
- October 16, 2017

The party's Central Election Committee (CEC) deliberated on the names of probables to contest elections for the 68-seat assembly, for over two hours, and a list of candidates is likely to be announced tomorrow, a party leader said . "The sops were aimed at wooing agitating Patidars, the Valmiki community, lakhs of government employees and the powerful builder lobby. This is an attempt at collective bribery?" he said. (more...)
Hustler Porn Magazine Publisher Offers $10 Million to Dig Dirt on Trump Hustler Porn Magazine Publisher Offers $10 Million to Dig Dirt on Trump
- October 16, 2017

Flynt, a publisher of pornographic videos and magazines, including Hustler Magazine, took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post Sunday, where he offers $10 million for "information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald J. (more...)
Rex Tillerson cleans up after Trump on Iran but dodges 'castration' questions Rex Tillerson cleans up after Trump on Iran but dodges 'castration' questions
- October 16, 2017

The secretary also says he's committed to executing the President's objectives, despite Tennessee Sen. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Sunday denied that Donald Trump's threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal had weakened America's chance of reining in North Korea through diplomacy . (more...)
Clashes Break Out Between Police and GJM Supporters in Darjeeling, 2 Dead Clashes Break Out Between Police and GJM Supporters in Darjeeling, 2 Dead
- October 16, 2017

Additional director general (law and order) Anuj Sharma told reporters in Kolkata that the police had specific information that Gurung and the group loyal to him were hiding near Patlebas, a stronghold of the GJM chief. Sharma said a cornered Gurung was trying to foment trouble in the hills again. Police also recovered a huge a cache of arms following the clash. Meanwhile, the state cabinet passed a proposal to give jobs to the widow and father of the slain policeman, who was only 27 and ... (more...)
Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation
- October 16, 2017

Israeli site Haaretz quoted a Palestinian source as saying that both sides were keen to avoid undermining the deal, which came following years of tensions after Hamas' 2007 takeover of control in Gaza . Last month, Hamas agreed to cede civil power in Gaza to the Palestinian Authority but the fate of its vast military wing remains a significant issue for the two sides. (more...)
Ireland, UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia Ireland, UK brace for impact of Hurricane Ophelia
- October 15, 2017

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ophelia strengthened Saturday from a Category 2 to a Category 3 hurricane, with peak winds near 115 miles per hour (185 kph.) The center said it is likely to weaken by the time it hits land on Monday and Tuesday. (more...)
Sharif family moves SC seeking order to club NAB references Sharif family moves SC seeking order to club NAB references
- October 15, 2017

October 13 was set as the date when Maryam Nawaz and Capt. (Retd) Safdar were to be indicted for the references filed against them. Nawaz Sharif, in his petition, pled Supreme Court (SC) to halt proceedings of accountability court till judgment is served on constitutional plea and declare verdict to file three references illegal. (more...)
SIT release sketches of two main suspects in journalist Gauri Lankesh murder SIT release sketches of two main suspects in journalist Gauri Lankesh murder
- October 15, 2017

The sketches that were released have very minute details which have been made with the help of two professional visual artists, who based on the CCTV footage and the eyewitness description, have worked on the facial features. Singh said the sketches of the suspects have been released to trace them and requested people to provide information on them if they have any. Speaking to media personnel, I G intelligence BK Singh and MN Anuchet (DCP, Chief Investigation Officer) said that they were ... (more...)
Senator Susan Collins Won't Run for Governor of Maine
- October 15, 2017

Collins announced Friday that she was staying in Senate because she wants to help hardworking families and improve the health care system. As one of the few moderates in a closely divided Senate, she is often a swing vote, and, as she demonstrated during the health care debate, she can often influence the outcome of important legislation. (more...)
Paris to Ban Gas-Powered Vehicles a Decade Ahead of Schedule
- October 14, 2017

On the heels of France and the United Kingdom announcing plans to phase out sales of combustion-engined cars by 2040, the state of California is mulling a similar move much earlier than the 2040 target date, . Many Parisians prefer to use vehicles such as public transport, bicycles instead of owning cars. Paris has faced rising air pollution in the last few years. (more...)
Donald Trump's speech to U.S. conservatives laced with Christmas spirit Donald Trump's speech to U.S. conservatives laced with Christmas spirit
- October 14, 2017

The president also said he was "stopping cold" attacks on Judeo-Christian values. "We're saying "Merry Christmas" again". "When America is unified, no force on Earth can break us apart". "The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome us", Trump said . "We stand united behind the customs, beliefs and traditions that define who we are as a nation and as a people". (more...)
Beardy Branson chucks cash at His Muskiness' Hyperloop idea Beardy Branson chucks cash at His Muskiness' Hyperloop idea
- October 14, 2017

One company making this type of high-speed transit system is Hyperloop One, and it just got funding from Virgin Group founder Richard Branson . Hyperloop One claims to be the only company in the world to have built a fully operational Hyperloop system. (more...)
Hole in Antarctic Sea Ice Confounds Scientists Hole in Antarctic Sea Ice Confounds Scientists
- October 13, 2017

In an otherwise thick layer of sea ice, still frozen from the Antarctic winter, the hole is an aberration. A " polynya " is a large ice-free area that develops in an otherwise frozen sea; the features are commonly seen in both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. (more...)
Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today' Kelly: 'I don't think I'm being fired today'
- October 13, 2017

Trump, from the day I met him, he is a decisive guy, he is a very thoughtful man", Kelly added. "[Gen. Kelly] puts to rest an bad lot of these rumors and this conjecture and these plain out fictions that we see every single day", she said on "The Intelligence Report". (more...)
Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reach agreement in Cairo Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reach agreement in Cairo
- October 13, 2017

Egypt has helped mediate several attempts to reconcile the two movements and form a power-sharing unity government in Gaza and the West Bank. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated by phone Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, on the intra-Palestinian agreement, signed earlier Thursday in Cairo . (more...)
What will happen if President Trump decertifies the Iran nuclear deal? What will happen if President Trump decertifies the Iran nuclear deal?
- October 13, 2017

The Republicans were dead against the nuclear deal in the Congress in the run-up to it suggesting that the deal did not do enough to wring further concessions from Iran in terms of its support to groups opposed to USA ally Israel, its military programme, etc. (more...)
United States withdraws from UNESCO United States withdraws from UNESCO
- October 13, 2017

And senior Trump administration officials - including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley - have been critical of the organization. That has clearly failed, as evidenced by its continued push to remove all Jewish references to religious sites in the Holy Lands. (more...)