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Diwali gesture: India clears visas for critically ill Pakistanis

Diwali gesture: India clears visas for critically ill Pakistanis Although the tensions between India and Pakistan have seen no signs of reducing, Swaraj has taken a more sympathetic approach in granting medical visas to Pakistani nationals seeking treatment in India. I have asked Indian High Commission to issue medical visa. "@ChachaKashif", the minister tweeted. She also assured medical visa to two other ailing Pakistani children. [Full Article...]

Sunny skies, high near 73 for your Thursday

Sunny skies, high near 73 for your Thursday Night: Partly cloudy/mostly clear with southwest winds 0-5 miles per hour. Tuesday , showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Sunny skies are likely again on Sunday with highs in the upper-60s. Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Wind: S 10-15 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Volvo's Polestar is in it for the Long Haul

Volvo's Polestar is in it for the Long Haul Their upcoming hybrid coupe the Polestar 1 is a 600 horsepower beast that is due to roll out this mid-2019. The automaker hasn't indicated what sort of driving range buyers can expect out of the Polestar 2, but a subscription model wherein one could temporarily trade an EV for a hybrid model for longer trips would help curb the sort of range anxiety that can accompany traditional EV ownership. [Full Article...]

Maple Leafs forwards joyously share smelling salts before game

Maple Leafs forwards joyously share smelling salts before game Schwartz has four goals and six assists this season and has at least one point in six of the Blues' first seven games. Good luck to Patrick Marleau wanting to keep a low profile for his 1,500th National Hockey League game on Wednesday. In the second period, which has been Toronto's weakest all season, the Leafs went almost 10 minutes without a shot on goal. "(Milestones) are nice to have, bu... [Full Article...]

HSBC and Standard Chartered dragged into South Africa corruption case

This was prompted after the South Africa-born Labour peer Lord Hain wrote to the Chancellor to express his concerns that the two banks may "inadvertently have been conduits" for money laundering in the jursidiction. Treasury minister Lord Bates confirmed at question time that Mr Hammond had taken immediate action in referring it to the "relevant authorities" so that "justice is done and seen to be... [Full Article...]

Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges

After the Panama Papers were published, PM Nawaz Sharif's son, Hussain Nawaz, had accepted the family's ownership of the flats. According to the Dawn, the NAB team includes members who had earlier framed four money laundering and corruption charges against Sharif and his family. [Full Article...]

Oil in Global Economy Series: Oil flow from Kurdistan declines over conflict

Oil in Global Economy Series: Oil flow from Kurdistan declines over conflict Iraq, Iran and Turkey blocked Erbil's air traffic and banking communications and on Tuesday Iraqi forces retook major fields back from the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, thus effectively halving oil production under direct control of Erbil. "That's virtually a return to the Green Line-that is the three provinces of autonomous Kurdistan", he said. The illegitimate referendum had faced sharp opposition... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Lin (knee) leaves Nets' season opener early

Jeremy Lin (knee) leaves Nets' season opener early So you can only feel for him", starting power forward Trevor Booker told reporters. Lin drove to the basket late in the game but landed awkwardly on his right foot, immediately crumpling to the floor afterward. When you jump in the air, it's a high-risk. Victor Oladipo ended up with 22 points and five rebounds on top of four assists and four steals in his Pacers debut. [Full Article...]

WH: 'Appalling and Disgusting' for Congresswoman to Politicize Widow's Talk with Trump

WH: 'Appalling and Disgusting' for Congresswoman to Politicize Widow's Talk with Trump The alleged remarks sparked angry comments on social media, with Ms Wilson saying on Twitter that Mr Trump did "not possess the character, empathy or grace to be president of the United States". "This is a no-win for the president, but I also think this is his staff's fault", he said, arguing enough priority wasn't put on briefing the president on the deaths of soldiers. [Full Article...]

Yogi Adityanath recreates Ayodhya's Diwali

Yogi Adityanath recreates Ayodhya's Diwali The "gods" literally descended from the heavens in Ayodhya on Wednesday afternoon as part of a grand Diwali celebration in the holy city led by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath . The UP chief minister highlighted achievements of his government in the six months since it took office, and charted out the state government's plan to turn Ayodhya into a tourism hub. [Full Article...]

Trump Attacks Gold-Star Family... Again

Trump Attacks Gold-Star Family... Again Trump has said Wilson "fabricated" the comments. On Tuesday, Trump boasted that he has called "virtually" all the families of fallen service members since he's been president and claimed, erroneously, that "most" other presidents have not placed calls. [Full Article...]

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant's Abortion

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant's Abortion Anthony List. She is not able to leave, except to leave the U.S. entirely. Shame on this judge for overruling compassionate care and instead mandating that the US government help facilitate an abortion for a teenage girl. Chutkan countered that the teenager does not need a medical emergency to exercise her right to an abortion. With Texas law in the spotlight, it's not surprising that the state ... [Full Article...]

Mnuchin has an important warning for stock-market investors

Mnuchin has an important warning for stock-market investors This contradicts a statement Mnuchin made in September on CNBC's SquawkBox , when he stated, "Any reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions so that there will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class ". His Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin vowed as much in January . News accounts have credulously accepted the premise that Republicans don't want to deliver ... [Full Article...]

Socialite Ksenia Sobchak runs for Russian President

Socialite Ksenia Sobchak runs for Russian President Putin, 65, is widely expected to announce that he'll seek a fourth term to extend his presidency to 2024 and complete almost a quarter-century in power as the longest-serving Kremlin ruler since Josef Stalin. The spokesman added that Sobchak, though very talented and educated, wanted to engage in politics, would have to start from scratch since she is experienced in journalism which differs greatl... [Full Article...]

Ontario says Quebec law on religious neutrality violates charter rights

Ontario says Quebec law on religious neutrality violates charter rights Activists have termed it as "Islamophobic and anti-Muslim". The controversial law, known as Bill 62, obliges citizens to uncover their faces while giving and receiving state services. The law, if passed, would ban clothing covering the face, such as the muslim niqab, or burka, although it doesn't actually mention those items. "Shane Martinez, a social justice and human rights lawyer believes... [Full Article...]

Mississippi School Named After Jefferson Davis to be Renamed After Obama

Mississippi School Named After Jefferson Davis to be Renamed After Obama An elementary school in Jackson named for the president of the Confederacy will be renamed after the nation's first black president next year. Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson announced at the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening that school stakeholders voted on October 5 to rename the school Barack Obama Magnet IB. [Full Article...]

84 kids rescued in nationwide crackdown on sex trafficking

84 kids rescued in nationwide crackdown on sex trafficking Authorities made arrests in Utah and other states as part of a nationwide Federal Bureau of Investigation sex trafficking sting over the weekend. This year's operation took place with the help of several countries, including Canada, the U.K., Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. [Full Article...]

Beware: Nearly Half of Voters Think Media Fabricate Anti-Trump Stories

Beware: Nearly Half of Voters Think Media Fabricate Anti-Trump Stories Among Democrats, one-in-five think the media make up stories, but a 65 percent majority think they do not. Republicans overwhelmingly believed that the media invented stories about Trump: 76% believed reporters invented stories, compared to just 11% who believed the media did not fabricate stories about Trump. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions dodges questions about firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Jeff Sessions dodges questions about firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey , saying he considered them confidential. That hearing was scheduled for the day as a separate hearing on the Justice Department's budget, which Sessions was absent for. Democratic senators have already made clear they want Sessions to detail his private conversations with Trump, particularly in the run-up to the Comey's firing, or announce that Trump is invoking executive privilege to pro... [Full Article...]

Warning for China as United States hails India 'partnership'

Warning for China as United States hails India 'partnership' Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that the world's two greatest democracies should have the two greatest militaries. The proposals forward by the U.S. Tillerson said even as the United States and India grow their economic and defence cooperation, they must have an eye to include other nations which share their goals. [Full Article...]


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