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Nirmala Sitharaman to take charge as Defence Minister today

Nirmala Sitharaman to take charge as Defence Minister today On Sunday, Sitharaman became India's second woman defence minister and the first woman to be made in-charge of this key ministry full time. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , who additionally held the Defence portfolio and has been acclaimed for his handling of the Doklam stand-off with China, has been relieved of the additional charge in line with his stated wish. [Full Article...]

Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor strike a deal for Saaho

Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor strike a deal for Saaho But interestingly, ever since the venture was announced, the buzz has always been about the female casting in the film. "But Prabhas and Shraddha will converse with each other in Hindi or Telugu depending on which language they are shooting in". [Full Article...]

Pakistani envoys moot: Asif seeks suggestions on how to deal with US

Pakistani envoys moot: Asif seeks suggestions on how to deal with US Pledging to continue providing moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris, Asif stressed the need of raising the Kashmir issue at every level. The visit of Alice Wells - acting assistant Secretary of State for South Asia and Asian Affairs - was scheduled for Aug 28 and it would have been the first high-profile visit by a U.S. [Full Article...]

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I oppose abortion, even in cases of rape'

Jacob Rees-Mogg: 'I oppose abortion, even in cases of rape' None of this should come as any surprise to anyone because Jacob Rees-Mogg's voting record clearly shows that he has consistently voted against equal gay rights, same sex marriage, as well as equality and human rights. Referring to his own beliefs, he added: "People are entitled to hold these views". That seems to be fundamentally wrong'. However, he said that the "democratic majority" were en... [Full Article...]

Tiger spotted on I-75 in Atlanta shot in residential neighborhood

Tiger spotted on I-75 in Atlanta shot in residential neighborhood Henry County Police Department spokesman Joey Smith said that drivers reported seeing a tiger early on Wednesday on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Stockbridge, about 20 miles south east of Atlanta. Police said the threat had been "eliminated". Anyone with information on where the tiger came from is encouraged to contact Henry County Police (770-288-8200) and or Henry County Animal Cont... [Full Article...]

Modi Overhauls Cabinet to Accelerate India Policy Implementation

Modi Overhauls Cabinet to Accelerate India Policy Implementation Some talked about another "Kamaraj Plan". A revamp of the cabinet has been on the cards for months because some ministers are holding multiple portfolios which is seen as a drag on efficiency. At present, there are 75 ministers in the Modi Cabinet, of which 27 are Cabinet Ministers, 11 Minister of State with Independent Charge and 37 Minister of State. [Full Article...]

Back To School Tips For Increased School Bus Safety

Back To School Tips For Increased School Bus Safety Ten feet in front of and behind the bus are considered danger zones by the Iowa Department of Transportation. "This school year, many children and parents are dropping off at re-named school sites or are new to a specific school and may not be familiar with drop-off zones procedures", he wrote. [Full Article...]

House Sets Vote on Harvey Aid Without Debt Limit Raise

House Sets Vote on Harvey Aid Without Debt Limit Raise Such a move could make it easier for GOP congressional leaders to get a politically fraught debt ceiling increase cleared before the end of the month when the USA government could default on its debts. Nonetheless, he said the caucus would propose that a requirement capping government spending as a percentage of gross domestic product be attached to the debt ceiling hike. [Full Article...]

Putin: Trump Can't Disappoint Me, We're Not Married

Putin: Trump Can't Disappoint Me, We're Not Married South Korea's Moon, who came to power earlier this year advocating a policy of pursuing engagement with Pyongyang, has come under increasing pressure to take a harder line on North Korea . At a Conference on Disarmament in Geneva Wednesday, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations called Sunday's nuclear test a "gift package" for the U.S. [Full Article...]

Mattis Says US Has Options For "Total Annihilation" of North Korea

Mattis Says US Has Options For North Korea's intermediate range missiles demonstrate an ability to hit the U.S. territory of Guam, but such missiles are wholly unsuitable for targeting at North America. A U.S. Geological Survey map shows the location of a 6.3 magnitude tremor detected in north-eastern North Korea around 3:30 p.m. local time Sunday - 11:30 p.m. [Full Article...]

Argentina fail to make up ground with Venezuela draw

Argentina fail to make up ground with Venezuela draw Argentina received some good news on Saturday, with defender Nicolas Otamendi training normally after suffering a heavy knock to his ankle against Uruguay . As the qualification groups for the 2018 World Cup begin to take shape, we take a look at some of the big sides who could very well miss out on a place in Russian Federation next summer. [Full Article...]

Kolkata auditorium cancels booking for RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's event

Kolkata auditorium cancels booking for RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's event Rantideb Sengupta, General Secretary of Sister Nivedita 150 Birth Anniversary Celebrations Committee has said that they had booked the auditorium for their program in June and all the details had been finalized but on Friday, the authorities informed them that the auditorium couldn't be used because it needed some fix work. [Full Article...]

Trump's war of words with North Korea continues

Trump's war of words with North Korea continues He was killed in February this year in Malaysia, in an assassination which Seoul links to the Pyongyang regime. It was during this trip that they were told about the putative leader's teenage temperament. Kim Jong Il, the current leader's father and predecessor, started grooming Jong Un as his successor after he suffered a stroke in August 2008, Yonhap said. [Full Article...]

Iraqi student pilot killed in F-16 jet crash near Safford

Iraqi student pilot killed in F-16 jet crash near Safford However, officials said they could not confirm the status of the pilot. P.J. Allred, a Arizona sheriff from Graham County, told the local Tucson newspaper that the incident involved the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing . An Iraqi brigadier general was killed when his F-16 crashed during night training near Douglas, Ariz., in July 2015. The 162nd Wing has hosted training for pilots of a... [Full Article...]

Dashcam footage released of stolen unit, chase in Lufkin

Dashcam footage released of stolen unit, chase in Lufkin Body camera video shows officers taking Toscha Sponsler into custody on allegations of shoplifting. After police put her in the back of one of their cars, she removed her seat belt and took off her handcuffs before crawling to the front of the auto and taking off. [Full Article...]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued Damaging wind and hail are the primary threat Tuesday, meteorologists say. Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are to be expected. The day will have a high near 80 and a light wind. The weather service said strong thunderstorms could carry wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, as well as pea size hail. Expect wind damage to trees and power lines. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer promises 'candor' after landing paid speaking gig

Sean Spicer promises 'candor' after landing paid speaking gig Worldwide Speakers Group will represent Spicer "exclusively" as he speaks to corporations, trade associations, colleges and universities, and public lecture series, the group said in a statement Tuesday. It wasn't long before Politico felt enough pressure to update the story to reflect the fact that the word "candor" appeared only in an email announcing Spicer's inclusion in the speaker's servic... [Full Article...]

Brics leaders 'strongly deplore' North Korea nuclear test

Brics leaders 'strongly deplore' North Korea nuclear test Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programme was a flagrant violation of United Nations resolutions, said Putin . "President [Putin] and I agreed to boost the basis for the implementation of trilateral projects with the participation of both Koreas and Russian Federation, joining the Korean peninsula and the [Russian] Far East", Moon said. [Full Article...]

Jackson insists Browns focused on winning, not developing

Jackson insists Browns focused on winning, not developing And, he'd be the second receiver taken in the first seven picks. "Short time, had to make a move, but I am happy to be here". The Browns are still searching for receivers. Jackson said he hasn't yet decided which quarterback will back up Kizer , but he said once he makes that decision he plans to stick with it and not change week-to-week unless circumstances dictate it. [Full Article...]

BJP confident of ruling all Northeast states: Amit Shah at NEDA conclave

BJP confident of ruling all Northeast states: Amit Shah at NEDA conclave The BJP chief stated that the NEDA could emerge as an effective platform for the states to find solutions to their specific problems with the Central government. The BJP members by now in three years should have understood that if they wish to be in higher positions and maintain good relations with the higher commands than they will have to perform well and complete the tasks assigned to them. [Full Article...]


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