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Tezpur University ranks among world's top 1000 universities

Tezpur University ranks among world's top 1000 universities UCLA consistently performs well in a broad range of national and global rankings. The survey of business students found they're more likely to value "making the world a better place". For the second time in as many weeks, UCLA tops the list of US public universities in a prestigious ranking. Meanwhile, the University of Cambridge, the UK's highest-ranking institution, slipped down a place this y... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Irma's massive flooding and destruction in 25 photos

The Tampa Bay area has not taken a direct hit from a major hurricane since 1921, when its population was about 10,000, National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen said. Emera's Tampa Electric utility reported 300,000 homes and businesses lost power by Monday morning. Strong winds blew water right off bays and harbors in Tampa and Port Charlotte. [Full Article...]

Georgia Power reports 670000+ customers without power at 3 pm Monday

Georgia Power reports 670000+ customers without power at 3 pm Monday As of 11 a.m. Monday morning, Georgia Power reported about 20 homes without power around south Cobb and Vinings. On Monday, Georgia Power, along with hundreds of employees, are on standby. - Note the location of power lines and poles. A spokesman for Georgia Power told the Ledger-Enquirer Friday that the utility was prepared to respond to outages once the weather became less severe. [Full Article...]

Gurgaon school boy murder case Updates: Police say evidence was tampered with

The Haryana government yesterday said it was not averse to recommending a CBI probe into the killing of the seven-year-old boy and asked the Gurgaon Police to book the school owner under the juvenile justice law. It reeks of conspiracy and complicity. The agitated protestors had also set a liquor shop - situated near the school - on fire. "Today they are in fear whether the child being sent to the... [Full Article...]

United States seeks to cut off oil to North Korea, blacklist Kim Jong

United States seeks to cut off oil to North Korea, blacklist Kim Jong If adopted, the resolution would significantly escalate political and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang as it continues to defy United Nations resolutions with its nuclear and ballistic-missile tests. They include the Central Military Commission, the army and propaganda and state-media ministries. The draft, obtained by AFP, demands not only an oil embargo and a freeze on any assets Kim holds ove... [Full Article...]

North Korea hit by new United Nations sanctions

North Korea hit by new United Nations sanctions Although only 37 percent overall fear an imminent outbreak of war, the rate is 42 percent among those in their 20s, who have tended to be the most friendly to North Korea. The cap on the import of petroleum products could have an impact, but North Korea will still be able to import the same amount of crude oil that it has this year. [Full Article...]

Trump opens door to more Asian arms sales

Trump opens door to more Asian arms sales Without the political and diplomatic tools, it is extremely hard to move the situation around. South Korea had said already that Pyongyang may be gearing up for another rocket test in the aftermath of its nuclear detonation on Sunday, as it seeks to improve the capacity of its intercontinental ballistic missile program. [Full Article...]

Flags Fly Half-staff for Patriot Day on September 11

Flags Fly Half-staff for Patriot Day on September 11 Patriot Day is observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance every September 11 in memory of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks. As a result, all USA and state flags will fly at half-staff until Sunset. We will never forget the bravery of the first responders and the resilience of the American people who showed incredible courage that fateful day. Flags across the state and... [Full Article...]

Irma and Indiana: When You'll Get Rain and Wind

Irma and Indiana: When You'll Get Rain and Wind However, the main influence on our weather will continue to be the area of high pressure, which by this point will be off the coast of the Carolinas. While our weather is comparatively quiet and calm, Irma continues to move north through Florida on Monday , steadily weakening and recently downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. [Full Article...]

Florida power company says restoration 'will take weeks' after Irma

Florida power company says restoration 'will take weeks' after Irma Bryan Koon, Florida's emergency management director, said late Sunday that authorities had only scattered information about damage, but feared worse reports could come in Monday. In Homestead, trees were uprooted, picked up by the wind and tossed. The Miami , Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando airports shut down. I think it's 'You run from the water and hide from the wind.' " Hillsborough C... [Full Article...]

North Korea warns of harsh response against new sanctions imposed

North Korea warns of harsh response against new sanctions imposed Peru's foreign ministry statement said the decision was made given North Korea's "repeated and flagrant violation" of previous UN Security Council resolutions, which "constituted a serious and unacceptable threat to worldwide peace and security, as well as stability in northeast Asia and in the world". [Full Article...]

NATO head: N. Korea's actions require global response

NATO head: N. Korea's actions require global response The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has warned that reckless behavior of North Korea is a global threat and it requires a global response. Stoltenberg, however, declined to comment on whether the USA territory of Guam in the Pacific, located 3,200km from North Korea, was covered by NATO's Article 5. [Full Article...]

Some of Trump's Legal Team Wanted Kushner Out

Some of Trump's Legal Team Wanted Kushner Out Kushner's failure to disclose several contacts with foreign entities on his security clearance form, combined with his sprawling business dealing with Russian officials (some of which are now being probed by federal and Congressional investigators) anxious the president's legal advisers. [Full Article...]

Irma downgraded to tropical depression

Irma downgraded to tropical depression According to Keith Stellman, of the Peachtree City National Weather Service, Irma's center was moving into Georgia from Florida at noon. We will begin this discussion by making this statement that we have been making for several days: this is what we think will happen Monday. [Full Article...]

Putin calls for N.Korea talks, says sanctions not working

Putin calls for N.Korea talks, says sanctions not working South Korea says the USA military will begin adding more launchers to a contentious high-tech US missile defense system in South Korea on Thursday to better cope with North Korean threats. USA officials and experts worry that Mr Putin's "unhelpful efforts" are driven by a "perennial quest to boost Russian prestige and leverage at the expense of America", said The Washington Post. [Full Article...]

Richard Branson shares photos of damage on private island after Irma

Richard Branson shares photos of damage on private island after Irma The European Recovery Program was a USA -led effort to inject $13 billion into the economy of 16 European nations with agriculture and industrial production hollowed out by the war. But that wasn't the case for the surrounding area or the rest of 74-acre Necker Island, his property for four decades. "I have never seen anything like this hurricane,"Branson wrote in a blog post using a satellite p... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi not to talk about AI in United States, confirms Sam Pitroda

Rahul Gandhi not to talk about AI in United States, confirms Sam Pitroda During his visit, he will also be meeting global thinkers, political leaders, the think tanks and overseas Indians. Ahead of the visit, Gandhi had posted on his official Twitter handle that he was looking forward to interacting with Indian Overseas Congress members and tehnocrat Sam Pitroda . [Full Article...]

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for VRX

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for VRX Accipiter Capital Management Llc decreased Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl ( VRX ) stake by 36.45% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Financial Architects Inc now owns 9,550 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company's stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. [Full Article...]

Pyongyang threatens United States with 'Greatest Pain'

Pyongyang threatens United States with 'Greatest Pain' Just ahead of the Security Council meeting, the North Korean foreign ministry warned it will be forced to retaliate using " ultimate means ", should stricter sanctions follow. The proposed new sanctions are aimed at preventing North Korea from further developing it's nuclear capabilities. "We work closely with our allies but it is always inappropriate to discuss the locations of our nuclear ar... [Full Article...]

Bannon: Christie lost potential Cabinet job because of 'Access Hollywood' tape reaction

Bannon: Christie lost potential Cabinet job because of 'Access Hollywood' tape reaction Bannon, Christie and then Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus met with Trump on the weekend after the Washington Post obtained the video which showed Trump talking with Billy Bush about groping women. Bannon resigned from the White House under pressure in August, amid public uproar over President Trump's equivocal response to the deadly white supremacist violence that occ... [Full Article...]


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