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Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question
- November 03, 2017

In public statements, Twitter acknowledged that it had identified 2,752 accounts controlled by Russian operatives, as well as more than 36,000 bots that issued 1.4 million tweets during the election. Once his account was reopened, Mr Trump said it was evidence his tweets were having an impact. Though the president did not mention his sudden deactivation, Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, alluded to the heightened interest in Trump's tweets. (more...)
Case filed against Kamal Haasan for Hindu terror remark Case filed against Kamal Haasan for Hindu terror remark
- November 03, 2017

Once this approach started failing they have resorted to muscle power. Following complaints, Haasan has been booked under IPC sections 500, 511, 298, 295 (a) & 505 (c) pertaining to defamation, attempt to cause offence, intent to hurt religious feelings and to incite community. (more...)
Murder of J&K BJP youth worker 'real intolerance': BJP Murder of J&K BJP youth worker 'real intolerance': BJP
- November 03, 2017

The slain man was identified as Gowhar Ahmad, a resident of Shopian . Shopian: Hundreds of people in south Kashmir's Shopian district today joined funeral prayers of a BJP youth wing leader who was brutally murdered by terrorists on Thursday evening. (more...)
American arrested in Zimbabwe for 'insulting Robert Mugabe' American arrested in Zimbabwe for 'insulting Robert Mugabe'
- November 03, 2017

The organisation said on Twitter earlier today that this was the first arrest the Zimbabwean government had made since establishing it's Cyber Security ministry in October in the run up to the country's Computer and Cyber Crimes Bill being finalised. (more...)
How Rude! Finnair Begins to Weigh Passengers at Helsinki Airport Before Takeoff How Rude! Finnair Begins to Weigh Passengers at Helsinki Airport Before Takeoff
- November 03, 2017

Passengers who volunteered boarded a scale with their outerwear and carry-on luggage. Finland's flag carrier has taken the unusual step of inviting passengers to get on the weighing scales while checking-in with their carry-on luggage. We use them for every flight, and they're important for the aircraft's performance. " That's why we're collecting data from our own network ". The airline wants to arrive at an average that is specific to their airline, reflecting the kind of passengers ... (more...)
Egyptian TV host jailed for Egyptian TV host jailed for "immoral" pregnancy discussion
- November 03, 2017

She concluded by asking, "If we actually had single mothers in our community, what would you do to us?" According to BBC , Al-Nahar TV's Doaa Salah asked viewers on her show, With Dody , whether they'd considered having sex before marriage, and also suggested that if unmarried women wanted kids, one possible tactic could be to marry briefly and have children before divorcing. (more...)
White House on lockdown due to 'suspicious activity' White House on lockdown due to 'suspicious activity'
- November 03, 2017

The Secret Service said Lafayette Park and the north fence line along Pennsylvania Avenue were closed due to the investigation. Few details were immediately available and the person's name was not released. "Update: Subject is in custody, Lafayette Park & North Fence line along Penn". The agency tweeted: "Subject is in custody". The White House was briefly placed on lockdown around the time of the reported suspicious activity. (more...)
Finally, Mukul Roy joins BJP Finally, Mukul Roy joins BJP
- November 03, 2017

BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad meanwhile said that Roy, one of Trinamool's founding members will help BJP expand its footprint in West Bengal . Mukul Roy fell out with the Bengal chief minister in January 2015 when he was grilled by CBI in the Saradha ponzi scam. BJP leaders expect Roy's entry will give party's prospect a fillip in West Bengal, where it is trying to build a robust organisation to match that of Trinamool and the Left front. (more...)
Dozens of Israeli Druze citizens cross border into Syria, IDF returns them Dozens of Israeli Druze citizens cross border into Syria, IDF returns them
- November 03, 2017

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the Israeli army is prepared to intervene in the Syrian war in order to prevent the takeover of the village by Assad's forces. The statement came after hundreds of Druze residents of Israel gathered at the border in support of their relatives on the Syrian side, according to Israel's Channel 2 News. (more...)
Two women, 10-year-old girl released from Indian jail reach home Two women, 10-year-old girl released from Indian jail reach home
- November 03, 2017

Hina , her mother and her aunt entered Pakistan through the Wagah border in the Indian state of Punjab on Thursday afternoon. Pakistani nationals Fatima and Mumtaz were areested on May 8, 2006 from the Attari border, after they were caught smuggling narcotics to India. (more...)
Kremlin hails Ovechkin for starting pro-Putin group Kremlin hails Ovechkin for starting pro-Putin group
- November 03, 2017

And you know, I really liked that comparison. "I am proud to be part of such a team, it reminds me of the feelings that I get when I put on a national team T-shirt, knowing that the whole country supports me", Ovechkin said. It's unclear what exactly "a social movement" means in practice, but it's a logical if unconventional step for a player who has long enjoyed a close relationship with Russia's leader. (more...)
New York Terror Attack Video Shows Suspect Fleeing Scene New York Terror Attack Video Shows Suspect Fleeing Scene
- November 03, 2017

Uber also said they have banned Saipov from the app. "We are horrified by this senseless act of violence". Officials who were not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity identified Saipov as the attacker in the NY incident. (more...)
Fresh scrutiny for Sessions on Capitol Hill amid Russian Federation probe Fresh scrutiny for Sessions on Capitol Hill amid Russian Federation probe
- November 03, 2017

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would "certainly consider" sending Saifullo Saipov, the Uzbek national suspected of carrying out the terror attack, to be held as an enemy combatant at the Guantanamo Bay. President Donald Trump on Friday said he did not remember much about a meeting last year with a former campaign aide who pleaded guilty this month as part of a federal probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's USA election campaign. (more...)
Bangladesh tops in South Asia in gender equality Bangladesh tops in South Asia in gender equality
- November 03, 2017

Geneva: The World Economic Forum released its annual global gender gap report in which 144 countries were ranked. "With more than 50 years having passed since the inauguration of the nation's first female Prime Minister in 1966, maintaining its global top 20 ranking on the "political empowerment" sub-index will require India to make progress on this dimension with a new generation of female political leadership", the report underlined. (more...)
NYC Mayor de Blasio 'This Was an Act of Terror NYC Mayor de Blasio 'This Was an Act of Terror
- November 03, 2017

Cuomo here: The truck barreled along the bike path for the equivalent of about 14 blocks, or around eight-tenths of a mile, before slamming into a small yellow school bus. Israel is one of the United States' closest allies. "I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy", Schumer replied on Twitter . "And Chris, you know New Yorkers". (more...)
Japan rolls out sleek, all-female police squad to protect Ivanka
- November 03, 2017

Ivanka Trump , the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend World Assembly for Women: WAW! "All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect", she said, quoted in AFP . (more...)
Red Sox hire ex-Brewers manager Ron Roenicke as bench coach Red Sox hire ex-Brewers manager Ron Roenicke as bench coach
- November 03, 2017

Our own Jon Heyman originally reported that the Red Sox were bringing La Russa aboard on Wednesday. He announced last month that he would step down as the club's chief baseball analyst, and his contract with the Diamondbacks expired on Tuesday. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra features in Forbes List of 100 Most Powerful Women
- November 03, 2017

Mary Bara, chief executive officer of USA automobile maker General Motors, was named fifth most powerful woman by Forbes . Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has also made it onto the list in 42nd place sneaking in above Pop Queen Beyonce Knowles in 50th place and way ahead of her fellow countrywoman JK Rowling who was ranked 88th. (more...)
State Department will now require USA passports to identify child sex offenders State Department will now require USA passports to identify child sex offenders
- November 03, 2017

The law is named for 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was killed by a convicted child sex offender in New Jersey in 1994, and takes a more worldwide approach to similar domestic "Megan's laws" in states around the US. The law was named for Megan Kanka, a 7-year-old girl who was murdered in 1994 by a convicted child sex offender in New Jersey. In a statement posted to travel.state.gov , officials said that the department is including "a unique identifier " on passports of Americans convicted of ... (more...)
Osama read India papers, kept close watch on Kashmir, reveal Central Intelligence Agency files
- November 03, 2017

Another article found on his computer was about the coded communications between Headley and his Harkat-ul-Jihad- al-Islami (HuJI) links. Laden also saved on his computer another PTI article, titled: "India to send magistrate to U.S. Indeed, the Long War Journal described it as "a senior jihadist's assessment of the group's relationship with Iran", while two senior American intelligence officials referred to it as "evidence of Iran's support of al Qaeda's war with the United States". (more...)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates World Food India 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates World Food India 2017
- November 03, 2017

During the mega event, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be attempting to create a world record by cooking 800 kgs of khichdi on November 4 at the India Gate Lawns. "There is an opportunity for global supermarket chains that can consider India as a global outsourcing hub", he said. Also, there is vast potential for food processing and value addition, especially in niche areas such as organic and fortified foods. (more...)
Link Your Aadhaar With SIM Via OTP From December 1 Link Your Aadhaar With SIM Via OTP From December 1
- November 03, 2017

As far as opening new bank accounts are concerned, Aadhaar or enrolment ID must be given as proof of identity. The Supreme Court is now hearing several cases against the mandatory linking of more than 50 schemes with Aadhaar. All Aadhaar-related pleas to be taken up for final hearing by SC's constitution bench in November last week. Several petitions challenging the Centre's move to make Aadhaar card mandatory for availing various services and benefits of welfare schemes have been filed ... (more...)
Syrian government regains control of Deir al-Zor from IS Syrian government regains control of Deir al-Zor from IS
- November 03, 2017

Previously the correspondent of the television channel Al-Mayadeen had announced that the government forces had surrounded the terrorists in an area of one square kilometer in three neighborhoods of the city, among them Al Sheikh Yasin and Hamedieh. (more...)
Theresa May faces backlash as chief whip becomes defence secretary Theresa May faces backlash as chief whip becomes defence secretary
- November 03, 2017

In a statement following his installation at the Ministry of Defence offices on Whitehall, Mr Williamson said he was "determined to ensure that the armed forces receive the recognition they deserve for the great work they do" and was "both honoured and excited" by his promotion. (more...)
1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at Chicago Starbucks 1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at Chicago Starbucks
- November 03, 2017

Thursday. Police say the 12-year-old and a man were taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. A second man also suffered a gunshot wound, though his condition was not immediately known. Police believe the deceased victim was the intended target and the other victims did not know the victim. The gunman followed and began firing, killing the man wounding the other man and boy. (more...)

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