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Centre gives nod for renaming Mughalsarai railway station Centre gives nod for renaming Mughalsarai railway station
- August 05, 2017

While the Opposition members continued with their tirade, daring the government to also "change the name of this country", and repeatedly asking the Treasury Benches to explain Upadhyay's contribution to the nation, all that Naqvi could summon up was - "go and read history ". (more...)
Lashkar terrorists killed in an encounter in Sopore Lashkar terrorists killed in an encounter in Sopore
- August 05, 2017

Three militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir , officials said. Police recovered three AK-47 rifles from the militants. Security forces launched an operation following information about the presence of militants in Amargarh area of Sopore, a police official said. According to the Additional Deputy Commissioner, all government and private schools and colleges in Sopore are closed on Saturday post encounter. (more...)
Massive blaze takes over 40 storeys of Dubai luxury tower Massive blaze takes over 40 storeys of Dubai luxury tower
- August 05, 2017

According to Kingfield Owner Association Management Services, the building management company for The Torch Tower, 'most of the damage was limited to the exterior cladding'. The government said it was working on providing shelter for the ones affected by the fire. Dubai police cordoned off several blocks around the building, keeping people away from the falling debris. (more...)
BBCI: US-backed Yemeni troops 'push al-Qaeda' out of Shabwa BBCI: US-backed Yemeni troops 'push al-Qaeda' out of Shabwa
- August 05, 2017

Otaiba gave no details of the support provided by UAE and US forces. The last large-scale operation against al-Qaida militants in Yemen was in 2015, when UAE and Yemeni forces, backed by another small element of U.S. Since February 28, the Centcom official revealed, USA forces have conducted more than 80 strikes against AQAP militants, infrastructure, fighting positions, and equipment. (more...)
Name of firefighter killed combating Lolo Peak fire released Name of firefighter killed combating Lolo Peak fire released
- August 05, 2017

It was July 19 that Trenton Johnson of Missoula, a Hellgate High School graduate, was killed after he was hit by a falling tree while working on a fire near Seeley Lake. On July 19, Trenton Johnson, 19, who worked for a private firefighting company in OR, was killed by a burning snag that fell while he worked a fire near Seeley Lake, about 50 miles northeast of Missoula, the Missoulian reported . (more...)
Hafiz Saeed 'hiding behind ballots': India on JuD chief's new political party Hafiz Saeed 'hiding behind ballots': India on JuD chief's new political party
- August 05, 2017

The government said that Saeed was an internationally designated terrorist under the United Nations 1267 provisions and his organisations, whether JuD or LeT, are one and the same. He added that it is also Pakistan's global obligation to enforce worldwide sanctions on these individuals and organisations. He is also said to have close relations with the Pakistani Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). (more...)
Bruce Ellington's time in San Francisco is over Bruce Ellington's time in San Francisco is over
- August 05, 2017

Ellington joins a crowded group of young receivers trying to find their way with the Jets. He missed last season after tearing his hamstring in a preseason game. "We had a bunch of guys who were very similar in their skill set". Ellington, selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, primarily saw playing time on special teams, where he was a skilled kick returner. (more...)
Sonny Gray's Yankees debut marred by one bad pitch Sonny Gray's Yankees debut marred by one bad pitch
- August 05, 2017

What if this group of pinstriped youngsters falls well short of the expectations it created? Beyond the Yankees' bad team-wide offensive malaise - and wasn't it a tough time to run up against Corey Kluber? - here's a quartet of leftover points from Thursday night's 5-1 Indians win at Progressive Field. (more...)
Wildfires contribute to smoke over cities Wildfires contribute to smoke over cities
- August 05, 2017

Jo Niehaus with the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency says that people may want to limit their time outdoors. What is fine particulate matter? Stay cool and drink plenty of water. Fine particulate levels are compared to medium-term (24-hour) objectives. Volatile organic compounds commonly arise from burning fossil fuels, solvent evaporation (including paint, varnishes and thinners), fuel refining and storage, fuel refilling, and agricultural activities as well as natural sources such ... (more...)
WaPo: Trump helped come up with misleading statement on Jr.'s meeting WaPo: Trump helped come up with misleading statement on Jr.'s meeting
- August 05, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday President Donald stood by his son on the accuracy of his statement regarding a June 2016 meeting Donald Trump Jr. Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation last week, passing a measure that conflicts with the Republican president's desire to improve relations with Moscow . (more...)
Coordinating with Bhutan on Dokalam issue Coordinating with Bhutan on Dokalam issue
- August 05, 2017

The reaction of the Chinese defence ministry had come a day after India's External Affairs Ministry in a statement said peace and tranquility along the India-China boundary constituted the important prerequisite for a smooth development of bilateral relationship. (more...)
Amanda Knox Says Michelle Carter Needs Sympathy Amanda Knox Says Michelle Carter Needs Sympathy
- August 05, 2017

Knox, who was convicted and later cleared of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, reached out to Michelle Carter in the Los Angeles Times . The prosecution sought the maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars. It should be noted that it took a full two years after the above text message for Roy to actually kill himself by carbon monoxide poisoning from his truck. (more...)
Elon Musk's Hyperloop plans are an unsurprising surprise Elon Musk's Hyperloop plans are an unsurprising surprise
- August 05, 2017

But does everyone really understand how hyperloops work? And now this is the dawn of the commercialization of the hyperloop. Then the vehicle's 16 wheels retracted, leaving the pod frictionlessly floating along the remainder of its journey using magnetic levitation (mag-lev) until it braked and decelerated to a gentle stop. (more...)
Provincial state of emergency extended again Provincial state of emergency extended again
- August 05, 2017

The release said this step is being taken to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. While jeeps, trucks and other on-highway vehicles are permitted on designated roads, they are not allowed off-road. Kevin Skrepnek of the BC Wildfire Service says 4,910 square kilometres of forest, brush and grassland have been torched, making this year the second worst in recorded history in terms of land lost. (more...)
Pres. Trump-backed plan to overhaul immigration policy causing controversy Pres. Trump-backed plan to overhaul immigration policy causing controversy
- August 05, 2017

Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) would cut foreign parents out of consideration for unlimited immediate relative visas. "But both of these countries allow far more immigrants in than the United States does", he said . President Donald Trump said the bill would reduce poverty , increase wages, and save "billions and billions of dollars" in taxpayer money. (more...)
Palace: Duterte won't meddle in impeach raps vs Sereno
- August 05, 2017

Gadon was supposed to file the second impeachment complaint Wednesday but held it back to give FariƱas time to read the 54-page document. MalacaƱang had said that President Rodrigo R. Lourdes Sereno will be subjected to the same rigid scrutiny that congressmen applied on a failed ouster bid against President Duterte. At a press conference last week, Gadon, president of the PDU30 Constitutional Reform to Federalism, said he planned to file a complaint against Sereno over the P5.1 ... (more...)
Ohio's US Senators Discuss The Future Of Health Care
- August 05, 2017

Led by NY and California, the states will push for a reversal of a lower-court decision that the payments, projected to be $175 billion over 10 years, were never properly appropriated by Congress. "Whether he has the authority is a harder question". That's at the root of the Trump administration's potential legal problem if the president makes good on this threat. (more...)
Ending 'bailouts' for insurers could cost millions their health coverage Ending 'bailouts' for insurers could cost millions their health coverage
- August 05, 2017

Senate who voted with Democrats last week to put the brakes on a stripped-down bill to repeal Obamacare . Because premiums will go up so much, experts estimate that Trump's action will force 1 million people to lose their health care . (more...)
Murkowski, Zinke reconcile over beers Murkowski, Zinke reconcile over beers
- August 05, 2017

Zinke tweeted a selfie of the congenial pair Thursday morning, writing, "I say dinner, she says brews". MURKOWSKI: You want to vote to do the right thing. The panel later today will vote on three Interior nominees: Brenda Burman to lead the Bureau of Reclamation; Susan Combs to be Interior's assistant secretary of policy, management and budget; and Douglas Domenech to be Interior's assistant secretary of insular affairs ( E&E Daily , July 25). (more...)
Caitlyn Jenner sports Trump cap even after military ban
- August 05, 2017

She took to Twitter, Instragram, and her own website to decry the ban and asked him, "What happened to your promise to fight for them" in regards to the transgender community. The tweets were met with a swift backlash from citizens to soldiers to trans people to the military to celebrities. "We are strong, we are handsome, and we will win". (more...)
Air quality in the Klamath River Drainage area deemed unhealthy Air quality in the Klamath River Drainage area deemed unhealthy
- August 05, 2017

High winds pushed the smoke downward through nearby counties like Okanogan, until it hit the Basin Monday and Tuesday. Officials said air quality will remain diminished as inversion conditions continue to affect smoke in the area. The province is reporting a high health risk rating for air quality in the Fraser Valley, Kamloops, Williams Lake, eastern Metro Vancouver , Squamish, the West Shore, Whistler and Victoria. (more...)
Donald Trump grudgingly signs Russian Federation sanctions into law Donald Trump grudgingly signs Russian Federation sanctions into law
- August 05, 2017

It also toughens sanctions against Iran and North Korea. Trump signed the most significant piece of legislation of his presidency Wednesday with no public event. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev denounced the measure as a "full-scale trade war" and an end to "the hope that our relations with the new American administration would improve", while personally mocking Trump . (more...)
Another SP MLC resignsfrom parishad to join BJP Another SP MLC resignsfrom parishad to join BJP
- August 05, 2017

The two-time MLC, whose term expires on January 30, 2021, tendered her resignation to Legislative Council chairman Ramesh Yadav in Lucknow on Friday. Dr Himani, a radiologist, said that she was attracted towards the policies of Prime Minister Modi and Yogi Adityanath. (more...)
McConnell Says Tax Reform Won't Be Easy, But It's Necessary McConnell Says Tax Reform Won't Be Easy, But It's Necessary
- August 05, 2017

In a written statement, Trump said the bill "encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate". "To ensure that we have robust economic growth and promote fiscal discipline, the Trump administration believes it's important to raise the debt ceiling as soon as possible", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. (more...)
Trump Notifies UN of Paris Exit While Keeping Option to Return Trump Notifies UN of Paris Exit While Keeping Option to Return
- August 05, 2017

The process of leaving then takes another year, meaning it would not be complete until just weeks after the USA presidential election in 2020. Tech groups rip Trump immigration plan Russian PM: New sanctions amount to "full-scale trade war" America's divisions: The greatest strategic vulnerability of our time MORE pledged to follow when the deal was coming together. (more...)

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