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Aadhaar-PAN linking: August 31 last date unlikely to be extended Aadhaar-PAN linking: August 31 last date unlikely to be extended
- August 28, 2017

Earlier from 31 July to 5 August, then 5 August to 31 August and from 31.08.2017 to 31.08.2017, yes, no further extension. Here we try to clear your doubts in just four questions. The government may not extend the last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN, which right now is August 31. Iyer said, "As long as the Supreme Court's decision is not taken and the basis is not declared constitutionally illegal, the work of connecting the PAN will continue". (more...)
Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays
- August 28, 2017

However the State had urged the court not to suspend the notice arguing that the ban is part of the government's commitment to control pollution. Some Kenyans took to social media sites to complain of overzealous police stopping vehicles in downtown Nairobi and searching them for plastic bags and, they alleged, bribes. (more...)
Taoiseach tells Egyptian President of disappointment over Ibrahim Halawa Taoiseach tells Egyptian President of disappointment over Ibrahim Halawa
- August 28, 2017

There was no reason given today for the postponing of the trial verdict. A verdict in the trial of Dublin man Ibrahim Halawa is due to be delivered today in a court in Cairo, Egypt. "Ibrahim and his family are in my thoughts and prayers during this enormously hard time". "This is very frustrating for Ibrahim Halawa and for his family, who were expecting some definitive news today, and I fully share that sense of disappointment and frustration at yet another delay in this long-running ... (more...)
Hillary Clinton in Buffalo September 28 Hillary Clinton in Buffalo September 28
- August 28, 2017

The book gives her account during the 2016 Presidential election that saw Clinton lose to Donald Trump. It will be presented the Larkin Square Author Series and Talking Leaves Books. She describes her experience from the election and how her opponent broke all the rules. Clinton will also sign the 2017 illustrated children's book edition of " It Takes a Village ". (more...)
Ram Rahim sentencing: Barricades, paramilitary forces stationed 3 km from Sunaria Jail Ram Rahim sentencing: Barricades, paramilitary forces stationed 3 km from Sunaria Jail
- August 28, 2017

Arrangements have been made for the sitting of a CBI Court in Sunaria District Jail for the pronouncement of quantum of sentence against Ram Rahim Singh after his followers went berserk with grief and anger over his conviction. Curfew was reimposed in Haryana's Sirsa town, where the sect's headquarters are located, on Sunday and security forces braced themselves for any eventuality in and around Rohtak town in view of sentencing of the sect chief, who has lakhs of followers mainly in ... (more...)
More Texas Guardsmen Deploy as Harvey Causes Catastrophic Flooding More Texas Guardsmen Deploy as Harvey Causes Catastrophic Flooding
- August 28, 2017

The latest offer from Mexico to help Texas comes after President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday, insisting it will pay for a border wall. Last night, Abbott announced that an additional 1,000 National Guard troops will be dispatched to Houston today to help cope with the catastrophic weather event. (more...)
New York City Police Replacing 36000 Windows Phones With iPhones New York City Police Replacing 36000 Windows Phones With iPhones
- August 28, 2017

The decision was met with general confusion past year, with several technical analysts scratching their heads over the move to Lumia, the main reason being that of the paltry market share Microsoft commanded in the mobile space at that point. (more...)
Floodwaters rising after reservoir release in West Houston Floodwaters rising after reservoir release in West Houston
- August 28, 2017

The Harris County Flood Control District is asking that people to avoid going into their attic but to find a way onto the roof if they're escaping the rising waters as a last resort. What does the water release mean? The federal government constructed both dams in the 1940s on the outskirts of Houston. The Army Corps of Engineers began a controlled release of the reservoirs around 1 a.m., in an effort to protect the city from further flooding. (more...)
Mexico Adamant: Will Not Pay For Border Wall 'Under Any Circumstances' Mexico Adamant: Will Not Pay For Border Wall 'Under Any Circumstances'
- August 28, 2017

Yesterday, Trump Tweeted yet another offensive call for Mexico to pay for the wall - amid threats to tear up the NAFTA trade treaty. "Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other", Trump tweeted. On Twitter, commentators also noted the especially poor timing of Trump's latest attack on Mexico, considering the US may need to take Mexico up on its offer of aid in the coming days. (more...)
Auto bomb kills 11 in Baghdad's Sadr City Auto bomb kills 11 in Baghdad's Sadr City
- August 28, 2017

Members of Iraq's security forces were among the victims, medical sources said, confirming the toll. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists. The auto detonated in the eastern district of Jamila, police said, as Iraqi government forces were preparing to declare victory over the Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State more than 400 km (250 miles) further north in the city of Tal Afar. (more...)
German killer nurse suspected in at least 84 patient deaths, say police German killer nurse suspected in at least 84 patient deaths, say police
- August 28, 2017

A commission was set up in 2014 to investigate the scale of his crimes, which could make him Germany's worst post-war killer. There was "evidence for at least 90 murders, and at least as many (suspected) cases again that can no longer be proven", he told a press conference, declaring himself "speechless" at the outcome. (more...)
Rainfall amounts could reach 50-inches as storm stalls over Texas Rainfall amounts could reach 50-inches as storm stalls over Texas
- August 28, 2017

According to a tweet the NWS sent, "this event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced". An earlier National Hurricane Center advisory said local rainfalls of three to five inches could "cause issues" in the metro area. (more...)
China's Xi says willing to work on differences with S Korea China's Xi says willing to work on differences with S Korea
- August 28, 2017

Asked if the Moon administration sees the North's freeze on its nuclear program as a condition for denuclearization negotiations, Chung said that the freeze could be an "entrance" to the negotiations. Presidents Moon Jae-in and Xi Jinping, and Foreign Ministers Kang Kyung-wha and Wang Yi, exchanged congratulatory messages and stressed the importance of their bilateral relations, according to a statement issued by the South Korean Foreign Ministry. (more...)
North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills North Korea launches trio of missiles amidst US-South Korea military drills
- August 28, 2017

The South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles were launched from the North's eastern Kangwon province into the sea. The JCS says the South Korea and USA militaries were analyzing the launch. "We place confidence in our US Department of Defense capabilities and continue open communications with our federal and military partners". The missiles reportedly landed in North Korean waters about 250km away. (more...)
Tillerson says United States will maintain 'peaceful pressure' on N. Korea Tillerson says United States will maintain 'peaceful pressure' on N. Korea
- August 28, 2017

He also underscored the important role of China and Russian Federation, in diffusing the crisis, saying they bear "unique and special responsibility" for North Korea's growing threat to regional stability. The South Korean and USA militaries are in the midst of the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drills involving computer simulations of a war to test readiness. (more...)
North Korea fires several missiles into sea North Korea fires several missiles into sea
- August 28, 2017

The launches occurred in the midst of the US and South Korea's annual military exercises. At the time of the tests, North Korean state media showed leader Kim Jong Un overseeing a special forces operation which simulated strikes on South Korean islands, Ripley said . (more...)
Trump was wrong to pardon controversial sheriff, Ryan says Trump was wrong to pardon controversial sheriff, Ryan says
- August 28, 2017

Trump has received pushback on the pardon by members of his own party - most recently from the highest ranking Republican in Congress, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan . "This particular exercise of the pardon power appears to sanction lawless behavior and encourage defiance of controversial judicial decisions, undermining the rule of law". (more...)
Jeff Immelt rules himself out of Uber CEO search Jeff Immelt rules himself out of Uber CEO search
- August 28, 2017

Ride-sharing service Uber has picked Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO, according to U.S. media reports. Chairman Jeffrey Immelt said he's pulled himself out of consideration to take over as the head of embattled Uber Technologies Inc. (more...)
US Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against Trump's Transgender Military Ban US Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against Trump's Transgender Military Ban
- August 28, 2017

Trump also broke from what he promised during the presidential campaign - that he would protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and be a "real friend". The new complaints argue Trump's policy is motivated by animus toward transgender people and violates the constitutional rights of transgender Americans who want to serve in the military, and they ask federal courts to suspend the policy immediately. (more...)
Mumbai University 3rd year BCom results 2017 declared at mu Mumbai University 3rd year BCom results 2017 declared at mu
- August 28, 2017

About 384 students of semester 6 achieved outstanding (O) grades while 7,868 students achieved the "A" grade and 19,397 students failed to clear the exam. And in the 5th semesters around three students have achieved outstanding grade, 119 achieved A grade and almost 5, 359 students have failed in the exam. (more...)

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