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Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Goyal gets Railways as Modi shuffles cabinet Sitharaman new Defence Minister, Goyal gets Railways as Modi shuffles cabinet
- September 03, 2017

Gandhi was the prime minister when she kept the defence portfolio with herself - from December 1 to 21, 1975 and January 14, 1980 to January 15, 1982. When Sitharaman was give the commerce ministry, as an independent charge, it was a role she grew into after an initial period when her direct manner was markedly different from what officials were used to. (more...)
With Kerala's Alphons Kannanthanam, BJP Aims to Bring Church Closer to NDA With Kerala's Alphons Kannanthanam, BJP Aims to Bring Church Closer to NDA
- September 03, 2017

It is also notable that the Catholic community which Alphons belongs has a significant number of members in Kottayam district particularly and all over Kerala.Mr Kannanthanam is not a member of either House of the Parliament at present. Though many names were doing the rounds as minister probables, no mention was there about Kannamthanam until Saturday evening. Prabhu, who resigned as Railway Minister following a series of train accidents, has been moved to Minister of Commerce and Industry. (more...)
'Sex is better with age' 'Sex is better with age'
- September 03, 2017

About Redford, he said: "Actor, director, producer, environmentalist, founder and soul of that brilliant experiment in film called Sundance - whether in front or behind the camera, advocating for the cause of independent cinema or the cause of our planet, Robert Redford has led us through nearly five decades of compelling filmmaking and advocacy with a combination of rigor, intelligence and grace that is virtually unsurpassed". (more...)
3-magnitude 'explosion' detected in North Korea, says USGS 3-magnitude 'explosion' detected in North Korea, says USGS
- September 03, 2017

North Korea conducted its fifth test last September. 1987-92: Begins developing variant of Scud-C (range 500 km), Rodong-1 (1,300 km), Taepodong-1 (2,500 km), Musudan-1 (3,000 km) and Taepodong-2 (6,700 km). The North has repeatedly claimed that it has a thermonuclear weapon, which can be far more powerful than other nuclear devices. With each launch, experts say Pyongyang can further refine and ideal its missile technology. (more...)
Venezuela bars opposition activist barred from traveling overseas Venezuela bars opposition activist barred from traveling overseas
- September 03, 2017

That is equivalent to almost $11,000 at the widely used black market currency rate, and Tintori said they were personal funds intended mainly to cover medical costs for her hospitalized, 100-year-old grandmother. "They can not hide the crisis our country is living through". Ms Tintori, who is married to the nation's best-known opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez, was also due to meet leaders in France, Germany and Spain. (more...)
Houston Officer Caught In Flood Waters, Dies Driving To Work Houston Officer Caught In Flood Waters, Dies Driving To Work
- September 03, 2017

And about 136,000 structures were flooded in Harris County, home of Houston , alone - about 10% of the structures on record there, the county says. But the dangers remain far from over. Exxon has a refinery and chemical plants in Beaumont. But petroleum analysts told CNN the run didn't owe to a dearth of supply but to the horde of drivers who panicked. (more...)
White House to request initial $12.7B for Harvey relief White House to request initial $12.7B for Harvey relief
- September 03, 2017

Estimates of the size of a Hurricane Harvey aid package for Texas and Louisiana rose on Thursday, with one proposal being drafted for $150 billion, while the White House promised to make a request for funding soon to Congress. Trump then provided an update on rescue and recovery efforts in areas hit by Harvey, which slammed into the Gulf Coast on August 25 as a Category 4 storm and delivered days of drenching rain. (more...)
Artificial quake in North raises fear of another nuke test Artificial quake in North raises fear of another nuke test
- September 03, 2017

Japan immediately raised the prospect of further sanctions against the isolated North, with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga saying that curbs on its oil trade would be on the table. It has a multi-functional thermonuclear weapon adjustable from tens of kiloton to hundreds of kiloton that can be detonated at high altitudes for an electromagnetic pulse attack, KCNA said. (more...)
New Orleans braces for remains of Harvey on Katrina anniversary New Orleans braces for remains of Harvey on Katrina anniversary
- September 03, 2017

The weather outlook has improved somewhat for New Orleans , Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, and schools will be open Wednesday. New Orleans school leaders on Monday made a decision to close schools Tuesday due to heavy rains associated with Harvey. (more...)
Natural disaster measuring 6.3 strikes North Korea, suggesting nuclear test Natural disaster measuring 6.3 strikes North Korea, suggesting nuclear test
- September 03, 2017

The launch seemed created to show that North Korea can back up a threat to target the United States territory of Guam, if it chooses to do so, while also establishing a potentially unsafe precedent that could see future missiles flying over Japan . (more...)
Opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested for treason in Cambodia Opposition leader Kem Sokha arrested for treason in Cambodia
- September 03, 2017

Probably, that video is the only way to nail opposition leader down. The arrest was made just hours after an old video clip broadcast by Australia-based CBN (Cambodian Broadcasting Network) was posted on Facebook showing Kem Sokha speaking with his supporters in Australia on December 8, 2013. (more...)
North Korea claims leader inspects new H-bomb North Korea claims leader inspects new H-bomb
- September 03, 2017

Experts and officials have said North Korea could conduct its sixth nuclear test at any time, and that the reclusive country has maintained a readiness at its nuclear test site to conduct another detonation test at any time. Trump and Abe, in a phone conversation hours before Pyongyang's nuclear test, had reaffirmed trilateral cooperation among Seoul, Washington and Tokyo so it's most likely Beijing could pressured to stronger sanctions it had refrained from by possibly cutting off oil ... (more...)
Espenido won't be Iloilo City police chief Espenido won't be Iloilo City police chief
- September 03, 2017

ILOILO CITY-The assignment of controversial police official Chief Insp. The Iloilo provincial police is investigating the owner of the house where lawmen shot dead Friday night alleged drug lord Richard Prevendido and his son Jason. Duterte has called Iloilo the "most shabulized" province in the country, with Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog named on his "narco-list". But this triggered questions on Espenido's qualifications because he is two ranks lower than a Senior Superintendent, the ... (more...)
TURNBULL: If North Korea starts a war, it will lose it 'instantly' TURNBULL: If North Korea starts a war, it will lose it 'instantly'
- September 03, 2017

Calls are also mounting in the South for Seoul to build nuclear weapons of its own to defend itself as nuclear-armed North Korea's missile stand-off with the USA escalates. This came a day after President Donald Trump declared that " talking is not the answer " on North Korea. " We're never out of diplomatic solutions ", he said, pointing to collaboration between USA and Seoul and saying the allies are "never complacent" when it comes to protecting their citizens. (more...)
Rooney out on bail after DUI arrest Rooney out on bail after DUI arrest
- September 03, 2017

Cutting her holiday short, Coleen was pictured as she was driven into their gated property yesterday . Coleen , 31, who is four months pregnant, was on holiday in Spain with their three sons, Kai, seven, Klay, four, and Kit, one, when she learned of his Friday night arrest. (more...)
Brewers 1, Nationals 0 Brewers 1, Nationals 0
- September 03, 2017

Pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo bunted for a base hit and came around to score on Turner's double. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out two. "It tightened up in the second", Scherzer said of his left calf. "It just wasn't enough". Jonathan Villar had three hits, including a two run home run in the fifth, giving the Brewers a 5-2 lead at the time. He allowed one run and two hits over his five innings, the lone run coming on an Eric Sogard single and Eric Thames double in the bottom ... (more...)
Texans-Cowboys preseason game canceled amid Houston flooding Texans-Cowboys preseason game canceled amid Houston flooding
- September 03, 2017

Fans that have purchased tickets to Thursday's game will have the option to donate the money to relief efforts or request a refund through Ticketmaster. Approximately 40,000 tickets had already been sold for $25 each. No official plans are announced to move the game to San Antonio at this time, but the Texans are aware, and Houston is gracious the facility is available. (more...)
Departure of Oltmans a big loss for India: Viren Rasquinha Departure of Oltmans a big loss for India: Viren Rasquinha
- September 03, 2017

Current High Performance Director David John was take over as the interim coach. "We want consistency. We want to finish in top 3 in global events". "His sacking is a jolt because numerous younger players' confidence will be shattered", said a senior member in the Indian hockey team's inner circle on condition of anonymity. (more...)
American Red Cross hosts shelter training workshop American Red Cross hosts shelter training workshop
- September 03, 2017

Taylor said the money donated will be used to support the temporary housing of victims, and like the Fort McMurray wildfire, financial aid will then be directed to the rebuilding phase of the operation. Numerous volunteers sent are working in the more than 200 Red Cross shelters that have been set up in Texas since the hurricane hit. Hundreds of American Red Cross volunteers from all around the country continue to converge on areas affected by Harvey, including the Savannah Chapter for ... (more...)
Who is Hardeep Singh Puri? Who is Hardeep Singh Puri?
- September 03, 2017

However, with his induction in the Modi ministry, Singh seemed to have made up with the leadership and he was rewarded for the administrative acumen. Puri has served as a Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador to Brazil and Britain and Permanent Representative of India to UN in Geneva. (more...)

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