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AIADMK sacks Sasikala as interim general secretary AIADMK sacks Sasikala as interim general secretary
- September 13, 2017

DMK leaders feel that there is no scope for any negotiated settlement between Dhinakaran faction and that of the Chief Minister after the latter's move to oust AIADMK general secretary Sasikala from her post. Sasikala as interim general secretary. "Accordingly, bylaw no.43 is being amended". Twenty-two rules out of a total of 46 have been changed through a resolution adopted at the general council. (more...)
Jaitley: 30 Crore Families Get Jan Dhan Accounts In 3 Years Jaitley: 30 Crore Families Get Jan Dhan Accounts In 3 Years
- September 13, 2017

Jaitley said biometric identification number Aadhaar was an evolving idea under the previous UPA regime and it did not have legislative backing. Shri Jaitley said besides it, more than 22 crore RuPay cards have also been issued to the account holders alongwith an overdraft facility of Rs. (more...)
Missing Hyderabad Teen's Body Found On Outskirts Of City Missing Hyderabad Teen's Body Found On Outskirts Of City
- September 13, 2017

On 9 September, she found missing. As the search operation was in progress, police received information about a girl's dead body lying at the desolated Ameenpur Hills on the outskirts of the city. But he is not interested in marrying her postpone the topic for several times. According to the reports, Chandini and Sai Kiran were friends from Class VI. (more...)
Explosion at cricket stadium during match - at least three dead Explosion at cricket stadium during match - at least three dead
- September 13, 2017

All the cricket players are reportedly safe, Tolo News quoted the Afghan Cricket Board as saying. According to TOLONews, security sources confirmed a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a check post leading to the Kabul International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday during a Shpageeza Cricket League match . (more...)
SCOTUS: Texas' Disputed Voting Map Can Stay SCOTUS: Texas' Disputed Voting Map Can Stay
- September 13, 2017

Over the objections of four liberal justices, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday night that Texas does not immediately have to redraw electoral districts that a lower court found diminished the influence of minority voters. Its decision is likely months away. The districts were originally cited as being racially discriminatory. Another peculiar aspect of the cases, according to Texas's lawyers, was that the maps that were found to be discriminatory had actually been crafted by the federal court ... (more...)
United Nations says 313000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh United Nations says 313000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh
- September 13, 2017

The report said $77 million in funding was needed to deliver urgent aid to the new arrivals. "The Myanmar government should stop pretending that the Rohingya are setting fire to their own homes and laying waste to their own villages", he added, calling it a "complete denial of reality" that hurts the standing of a country that recently enjoyed "immense good will". (more...)
US SC keeps Trump's refugee ban in place US SC keeps Trump's refugee ban in place
- September 13, 2017

The decision affects 24,000 refugees, who the Supreme Court agreed did not qualify for the definition of a "bona fide relationship" simply by receiving a formal assurance from a resettlement agency. Hawaii opposed the request, but the court granted the stay in a one-sentence order on Tuesday afternoon. The administration also said relationships between refugees and resettlement agencies were too attenuated to qualify for an exception to the ban because the arrangements had been made by an ... (more...)
Iraqi Lawmakers Reject Pending Kurdish Independence Vote Iraqi Lawmakers Reject Pending Kurdish Independence Vote
- September 13, 2017

Around 5.5 million people are eligible to vote inside the Kurdish region - which is divided into Erbil, Sulaimaniya and Duhok - as well as Kirkuk province, areas in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh and Iraqi Kurds living overseas. On Feb 3, 2016, Barzani said the "time has come" for the country's Kurds to hold a referendum on statehood. Kurdish leaders have later said a "yes" vote would pave the way for the start of "serious negotiations" with the Baghdad government. (more...)
Norway's ruling party wins general election Norway's ruling party wins general election
- September 13, 2017

Despite lower oil prices and a migration crisis, the government "delivered on what we have promised", said Progress leader Siv Jensen, who served as finance minister in the current coalition. "Regardless of which government we get, the challenge will be to use less oil money", said Erik Bruce, chief analyst at Nordea Markets. Norway's Center Party is the biggest victor with a 4.0 percentage point improvement over the previous 2013 election. (more...)
McConnell: No new debt ceiling vote until "well into 2018"
- September 13, 2017

The debt had remained at its mandated level since March. McConnell explained that he pushed for retaining the Treasury Department's ability to use "extraordinary measures" to avoid a more immediate need to raise the debt ceiling. And that's exactly what he did. The 2017 fiscal year budget ends September 30, and is slated to add another $700 billion deficit to the over $20 trillion in outstanding debt. (more...)
Corbyn backs stand against below-inflation pay rise Corbyn backs stand against below-inflation pay rise
- September 13, 2017

Corbyn also accused the government of being out of touch with public sector workers, highlighting reported comments by the Chancellor Philip Hammond about his own large wealth. "We need to ensure that we balance out protecting jobs in the public sector, being fair to public sector workers and being fair to taxpayers who pay for it, many of whom are public sector workers", she said. (more...)
FEMA: 25 percent of homes in Florida Keys destroyed by Irma FEMA: 25 percent of homes in Florida Keys destroyed by Irma
- September 13, 2017

Most of Florida remained without power yesterday as it emerged that 420,000 British people were in the state when Hurricane Irma struck. Mayor Lenny Curry said Irma hit the city with a storm surge like a Category 3 hurricane, even though its winds were at tropical-storm level when it reached northeast Florida. (more...)
North Korea says U.S. fabricated most 'vicious' United Nations sanction, warns of retaliation North Korea says U.S. fabricated most 'vicious' United Nations sanction, warns of retaliation
- September 13, 2017

Conversely, the USA must deal with the bellicose rhetoric from North Korea which routinely threatens to strike the United States. "We are done trying to prod the regime to do the right thing, we are now trying to stop it from having the ability to do the wrong thing", she added. (more...)
McCain to North Korea: Aggression will lead to 'extinction' McCain to North Korea: Aggression will lead to 'extinction'
- September 13, 2017

The resolution imposes a ban on condensates and natural gas liquids, a cap of 2 million barrels a year on refined petroleum products, and a cap on crude oil exports to North Korea at current levels. Ambassador Han Tae Song also lashed out at the United States during a session of the U.N.'s Conference on Disarmament, saying North Korea denounces Washington's "evil intention" and would "make sure the USA pays a due price". (more...)
Slender Man Case on Trial; Girl's Mental State at Issue Slender Man Case on Trial; Girl's Mental State at Issue
- September 13, 2017

She described the supposed creature, who was extremely tall, had no face, and could grow tendrils from his back. "He could easily kill my whole family in three seconds", she told the detective. Jury selection will begin Monday, and Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren has set aside up to two weeks for the trial. Knudsen's intention was to "formulate something whose motivations can barely be comprehended, and [which caused] unease and terror in a general population". (more...)
Hector Bellerin sends clear message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez Hector Bellerin sends clear message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez
- September 13, 2017

The right-back who has since established himself as an integral member of the first-team has defended Arsenal transfer policy. Manchester United won the Europa League last season to qualify for the Champions League and, with a battle for a top-four Premier League finish likely to be more competitive than ever, Wenger may eventually be tempted to look at the same path. (more...)
Philippine Congress Cuts Human Rights Body's Budget to $20 in 'Chilling' Move Philippine Congress Cuts Human Rights Body's Budget to $20 in 'Chilling' Move
- September 13, 2017

During the budget vote, house speaker and Duterte ally Pantaleon Alvarez criticised the commission, saying it was "useless" and "not doing its job". However, the brutal campaign has maintained the support of many Filipinos exhausted of drug-driven crime in the country. "The principal reason why I can not resign my office is that to do so is to weaken the institution itself", Gascon said. (more...)
China's Strongest Typhoon of the Year Landing this Week China's Strongest Typhoon of the Year Landing this Week
- September 13, 2017

However, the typhoon has been changing its course and does not seem to be completely predictable in the moment. No watches or warnings have been issued yet for Taiwan by its Central Weather Bureau . At 5 a.m. Wednesday, the eye of Talim, this year's 18th typhoon in the region, was above the northwestern Pacific Ocean, 760 km southeast of Zhejiang Province, packing winds up to 38 meters per second. (more...)
Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status: NHC Tropical storms Jose, Katia upgraded to hurricane status: NHC
- September 13, 2017

Here's a stunning animation put together by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's COMET Program that shows the intensity of winds from a Category 1 hurricane all the way up to a Category 5. At least 13 people are dead after Hurricane Irma slammed Caribbean islands through the night of September 6 and into the following day. The storm is expected to strengthen, and could become a hurricane by Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center . (more...)
Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli supports her against Aditya Pancholi with tweets Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli supports her against Aditya Pancholi with tweets
- September 13, 2017

Not her new film Simran but Kangana Ranaut and her tiff with two celebrities (read Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar) with whom she has bitter relationships, is keeping the Internet interested very, very interested. Then Kangana was asked what would she do if Simran's boyfriend leaks her personal details in public, Hansal said, she'd definitely beat him up. For six months I had never looked at her in that way. (more...)

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