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Government panel says women above 45 be allowed on Haj without men Government panel says women above 45 be allowed on Haj without men
- October 08, 2017

Distribution of quota between the Haj Committee of India (HCoI) and Private Tour Operators (PTOs) will be rationalised in the ratio of 70:30 for the next five years. "Some Muslim sects don't allow women travel without a mahram ". The committee also recommended that coupons for 'Adahi' (sacrifice of animals ) be made compulsory for all the pilgrims and the quota of Mehram be increased from the present 200 to 500, according to PTI. (more...)
Afghanistan Receives First Batch Of US-Made Black Hawk Helicopters Afghanistan Receives First Batch Of US-Made Black Hawk Helicopters
- October 08, 2017

Now that the country's air force capacity will be tripled under a new Afghan-U.S. military effort, and Afghan special operations forces will be doubled, he declared, "terrorists will not triumph here". This is while the commander of the USA air advisory mission Brig. Meanwhile, NATO and USA forces Commander General John Nicholson said at same event the United States will win the war in Afghanistan and the insurgents, especially the Taliban, will not win the war and that it is better for them ... (more...)
Weinstein Company launching independent investigation into sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein Weinstein Company launching independent investigation into sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein
- October 08, 2017

The New York Times published one of those stories on Thursday. "If Democrats and the Democratic National Committee truly stand up for women like they say they do, then returning this dirty money should be a no brainer", the statement said . (more...)
White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks
- October 08, 2017

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, Caleb Keeter, the guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band, which performed Sunday at the festival, posted on social media that the tragedy had already changed his mind on the need for gun control. Twelve of the weapons Paddock had with him in his Las Vegas killing perch were equipped with the Bump Stock device. It is still possible to apply for a special federal license for owning an automatic weapon, but since the permit is limited to older guns ... (more...)
Project Loon internet balloons headed for Puerto Rico Project Loon internet balloons headed for Puerto Rico
- October 08, 2017

But in that case, Google had already partnered with a telecom provider on the ground, which it depended on to beam the signal to the balloons, for disaster relief. Thanks to Hurricane Maria , Puerto Rico's cellular infrastructure has been badly damaged. AT&T has started using satellite links to carry millions of phone calls and text messages from clusters of temporary cellular radios to the mainland, a spokesman said . (more...)
PCB announces Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka ODI series PCB announces Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka ODI series
- October 08, 2017

Imam-ul-Haq, who represented Pakistan in the Under-19 World Cup in 2014, has been picked in Pakistan's squad for the Sri Lanka series. Pakistan have left veteran batsman Azhar Ali out of their squad for the upcoming five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. (more...)
Penny runs for 170, No. 19 SDSU beats UNLV 41-10 Penny runs for 170, No. 19 SDSU beats UNLV 41-10
- October 08, 2017

Penny recorded his sixth straight 100-yard game to open the season, and the Aztecs (6-0, 2-0 Mountain West) defeated UNLV (2-3, 1-1) for the 13th time in their last 16 meetings. SDSU's Christian Chapman threw for 172 yards and had a 14-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The school will honor victims and local heroes from Sunday's shooting in a tribute that has been designated "Heroes Night" before Saturday's home football game against San Diego State at 10:45 p.m. (more...)
Dumb, fun, once-in-a-century: Leafs win wild one vs. Rangers Dumb, fun, once-in-a-century: Leafs win wild one vs. Rangers
- October 08, 2017

He redirected a feed from Mats Zuccarello. Zach Hyman scored twice, and Dominic Moore, Jake Gardiner and Nikita Zaitsev added goals for Toronto . Andersen turned aside 30 of 35 shots against NY, marking the second straight game Toronto has given up 30 or more shots on goal. (more...)
Hurricane Nate makes United States landfall Hurricane Nate makes United States landfall
- October 08, 2017

Earlier Thursday, a voluntary evacuation was called in the barrier island town of Grand Isle south of New Orleans . Storm surge warnings were issued in Morgan City, La., to the Okaloosa/Walton county line in Florida , and the northern and western shores of Lake Pontchartrain. (more...)
2-year old abducted in San Francisco 2-year old abducted in San Francisco
- October 08, 2017

The suspects are considered armed and unsafe. The child, Jalanie Fortson, was abducted from San Francisco at approximately 3:06 p.m. She weighs 30 pounds. "The second suspect, Lipine Faafiu, is a 22-year-old Samoan man, stands 5'8", weighs 491-pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Javonn Fortson is a black male with black hair and brown eyes. (more...)
YouTube TV to use World Series as first big brand awareness effort YouTube TV to use World Series as first big brand awareness effort
- October 08, 2017

Until YouTube TV , the company had not offered any sporting events and will use the World Series to combat the stigma that viewers need a traditional cable package to watch their favorite sports. That's the oldest of the four major USA sports leagues. With some luck, YouTube TV could have its name attached to a World Series that experiences a ratings and engagement resurgence like the 2016 World Series, which saw the Chicago Cubs win their first national title in more than 100 years. (more...)
Martin O'Neill: 'Republic of Ireland will attack in Cardiff' Martin O'Neill: 'Republic of Ireland will attack in Cardiff'
- October 08, 2017

The chances are there for us. Serbia lost tonight and we know what we have to do. O'Neill has been in his job since November 2013 and guided Ireland to the Euro 2016 finals last summer, in the process earning a contract extension. However, their points tally would still mean they require a favour or two from the other groups - a Cyprus win over Greece would be most welcome, for example. (more...)
Gunman's father was bank robber wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Gunman's father was bank robber wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- October 08, 2017

He was added to the FBI's list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and described as "psychopathic'" with suicidal tendencies. Paddock remained on the list until he was found May, 5, 1977. "He reportedly has suicidal tendencies and should be considered armed and very unsafe", the poster read . Stacks of ammunition magazines used in rifles can also be seen. (more...)
White Nationalists Gather at Emancipation Park White Nationalists Gather at Emancipation Park
- October 08, 2017

Prominent white nationalist and Richard Spencer was in attendance and live-streamed the rally from his Twitter page. The gathering on Saturday night was much smaller than the three previous rallies. Gov. Ralph Northam, released a statement after the rally calling out "the ugly hatred" and Gillespie. A second rally on August 12, dubbed "Unite the Right", led to violent clashes and three deaths. (more...)
Texas downs Kansas State in double overtime Texas downs Kansas State in double overtime
- October 08, 2017

The Wildcats are now 3-2. Ertz didn't play the final series of K-State's victory over Baylor last week, but he was on the field at the start against Texas . He threw an interception on his first pass, and on the second possession fumbled a handoff but recovered it. Ertz threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns. (more...)
People are not happy, Shiv Sena chief warns BJP People are not happy, Shiv Sena chief warns BJP
- October 08, 2017

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the changes made to the Goods and Services Tax rules saying that it is not enough. Warning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that the people are not happy with its "arrogant" regime, he also blamed the Maharashtra government for load-shedding, which has begun in various parts of the state. (more...)
Saudi King Salman demands Iran stop meddling in Middle East -Ifax Saudi King Salman demands Iran stop meddling in Middle East -Ifax
- October 08, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation have a joint interest in diversifying their economies away from oil as the price is still trading well below historic highs. Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that a pledge by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers, including Russia , to cut oil output to boost prices could be extended to the end of 2018, instead of expiring in March 2018. (more...)
Police release more details, body cam video from Las Vegas shooting Police release more details, body cam video from Las Vegas shooting
- October 08, 2017

Before he mowed down concertgoers at an outdoor country music festival on the famed Las Vegas strip from a perch high in a hotel tower, Stephen Paddock created a ring of surveillance around him, with video cameras in his hotel suite and in the hallway, but investigators were still at a loss to offer a motive for the massacre. (more...)
Hurricane Nate lashes Louisiana, Mississippi; Category 2 landfall expected Hurricane Nate lashes Louisiana, Mississippi; Category 2 landfall expected
- October 08, 2017

Gulf Coast Saturday with a likely landfall Saturday night or early Sunday . While Nate has been rather lopsided thus far (most of the adverse weather being located on the eastern side of the system), Nate's satellite appearance is beginning to improve and further strengthening is likely before landfall. (more...)
Tracking Nate: Nate expected to be Cat. 2 when it makes landfall Tracking Nate: Nate expected to be Cat. 2 when it makes landfall
- October 08, 2017

It will make landfall in southern Mississippi . It had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. The surge forecasts for the MS and Alabama coasts are particularly concerning. Entergy has 1,800 workers staged for Nate. Flash flooding is a danger. Earlier in the week, Nate was a weaker tropical storm, but heavy wind and rain and subsequent flooding were blamed for several deaths in Nicaragua , Costa Rica , Honduras and El Salvador. (more...)

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