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Signing of bilateral annual Haj 2018 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia Signing of bilateral annual Haj 2018 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia
- January 09, 2018

All these women will be exempted from lottery system and allowed to proceed to Haj, he added. Following government's green signal to allow women going to Haj pilgrimage alone, out of 32-women, 12 are from Lucknow, 12 from Kanpur, 4 from Amethi and Gonda each. (more...)
Another 181 Nigerians Return From Libya Another 181 Nigerians Return From Libya
- January 09, 2018

The Federal Government fact finding delegation, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs was in Libya a week ago, to facilitate the evacuation of Nigerians who are held in Libyan camps as illegal immigrants. The federal government will do its best to return them safely to their various states. "The main objective is to get these Nigerians back home as quickly as possible". (more...)
VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week following postponement VP Pence to travel to Middle East next week following postponement
- January 09, 2018

The statement also said that Pence would discuss the need to "assist persecuted religious minorities" during his trip. The vice president will then spend two days in where he is slated to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, and deliver remarks to the nations parliament. (more...)
Happy Birthday David Bowie: 'Let's Dance' Demo Happy Birthday David Bowie: 'Let's Dance' Demo
- January 09, 2018

Bowie and Rodgers recorded this stripped-down version of the hit single on December 19th - 20th, 1982 at Montreux, Switzerland's Mountain Studios . Today is also what would have been Elvis Presley's 83rd birthday, and Graceland have been celebrating the event with a public exhibition entitled "Hollywood Backlot". (more...)
Republicans call for probe of Trump dossier author Republicans call for probe of Trump dossier author
- January 09, 2018

Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray that they said contains information behind their claim. But by alleging that Steele had made false statements to federal investigators, it would appear that the senators were sending information to the Justice Department that it already had in its possession. (more...)
Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions
- January 09, 2018

Justice Department officials declined to say whether they might take legal action against those states, saying further steps were "still under consideration". What supporters have achieved is to pass a 2014 rider to the annual spending bill that has prevented federal funds from being used to prosecute medical marijuana cases in states that allow it. (more...)
Search Continues For Inmate Who Escaped From Connecticut Prison Search Continues For Inmate Who Escaped From Connecticut Prison
- January 09, 2018

Enfield Police, State Police, the fugitive task force and other local police agencies were involved in the investigation. The mayor said Enfield police have doubled their patrols. Speaking at a press briefing Monday, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction Scott Semple said Jerry Mercado was found to be missing after a routine inmate count on Sunday. (more...)
LG Tribute Dynasty with Android Nougat, 8MP camera launched LG Tribute Dynasty with Android Nougat, 8MP camera launched
- January 09, 2018

LG Tribute Dynasty features a 5-inch (720 x 1280 pixel) HD IPS display with pixel density of 196 ppi (pixels-per-inch). At the heart of the device, there is an octa-core MediaTek processor. The phone has a polycarbonate body and measures 144.7×72.1×8.1mm. It is available for the price of $99 in the US. LG is reportedly planning big overhaul for its smartphone business and it is reportedly planning to rebrand its flagship G lineup. (more...)
Oprah 'Actively Thinking' About Running for President Oprah 'Actively Thinking' About Running for President
- January 09, 2018

Some of her confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said . " A new day is on the horizon", she said, addressing the girls at home watching her become the first black woman to receive the award. It's true that Democrats have under-appreciated the importance of charisma in presidential politics. They knew how to work the political system, and they also knew how to sell. (more...)
Governor, Deputy CM pay tributes to Mufti Sayeed Governor, Deputy CM pay tributes to Mufti Sayeed
- January 09, 2018

The award was constituted recently by the Jammu and Kashmir government to commemorate the death anniversary of PDP founder and two-time J&K chief minister Sayeed who died on January 7, 2016 after almost a week-long hospitalization in New Delhi. (more...)
Chart: Marijuana stocks stumble, then rebound after Sessions announcement Chart: Marijuana stocks stumble, then rebound after Sessions announcement
- January 09, 2018

But the industry wasn't dumbstruck for long. Indeed, the sudden move by Sessions appears to have caught many key Republican politicians off guard, but ready to strike back. If anything, this strengthens our resolve for the end goal - to show the war on drugs is a failure, and legal cannabis is a thriving industry that is a far healthier choice to alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceuticals, across the board. (more...)
Militant killed in Chadoora gunfight Militant killed in Chadoora gunfight
- January 09, 2018

Meanwhile, after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, government forces launched a search operation in Syedabad Pastuna village of Tral area of district Pulwama on Monday evening. On 4 January, the Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan by killing an infiltrator. (more...)
Skopje Hopes to Settle Macedonia's Name Dispute in 1st Half of 2018 Skopje Hopes to Settle Macedonia's Name Dispute in 1st Half of 2018
- January 09, 2018

Following last year's elections at FYROM Zaev has said that his government intends to solve the name dispute in order to open the way for the country's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the European Union. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is due to reopen debate on inviting the country to join the Western military alliance in June. Athens is going into the negotiations with FYROM on the name issue with the same position presented in 2007-2008, which calls for a compound ... (more...)
Archaeologists uncover prehistoric site in the heart of Israel Archaeologists uncover prehistoric site in the heart of Israel
- January 09, 2018

Experts say the area had a stream, vegetation and an abundance of animals - all flawless for early humans. "The tools that were found here can be attributed to Homo Erectus , the forefather of all human beings alive today". 'It's hard to believe that between Jaljulia and highway 6, five metres below the surface, an ancient landscape some half of a million years old has been so amazingly preserved , ' Ran Barkai, head of Tel Aviv University's archaeology department, which participated in the ... (more...)
Coachella Will Still Ban Marijuana Despite it Being Legal in California Coachella Will Still Ban Marijuana Despite it Being Legal in California
- January 09, 2018

But apparently when you go to Coachella this year, it might as well be 2017 all over again. Coachella is one of the most popular music festivals in the world and 2018 should be no different, with headliners like Beyonce, The Weeknd and Eminem. (more...)
Jordan State Media: Intelligence Foiled Jordan State Media: Intelligence Foiled "Massive" IS Plot
- January 09, 2018

During interrogation, the cell members reportedly revealed that the group had prepared a comprehensive plan to carry out the assault after examining the targets and set a mechanism to carry out the plot. Jordan plays a prominent role in the US -led coalition against Daesh, providing military, logistical and intelligence support, Western diplomats and regional intelligence sources say. (more...)
Militants threaten to blind those who contest polls Militants threaten to blind those who contest polls
- January 09, 2018

You saw in 2016 how many youths lost their eyes due to pellet guns. The militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has threatened to pour acid on the eyes of those, who contest panchayat elections in Jammu Kashmir scheduled to begin next month. "If it isn't pellets it's acid". Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti had in November while announcing the long overdue Panchayat elections in the State from February 15 hoped that the people "will choose ballots over bullets during these elections". (more...)
Family and friends use drones in search for missing college student Family and friends use drones in search for missing college student
- January 09, 2018

On January 2, he went with a friend to Borrego Park at around 9:30PM to meet another person, for unknown reasons. Authorities said Bernstein was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, a dark gray long-sleeve sip-up and white Adidas. The father of the missing teen described his son as a good cook and an "incredible creative writer" who works as the managing editor of Penn Appetit, a student-run food magazine at his university. (more...)
Donald Trump Suggests He's Done More for Black Americans Than Barack Obama Donald Trump Suggests He's Done More for Black Americans Than Barack Obama
- January 09, 2018

He believes that targeted infrastructure policy could reduce that gap, helping disadvantaged Americans get back to work. That's not a record, but for comparison to that African American rate, it is near its lowest point since 1972. Oh, and while implying that the trend never happened under the Democrats, which it did - twice. It's better than it has been, but compare that figure to the unemployment rate for whites. (more...)
Burning Iran tanker at risk of exploding Burning Iran tanker at risk of exploding
- January 09, 2018

The Chinese Transport Ministry says 32 people, a lot of them Iranians, are missing from an oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off the east coast of China. Greenpeace said in a statement it was "concerned about the potential environmental damage that could be caused by the 1 million barrels of crude oil on board". (more...)

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