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United States embassy in Russian Federation suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas United States embassy in Russian Federation suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas
- August 21, 2017

Visa operations will be resumed only in the main embassy building in Moscow on September 1. The U.S. embassy said on its website that it would suspend all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russian Federation on August 23 and restart them on September 1 "on a greatly reduced scale". (more...)
University Texas Removed Four Confederate Statues University Texas Removed Four Confederate Statues
- August 21, 2017

The administration of the University of Texas has ordered the removal from campus the statutes of General Robert Lee and other prominent personalities of the Confederation. Those three will be moved to the school's Briscoe Center for American History, where they will be accessible for scholarly study, Fenves said. The fourth statue of Hogg, a former Texas governor whose father served in the Confederate army but he was too young to serve himself, will be considered for relocation to ... (more...)
Mah Result HSC Result July 2017 declared Mah Result HSC Result July 2017 declared
- August 21, 2017

There is no news about the supplementary result for class 10 board exam. Candidates waiting for Maharashtra HSC Supply Result 2017 can check the results for Arts, Science, and Maths streams for both the first and second years. Similarly, on Aug 24th officials will release the exam mark sheet. Students can also download and take a print out of their results. Afterwards, students can collect their marks lists from the corresponding colleges. (more...)
Trump Tops 'Covfefe' With 'Heel' Tweet -- And It's Getting Bowling Green Massacred Trump Tops 'Covfefe' With 'Heel' Tweet -- And It's Getting Bowling Green Massacred
- August 21, 2017

This time, however, the president was quick to delete the incorrect tweets, before posting the one with the proper spelling. "I want to thank everyone who came out to express themselves in such a positive, great manner today", Walsh said at a press conference held after the protesters peaceful dispersed. (more...)
Finnish court names knife attack suspect Abderrahman Mechkah Finnish court names knife attack suspect Abderrahman Mechkah
- August 21, 2017

He could appear in court via video link from hospital as early as Tuesday. Among the eight were six women and two men, police said. Police have previously described the suspect as an asylum seeker from Morocco who deliberately "targeted women" in the attack in a market square in the southwestern port of Turku on Friday, which left two people dead. (more...)
Aurangabad corporators fight after two refuse to stand up for Vande Mataram Aurangabad corporators fight after two refuse to stand up for Vande Mataram
- August 21, 2017

Congress and NCP corporators also echoed similar views saying that all the parties except the BJP were on the same page for Saturday's GB meet and on the issue of reinstating of tainted officers. Recently, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation passed a notice of motion to make national song Vande Mataram compulsory in BMC-run schools. "We are very clear.Vande Mataram is optional, you have to right to sing or not sing". (more...)
Irish PM to march in Montreal Pride Parade Irish PM to march in Montreal Pride Parade
- August 21, 2017

Varadkar will then travel to Toronto as part of a three-day visit to Canada . Federal authorities say that through the first two weeks of August, more than 3,800 people walked over the border into Quebec, compared to the 2,996 who similarly crossed the border throughout all of July. (more...)
Springboks down Pumas in physical clash Springboks down Pumas in physical clash
- August 21, 2017

The victory also meant the Boks maintained their unbeaten record at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, which stretches back to 2011. It was the ideal start to the competition for South Africa who are trying to exorcise the ghosts of 2016 when they could win only four of the 12 matches they played. (more...)
GJM chief booked for alleged involvement in Kalimpong police station attack GJM chief booked for alleged involvement in Kalimpong police station attack
- August 21, 2017

And, the hand grenade that was hurled at the Kalingpong police station led to the death of a civic police, a home guard was seriously injured and had to be rushed the hospital and another constable sustained minor injuries. "We have also slapped charges under the Explosive Substances Act, the West Bengal Maintenance of Public Order Act, IPC section 302 (murder) and other sections against Gurung and others", he added. (more...)
Supreme Court grants bail to Supreme Court grants bail to
- August 21, 2017

Col. Purohit, lodged in jail since 2008, is one of the prime accused in the Malegaon blast, which claimed the lives of seven people and left 79 injured. August 17, 2017: The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit seeking interim bail. Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh , appearing for NIA, said that although it has been found that Purohit had informed his seniors about the activities of Abhinav Bharat, there were some materials ... (more...)
Tri-nation International Football:India come back from behind to beat Mauritius Tri-nation International Football:India come back from behind to beat Mauritius
- August 21, 2017

Mumbai: Robin Singh and Balwant Singh scored on either side of the break as India came back from an early goal to script a 2-1 win over Mauritius in the Tri-nation global friendly series clash held at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. (more...)
Essar Oil-Rosneft deal impact: ICICI Bank's exposure reduces by 50% Essar Oil-Rosneft deal impact: ICICI Bank's exposure reduces by 50%
- August 21, 2017

A consortium led by OAO Rosneft today announced completion of the deal to acquire private refiner Essar Oil strengthening bilateral relations between the world's largest oil producer and the fast-growing fuel consumer. "This transaction reduces ICICI Bank's exposure to the Essar Group by about 50%", Kochhar said. The transaction includes sale of Essar Oil's 20 million tonne per annum Vadinar refinery and 3,500 retail assets for US$10.9 billion together with 58 million tonne capacity ... (more...)
Footage shows Sasikala entering jail in civilian clothes Footage shows Sasikala entering jail in civilian clothes
- August 21, 2017

The footage shows Sasikala carrying a bag and re-entering the main gate of the Bengaluru jail accompanied by male guards, impelling speculation about whether she had been allowed to leave the prison's premises altogether. Roopa cleared that the video footage showcases male guards who are not allowed into the women prisons. She had claimed that Sasikala gets special treatment as a prisoner and almost 2 crores of bribes were paid by her so that she could have privileges like special meals, a ... (more...)
Rules of the Road: Solar Eclipse Edition Rules of the Road: Solar Eclipse Edition
- August 21, 2017

A total solar eclipse is the central moment of the eclipse when the moon completely covers the sun. The total eclipse path will extend from the far western corner of the state near the Great Smoky Mountains and Franklin and through SC including Greenville, Columbia and Charleston. (more...)
US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon US, South Korea to conduct joint exercise Aug 21-31: Pentagon
- August 21, 2017

North Korea has warned the United States will be "pouring gasoline on fire" by conducting annual war games with the South amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. Last month, nuclear-armed Pyongyang tested two long-range rockets, which experts said brought major USA cities within range. North Korea claims it has successfully miniaturized a nuclear weapon. (more...)
North Korea: US can not dodge 'merciless strike' North Korea: US can not dodge 'merciless strike'
- August 21, 2017

South Korea and the United States are scheduled to begin an annual joint military exercise Monday, the Ulchi Freedom Guardian, and North Korea is warning that the exercise could turn into a reality. Shortly after the drills, the North carried out its fifth and biggest nuclear test, which it claimed was of a "standardized" warhead that could fit on a variety of its rockets. (more...)
CENTCOM commander visits North Waziristan CENTCOM commander visits North Waziristan
- August 21, 2017

The second option is some version of Blackwater founder Erik Prince's security contractor proposal that involves scaling back USA troops, and the third is for a complete US withdrawal. This has been a consistent message from visiting U.S. officials. Such a designation would trigger harsh US sanctions, including a ban on arms sales and an end to USA economic assistance. (more...)
Rajiv Gandhi remembered on his 73rd birth anniversary Rajiv Gandhi remembered on his 73rd birth anniversary
- August 21, 2017

Earlier in the day, the Gandhi family including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra on Sunday paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi in the national capital. He was the 6th Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989. Surejwala said the former prime minister had reduced the voting age from 21 to 18 and gave constitutional provision to Panchayati Raj Institutions. (more...)
Almost 600 dead in South Asia floods Almost 600 dead in South Asia floods
- August 21, 2017

At least 700 people have died in the floods related to the annual monsoon in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and over a million have had to flee the rising waters, authorities said Sunday . Poor people, mostly farmers, were the chief victims and many took refuge on roadsides and embankments. In India's worst hit Bihar state, the death toll reached 153 following one of the deadliest floods to hit the region since 2008. (more...)
President Trump reportedly plans to disband climate change panel President Trump reportedly plans to disband climate change panel
- August 21, 2017

The next assessment is now scheduled to be released in 2018, though some Trump critics are concerned that the president's administration will take steps to censor the assessment following reports that the U.S. The decision to wind down the advisory committee comes as the Trump administration faces a major deadline related to the forthcoming climate assessment. (more...)

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