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Centre withdraws Haj subsidy, says decision taken to empower minorities


The Minister stated that the decision is a part of the government's policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement. Every year more than 100,000 pilgrims travel from India to the Holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia for a spiritual journey that every faithful Muslim strives to make at least once in their lifetime. Read More »

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages

Guinness Atkinson Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Cisco Sys Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $202.05B market cap company. $3.89M worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Smith Moore holds 19,357 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.53 per share. Read More »

Rare, brazen Vancouver shooting leaves teen clinging to life


The man is known to police and investigators believe this man was targeted. The teenager was inside a auto driving by when shots rang out just after 9 Broadway and Ontario Street. The other suspect or suspects have not been identified", Palmer said. "This is a priority for us and we're all concerned as a police department". They found three people injured. Read More »

Trump Calls Wall Street Journal Fake News Over Kim Jong-Un Quote


Obviously I didn't say that. He has consistently referred to Kim Jong Un as " Little Rocket Man " and last summer Trump threatened North Korea with 'fire and fury like the world has never seen' - hence the name of Woolf's book. Trump has mocked Kim as "Little Rocket Man" and pledged to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if it threatens the United States or its allies in the region. Read More »

Trump Invited Adult Star for Partying


Later that evening she said Clifford had repeatedly called her and asked her to join them, though she refused. Evans called Daniels the next morning to apologize for not showing up - and at this point, broke out in laughter describing what her friend told her about that night. Read More »

Four fights Trump and Congress must resolve to avert government shutdown

President Trump on Sunday argued again that Democrats and their demands - not him or fellow Republicans in Congress - have throttled negotiations to provide permanent legal protection for young illegal immigrants [sic; should be "illegal aliens" -ed .] and made clear that any such deal also must end the United States' lottery-immigration program. Read More »

House Panel Interviewing Bannon After His Fall From Power


White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will appear before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, CNN reported Monday. Steve Bannon sat down with the House Intelligence Committee for a voluntary interview on Tuesday morning . Bannon was first asked to testify before the panel prior to his rift with Trump. Read More »

Kushner was warned about Wendi Deng Murdoch


Officials were anxious that Wendi Murdoch was lobbying for a Chinese garden at the National arboretum in Washington, D.C., according to the Wall Street Journal . The spokesman also told the Journal that Kushner "has complied with all ethics and disclosure recommendations and has played a helpful role in strengthening the U.S". Read More »

Donald Trump sees federal role in preventing false missile alarm


He made the denial to White House press pool reporters at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach in Florida on Sunday night. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Monday, summoned the U.S. When he returned to Mar-a-Lago in the afternoon, Trump took to Twitter to criticize Sen., D-Ill., who accused Trump of making the "shithole" remark he denies. Read More »

India registers comfortable 10-wicket win over Papua New Guinea


PNG were rolled over for a lowly 64. With their second victory on the trot, India is comfortably placed on top of Group B table with a healthy net run rate of 3.890. The delivery of the match came from Nagarkoti, who bowled Leke Morea for a golden duck with a scorching yorker. The left-arm spinner sent one of Semo Kamea's bat and pad to pick up his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs. Read More »

'No Suspicious Circumstances' In Death Of Dolores O'Riordan


The case is being passed to a coroner to determine the cause of death. A Metropolitan Police spokesman says, "Police in Westminster are dealing with a sudden death". Colin Parry, who has worked as a peace campaigner since the atrocity, said he had no idea that the song Zombie was inspired by the explosion in the Cheshire town. Read More »

UKIP leader breaks up with girlfriend over racist texts


Ms Marney, who apologised on Sunday for her comments, has already been suspended from Ukip. Marney also said that "next will be a Muslim [Prime Minister] and a black king". However, pressure continued to mount on Mr Bolton to quit as senior members of the party led a revolt against him. Etheridge, an MEP for the West Midlands, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that his resignation from the Ukip frontbench was not a protest against Bolton or his girlfriend, but rather the way "he's handled or ... Read More »

Denmark charges inventor with murdering journalist Kim wall on submarine


Wall's dismembered body was found in the sea off the Danish coast after Wall visited Madsen on his vessel in August past year to interview him. Madsen has been charged with the murder and dismembering of Wall along with a charge of sexual assault without intercourse of a particularly risky nature, police said. Read More »

Rajput Karni Sena protests against 'Padmaavat'


The issue has been raised in the last cabinet meeting and Vij advised a ban on the Rs. 190-crore costume drama. In that meeting, the chief minister had assured that when the censor board clears the film, a decision will be taken by the government, he added. Read More »

'Oh Happy Day' singer Edwin Hawkins has died, aged 74


He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, his publicist Bill Carpenter to the Associated Press . Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and numerous other singers had become mainstream stars by adapting gospel sounds to pop lyrics. Bay Area stations began playing the song - a soul choral arrangement of an 18th century Protestant hymn - and it soon became a regional, then national hit in 1969 by the renamed Edwin Hawkins Singers. Read More »

Snow Today To Cause Travel Issues. Dangerous Cold Through Thursday Morning


Winds will be out of the northwest at 10-20mph, gusting to near 30mph at times. A brief period of sleet is possible as the rain changes to snow. The advisory colored as far south as Cumberland County, east to Edgecombe County and west all the way into the mountains ahead of the storm that will begin Wednesday morning . Read More »

Kosovo: Serb leader Ivanovic assassinated in Mitrovica


Ivanovic, 64, was shot dead by gunmen firing from a vehicle as he arrived at the headquarters of his party in the flashpoint town of Mitrovica at about 8.15am, according to police. He also urged "all sides to avoid risky rhetoric and remain calm at this sensitive time, and recommit themselves to continue the work toward the normalization of relations and improvement of the lives of the citizens of Kosovo and Serbia". Read More »

Romania's Ruling Party Dismisses Second PM in Seven Months


PSD senior Paul Stanescu will be appointed as interim, the officials said. PSD will hold a leadership meeting on Tuesday morning to come up with a new nomination for leader, Dragnea said, adding that he wouldn't make the choice himself. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to arrive later, but due to the political crisis, lunch and talks with Romanian prime minister were canceled. Read More »

DACA Deal: It shouldn't be this hard


Trump - remarkably unideological and also undisciplined - pinged from one lawmaker's argument to another's, agreeing heartily with virtually all, no matter how at odds they were with each other. Which protects young immigrants from deportation. Trump has denied making the remarks, but Illinois Democratic Sen. There is some internal West Wing debate whether Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse". Read More »

SC officers shot during search for domestic violence suspect


The first shots were fired at 1:07 a.m. Tuesday and then again at 3:30 a.m. McColl was shot by deputies after he had shot four officers. A K9 unit officer was struck. They are *not releasing names/conditions at this time. A suspect is in custody, reported WSOC . Four cops have been shot after responding to a call in SC, authorities say. Read More »

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years


Both countries agreed to form two technical working group - one on verification and the other on return. In this respect, the EU's initiative aims to support the implementation of the bilateral repatriation agreement between the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh, which was signed on 23 November 2017. Read More »

France's Macron in Calais on foray into migrant dilemma


Under the terms of the 2003 Touquet accords , British border officials are stationed in northern France. "We're still negotiating. There is back and forth". Britain had paid €140 million ($171 million) in the past three years toward border and security infrastructure, but that this needed to be increased in the future, the official, who declined to be named, told Reuters. Read More »

Abbas to Trump: May Your House Come to Ruin


But "the Zionist dream is not to follow what others say about us but to do what is in Israel's best interests", which he said was separating from the Palestinians . "But we will slap back". Although Trump is unlikely to reverse his Jerusalem decision, as he is loath to admit he made a mistake, he may not go forward with his threat to cut aid to the Palestinians given the myriad of problems it would entail. Read More »

I didn't make any racial comment - Donald Trump - President Trump


Haiti's ambassador to the US says he and the Haitian government "vehemently condemn" the president's remark. ". Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation". Read More »

Churches Firebombed Ahead of Pope Francis' Visit to Chile


While care for migrants and refugees has been a priority for Pope Francis , the World Day for Migrants and Refugees has been an annual celebration of the Catholic Church for more than 100 years. Although that home-made device did not detonate, the targeting of five churches in a short span has sparked concern among authorities three days before the pontiff's arrival. Read More »

Suresh Gopi held, released on bail


The CB had charged Amala Paul with cheating and used phoney documents to fraudulently register her luxury auto in Puducherry to dodge the steep tax on that vehicles in Kerala. Actor Amala also turned up before the Crime Branch team here on Monday morning as per the directives of the High Court and she was quizzed for almost three hours. Read More »

Klopp revels in Liverpool's stunning success


Credit to Manchester City for not losing hope and doing what they have been doing all season - finishing games strongly, the mark of a champion side - but on the night, Liverpool were deserved victors. "We were not gambling, but with our counter-attacks we thought, 'We can score the fifth one.' Even if you are with all your own players in the box, they can create chances". Read More »

Mayon volcano restive; alert level 3 raised


However hotels reported getting more tourist bookings while people flocked to viewing decks to watch the volcano from a distance, the provincial government said although it gave no specific figures. And authorities say a risky eruption is possible "within weeks or even days". Clouds partially cover Mayon volcano's crater as it spews a column of ash during another mild eruption in Legazpi City , Albay province, south of Manila , Philippines January 16, 2018. Read More »

Met Office issues yellow wind warning for north Shropshire and North Wales


Commuters are also being warned to expect problems on the roads, trains and ferries, with possible power cuts on the cards too. They added: "There is a chance of power cuts, while services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected". The Met Office said the strongest winds were expected to transfer eastwards from Wednesday evening across before clearing by early Thursday afternoon. Read More »

Make blankets for the homeless this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The theme is "Division or Unity: Which Way", with music by the Tri-Cities Mass Choir. He was ordained by request of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Anniston, and served as interim pastor. MSU's 24th annual MLK Jr. Begins at 9 a.m. While in high school, Reid worked with many well-known people such as Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Read More »

Pakistan makes 262-8 in 4th ODI vs New Zealand


They are struggling with both bat and the ball. Williamson then proceeded to take out Shoaib Malik, who was struck on the head by a throw from Colin Munro while batting , before Mohammad Hafeez and captain Sarfraz Ahmed halted New Zealand's charge. Read More »

Durbin Confirms Trump's 'Hate-Filled, Vile and Racist' Talk

Trump followed up his attractive and considered "shithole" remark with another question: why don't more people from countries like Norway come here? Trump has moved to end the status for immigrants from El Salvador, which could result in 200,000 Salvadorans legally in the United States being deported, and other countries, reports Reuters. Read More »

Impact of Lankan Supreme Court's denial of extra year to President Sirisena


Sirisena, who actively participates in anti-alcohol campaigns, is now being called out on social media for being a hypocrite as he also asks Sri Lankan women to participate in politics. However, the move generated backlash, with the country's going so far as to accuse finance minister of encouraging drinking. But Mr Sirisena's office said he was reducing the time period that bars could be open. Read More »

Dana White on when Conor McGregor wants to fight again


Everybody knows that, I say it all the time. "You do Khabib versus Tony , we're working on that fight now". McGregor's last contest for the UFC came in November 2016 and the division has been put on hold with his foray into boxing for the lucrative bout against Floyd Mayweather . Read More »

Kenyans slam Trump's vulgar remarks on Africa, say they could hurt ties

Asked on Sunday whether his inflammatory remarks made it harder to get a DACA deal, Trump said: "Did you see what various senators in the room say about my comments?" The Washington Mission of the African Union said the U.S. Following the initial reporting on Trump's remarks, many commentators observed that the comments fit with a pattern that stretches back decades . Read More »

Air India May Be Broken Into 4 Companies Before Sale


As the government is expected to absorb most of the airline's Rs50,000-crore debt, which is the main stumbling block in the divestment process, the airline will be staying afloat on taxpayers' money. The core airline business comprising Air India and Air India Express, the low-priced overseas arm, will be offered as one company, and the process will be completed by the end of 2018, Bloomberg reported, quoting Junior Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha. Read More »

North Korea summit to stress importance of sanctions


But it's unclear on either whether Trump says he does or would have such a relationship with Kim. "I said 'I'd have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un , ' a big difference", Trump continued. Trump is known for his antagonistic relationship with Kim, regularly trading taunts with the NK leader he calls " lil Rocket man ", and most recently warning that he too has a " nuclear button ". Read More »

Carillion collapse could could lead to catastrophic losses for thousands of SMEs

The second largest construction company in the United Kingdom crashed under the pressure of piling debts which reached £1.5bn. Employing 43,000 people around the world, including 20,000 in Britain, Carillion has been fighting for survival since July when it revealed it was losing cash on several projects and had written down the value of its contract book by 845 million pounds. Read More »

Pak soldiers killed: Army; Pak confirms 4, claims 3 Indian causalities


Of late Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Foreign Office to lodge protest over the breach of the ceasefire agreement. India's security forces on Monday killed at least four Pakistani soldiers in "retaliatory" shelling across the Jammu border and eliminated five or six infiltrating militants in a gunfight near the Kashmir frontier. Read More »

Mike Zimmer: We made critical errors that could have led to loss


The moment that will define his day - and his rookie year - came on the final play of the game. Sunday night, she witnessed her first playoff game in person and saw the Miracle of Minneapolis unfold, as the Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-24 on the game's final play to reach the NFC championship game. Read More »

Rangers complete signing of Jason Cummings on loan


Cummings told RangersTV: "I'm absolutely delighted to come to such a massive club". "When I heard they were interested, there was no question in my mind, I wanted to sign". 'He looks the type of player I would like to play with. Cummings' record at Hibs , where he scored 69 goals in 150 appearances (55 of those in the league) suggests he may be more comfortable operating in Scottish football once again and could be a real asset for Rangers . Read More »

N Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions


The two sides agreed to meet again at their border today for working-level talks ahead of the International Olympic Committee meeting. South Korea has proposed marching together with North Korea at next month's Winter Olympics opening ceremony and also forming a joint women's ice hockey team , a government minister said on Friday. Read More »

Pravin Togadia of VHP disappears, later found unconscious


Even as worldwide working president of VHP was dramatically traced to Chandramani Hospital in Shahibaug late on Monday evening, an inquiry was handed over to DCP -7, R J Parghi to look into the possible lapse in security cover for Togadia. "Then this matter becomes more critical", VHP general secretary Champat Rai said in a statement in New Delhi. They were in the state searching for Togadia in connection with the murder in Rajasthan that took place 10 years ago. Read More »

Another Winter Storm is Headed to San Antonio Tonight


The National Weather Service in Louisville has upgraded Ohio County to a Winter Storm Warning . Snow flurries will linger into the afternoon before clearing skies take over Monday evening. Confidence continues to increase in a wintry mix of freezing rain followed by sleet and possibly light snow on Tuesday . Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties are expected to get 5 to 7 inches of snow before the storm ends. Read More »

Trump says immigration deal 'probably dead'


Trump's backers quickly pointed to the fact that Barack Obama had confessed to cursing too much. The debate over immigration policy became increasingly acrimonious after it was reported on Thursday that the Republican president used the word " shithole " to describe Haiti and African countries in a private meeting with lawmakers. Read More »

Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot killed by police


Venezuelan special forces on Monday captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who has been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the capital previous year, officials said. Read More »

'Time's Up' Members Tell Oprah Winfrey the Campaign Continues


The group's plans are ambitious. The Time's Up campaign was start to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. The recent revelations in the entertainment industry have led to similar accusations coming to light in the worlds of politics, media, law, academia, and hospitality, among others. Read More »