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Indian Inc Celebrates International Yoga Day


The Prime Minister described yoga as a free life insurance, which everyone can avail to better their health. Various other Yoga organizations and Institutes are also organizing separate programmes to mark the IDY event, according to the release. Read More »

Turkey rejects Saudi demand to shut military base in Qatar

The four countries severed ties with Qatar soon after a visit by President Trump to Saudi Arabia . Four Arab states that have severed ties with Qatar over its support to terrorism have issued 13 demands to end the rift with Doha , including closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting ties with Iran, a media report said . Read More »

One week. 52 senators. Can McConnell get it done?


Members of ADAPT , a national grassroots disability rights organization, staged a "die-in" protest at McConnell's office in an attempt to stop what they see as " attacks on disabled people's freedoms " in the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA ). Read More »

Teenage boy held over 'attempted rape of eight-year-old girl'


A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl in a park. A spokesman for GMP said: "A 16-year-old boy, who can not be named for legal reasons, has been charged with rape". Anybody with information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1984 of 24/06/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 . Read More »

Nigeria : arrestation de deux commandants présumés de Boko Haram


Les suspects prévoyaient de commettre des attaques contre les musulmans à Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna (nord) and Maiduguri (nord-est) et contre plusieurs endroits publics. Aux abords de la forêt de Sambisa, ancien bastion de Boko Haram, le district de Konduga en général et la route de Damboa en particulier, restent des zones particulièrement instables. Read More »

Darjeeling unrest continues, Rajnath Singh appeals peace; Mamata smells conspiracy


The GJM leader said the home minister assured them that he would speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue and try to find a solution. "He is not dead". The Darjeeling unrest intensified after police raided its premises on June 15. The GJM announced an indefinite strike from Monday encompassing Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts and the Dooars protesting against Mamata Banerjee's decision to make Bengali language compulsory in state-run schools. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing Warmbier


North Korea has test-fired five ballistic missiles since President Moon took office adding to concerns that Pyongyang is on a fast track to developing an ICBM that can target the USA mainland. "There are more people and more cars but nobody knows what that means", said the official. He added that the global community is infuriated by the death of American Otto Warmbier who died six days after North Korea freed him on June 13. Read More »

Democrats join Trump to accuse Obama for not halting Russian Federation election meddling


It was the Democratic Party's turn Sunday to sweat over Russian meddling as lawmakers acknowledged that President Barack Obama knew about the foreign election interference but failed to act until after the 2016 presidential race. "The administration needed to call out Russian Federation earlier, and needed to act to deter and punish Russian Federation earlier", Schiff said on CNN . Read More »

Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid

Eid al-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of two Rakats (units) and generally offered in an open field or large hall. President Pranab Mukherjee also extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to all while hoping that the festival may strengthen an unflinching faith in unity and common destiny. Read More »

Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade


But march organizers said the rationale behind the police action was different. "What is worrying the government is that they are seeing people from the LGBT community", said Iram, a young LGBT activist. In one neighbourhood, protesters gathered chanting "Don't be quiet, shout out, gays exist!" Riot-control vehicles and buses were dispatched to the area. Read More »

Health care bill protesters stage "die-in" outside McConnell's office


David M. Perry, a freelance journalist who has covered disability issues and activism, said Thursday's demonstration is just the tip of iceberg in terms of the activism to expect from people with disabilities. Schumer says, "We live in the wealthiest country on earth". "Surely we can do better than what the Republican #healthcarebill promises". The bill would provide tax credits to help people buy insurance. Read More »

Woman injured in acid attack on her 21st birthday


According to the UK's Sun , the pair's world were forever changed as they waited for traffic lights in Beckton when a man unbeknownst to either cousin suddenly attacked them with acid . "But now she feels as though her identity has been stolen from her, on her 21st birthday". 'Their life is now on hold but we want them to see that this is temporary and things will get back to normal'. Read More »

What the Health-Care Vote Means for the Midterm Elections


Sandoval said the Senate bill "is something that needs to change". As it turns out, one of the bill's biggest impacts will be on Medicaid , both for people who qualified for Medicaid coverage prior to the Affordable Care Act and for those who secured coverage due to the program's expansion under President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Read More »

GOP Senators Call for More Time to Debate, Change Health Care Bill

Trump sounded a different note in his weekly radio address Saturday, pledging anew to save Americans from rising health care costs he blames on the ACA. "I only hope that Democrats in Congress will have the political courage to help fix what we know to be a catastrophic situation", Trump said. "There's no way we should be voting on this next week". Read More »

India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Highlighting the GST move of his government , Modi said: "The implementation of the landmark initiative of GST could be a subject of studies in United States business schools". Almost six months after he took office, President Donald Trump will welcome Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday. One US official said the two leaders had a lot in common and noted Modi would be the first foreign dignitary to have a working dinner at the White House under the new administration. Read More »

Iran's IRGC Warns Strikes Targeting IS Could Be Repeated

Both are on the opposite sides of violent conflicts in Syria , Yemen and most recently Iran has come to the support of Qatar. The IRGC also said the missile strike killed a "large number" of terrorists and destroyed their supplies, warning it would launch similar assaults in Syria if additional Islamic State attacks occurred in Iran . Read More »

Whole world looking at India, says Modi

Prime Minister will meet President Donald Trump today. American companies have a great opportunity to contribute to that, Mr. Modi told the CEOs. Among those who attended were Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos , Apple CEO Tim Cook and Mastercard President Ajay Banga . Read More »

Indonesia eyes joint anti-ISIS patrols with Philippines & Malaysia


Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said the aim was to end the siege by Monday, the Philippines' independence day. Five of the civilians were killed on Monday as they made a dash for safety when the militants discovered their hiding place, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters in Manila. Read More »

Macron and Merkel back tougher EU approach on trade

Want to be more digitally savvy and grow your business online? "We're talking about the continuing indexation of pensions to people who are in the EU". Others who arrive after an unspecified cut-off date will be given a " grace period ", expected to be two years. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the offer made by May at the European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday was "a good start " but more needed to be done. Read More »

Modi-Trump meeting likely to be low-key

Calling corruption as the root cause due to which "the previous governments were changed in India", Modi said his government has emerged corruption-free in the last three years. "India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries". A proposed overhaul of H-1B visas - used by thousands of Indian software engineers to work in the United States - has also caused concern in New Delhi . Read More »

Israel starts work on new settlement amid U.S. peace push


The expansion of existing settlements on the West Bank - territory which Israel occupied during a conflict in 1967, has been a major point of contention in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "After dozens of years, I have the privilege to be the prime minister building a new settlement in Judaea and Samaria", Netanyahu tweeted , using the Hebrew biblical term for the West Bank. Read More »