Saturday, 16 December 2017
Latest news
Home » People

People

Jan Dhan, Aadhar, Mobile have helped bring transparency: PM Modi

perth_map

Amid raging debate over privacy concerns and Aadhaar , Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence asserting that a fine balance could be struck between openness and national security. Modi said that one of the major focus areas should be the training of well-equipped and capable professionals to counter cyber threats. Digital technology is contributing to more farm incomes. Read More »

Himanta Sarma defends 'cancer is divine justice' comment, Twitter lashes out

perth_map

Himanta Biswa Sarma , healthcare chief for Assam state, told a group of newly qualified teachers that cancer in young men and tragic accidents are a form of " divine justice " that "we can not escape". "He has given up, he can't control", he said. We accept that even Lord Krishna died because of karmic deficiency. Sarma has stoked a controversy by saying that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called " divine ... Read More »

Chennai: Arson, rampage at Sathyabama University after first year student kills self

perth_map

The girl was a first year computer science student. The girl was reportedly caught cheating during a chemistry exam from a 10x12 paper and the invigilator had asked her to leave the room after rebuking her for the same. The victim's parents have been informed. and her body has been sent for post-mortem. According to reports, more than 300 students protested, with several indulging in violence. Read More »

Grad Students: GOP Tax Bill is "Primary Concern"

perth_map

And if they were to have to pay taxes on that, that would be devastating for them. For some, these exemptions are what make the burden of sometimes a decade or more of student loans possible. The house bill also eliminates the Lifetime Learning Credit and reduces the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The same tax exemptions apply to American students studying in the partner countries, so the treaties in and of themselves don't confer an advantage to foreign students studying at US colleges. Read More »

North Korea warns U.S., says terror relisting move 'serious provocation'

perth_map

North Korea has lambasted the US for relisting it as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling the move a "serious provocation" and vowing to continue building up its "treasured nuclear sword". The US on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising the pressure on the pariah state to abandon its nuclear programme. Read More »

The hidden advantage to early Christmas celebration

perth_map

If you are one of those people who just can't wait for Christmas and get into the holiday spirit in November, then science says you may be more sociable, friendly, and approachable. For some people, the holidays provide more stress than splendor, so the sight of that first plastic reindeer on a neighbor's roof isn't exactly a welcome one. Read More »

Militant Leader Hafiz Saeed Is Released by Pakistani Court

perth_map

In a video tweeted by a handle linked to the Jamaat-ed-Dawa, Saeed said that he is struggling for "Kashmir's independence" and said India was responsible for his detention. The Punjab provincial government had asked for a three-month extension of Saeed's detention, but the request was turned down by the court. The JuD, which he claims is a charity, is described by the USA government and the United Nations as a front for the banned LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba). Read More »

Rain and snow showers, high near 37 — TODAY'S FORECAST

perth_map

Forecasters are calling for sunny skies Thursday with a high around 55. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 miles per hour. The low overnight was expected to be around 32, per the NWS. Calm wind becoming east around 5 miles per hour. Sunday, November 26: High: mid-30s. Monday, November 27: High: mid-20s. Monday night , the low will be around 48 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service. Read More »

Woman raises more than $40000 for charitable homeless man in Pennsylvania

perth_map

Kate McClure, 27, of Bordentown, New Jersey, was driving into Philadelphia on Interstate 95 last month to visit a friend when her auto ran out of gas, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer . It was during this time that she learned more about Bobbitt Jr and resolved to get him back on his feet, but did not anticipate the level of generosity from the public. Read More »

Funeral services planned for slain Baltimore homicide detective

perth_map

There's no evidence, Davis said, that Suiter was "anything other than a stellar detective, great friend, loving husband and dedicated partner". Police have said Suiter was conducting follow-up investigation on a triple homicide in the 900 block of Bennett Place when he saw someone acting suspiciously in a vacant lot and approached. Read More »

Associated Bank to match Red Kettle donations

perth_map

Wilkes-Barre Assistant Fire Chief Ed Snarski rings a bell outside Schiel's market on Hanover Street in Wilkes-Barre during Wednesday's kick-off for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle fundraiser campaign. "We thank them, but the point is how this is going to impact our services, and we want the community to know so we can somehow make up that loss of funds", he said. Read More »

Israeli Energy Minister Reveals Jewish State's Covert Ties With Saudi Arabia

perth_map

In an interview with an Israeli newspaper, he referred to his penchant for visiting Muslim countries as "a hobby" and reiterated his "respect for other cultures and faiths". However, the Muslims did not take well with this move and within 24 hours of the picture being posted, hashtag " A Zionist at the Prophet's Mosque " has gone viral. Read More »

The mystery over the attack on Rand Paul deepens

perth_map

On Friday, Kelley wrote a commentary piece for CNN criticizing the misinformation published about her husband's injury. 'The fact is, neither Rand nor I have spoken to the attacker in 10 years (since before his wife and children moved away) other than a casual wave from the auto, ' Kelley Paul wrote. Read More »

Ex-MP Kanjibhai Patel, son Sunil quit BJP

perth_map

In a strategic move, the Congress has replaced five out of the 90 candidates it had announced so far for the Gujarat polls, scheduled next month. However, Congress did not pay heed to NCP's demand and announced its first list of 77 candidates , As Reported By DNAIndia . Read More »

Terrorist Shot Dead In Kashmir's Keran Sector, Jawan Killed

perth_map

A army spokesperson said that forces continued search operation in Gujjarpati forest area at Zirhama, Kupwara . The soldiers retaliated and in the exchange of fire, Mandeep Singh of 9 Sikh sustained injuries. He was shifted to the military hospital in Drugmulla, where doctors declared him brought dead. Meanwhile, additional reinforcements of army's Para troopers have been rushed to the firing spot and massive searches are underway. Read More »

MS-13 gang member arrested for murder; victim stabbed over 100 times

perth_map

Authorities in North Carolina arrested alleged attacker Miguel "Timido" Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19. He's since been extradited to Maryland and has a bond review slated for Wednesday afternoon. Lopez-Abrego was arrested in Avery County, North Carolina, along with Milton A. Portillo-Rodriguez on November 4. They describe the man as a Hispanic, approximately 5 feet, 2 inches and about 125 pounds. Read More »

Search teams, helicopter scour rugged Coquitlam area for missing dogwalker

perth_map

They are alive and well also. Her van was found in a parking lot near the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club and trails her husband said she often frequented for her business. Search and recue crew temporarily scaled back the search as a rainstorm haulted efforts Tuesday. Coquitlam RCMP said that anyone with any knowledge of Poitras' whereabouts are asked to call 911 immediately. Read More »

Duterte cancels peace talks with Red insurgents

perth_map

This after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation of all planned meetings aimed at reviving the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) Wednesday following a series of atrocities conducted by the rebels. Read More »

After Rajasthan And Madhyapradesh, Now Gujarat Govt Bans Padmavati

perth_map

He also added that nobody would be allowed to hurt sentiments of people belonging to a particular community. The chief minister of the state, Vijay Rupani, on Wednesday, stated that the home department of the state had chose to ban the film to avoid breakdown of law and order in the state which is headed for an election. Read More »

Cloudy, cool Wednesday ahead for Tri

perth_map

Wednesday, November 22: High: middle 30s. The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wednesday , citing a dense fog that is blanketing the area, greeting drivers with low visibility during their morning commute. Read More »

Voting Begins For First Phase In 24 Districts

perth_map

In the first phase of the UP civil polls, 5 municipal corporations will go into vote, including Ayodhya and Gorakhpur , along with 71 municipal boards and 154 nagar panchayats for a total of 230 local bodies, which include 4,095 wards. Despite the misty morning chill, long queues of anxious voters turned up at 364 polling booths in the district. The outcome of these polls would reveal the mood of the voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Read More »

Texas Representative Barton Apologizes After Lewd Photo Emerges

perth_map

Barton apologized immediately, saying that the photo was sent to someone with whom he had a consensual sexual relationship while in between marriages. After the pictures release, Barton tells the Tribune he is re-thinking that. Barton, 68, was first elected to the House in 1985 and is the longest-serving member of Congress from the Texas delegation. Read More »

Massive skeleton of extinct sea cow uncovered on Russian beach

perth_map

The enormous creature , which looked like a cross between a manatee and a walrus, was found in the Bering Sea between Russian Federation and Alaska. A four-hour burrow by eight individuals revealed the animal's skeleton, which had been covered up under only a meter of sand, and enabled it to be recognized, as indicated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology. Read More »

Facebook to Inform Users If They Liked a Russian Propaganda Account

perth_map

Congress gave Facebook, Google, and Twitter until today to detail plans for improved transparency around election interference, so we'll see if Google and Twitter come out with their own disclosures. In September, CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed Facebook sold $100,000 worth of ads to Russian-linked accounts. As part of that continuing commitment, we will soon be creating a portal to enable people on Facebook to learn which of the Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts ... Read More »

Colorado teen arrested in woman's murder had 'death list'

perth_map

The prosecution says the suspect chased Makayla's sister through the apartment, but she managed to escape by locking herself in a bedroom. Police said he returned later that night and stabbed the 19-year-old in the head and chest when she opened the door. Read More »

Buxom model wants to become an "angel" Victoria's Secret

perth_map

We're happy to see that Victoria's Secret has recently added a notable number of diverse models, including women rocking their natural hair (a departure from the cookie-cutter flowing locks of runway's past.) Here's to hoping we start seeing Angels in a broader array of sizes, too. Read More »

Russian senators approve 'foreign agents' media bill, says RIA

perth_map

The Ministry of justice intends to make a decision about what media should be attributed to "foreign agents". After receiving the status of a foreign agent, those media outlets in question will be slapped with restrictions and liabilities that are now stipulated for non-profit organizations - as foreign agents. Read More »