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First flight carrying 328 Haj pilgrims leaves for Madina Munawara

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In 2016, more than 1.8 million pilgrims attended Hajj, but Iranians stayed at home after tensions between Riyadh and Tehran boiled over following a deadly crush of people during the 2015 pilgrimage. The flights will continue till August 26 and return flights will begin from September 6 and continue till October 5. Most of the required preparations have been made and Iranian pilgrims can travel to Saudi Arabia from July 31, Seyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of the Islamic ... Read More »

'She-Box' to address sexual harassment in government jobs

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To tackle this problem, the SH Act ensures that all the work places with more than 10 employees form an internal complaints committee for receiving complaints of sexual harassment . The Government of India is the largest employer in the country employing 30.87 lakh people to carry out its various functions. Officials at the ministry said that there was a need to set up "SHe-box", as was necessitated as they had received numerous complaints from women employees. Read More »

Last killer whale calf born at SeaWorld dies in San Antonio

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The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced in March 2016 it had stopped breeding its orcas, following years of animal rights protests and declining ticket sales. Tilikum dragged Brancheau into the pool as a shocked audience witnessed the incident toward the end of "Dine with Shamu" show. Former San Diego SeaWorld trainer and critic John Hargrove tweeted: "SeaWorld had to exploit Takara's calf". Read More »

Congress attacks Naidu over his 'properties'

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On the allegations of his son, owner of Harsha Toyota, procuring a vehicle supplying deal from the Telangana government without floating a tender, Naidu said that his son had never directly dealt with the government in the procurement of vehicles, and that the supply order was placed by the parent company, Toyota, only. Read More »

Federal Judge Sides With Kris Kobach In Voter Data Lawsuit

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The voter fraud panel is headed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , a leading figure in the crusade against illegal voting that many experts say is extraordinarily rare. Trump said in a tweet that the pushback from states suggested they had something to hide. President Trump has said that widespread voter fraud cost him the popular vote in November, although critics say the claim is unsubstantiated and is a pretext for federal laws to suppress ... Read More »

Trump to speak Monday on health care

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Both pieces of legislation fulfill President Trump's promise to provide relief to Americans suffering from the failures of Obamacare and to transition to a better healthcare system by taking power out of Washington and returning it to the States and to families. Read More »

Gulf Arab States Blacklist 9 Individuals, 9 Organizations: SPA

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As for individuals, those include Khalid Saeed al-Bounein, Shaqer Jummah al-Shahwani and Saleh bin Ahmed al-Ghanim, all of the Qatari nationality; Hamid Hamad Hamid al-Ali from Kuwait, Abdullah Mohammed al-Yazidi, Ahmed Ali Ahmed Baraoud and Mohammed Bakr al-Dabaa from Yemen; and Al-Saadi Abdullah Ibrahim Bukhazem and Ahmed Abd al-Jaleel al-Hasnawi from Libya. Read More »

Donald Trump 'proud' of Jared Kushner's transparency on interaction with Russians

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The latest incident added suspicion that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian Federation during last year's election. Kushner made that appearance after he met privately with staffers of the Senate intelligence committee. Mr. Trump reportedly has threatened to fire Mr. Mueller on several occasions, even though doing so would repeat a tactic President Richard Nixon employed during the investigation of the 1972 Watergate break-in that actually hastened a congressional probe that led ... Read More »

Jared Kushner reveals 77 previously undisclosed assets in new filing

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Some of the assets Kushner, 36, omitted in the earlier filling were held by entities he previously disclosed, and were worth at least $10 million. The new document comes as the presidential aide faces increasing scrutiny as part of investigations into alleged Russian influence in the 2016 campaign. Read More »

Trump White House Privately Considering Replacing Jeff Sessions With Ted Cruz

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The president's tweet about the former Alabama senator comes less than a week after Trump , in a New York Times interview, said that Sessions should never have taken the job as attorney general if he was going to recuse himself . The fact that Sessions didn't immediately resign is a testimony to both his cowardice and his very pragmatic understanding that his departure would, at long last, plunge him headlong into the depths of political and cultural irrelevance. Read More »

Jordan Spieth will complete the career Grand Slam, says Gary Player

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Gutsy Jordan Spieth toasted a dream come true after he battled back from the brink of another Major collapse to win the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Grace started the final round seven shots behind leader Jordan Spieth and knew it would be very hard to win the tournament from that position. While his performances did not capture any major title last season, Spieth will enter into the final round of the British Open on top of the leaderboard as well ass have a three-stroke ... Read More »

Trade secretary Fox in Washington for talks over United States deal

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By arguing the case for chlorine-washed chicken, Liam Fox shows he is ready to abandon British poultry farmers in favour of cheap USA imports that do not meet our sanitary or animal welfare standards... The global trade secretary has previously said interim arrangements for trade, customs and immigrations should last no longer than "a few months" but said Brexiteers in the cabinet were now prepared for a longer transition. Read More »

China reportedly preps for crisis along border with North Korea

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Pyongyang's recent successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile - the first by the North - has created even more urgency as the USA seeks to stop North Korea before it can master the complex process of putting a nuclear warhead atop a missile capable of hitting the United States. Read More »

Police look again at holding immigrants after Supreme Judicial Court ICE ruling

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The Supreme Judicial Court's blockbuster ruling that local authorities can't hold immigrants who are facing an ICE-ordered deportation without a criminal warrant is expected to fuel legislative attempts to make MA a sanctuary state. The ruling was part of an appeal on behalf of Sreynuon Lunn , a man brought to the U.S.as an infant by Cambodian parents fleeing the Khmer Rouge. Lunn was ordered deported after racking up a criminal record in the early 2000s. Read More »

US Commissions New 100000-Ton Supercarrier USS Gerald R. Ford

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Construction started in 2009 and was to be completed by September 2015 at a cost of US$10.5 billion (NZ$14.13b). The largest nuclear-powered military ship on the planet, the USS Ford is named for the 38th president, who is primarily remembered for succeeding US President Richard Nixon, after the latter resigned in a political scandal with marked similarities to the many ongoing federal investigations now hampering Trump, his family and his advisors. Read More »

Trump declares all-out war on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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The president also said he likely would not have picked Sessions to serve as attorney general if he had known he was going to recuse himself . A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had "substantive" discussions on matters including Trump's positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S. Read More »

Australia backtracked on refugee 'understanding', UNHCR says

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The "clear understanding" had been part of a wider deal to resettle refugees in the United States, the agency said. The UNHCR said Australia agreed to settle some of the near 2,000 men and woman held offshore in exchange for the agency helping facilitate a swap deal with the United States. Read More »

CBSE UGC NET 2017: Official Notification to be out today !!

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The candidates can get the detailed notification available on the website http: //cbsenet .nic.in. For this candidates need to apply online from 1st August. The last date for application will be August 30. For the people who are planning to make a career in the education sector, or to be precise, those who are looking to become lecturers and assistant professors, there's some good news in store. Read More »

Eminent Indian Scientist Professor Yash Pal Dies at the Age of 90

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Pal gained worldwide repute for his contribution to the study of cosmic rays, and in India for being an "institution builder". Born in 1926 in current day Pakistan, Yash Pal received his Master's degree from Punjab University in 1949 and received his Doctorate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. Read More »

Cassano retiring - again, says wife 'was wrong'

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However, he has now reversed his decision within a matter of hours. "I'm not going to leave football, I simply don't feel I can continue with Hellas Verona..." But on Monday, he took to his wife Carolina Marcialis's Twitter account to once again announce his retirement and thank the club officials for the support. Read More »

Trump doesn't think he's lying on voter fraud, wiretap claims

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Over the last two years, President# Donald Trump has been accused of many falsehoods [VIDEO ]. "No, I'm not attacking CNN". Conway appeared on CNN two days after a major shakeup in the White House's press shop: Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation Friday after Anthony Scaramucci, a NY financier who raised money for Trump's campaign, was named communications director. Read More »

JNU VC Jagdish Kumar wants Army tank on campus to inspire students

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The event was attended by cricketer Gautam Gambhir and members of Veteran India, an organisation of Army veterans. The Tiranga March started from JNU's main gate and went on till the Convention Centre where more than two thousand members of the JNU community carried the 2,200-feet long Tricolour for almost two kilometres upto the Convention Centre. Read More »

Wisconsin company first to microchip employees

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Wesby believes that the chip technology will become standardized that would allow people to use it as passport, in public transit, and other purchasing opportunities. A U.S. company is offering its employees an optional microchip implant to open doors, log in to computers and make food purchases on premises. The company will cover the roughly $300 in costs associated with the procedure, which is being done in conjunction with Biohax, a Swedish biohacking company. Read More »

HDFC Bank's quarterly net profit up 20%

Most other loan portfolios remained in line with past quarters, he added. A strong 24% loan growth, however, resulted in the bank recording a net profit of Rs 3,894 crore for the quarter ended June 2017 - an increase of 20% over Rs 3,239 crore in the corresponding quarter past year. Read More »

Supreme Court allows 10-year-old rape victim abort pregnancy

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Courts allow medical termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act. The pregnancy termination law allows a woman to abort but only after doctors confirm it is necessary to save the mother's life. It also includes: Dr N Khandelwal, head, department of radiodiagnosis; Dr Savita Kumari, head, department of internal medicine; Dr Vanita Suri, head, department of obstetrics and gynaecology; Dr Surjit Singh, head, department of paediatric medicine; Dr Ajit ... Read More »

Bihar DM asks a villager to sell his wife to construct toilet

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If that is the case then go and sell your wife. Likening the presence of a toilet to a desire to protect the dignity of women, he said many women in villages were getting raped due to the absence of toilets at home. "It costs 12,000 to build a toilet". District magistrate Kanwal Tanuj was informing the villagers about the government schemes that they were eligible to benefit from, a villager interrupted him between his speech he was who pointed out an issue that keeps many of them from ... Read More »

Gas prices in Lima region fall after weeklong increase

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In neighboring Cleveland, prices jumped by more than 12 cents a gallon to $1.99 for regular gas, GasBuddy.com said. Including the change in gas prices in Chattanooga during the past week, prices Sunday in Chattanooga were 22.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 9.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. Read More »