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Senate confirms Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director Senate confirms Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation director
- August 02, 2017

New White House chief of staff John Kelly was so upset with how President Donald Trump handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey that Kelly called Comey afterward and said he was considering resigning, according to two sources familiar with a conversation between Kelly and Comey. (more...)
USA seeks no regime change in North Korea; focused on stopping nukes USA seeks no regime change in North Korea; focused on stopping nukes
- August 02, 2017

Graham said Trump would not let the Kim regime master the technology for a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S., urging China to step up in its role in reining in its recalcitrant ally's unbridled military testing. (more...)
Yes, I'm Sad: Sharad Yadav Makes His Displeasure With Nitish Kumar Public Yes, I'm Sad: Sharad Yadav Makes His Displeasure With Nitish Kumar Public
- August 02, 2017

He has also forgotten the day when I made him rule the state and join my alliance with open arms. Parliamentary Party leader who is upset with his party chief, Nitish Kumar , for allying with the Bharatiya Janata Party , will attend the Rashtriya Janata Dal's " BJP Hatao Desh Bachao" rally on August 27. (more...)
Narendra Modi announces RS 2700 crore for five flood-ravaged NE states Narendra Modi announces RS 2700 crore for five flood-ravaged NE states
- August 02, 2017

He was in Assam to take stock of flood situation of Assam and few other North-Eastern States. Several Chief Ministers including Sarbanand Sonowal from Assam and senior officials from respective states also attended the high level review meeting. (more...)
Battle lines in tax reform fight: Democrats lay out demands
- August 02, 2017

They also insisted that the reform effort not lower federal revenue. The Democrats also demanded that Republicans abandon their strategy of passing tax legislation in the Senate with a simple majority under a parliamentary procedure called reconciliation. (more...)
Devendra Fadnavis Ready To Discuss Loan Waiver For Farmers With Opposition Leaders Devendra Fadnavis Ready To Discuss Loan Waiver For Farmers With Opposition Leaders
- August 02, 2017

The opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party legislators, however, staged a walkout, protesting against what they called the government's "delaying tactics". "State should announce unconditional loan waiver". Fadnavis said, "Aapale Sarkar web portal is being upgraded for uploading the information of farmers, their outstanding loan and land holding. (more...)
Lightning kills 11 during monsoon season in eastern India Lightning kills 11 during monsoon season in eastern India
- August 02, 2017

The other three have been in the State of Jharkhand to the north. In the State of Jharkhand, two brothers were killed in the district of Kharswan when the lightning penetrated through the thatch roof of their house. Landslides and flash floods in the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam since April have left dozens dead, while Jharkhand and Bihar have also been badly hit. (more...)
Government Appoints Committee To Study Data Protection Framework for India Government Appoints Committee To Study Data Protection Framework for India
- August 02, 2017

The memo, which communicated the constitution of the committee, said that it will study various issues relating to data protection in India and make specific suggestions for the Central government to consider. Sengupta was the youngest lawyer to defend the government in the Supreme Court in the case against linking Aadhaar to PAN in filing of income tax returns in May. (more...)
Rex Tillerson assures North Korea: 'We are not your enemy' Rex Tillerson assures North Korea: 'We are not your enemy'
- August 02, 2017

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, an important member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said a military response to Pyongyang's weapons program is "inevitable if North Korea continues". Tillerson repeated calls for North Korea's neighbour and ally China, which has urged a resumption of talks with Pyongyang, to use its influence to create the conditions for "productive dialogue". (more...)
Trump dictated son's false story of meeting with Russian lawyer Trump dictated son's false story of meeting with Russian lawyer
- August 02, 2017

I think the president accepts that, and all indications are he will sign that bill and then we'll just work with it.... "It's a concern now". The meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has thrust Trump Jr. "This will be a factor when it comes before the full committee", the California Democrat told CNN. Recent presidents including Obama and George W. (more...)
India c.bank becomes first in Asia to cut rates this year India c.bank becomes first in Asia to cut rates this year
- August 02, 2017

The reduction in key lending rates comes after four consecutive policy reviews in which the apex bank had maintained status quo on its repo, or short-term lending rate, since RBI reduced it by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent in October 2016. (more...)
Scaramucci mistakenly listed as deceased in Harvard Law directory Scaramucci mistakenly listed as deceased in Harvard Law directory
- August 02, 2017

A directory mailed to alumni this week included an asterisk by his name indicating he had died. "We offer our honest apologies to Mr. Scaramucci". While it was seemingly a true accident , the error in Scaramucci's directory listing has sparked quite the response from Twitter users, already fired up from his weird comments about fellow Trump appointees. (more...)
Trump Signs Bill Imposing New Sanctions on Russian Federation
- August 02, 2017

The bill is one of the first major pieces of legislation that was sent to Trump's desk, and it represents a rebuke of the President by giving Congress new veto power to block him from removing Russian Federation sanctions. Moscow responded to the move by ordering a reduction in the number of United States diplomats in Russian Federation. The Senate passed the bill, 98-2, two days after the House pushed the measure through by an overwhelming margin, 419-3. (more...)
N. Korea contradictions emerge as Tillerson heads to Asia N. Korea contradictions emerge as Tillerson heads to Asia
- August 02, 2017

They're not going to die here. "I prefer the diplomatic approach". "But we do believe China has a unique and special relationship", he added. Some in Moscow and Washington had hoped relations between the former Cold War foes might improve under US President Donald Trump , who has had warm words for President Vladimir Putin . (more...)
Kerala announce monthly scholarship of Rs 10000 to PU Chitra
- August 02, 2017

He was then sacked from the company for his low attendance. She had won gold in 1500 metre race in the recent Asian Athletic Championship. Kerala-born footballer C.K. "There is no request by the respondents pointing out that the non-inclusion of the athlete was on account of a mistake committed by them, which has to be rectified", PU Chitra had said in her petition. (more...)
White House targets red-state Democrats for help with tax reform White House targets red-state Democrats for help with tax reform
- August 02, 2017

Republicans have been talking all year about tax reform, but primarily amongst themselves. Finally, they want a rewrite of the tax code that does not add to the deficit and is not paid for with cuts to programs such as Medicare , Medicaid and Social Security . (more...)
US Conducts ICBM Test To Demonstrate Nuclear Deterrence US Conducts ICBM Test To Demonstrate Nuclear Deterrence
- August 02, 2017

The unarmed Minuteman III missile was launched just after midnight on May 3 from the base to test the weapon's reliability and ensure an "effective nuclear deterrent", according to the U.S. The first 2017 test took place in February, involving a Minuteman III that traveled to the Marshall Islands, carrying a non-explosive warhead. Another test was conducted by the Air Force Global Strike Command's team on April 26 . (more...)
Netanyahu bans 'duel' between Jordanian and Israeli lawmakers Netanyahu bans 'duel' between Jordanian and Israeli lawmakers
- August 02, 2017

After a night of suspense, the planned fight between scandal-plagued Likud MK Oren Hazan and troublemaking Jordanian lawmaker Yahya Mohammad Alsaud at the Allenby Bridge border crossing did not take place Wednesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intervened. (more...)
No employees of ordinance factories to be retrenched: Arun Jaitley No employees of ordinance factories to be retrenched: Arun Jaitley
- August 02, 2017

However, Jaitley clarified that the special status of the state was not created with the intention of its economic impediment. In this case, the traders in Jammu and Kashmir will buy products from Pathankot and would sell them in state. He said while the UPA government was accused of policy paralysis, the present government is undergoing "policy dialysis" and hence there was "economic stasis". (more...)
Edwardsville Pierogi Festival under fire Edwardsville Pierogi Festival under fire
- August 02, 2017

The Whiting Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana , trademarked its name a decade ago and has won various legals battles ever since, festival chairman and co-founder Tom Dabertin said. "There is no consumer confusion". The 2017 letter was also sent to five sponsors of the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival, which Haggerty said has made some wary to participate next year. (more...)
Sonakshi Sinha And Ramdev To Share The Small Screen Again! Sonakshi Sinha And Ramdev To Share The Small Screen Again!
- August 02, 2017

On Tuesday, Sonakshi Sinha posted a picture of herself with a note that said, "Back to the grind and loving it!" The Noor actress, who sung Rajj Rajj Ke in Akira , is shooting with Baba Ramdev and her Lootera co-star Ranveer Singh (who will make a guest appearance), for the first episode of Om Shanti Om , reports mid-day. (more...)
Boy Scouts disputes Trump's Boy Scouts disputes Trump's "greatest ever" claim about his speech
- August 02, 2017

He shared an unseemly story where "all the hottest people in NY were at this party", and relished in recalling details of his election - while addressing Boy Scouts. But the Boy Scouts told Time that officials are unaware of that phone call. "We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program". (more...)
Rescue under way for 70 people in Northern Irish mountains Rescue under way for 70 people in Northern Irish mountains
- August 02, 2017

Some are also suffering leg injuries. AN EMERGENCY RESCUE operation is underway after 70 climbers got into difficulty in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland . Ken Johnston, the MOD's chief press officer in Northern Ireland, said that the evacuation was a "precautionary measure". A Coastguard spokesman told the News Letter : "Three Coastguard helicopters, three Coastguard rescue teams, police and ambulances are involved". (more...)
State Police Make An Arrest in Murder of 11-Year-Old Girl State Police Make An Arrest in Murder of 11-Year-Old Girl
- August 02, 2017

They have identified the victim as Jacelyn O'Connor of Morris. Police released limited details as of Tuesday afternoon, but said further investigation into her death determined it was a homicde and the ivnestigation is ongoing. He is scheduled to return to Chenango County Court on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. The Morris Central School District posted a statement on its Facebook page saying a candlelight vigil for Jacelyn will be held next Monday evening. (more...)
Trump dictated misleading statement on son's meeting with Russian
- August 02, 2017

It said the statement, issued to the New York Times as it prepared to publish the story , emphasized that the subject of the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time ". The Post said advisers worry that the extent of Trump's direct involvement in his son's response could put the president - already under fire for other efforts to undermine the Russian Federation probe - and key advisers in legal jeopardy. (more...)
Neymar skips Barcelona training - tells teammates he's headed to PSG Neymar skips Barcelona training - tells teammates he's headed to PSG
- August 02, 2017

The dramatic twist came after a "shift" at the Camp Nou, claims The Independent , which says the Spanish club's top brass are "fed up with what is seen as little more than greed from the individuals that look after the 25-year-old". They have been in regular contact with Neymar's father. He also said the forward "was close to a move to Manchester United". That would dwarf the €105m that Manchester United paid for France midfielder Paul Pogba past year. (more...)
Canadian Kids Live Longer With Mom and Dad as Home Costs Soar Canadian Kids Live Longer With Mom and Dad as Home Costs Soar
- August 02, 2017

Of these, the vast majority of children (81.3 per cent) lived with their mother while 18.7 per cent were with their father. The 2016 census found that the rate of growth since 2011 among couples living without children has been greater than among those couples living with children, at 7.2 per cent to 2.3 per cent. (more...)
Duterte approves validity extension of passports and drivers' licenses Duterte approves validity extension of passports and drivers' licenses
- August 02, 2017

RA 10928 prolongs the validity of the Philippine passport, while RA 10930 extends the validity of the driver's license. On the other hand, RA 10930 extends the validity of the driver's license to five years, from three years. 10928, which was signed by Duterte on August 2, Wednesday, amends Section 10 of RA 8239 or the Philippine Passport Act of 1996 which declared five-year validity period of passports. (more...)
Trump aims to cut legal immigration with new legislation Trump aims to cut legal immigration with new legislation
- August 02, 2017

Current immigration law allows USA citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor their parents, siblings and married adult children for immigrant visas. While Perdue's office says the bill does not include a "hard and fast cap" on the number of family-based visas that would be issued, it does seek to bring overall immigration levels to "historic norms". (more...)
Donald Trump Reportedly Called the White House a 'Real Dump' Donald Trump Reportedly Called the White House a 'Real Dump'
- August 02, 2017

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the comment. Well, Donald Trump definitely wouldn't enjoy the sight of anything that doesn't look like it does on TV. "I recognize, like, 100% of you, just about". A White House spokesperson denied to Golf Magazine that this conversation occurred. "Then he issued an open invitation to drop in on his Cabinet interviews the next day". (more...)

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