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Income tax offices to remain open on Saturday for ITR filings Income tax offices to remain open on Saturday for ITR filings
- August 04, 2017

The tax department has also extended the last date for the linking of PAN with Aadhaar to 31st August, 2017. "While technical snags have been removed already, the main reason for failure of people to log in is because of last-minute rush and panic in which those who have already logged in want to continue for the entire period for fear of losing it", it said. (more...)
India vs Sri Lanka second Test match, Day 2 India vs Sri Lanka second Test match, Day 2
- August 04, 2017

Was it Pujara's fault? He has a job to do and that he does, empty chairs or not. En route his second successive hundred in the series, Pujara also completed 4000 Test runs. If that happens, Sri Lanka will be batted out of the game, because with each passing day the pitch will become more and more hard to bat on. Rahane, who survived a couple of reviews, hit 12 boundaries in his fluent 103 not out, as India utterly dominated the opening day of the contest to reach 344 for three. (more...)
Georgian soldier killed in Afghanistan Georgian soldier killed in Afghanistan
- August 04, 2017

It said that another five soldiers and an interpreter were injured; adding that they were in stable condition and being treated at nearby Bagram Airfield, the largest USA base in the country. USA military commanders in Afghanistan have asked for several thousand additional troops, but the request is stalled in Washington, where Trump has expressed skepticism over extending the American commitment. (more...)
Police probe fatal wrong-way crash on I-495 Police probe fatal wrong-way crash on I-495
- August 04, 2017

One victim was found dead at the scene of the crash, and another was taken to the hospital. The adult male driving the truck was rushed to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with serious injuries. Authorities are still notifying the next-of-kin of the dead driver, whose name has not been released. The entire northbound side of the highway was closed for a period, but the state Department of Transportation says two lanes have since reopened. (more...)
Furious Trump denies claims he called the White House 'a dump' Furious Trump denies claims he called the White House 'a dump'
- August 04, 2017

Trump was quoting from "Think Like a Billionaire", his 2004 book about "the billionaire mindset", which was published at the height of his "Apprentice" television series on NBC. "This is a marketing blitz". In addition to his time at Bedminster, the president is planning to make day trips to other states to promote his policies, USA Today reported. (more...)
Man injured after shooting in Co Meath Man injured after shooting in Co Meath
- August 04, 2017

It is believed the victim, who is originally from Dublin, was hit at least twice. Gardaí say the injured man's condition is not known. He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where his condition is described as serious. (more...)
SpiceJet flight skids off runway while landing at Karipur airport SpiceJet flight skids off runway while landing at Karipur airport
- August 04, 2017

The flight was ferrying passengers from Bengaluru on Friday morning. The flight swerved off to the area filled with sand and mud. In yet another scary case, a SpiceJet flight with 60 people on board faced trouble when landing as the plane skidded off the runway. (more...)
Malala Yousafzai Offers a First Glimpse at Her Magical New Picture Book Malala Yousafzai Offers a First Glimpse at Her Magical New Picture Book
- August 04, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, the 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize victor and education activist from Pakistan, will soon be publishing an illustrated children's book that she hopes will inspire young people to bring about positive change in their communities. (more...)
Airlines warn of European Union airport delays Airlines warn of European Union airport delays
- August 04, 2017

Brits flying home this weekend have been advised to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight due to chaos at some of Europe's most popular airports as a result of the new security checks. An investigation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) found Nats, based in Swanwick, Hampshire, had "too few operational staff" following cuts, sickness, and a reluctance by controllers to do overtime. (more...)
Shot Dead in Crystal Lake Home Shot Dead in Crystal Lake Home
- August 04, 2017

Before they arrived, police got another call reporting a man armed with a gun also was in the house. Ryan C. Yarber, 31, faces four counts of first-degree murder, according to Crystal Lake police. When police got there, officers found a 31-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl had been shot multiple times. Police did not release the ages of the women. (more...)
FEFSI withdraws strike, workers to join shoot from tomorrow FEFSI withdraws strike, workers to join shoot from tomorrow
- August 04, 2017

Whatever the problem is one should solve it through peaceful dialogues, irrespective of one's personal likes and dislikes. Vishal, President of Tamil Nadu Film Producer Council said that his association is exploring other alternative options to help the films to resume their outdoor shooting. (more...)
CMS rule gives hospitals more flexibility with EHR upgrades, meaningful use reporting CMS rule gives hospitals more flexibility with EHR upgrades, meaningful use reporting
- August 04, 2017

Long-term care hospitals will be facing a cut. Overall, the final rule applies to about 3,330 acute care hospitals and 420 long-term care hospitals. Under the final rule, CMS will replace the pain management questions in the HCAHPS Survey to focus on the hospital's communications with patients about the patients' pain during the hospital stay. (more...)
Asset Dedication LLC Raises Stake in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)
- August 04, 2017

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased their target price on United Technologies Corporation from $120.00 to $123.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. (more...)
Demand In Rajya Sabha Against Online Games Like 'Blue Whale' Demand In Rajya Sabha Against Online Games Like 'Blue Whale'
- August 04, 2017

His party colleague Vikas Mahatme said there are other similar games that are very interactive and addictive. In the Rajya Sabha , Congress members alleged that a Chhattisgarh Minister's wife had bought forest land in the State to construct a resort, which was opposed by BJP members saying it was a State issue. (more...)
Rajya Sabha adjourned as Opposition protests against Mughalsarai station being renamed Rajya Sabha adjourned as Opposition protests against Mughalsarai station being renamed
- August 04, 2017

Jan Sangh leader Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was found dead in mysterious circumstances near Mughalsarai station on February 11, 1968. "They are going to change New Delhi's name too", the SP leader said . What was his (Deen Dayal Upadhyay's) contribution to the nation?" as per the report. To which parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi objected, the Hindu added, saying the opposition parties "have no objection to Mughal names but can not see the name of a great thinker". (more...)
Tahrir al-Sham Evacuation Convoy Arrives to Opposition City of Idlib Tahrir al-Sham Evacuation Convoy Arrives to Opposition City of Idlib
- August 04, 2017

The agreement follows the capture of the border area by Hezbollah with support from Syrian warplanes and involves the release of Hezbollah fighters held by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, which was previously known as al-Nusra Front. Two more groups are still due to arrive and three more Hezbollah fighters are to be released by the end of the operation. As part of the deal, the two groups on Sunday exchanged the bodies of their dead fighters. (more...)
Court Ruling Throws A Wrench In Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Plan Court Ruling Throws A Wrench In Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Plan
- August 04, 2017

And health policy experts predict that stopping the payments would cripple the health insurance market and end Obamacare . The subsidies are estimated to total about $7 billion. Because Collyer's order is on hold, the attorneys general could ask the appeals court to maintain the status quo until they reach a decision on the lower court's ruling or the case is settled. (more...)
Trump's trying to impress General Kelly by 'rattling off stats' in meetings Trump's trying to impress General Kelly by 'rattling off stats' in meetings
- August 04, 2017

Still, that was the easy part. The shift in the White House deck chairs, however, means that President Trump must nominate, and the Senate must confirm, a new DHS Secretary. Keeping the confidence of the president while simultaneously ensuring that everyone inside the White House, those in executive branch departments and agencies, and key players outside the White House all feel that they're getting a fair shake is an enormously hard challenge in the best of times. (more...)
Bear brutally attacks man after he tries to 'tease' it with food Bear brutally attacks man after he tries to 'tease' it with food
- August 04, 2017

I get that he wanted to feed the bear and get up close and personal, but one needs to keep in mind that this is a wild animal, not a pet. Promratee's friends tried to distract the enraged animal by throwing cold water and poles at it, but to no avail, the newspaper reported. (more...)
A 3-step path forward on healthcare as the partisan politics clear out A 3-step path forward on healthcare as the partisan politics clear out
- August 04, 2017

Trump has threatened anew in recent days to cut off the payments to insurers, which total $7 billion this year and are helping trim out-of-pocket costs for 7 million people. But other steps may be required. On July 26, when senators rejected a repeal-only proposal of the Affordable Care Act , Students for Life said the senators who voted against it blocked defunding of Planned Parenthood and removing taxpayer funding for abortion. (more...)
Tiny mermaid house drifted 200 miles off coast of Florida Tiny mermaid house drifted 200 miles off coast of Florida
- August 04, 2017

The Coast Guard sent an airplane crew out of Mobile to check for anyone aboard or signs of distress. Officials said a broadcast was issued to other nearby vessels about the dock. The Coast Guard said it broke off during a tropical storm, and no people were aboard it at the time. Note to Key Westers: A tropical wave is forming off the coast of West Africa, according to the National Hurricane Center. (more...)
Gorka On Applying Pressure On China: 'We Have The President's Twitter Feed' Gorka On Applying Pressure On China: 'We Have The President's Twitter Feed'
- August 04, 2017

A resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by the United States , China , Russia, France or Britain to be adopted. On Sunday, Ambassador Hailey stated that the United States was growing exhausted of discussing North Korea and that now it is up to China to decide whether it is willing to support stronger United Nations sanctions. (more...)
Corker, Graham Praise Committee Passage Of Taylor Force Act Corker, Graham Praise Committee Passage Of Taylor Force Act
- August 04, 2017

The original language in the Taylor Force Act would have eliminated every dollar of American economic aid that flows directly to the West Bank and Gaza should the Palestinian Authority continue to pay stipends to reward terrorism. "It is time for the Palestinian Authority to bring an end to the disturbing practice of rewarding Palestinian terrorism through payments to terrorists and their families", said Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan A. (more...)
Alex Garland's Directorial, 'Annihilation' Receives Its Release Date Alex Garland's Directorial, 'Annihilation' Receives Its Release Date
- August 04, 2017

Written and directed by Ex Machina's Alex Garland , Annihilation is based on the first novel in VanderMeer's bestselling Southern Reach trilogy, which centers around a mysterious place known as Area X. Natalie Portman plays the biologist, whose husband was on the ill-fated eleventh expedition. The film also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh ( The Hateful Eight ), Gina Rodriguez ( Jane the Virgin ), and Tessa Thompson ( Creed ). (more...)
DOJ Says Sanctuary Cities Can't Participate In New Anti-Crime Program
- August 04, 2017

In its announcement Thursday, the DOJ released letters sent to four local jurisdictions interested in participating in the Public Safety Partnership program. These are not sanctuary cities. "Our policies have been very, very consistent over the years". "We are receiving tremendous federal support for the violence-reduction actions, and we wouldn't want anything to deter the progress we hope to make on that front", McCarthy said. (more...)
Gray wolf is safe, What about our cattle?
- August 04, 2017

The court ruled the government made crucial errors when it dropped them from the endangered species list five years ago. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia restored protection to the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act on August 1. (more...)
Senate Panel Approves Bill To Cut Off US Aid To Palestinians Senate Panel Approves Bill To Cut Off US Aid To Palestinians
- August 04, 2017

The Taylor Force Act was adopted by the bipartisan chamber in a 17 to 4 vote. A Senate committee approved a measure Thursday that would suspend USA financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis. (more...)
Justice Department Announces That Sanctuary Cities Can't Participate In Law Enforcement Program Justice Department Announces That Sanctuary Cities Can't Participate In Law Enforcement Program
- August 04, 2017

The cities - Baltimore, Albuquerque, and Stockton and San Bernardino, California - had expressed interest in the Public Safety Partnership. They have two weeks to prove they work with federal immigration officials if they want to be considered for the crime fighting program. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' script leaked after HBO hack 'Game of Thrones' script leaked after HBO hack
- August 04, 2017

Unaired Game of Thrones episodes, alongside thousands of internal HBO documents, have allegedly been leaked by the hackers who broke into the TV studio's systems earlier this week . The hackers proceeded to leak unreleased episodes of a handful of shows and promised to leak more data in the coming days. HBO's " Game of Thrones " episodes have always been among the most coveted treasures for hackers. (more...)
What's Next For Congress: Tax Reform, Debt Ceiling Debate What's Next For Congress: Tax Reform, Debt Ceiling Debate
- August 04, 2017

Mr. Trump touted the tax proposal Tuesday in a meeting with business executives, saying his team was "pursuing bold tax cuts" to help companies grow. "We're unleashing a new era of American prosperity perhaps like we have never seen it before", he said at the meeting. (more...)