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Orange no more: Govt scraps decision to change passport colour Orange no more: Govt scraps decision to change passport colour
- January 30, 2018

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday, the MEA said. ECR category stands for people who have not passed their 10th standard from a school and want to travel overseas for work. Already passports are divided into two categories of ECR and non-ECR based on requirement for emigration check. As per the Emigration Act, 1983, certain categories of Indian passport holders require obtaining an "Emigration Clearance" from the office of the ... (more...)
Leaked report: United Kingdom economy will be worse off after Brexit Leaked report: United Kingdom economy will be worse off after Brexit
- January 30, 2018

But ministers also warned London should not take for granted the settlement of Britain's divorce package with the European Union , with outstanding issues involving the European Union nuclear agency Euratom, customs arrangements, and protection of personal data. (more...)
Kerala: National Investigation Agency to probe case of forcible conversion Kerala: National Investigation Agency to probe case of forcible conversion
- January 30, 2018

The complaint was earlier probed by Ernakulam police, which arrested two persons who had allegedly helped a youth named Muhammed Riyas, a native of Kannur, to convert the woman to Islam. Then Akshara took the name as Aisha and then Riyas used fake documents to get the Aadhaar card using which the marriage registered in 2016. "He also forced her to attend Islamic classes and watch videos of Zakir Naik", the petition read. (more...)
Sharif family's objections to NAB supplementary reference rejected Sharif family's objections to NAB supplementary reference rejected
- January 30, 2018

The accountability court also heard the reference against the former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond known sources of income. The accountability court judge gave the NAB prosecutor two days to present as many witnesses in court as he was able to. (more...)
Girl, 14, impaled by fence while driving in Marion County, FHP says Girl, 14, impaled by fence while driving in Marion County, FHP says
- January 30, 2018

She dropped her sibling off at school and then returned to the crash scene. On the way back to the scene, she also reportedly struck a gate. A 4-door 2005 Hyundai, driven by Ryan John Hithersay, 38, of Daytona Beach, was traveling eastbound on I-4, left the roadway and struck the left side of the trooper's patrol vehicle, Montes said. (more...)
Joy Behar Confronts Kirsten Gillibrand About Al Franken on The View Joy Behar Confronts Kirsten Gillibrand About Al Franken on The View
- January 30, 2018

Gillibrand said. In November, Ms. Gillibrand said President Bill Clinton should have resigned in response to the accusations of sexual misconduct during his presidency. Last year, Gillibrand said that she believes Clinton should have resigned over the affair. "Do you think her response this weekend was appropriate?" "He should be held accountable and, because he's unwilling to resign, Congress should be doing hearings", Gillibrand said. (more...)
Immigration activist released after federal immigration detainment Immigration activist released after federal immigration detainment
- January 30, 2018

During a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Monday over the detention of Ravi Ragbir, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest asked a prosecutor what U.S. "The Constitution commands better", she wrote. Ragbir's lawyer, Alina Das, said in court papers that Scott Mechkowski, deputy field office director at the ICE office where Ragbir was detained, told her on January 8 that he felt "resentment" about Ragbir's previously scheduled check-in on March 9. (more...)
'We Don't Want To Talk With The Taliban' 'We Don't Want To Talk With The Taliban'
- January 30, 2018

India will also be pleased that it now has the U.S. on its side against a growing closeness between Pakistan-China and Russian Federation on their willingness to talk with the Taliban. The president said he and the Security Council would be discussing "what more we can do to defeat the Taliban". According to the Express Tribune, Islamabad is pinning hopes on Kabul to announce a comprehensive peace initiative during a regional conference that is scheduled to take place in Kabul next month. (more...)
SEE PIC: Shahid Kapoor's daughter Misha's adorable smile will make your day
- January 30, 2018

Mira looked stylish in a black pullover, ripped denims and a black bag. But even as Padmaavat continues to soar, Shahid Kapoor has already moved on to his next project and was snapped outside his office last night. Knowing the fact that his role might get overshadowed by Ranveer's, Shahid made a decision to take a risk but it paid off. Also one can not simply miss Saaho, where the actress will be seen with Baahubali actor, Prabhas, which is one of her most-awaited film this year. (more...)
Army foils attempt by 2 Palestinians in IDF uniforms to infiltrate settlement Army foils attempt by 2 Palestinians in IDF uniforms to infiltrate settlement
- January 30, 2018

One of the suspects, who had binoculars but no weapons, was caught in the hills separating Itamar from the Palestinian village of Beit Furik and Itamar. IDF forces are searching the area in an effort to locate the second suspect. According to an IDF spokesperson, security personnel at the entrance to Itamar spotted the two terrorists and managed to capture one, while the second managed to escape. (more...)
House intel panel votes to 'release the memo' in partisan vote
- January 30, 2018

Devin Nunes , (R-CA). Trump has frequently raged at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe, a move the president believes was disloyal and led to the appointment of Mueller. Schiff has countered that the memo is part of a Republican effort created to distract from, and undermine, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and whether those around Trump colluded in it. (more...)
Trump to focus on immigration, trade Trump to focus on immigration, trade
- January 30, 2018

It remains to be seen if Trump addresses some of the new concerns, stemming from his insistence that both "chain" family-based migration and diversity visa lottery system should be ended, besides setting apart $25 billion for building a wall along the Mexican border. (more...)
Clinton's campaign chief advised firing aide accused of sex harassment Clinton's campaign chief advised firing aide accused of sex harassment
- January 30, 2018

The other source said Clinton made clear that "we should explore other options" than firing Strider. "A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008". From Benghazi to Uranium One, Clinton has been the subject of intense media scrutiny throughout most of her career, sometimes unfairly so. He developed a personal relationship with Clinton during the 2008 campaign by sending the then-senator Scripture readings every morning while she ran for president, and after the campaign he ... (more...)
Musa completes CSKA Moscow move; King can leave on-loan Musa completes CSKA Moscow move; King can leave on-loan
- January 30, 2018

In a statement on the Russian club's website, says CSKA is "truly my home, a champion team", adding, "I'm back in the red-and-blue family". "I am very happy and proud to be back. Musa has subsequently been allowed to depart the King Power Stadium until the end of the season. The Nigeria worldwide joined Leicester in a then club-record £16 million deal in August 2016, and has since notched five goals in 33 appearances. (more...)
2 on-duty Toronto officers ate weed edibles seized from raid 2 on-duty Toronto officers ate weed edibles seized from raid
- January 30, 2018

Sunday morning. An officer was also said to be "conscious but nauseous", the police call revealed. Sources say that policeman from a neighboring division were summoned to the area. McCormack told CP24 that the officers involved "could be charged or they could just be cleared through the investigation". But since the incident his Twitter profile has been deleted while his Instagram account is now set to private. (more...)
6 killed in landmine explosion in NW Pakistan 6 killed in landmine explosion in NW Pakistan
- January 30, 2018

Political administration said that the blast took place in the area of Maqabl, killing six people including three women. A local intelligence official confirmed the incident and casualties. Kurram is one of the seven semi-autonomous regions which form the tribal belt along the Afghan border. Saudi Arabia is also widely believed to be supporting and financing terrorist groups such as Daesh, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban in the region. (more...)
Bareilly DM questions 'trend' of entering Muslim localities, raising anti-Pak slogans Bareilly DM questions 'trend' of entering Muslim localities, raising anti-Pak slogans
- January 30, 2018

In June past year, a group of Kanvar devotees and some security personnel were injured in stone-pelting after Muslims objected to a Kanvar procession through Khailam village. Meanwhile, a magisterial inquiry has been ordered to probe the violence that erupted in Kasganj last week, said police on Tuesday. "It should initiate effective measures to ensure that such incidents are not repeated", he said. (more...)
Saudi anti-corruption drive generates $106bn in settlements Saudi anti-corruption drive generates $106bn in settlements
- January 30, 2018

He said the total number of subpoenaed individuals reached 381, and 56 remained in custody. Most suspects have been released from detention after agreeing to pay settlements "in various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets", Saudi Arabia's Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb said in a statement on Tuesday. (more...)
Lords committee calls for amendments to EU Withdrawal Bill Lords committee calls for amendments to EU Withdrawal Bill
- January 30, 2018

Whitehall insiders suggested there is still no agreement within the Cabinet on the type of trade deal the United Kingdom should seek post-Brexit. The UK and EU risk market fragmentation and financial instability if they can't agree a deal on market access once the UK has left the EU, the House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee has warned. (more...)
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week Celebrating Catholic Schools Week
- January 30, 2018

James Elementary School in Gulfport to speak with students and faculty about the importance of Catholic Schools Week. "Serve. Lead. Succeed." This theme was created to celebrate Catholic schools and encompasses the core products and values found in Catholic schools across the country, according to a news release. (more...)
Britain must be bound by EU changes during transition: EU's Barnier
- January 30, 2018

In short: no seat at the table - we become a rule taker but not a rule maker. A maximum two year transition is more than enough time, so I welcome this clarification. But the EU's insistence on keeping the "status quo" during that time has prompted furious Brexit-supporting lawmakers to cause fresh trouble for embattled Prime Minister Theresa May. (more...)
Syria condemns Turkey's attacks on ancient sites in Afrin Syria condemns Turkey's attacks on ancient sites in Afrin
- January 30, 2018

Erdogan's spokesperson, Ibrahim Kalin told Reuters the USA said it would no longer provide weapons to the Kurdish YPG militia. On Monday, Turkey's interior ministry said that a total of 311 people had been held for "spreading terrorist propaganda" since the operation began 10 days ago. (more...)
Smith Advocates for Ag Economy at NAFTA Negotiations in Montreal Smith Advocates for Ag Economy at NAFTA Negotiations in Montreal
- January 30, 2018

The sixth round of NAFTA talks wraps up in Montreal on Monday. The Canadian government has suggested it might drop its major global trade case against the US, if it gets a softwood lumber deal. Critical comments by Trump, Lighthizer and others have unsettled markets that fret about the potential damage to a highly integrated North American economy if the United States gives six months' notice it is leaving. (more...)
China Eastern cancels flights amid routes row between China and Taiwan China Eastern cancels flights amid routes row between China and Taiwan
- January 30, 2018

The carrier said on its official Weibo microblog it had no choice but to cancel the flights, which had been added to its usual schedule to accommodate high holiday demand, after what it said was a refusal by Taiwanese authorities to approve the flights. (more...)
Aadhaar helped in securing rights of poor: President Kovind Aadhaar helped in securing rights of poor: President Kovind
- January 30, 2018

He said , under this scheme, projects relating to drinking water supply, energy, education and health would be completed. He also underlined ambitious government target of connecting each village in India to motorable roads by 2019. "My government is working dedicatedly to strengthen weaker sections, social justice and economic democracy in the country and make life easier for the common citizen, following the inherent fundamentals in the constitution", he said. (more...)
Russians will meddle in coming USA election — Central Intelligence Agency chief Russians will meddle in coming USA election — Central Intelligence Agency chief
- January 30, 2018

The leading USA intelligence agencies concluded at the end of 2016 that Russian President had directed a broad intelligence effort to influence the presidential election that year to undermine the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton and boost Donald 's chances. (more...)
Catalan-Madrid showdown expected as Puigdemont reinstatement vote looms Catalan-Madrid showdown expected as Puigdemont reinstatement vote looms
- January 30, 2018

Puigdemont is one of more than a dozen Catalan political figures facing possible rebellion and sedition charges following the previous parliament's illegal and unsuccessful declaration of independence in October, which brought Spain's worst political crisis in decades to a head. (more...)
Snow, high near 20 — TODAY'S FORECAST Snow, high near 20 — TODAY'S FORECAST
- January 30, 2018

About 1 to 3 inches are expected across Nassau County, and there should be lesser amount in the New York City and areas to the west, the weather service said . Pampreen said the system that is moving across the state has dumped 6.9 inches in Flint already. "If you will be driving, you must reduce your speed", the town said in an advisory. (more...)
USA to Increase Pressure on African Nations Trading with North Korea USA to Increase Pressure on African Nations Trading with North Korea
- January 30, 2018

The military exercises, which usually run from December through March, got started late and aren't as extensive as before, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing USA officials. Namibia has also cut ties with two of North Korea's state-run companies, which had previously helped construct a munitions factory as well as other military projects. (more...)
Trump campaign website offers to flash donors' names during speech Trump campaign website offers to flash donors' names during speech
- January 30, 2018

The Constitution requires two things: a report to Congress on the state of the union and recommendations the president wants to make to congress. Reps. Juan Vargas of California and Danny Davis of IL, according to news reports. The speech will be boycotted by several members of the U.S. House while political experts say Trump has his work cut out for him in delivering a unifying speech to the American people. (more...)

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