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Interested in bidding for Air India, says Tata chairman

TTSL is expected to down its shutters in the next few months and senior officials from the parent group and the telco have approached the government on the same. The government chose to take it over in 1953. Nearly 64 years after Air India was taken over by the Central government from Tata Sons, and nationalised, the life may come full circle for the Mumbai-based conglomerate. Read More »

Girls' Generation in crisis

Although Girls' Generation will stay afloat, it would be hard in practical terms for those members to remain in the team when they sign up with a different management agency. We're not thinking about dismantling the group. "Following the three members " exit, rumours of disbandment undoubtedly started circulating among the fans. Read More »

Blackwater founder Prince weighing US Senate run, NY Times reports


The founder of the Blackwater Worldwide private security firm is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. Prince is the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party. And along with Bannon, Prince pushed a proposal earlier this year to replace American soldiers with contractors in Afghanistan that was opposed by Trump's national security team, the New York Times reports. Read More »

German Exports Surge in August on Robust Eurozone Demand


Imports rose at a slower pace of 1.2% after a 2.4% gain in the preceding month. "These figures are very good", Commerzbank economist Ralph Solveen said. Leading economic institutes have raised their growth forecast for the economy to 1.9 per cent in 2017 and 2.0 per cent in 2018. The biggest risks to Germany's upswing come from the outside, Brzeski said, pointing to geopolitical risks, the stronger euro and a possible slowdown of the U.S. Read More »

Monkeypox spreads to Rivers as 3 residents suffer attack


Health officials in Nigeria have called for calm after dozens of suspected cases of monkeypox were reported in seven states across the south of the country. "It is unlikely that numerous suspected cases are actually monkey pox, but all are being investigated", he noted. Samples have been collected from each suspected case for laboratory confirmation. Read More »

Justice (r) Javed Iqbal appointed as new NAB chairman


Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has been appointed as the new Chairman NAB by President Mamnoon Hussain for a period of four years. Talking to media at Parliament House, he said opposition has not objected on the appointment of new chairman NAB, who is a non controversial personality. Read More »

Liberia goes to polls for presidential elections


Boakai is both campaigning on his record and promising an alternative vision. Vice President Joseph Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP) is one of the contenders along with former worldwide football star George Weah who is heading up the main opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). Read More »

Las Vegas shooting: Stephen Paddock shot security guard minutes before killing 58


Scribbled on it were numbers, the officers said, that suggested Paddock had calculated his trajectory before opening fire. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Wednesday that Paddock rented several rooms through Airbnb at The Ogden Hotel in downtown Las Vegas corresponding with the " Life is Beautiful " music festival September 22-24, according to the Chicago Tribune . Read More »

Met office warns of heavy rain, strong winds today


Suburban and long-distance train services of both Eastern and South Eastern Railways were slightly affected in the morning. Most schools and colleges in the state reopened on Monday post the Durga Puja break but had to declare a holiday owing to the turbulent weather. Read More »

Vegas shooter booked room in Chicago during Lollapalooza


This year the festival began on August 3 and finished on August 6. Both rooms had an August 6 checkout, and that's when Lollapalooza festival ended, TMZ reported . Had Paddock also planned a shooting massacre at the Life is attractive festival? Paddock's hotel also overlooks the main entrance and exit for the festival. Read More »

Donald Trump pledges $1 million donation to victims of Hurricane Harvey


No, that is not at all what we heard him say. The president has previously said the United States would "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary to protect itself and its allies from Pyongyang's nuclear threats. As cameras were rolling, Trump said, "Maybe it's the calm before the storm ". "As we have said many times before. we're never going to say in advance what the President's going to do, and as he said last night in addition to those comments you're going to have to wait and ... Read More »

Tuesday Letters: Is Trump trying to goad North Korea into a conflict?


The dispatch of the message prompts speculation that it could be related to his mother Ko Yong-hui, a Japanese-born dancer who died of breast cancer in 2004. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continue to pressure his regime. Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol, two of the three men behind Kim's banned rocket programme, were also promoted. Read More »

Prince Harry joins MoD for 'mental fitness' drive

Sir Michael Fallon pledged to tackle the "hidden scars" of mental illness in the Armed Forces, saying warfare was not just about "battles of the body", but about "battles of the mind". As part of their Heads Together campaign , which aims to "smash the stigma" attached to mental ill health, their Royal Foundation will make its biggest grant yet, establishing a company providing young people with digital tools, including apps and chatbots, to find help. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 WC: US beat Ghana 1-0; enter knockout stage

But the Cranes kicked off the campaign on a positive note, beating Congo-Brazzaville (1-0) at Namboole and earned a positive away result when they held Ghana to a goalless draw in Kumasi a year ago. The St. Louis Scott Gallagher player formed a fearsome triumvirate with Tim Weah (son of African football legend) and Ayo Akinola , which constantly tormented the Indian defence. Read More »

Swiss woman aid worker abducted in Sudan's Darfur region


The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement , "the decision will contribute to enhancing stability and development in Sudan after a long time suffering from the consequences of sanctions". At the end of June, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that should reduce the number of joint UN-African Union peacekeepers in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30% due to reduced conflict levels. Read More »

Chance Stopped By Police, So He Records It Live On Instagram


The musician was with the mother of his daughter Kensli , Kirsten Corley , who was the one driving when they were pulled over by a police officer on Sunday in Chicago - which caused him to pull out his phone and immediately livestream it on his Instagram account. Read More »

Beer Wins Gold At Denver Based Festival


Props to our brewer Mickail Murawski for this medal-winning recipe. "We are delighted to win again at this year's GABF". Since it was founded in 1982, it has been growing along with the craft beer industry. and Brink Brewing Co. The Brewery is located in Red Lodge. See the full list of winners here. Colorado breweries won 38 medals Saturday on closing day of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, with numerous most-sought-after honors going to newer and more under-the-radar ... Read More »

France Warns US against Blacklisting IRGC


In mid-September, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lambasted the U.S. for violating the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), warning that any "wrong move" concerning the nuclear deal would draw reaction from Iran. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will increase its military forces in the Black sea


At the end of the parliamentary session in Bucharest, NATO also announced the launch of a new multinational force in Romania, its latest move to protect its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea. Some alliance troops have remained to train and advise Afghan forces under the NATO-led Resolute Support mission. Our goal is peace, not war. In January, about 4,000 US troops first headed to Germany and then began rotations around Eastern Europe. Read More »

Confirmed tornado near Madison; damage reported


Wind shear and instability caused many showers to rotate, resulting in the tornado. Madison crews continued to work Monday surveying damage to trees, estimating that 40 to 60 street trees and an additional 100 park trees were lost due to the storm. Read More »

Malala Yousafzai Attends First Oxford Lecture Five Years After Near-Fatal Shooting


Malala Yousafzai has taken to Twitter to celebrate starting her classes at Oxford University five years after the Taliban shot her for speaking out for girls' education. Her brother, Khushal Yousafzai, tweeted in reply: "Sorry for being a headache for the last 5years". So grateful you are still with us. She narrowly avoided death on October 9 2012 after being shot in the head for her outspoken campaigning over girls' rights to an education. Read More »

Texas Tech police officer shot, killed; suspect at large


The school is on lockdown while police search for the gunman. Police tell us the shooter fled in a vehicle and is still at large as of Monday night. Continue to shelter in place. Stay with WFLA.com as more information becomes available. The suspect student has been identified as 19-year-old Hollis A. Read More »

South Korea 'Blackout Bombs' Can Take Down Pyongyang Without Firing a Shot


South Korean and USA military officials have been closely monitoring North Korea following a threat by the regime to conduct a new ballistic missile test. "Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing". North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , right, and Choe Ryong Hae, vice-chairman of the central committee of the Workers' Party. Read More »

UGC panel suggests changing AMU, BHU names; govt says no such plan


Although the BHU was not one of the universities being audited, the UGC referred the name change in the Aligarh Muslim University's audit report. According to the panel, the universities can be simply called Aligarh University and Banaras University or be renamed after their founders. Read More »

Catalan leaders under int'l, domestic pressure


A Catalan Parliament spokesperson told CNN that a new session had been called for Tuesday at 6 p.m. (12:00 p.m. ET), in which Puigdemont is expected to update members on the "current political situation". The global community is also speaking up on the eve of what could be Spain's most dire crisis in recent history. To do so we will use all of the instruments that the legislation gives us. Read More »

Iran Warns of Harsh Response in Case of New US Measures


Iran warned Monday of a "crushing" response if the U.S. designates the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist entity. The threat comes as the administration of President Donald Trump plans to announce its decision on the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the major six world powers. Read More »

Minnesota Twins hand manager Molitor three-year extension


The Twins will not have to go looking for a new manager this winter. Now in the midst of his first stint as a big league manager, the 61-year-old Molitor notably took over in the "Twin Cities" back in 2015. Following the loss, Molitor declined to talk about his future with the Twins. They earned the second wild-card berth in the American League before losing to the Yankees 8-4 on Tuesday in a one-game playoff in NY. Read More »

Sprint-T-Mobile Merger: Announcement Coming Soon?


Interestingly, a breakup fee isn't expected to be included in any final pact, which minimizes risks for both carriers should the deal not gain approval from federal regulators. The carriers' spectrum holdings are complementary-T-Mobile is in the process of expanding its coverage through the 600 MHz airwaves it recently won at auction, while Sprint sits on an enormous pile of 2.5 GHz spectrum that T-Mobile openly covets-and the move would result in three dominant network operators of similar ... Read More »

Man accused of sexually assaulting baby in Orlando Chick-fil-A bathroom


An employee at the restaurant told police that Gray was a regular customer and was usually accompanied by a woman and children. When Gray heard the flush, he panicked, the witness told police. "What else am I going to do, might as well get it over", he said, according to the Sentinel. Gray, who was a daycare worker, was arrested on charges of sexual battery and lewd lascivious battery of a very small child , according to a tweet from Orlando police, along with other charges. Read More »

Police Continuing To Investigate Pitt Student's Homicide


Her father kicked in the door to her room after going to pick her up from her home on the 3500 block of Cable Place. Her parents were told by her roommates that she was still sleeping. They do believe Sheykhet was murdered sometime overnight. Authorities haven't said how long Sheykhet had lived in the United States. A friend of Sheykhet told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette she was a "talented, careful person". Read More »

Mattis to US Army on North Korea: 'Be ready'


Speaking at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army on Monday, Mattis said that the issue of North Korea is now a diplomatic and economic one. "The worldwide community has spoken but that means the USA army must stand ready, and so if you're ready, that's your duty at this point in time". Mattis' remarks come just days after US President Donald Trump told reporters that this could be "the calm before the storm", leading some to speculate that he was alluding to an ... Read More »

IAEA Chief Confirms Iran's Compliance with Nuclear Deal


Iran on Monday vowed a "crushing" response if the USA designated its Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group. The commander stated that if the agreement is violated by Washington, the USA will need to move its bases in the region far away from Iran's borders. Read More »

Sigurdsson helps Iceland to first World Cup Finals


The South American World Cup qualifiers have not turned out as expected, and ahead of the last round Tuesday, Lionel Messi's Argentina, Alexis Sanchez's Chile and James Rodriguez's Colombia are all in serious danger of not playing in Russian Federation 2018. Read More »

France fears Iran's Revolutionary Guard terror listing would fuel crisis


Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said "I hope that the US ruling body would not make the strategic mistake, but if it does so, then Iran's response will be firm, decisive and crushing and the USA should accept its consequences". Great Britain is not the only signatory to the deal that is concerned by Trump's pending action against the deal. "We have been at odds with the United States for about 40 years now and have managed to survive despite conflicts". Read More »