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BJP cries foul over killing of Punjab RSS leader, questions police working

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According to eye witnesses, Gosain was shot twice from a close range and he suffered bullet injuries in his head and shoulder. The case becomes more intriguing as Ravinder Gosain never received any threats before. He was also the office bearer of district Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This was not the first incident where RSS leader was targeted. Two assailants shot at the RSS leader in his neck and his back shortly after he stepped out of his house with his dog for a walk. Read More »

Jesus Campos, Vegas security guard shot before rampage, appears to have vanished

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David Hickey, president of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America union, said it had been four days since he last saw Campos. The security guard who was shot and wounded by Stephen Paddock and disappeared before he was about to give TV interviews is safe and wants people to respect his privacy, says a Las Vegas casino company. Read More »

National School Bus Safety Week Observed in Wichita

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Officials say that past year 1,100 citations and 573 warnings were issued for passing a stopped school bus. In honor of National School Bus Safety Awareness Week, deputies will be even more strictly enforcing laws protecting school buses. Read More »

Maine's business climate has improved slightly under LePage, Tax watchdog says

The state performed well in many individual categories, ranking 4th in property tax, 9th in sales tax, and 10th in unemployment insurance tax. Each year The Tax Foundation ranks all states on their business tax climate. In recent years, North Carolina, Indiana, Washington, D.C., and others have instituted reforms that have improved aspects of their tax code and boosted their Index scores. Read More »

Taj Mahal built by traitors, is blot on Indian culture: BJP lawmaker

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Stating that his government would fulfill its duty towards conservation of the "important" monument, Adityanath announced that he would visit Agra on October 26 to review the development projects in and around the Taj Mahal . The 17th century mausoleum was built in 1653 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a Muslim, for his third and favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child. Read More »

Court orders Abaribe to produce Kanu in court

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One of the options was for Abaribe to produce the Kanu in court and then apply to be discharged as a surety. But the judge refused his application and gave him three options: He should either provide him to the Court before withdrawing from being his surety, Forfeit his bail bond or ask the court to give him time to provide him before the Court. Read More »

Tougher prison sentences for killer drivers

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The Ministry of Justice has also said that jail terms in cases involving mobile phones, speeding or street racing will now be the equivalent of manslaughter to "fill a gap in the law" and "reflect the seriousness of some of the injuries suffered by victims in this category of case". Read More »

Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador

Despite a few hurdles in the process, the Senate voted to confirm her appointment on Monday by an overwhelming 70-23 margin. "Instead, she said that, should she be confirmed, she would focus on advancing global religious liberty, combating terrorism and human trafficking and fighting diseases such as H.I.V./AIDS and Ebola". Read More »

582k Rohingya to B'desh from Myanmar since August 25

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The report also said that at least 66 villages were burned after September 5, when the government's operation, started after the Rohingya rebel attack on August 25, was declared to be over. "They finally fled when their villages were set on fire", he added. He said UNHCR staff had spoken with people who described walking for around a week to reach the Bangladesh border. Read More »

Homes evacuated in Santa Cruz Mountains as new wildfire breaks out

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On the Lost Cumbres side of the fire, areas under evacuation include Los Cumbres, Favre Ridge, Beatty Ridge, Grizzly Rock, Miller Ridge, Reed Knoll Road, Knuth, Skyline Boulevard (1/2 east of the closure), Oak Ridge and Skyline Ridge. Lomond St.in Boulder Creek. Both are being hospitalized, according to Cal Fire Division Chief Angela Bernheisel. Firefighters hope to make progress surrounding the fire while winds remain calm amid cooler morning temperatures. Read More »

U.S. judge questions government on Trump's latest travel ban

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Government officials said the new version - which was created to limit travel from North Korea, Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia, as well as some government officials from Venezuela - was based on sound evidence of risk. Meanwhile, an attorney for the government argued that the restrictions are based on a months-long review, and are not discriminatory. "The proclamation dropped multiple Muslim countries and exempted multiple types of non-immigrant visas even from the Muslim ... Read More »

Great shock from Canada and Mexico to the United States

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Sources have told the Canadian Press that USA negotiators are now demanding that Canada scrap its entire supply management program for dairy, poultry, eggs and turkey within 10 years. The U.S. proposed raising that threshold to 85%, according to the Canadian government source. Of course, because this administration is defined by chaos, incompetence, and a leader who changes his mind every hour, it now seems possible that Trump might blow up NAFTA anyway by making a series of demands that ... Read More »

SF's Cruise Automation applies to test self-driving cars in NYC

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Self-driving cars are being developed by a wide range of companies, from automakers to tier one equipment suppliers to big technology players, such as Google and Apple. Each vehicle must come with a $5 million insurance policy and have a licensed back-up driver ready to take control. Cruise's customized Chevy Bolts - outfitted with radar, cameras and laser-based sensors - have become frequent sights in San Francisco. Read More »

Transport strike failed, says LTFRB

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In Davao City, Mayor Sara Duterte had, as early as October 13, declared the suspension of classes in all public and private schools in all levels in the city during the transport strike on Monday. Malacañang on Monday said the government remains committed to the modernization of public utility vehicles despite strong opposition from transport groups, saying the program is "long overdue". Read More »

Reports of shooting at Howard University, DC police say

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According to Howard's newspaper, The Hilltop, the school's administration building has been evacuated. They said that police are conducting a sweep and all students and staff should shelter in place. Washington's alert system said streets were closed off near Howard, a private university with more than 10,000 students. All students and staff should stay in place and shelter in place until further notification'. Read More »

FCC chair says agency can't revoke TV licenses over newscast

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Trump on October 11 asked whether FCC licenses should be taken from NBC after the network published a story saying he'd called for a tenfold increase in the USA nuclear arsenal in a meeting with military and security officials. "Under the law, the FCC does not have the authority to revoke a license of a broadcast station based on the content", Pai said at an AT&T forum Tuesday. Read More »

Who Chooses to Run a Twitter Poll About the Holocaust Death Toll?

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Account manager Lance Laifer tweeted after the poll was removed that he did not clear the idea with Scaramucci , who was in London, before posting it. Scaramucci Post, a company recently formed by the Port Washington native, has been polling followers on a number of current event topics, such as how many support a first strike with nuclear weapons on North Korea. Read More »

Spanish fighter pilot killed in F-18 crash

The Defense Ministry later identified the pilot as Lt. Fernando Pérez Serrano, 26, from Murcia. Today's accident comes just five days after a Spanish Air Force Eurofighter crashed near a public park in Albacete south of Madrid as it returned from a military display. Read More »

Dhanteras 2017: Things not to buy on this festive day

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Gold jewellery is taxed both at the time of buying and selling. Devotees also observe fast on dhanteras and do a puja in the evening while offering seven grains to goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings. This is a better better option as you steel vessels can be throughout the year. "We are witnessing an initial surge in demand for Paytm Gold and expect this to grow further during Dhanteras and Diwali". Read More »

K'taka Assembly speaker proposes gold biscuits as memento for all members

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The Congress government in Karnataka has come under fire from several quarters after it made a decision to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Vidhan Soudha ( State Secretariat ) by gifting MLAs gold biscuits. "This kind of proposal is just not acceptable to us and there is no need to spend such money for such things". The report said that the finance department had rejected the proposal and the chief minister is likely to reject it as well. Read More »

Oil rises 1 per cent following Iraqi Kurdish conflict

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After Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday in a response to Kurdish independence referendum, which increased concerns about oil supply, the oil prices held near their highest levels in nearly three weeks. Read More »

Modi Inaugurates First Ever All India Institute Of Ayurveda

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With the demand for medicinal plants increasing worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) has projected that the global herbal market will grow to Dollars 5 trillion by 2050 from the current level of USD 62 billion. The farming of medicinal plants will give new employment opportunities, added Modi. After that the Prime Minister launched a veiled attack on Congress saying, "But when we became independent, there was hope that changes would be made according to the time and the heritage ... Read More »

North Korean delegation considers nuclear weapons only way to ensure security - lawmaker

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He pointed to large-scale military using "nuclear assets", being conducted every year and said that the true danger is United States plan to stage a " secret operation aimed at the removal of our supreme leadership ". A North Korean official said an intercontinental ballistic missile test could coincide with Trump's visit to Asia next month, CNN reported, without identifying the person. Read More »

President Trump Brags About Drop in Health Insurance Stocks

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Those who will be hit hardest are the roughly 7.5 million people who buy their own individual insurance but earn too much to get federal premium help. But insurers in several states set their rates for offerings on the exchange for 2018 assuming the subsidies would vanish by then. In other words, the president, who is effectively going to war against his own country's health care system, is moving forward with a plan that's likely to hurt many Americans in order to gain some kind of ... Read More »

Storm Ophelia: Council advising road users to remain cautious this morning

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In the Killeshadra/Carrigallen area there are a further 250 properties without power and power outages are also reported for homes in Gortletteragh and Drumlish. A Downing Street spokesman said: 'On Storm Ophelia, the Prime Minister expressed her sympathies for the loss of life and said the UK Government stood ready to provide any support if requested'. Read More »

Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

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From the city, the group planned attacks overseas. The SDF has been fighting ISIS inside Raqqa since June. A Reuters witness says the fighting appears to be nearly at an end, with only sporadic bursts of gunfire. Musafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, said 22 IS militants were killed in the advance on the hospital. A local field commander said no Islamic State fighters remained even in their two remaining city strongholds. Read More »

Fifteen dead, over 40 wounded in Afghan police centre attack

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Fourteen Afghan security forces were killed and nine wounded when the vehicle exploded. The number of attackers was six, all equipped with suicide vests and light arms, according to security forces. It was blamed for the truck bomb deep in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul in May that killed around 150 people. That includes recently released Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman, and their three children - all born in captivity - as well as USA soldier Bowe Bergdahl, ... Read More »

Boyle thought captors were joking when they told him Trump was president

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The four-nation Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QGC), which last met in Islamabad early previous year, has been trying to ease the path to direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban , with little success. Some of the villages are located on both sides of the border. Both sides emphasised that "bilateral and honest regional cooperation is important for peace, security and stability in the region" and welcomed the opportunities created by the new United States strategy for ... Read More »