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Rituvals you should know on Chhath Puja and why it is celebrated

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India is known as a country of festivals . One of the most ancient festivals of Hindus, Chhath Puja , is celebrated with must gusto mostly in Bihar , Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh . Today marks the ritual of "Nahai-Khai" when devotees prepare traditional food after bathing. Taking the holy bath, fasting, offering prasad and prayers to the sun got both and the time of sunset and sunrise are an integral part of the festival. Read More »

Europe's First Underwater Restaurant planned for Norway

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A massive panoramic acrylic window would offers views of the seabed, while muted lighting inside and out would help stage the wildlife scene occurring on the sandbank. And when not open for diners, the building will also be used as a marine biology research centre. When Under is not open for business, "researchers from Norwegian research centers will seek to train wild fish with sound signals, and will study whether fish behave differently throughout different seasons", said Snøhetta in a ... Read More »

Twitter plans to add purple checks to all political ads

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Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey wants increased transparency for all ads that run on the site. Last week, two Democratic senators introduced the "Honest Ads Act," which would require big tech companies like Facebook, Google , and Twitter to disclose political ads purchased on their platforms. Read More »

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Scrutinizing the Chart

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About 2.50M shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM)'s earnings per share has been growing at a -25.9 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -14.1 percent. The average 1-year price target for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM ) - averaging the work of different analysts - reveals a mean PT of $82.8/share. Therefore 32% are positive. Read More »

House Republicans Might Add Millionaire Bracket in Tax Plan

The commercial features Lindsay Pratt, a Wisconsin woman who explains how the Republicans' tax plan would benefit her family. "The Republicans want to get it done", said President Donald Trump. Tom Wolf had sought.The House plan, passed last week , contains a grab bag of tax increases that is projected to yield as much as $140 million in a full year but perhaps as little as $60 million. Read More »

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Will Not Seek Reelection in 2018

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will retire from the Senate at the end of his term, saying he was out of step with his party in the era of President Donald Trump . "Here's the bottom line: The path that I would have to travel to get the Republican nomination is a path I'm not willing to take, and that I can't in good conscience take", he said. Read More »

Protester Throws Russian Flags at Trump: 'We Should Be Talking About Treason'

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The showdown had at least one senator jokingly anticipating another possible face-off during the lunch between Trump and the senators, as Sen. The Intercept's Ryan Grim id'd the protester as Ryan Clayton. Clayton has passed out Russian Federation flags tied to Trump in the past, calling for his impeachment. We shouldn't have foreign powers picking out president. Read More »

United Kingdom universities outraged at MP's Brexit teaching request

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A Conservative MP has been accused of trying to restrain free debate after writing to universities to ask for the names of tutors teaching students about Brexit. This attempt by Chris Heaton-Harris to compile a hit list of professors has the acrid whiff of McCarthyism about it". "This chap, Mr Heaton-Harris". Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes extension of mission probing chemical weapons use in Syria

The Syrian Network for Human Rights said it documented at least 174 chemical attacks in Syria since September 2013 when the Security Council issued resolution 2118 for the dismantling of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. Eleven countries voted in favor of the text. In addition to Russia, Bolivia voted against the resolution, while China and Kazakhstan abstained. The JIM was authorized by the Security Council in 2015 and had its mandate renewed for another year in 2016. Read More »

Mushers express concern over Iditarod drug rule rewrite

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PETA wasted no time responding to the news that several of four-time victor Dallas Seavey's dogs tested positive for an opioid pain killer. The demand came after the group held an emergency meeting Sunday to discuss how organizers of the almost 1,000-mile race handled its first instance of dogs testing positive for a banned drug. Read More »

Opposition to observe first demonetisation anniversary on November 8 as 'Black Day'

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On Tuesday, Congress veteran leader Gulam Nabi Azad give the information in Rajya Sabha, of the step taken by the opposition parties against the immature step past year. The leaders, who attended the very short meeting of the so-called coordination committee of the Opposition leaders, included Mr Raja, Ms Kanhim-ozhi, Mr Yadav, Trinamul Congress' Derek O'Brien and BSP's Satish Mishra. Read More »

Family of fallen soldier gets $25K check from Trump

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Dillon, one of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan during Trump's presidency, was killed after an Afghan Army member fired on USA soldiers. Along with the check was a note signed by the president reading, in part, "I hope this will make things a bit easier, but nothing will ever replace your son, Dillon". Read More »

Ibrahim Halawa returns back to Ireland today

Mr Halawa was released and reunited with his family last Thursday. Thank you to everyone who has caused this moment. He was jailed after being arrested in a mosque amid protests over the removal of the then Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. Read More »

Macron's dog Nemo pees during televised meeting

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The footage, captured by French TV channel TF1 , showed Nemo interrupting the gathering as the sound of him peeing caused those present to turn around before they started giggling. "Does that happen often?" asks Julien Denormandie , a junior minister and longterm Macron aide. Macron's dog Nemo got in a bit of trouble. "No", Macron replies laughing, "You have triggered a totally unusual behavior in my dog". Read More »

Emirates Islamic makes Apple Pay available to customers

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Currently, the known retailers that support Apple Pay in the UAE are the Apple Store, Virgin Megastore, Caffe Nero, Marks & Spencer's, Home Centre, and Sharaf DG. Over the last few years, Nordea has systematically built up its mobile payment services portfolio. Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, negating the need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. Read More »

Senator Corker lashes out at Trump as untruthful, says debases US

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He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!" The president, for his part, responded about an hour later by saying the twice-elected senator and former Chattanooga mayor "couldn't get elected dog catcher". Read More »

Changes coming to Mega Millions lottery

The Just the Jackpot game will provide players with two entries for a chance to win only the game's jackpot for a $3. Non-jackpot prize payouts will change. Under the change, players will select from 70 numbers for their first pick, and then from 25 numbers for their Mega Ball pick. In Michigan , $118.7 million of its $3.4 billion in lottery sales came from Mega Millions in its fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, about 3.8% of all lottery sales; Powerball brought in $199 million or ... Read More »

5 shot in NorCal shooting spree; suspect arrested

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He was alert and talking when he was taken to the hospital, Lake County Sheriff Brian Martin said. The Lake County Sheriff Department is looking for a second suspect driving a gray Camaro license plate 7UBE197. "There was another guy parked behind me". "I think he was targeting nearly everybody, everybody he had a grudge with, and even random citizens", Lake County District Attorney Don Anderson told CBS Sacramento. Read More »

Led coalition denies deadly Syria strikes

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A local official, and Syrian state television, accused the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group of carrying out the strikes, and gave a lower death toll of 14, with 30 injured. The government lost the al-Omar field to other insurgents in 2013. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitor tracking developments in Syria's conflict via a network of sources on the ground, said on Sunday it had been informed that the SDF had "managed to enter" the oilfield. Read More »

479 nominations filed for Himachal Assembly polls

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In all, 119 candidates filed nomination for 15 seats in Kangra, 74 candidates for 10 seats in Mandi, 64 for eight seats in Shimla , 41 for five seats in Hamirpur, 28 for five seats in Chamba, 29 for five seats in Solan. Besides this, the list also includes the names of senior Congress leaders like Ambika Soni, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh , Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Read More »

Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

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What are the JFK files? . Congress stipulated that the secret documents be released by October 26, pending any action by the President to redact or block the release of any specific documents, CNN reported . Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963. But on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, only about 30 percent of Americans believed Mr. Read More »

Malaysia trial in Kim murder concludes for day

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SEPANG: The ninth day of the Kim Jong-Nam murder trial saw both suspects Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huang, 29, High Court judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin, prosecutors and defence counsel visiting the crime scene at klia2 this morning. Read More »

GST Intel Agency refutes reports of raids at actor Vishal's office

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Though the Income Tax officials were unavailable for comment, it was alleged that the inspection was over non-payment of TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) to the tune of Rs 51 lakh. The film is receiving an overwhelming response from the audience across the world, Mersal is another hit film of Vijay in which he played a triple role for the very first time and the fans are going insane to watch the film. Read More »

Egypt: Death of dozens of security forces in clash with militants

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The public prosecutor has ordered the state security prosecution to start an investigation into the incident, an official said. "As soon as the first mission approached the location of the terrorist elements, they sensed the arrival of the forces and targeted them using heavy weapons from all directions", the interior ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Millis man charged in crash that injured Patriots player

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Three people in another vehicle involved in the crash were taken to Norwood Hospital. The couple's vehicle was rear-ended at the intersection of Commercial and Fisher streets. Police found three different prescription drugs in Conroy's auto after the crash-a pain killer, anti-psychotic and muscle relaxant. Langi suffered neck and back injuries from the incident and has missed New England's last two games. Read More »

Lowcountry forecast: Tornadoes a possibility to start the work week. Rain returns

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The wind will increase overnight with a few passing showers moving through CT. Fall weather isn't far away, but we have to get through some rain first. I'm forecasting highs to be in the low to mid 60s with lows in the low 40s for next weekend! Overnight lows in the mid 40s. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop for Sunday, with a slight chance for a stray rain shower. Read More »

Maxine Waters: I hope Dem rep feels vindicated after release of speech

Yet it was in defense of his boss that White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered the most poignantly memorable speech of the day. Kelly falsely accused Wilson of bragging about securing funding for a government building in Miami named after slain Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, saying of her: "Empty barrels (make) the most noise". Read More »