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SBI Revises Monthly Average Balance Requirements. Details Here

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The public sector lender also made a decision to exempt pensioners, beneficiaries of social benefits from government and minors from the requirement of minimum balance in savings account. Pehla Kadam and Pehli Udaan accounts. Eligibility criteria to open the basic savings bank deposit account are same as it is there in case of regular savings bank account. Read More »

Man charged after doctor stabbed outside mosque

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Andrew Western, a local councillor, tweeted: "Shocked and saddened to hear of stabbing of Dr Nasser Kurdy outside Altrincham mosque". "It's obviously out of the blue, it's shocked the whole community". He called on the prime minister and home secretary to implement the government's hate crime action plan. "In my experience community relations are very good and it is a very safe area". Read More »

Israel Condemns Latest Iranian Ballistic Missile Test As 'provocation'

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Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was responding to a tweet by Trump over the weekend in which the U.S. president wrote: " Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to fight what he described as "an Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, and pledged to prevent Iran from producing any weapons that could hit Israel. Read More »

Iran slams Trump for imposing new travel ban after missile test

If the USA decides to take a step back by exiting the deal then we will ultimately increase global tensions and diplomatically isolate ourselves. More surprisingly, he attacked the Iran Nuclear Deal, decrying it as one of the "worst and most one sided transactions ". Read More »

North Korea says Trump has declared war on his country

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North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said in a statement on Monday that Trump, through that statement, had declared war on his country. He added, "I'm going to handle it because we have to handle it", warning of North Korea's threats of "a massive weapon exploding over...the Pacific Ocean, which causes tremendous, tremendous calamity". Read More »

Block on Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law Removed

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On the strength of that lawsuit, most of SB4 was blocked from going into effect by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia on August 31, a day before it was scheduled to go into effect. The Travis County Sheriff's Office will now honor all such requests from ICE, known as "detainers", spokeswoman Kristen Dark said. The law, as passed by the Texas Legislature in May, requires local officials to honor all requests from federal authorities to hold undocumented immigrants in local jails on their ... Read More »

US Marines Choose First Female Infantry Officer

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The woman, who requested that the Corps not identify her, is the first to pass the grueling 13-week infantry officer course at Quantico, Va. - earning her the infantry officer military occupational specialty. "Historically, about 10 percent of students fail the first day". The 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton will now be headed by the female soldier, marking her first assignment. Read More »

Germany: Merkel faces thorny task in building new government

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After 12 years in power and running on a promise of stability and economic strength, Merkel's Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CSU) bloc scored 33 percent , according to the final results , against 20.5 percent for the Social Democrats under challenger Martin Schulz, who pledged to go into the opposition. Read More »

Mass. Cops Search for 'Low Life' Who Dumped Puppies Into River

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Police say the puppies were tied in a grain sack and dumped in the Blackstone River. One of the puppies was partially submerged in the water but is fine now. Lourie said the department aims to find homes for the puppies and identify whoever is responsible for almost killing them. The department will notify the public when the puppies are ready for a home, Lourie said. Read More »

Varadkar and May to have Brexit talks in Downing Street

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Mr Varadkar said that hosting the competition could result in a net boost of about €750 million to the Irish economy. "Past experience is that the British rugby world cup filled all the stadiums, we expect to fill them many, many times over", he said. Read More »

Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as part of 'Russia hoax'

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One could now read between the lines in Facebook's April repot and see the suggestion that the Russian government was directly stumping for Trump on Facebook, although the authors did not write the word "Russia" once in its pages. Facebook is also dealing with investigatory pressure from USA lawmakers. Facebook continues to resist calls for public disclosure of the Russia-linked ads that targeted American voters previous year. Read More »

Announcement planned for Volvo in Berkeley County, Governor to attend

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Last week it was announced that Volvo is planning an expansion ahead of the plant opening. Volvo Cars announced Monday that it is investing an additional $520 million in its Berkeley County operations and creating 1,910 new jobs. Volvo is hoping to start production in late 2018. "We're excited to add a second auto to our first American factory and we continue to be impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit in SC", said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo vehicle USA. Read More »

Govts urged to adopt roadmap to resolve Rohingya crisis

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The violence and the Myanmar military's "clearance operation" have displaced more than 420,000 people, mostly Muslim Rohingya who have fled to the Bangladesh border. Even though the government has called them a serious security threat, the Rohingyas have urged that they should be treated on par with Tibetan and Sri Lankan ones and refuted claims of having terror link. Read More »

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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The rain and winds may be over, but Maria's impact on Puerto Rico is only just beginning. Hurricane Maria is being blamed for killing at least 10 people in Puerto Rico . He also said that there will be a statewide collection effort in NY with "collection points all across the state". "Whatever relief package we have, whatever impact we have, we are USA citizens", Puerto Rico Gov. Read More »

Pet python suspected of strangling wildlife fan

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Mr Brandon was an avid wildlife fan who reportedly lived with a number of snakes including a large Burmese python he regularly posted pictures of himself with. In a JustGiving fundraising page set up in Brandon's memory, a friend, John Cottrell, said his death was unexpected. A message on the page says: 'We have struggled when looking for photos for his funeral to find any when he isn't holding a spider, snake, small bird, toad, slow worm, hedgehog, feeding a fox, stroking cattle, ... Read More »

PTI chief files reply in ECP contempt case

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His counsel, Awan, pleaded the ECP to dismiss contempt proceedings against his client. In his written reply, Imran Khan said that he had filed the apology through his lawyer Saqlain Haider, adding that he had never opposed the apology. PTI chairman has submitted his reply to the show-cause notice sent by the election commission via his counsel Babar Awan. Meanwhile, the PTI chief submitted his response to the ECP, contending that he didn't commit contempt of court. Read More »

Senators unveil DACA replacement legislation

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Lankford, an Oklahoma City Republican, joined Sen. Thom Tillis (NC), and Orrin Hatch (UT) - undocumented immigrants would be allowed to get on an eventual pathway to citizenship if they fulfill several years of criteria. If approved, they are granted another five years of residency. Deporting them, he says, would be unfair. If they renew that status and maintain it for 10 years, they'll be eligible for a green card, which must be held five years before applying for citizenship. Read More »

European Union 'keen' to see how United Kingdom will 'translate' May's speech

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But Mr Barnier implied a transition phase was not guaranteed, adding that Britain must defer to European courts during any transition period and that the EU "was not asking for it". "These are separate issues". Britain says that any commitment toward outstanding payments into the European Union budget will have to be clearly linked to a future political and trade relationship once the nation has officially left the group. Read More »

Steve Bannon wanted to infiltrate Facebook before the election

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BuzzFeed News reported the current Breitbart executive chairman worked with a staffer from the Family Research Council - a socially conservative non-profit - on a plan to flood a Facebook job-posting Breitbart-friendly applicants. That charge - and the threat of regulation - has mostly come from the left. Since his exit from the administration, Bannon has continued to be critical of companies like Facebook and Google, arguing in a speech that they should be regulated as public utilities. Read More »

Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying USA warnings

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Tehran has argued that the missile is exclusively for defensive purposes and are not a menace for any country in the region. The missile was unveiled on Friday, September 22 at a military parade in Tehran and successfully tested the same day with a footage of the test-launch been released. Read More »

Track of Cat 3 Maria shifts closer to USA coast

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Since battering the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday, Maria has moved away from land, and there are no coastal warnings or watches in effect as of the hurricane center's 8 a.m. The current forecast from the National Hurricane Center has Maria weakening to a minimal Category 1 hurricane by Wednesday morning. While the North Carolina coast will see some impacts, the Piedmont will NOT see any direct impacts from the storm. Read More »

U.S. in new show of force vs NoKor

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Donald Trump has turned his Twitter fire on North Korea again - this time targeting the country's foreign minister. He, too, dismissed Trump as deranged, and said the U.S. Foreign minister Ri Yong-ho told the United Nations Mr Trump's depiction of Kim as "Rocket Man" makes "our rocket's visit to the entire USA mainland inevitable all the more". Read More »

White House says 'absurd' to claim war declared on N Korea

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced a really pointed question on Monday about why President Trump is doing more to attack National Anthem kneelers than he did to condemn the white supremacists responsible for the recent racial violence in Charlottesville. Read More »

United States bombers fly off North Korean coast in show of force

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U.S. bombers escorted by fighter jets have flown close to North Korea's east coast, according to United States officials, in a display of military strength after an escalating war of words between the two countries. By entering this game of cat and mouse and because of the mutual hate speech, we can witness how North Korea has become the ambassador of chaos at the worldwide level in diplomatic and military terms. Read More »

A number of Patriots players took the knee

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Brady was also asked if he ever had talked with his teammates about the friendship he had with Trump , and he said that never happened. "He's fired! He's fired!" Brady used to display a " Make America Great Again " hat in his locker, but eventually tucked it away with all his personal opinions. Read More »

Trump decision about Iran nuclear deal will create ripples elsewhere

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If Trump decertifies Iran's compliance in its mid-October notification to the Congress, the US Congress would have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose sanctions eased under the accord. Lessons should be learned and the Trump administration should create additional agreements instead of scrapping the current one. This week, Tehran unveiled a new Khorramshahr long-range ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers, which is capable of delivering several warheads, prompting concerns ... Read More »

McCain on his cancer prognosis: It's 'very, very serious'

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Strahl also wanted to know if McCain's no vote that killed the GOP's last effort to repeal Obamacare was " more like a middle finger" to get back at Trump. McCain was asked whether he has felt "panic" since the diagnosis. "They said that the prognosis is very, very serious". "He is in the business of making money and he has been successful both in television as well as Miss America and others". Read More »

Trump Administration Offering $200M in STEM and IT Study Grants

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Last year, during the good ol' days of President Barack Obama , our former president called for more than $4 billion in funding for states to ensure everyone has access to computer science education. To emphasize the need for such an initiative, the White House cited statistics showing that less than half of high schools now offer computer programming and that almost 40% of high schools did not offer physics in 2015. Read More »

US Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) Praises President Donald Trump's UN Address

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Defying UN security council resolutions and United States warnings, Iran test fired a new ICBM that they say is capable of carrying multiple warheads. Netanyahu vowed to fight what he described as "an Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, and pledged to prevent Iran from producing any weapons that could hit Israel. Read More »

Trump weighs replacement to travel ban

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However, these limits will have little practical impact on the two countries as few DPRK visitors travel to the United States and the new restrictions on Venezuela apply only to government officials, not to the broader population, according to local experts. Read More »

Meghan Markle's net worth - but is it more than Prince Harry's?

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But while she still didn't have a ring on her finger, there was one noticeable addition - the reassuring presence of a Scotland Yard police bodyguard. "Oh my goodness, I'm so happy, he shook my hand", said a dazzled Robinowe Bukirwa, who wondered if she was dreaming even as the prince faded into the distance. Read More »

Federal judge strikes down Pence-enacted abortion restrictions

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Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky (PPINK) and the ACLU of IN filed a lawsuit against the 2016 law and won an injunction IN June 2016. The law contains several restrictions on abortions, but chief among them is an outright ban on abortions that are motivated by race, national origin, gender, ancestry or the diagnosis of a disability. Read More »

Vehicle bomber hits North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy in Kabul

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Moreover, there are no causalities among NATO's servicemen in Sunday's suicide attack in Kabul, as NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said. "The blast caused a plume of grey smoke to rise above the scene", witness Ahmad Farshad told Xinhua. Clashes between the Afghan security forces and terrorists groups are a regular occurrence in Afghanistan. Read More »