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Karnataka flag row: Decision not taken for political reasons, says Siddaramaiah Karnataka flag row: Decision not taken for political reasons, says Siddaramaiah
- July 20, 2017

Asserting that there was no legal bar on states to have a separate flag, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said the state government would consider if the panel set up to design it so favoured. "The polls are scheduled only for May next year", Siddaramaiah said. "It has nothing to do with the elections", he said. The party is embarrassed by how the opposition has used the move to turn the tables on it. (more...)
School District Funding Bill Comparison School District Funding Bill Comparison
- July 19, 2017

Rauner objects to what he described as a "poison pill" provision that would require the state to pick up the employer's portion of teacher pensions costs for the Chicago Public School District, something the state does for all other school districts. (more...)
Frontier Airlines to fly out of Grand Rapids again Frontier Airlines to fly out of Grand Rapids again
- July 19, 2017

Frontier will offer flights as low as $39 one-way. The new destinations join a previously announced daily nonstop Frontier flight to Orlando International Airport. Frontier is focused on more than low fares. "We thank Frontier's leadership team for increasing their presence at PVD with these additional flights and strengthening our partnership". (more...)
PM calls for 'GST spirit' to prevail in monsoon session PM calls for 'GST spirit' to prevail in monsoon session
- July 18, 2017

Without mentioning India's military standoff with China in the Sikkim sector and worsening security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister asserted that all political parties stood united to ensure "nation's safety and security after such concerns were raised by many leaders on recent developments", the statement said. (more...)
Presidential election begins in India Presidential election begins in India
- July 18, 2017

Praful Patel , had been reacting to the reports by a private news channel. NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind is being supported by the ruling BJD in Odisha. Taking the JD (U)'s cue, other parties had later lined up behind Kovind. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Union minister Praful Patel seemed to bolster the prevailing belief when he said he was quite sure Kovind would win the election. (more...)
Brexit talks begin in earnest with citizens' rights in focus Brexit talks begin in earnest with citizens' rights in focus
- July 17, 2017

The Brexit Secretary is hoping to win round Michel Barnier over Britain's plan to guarantee the future rights of European nationals living in the United Kingdom amid deep divisions back home. According to reports Mr Davis had already left the Berlaymont building to return to Britain less than two hours after arriving, and will not be back in Brussels until Thursday. (more...)
Gujarat HC dismisses Essar plea challenging insolvency proceedings (Second Lead) Gujarat HC dismisses Essar plea challenging insolvency proceedings (Second Lead)
- July 17, 2017

Banks are standing on the huge pile of corporate non-performing assets, which according to the RBI stood at Rs. 7,50,000 crore as on March 31, 2017. Essar Steel had moved court against the June 13 RBI circular contending that the order was improper as the firm was in an advanced stage of loan restructuring. (more...)
Skydiver told wife he wasn't pulling his parachute cord in video Skydiver told wife he wasn't pulling his parachute cord in video
- July 17, 2017

It added that Vitantonio , who worked for United Parachute Technologies , was an experienced skydiver with the appropriate training to jump alone and had paid for his spot on the plane on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post . In 2016, United States Parachute Association recorded 21 fatal skydiving accidents in the US out of roughly 3.2 million jumps. His social media profiles show numerous photos of him in the air, sometimes with a GoPro-style camera strapped to his head. (more...)
Remains found in Dartmouth belong to fugitive wanted for 1980 murder Remains found in Dartmouth belong to fugitive wanted for 1980 murder
- July 16, 2017

Prosecutors in both MA and Pennsylvania confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that authorities have agreed not to prosecute Lillian Webb in the investigation. "Although it's unfortunate Mr. Webb will never be brought to justice to pay for his crimes, we're hopeful the (Adams) family can find some closure in knowing that this alleged murderer has been located", Harold Shaw, the FBI's special agent in charge in Boston, said in a statement. (more...)
Turkey Marks Coup Anniversary With Changed Face Turkey Marks Coup Anniversary With Changed Face
- July 15, 2017

We are comfortable", he said . More than 240 people have been killed after rogue soldiers commandeered tanks and fighter jets in an attempt to abduct and kill the Turkish president. One report, in Iranian media a week after the coup, claimed Russian Federation had warned Turkey. "They try to make robots out of genuine people", he said. (more...)
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody, struck by liver cancer Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody, struck by liver cancer
- July 15, 2017

On December 25, 2009, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power". "I call on the Chinese government to release Liu Xia from house arrest and allow her to depart China, according to her wishes", Mr Tillerson said in a statement . (more...)
Lawmakers Intend To Question Trump Campaign Chairman Lawmakers Intend To Question Trump Campaign Chairman
- July 14, 2017

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's ranking member, reportedly intends to make the request as well. The move comes after Trump Jr. not only admitted he met with a Russian government attorney in an attempt to obtain damaging information on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , but on Tuesday posted a four-page email showing he arranged the meeting. (more...)
80 people form human chain to save family at Florida beach 80 people form human chain to save family at Florida beach
- July 13, 2017

They realized the waters were much stronger than they anticipated and became trapped as well. According to Ursrey, her mother had a heart attack in the water. I tell my son over & over don't go. " I knew we had to do something ". People who COULDNT even swim was part of that human chain . There was no life guards on duty and people on the beach had no rescue equipment, only boogie boards, surf boards and their arms and legs. (more...)
Iraqi forces, remaining Islamic State militants clash in Mosul
- July 12, 2017

President Donald Trump says the recapture of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants means that the group's days in Iraq and Syria "are numbered". Amnesty International is calling on the Iraqi authorities to establish an independent and impartial commission to investigate where credible evidence exists that its forces and coalition forces violated international law and make its findings public. (more...)
Abu Ismail: LeT terrorist who masterminded attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims Abu Ismail: LeT terrorist who masterminded attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims
- July 12, 2017

Pilgrim Sanjay Kumar, the youngest in the group, said though he felt for the victims of the attack, he also believed in destiny. "No one in Kashmir has praised the terror attack, this proves that Kashmiriyat is still alive there". Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, head of All Parties Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference, a political coalition opposed to the Indian rule of Kashmir, also condemned the attack. (more...)
China: Umbrella Rental Company Has Lost Most Umbrellas In 3 Months China: Umbrella Rental Company Has Lost Most Umbrellas In 3 Months
- July 12, 2017

The umbrella-sharing service theoretically operates by having users pay a $2.79 deposit along with a 7-cent fee for each half hour of use. In less than three months, the company has reportedly lost 300,000 umbrellas. "Umbrellas are different from bicycles", E Umbrella founder Zhao Shuping told South China Morning Post . If at first you don't succeed. China receives the most rain in the summertime, leaving little interest in the business during drier months. (more...)
Cardinal George Pell returns to Australia to face historical sex abuse charges Cardinal George Pell returns to Australia to face historical sex abuse charges
- July 11, 2017

Police have said the accusations relate to alleged "historical" incidents. The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence and strenuously denies the allegations. Cardinal Pell had been heard three times in this frame and had recognized before the commission of inquiry to have "failed" in its handling of pedophile priests in the State of Victoria in the 1970s. (more...)
NY commuters enter 'summer of hell' with trepidation NY commuters enter 'summer of hell' with trepidation
- July 11, 2017

That won't happen until a new tunnel is built under the Hudson River, a project that faces lingering questions over how much funding President Donald Trump's administration will provide. Service has been stepped up by trains, buses and ferries in anticipation of the busier commute. They'll have to contend with fewer trains during peak periods, the result of track closures in Penn Station. (more...)
The fire is burning The fire is burning
- July 11, 2017

Interior, stretching hundreds of kilometres north to south, was filled with different wildfires on Friday, after days of escalating warnings. From April 1 through June 27, 2017, the BC Wildfire Service responded to 237 wildfires in B.C., 165 of which were caused by people. (more...)
James Harden, Rockets agree to reported record extension James Harden, Rockets agree to reported record extension
- July 10, 2017

With a provision in the new collective bargaining agreement, Harden became eligible for the DPVE, worth for him an additional $169 million over four seasons. The Rockets have made the playoffs all five years with Harden on the team, with an impressive winning percentage of.612. "Additionally, the commitment he has shown to our organization, the City of Houston, and Rockets fans all over the world makes him a ideal leader in our pursuit of another championship". (more...)