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SAP investigation finds issues of misconduct related to Gupta-linked third parties

German software giant SAP has reported alleged misconduct in its South African operation to U.S. authorities. SAP initiated the investigation, spearheaded by global law firm Baker McKenzie, on July 12 2017 into allegations that it paid a Gupta front company R100m in "kickbacks" for state business. [Full Article...]

Mega Millions Announces Larger Starting Jackpot, Ticket Price Increase to Start Saturday

Mega Millions Announces Larger Starting Jackpot, Ticket Price Increase to Start Saturday However, that player did not play the Power Play option, which would have increased their winnings to $2 million. No details have been released yet about where exactly the ticket was sold in Eunice, but that info should be released shortly. [Full Article...]

Major fire near Bandra Railway station in Mumbai, local train line shut

Major fire near Bandra Railway station in Mumbai, local train line shut Meanwhile, Central Railway has reportedly suspended CSMT-Andheri and CSMT-Bandra services, which may cause inconvenience to Harbour line commuters travelling on the route in the evening. The area near the skywalk has witnessed multiple fire related incidents over the last two years. As many as 16 fire engines and 10 water tankers were pressed into service to bring the fire under control. [Full Article...]

Indonesia fireworks factory blast death toll at 47

The fire began Thursday morning next to a residential area in Tangerang, in the western outskirts of Jakarta . "We don't know for sure the number of people who are still unaccounted for", Harry Kurniawan, Tangerang Kota police chief, told Kompas TV . [Full Article...]

Consumer protection a must for creation of 'New India': PM Modi

Consumer protection a must for creation of 'New India': PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that a new consumer protection act was being made and that the guidelines on the misleading ads would be made stricter, adding that the government's priority to consumer protection was in line with the resolve of New India . [Full Article...]

New US memo makes it tougher to renew H-1B visa

New US memo makes it tougher to renew H-1B visa The much sought-after non-immigrant work visa in the U.S., the H1-B, has come under the limelight once again. The H1-B and L1 work visas are majorly used by Indian IT professionals. However, as per the revised memorandum, they need to prove their eligibility to the federal authorities during every extension. Swaraj, after her meeting with Tillerson on Wednesday, had said that people-to-people co... [Full Article...]

Cheech the smiling shleter dog finds his forever home

Cheech the smiling shleter dog finds his forever home A dog is spreading cheer through an awesome photo that shows him appearing to be smiling. "Y'all... this smiling dog we got in at the shelter yesterday is ridiculous", the shelter said in the post that has been shared over 7,000 times. "Congratulations on finding your forever home Cheech, we are very happy that you're going to the ideal home". It was founded by first responders and residents... [Full Article...]

Teacher's body found after husband kills self

Teacher's body found after husband kills self Police searched the couple's home for 29 hours, although they found ultimately nothing of effect. The department of public safety said he was wearing an electronic tag that had shown no movement for several hours. Christopher Lockhart continued to deny all involvement in his wife's disappearance up until his death. Jen Zimmerman, who went to college with Theresa and spoke with her the day befo... [Full Article...]

Iraqi PM: Kurdish referendum results should be annulled

Iraqi PM: Kurdish referendum results should be annulled The Arab-led central government has yet to respond to the Kurdish offer. "After the referendum and changes within the Kurdistan region our borders with the Kurdistan region of Iraq were closed". "Certainly, continued fighting does not lead any side to victory, but it will drive the country toward disarray and chaos, affecting all aspects of life", the statement went on to say . [Full Article...]

Swiss couple attacked in Agra: Sushma Swaraj seeks report from UP govt

Swiss couple attacked in Agra: Sushma Swaraj seeks report from UP govt Pradeep Kumar, the in-charge of Fatehpur Sikri police station, said that search is on for the second accused. Now, the couple has taken to the Delhi hospital for medical services. They passed comments, harassed Marie and enquired where they were putting up in Agra. "They followed us for nearly an hour", Clerc was quoted as saying by the CNN-News 18. [Full Article...]

Adityanath arrives in Agra amid tight security

Adityanath arrives in Agra amid tight security Adityanath will be the first BJP CM of UP to visit the monument of love. Yogi Adityanath is visiting the Taj Mahal today as a part of his visit to Agra . The historic white marble mausoleum is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Mr Mehta, in his PIL, has sought protection of the Taj from the ill effects of polluting gases and deforestation in and around the area.The apex court had earlier pas... [Full Article...]

Delhi: Woman shot dead in her vehicle in Shalimar Bagh

Delhi: Woman shot dead in her vehicle in Shalimar Bagh Although earlier it was reported that the woman identified as Priya Mehra succumbed to bullet injuries on Tuesday night when she was travelling in a vehicle along with her husband Pankaj and son. A scuffle ensued between him and the attacker. "When she (Priya) was taken into the hospital, she was alive and she was blinking her eyes and they were open", Pankaj's sister Sabeena Mehra told IANS. [Full Article...]

One killed, deputy injured in Kiev blast

According to a report in the Daily Star, Ukrainian lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk is a member of the opposition, nationalist Radical party, and did not suffer life-threatening injuries. There was no immediate word from police on possible suspects or a motive for the attack. Two of the wounded were high-profile political figures: MP Ihor Mosiychuk and political analyst Vitaliy Bala. [Full Article...]

Pondering Kelly's remarks on Trump's condolence call

Pondering Kelly's remarks on Trump's condolence call Her comments should be condemned by members of both parties because it is time that we all remember that we should be Americans first, not a member of a particular political party. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), which was meant to highlight the Florida Democrat's pettiness and offensive partisanship. Kelly took to the White House podium last week and recounted how the bodies of soldiers killed in a... [Full Article...]

Pakistan HC accepts petition to prevent Nawaz Sharif from heading PML-N

Maryam Nawaz, daughter of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, arrived at the accountability court in Islamabad the first trial hearing in the reference filed against her, her husband retired Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar and Nawaz by the National Accountability Bureau. [Full Article...]

BadRabbit Ransomware Hits Eastern Europe, Including Ukraine and Russian Federation

BadRabbit Ransomware Hits Eastern Europe, Including Ukraine and Russian Federation A wave of cyberattacks hit Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday, delaying flights out of Ukraine's Odessa International Airport and affecting several Russian news outlets. Russia's Interfax news agency - one of the country's biggest - also sent its last dispatch at 2:13 pm (1113 GMT) before falling silent. The Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab said it was aware of more than 200 compani... [Full Article...]

Police recover Steeler Juju Smith-Schuster's stolen bike

Police recover Steeler Juju Smith-Schuster's stolen bike The man told police he bought the Ghost bike on the street earlier Tuesday for $200 but called the police when he realized it belonged to Smith-Schuster. "That's when I knew, 'Dang, this is serious"'. Smith-Schuster, who turns 21 on November 22, is in the process of getting his license. "You can see that I'm frugal with the bike", Smith-Schuster said. [Full Article...]

Turkey begins trial of 11 Amnesty staff

Kilic appeared via video link from prison. "Today, finally, we celebrate that our friends and colleagues can go back with their loved ones and can sleep in their own beds for the first time in nearly four months", said Amnesty's secretary general, Salil Shetty. [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State arriving in Islamabad today

US Secretary of State arriving in Islamabad today The government of PML-N was given the power by some 200 million people of Pakistan. Separately, talking to Geo TV, he said that Pakistani leaders told Tillerson that there were no terrorist safe havens in Pakistan. On the contrary, the foreign minister said that Pakistan has seen several successes in the war against terrorism and its armed forces and law-enforcement agencies have made tremendous s... [Full Article...]

Kurdish authorities say Iraqi army is shelling Kurd forces with artillery

Just a month ago, Iraq's Kurds were celebrating their symbolic vote for independence as a historic step toward their decades-old dream of statehood, with enough energy reserves to guarantee generations of prosperity. For his part, Abadi said what Baghdad did in Kirkuk was redeployment and imposition of state power, which are legal and constitutional procedures. The statement said that the two si... [Full Article...]


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