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Canada's anthem is now 'gender-neutral'

Canada's anthem is now 'gender-neutral' The approved legislation - opposed by some Conservative Senators - will replace this with 'True patriot in all of us command'. The song was written by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908 and has been changed before - including an update that dates back to before the First World War when the author added the line that later sparked so much debate. [Full Article...]

Rocket fire from Syria kills teenager in Turkish border town

Rocket fire from Syria kills teenager in Turkish border town Turkish relations with the U.S. have soured over Ankara's stance on the YPG - which Ankara says is a "terrorist" offshoot of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party. French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning to Turkey on Wednesday, as Ankara's military incursion into a Kurdish-held enclave of Syria deepened. [Full Article...]

Shahid and Mira showstopper in "Lakme Fashion Week"

Shahid and Mira showstopper in On day 1 on Lakme Fashion Week, the two turned show stoppers for designer Anita Dongre and we just couldn't take our eyes off the love-struck couple. "Mira looks as lovely today as she looked that day". And maybe we could have got married again today". "She has supported me a lot over the last one year because it was a big decision to give one year of my life to a film where people did not know ... [Full Article...]

Turkish court releases jailed chair of Amnesty International Turkey

Turkish court releases jailed chair of Amnesty International Turkey They were charged with belonging to and abetting terror organizations. Wednesday, the same court had decided that the human rights lawyer, who has been detained without trial for nearly eight months, could be released. Kilic, who was held in Izmir in western Turkey , appeared in court via videolink and insisted he had proved his innocence through reports presented to the court. [Full Article...]

Avian Flu Outbreak Near PyeongChang Ahead of Olympics

Avian Flu Outbreak Near PyeongChang Ahead of Olympics Instead of a lifetime ban, they will be barred only from competing in this month's Winter Games at Pyeongchang. It is not clear how the latest development would affect other planned Olympics-related cooperation projects between the Koreas. [Full Article...]

Budget: Fiscal deficit overshoots; Higher at 3.5% for 2018-19

Budget: Fiscal deficit overshoots; Higher at 3.5% for 2018-19 India government said 15 percent of all PMGSY roads are now being taken up through use of innovative green technologies like use of waste plastic, geo-textiles, fly ash, iron and copper slag and cold mix. "I propose to take up the construction of a tunnel under the Sela pass", he said adding that the government was also focusing on seaplanes. "Water supply contracts for 494 projects worth 19,428 c... [Full Article...]

Michael Wolff: Nikki Haley 'appears to have embraced' rumors of Trump affair

Michael Wolff: Nikki Haley 'appears to have embraced' rumors of Trump affair In his inside account of the Trump White House, Wolff wrote Haley worked to get into Trump's inner circle after the president named the former S.C. governor as his ambassador to the United Nations . Earlier, Sarna admired Haley for her "personal determination" and said, "You have understood the dynamics of the United Nations". He went on to say that people in the White House were "in a panic" t... [Full Article...]

India slips to 42nd position in EIU Democracy Index

India slips to 42nd position in EIU Democracy Index The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a unit under the aegis of The Economist magazine, released its annual Democracy Index report today, which seeks to understand and measure the state of democracy around the world. Scoring 5.63, Asia lagged behind North America (8.56), Western Europe (8.38) and Latin America (6.26). The other 51 countries stagnated, as their scores remained unchanged compar... [Full Article...]

Hong Kong bans ivory trade

Alex Hofford of WildAid called it "a great moment in the history of elephant conservation". The city has always been a gateway for both illegal and legal ivory imports into China, the world's largest consumer of the material. And finally, traders will be obliged to dispose of their stock by 2021. Under the new law, the maximum sentence will increase to a 10 million Hong Kong dollar ($1.3 mil... [Full Article...]

Macron Blasts Violent Attack on Eight-Year-Old Jewish Boy

Macron Blasts Violent Attack on Eight-Year-Old Jewish Boy Most of the cases, however, involve insults directed at Jews in public places. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement late Tuesday that investigators suspect the incident Monday in the town of Sarcelles was motivated by anti-Semitism . [Full Article...]

South Africa put World Cup over short-term goals

India have just had a very tough and competitive Test series against South Africa and will now lock horns again in a different format starting tomorrow. The spinners, they are very good. The Weather report at Kingsmead stadium unveils that during 1 PM to 10 PM play here manages a climatic condition in weather comes around 19 degree to 21 degrees and then lowers as the day ends. [Full Article...]

President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day

President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day In Japan , 11 people have been killed and five rescued in a fire at a facility to support senior people in Sapporo . The three-storey building in the northern city of Sapporo is home to mostly elderly residents. "If there had been wind, the damage would have been bigger", she told Jiji. The fire in Sapporo started late last night in sub-zero temperatures and continued until dawn. [Full Article...]

Has Arun Jaitley failed to deliver a successful Budget 2018? Main takeaways

Has Arun Jaitley failed to deliver a successful Budget 2018? Main takeaways He said , Rs 1,200 crore to be allocated for Ayushman Bharat programme in 2018-19. An increase in tax exemptions via an adjustment in the section 80C of the Income Tax Act would have a mass appeal. The scheme will also provide Rs 5 lakh per family per year. He further announced that the government will pay 12 percent EPF contribution for new workers for three years. [Full Article...]

Toyota recalls 645K vehicles for air bag issues

Toyota recalls 645K vehicles for air bag issues The recall involves a variety of models, including the Toyota Prius, the Lexus RX, NX Suvs, Corolla, Highlander, Noah, Voxy and others, USA Today reported . There are 765 Toyota Corolla, 2542 Hilux, and 100 Lexus NX200t NZ-new vehicle models affected. There's also a dedicated webpage for customers to check if their vehicle is involved using a VIN checker, which you can find here . [Full Article...]

Trump Won't Talk, And Unfortunately Mueller Can't Make Him

Trump Won't Talk, And Unfortunately Mueller Can't Make Him In appointing Mueller , the Justice Department imposed no real limits on the investigation. Despite no new indictments having come since that of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Russian Federation investigation has been accelerating at a rapid pace, with more and more names regularly being added to the list of those who've already been questioned. [Full Article...]

The FBI's No. 3 Official Will Reportedly Take Over McCabe's Position

The FBI's No. 3 Official Will Reportedly Take Over McCabe's Position On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was not involved with McCabe's departure despite the administration having " some concerns " with his work. He also played a central role in the FBI's probe into Russia's election meddling during the presidential race. The President did not answer a reporter's question at the White House about McCabe's dep... [Full Article...]

Lunar show as Moon changes colour

Lunar show as Moon changes colour A typical season will have 3 full moons , one per month. The most entrancing part of the whole spectacle, though, is the reddish tint that the moon takes on. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and moon line up perfectly, casting Earth's shadow on the moon . The next blue moon total lunar eclipse will happen on December 31, 2028, though it won't be quite as large since it ... [Full Article...]

How Malcolm Butler is managing his illness ahead of Super Bowl LII

How Malcolm Butler is managing his illness ahead of Super Bowl LII After abruptly firing Chip Kelly, Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie longed for a coach more like the one he used to have: Andy Reid . The practices for the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are closed to media this week ahead of Super Bowl LII , but the Pro Football Writers of America has a pool reporter assigned to team who will supply reports to credentialed media. [Full Article...]

IAF officer taken into custody for possible leaking of classified information

IAF officer taken into custody for possible leaking of classified information In December, 2015, a dismissed IAF official was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly passing on information to intelligence operatives suspected to be backed by Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). "We are trying to establish whether others too were involved and how big the ring was", a top sources told India Today . Among other restrictions, officials are barred from revealing... [Full Article...]

Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years

Nehal Hashmi arrested, disqualified for five years The bench rejected his unconditional apology, which the senator has submitted to the court on Jan 24 through his counsel for his threatening speech against "those grilling" former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members. "I apologise! If the court deems my remarks as committing contempt", he stated in his reply to the court. Earlier, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif had issued orders for t... [Full Article...]


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