Signing of bilateral annual Haj 2018 agreement between India and Saudi Arabia

The sea route for Haj was stopped because it lost favour with pilgrims because of the time the journey took to Jeddah from Mumbai. Naqvi said: "Sending pilgrims on ships will help cut travel expenses significantly". "Haj pilgrimage is one of the ... More..

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Black People Respond Worse to Marijuana Because of 'Genetics,' Says Lawmaker
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Black People Respond Worse to Marijuana Because of 'Genetics,' Says Lawmaker

One NAACP leader called Alford "an idiot" over the remarks. Apparently, Alford was referring to the time Harry Anslinger became the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, when he led a crusa...More..

Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Sumpter Twp. Police seek parents in 4-year-old's death

The two are facing charges on four counts, including murder, torture and child abuse . Authorities believe Diaz and Fields are driving a black 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, with license plate DTR1854. "She would ru...More..

No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

No need to probe Mahatma Gandhi murder again, says Supreme Court lawyer

The Supreme Court amicus leaves his enquiries into the alleged role of Mr. Savarkar with the words, "Since the late Vinayak D. Savarkar had been acquitted, at this stage, it would neither be advisable/desirable...More..

4 people killed in Oshawa house fire
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

4 people killed in Oshawa house fire

Clark said firefighters were surrounded by flames "at all times" as they made their way to the upper level and initially had to retreat. A woman working at a nearby convenience store, CW FoodMart, said when s...More..

America's Role in the Korea Talks
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

America's Role in the Korea Talks

Critics of the meeting say Kim may be trying to divide Seoul and Washington in a bid to weaken global pressure and sanctions over the tests. Sending North Korean athletes to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics ...More..

Trump once said Oprah should be his VP
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Trump once said Oprah should be his VP

That's not to say the president isn't a fan. In a tweet he would come to regret if she ever ended up running against him, he said she's a victor. "I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that ...More..

Weah invites Wenger to inauguration ceremony
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Weah invites Wenger to inauguration ceremony

Describing Weah's story as a movie, the Frenchman find the former footballer's achievement unbelievable. "I was a part of his campaign because I believe he will bring the change Liberia needs", Laffor told IO...More..

FINAL: Arizona falls to Colorado 77 - 80 in Boulder
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

FINAL: Arizona falls to Colorado 77 - 80 in Boulder

Colorado: The Buffaloes shook things up in the Pac-12 with two big home wins. It also was the second time a top-15 Arizona squad has fallen at the Coors Events Center, as a ninth-ranked Arizona team lost in Bou...More..

Trump persists in tying DACA to border wall
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Trump persists in tying DACA to border wall

Sharry said he's confident that while Democrats may go for a deal with additional border security, they will not go along with funding for "this stupid, wasteful and unnecessary border wall". I do think the pre...More..

Germany's Coalition Talks Are Back On After Months Of Uncertainty
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Germany's Coalition Talks Are Back On After Months Of Uncertainty

But the talks are not without pitfalls - including tricky questions surrounding the more than a million asylum seekers who have arrived in Germany since 2015. Another poll published by public broadcaster AR...More..

Tech giants prep for legal fight against FCC's rule repeal
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Tech giants prep for legal fight against FCC's rule repeal

Prior to December, the FCC's rules prevented Internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or slowing down traffic to websites. He adds that along with the intervenor actions, member companies will push f...More..

by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Axios: Trump's official West Wing schedule getting shorter

And, as Swan reports , that's far later than former President George W. Bush, who reported for duty at the Oval Office at eye-wateringly early 6:45 a.m. After that, he has just over an hour of executive time ...More..

Assassin's Creed Origins First Expansion Drops Soon
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Assassin's Creed Origins First Expansion Drops Soon

Over on Assassin's Creed's official website , Ubisoft detailed what players can expect from Origins in January starting with a title update. The update will take players to an entirely new area of the game...More..

Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers Announce Denver Concert
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers Announce Denver Concert

Donald Fagen performs during the Dukes of September Tour at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on in 2012 in Hollywood, Fla. Keyboardist-singer Donald Fagen , Becker's longtime musical partner and the ba...More..

Smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean, up to 64 dead
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean, up to 64 dead

Coast guard Cmdr. Sergio Liardo told Italian state TV RaiNews24 that "it appears the dinghy deflated" after a puncture. The Italian coastguard said the migrants had been spotted by a plane patrolling the seas...More..

Scattered protests erupt in Sudan over economic woes
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Scattered protests erupt in Sudan over economic woes

They said police formed a cordon to force more than 300 marchers onto the campus of Khartoum University, the largest in Sudan, and continued to fire tear gas at students chanting, "No, no, no to price rises!" ...More..

by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

'Everything I've done is 100 percent proper,' Trump says of Russian Federation inquiry

The discussions have involved, for example, whether the interview can be written questioning as opposed to in-person questioning. "The president can't fire Mueller". The book also says that Mark Corallo, then...More..

by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Isaiah Thomas says he is at '80 percent' condition right now

I was missing layups and free throws and things like that. "After we got going and my body got caught up, I felt better". The Cavaliers had their hands full with an Orlando squad that scored 40 points in th...More..

The Ashes: Australia far better says Anderson
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Ashes: Australia far better says Anderson

Australia captain Steve Smith praised his team for an "outstanding" Ashes, lauding the all-round contribution in the 4-0 series win over England . "We've been in the games to an extent, but we've just not b...More..

Airstrikes kill 17 civilians in Syrian rebel-held area, rescuers say
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Airstrikes kill 17 civilians in Syrian rebel-held area, rescuers say

SOHR believes the explosion was caused by either a vehicle bomb or a drone attack that targeted the headquarters of a rebel group that operates in Idlib province. Also, almost 100 people were wounded. The Syr...More..

Iran bans English lessons in primary school
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Iran bans English lessons in primary school

Iran has banned English from elementary schools as a push back against perceived Western influence after protests against the regime in Tehran. Iran has called for an end to teaching English in primary schoo...More..

Subway Riders Go Pants-Free on a Frigid Day in NYC
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Subway Riders Go Pants-Free on a Frigid Day in NYC

As has been the case in recent years, the NYPD provided escorts along each ride, and there were dozens of officers on hand (and, for the most part, enjoying themselves) at Union Square. The Facebook page says...More..

Loudspeakers banned in an Indian State at Religious, Public Places
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Loudspeakers banned in an Indian State at Religious, Public Places

The most affected community because of this ban will be the Muslims as Azaan is delivered via loudspeakers. In a landmark decision against noise pollution, the Allahabad High Court on Sunday directed the Utta...More..

Iranian Oil Tanker at Risk of Exploding and Sinking
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Iranian Oil Tanker at Risk of Exploding and Sinking

Kwon Yong-deok, a Korea Coast Guard official, said thick black smoke was still billowing from the ship on Monday afternoon and bad weather was worsening visibility at the scene. A Chinese vessel (R) is dispatch...More..

IPhones and children are a toxic pair, say two big apple investors
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

IPhones and children are a toxic pair, say two big apple investors

The shareholders accept that much of the existing research is not definitive and is open to dispute - but they argue that this is exactly why Apple should investigate. Another example includes a higher risk of ...More..

Two arrested in connection with former Shiv Sena corporator's murder in Mumbai
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Two arrested in connection with former Shiv Sena corporator's murder in Mumbai

Tension prevailed in the area for some time following the incident and local party workers forced shops to down their shutters in some areas. A preliminary probe revealed that Sawant had had a dispute with Jagg...More..

California burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

California burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

Hence, a critical watershed was burned, and following wildfire and the immediate approach of winter storms, the threat of flash floods and debris flows is now 10 times greater than before the fire - they can ...More..

Capitol Watch: Cuomo on Taxes, Thruway improvements
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Capitol Watch: Cuomo on Taxes, Thruway improvements

PATRICIA BATES: That has certainly been the M.O. for the past year that we've been up here - since President Trump was elected. Lawmakers and governors in some states are grappling with how to protect their con...More..

Pot industry shrugs off new Trump administration policy
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Pot industry shrugs off new Trump administration policy

Providing banking services to companies that have businesses directly in or touching on the legal marijuana business has been problematic. Instead of the earlier hands-off policy, Sessions will let federal la...More..

NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

NYC reports fewest number of traffic fatalities since 1910

Vision Zero includes a five-year commitment of $1.6 billion. "That fatalities have fallen for a fourth straight year in NY - at a time when traffic deaths are on the rise across the nation - is a testament t...More..

Milan court frees Agusta accused, says 'no graft'
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Milan court frees Agusta accused, says 'no graft'

In October 2017, the ED said it will file an extradition request to Italy for Carlo Gerosa , an Italian national who was accused under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 in the AgustaWestland scam. ...More..

Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January - White House
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Pence to visit Egypt, Jordan, Israel in January - White House

Initially set for late December, the trip was pushed back as the region reeled from deadly protests triggered by President Donald Trump's controversial decision to declare the Holy City as Israel's capital - in...More..

by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Republicans ask DOJ to weigh criminal charges against Trump dossier author

Lewandowski has said publicly he doesn't recall whether he received emails from Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty in early October to lying to federal agents about his outreach to Russian Federation and is coope...More..

Three youth martyred by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir
by | Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Three youth martyred by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir

The area is under cordon and searches were underway until late evening, police said. Police claimed that the youth were killed during an encounter with troops in Patrigam village. The forces resorted to tea...More..