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Modi, Jaitley, Shah hold crucial meet on economic slowdown; major announcements likely

Modi, Jaitley, Shah hold crucial meet on economic slowdown; major announcements likely Rajasekharan, addressing a public meeting at Mambaram before the yatra began. Expecting Shah's participation, security was tightened along the road and hundreds of policemen were deployed at key points. Taking note of the recent Gorakhpur hospital tragedy , CPM had told the Uttar Pradesh chief minister to draw a lesson from Kerala on running government hospitals from Kerala. [Full Article...]

Pumpkin Spice Overload: Hazmat team called in for Pumpkin Spice air freshener

Pumpkin Spice Overload: Hazmat team called in for Pumpkin Spice air freshener The source? A pumpkin spice air freshener, fire officials told local media. A Baltimore school evacuated its student body on Thursday and called the local fire department's Hazmat team over a unusual smell. "It appeared to be getting stronger". There was no danger, Clark said, but "It's better safe than sorry". Still, two students and three grownups were taken to hospital for "ailing stoma... [Full Article...]

House, Senate Lay Groundwork For GOP Tax Reform Bill

House, Senate Lay Groundwork For GOP Tax Reform Bill The companion GOP budget measures differ in key respects but both rely on rosy estimates of economic growth and illusory spending cuts to promise to wrestle the federal budget back into surplus within a decade. The House budget resolution includes major spending cuts demanded by the party's conservative wing, but the party's focus is now on passing a tax bill that could add as much as $1.5 tri... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas massacre: Weapons found, but no motive

Las Vegas massacre: Weapons found, but no motive She was born in the Philippines , and is an Australian citizen. Las Vegas police said he had 23 guns inside his hotel room, including semiautomatic rifles. However, according to official reports , police are trying to find out the roommate. He said at the time that they had information that Paddock may have attended Life is handsome. [Full Article...]

Team: Vegas gunman may have used legal accessory to maximize carnage

Team: Vegas gunman may have used legal accessory to maximize carnage Paddock killed more than 50 people and injured more than 500 Sunday in one of the worst mass shootings in recent USA history. For his part, Ryan has said he'd be open to a vote on banning the bump stock devices. Ryan's comments come as one senior House GOP member told CNN enough House Republicans are likely to agree to a push for legislation that would ban bump stocks that something coul... [Full Article...]

China increases troops at Doklam, expands road near site of last conflict

China increases troops at Doklam, expands road near site of last conflict In his first visit since the Doklam crisis was resolved, Foreign secretary S Jaishankar has met Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, his father and predecessor Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and senior officials and emphasised the "unique" relations between the two countries which is characterised by "deep understanding and mutual trust". [Full Article...]

IAF chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

IAF chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh IAF has ordered an inquiry into the incident. Rescue teams reached the crash site in Tawang near the Indo-China border. According to IAF sources, the crash took place a little after 6 am. That advanced light helicopter was on a rescue mission during devastating floods when it crashed due to inclement weather. The mutilated bodies of inmates Wing Commander Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Flight Lieutenant ... [Full Article...]

IRCTC Scam: Lalu Prasad grilled for seven hours by CBI

IRCTC Scam: Lalu Prasad grilled for seven hours by CBI NEW DELHI: ew Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son Tejaswi Yadav on Friday appeared before the CBI in connection with the ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel case. The senior Rashtriya Janata Dal leader was accompanied by his daughter and RJD's Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti, who is also under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case involv... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooting Renews Calls For New Gun Laws From Congress

Las Vegas Shooting Renews Calls For New Gun Laws From Congress Which is how it has previously responded to shootings in the country. (Last week, a Republican aide told reporters that the bill could be voted on as early as this week.) But now, in light of the shooting in Las Vegas, and the many others that have come before it, the provision is causing a lot more controversy nationwide. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooting Renews Calls For New Gun Laws From Congress

Las Vegas Shooting Renews Calls For New Gun Laws From Congress Which is how it has previously responded to shootings in the country. (Last week, a Republican aide told reporters that the bill could be voted on as early as this week.) But now, in light of the shooting in Las Vegas, and the many others that have come before it, the provision is causing a lot more controversy nationwide. [Full Article...]

Americans Want Stricter Gun Laws

Americans Want Stricter Gun Laws The announcement about the bill came days after the tragic shooting massacre in Las Vegas, Nevada. The problem is that dispassionate analysis of gun-safety laws, no matter how long delayed, never penetrates the panic room in which politicians hide out from their responsibilities. [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Shooting Not Expected To Change Partisan Debate On Gun Control

Las Vegas Shooting Not Expected To Change Partisan Debate On Gun Control Law enforcement authorities have confirmed that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had 12 weapons in his hotel room fitted with "bump-fire stocks", devices that effectively turn semiautomatic rifles into machine guns. Though Democrats are doubtful that Trump will side with them on the issue, they're not ruling him out - or at least a messaging strategy to put the ball in his court. [Full Article...]

Sasikala Natarajan gets 5-day parole to visit ailing husband

Sasikala Natarajan gets 5-day parole to visit ailing husband Sasikala had reportedly submitted an emergency parole form on Thursday, along with a medical certificate of her husband M Natarajan. "Rs 1,000 surety also has been deposited", he added. Around 100 supporters of Sasikala gathered outside the jail premises. He further said that if Sasikala agrees to all the conditions and signs the document, she will be out in half an hour. [Full Article...]

Toddlers burned to death in horrific nursery attack

Toddlers burned to death in horrific nursery attack Around 50 people were injured in the incident where they were admitted to the local hospital. At least 40 other people have been injured in the fire, according to reports. But superintendent Renato Nunes told the website of the Hoje em Dia newspaper that the guard had "mental problems" since 2014. Witnesses told media that the man, in his 50s, had been working as a night guard at the nursery... [Full Article...]

ICAN: Staunch campaigners for an end to nuclear weapons

ICAN: Staunch campaigners for an end to nuclear weapons The Geneva-based organization ICAN "has been a driving force in prevailing upon the world's nations to pledge to cooperate ... in efforts to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons", committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said in the announcement. [Full Article...]

All you need to know about simultaneous elections

All you need to know about simultaneous elections Party's Rajya Sabha member D Raja asserted that the proposal of the union government is "not practical" as it "can't force all state governments to go for polls during Lok Sabha elections". "In the year 2014, governance and developmental activities due to the imposition of Model Code remained largely suspended for about 7 months: 3 months across the country and about 2 months in Jharkhand & J&K ... [Full Article...]

After Vegas massacre, US gun lobby backs calls for new curbs

After Vegas massacre, US gun lobby backs calls for new curbs In a rare move supporting a possible restriction, the National Rifle Association issued a statement credited to their CEO Wayne LaPierre and Executive Director Chris Cox. Semiautomatic weapons, by contrast, fire a single bullet per trigger pull. The Florida Republican said his proposal would be a straight ban on bump stocks: "no one can have them, no one can make them, no one can transfer ... [Full Article...]

Train plows into bus in Russian Federation, at least 21 dead

Train plows into bus in Russian Federation, at least 21 dead The head of the regional health service earlier said 19 people had been killed but Russia's Investigative Committee reported a lower number in a later statement. Bus accidents are not unusual in Russian Federation, in August 17 people were killed when a bus veered off a pier into the Black Sea. 34 people have survived the incident , police are now at the scene to establish further details of th... [Full Article...]

Some automatic weapons are legal, albeit heavily regulated

Some automatic weapons are legal, albeit heavily regulated On Thursday, the NRA came out to the surprise of many and supported talks on regulating what are known as bump stocks. -Washington Gov. Jay InsleeWashington Gov. Officials said 12 of the rifles authorities recovered from a hotel suite in Las Vegas used by Paddock were fitted with bump stocks, allowing the guns to be fired nearly as though they were automatic weapons. [Full Article...]

Senate Confirms Ted McKinney For New USDA Role

Senate Confirms Ted McKinney For New USDA Role Senate was able to work in a bipartisan and swift manner to confirm Stephen Censky and Ted McKinney", said U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. USDA's reorganization seeks to place agencies in more logical order. The Under Secretary for FPAC oversees three critical USDA agencies: the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Risk Management Agency. [Full Article...]


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