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Nifty still below 9500, Sensex drops over 100 points

Nifty still below 9500, Sensex drops over 100 points Budget carrier SpiceJet rallied more than 2 percent as the Union Cabinet gave in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment of debt-laden Air India and its five subsidiaries. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 469.09 crore on Wednesday (28 June), as per provisional data. In the Sensex kitty, major gainers were Axis Bank (3.48 per cent), Tata Steel (2.85 per cent)... [Full Article...]

Scientists Confirm Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists Confirm Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes For the first time ever, astronomers have observed and measured two supermassive black holes orbiting one another. A combination of the two black holes in 0402+379 would create a burst of gravitational radiation , like the famous bursts recently discovered by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, but scaled up by a factor of a billion. [Full Article...]

NHL Expansion Draft 2017 Protection List Made Public

NHL Expansion Draft 2017 Protection List Made Public It will be interesting to see who the Knights will choose from the Blackhawks . And in the end that's what the expansion draft is all about for Vegas, we have to remember that. "It's a part of the reason we like this trade", Yzerman said of the deal, which netted Mikhail Sergachev, a high-upside defensive prospect who is exempt from exposure to Vegas. [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief: United States allies to spend $12 billion more this year

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief: United States allies to spend $12 billion more this year Speaking about Serbia's decision to conduct joint military exercises with Russia, Stoltenberg said that the organization he heads "respects the decisions that Serbia makes". In Brussels, when Isik expressed his frustration with the USA arming the group, Mattis called arming the PYD "an interim situation triggered by necessity rather than preference", said the source. [Full Article...]

Royals to attend special service for Diana

Royals to attend special service for Diana The princes will commemorate her birthday only two months before the 20th anniversary of their mother's death on August 31. Only Diana's close family were there for the burial and her gravesite has been off-limits to the public ever since, although Althorp House is open to tourists periodically and multiple monuments to Diana are located on the estate. [Full Article...]

Vice President Election on Aug 5, Results the same day

Vice President Election on Aug 5, Results the same day Announcing the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that the last date for the election will be July 18, the process itself will begin on July 4. The present strength of the house is 790 but there are some vacancies. The date to withdraw their names from the Vice Presidential Election candidature is July 21. [Full Article...]

Same-sex marriage divides Merkel's coalition

Same-sex marriage divides Merkel's coalition The vote will leave the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) as the only party to oppose same-sex marriage . Civil partnerships have been legal in Germany since 2001, but gay couples are still unable to marry. With recent polls showing that the majority of Germans support gay marriage, many have predicted that the bill is likely to get "easy approval" in the lower house. [Full Article...]

First Scottish university student flats confirmed to use same cladding as Grenfell's

First Scottish university student flats confirmed to use same cladding as Grenfell's Fire safety experts have expressed shock at how quickly the public housing tower block became engulfed in flames after a blaze began in a refrigerator. "Now we need to see every university, college, and private accommodation provider following suit and ensuring that all buildings have been built and maintained to the highest safety standards". [Full Article...]

Chinese Woman Faints After Breaking A $44000 Jade Bracelet

Chinese Woman Faints After Breaking A $44000 Jade Bracelet Ruili: A Chinese woman got the shock of her life when she accidentally broke a jade bracelet priced at Dollars 44,000 (Rs 28,36,460) at a jewellery shop. Passersby say the woman worked herself into such a state of shock, she fainted. The family has now agreed to pay this price. As per a DailyMail report the family members of the woman told the shop owner that they can not pay the whole amount ... [Full Article...]

USA senators call for Kaspersky ban

To become law, the bill still needs to be approved by the whole Senate and the House of Representatives and be signed by the president. "As a private company, Kaspersky Lab has no ties to any government , and the company has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with its cyberespionage efforts", the statement read. [Full Article...]

China activists who probed Ivanka factories freed on bail

China activists who probed Ivanka factories freed on bail One current and two former employees at the Chinese factory that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump have told The Associated Press that workers endured abuse, overtime that stretched past midnight and low pay. The three workers are the first people with direct knowledge of conditions at the Ganzhou factory to speak with the media. China Labor Watch says the three men were released on bail pending ... [Full Article...]

Trump travel ban to take partial effect

Trump travel ban to take partial effect According to the new guidelines issued Wednesday, those bona fide relationships would need to be with "a parent, spouse, child, adult son or daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or sibling" now residing in the United States, according to the AP. [Full Article...]

'Am I in China?' - Hongkongers decry 'ugly' Handover decorations welcoming Xi Jinping

'Am I in China?' - Hongkongers decry 'ugly' Handover decorations welcoming Xi Jinping The Republic has always supported the " one country, two systems " framework for Hong Kong , and will continue to do so, she said, adding that Singapore enjoys good ties with both mainland China and Hong Kong . An increasing number of movies are being co-produced by Hong Kong and mainland film companies - on average, more than 50 a year. Last year, a Chinese tycoon who held Canadian citize... [Full Article...]

US Looks To Revive Talks On North Korea's Nuclear Program

US Looks To Revive Talks On North Korea's Nuclear Program For the US, the first round of the dialogue was meant to ascertain Beijing's progress with North Korea before expiration of the grace period in July. North Korea has continued to develop and test nuclear and ballistic missiles despite several sanctions imposed on it by the United Nations . "It's the most important tool for the US President", said Mount. [Full Article...]

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push

IS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push The Ministry of Defense of Iraq has announced Thursday that Daesh terrorists have been eliminated or knocked out of all districts of the city of Mosul , Sky News Arabia reports. The extremist group is using the civilians as human shields. Iraq's battle to retake the city has dragged on fornearly nine grueling months, and Iraq's military and the city's civilians have suffered heavy casualtie... [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says it's the group's official declaration of defeat. Last week, Isis blew up the city's 12th century Grand Mosque , from which leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the creation of the so-called caliphate after his troops swept across northern Iraq from Syria in the summer of 2014. [Full Article...]

What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader

What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader Chung, however, noted the most important goal, if not an outcome, of the summit is for the two leaders to form a personal friendship that would enable such discussions over the next five years. Nor has there been any headway between the two Koreas toward negotiations, because North Korea has continued to launch missiles and test rocket engines all year. [Full Article...]

German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriage

German Parliament set to vote Friday on gay marriage The SPD surged in the polls after naming Schulz as leader in late January, overtaking Merkel's conservatives in some, but those gains have now evaporated and the party is struggling to regain momentum. "I call it an attack against democracy ", charged Schulz, whose party is a junior partner of Merkel's grand right-left coalition. They acted after Merkel had on Monday night dropped her long-time... [Full Article...]

Trump Twitter: Obama 'colluded or obstructed' trying to help Clinton

Trump Twitter: Obama 'colluded or obstructed' trying to help Clinton President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor of collusion or obstruction for his handling of intelligence that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump has criticized former President Barack Obama for not acting sooner when he learned Vladimir Putin ordered hackers to help the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

China stocks down, Li's remarks raise growth, regulatory concerns

China stocks down, Li's remarks raise growth, regulatory concerns In a sign that ties are on the mend, Mr Tharman and Mr Li agreed to deepen cooperation on the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative and push for greater economic integration of the two countries by the timely conclusion of the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a trade agreement covering 16 nations. [Full Article...]


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