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  • Comedian, Activist, Author, Dick Gregory Dies at 84
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2017 : Dick Gregory, 84, comedian, activist, author, lecturer and world famous teacher, died tonight surrounded by the members of his family, including his wife, Lillian.

  • Nexus Services Announces Bail Assistance Hotline for anti-racism protestors who may be arrested at Boston Free Speech Rally
    VERONA, Va., Aug. 19, 2017 : Friends and relatives are encouraged to share the bail assistance number with any one joining the anti-racism demonstrations against neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates and racists that seek to divide America rather than unite our Nation.

  • More Access to Africa on Delta with New York-JFK Nonstop Service to Lagos
    NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2017 : Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is offering customers a new way to reach Lagos, Nigeria, beginning March 24, 2018, via new service from the airline's New York-JFK hub. Flights will operate three times weekly, complementing the existing four-times-weekly service from Atlanta.

  • Physicians from across the country gather to discuss top issues in health
    QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 20, 2017 : Leaders of Canada's medical profession are gathering in Quebec City from August 20 to 23 to address some of the burning issues confronting the health of Canadians.

  • Shelter House block party a blockbuster
    THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 19, 2017 : Hundreds of concerned Thunder Bay residents, including local politicians, joined in a block party at Shelter House today to raise funds for its precariously funded Street Outreach Service (SOS) program - and have a lot of fun.

  • Canada, City of Montreal unveil new Dieppe commemorative plaque to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
    MONTREAL, Aug. 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, joined Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, to pay tribute and recognize the men and women who served Canada during the Second World War.

  • Constantine's men rewrite Indian football history, win 8 matches on a trot
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 20 : The Indian Football team have now broken all records having won eight games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on June 2, 2016.

  • Ludhiana Police bust ATM robbers' gang
    Ludhiana (Punjab) , August 20 : The Ludhiana Police on Sunday with the help of the Special Task Force (STF), Punjab arrested a five-member ATM robbers' gang and recovered 641 ATM cards of 18 nationalised and private banks from them.

  • Allahabad: Essay competition winner takes charge as SHO for one day
    Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) , August 20 : Allahabad's Saumya Dubey, Class 10 student, on Sunday took charge as the Station House Officer (SHO) for a day, after winning an essay competition on 'A society without police'.

  • Odisha block grant protests: Dharmendra Pradhan urges govt. to arrive at a solution
    Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) , August 20 : Five days into the protests against the block grant system in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the state government to listen to what the agitating teachers have to say and arrive at a proper solution for the betterment of the education sector in the state.

  • ASSOCHAM for equal status of home buyers, banks in realty projects
    New Delhi , August 20 : In a move to bring home-buyers and banks in the real estate sector at par, the ASSOCHAM urged the government, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India to chalk out a separate carve-out for those stuck in the incomplete construction and introduce a presidential ordinance to eradicate legal hurdles immediately, if any.

  • Mominul Haque reinstated in Bangladesh squad for Australia Test
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], August 20 : Left-handed batsman Mominul Haque has been included in the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Australia beginning in Dhaka on August 27 in place of Mosaddek Hossain, who is suffering from an eye infection.

  • Sushil Modi alleges 'Lalu Parivar' of having found 'new ways' of illegally capturing land
    Patna (Bihar) , August 20 : Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Sunday lashed out at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family over his silence on being involved in multiple land scams and possession of crores worth of property and black money.

  • GJM chief booked for alleged involvement in Kalimpong police station attack
    Darjeeling (West Bengal) August 20 : A case was filed on Sunday against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and four others for their alleged involvement in grenade attack which killed a civic volunteer on Friday night.

  • Three dead as truck falls off road in Uttarakhand
    Uttarakhand , Aug 20 : Three people were killed after a truck fell off the road in Uttarakhand's Tehri area on Sunday.

  • World No. 1 Nadal to begin 2018 at Brisbane International
    Johannesburg [South Africa], August 20 : 15-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal will begin his Australian Open build-up at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January, the organisers said on Sunday.

  • Delhi: Person dies while cleaning sewage in LNJP Hospital
    New Delhi , Aug 20 : A sanitation worker died and three others were injured while cleaning sewage in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital here on Sunday.

  • Utkal train derailment victims recall ordeal
    Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , August 20, : "Some were rescued out of the coaches, while some were stuck; some lost their legs and a few lost their hands, while some suffered fractures," said Dilip Singh Yadav from Gwalior.

  • South African Minister resigns over women assault claims
    Pretoria [South Africa], August 20 : South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned amid claims that he physically assaulted two women after an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend.

  • Utkal Express derailment: 'Driver was not informed of the construction work'
    New Delhi , Aug 20 : Following the derailment of 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which killed 23 people, former Railway Board chairman Arunendra Kumar on Sunday said that the prima facie, it appears that the driver of the train was not aware of the construction work and, therefore, the accident took place.

  • Nawaz refrains Hamza from campaigning for Kulsoom
    Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 : Differences have emerged in Nawaz Sharif's extended family as the founder of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has refrained his nephew Hamza Shahbaz to participate in the campaigning process of NA-120 by-elections, from where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz will contest after his disqualification in the Panamagate case.

  • Separatists 'starved' of funding post demonetisation, NIA crackdown: Jaitley
    Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 20 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the following the November 8 demonetisation drive and the recent National Investigation Agency (NIA) crackdown, the Separatists are being starved of foreign funding, urging the need to end armed militancy in the Valley.

  • Govt. will not hold back media under any circumstances: Nepal PM
    Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 20 : Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his government will not hold back media under any circumstances.

  • Post Edgbaston thrashing, Holder calls on teammates to 'look in the mirror'
    Birmingham [UK], August 20 : West Indies captain Jason Holder has called on each of his teammates to look themselves in the mirror and see where they can improve in the aftermath of the crushing defeat in the opening Test of the three-match series against England.

  • Condemnable 'man-made' tragedy: Yechury on Utkal Express derailment
    New Delhi , Aug 20 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday slammed the Centre over the Muzaffarnagar train derailment disaster and said it was a condemnable man-made tragedy for which the Railways is responsible.

  • NAB summons ex-PM Sharif, family members to appear on Sunday
    Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 : Pakistan's top graft organisation National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to appear before it in Lahore on Sunday in a reference related to the Sharifs' Avenfield properties.

  • Death sentence for 10 over attempt to kill B'desh PM Hasina
    Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug 20 : Ten persons were awarded death penalty by a Dhaka court in a case filed over the attempted murder of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 17 years ago.

  • Investigation will be done if safety was hampered: Indian Railways
    Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) August 20 : General Manager of Northern Railways, Rajiv Kumar on Sunday said that a probe is underway in the Utkal Express derailment, adding if there was a minor work on the tracks when the accident took place which affected the safety of the public, then a required investigation will take place.

  • Train accidents have soared up during Modi regime, says Congress
    New Delhi , Aug 20 : The Congress Party on Sunday launched a scathing attack against the Centre over the deadly Utkal Express derailment and indicated that casualties and death due to train accidents soared up after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power.

  • CRPF authorities facilitate safe education to children in Srinagar
    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Aug 20 : The higher authorities of the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) opened a school within the premises of the Recruit Training Centres (RTC) to facilitate better education opportunities to their children.

  • Visit Seattle Sets Sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
    SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2017 : Once around the world was not enough. The 70-foot racing yacht Visit Seattle -namesake of Seattle's official destination marketing organization and second-time race sponsor - is setting sail again to compete against 11 teams in the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race that leaves Liverpool August 20. The race spans 40,000 nautical miles and includes visits to 13 international ports over the next 11 months.

  • Montreal Pride and the LGBTQ2 community can count on Government of Canada support
    MONTREAL, Aug. 20, 2017 : Canadian Heritage and Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

  • Shikun and Binui Publishes Tender Offer to Acquire Controlling Stake in ADO (ADO TA); Upon Completion, Company Expects to Record NIS300m-380m in Net Profit
    AIRPORT CITY, Israel, Aug. 20, 2017 : Shikun and Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA),a global construction, infrastructure and real estate company, has published a tender for the purchase of an additional 10pc of the shares of ADO, a company in which it currently holds a 40.15pc share.

  • Australia Recognises Jindal Global Law School's Law Degree
    SONIPAT, August 20, 2017 : JGLS students have even greater career prospects abroad now that the Law Council of Australia (LCA) has recognised all JGLS LLB degrees under the Uniform Principles for Assessing Qualifications of Overseas Applicants for Admission to the Australian Legal Profession.

  • Statement by Harry Sargeant III on Sargeant Marine and Brazilian Car Wash Probe
    WASHINGTON, Aug.19, 2017 : Responding to news of the widening Brazilian Car Wash graft probe, Harry Sargeant III issued the following statement regarding his non-involvement and non-ownership of Sargeant Marine:

  • Drone spotted at Delhi airport, flight operations halted
    New Delhi , August 20 : The flight operations at the Delhi airport have been temporarily halted after a pilot reported about spotting a drone at the runway.

  • High-level meetings between NIA, state agencies crucial to win over terrorism: Adityanath
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , August 20 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday highlighted the significance of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) towards national security, and proposed the idea of holding high-level meetings between the agency and state agencies once in every six months to win over terrorism.

  • Vijayawada constable awarded for saving woman from committing suicide
    Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) , August 20 : Joint Commissioner of Police B.V. Ramana Kumar on Sunday felicitated constable Srinivasulu for saving a woman attempting suicide in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada.

  • Utkal train derailment: PM Modi, Railway Minister should resign, says TMC
    West Bengal , August 20 : The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), on Sunday dubbed the Utkal train derailment tragedy as 'an unfortunate incident' and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to resign from their respective posts.

  • Delhi man stabbed to death over alleged verbal dispute
    New Delhi , August 20 : A man was stabbed to death over a verbal dispute with a group of men on Saturday in Delhi.

  • RJP-Nepal to participate in local polls
    Dhanusa [Nepal], August 20 : Nepal's agitating party Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJP-N), which has been demanding a constitutional amendment for long, will participate in the third round of local-level elections.

  • 'Litti chokha', 'Nitish ka dhokha' trending in Bihar: Lalu responds to Sushil Modi's allegations
    Patna (Bihar) , August 20 : Responding to the allegations made by Deputy Bihar Chief Minister Sushil Modi, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav launched a valiant attack on him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and said that, in the aftermath of the latter snapping all ties with the 'mahagathbandhan' parties, 'Nitish ka dhokha' was trending in the state.

  • Indian spinners restrict Lanka to 216 in Dambulla ODI
    Dambulla [Sri Lanka], August 20 : India bundled out Sri Lanka for mere 216 runs in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.

  • BJD MP slams Centre for attempting to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states
    New Delhi August 20 : Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Tathagata Satpathy has criticised the Centre for attempting to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states and questioned if it was to be considered 'an attack' on other languages.

  • Ousted Pak PM Sharif to leave for London on Aug 24
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug. 20 : Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for his first London trip after his removal from power by the country's Supreme Court in Panama case.

  • Utkal train derailment: Injured admitted in hospital, no serious casualty, says medical supdt.
    Muzzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , August 20 : The Chief Medical Superintendent of Muzzafarnagar Medical College on Sunday said that almost 25 people have been brought at the hospital since last night after the Utkal train derailment tragedy killed 20 people on board and injured 92.

  • Defence Ministry approves delegation of powers to BRO
    New Delhi , Aug 20 : The Ministry of Defence has decided to delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to avoid delays on account of references between the Chief Engineer, HQ DGBR and the Ministry.

  • Muzaffarnagar derailment: Owner of the damaged house demands compensation from Railways
    Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , August 20 : Pintu Chaudhary, the owner of the house that got damaged in the train derailment in Muzaffarnagar, on Sunday said that he would file a case against the Railways and demand a compensation from the authorities.

  • 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' witnesses growth on Day 2 at Box-Office
    New Delhi , August 20 : Athough 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' opened on a low note, the Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kriti Sanon starrer movie managed to pick up some speed on Day 2 at the ticket windows.

  • Big B shares awwdorable childhood picture of Abhishek and sister Shweta
    New Delhi , August 20 : Amitabh Bachchan, who is quite active on social media these days, always keeps his fans updated with interesting posts and throwback pictures.

  • Jay Z honours Chester Bennington with 'Numb' performance at V fest
    London [UK], Aug 20 : The crowd at V Fest was in for a surprise when rapper Jay Z paid tribute to his late pal Chester Bennington during his performance on Saturday.

  • 'GOT' final season won't start shooting till October
    Washington D.C. [USA], August 20 : 'GOT' fans, we might have some bad news for you.

  • Northern Circle to begin probe from Monday: Railway Board on Utkal derailment
    New Delhi August 20 : Member of Traffic Railway Board, Mohammad Jamshed on Sunday assured that strict action will be taken against those found guilty prima facie in the Utkal Express derailment, adding that investigation will be done to see if any guidelines were not followed.

  • MP CM announces 33pc reservation for females in all departments, excluding forest
    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Aug. 20 : Citing various schemes for students under his leadership, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced 33pc reservation for females in all departments, excluding forest department.

  • This app can tell if your partner is cheating on you
    London [UK], August 20 : In the times when everything is digital, even finding a date can be just as easy finding a recipe of your favourite dish.

  • Utkal Express derailment: FIR against unknown persons, charges include 'death due to negligence'
    Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 20 : In the first definitive step taken post the deadly Utkal Express derailment, an FIR has been lodged against unknown persons under various sections including 304 A of IPC (death due to negligence).

  • Jaganmohan Reddy associated with corrupt, criminal people: Chandrababu Naidu
    Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh) , Aug. 20 : In a scathing attack, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday asserted that YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy is associated with corrupt and criminal people.

  • Boston Rally: 33 Arrested as thousands show up in protest of Charlottesville violence
    Boston [U.S.A], August 20 :As many as 33 left-wing counter protesters were arrested as clashes erupted when thousands took to the streets in Boston to protest a right-wing 'Free Speech' rally one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly.

  • WWII warship USS Indianapolis wreckage found 18,000 feet below Pacific surface
    New York [U.S.], August 20 : The wreckage of the Second World War cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found 18,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, seven decades after it was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine.

  • Northeast's insurgency reduced by 75 percent with NIA's efficiency: Rajnath
    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) August 20 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the terror funding issues and naxalism, the Northeast region has witnessed 75pc and 40pc fall respectively in both the areas.