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Thousands join Modi, hit the mat for International Yoga Day


People practice yoga on International Yoga Day , in front of Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar Wednesday, June 21, 2017 . In many states in India, they are celebrating International Yoga Day by conducting camps. "It is not only the world's longest serving aircraft carrier but also the world's longest-serving warship". The ambassador also informed that during the Yoga Week in Azerbaijan, several public events are planned, including at Icherisheher (June 21), Ganja (June 23) New ... Read More »

Tata group may buy debt-ridden Air India, says report

The national carrier was founded by JRD Tata as Tata Airlines in 1932 before being renamed as Air India . According to a report by ET Now , Singapore's flagship carrier, Singapore Airlines is planning to partner with Tata Group to acquire Air India. Read More »

Tatas may consider buying controlling stake in Air India

Originally launched as Tata Airline in 1932 by Tata Group patriarch JRD Tata, it was incorporated as Air India International in 1948 as a joint venture between the government and the private sector to start overseas services. Air India has been under intense competition from low-priced private airlines, is reeling under a debt of about Rs 50,000 crore, with about Rs 28,000 crore in working capital debt, and about Rs 4,000 crore in interest burden alone. Read More »

Someone stole a mummified human toe from a bar


There are spares, Colbourne said, but the donated toes can be hard to come by. There are several back-up toes available but bar staff say this was their newest and freshest. "And this is how he pays her back", Lee said. In 2013, a man who participated in the challenge swallowed the toe on goal and left $500 to pay the fine; the hotel had two toes in rotation at the time. Read More »

More counties and states report mosquitoes that can carry diseases, including Zika

Many more counties -1,368 in 40 states and the District of Columbia, an increase of 10% - recorded the presence of A. albopictus . The results don't mean these mosquitoes are abundant or madly transmitting the viruses. The total body of evidence now runs from 1995 to 2016. Since 1995, Aedes aegypti has been documented in all states in the southern portion of the United States, with the most widespread presence in southern California, Arizona, Texas , Louisiana and Florida . Read More »

MSCI finally adds China to indices


Emerging market stocks took a breather on Tuesday after their best day in nearly two months, as investors waited to see whether MSCI would add the first batch of mainland China-listed shares to its $1.5 trillion EM index . Nevertheless, admission to the index was seen as a good start. This change to the original proposal brings the number of China A shares in the pro forma MSCI Emerging Markets Index from 169 to 222. Read More »

Thousands attend Yoga Day celebrations in Dhaka


India today faces a shortage of about three lakh yoga instructors as against the requirement of over five lakh yoga practitioners, says the ASSOCHAM paper released coinciding with the "International Yoga Day " on June 21. NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and senior BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi also attended the event at Connaught Place. The United Nations headquarters lit up with images of poses, and across India, schoolchildren, soldiers, politicians and bureaucrats bent and ... Read More »

Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected


The canceled flights are part of the airline's regional flight system, and are operated by other carriers that use Bombardier aircraft which are not permitted to fly when temperatures exceed 118 degrees, American said . It's so hot in the West that the scorching heat is breaking records, causing massive power outages and prompting flight cancellations. The airline said it plans to work with affected customers to adjust reservations or offer refunds, as necessary. Read More »

Video captures racist rant in Ontario clinic


Hitesh Bhardwaj, a nearby patient who was waiting for a doctor, saw this racist woman lose her marbles and made a decision to get it all on tape. At another point she says: " Being white in this country, I should just shoot myself ". Cheryl Teelucksingh, a sociology professor at Ryerson University, sees the incident as an example of the kind of "everyday racism" that is "beginning to resurface" in Canada . Read More »

PM Modi's life was under threat during his Kochi visit: DGP


The DGP was justifying the police action against people who were agitating against an International Olympic Committee plant near Kochi , who took out a protest march to the premises of the high court three days before the PM's visit. "If the government is trying to subdue the protest using police force, it will be disappointed". "Yes, extremist forces are behind the protest", he said justifying the lathicharge. Read More »

Hope teams will now come and play in Pakistan: Sarfraz

The standing committee will forward this suggestion to Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Senate chairman Raza Rabbani for approval. With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities. sometimes you have to sit and say "the guy is good enough on the day to tackle anything". Unsurprisingly, highest run-scorer Shikhar Dhawan and highest wicket-taker Hasan Ali (who was also named as the player of the tournament) find a place in the eleven. Read More »

Uber Adds In-App Tipping

Lyft has experienced explosive growth amid Uber's string of scandals. With Kalanick on leave after an exodus of top executives including his chief confidant, Emil Michael, the company is now officially run by a committee of 14 executives. Read More »

Phoenix flights canceled because of heat

American Airlines added that the National Weather Service forcast for Wednesday (21 June) put the highest temperature below the CRJ's maximum operating temperature. This current heat wave looks like it'll bring the fourth-hottest day on record for America's hottest city. "They don't have the knowledge to even seek out resources, to obtain water or shelter or the respite that they need". Read More »

Celtics trade top pick to 76ers


He is also a more versatile defender, having the ability to match up with a variety of different guards. You can pick apart this and that. And yet circumstances have lined up against Ball , not just as the No. A backcourt trio of D'Angelo Russell , Jordan Clarkson , and Ball would be a great building block for the Lakers . The team is unlikely to trade the No. Read More »

Tony DiCicco, coach of Women's World Cup champs, dies at 68


Sympathies and tributes poured in from all corners of the USA soccer community in light of his passing. His association with U.S. Soccer dates to the late 1980s and he was the goalkeeper coach working for Anson Dorrance on the first Women's World Cup championship team in 1991. Read More »

Greens weigh up schools funding deal


Education minister Simon Birmingham met the Catholic education representatives on Monday night, receiving such a haranguing that at times it was hard for him to get a word in. These include extra funding, a fast-tracked spending timeline and a new independent schools resourcing body as recommended by the Gonski review. The play for time came after a degree of dissent, with former AEU president Dianne Foggo urging parties in a letter to pass the bill re-engineered by Greens concessions ... Read More »

Pakistan players turning instant millionaires after Champions Trophy win


However, Richardson said there is no guarantee that there will be another Champions Trophy in 2021 and the issue will be discussed during this week's ICC annual conference at The Oval. "This victory has come at a time when we were struggling, being the number eight team in the world and it has infused a new confidence in it". "It might not be necessary to continue with two 50-over tournaments going forward", he added. Read More »

Amit Shah Joins Baba Ramdev For Yoga Day Event In Ahmedabad


BJP president Amit Shah joined Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and performed yoga in Ahmedabad . However, he is little scared to visit Pakistan because of the ongoing political instability in the country. Ramdev also said that the Indian government should take adequate steps to eliminate 1993 Mumbai blast mastermind Dawood Ibrahim, Jaish-E-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. Read More »

Governor Ivey Issues State of Emergency for Tropical Cyclone

It had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has extended the Tropical Storm Warning westward to San Luis Pass, TX, and the Tropical Storm Watch from west of High Island to San Luis Pass, TX. Read More »

Seattle Police Shoot And Kill Pregnant Woman In Her Home

According to a police account of the incident, Lyles pulled out a knife when officers responded to the call. Her family, called by officers to care for Lyles' children, told police she had "experienced a recent sudden and rapid decline in her mental health", according to the report . Read More »

One in Every 113 Persons Forcibly Displaced


Of the 65.6 million people displaced, 22.5 million are refugees - the highest number ever recorded. The country receiving the greatest number of requests for asylum for these children was Germany: 35,900. By the end of 2016, Uganda had the fifth-largest refugee population after Turkey (2.9 million), Pakistan (1.4 million), Lebanon (1million) and Islamic Republic of Iran (979,400). Read More »

Allegheny County company receives medical marijuana permit


Collins said the redacted applications of the 177 companies seeking grower-processor permits will be made available on the department's website sometime in July. Of the 26 states which have legalized marijuana in some form or another, only Pennsylvania did not require applicants for the permits to be residents of the state. Read More »

Trump to Meet Ukrainian President at White House


It will be their first meeting since Trump took office on January 20. "And it's very important that my meeting in the White House will be earlier than Putin's". USA sanctions on Russian Federation will remain in place until Moscow withdraws from eastern Ukraine, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. On Monday, Russia threatened to shoot down U.S. Read More »

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns

Ram Nath Kovind , at present serving as governor of the eastern state of Bihar , will be the BJP-led alliance's nominee to become India's 14th president after the incumbent Pranab Mukherjee completes his term on July 24. The BSP can not be seen preventing a Dalit from becoming President; now its only hope is that the Opposition too will put up a candidate from the same community thereby making it easier for the BSP to oppose the BJP. Read More »

Jared Kushner Is Heading to the Middle East for Peace Talks


Ground has been broken in the West Bank for the first new Israeli settlement in two decades to compensate for an outpost demolished earlier this year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew who was Trump's real-estate adviser, is soft on settlements and was even an armed guard at a West Bank yeshiva he studied at in the 1980s. Read More »

NR Congress to support NDA candidate for Presidential election


It was actually widely expected that Thawarchand Gehlot, a RSS pracharak from the Dalit community, would be the candidate because of the Sangh and caste factor. "The office of President is a key post. Can't say what will opposition decide now", Mulayam told ANI. Sources said, Patnaik said he will be coming down to Delhi for the objective. Read More »

Writing A Bill In Private Not Unusual

The Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare, has led to a standoff in the Senate . Collins - to her credit - has criticized the secrecy shrouding the Senate health care bill. Lawmakers had hoped to pass legislation in June, but Senate leaders in particular are wary of bringing the user fee bill to the floor before they figure out next steps on replacing the ACA. Read More »

Kim Kardashian, Fidget Spinners


This incident, in turn, resulted into choking and she faced difficulty in breathing. Despite missing out on potential revenues from her invention from the likes of Kardashian and Hasbro, Hettinger is excited for the fidget spinner's growing popularity today and said she didn't create the toy for money. Read More »

Fakhar, Amir sparkle as Pakistan stun India in Champions Trophy final


Zaman had powered Pakistan to 339, and Amir had just run through India's top three of Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli - three of the top four run-getters in the tournament. "Rarely have I seen Pakistan deliver such a clinical performance in a tournament decider and annihilating hot favourite India came as a pleasant surprise", he added. Read More »

PGA Tour to start blood testing next season


Commissioner Jay Monahan said the move would "better substantiate the integrity of golf as a clean sport". The PGA Tour previously only used urine testing, which left it unable to detect the use of human growth hormone. Lastly, the PGA Tour will make public all suspensions related to failed drug tests. This new policy brings the tour to WADA standards, and it is also a warning shot to players. Read More »

Amateur Scheffler plays with poise at US Open

Holmes and Jamie Lovemark. Brandt Snedeker, Players Championship victor Kim Si-woo, Xander Schauffele and amateur Cameron Champ are also two shots back at five under. After four pars to start the day, he birdied the fifth hole to move into a tie with Fowler. England's Paul Casey is a shot further back on 7-under after carding a 71 to follow up yesterday's 66. Read More »

Trump calls Warmbier's death a 'total disgrace'

Donald Trump has condemned North Korea following the death of U.S. student Otto Warmbier on Monday (June 19) after being imprisoned in the country. Young Pioneer Tours is one of the few tour agencies which offer trips to North Korea , the agency also offers adventure sports like scuba diving on one of the world's most impoverished countries. Read More »

Study Finds Yoga Helps People With Lower Back Pain


Scores on the RMDQ measure for function declined - meaning function was improving - by 3.8 points over the 12 weeks in the yoga group, compared to 3.5 points in the physical therapy group. At the end of three months, when the yoga classes were wrapping up, the percentage of yoga and PT participants still taking pain medication had dropped to about 50 percent. Read More »