WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED IV

Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 03:13
Regular consumption of energy drinks can damage your health and cause mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. And they are definitely a no-no for children.

Politics of control: Zimbabwe’s military intervention ‘bloodless correction’ or coup?

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:54
Zimbabwe’s military forces placed President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest and sent armoured personnel carriers into the capital to cement control on Wednesday.

US House committee passes bill to cut aid to Palestinians

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 02:42
The US House Foreign Affairs Committee has unanimously passed legislation that would cut funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Chennai girl makes it to Forbes' list of '30 under 30'

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:52
The 2018 edition includes Akshaya Shanmugam, 29, the CEO of Lumme Inc., which is cracking the code to beat addictive behaviour by combining wearable technology, machine learning, and behavioural psychology.

Governor Purohit plans pan-Tamil Nadu tour

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:22
Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit's recent activities have not gone down well with the opposition parties. The DMK and other opposition parties had termed Purohit's meeting with farmers in Tirupur an infringement on the state's rights.

Try teen as an adult, Pradhyumn's father says

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 00:26
Pradhyumn Thakur’s father Barun filed an application before the juvenile justice board (JJB) on Wednesday, pleading that the 16-year-old Class XI student detained by CBI for the murder of his son be tried as an adult.

Quit or axed as employee? Pay tax on EPF interest

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:39
This recent ITAT ruling is pertinent not only for retired employees, but also those who have quit employment for various reasons say, to be an entrepreneur or a homemaker, and have continued to retain a balance in their EPF accounts.

Rahul follows Modi template on campaign trail

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:16
At a recent meeting with the business community in Surat, Rahul Gandhi has acknowledged Modi’s oratorical skills, albeit with a touch of sarcasm, “Mujhe Modiji jaise bhashan dena nahi aata. Usme thode saal aur lagenge (I can’t give speeches like Modiji, it will take few more years).”

India-France ties should remain bilateral: Officials

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 22:50
“India is our strategic partner in Asia. We are in the process of forging a strong defence and security partnership in the Indian Ocean,” said Alexander Ziegler, French ambassador, briefing journalists on the eve of their foreign minister Jean Yves Le Drian’s visit.

SC/ST promotion quota verdict under lens

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:11
The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to examine if there was a need to reconsider its decade-old constitution bench judgment making it virtually impossible for the Centre and states to provide reservation in promotion for SCs and STs in government employment.

IS urges lone-wolf attacks on Kumbh, Kerala fest

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:40
A recent audio clip transmitted via Telegram app by an Islamic State recruiter who travelled from Kerala to Afghanistan has raised fears about lonewolf strikes as the tape calls for attacks on Hindu religious congregations such as Kumbh or the Thrissur Pooram.

Govt to start mapping your address digitally

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:21
The department of posts – which is under the ministry of communications — has ordered a pilot project that will accord a six-character alphanumeric digital address for every property for three postal pin code locations.

Hovering in air? Wrong block time to blame too

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:12
The aviation ministry in a recently conducted probe, found that the alleged air traffic control (ATC) delays are mostly a diversion from the larger issue of airlines giving wrong “block time” — total time a flight takes from pushing back from departure gate to arriving at the destination gate.

Pak walks out of dam project in PoK over 'tough' conditions set by China

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:00
More, Islamabad is learnt to have asked China to take the project out of the $60 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and allow it to build the dam on its own. The project is located in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), which is claimed by India.

Ambitious or simply reckless? Saudi prince's actions raise concerns

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:19
With the tacit backing of his father, Saudi Arabia's 32-year-old crown prince has established himself as the most powerful figure in the Arab world, rushing into confrontations on all sides at once.

Zimbabwe crisis seems like coup: African Union

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:25
The African Union has expressed concern about the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe, calling on the country’s military to halt their actions in what “seems like a coup” against President Robert Mugabe.

New extrasolar planet could support life, European Southern Observatory says

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:19
A new extrasolar system planet can be added to a handful of fellow exoplanets which could theoretically support life, the European Southern Observatory said Wednesday.

Afghanistan opium production almost doubled in 2017: Survey

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:05
The United Nations and the Afghan government have released a new joint survey showing that opium production in the restive country has almost doubled so far in 2017 compared to last year.

Russian bombers strike Daesh-held Bukamal in eastern Syria

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:02
Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have launched fresh airstrikes against the positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group near the town of Bukamal in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, days after the extremists recaptured the territory from government forces, supported by allied fighters from popular defense groups.

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