• Highway liquor ban does not apply within city limits, Supreme Court clarifies
Highway liquor ban does not apply within city limits, Supreme Court clarifies

Bhubaneswar: In a major relief to the liquor and hospitality industry across the country, the Supreme Court on Wednesday clarified its order over the ban on liquor shops within 500 meters of Highways saying that the ban on the sale of alcohol will not apply within city limits.

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  • Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty
Civilians in Raqqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty

The battle for Raqqa is being waged by the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance comprising Kurdish, Arab and Turkmen factions, with the coalition providing air support. The Observatory said bombs that hit the al-Sakhani and Harat al-Bado districts on Monday were close to a multi-storey residential building that had been bombed th...

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  • Milwaukee Teen Beats Up Teacher In Front Of Class
Milwaukee Teen Beats Up Teacher In Front Of Class

However, parents say this should not have happened on school grounds to a teacher. "He is kind of like helper", said Gustavo Miramontes, 17. Police said the teacher suffered non-life threatening injuries from the attack. Police say the case against the teen should be handed over to prosecutors as soon as possible. "That scares me. Oh my god, ...

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  • You're Hired!: Howard University Appoints James Comey As Public Policy Chair
You're Hired!: Howard University Appoints James Comey As Public Policy Chair

Soon after, he'll start his lecture series, the subject of which will be decided after the ex-FBI chief converses with student leaders and other campus stakeholders, the release said. In his testimony , Comey detailed five times when he said he had privately met with or spoken by phone with Trump . "Howard has a longstanding history of being a ...

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  • Mattis says U.S. allies will continue to press Russian Federation
Mattis says U.S. allies will continue to press Russian Federation

Defense Secretary James Mattis and defense chiefs from nine other countries. In his remarks, Mattis cited agreements and commitments that Moscow has made since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, including a two-year-old accord known as the Minsk Agreement , which lays out a roadmap for reducing the conflict in Ukraine that has claimed som...

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  • Florida to execute white man for racially motivated murder
Florida to execute white man for racially motivated murder

Meanwhile, at least 20 black men have been executed for killing white victims since the death penalty was reinstated in Florida in 1976. But the latest attempt by Asay lawyer Marty McClain , who's represented defendants in more than 200 death penalty cases, is yet another twist in a case rife with oddities.

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  • Florida set to execute death row inmate using new drug
Florida set to execute death row inmate using new drug

If his final appeals are denied, 53-year-old Mark Asay is to die by lethal injection on Thursday night at Florida State Prison. Nationally, the racial pattern of death sentences, while not so stark as it is in Florida, leans the same way.

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  • Mamata urges Durga Puja, Muharram organisers to ensure communal amity
Mamata urges Durga Puja, Muharram organisers to ensure communal amity

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said that it will take up the matter before the court against the state government's order over the timing of idol immersions. It may be noted here that a similar order by Banerjee a year ago had been stayed by the Kolkata High Court. She only cares about politics of appeasement and vote bank politics.

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  • Woman killed in gruesome elevator accident after giving birth at hospital
Woman killed in gruesome elevator accident after giving birth at hospital

Hospital employees say if not for that, the baby would have been on her mother's chest when it happened, and would nearly certainly have been killed as well. Firefighters reportedly took almost two hours to free her mother's body following the tragedy at around 2.30pm yesterday. Daily Mail reported that police and firefighters rushed to the s...

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  • Rights Of Muslim Women: From Rajiv Gandhi's Time To Rahul Gandhi's Time
Rights Of Muslim Women: From Rajiv Gandhi's Time To Rahul Gandhi's Time

Calling it a positive impact on the struggles of women, CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat said, "I welcome the judgment, a victory of women of one section will certainly have a positive impact on struggles of women everywhere". It survived in India because the officially secular country allows religious communities to apply their own laws in pe...

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  • One week after: What we know so far about Kian's death
One week after: What we know so far about Kian's death

The three witnesses under the custody of Hontiveros will appear at the Senate inquiry on the incident on Thursday. "They are ready [to testify] because they will only be telling the truth", Ambrosio said. Public Attorney's Office (PAO) chief Persida Rueda-Acosta on Thursday urged Senator Risa Hontiveros to turn over the witnesses in the shooti...

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  • With Chinese support, Pakistan can ignore Donald Trump on Afghanistan
With Chinese support, Pakistan can ignore Donald Trump on Afghanistan

Pakistan denies harbouring militants . The top U.S. diplomat also doubled down on Trump's comments about Pakistan, noting that it can play an important role in delivering the Taliban to the negotiating table but warned that Islamabad must stop offering safe haven to terrorist groups or face consequences.

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  • Scandal-hit Malaysian premier to visit White House
Scandal-hit Malaysian premier to visit White House

President Trump has invited Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia to visit the White House in September despite Najib's reported involvement in a billion-dollar corruption scandal. The visit also comes on the heels of the US Department of Justice's criminal investigation into money allegedly stolen from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Najib...

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  • Harvey may become third hurricane of 2017 Atlantic Season
Harvey may become third hurricane of 2017 Atlantic Season

With low shear and warm sea-surface temperatures, it is likely that Harvey will be a hurricane at this time. Tropical Depression Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center . Heavy rainfall is likely to spread across portions of eastern Texas, Louisiana, and the lower Mississippi Val...

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  • Blue dogs seen roaming the streets of Mumbai
Blue dogs seen roaming the streets of Mumbai

Arati and local community members have already spotted five blue stray dogs in the area, and asked the pollution control board to act against companies causing harm to the environment. Mumbai's Thane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) was able to clean one of the dog's fur and test its skin for toxicity. Anil Mohekar, regiona...

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  • Chad Severs Diplomatic Ties With Qatar Over Terrorism Fears
Chad Severs Diplomatic Ties With Qatar Over Terrorism Fears

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is still waiting for any response from the Ministry of Haj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia to complete the procedures concerning the pilgrims of Qatar, as is the case between the two countries in the past.

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  • HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Cut
HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Cut

The company has continued to linger in negative territory in the second quarter of this year, posting a ninth-consecutive unprofitable quarter, or net losses of NT$1.95 billion (US$64.36 million), for last quarter. While it may seem that VIVE is dropping its headset price by $200 in order to follow its competitor's strategy, I don't think this was ...

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  • Nepotism row; Opposition legislators' protest against minister Shylaja enters third day
Nepotism row; Opposition legislators' protest against minister Shylaja enters third day

UDF MLAs V P Sajeendran, N Shamsuddin, Roji M John, Eldose Kunnappally and T V Ibrahim have been on a "satyagraha" demanding the minister's resignation. Saseendran had to leave following allegations of sexual misconduct this March. Later, the Opposition members boycotted the Minister and the day's proceedings and joined with the five MLAs staging...

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  • Barcelona attack van driver shot dead
Barcelona attack van driver shot dead

The house in Alcanar was destroyed by an explosion on Wednesday 16 August and police said the apparently accidental explosion forced the conspirators to scale down their plans and to hurriedly carry out more "rudimentary" attacks. Five apparent cell members were shot dead by police after they rammed a auto into pedestrians in the resort town of...

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  • Medical records: Diplomats to Havana suffered TBI, damage to nervous system
Medical records: Diplomats to Havana suffered TBI, damage to nervous system

In their reports, the doctors cautioned against further exposure as symptoms could worsen or new ones could arise. They were subjected to other types of harassment while stationed in Havana including vandalism to vehicles, surveillance and home break-ins, CBS News reports.

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