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Global Media Ready to hold central and state elections in September 2018: EC
Author: 0 Ready to hold central and state elections in September 2018: EC

While on a visit to Madhya Pradesh state capital Bhopal , the Election Commissioner said that the Commission will need 40 lakh EVMs and VVPATs for conducting simultaneous polls. Lok Sabha secretary general Subhash C Kashyap had earlier told the Times of India that the syncing process would be "gradual" as it would be hard to get opposition parties to give up their tenure in the state assemblies, especially if the state is poll-bound in a year's time.

Global Media How did the Las Vegas shooter get his rapid fire rifle?
Author: 0 How did the Las Vegas shooter get his rapid fire rifle?

The Kansas branch of the National Rifle Association rejected the idea of blocking the sale of firearms add-on gear. Moderate Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida announced Thursday that he's working on a bipartisan bill to ban bump stocks with Democratic Rep.

Global Media Dozens killed in traffic accident near Russia's capital
Author: 0 Dozens killed in traffic accident near Russia's capital

A hospital caring for the injured has told Sputnik news agency that five people have been admitted, and that four of them are in critical condition. The collision happened at 3:29am local time near the city of Vladimir, which is around 110km east of Moscow .

Global Media Chinese still constructing Doklam road
Author: 0 Chinese still constructing Doklam road

The agreement referred to the strategic tri-junction between India, China, and Bhutan. On July 7, weeks after the Doklam crisis began, the Chinese mission in India issued its first warning, asking Chinese nationals to reduce unnecessary travel to India, respect local laws and law enforcement personnel and maintain a low profile when in India.

Global Media Sasikala released on parole from Parapanna Agrahara jail
Author: 0 Sasikala released on parole from Parapanna Agrahara jail

After being denied parole on grounds of insufficient documentation, Sasikala on Thursday filled a fresh emergency parole form and attached more documents including a medical certificate of her ailing husband Natarajan. She was granted parole on Friday. She also can't be involved in any political activity and give statements to the media. Her critics are alleging that Sasikala is desperate to get out to strengthen her nephews faction in the party against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi ...

Global Media United Methodist bishops call for a 'Clean Dream Act'
Author: 0 United Methodist bishops call for a 'Clean Dream Act'

For those who don't renew, their status will expire by March 5 of next year. It has prevented 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children from being deported. "We're not asking for anything free", Ana said, "I'm not here to be bad, I'm here to help, to cooperate". "I, as an undocumented person, am not going to be listened to by these Republicans and Democrats in they way that they're going to listen to you.

Global Media Democrats want Ivanka Trump's security clearance revoked
Author: 0 Democrats want Ivanka Trump's security clearance revoked

Don Beyer, (D-Va.), wrote in a letter to White House counsel Don McGahn released Thursday. While it is not illegal for White House officials to use private accounts, they must forward any work-related emails to government accounts for record preservation purposes.

Global Media Las Vegas Gunman Had Devices That Lets Guns Fire Like Automatic
Author: 0 Las Vegas Gunman Had Devices That Lets Guns Fire Like Automatic

Twelve of the weapons used by the Las Vegas killer to shoot his victims were modified with a "bump stock" which allowed the semi-automatic rifles to fire faster. "We certainly welcome that and would like to be part of that conversation", Sanders said. President Donald Trump had been similarly silent on gun control in recent days, telling reporters he would "talk about that on a later date".

Author: 0 NRA backs bump stock regulation; White House 'open' to it

Bump-stocks and trigger actuators were reportedly by the Vegas gunman to dramatically increase the discharge rate of his firearms. The website of bump stock manufacturer Bump Fire Systems was down as of Thursday. "Fully-automatic weapons have been illegal in the USA for the last 30 years, but recent technology has made it easier to legally simulate a fully-automatic weapon", Davis said in a statement .

Author: 0 The NRA's Statement on Las Vegas Shooting Condemns Calls For Gun Control

The NRA does not want additional legislation but wants the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives to see if current regulations could be used. The endorsement from the NRA and congressional Republicans for a change in the law or policy to regulate guns, however narrow, marked a shift in approach.

Global Media Prakash Raj booked over controversial remarks against PM Narendra Modi
Author: 0 Prakash Raj booked over controversial remarks against PM Narendra Modi

He pointed out how some of the trolls were followed by PM Modi and criticised his stance on the same. Earlier on October 3, at an event in Bengaluru , the actor had said , "Gauri Lankesh's killers have not been caught yet". Expressing confidence of the SIT probing Gauri Lankesh's murder, he said: "It is hard to live without faith in a system. I think I should give them to him".

Author: 0 Russian military denies report IS captured Russian soldiers in Syria - Ifax

In the video posted to ISIL's Amaq website, a man speaking in Russian identifies himself as Roman Zabolotny from Rostovskaya region and says he was captured during an ISIL offensive in the village, along with the man sitting next to him, whom he identifies as Grigory Tsurkanu from Domodedovski region.

Global Media Palestinian PM leaves Gaza after reconciliation visit
Author: 0 Palestinian PM leaves Gaza after reconciliation visit

Arouri will thus serve under Ismail Haniyeh, who himself replaced Khaled Mashaal as the group's political bureau chief in May. Palestinians have been suffering under political division since Hamas took control of the enclave in 2007. "It was an honour for us. that we succeeded to have those understandings between Hamas and Egypt ", Dahlan said by telephone from Abu Dhabi. "The chances of the so-called deal of the century is zero because [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu does ...

Global Media Trump at dinner with military commanders cites 'calm before the storm'
Author: 0 Trump at dinner with military commanders cites 'calm before the storm'

The cryptic message comes as the President is deciding whether to "decertify" the Iranian nuclear deal and amid heightened tensions between the USA and North Korea . The president on Thursday also had tough words for Iran, saying the country had not lived up to the spirit of an agreement forged with world powers to curb its nuke programme.

Global Media What Is a Bump Fire Stock?
Author: 0 What Is a Bump Fire Stock?

Feinstein's hastily announced bill drew 26 co-sponsors in about an hour, she said , all Democrats , including Sen. Fully automatic weapons have been illegal in the USA since 1986, but bump firing stocks are legal. "Here we have an individual who hauled hundreds of pounds of equipment in, who set up cameras, who went through elaborate detail, and yet he was not viewed as a threat", Russell said .

Global Media President Trump lauds first responders during prepared remarks in Las Vegas
Author: 0 President Trump lauds first responders during prepared remarks in Las Vegas

At least 59 people were killed in the attack and more than 500 were injured. He said he would be going to Las Vegas Wednesday "on a very, very sad moment for me ... "We won't talk about that", said Trump, who is against gun control laws. After the shooting, Trump tweeted his condolences: "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the bad Las Vegas shooting".

Global Media Gun 'bump stocks' draw concern from GOP lawmakers and NRA
Author: 0 Gun 'bump stocks' draw concern from GOP lawmakers and NRA

ATF has already concluded bump stocks are legal under current law, and Sen. Fully automatic weapons are regulated in the United States and you have to get a National Firearms tax stamp to own one , which requires the potential owner to go through a second background check.

Global Media White House chief of staff's personal cellphone compromised
Author: 0 White House chief of staff's personal cellphone compromised

In September, the White House circulated a one-page memo detailing the breach and aides are now encouraged to minimize their use of private phones in the White House or to keep them in lockers while at work. Kelly also has an official government phone, which appears to have not been affected. Kelly, who was appointed Chief of Staff in July, was previously the head of the Department of Homeland Security.

Global Media Raj Thackeray Gives 15-Day Ultimatum to Authorities to Improve Rail Infrastructure
Author: 0 Raj Thackeray Gives 15-Day Ultimatum to Authorities to Improve Rail Infrastructure

He also warned the Railways to evict all hawkers from its premises in the next 15 days or his party would "take action". Before addressing the gathering at Churchgate, Thackeray accompanied by a delegation met senior railway officials, including Anil Kumar Gupta, general manager, Western Railway, DK Sharma, GM, Central Railway, and Prabhat Sahai, CMD, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation, which is responsible for execution of suburban rail improvement projects.

Global Media Gujarat Moves To Lower VAT On Petrol, Diesel
Author: 0 Gujarat Moves To Lower VAT On Petrol, Diesel

Noting that states impose VAT ranging from 26 per cent to 38 per cent on fuel, the minister added: "I urge all states to reduce VAT by 5 per cent in line with the cut in central excise duty to provide farmers and consumers with one more slab of relief".

Author: 0 Vatican Finance Chief George Pell Faces March Hearing Over Sex-Abuse Charges

Guarded by a ring of police, Cardinal George Pell has been heckled outside the Melbourne Magistrates' Court where he appeared for a brief mention of his sexual abuse case. The exact details and nature of the charges have not been made public. His lawyer has said the cleric will plead not guilty to all charges. Today's hearing was called to deal with procedural issues ahead of a committal hearing.

Author: 0 Bump fire stocks found on Las Vegas shooter's guns

Bump-stock devices are added to semi-automatic weapons to allow them to function more like automatic weapons, firing at a much faster rate. Paddock killed more than 50 people and injured more than 500 Sunday in one of the worst mass shootings in recent US history.

Global Media Nick Xenophon to resign from Senate
Author: 0 Nick Xenophon to resign from Senate

Xenophon will run for the state seat of Hartley , located in Adelaide's east. It's not clear who would replace Xenophon in the Senate, but under current laws it is a decision for the party organisation. You might recall that he was one of the parliamentarians caught up in the constitutional debacle around citizenship - and he was due to have his case heard before the High Court next week.

Author: 0 Vegas killer gave no warning of violence, says girlfriend

Police have said they recovered 23 guns in his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and 19 at his home. Just two months after Lollapalooza , Paddock checked into Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas . KTNV tweeted this image, October 5, 2017 as their chopper flew over the scene of the Las Vegas festival site after Sunday's mass shooting . Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said at Wednesday night's press conference .

Global Media Carlos Curbelo to Push Bipartisan Ban on Bump Stocks
Author: 0 Carlos Curbelo to Push Bipartisan Ban on Bump Stocks

The recoil itself allows a bump stock-altered rifle to mimic a fully automatic. NRA is open to review of bump stocks , and whether they should require further regulations. The White House is open to legislation to ban bump stocks , press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday, and added that the administration wants to be part of the conversation in the days to come.

Global Media As DACA deadline looms, immigrants call for DREAM Act
Author: 0 As DACA deadline looms, immigrants call for DREAM Act

He co-sponsored Recognizing America's Children Act - or RACA - which provides a pathway to citizenship for " Dreamers ", undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children and want to remain in schools here or to work. "Some people were just hearing about it now", Sanbrano said. "I've had students here in tears because there's uncertainty, they don't know what's going to happen", said Miguel Vega.

Global Media Eastman Chemical Reassures Residents that they can Restart Normal Activities
Author: 0 Eastman Chemical Reassures Residents that they can Restart Normal Activities

Around 1 p.m., an update was issued noting the company had "removed the precautionary shelter. for its corporate campus and surrounding community, except for those within a half-mile radius of the intersection of John B. The television news station noted that the explosion took place on the same date as an explosion at the site in 1960 that resulted in the death of 16 workers.

Author: 0 Portrait emerging of Las Vegas shooter as man 'descending into madness'

The Chicago Police Department says it is aware of the reports of a Stephen Paddock booking a room at the hotel, and the department has been in communication with federal agencies. According to one media source, Danley is believed to be Australian and was described as a roommate of girlfriend of Paddock's. "A little more than two weeks ago Stephen told me he had found a cheap ticket for me to the Philippines and that he wanted me to take a trip home to see my family", Danley said in ...

Global Media Gov. Brown Signs Bill Making California a Sanctuary State
Author: 0 Gov. Brown Signs Bill Making California a Sanctuary State

It forbids local and state law enforcement officers from carrying out practices such as asking about someone's immigration status, handing a person over to federal immigration authorities if there's no warrant or establishment of probable cause and disclosing personal information about someone if it isn't already public information.

Global Media CBI questions Lalu in IRCTC case
Author: 0 CBI questions Lalu in IRCTC case

Prasad also acknowledged that the team was cordial and was "just doing its job" but did not mince any words about the NDA government which he said was trying to "frame" him and his family in "false cases" out of political vendetta. The fresh case of corruption was registered against them in July last. Yadav added he will uproot communalism even if he is executed. "I have told the CBI that I will be co-operating".

Global Media Gujarat riots case: Zakia Jafri's petition rejected
Author: 0 Gujarat riots case: Zakia Jafri's petition rejected

The court decided that there was no need for further investigation, especially regarding the "conspiracy" angle. She, however, dismissed Zakia's larger conspiracy theory by pointing out that the entire investigation was monitored by the Supreme Court .

Global Media Trump Ready to Sign House-Passed Ban of Abortions After 20 Weeks
Author: 0 Trump Ready to Sign House-Passed Ban of Abortions After 20 Weeks

The bill includes exceptions for incest, rape, or to save the life of the pregnant woman. President Donald Trump said he would sign the measure if it reached his desk. All these symbolic votes on anti-abortion legislation are symbolic so long as there are more than 40 pro-choice senators. "Today's legislation also comes at a time when New Mexico itself has been struggling to uphold the law since an investigation by the U.S.

Global Media Taylor Swift Sends Flowers To Las Vegas Shooting Survivor
Author: 0 Taylor Swift Sends Flowers To Las Vegas Shooting Survivor

A statement from the LAPD revealed that several off-duty officers traveled to Las Vegas for the festival. After a heartfelt tweet about the Las Vegas massacre, Taylor Swift continues to the class act she always has been. Stephen Paddock , 64, conducted the deadliest mass shooting in USA history when he shot and killed at least 59 people and injured 527 more from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay hotel room on Sunday evening.

Global Media Erdogan says Turkey will soon close Iraq border and air space
Author: 0 Erdogan says Turkey will soon close Iraq border and air space

Both Iran and Turkey opposed the referendum, which overwhelmingly passed last week, and have sent troops to their borders with the Iraqi Kurdish region. But Kurdish leaders have said they will use it to press for negotiations on eventually forming their own state. In a televised broadcast Saturday Erdogan claimed that Turkey had been saddened to see some Iraqi Kurds celebrating the independence referendum with Israeli flags.

Global Media Navient Stock Crashes After Pennsylvania AG Sues On Abuse Claims
Author: 0 Navient Stock Crashes After Pennsylvania AG Sues On Abuse Claims

The suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania alleges the company has "engaged in practices that have harmed countless student loan borrowers by... We comply with the rules that govern the student loan program as set by Congress and the U.S. Department of Education, and there are no allegations that we have violated these rules.

Global Media Fully fund the ATF to enforce gun laws
Author: 0 Fully fund the ATF to enforce gun laws

In the wake of the deadly Las Vegas shooting, three House Republicans sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) urging the agency to reevaluate the legality of bump stocks or devices used to increase the discharge rate of a firearm.

Global Media Las Vegas gunman may have wanted to survive and escape, sheriff says
Author: 0 Las Vegas gunman may have wanted to survive and escape, sheriff says

In just 10 or so minutes, 59 people were killed and almost 500 people injured when Paddock, 64, strafed an outdoor concert with gunfire on Sunday night from his 32nd-floor suite of the Mandalay Bay casino on the Las Vegas Strip . "I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man ", Marilou Danley said in a statement read by her attorney Matthew Lombard. "He sent her away so that he can plan what he is planning without interruptions".

Global Media Worker fatally shoots former boss, self at Midtown construction site
Author: 0 Worker fatally shoots former boss, self at Midtown construction site

The suspect, who was a disgruntled former employee of the construction company, was later found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a law enforcement source. The police believe the gunman had worked at the site and shot his former supervisor. Officers who arrived at the building discovered a man who had been shot in the head, the police said.

Global Media CT Lawmakers Want to Ban Bump Stocks After Las Vegas Massacre
Author: 0 CT Lawmakers Want to Ban Bump Stocks After Las Vegas Massacre

The top Republican in the House says he's open to considering a possible ban on "bump stocks", the device the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to make semi-automatic rifles perform more like fully automatic weapons . Even the National Rifle Association is calling for beefed-up regulations on bump stocks. Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds were shot or injured in the stampede to escape.

Global Media Vigo ups its school grades
Author: 0 Vigo ups its school grades

Statewide, almost 25 percent of schools improved one or more letter grades, with close to 6 percent improving their letter grade to an A. Overall, 62 percent of schools received an A or B. Charter school Gary Middle College and Calumet Christian School in Griffith are also appealing their grades. "It truly is a team effort", said principal Cinda Taylor.

Global Media New bill passed on late term abortions
Author: 0 New bill passed on late term abortions

They promise this tax "reform" measure will put the economy in overdrive, driving economic growth to the 3 percent range, and adding a surge of new tax revenues that would help bring the budget toward balance. "This is, like Yogi Berra said, deja vu all over again". "Now they're using their tax cut plan - and they public about they're tax cuts for the rich - and they're sneaking in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare".

Global Media Ship From NKorea Seized With Weapons Cache for Egyptian Military
Author: 0 Ship From NKorea Seized With Weapons Cache for Egyptian Military

The failed deal prompted a United Nations investigation and a series of USA complaints over Egypt's sanction-defying attempts to purchase North Korean weaponry , just one link in the chain of a global arms trade that the report describes as a "vital financial lifeline" for the country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Author: 0 President Trump Responds To Senator Burr's Senate Intel Committee

The president's tweet comes one day after leaders of the committee announced that their findings confirm the conclusions of the USA intelligence community that Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and warned that Russian operatives may try to continue to interfere in future elections, including the midterms next year and the 2020 presidential election.

Global Media Top House Democrat: Pelosi and Her Leadership Team Must Go
Author: 0 Top House Democrat: Pelosi and Her Leadership Team Must Go

Sanchez, 48, told C-SPAN that the leaders do a "tremendous job", but too many younger lawmakers "don't always get the opportunities that they should, and I would like to see that change". Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn. Meanwhile, Hoyer stated that he remained committed to his leadership role but that he agreed "with [Sanchez] that we have talented leaders throughout our Caucus".

Global Media F1 Japanese GP: Raikkonen 'very happy' despite Ferrari disaster in Singapore, Malaysia
Author: 0 F1 Japanese GP: Raikkonen 'very happy' despite Ferrari disaster in Singapore, Malaysia

The Briton had a three-race win streak snapped by Red Bull's Max Verstappen last weekend but still finished second, extending his championship lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to 34 points with five races left. "It was just a very unusual incident.Obviously the race wasn't going on so it wasn't intentional for either of us", said the eighth-placed finisher. Although it's another early start for F1 fans looking to tune into the Suzuka race.

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