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Vande Mataram mandatory in schools and offices — Madras High Court

He also made it clear that nobody should be forced to sing the national song provided there were valid reasons. The order has also suggested Monday and Friday as the preferable days. He was awarded 89 marks in the test conducted for the post by the Teachers Recruitment Board. Several people sacrificed their lives, and families too, during the struggle for independence and songs like our national song " Vande Mataram " created a sense of belief and confidence among the people.

Sen. John McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote

President Donald Trump called the senator on Thursday, said a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private talks. Trump stressed that Republicans have run for years on a promise to repeal and replace the law.

Missing non-lethal grenade launcher, ammunition found: BC police

Officials combed the area and were unable to locate the items, but a member of the public saw media coverage of the missing launcher and called the RCMP to report their discovery. "We are very concerned about the loss of these items and are doing all we can to locate them", RCMP S/Sgt. Annie Linteau said. The RCMP is conducting a review of the incident.

Hunter Found Dead After Threats From Animal Activists

According to reports, Capitan had been receiving threats on social media from animal rights activists. Capitan frequently posted images of her prize kills, mostly deer, on Instagram, but she was found dead last Wednesday. Her death has sparked further calls for the law to be changed to include online bullying as a "hate crime", news.com reported . The person reportedly cited "personal problems".

Chelsea forward, Izzy Brown joins Brighton on season-long loan

Chris Hughton's side have beaten the Terriers to the capture of the England youth worldwide, just as SunSport revealed earlier on in the month . Antonio Conte's side have now opted to send him on loan to Brighton in order to give him a experience in the Premier League .

Florida driver's licenses, ID cards getting a makeover

A New Look: As far as the design goes, it doesn't get more Florida. According to the Florida DMV, the new design nearly doubles the amount of fraud protection for cardholders by using redundant data, ultraviolet ink and optically variable features.

Trump welcomes Lebanese prime minister Hariri to White House

Hariri is likely to ask for USA financial aid to cope with the flood of Syrian refugees entering his country due to the civil war there. Asked how Washington can help Lebanon cope with the influx of Syrian refugees, Trump talked up advances by US-backed forces against IS in Syria.

CPI(M) central committee discusses Sitaram Yechury's Rajya Sabha term

The party's West Bengal unit had passed a resolution seeking another term for Yechury after the Congress said it would supported his re-election, but the party's Kerala faction raised an objection, leaving the final decision to the central committee.

Two men attacked with 'noxious substance' in London this evening

Paramedics and police officers surround him and there is a fire engine in the background. They said, 'We've got acid on us, we've got acid on us!' "I saw firemen filling two large bottles with water from the fire truck and ferrying it back and forth to the victims", he said.

Andrew Hawkins tells Patriots he will retire

The 31-year-old wide receiver announced Tuesday via Uninterrupted that he's retiring from the National Football League after six seasons. He might have been good injury insurance for the Patriots , but would have likely not made the team unless one of the top five above opened on the physically unable to perform list.

Crocodile drags entire cow while swimming in Australian river

The animal was estimated to be about 5 or 6 metres (16 or 17 feet) long, and once again, a creature you definitely don't want to get too close to. 'That was a couple of kilometres away, so he's not giving it up in a hurry'. "You can see the bite marks in the neck where the head used to be". Grasping the magnitude of the situation, one of the men can be heard saying the footage was "an fantastic display of how powerful these big creatures are".

Teen wins $26000 a year for life on scratch-off lottery ticket

Daniela Leon Ruz won the weekly payday playing a game called $500 A Week For Life. She overcame 1-in-8.1 million odds to win. The winning scratch-off ticket was purchased at Publix on Central Boulevard in Orlando, near Lake Eola. The Florida Lottery launched the $500-a-week-for-life Scratch-Off game July 3. Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning a top prize is more than one-in-five million.

Man arrested after stranding daughter in desert without shoes

It was 91 degrees fahrenheit when she was found. An investigation determined the girl as living at a home in the 3500 block of East John L Avenue with her younger brother and Watson, her father. She also hit her head when he sped away as she tried to grab the door handle. They say he was woken up from a nap and deputies smelled an odor of alcohol on him.

Fed Court: DC 'Proper Reason' Gun Law Is Unconstitutional

I present here a brief summary of the decision , which is embedded at the bottom of this post. The court went on to say the District's requirement that only those who meet the restrictive " good reason " requirement be allowed to legally carry a firearm was beyond their power and effectively eliminated the average citizen's right to carry a gun in self-defense.

United States senators expected to vote on health care debate

Farenthold made no mention of challenging any of the male GOP senators who have opposed the bill at various points - Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah, Dean Heller of Nevada, Rob Portman of Ohio, Jerry Moran of Kansas, or John Hoeven of North Dakota.

Ryan Contradicts Trump: Robert Mueller Is Not 'A Biased Partisan'

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday contradicted President Donald Trump's assertion Sunday that Republicans were shirking their duty to "protect" him from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which he again called a "witch hunt".

Shark dragged from back of moving boat

Whoever is recording pans over to reveal three men on the boat, laughing as the shark is being dragged at a high rate of speed. News 6 has reached out to a man who online commenters have identified as being on the boat featured in the video.

Mattis bristles at Pentagon waste of $28 million on Afghan uniforms

According to a Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report from last month, the Pentagon started purchasing the forest-patterned uniforms in 2007, following the approval of a former Afghan defense minister who had saw them online and preferred to the free ones provided by the USA military.

France to host talks with Libya's premier, military leader

A statement from the talks, which were hosted by France's new president, Emmanuel Macron, said: "We commit to a ceasefire and to refrain from any use of armed force for any objective that does not strictly constitute counter-terrorism". "They have made a decision to work together on a political process, on a security process, and for a unified economy that will benefit the Libyan people".

BBC Music launches new Biggest Weekend festival

The BBC has stressed that this is just a one time festival with no plans for a repeat the following year. That said, BBC bosses assure us that The Biggest Weekend is a one-time thing and once the whole escapade is done and dusted the Corporation promises to get back to the business of making telly programmes and radio shows.

Sit Investment Associates Inc. Acquires 1531 Shares of Rio Tinto PLC (RIO)

The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Monday, February 15. Rio Tinto plc ( RIO ) traded up 4.54% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 3475.00. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on Rio Tinto plc from GBX 4,140 ($53.93) to GBX 4,200 ($54.72) and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd.

Israel Says It Will Remove Metal Detectors From Jerusalem Site

Jordan is the custodian of Jerusalem's Muslim holy sites, which Jews revere as the vestige of their two ancient temples. Israel must "revoke all new measures on the ground", he said. The UN warned Monday that the crisis over new security measures at a volatile Jerusalem holy site must be swiftly resolved, as a top United States official arrived in Israel to try to ease tensions.

Fox pressed on chlorinated chicken amid United States trade deal talks

Trade secretary Liam Fox is now in the States , hoping to prepare the ground for trade deal ahead of Brexit. Wrong - at least one Yank shares his optimism. "The 27 nations of the European Union will remain our close allies, on defense, security, and trade". The second round of talks between Britain and the bloc ended with disagreements over the Irish border, the cost of the divorce and citizens' rights - issues that must be resolved before the two sides can turn to trade.

But larger American Psychiatric Association abides by 'Goldwater Rule'

The impetus for the email was "belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior", said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. The debate over whether health professionals can comment on Trump's mental faculties has raged since the president was elected, with several mental health experts arguing that the Goldwater Rule needs more flexibility regards to Trump.

Senate issues subpoena to Paul Manafort for testimony on Russia

The hearing is part of the panel's probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign officials in the 2016 presidential election. That meeting was held in Trump Tower in NY after the lawyer offered damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . Correction: This story wrongly identified the committee Manafort would turn his meeting notes over to as the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Lankan cabinet clears Chinese port deal

Sri Lanka's Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a revised deal for the Chinese-built port in Hambantota, the government said. The port, close to the world's busiest shipping lanes, has been mired in controversy ever since state-run CMHC, which built it for Dollars 1.5 billion, signed an agreement taking an 80 per cent stake.

On Recording, One Senator Calls Trump "Crazy" and Another Says, "I'm Worried"

Farenthold didn't name Collins in his comments to the radio host, though it was a clear reference to her. She also said she doesn't think Trump has any idea how the budget process works, as mandated by law, and I have to bet she's right on about that.

Philippines' Duterte demands United States return symbolic church bells

Evardone of the Lone District of Eastern Samar said it is time the bells are returned to the people of Eastern Samar to erase the last vestiges of the Philippine-American War and "strengthen further the relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America".

Willie Desjardins named Team Canada men's hockey head coach for 2018 Olympics

Hockey Canada says the team will play at least seven worldwide tournaments in 2017-18, starting with two Russian events - the Sochi Hockey Open Aug. 6-9 and the Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov in St. The 47-year-old from Toronto - and older brother of Edmonton Oilers assistant Jay Woodcroft - coached in the KHL last year and was named the head coach of Geneve-Servette HC in the Swiss League this summer.

Panhandling teacher is getting noticed

Danks says she has spent $2,000 to $3,000 of her $35,000 salary on supplies for her students. A Tulsa teacher's act to get Oklahoma lawmakers' attention has now been recognized worldwide. Trisha Bailey lives near Cincinnati and is an aspiring teacher. Her family is visiting Oklahoma this week, so she asked Danks if they could meet in person.

Jordanian soldier shoots dead three United States military trainers

The three Army Green Berets were killed when their convoy came under fire upon entering the al-Jafr air base in southern Jordan on November 4. The guilty verdict was handed down despite al-Tuwayha's insistence that he opened fire out of fear that the air base was under attack - a version of events that both the Jordanian media and government had clung to in the wake of the shooting.

Men wearing Donald Trump rob ATM in Italy

In a Hollywood like script, two brothers wore masks of US President Donald Trump and robbed around 10 cash machines of around 1,00,000 euros in them. Their statement to police indicated they were inspired by " The Jackal " starring Bruce Willis, who changes the color of his vehicle while fleeing police.

Spanish police arrest knife-wielding man at Melilla border

The attacker pulled out a knife and shouted the Arabic phrase "God is Great", striking the officer in the finger, an official said. Police subdued the man shortly after, and one officer suffered a cut on the hand during the incident. He is then tackled by more officers and placed under arrest. Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido praised the police for their rapid action, saying they had "stopped a serious incident".

European Union warns United States over 'unintended consequences' of fresh anti-Russia sanctions

Peskov said the Kremlin is still waiting and watching to see if Trump will approve the measures, after White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said the U.S. "We understand that the Russia/Iran sanctions bill is driven primarily by domestic considerations", the statement said. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has declared that Russia viewed the new draft law at the US Congress "extremely negatively".

Now, Donald Trump has blocked Chrissy Teigen on Twitter

Teigen appears proud of her new inability to follow Trump's tweets , sharing the blocking notification Tuesday. I can't believe somebody could actually do this all day, every day, and still be president. There's no other way to read this other than reaching the conclusion that Trump really has been tuning in to Teigen's jokes about him all this time , right? Some examples of tweets that Chrissy has sent out over the years include "You are 71 f*cking years old".

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