California winds fuel state’s third-largest wildfire

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Strong winds that have powered the third-largest wildfire in California’s history were expected on Sunday to further fuel a blaze that has burned 267,500 acres. Nearly 8,500 firefighters are battling the so-called Thomas Fire in Southern California, which began December 4 and has destroyed more t...

8 killed, 44 injured in suicide attack on church in Pakistan

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Heavily-armed terrorists attacked a church during a midday service today in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least eight people and wounding 44 others including children and women.The attack on the Bethel Memorial Church on Zarghoon road in Balochistan capital came just over ...

Counting of votes for Himachal Polls tomorrow

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The fate of 337 candidates including Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal will be known tomorrow as counting of votes is taken up in Himachal Pradesh where traditional rivals BJP and Congress have contested all 68 seats. The hill state witnessed a record 75.28 cent...

After cars, Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive motorcycles from June 2018

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Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving. In September, King Salman issued a decree saying women will be able to drive from next June as part of an ambitious ref...

US May Stop Spouses Of H-1B Visa Holders From Working

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US President Donald Trump's administration is set to propose revoking a rule that makes spouses of thousands of H1-B visa holders eligible to work while in the US, potentially complicating a major driver of technology jobs, the media reported.

Teacher couple sacked on wedding day, school claims `romance` will affect students

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Srinagar: A teacher couple working in a private school in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir were sacked on their wedding day with the school management claiming their "romance could adversely affect the students". Tariq Bhat and Sumaya Bashir, residents of Tral town in Pulwama, were working i...

Son-set for Sonia: My role is to retire, she says as Rahul takes over Congress

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With son Rahul Gandhi set to take over the Congress party, mother Sonia is looking to retire from politics. Speaking to reporters outside Parliament in New Delhi, Sonia broke her silence over her future in the Grand Old Party, which she has led as president for nearly 20 years. My role now is to ...

Opposition leaders meet ahead of Winter Session of Parliament

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NEW DELHI: Opposition leaders on Thursday met to strategise for the upcoming winter session of Parliament. The Winter Session will be held from December 15 to January 5 with a total of 14 working days. The Opposition has been claiming that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre del...

PM Narendra Modi to commission submarine Kalvari tomorrow

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Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines handed over by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited, will be commissioned into the Navy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here tomorrow. The prime minister will unveil its plaque at the commissioning ceremony tomorrow, an official told PTI. This w...