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Airtel refreshes Rs 399 prepaid plan with 84 days validity

Airtel refreshes Rs 399 prepaid plan with 84 days validity These are the same prices as the 1GB data per day plan, which means that consumers are going to get 50 percent more data at approximately the same price. These new tariff plans are already live across several circles in the country, and Airtel prepaid customers can recharge with the new plans by heading over to My Airtel app or website. [Full Article...]

Cardi B Defends Fiance Offset Following Homophobic Lyric Controversy

Cardi B Defends Fiance Offset Following Homophobic Lyric Controversy In a lengthy apology issued earlier this month (Jan18), Offset said , "I have said before. that I got love for all people". Cardi then spoke out about the controversy during a live chat on Sunday (January 21). Also, saying that Offset didn't know what "queer" meant and putting it on other folks to educate them doesn't bode well in this post-Trump political climate. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan: Siege at Kabul Hotel Kills at Least 18

In the end, all seven, along with 11 other people , were dead. Capt. Tom Gresback, spokesman for NATO-led forces, said in a statement that according to initial reports, no foreign troops were hurt in the attack. TOLO reported that 126 people were rescued from the hotel, 41 of them foreigners. A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday stated, "Pakistan strongly condemns t... [Full Article...]

United States senators strike deal to end shutdown

United States senators strike deal to end shutdown And while Trump did not make any appearances where he could have been subjected to reporters' questions, the White House released a series of staged photos of the president, including one in which he wears a "Make America Great Again" hat and holds a phone to his ear while sitting at his Oval Office desk. [Full Article...]

Senate Moves to Re-Open Government

Senate Moves to Re-Open Government Over the weekend Trump had encouraged the Senate's Republican leaders to invoke the "nuclear option" - a procedural maneuver to change the chamber's rules to allow passage of a budget by a simple majority of 51 votes to end the shutdown. Details of the legislation could be released as early as Monday, sources said. TOM COTTON: Shutting down the government and depriving American citizens of ser... [Full Article...]

Here's What The Microsoft Xbox Watch Looked Like Before It Was Cancelled

Here's What The Microsoft Xbox Watch Looked Like Before It Was Cancelled The low-resolution display only shows us four apps: GPS, Workouts, Settings, and a debug menu for developers who were working on the watch. Microsoft's first ever smartwatch was probably supposed to be called Xbox Watch and offered numerous features that modern wearable devices include these days. [Full Article...]

Concerns Pyeongchang Games being used for political purposes

Concerns Pyeongchang Games being used for political purposes At the opening ceremony, the joint delegation "will be led into the Olympic stadium by the Korean unification flag" carried together by an athlete from each country, the IOC said . "This is an unpardonable provocation going against the aspiration and desire of all Koreans for the country's peace and reunification and aggravating the regional situation", the North's official KCNA said in a comment... [Full Article...]

What Is Montreal Cognitive Assessment? Trump Aced Mental Health Test, Doctor Says

What Is Montreal Cognitive Assessment? Trump Aced Mental Health Test, Doctor Says Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive test and is in " excellent " health , the White House physician said , January 16, after the 71-year-old President underwent his first medical check-up amidst speculation about his mental abilities, writes Lalit K. [Full Article...]

USA Gymnastics Directors Resign In Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal

USA Gymnastics Directors Resign In Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal The new CEO, Kerry Perry , said USA Gymnastics supported the resignations. "But how are we to believe in change when these organizations aren't even willing to acknowledge the problem?" The resignations come as sentencing continues for Nassar, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting female gymnasts. [Full Article...]

Rohingya return to Myanmar is delayed - Bangladesh

Rohingya return to Myanmar is delayed - Bangladesh However, the repatriation is not beginning as per the schedule because the process of compiling and verifying the list of people to be sent back is incomplete, a senior Bangladesh official said. Most Myanmar citizens do not consider the majority of Muslims living in northern Rakhine as belonging to one of the country's ethnic groups, but as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh despite their having l... [Full Article...]

US Vice President Mike Pence visits Middle East

US Vice President Mike Pence visits Middle East Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that a new U.S. Embassy to Israel would open in Jerusalem before the end of 2019. Pence was interrupted at the start of his speech by members of the Joint Arab List parliamentary group (which does not represent all Arab members of the Knesset and which has Jewish members). [Full Article...]

Indian minister dismisses Darwin's theory of evolution

Indian minister dismisses Darwin's theory of evolution Actor-producer-director Prakash Raj on Monday took to Twitter to take a jibe at junior Union minister Satyapal Singh, who had claimed that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of man, was scientifically incorrect. He said all kinds of scientists should be invited to the debate, and added that the media was fuelling a controversy over his statement. "They (scientists) are saying no we can not s... [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi to share India's vision on Tuesday

PM Narendra Modi to share India's vision on Tuesday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that to assume New Delhi's foreign policy revolves around Pakistan would be a "grave injustice" to India. He is the first Prime Minister since 1997 to attend the annual meeting WEF which is described as global organisation for public-private cooperation. [Full Article...]

Democrat contenders voted against the shutdown deal-here's why

Democrat contenders voted against the shutdown deal-here's why The Democrats essentially shut down the government to fight for young immigrants covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program-and then made a decision to reopen the government three days later without any deal to help said immigrants. [Full Article...]

Hillary Slams Trump's 'Ignorant, Racist Views' on Haiti, Africa

Hillary Slams Trump's 'Ignorant, Racist Views' on Haiti, Africa Trump said he is "ready and willing to make a deal" on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but he doesn't believe Democrats want to reach an agreement. "You know sometimes he says the things, you know , which are silly, or he doesn't really mean them or something like that, but he's definitely - they're not not racist I'm sure of that". [Full Article...]

Vandals attack another church in Chile after Pope visit

Vandals attack another church in Chile after Pope visit More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru , giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop. [Full Article...]

North Korea: Japan hosts first ballistic missile evacuation drill

North Korea: Japan hosts first ballistic missile evacuation drill Today, Tokyo held its first-ever drill to practice safe evacuation procedures in the event of a missile strike, Reuters reports . Similar evacuation exercises simulating North Korean missile attacks have been held in various other regions, beginning with one in Akita Prefecture last March. [Full Article...]

Record Number to Celebrate National School Choice Week

Record Number to Celebrate National School Choice Week School choice isn't just theoretical. In their own words - Prominent leaders of color speak out on behalf of children of color through CER's Voices for Opportunity media campaign. He added that more American children than ever before "are learning in an environment specifically chosen by their parents". Diana De La Rosa, one of those low-income students, is now a junior attending Arrupe Jesuit... [Full Article...]

North and South Korea

North and South Korea On Saturday, a four-party meeting between North, South Korea , the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organizing committee of the 2018 Olympics took place in the Swiss city of Lausanne . However, South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in has stressed a dual approach, insisting on North Korea's denuclearization while pursuing dialogue to ease tensions. [Full Article...]

White House Slams Lindsey Graham for Siding with Illegal Immigrants During Shutdown

White House Slams Lindsey Graham for Siding with Illegal Immigrants During Shutdown Miller's role in placing a Semtex charge under the tenuous DACA deal at the heart of this budget frenzy is a sign of his overwhelming power in this White House. Democrats are pushing for legislation to protect recipients of DACA, which shields immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children from deportation. [Full Article...]


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