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Area in front of White House reopened after being cleared

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Park Police and Secret Service officers reopened an area in front of the White House on Friday evening after briefly closing it due to an unattended package that had been left in front of the presidential building, according to a Reuters eyewitness. At around 8 p.m., officers moved pedestrians away from Pennsylvania Avenue, the street in front of the White House, and Lafayette Park, which faces the building. #Arabic #Entertainment #facebook #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom

16 mins ago

Article on Jaya, Modi: Back-channel diplomacy averts crisis with Sri Lanka

If the MEA’s efforts had not borne quick results, Tamil Nadu parties’ next likely step would have been to exert pressure on New Delhi to sever diplomatic ties with Sri Lanka. #AIADMK #Article on Jaya Modi #ConnectTheDots #India #J. Jayalalithaa #Ministry of External Affairs #Sri Lanka #Syed Akbaruddin #Tamil Nadu

17 mins ago

Chautalas’ bail extended till Aug 22

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday extended till Aug 22 the interim bail of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala, sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the teachers recruitment scam. Justice Siddharth Mrudul also extended bail of two other convicts. Sher Singh Badshami's bail extended till Aug 22 and Chautala's former aide Vidya Dhar's bail till Aug 8. #Ajax #Business #Crime #Firefox #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #science

31 mins ago

Israeli soldier may have been killed in ambush – Hamas armed wing

GAZA (Reuters) - The Hamas Islamist group's armed wing in the Gaza Strip said on Saturday it had no clear indication on the whereabouts of an Israeli soldier that Israel has accused them of abducting, adding he may have been killed during an ambush. A statement by the group said it had no contact with militants who were operating in the area in the southern Gaza Strip where Israel said Second-Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, went missing on Friday, and it feared all had been killed. "We have lost contact with the group of fighters that took part in the ambush and we believe they were all killed in the (Israeli) bombardment #Brazil #facebook #India #Japan #markets #Mexico #opinion #United States

32 mins ago

Fast-track criminal justice system: SC

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday told the central government to take steps to fast-track the criminal justice system so that cases can be decided expeditiously instead of lingering for years. #Business #Congress #Crime #Economy #Friendship #Interview #News #Religion #science #Sports #Technology

46 mins ago

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

CONAKRY (Reuters) - West African leaders agreed on Friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of Ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the disease. The World Health Organisation and medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres said on Friday the outbreak, which has killed 729 people in four West African countries, was out of control and more resources were urgently needed to deal with it. WHO chief Margaret Chan told a meeting of the presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the countries worst affected - that the epidemic was outpacing efforts to contain it and warned of catastrophic consequences in lost lives and economic distruption if the situation were allowed to deteriorate. #Arabic #Business #China #countries #facebook #Mexico #opinion #United Kingdom #United States

47 mins ago

Delhi BJP opposes ban on e-rickshaws

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi BJP Friday opposed Delhi High Court's ban on e-rickshaws arguing that they contributed to the city's transport needs and were environment-friendly. #Business #Cinema #Education #Friendship #India #Insurance #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Religion #science

Aug 2, 2014

Non-bailable warrant against Himachal cricket chief

Dharamsala, Aug 1 (IANS) A court Friday issued a non-bailable warrant against Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur in a criminal case for obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty. Rejecting Thakur's application for exemption from personal appearance in the court, Chief Judicial Magistrate Jaswant Singh directed the state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau to produce the accused in the court Aug 20, the next date of hearing. The court also issued a non-bailable warrant against former state Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) chief Narender Attri in the case. #Economy #Firefox #Friendship #India #Interview #News #NewsTracker #science #Sports #Technology

Aug 2, 2014

Study of Western Ghats will be done, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said a study will be conducted on the populated areas of the Western Ghats after a landslide wiped out a village in Pune district, killing at least 50 people. "We will make sure that scientific studies are done on the populated areas of the Western Ghats so that such incidents can be prevented in the future," Rajnath Singh, who visited the site Thursday, told the Lok Sabha #Education #Firefox #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Religion #Sports #Technology

Aug 2, 2014

Hamas’s denies kidnapping Israeli soldier in Gaza

Gaza, Aug 2 (IANS) The armed wing of the Islamic Hamas movement, Qassam Brigades, denied Saturday kidnapping of an Israeli soldier in the Gaza Strip. #Cinema #Economy #Friendship #India #Interview #Multimedia #News #Politics #science #Sports
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