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BBC presenters call for closure of gender pay gap before 2020 target

BBC presenters call for closure of gender pay gap before 2020 target A lawyer warned that even if the pay differences were removed immediately, it could still face discrimination claims dating back six years. The gender pay gap among the BBC's highest-earning talent was revealed on July 19, when the company released a report revealing the salaries of employees who made more than £150,000. [Full Article...]

JNU VC requests government for a battle tank on campus for nationalism

JNU VC requests government for a battle tank on campus for nationalism Jagadesh Kumar told ET on Monday. The event was organised as part of the Human Resource Development Ministry's Vijay Veerta Abhiyan to pay tribute to the Indian Army and the soldiers who died during the Kargil war. The JNUTA said it was "bad enough" that V-Cs were being made to "comply with the government's requirements to demonstrate love for the country through physical symbols". [Full Article...]

Chinese golfer breaks records and boundaries at The Open

Chinese golfer breaks records and boundaries at The Open Li, 21, started the day at +1 for the championship and parred his first seven holes before a remarkable run of seven birdies and four pars in his remaining 11 holes. However, Lu Liang-huan of Chinese Taipei or better known as Mr. Lu remains as the best Asian finisher at The Open with his runner-up result also at Royal Birkdale in 1971. [Full Article...]

Daughter of President Ford prepares to commission aircraft carrier named for him

Daughter of President Ford prepares to commission aircraft carrier named for him Supreme Court, and he told ABC's "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos that no one from the legal team is researching pardoning powers for the president. The most expensive single warship ever-built for the U.S. Navy at $13 billion, the Gerald R. Ford introduces several new and as-yet-unproven systems, including a new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS), two main turbine genera... [Full Article...]

Switzerland: Five injured in Schaffhausen attack, say police

Switzerland: Five injured in Schaffhausen attack, say police The police, quoted by ATS, has, however, clarified that the man, skilled, dangerous, had been identified and that it was not a terrorist act. A man reportedly armed with a chainsaw has injured at least five people in a northern Swiss town , sparking a massive manhunt following the attack. [Full Article...]

Mazda, Ford Look to Be Removed from Recall

Mazda, Ford Look to Be Removed from Recall Australian vehicle companies are facing a class action over the defective airbags involved in a global recall . Were it a different airbag, made by a company not involved in decade-long cover up, she would've been okay, but the airbag went off explosively and a shard of metal shot at her face. [Full Article...]

British government plans to make it easier to change legal gender

British government plans to make it easier to change legal gender James Morton, Scottish Trans Alliance Manager, said: "We welcome that the UK Government has now followed the Scottish Government's lead in accepting that the Gender Recognition Act needs to be urgently reformed". The remarks were made by Mary Douglas, a spokesperson for Grassroots Conservatives - a group that is independent of the party but draws its membership primarily from Tory supporte... [Full Article...]

Loan waivers trip HDFC Bank asset quality as profit rises 20.2%

Loan waivers trip HDFC Bank asset quality as profit rises 20.2% A fair portion does reflect the changed customer behaviour in anticipation of the loan waivers announced. Gross non-performing loans as a percentage of total loans rose to 1.24 percent at end-June, from 1.05 percent at end-March, and 1.04 percent a year earlier. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin company to microchip its employees in August

Wisconsin company to microchip its employees in August The chip, roughly the size of a rice grain, uses the same near-field communication technology found in programs such as Apple Pay. 32M expects about 50 staff members to be voluntarily chipped at company headquarters in River Falls, WI on August 1, according to a press release. [Full Article...]

DM asks man to sell wife, construct toilet with money

DM asks man to sell wife, construct toilet with money Summary: Millenniums later, Draupadi appears to have got the answer - in the affirmative - with Aurangabad DM Kanwal Tanuj advising a man to sell his wife and construct a toilet with the money.The DM gave the advice during an awareness campaign on the harmful effects of open defecation in Jamhor panchayat of Aurangabad district on Sunday."I am being quoted out of context", rued the DM. [Full Article...]

Six Congress MPs Suspended by Lok Sabha Speaker for 'Creating Ruckus'

Six Congress MPs Suspended by Lok Sabha Speaker for 'Creating Ruckus' The Speaker suspended MPs Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and M K Raghavan, after they joined other Opposition members in the well of the House to protest against growing incidents of lynching of people by cow vigilantes in several states across the country. [Full Article...]

Child's home waits for ruling on her abortion

Child's home waits for ruling on her abortion Quoting the doctor, the counsel said the problem "may increase significantly before the delivery causing harm to the developing brain and possibly cognitive impairment". There have been cases where rape victims moved the court to abort their unwanted pregnancies arising out of rape and the top court has allowed their plea to terminate foetus beyond legally permissible period. [Full Article...]

USA woman pleads guilty over fiance's kayak death

USA woman pleads guilty over fiance's kayak death But prosecutors said she removed the drain plug from the kayak and pushed a floating paddle away from him as he struggled in the cold and choppy Hudson River. Graswald, 37-year-old Latvian native, was originally charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in 2015, and had pleaded not guilty to both charges. [Full Article...]

Book about Mandela's 'last days' withdrawn from circulation

Book about Mandela's 'last days' withdrawn from circulation It revealed several undignified episodes at the end of Mandela's life as well as bitter family squabbles over his care and legacy, prompting fury from his widow Graca Machel who threatened legal action. The cover of the controversial book, Mandela's Last Years. It has been estimated that the withdrawal of the book, sent "a clear message to say that some things have more value than the money"... [Full Article...]

Two elephants saved in the middle of the sea in Sri Lanka

Two elephants saved in the middle of the sea in Sri Lanka The Navy teams managed to carefully direct the two elephants to the shore and subsequently release them to the Foul Point jungle. Neither of the elephants were injured during the operation and were seen walking inland after making it to the beach. [Full Article...]

Gas prices to end summer on the rise

Gas prices to end summer on the rise According to the American Automobile Association, Florida saw the second largest price hike of any state in the last week, behind only in, as the average rose seven cents to $2.20 per gallon Monday. "This week, we'll flirt with some of the highest prices, if not the highest prices this year", Kloza said. Across the nation, gas prices average $2.23 per gallon, up from $2.17 at this time past year. [Full Article...]

Utah parents give newborn drugs hours after birth

Utah parents give newborn drugs hours after birth They did it when hospital staffers were not looking. While trying to flee from police, Mr Wilde reportedly handed his newborn daughter to a complete stranger after dropping her - while in her auto seat - twice. The infant girl was checked into a local hospital. The newborn tested positive for meth, heroin and morphine, and was taken to the hospital. Investigators contacted the state's ... [Full Article...]

Join live chat from Big Ten Media Days

Join live chat from Big Ten Media Days He didn't know at the time it was the first overtime game in the history of the rivalry. "You hope to learn from every game, win or lose, but you never take one game from past year and change what you're doing because of it". "And that's no disrespect to other conferences". I don't think it ever has been. "We're here to compete, to win it". "And so as you move through discussions to achieve an a... [Full Article...]

Banners urging CM Shahbaz to replace PM Nawaz put up in Lahore

Banners urging CM Shahbaz to replace PM Nawaz put up in Lahore The party's stronghold Lahore sees emergence of banners advising Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down and vacant the top seat for his brother and Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif . 'The whole party is united under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif. "Conspiracies are being hatched against the game changer, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)", he said and added, "Those conspiring... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism In the Times interview , Trump said he wouldn't have hired Sessions if he knew he'd recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. " Rod Rosenstein , who is from Baltimore", Trump later added . "But that's what I had heard", Trump said. " Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president", Trump told the new... [Full Article...]


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