School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells


The pastor of a Roman Catholic school in Tennessee has banished JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels from the school’s library shelves. The decision has come in the wake of Reverend Dan Reehill’s assessment of the spells and curses in the Harry Potter – which according to him is capable of conjuring evil spirits in realContinue reading “School takes Harry Potter books off library shelves over fear of curses and spells”

Hazmat suicide at California hotel leaves staff sickened


Eight members of Hotel Fairmont’s staff have fallen sick after exposure to poisonous chemicals. According to the San Jose fire fighting teams, the woman, who committed suicide on the 19th floor, may have used the hazardous material. As part of the decontamination procedure, the HAZMAT teams of San Jose and Santa Clara County fire dept.Continue reading “Hazmat suicide at California hotel leaves staff sickened”

Trump retracts from tax cuts in the wake of US recession fears


  As global markets are witnessing a slowdown and ongoing trade war between US and China, on the other hand, changes in US tax policy are expected to contain the damage, which may affect the US economic outlook in the future. After much speculation however on expected changes in the US tax policy front, PresidentContinue reading “Trump retracts from tax cuts in the wake of US recession fears”

£250 fertility drips not effective, says doctors and charities


A wellness company has been accused by fertility experts in UK of duping women with false hopes of being able to conceive a baby, using their £250 drip. The drips are being marketed with the image of a baby in the womb. Doctors have unequivocally rubbished the claims made by GetADrip.com , which is presentlyContinue reading “£250 fertility drips not effective, says doctors and charities”

Police officials that took part in West Bengal protests to be punished by MHA on disciplinary grounds


Ministry of Home Affairs is planning to punish West Bengal police officials who have sat on protest with CM Mamata Banerjee for violation of All India Services (conduct) Rules 1968/AIS (D&A) Rules, 1969. Disciplinary Action to be initiated against the below police officers: -Virendra Kumar, IPS, Director General of West Bengal Police -Vineet Kumar GoyalContinue reading “Police officials that took part in West Bengal protests to be punished by MHA on disciplinary grounds”

New Mexico Governor orders withdrawal of National Guard before Trump’s SOTU address


New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered the National Guard for the return of its troops from the southern border, refusing to be part of United States President Donald Trump’s ‘charade’. Gov. Grisham ordered for the return of troops, shortly before Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Michelle Lujan Grisham, whoContinue reading “New Mexico Governor orders withdrawal of National Guard before Trump’s SOTU address”

Lebanon becomes the first Arab country with a woman security minister


Lebanon’s new interior minister, Raya El Hassan, has become the first Arab (woman) as well as Lebanese woman to take on the charge of a number of government security agencies, ending a nine-month political deadlock. Hassan is one of the total four women elected to the cabinet – setting a new record for women politicalContinue reading “Lebanon becomes the first Arab country with a woman security minister”

Sales down by 30 percent on Amazon and Flipkart since new e-commerce policy came into force in India


Since the new e-commerce rules have come into force in India on Feb 1, the sales of Flipkart and Amazon fell by as much as 30 percent. The new regulations prohibit e-commerce companies from holding any stakes in companies that sell on their platform. Also for companies whose overall sale volumes cross the 25% markContinue reading “Sales down by 30 percent on Amazon and Flipkart since new e-commerce policy came into force in India”

Bail Application of American Spy Suspect Paul Whelan Denied in Russia for Possession of State Secrets


The bail application of American spy suspect Paul Whelan has been denied by a Moscow City Court, in a closed hearing. Whelan is a retired US Marine who was arrested in Russia on charges of spying. According to Whelan’s family, he went to Russia to attend a wedding ceremony – while also denying the chargesContinue reading “Bail Application of American Spy Suspect Paul Whelan Denied in Russia for Possession of State Secrets”

Maruti Suzuki and Haryana government collaborate to set up industrial training institute in Gurugram


Maruti Suzuki India has signed a pact with Haryana Government to set up a model industrial training institute (ITI). The institute will be known as Japan-India Manufacturing (JIM), which will be located in Uncha Majra village of Gurugram district and expects to train over 500 individuals annually.