Summary RANCHI: Violent clashes broke out in Ranchi district of Jharkhand over a land dispute between two communities on Tuesday coincidentally when the state celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr. One group claims that the land belongs to them. Another group claims that the other group has unlawfully encroached the land.
Summary Jacob Zuma , the president of South Africa , is facing accusations of nepotism after his daughter was appointed to a senior position in a government ministry at the age of 25. Given past examples of Zuma's extended family benefiting from his influence, "it is not difficult to understand why people are making such inferences," national spokesperson Marius Redelinghuys said. "There is definitely a broader context that leads one to that interpretation. The ANC today is a party of insiders and outsiders. Those in the inner circle continue to benefit and enrich themselves, while those on the outside continue to languish in poverty and inequality."
Summary LONDON (Reuters) - The launch of a new ultra-long index-linked gilt drew record demand from an overwhelmingly domestic investor base, Britain's Debt Management Office said on Tuesday. The DMO also said it would increase the amount of money it seeks to raise via syndications for linkers this financial year by 500 million pounds to 9.0 billion pounds, following strong demand for the new 2058 index-linked gilt.
Summary We hear about sexism and men hitting on women in professional settings all the time. But sometimes women act inappropriately and put men in uncomfortable situations. During a job interview, a entrepreneur and scientist Nitin Gupta says he was asked a strange question by a female hiring manager:.
Summary GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far. International calls for an unconditional cease-fire have been mounting in recent days, as the extent of the destruction in Gaza became more apparent. The house of the mayor of the Bureij in central Gaza was hit in an airstrike, and five bodies were pulled from the rubble, the Red Crescent said.
Summary The decision was taken in a meeting held between students and committee members chaired by college principal Ashish Jain on Monday. The committee also decided to urge PU to disburse the breakage charges collected from the students. The institute promised to provide a generator and grant hostel facilities to students who are yet to get it by October 15.
Summary The centre of Newport. Plans for a "peace camp" to accommodate anti-Nato summit protesters with capacity for 1,000 pitches are being considered by local authority officials. Activist Pippa Bartolotti - the leader of the Wales Green Party - said that international visitors set to descend on Newport for the September 4-5 summit will need somewhere to stay - and could have to resort to squats if a camp isn't set up.
Summary Fire burns at a fuel depot near the airport road in Tripoli. Tripoli was quieter on Tuesday than over the last fortnight during which the two brigades of former rebels, mainly from the towns of Zintan and Misrata, have pounded each other's positions with Grad rockets, artillery fire and cannons, turning the south of the capital into a battlefield. At least 160 people have died in Tripoli and Benghazi during the clashes in the two cities, according to the health ministry.
Summary Concerned Women for America ( CWA ) was founded in 1979 by Beverly LaHaye, wife of conservative activist--and later Left Behind co-author--Tim LaHaye. In other words, various methods of persuasion (in this case, chaos rhetoric) are called "tricky" or "manipulative" only when a group that we don't favor shows up to the party. And that, really, is much of the point of the book, wherein I grapple with whether chaos rhetoric is a unique practice.
Summary The NBA Players Association has elected Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts to succeed Billy Hunter as executive director. The league and Players Association announced the news Tuesday:. Ms. Roberts has tried more than 100 cases to jury verdicts, representing clients in a wide variety of areas, including products liability, white collar, racketeering, securities regulation violations, Title VII issues and premises liability. Jeff Berman put it simply, applauding the decision by the Players Association: .
Summary There had been no shortage of news out of Twitter in the second quarter with a raft of acquisitions, product tweaks, executive exits and, of course, the World Cup . Twitter's past two earnings reports have been marred by decelerating user growth , a metric that investors are still closely watching. The mounting disappointment has sent shares in the company sharply lower.
Summary Several years ago, the American Medical Association advised doctors to ask their patients about firearms and "educate patients to the dangers of firearms to children" in the name of public health. But a two-judge majority on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed that ruling and upheld the law, concluding that this speech is "professional in nature" and only has an "incidental" impact on free speech. The majority judges -- appointees of Nixon and Bush -- reason that the law is limited to "harassing" or "unnecessary" speech, so the law shouldn't limit doctor remarks that are directly related to patients' health.
Summary Ann Frazier has done us all a favour. Simple yet enchanting stuff that's worth 85 seconds of your life:. Not only does the time lapse illustrate the expansion of the NHL and the frequently altering logos of some of the identity-crisis-suffering clubs within, it is wonderfully set to " Brass Bonanza ," the longtime theme song of the now transposed Hartford Whalers.
Summary The Satanic Temple has launched a campaign seeking religious exemption from laws that restrict access to abortions, citing the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling. "While we feel we have a strong case for exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact," Graves said in a statement . "Because of the respect the Court has given to religious beliefs, and the fact that our beliefs are based on best available knowledge, we expect that our belief in the illegitimacy of state mandated 'informational' material is enough to exempt us, and those who hold our beliefs, from having to receive them."