The mayor was received by officials from the Punjab government upon his arrival and is now holding a meeting with Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Model Town. With more than 35 million pilgrims visiting Amritsar every year to offer obeisance at the Golden Temple, the holy city had emerged as the preferred destination for the Punjabi diaspora and foreign tourists, Punjab lawmakers stated in a memorandum presented on Tuesday to visiting London mayor , Sadiq Khan.
Responding to queries from Channel NewsAsia on the safety precautions it was taking, Singapore Airlines said that its planes were not affected as it had already taken steps in July to reroute flight paths. Meanwhile, tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to escalate, with the US and South Korea launching major joint drills on Monday. In response to the launch, President Trump said the United States will "take care of it".
After the weeks of confrontation on the wind-swept Doklam plateau this year, the two sides agreed to an "expeditious disengagement" of troops about a week before Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in an effort to mend ties at a summit in China in September.
A baby boy mistakenly declared dead by an Indian hospital last week, passed away on Wednesday morning. When the parents were on their way to a crematorium to perform their last rites, they found that the boy was still alive, and rushed him to another hospital.
Southern California has been witnessing numerous fires burning over acres of land, ravaging homes and the winds are further making the wildfires so destructive that it is getting hard for the firefighters to tackle the situation. In Ventura, some 80km northwest of Los Angeles, more than 1,000 firefighters battled the largest, the Thomas Fire, which has already destroyed more than 150 homes and threatened thousands more.
We are still suffering very badly from the Afghan war. "He said that Pakistan has done much more than its due share despite capacity constraints but shall remain committed for peace as a responsible member of worldwide community", a statement by the military wing of the Pakistani military said.
The legislation will become law as soon as it is granted royal assent by the Governor-General. All amendments were struck down and the bill has passed unchanged from the one that cleared the Senate last week. The only potential obstacle to the law passing on Thursday would be if marriage equality opponents managed to amend the legislation. Amendments made by conservatives to the cross-party same-sex marriage bill are said to be defeated with leader of the house, Christopher Pyne, stating ...
Manning said the delay was in an effort to "get it right". USA officials are refusing to put precise timelines on the new phase of the anti-IS mission. The U.S. military plans on staying in Syria as long as necessary to ensure the Islamic State group does not return, a Pentagon official told AFP on Tuesday, as the fight against the jihadists winds down.
Just 12 days until the Las Vegas Bowl and OR head coach Willie Taggart is leaving the Pacific Northwest for the Atlantic Coast. Well that's one way to send a coach out. "This is not a rebuild, it's a realignment". "Excuse my language but we were a bunch of bad asses back in the days". Prior to going into coaching, Taggart was a quarterback at Western Kentucky, where his head coach was the legendary Jack Harbaugh - father of MI head coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens head coach John ...
The deliveries for the new bike are set to begin by the end of this year. The newly launched TVS Apache RR 310 will be introduced in the global market as well with the company eyeing sales to the tune of 10,000 units in its first year itself.
Recent solo exhibitions include Navigation Charts , Spike Island , Bristol, UK and Invisible Strategies , Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (both 2017). This year's shortlist was also noted for being one of the most diverse. Maybe 15 years worth of painting if I work it at it? Each runner-up receives £5,000.
The punishment is the culmination of a three-year investigation into state-sponsored doping leading up to and during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The IOC's decision was met with an eruption of irate denunciations from Russian officials, who attacked it as unfair and as part of a Western plot.
It is unclear whether the United Nations official will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. But UPI is reporting that a national defense budget approved by the country's National Assembly on Wednesday apportions only about US$312,800 for use by a special brigade that could be used to remove Kim from power if full-fledged hostilities erupt on the Korean peninsula.
A victim, her mother says, of someone with a violent past who targeted women. In addition to holding a moment of silence in memory of the 14 women killed at at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal 28 years ago, she also asked for a moment of silence for missing and murdered indigenous women.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for an area of Bel Air bounded to the north by Mulholland Drive, to the south by Sunset Boulevard, the 405 Freeway to the west and Roscomare Road to the East, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
According to reports, the 50-acre Skirball Fire was first reported at about early Wednesday morning on the east side of the northbound lanes across the freeway from Skirball Center Drive. California is once again on fire, with a blazing inferno - called the Skirball Fire - tearing through the Sepulveda Pass of Los Angeles . The fire affected a number of schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, prompting the closures of 14 campuses in the fire area today.
Rep. Elijah Cummings , the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said Wednesday that the whistleblower's allegations raise concerns that Flynn improperly aided the venture to build a Mideast network of nuclear plants with Russian and worldwide partners.
But it did detail Trump's " association " with white nationalism, neo-Nazism and his incitement of hatred and hostility as evidence that he is not fit to occupy the Oval Office. But the resolution was set aside, and it will be considered sometime in the next two days. A vote to table the motion would force Democrats to explain to restive liberals eager to see Trump removed from office why they did not support an attempt to do so.
Pope Francis said he could not "keep silent about my deep concern" for Jerusalem and urged respect for "the status quo of the city in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations". The Vatican said the call with Francis was made at Abbas' initiative. Describing the city as " holy for Jews, Christians and Muslims, who venerate the holy sites of their respective religions ", the Pope said Jerusalem enjoys a unique status that should be preserved.
The men were due to appear in court in London on the terror charges on Wednesday. British security services believe they have stopped a suicide bomb plot to assassinate the Prime Minister . Bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. An official report into the attack released on Tuesday found opportunities to thwart it had been missed.
Norwood says she's waiting until absentee ballots from members of the military and provisional ballots are counted. Both candidates are members of Atlanta's city council. Though the race has yet to be officially called, Bottoms spoke early Wednesday at an Atlanta hotel with Reed by her side, telling supporters, "I'm so honored to be your 60th mayor".
If snow falls in South Jersey coastal areas, it won't be much at all - between a tenth and quarter-inch, according to the weather service. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. A cold front crossing the Northeast Wednesday will push readings down from around 52 degrees in the early morning into the 30's overnight and the high 20's by Friday .
Putin's approval rating tops 80 percent, and is virtually assured victory in next year's election, the AP story said. He held the office of president for two terms from 2000 to 2008, and served as prime minister from 2008 to 2012. One of the items at the top of Mr Putin's agenda if he wins re-election will be whether to keep prime minister Dmitry Medvedev in post. Putin draws much of his support from outside the two biggest cities - Moscow and St Petersburg - where many credit him with raising ...
While Dunham told the Times that she remains loyal to Hillary Clinton , she also said she was troubled by the producer's visible presence during Clinton's 2016 presidential run, which ran on a pro-woman, feminist platform. In a new New York Times exposé , the 31-year-old actress revealed that she spoke to several campaign directors about Harvey , who often donated money to and hosted fundraisers for Hillary .
Deutsche Bank has paid hundreds of millionsdollars in finesto regulators for its involvement in money laundering and other financial crimes, which the lawmakers cited in their request for details about what the bank knows about its dealings with the Trumps .