Washington, Dec 02 UITV/IANS - US President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine General James N. Mattis to be his Secretary of Defense, reports said on Friday.
The US President-elect announced his choice at a rally on Thursday, but the official announcement is expected to be on Monday, reported the Washington Post.
Trump picked the former senior military officer who had said that responding to "political Islam" was "the major security issue facing the US".
Kolkata, Dec 02 UITV/IANS - The Indian Army on Friday denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's accusation that troops were deployed at toll plazas while keeping the state government in the dark and said the exercise has been conducted in coordination with local police authorities.
"We deny all charges with all contempt," said the officiating General Officer Commanding of Bengal area Major General Sunil Yadav.
"Allegations of collection of money by Army from passing vehicles are totally baseless," he said.
Islamabad, Dec 02 UITV/IANS - Newly-appointed Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday warned India of a "response with full force" for ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC), the army's media wing said.
During a visit to the 10 Corps Rawalpindi and troops at forward locations along the LoC, Gen Bajwa said: "Each violation of any kind must be responded to with full force in the most effective manner," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Diaspora Global News
Punjabi folks over in the northern part of India and the Tamilians in the south, all the plans that you people make to go out of the country to Canada and Singapore respectively will make you feel dumb if you don’t the real difference between that of Indian Diaspora and NRI.
The term Diaspora was originally connoted to describe the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel. It's now used in the context of various communities that are dispersed outside their home country. E.g. the Indian Diaspora, American Diaspora etc.
NRI, which stands for non-resident Indian, is a more specific term used for tax purposes. It refers to "a citizen of India who holds an Indian passport and has temporarily emigrated to another country for six months or more for employment, residence, education or any other purpose."
So the Indian Diaspora is a much broader term because it could refer to an Indian living anywhere outside India who doesn't necessarily even have Indian citizenship. NRIs would also become part of the Diaspora, so that's where the overlap is, but not all of those who comprise the Indian Diaspora are NRIs.
In the raising issues of the immigration policy issues by the US and UK government, the Canadia
North America ( USA, Canada, Mexico)
South America (Guyana,Surinam,Brazil)
Africa (Mauritius,South Africa, Kenya)
Hollywood / Bollywood
Los Angeles, Dec 02 UITV/IANS - Reality TV stars Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, who ended their nine-year-long relationship last year, have reportedly become a couple again.
"They are back together and giving their relationship a try again," aceshowbiz.com quoted a source as saying.
The couple separated in July 2015 after Disick was spotted getting too close to his former girlfriend Chloe Bartoli during a vacation in France.
"Scott's mellowed out a lot and hasn't been partying," the source added.
Another source said that the duo "want to make it work for them and their kids" Mason, Penelope and Reign.
Education / Universities
New York, Dec 2 (UITV/IANS) : With a technique that uses magnets to stimulate the brain, it is possible to bring back short-term "forgotten" memories stored in the brain, new research has found.
The researchers conducted a series of experiments in which people were asked to remember two items representing different types of information -- they used words, faces and directions of motion -- because they would be tested on their memories.
When the researchers gave their participants a cue as to the type of question coming -- a face, for example, instead of a word -- the electrical activity and blood flow in the brain associated with the word...
Science & Technology
New York, Dec 2 (UITV/IANS) : Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface, a study says.
Using climate models, the researchers showed warming periods -- caused when greenhouse gases reached a certain tipping point -- lasted millions of years on Mars, melting the glaciers that covered the surface of the planet, thereby creating liquid water.
Scientists have long debated how deep canyons and extensive valley networks -- like the kinds carved by running water over millions of years on Earth -- could form on Mars some 3.8...