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Tears, despair and shattered hopes : The families torn apart by Trump’s travel ban

Five-year-old Gamila Almansoob has asked the same question for years: “When are we going to daddy?” Each time, the Yemeni girl’s mother gives the same reply: “When we get the paperwork.” Gamila’s father, Ramy Almansoob, a US citizen, moved to Virginia in 2015 with the hopes that his wife and three daughters could soon follow and escape their war-torn home country. After a lengthy vetting process, the visas ...

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Donald Trump awarded for undermining press freedom

United States President Donald Trump among other top world leaders was awarded for “his overall achievement in undermining press freedom”, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said.   The CPJ came up with the remark after five days in response to Trump’s “announcement via Twitter about his planned “fake news” awards on January 3. “Trump, by contrast, has consistently undermined domestic news outlets a ...

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Lack of China funds stalls Padma bridge rail links

The Padma rail link project seems uncertain as the government has failed to sign a loan agreement with a China bank in time. A railway ministry letter sent to the Prime Minister’s Office in November 2016 says the rail ink project must be rolled out in January 2017 for launch in 2019 along with the Padma Bridge. The rail communication must start simultaneously with the launch of the bridge, as per orders fro ...

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North and South Korea begin talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, with both sides expressing optimism ahead of discussions on how the North’s athletes can attend the Winter Olympics in the South despite tensions. Regardless of its narrow, primarily sporting agenda, the meeting is being closely watched by world leaders eager for any sign of a reduction in tensions on the Korean pen ...

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Trump would welcome challenge from Oprah for next elction

US President Donald Trump would gladly face Oprah Winfrey as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race, a White House spokesman said on Monday after social media buzz from her speech at an awards show thrust her name into the political arena. “We welcome the challenge, whether it be Oprah Winfrey or anybody else,” Hogan Gidley told reporters on Air Force One during a flight to Nashville on Monday. “We welco ...

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Deepika Padukone’s ‘Padmavat’ to release on Jan 25

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavat release date is finally out and it is set to clash with Akshay Kumar's Padman on January 25, 2018. Earlier, there were rumours about the clash of titans at the Box Office but now noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and confirmed the release date. PTI quotes sources in Viacom18 Motion Pictures as saying, "The film is releasin ...

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Hurt & Offended : Wendy Williams Attacked Her Integrity With Facelift Accusations

Carrie Underwood, 34, is feeling very upset after talk show host Wendy Williams, 53, negatively commented on the fall that caused her to get around 40 stitches by claiming she used it as an excuse to get a secret facelift. “Carrie is hurt and offended that Wendy would make such a horrible accusation”. “Carrie feels like her integrity has been attacked when Wendy accused Carrie of lying about her fall to cov ...

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