Pentagon Ends Afghan Pilot Training After Nearly Half Went AWOL

The United States military “disbanded” a United States-based Afghan pilot training program after over 40 percent of the trainees went absent without leave (AWOL), the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), a watchdog agency, revealed this week. Although SIGAR did not provide updated data on if U.S. authorities captured the AWOL pilots, the … Read morePentagon Ends Afghan Pilot Training After Nearly Half Went AWOL

Jaypee panel to take up NBCC offer on Thursday

Less than 23.5% of the votes were in favour of Suraksha’s bid against the requirement of 66%, interim resolution professional Anuj Jain said in a stock exchange filing. This is the second time that Suraksha has failed to make the cut with the latest development putting a fresh cloud of uncertainty around one of the … Read moreJaypee panel to take up NBCC offer on Thursday

Builder can’t charge higher GST for location, parking

The Authority on Advance Ruling in West Bengal concluded that services such as preferential location and facilities like car parking in apartments should be treated as “composite construction service” and attract the same levy as construction. The builders will now have to charge 5% GST on services bundled with affordable homes and 8% on others. … Read moreBuilder can’t charge higher GST for location, parking

Florida Legislature Clears Anti-Sanctuary Bill

Fri, May 3rd 2019 @ 4:50 pm EDT Yesterday, the Florida state legislature passed SB 168, a bill that would prohibit local governments from adopting illegal-alien sanctuary policies and ensure that criminal aliens are not released into local communities. It now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who had asked the legislature to pass anti-sanctuary legislation. … Read moreFlorida Legislature Clears Anti-Sanctuary Bill

Bhushan Steel ex-CFO held, 3 banks under lens

The role of three public sector lenders — State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Uco Bank — is under the scanner for allegedly issuing letters of credit based on the false documents. SFIO suspects that letters of credit (LC), a widely used instrument guaranteeing that a buyer’s payment will be received on time, … Read moreBhushan Steel ex-CFO held, 3 banks under lens

13 year old in Critical Condition after Alleged Hate Crime in Northern California

May 3, 2019 Dear Friends, Community Members, and Allies, On April 23rd, 13 year-old Dhriti was walking back home from the library with her father and brother, when a driver plowed into them and several other pedestrians at a busy crosswalk in Sunnyvale, California. Dhriti is in a coma after suffering major brain injuries and … Read more13 year old in Critical Condition after Alleged Hate Crime in Northern California

Mexico begins deporting members of migrant caravan after shelter riot

TAPACHULA, Mexico — In a week that has seen the latest migrant caravans largely stalled in southern Mexico, there are further signs that Mexico is honoring a commitment to crack down on those attempting to reach the U.S. border. On Thursday, Fox News captured video of Mexican officials deporting 93 Cuban migrants by plane. On … Read moreMexico begins deporting members of migrant caravan after shelter riot

Mexico begins deporting members of migrant caravan after shelter riot

published 2019-05-03 14:12:03 by Griff Jenkins TAPACHULA, Mexico — In a week that has seen the latest migrant caravans largely stalled in southern Mexico, there are further signs that Mexico is honoring a commitment to crack down on those attempting to reach the U.S. border. On Thursday, Fox News captured video of Mexican officials deporting … Read moreMexico begins deporting members of migrant caravan after shelter riot

The Latest in Immigration Fraud: Heterosexuals Who Lie About Being Gay

We at the Center often get interesting mail, usually about someone trying to beat the immigration law, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Today’s stories are about two heterosexuals from Uganda, a woman and a man, both of whom lied about their sexual preferences — proclaiming falsely that they were gay — in order to obtain legal … Read moreThe Latest in Immigration Fraud: Heterosexuals Who Lie About Being Gay

Democrats Slam Reinstatement of SSA ‘No-Match’ Letters

Fri, May 3rd 2019 @ 1:10 pm EDT A group of House Democrats wrote the Social Security Administration (SSA) demanding the retraction of an order that reinstated Employer Correction Request Notices, also known as “no-match” letters. The letters inform employers that information reported on an employee’s W-2 form does not match SSA’s records. While the letters … Read moreDemocrats Slam Reinstatement of SSA ‘No-Match’ Letters

The Truth About Modern Monetary Theory

What is modern monetary theory? Richard Wolff joined Thom to explain. MMT or Modern Monetary Theory is becoming a point of contention in the Democratic Party,. But what is it and what does it mean? How does a government, or a political candidate use modern monetary theory, Can modern monetary theory help end the debt or the national deficit? … Read moreThe Truth About Modern Monetary Theory

U.S. Tech Worker Defender Cissna Deserves to Keep USCIS Job

Just days before Congress adjourned for its spring recess, Capitol Hill rumors circulated that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Francis Cissna was in the departure lounge, soon to be removed. Since President Trump fired Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secret Service Director Randolph Alles, gossip-crazed Washington expected the unpredictable President Trump would soon … Read moreU.S. Tech Worker Defender Cissna Deserves to Keep USCIS Job

Iconic RK Studios to make way for residential, shopping complex

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The show will no longer go on at the iconic 71-year- old RK Studios. It will now make way for a swank residential complex-cum-shopping plaza through its new owner, realty major Godrej Properties Ltd., an official said here on Friday. The GPL has purchased the 2.20 acres (roughly, 100,000 sq. feet) RK … Read moreIconic RK Studios to make way for residential, shopping complex

Pharma billionaire John Kapoor convicted of opioid racketeering

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, May 3, 2019: The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted on May 2 by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare … Read morePharma billionaire John Kapoor convicted of opioid racketeering

‘Workforce Housing’ Will Further Handicap Those Living in Poverty

American City and Suburb Leaders Seek to Divert Funds from the Needy to Help Homeowners Making Six-Figure Salaries In a cruel political twist, governors, mayors, and legislators in cities with rampant homelessness are now proposing “workforce housing” subsidy loans for … Continue reading → The post ‘Workforce Housing’ Will Further Handicap Those Living in Poverty … Read more‘Workforce Housing’ Will Further Handicap Those Living in Poverty

Never denied I hold a Canadian passport: Akshay

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar on Friday issued a statement regarding the controversy over his citizenship. He says he has never hidden or denied that he holds a Canadian passport and that he doesn’t understand the unwarranted interest and negativity about it. “I really don’t understand the unwarranted interest and negativity about my citizenship. … Read moreNever denied I hold a Canadian passport: Akshay

US.-based Afghan pilot training program ends after nearly half of pilots go AWOL

An Afghan pilot conducts training in a C-208 Caravan over Kabul, Afghanistan as part of the Train Advise and Assist Command’s mission on Dec. 18, 2018.  (Sr. Amn. Maygan Straight/Air Force) A U.S.-based program to train Afghan attack pilots has shuttered after nearly half of trainees went absent without leave, or AWOL, resulting in only … Read moreUS.-based Afghan pilot training program ends after nearly half of pilots go AWOL

India again extends retaliatory tariff deadline on US products till May 16

The deadline to impose retaliatory import duties on 29 US products, including almond, walnut and pulses, has been extended from May 2 till May 16. These deadlines were extended several times since June 2018, when India decided to impose these duties in retaliation to a move by the US to impose high customs duties on … Read moreIndia again extends retaliatory tariff deadline on US products till May 16

Bitcoin jumps as much as 6% to new six-month high

Bitcoin climbed more than 6 per cent to briefly break $5,700, its highest since November 14. It was last at $5,680 on the Bitstamp exchange, taking gains this year for the original and biggest virtual currency to nearly 55 per cent. Other major cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and Ripple’s XRP, their prices often seen as … Read moreBitcoin jumps as much as 6% to new six-month high

US.-based Afghan pilot training program ends after nearly half of pilots go AWOL

published 2019-05-03 05:31:52 by Louis Casiano An Afghan pilot conducts training in a C-208 Caravan over Kabul, Afghanistan as part of the Train Advise and Assist Command’s mission on Dec. 18, 2018.  (Sr. Amn. Maygan Straight/Air Force) A U.S.-based program to train Afghan attack pilots has shuttered after nearly half of trainees went absent without … Read moreUS.-based Afghan pilot training program ends after nearly half of pilots go AWOL