A first, 2 women enlist to join US Navy’s combat roles


New York, July 22 : Two women have enlisted as the first female candidates seeking to join the US Navy’s special operations teams. One of the candidates, a midshipman, will train with other potential officers this summer in hopes of becoming the first female Navy SEAL. The other candidate is training for the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman program, or SWCC. These ...

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US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian


Seattle : Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigned on Friday at the request of the city’s mayor, who said that she and the community had lost confidence in Harteau following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. The death of Sydney native Justine Damond, 40, from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen fired through the open window ...

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Mamata gives ‘oust BJP’ call


Kolkata : Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today gave “oust BJP from India” call and said Bengal would stand by all political parties that would fight the saffron party. Asserting that the BJP has “failed on all fronts”, including on having good relations with foreign countries, Banerjee announced that her party will launch the “Oust BJP” programme from August 9. “We ...

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Salary of Capt’s key men fixed


Chandigarh : Cash-strapped Punjab has fixed the salaries of advisers and officers on special duty (OSDs) appointed by the Capt Amarinder Singh government. Four advisers — Vimal Sumbly, Capt Sandeep Sandhu, Amardeep Singh Natt and Karanpal Singh Sekhon — will be paid Rs 1.25 lakh per month with retrospective effect from the day of their appointment. Adviser BIS Chahal and media ...

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Indian man convicted of using fake identity to get US citizenship


Washington, July 22 : An Indian man has been convicted of using fake identity to obtain American citizenship, an immigration official has said. Balbir Singh, alias Ranjit Singh, 50, faces up to 10 years in federal prison, a maximum $2,50,000 possible fine, revocation of his citizenship and enforcement of his outstanding deportation order. According to Acting US Attorney Abe Martinez, Balbir ...

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