An Indian teacher has been found guilty of a scheme to defraud fellow Indian teachers using an employment scheme, according to federal officials. Several school districts across the US hire teachers from abroad for subjects in which there are not enough qualified Americans and bring them on H1-B visas meant for professionals. Kurusu was on such a visa and teaching at a school of the Fort Stockton Independent School District (FSISD) in Texas.
Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office. The reform bill cleared the minimum threshold necessary to put the measures to a national referendum for final approval. The vote took place with 488 lawmakers out of the 550-seat assembly in attendance. A total of 339 parliamentarians voted yes, 142 no, five cast empty ballots and two were ruled out as invalid.
The US Senate on Friday overwhelmingly voted to confirm retired Marine general James Mattis as defense secretary for President Donald Trump. Mattis's confirmation, the first action taken by senators after Trump was sworn in, passed by a 98-1 majority. Some in Congress initially raised eyebrows because Mattis, a 66-year-old Washington state native, had only retired from active duty in 2013.
President Donald Trump signed his first executive order on Friday in the Oval Office shortly after his inaugural parade ended, directing agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare as the US Congress determines how to repeal and replace the health care law. Trump also signed the commissions for his Defense Secretary James Mattis and his Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who were confirmed by the Senate on Friday.
El Chapo, who twice made dramatic escapes from Mexican prisons and was one of the world's most wanted drug lords, was accompanied by two lawyers during the appearance in federal court in Brooklyn. The Mexican attorney general's office rejected claims the move was related to Trump's swearing-in, noting that Guzman faces 10 pending cases in Mexico following his US sentence.
Twitter's official POTUS and FLOTUS handles on Friday changed their profile images to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Twitter changed the accounts almost immediately after Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the US. Working on behalf of the American people to make our country great again. Trump's inauguration didn't quite have the same turnout as Obama's.
He is in stable condition in the intensive care unit of Houston Methodist Hospital. Former first lady Barbara Bush, 91, was admitted to the same hospital on Wednesday as a precaution after experiencing fatigue and coughing, McGrath has said. She is being treated for bronchitis and is expected to remain in the hospital over the weekend as a precaution. Mrs Bush, meanwhile, continues to feel better and is focusing on spending time with her husband, the spokesman said.
An Indian citizen, who had sexually abused a child under 10 years, was convicted of citizenship fraud for not disclosing his crime to officials during the application process, according to authorities. The prosecutor's office said that Singh, who lived in Watertown, repeatedly affirmed to citizenship authorities that he had not committed a crime for which he had not been arrested.
Taking stock of the air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Authority (EPCA) on Friday asked authorities to immediately enforce the graded response action under very poor category for Delhi and moderate poor for NCR. The temporary relaxation according to the EPCA members is to give enough time to the authorities and people to get prepared.
THE NATIONAL Investigation Agency's (NIA) probe into institutionalised extortion rackets run by Naga militant groups in Nagaland has revealed that these groups - NSCN(K), NSCN(IM) and Naga National Council - were getting money allegedly from 14 state government departments. The NSCN(IM) is engaged with government in negotiations for the Naga Peace Accord and had signed a framework agreement in 2015.
India's largest auto parts maker Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) has offered Rs4,150 crore to acquire Finland's PKC Group Oyj as it works towards becoming an $18 billion company. PKC is a leading supplier of wiring harness to companies that make heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and locomotives across North America, Europe, Brazil and China. MSSL claimed that there is minimal overlap between existing operations of the two companies in terms of a geographical presence.
Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) has acquired 75.1 per cent equity stake in a Turkish farm equipment company for Rs 130 crore, a regulatory filing by the company said here on Friday. The transaction into Hisarlar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Hisarlar) was expected to close by April 2017. The association will help in growing the farm equipment business in Turkey and Europe, the filing with the BSE said.