An Obamacare Repeal Could Hurt You Even If You Get Insurance Through Work. Here’s How

If you get your health insurance at work, you may have brushed off the fight over Obamacare as someone else’s problem. What you may not realize, though, is that the law added new benefits and protections to employer-based health insurance that you may have come to rely on. President Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare, and both have made moves to begin unraveling significant parts of the law. The path forward is far from clear, but the GOP-controlled Congress is expected to go about dismantling portions of…

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PHOTOS: FIRST LADY INAUGURAL BALL FASHION THROUGH THE YEARS

At Friday night’s inaugural balls, Melania Trump got her first opportunity as first lady to show off her fashion sense at a formal event. She wore an ivory column gown reportedly designed by the former creative director of Carolina Herrera, Herve Pierre. Celebrating the new president with a ball is a tradition that dates all the way back to our first president, when one was held in George Washington’s honor in New York City, according to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies. It was not until 1809, however, that…

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Real empowerment of women possible only through education: President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said real empowerment of women would be possible only through education, encouragement of economic self-dependence and provision of opportunities enabling the unfolding of one’s full potential. The President praised the leading role played by the Mahila Dakshata Samiti in women’s empowerment and recalled the contributions of the Samiti’s founding members such as Suman Krishankant, Prof. Pramila Dandavate and Smt. Mridula Sinha, the Governor of Goa. “The only long lasting solution is to create cooperative structures comprising the government and private stake holders as well as…

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Syrian refugees give back to Vancouver community through food

A group of Syrian women hosted a dinner at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House on Saturday to say thanks for the help they have received in settling in their new country. “They want to give back to the community because they think that Canada [took] them when they didn’t have any place to go to,” said Sherifa Azzab, a settlement worker. “So it is a kind of giving back to the community because they find Canadians very warm and they helped them in the time of need.” Syrian refugees in B.C. The…

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Empowering rural women through education in J&K

Dr. Kavita Suri According to Census 2011, the literacy rate in Jammu and Kashmir is 78.26 percent for males and 58.01 percent for females. The female literacy rate is less than male literacy rate. The rural female literacy rate is 53.36 percent to 70.19 percent of urban female literacy rate. Earlier in Census 2001, it was 36.7% and 61.9% at rural and urban level, respectively. There is a large gap in the male female literacy. Over the years, Government has announced several schemes to promote education among women which include…

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Exploring the Kayastha culture through food that makes you drool

Meat pasanda, keema kofta, moong dal shammi kebabs, chhoti puri, and yakhni pulao. Is your mouth watering already? Well, Anoothi Vishal’s book, Mrs LC’s Table is filled with recipes of sumptuous Kayastha dishes — so far an unexplored terrain — is here to satiate the foodie in you. “As someone who really looks at food history, the Kayastha culture, which is the Ganga-Jamuni composite culture of India, was very interesting to me. It seems to be disappearing. Hence, I wanted to capture some of that flavour,” says Vishal, adding, “Of…

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Wills Lifestyle has made great advances in bringing the best of fashion through top-notch craftsmanship

ITC’s Lifestyle Retailing Business Division has established a nationwide retailing presence through Wills Lifestyle and John Players. Atul Chand, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC’S Lifestyle Retailing Division, shares branding strategies employed at the company and the expansion plans of its premium fashion brands. What is the target for 2020 for ITC’s Lifestyle Retailing Division? The target for 2020 is to make John Players and Wills Lifestyle the foremost consumer experience brands in their own segments. To grow at a CAGR of 15-20 per cent and get to more markets and expand…

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Giant inflatable moon rolls through traffic in Chinese city

– Shocked commuters in China captured video of a giant inflatable moon rolling through traffic when it was carried away by powerful winds. The moon, one of several inflatable moons designed for revelers to take photos with amid cloudy weather during the Mid-Autumn Festival, came free of its perch Wednesday in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, and ended up rolling over cars on a busy road. The moon was carried by gusts from Super Typhoon Meranti, which had yet to make landfall in China Wednesday, but was sending powerful winds ahead of…

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Chennai Train Robbed Of 5 Crores In Cash – Through Hole In The Roof

  HIGHLIGHTS Train headed from Salem to Chennai in Tamil Nadu 300 crores in cash was being transported to RBI in Chennai Hole in roof, some boxes missing, about 5 crores stolen: officials CHENNAI: When the Salem-Chennai Express pulled into Chennai early on Tuesday morning, it had a person-sized hole in the roof of one of its coaches. Not by accident. The coach had nearly 200 boxes packed with used currency notes in disrepair to be deposited with the Reserve Bank of India. How much in cash? Well, nearly 340 crores….

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