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Veteran leader threatens to quit Congress over ticket

Veteran leader threatens to quit Congress over ticket

Chacko and Ajay Maken", Amrish Gautam told IANS after joining the BJP. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the reason behind stalwarts like A.K. Dikshit said: 'Delhi Congress has also taken the same route as Uttarakhand. Tiwari has said his slum visits are a reality check on developments of unauthorised colonies and slums under the AAP government, and has led to his party's focus on residents of these parts of the city. Read More

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Naidu expands Cabinet, inducts son Nara Lokesh

Naidu expands Cabinet, inducts son Nara Lokesh

On the other, opposition YSR Congress lashed out at Naidu and Governor ESL Narasimhan for insulting the Constitution of India by administering the oath of office on four MLAs who defected parties. Lokesh is the third generation politician of NTR family; the second generation includes his father, aunt Daggubati Purandeshwari who is a former Union minister, her husband Daggubati Venkateshwara Rao, a former state minister, and uncle Nandamuri Balakrishna, an MLA representing Hindupur assembly ... Read More

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Mike Pence Votes to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

Mike Pence Votes to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

Pence, who has led the fight against reproductive rights for more than half a decade, voted with Republicans to move forward with the resolution. Republicans were forced to hold the procedural vote open for more than an hour after GOP Senators Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted with Democrats against advancing the measure. Read More

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Banda hottest place with 44.8 degrees C, hottest morn of

Banda hottest place with 44.8 degrees C, hottest morn of

Saturday's maximum temperature inched closer to 40 degrees Celsius and was recorded 39.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average. On Wednesday, it was 40.5 degrees Celsius, which is a 3.6-degree departure from normal. Amritsar's maximum settled at 35 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal limits. On Thursday, the maximum temperature in Srinagar was 25 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 8.5 degrees Celsius. Read More

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Number of Syrian refugees passes 5 million

Number of Syrian refugees passes 5 million

He was speaking ahead of an worldwide conference on the post-conflict future of Syria that the European Union and United Nations are to host in Brussels next week. The Syria war has weakened Lebanon's economy, fueled tension among Lebanese allied to the rival sides, and triggered a number of jihadist attacks. "A million Syrian refugee children are out of school and missing out on education, and they are the ones who will have to contribute to rebuilding Syria for the next generation", said ... Read More

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UK police release final man questioned in terror attack

UK police release final man questioned in terror attack

On March 22, Khalid Masood, 52, hit several people while driving on Westminster Bridge. British police say that a woman arrested in connection with the London attack near Parliament won't face any charges. Armed with a knife, he stabbed a police constable, before being shot dead by police. In total, his attack on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster, which houses the UK Parliament, lasted 82 seconds. Read More

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London attack: 2 remain in custody for questioning

Masood drove his auto into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, killing three and wounding some 50, before stabbing a police officer to death at the Houses of Parliament. Only one, a 58-year-old man who was arrested Thursday in Birmingham, remains in custody. The 52-year-old attacker was born in southeastern England and had most recently been living in the central city of Birmingham. Read More

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China confirms return of Kim Jong-nam's body

Malaysian police investigating what US and South Korean officials say it was an assassination carried out by North Korean agents took statements from the three before they were allowed to leave the country. Malaysia had been waiting for family to claim the body and Khalid hinted that the North Korean leader himself could have written the letter to claim the body. Read More

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Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body released to North Korea

Friday morning. Najib said Malaysia's investigation into the murder of Kim Jong Nam would go on. "I had a deep personal concern about this matter, and we worked intensively behind the scenes to achieve this successful outcome". However, he reiterated that the investigation into the murder of Jong-Nam will continue. North Korea does not even acknowledge the victim is Kim Jong Nam, referring to him instead as Kim Chol, the name on the passport he was carrying when he died. Read More

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Government watchdog to examine cost of Trump's Florida travel

Trump's lawyers had said , prior to the president's inauguration, that the company would donate any profits from foreign entities to the U.S. Treasury to avoid conflicts of interest. The GAO will look at how much those visits cost and the security issues they raise. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will also be checking whether guests at Mar-a-Lago are subject to security screenings, and evaluate the expenses incurred by government employees traveling to the "Winter White House". Read More

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Jaitley vs Oppn: RS passes Finance Bill with 5 amendments

Jaitley vs Oppn: RS passes Finance Bill with 5 amendments

Earlier, Jaitley moved four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bills for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha, which then took them up for discussion. Samajwadi party member Naresh Agarwal wanted to know whether the merger of various tribunals could be brought in through the Finance Bill. Replying to the debate, Jaitley strongly defended the government's move to make Aadhaar compulsory for access to various benefits, saying it was necessary to check frauds, including tax evasion. Read More

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China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

China is looking forward to a May 2017 bilateral meeting with the Philippines to thresh out maritime issues in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea or SCS), Malacañang said Tuesday. So far, neighbouring countries competing claims in the sea have been largely quiet about the Chinese activities. The report by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, part of the Center of Strategic and International Studies in Washington , indicated that air, naval, radar and other defensive ... Read More

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Take fight against black money, graft to next level: PM

Take fight against black money, graft to next level: PM

Observing that the budget had announced there would be 2,500 crore digital transactions this year, he said that if the 125 crore Indians wanted, " they need not wait for a year, they can do it in six months ". Another dominating theme of Modi's talk was the fight against black money and cashless transactions. He implored people to imagine the hard work and vast enterprise that Gandhi must have put to use when he marshalled these agitations in Champaran and Kheda, having only been in India ... Read More

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Severe Showers, Storms To Make Way Into Metro After 8 PM

Severe Showers, Storms To Make Way Into Metro After 8 PM

Sunday's storms will contain heavy rain, frequent lightning and some gusty winds. "If there's no severe weather occurring or expected that day, the Weather Service will conduct a tornado drill between 10 and 11 AM", Beerends says. Gusts blowing west to east Wednesday into Thursday could reach 60 miles per hour and do some extensive damage, Clarke said. We will be close to 80° in the afternoon. Read More

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Hong Kong targets activists day after vote

Beijing loyalist Carrie Lam promised to mend political divisions after she was named Hong Kong's next leader on Sunday, but the arrests have fuelled fears of a wider crackdown on pro-democracy supporters amid rising concerns about mainland China's tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city. Read More

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