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Farmers from Uttar Pradesh have expressed their unhappiness over the Union Budget 2018 that was introduced by Union Finance Minister on 1 February. Taking the government's vision ahead, the Finance Minister announced the launching of "Operation Greens" to address price volatility of perishable commodities like potatoes, tomatoes and onions, at an outlay of Rs.
  • Syria Might Be Making New Chemical Weapons

    Syria Might Be Making New Chemical Weapons

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    The regime appears to have weaponized chlorine again, Mattis said, but "we are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use". Senior US officials claimed the Syrian government may be developing new types of chemical weapons.
  • Three soldiers die in avalanche in J&K

    Three soldiers die in avalanche in J&K

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    The avalanche hit an army post of 21 Rajput at Sona Pandi Gali in Machil at around 4:30 pm, NDTV reported. The deceased army men have been identified as Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Niak Balbeer and Sepor Rajinder. Last January in a series of four avalanches 24 people, including 20 soldiers and four civilians had died. In 2012, a massive avalanche in the Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir killed 140 people, including 129 soldiers.
  • Palestinian President to address UN Security Council Feb 20

    Palestinian President to address UN Security Council Feb 20

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    It also called on states not to move their diplomatic missions to Jerusalem. The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is asking Arab nations for financial support after the Trump administration cut tens of millions of dollars of aid money. They also hailed Egypt's Al-Azhar global conference for backing Jerusalem as the main capital of occupied Palestine, under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
  • Polish PM says Warsaw understands Israel's emotions about Holocaust bill

    Polish PM says Warsaw understands Israel's emotions about Holocaust bill

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    In a statement following the approval of the bill , the US State Department called on Poland "to re-evaluate the legislation ", warning of "divisions" that could affect Warsaw's "strategic interests and relationships". Also banned is mention of Polish involvement in committing crimes against Jewish people during the Holocaust . The group called on Duda to "take whatever steps are necessary to bury this ill-conceived bill and ensure the accuracy of the historical narrative of World ...
  • CJI releases roster for allocation of cases in SC

    CJI releases roster for allocation of cases in SC

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    It was just last month that Justices Chelameswar , Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurien Joseph had raised questions on the way certain politically-sensitive cases were being allotted to specific judges only. Justice MB Lokur will have the responsibility to handle petitions related to ecological imbalance and armed forces, and justice Kurian Joseph will be hearing matters concerning rent act, labour law, service law, family law, contempt law, land law, and religious and charitable ...
  • Disappointed With Budget, Babu Calls Emergency Meeting

    Disappointed With Budget, Babu Calls Emergency Meeting

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    Last week , state chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday hinted at a rift between TDP and BJP . "Till now, all issues in the government are pending", TDP leader CM Ramesh asserted. I always tell them not to talk against them (BJP). TDP and BJP had contested the 2014 elections in alliance but relations between the two have since soured as the TDP felt that the Centre, after the bifurcation of the state in 2014, neglected Andhra Pradesh making it reel under huge revenue deficit.
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Events

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Events

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    According to Abercrumbie, this is her first time celebrating Black History Month with Sigma Gamma Rho, and she is looking forward to the opportunity to share African-American culture with Bradley. Diversity Richmond's Black LGTBQ History Month programming begins on Friday, February 2nd with the Black and Bold Awards reception, which begins at 6 PM and takes place at Diversity Richmond, located at 1407 Sherwood Ave.
  • Aaron Gordon leads field for 2018 NBA Slam Dunk contest

    Aaron Gordon leads field for 2018 NBA Slam Dunk contest

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    The three-point contest is part of All-Star Saturday Night which takes place February 17 at the Staples Center at 5 p.m. PT on TNT . The Slam Dunk Contest , of course, will conclude the night's events. The NBA created a highlight reel of each participant in the contest and I highly recommend that you check out each of them. Thompson (20.3 ppg) leads the National Basketball Association in three-point field goal percentage (45.4) and ranks second in threes made (164).
  • Tillerson says Venezuelan president could 'choose to just leave'

    Tillerson says Venezuelan president could 'choose to just leave'

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    Then, he launched into the diplomatic tremors destabilizing Latin America policy. "We have not advocated for regime change or removal of President Maduro". While the trade has brought benefits, he said, the "unfair trading practices used by many Chinese have also harmed these countries' manufacturing sectors, generating unemployment and lowering wages for workers".
  • Pakistan minister, wife found dead

    Pakistan minister, wife found dead

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    Earlier, his dead body was airlifted from Karachi to Sukkur airport from where it was taken to Karampur in an ambulance. Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, 71, was a member of the Pakistan People's Party , and his wife Fariha Razzaq was a former member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly and a former journalist.
  • Groundhog Day 2018: Will Punxsutawney Phil and Birmingham Bill see their shadow?

    Groundhog Day 2018: Will Punxsutawney Phil and Birmingham Bill see their shadow?

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    Besides his age, his weather predicting skills and the fact that he's probably the only groundhog who lives in a library, Punxsutawney Phil is special for another reason. The same club also held a Groundhog Hunt during September in its earlier years. If not, expect an early spring. Candlemas is the 40th day of the Christmas-Epiphany season and in Europe, it was considered a day of weather forecasting.
  • George Osborne urges Theresa May to abandon economically 'risky' Brexit plans

    George Osborne urges Theresa May to abandon economically 'risky' Brexit plans

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    The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) also last week urged the Government to ensure it remains in the customs union after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union to protect jobs. "I do wish more of my party colleagues have seen the sort of leadership and commitment and positive agenda that´s been projected for Britain here in China", Fox said in a separate interview with ITN.
  • Virginia man identified as fatality in GOP train crash

    Virginia man identified as fatality in GOP train crash

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    The train taking House Republicans from Washington to a retreat in West Virginia collided with the garbage truck in Crozet , Virginia, on Wednesday morning. "I'm not sure if it was stalled on the track or it was just trying to beat the train across the tracks", he said. Jeff Flake and Rep. Martha McSally, to a legislative retreat in West Virginia.
  • Darren Osborne found guilty of Finsbury Park attack

    Darren Osborne found guilty of Finsbury Park attack

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    He claimed he had planned the attack with two others - two men called Terry and Dave - and that it had been Dave who was driving when the van went into the group in Finsbury Park . Opening the case, Mr Rees said Osborne was heard by witnesses to say: "I've done my job". Anti-extremism campaigners said the case highlighted how quickly someone could be radicalised through the medium of social media and online propaganda.
  • Meghan Markle Suits Up for First Awards Ceremony With Fiance Prince Harry

    Meghan Markle Suits Up for First Awards Ceremony With Fiance Prince Harry

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    However, since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017, Meghan has only really been photographed in chic outerwear and dress coats, because of the UK's cold climate. Harry and his brother William helped present the awards past year and it is likely the prince and the United States actress will perform the same role tonight.
  • Huckabee Sanders On Pelosi's SOTU Reaction: She Should Smile More

    Huckabee Sanders On Pelosi's SOTU Reaction: She Should Smile More

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    Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listen as President Trump delivers the State of the Union Address . As Trump discussed immigration , infrastructure and unemployment rates in the US, Pelosi appeared to be visibly annoyed listening from her seat in the House chamber - which social media users were quick to notice and soon become a viral meme.
  • Joe Manchin Resurfaces: 'I'm Not Voting For The Wall'

    Joe Manchin Resurfaces: 'I'm Not Voting For The Wall'

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    At an invite-only event at Worldwide Equipment , a firm specializing in truck parts and sales in White Sulphur Springs, Pence praised the strong economy he attributed to Donald Trump and the Republican agenda. "Joe voted 'no" on tax cuts for job creators. "Joe voted no to giving working families more of your hard-earned money". Then he laid into Manchin, stressing that not only did the Democratic senator vote no on tax reform unlike the West Virginia Republicans, but he voted no "time ...
  • Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester United

    Player Ratings: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester United

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    Nearly 82,000 were at the National Stadium to watch Spurs stun the visitors and a number of them would have missed the opening goal . The defeat saw United slip 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City , dragging them back into a top-four battle.
  • Sixth pay commission recommends 30 pc increase in pay

    Sixth pay commission recommends 30 pc increase in pay

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    Srinivasmurthy. The minimum pay scale to employees will be Rs 17,000 and maximum Rs 1.50 lakh per month; the minimum pension will be Rs 8,500 and maximum Rs 73,000 per month besides dearness allowance. The main contention was that recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission created a huge gap in salaries of Central and State government employees.
  • Stone tools found in India push back human migration timeline

    Stone tools found in India push back human migration timeline

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    They were tired of utilizing the large axes and other powerful cutting tools that were being manufactured by their ancestors for millions of years, gave way to a new sophisticated kind of tools that could be effective as well as handy. Specific luminescence dating method was used to date tool-bearing sediments. The archaeologists found tools made with a distinct and sophisticated tool-making technique of the Middle Palaeolithic known as Levallois that began replacing clunkier and more ...
  • Realty Income (O) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.08

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    MUFG Securities Americas Inc initiated CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) rating on Tuesday, January 9. It has outperformed by 8.11% the S&P500. WASATCH ADVISORS INC lowered its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Advisory accumulated 9,212 shares. (NYSE:P). Sequoia Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 360,000 shares or 0.33% of its portfolio. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.50 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 ...
  • Budget 2018: These things will get expensive after custom duty increase

    Budget 2018: These things will get expensive after custom duty increase

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    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2018 in Parliament this morning. "This budget has devoted attention to all sectors, ranging from agriculture to infrastructure..." "We are now launching a flagship national health protection scheme to cover 10 crore poor and vulnerable families".
  • Russia To American Pilots:

    Russia To American Pilots: "If We Scare You, Then Stay Away…"

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    U.S. Naval Forces Europe reported on Monday that a Russian fighter flew within 5 feet of an EP-3 reconnaissance plane, which was deemed an unsafe maneuver. Russian Federation said that the incident was an escort - not an intercept. The Ministry suggested, however, that the US should stop flying in global airspace near the Russian border just to be sure, because American pilots are suffering from "depression and phobias".
  • Israeli fans sue activists over Lorde show cancellation

    Israeli fans sue activists over Lorde show cancellation

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    Israeli legal rights group Shurat HaDin claims that the two authors, one Jewish and one Palestinian, were aware that their open letter could result in a boycott, and as such, have filed on behalf of three prospective concertgoers for $13,000 in damages.
  • India's Nepal engagement: Oli, Sushma agree to 'forget past bitterness'

    India's Nepal engagement: Oli, Sushma agree to 'forget past bitterness'

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    However, Nepali Congress leader Shekhar Koirala said Swaraj's visit was ill-timed as the host country is awaiting government formation. However, with the electoral outcome having gone in favour of the Left Alliance led by Oli, Swaraj's visit is being seen as an attempt to fix damage in bilateral relations, especially after Oli criticised India at home and at worldwide fora for the "blockade" for five months in 2015.
  • West Bengal Bypoll Results: TMC Wins Both Noapara And Uluberia

    West Bengal Bypoll Results: TMC Wins Both Noapara And Uluberia

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    Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress had a sweeping victory in Noapara assembly seat in North 24 Parganas district and in Uluberia Lok Sabha Constituency seat in Howrah district with huge margin. In Noapara, the TMC garnered 1.11 lakh votes securing 57 per cent vote share, while BJP garnered 20 per cent votes securing 38,711 votes. In the Noapara bypoll , necessitated by the death of Congress legislator Madhusudan Ghose, Trinamool's Sunil Singh won by more than 63,000 votes ...
  • Boeing wins $6.56 billion US defense contract: Pentagon

    Boeing wins $6.56 billion US defense contract: Pentagon

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    The reported failure comes as tensions with North Korea are high, and as Japan plans to buy the system for its own defence. In February, an SM-3 missile launched from the USS John Paul Jones, a guided-missile destroyer, successfully shot down an intermediate-range ballistic missile target dropped from a cargo plane.
  • Dortmund sign Chelsea's Batshuayi on loan

    Dortmund sign Chelsea's Batshuayi on loan

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    The former Barcelona striker told Sky Sports , "In my day we played a rigid, flat 4-4-2 and that was it". French striker Olivier Giroud penned an emotional message to the Arsenal faithful on deadline day, as he completed his move to London rivals Chelsea , signing an 18-month contract with the Blues.
  • Public opinion in Europe tilting against Israel, says German FM

    Public opinion in Europe tilting against Israel, says German FM

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    Germany's foreign minister ended a 15-hour trip to Israel warning the country against abandoning a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such criticism has led to tensions between some European officials and Netanyahu, who accuses them of overlooking Palestinian attacks and what he calls Palestinian incitement against Israel.
  • Government allocates Rs. 1.48 lakh crores for Railways

    Government allocates Rs. 1.48 lakh crores for Railways

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    This is the second year since the budget for Railways has been merged with the General Budget. The RRSK will have Rs 5,000 crore from Capital (Budgetary Support), Rs 10,000 crore from the Railway Safety Fund and Rs 5,000 crore from the Railways? revenue.
  • Overnight Snow Leads To Tuesday Morning School Delays

    Overnight Snow Leads To Tuesday Morning School Delays

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    Highs again Thursday will be in the low to mid 30's with mostly cloudy to cloudy skies overhead. Plan for slippery road conditions on your drive in and home from work. Trailing behind that snow is a blast of colder air. Some will see less than that, but some spots may see closer to 4 inches as well. However, Thursday evening into Friday morning will see a small chance of rain, although a low overnight temperature of 37 makes it unlikely to be snow.
  • NTSB: Investigators will be at deadly crash site for days

    NTSB: Investigators will be at deadly crash site for days

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    MI 7th District Republican Tim Walberg and his wife Sue were on the train with his fellow members of Congress that crashed on their way to a retreat in West Virginia Wednesday morning. The truck was destroyed, however, with the front separated from the back and trash scattered all over the scene. "We're pretty fortunate to have seven or eight members of Congress who are physicians".
  • NASA confirms its long lost IMAGE satellite is still Alive

    NASA confirms its long lost IMAGE satellite is still Alive

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    Last weekend, the amateur astronomer from Roberts Creek, B.C., was scanning the estimated orbit of the mysterious SpaceX Zuma probe, which launched in early January and was reportedly lost on its way to space. Now, something completely unexpected has given NASA's hardware profile another boost, as a satellite thought to have been dead for well over a decade has suddenly woken back up.
  • 2 students shot at middle school in Los Angeles

    2 students shot at middle school in Los Angeles

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    A 30-year-old woman also sustained minor injuries, but was not shot. TV news footage shows someone being loaded into an ambulance. Police have arrested a female student suspect and recovered a gun. Police cars blocked off an intersection near the school, and parents gathered at the street corner, talking on their phones and awaiting word on their children.
  • Gauteng urged to stop sending water to the Cape

    Gauteng urged to stop sending water to the Cape

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    If schools in the Western Cape have their taps turned off on Day Zero, 1.1 million children could be left stranded without water. A police officer controls water collection at a source of natural spring water in Cape Town , Feb. But Cape Town resident Riaan Coetzee blamed the dire situation on the city's mismanagement. "All of us have an interest in the situation. we are in this together and that's why we'll continue engaging and perhaps in future, revisit the idea", he said.
  • New details in case of 'Little Jacob' found dead on Galveston beach

    New details in case of 'Little Jacob' found dead on Galveston beach

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    When found, the child was in the water, near the shoreline and was found unclothed. "DNA samples have been collected and submitted to multiple labs in hopes of identifying the boy, unfortunately, these methods have been unable to assist with the identification as children this age do not usually have fingerprints or DNA on file".
  • Sibanye gold miners stuck underground, not in danger

    Sibanye gold miners stuck underground, not in danger

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    Mathunjwa said Beatrix was trying to borrow a generator from Harmony next door. Power is slowly being restored to the mine but it is not yet safe to bring miners to the surface. Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union 's Joseph Mathunjwa says this incident shows just how invaluable the lives of mineworkers are to the big corporations they work for.
  • Kiren Rijiju Appeals to People of Nagaland to Participate in Polls

    Kiren Rijiju Appeals to People of Nagaland to Participate in Polls

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    Bharatiya Janata Party is for early solution to the present Naga Political issue and BJP will be part of the system to implement all the agreements held between the Central Government and the negotiating parties, the release said. There is campaign in Nagaland for solution to a long pending political problem and a call for solution before election. "The party is in the process of considering the merits and demerits of its alliance with the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) for the last ...
  • United Airlines denies woman's 'emotional support peacock'

    United Airlines denies woman's 'emotional support peacock'

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    But from where we stand, it's now on the airlines to take a firm stance on the limits of support animals - and to ensure that the internet never has to ponder the pros and cons of fancy friends again. "No, I don't think they should have denied her because it's an unusual animal". While passengers who can complete these steps will often be able to bring their emotional support animals into the cabin with them during a flight, there are some exceptions.