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Sarma was in the Congress for almost two decades and a minister in the then Tarun Gogoi-led Congress governments for almost 15 years before joining the BJP in 2015. "That day is not far when one party will be in power right from Kashmir down to Kanyakumari", he said. Continuing its winning streak, the BJP wrested Tripura, and received an invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland, while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.
  • BJP bags Tripura, also ahead in Nagaland

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    BJD candidate Rita Sahu won the Bijepur seat over a margin of 41,932 votes. Modi , who campaigned vigorously in the region ahead of the vote, said the party charted "the path of success from (being) no one to the one" in the region, which for decades was considered a bastion of main opposition parties Congress and the Left Front .
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    German SPD counts coalition votes

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    Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has been more guarded on the issue of a minority government. Germany has been without a proper government since an indecisive election in September when both CDU and SPD... According to the ZDF television, the majority of the SPD party members approved the establishment of a new coalition with the CDU/CSU alliance on Sunday.
  • Putin Warns that Nuclear Attack on Allies Will Meet a Swift Response

    Putin Warns that Nuclear Attack on Allies Will Meet a Swift Response

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    He said a nuclear attack on any of Moscow's allies would be regarded as an attack on Russian Federation itself and draw an immediate response. The institute said 1,800 of those weapons are kept in a state of high operational alert. The United States, China, France, Russia and Britain are the only legally recognized nuclear weapons states under the 1968 worldwide Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
  • N. Korea will 'counter US' if it holds drills with Seoul

    N. Korea will 'counter US' if it holds drills with Seoul

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    The delegation includes the National Intelligence Service's chief Suh Hoon and Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung. The report said that speaking at a plenary session, North Korea's representative argued the US was deploying a large number of strategic assets near the Korean Peninsula and intentionally escalating the situation.
  • Iran criticises France over missile programme stance

    Iran criticises France over missile programme stance

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    Iran's defence programme is not the business of any country including France, a senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader said here on Saturday. "If the French foreign minister's [upcoming] visit [to Tehran] is aimed at strengthening relations, he'd better avoid taking such negative positions", Velayati pointed out.
  • MSP: 2 people shot on Central Michigan University's campus

    MSP: 2 people shot on Central Michigan University's campus

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    Michigan police officials survey nearby neighborhoods as police continue to search for a suspect near Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan , March 2, 2018 . Thursday night when they took him to the hospital for a drug-related issue. Police say students should take shelter and call 911 if they see something suspicious.
  • Now Trump's White House chaos is rocking the world

    Now Trump's White House chaos is rocking the world

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    About an hour later, Trump appeared to endorse Cox's version of events with a tweet of his own: "Good (Great) meeting in the Oval Office tonight with the NRA!" NRA Executive Director Chris Cox , who attended the meeting, echoed that sentiment on Twitter .
  • I made lot of Tunisians happy in Dubai, says Jaziri

    I made lot of Tunisians happy in Dubai, says Jaziri

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    I could come back into the match playing very good tennis (in the second set)". Bautista Agut, world No 23, began his season by winning the ASB Classic and finished an impressive week - which had seen him drop only one set en route to the final - with another accomplished display to deny Pouille entry into the world's top 10 for the first time in his career.
  • Slow-moving nor'easter kills 5, knocks out power in several states

    Slow-moving nor'easter kills 5, knocks out power in several states

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    It also snarled transportation from the Middle Atlantic into New England, with more than a quarter of flights into and out of New York's three major airports and Boston's airport cancelled, tracking service FlightAware .com reported . Winds will be so ferocious that the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey is securing cranes at a LaGuardia Airport construction project. The 11-year-old victim was killed in Putnam County, New York.
  • Saudi Crown Prince Salman to pay three-day visit to Egypt

    Saudi Crown Prince Salman to pay three-day visit to Egypt

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    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his administration see that it is time to return the two islands to their rightful owner Saudi Arabia, while opponents believe the islands belong to Egypt and giving them up means sacrificing national soil for temporary interests.
  • 16-year-old student accused of plotting violence at Chandler High School

    16-year-old student accused of plotting violence at Chandler High School

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    However, the resource officer found the student had a notebook, which had a list of "threatening actions" to individual students as well as the high school, according to a news release from the Ontario School District. They encourage everyone to report any threats or suspicious activity to the department at 480-782-4000. They emailed the entire student body about their plan, and the next day a few dozen walked and took buses to join their peers.
  • China's ruling party adopts govt. reshuffle plan

    China's ruling party adopts govt. reshuffle plan

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    Xi is also planning to use the National People's Congress' annual meeting in order to appoint allies in key government positions, including the vice president, the central bank chief, and dozens of ministry-level positions. Now, the global discussion is focusing on a China rushing to catastrophe. These struggles were the result of Xi's hero, Mao Zedong . Whatever the case, the accumulated effect of these changes has all but guaranteed that as long as Xi is alive and the party is in ...
  • 7 killed, 1mn without power as massive storm pounds US

    7 killed, 1mn without power as massive storm pounds US

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    A pedestrian walks near the coastline Friday , March 2, 2018 , in Newburyport, Mass.as a major nor'easter pounds the East Coast, packing heavy rain, intermittent snow and strong winds. The third highest tide on record happened today at Boston Harbor , reaching 14.67 feet. "The latest model looks like we are going to get a three- to 3.5-foot storm surge, over normal high tide".
  • Korea calls tougher USA sanctions an act of war

    Korea calls tougher USA sanctions an act of war

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    President Donald Trump speaks today during a meeting with the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House. The delegation took a different route, prompting the opposition Korea Liberty Party to accuse Mr Moon's administration of "abuse of power and an act of treason" by re-routing the motorcade to shield it from the protest.
  • Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

    Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm

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    The storm has strengthened rapidly today, undergoing what's known as bombogenesis or "bombing out", when a low-pressure system drops 24 millibars in 24 hours. Parts of eastern Long Island and eastern MA were predicted to get up to five inches of rain through Saturday . The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said in a statement residents in the eastern part of the state should expect some rain and snow Saturday night , and minor flooding is forecast for some rivers and streams in ...
  • Attack on humanitarian workers godless, despicable

    Attack on humanitarian workers godless, despicable

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    President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki , via his personal Twitter handle, @BukolaSaraki, described the attack that led to the deaths of several humanitarian workers as "cowardly", while calling for the prosecution of the perpetrators. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu has condemned the incident. The military, however, referred to the bombing as a mistake and blamed it on "the fog of war".
  • Shubhankar on top at World Golf Championships

    Shubhankar on top at World Golf Championships

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    Sharma was solid on the front nine and recorded five birdies on the back nine. Shubhankar Sharma wanted to enjoy himself in his first appearance at a World Golf Championship. "You have to expect great things from yourself if you want to play at a high stage". His birdie run on the back nine started on 11th, when he reached the green in two at par-5 11th and birdied from under 10 feet.
  • 19-year-old MI college student suspected of killing parents arrested

    19-year-old MI college student suspected of killing parents arrested

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    Klaus said video at the dorm suggested that Davis had fled on foot after the shooting. 19, was identified as a suspect in what authorities said was a family-related domestic dispute. It happened just after 9:00 a.m. Friday morning on the 4th floor of Campbell Hall. They lived in Plainfield , a suburb of Chicago , according to the Associated Press, and arrived on campus Friday to pick up their son for the beginning of the school's spring break.
  • Miami Valley pastor at White House opioid summit

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    Trump last fall declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency . He'll say, 'You know the Chinese and Filipinos don't have a drug problem. And while we're engaged in all this foolishness, we are simultaneously struggling to find a solution for an epidemic of opioid addiction that is completely out of control.
  • Alexander Zverev smashes racket, gifts it to a spectator at Acapulco

    Alexander Zverev smashes racket, gifts it to a spectator at Acapulco

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    South Africa's Kevin Anderson moved one step closer to capturing his second consecutive title with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory over American qualifier Jared Donaldson at the ATP Mexican Open. "I just really like it here. I have a shot at playing for a title". Donaldson is projected to climb to a career-high No. 48 in the ATP Rankings on Monday.
  • Italy to hold national elections on Sunday

    Italy to hold national elections on Sunday

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    The other problem for the Democrats, and the true story of this election, is that, as in other countries in Europe, populist parties are promising to shake up the status quo. These are the forces Piu Europa is fighting. They have agreed that if the bloc wins an absolute majority on March 4, the party which takes the most votes can pick the next premier.
  • White House on lockdown after man shot himself near North Lawn

    White House on lockdown after man shot himself near North Lawn

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    The District of Columbia police said its homicide/natural death unit is responding. President Donald Trump - who is now in Florida visiting his Mar-a-Lago golf resort - has reportedly been briefed on the situation. About 20 minutes earlier, NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett had tweeted that he and other were sheltering in place at the White House briefing room.
  • U.S. will talk to North Korea only

    U.S. will talk to North Korea only "under the right conditions"

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    In a meeting with President Moon Jae-in on Sunday, Kim Yong-chol, a senior official at the North's ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said North Korea-U.S. "Therefore, no amount of talks between North and the South Korea is going to change anything significantly". They predicted his departure will add to doubts about US willingness to conduct diplomacy with Pyongyang, while compounding the depletion of the State Department's top ranks since Trump took office.
  • Sloth Bear Chases Off Tiger After Amazing Tussle

    Sloth Bear Chases Off Tiger After Amazing Tussle

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    It can even be seen charging after the tiger. The result was an almighty 15-minute tussle which saw the two animals charging at each other in an attempt to show the other's who's boss, with both receiving serious injuries in the process. The fight between furry killing machines went down at an Indian national park earlier this week and the footage has since gone viral. After some turns charging one another the tiger and bear go their separate ways.
  • Suspect in Central Michigan University shooting in custody

    Suspect in Central Michigan University shooting in custody

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    The college campus in the city of Mount Pleasant in central MI was on lockdown hours after the 8:30 a.m. shooting, as federal, state and local law enforcement searched for Davis using helicopters and police dogs. "Whether there was a mental health component that was in conjunction with that, we don't know", Klaus told reporters, adding that police were still putting together "pieces of the puzzle" about the shooting and any motive.
  • Killer storm exits US Northeast, leaving floods, outages

    Killer storm exits US Northeast, leaving floods, outages

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    A six-year-old boy was killed after a falling tree struck him while he was sleeping in his home in Chesterfield County, Virginia, according to authorities cited by AFP. Businesses near Boston Harbour set up temporary flood barriers and piled sandbags around their doors yesterday as the northeastern United States felt the brunt of a powerful storm that threatened to flood coasts from ME to Virginia.
  • Indian Police Arrest Religious Leader For Journalist's Murder

    Indian Police Arrest Religious Leader For Journalist's Murder

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    That theory was back into the spotlight on Friday when the authorities detained Naveen Kumar, the founder of the far-right group Hindu Yuva Sena, according to Bijay Kumar Singh, the leader of a special team formed to investigate Ms. He has been found in possession of more than 15 rounds of the cartridges of.32 calibre, which are the similar to 7.65 mm cartridges. The reports of SIT said, "He resembled the man who conducted a recce on September 3 and the morning of September 5".
  • Thousands march in Slovakia for slain journalist

    Thousands march in Slovakia for slain journalist

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    Thousands have marched in Bratislava and other Slovak cities for murdered investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, demanding swift action in response to a killing that has shocked the country and shaken its government. The seven men had been taken into custody on Thursday when police raided houses allegedly linked to members of an Italian crime syndicate. Kuciak's funeral is scheduled for later on Saturday.
  • PM Modi welcomes Jordan's King; Palestinian issue, radicalisation to be discussed

    PM Modi welcomes Jordan's King; Palestinian issue, radicalisation to be discussed

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    King Abdullah is slated to give a special talk in Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday, where he is expected to highlight India's role in combating extremist thoughts by averting the threats of ISIS and al-Qaeda. On February 28, Wednesday, the King will visit IIT Delhi to explore collaboration with Jordan technical institutes. He will then also participate in an India-Jordan Business Forum organized by FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM.
  • All set for Senate election on Saturday

    All set for Senate election on Saturday

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    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had declared the PML-N Senate candidates as independent in the aftermath of the Supreme Court of Pakistan's ruling over the petitions challenging the Election Act 2017, which removed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party president.
  • More than 3000 flights canceled as storm hammers US East Coast

    More than 3000 flights canceled as storm hammers US East Coast

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    Nor'easter brings dramatic flooding to East Coast, with record flooding expected in Boston Harbor as the storm coincides with high tide at midnight. Passenger railroad Amtrak halted service between Boston and Washington through Friday, and said it was suspending southbound service out of the USA capital until at least Saturday morning because of downed trees on the track.
  • Sushma Swaraj calls on Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang

    Sushma Swaraj calls on Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang

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    The visit is aimed to strengthen their partnership to ward off China's growing influence. "We have decided that we will enhance cooperation in defence production and explore opportunities in transfer of technology". The Vietnamese President arrived India with an 18-member delegation, including ministers, party leaders, and businessmen. He also thanked Vietnam for its invaluable support a year ago in getting Ahmedabad recognised as a Unesco World Heritage City.
  • U.S. condemns 'brutal attacks' in West Africa

    U.S. condemns 'brutal attacks' in West Africa

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    France's foreign minister reported there were no known French casualties. "Those that influence the terrorists that bomb Damascus must assume their responsibility and understand the importance of undertaking to apply Security Council resolutions", he declared.
  • Octogenarian Billionaire With Campbell's Soup Can Peddles Trump's Steel Tariffs Plan

    Octogenarian Billionaire With Campbell's Soup Can Peddles Trump's Steel Tariffs Plan

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    There's about 2.6 cents, 2.6 pennies, worth of steel. "So if that goes up by 25 percent, that's about six-tenths of 1 cent on the price on a can of Campbell's soup ", Ross said . "This is not the first time we put tariffs on steel". Pelosi's been running around insisting that an extra $1,000 in taxpayers' pockets from the GOP tax cuts means nothing in the grand scheme of things, which is easy for a millionaire many times over like her to say.
  • Lidl store attacked in Tallaght

    Lidl store attacked in Tallaght

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    Other footage appeared to show an attempt to break into the shop's safe. A digger was recovered in the operation and nine people were arrested at the scene. "Substantial damage was caused to a supermarket on Fortunestown Lane and further damage to another premises in Jobstown". The incident is now being investigated by police, who say the damage to the building is "substantial".
  • Congress leads in 21, NPP in 14 seats in Meghalaya

    Congress leads in 21, NPP in 14 seats in Meghalaya

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    NPP candidate daughter of late Purno Sangma, Agatha Sangma and son James Sangma are leading from their constituencies. North East Assembly Election results in 2018 in 3 NE states crucial for BJP's morale ahead of 2019 General Election. The party is of the view that it needs to be prepared for any eventuality and does not want a repeat of the Manipur assembly elections a year ago where despite being the largest party, the Congress could not form the government.
  • Trump stuns his party by embracing gun control

    Trump stuns his party by embracing gun control

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    President Donald Trump's stance on guns has not wavered a day after he set up a meeting with National Rifle Association officials, the White House said Friday. Mr. Trump called Mr. Cornyn on Thursday night to reiterate his support for Fix NICS , a person familiar with the discussion said. Trump also repeatedly instructed lawmakers on whether to combine specific gun proposals or not - regularly drawing noncommittal or even exasperated responses.