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The regional party is heavily inexperienced in parliamentary affairs and its members have had only a single term in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC). The BJP wrested Tripura, the last Left bastion, and received invitation to be part of the government in Nagaland, while Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.
  • Army guns down top JeM terrorist, mastermind of Sunjuwan attacks

    Army guns down top JeM terrorist, mastermind of Sunjuwan attacks

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    As per the reports, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Mufti Waqas who was recently involved in the attack at Sunjuwan Army Station in Jammu was killed in a brief fight. The killed terrorist was the chief architect of attacks on the security forces including, but not limited to, district police lines Pulwama on August 26, 2017, CRPF camp in Lethpora and Sunjwan Army camp on February 10, 2018, police said.
  • College on lockdown after 'credible' shooting threat

    College on lockdown after 'credible' shooting threat

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    Utica College is under lockdown due to a "real, credible threat", according to the school's twitter account. 'There are armed police officers on campus. There are armed police officers on campus. "Individuals are asked to confine themselves by whatever means possible and remain indoors to secure their safety while the threat is handled by law enforcement", the college says.
  • NDPP MLAs to meet tomorrow to elect Rio as leader

    NDPP MLAs to meet tomorrow to elect Rio as leader

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    With this decision, the BJP broke its 15-year alliance with the NPF. Rio has the majority and should form the government, Acharya said after the meeting. As a constitutional head, Acharya said, his duty is to see who has the majority (above 30) and one who has the majority can only be called for formation of the government.
  • Remains of seventh person found in planter linked to McArthur

    Remains of seventh person found in planter linked to McArthur

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    Monday. "The forensic pathologists are going through the remains that we've recovered from the planters and literally trying to piece those remains together", he recently told CBC News. "I can't really get into specifics about why we didn't realize there were seven remains there, but we had the planters several weeks ago", Idsinga said.
  • Trade Wars Are Bad and Hard to Win, UK Tells Trump

    Trade Wars Are Bad and Hard to Win, UK Tells Trump

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    Peter Navarro , director of the White House National Trade Council, said countries will not be excluded from the tariffs because that would become a slippery slope, but there will be a mechanism for corporate exemptions in some cases.
  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

    North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets South Korean envoys

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    After their arrival in Pyongyang, the South Korean envoys met North Korean officials and worked out details of their trip, which includes attending a dinner hosted by Kim on Monday, according to Moon's office. The South Korean side is led by Chief of the National Security Office Chung Eui-yong, who is accompanied by Director of the National Intelligence Service Suh Hoon, Deputy NIS Director Kim Sang-gyun, Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung, senior Blue House official Yun Kun-young, and ...
  • Philando Castile Fund Settles City's School Lunch Debt

    Philando Castile Fund Settles City's School Lunch Debt

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    A charity set-up in the name of a Minnesota man who was shot and killed by a police officer has paid the school lunch debt for students at every public schools in the St. That leaves some students with lunch debt if they can't pay and don't meet the requirements. Pamela Fergus, a psychology professor at Metropolitan State University in St.
  • Tripura sweep: 7th Pay Commission promise helped BJP woo government employees

    Tripura sweep: 7th Pay Commission promise helped BJP woo government employees

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    Especially since the Congress , an erstwhile political power in the state and the region, drew a blank in the Tripura poll-only confirming the worst fears about its rapidly shrinking national electoral footprint. Though the general secretary was tight-lipped, it has become amply clear that party leaders supporting his line will now strongly push for having an understanding with all anti-BJP forces as against Karat's policy of keeping a distance from other such parties.
  • Mueller probe subpoenas documents from Trump, top campaign aides

    Mueller probe subpoenas documents from Trump, top campaign aides

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    That's according to Axios , which says the subpoena was sent to an unnamed witness last month. A Grand Jury subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller's team reportedly targets the majority of Donald Trump's senior campaign team, including the president , and may indicate criminal wrongdoing within his innermost circle.
  • China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

    China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

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    The 2018 defense budget will be 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion USD), according to a report issued at the opening of the country's annual meeting of parliament. "As to the worldwide order, we have no intention of overthrowing everything for starting over again", Zhang said. New funds are going mainly to raise living standards for service members, increase training and prepare for potential crises on the Korean Peninsula, the border with India or in the South China Sea or Taiwan Strait, Song ...
  • Nagaland's Outgoing CM TR Zeliang Refuses to Step Down

    Nagaland's Outgoing CM TR Zeliang Refuses to Step Down

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    Acharya said Rio submitted a list of 30 NDPP-BJP MLAs and also the letters of support from a JD (U) and an Independent legislator taking the tally to 32. NPF chairman Shurhozolie Liezietsu has written to Shah, saying they were "still friends". Though JD (U) had a pre-poll alliance with the NPF, it has chosen to go with the NDPP-BJP combine.
  • China urged to get behind scrapping term limits for president Xi Jinping

    China urged to get behind scrapping term limits for president Xi Jinping

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    China's budget announcement comes as President Xi Jinping , the commander in chief of the country's armed forces, focuses on increasing both the sophistication and reach of the country's military. China had previous year announced a seven per cent increase in its budget spending of $151.43 billion. In 2016, it grew 7.6 percent. "It's imperative for two countries to perceive each other's strategic intentions objectively and accurately".
  • Pakistan Elects its First Dalit Hindu Woman Senator

    Pakistan Elects its First Dalit Hindu Woman Senator

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    Kohli was nominated for a minority Senate seat from the Sindh Assembly by the Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People's Party (PPP) last month. "PPP could have nominated any other woman for the seat but they showed they have regard for minorities as well", she said.
  • Newly-elected FATA senator set to join PML-N

    Newly-elected FATA senator set to join PML-N

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    Punjab as the most populous state has 52 votes per senate seat from its provincial assembly while Baluchistan, the least populated, only has 9 votes. The strong showing for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party could reinvigorate the political fortunes of embattled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who has been at odds with the judiciary since the Supreme Court abruptly ended his grip on power last July when they disqualified him from office due to undeclared assets.
  • Florida Senate overturns assault rifles ban after approval

    Florida Senate overturns assault rifles ban after approval

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    The bill , SB 7026 , imposes a three-day waiting period on rifle sales, increases the age limit for rifle sales from 18 to 21 years old and bans "bump stocks" which modify a semiautomatic weapon to allow it to fire more rapidly. The bill includes provisions to boost school security, establish new mental health programs in schools, and improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies.
  • National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory

    National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory

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    There will be a 60 percent chance of rain mixed with snow at about midnight. Winter Storm Quinn will continue to pound the Mountain West into the weekend and will also spread snow and strong winds through the northern Plains, upper Midwest and Northeast into next week.
  • Bennett, Virginia players dominate ACC honors

    Bennett, Virginia players dominate ACC honors

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    The Reading High graduate averaged 13 points and 3 rebounds for the Hurricanes, who finished tied for third and earned a double bye for the conference tournament. Clarke, a Virginia Beach native, bounced back after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in February 2017 against U.Va. His 9.5 rebounds per game was fourth most in the conference.
  • Manohar Parrikar to travel to Mumbai, may go overseas for treatment

    Manohar Parrikar to travel to Mumbai, may go overseas for treatment

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    Even as Parrikar was laid up at the Mumbai hospital, party workers and leaders in Goa were arranging "Mahamrityunjay Jaap" (chants to defy death) session across the state, apart from organising prayer services in Goa's churches. Earlier on Monday, the Chief Minister's Office also released a photograph of Parrikar wearing a pair of shorts, meeting Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister P.
  • Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist killed

    Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist killed

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    According to the military, the gunfight occurred after a mobile vehicle check post (MVCP) of the Army was sacked upon. During the exchange of fire, one militant was killed instantly and later three Over Ground Workers (of militants) were found dead.
  • A Public School Teacher Allegedly Hosted A White Supremacist Podcast

    A Public School Teacher Allegedly Hosted A White Supremacist Podcast

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    Since news of Volitich's secret podcast came to light, the Citrus County School District announced she's been removed from the classroom pending an investigation. An education reporter for the Huffington Post contacted school board members Thursday with the allegations and said Dalichov spoke on the podcast about her "belief that different races have different IQs".
  • BJP tweaks bypoll campaign, to target SP-BSP's 'opportunistic' alliance

    BJP tweaks bypoll campaign, to target SP-BSP's 'opportunistic' alliance

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    Gorakhpur and Phulpur , the two Lok Sabha seats, were vacated a year ago when Yogi Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively of the state. For the BJP, the choice is likely to be hard as it may get to retain only two ministers, and may possibly have to shift one of its ministers to another state, a party source said.
  • Family of British tourist files first lawsuit in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

    Family of British tourist files first lawsuit in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

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    The suit, filed Friday in Las Vegas by the parents of Jonathan Udall of Southampton, says he could have survived if the helicopter had a crash-resistant fuel system. Gary C Robb told The Mail on Sunday: 'The crash did not kill the occupants. The lawsuit, the first filed since the February 10 crash, accuses the helicopter's operator and manufacturer of negligence in the death of Jonathan Utall, 31, of England.
  • Thousands still without water in England and Wales

    Thousands still without water in England and Wales

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    South East Water's operations director Simon Earl said: "We are very sorry to our customers who are without water". The worst snowstorms in almost 30 years had frozen water in pipes last week, water suppliers said, during a blast of Siberian cold dubbed "the Beast from the East", which ground planes, stopped trains, blocked roads and shut schools.
  • Flood alert in new Met √Čireann Weather Warning for many counties

    Flood alert in new Met √Čireann Weather Warning for many counties

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    It's understood that the decision was made after much lying snow and ice makes many roads and paths treacherous and even impassable in places. Attention is turning now to the melting snow which is expected to raise river levels and prompt flooding in parts around the Country over the next few days.
  • PSL 2018, 13th match: Multan thrash Quetta by 9 wickets

    PSL 2018, 13th match: Multan thrash Quetta by 9 wickets

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    During the second round of the event, the tournament's first Super Over was witnessed during a match between Lahore and Islamabad. The match would be contesting but due to rain, it was abandoned. But much before Tahir's hat-trick Quetta were already derailed by their own mistakes as they suffered a Lahore Qalanader-like collapse, losing six wickets for ten runs off 19 balls after looking set for 140-plus total at 92-4.
  • Merkel's conservatives join coalition with social Democrats

    Merkel's conservatives join coalition with social Democrats

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    Congratulating the SPD for its "clear result", Merkel said she was looking forward to "further cooperation for the good of our country", according to a tweet attributed to her on her CDU party's account. Under Merkel's leadership, the CDU has been seen as a Europe-wide emblem for liberal-minded conservatism that refuses to collaborate with the xenophobic far right - in stark contrast to Austria's Christian Democrats.
  • 'No change in govt's stand on Dalai Lama': MEA clarifies

    'No change in govt's stand on Dalai Lama': MEA clarifies

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    He is a revered religious leader and is deeply respected by the people of India", MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. The government today said it has not changed its position on the Dalai Lama to please China and added that he's free to carry out his religious activities in the country.
  • Triston Thompson to miss 'multiple games' with a right ankle sprain

    Triston Thompson to miss 'multiple games' with a right ankle sprain

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    Cleveland Cavaliers' big man Tristan Thompson suffered an injury on Saturday while playing against the Denver Nuggets . Thompson's loss is another blow to the defending Eastern Conference champions, who are struggling without All-Star forward Kevin Love (broken hand) and could be without forward Jeff Green (sore back) for a few more games.
  • CBSE exams to begin from today

    CBSE exams to begin from today

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    The Class 10th exam will continue till April 4 whereas for the Class 12th it will continue till April 12, 2018. After a long gap of nearly 9 years, CBSE reintroduced Board exams for the first time for class X students. Now, students writing their final board exams are exempted from the mandatory separate pass criteria in subjects that have 20 marks for internal assessment and 80 marks for the board examination.
  • 'Firm resolution': South Korea heads for historic nuclear talks with North

    'Firm resolution': South Korea heads for historic nuclear talks with North

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    The announcement comes amid a rare thaw in ties between the two sides, driven by the recent Olympics. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has sought to use the Pyeongchang Games to open dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang in the hopes of easing a nuclear standoff that has heightened fears over global security.
  • Storm could drop 6 inches of snow on Grand Forks

    Storm could drop 6 inches of snow on Grand Forks

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    Dry and sunny conditions are expected to return to central Pennsylvania on Sunday , according to forecasters with AccuWeather and the National Weather Service at State College. Winds will also be gusty Monday through Tuesday with some blowing snow and reduced visibilities. The watch has been issued from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday night.
  • China sets 2018 GDP growth target at around 6.5 pct

    China sets 2018 GDP growth target at around 6.5 pct

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    That marked about a 7-per-cent increase, continuing a trend of lowered growth amid a slowing economy, despite regional tensions over the South China Sea and other issues. The premier said Beijing will speed up state-led development of integrated circuits, mobile communications, aircraft engines, electric cars and other technology.
  • First US carrier port call in Vietnam since war

    First US carrier port call in Vietnam since war

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    The United States has been criticizing China for its militarization of the South China Sea, including the construction of a runway, radar and other facilities at 7 outposts on reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands. "I'm not going to speak specifically to China", Rear Admiral John Fuller, commander of the Carl Vinson strike group, told reporters Monday. The carrier now operates in the West Pacific.
  • Brexit: Labour back remaining in EU customs union

    Brexit: Labour back remaining in EU customs union

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    The EU has been pressing for further details on what Britain wants from future trade ties before talks begin in April. But don't believe a word of this comfort speak: transition is no safe harbour at all. Britain is believed to favour mixed approach of "managed divergence" after it leaves, whereby it will follow European Union rules in some sectors and diverge from them in others.
  • All Blacks Sevens beat Australia to finish fifth in Las Vegas

    All Blacks Sevens beat Australia to finish fifth in Las Vegas

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    Fiji now progress to face hosts United States of America in the first semi-final after they defeated England 17 to 12, leaving New Zealand to contend with England for fifth place tomorrow morning NZT. New Zealand led Fiji 10-7 at halftime with two unconverted tries to Vilimoni Koroi and Sione Molina while Nasilasila scored Fiji's try. But I think we just love the adrenaline.
  • China's 2018 defense spending up 8.1%

    China's 2018 defense spending up 8.1%

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    China's finance ministry says the country's defense budget this year will rise 8 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion). China has set a goal of transforming its armed forces into a top-class military by around 2050. "We would like to see China be more transparent about its defence policy, including spending and the direction of its military power", Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular briefing.
  • Coveney warns United Kingdom border proposals just "a starting point" in Brexit talks

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    Theresa May has been laying out what she thinks the post-Brexit relationship will look like. Remainer ringleader Anna Soubry, whose amendment to the Trade Bill calling on Mrs May to try to negotiate a customs union with the EU has attracted the support of enough Tories to threaten defeat for the Government , said while her colleague's vision would be better than the alternative of a hard Brexit , "it's not as good as staying in the single market or the customs union".
  • Maintaining EU customs union a 'sellout' for Britain, trade minister says

    Maintaining EU customs union a 'sellout' for Britain, trade minister says

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    While May and her ministers say they plan to negotiate the best access possible to the EU, Brussels says Britain is on course to run into trade barriers. That chimes with the main opposition Labour Party, whose spokeswoman for foreign affairs said it would seek to join a new customs union with the EU after Brexit.
  • China 'won't sit idly by' if USA harms trade

    China 'won't sit idly by' if USA harms trade

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    However the proposal wants to remove those limits , in which turn could potentially allow the now President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely. Zhang Yesui , the spokesperson of China's National People's Congress, holds a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 4, 2018.
  • White House hosts opioid summit as controversies loom

    White House hosts opioid summit as controversies loom

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    According to the White House , the summit included individuals who have been affected by the opioid crisis , as well as addiction and recovery focused organizations. This is the President of the United States, by the way. The lawsuit seeks damages that are a result of the substantial costs that stem from the opioid epidemic and should be reimbursed for health programs and law enforcement efforts to combat the crisis.
  • Opposition to corner Modi govt over Nirav Modi-PNB scam

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    TDP MPs also demanded "special category status" for Andhra Pradesh . The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after unrelenting protests by the opposition Congress over the Rs 12,700 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam , and demands by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for a special package for Andhra Pradesh.