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It was launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2015. "Proper education and mass movement are required to bring about a change. Our nari shakti (women power) is marching ahead to build a new India", said Modi. "Empowered Rajasthan is not leaving any stone unturned to support the idea of an empowered nation and new India", she said. From having the worst sex ratio at birth, Jhunjhunu has closed the gender gap - in 2011, the ratio was 837 girls per 1,000 boys but now in seven years, the sex ratio ...
  • China warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with US

    China warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with US

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    As far as timing was concerned, it could not have come at a worse moment. His announcement last week of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has already ratcheted up global trade tensions and led to the resignation Tuesday of his chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, who opposes such measures.
  • Trump spoke to witnesses about talks they had with special counsel

    Trump spoke to witnesses about talks they had with special counsel

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    McGahn II, should issue a statement denying a New York Times article in January", the Times reported, somewhat ironically. McGahn didn't deny it, and ultimately reminded Trump that he had, in fact, asked McGahn to contact Rod Rosenstein and make sure Mueller was dismissed.
  • Conrad Sangma-Kharge lock horns over northeast polls

    Conrad Sangma-Kharge lock horns over northeast polls

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    BJP has got an absolute majority on its own getting 35 seats. Where Congress failed, NPP and BJP gained, winning over the regional parties and putting together a ruling coalition. The Congress won 21 seats out the 59 that went to polls last month. The BJP, which drew a blank in the last elections, bagged two seats. BJP has appointed Union Ministers - Nitin Gadkari and Jual Oram - as Central Observers to help facilitate the election of BJP legislature party leader in the state.
  • Anthony Davis sprains ankle off a rebound play

    Anthony Davis sprains ankle off a rebound play

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    Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (lower back stiffness) left the game in the first quarter and did not return. "Any time you twist an ankle it hurts, especially coming off somebody's foot because you really don't have any protection". 10 overall pick as part of a package to acquire Cousins via trade from the Sacramento Kings last season. The Pelicans (37-26) had a 12-3 run over the final 1:16 to pull out the win.
  • US Private Sector Adds 235000 Jobs in February

    US Private Sector Adds 235000 Jobs in February

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    ADP compiles hiring data from millions of companies that are clients of its payroll services. The gains point to sustained consumer spending, which accounts for about 70% of the economy. Last month's strong Labour Department report pointed to higher wage growth, raising expectations that the Federal Reserve would accelerate interest rate hikes to counter inflation.
  • Trump set for tariff showdown on Thursday

    Trump set for tariff showdown on Thursday

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    Trump seemed poised to take action on imports, no matter the cost to other industries. In it, the Republican members urge Mr. Trump to reconsider "broad" tariffs, saying that if the president wants to target China, there are better ways to do so.
  • NY police have 'have considerable evidence' in Weinstein rape case

    NY police have 'have considerable evidence' in Weinstein rape case

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    When asked for next steps, Boyce said it is up to the Manhattan district attorney what happens next, as "it's his case right now". Separately, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told the media the NYPD investigation into Weinstein was " going very, very well ", but that further questions should be directed to the DA Cyrus Vance .
  • Senate, Assembly pass bills addressing gun safety

    Senate, Assembly pass bills addressing gun safety

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    The measures include state funding for armed police stationed in schools and other security upgrades. The State Senate bills are geared more toward improvements to school safety, such as reinstating a program that puts a school resource officer in every school across the state, giving eligible schools $50,000 to hire a mental health services coordinator and increasing the number of active shooter safety drills.
  • Supreme Court upholds Hadiya's marriage, says no love jihad

    Supreme Court upholds Hadiya's marriage, says no love jihad

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    The SC also observed that the High Court should not have annulled the marriage in a habeas corpus petition. In August 2017, Shafin took the case to the Supreme Court . Evidence adduced by the NIA showed that claims that Hadiya met Shafin Jehan through matrimony website "waytonikah.com" was "totally false and entirely bogus".
  • Helicopter Crashes in Russia's Chechnya, Killing Three People

    Helicopter Crashes in Russia's Chechnya, Killing Three People

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    Several people have been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya. Earlier in the day, it was reported that seven people had died in the crash but this was later corrected. The Centre of Disaster Medicine of the Chechen Health Ministry told newsmen that two medical teams have been sent to the crash site close to the border between Chechnya and Georgia.
  • As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic gains

    As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic gains

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    With the vote count well advanced and full results due later on Monday, it looked nearly certain that none of the three main factions would be able to govern alone, and President Sergio Mattarella is not expected to open formal coalition talks until early April.
  • Won't tolerate United Nations, other countries 'bullying' Israel, says USA envoy Nikki Haley

    Won't tolerate United Nations, other countries 'bullying' Israel, says USA envoy Nikki Haley

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    In their fifth meeting within the past year on Monday, Netanyahu and Trump presented a united front on Iran , Israel's arch foe, although Netanyahu would like to see a more active American policy in the Middle East. He gave Netanyahu a warm reception at the White House , perhaps empathizing with his counterpart's plight. "When there is something real, you don't need a single state witness, and when you have nothing, not even a thousand state witnesses will help", Netanyahu said .
  • Trump Reportedly Asked Key Witnesses What They Talked About with Mueller

    Trump Reportedly Asked Key Witnesses What They Talked About with Mueller

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    Mr. Porter, who resigned last month amid a domestic abuse scandal, told Mr. McGahn the president had suggested he might "get rid of" Mr. McGahn if he chose not to challenge the article, the people briefed on the conversation said. McGahn did not issue a statement and he "later had to remind the President that he had indeed asked Mr McGahn to see that Mr Mueller was dismissed", the Times report said.
  • Congress MLA enters Kerala Assembly with used tear gas shell

    Congress MLA enters Kerala Assembly with used tear gas shell

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    During the discussions about home department, Thiruvanchoor said that Police Raj is still prevailing in the state. During the debate, Mr. Radhakrishnan unleashed a scathing attack on the police, which, he said, were being used by the government to wage an open war against those whom the ruling party did not like.
  • Neiphiu Rio to be sworn in today as new Nagaland CM

    Neiphiu Rio to be sworn in today as new Nagaland CM

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    For this first time the swearing in ceremony was held outside Raj Bhavan (official residence of governor) at Kohima local ground. Nagaland Governor, P.B. The NDPP in its maiden electoral foray won 18 of the 40 seats it contested and along with the BJP which won 12 of the 20 seats contested. Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who was reportedly requested to grace the swearing-in ceremony had expressed his inability to attend it, a source in the Raj Bhavan told PTI.
  • Nor'easter pummels NYC with 'thundersnow' and lightning

    Nor'easter pummels NYC with 'thundersnow' and lightning

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    The National Weather Service said Tuesday a new nor'easter will arrive as expected on Wednesday, bringing thundersnow, rain, high winds, and 20 or more inches of snow to Central and Western Massachusetts . It wasn't much better on the ground, with Pennsylvania and NY banning big rigs from some major highways and transit agencies reducing or canceling service on trains and buses.
  • Trump Talked to Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller

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    Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg said Tuesday he will cooperate with the special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russian Federation investigation after being subpoenaed last week. Al Sharpton and former President Barack Obama. "Sure, Trump gets all the credit, but when the history books are written, and then they're burned and rewritten by the winners, Sam Nunberg is going to have his own chapter".
  • Florida House passes school safety legislation with gun restrictions

    Florida House passes school safety legislation with gun restrictions

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    The most controversial measure in the bill allows school personnel who have completed a training program to serve as "school marshals" and carry firearms on school grounds through a voluntary opt-in program. Otherwise, only non-teacher personnel are eligible, such as administrators, guidance counselors, librarians and coaches. African-American representatives also expressed fears that arming black school employees could leave them vulnerable to being mistaken for attackers by police ...
  • (ANZASW) celebrates and welcomes International Women's Day

    (ANZASW) celebrates and welcomes International Women's Day

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    Sarah McKeen, political science junior, is the Head Executive of the AAUW at A&M. Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone, whose roles is to raise awareness and action on issues affecting women globally, said of Australia's seat on the Human Rights Council, that 2018 is a 'special year for Australia.
  • ICICI Bank shares dip 3% after senior officials summoned by SFIO

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    ICICI Bank is believed to have extended a loan of Rs 1,000 crore and Axis Bank Rs 700 crore past year to Choksi's Gitanjali Gems . In a reply to stock exchanges, ICICI Bank said it is a part of the working capital lender consortium, adding its exposure is not the highest.
  • PSL 2018: Quetta Gladiators to clash with Multan Sultans

    PSL 2018: Quetta Gladiators to clash with Multan Sultans

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    Multan Sultans' pacer Umar Gul took six wickets. With this win, the Multan Sultans have consolidated their position on the top of the points table. On Tuesday night it was more of a replay as they beat the same opponents at the same venue - but this time the margin of victory was not that big as Multan scampered home by 19 runs.
  • SC grants extension in trial period of Sharif family, Dar

    SC grants extension in trial period of Sharif family, Dar

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    The former premier's sons - Hasan and Hussain Nawaz - had also been made accused in the case, however, they have been declared absconder on not attending hearings. The trial against the Sharif family had commenced on September 14, 2017. In its July 28, 2017 ruling in the Panama Papers case, the apex court had given the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) six months to complete its proceedings on the corruption cases against members of the Sharif family.
  • Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke will face off for Texas Senate seat

    Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke will face off for Texas Senate seat

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    Even though it wasn't official until now, the expected race between incumbent Republican Sen. In the end, about 1,544,000 people voted in the Republican primary - or about 10.1 percent of the total registered voters in the state. That surpasses the last three midterms. Even if Democrats are able to win statewide races, Boehmer believes a major shift would need to happen in order for Texas to remain a blue state on a long-term basis.
  • UEFA Champions League match report Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus 07 March 2018

    UEFA Champions League match report Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus 07 March 2018

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    Goals from Paolo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuian in the space of three minutes took the tie away from the home side, and Pochettino bemoaned their lack of luck. "We said keep calm and the chance will arrive". We started the second half in a bit of a shaky way, but we were facing a really impressive team. Coach Massimiliano Allegri said: "Higuain has trained with the team".
  • Additional commercial vehicle restrictions lifted on Pa. interstates, turnpike

    Additional commercial vehicle restrictions lifted on Pa. interstates, turnpike

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    Wednesday's storm comes days after several communities in eastern and northeastern Pennsylvania saw as much as two feet of snow, and nearly 40,000 people are still without power. Heavy duty tow trucks are being positioned on I-84 in Pike County and one each in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties to handle problems on I-80 and I-81.
  • Florida Sheriff's Association asking for more state funding

    Florida Sheriff's Association asking for more state funding

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    After the vote , lawmakers gave Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was killed in the shooting , a standing ovation. "I understand the angst about the guardian program but I can't help but think about the coaches who literally ran in as shields to protect their students.
  • David Warner fined over tea time confrontation with Quinton de Kock

    David Warner fined over tea time confrontation with Quinton de Kock

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    Warner‚ who was charged under level two of the code of conduct for behaviour that "brings the game into disrepute"‚ did not contest the allegation. Meanwhile, Lyon has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and had one demerit point added to his record for dropping the ball on to De Villiers as the South African batsman was on the ground after being run out by Warner.
  • Shuhaib murder: Pinarayi turns down Opposition call for CBI probe

    Shuhaib murder: Pinarayi turns down Opposition call for CBI probe

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    Once again, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has turned down the Opposition call for a CBI probe into the murder of Youth Congress leader Shuhaib in Kannur on February 12. The High Court also criticised the government for not slapping UAPA provisions even though the situation warranted so. The CPM has nothing to cover up and is not afraid of any investigation, said Kodiyeri Balakrishnan .
  • MS could be the first state with 15-week abortion ban

    MS could be the first state with 15-week abortion ban

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    The bill was sent back to the House for another vote, which is considered procedural. If signed into law, it would be the most restrictive abortion ban in the US. Planned Parenthood Director of State Policy Media, Danielle Wells, said she believes the law is unconstitutional. "The Legislature finds that the intentional commitment of [dilation and evacuation procedures] for nontherapeutic or elective reasons is a barbaric practice, unsafe for the maternal patient, and demeaning to the ...
  • Statue war continues: Gandhi targeted in Kerala, Ambedkar in Tamil Nadu

    Statue war continues: Gandhi targeted in Kerala, Ambedkar in Tamil Nadu

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    He also reportedly removed the garland on the statue and then walked away. Reports suggest that the police are now on the lookout for the people who defaced the statue. While H Raja has since expressed his heartful regret for his comments, the BJP went on damage control mode. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned the incidents of vandalism of statues and said that stern action would be taken against those found guilty.
  • What is thundersnow? Explaining this rare winter storm occurrence

    What is thundersnow? Explaining this rare winter storm occurrence

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    Newark Liberty International Airport was the most impacted so far, with over 650 flights canceled due to the storm. More than 2,600 flights were canceled, according to FlightAware . Power customers in New Jersey also took to social media to share their frustration of still being in the dark. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a state of emergency for several counties.
  • Iran: IRGC Warns against Negotiating on Ballistic Missile Program

    Iran: IRGC Warns against Negotiating on Ballistic Missile Program

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    Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards' aerospace division, said Wednesday that Iran has increased its missile production three-fold. His visit came in the midst of a scramble by European governments to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump threatened he would abandon it unless tough new restrictions were placed on Iran before May 12.
  • (Feature)Triumph in Paris means writing Real Madrid off at your peril

    (Feature)Triumph in Paris means writing Real Madrid off at your peril

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    PARIS Saint-Germain's Qatari-bankrolled bid to put itself among Europe's elite foundered again as Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid comfortably beat the French club to move into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League . The French giants are yet to win the Champions League and former boss Laurent Blanc was dismissed after guiding them to the quarter-finals in three consecutive seasons.
  • Syrian troops hold over half of eastern Ghouta

    Syrian troops hold over half of eastern Ghouta

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    Government forces on Wednesday seized vast swathes of territory including farmland from rebels in the opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, effectively dividing the besieged enclave in two and further squeezing rebels and tens of thousands of civilians trapped inside, state media and a war monitor reported.
  • Firefighters battle wildfires in Wabaunsee Co., dozens of other spots in Kansas

    Firefighters battle wildfires in Wabaunsee Co., dozens of other spots in Kansas

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    The fires have burned more than 25,000 acres. The National Guard stated an EMS/fire tower fell in Logan County, and strong winds knocked down a power pole in Sedgwick County. Traffic along Interstate 70 was being rerouted because of zero visibility. Fudge says the blaze began when a truck caught fire on Kansas 160 outside Ashland, and quickly spread with the help of 20-30 miles per hour winds.
  • Raptors clinch playoff spot with OT win over Pistons

    Raptors clinch playoff spot with OT win over Pistons

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    At least Van Gundy is being honest about what's going on: "I think the biggest thing is right now, we're not giving ourselves much of a chance to play well because we're playing so frustrated right now". Toronto outscored Atlanta 30-13 in the fourth. Fred VanVleet made a jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining in overtime, allowing the Toronto Raptors to extend their winning streak to six games with a 121-119 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
  • Wyo Senate amends House education bill

    Wyo Senate amends House education bill

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    But, according to a House of Delegates clerk, the version Senate lawmakers passed had some of the same key language as the original. The bill that passed the Senate included language that the project would be studied, planned, designed, constructed and operated once passed .
  • Sunny, breezy start to workweek in store, snow coming Tuesday night

    Sunny, breezy start to workweek in store, snow coming Tuesday night

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    Snowfall will only be about one inch or less, with the highest amounts across higher elevations. Tonight: A chance of snow, mainly before 7 p.m. South southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Today: Sunny, with a high at 57. High: 67. Wind: NW 10-15 miles per hour. Wednesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 30's.
  • Bulls and National Basketball Association talk about Lopez, Holiday playing time

    Bulls and National Basketball Association talk about Lopez, Holiday playing time

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    They host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. "Our young guys will still obviously get an opportunity to play", Hoiberg said. "We have been careful to distinguish between efforts teams may make to rebuild their rosters, including through personnel changes over the course of several seasons, and circumstances in which players or coaches on the floor take steps to lose games", Silver wrote in the memo, obtained by USA Today Sports .