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Ravi Shankar's speech at the event had to be cut short, and the event shifted to a private hotel, the Lalit. Lesser known Jammu Kashmir Coordination Committee (JKCC), the organisers of the function, said the idea behind holding this event was to find a lasting solution to the age-old Kashmir conflict.
  • Amid Changed Political Dynamics, Key Bypolls In UP, Bihar Today: 10 Facts

    Amid Changed Political Dynamics, Key Bypolls In UP, Bihar Today: 10 Facts

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    The Gorakhpur seat had fallen vacant after the resignation of Yogi Adityanath who became the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in 2017. Adityanath has termed the by-elections a rehearsal for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Similarly, there are 793 polling centres and 2,059 polling booths in Phulpur parliamentary constituency. The voting will begin at 7 AM and continue till 5 PM today.
  • Pres. Trump Works On Agreement To Exempt Australia From Tariffs

    Pres. Trump Works On Agreement To Exempt Australia From Tariffs

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    Turnbull confirmed the phone call and said he had a "very good and productive discussion" in which he reminded the President of the two countries' strong military alliance and the "very fair and reciprocal" nature of the trade relationship between the USA and Australia.
  • Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 Trailer: Drew Barrymore Is Hungry for More

    Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 Trailer: Drew Barrymore Is Hungry for More

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    Timothy Olyphant's Santa Clarita Diet character Joel might've said "Til death do us part"... but does that include being undead as well? Sheila, Joel, and Abby Hammond are joined by some familiar faces. This short work vacation is ideal for Drew because in her last Instagram post she said, "Please someone get me a blanket so I can just escape the world for a minute and take me to a different city".
  • Cruz, O'Rourke Frame The Debate In US Senate Race

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    Of course Mr. Cruz comes to this game with his own label liability: He was born Rafael Edward Cruz , but goes by "Ted". In the 32nd District contest to take on GOP Rep. As The New York Times reported , both candidates won their primaries handily, but Cruz maintains an upper hand in terms of turnout. My name is Rafael Edward Cruz .
  • Europe, China warn Trump of response if trade war with USA erupts

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    Relations between the two countries have been fraught in recent months, as tensions escalated over border issues and Tibet, a semiautonomous region of China. Trump said the "reciprocal tax" programme would ensure "fair trade deals" for the US. "But this will not necessarily reduce the bilateral imbalance", said Brooking Institution China scholar David Dollar, the top Treasury Department official in Beijing during the Obama administration.
  • Best Memes of Duke & Grayson Allen Losing to North Carolina

    Best Memes of Duke & Grayson Allen Losing to North Carolina

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    Now it's Virginia waiting for the Tar Heels in the final. A knee injury to Bagley late in the season proved somewhat of a turning point for Duke, which won each of the four games he missed. Fellow freshman Trent added 20 points and Wendell Carter Jr ., another frosh, had 14 points and nine rebounds. With under a minute left in the half, UNC forward Garrison Brooks was making his way up the court in transition.
  • Congressional Republicans threaten action over Trump's tariffs

    Congressional Republicans threaten action over Trump's tariffs

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    In a major development that will not be a welcome move for India's economy, United States President Donald Trump has threatened that if India and China will not match America's tariff, then the U.S. "Undoubtedly, the resulting higher steel and aluminum prices are clearly nothing more than a tax on the American people". The costs to the world economy could grow further if countries impose their own tariffs on US products, raising prices for goods globally and undermining economic ...
  • U.S. talks on trade tariffs 'frank' but bring no immediate clarity

    U.S. talks on trade tariffs 'frank' but bring no immediate clarity

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    The EU's top trade official said Friday that "dialogue" with Washington was the bloc's "prime option" as it seeks to win exemptions from US President Donald Trump's controversial new steel and aluminium tariffs. According to the group, Trump's decision is "undermining the WTO rules and disrupting the worldwide trade order". Shares in European steel makers fell, although Germany's two biggest producers, Thyssenkrupp and Salzgitter, have insisted the impact on them will be limited.
  • Jaylen Brown Injury: Boston Celtics wing entered into NBA's concussion protocol

    Jaylen Brown Injury: Boston Celtics wing entered into NBA's concussion protocol

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    The 21-year-old was fouled while finishing a dunk over the Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins with 1:31 remaining in the third quarter, and Brown hit his head and neck on the floor at Target Center. Brown later tweeted , "Appreciate everybody I'm ok". It was just tough to see. "Got a headache tho good team win!" Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James reacted similarly, tweeting, "Prayers sent to you right now and up Jalen Brown!" Brown had 14 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes for the ...
  • PM addresses the National Legislators Conference in Central Hall of Parliament

    PM addresses the National Legislators Conference in Central Hall of Parliament

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    The Prime Minister said that though he can not ask them to leave hardcore politics, but changes in society will make them do so. He said development in the 115 "aspirational" districts would be a work of social justice and if the lawmakers work sincerely for one year, with people's participation it would bring about a sea change, and help India go up in Human Development Index.
  • Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (CCI) Shares Sold by Profund Advisors LLC

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    The institutional investor held 185,550 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.60 million, down from 274,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The real estate investment trust reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.01 by ($0.84). Cipher Limited Partnership holds 0.04% of its portfolio in RPC, Inc.
  • Southampton-Newcastle United Preview

    Southampton-Newcastle United Preview

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    United face a 21-day gap between Saturday's game against Southampton and Huddersfield's trip to St James' Park on 31 March due to Tottenham's involvement in the FA Cup and two rounds of worldwide fixtures. Although the visitors rallied thereafter, they were rarely able to trouble keeper Martin Dubravka . "We have to show the spirit and that's the biggest problem today..." For this reason, I would like to say sorry to our fans because we couldn't represent our club properly.
  • Another Winter Storm This Weekend?

    Another Winter Storm This Weekend?

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    This is the most likely scenario, according to AccuWeather . This may bring heavy snow to the region, especially west of the Blue Ridge, Sunday night through Monday morning. Most of Canada stays above normal temperature-wise through Saturday. "During early next week, the storm will reach the southern Atlantic coast and may continue to head eastward and well out to sea or may reorganize, strengthen and turn northward", according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
  • Germany backs European Union decision to respond to United States steel tariffs-spokesman

    Germany backs European Union decision to respond to United States steel tariffs-spokesman

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    South Korea will use Trump's tariffs as an opportunity to seek new markets for its steel, the Trade Ministry said in a statement. Steel imports will be hit with a 25% tariff and aluminum imports with a 10% tariff. Britain blasted the tariffs as "not the right way" to tackle the problem of global overcapacity in steel while major producer Brazil immediately vowed to take "all necessary steps" in order to "protect its rights and interests".
  • Forest Service chief departure sparks backlash

    Forest Service chief departure sparks backlash

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    Such misconduct appears to run deep in the agency's ranks, according to employee accounts, media reports and testimony during past congressional hearings. "It's not ideal but it's a lot better than it was in the 1970s", she said. The Forest Service oversees 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico.
  • Trump says he'll meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

    Trump says he'll meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

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    Pyongyang's oft-stated demands include an end to sanctions , the removal of American troops from South Korea and the replacement of the Korean War armistice with a formal peace treaty. In an evening tweet, Trump praised a possible future agreement with the communist North as "very good" for the global community as a whole, after the United States leader stunned the world by accepting an invitation to meet Kim Jong Un before the end of May.
  • 'Sleep deprived, always under bright lights', Karti complains to CBI court

    'Sleep deprived, always under bright lights', Karti complains to CBI court

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    Karti, the son of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, smiled his way into the CBI vehicle and was taken away. Karti was remanded in CBI custody till March 12. Additional solicitor-general Tushar Mehta, who is appearing for both the CBI and the ED in the case, told the trial court on Friday that Karti's custodial interrogation by the CBI was needed to confront him with the recovery of fresh incriminating documents.
  • Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) Stake Raised by Pinebridge Investments LP

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    As per Friday, March 24, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 0, a price to book ratio of 1.95, and a price to sales ratio of 2.41. 46,576 are owned by Advsrs Asset Mngmt Incorporated. Brandywine Invest Mgmt Lc holds 438,884 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Investec Asset Mgmt North America Inc owns 24,155 shares.
  • Trump's Justice Department Takes Actual Steps Toward Banning Bump Stocks

    Trump's Justice Department Takes Actual Steps Toward Banning Bump Stocks

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    The US Justice Department moved Saturday to redefine machineguns to include " bump stocks ", a regulatory tweak that would ban devices used to boost the rate of fire of semi-automatic weapons. The matter is more complicated than meets the eye. Bump stocks are gunstocks created to make bump firing easier-that is, they allow the gunman to use the gun's recoil to press the trigger faster than a human finger can, simulating the rapid-succession fire of an automatic weapon.
  • US Allies Line Up for Exemptions From Trump's Tariffs

    US Allies Line Up for Exemptions From Trump's Tariffs

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    United States President Donald Trump signed an order on Thursday to set import tariffs of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum, to come into effect in 15 days. Moscovici said some of the goods under consideration for an European Union riposte were largely produced in constituencies held by Trump's Republican party.
  • Iran Attributes Attack On Its Embassy in London To Ayatollah Shirazi's Followers

    Iran Attributes Attack On Its Embassy in London To Ayatollah Shirazi's Followers

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    According to Qasemi, the British ambassador in Tehran has "officially apologized" for the incident. "Immediately after the incident was reported, Dr. They have a sectarian interpretation of Shia and insist on insulting the grand Sunni leaders. The Iranian ambassador stressed that the United Kingdom government, however, has "an unwavering commitment to assure the inviolability of the Embassy".
  • Barack Obama in negotiations to create Netflix series

    Barack Obama in negotiations to create Netflix series

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    Netflix is staying mum about the negotiations, as is Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill, who declined to comment about the report. The type of content that the Obamas are expected to bring to the streaming service hasn't been announced yet in terms of the number of series' or episodes.
  • Russian Federation has an Interest in Diamonds and Platinum in Zimbabwe

    Russian Federation has an Interest in Diamonds and Platinum in Zimbabwe

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    Despite Russian diplomats insisting they sent a request for the meeting, USA officials repeatedly denied receiving such a request. This was what Lavrov said after a conversation in Zimbabwe with the new President, Emerson Managhva. Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo expressed hope that his country could benefit from Russian technology and experiences and that Lavrov's visit would increase the level of relations between two great nations, both politically and economically.
  • Tillerson says 'talks,' but no 'negotiations' with North Korea

    Tillerson says 'talks,' but no 'negotiations' with North Korea

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    Tillerson said earlier on Thursday during a visit to Africa that although "talks about talks" might be possible with Pyongyang, denuclearisation negotiations were probably a long way off. North Korea's capabilities are indeed close to posing a direct atomic threat to the U.S. And the wider world has grown fearful of a resumption of the Korean War that ended in 1953 without a peace treaty.
  • Mexico says NAFTA talks separate from Trump's tariffs policy

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    The tariffs are expected to include some sort of temporary exemptions for Canada and Mexico. The fight over tariffs comes amid intense turmoil in the West Wing, which has seen waves of departures and negative news stories that have left Trump increasingly isolated in the Oval Office, according to two senior officials speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal thinking.
  • De Villiers gives SA lead

    De Villiers gives SA lead

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    But De Villiers changed the tempo of the match as the Proteas scored 110 runs in the final session and, although they lost 5 wickets in the process they stretched the lead to 20 runs by the close of play. Quinton de Kock fell victim to a sensational delivery from Nathan Lyon that turned sharply and reared off the deck, beating the outside edge and kissing the top of off stump.
  • Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'

    Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racists'

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    The National Front has never won the French presidency, and the party congress in Lille is aimed at remaking its image after Le Pen's crushing defeat to independent, pro-globalization Emmanuel Macron in last year's presidential election. Bannon's appearance was his latest stop on a European tour centered on last week's Italian election. Watch a clip of Bannon's speech in Lille above, via ABC News.
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott mum on if he'll sign gun-control bill

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott mum on if he'll sign gun-control bill

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    The NRA has challenged new gun control laws in Florida drawn up after the school massacre that left 17 people dead. The original draft of the legislation would have allowed classroom teachers to participate in the marshal program, but teachers were removed from participating after Scott expressed his objections.
  • Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, seeks meeting on sealing

    Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, seeks meeting on sealing

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    Kejriwal's point was that the focus must be on removing some clauses from the law that have caused some of the commercial establishments to be sealed up. "After two days of Delhi Trade Bandh called by CAIT against sealing, the markets in Delhi were opened restoring the business activities to normal trade though markets observing Sunday as weekly holiday remained closed", the traders' association said in a release here.
  • California officer killed, another injured as gunman remains barricaded

    California officer killed, another injured as gunman remains barricaded

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    Police cars line the 1400 block of Palomares Street shortly before 10 p.m.in Pomona, California, on March 9, 2018, after two officers were shot, possibly after a vehicle crash. Video from the scene also shows officers apparently attempting to revive a wounded comrade using CPR. Police escorted the fallen officer's body from Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Saturday morning.
  • Indian Coast Guard helicopter crash lands in Maharashtra's Raigad, crew members rescued

    Indian Coast Guard helicopter crash lands in Maharashtra's Raigad, crew members rescued

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    It was reportedly a Coast Guard Chetak chopper. The error came to light when the helicopter was doing coastal surveillance. The Helicopter developed the glitch while it was still in the air, so it was hard to do a smooth landing. According to news agency ANI, the chopper crash-landed near Murud's Nandgaon, 160 kilometres south of Mumbai . The officer said the navy launched two Chetak helicopters and a Seaking "C" chopper on a search and rescue mission and located the ICG helicopter.
  • Turkey sentences 25 journalists to jail for 'coup links'

    Turkey sentences 25 journalists to jail for 'coup links'

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    However, the same court ruled against the release with restrictive terms of the director of the same newspaper, Akın Atalay, who today completes 436 days in prison. You believe in me, too. Despite public calls for all journalists to be freed following the release of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel, response to Thursday's rulings was less vocal.
  • Egypt founding member of International Solar Alliance: Min.

    Egypt founding member of International Solar Alliance: Min.

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    India and France also signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the National Solar Energy Institute (INES) in France. India, a founding member of the International Solar Alliance, on Friday said that membership of the body will be thrown open to all countries that want to join the grouping, with no restrictions on duration of sunlight or geographical location.
  • Congress extends support to BSP candidate for Rajya Sabha poll

    Congress extends support to BSP candidate for Rajya Sabha poll

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    Interestingly, while clinching the "give and take" deal with Samajwadi Party, BSP chief Mayawati had offered a quid pro quo to the Congress as well. It remains to be seen if chief minister Siddaramaiah, a former member of the JD (S), will agree; Karnataka Congress leaders are of the view that the move to support the JD (S) could be exploited by the BJP, which could play it up as a tacit understanding between the two parties for the upcoming assembly elections.
  • China warns of 'justified and necessary response' to trade war

    China warns of 'justified and necessary response' to trade war

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    Asked how China views relations with India this year after turbulence in ties in 2017 due to a number of issues including the Dokalam standoff, Wang sought to strike a chord with India, calling for both the countries to shed confrontationist stance on issues of differences.
  • Putin 'couldn't care less' if Russians were involved in hacking USA election

    Putin 'couldn't care less' if Russians were involved in hacking USA election

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    Last month Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for allegedly backing Trump's campaign, maligning his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and engaging in other election interference. "We in Russia can not prosecute anyone as long as they have not violated Russian law", he said. "We are a great power, and no one likes competition", he said.
  • Flake to Introduce Legislation That Would Nullify Trump's Tariffs

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    European Union leader Jean-Claude Juncker also warned President Trump against imposing the tariffs, saying that EU nations would retaliate by placing similar tariffs on USA imported products like Kentucky bourbon and blue jeans. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) lamented Thursday. "I just haven't persuaded him yet". Jeff Flake wants to pass a bill to block them. Several Republicans, including Flake, have openly called the President's views on trade misinformed and misguided .
  • Political maneuvering among PML-N, PPP, PTI at its peak

    Political maneuvering among PML-N, PPP, PTI at its peak

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    They told these groups that the party had made a decision to unanimously and unconditionally support a candidate from Balochistan in the Senate election for the chairmanship and from Fata for the deputy chairmanship. The delegation first went to the PIB and later held meeting with the Bahadurabad leaders. Speaking to media in Peshawar, the PTI chief said PTI would take all out efforts to thwart Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz attempt to make its own candidate as chairman Senate.