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MLAs, not RSS, chose Yogi Adityanath

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Another fact the market will be anxious about is that it took very long for the BJP to take this decision and there are two deputy chief ministers, who have also been appointed. Saksham Khosla, a research analyst with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace India, said Adityanath could easily tackle aspects of Modi's election manifesto in the state, such as waiving loans for farmers, while tackling labor law reforms. Read More »

Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors

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She said she was "sorry that I couldn't fulfill my duty as President until the end", in a statement read on her behalf by Congressman Min Kyung-wook to crowds of supporters outside Park's private residence in Seoul's Gangnam district. Why did Park lose her job? Prosecutors have accused her of pressing local businesses including Hyundai and steelmaker Posco to award lucrative deals to firms or individuals linked with Choi. Read More »

Matthew Perry Beat Up Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Grade School

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It was bad. I was a stupid kid. "This was awful", Perry said. When Kimmel asked why, the actor said, "I think he was excelling in a sport ... it was pure jealously". The Times story observes that Trudeau's political focus on welcoming refugees "has been at odds with the harsher stance of the Trump administration", which makes it particularly interesting that he brought Ivanka Trump to "a Broadway show that celebrates generosity toward foreigners in need". Read More »

Government to examine 18C changes

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Sky News understands the government will examine both substantive and procedural changes to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act . The Commission president, now Gillian Triggs, will have to rule early on whether a complaint has merit and should proceed; complaints will have to be lodged within six months of an incident, and then dealt with more quickly - within 12 months. Read More »

New report shows the U.S. as the 14th happiest country

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According to the report , Norway is the happiest country in the world with the Central African Republic (CAR) being the least happy . "Let's hold our leaders to this fact", said Jeffrey Sachs , director of the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Solutions Network initiative that released the report. Read More »

Comey: FBI Is Investigating Whether Trump Campaign Coordinated With Russia

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Comey also said he had no information to support claims by Trump that he was wiretapped by Obama - made in a series of explosive tweets two weeks ago. At the hearing, the intelligence heads denied Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLawmakers want Trump commitment to help Iraq post-ISIS Tillerson to skip North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meet, visit Russian Federation: report Trump hits Colin Kaepernick at Kentucky rally MORE's repeated claim that he had been wiretapped and committed to help find the ... Read More »

India ranks 122 in world happiness

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In order to raise the overall level of happiness among US citizens, the report urges America to rebuild social capital by remedying the five factors through campaign finance reform, reducing financial inequality through new policies, improving race relations and better access to quality education. Read More »

Manchester City charged with failing to control players

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The German impressed earlier in the season in a slightly more advanced role, but his showings have gone downhill since. Guardiola said: "I know them well, they know me, but of course I want to change many things in the next season". "The same that he said in the press conference he said to us, he was really proud", Caballero told reporters. Luckily for Liverpool and Lallana, Aguero also rued City's late chance to win the game when he skied the ball from point blank range. Read More »

NCAA Tournament 2017: Maryland women's basketball to play OR in Sweet 16

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Ruthy Hebard made a jump shot with 5.5 seconds remaining to lift No. 10 OR past No. 7 Temple, 71-70, on Saturday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Durham, N.C. Plum passed former Missouri State star Jackie Stiles' record (1,062) to become the all-time single-season scoring leader, having already topped Stiles' all-time career scoring mark last month. Read More »

Sydney airline grounds 5 planes after propeller drops off

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Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Rex operates 51 Saab 340Bs. "There will be some minor disruptions for 1 or 2 days", the spokesperson said in an emailed statement on Monday. Mr Howell said he was aware of only one similar incident. The first officer saw the propeller separate and travel horizontally upwards and away from the aircraft. Read More »

Jury reaches verdict in trial of War Machine

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Koppenhaver was found not guilty of three charges including burglary with use of a deadly weapon, sexually motivated coercion, and sexual assault with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm. "'Now I have to take you out to the desert and kill you'". Leiderman said during the trial that his client had suffered brain injuries during his fighting career and that Koppenhaver was using a mixture of antidepressant medication and steroids that could have contributed to dramatic ... Read More »

Indian Saddam Hussain rejected for 40 jobs, wants new identity

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He passed out from Tamil Nadu's Noorul Islam University two years ago, but even till date, he has not been able to find a job for himself due to his name that he shares with the former Iraqi ruler who was executed in 2006. He told HT he inquired with the HR departments of the companies and came to know that it was his name that was scaring off potential employers. However, all that this name has given him is trouble. Read More »

United Nations worker from Kansas is kidnapped in the Congo

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Michael Sharp, 34, was doing humanitarian work for the United Nations in the region when he was taken. MJ is the son of Hesston College history and Bible instructor John Sharp. (MJ) Sharp and five others while on a peacekeeping mission with the U.N.in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Kasai region, where the kidnapping took place, has been the scene of an escalating conflict between the DRC's security forces and militiamen since August of previous year when the Congolese military killed ... Read More »

'No wiretapping on Trump by Obama' says USA intel probe

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As highlighted by ShareBlue's Tommy Christopher , Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on NBC's Meet the Press today and told host Chuck Todd that there was a lot that can be pointed to when it comes to cooperation between the Russian government and Trump campaign. Read More »

India orders enquiry into death of Nepali citizen

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, also received a call from Bimalendra Nidhi Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Nepal, who lodged a protest over the death of Govinda Gautam, a resident of Kanchanpur district of Nepal, reportedly due to firing by SSB soldiers. Read More »

Unilever Eyes GBP6 Billion Sale Of Food Brands

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This should increase shareholder value, following Kraft Heinz' failed take-over bid. Unilever immediately rejected the offer by saying that Kraft Heinz's offer fundamentally undervalued the company, and added that it " sees no merit, either financial or strategic, for Unilever's shareholders". Read More »

Secret Service stepping up security after multiple scares

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The Virginia man who made the bomb threat was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen in Roanoke, Virginia. The White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, thanked and praised the Secret Service this Sunday after the mentioned events. A photo posted on social media by CNN Washington Correspondent Ryan Nobles showed what appeared to be a bomb disposal robot inspecting the suspect's vehicle. Read More »

Blind dog home after being lost in California woods for 7 days

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Owner Beth Cole said her family went to bed on February 24 from their home in Boulder Creek, California when 12-year-old Sage went missing. But thanks to a helpful neighbor, everything ended up okay. "They were crying, they were happy", Estrada said. "I was in this crime-ridden part of Modesto sharing scripture as part of our street ministry". Read More »

Korea blasts USA for tough remarks on Pyongyang

In contrast, Tillerson said that "attention on South Korea early in this [Donald Trump] administration has been dominated by the actions of North Korea". Tillerson said that a so-called " strategic patience" policy toward Pyongyang has ended, referring to the U.S. foreign policy in the past decade under which Washington had refrained from having talks with Pyongyang before its honest efforts at denuclearisation. Read More »

Trump Wiretapping Claims Rejected by Senate Intelligence Chiefs

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Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said he had seen no information to support the claim and then went further. As blunt as he was unambiguous, Nunes said: "We don't have any evidence that that took place". Spicer said that because Trump put wiretapping in quotes, he was including any USA surveillance that might have swept up any of the then-candidates communications. Read More »

Target to open in Macy's backyard in NYC

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Target Corp.is bringing its small-format store to the heart of Manhattan. If that location sounds familiar to you, it's because it's home to the famous Macy's flagship store, which will stand just across the street from the new Target . Read More »

North Korea hails 'new birth' of its rocket power

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The two leaders discussed the progress in China-U.S. relations, according to statement from acting U.S. State Department spokesperson Mark Toner. SEOUL - The top US nuclear envoy will visit Seoul this week to discuss cooperation with his South Korean counterparts against North Korea amid the growing nuclear and missile threats from the reclusive state, government officials said Monday. Read More »

'Governance' BJP's face in civic polls: Manoj Tiwari

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The appointed leaders include V Sahasrabuddhe, Jitendra Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sanjeev Balyan and Shyam Jaju. Delhi Municipal Corporation elections will be held on 22 April and counting for the same will be held on 25 April. Asked what was the target the party had set for itself in the high-octane MCD polls, he said, "All 272". With the booth workers meeting, the BJP was to formally kick start the campaign for civic polls in the national capital. Read More »

CBSE issues advisory for students ahead of Jat protest

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A student from Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior secondary school said even though she had left two to three marks, she expected to score high. They felt that the paper was quite easy as compared to the previous year."The paper was unexpectedly easy. Read More »

Iraq forces push into Old Mosul as thousands trapped

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Despite these gains, bad weather has hampered US air support and the Old City's densely populated, narrow streets have restricted the use of large armored vehicles. The eastern half of the city was captured by government troops in January. Mosul, 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under the Daesh control since June 2014, when government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling Daesh militants to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and western regions. Read More »

Vehicle and bomb claim at White House sets off security alert

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Later, he said: "This is a test". Keoughan made an initial appearance on Monday in U.S. District Court on a charge of threatening and conveying false information about the use of an explosive. He told law enforcement he was a "peaceful hippie" who doesn't have weapons and wasn't looking to hurt anyone. The man was taken into custody and his vehicle was searched. Read More »

African Soccer Ruler's 29-Year Reign Ends After Election Defeat

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Ahmad had not been considered a worthy candidate just months ago but momentum built up over the last months and culminated in a shock defeat. Hayatou stood for the Federation Internationale de Football Association presidency in 2002, supported by a concerted campaign of senior European members of the executive committee determined to oust Blatter, but he lost comprehensively, 139 votes to 56. Read More »

Death toll rises to 43 from Damascus bombings at courthouse and restaurant

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A suicide bomber killed dozens of people in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, the sixth anniversary of antigovernment protests that devolved into one of the deadliest wars of the century. He was stopped by guards, who removed his weapon and asked to search him. The attacks meant to target "pilgrims of various Arab nationalities", said Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Shaar, adding that "the sole aim was to kill". Read More »

RadioShack closing last two Knoxville stores

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RadioShack stores at Broadway Shopping Center and 116 Green Road in Knoxville are among 185 the company will close. Elsewhere in IN, stores in Schererville, Seymour, Bloomington, Lafayette, Auburn, Frankfort and Plymouth are set to be closed. Read More »