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Avani Chaturvedi Becomes the First Indian Woman to Fly Fighter Jet Plane

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It is particularly noteworthy as the Russia-made super-sonic MiG-21 Bison fighter, one of IAF's oldest fighter jets, is considered to be a tough aircraft to handle. Following Chaturvedi's achievement, the IAF is already prepared with the next batch of three women trainee pilots for the fighter stream. Listen in to what India's trailblazing woman had to say to India Today. Read More »

Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis to play aunts on 'Sabrina' reboot

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The latest casting announcement sees Miranda Otto cast in the role of Aunt Zelda . The Spellman sisters act as guardians to Sabrina , and help her navigate life as a half-witch, half-mortal. The entire series may be darker and spookier than the original, but we can not wait to tune in when it eventually airs on Netflix . Deadline reports that just like Zelda , her character will also deviate from the original series with her personality traits: "More nurturing than Zelda , ... Read More »

Couple says shooting suspect told them he was sorry

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Those gathered wept and hugged as they remembered the 14 teenagers and three adults killed in the attack. "Should he live or should he die", Finkelstein said . "We have spoken with victims and families and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy", Wray said in the statement quoted by AP. Read More »

British Gas owner Centrica to cut 4000 jobs after 'significantly reduced profit'

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Iain Conn said plans for a price cap in the United Kingdom was one reason for the job losses, just over half of which will be in the UK. Mr Conn said that the prospect of the price cap had also hit the company's shares. "We will clearly be wanting to discuss all the details with the government. We hope it doesn't happen because we think that ultimately it will be bad for customers", he said. Read More »

Russian opposition leader Navalny released in Moscow

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Navalny tweeted that he had been released and given a document on legal procedures against him for organising unsanctioned protests. The charge, which will be heard by a court at an undisclosed date, could result in a jail sentence of up to 30 days. Read More »

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

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Bump stocks were used by the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas a year ago. "They have been preparing for this moment", he said . The bill had been assigned to three committees but was not scheduled for a hearing. Community members, parents, school staff, and alumni are also stepping forward to make sure the world knows they will recover and heal from this tragedy. Read More »

South African business counts on Ramaphosa to plot path to growth

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Africa's most developed economy needs faster economic growth to reduce the high joblessness rate - now at 27 percent - and alleviate the widespread poverty that has persisted since the end of white-minority rule in 1994. Apart from the revitalizing the economy, business executives would like see more policy certainty - particularly in the mining industry, an important economic engine which has been fighting in court with Zuma's mines minister over an increase in black ownership targets. Read More »

Nantes won't stop Ranieri if Italy comes calling

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Nantes are fifth in Ligue 1 this term, 10 points adrift of Lyon, who occupy the fourth and final European qualifying spot. "If the situation presented itself, which is not the case, I would discuss it with him of course because he is a gentleman who has a huge experience in global football", Kita said, in quotes reported by L'Equipe. Read More »

'N. Korea's Trade Deficit with China Expands under Sanctions'

On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told reporters that Beijing is paying great attention to the allegation and investigating it. Security Council resolutions. "Together with Japan, and all our allies, we will continue to intensify our maximum pressure campaign until North Korea takes concrete steps toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization", Pence said. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn faces 'Czech' jibe after warning of Brexit 'road to nowhere'

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Mr Corbyn's office has said his diary records show that he was at the Chesterfield Socialist Conference on the day which a former Communist agent said they met in the 80's. "Doesn't she think he could set the bar a bit higher than that?" The almost two-minute video was shared on the Labour leader's official Twitter account yesterday evening and at the time of writing has been liked more than 20,000 times and retweeted almost 10,000 times . Read More »

Tej Pratap acused of illegal land grabbing in Bihar

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The bungalow at 3 Deshratna Marg was allotted to Tej after the 2015 Bihar elections when under the "Grand Alliance" government of RJD, JD (U) and Congress , he became the health minister. Tej Pratap Yadav was among those asked to give up his government bungalow. The state building construction department (BCD) had sent notices to former RJD and Congress ministers in August past year, asking them to vacate their official bungalows. Read More »

MP posts cryptic tweet on Nats leadership

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Joyce's decision to grant a third significant interview this week, in which he complained about being forced out of his rent-free Armidale townhouse, was seen by colleagues as a further error of judgement because it has made a mockery of his time away from the spotlight and gave the story new life. Read More »

DG ISPR looking forward to PSL and Karachi final

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The semi-finals of the tournament will be played in Lahore on March 20 and 21. The PSL 2018 will culminate on March 25 with the Final at Karachi's National Stadium. 'I feel that the PSL has been wonderful in developing talent. "If you have friends in your team, it makes a great team", Aaqib Javed, the Qalandars coach, said of the link-up between Lynn and McCullum. Read More »

School shooting victims plead with Trump for action

Pollack invoked the security changes implemented after the September 11 attacks, asking why the country acted so quickly following that tragedy but has done little to address school shootings in the almost two decades since Columbine. "It's just not right and we need to come together as a country and work on what's important, and that's protecting our children", Pollack said. If I knew that, I would have been at the school every day if I knew it was that risky. Read More »

Trump moves to ban gun 'bump stocks'

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The shooting at the Sandy Hook school in CT in 2012 which led to the death of 20 students and 6 teachers had triggered urgent calls for action on the gun control policies, however, no action was taken and the frequency of school shooting has increased further. Read More »

AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Shares Sold by Sterling Capital Management LLC

Evercore Wealth Management Llc decreased Autonation Inc (AN) stake by 1.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wesbanco Bank Inc acquired 4,577 shares as Abbvie Inc ( ABBV)'s stock rose 6.17%. Abbvie Inc had 78 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The lower end of the projection is $2.97 per share, while the higher end is $3.42 per share. Read More »

Trump tweets call to strengthen background checks

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Still, Trump , a strong and vocal supporter of gun rights, has not endorsed more robust changes sought by gun control activists. She also called out the president, highlighting the significant donations he received from the NRA in advertising sponsorship during the 2016 election campaign, stating: "If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a 'terrible tragedy, ' I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the NRA". Read More »

Follow the money on Trump and Russian Federation

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President Donald Trump says he's been "much tougher" on Russian Federation than his predecessor - but his evidence remains scant at best. In December, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on five Russians under a US human rights law that has been a major irritant between Washington and Moscow. Read More »

Pat Boone: Billy Graham Was an Apostle

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On Wednesday, Arkansans and former Arkansans remembered their encounters with Graham. More than 3.2 million did so across the decades, according to his association, with countless others responding to his TV broadcasts and other media outreaches. Read More »

University of Sussex staff to walk out in pensions row

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The university staff are walking out over proposed changes to their pensions, which, according to the UCU, will leave the average lecturer £10,000 worse off in retirement - and some could lose up to £200,000. The spokesman said: "The changes proposed will make USS secure and sustainable". UCU has warned that if the dispute is not resolved, then action could continue, including into the summer exams period. Read More »

Students walk out to support stricter gun laws

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In his letter, Rhodes also said life is all about choices we make, stressing on the point that "every choice has a effect whether it be positive or negative". liking conspiracy tweet on Twitter that suggested one survivor was involved in a cover-up because his father once worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case: Gujarat's ex-DGP PP Pandey discharged

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The court also held that being a government servant, permission to prosecute Pandey was not taken by the investigating officer from the state before filing of the charge sheet against him, as per section 197 of the CrPC. " "Testimonies were conflicting" I will soon undertake a religious tour to Devas Dargah near Lucknow, Ajmer, and some temples to fulfill the vow I had taken", discharged former in-charge DGP of Gujarat , P P Pandey told TOI. Read More »

IndusInd Bank has no direct credits exposure to Nirav Modi

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Billionaire jewellery designers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are among those booked for fraud and accused of cheating Punjab National Bank in a Rs 11,380-crore scam. The ED and the Income Tax department have zeroed in on the dummy or shell companies in India and overseas that were being used to route or receive funds as part of the alleged fraud. Read More »

Pak troops violate ceasefire again in Uri sector in J&K

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An army officer said the Pakistan army helicopters flew close to the LoC in Khari Karmara area between 9.45 am and 10 am. They said that firing is still going on from both the sides. "BSF and Army gave a befitting reply and according to our reliable sources there are two casualties on their side", added Mishra. There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir which have left 21 persons, including 12 security ... Read More »

Hunterdon residents react to Florida school shooting | Feedback

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of CT addressed lawmakers' clear culpability when he discussed the Florida shooting on the Senate floor Wednesday. It doesn't mean assault rifle. On concealed carry they've pushed for "shall-issue" laws (as opposed to "may issue"), meaning the government has no discretion to deny anyone such a license unless they fall into one of a few categories like convicted felons. Read More »

Students Demand Gun Control, Plan School Walkout

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School should be a safe place where students can go to just learn and be focused on learning. "They need to do that". "She was scared we were going to get shot at the protest". After walking past C.S. Porter, Big Sky students continued their walkout by joined students from Hellgate and Sentinel high schools at Caras Park. Organizers hope to get teachers and parents involved, too. Read More »

Audience Savages NRA Rep During CNN School Shooting Town Hall

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Loesch claimed that the NRA supports outlawing "bump stocks", add-on devices that effectively make semi-automatic assault rifles into machine guns. Saying that they have shown they could go far in life, an audience member interrupted by shouting, "If they live that long!" Israel also defended high school student Emma Gonzalez (left), who asked Loesch about gun control. Read More »

CM Manohar Parrikar discharged from hospital, likely to attend Goa Budget Session

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Parrikar to act on his behalf after Mr. Dhavlikar was chosen as the leader of the House in absence of the CM. The CM landed at Goa's Dabolim International Airport at around 11.40 am. "This is to bring to your kind notice, that some people are circulating false news about our Chief Minister's health and misguiding the people in my name", Desai said. Read More »