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Stake sale in Air India, Pawans Hans to be fast-tracked

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The Union Cabinet had in-principle approved divestment in Air India and the government followed it up by permitting foreign airlines to invest up to 49%, under the approval route, subject to certain conditions. The government has injected US$3.6 billion since 2012 to bail out the airline which was founded in the 1930s and is known to generations of Indians for its Maharajah mascot. Read More »

Washington sues California over protection of undocumented immigrants

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Another law offers protection against workplace raids. Trump says immigration authorities were ready to take 1,000 people off the streets but that Schaaf's warning led them to scatter. Sessions on Wednesday criticized California officials for blocking federal law, ABC News reported . Trump said he wanted to hear from lawmakers across the country, since the administration is in a heated legal battle over local immigration policies in California. Read More »

Millions dig out after nor'easter slams East Coast with heavy snow

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Andrew Cuomo said late Wednesday, as he announced plans to double the number of National Guard troops deployed in the region. He says that's down from 350,000 at the height of the outages. The presence of thundersnow is a rare treat for New Yorkers, but it's also indicative of a strong storm system, according to Morrone. Philadelphia International Airport recorded about 15 centimetres, while New York City's Central Park saw less than eight centimetres. Read More »

France's Emanuel Macron Arrives In India, Gets PM Modi's Hug: 10 Points

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He will hold delegation-level talks with PM Modi on Saturday and will also take part in a Town Hall and have an interactive session, in which almost 300 students from different levels and institutions are expected to participate. Nagraj Naidu, joint secretary (Europe-west), told reporters. Later erstwhile President Francois Hollande made a state visit to India between January 24 and January 26, 2016. Read More »

Florida signs gun-safety bill into law after school shooting

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Under caveats to the "guardian" program, teachers who "exclusively perform classroom duties as classroom teachers" won't be allowed to carry guns on campus, unless they have military or law enforcement experience or if they teach a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. Read More »

Manslaughter charges filed in death of Huffman High School student

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Jefferson County District Attorney Michael Anderson said in a press statement on Friday that Barber was being charged for bringing "a pistol onto the campus of Huffman High School and recklessly causing the death of Miss Arrington". Alabama lawmakers said they would review and consider Florida's legislation. The Jefferson County District Attorney's office Friday morning announced charges against a suspect in the Huffman High School shooting death of 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington . Read More »

Kerala State Film Awards 2017: Indrans, Parvathy adjudged as best actors

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For more than two-third of the winners, this is their first state award. Other categoriesBest Lyricist - Prabha Varma ( Clint ) Best composer - Gopi Sunder ( Take Off ) Best Singer:Female - Sithara Krishnakumar (Vimaanam) Best Singer Male - Shahbaz Aman ( Maayanadhi ) Best child actors- Abhinad, Nakshthra Best cameraman - Manesh Madhavan for Eden Best screenplay - Sajeev Pazhoor for Thondimuthalum Drikshakshikalum Best script writer - MA Nishad for Kinar Best ... Read More »

Trump says he's working with Australia on tariff exemption

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This reverses the White House's previous stance that there would be no exceptions. Bishop also reported that she had contacted several NY businessmen who are close to the Trump empire, to lobby against Trump's steel tariffs. "We have been working on this matter for some time". Labor trade spokesman Jason Clare has called on Mr Turnbull to "pick up the phone" to Mr Trump to get an exemption from the tariffs, but the government reasoned it would be more successful if it called those around ... Read More »

Virginia advances to semifinals in ACC Tournament with win over Louisville

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Finally, in the nightcap, Miami takes on UNC. Nagel knows Virginia's smothering defense (52.9 points per game) could go down as one of the stingiest units in the modern era of college basketball. Jerome believes the key for Virginia is to keep improving. But I think we should make it. The Eagles got here by knocking off NC State yesterday. Read More »

Aid convoy to Damascus rebel-held suburb postponed

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The government, backed in the war by Russian Federation and Iran, is seeking to crush the last major rebel enclave near Damascus in a ferocious campaign that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says has killed 893 civilians in the last 18 days, including 91 on Wednesday. Read More »

Mother being picked up by Border Patrol officials caught on camera

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Her daughter, who was transported to a detention center in Chicago, has yet to be released. National City Councilmember Alejandra Sotelo-Solis says she did not witness the arrest, but in speaking with those close to the family has learned that Morales-Luna and her daughters had been on their way to pay rent when a man dressed in civilian clothes approached, asked her name and then took her into custody. Read More »

Trump Effect: February Jobs Number Blows Out Expectations

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Every single sector except information gained jobs in the period. It often tracks similar trends but misses the mark many months. Services typically led the way with 198K new jobs, but Goods brought 37K as well. Surely with such robust labor market growth - unprecedented in some respects, regarding the modern USA economy - we can expect to see evidence of the same turning up in the BLS figures. Read More »

WV Lawmakers Approve 5% Pay Raise To All State Employees

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A West Virginia House bill that would have given county school systems broadened abilities to hire teachers who have received certificates through alternative programs died in the senate education committee Wednesday night. Steven Paine. Paine says missed class time also can be made up by adding school days in June or using accrued instructional time from longer school days. Read More »

MANA Advisors LLC Takes Position in WPX Energy Inc (WPX)

The stock increased 1.37% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $37.05. Shares for $1.36M were sold by FUCHS HENRY J on Friday, September 15. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Friday, October 20 with "Hold" rating. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, March 29 by Goldman Sachs. Analysts await Waste Management, Inc. Read More »

Teacher suspended after telling students not to date African-Americans

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The school counselor, quoting a student, reported that Swinyar said, "If [Swinyar's daughter] was dating someone and that "n" said the "f" word, I would beat him up". According to the district investigation report obtained by the Huffington Post , Swinyar used the N-word in front of students on more than one occasion and advised them not to date black males. Read More »

14-year-old posed as police officer, pulled over motorist, officials say

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He was identified as the suspect, and a search of his home led to the discovery of the uniform worn during Monday's incident, authorities said. A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of impersonating a sheriff's deputy after driving around in a white SUV with flashing lights, dressed in full uniform and holding a firearm. Read More »

CMS Rejects Idaho's Plan to Allow Stripped-Down Health Plans

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Butch Otter, R, and state insurance commissioner Dean Cameron announced in January they would allow insurers to offer plans that didn't meet ACA regulations in an effort to sell more affordable coverage. Mr. Cameron looked askance at that approach, saying the state's plan would retain more protections for consumers. This would mean CMS would take over enforcement typically reserved for the state's insurance department as well as fining insurers offering the plans up to $100 each day for ... Read More »

School safety debate continues at the Captiol

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Let's make these schools safe and once every school is safe in America, do what you have to with the gun laws". "I just can't imagine that Nikolas Cruz can commit such a heinous crime and then as a result we tell, potentially, a 20-year-old single mother living alone that she cannot purchase a firearm to defend herself", Fant said . Read More »

Broadcom sends letter to US Congress, denies national security concerns

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As part of the that, Broadcom also pledged to work with the United States government to achieve its 5G goals, as well as future ones. "Broadcom is in every important respect an American company, with a lineage of great American technology icons like Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Broadcom Corp ., and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc". Read More »

BAE Systems shares jump on provisional Saudi Typhoon fighter jet deal

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Asked by opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn whether she would condemn Saudi Arabia's "shocking abuse of human rights", Prime Minister Theresa May defended Britain's close ties with the authoritarian kingdom. Mr Watkins criticised the welcome given to the crown prince, saying that in Yemen the Saudis were "orchestrating what will potentially become the worst starvation in the last 50 years". Read More »

Rand Paul's neighbor in court Friday

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Boucher's final sentence is tentatively scheduled for June 15. Federal prosecutors plan to seek a 21-month prison sentence, while the defense will argue for probation. "We are one step closer to closure", Baker said. "He and his neighbor have had a long-standing disagreement, and it just finally boiled over over this yard issue", the attorney said in a phone interview. Read More »

EU Expects US Tariff Exclusion, Could Hit Back In 90 Days

EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, who coordinates policy for the world's biggest trading bloc, said she shared US concerns about overcapacity in the steel sector but did not believe in tariffs as a way to solve the problem. Malmstroem said the real cause of the problem is an oversupply on global markets, and she rejected Trump's assertion that the tariffs are needed to protect US national security, especially when most European Union countries are members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Read More »

Martin Shkreli the 'Pharma Bro' jailed for seven years

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The sentence, which was less than half what the government asked for but more than the 18 months requested by the defense, came after Shkreli sobbed and begged the NY court for "your honor's mercy". Shkreli called the charges "a witch hunt of epic proportions". In court filings, prosecutors argued that Shkreli's remorse about misleading his investors was not to be believed. Read More »

United Nations chief says Philippines president Duterte needs "psychiatric evaluation"

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The petition, a copy of which was seen by Reuters , suggests President Rodrigo Duterte is following through on his threats to destroy a movement he now regards as duplicitous. The Filipino leader also has repeatedly insulted the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings, Agnes Callamard, lashing out at her for raising alarm over the thousands of suspects killed under his anti-drug crackdown. Read More »

Radio Calls Contradict Claims Made by Disgraced Parkland Deputy

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The timeline shows two things. Peterson, 54 - whom President Donald Trump called a "coward" last month - was suspended without pay and soon resigned, the sheriff's office said a week after the shooting. I think we have shots fired, possible shots fired -1200 building", Peterson radioed at 2:23 p.m. Yet Peterson remained outside that building throughout the shooting. Read More »

China trade war? Not many people in China think it's likely

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The February surplus with the United States was $20.9 billion. The protectionist measures have sparked fears of a trade war. A day after the resignation of his economic adviser, Gary Cohn , and despite strong push back from Republican lawmakers, the White House said Trump was ready to move forward with his tariffs plan by the end of the week. Read More »

Statement by Min. Olivia Grange in Observance of Int'l Women's Day

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Fr Luke says his long Jesuit formation brought him into contact with women as spiritual directors and university professors. Bermudian women have represented the island in the Olympics since 1948, making appearances in swimming, track & field, equestrian, diving, triathlon, and sailing; with Bermudian women also making Paralympic appearances in equestrian, track & field and boccia. Read More »

Study Finds US Conservative Support for Pope Shows Cracks

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Francis has not, in fact, challenged the church's traditional opposition to same-sex relationships but has introduced a change in tone on the issue. Irish-born U.S. That dialogue is key to help develop "much-needed new ways for the global community to respond with foresight to these phenomena typical our time", he said March 8. Read More »

Confused about Labour and Tory policy on Brexit? You're not alone

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This is despite a new group in the party - supported by Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray, former leader Kezia Dugdale and MEP Catherine Stihler - calling for a policy of permanent membership. Joseph D. Glasman, of the CAA, said: 'There is no conceivable justification for Jeremy Corbyn's participation in this group. We must begin the process of tackling the institutionalised anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Read More »

Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces

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Mohammed al-Jabari, 24, was shot during the clashes in the southern West Bank city of Hebron and later died in hospital, the ministry said. He was shot after the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, firing live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. Read More »

It's time to check your smoke alarms

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Typically, smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years and carbon monoxide alarms every seven years. Of those fires, 89 of the homes did not have a working smoke alarm. Dead batteries caused one-quarter of the smoke alarm failures. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable (long-life) batteries are available and are created to remain effective for up to 10 years. Read More »

Incoming Storm Could Bring A Foot Of Snow

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More than 350,000 MA homes are without power as of Thursday morning following the second nor'easter within a week that dumped heavy, wet snow across the state. Montville, New Jersey , got more than 26 inches from Wednesday's nor'easter. Accumulation varied wildly across short distances. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania , Govs. Read More »

Interior Dept. Spending $139K To Upgrade Doors In Sec. Zinke's Office

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The contract of construction of the door was given to Maryland-based firm Conquest Solutions LLC, which specializes in automation systems. The previous sets of doors have been damaged for years, according to an Interior official, to the point where wind and water come into the office during inclement weather, which in turn damaged the historic hardwood floors. Read More »

Galveston teen receives sweet surprise after act of kindness goes viral

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Evoni "NeeNee" Williams, 18, was awarded the scholarship on Thursday during a small ceremony at the LA Marque Waffle House she works at to honor her for helping a partially disabled customer eat his food. The photo has garnered more than 46,000 shares in just six days. She added that the gentleman had required help because his hands were "not functioning too well". Read More »