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BJP govt in UP spent 1st yr removing 'samjwadi' from schemes: Akhilesh

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A programme will also be held at the Lok Bhawan, which will be attended by the chief minister. SP President Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said that the Yogi Adityanath-government in UP has deviated from the "real issues" and that it was the character of the BJP and only the regional forces "can stop its march", according to a statement issued here by his party. Read More »

Final results show Putin with highest ever vote

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The vote was a huge logistical undertaking, taking place across Russia's 11 time zones over 22 hours, in around 97,000 polling stations, according to the Central Election Commission . British Prime Minister Theresa May announced last week that the country would expel 23 Russian diplomats, who she said were spies for the Russian government. Read More »

NY senator introduces bill for animal welfare after dog dies on flight

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It marked the airline's third dog-related mishap within a week after a dog died in the overhead bin of a flight on Monday and another was mistakenly flown to Japan instead of Kansas City on Tuesday. A flight attendant who fatally placed a dog in an overhead luggage bin did not hear a passenger's warning that there was an animal in the container, United Airlines said on Wednesday in a second round of apologizing for the incident . Read More »

Hyperbole and Half-Truths Fill the Air After Nomination of Mike Pompeo

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The more immediate concern for Canada is that, for all his faults, Tillerson was one of the few level-headed voices in the Trump administration and, he was a vocal supporter of stronger Canada/U.S. Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a statement on his departure from the State Department on March 13, 2018. After June a year ago, the two countries have tried several other dates for this dialogue including sometime in November and December. Read More »

Li Keqiang re-elected as Prime Minister of China for second term

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Li completed the first five-year tenure along with Xi who is now regarded as the "core" leader of the party placed along with party founder Mao Zedong. Yang will also promote Xi's anti-corruption campaign. Mr Lee also congratulated Mr Xi on his reappointment, stating that Mr Xi has "led China to new achievements amidst an uncertain and challenging worldwide environment" under his leadership. Read More »

Kushner Companies Filed False Documents With New York City Officials

Two years later, Associated Press reports, all three buildings were sold for $60 million, almost 50 percent more than the purchase price. - Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 19, 2018 Slumlord Jared Kushner bought buildings in NY and then filed at least 80 false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants so he could raise rents, push them out and re-sell the buildings for millions of dollars of profit. Read More »

KCR plans to meet West Bengal CM soon

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The Congress is also talking about forging a united front in 2019, it remains to be seen how the proposed fronts align themselves to take on Modi. Mamata said a beginning had been made today and consultations would go on for giving a shape to the Third Front. Read More »

WTO chief says U.S. wants reform in trade body, has raised concerns

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Azevedo, who is attending a two-day informal meeting of about 50 WTO members in New Delhi , told reporters that the global trade environment was quite risky and the trade body had sought an "open and honest" conversation with its members. In the absence of Ministerial guidance at the Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC 11) that took place in December a year ago in Buenos Aires, it is hoped that the meeting in New Delhi will provide an opportunity for ministers to explore in greater detail ... Read More »

John Oliver trolls Mike Pence with a book about a gay bunny

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Oliver discussed Pence's long history of promoting discrimination against LGBTQ people, mentioning Pence's support for conversion therapy , his opposition to LGBT people in the military , and his bill to create a religious exemption to the law as Indiana 's governor. Read More »

South Australian election expected to be close in three-way contest

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It is the first time since 1997 that Xenophon doesn't actually have a seat in parliament. "I won't be one of them but. we'll have a good solid new team to take forward", Mr Weatherill said. InDaily provides valuable, local independent journalism in South Australia. "It is absolutely clear we have to get our own house in order if we're going to win back traditional Greens voters who were turned off by the leaking and sabotage from a few individuals with a destructive agenda", he said. Read More »

No. 13 Auburn Drops Series Finale vs. No. 6 Texas A&M

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Fifth-seed DePaul had a chance to win it after that but Jasmine Lumpkin stole the inbounds pass from Kelly Campbell to secure the victory and send the Aggies to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014. Redshirt juniors Mart'e Grays and Ashton Millender also chipped in 16 points apiece, while sophomore Chante Stonewall had 12 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six assists. Read More »

Kansas State holds off UMBC to advance to Sweet 16

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But that was the regular season and nearly nobody watched it as it actually played out. The Bearcats' stinginess might come as a culture shock to the Wolf Pack, which are used to more easily finding open shots. He also leads the team in rebounding with 6.3 boards per game. The team followed a path filled with both luck and setbacks to reach the celebrations witnessed by many . Read More »

Russian Federation to expel 23 British diplomats: foreign ministry

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He also said 46 people have attended hospital expressing concerns since the incident, and that cordons around areas where traces of the nerve agent have been found or could yet be found may remain in place for months. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, an ex-commander of the British Army's chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear regiment, said Novichok was only ever manufactured at one site, a military lab in central Russian Federation. Read More »

Mini Beast from the East: High pressure to bring respite

A yellow warning for ice was in place for the county until 10am today but the Met Office has issued another yellow warning for ice which will start at 7pm today (March 19) and will be in place until 9am tomorrow (March 20). THE Met Office has issued another yellow weather warning for ice as forecasters predict ice is likely to form on roads across Somerset. Motorists have been urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys this weekend, with Highways England advising them to avoid ... Read More »

Kashmir: Geelani resigns as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat

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SAS Geelani is are one of key figures among pro-freedom leadership in the Kashmir valley, and has been vocal on advocating Kashmiri self-determination. Altaf, who was famously known to be Geelani's right hand, is now in Tihar Jail. "The decision was taken after Geelani chose to step down", they said. Read More »

Raj Thackeray slams Maha govt, criticises state funeral given to Sridevi

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In an hour-long speech at a Gudi Padwa rally in Mumbai's Shivaji Park on Sunday, Thackeray said, "We had believed Modi in 2014 for a Congress-mukt Bharat but now we need Modi-mukt Bharat". Thackeray also questioned the government's decision to accord a state funeral to Bollywood actor Sridevi last month. "Films like " Toilet Ek Prem Katha " and " Padman " were a covert propaganda for government schemes", he added. Read More »

Bypoll defeats no referendum on BJP policies, programmes: Yogi Adityanath

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Yogi, who was taking part in a media event, was asked whether the BJP would be able to win bulk of the seats in 2019 as it did in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls . Last week, the Telugu Desam Party led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu withdrew its ministers from the Union Cabinet over the issue of special status to the state. Read More »

94 percent of Russians living in Estonia vote for Putin

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Putin's average in the Russian Federation at the time was 63 percent. "What, am I going to sit here until I am 100 years old? No". Putin, who will be 71 at the end of his term, has promised to beef up Russia's defences against the West and raise living standards. Read More »

Yi Gang becomes governor of China's central bank

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Mr Yi has a degree in economics from Beijing University, together with a master's degree and PhD in economics from the University of IL in the US. It's possible that the pro-free market approach of Governor Yi and Vice Premier Liu could see the end of China's strict regulation of cryptocurrency as it becomes the obvious choice for global financing. Read More »

Facebook suspends former Cambridge Analytica contractor

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The number of daily active users in the United States - a whopping 184 million - declined for the first time last quarter. That firm then used the data to build "psychographic profiles" about voters. However, the app also collected the information of the test-takers' Facebook friends, leading to the accumulation of a data pool tens of millions-strong. Read More »

Russians re-elect Putin to fourth term by wide margin

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If Putin serves to the end of his new fourth term, which expires in 2024, he would become the longest-serving leader of Russian Federation since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin . Officials from the world's chemical weapons watchdog will arrive in Britain on Monday to investigate the samples used in the attack, Britain's foreign ministry said. Read More »

Iran slams 'simple-minded' Saudi crown prince

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The 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne has already curried favour with the Trump administration, winning over the president and his family, and played a key role in restoring the desert kingdom to favoured-ally status after years of tension under President Obama. Read More »

Putin wins fourth term, opponents say vote rigged

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has lived in Russia since leaking classified information about the USA government's surveillance programmes, tweeted a video apparently showing ballot stuffing in a Russian school. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov played down suggestions on Monday that tensions with the West had boosted turnout, saying the result showed that people were united behind Putin's plans to develop Russian Federation. Read More »

Canadian PM visits Taj Mahal with family

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Along with the Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and his three children - Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien also marvelled at the legendary marble monument located along the Yamuna river which was built by a 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Read More »

Ant McPartlin arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crash

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The incident comes just hours after the TV star had filmed Saturday Night Takeaway alongside Declan Donnelly and fans have since been questioning on social media whether next weekend's episode will still go ahead. The same publication added that Mr McPartlin got "agitated and argumentative with a policewoman as she arrested him". A child was taken to hospital for a check-up after the collision, police said. Read More »

BJP's image 'negative', no alliance with party now: Pawan Kalyan

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The Opposition party in Andhra Pradesh has been protesting in the Parliament over the non-issuance of special category status to the state. Naidu said it was TDP and not YSRCP who responded on Triple Talaq Bill. As the TDP is expected to formally leave the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the coming days, according to senior TDP leaders who did not want to be identified. Read More »

DOJ plans to seek death penalty in drug overdose cases when 'appropriate'

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US President Donald Trump displays a presidential public health emergency declaration on the nation's opioid crisis in the White House in Washington October 26, 2017. The justice department said the federal death penalty is available for limited drug-related offenses, including violations of the "drug kingpin" provisions of federal law. Read More »