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Parliament Budget Session from Jan 29-Apr 6, Budget on Feb 1

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On February 9, the Parliament will break for its customary recess and reconvene for the second part of the Budget Session from March 5. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will deliver his Union Budget speech on Feb 1. 22 bills were passed in 14 days. However, the slugfest between the Opposition and Treasury Benches, the House was adjourned sine die , without any consensus being reached on the bill. Read More »

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine

It has underperformed by 8.24% the S&P500. Finally, Connable Office Inc. boosted its stake in Pioneer Natural Resources by 0.3% in the second quarter. Bridgewater Assoc LP owns 8,876 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. E&G Advsr Ltd Partnership reported 5,300 shares. (NYSE:TWX). Burt Wealth Advisors holds 1,146 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Read More »

Severe storm batters western Europe; 1 dead, 23 injured

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Flights were also disrupted at Frankfurt's airport in Germany, where the storm has been baptised Burglind, and at Zurich airport, as Swiss officials urged hikers to avoid forest walks. In the Paris region a falling tree hit a auto and seriously injured one person, while another resident was seriously hurt falling from a building. About 200,000 households in France lost electricity as a result of the storm , the Associated Press reported, while strong winds caused flight delays at major ... Read More »

Deputy killed, several others hurt in Denver suburb shooting

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The gunman continued to fire as additional officers arrived at the complex. Spurlock identified Deputy Zackari Parrish, 29, as the officer killed in the attack. "Per his request, we actually provided that to him", Beals said of the body camera video. Investigators on Sunday searched two vehicles, a Chevrolet sedan and a Ford Mustang LX with a plate that read, "Veteran of Iraq War", The Denver Post reported. Read More »

Blizzard warning in effect for the East End as snow approaches

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The "bomb cyclone", expected to strike Thursday, would likely dump eight to 12 inches of snow in NY and hurl 40 to 60-metre per hour gusts. In addition, almost all of the inland portions of southern New Jersey are in the 4 to 8 inch forecast zone, with amounts higher near the coast. Read More »

Saakashvili sentenced in Georgia to 3 years in absentia

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It is no secret that for these years Vladimir Putin has been demanding from the Georgian and Ukrainian authorities to carry out repressive measures against me. Last month, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said it would not discuss a possible extradition with the Georgian side. "That is what the law says on foreigners and individuals without citizenship, as well as the worldwide convention that Ukraine has ratified". Read More »

Karni Sena wants 'Padmavati' banned even after the CBFC nod

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The protests surrounding the movie has not ended even after the censor body cleared it for the release, as Rajput Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi on Saturday threatened to vandalise all the cinema halls showing the film. Several Rajput fringe outfits also opposed the release of Padmavati - as it was called before the CBFC edits. A long discussion was held before a final decision was taken. Read More »

Washington State defensive coordinator to join OSU staff

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Thanks to new NCAA rules, college football programs now can have a 10th paid coach on staff. Sources said Grinch informed the WSU players of his impending move shortly after rumors surfaced mid-December linking him to the Ohio State job, and was upfront with his defense about his reasons for leaving. Read More »

Tiger Woods commits to Farmers Insurance Open, Genesis Open

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Woods impressed in his return at the Hero World Challenge - played in The Bahamas - finishing in a tie for ninth after carding three scores in the sixties. "I'm very excited to be back at Riviera", Woods said in a statement on the tournament website. "But I think because of the way that the Hero went and the confidence that he's talking with, the place that he's at in life right now, I think he's in the best position he's been in in a few years to come back and be a regular out here competing". Read More »

Thick fog disrupts flights, trains in Indian capital

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Chowdhary added: "The device alerts loco pilot about level crossings and signal". The foggy weather affects the visibility of signals. The effect of the fog caused delays in flights and train services today as well, with six flights being cancelled and over 60 flights being delayed due to fog at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Read More »

AMBER Alert issued for 2 children, possible last sighting in southern Colorado

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Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks provided an update related to the ongoing investigation of the two missing girls, Luluvioletta "Lulu" Bandera-Magret and Lilianais "Lily" Griffith on Wednesday afternoon. The two girls were missing. Terry Miles' vehicle [Photo: Round Rock PD]Griffith has brown hair, brown eyes, braces, and a nose stud on the right side of her nose. Read More »

Shamkhani: Saudi Launching Proxy War against Iran

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Change in Iran must come from the Iranian people alone, not from overseas, French President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday. He said: "The official line pursued by those denouncing the Iran nuclear deal, namely the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia , who are our allies in many ways, is one which is paving the way for war in Iran."The line being taken is a "deliberate strategy" for some, he said, adding that France was committed to maintaining balance in the region". Read More »

Wenger elated for Liberian president-elect Weah

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I join others to say congratulations to George Weah. Weah called for a national rebirth, which included unity, mutual trust, and understanding among the people. "What has happened in Liberia in recent times has encouraged me to preach the safety of Liberia as a diplomat."The Liberian Envoy notes that the way in which Liberians conducted themselves in the presidential election demonstrates seriousness and the peace that citizens enjoy. Read More »

Mercer issues rare public rebuke of former ally Bannon

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Although The Hill's sources claim Bannon is "not anxious about [the controversy]", the offending remark earned him widespread condemnation from the right, including from Breitbart minority owner Rebekah Mercer . Trump responded Wednesday with a seething statement that accused Bannon of having " lost his mind ". Bannon, among other things, is quoted describing as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" a Trump Tower meeting during the campaign between Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner, the ... Read More »

13-year-old dead, dozens poisoned by carbon monoxide in Perth Amboy

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A total of 41 people were treated, including 27 police officers, about 20 percent of the police force, according to WNBC . They all lived in a multi-family home. The city of Perth Amboy put up displaced residents in a hotel Thursday night. Six of the victims were unconscious when they arrived, ABC said. Their current conditions are unknown. Read More »

Trump Administration Takes First Step Toward Health Insurance Sales Across State Lines

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But it's not immediately clear whether the new proposal from the Labor Department will fulfill President Donald Trump's long-standing promise to promote competition across the country. "That will allow them to craft plans that are likely to appeal to healthier enrollees, siphoning those enrollees from the ACA-compliant market". Small Business Health Plans (Association Health Plans) can not charge individuals higher premiums based on health factors or refuse to admit employees to a plan because ... Read More »

Gofundme Created In Hopes Of Solving Cold-School Crisis In Baltimore City

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On Wednesday, four schools were closed and two others were dismissed early. Numerous MacBooks and technology equipment were also damaged because of a burst pipe and fallen ceiling tiles. "This means that we keep school buildings open, even when conditions are sometimes less than ideal". "I implore that you close schools in the District until your facilities crew has had time to properly assess and fix the heating issues within the affected schools in Baltimore City", English wrote. Read More »

Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: state media

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According to the channel, Houthi missile troop movements undertook on Friday a test launch of a ballistic short-range missile at the barracks of the Saudi army in the area of Najran. Tehran rejected the evidence as "fabricated". Huthi rebels say they fired a missile at Saudi Arabia's southwestern province of Najran, in a statement tweeted by their Al-Masirah television channel. Read More »

DJs React to Pres. Trump's Nuclear Button Tweet

The White House said Trump approved the postponement in consultation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who said he suggested the drills' delay to the United States. As Trump has repeatedly said that military options remain on the table, many analysts view Trump as unpredictable and it remains unknown which course of action the USA president will take. Read More »

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iranian Firms

The US has imposed sanctions on five Iranian legal entities for their involvement in Iran's missile program, the BNR said. The statement said that the U.S. The sanctions further stipulates "freezing" its properties in the US. President Donald Trump and the State Department have issued harsh criticism of the Iranian authorities for their crackdown on the protests and have threatened additional sanctions . Read More »

Pedestrian Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train In Haines City

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He also said Yazmin was looking down at her phone while walking. According to Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives, Yazmin White , 11, had just left Carmelita's Food Mart and began walking through the woods. Relatives told the station that the middle schooler had dreams of a career in music and loved the piano. "... And never, ever heard the train until the absolute last seconds when she looked up and it was too late and she tried to jump off of the tracks", said Judd. Read More »

Chinese president Xi Jinping wants high-tech fighting force

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Mr Xi also called for the military to utilise more technologies, increase scientific education among troops, and explore more options to build an elite and inventive military. Amid rising tensions in East Asia, the address comes at the beginning of a New Year, when China and other countries in the region seem to be anticipating a potentially hard year ahead. Read More »

New York City Public Schools To Close Thursday For Snowstorm

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He also referred to the attack at Times Square in May, when a Navy veteran allegedly ploughed through a crowded pavement, killing a teenage tourist and injuring 22 others. The bollards are part of a $50-million plan to increase security in NY. The City conducted a review of locations, including business corridors, tourist attractions and iconic sites, to identify and prioritize locations for the protective barriers. Read More »

Roy Moore accuser sues him, campaign for defamation

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They ignored my requests to stop attacking me and to acknowledge the truth. Moore, the homophobic former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, called Corfman's allegations " politically motivated ", "completely false", and "malicious". Read More »

American 'free for now' after Mugabe subversion charge

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Martha O'Donovan, who grew up in New Jersey, had faced up to 20 years in prison. "We are glad that the court has honoured its promise and removed our client from remand", O'Donovan's lawyer Obey Shava told journalists. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa , a longtime Mugabe ally whose firing as vice-president sparked the whirlwind events leading to Mugabe's departure, has declared that the southern African nation should let "bygones be bygones". Read More »