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Assembly poll dates for three north east states declared

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The BJP is trying to make inroads in these three states while the Congress and the Left are seeking to retain their foothold. "VVPATs along with EVMs (electronic voting machines) shall be used in all the polling stations of all the three states to enhance transparency and credibility of the election", the chief election commissioner said. Read More »

Rare Celestial Event Happening on January 31

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As if a supermoon experiencing a total eclipse were not enough to cause a heavenly spectacle, the celestial body is also expected to display a reddish-orange hue, an occurrence dubbed as blood moon. REUTERS/Mike BlakeA total lunar eclipse , also known as a "blood moon", is pictured from Encinitas, California, October 8, 2014. Particles in plumes of ash-clouds from such an eruption could scatter away red light, according to NASA . Read More »

House passes CR, but shutdown still possible

After the House passed the bill Thursday night, Speaker Paul Ryan said "the only people standing in the way of keeping the government open are Senate Democrats". With his absence, Republicans would need all Republicans and at least 10 Democrats to vote in favor of the measure for it to pass. "Shut down the government, don't fund CHIP". Read More »

Donald Trump's health excellent, fit for presidency: White House doctor

There is some internal West Wing debate over whether Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse". "One thing I do take big issue with the president on is he is saying that the Democrats aren't moving forward in good faith", Flake said. The White House said there are no tapes. Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was also in the meeting, declined to confirm to a SC newspaper whether Trump used the vulgar expression, even though Graham reportedly told Sen. Read More »

On shutdown and DACA fix, more questions than answers

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Trump , who has taken a hard stance against illegal immigration, announced a year ago that he will end the program unless Congress comes up with a solution by March. "Right now we think it's the right time to talk about the Dreamers and to ask the commission to support the Dreamers", Sanchez said before the official vote was made Tuesday morning. Read More »

Trump defends self after comments: 'I'm not a racist'

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There is internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said "s-thole" or "s-thouse". I'm the least racist person you have ever interview. The statement goes on to say that the government noted Trump's denial that this exact language was used but said it "has noted further that President Trump's denial was not categorical, referring only to Haiti and not addressing the entirety of the statement attributed to him". Read More »

Advocate to SC: Aadhaar will cause death of civil rights

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Divan related how a couple could not register their marriage under the Special Marriage Act as the authorities insisted on Aadhaar. He also added that for seven years, biometric data of individuals was collected without any legal framework, but only on executive orders. Read More »

GOP-forged bill on funding gets through House

The Trump administration is drawing up plans to keep national parks and monuments open despite a possible shutdown as a way to blunt public anger, and while the military would not cease to operate, troops would not be paid unless Congress specifically authorizes it. Read More »

No Motive Uncovered for Las Vegas Mass Shooting

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She did not name a suspect and said she could not specify the type of charges or what was found without compromising the investigation. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo's briefing comes three days after a lawyer for the police department asked a Nevada state court judge to keep search warrant documents sealed because charges are still being investigated. Read More »

Dashcam video shows auto slam into tow truck, almost hit driver

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Michigan State Police said the accident happened Wednesday on an Interstate 96 ramp in Detroit . 'The trooper saw it coming and was trying to get another auto to block the ramp. The driver managed to avoid the cars and escaped unharmed. Icy conditions on the road may have contributed to the accident, while police said the driver involved did not move over for emergency vehicles. Read More »

Trump defends his comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, one of the six senators in the meeting with Trump on Thursday, supported Durbin's account. Lindsey Graham of SC were mistaken in indicating that was the case. David Perdue said Sunday that there had been a "gross misinterpretation" of Trump's remarks in a private meeting, where sources told CNN Trump made the demeaning and dismissive comment about immigrants from Haiti and Africa and added that the U.S. Read More »

Brutal murder of eight-year-old girl shocks Jammu

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It has been three days since the body of found and a post-mortem conducted, but police are still saying they are waiting for a medical report to establish if the girl was raped before her murder. "She did not return home and the family feared she had been abducted". A local Gujjar leader said there were human bites on her body and her legs were broken . Read More »

CHIP should not be included in stopgap bill

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That left House Speaker Paul Ryan looking to pass the spending bill with just GOP votes. Republican leaders were already warning of a "Schumer shutdown", hoping to pin blame on Minority Leader Charles E. "And if one happens, I think you only have one place to look, and that's to the Democrats, who are holding our military and our national security hostage by trying to push through other policies that have nothing to do with the budget", she said. Read More »

Following federal court ruling, Trump administration resumes accepting DACA renewals

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Lawmakers and other politicians were at odds Sunday about whether they think Congress will be able to reach an immigration deal amid the outcry over President Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from certain countries last week. It's not usual that you can't repeat what the President of the United States says, but there are children in the room and it would disrespect my office as governor. Read More »

Florida rapper Kodak Black is back in jail

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MC was reportedly arrested Thursday (Jan. 18) for multiple charges, including "grand theft of a firearm, child neglect, marijuana possession, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of probation violation". What is even worse, however, is the fact that he got this house arrest sentence for initially violating another house arrest! Kodak Black just can't stay out of trouble. Read More »

Trump changes plans, won't head to Florida if government shuts down

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According to the White House official schedule, Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were scheduled to leave for the Sunshine State around 4:30 p.m. Democrats remained staunchly opposed to the deal, and a few Republicans signaled opposition as well. "We need more Republican victories in 2018!" Earlier Thursday, Trump appeared to undermine the bill only to have his White House staff issue a cleanup statement expressing his support. Read More »

Once batsmen start scoring, things should fall in place: Dhoni

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While addressing a press conference on Friday, he asked the reporters, "How you can draw a Test match is by giving less runs and by scoring runs". Hopefully, they will be able to sit down, look back at everything they did in the two Test matches, learn from it and ensure they do not repeat the same mistakes. Read More »

Russian student injures six in an ax attack at school

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The footage shows collapsed plaster from the ceiling, scattered furniture and books. He then threw a Molotov cocktail into a classroom and started a fire, injuring five. 30, items (a and c), part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code (Attempted Murder of two or more persons committed against minors). The school wasn't guarded by any private security company, the Buryatia children's rights commissioner said. Read More »

Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'

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He was appointed by the United States justice department in May of previous year to oversee an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But Mr Bannon played a critical role in the campaign, the presidential transition and the White House - all during times now under scrutiny from congressional investigators looking for possible evidence of a connection between Mr Trump's operations and Russian Federation. Read More »

North Korea Suddenly Cancels Meeting With South Without Reason

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From the North, Kim Il-guk, the sports minister and head of its national Olympic committee, and Chang Ung, the North's lone IOC member, are to join the IOC discussion. Many observers, including the South Korean military, are skeptical of North Korea's intentions, suspecting that North Korea only wants to talk in order to drive a wedge between the US and South Korea, extract concessions, and advance its national interests. Read More »

Walcott leaves Arsenal for Everton

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Those are the reasons I came here. Everton have already signed Turkey worldwide Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for £27m earlier this month and Allardyce believes Walcott would be another "great addition" to his squad . New Everton signing Theo Walcott has said that he wants to help the Toffees win trophies. "He's got goals . For us that's a very important ingredient where we are short in terms of creating goals ". Read More »

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

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Regional and some long-distance trains resumed service on Friday morning after winter storm Friederike barreled through the country one day prior, causing rail traffic to be suspended across the country. Various domestic flights between Munich and Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Cologne were canceled, and Dutch authorities temporarily canceled all flights in and out of Amsterdam as wind gust reached up to 140 kmh. Read More »

House passes bill, government shutdown in hands of Senate

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At the same time, some conservatives in the House were withholding support, as they pushed for guarantees that steps would be taken to beef up the USA military. That led the White House to issue a statement saying Trump was still on board with the House proposal. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer , responding to Mr McConnell, said: "We all know what the problem is". Read More »

Cape Town slashes water use amid drought

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At Thursday's press conference‚ De Lille admitted: " Day Zero is now likely". When Cape Town does reach "Day Zero", in accordance to Cape Town's disaster plan, authorities will turn off the taps and install some 200 water collection sites across the city. Read More »

A US government shutdown looms, here's how it may impact Australians

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And they point to his tweet earlier this morning that seemed to contradict the spending bill drafted by GOP leaders specifically to ensure that it would pass. "So Senate Democrats are treating our men and women in military, who are putting their lives at risk and on the line for us, as bargaining chips at this point", Ryan said. Read More »

Build a bridge over Channel, Johnson tells Macron

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Later, Johnson tweeted a picture of himself and Macron both giving a thumbs-up sign, captioned: "En marche!" "The Channel Tunnel and the ferry routes are working well within capacity, so it makes no sense to commit huge amounts of taxpayers' money in an uncertain economic climate to a costly bridge project that we don't need". Read More »