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'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' Programme To Be Expanded By Prime Minister Tomorrow

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Ms Jain said that three years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign from Panipat in Haryana on January 22, 2015. Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that change should begin from home and boys must be taught to respect girl and gender sensitisation should take place at all levels of the society. Read More »

A US Consular Agency In Mexico Is Closed Over A 'Security Threat'

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The embassy didn't say what the security threat is. After the discovery of the two un-detonated explosive devices, the United States Embassy issued a travel alert that prohibited federal employees from using all tourist ferries between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen until further notice. Read More »

Ambedkar statue vandalised in UP; 5th incident in 4 days across India

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The incident came a day after BJP members pulled down a statue of Lenin in Tripura following the party's victory in the state assembly polls. According to The Hindu , the vandalism of the statue came after BJP national general secretary H Raja posted on Facebook calling for the removal of Periyar's statues. Read More »

MCSD plans sit-ins as alternate for National School Walkout Day

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Contrary to posts going around on social media, the walkout was not in support of gun control and didn't have anything to do with protesting firearms. Each school will provide those students alternative activities during the session. Other students have said they want to "walk out " of their classes for 17 minutes, starting at 10 a.m., in accordance with the national protest, which the Cobb County School District does not support. Read More »

Ex-Trump campaign head Manafort pleads not guilty in second case

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President Trump's former campaign manager pleaded not guilty Thursday after being hit with a second indictment that included fraud and tax-related charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller in Virginia. In Virginia, Manafort is accused of hiding foreign bank accounts, falsifying his income taxes and failing to report foreign bank accounts. Manafort is charged in Washington with making false statements about his foreign lobbying work, which he primarily did for Ukrainian ... Read More »

Siddaramaiah unveils new Karnataka flag

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The chosen design of the flag incorporates red and yellow strips, with white in the middle and the State emblem is at the centre but without the words "Satyameva Jayate" displayed in the National tricolour keeping various norms in mind. "There is no opposition for States to have a separate flag in the Constitution". "Siddaramaiah has unveiled the flag because his government is on the backfoot over the stabbing of the Lokayukta on Wednesday", the saffron party's spokesperson S Prakash said. Read More »

Stocks set to fall sharply after Gary Cohn resigns

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Not long ago, Gary Cohn was laying out an ambitious 2018 economic agenda for the Trump administration. "There are potential carve-outs for Canada and Mexico based on national security and possibly other countries as well", Sanders told reporters at the White House. Read More »

China Export Surge Highlights Trump's Cause as Tariffs Readied

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Beijing has accused Trump of threatening the global trade regulation system by taking action under United States law instead of through the World Trade Organization. Its trade surplus of $275.8 billion with the United States was equal to 65 percent of its global total. "Let us replace suspicion with trust, manage differences with dialogue and build a future with cooperation", he said. Read More »

Tillerson says African countries should weigh Chinese loans carefully

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Beijing has pumped billions into infrastructure projects, though critics say there is often little upside for local economies because Chinese firms and labor build the roads and rails. Tillerson urged Ethiopia to move on from a state of emergency "as quickly as possible" and called for citizens in the tightly-run country to be given "greater freedoms". Read More »

N Korea assassinated Kim Jong-nam with chemical weapon

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The State Department on Tuesday put new sanctions on North Korea over the rogue regime's use of an illegal nerve agent to assassinate Kim Jong Un's estranged brother Kim Jong Nam a year ago. While in the past it was possible to test the North Koreans and let the process play out, the official said, the U.S. and its allies are now running out of time as North Korea inches closer to mastering a deliverable nuclear weapon. Read More »

Trump Talked to Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller

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Mueller", the Times admitted. Apparently, President Donald Trump has a lot of questions for people who have been interviewed by the special counsel's investigators, according to a new report published by The New Times . Boente is now the Federal Bureau of Investigation general counsel. A second source said the president simply asked Priebus how he was treated and whether investigators were "nice" to him. Read More »

Mandate was actually given to us: Congress on Meghalaya

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But the parties who are supporting us are committed to work for the welfare of the people and the state. Meanwhile, veteran UDP leader Paul Lyngdoh said the sole motive of outgoing chief minister Mukul Sangma was to ensure that the most vocal and qualified members of the regional parties were ejected from the Assembly. Read More »

Kings host Pelicans, aim for second straight home win

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To silence the crowd Jrue Holiday (19 points, 17 assists ) zoomed up the court for a pull-up and-one jumper at the free-throw line to put his team back on top. New Orleans holds the fourth spot in the Western Conference. Davis said he received inspiration during halftime from teammate DeMarcus Cousins , who has been sidelined with an Achilles tendon injury suffered in January. Read More »

New York Assembly passes 5 gun control bills

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Other legislation would provide more money for mental health experts at schools and stiffen penalties for bomb threats. The Assembly passed a package of five bills Tuesday afternoon, a day after the Republican-controlled state Senate passed 15 bills focused on improving school security following last month's shooting at a Florida high school. Read More »

CM picks Nanda, Samanta & Soumya as RS candidates

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The two media owners joined the BJD less than two months after the CM suspended party MP Baijayant Panda for alleged anti-party activities. Political observers said though there were many aspirants for the three Rajya Sabha seat, Mr Patnaik chose Prashant Nanda as the candidate as award for his performance in Bijepur by election and Sundergarha Zilla Parishad election. Read More »

Populist parties surge in gridlocked Italian vote

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With the vote count nearly complete, none of the three main factions had enough seats to govern alone. The results showed the right-wing, anti-immigrant and euro-skeptic League party of Salvini surpassing the longtime anchor of the center-right, the Forza Italia party of ex-Premier Berlusconi. Read More »

Notre Dame rallies to beat Virginia Tech

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Tech was 6 of 7 from the field in the second half at that point. NEW YORK (AP) - Bonzie Colson pounded his chest and screamed in triumph. The Fighting Irish had stumbled their way to a 21-point deficit, 47-26, with 15 minutes to go in a second-round ACC men's basketball tournament game against No. Read More »

Nunberg's About Face: Former Trump Aide Nullifies His Defiance of Mueller

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Early on Monday, March 5, during televised interviews Nunberg appeared defiant, suggesting that he would refuse special counsel Robert Mueller's request to appear before a grand jury. A top adviser to the United Arab Emirates who was present at meetings with Trump associates is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the New York Times reports. Read More »

Gender Ministry Announces 2018 International Women's Day Celebration

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The goal is to draw attention to the rights and activism of rural women, who make up more than a quarter of the world population, but are being left behind in all aspects of development. The day in 1909 was marked informally with marches and actions until 1914, when International Working Women's Day was declared for March 8 of that year, a Sunday, so more women could participate. Read More »

Neiphiu Rio sworn in as Nagaland CM

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Nagaland Governor P B Acharya administered the oath taking ceremony and secrecy to Rio and the 11 ministers at the main rostrum of the ground, in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah. The independent candidate Tongpang Ozukum and JD (U)'s G Kaito Aye were also inducted into the new cabinet. However, they made a decision to take an oath before the public changing the old custom of taking an oath in the Raj Bhawan. Read More »

March nor'easter produces phenomenon known as 'thundersnow'

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Very heavy snow is also falling in New England; in the coastal areas there is more rain than snow. By early Thursday morning the snow will be lingering in Boston and heavy snow will remain in northern New England. The company said there were more than 17,000 delays. When it comes to snowfall, NY should breathe a sigh of relief. The clean-up from Friday's storm continues and as of 3 p.m. Read More »

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg had an epic on-air meltdown

In another instance, Trump told one of his aides that White House lawyer Don McGahn should publicly deny a January report alleging that McGahn told investigators that Trump had asked him to fire Mueller, the Times reported . Mueller clearly believes in this case that Trump was "groomed", and then helped by the Russians to carry out their work in the White House. Nunberg also told Politico that if Trump had colluded with Russian Federation, it would be known by now because the ... Read More »

Florida House passes school gun safety legislation

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Schools boards and sheriffs would have to agree to implement the program for it to go into effect. "While I admit this bill is not flawless, it's nowhere near ideal, but it's a step in the right direction", said Rep. The bill would become the first to tighten Florida's gun laws since Republicans took control of the state legislature in 1996, representing a historic but controversial step. Read More »

PNB scam: ICICI's Chanda Kochhar, Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma to be questioned

India's Central Bureau of Investigation has launched a fresh case against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and top officials of his companies in connection with the country's biggest-ever bank fraud of 1.8 billion USA dollars. 6,800 crore to Gitanjali Gems owned by Mehul Choksi , and an exposure of Rs. 2,000 crore to the Nirav Modi group companies. "In another regulatory filing, Axis Bank said: ".we would like to state that exposure of Axis Bank to these entities (Nirav Modi and ... Read More »

Runoff roundup: Meet the candidates headed to the May 22 runoff election

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John Culberson in Texas' seventh district near Houston. Veronica Escobar edged out other Democrats in a crowded race for the seat now occupied by U.S. Early voting totals in Travis County show the four-term incumbent with almost double the votes of his challenger, Jay Wiley, while Vikki Goodwin leads the Democratic field, according to Travis County numbers. Read More »

Juventus stun Spurs as Dybala caps fightback

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We struggled in the first half, above all by losing the ball and they were deadly in those situations. Pochettino's men responded to the frenzied atmosphere that greeted them at Wembley and took just three minutes to first sting Gianluigi Buffon's fingertips through Son's rapier-like drive across goal. Read More »