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Dawood Ibrahim's property can be seized by government

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In 1988, the government sealed the properties under a law that allows the takeover of properties of smugglers, foreign exchange manipulators and their relatives. The Ministry of Finance had invoked some provisions of the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture Of Property) Act (SAFEMA) to seize the properties of the don. Read More »

SC for fair trial in Kathua rape-murder case

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On April 13, the Supreme Court took serious note of lawyers obstructing the judicial process in the sensational case and initiated proceedings on its own accord. The Supreme Court on Thursday chose to wait for the report of the Bar Council of India (BCI) on the possible disciplinary action to be taken against the lawyers who obstructed filing of chargesheet by police in the Kathua rape and murder incident involving an eight-year old tribal girl. Read More »

Raids conducted on cash hoarders amid currency crunch in India

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According to the finance ministry, the monthly demand for currency notes has doubled in the past two months to around Rs40,000 crore - Rs45,000 crore from Rs20,000 crore. The newspaper stated that the cash released by banks to replenish ATMs dipped to around Rs 60,000 crore as of March 30 2016 from a high of Rs 71,000 crore in December 2017. Read More »

West Bengal Panchayat polls: Calcutta High Court extends filing of nomination

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The court's interim order that stalled the election process was extended till the delivery of the verdict. The panchayat elections were originally scheduled for May 1, 3 and 5, with the counting of votes slated on May 8. Terming the High Court as the last refuge for the opposition parties amid a politically adverse situation in connection with the rural polls, he appealed to the court to fix a guideline for the elections and supervise the entire polling process. Read More »

Trump says hopeful for Kim summit, but not afraid to…

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The Political Bureau of the party's Central Committee chose to convene the plenary meeting "to discuss and decide the policy issues of new stage in line with the demand of the important historic period of the developing Korean revolution", KCNA said Thursday. Read More »

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage

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Bush's love of her husband, whom she met in high school, remained enormous during the couple's 73 years of marriage. Humble and matter-of-fact, Bush told the media to pay attention to Ruth Johnson Colvin who would lecture later in the week, specifically because she was the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America. Read More »

Chemical weapons investigators to visit Syrian attack site

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The U.N. source did not give details of the shooting incident. Officials of the independent group saw through that one. The organization said inspectors will enter the site once it's been cleared by the U.N. We condemn this deliberate strategy of terrorizing local populations and forcing them into submission. OPCW director-general Ahmet Uzumcu said the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) had chose to carry out reconnaissance at two sites in the town of Douma ... Read More »

Maya Kodnani acquitted by Gujarat High Court in 2002 Naroda Patiya case

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The Court was hearing appeals filed by Kodnani and ten others, all of whom had been convicted by a special Special Investigation Team ( SIT ) court in 2012. Yagnik said that Maya Kodnani has not been acquitted but she has been given "benefit of doubt". While the convicts challenged the lower court's order in the High Court, the SIT appealed against the acquittal of 29 people. Read More »

Japanese Volcano Erupts for First Time in 250 Years

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The Meteorological Agency said today that Mt. The mountain was still spewing smoke and ash into the air later Thursday night. The volcano is situated in a rural area about 985km (616 miles) from Tokyo. There were no immediate reports of injuries, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. Mount Shinmoe erupted in March. Japan, with scores of active volcanoes, sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" where a large proportion of the world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are ... Read More »

Syria, Russia not being honest about chemical weapons

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Its brief in Syria is merely, "to establish facts surrounding allegations of the use of toxic chemicals ... for hostile purposes". An official close to the Syrian government said the United Nations security team had been met by protesters demonstrating against the US -led strikes. Read More »

US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons

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Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump spoke from the White House. USA aircraft - including B-1 bombers - and ships were used in the attack, according to multiple United States defense officials. SANA reported that the missile attack on the T4 military air base in Homs province resulted in a number of casualties. Trump indicated the strikes would continue until the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons ends. Read More »

Chaos at Kathmandu airport following Malindo Air incident

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However, the runway has been shut for all worldwide aircraft, the report said. Pilots of the Boeing 737 aborted take-off as the plane was accelerating down the runway at night on April 19, 2018, but no one was injured. Cars eventually took the passengers to hotels to wait for a rescheduled flight, she said. In March 2015 Turkish Airlines aircraft also suffered a runway excursion during landing at TIA that had closed the country sole global airport for four days creating chaos among travellers. Read More »

Dem lawmakers want to know legal basis for Syria strikes

He said that strategically speaking the administration would avoid any response, when and if it happened, from escalating out of control. In this context, it is interesting to note the USA preliminary assessment of the results of the attacks against the alleged chemical weapons sites in Syria. Read More »

Opposition moves motion to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra

The Supreme Court on Friday termed debates and public statement made by lawmakers in connection with impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra as "unfortunate". The inquiry committee comprises a senior judge of the Supreme Court, a judge of a high court and a distinguished jurist. How is a judge impeached in India? Sibal further recounted that one of the concerns expressed by the judges, in an open letter, was about attempts to unsettle through a judicial order the ... Read More »

Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

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The latest protests erupted on Wednesday with residents demanding that the province's Premier Supra Mahumapelo , a member of Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress party, step down. "The protester died in a motor auto accident in the quantum they were driving in‚" she said. Footage from Thursday showed thick smoke rising into the air in and around the city, while protesters looted shops and burned vehicles overnight. Read More »

Likelihood grows for special session to impeach Gov. Greitens

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Greitens was indicted in February on one count of felony invasion of privacy connected to an affair with his St. Louis hairdresser in 2015, before he was elected. A crime Hawley says could be a felony. Earlier this week, Attorney General Josh Hawley announced his office had found evidence of computer tampering, when Governor Greitens obtained and transmitted a donor list from his charity, to allegedly fund raise for his campaign. Read More »

International Monetary Fund urges USA to cut debt, deficit

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The Trump administration has maintained that Republican tax cuts passed last year would allow the United States to maintain sustained gross domestic product growth above 3 percent for years and defy forecasts that USA budget deficits will balloon over the coming decade.For now, the International Monetary Fund said increased export demand was contributing to slight growth forecast upgrades for the euro area and Britain for 2018, while the International Monetary Fund kept its forecasts ... Read More »

Chemical weapons investigators enter Syria's Douma district

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Russian military police had been deployed in Douma , raising complaints from the Syrian opposition that evidence of chemical weapons use might no longer be found. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on the Syria strikes in the House of Commons in London on Monday. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will inspect the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday. Read More »

WWII bomb in Berlin causes mass evacuations

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Authorities declared an exclusion zone of 800 meter radius around the central railway station. The evacuation area also includes the Natural History Museum. Previous year some 60,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Frankfurt after a massive bomb dropped by Britain's Royal Air Force was unearthed. Read More »

Target hosts vehicle seat trade-in event starting April 22

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Got an old vehicle seat you want to get rid of or maybe need to upgrade to a new size or style? The coupon can be used for a new auto seat, booster seat, vehicle seat base, travel system, or stroller at Target. But just how much of an impact do they make? And you can't reuse expired seats, or seats that have been involved in vehicle accidents. For the third straight year, the Target Car Seat Trade-In Event is happening. Read More »

Justice Dept. sends Comey memos to Congress

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In a separate memo, Comey says Trump cleared the Oval Office of other officials, encouraged him to let the investigation into Flynn go and called him a good guy. Others, like former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, have denounced Comey for leaking memos about his discussions with Trump. The unredacted documents are "classified", wrote Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, and would be available for viewing in the House Security office by members of the three congressional ... Read More »

Flint woman put infant girls in suitcase ahead CPS visit

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According to CPS, the woman put items at the curb as if it were garbage and then ran off on foot before they arrived. Once there, they discovered two of her children were missing. According to WNEM , officials at Hurley Medical Center examined the infants and said they are both healthy. "No one knew that she was pregnant", her grandmother Lillie Sanders told WREG, "and if I did, I would have encouraged her to go to the doctor". Read More »

US Government Makes It Easier for American Weapons Manufacturers To Sell Abroad

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The planned revision of US weapons export policy also includes a new drone export policy that allows lethal drones that can fire missiles and surveillance drones of all sizes to soon become more widely available to USA allies. We are short-circuiting that. The policy change was also meant to eradicate the United States huge trade deficit, Navarro added. It's now going to be a matter of days. Read More »

Comey memos show president Trump obsessed with Russia probe

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The memos, which Comey has described in his book and congressional testimony, form a key part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of potential obstruction of justice. "I replied by saying, 'I agree he is a good guy, ' but said no more ", Comey writes. Trump says there was no collusion and that the investigation is a witch hunt. Read More »

A Federal Court Just Halted Trump's Efforts to Punish Sanctuary Cities

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U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One after visiting the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF South) federal anti-smuggling and anti-drug trafficking agency in Key West, Florida, U.S. " Many in the legal community have expressed concern that the use of nationwide injunctions is inconsistent with the separation of powers, and that their increased use creates a unsafe precedent", O'Malley said. Read More »

Someone covered a gopher tortoise in red paint and concrete

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The tortoise was taken to a wildlife rehab and will undergo the stressful process of removing the paint and concrete. Both the tortoise and its burrow are protected under state law, FWC says . Since gopher tortoises really are a endangered species in Florida, Titterington stated that she and her team spent on the last few times scrubbing the paint off with dish soap and a toothbrush. Read More »

Today's forecast: Sunny, high in mid-50s

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Winds in Flagstaff could gust to 50 miles per hour and up to 65 miles per hour in the Winslow region. North/northeast winds increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour. Low pressure which brought precipitation to the Valley Monday night and Tuesday will move into the Maritimes Wednesday with decreasing chances for precipitation. Read More »

Rebels in Syria started to leave under an evacuation deal

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According to Damascus based Al-Watan Arabic language daily, "The two-day window is an attempt to avoid a military assault". "If they refuse, the army and supporting forces are ready to launch a military operation to end the presence of the organization in the area", it said. Read More »