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Gigaba denies Ajay Gupta is on the run with SA passport

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Ajay Gupta is regarded by South African authorities as a fugitive from justice after a warrant of arrest was issued against him. "Upon being notified that they would have to renounce their Indian citizenship, Ajay Gupta chose not to and is therefore not a South African citizen but remains in the country on Permanent Residency status". Read More »

Saudi Arabia Defends 'Just' Yemen War

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But rights groups and opposition lawmakers have criticised London's support for the prince, particularly over the licensing of 4.6 billion pounds ($6.37 billion) worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since the start of the Yemen conflict. On Friday, he will meet Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for talks. The Government insists it has one of the "most robust" arms export control regimes in the world. Read More »

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar travels to the U.S. for further treatment

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Earlier on February 15, Parrikar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai , but was released on February 22. In a video message Monday, Parrikar thanked Goans for their prayer and sought a medical leave. For the last 15 days you prayed for me and because of your blessings I recovered and I am heading to Mumbai . "I expect that you all will allow me a leave for some days from the state for the treatment", the CM said. Read More »

Kerala Congress MLA Carries Teargas Shell Inside State Assembly, Triggers Uproar

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The Congress MLA also told the assembly speaker that the grenades used by the police against the Congress workers had expired. "This is police raj". Speaker P Sree Ramakrishnnan said that he would look into the issue and if Thiruvanchoor had breached the code of conduct inside the Assembly. On February 26, police fired tear gas shells after protesters who had gathered outside the Kerala secretariat hurled stones and bottles at the security personnels. Read More »

Case filed against actor Raveena

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While English news channel, Republic Now, reported that the actress was shooting an advertisement in the area and it was a production personnel's decision to shoot in the no-shoot zone of the temple. She just happened to visit the temple when people started clicking selfies and asked for beauty tips. "I had absolutely no idea about the people, who were filming me". Read More »

Shopian Chalo: Kashmir shuts to mourn civilian killings

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Six persons including two militants have been killed in Sunday night's shootout in Shopian's Pahnoo area. The four civilians were travelling in a vehicle when they were hit by the Army fire. Meanwhile, to curb the Shopian Chalo March, Yasin Malik has been lodged in the Srinagar Central Jail, while Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have been placed under house arrest. Read More »

SC to hear plea reg aadhaar number in CBSE forms today

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Senior advocate Arvind Datar, another counsel for the petitioners, made the request again when Venugopal arrived in court post-lunch. On December 15 previous year, the apex court had extended till March 31 the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services and welfare schemes. Read More »

U.S. proposed steel, aluminum tariffs leave uncertainty for BC site

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Of a total US$14.2 billion in losses imposed on partners, the European Union would take the next largest hit at US$2.6 billion followed by South Korea and Mexico at around US$1 billion each, according to the institute's report . To do so would not only ignore common sense and basic economics, but also lead to higher trade barriers, fewer reforms and therefore a lower standard of living for us all . Read More »

Air India denies receiving permission to fly to Israel over Saudi airspace

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The permission marks a historic turn by the Gulf state, which has not previously allowed flights to or from Israel over its airspace, like many other Middle Eastern countries that do not have relations with Israel. The airline spokesperson confirmed that the flight will be operating thrice a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday and said the flight to overfly Saudi airspace. Read More »

CBI wants narco analysis on Karti Chidambaram, appeals to SC

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The application for narco analysis test assumes significance as the agency yesterday alleged that Karti was not cooperating in the investigation and was "evasive" in his replies. The agency claims that it is crucial to the investigation to interrogate Karti and his CA together. The ASG said Karti was not entitled for bail as the investigation in the case was at a crucial stage and "during the course of investigation, names of a few more companies have surfaced yesterday only and for this ... Read More »

Thousands of Flights Canceled as Second Nor'easter Slams East Coast

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Winter Storm Quinn could drop up to a foot of snow on major cities today, including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. So far, 2,137 flights have been canceled, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware . Nationwide, the storm is projected to hit EWR and JFK the hardest, with about 43% of flights at EWR cancelled. The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey says more than 1,000 flights had been cancelled as of 8 a.m.at its three major New York-area airports. Read More »

President Trump comments on N. Korea-S. Korea talks

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Trump said "there will be people - I'm not going to be specific - that change", but that he wouldn't have any trouble replacing staffers. "No, because we'll counteract whatever they do", Trump answered. "They make it nearly impossible for us to do business with them". President Trump stood by the tariffs he recently announced in his joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Sweden today. Read More »

Chelsea Clinton And Ivanka Trump Haven't Spoken 'In A Long Time'

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Chelsea Clinton said in a TV interview Monday that criticism in the media against Ivanka Trump should be expected since she works for the president. It doesn't appear that Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump will be catching up over dinner any time soon. Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton . But even with all of that said, she wouldn't cop to throwing a glass of chardonnay at the TV ever. Read More »

EU's Tusk to present draft for trade deal with Britain on Wednesday

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Big business echoed his words and even some Brexit campaigners praised the prime minister for her pragmatism. "In many ways, the ball's in the EU's court as to whether that's reciprocated or not". "A transition period will only be possible if we can agree a withdrawal treaty. Not something that would take 10 years", said New Financial, a think-tank that promotes capital markets in Europe. Read More »

Begumpet to become all-women station

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After Matunga station on the Central Line of the Mumbai suburban network, Matunga Road will become the next station to have an all-women team. A senior railway official said they will be having only one run of the train with the women staff in a train that departs from Mumbai in the evening. Read More »

Palestinians enraged, plan 'practical steps' against Guatemala's embassy move to Jerusalem

Guatemala's president, Jimmy Morales, announced on Sunday that his country will transfer its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds in May, two days after the United States does the same thing. It also alleged that the decision "especially harms the image of Guatemala and its relations and interests with the Arab and Islamic worlds". The move is "a sovereign decision of Guatemalan foreign policy", she said. Read More »

Sensible gun laws are indeed possible

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I want to commend you , Mr. Tingley, for the excellent column on February 19 documenting that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1.5 million Americans have suffered gun-related deaths in the past 50 years since 1968. Read More »

South African triathlete Gwala 'attacked with chainsaw'

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The incident was confirmed on Twitter by Gwala's fellow athlete, Henri Schoeman. He tweeted: "A friend of mine, cycling in the Durban area was robbed by three people this morning". He was able to escape, but only after the men had cut into both of his legs. Several attackers pulled Gwala off his bicycle as he cycled up a steep hill and sawed into his right calf, damaging muscle, nerves and bone, according to Jackson, who spoke by phone to the triathlete about the ordeal. Read More »

Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with pomp, protests

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He declined to comment on any progress in plans to list giant oil firm Saudi Aramco and whether that might happen in London or NY. Defence minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman will have lunch with the Queen on Wednesday, and dinner with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge as Britain seeks to build closer economic security and defence ties. Read More »

Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust vandalised; PM expresses strong disapproval

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It may be noted that a row erupted after two statutes of Lenin were brought down in Tripura following the BJP's emphatic win in the state over the Left, which was in power for more than 25 years. MHA has taken serious notes of such incidents of vandalism. Miscreants used a hammer and a chisel to damage parts of bust. A poster signed "RADICAL", which is the name of an ultra-Left student outfit, was placed next to the bust. Read More »

Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty stabbed, attacker arrested

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The Police Control Room, told Bar & Bench that the perpetrator had been arrested, and identified him only by his surname, which is Sharma. The incident took place when Justice Shetty was on his way to his office for a hearing. There have been no reports on the status of the Justice, but Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reached Mallya Hospital to meet Shetty. The police are trying to ascertain the reasons behind the attack and the other information of the accused. Read More »

Oklahoma Teachers May Soon Go On Strike

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OEA's plan is called " Together We're Stronger ", and seeks a $10,000 pay raise for Oklahoma teachers over three years, a cost-of living adjustment for retirees and the restoration of funds for education and core government services, Priest said, explaining that the Legislature has refused to hear three bills already the certified teacher bill, and two involving pay raises. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel calls Donald Trump 'lowest rated President'

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The Oscars ceremony saw host Jimmy Kimmel cracking a joke about Trump as he addressed "Get Out" director Jordan Peele. Soon after, Kimmel responded on Twitter, "Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY". " The Shape of Water " emerged as the big victor with four honours at the event, where stars mostly stayed away from the industry's concerns over Trump's administration - a contrast from a politics-heavy Golden Globes and Emmys. Read More »

NPP's Conrad Sangma sworn in as Chief Minister of Meghalaya

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The NPP, though an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Manipur, did not have a seat-sharing arrangement with it in the state before the polls. In Tripura, a BJP Government is likely to be sworn in on Friday. Sangma also added that his Government will work with all the political parties to take the state forward. "Our high command has sent three senior leaders to Meghalaya to ensure that horse trading doesn't take place there but ultimately we can't compete with the money power of BJP" Gogoi ... Read More »

Fugitive diamond merchant moves court: Delhi HC asks for details of…

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The CBI and the ED have registered two FIRs each to probe the case. This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. Choksi, along with diamond jeweller Nirav Modi , has been accused of defrauding the PNB of Rs 12,600 crore, with Rs 1,300 crore being added to the fraud kitty on February 26. Read More »

Trump praises Chinese President's power grab

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Though it's expected to pass with near-unanimous approval, some complaints have arisen from independent political commentators and internet users posting online. Xi Jinping is only 64 years old. Though Wang, 69, is past standard retirement age and stepped down from the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee a year ago, he retained his seat as a member of the National People's Congress and stands to transform the traditionally ceremonial role of vice president. Read More »

Supreme Court To Rule on Rights Of Unborn

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The full bill will only be drawn up if the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment passes. So, while the deportation decision was upheld, the High Court's specific ruling in relation to the rights of the unborn was not. They argued the essential question was whether an unborn child, outside Article 40.3.3, is a constitutional "cipher" or "nullity" whose existence and rights do not have to be given any recognition or weight whatever in assessing whether to revoke the deportation order. Read More »

Russian ex-spy, daughter still critically ill in mysterious United Kingdom incident

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The first pictures have emerged of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal's daughter - who is suspected to have been poisoned alongside him in Britain. "That a similar incident - or that parallels are being drawn between that and Sunday's incident only 12 days before the Russian presidential election - does reflect badly on Putin, at least in the global community", said Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies Center, at the London-based Henry Jackson Society analyst group. Read More »

Centrica (CNA) Rating Reiterated by JPMorgan Chase & Co

The firm has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, September 11. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, November 10 by Nomura. Deutsche Bank maintained Centrica plc (LON:CNA) rating on Friday, March 11. After $1.05 actual EPS reported by Centrica plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.10 % negative EPS growth. Hastings Group Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides general insurance products in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

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As Parliament proceedings were washed out for the second consecutive day, Opposition parties maintained that the government had not, beyond making noises on the floor of the House about allowing discussion, reached out to them. AIADMK members pressed for a water management board to deal with the Cauvery issue. In less than a minute, the Speaker adjourned the House. When the Lower House re-assembled at 12 noon, the Congress demanded that the debate be held under some other rule. Read More »