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An Enforcement Directorate official, requesting anonymity, told IANS: "We questioned Ahluwalia today (Thursday) in connection with the hotel tender case". It is alleged that Lalu as railway minister had handed over the maintenance of two Railways hotels - BNR Ranchi and BNR Puri - to Sujata Hotel, a company owned by Vinay and Vijay Kochhar, after receiving a bribe in the form of three acres of prime plot of land through a benami company.
  • Caribbean and Gulf oil companies begin to brace for Hurricane Irma

    Caribbean and Gulf oil companies begin to brace for Hurricane Irma

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    The tropical storm-force wind field from Irma stretches over 300 miles from end to end. National and local forecasters on Thursday morning continued to expect landfall near the Georgia-South Carolina border. Significant damage was also reported on St. Martin, an island split between French and Dutch control. Collomb said that although the airport was not destroyed, it is also not functional, and support will have to be delivered via helicopter.
  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

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    Speece Thorson Cap has invested 3.4% of its portfolio in Mattel, Inc. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 21,200 shares of the company's stock worth $456,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 116,788 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,290,212.68.
  • NY joins 14 other states in suit over DACA

    NY joins 14 other states in suit over DACA

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    President Donald Trump's decision to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children faces a legal challenge from NY and other states. "While the plaintiffs in today's lawsuits may believe that an arbitrary circumvention of Congress is lawful, the Department of Justice looks forward to defending this Administration's position", spokesman Devin M.
  • Colbert: Ivanka calling Trump 'daddy' is 'not weird at all'

    Colbert: Ivanka calling Trump 'daddy' is 'not weird at all'

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    Anyway, Ivanka recovered quickly from the public humiliation with a nice "Hi, North Dakota ", but it's too late for the rest of us. "Hi, North Dakota", she said, laughing. Ivanka Trump on Wednesday also briefly addressed the crowd in North Dakota. So it's always a pleasure to be back here. However, Ivanka has previously described how she would "hide in a janitor's closet during recess" to ring her father during important meetings, where he would describe what a great daughter she was.
  • White House Requesting Harvey Disaster Aid Bill From Congress

    White House Requesting Harvey Disaster Aid Bill From Congress

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    Sanders added that Trump and his Wife would return to Texas and visit Lousiana as well. "So, unfortunately, we will see additional losses of life if history is any prologue", Bossert said. He made stops in Corpus Christi and Austin, where he largely met with state and local officials and received updates on their work responding to the storm.
  • Mississippi ACT scores up in 2nd year of statewide testing

    Mississippi ACT scores up in 2nd year of statewide testing

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    Thirteen percent of the students who took the ACT were African-American, a level that's held steady since 2013. The top score is 36, an average of the score on the four subject areas - English, reading, math, and science. Most four-year colleges require students to submit either ACT or SAT scores, but the ACT is much more common among Oklahoma students. Composite scores for African-American students in Nebraska was 17.6; Native students was 17.9; and Hispanic students was 18.3.
  • Journalist of Hindi daily Rashtriya Sahara shot in Bihar

    Journalist of Hindi daily Rashtriya Sahara shot in Bihar

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    Arwal superintendent of police Dilip Kumar said Pankaj Mishra was shot by two persons from his village. The incident was reported under Bansi police station area of Bihar's Arwal district on Thursday afternoon. He was returning home with the bag on his motorcycle, when two bike-borne assailants intercepted him on the way. He said one of the two assailants was arrested and search was on for the other.
  • USA sanctions senior South Sudan officials

    USA sanctions senior South Sudan officials

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    The latest measures target information minister Michael Makuei, who is in particular accused of having "engaged in or been complicit in" attacks on the United Nations mission in South Sudan. "These actions send a clear message to those enriching themselves at the expense of the South Sudanese people that we will not let them exploit the USA financial system to move and hide the proceeds of their corruption and malign behavior", Sigal Mandelker, undersecretary for terrorism and financial ...
  • Srinagar grenade attack: One civilian dead, four injured

    Srinagar grenade attack: One civilian dead, four injured

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    Times Now reported that civilians injured in the blast and have been taken to the hospital. The injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment and the area has been cordoned off, police said. As per a report, the terrorists hurled a grenade at the police station however, the grenade failed to explode. A day earlier, five CRPF soldiers were injured when militants threw a grenade at them on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, according to The Statesman .
  • Storm Harvey: Flood levels begin to fall in Houston

    Storm Harvey: Flood levels begin to fall in Houston

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    So far, parts of Texas have seen more than 50 inches (1.27 meters) of rain, while in Louisiana, the top total 18 inches so far was increasing. Harris County official Jeff Lindner said that if the levee breaks, the water could reach the rooftops of homes in the immediate area.
  • Blue Whale game survivor: Wanted to get out but I couldn't

    Blue Whale game survivor: Wanted to get out but I couldn't

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    The daughter of BSF soldier who was recently rescued from a Jodhpur lake attempted suicide again on Monday to complete the 50th challenge of Blue Whale game. It was mentally taxing. "The Assam Police have also asked the Superintendents of Police to get all the technical help from cyber cell of the CID (Criminal Investigation Department) to carry out awareness drive against the game, which has killed many youths across the world", Patowary said.
  • Woman's body stuffed in suitcase, dumped near bridge

    Woman's body stuffed in suitcase, dumped near bridge

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    They took the suitcase along with them. Two men were arrested for allegedly raping and killing a woman from Nagpur on Monday, The Times of India reported. Unfortunately, this was not the case for a girl whose friends raped and murdered her on the pretext of "hanging out". Nilesh was waiting downstairs for the two.
  • Two Indonesians seized by Abu Sayyaf rescued in Sulu

    Two Indonesians seized by Abu Sayyaf rescued in Sulu

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    Abu Sayyaf is one of the smallest and most violent jihadist groups operating in the southern Philippines notorious for kidnappings, bombings and attacking civilians and the army. In March, five Malaysian sailors, abducted last July, were rescued. Abu Sayyaf gunmen are still holding 17 hostages in Sulu province, 13 of them foreigners — a Dutch, seven Vietnamese and 5 Indonesians, Sobejana said.
  • US calls for UN to impose strongest measures on North Korea

    US calls for UN to impose strongest measures on North Korea

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    China supports further United Nations action in response to North Korea's latest nuclear test but also wants to see renewed efforts to begin dialogue involving all sides, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday. Mattis said the US will answer any threat from the North with a " massive military response - a response both effective and overwhelming". Anchor: A ranking North Korean diplomat has warned that his country is ready to send "more gift packages" to the U.S.in response to growing ...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu blocks al Jazeera from attending freedom of speech event

    Benjamin Netanyahu blocks al Jazeera from attending freedom of speech event

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    The Government Press Office said Thursday that the prime minister is still pushing to strip Al-Jazeera reporters of their credentials and close their offices, but the move faces legal hurdles. The Monitor deemed that "despite conditioning normalization with Israel's commitment to uphold the principals enshrined in a two-state solution, Netanyahu seems to have lowered Arab demands significantly without having to concede anything".
  • Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis

    Putin says sanctions, pressure alone won't resolve North Korea crisis

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    The US claimed Pyongyang was "begging for war" after the reclusive state purportedly detonated a hydrogen bomb on Sunday - its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. South Korea and the United States are technically still at war with North Korea after the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.
  • Students Protest ROCORI HS Policy Against Vehicular Flag Displays

    Students Protest ROCORI HS Policy Against Vehicular Flag Displays

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    He says officials don't plan to discipline the students or confiscate their flags. "The resistance in the very last week of school ended up being three or four more confederate flags flying from vehicles in the parking lot", Staska said. The controversy over the ban that prompted the protest and discussions on Wednesday raised awareness over the issue that some symbols can be harmful, Staska said.
  • Britain calls for new sanctions on North Korea

    Britain calls for new sanctions on North Korea

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    South Korean warships conducted live-fire drills off the Korean Peninsula today, the latest show of military force to try and deter North Korea . U.S. "The two leaders resolved to continue working closely together on increasing diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea, and to call on others to do the same".
  • China conducts military drills for 'surprise attack' over sea near North Korea

    China conducts military drills for 'surprise attack' over sea near North Korea

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    Among these countries are India, Russia, and Pakistan , all of which have strong bilateral ties to the U.S. Most importantly China,North Korea's largest trading partner, looms large in any retaliatory effort. After weeks of rising tension over North Korea's actions, South Korea and the United States have been discussing the deployment of aircraft carriers and strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula.