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Ekawit Pinyothammanothai, chairman of the Krabi Tourism Industry Council, said he agreed with the ban but hoped there would be time to raise public awareness before it took effect. "Cigarette butts accounted for 30 per cent of the waste found", said Jatuporn Buruspat, the department's director general. The estimate was based on a survey of a nine-square-metre area to a depth of 10 centimetres.
  • Suspended TMC leader Mukul Roy quits party, RS seat 'with heavy heart'

    Suspended TMC leader Mukul Roy quits party, RS seat 'with heavy heart'

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    Speculation is rife in political circles on whether Roy will join the BJP or form a new political outfit. "At this moment a national party is required for country's betterment", he said at press conference. After resignation, Mukul Roy said that he was compelled to leave the party. He said, "His political career is going to plunge and will soon cease to exist.
  • Honeypreet Insan Finally Confesses Her Crime Inciting Panchkula Violence

    Honeypreet Insan Finally Confesses Her Crime Inciting Panchkula Violence

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    This news comes just one day after Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet Insan , and her aide, Sukhdeep Kaur, were produced in a Panchkula court and remanded in three days' police custody, according to a report by The Indian Express. Honeypreet was at the top of a list of 43 people "wanted" by the state police in connection with the violence. She also claimed that she went into hiding because of depression.
  • Sushma Swaraj offers help to Russian tourist begging outside a temple

    Sushma Swaraj offers help to Russian tourist begging outside a temple

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    As per a report by the Hindu , Evangelin came to India on September 24 and reached Kancheepuram on Tuesday from Chennai . A Russian national begging at a temple in Kancheepuram created flutters as curious people started questioning him about his whereabouts and what he was doing there seeking elms from the visitors of the temple.
  • US B-1B bombers from Guam drill off SKorea coast

    US B-1B bombers from Guam drill off SKorea coast

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    It included Special Forces teams from its Army, Navy, and Air Force. The US said Japan's Air Force also took part in the drill. Although the Defense Ministry denies it, top secret South Korean files may be sitting on Kim Jong-un's desk right now.
  • Trump to Make Working Visit to United Kingdom in Early 2018

    Trump to Make Working Visit to United Kingdom in Early 2018

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    London mayor Sadiq Khan criticised the proposed visit. The Evening Standard reported Wednesday that Trump's visit will be labeled a "working visit" to avoid scrutiny. But following a huge backlash from the British public, anti-Trump protests, and a petition to ban him, it was struck off the agenda. In the meantime Mr Trump has visited Emmanuel Macron in Paris for Bastille Day festivities, held talks with Angela Merkel in Hamburg, toured the Vatican and met the Pope, visited Belgium's King ...
  • Trump sticks to hockey in honoring Penguins

    Trump sticks to hockey in honoring Penguins

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    After greeting a few team personnel, Trump approached the podium to declare: "By the way, everybody wanted to be here today". "And I know why". Iranian authorities, who have said Tehran would not be the first to violate the accord, have stepped up their rhetoric against the Trump administration over the possible terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards.
  • Turkey President says he does not recognize USA envoy

    Turkey President says he does not recognize USA envoy

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    Though the Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned the USA embassy undersecretary to resolve this latest visa crisis, it's not looking likely that relations will return to normal any time soon. The spokesperson also confirmed that a third employee of the U.S. embassy was apprehended by Turkish authorities, however, the United States is not aware if the individual was arrested or just questioned.
  • Couple finds hidden camera disguised as smoke detector in Florida Airbnb

    Couple finds hidden camera disguised as smoke detector in Florida Airbnb

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    Derek Starnes , who was visiting form IN, was IN the home one night when he saw a pinhole IN the smoke detector. Derek Starnes , in a call to ABC Action News , said he and his wife were "freaked out" by the incident. Natt had been active on Airbnb for two years. Some of the recovered videos date back as far as 2008. "He said it was for recording sexual activity, and his only response was it gave him a better angle", said Bourque.
  • Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to face probe in solar scam

    Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to face probe in solar scam

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    Believe it or not, it first began as a simple cheating case but turned out to be a sensational political scandal that put a big dent in the Chandy-led UDF government's image. Saritha Nair had alleged that she was sexually assaulted and raped by a number of leaders including KC Venugopal, Hibi Eden, AP Abdullakutty and AP Anil Kumar.
  • USA warship sails near islands Beijing claims in South China Sea

    USA warship sails near islands Beijing claims in South China Sea

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    China immediately dispatched military vessels and aircraft for identification and warned the U.S. ship to leave, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing. The Pentagon did not comment directly on the operation, but said the United States carried out regular freedom-of-navigation operations and would continue to do so.
  • Carnival plc (CCL) Trading 1.8% Higher

    Carnival plc (CCL) Trading 1.8% Higher

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    Interest in Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has gathered pace in recent weeks as a result of the underlying changes in the state of insider activity. The Stock had a 1.95 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.95 and 2.09 respectively.
  • Unlike Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP may not reduce Value-Added Tax on petrol, diesel

    Unlike Gujarat, Maharashtra, UP may not reduce Value-Added Tax on petrol, diesel

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    Almost half the current price of petrol and diesel is attributable to taxes imposed by the Central and the state government. Put together, the reduction in Value-Added Tax by the Maharashtra government (Rs 2,015 crore) and the revenue loss due to the reduction in central excise duties (Rs 1,052 crore) will cost the state exchequer a total of Rs 3,067 crore annually.
  • Shark-suit wearer runs afoul of Austria's

    Shark-suit wearer runs afoul of Austria's "burqa ban" law

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    The man wearing the shark suit was promoting the opening of a new location for the McShark electronics chain, but refused to obey Austrian police's demands that he take off his mascot mask. The measures were "seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, which nearly won the presidency in December 2016", adds the BBC.
  • Sex with minor wife, an act of crime: SC

    Sex with minor wife, an act of crime: SC

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    According to PTI, the two-judge bench also expressed concern over the prevalent practice of child marriage in India and said social justice laws were not implemented with the spirit with which they have been enacted by Parliament . POCSO specifically bars all sexual activities with girl children below the age of 18 years and the offence is aggravated if the accused is related through marriage .
  • USS Michigan Nuclear-Powered Submarine on the Way to South Korea

    USS Michigan Nuclear-Powered Submarine on the Way to South Korea

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    Students and faculty were told to be aware of the emergency sirens and the importance of following instructions to " shelter in place ". It went on to say state and federal agencies are now providing information about potential nuclear threats and advising what to do should a nuclear attack and resulting radiation emergency occurs.
  • Hrithik Roshan - Doesn't Wish to Make a Spectacle

    Hrithik Roshan - Doesn't Wish to Make a Spectacle

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    Somehow and somewhere the tussle has turned into a gender war and the certain section of the people in the society have already declared the man guilty. I know what has been reported in the media, and I am all for good, honest reporting. "Women have suffered centuries of abuse at the hands of men and it infuriates me how some men can be so brutal and they deserve the harshest punishment.
  • US Forces Drop 751 Bombs on Taliban and Daesh in September

    US Forces Drop 751 Bombs on Taliban and Daesh in September

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    Since 2010, the highest number of bombs dropped on Afghanistan by the U.S. military was 589 in August 2012, still over 150 less than September 2017. Military officials say the number of US air strikes rose in September to their highest point in seven years with more than 750 strikes ordered against the Taliban and the Islamic State throughout the month.