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The chief minister announced that he would visit Agra next week to review tourism schemes and added that the Taj was a historical monument, irrespective of who had constructed it. "The CM will visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort on October 26 to review tourism schemes in Agra". His remarks came days after the Uttar Pradesh government omitted Taj Mahal from a tourism department booklet.
  • Minor Fire Breaksout At Prime Minister Office, no casualties reported

    Minor Fire Breaksout At Prime Minister Office, no casualties reported

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    The Division Office of the fire department, Gurmukh Singh told India TV that the split AC installed in the room may have started the fire. Apart from Prime Minister's Office, South Block comprises some other key ministries like Defence and External Affairs along with the office of the Cabinet Secretary, National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary.
  • Senate confirms Gingrich as ambassador to Vatican

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    During the president's visit to Rome earlier this year, Vatican officials had lobbied, unsuccessfully, for Mr. Trump not to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accords. Callista is also the president of Gingrich Productions, where she produced documentary films on Pope John Paul II and other historical figures. As ambassador, Gingrich will follow Ken Hackett, the former head of Catholic Relief Services who served during President Obama's second term as president.
  • Arrested Myanmar photographers allowed to leave Bangladesh

    Arrested Myanmar photographers allowed to leave Bangladesh

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    The Rohingya, who are Muslim, had been living for centuries mostly in what became Rakhine State in the newly established Burma. "Since Sunday night, an estimated 10,000-15,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh through the Anjuman Para border crossing point in Ukhia district in the country's south-east", he told reporters.
  • Hawaii judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban

    Hawaii judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban

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    Judge Derrick Watson said the new targeted restrictions on travel from eight countries Trump issued on September 24 suffers from the same maladies as the previous order, which temporarily banned travel from six-majority Muslim countries. Eric Schneider, attorney general of NY, one of the state's challenging the order, said it remained a "Muslim ban by another name". Other courts are weighing challenges to the latest travel restrictions.
  • USA demands an end to Canada's supply management

    USA demands an end to Canada's supply management

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    The rules govern what share of a product must be sourced within Nafta to receive the pact's benefits. The 85 percent requirement would be phased in over multiple years, the official said. "The worst situation would be withdrawing from Nafta altogether-something no one wants". In Mexico and Canada, as well as the USA, many are taking Trump's threat seriously.
  • SF's Cruise Automation applies to test self-driving cars in NYC

    SF's Cruise Automation applies to test self-driving cars in NYC

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    After testing their all-electric and autonomous Chevy Bolt EV prototypes in California , Michigan, and Arizona , GM's Cruise Automation vehicles are going to New York City to further test their system in a hard traffic environment. NY state only recently opened its roads up to self-driving vehicles, joining California, Arizona and Pennsylvania in allowing tests of the technology.
  • Human Remains Found Inside Crocodile As Investigation For Missing Woman Continues

    Human Remains Found Inside Crocodile As Investigation For Missing Woman Continues

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    On Thursday, police and SES crews made a grisly discovery of human remains, jewellery and Ms Cameron's walking stick on the banks of a creek inlet near the Mowbray River, north of Cairns. Police are preparing a report for the coroner, the outlet reports. A 14-foot crocodile was found nearby acting strangely, prompting experts to believe it was the alligator they were looking for, Sky News Australia reported .
  • Rescue underway after firefighter falls into Santa Cruz Mountains ravine

    Rescue underway after firefighter falls into Santa Cruz Mountains ravine

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    The wildfire started as a structure fire at 10:30 p.m. Monday before spreading to nearby brush. The fire is at 125 acres. She said Cal Fire officials hope to attack the fire with aircraft at sunrise. One firefighter has already been injured in the battle, as NBC Bay Area tells us , injuring a wrist and suffering facial lacerations after falling into a ravine.
  • Loose calf runs to Prospect Park, police say

    Loose calf runs to Prospect Park, police say

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    A large crowd gathered to watch officials attempt to corral the animal. A helicopter cam from ABC caught the cow as dozens of New Yorkers flocked to a fence near the animal. Animal Care Centers from the city have also been called in to try and sedate the animal, but it seems that anytime officers get close, the cow runs away.
  • Jeepney strike fails to paralyze Western Visayas, Cebu City

    Jeepney strike fails to paralyze Western Visayas, Cebu City

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    Certain local government units (Makati, San Mateo and Davao City) and at least one school - the National Teachers College in Manila - had declared a suspension of classes for Monday, but the Palace order now covers everyone. Meanwhile, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) board member Aileen Lizada earlier said they were prepared for the transport holiday.
  • Fentanyl distribution ring busted, Chinese factory bosses among 21 indicted

    Fentanyl distribution ring busted, Chinese factory bosses among 21 indicted

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    The charges in the case, which come as North America grapples with an increasingly deadly opioid crisis, are said to the first in the United States against designated Chinese manufacturers of fentanyl and other opiates. Robert W. Patterson, acting administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, said the Chinese case represents "one of the most significant drug threats facing the country" because they were able to produce a wide array of synthetic drugs and hide their tracks with ...
  • DCPD Reports Active Shooter On Howard University's Campus

    DCPD Reports Active Shooter On Howard University's Campus

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    Howard University said it was "anonymously notified of a potential shooter on campus" Tuesday afternoon. Howard students told News4 they're anxious. Because the safety of our students and staff are our number one priority, the Admin Bldg has been evacuated. Students and staff are being told to shelter in place until further notification.
  • FCC Republican says Trump is

    FCC Republican says Trump is "rightfully venting" anger at the press

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    On Wednesday last week, Trump said on Twitter that an NBC news report about his nuclear ambitions was "pure fiction" and that NBC and other networks should have their licenses challenged. Tom Wheeler, who led the FCC under Democratic President Donald Trump , told CNN that Pai was "making himself complicit in the coercion that the president was engaging in".
  • Reversing Brexit with another referendum would boost economy, says OECD

    Reversing Brexit with another referendum would boost economy, says OECD

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    The OECD meanwhile left its economic growth forecasts for Britain unchanged at 1.6 per cent in 2017 and one per cent in 2018. The OECD admitted that Brexit negotiations were hard to forecast and could "prove more favourable" than assumed in its report - boosting trade, investment and growth - but stressed that this would require "an ambitious EU-UK agreement and a transition period to allow for adjustment to the new agreement".
  • Jennifer Lawrence was forced to do naked line-up for film role

    Jennifer Lawrence was forced to do naked line-up for film role

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    Ms Lawrence claimed another actress was sacked from the role for not dropping the weight quick enough. "We are stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates", she said. "But until we reach that goal, I will lend my ear, I will lend my voice to any boy, girl, man or woman who does not feel like they can protect themselves".
  • Dhanteras: Jewellers see no sparkle as gold and jewellery sales remain flat

    Dhanteras: Jewellers see no sparkle as gold and jewellery sales remain flat

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    Even though there is a positive buying sentiment after withdrawal of KYC (know your customer) requirement for purchase of over Rs 50,000, but most customers are preferring to buy automobiles and electronic items on EMIs. People are marking Dhanteras festival across the country today with much fervour. MMTC-PAMP India President (Marketing) Vipin Raina said: "Sales have improved a lot after relaxed KYC norms".
  • Drunk Drivers Who Kill To Face Life Sentences

    Drunk Drivers Who Kill To Face Life Sentences

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    Causing death by unsafe driving or careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs or whilst using a mobile phone, will now carry a risk of life imprisonment. The move is part of government wide action to improve safety for all road users from devastation caused by irresponsible motorists and risky cyclists.