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The government, however, disappointed income tax payers . Hardwork of farmers resulted in a record production of more than 275 million tonnes of food grain and about 300 million tonnes of horticultural produce, FM said. Last time, the budget is announced at noon on the same date. For certain illnesses, in case of senior citizens and very senior citizens, the limit will go up to Rs 60,000 and Rs 80,000 respectively, The concessions will cost the government Rs 4,000 crore.
  • U.S. urges Poland to rethink Holocaust bill

    U.S. urges Poland to rethink Holocaust bill

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    If the law is brought into effect, such a reference made in Poland or overseas could lead to up to three years in jail. The proposal has triggered a diplomatic spat between Israel and Warsaw's conservative government since its initial approval in the lower house of parliament last week, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comparing it to an effort to change history.
  • 'Will not repeat mistakes of past administrations' on North Korea

    'Will not repeat mistakes of past administrations' on North Korea

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    Congress on Tuesday, President Donald Trump vowed to keep up the pressure on North Korea it from developing missiles which could threaten the United States. North Korea on Saturday condemned the latest US sanctions . and Russian deputy foreign minister Igor Morgulov said Russia had no obligation to carry out sanctions produced by the U.S.
  • House Intel Committee Votes to Release FBI Memo

    House Intel Committee Votes to Release FBI Memo

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    Trump was overheard at the State Of The Union telling a Republican lawmaker that he is 100% sure that he is going to release the memo, so the warnings from the FBI Director and the White House review process are a sham. He initially indicated he supports the memo's release. Nunes responded Wednesday in a statement dismissing their "spurious objections" to the memo.
  • U.S. extends protected status for some 7000 Syrians

    U.S. extends protected status for some 7000 Syrians

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    But Syrians who arrived in the U.S. after August 2016 will not be eligible under the new policy. It follows a contentious debate within the Trump administration about whether to cut off the programme, with immigration hardliners in the White House urging a total halt to the scheme while the State Department and other agencies argued for continuing it.
  • Udall Statement On President Trump's First State Of The Union Address

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    Trump started off his speech by acknowledging what a rough year America had with disasters: hurricanes, floods, wildfires, mudslides, mass shootings. Costello expressed support for Trump's four-part plan, which also includes a path to citizenship for the young undocumented immigrants and moving away from the visa lottery system to one that is more merit-based.
  • Chiefs QB Alex Smith traded to Washington Redskins

    Chiefs QB Alex Smith traded to Washington Redskins

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    The trade can not be completed until the new league year begins March 14. So the two clubs can only agree to terms until then and there's nothing to prevent the prospective deal from blowing up in the interim. That's right. Kirk Cousins and Smith have posted eerily similar numbers over the last three years. However, Smith threw just six interceptions, and Cousins had 13.
  • Super Blue Blood Moon: What to expect in Tampa Bay

    Super Blue Blood Moon: What to expect in Tampa Bay

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    The western USA also had good viewing, along with Russian Federation. For those that live in the USA, the next visible lunar eclipse won't be until January 21, 2019. In the Rocky Mountain region, the show begins as the umbra touches the edge of the Moon at 4:48 a.m. MST. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A partially eclipsed super blue blood moon over Black Mountain, Wednesday, Jan.
  • Modi provides assist to Afghan terror assault victims

    Modi provides assist to Afghan terror assault victims

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    The group's meeting will be held in Kabul on February 3, where Pakistani delegation will be led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, the broadcaster said. Bajwa and ISI chief Naved Mukhtar. The visit by Stanikzai and Barmak comes a day after Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said it handed over 27 insurgents to Afghan authorities previous year, including members of the Haqqani network.
  • Trump won't stop asking top Justice Department officials for loyalty

    Trump won't stop asking top Justice Department officials for loyalty

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , via Justice Department. CNN says Rosenstein went to meet with the president because he wanted Trump's support in fighting a documents request from Rep. Sources say Trump believes Rosenstein was upset Mueller wasn't selected as Federal Bureau of Investigation director and responded by making him special counsel.
  • Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party

    Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay strikes Budget deal with Green party

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    After striking a deal with the Greens and with Liam McArthur and Tavish Scott - the Lib Dem MSPs for Orkney and Shetland respectively - the Finance Secretary said: "We're a parliament of minorities and must work across the chamber to find compromise and consensus in order to give support, sustainability and stimulus to our economy and our public services".
  • Korean Defector's Crutches a Reminder of Hellish Ordeal

    Korean Defector's Crutches a Reminder of Hellish Ordeal

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    He added: '[Executions] are really about trying to clamp down as much as possible on something that might be deteriorating and keeping it from deteriorating too quickly'. Pompeo also addressed the heated rhetoric used by US President Donald Trump with regard to the dictatorship. Matsegora said that Moscow is not seeing itself as a mediator in the bilateral contacts between the United States and North Korea, noting that Pyongyang had not requested Russia's mediation on the issue.
  • Governor Orders Criminal Probe of Texas Gymnastics Ranch

    Governor Orders Criminal Probe of Texas Gymnastics Ranch

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    On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement the allegations of sexual assault of athletes at Karolyi Ranch "are deeply disturbing and demand thorough and swift justice". For some three decades, the Karolyi Ranch near this East Texas city kept a secluded, nearly invisible presence in the community. Mattie Larson, another former national team member, said in her victim statement that she purposefully injured herself to avoid a trip to the ranch, which she and other gymnasts called ...
  • Trump honors parents of MS-13 gang victims at 'SOTU'

    Trump honors parents of MS-13 gang victims at 'SOTU'

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    Sessions also said that authorities worked with "our worldwide allies to arrest or charge more than 4,000 MS-13 members". Evelyn Rodriguez, Freddy Cuevas, Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens were invited by the White House to attend Tuesday's speech.
  • Trump approval bounces back at 42 percent

    Trump approval bounces back at 42 percent

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    While Trump won a landslide victory in Rhode Island's 2016 Republican presidential primary, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton beat him by double-digits in the state in November despite performing considerably weaker than Barack Obama. Fifty-five percent of voters said the president was at least somewhat successful at carrying out his legislative agenda in Congress, a 13 percent improvement from December before Republican leaders passed their sweeping tax package.
  • Canada 'serial killer' linked to five deaths, targeted gay men

    Canada 'serial killer' linked to five deaths, targeted gay men

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    Toronto police say a man they are calling an alleged serial killer is now facing five first-degree murder charges related to men who have gone missing from the city's gay village. Police have confirmed that they removed a planter from a residence on the street. "This will end up being, including in terms of the potential scenes, the largest (investigation) Toronto has undertaken", said Mark Mendelson, a former Toronto police homicide detective, in an interview Tuesday.
  • Lorde fans suing over alleged Israel boycott attempt

    Lorde fans suing over alleged Israel boycott attempt

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    In an interview with an Israeli website after Lorde announced her plans to skip out on the Tel Aviv performance, Sachs said she was surprised her letter had such an impact. According to an Israel News Company report, one of the girls filing the lawsuit, Ahuva Frugel, was very disappointed upon discovering that Lorde's concert was canceled just one week after purchasing a ticket, despite the fact that Frugel was refunded.