• Conrad to take oath in Meghalaya today

    Conrad to take oath in Meghalaya today

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    The recently concluded assembly elections brought the saffron party to power in Tripura and Nagaland while the party in nearly certain to be part of ruling dispensation in Meghalaya . In Tripura, where it was the principal opposition party, the entire votebank got transferred to BJP. It remains to be seen if Congress will continue to remain in power.
  • Conrad Sangma, Backed By BJP, Faces First Challenge Before Meghalaya Oath

    Conrad Sangma, Backed By BJP, Faces First Challenge Before Meghalaya Oath

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    The saffron splash in Northeast swept the red bastion of Tripura , apart from putting BJP in place to stitch non-Congress governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya. Results announced on Saturday showed that the Congress was down to 21 seats in chief minister Mukul Sangma-led Meghalaya, compared to 29 in 2013. Every Indian, he added, is concerned that assumption of power at any cost and by any means by the BJP doesn't blind it into destabilising the entire region.
  • Paul Allen's team discovers sunken US WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

    Paul Allen's team discovers sunken US WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington

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    More than 200 members of the crew died in the battle, but most were rescued by other USA vessels before the Lexington sank. Nicknamed "The Blue Ghost" the second Lexington (CV-16) was pivotal in the fight against the Japanese in World War II and continued to serve in the Pacific Theater after WWII, before being deployed to the Atlantic Theater in the 1960s.
  • IBP president warns of possible backlash on petition vs Sereno

    IBP president warns of possible backlash on petition vs Sereno

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    Carpio said there is "nothing wrong" with the impeachment trial as long as the Constitution "remains intact". "Her (Sereno) continued stay in office may not be good for the institution", Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. Similar views were raised earlier by Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes IV and Risa Hontiveros. The same principle applies to the quo warranto case filed against the Chief Justice.
  • Night Time Water Restrictions For Dublin

    Night Time Water Restrictions For Dublin

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    The restriction is being put in place between 7pm and 7am to try and alleviate this issue as teams work on fixing the leaks. "We are clear in our mind now that we will have to have a multifaceted approach to the greater Dublin area over the coming days and weeks".
  • IMF warns against Trump imposing import tariff

    IMF warns against Trump imposing import tariff

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    The European Union has promised to respond with tariffs on United States exports if Mr Trump follows through with his plan next week. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU will "impose an imputative tariff".
  • Nor'easter uncovers wreck of Revolutionary War-era ship on ME beach

    Nor'easter uncovers wreck of Revolutionary War-era ship on ME beach

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    The ship, which was previously uncovered last month during Winter Storm Nemo, was uncovered again after a new storm hit Short Sands Beach in York on Friday and Saturday. Cummins said after it once again emerged in 1980, marine archaeologist Warren Riess estimated that the ship is a sloop-a sailing vessel with a single mast- of about Revolutionary War age.
  • 4.2 magnitude quake in Oklahoma felt in Wichita

    4.2 magnitude quake in Oklahoma felt in Wichita

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    It has been labeled a 4.2 magnitude natural disaster. It struck about 5:15 Sunday afternoon. The latest natural disaster occurred around 9:40 p.m.in Enid, Oklahoma with a magnitude of 4.2. It was the largest natural disaster ever recorded in the state of Oklahoma. The number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has spiked in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production.
  • Rajnath speaks to Tripura Guv amid reports of violence

    Rajnath speaks to Tripura Guv amid reports of violence

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    In view of the statue of Vladimir Lenin being damaged in Belonia town of Tripura and sporadic violence in the state, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to the Governor and Director General of Police (DGP) of the state regarding the law and order situation there.
  • Trump says he won't back down on tariffs after Republican criticism

    Trump says he won't back down on tariffs after Republican criticism

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    The tit-for-tat row started when Mr Trump announced on Thursday that he would impose stiff tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium imports from anywhere in the world. He added that Republicans are "dead wrong on the economics". Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Trade, told the BBC the items were on a draft list of United States goods to be taxed.
  • Egypt Seeks Closer Ties During Visit by Saudi Crown Prince

    Egypt Seeks Closer Ties During Visit by Saudi Crown Prince

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    The three-day visit comes days before his official visits to London and Washington, in which he and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will discuss issues of terrorism and the Qatar crisis. On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced a reshuffling that has seen some of its top military officers replaced, younger generation elevated to top positions and a woman brought into a senior government job.
  • Populists in Italy clamour for power as Europe looks on stunned

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    The League is closing in on 18 percent, overtaking the pre-election coalition leader and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia ("Go Italy ") party, which has collapsed to 14 percent. Renzi will head the party's delegation during talks for the creation of a new administration and ruled out an accord with the League and Five Star to form the new government.
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina visits writer Muhammed Zafar Iqbal in hospital

    Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina visits writer Muhammed Zafar Iqbal in hospital

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    Writer Zafar Iqbal was reportedly stabbed in the head while taking part in a university event in Bangladesh . The attacker, a madrasa student named Faizul Hasan, was caught by teachers and students and beaten. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina , whose government has waged a fierce crackdown on homegrown extremism in recent years, blamed "religious fanatics" for the assault.
  • During Nepal visit, Pak PM to discuss ways of invigorating Saarc

    During Nepal visit, Pak PM to discuss ways of invigorating Saarc

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    Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli received Prime Minister Abbasi on his visit to the Pavilion in Tundikhel - one of important historic landmarks situated in the heart of Kathmandu . It will the first high-level visit to the country by a foreign dignitary after Oli was sworn in as the 41st prime minister of Nepal on 15 February.
  • Mass. ranked second-best state for women

    Mass. ranked second-best state for women

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    The personal finance site examined metrics, such as median earnings for female works and quality of health care. Minnesota was the best state in the country for women. Of the 50-states and District of Columbia, Illinois came in as the eleventh most women-friendly state. Darcie Rives-East, a professor at Sioux Falls' Augustana University notes the parallel between the best states for women and the politics of the state.
  • Tutor, 80, charged after young girl sexually assaulted

    Tutor, 80, charged after young girl sexually assaulted

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    The black Infiniti was towed at the scene. On Monday March 5, 2018 at 5 a.m. Peel Regional Police say they responded to reports of a shooting at 1343 Rathburn Road East. Police say crews are evacuating buildings and residences in an area west of Toronto after a massive fire broke out at a construction site. "Whether it is domestic-related or not, we don't know that as of yet", Const.
  • Time running out for NAFTA deal, but bilateral agreements possible, U.S. says

    Time running out for NAFTA deal, but bilateral agreements possible, U.S. says

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    The conclusion of the chapter on sanitary and phytosanitary measures is a rare indication of concrete progress at the sluggish talks, and follows agreement between the NAFTA partners on good regulatory practices earlier in the round. Canada must "treat our farmers much better" and that Mexico "must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S.", Trump tweeted. US trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has repeatedly blasted the agreement.
  • 'Ex-Russian spy' critical after exposure to unknown substance in UK

    'Ex-Russian spy' critical after exposure to unknown substance in UK

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    The two are being being treated at Salisbury District Hospital's intensive care unit, where their condition remains critical. She was sort of leant in on him, it looked like she had passed out maybe. Wiltshire police said that Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury city center had been closed as the investigation continues. Emergency services, including Wiltshire Air Ambulance, were called The Maltings at around 4.15pm on Sunday evening, after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man ...
  • EU targets $3.5 bn of US imports for trade retaliation

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    Mr Trump said duties of 25pc on steel and 10pc on aluminium would be formally announced next week, sparking concerns of retaliatory moves from major trade partners such as China, Europe and neighbouring Canada. I had the occasion to say that the European Union would react adequately and that's what we will do. European Union officials said they would retaliate with new tariffs on United States goods, including Harley-Davidson motorbikes, bourbon whiskey and Levi's jeans.
  • China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

    China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

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    Under Xi's leadership, China has been undergoing an impressive modernization program. China also seeks to deflect concerns about the growth of military spending by insisting that much of the new funding is necessary to "make up for the low military spending in the past" and is meant to "improve the welfare of servicemen and women", as a spokesman for the National People's Congress put it on Sunday.