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The Lingayat/Veerashaiva communities are devotees of Shiva, who follow the 12th-century saint-philosopher Basavanna who had rejected ritualistic worship. Shortly after the decision was made by the state government clashes broke out between groups who opposed and welcomed the step. Interestingly, the BJP wanted to ignore the demand for separate religion status at the beginning.
  • Trump doesn't raise ex-spy death with Putin

    Trump doesn't raise ex-spy death with Putin

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    Sanders told reporters that Trump also didn't raise the issues of election meddling or Russia's allegedly tainted voting process . The first European nation who broke the silence was Germany, whose Foreign Minister did not hesitate to call Russian Federation a "difficult partner" under Putin.
  • Trump ordered White House staff to sign non-disclosure agreements

    Trump ordered White House staff to sign non-disclosure agreements

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    And I don't know, there could be some kind of a law that you can't do this. Moreover, said the source , this confidentiality pledge would extend not only after an aide's White House service but also beyond the Trump presidency. "I remember the president saying, 'Has everybody signed a confidentiality agreement like they did during the campaign or we had at Trump Tower?'" The $10 million figure, I suspect, was watered down in the final version, because the people to whom I have spoken do not ...
  • Liberman says 2007 Syria nuclear facility strike 'a message to enemies'

    Liberman says 2007 Syria nuclear facility strike 'a message to enemies'

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    Iran did not immediately respond to Israel's warning and disclosure about its previous strike against the Syrian facility. Earlier Wednesday, Israel officially admitted to striking the suspected nuclear reactor being built at al-Kibar, in the Deir ez-Zor region of eastern Syria in a dramatic mission known as "Operation Orchard" in the predawn hours between September 5 and 6, 2007.
  • Mongolian president congratulates Chinese president on re-election

    Mongolian president congratulates Chinese president on re-election

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    Chinese people, he said, "have the spirit of fighting the bloody battle against our enemies to the bitter end". He laid out his own grand vision for China, saying history had proven that "only socialism can save China". It has been described as a "rubber stamp" parliament, as it functions primarily to approve proposals already agreed upon by the president and his staff.
  • New Pennsylvania congressional districts a 'dream' for Democrats

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    The new map of congressional districts ordered Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court splits Berks County into three districts instead of the current four. "This issue has grown bigger than the map", Drew Crompton, chief of staff to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R., Jefferson) and top attorney for Senate Republicans said last week.
  • High Court tosses out Dotcom's Obama bid

    High Court tosses out Dotcom's Obama bid

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    The judge refused the request and ordered Mr Dotcom to pay costs. Dotcom, along with several others, is battling extradition to the U.S. to stand trial for alleged copyright breaches over his former website Megaupload. Dotcom genuinely believes his Megaupload business group would be worth $10 billion today if it weren't for the raid and action against him. We were the ideal target - successful, high profile, and based outside the United States.
  • CBI starts preliminary probe in SSC paper leak case, says Centre

    CBI starts preliminary probe in SSC paper leak case, says Centre

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    The father of the victim said that investigation by the Haryana police was so "manipulated" as to give it the shape of a conflict or a clash rather than a "sinister one-sided hate attack on helpless victims". Senior Counsel RS Cheema and Rebecca John , along with advocates Tarannum Cheema , Karthik Ashok and Smrithi Suresh appeared for the appellant.
  • Myanmar's president resigns

    Myanmar's president resigns "to take rest from duties"

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    There has been speculation in the local media for some months that Htin Kyaw was in ill-health, but this was denied by officials. Government spokesperson Zaw Htay told the Guardian: "Yes, he has resigned". According to the notice, a replacement would be in place within 7 working days. Htin Kyaw was the first Myanmar president since the 1962 coup to have no connections to the military.
  • US gives $2.5 mln emergency aid for Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia

    US gives $2.5 mln emergency aid for Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia

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    Agency for International Development, will provide emergency food and health assistance as the Colombian government struggles to provide necessary medical and social services, said Mark Green, USAID administrator. In an official statement , Maduro condemned the sanctions , saying they were in violation of the United Nations charter and global law, and that they were "an attack on [Venezuelan] people".
  • Shantaram quits, Rahul looking for younger face

    Shantaram quits, Rahul looking for younger face

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    The Gandhi scion said "the wall" manifested itself in organisational malaises like election nominations to "aspirants who parachute from above" and in denial of tickets to those who lacked financial muscle. He has served as president of the Youth Congress for two terms and had kept the party flag flying high when it was in the opposition, sources said. During his eight month tenure, Naik failed to revamp the party.
  • Democratic governor's race narrows on eve of primary election

    Democratic governor's race narrows on eve of primary election

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    Patrick's Day parade in La Salle. The candidates for IL governor are making their final push ahead of Tuesday's primary, greeting voters and sinking more money into what's become an increasingly fierce - and expensive - contest. Biss , who co-sponsored the act, said if he is elected, he would work with governors in neighboring states such as Wisconsin and in to draft legislation that would work for not only IL in order to combat illegal guns coming into the state.
  • Mo Bamba leaves UT for NBA draft

    Mo Bamba leaves UT for NBA draft

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    He made his announcement Tuesday. Texas pretty much knew this was coming. Bama is expected to be a top 10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft . Still, Texas hoped to make the most out of their young star from New York City. The Longhorns finished the year at 19-15, losing to Nevada in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He planned on playing only one year for the Longhorns, and will head to the National Basketball Association where he'll likely be an early first-round pick.
  • China wants intellectual property dialogue with the US

    China wants intellectual property dialogue with the US

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    The administration has also been reviewing parallel measures, such as curbing Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States, limiting access to visas for Chinese citizens, and heightening restrictions on dual-use exports to China. China's economic performance has been marked by an impressive rise in gross domestic product (GDP) during the last five years, from 54 trillion to 82.7 trillion yuan.
  • Rahul Gandhi targets PM again, says Modi fails to deliver his promises

    Rahul Gandhi targets PM again, says Modi fails to deliver his promises

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    Highlighting the extent of NPAs (non-performing assets) in the country's banking system, Rahul said 10-15 rich people had taken loans to the tune of ₹8-lakh crore. It has taken years of time, sweat and blood of common people. "Wherever Modi goes he says nothing has happened in the last 70 years. He is insulting your parents, poor farmers, labourers, small businessmen of India".
  • Batman by-election: Greens leader Richard Di Natale admits leaking hurt party

    Batman by-election: Greens leader Richard Di Natale admits leaking hurt party

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    It was Ms Bhathal's sixth attempt to win the seat and she entered the by-election needing just a 1 per cent swing to knock Labor off. Kearney had more than 42% of the primary vote, while Bhathal was on a primary vote of about 41%. But polling booth returns showed Ms Kearney managed to hold Labor's support in the north of the electorate, and won a swing to Labor in the Greens' southern strongholds of Northcote and Thornbury.
  • IAF plane crashes on Odisha-Jharkhand border

    IAF plane crashes on Odisha-Jharkhand border

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    Also, the reports are saying that the pilot is alright and local rushed him to Bahadaguda hospital in Jharkhand. While the plane fell in an open field, the pilot had ejected safely. "A rescue team from Kaleikundua has reached the site in a helicopter to take stock of the situation", the IIC said. "A CoI will investigate it to ascertain the reason behind the accident", the release stated.
  • Chiellini withdraws from Italy squad due to thigh injury

    Chiellini withdraws from Italy squad due to thigh injury

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    Juventus have revealed that Giorgio Chiellini's thigh problem "will requite daily monitoring" as the Italian looks to return to action after the global break. Chiellini, who has won 96 caps for the Azzurri , has started 22 of 29 Serie A matches for Juventus this season. West Ham are two points clear of the relegation zone in 18th, and have eight games remaining to maintain their Premier League status.