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RS polls: Horse trading, counter strategies heat up political scenario in AP RS polls: Horse trading, counter strategies heat up political scenario in AP
- March 03, 2018

Of the 10 seats in UP, BJP is certain to win eight while SP will win one and the remaining seat could go to any of the parties in the fray. " Rajya Sabha has been an area of concern for the BJP-NDA combine for a long time, especially after coming to power since 2014 Lok Sabha elections . (more...)
Polling underway for 52 Senate seats across four Pakistan Assemblies Polling underway for 52 Senate seats across four Pakistan Assemblies
- March 03, 2018

Twenty four votes will be required to win a single general seat from the Sindh Assembly. The PML-N with 16 lawmakers in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly is expected to win one seat from the province. It is believed that if the MQM remains united under Dr Farooq Sattar, then the party can easily snatch four out of 16 seats from Sindh because the party has a strength of 50 in the house. (more...)
Congress deletes tweet after finding scam accused is Captain Singh's son-in-law Congress deletes tweet after finding scam accused is Captain Singh's son-in-law
- March 03, 2018

The Ghaziabad-based Simbhaoli Sugars Limited , where Gurpal Singh is one of the top officials, allegedly cheated the Oriental Bank of Commerce of Rs 109 crore. Amarinder Singh dismissed the allegations made by Mr Shah. "It is evident that the issue is being deliberately sought to be politicised, with the farming community also being unnecessarily dragged into the whole affair", Amarinder added. (more...)
India, Vietnam sign pacts on trade, agriculture and nuclear energy India, Vietnam sign pacts on trade, agriculture and nuclear energy
- March 03, 2018

He was received by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival. On defence cooperation, the Prime Minister said both sides chose to collaborate in defence production and explore opportunities in transfer of technology. (more...)
Preliminary data shows pedestrian traffic deaths increasing in Washington Preliminary data shows pedestrian traffic deaths increasing in Washington
- March 03, 2018

The study also found that the elderly, the poor and those without health insurance were more likely to live in areas that are unsafe for pedestrians. The GHSA report also found that children and the elderly are "especially vulnerable", NPR reported . " "A flawless storm" of factors spurred the increase, [GHSA spokeswoman Maureen] Vogel says: A stronger economy and low gas prices have put more cars on the road and have people driving more often, 'but that is really only part of the ... (more...)
'Beast from the east' storm brings snow to Rome, priests throw snowballs 'Beast from the east' storm brings snow to Rome, priests throw snowballs
- March 03, 2018

In the United Kingdom, it prompted pre-emptive school closures and cancellation of rail services, with hundreds of trains going down amid fears of snow and ice on the tracks. British Airways cancelled a number of short-haul flights into and out of Heathrow Airport. A blast of Siberian weather has sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe, forcing some schools to close and putting homeless people at risk. (more...)
Mallikarjun Kharge declines offer to attend Lokpal meeting as special invitee Mallikarjun Kharge declines offer to attend Lokpal meeting as special invitee
- March 03, 2018

As per the Lokpal Act passed in 2013, the selection committee would comprise of the Leader of Opposition (LoP), apart from the PM, CJI and Lok Sabha Speaker. As the government decided, after Lok Sabha elections in 2014, not accord the official position to Congress leader in the House, the Congress has rejected the government's invitation extended to Kharge. (more...)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Returns From Olympics For Monday Press Briefing Sarah Huckabee Sanders Returns From Olympics For Monday Press Briefing
- March 03, 2018

Trump has considered raising the minimum age to buy guns, banning bump stocks, strengthening background checks and focusing on mental illness in response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Skier Gus Kenworthy took a swipe at Ivanka on Twitter . Trump was the first USA president in decades to close his first year in office without welcoming a fellow world leader for a state visit. (more...)
French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked French embassy in Burkina Faso attacked
- March 03, 2018

He did not talk about any French military reinforcements to the city. The government said the attack on the military was a suicide auto bombing, adding that a regional anti-terrorism meeting may have been the target. He said it was not clear how many militants staged the assaults in both locations and others may be on the run. Gunfire and explosions resounded for hours but subsided by midday. (more...)
Key Tax Bill Fails In The House Key Tax Bill Fails In The House
- March 03, 2018

John Kay, director of the Louisiana chapter of Americans For Prosperity, wants the special session to trudge on so lawmakers can at least pass the Louisiana Checkbook concept, which he thinks both parties should get behind. House Republican leaders favor sales taxes, while Democrats, particularly the Black Caucus, prefer income taxes. Now at 5 percent, the state sales tax is scheduled to drop to 4 percent. (more...)
Trump Sets 'Historical Record' With Re-Election Announcement, Names Campaign Manager Trump Sets 'Historical Record' With Re-Election Announcement, Names Campaign Manager
- March 03, 2018

According to a recent quarterly earnings report obtained by the AP, the company has $107,000 in funds, but has spent more than $19 million in investor money since 1999. "Big week for the parent company of my commercial business", Parscale tweeted, noting that its stock was up 500 percent. Such stock often is thinly traded and prone to fluctuate due to speculation. (more...)
Rowan Companies (RDC) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.05 EPS
- March 03, 2018

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 17.45 million shares versus an average volume of 11.36 million shares during last trading session. Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC ) has declined 16.50% since March 2, 2017 and is downtrending. Therefore 21% are positive. Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. In the case of Rowan Companies plc , the RSI reading has hit 27.7 - by comparison, the universe of energy stocks covered by Energy Stock Channel now has ... (more...)
Expulsion of Steve Lebsock debated in Colorado House of Representatives Expulsion of Steve Lebsock debated in Colorado House of Representatives
- March 03, 2018

An Arizona state representative is the only state lawmaker to have been expelled over sexual misconduct allegations since the rise of the #MeToo movement. Lebsock, who also represents suburban Denver, has denied the allegations and repeatedly said Winter and other accusers are lying. The independent investigator found the claims to be credible. (more...)
Florida lawmakers debate school safety changes after Parkland school shooting Florida lawmakers debate school safety changes after Parkland school shooting
- March 03, 2018

House Bill 1424 contained licensing and fee changes, including eliminating some point-of-sale background checks. The language is eligible because it has passed at least one chamber. Rep. Carrie Hamilton, D-Indianapolis, who authored the bump stock amendment, said she was hoping that the legislature could have had a conversation about gun regulation. (more...)
Basic Economy Is Coming To Select American Flights Basic Economy Is Coming To Select American Flights
- March 03, 2018

Top agents vie for coveted hosted positions to leverage valuable supplier content that will help improve personal growth and increase overall sales. But those who expect old-fashioned comfort and service on an global flight or who have never flown Basic Economy might be in for a rude awakening . (more...)
Meghalaya assembly polls: Congress leads in 21 seats, NPP in 14 Meghalaya assembly polls: Congress leads in 21 seats, NPP in 14
- March 03, 2018

The BJP comes third with leads in only 3 seats so far. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, the chief architect of the Congress win on 29 seats in the 2013 elections, said he was confident of increasing the number of its MLAs in the new house. "People's voice is for change". Polling to the Williamnagar seat was countermanded following the killing of Nationalist Congress Party candidate Jonathone Sangma in an IED blast at Sawilgre area in East Garo Hills district on February 18. (more...)
Trump's position on guns has not changed, White House says Trump's position on guns has not changed, White House says
- March 03, 2018

Sanders also indicated that Trump might not be interested in federal legislation to raise the legal age to purchase a rifle to 21, despite his vocal support for the idea. They are seeking a more comprehensive expansion of background checks. NRA executive director Chris Cox , who attended the meeting, echoed that sentiment on Twitter , "I had a great meeting tonight with @realDonaldTrump & @VP. (more...)
Trump hints at changed position on gun control after meeting with NRA Trump hints at changed position on gun control after meeting with NRA
- March 03, 2018

The president's comments came during an exchange with Vice President Mike Pence in a televised meeting with lawmakers at the White House Wednesday. The episode was evocative of another in recent memory: a similar bipartisan meeting Trump held in January on immigration, where he at times seemed to suggest he'd support passing clean relief for young undocumented immigrants who had come to the United States as children, including in another conversation with Feinstein. (more...)
Schools To Close In Midlands On Thursday And Friday Schools To Close In Midlands On Thursday And Friday
- March 03, 2018

While ESB Networks said it had restored supply to 113,000 customers since the start of the storm, continuing snowfall caused new failures during Friday, especially in the Enniscorthy, Arklow, Portlaoise and Cork areas. The public is being urged to check for local updates on road conditions. Into tomorrow she is expecting a mix of sleet and snow to start the day which will turn into a mix of sleet and rain later in the day. (more...)
Pro14: Edinburgh v Munster is called off due to adverse weather Pro14: Edinburgh v Munster is called off due to adverse weather
- March 03, 2018

In a statement, PRO14 said: "Because of the travel implications, an early decision was made after consultation with both clubs due to the severe weather warnings in place across Ireland and the United Kingdom". Details about a kick-off time and the exact date of the rearranged fixture will be released as soon as possible. In a statement, Edinburgh said: "Threats to travel and the potential of severe weather on the day of the game raised concerns to the health and safety of supporters, ... (more...)
Civilians stay put despite 'pause' in Syria bloodshed Civilians stay put despite 'pause' in Syria bloodshed
- March 03, 2018

Mogherini appealed to Moscow to make good on a July agreement for "de-escalation" zones, saying the United Nations Security Council resolution for a 30-day countrywide ceasefire was an opportunity to "consistently implement the spirit of the decisions taken in Astana". (more...)
European Union to respond 'firmly' to Trump's tariffs European Union to respond 'firmly' to Trump's tariffs
- March 03, 2018

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Gary Cohn, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, reportedly to try to head off a trade war . That's why, for those who recognize that postwar trade policy has been enormously beneficial for the American and world economy, Trump's promised steel tariffs are much more ominous than their predecessors. (more...)
Pence in Detroit: Pence in Detroit: "Michigan is leading the American comeback"
- March 03, 2018

Pence was a keynote speaker at a luncheon organized in Tennessee by anti-abortion groups Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and Life Issues Institute (LII) to celebrate their merger as part of the 2018 National Religious Broadcasters Convention. (more...)
Why the Italian Election Matters? Why the Italian Election Matters?
- March 03, 2018

The rally passed off peacefully despite a counter-protest by leftist campaigners nearby and clashes between the two sides in the past. Salvini has waged a much more assertive and populist campaign leading up to Sunday's vote calling out the dangers of Islam and not being afraid to slam critics including pro-migrant Archbishop Gian Carlo Perego this week stating: "In my Italy, immigration has rules". (more...)
Two-vehicle crash closes Downing Bridge Two-vehicle crash closes Downing Bridge
- March 03, 2018

The Norman Wood Bridge carries Route 372 over the Susquehanna River between York County and Lancaster County. Northbound I-95 detoured at MD 155 (Ex89) and southbound I-95 traffic detoured at MD 222 (Ex93). Tydings has two overturned T/T crash response ongoing. The Nice bridge is in a full winds restriction. Two overturned tractor trailers now being worked. (more...)
Police locate missing Ontario father's vehicle, human remains found inside Police locate missing Ontario father's vehicle, human remains found inside
- March 03, 2018

October 2 near the area of Bayview Avenue and Royal Orchard Boulevard in Markham. Officers from the Almaguin Highlands detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a call of an abandoned passenger vehicle in Laurier Township at 3:22 p.m. (more...)
Eddie Jones Verbally Abused Outside Train Station On Sunday Eddie Jones Verbally Abused Outside Train Station On Sunday
- March 03, 2018

According to the Daily Mail , at Manchester Piccadilly station "Jones was met by a auto and driver arranged by United, but he was surrounded by Scotland supporters". "The disgusting behaviour of those involved does not represent the values of our sport or its fans", the statement said. Eddie Jones was travelling back from England's loss on Saturday to Manchester when he was greeted by drunken fans. (more...)
Brexit: John Major calls for Commons vote on second referendum Brexit: John Major calls for Commons vote on second referendum
- March 03, 2018

The ex-prime minister argues that MPs must vote with their " own conscience" on whether the deal on offer will leave the United Kingdom better or worse off. While he did not enjoy being "out of step" with his party, the stakes were so high than he felt obliged to speak out at such a crucial moment in the negotiations. (more...)
Putin's New Nuclear Arsenal Spawning More Tough Talk Putin's New Nuclear Arsenal Spawning More Tough Talk
- March 03, 2018

During Vladimir Putin's state of the nation address this week, the Russian president revealed a nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed missile that can apparently deliver a warhead to anywhere on Earth. With ties between Russian Federation and the West at post-Cold War lows over the Syria and Ukraine conflicts, Putin stoked fears of a new arms race with the announcement on Thursday of high-tech weaponry that can travel at many times the speed of sound. (more...)
Child Rights Body To Study Rituals At Kerala Temples Child Rights Body To Study Rituals At Kerala Temples
- March 03, 2018

All the boys in wet loin cloths bore the same look of the sacrificial goats of Kamakhya", she said. Young boys performing the rituals. "We slept on a single woven coconut leaf", Srikanth said. "We had earlier issued an order banning the similar practice at Chettikulangara temple. All this for the temple deity", the DGP wrote and compared the boys who take part in the ritual to the goats that are sacrificed at Guwahati Kamakhya temple as on offering to the deity. (more...)

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