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SP pact only for bypolls, not 2019 election: Mayawati SP pact only for bypolls, not 2019 election: Mayawati
- March 05, 2018

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati , who has always pegged her narrative against nepotism and dynast politics, seems to have changed her stance. "We have not floated any candidate for Lok Sabha Phulpur and Gorakhpur by-polls". While the Gorakhpur seat was vacated a year ago by Chief Minister Adityanath, Phulpur fell vacant after BJP MP Keshav Prasad Maurya became the deputy chief minister of the state. (more...)
The Florida Senate approved an AR-15 ban. Then they didn't. The Florida Senate approved an AR-15 ban. Then they didn't.
- March 05, 2018

Almost four dozen Democratic amendments, including banning assault weapons , creating a registry for guns, allowing local governments to pass stronger gun laws, requiring background checks for gun purchases outside of the state and prohibiting the sale and transfer of large-capacity magazines, were rejected. (more...)
Jimmy Kimmel's 5 best Oscar jokes Jimmy Kimmel's 5 best Oscar jokes
- March 05, 2018

After kicking off with a reference to last year's La La Land /Moonlight gaffe, Jimmy turned his attention to initiatives like the #Time'sUp campaign and stressed the importance of supporting social media movements. Speaking on behalf of those standing, Frances gave a rousing speech, telling those present that support for women in the industry is vital. "They were throwing out hot dogs out of hot dog guns, which was insane, but we caught some popcorn". (more...)
Trump Lays Down The Law On NAFTA, Steel Tariffs Trump Lays Down The Law On NAFTA, Steel Tariffs
- March 05, 2018

Kevin Brady, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over U.S. trade policy, was speaking on the sidelines of the latest round of NAFTA talks among the United States, Canada and Mexico, where he said there had been progress in reworking the 24-year-old trade deal. (more...)
CBSE X, XII exams from tomorrow CBSE X, XII exams from tomorrow
- March 05, 2018

Simultaneously, for class 12 board exam, there are 4,138 centres in India and 71 in foreign countries. Students who are going to appear for the first time in the board examination starting from 5 March need to score overall 33 percent only. (more...)
Amit Shah will find solution to Mahaday dispute: Goa BJP Amit Shah will find solution to Mahaday dispute: Goa BJP
- March 05, 2018

The ruling BJP, buoyed by its impressive performance in three state polls, and the opposition, armed with the issue of banking scam, are likely to lock horns over a number of contentious matters in Parliament which reconvenes on Monday. "There is a social media message being circulated, which I also liked". "The electorate will give a fitting reply to the killing of two dozen Hindu activists over the last six months under the current Congress government". (more...)
Water companies issue warning over usage as pipes break following extreme weather Water companies issue warning over usage as pipes break following extreme weather
- March 05, 2018

The companies said demand for water is exceptionally high due to multiple burst pipes and an increase in leaks following the recent freezing temperatures and rapid thaw. On Sunday about 6,000 households in Sussex were without water . On Twitter, angry customers contacted their providers to complain about the cut off supply and call for further information. (more...)
Another lovely day with plenty of sunshine Another lovely day with plenty of sunshine
- March 05, 2018

Highs will be in the mid and upper 40s. Strong winds will likely become an issue once again, especially in coastal locations. A cold front will slide through the region on Tuesday , bringing a chance for showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s. Skies clear out Wednesday afternoon and the cooler temperatures arrive Wednesday night with the 30s returning. Sunny and windy weather from this weekend, will shift to sunny and less windy weather to start the work week. (more...)
Merkel's conservatives join coalition with social Democrats Merkel's conservatives join coalition with social Democrats
- March 05, 2018

In the end, though, two-thirds of its 464,000 members voted in favour of the coalition deal. The agreement, under which the SPD will take control of key ministries including finance, breaks months of political deadlock in Europe's largest economy following an inconclusive election in September. (more...)
South Korean envoy heads to North with denuclearization message South Korean envoy heads to North with denuclearization message
- March 05, 2018

The South Korean envoys are to meet with Kim on Monday evening. North Korea greatly accelerated its testing of ballistic missiles a year ago and now claims it can deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States. Thawing relations between North and South Korea have prompted speculation of future direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang after months of tension and exchanges of insults between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that have fueled fears of war. (more...)
China to cut taxes by over 800 bln yuan in 2018
- March 05, 2018

China has warned that although it does not seek a trade war with the USA, it would take "necessary measures" to protect its economic interests. BEIJING-China has no desire to overturn the existing worldwide order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, the spokesperson for the country's ceremonial legislature said Sunday. (more...)
Another coastal storm could bring snow, rain, more misery this week Another coastal storm could bring snow, rain, more misery this week
- March 05, 2018

Scattered snow showers will continue through Monday morning, with heavy snow for the afternoon. "It is possible, though, that if we can get enough intensity roads may become briefly snow covered and slippery in the lower elevations", the National Weather Service said. (more...)
Britain's May tells Abe: Japanese companies welcome after Brexit Britain's May tells Abe: Japanese companies welcome after Brexit
- March 05, 2018

He also ruled out Britain "cherry-picking" the aspects of the European Union it liked when it leaves the bloc. Labour's call for a customs union goes against the "will of the British people" and the decision to leave the United Kingdom, according to the MEP who represents the North East. (more...)
Will 'take necessary measures' if USA harms country's economic interests: China Will 'take necessary measures' if USA harms country's economic interests: China
- March 05, 2018

During his Saturday remarks he reportedly also complained about USA law enforcement's decision not to investigate his 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton over actions including the use of a private email server when she was secretary of State. (more...)
Trump advocates 'the ultimate penalty' for drug dealers during opioid summit Trump advocates 'the ultimate penalty' for drug dealers during opioid summit
- March 05, 2018

President Trump suggested executing drug dealers to crack down on America's opioid crisis . Prior to the president's speech, Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor and a leader on the president's opioid initiatives, led two panel discussions: one on prevention and treatment of the epidemic and the other on law enforcement efforts. (more...)
Israeli Servicemen Kill Palestinian at Border With Gaza Strip
- March 05, 2018

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the farmer, identified as Mohammed Atta Abdel Mawla, 59, was shot five times by Israeli forces. Relatives of Palestinian farmer Mohamed Abu Jame'a mourn over his body during his funeral in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis, on March 4, 2018. (more...)
LS adjourns amid protests over PNB scam, other issues
- March 05, 2018

On the first day of the second-leg of the Budget session, the House witnessed uproar as Congress , Trinamool Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) as well as AIADMK members trooped into the Well. CPI leader D Raja in a statement to PTI said: "We will demand answers from the government on how the fraud happened". The government has listed some important bills for consideration and passage, such as The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017. (more...)
BJP and ally ahead in Nagaland BJP and ally ahead in Nagaland
- March 05, 2018

Union Minister and BJP leader Kiren Rijiju said onSaturday that if his party's pre-poll alliance with the NDPP in failed reachthe half-way mark in the Nagaland assembly, it would have an " understanding" with the ruling NPF to form a new government of thethree parties in the state. (more...)
U.S. embassy in Turkey is closed Monday due to a security threat U.S. embassy in Turkey is closed Monday due to a security threat
- March 05, 2018

The US embassy is in the heart of the capital, close to parliament. The Ankara governor's office said additional security measures were taken after intelligence suggested there might be an attack targeting the USA embassy or places United States citizens were staying. (more...)
Chennai: Cop shoots himself dead at Jayalalithaa memorial on Marina Beach Chennai: Cop shoots himself dead at Jayalalithaa memorial on Marina Beach
- March 05, 2018

The incident came to light when three others deployed there with him heard a gunshot and then found Raj in a pool of blood beside the Jaya Memorial. However, a police officer suggested it could be a result of family issues. His parents would arrive in city in the afternoon. Malairajan requested a detailed probe into the incident. According to the police, Arunraj last spoke to his father at 7:30 pm on Saturday. (more...)
Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's Senate, a historic first Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's Senate, a historic first
- March 05, 2018

Thari Hindu woman, Kumari, who was elected to the Senate for the socialist PPP, Saturday, belongs to a remote village of the Nagarparkar district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. After completing the training, she worked for the Youth Civil Action Programme to identify cases of bonded labour and conducted case studies focusing women under bondage, organised workshops and seminars on bonded labour, sexual harassment at workplace and other human and women's rights issues and contributed ... (more...)
Pak's PML-N backed independent candidates led Senate elections Pak's PML-N backed independent candidates led Senate elections
- March 05, 2018

More than 130 candidates including those nominated by political parties and independent candidates were in the contest. Candidates backed by PML-N won 15 of the 52 seats up for grabs, overtaking Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as the biggest group in the upper house, according to Geo TV channel and other media. (more...)
Trump asked Kelly to encourage Ivanka, Jared, to exit Trump asked Kelly to encourage Ivanka, Jared, to exit
- March 05, 2018

Trump said that he plans to present within the next three weeks a series of initiatives to combat opioid addiction, adding that he had spoken with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the possibility of filing lawsuits - as hundreds of U.S. (more...)
N Victory In Senate Polls Proved Nawaz Sharif `sub Pe Bhari' N Victory In Senate Polls Proved Nawaz Sharif `sub Pe Bhari'
- March 05, 2018

The opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which was in control of Senate , managed to bag 10 seats from Sindh and one from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Geo News reported, reports IANS.The PML-N was expected to replace the PPP as the largest party in the upper house after Saturday's election . (more...)
Senior conservative says SPD 'yes' to coalition good for Germany Senior conservative says SPD 'yes' to coalition good for Germany
- March 05, 2018

In a tweet, they labeled the SPD's decision a catastrophe for Germany , promising fierce opposition to the government. Merkel's conservatives - her Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) allies - and the SPD are both still bruised after suffering from the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in last year's election. (more...)
Trump praises Chinese president extending tenure 'for life' Trump praises Chinese president extending tenure 'for life'
- March 05, 2018

President Xi Jinping's top economic adviser told US business leaders in Washington that China hopes the White House will revive high-level dialogue on economic disputes and name a new chief liaison to defuse mounting trade tensions, a person briefed on the matter said. (more...)
Bayern thump Freiburg to move 20 points clear Bayern thump Freiburg to move 20 points clear
- March 05, 2018

Sandro Wagner , playing in place of the rested Robert Lewandowski , killed any notion of a contest early in the second half after being set up by Mueller. Bernat then inexplicably headed wide himself before Muller finally got on the scoresheet in the 69th minute, meeting Joshua Kimmich's corner at the near post with a half-volley that sailed into the roof of Schwolow's net. (more...)
US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice US Navy carrier's visit to Vietnam puts China on notice
- March 05, 2018

But, it's far from a standard port call. Amid increasing Chinese assertiveness in the region, India and Vietnam have underlined the importance of freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea , while calling for peaceful settlement of disputes without threat or use of force. (more...)
Bill Maher Brutally Dissects The Trump Administration's Week Of Chaos Bill Maher Brutally Dissects The Trump Administration's Week Of Chaos
- March 05, 2018

Kellyanne Conway , who runs anti-drug initiatives at the White House , told Axios that Trump's position isn't one-size-fits all. Trump has been all over the map on guns for the better part of two decades. The official said, however, that things aren't certain and the team "hasn't rule it out yet". Trump always said he would hire outsiders to shake up Washington , they argued. (more...)
Projection, baseless claims no solution for Bahraini regime Projection, baseless claims no solution for Bahraini regime
- March 05, 2018

Bahrain, a Shi'ite Muslim majority country that is ruled by Sunni Muslims, regularly announces similar raids and blames Iran for instigating and training the alleged militants. Authorities discovered and seized 42kg of C4 and TNT explosives, 757kg of urea nitrate fertiliser, machines guns, pistols and detonators, magnetic bombs and grenades, anti-personnel and armoured vehicle explosives, vehicles to transport explosives and four fragmentation bombs. (more...)

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