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Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy are expected to participate in the meeting. In fact, the Tamil Nadu government chose not to express its opinion on the 15 Finance Commission's ToR. Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac claimed that the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission were a threat to the federal system, adding that a deliberate attempt was being made to cut ...
  • EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

    EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

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    But, they added, "Another view is that certain factions within E.P.A. have justified the exorbitant taxpayer spending incurred by the Administrator's first-class travel and large entourage of security personnel through unsubstantiated claims about threats to his security, either at the direction of the Administrator himself or others in the agency".
  • Azerbaijan's Aliyev wins new term in landslide

    Azerbaijan's Aliyev wins new term in landslide

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    The country's huge energy reserves and its strategic location along the Caspian Sea means it is viewed by Europe as an important alternative to Russian energy supplies. The polling for presidential election started on Wednesday at 8.00 a.m.in Azerbaijan as 5.314 million registered voters would use their right to vote and elect their next president for seven years.
  • Israeli army vows disciplinary action over Gaza sniper video

    Israeli army vows disciplinary action over Gaza sniper video

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    On that day, Palestinians marched to the fence separating Gaza from the occupied territories at the start of a six-week protest, dubbed "The Great March of Return", demanding the right to return for those driven out of their homeland. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 31 Palestinians, including Murtaja, have been killed by Israeli forces since March 30, when the demonstrations began in the coastal enclave.
  • GBI: Former Dade County Sheriff pleads guilty to multiple charges

    GBI: Former Dade County Sheriff pleads guilty to multiple charges

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    Attorney for the Eastern District of NY. "My heart goes out to the victim's family and loved ones". "'I was a 17-year-old child", she said. Lacoste, who apologized in court, faces sentencing on Tuesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Fentress said the U.S. recommends a sentence and fine on the lowest end of the guideline. Flemming faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison on the armed bank robbery charge.
  • Syrians showed signs of chemical attack

    Syrians showed signs of chemical attack

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    Trump had on Monday warned of a quick, forceful response once responsibility for the Syria attack was established. Jaish al-Islam, the dominant opposition group in Douma, agreed to leave the town along with thousands of civilians for northern Syria , after weeks of saying they had no intention of agreeing to a deal that would lead to their forcible exile.
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election

    House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election

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    Two people with knowledge of Ryan's thinking said he has decided against seeking another term, but they did not say why. AP said both asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly speak. Steve Scalise, R-La., now the third-ranking House member. Speaker Paul Ryan's office has confirmed that he will not seek re-election. Ryan, 48, planned to face reporters later Wednesday morning.
  • Intra-state e-way bill from April 15

    Intra-state e-way bill from April 15

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    Trade industry and transporters located in these states may obtain registration/enrollment on e-way bill portal . From April 1st, 2018 onwards, transporters and businesses have to be the caution to carry Electronic or E-way bill for the Inter-State movements of Goods.
  • School district arms teachers with bats

    School district arms teachers with bats

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    In March, the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County made a decision to place buckets of river rocks in each classroom in case students and staff can't evacuate. Other measures include a implementing "run, hide, fight" approach for students and staff, building a concrete barrier to existing walkways at the high school, constructing secured entrances, purchasing "Sop the Bleed" kits for all classrooms and giving police access to all security camera systems and the district's ...
  • San Dimas puts together 'good team win' in league opener

    San Dimas puts together 'good team win' in league opener

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    After belting a double in the first inning, Mackenzie Lyon scored on a shot by Makenzi Daily, giving the Lady Pirates their first run of the game. "I'll let you get the layup". "We've played a lot of games in a lot of days recently", Murphy said. "Our girls knew that coming in. We still have some work to do, but I have no doubt that my girls will be ready", she said.
  • Ramaphosa in glowing tribute to late Winnie Mandela

    Ramaphosa in glowing tribute to late Winnie Mandela

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    Born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyive Madikizela on September 26, 1936, the daughter of teachers, she still knew poverty, as her father poured all his earnings into a futile attempt to get her ailing mother well. The bodyguards moved fast, like lightning, for fear of who I might have been, and what I could have done. The name Sybil Ludington is not known by most.
  • Dismembered body found near bike path in Canarsie Park

    Dismembered body found near bike path in Canarsie Park

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    The nude woman still had her head attached to her torso, and her arms and legs had also been chopped off, reported the Daily News . A grisly discovery in a Canarsie park yesterday has police searching for a suspect-and some missing limbs.
  • Israeli jets strike Hamas target in Gaza

    Israeli jets strike Hamas target in Gaza

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    An Israeli soldier sexually harassed jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and threatened her family during her interrogation, a lawyer has claimed . "I am convinced that everything is OK", he added, while also speaking of a "human reaction" by the soldiers confronted with a "tense situation". Public Security Minister Gilan Erdan said critics of the soldiers behavior are "crazy", arguing that they were "under stress".
  • Missiles Strike Air Base in Syria

    Missiles Strike Air Base in Syria

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    On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump said a big price to pay would be experienced for the chemical attack that killed dozens in the Damascus suburb of Douma. Moscow reportedly has called on Israel to clarify its involvement. "All sides know what is going on, and the Russians have actually been predicting USA military action over Ghouta for some time".
  • Mark Zuckerberg's Congress testimony: What he said

    Mark Zuckerberg's Congress testimony: What he said

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    He said: "There are people in Russian Federation whose job it is to try to exploit our systems and other internet systems and other systems as well". Zuckerberg confirmed that his company is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.
  • Airlines warned of possible cruise missile strikes into Syria

    Airlines warned of possible cruise missile strikes into Syria

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    Eurocontrol, an European Union body responsible for handling air traffic over the continent, has issued a Rapid Alert Notification to flight operators in the eastern Mediterranean, warning them to be ready for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation rocket launches into Syria.
  • Inspectors to visit Syria over 'chemical attack'

    Inspectors to visit Syria over 'chemical attack'

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    In New York, U.N. Security Council diplomats said the United States called for a vote on a resolution that would condemn the continuing use of chemical weapons in Syria "in the strongest terms" and establish a new body to determine responsibility for chemical attacks.
  • Hither Green burglar death flowers 'an insult'

    Hither Green burglar death flowers 'an insult'

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    The flowers have been continually put up by friends of Vincent, and torn down by incensed neighbours of the pensioner. If it was a normal person that is different but he burgled the house'. She added: "People paid for these flowers, so he must have been well-liked". "Everyone around here sends their best wishes to him". An accomplice attempted to drag him towards a van but eventually left, according to a witness.
  • Two Wikwemikong Men Charged With Historical Sexual Assault

    Two Wikwemikong Men Charged With Historical Sexual Assault

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    After the attack, the suspect fled on foot and the victim flagged down a passerby for help. Mumbai: A 42-year-old fashion designer was arrested in suburban Vakola for sexually assaulting his two daughters, police said Tuesday. Sunday at a residence in the 100 block of South Ninth Street in Richmond. Detectives are now trying to determine if Chavarria-Diaz is responsible for any other unsolved crimes, according to Palo Alto police.
  • Giant ichthyosaur is one of largest animals ever

    Giant ichthyosaur is one of largest animals ever

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    He contacted Dean Lomax from the University of Manchester and Judy Massare from the SUNY College, in Brockport, NY, USA, and told them about the discovery. "Of course, such estimates are not entirely realistic because of differences between species", Lomax said in a statement. In 1850, beachgoers to southern England had discovered such huge fossils by the shore that paleontologists thought they were dealing with some kind of long-necked sauropods.
  • Japan, S.Korea agree to maintain pressure

    Japan, S.Korea agree to maintain pressure

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    On Tuesday, worldwide NGOs sent a letter to Moon asking him to press the human rights issues in the April 27 meeting. The Japanese envoy also met with President Moon Jae-in, who said working together on North Korea was "more important than ever" ahead of the summits, the South's Yonhap agency reported.
  • EU to back €2.1bn fund for European start-ups

    EU to back €2.1bn fund for European start-ups

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    The European Union has announced it will back a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme, known as VentureEU, to boost investment in start-up and scale-up companies across Europe. The investee funds will help finance small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps from a range of sectors such as information and communication technologies (ICT), digital, life sciences, medical technologies, and resource and energy efficiency.
  • WNY students host town hall on ending gun violence

    WNY students host town hall on ending gun violence

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    Rep. Lawmakers and candidates were invited to bring solutions or commit to ones being offered. Students from Stoneman Douglas High school led a town hall at the University of Florida in Gainesville Saturday. Stevens said that while gun control is needed to keep public areas safe, she said people of color are sometimes treated unequally by law enforcement and the justice system when it comes to owning and carrying firearms.
  • Seven Myanmar soldiers sentenced for Rohingya killings

    Seven Myanmar soldiers sentenced for Rohingya killings

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    More than 670,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017, bringing with them stories of murder, rape and destruction at the hands of the country's military. "My question is why are the journalists still in detention in prison if their report is true". Reuters announced last month that that prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney had joined the legal team.
  • US, Russia clash at UNSC over probing chemical attacks in Syria

    US, Russia clash at UNSC over probing chemical attacks in Syria

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    The intergovernmental anti-chemical weapons group said it would "shortly" deploy a fact-finding team to Douma for an investigation, but U.S. officials said they were working from their own information and would not necessarily hold back. The Russian draft would have required investigators to report to the Security Council, which could then attribute responsibility. "You simply have been looking for a pretext" and want the resolution to fail "to justify the use of force against Syria".
  • Syria invites chemical weapons inspectors to probe attack claims

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    The request from the OPCW Technical Secretariat to the Syrian government was announced just as Russian Federation was telling the U.N. Security Council it would put two draft resolutions on Syria to a vote on Tuesday, after rejecting a similar proposal from the us following an angry debate at the council Monday .
  • Syria 'chemical attack': UK, US and France agree action

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    Russian Federation had also put forward a Security Council second resolution calling on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to send investigators to Douma-which was also vetoed. US President Donald Trump has cancelled a trip to South America which was scheduled to begin on Friday, April 13, to monitor America's response to Syria and developments across the globe, the White House informed on Tuesday, April 10.
  • CBSE exams cancelled in Punjab now on April 27

    CBSE exams cancelled in Punjab now on April 27

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    The principal of her school, the Mount Carmel Vidyanikethan Senior Secondary School in Kanjikkuzhy, Kottayam , had already complained to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) regarding the mismatch of the mathematics question paper given to her on March 28.
  • Supreme Court Okays Release of Movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir'

    Supreme Court Okays Release of Movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir'

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    The film was banned by the Akal Takht in Punjab after several religious groups took offense to the portrayal of the Sikh guru, Guru Nanak, as a human in the film. The Akal Takht is the highest religious seat in the Sikh religion. The film made in violation of the tenets of the Sikh panth was earlier rejected by the Sikh panth in 2015 when it was first release but backed by the Indian state Harinder Sikka announced to release the film on April 13, 2018.
  • Dodger Stadium awarded the 2020 All-Star Game

    Dodger Stadium awarded the 2020 All-Star Game

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    Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Midsummer Classic in 2020, with an official announcement coming on Wednesday. This year's game will be played at Nationals Park and the 2019 game has been awarded to the Cleveland Indians. "The council motion cited an estimated $89.4 million in economic impact from hosting the game".
  • In Syria, the airbase came under rocket attack

    In Syria, the airbase came under rocket attack

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    While the US Defense Department is " aware " of reports of an alleged missile strike, it has dismissed the reports of any US involvement. "We know about these messages, we have nothing to confirm", said Pentagon spokesman Christopher Sherwood when asked to comment on the USA involvement in the application of air strikes.
  • China set up military jamming equipment on Spratly Islands, US says

    China set up military jamming equipment on Spratly Islands, US says

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    The US military is saying that China has installed equipment on islands in the South China Sea capable of jamming communications and radar systems, according to a report on Monday. China recently deployed its Liaoning aircraft carrier and 40 other warships and submarines near Hainan Island to conduct drills there. China's claims in the South China Sea overlap in whole or in part those of Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and US treaty partner the Philippines.
  • Siria accusa Israele dei raid su Homs, 14 morti

    Siria accusa Israele dei raid su Homs, 14 morti

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    Secondo quanto riportano i media siriani, nelle prime ore di lunedì è stata bombardata una base aerea nella provincia centrale di Homs . Anche Mosca accusa Israele: due aerei F-15 dell'Aeronautica israeliana hanno effettuato un raid con otto missili guidati contro l'aerodromo siriano T-4, ha detto il ministero della Difesa russo .
  • Salman Khan gets bail in 1998 Blackbuck Poaching Case

    Salman Khan gets bail in 1998 Blackbuck Poaching Case

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    The reason for the lawyers' hurry is that jail authorities usually do not release inmates after sunset. The 52-year-old actor was Thursday convicted by a trial court of killing the two blackbucks - a protected species - near a remote village in Rajasthan's city of Jodhpur late on October 1 night in 1998 while shooting a movie.
  • Airlines warned of potential for missile strikes over eastern Mediterranean

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    This is the 12th time Russian Federation has used its veto power at the council to block action targeting Syria. Gorbachev, speaking to the Interfax news agency, said it's essential for U.S. An American official said the USA was discussing with allies whether they would participate in a retaliatory strike. Russian Federation and Syria have called for the OPCW to send its experts to the rebel-held town of Douma, where toxic gas was allegedly used in an attack on Saturday that killed dozens.
  • Raises Position in Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX)

    Raises Position in Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX)

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    About 757,903 shares traded. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Ltd Liability Company owns 0.05% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX ) for 68,293 shs. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Monday, February 5 with "Buy". Wells Fargo maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $265 target in Thursday, August 10 report.