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This could make the by-polls an even contest between the popularity of Yogi versus the caste arithmetic of SP-BSP. "The sections of the population and society (especially the dalits, most-backwards and backwards) who had been grossly neglected and oppressed, will give a befitting reply to the communal forces", SP spokesperson and MLC Sunil Singh Sajan told PTI.
  • Republican governor asks Trump to reconsider tariffs

    Republican governor asks Trump to reconsider tariffs

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    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday said he is "extremely worried" about President Donald Trump's plan to implement new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. In 2016, the EU shipped more than 6 million cars overseas, and the US - its largest market by far - absorbed more than 1 million of those, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
  • New twist develops over chief justice case

    New twist develops over chief justice case

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    Similar views were raised earlier by Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes IV and Risa Hontiveros. "A lawyer who has a basic grasp of our Constitution and jurisprudence ought to know that impeachment and quo warranto are two entirely different proceedings with entirely different grounds for filing", he said.
  • US WWII carrier discovered off Australian coast after 76 years

    US WWII carrier discovered off Australian coast after 76 years

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    Once evacuated, the vessel was torpedoed by the USS Phelps to prevent its capture, Navy Times reported. Wreckage from the USS Lexington , an aircraft carrier that sank during the second world war, has been found in the Coral Sea by a search team led by the Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen .
  • Canada-style border 'definitely not a solution' says Leo Varadkar

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    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May's Brexit speech had "barely papered over the cracks" within her party and accused the PM of presiding over "20 wasted months" since the June 2016 referendum. Her proposals for how to do that - by way of either a customs partnership or special customs arrangement with specific exemptions for Northern Ireland - were the same as those dismissed by the European Union last August.
  • UK Notes After Mississippi State Wins 81-58 In SEC Tournament

    UK Notes After Mississippi State Wins 81-58 In SEC Tournament

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    SC is the first SEC program to win four tournament titles in a row. That's rare, and just to be a part of history once again, it's a blessing and an honor. A win Saturday sends the Bulldogs to the conference tournament finals for a third-straight season. No. 4 Louisville 74, No. 5 Notre Dame 72: Asia Durr scored 17 points, and Sam Fuehring converted a key three-point play in the final minute, helping top-seeded Louisville (32-2) beat Notre Dame to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference ...
  • Congress doing 'politics of fear' against Modi government: BJP

    Congress doing 'politics of fear' against Modi government: BJP

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    Traditional jackets and stoles from northeastern states were given to all Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to celebrate the party's impressive show in the North east. The 40-year-old entered Meghalaya politics as a Nationalist Congress Party candidate from Selsella in 2008. NPP president Conrad Sangma, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A.
  • A Different Sangma to be the Chief Minister

    A Different Sangma to be the Chief Minister

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    National People's Party (NPP) and the BJP would together form the next Govt.in Meghalaya, it is reported. With Congress president Rahul Gandhi out of country, the leaders preferred not to analyse or talk about the defeat. Will the Yeddyurappa-led BJP pull off a win in the state under Amit Shah's watchful eye? "And the Naga Accord?" he asked. Extending his best wishes to people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, Mr Surjewala said, "We sincerely pray & hope that peace, progress, ...
  • Reaction to Trump's steel tariffs blurs party lines in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    Reaction to Trump's steel tariffs blurs party lines in Minnesota, Wisconsin

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    His attack on European automakers is mostly a direct threat at Germany, which exported US$23 billion (S$30 billion) in cars to the United States in 2016, according to data aggregated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Canada and the European Union have already vowed to introduce their own countermeasures and Mexico, China and Brazil said they were also considering retaliation.
  • 9 killed as deadly Nor'easter pounds East Coast

    9 killed as deadly Nor'easter pounds East Coast

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    Authorities on Saturday reported two more deaths from the storm , bringing the total to at least seven in the Northeast. "There are parts where it really hasn't receded", said Rob Reardon, a fire department captain in Duxbury, another hard-hit MA town.
  • Tripura violence: Statue of Lenin brought down

    Tripura violence: Statue of Lenin brought down

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    The cops have informed that the driver of the JCB identified as Ashish Pal has been arrested. Tapas Dutta, a local functionary of the outgoing Communist Party of India (Marxist), told The Indian Express newspaper that eyewitness had told him "that after the statue fell, its head was dismembered from the body".
  • Theresa May tells Trump she has 'deep concern' about tariffs plan

    Theresa May tells Trump she has 'deep concern' about tariffs plan

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    The cross-border trade file under Trump - including the NAFTA talks - has been challenging for Canadian government representatives. India had won two trade disputes against the United States in steel until now but Washington had not fully implemented the WTO recommendations in the second dispute of 2006.
  • Ardern setting off on her first official visit to the Pacific

    Ardern setting off on her first official visit to the Pacific

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    The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is leading her first official tour to Pacific Island nations. The second funding component of 6.5 million New Zealand dollars (about 4.7 million USA dollars) is to support Samoan women and young people to set up business.
  • Nicole Kidman surprises tourists in eventful auto ride to the 2018 Oscars

    Nicole Kidman surprises tourists in eventful auto ride to the 2018 Oscars

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    Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical - their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them practical magic . 'And we're really good drinkers too, ' Sandra quipped. "I was not ready for a Practical Magic reunion ", wrote one user. Kidman seems delighted to make these tourists' day, and also lets them know that she hasn't gotten her hair and makeup done yet.
  • As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic gains

    As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic gains

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    In the end, what we are left with while we still wait for the final results to be confirmed is the certainty that populism continues to dominate Italian politics. Salvini is now the coalition's premier candidate with the League having outscored FI. "Italians are fed up with radical chic". Led by Luigi Di Maio , the populist 5-Star Movement came out as the main victor of Sunday's poll , with roughly 31% of the votes.
  • Pakistan PM in Nepal to expedite SAARC meet

    Pakistan PM in Nepal to expedite SAARC meet

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    PM Abbasi also congratulated Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on his election as new Prime Minister of Nepal. He was received by Nepalese Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu . Earlier, the Ambassador of Nepal in Islamabad Sewa Lamsal Adhikari had called on the prime minister on March 2 and conveyed the message of welcome from the Nepalese leadership to him.
  • United States pushes NAFTA talks pace, warns of political headwinds

    United States pushes NAFTA talks pace, warns of political headwinds

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    Renegotiation of the trade pact among the United States , Mexico and Canada is "moving in the right direction", Smith said. Trump has talked frequently of the need to be unpredictable and Carlos Pascual, a former US ambassador to Mexico, said the president's use of Twitter aimed to fuel uncertainty.
  • Russian ex-spy 'exposed to substance' critically ill in UK

    Russian ex-spy 'exposed to substance' critically ill in UK

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    Both are now in a critical condition in intensive care. British broadcaster BBC and a source close to the investigation identified the man as Sergei Skripal , who was granted refuge in Britain after a spy swap between the United States and Russian Federation in 2010.
  • China boosts defence spending amid military modernisation

    China boosts defence spending amid military modernisation

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    China's neighbours and the U.S. have watched warily as Beijing has modernised its military, reducing its ground troops while spending on state-of-the-art hardware and weapons. 6 billion yuan for investment in 2018, an increase of 30 billion yuan over previous year. China's military build-up has rattled the nerves of its neighbours, particularly because of its increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes in the East and South China seas.
  • Oscar Ratings Sank to an All-Time Low in 2018

    Oscar Ratings Sank to an All-Time Low in 2018

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    Among other record wins, James Ivory became the oldest competitive Oscar victor, for his adapted screenplay for " Call Me By Your Name ", while Jordan Peele became the first African-American to win Best Original Screenplay for his debut " Get Out ", marking the only statuette for the film out of its four nods.
  • Early voting numbers up for both parties

    Early voting numbers up for both parties

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    Early voting turnout for Republicans also increased, growing from 16,293 voters in 2014 to 20,134 voters in 2018. Democratic voting was up by 102 percent. Don Huffines. Paxton enriched herself through public service and Huffines was sued for back taxes 11 times, according to the ads. On the Democratic side, there are nine candidates .
  • China Ready for War With 10% Boost in Military Spending for 2018

    China Ready for War With 10% Boost in Military Spending for 2018

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    China is the second largest spender on defence after the US. The ruling Communist Party last month set the stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove term limits from the constitution. "We will stick to the Chinese path in strengthening our armed forces, advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness", Premier Li Keqiang said as he read a report to almost 3,000 delegates at the Great Hall of the People.
  • China says its 'moderate' defense spending rises are no threat

    China says its 'moderate' defense spending rises are no threat

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    Last year, military spending was budgeted to increase by just 7 percent, to 1.044 trillion yuan ($164.60 billion) about one-quarter of the proposed US defense spending for the year. "China's development will not pose a threat to other countries", Zhang said. China will work toward meeting the highest worldwide standards, encourage workmanship, and ignite a revolution in the quality of Chinese-made goods, Li added.
  • Bittersweet Tasmanian election win for Liberals' Will Hodgman

    Bittersweet Tasmanian election win for Liberals' Will Hodgman

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    Labor and the Greens had a policy to get rid of pokies from pubs and clubs, while the Liberals would keep them until at least 2043. The Liberal party starts today with 15 seats, Labor seven and the Greens three. "But where I was going, in a lot of the areas where I was going people were more concerned about issues like homelessness, mental health and jobs".
  • Trump made tariff decision in a fit of anger

    Trump made tariff decision in a fit of anger

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    The story was flagged by Facebook users as being potentially fabricated, as part of the social media website's efforts to combat online hoaxes. In another interview on "This Week" Sunday, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said the fact that Kushner is Trump's son-in-law makes the allegations about him more hard for the president.
  • Sen. Murphy: Trump Is 'Trying to Have It Both Ways' on Guns

    Sen. Murphy: Trump Is 'Trying to Have It Both Ways' on Guns

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    King of NY suggested that Trump could appear to be all over the place when issues were discussed among lawmakers but that the president eventually managed to move things along. Pat Toomey to require background checks for gun sales at gun shows, online sales, and other transactions where they aren't now mandated. "He wants to help move the ball down the field, so he's going to keep having calls with a number of different members on how we can do that", Sanders said.
  • Sen. Thad Cochran to retire in April

    Sen. Thad Cochran to retire in April

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    Cochran, R-Miss., who sits as the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee, said he would "formally retire" following the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle. history. Cochran has faced health issues since at least previous year. "It has been a great honor to serve the people of MS and our country". Bryant could chose to appoint himself to the seat - and President Donald Trump and McConnell have reportedly asked him about it - but local reports last month ...
  • Kangana and Rajkumar to join hands again for Mental Hai Kya

    Kangana and Rajkumar to join hands again for Mental Hai Kya

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    Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Shaailesh R Singh", Tweeted Taran Adarsh along with the poster of the Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao film. Because Sanity is overrated! #MentalHaiKya with immensely talented #KanganaRanaut & my fav @ektaravikapoor. Revealing their first looks from the film, the makers provided an insight of what the viewers can expect from the thriller.
  • Panamian hotelier wins battle to have Trump name removed

    Panamian hotelier wins battle to have Trump name removed

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    A legal complaint filed by Fintiklis said that, late that same evening, he and others in his party witnessed Trump's management team destroying hotel documents, which Trump officials have denied. Trump said he gave up day-to-day control of his businesses, including the Panama hotel , when he became president. CIM Group signed a deal with the Trump Organization in November to remove its name from the former Trump Soho in NY - now the Dominick - citing poor performance since the election.
  • China raises 2018 defence spending by 8.1%, keeps growth target at 6.5%

    China raises 2018 defence spending by 8.1%, keeps growth target at 6.5%

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    Premier Li Keqiang set a 2018 economic growth target at "around 6.5%", in line with expectations but lower than the 6.9% increase registered a year ago. After years of rapid growth, millions have been lifted out of poverty and there is a ballooning middle class. China will raise its defense budget by 8.1 percent in 2018, up slightly from last year's 7 percent, but still considered moderate in view of the country's size, economic volume and security demands.
  • Rapper Common Bashes NRA During Oscars Performance: 'They In God's Way'

    Rapper Common Bashes NRA During Oscars Performance: 'They In God's Way'

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    The artists performed their Oscar-nominated song " Stand Up for Something ", which debuted in the movie " Marshall ". "Immigrants get the benefits, we put up monuments for the feminists", Common said as the performance opened, in reference to current political fights over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as well as the #MeToo movement.
  • PPP's Krishna Kohli elected Pakistan's first dalit senator

    PPP's Krishna Kohli elected Pakistan's first dalit senator

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    Kirshna Kumari Kolhi from Pakistans Sindh province has become the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country, the Pakistan Peoples Party has said. Kohli said she was married off while she was in ninth grade, but her husband and in-laws supported her education. She had joined the PPP as a social activist along with her brother, who was later elected as Chairman of Union Council Berano.
  • ISIL video of Niger attack highlights USA troops' vulnerability

    ISIL video of Niger attack highlights USA troops' vulnerability

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    According to the BBC , the video includes raw footage taken by one of the fallen soldiers' helmet cameras along with still images and video from militants preparing for the ambush. The militants were formerly affiliated with Al Qaeda. The men released colored smoke grenades and attempted to run to nearby trees for additional coverage.
  • Coveney rules out 'bilateral talks' with the United Kingdom on Border

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    But tensions over the Irish border issue remain and could hold up agreement, although tripartite talks between the UK, Ireland and the European Commission have been set up to analyse options. They claim it was instead a vote for "global Britain". UK Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Sunday that she gave an "ambitious, credible vision" with "very practical" proposals for securing an agreement on Britain's exit from the European Union after critics said her latest plan lacked detail.
  • Trump Organization orders golf markers featuring presidential seal

    Trump Organization orders golf markers featuring presidential seal

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    The Trump Organization placed orders for dozens of metal golf tee markers with the presidential seal - although federal law prohibits misuse of the official seal. Clark added that violation of this law would be "a misuse of government authority". Beyond its reported use of the seal, Trump's family business has been criticized for receiving hotel bookings from Republicans running for reelection and foreign dignitaries.