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However, Modi had suggested the Tamil Nadu delegation to meet the Union Minister for Water Resources first, which all the political parties in Tamil Nadu - barring the ruling AIADMK - said was an insult to the people of the state. Karnataka has been against the setting up of such a board that would in effect amount to giving up control over its dams. "The meeting was convened to take the views from the states on formulating the scheme, its exact shape, composition, roles and responsibilities ...
  • Pakistan troops shell forward posts, villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

    Pakistan troops shell forward posts, villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

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    Tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours have been running high since an attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir last month in which six soldiers were killed. "Terrorism is the grossest violation of human rights". Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Bada-bing! The Sopranos set for movie prequel

    Bada-bing! The Sopranos set for movie prequel

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    The creator, Mr. Chase is now going back to the beginning when the protagonist Tony Soprano was still a boy. David Chase is ready to return to his New Jersey roots with " The Many Saints of Newark ", a feature film screenplay that was recently purchased by New Line and is the working title of " The Sopranos " prequel, according to Deadline .
  • Muslims pray under military protection in Sri Lanka after riots

    Muslims pray under military protection in Sri Lanka after riots

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    The riots, which began Monday after a man from the Sinhalese majority died from injuries sustained in an attack by Muslims last week, have left almost 200 Muslim businesses and homes destroyed. There were, however, incidents of stone pelting at Muslim sites elsewhere in the island. Muslims in Colombo protested peacefully against the recent communal violence in Kandy, and they were seen demonstrating their patriotism by kissing Sri Lanka's national flag and appealing for communal ...
  • Brenda Lucki, first permanent female RCMP Commissioner

    Brenda Lucki, first permanent female RCMP Commissioner

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    Given believes Lucki is highly qualified, and says the RCMP are "absolutely in good hands" under her watch. Lucki, who has been with the force for 31 years, will take over as the chief of the RCMP in April, Trudeau told a televised ceremony at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • Trump Wrote Putin Inviting Him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

    Trump Wrote Putin Inviting Him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant

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    The letter extended an invitation for Putin to attend the pageant, which Trump owned, and also noted that Trump was looking forward to seeing "beautiful" women on his trip to Russian Federation, according to the report published Friday. Once in a while, [Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization] would politely challenge Trump's choices. He also required unscented soap, rolled towels instead of folded, and did not want any "distracting" pictures on the wall.
  • USA bars govt workers from Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

    USA bars govt workers from Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

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    Nauert did not specify the nature of the threat. This week, the USA banned government employees from traveling there after explosives were found on two different ferries, one that went off, injuring at least 25 people. citizens and nationals traveling and living overseas to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. "All tourism and economic activity in Playa del Carmen continues in a normal manner", the state government wrote in a statement, noting that hotel occupancy ...
  • CPS prepares for student walkout to protest gun violence

    CPS prepares for student walkout to protest gun violence

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    Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says, "No homework"? Radio transmissions between law enforcement officers and their dispatchers show their initial confusion moments after the Florida high school massacre as they sought to understand events and locate the shooter and his victims.
  • Bonacic introduces legislation to allow sports betting in NY

    Bonacic introduces legislation to allow sports betting in NY

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    NY became the latest USA state to move forward with introducing sports betting regulations within its borders. Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, is chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering. Bonacic conducted a hearing in January in which an National Basketball Association official said the league preferred a federal regulatory scheme for sports betting.
  • USA allies line up for exemptions from Donald Trump's tariffs

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    France and its European Union partners will assess the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminium imports announced on Thursday and look at how to respond, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. The EU "should be excluded" from new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, the bloc's top trade official insisted Thursday, saying Brussels would seek urgent clarification from Washington.
  • Dwyane Wade, Education Secretary DeVos Visit School Where 17 Shot

    Dwyane Wade, Education Secretary DeVos Visit School Where 17 Shot

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    Ms. DeVos , meanwhile, praised students who have become politically active since the tragedy. Recently returning to the Heat from the Chicago Bulls, Wade has thrust himself into the forefront to show solidarity with students at the school and dedicating the rest of the Heat's season to Oliver and the students lost in the shooting.
  • After Andhra Pradesh, special status demand echoes in Bihar

    After Andhra Pradesh, special status demand echoes in Bihar

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    Hours after TDP pulled out of the NDA government at the Centre over the denial of special status category to Andhra Pradesh, another NDA ally the JD (U) and the Opposition RJD revived it in the interests of Bihar. The Opposition in the state advised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to take a cue from his Andhra counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu and press for special status to Bihar "as was promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the 2014 general election".
  • The ECB left key interest rates unchanged

    The ECB left key interest rates unchanged

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    Inflation, at 1.2 per cent, remains well below the ECB's target of just below 2 per cent. European stocks had opened in positive territory as tensions over planned USA tariffs on steel and aluminum imports eased after the White House indicated that major trading partners Canada and Mexico could be exempt.
  • Student on field trip trapped in San Antonio cave

    Student on field trip trapped in San Antonio cave

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    The girl will be taken to the San Antonio Military Medical Center for an evaluation. "It was very hard to chip away at that rock", he said. "She is conscious. "The temperature has dropped down there, so when you're trapped in a situation like this, you lose heat", Hood said around 5 p.m. KENS-TV wrote that about 70 rescuers worked in 20-minute shifts in the tight space in an effort to free the teenager until she was freed about 11:45 p.m.
  • IMF Urges Nigeria To Increase VAT

    IMF Urges Nigeria To Increase VAT

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    Last month, Najib similarly assured Malaysians that the country has a solid foundation for further development and many parties including the World Bank and worldwide investors are confident of the country's current economy. In addition to the ongoing efforts to improve tax administration, the directors also underlined the need for more ambitious tax policy measures, including reforming the value-added tax, increasing excises, and rationalizing tax incentives.
  • Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Callon Petroleum Company (CPE)

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    Numina Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Meridian Bancorp Inc Md (EBSB) by 27.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Nebraska-based Ameritas Investment Ptnrs has invested 0.15% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). Green Square Lc holds 20,095 shares. Hellman Jordan Mgmt Co Incorporated Ma has invested 2.07% in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL).
  • Northern Ireland gets £410m budget boost from DUP-Tory deal

    Northern Ireland gets £410m budget boost from DUP-Tory deal

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    Mrs Bradley said: "During the course of the past 13 months, in the absence of an Executive and Assembly in Northern Ireland , the United Kingdom government has worked tirelessly to facilitate the restoration of devolved government". DUP leader Arlene Foster welcomed the release of the latest tranche of confidence and supply money. Primarily, how can it be acceptable that the DUP Confidence and Supply is allocated to departments without any political accountability? "Cynics doubted the C&S ...
  • Sensex ends 318 points higher; Nifty settles at 10242

    Sensex ends 318 points higher; Nifty settles at 10242

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    At the close, the Sensex was trading up 318.48 points or 0.96% at 33,351.57 with 16 components gaining. Traders said sentiment remained upbeat on increased buying by domestic institutional investors and a firm trend at other Asian markets, extending gains on Wall Street following signs from the White House that US President Donald Trump's tariffs may be softer than initially feared.
  • Study says bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart

    Study says bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart

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    D. W. Hoodless, principal of the Central Medical School, Fiji, in 1940. The quantitative techniques used by Jantz were also co-created by Jantz and are used around the world among forensic anthropologists. Using a computer program called Fordisc, which estimates sex, ancestry and stature from skeletal measurements, Prof Jantz re-examined seven bone measurements done by Dr Hoodless - four of the skull and three of the tibia, humerus and radius bones.
  • Iranian-Canadian scientist's widow not allowed to travel

    Iranian-Canadian scientist's widow not allowed to travel

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    Kavous Seyed-Emami was a 63-year-old sociology professor who died in prison just two weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of espionage and spying. "To separate my mother from her two sons at such a crucial time is inhumane". Mehran Seyed-Emami spoke through tears describing their mother's goodbye after she wasn't allowed on their flight from Iran to Canada.
  • Kelly Clarkson brings Hoda Kotb's book to life in new song

    Kelly Clarkson brings Hoda Kotb's book to life in new song

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    Responding to the high praise via Twitter, Kelly wrote, "I'm so happy for you! such a handsome story from such a remarkable mommy for such a special little girl". Clarkson debuted her lullaby and the music video on " Today " on Thursday; the song closes with the sound of a rattle. Hoda wrote the book after adopting her daughter Haley , who turned one last month.
  • Iranian woman who removed hijab in public sentenced to prison

    Iranian woman who removed hijab in public sentenced to prison

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    Tehran's chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi , who announced the sentence, did not give the woman's identity but said she meant to appeal the verdict, the judiciary's Mizan Online news agency reported . The U.S. State Department has condemned the arrests , saying the women were "exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms by standing up against the compulsory hijab".
  • Government to split Air India's debt ahead of stake sale

    Government to split Air India's debt ahead of stake sale

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    However, other states are yet to show interest in UDAN International, Choubey added. Concession model agreement is a framework or guideline that defines the incentives private operators get in running an airport. "Previous three years we grew at 20 percent per annum and current year we are growing at 17.5 percent per annum which is significantly higher than any other country in the world", he said.
  • Tainted chicken salad linked to 105 additional Salmonella cases

    Tainted chicken salad linked to 105 additional Salmonella cases

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    The widespread distribution of seemingly contaminated chicken salad has led to the hospitalization of dozens of people and the reported illness of almost 200 across seven states. If you purchased chicken salad from the retailer recently but do not know the date it was sold, you should discard it or return it to the store. This result provides more evidence that people in this outbreak got sick from contact with pet guinea pigs.
  • Washington sues California over protection of undocumented immigrants

    Washington sues California over protection of undocumented immigrants

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    A Williams' bill previous year would have allowed local government officials to face civil or criminal penalties if public policies on immigration led to the injury of citizens. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is traveling to California to make a major announcement about sanctuary policies that limit local and state cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
  • Cities Brace For Power Outages As Another Nor'easter Hits US

    Cities Brace For Power Outages As Another Nor'easter Hits US

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    Wind gusts of over 40 miles per hour will also be widespread, but not as severe as from the previous storm, in which 9 people died and millions lost power throughout the region. Up to 2 feet of snow accumulation was expected in some inland parts of New Jersey , New York , Connecticut , New Hampshire and MA and 18 inches was possible in Maine .
  • French President Macron on four-day visit to India

    French President Macron on four-day visit to India

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    Macron was accompanied by his wife Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron, besides senior ministers from his Cabinet. France's 40-year-old president was accompanied by his wife and is scheduled to make the nearly obligatory visit to the Taj Mahal and the holy city of Varanasi, which is also the parliamentary constituency of PM Modi.
  • Timeline of Florida Shooting Established Due to Release of 911 Calls

    Timeline of Florida Shooting Established Due to Release of 911 Calls

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    The video was not released. Authorities in Florida are releasing the panicked 911 calls related last month's deadly school shooting as a gun-control bill sits on the governor's desk. "The Board of Education of Naperville Community Unit School District 203 applauds the efforts of the students and Stoneman Douglas High to bring forth a national conversation about school safety", the proposed resolution states.
  • Few Students Return Following Huffman Shooting Death

    Few Students Return Following Huffman Shooting Death

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    Huffman High School was open today, but only about 150 of the school's 1,300 students returned. "I feel like with all the school shootings going on.the teachers and principals should be taking an initiative.like hey we want our students to be safer regardless if its happening next door or across the street".
  • Full, unedited testimony from case involving crash that killed man, unborn baby

    Full, unedited testimony from case involving crash that killed man, unborn baby

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    Shana Elliott's trial began on Monday, March 5. The incident took the lives of Fabian Guerrero Moreno , 23, and his unborn child in August 2016. The vehicle that Geurrero and his wife were riding inside. Doctors tried to save the baby by inducing labour - but, tragically, the child was stillborn. Guerrero told jurors that she learned hours later that her husband had also died.
  • Indrans, Arjunan Master bag top honours at Kerala State Film Awards

    Indrans, Arjunan Master bag top honours at Kerala State Film Awards

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    Shahbaz Aman and Sithara Krishnakumar won awards for best male and female playback singers for movies "Mayanadi" and ' Vimanam ' respectively. Abhinand (Swanam) and Nakshathra ( Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu ) were named Best Child Actors . Culture Minister A K Balan announced the awards in the presence of jury members headed by T V Chandran. Rahul, who ventured into filmmaking through short movies, documentaries and music videos, believes that the award has made him more responsible.
  • Trump says he's working with Australia on tariff exemption

    Trump says he's working with Australia on tariff exemption

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    Mr Trump puts great store in the view of Mr Norman, who was the middleman in the first conversation between the President and the Prime Minister, and Mr Thomson is seen as a key figure because the President is a loyal viewer of News Corp's American news channel, Fox News.
  • ESPN's Predictions For Thursday's ACC Tournament Games

    ESPN's Predictions For Thursday's ACC Tournament Games

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    The Cardinals , who entered the game ranked third nationally in blocked shots as a team , blocked 10 on Wednesday to raise their number for the season to 202 in 32 games. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels face off in the second semifinal Friday night, with high stakes on the line for both teams . Game 9 victor, 7 p.m. Allonzo Trier is scoring 18.9 points and connecting on 52.3 percent of his shots from the field.
  • Humanitarian convoys finish delivering aid to Syria

    Humanitarian convoys finish delivering aid to Syria

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    Regime forces have advanced rapidly through farmland in the enclave since last week, the Observatory says, taking control of more than half of the territory from the armed opposition. A Douma resident, in a voice message over which the sounds of loud explosions were audible, said four jets were in the sky and residential areas had come under air attack.
  • Mother being picked up by Border Patrol officials caught on camera

    Mother being picked up by Border Patrol officials caught on camera

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    A video that shows United States Border Patrol agents arresting an undocumented mother - and separating her from her shrieking children - is drawing outrage online, but experts say it happens all the time. Border Patrol agent Michael J. Scappechio told NBC7 that Morales-Luna has a prior arrest but he would not confirm the charge. An attorney for Morales-Luna did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Earnings Forecast of WPX Energy, Inc. (WPX)

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    The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $44.85. Shares for $8.79M were sold by SCHILLER PHILIP W. Shares for $9.78 million were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Friday, September 22 with "Hold" rating. The stock of Waste Management, Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 11 by BMO Capital Markets.
  • Florida Teacher Suspended For Telling Students To Not Date

    Florida Teacher Suspended For Telling Students To Not Date "African-American Boys"

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    Another report said David argued with a student about his daughter's dating habits. Swinyar received a 10-day unpaid suspension for the behaviors documented in the district's investigation. Swinyar did not return a call for comment from HuffPost . The teacher will also receive a " letter of reprimand and a mandatory referral to the Employee Assistance Program", according to the publication.
  • CMS denies Idaho bid to sell plans not compliant with ACA

    CMS denies Idaho bid to sell plans not compliant with ACA

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    But similar to the ACA, the plans would require insurers to cover many people with pre-existing conditions and provide most ACA benefits, such as prescriptions, preventive care, outpatient services, emergency care, hospitalization, mental health and substance abuse treatment, rehabilitation, and lab services, as Kaiser Health News reported .