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World News Manik Sarkar resigns as Tripura chief minister
Author: 0 Manik Sarkar resigns as Tripura chief minister

Of the two MLAs with criminal cases registered against them, one is from the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) and the other from the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). Union minister Nitin Gadkari will be present at the meeting, Deb told PTI. The BJP won 35 seats in Tripura's state legislature against the CPI (M)'s 16 seats, according to India's Election Commission.

World News China sets 2018 GDP target at 'around 6.5%'
Author: 0 China sets 2018 GDP target at 'around 6.5%'

Beijing proposed spending 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion) on its military, according to its budget report presented ahead of the opening of China's 13th National People's Congress on Monday, according to Reuters . New funds are going mainly to raise living standards for service members, increase training and prepare for potential crises on the Korean Peninsula, the border with India or in the South China Sea or Taiwan Strait, Song said.

World News Rio has majority, should form govt: Nagaland Governor
Author: 0 Rio has majority, should form govt: Nagaland Governor

The party spearheaded the Nagaland government with the BJP , as part of the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland since 2003. The NDPP, a party founded in 2017, won 18 seats in results declared on Saturday, its ally the BJP has 12, the Naga People's Front (NPF) got 26, the National People's Party won two, while one seat apiece went to the Janata Dal (United) and an Independent.

World News China says it doesn't want a trade war with US
Author: 0 China says it doesn't want a trade war with US

Li said the military had completed its goal of slashing troop numbers by 300,000, leaving the People's Liberation Army with a two-million-strong force. Chinese President Xi Jingping is changing the country's constitution to allow him to stay in power indefinitely. The central and western regions will continue to be the priority for major infrastructure construction, he said .

World News Parrikar might travel abroad for further treatment
Author: 0 Parrikar might travel abroad for further treatment

Despite clearing several official files pertaining to various departments from the hospital, Parrikar's tasks seem to be far from over. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will go to Mumbai today for a health check-up and if needed, may even go overseas for further treatment, his office said.

World News In a historic first, Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's senate
Author: 0 In a historic first, Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's senate

Kumari is the second Hindu woman to be nominated as a Senator in Pakistan. The 39-year-old Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader from a village in Tharparkar is also the first-ever senator from a scheduled caste, according to Geo TV. Born to a poor peasant, Jugno Kolhi, in February 1979, Kolhi and her family members spent almost three years in a private jail owned by the landlord of Kunri of Umerkot district.

World News Nawaz Sharif demands an end to horse trading in Senate Elections
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After a meeting with former prime minister and PML-N president Nawaz Sharif on Monday, Afridi announced joining the PML-N. Those candidates, who will be running as " independents ", are expected to pledge their allegiance to PML-N if they are elected to the senate , PML-N party officials say.

World News Florida Senate Rejects Ban on Assault Rifles, Would Arm Some Teachers
Author: 0 Florida Senate Rejects Ban on Assault Rifles, Would Arm Some Teachers

Most members of Florida's 28-member Florida Conference of Black Legislators also opposed the program , fearing black students could be discriminated against by armed school officials. We are disappointed, though, that legislation to ban on the sale of assault weapons was summarily rejected. "If (the bill ) has the age increases and the waiting periods in it, I will not support it", said Sen.

World News Windy storm to hit the region early this week
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While this will mainly be a snow event, a mixture of snow , rain, and sleet is possible initially. Although the service said its forecasters are not certain of how much snow CT will get, and exactly where it is going to fall, the heaviest snowfall is likely to be Wednesday night.

World News Three Israeli troops wounded in suspected car-ramming attack
Author: 0 Three Israeli troops wounded in suspected car-ramming attack

Police say investigations are underway but that the motivation for the incident remains unknown. Earlier reports suggested the attack was an incident of road rage, after the driver received a hefty parking ticket. A statement released by the emergency medical service said the three troops, all men in their twenties, sustained light injuries and were taken to a hospital.

World News President Trump hails XI for abolishing term limit
Author: 0 President Trump hails XI for abolishing term limit

China is now the world's second largest economy. The GDP growth target is the same as that of a year ago, but might deliver different growth as China makes it clear to prioritize growth quality over pace. China's military build-up has rattled the nerves of its neighbors, particularly because of its increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and over Taiwan, a self-ruled territory Beijing claims as its own.

World News Two LeT terrorists, 4 others killed in Shopian; restrictions imposed
Author: 0 Two LeT terrorists, 4 others killed in Shopian; restrictions imposed

A local source identified him as 24-year-old Gawhar Ahmed Lone and said his corpse was found lying inside a Wagon-R auto near the site Sunday night's clash. "This is the life of a common Kashmiri. He was missing since November 13, 2017", a police official said. But this is the reason. The Jammu and Kashmir Police had filed a case against the Army unit.

World News Florida public school teacher says white nationalist podcast is 'satire'
Author: 0 Florida public school teacher says white nationalist podcast is 'satire'

On Friday, March 2, 2018 the Citrus County School District was made aware of a concerning podcast by a Huffington Post reporter. A spokesperson for the Citrus County School District , Scott Herbert , has not yet confirmed that "Dalichov" was Volitoch, but informed HuffPost that the district will be "looking into the statements she made, checking the validity to see if they violate our code of ethics and policy ".

World News Gujarat RS poll: changed legislative math may play spoiler for BJP
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He added that the people of the state are "politically mature" and would once again discard the casteism and nepotism practised by the Samajwadi Party and the BSP. If the Samajwadis, led by Akhilesh Yadav , want to reciprocate Mayawati's gesture, it can spare nine votes during the March 23 Rajya Sabha polls. It is being told that Mayawati took feedback from her party leaders about the by-election of these two seats.

World News Merkel finally gets a coalition
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The SPD's approval ended the five-month-long political stalemate and cleared way for Germany's new government after the September 24 Federal Parliament elections, in which both of the two blocs suffered the worst turnovers since 1949. When the SPD first joined the Union in 2005, they received 34 percent of the vote. The far-right party, which garnered almost 13 percent in the September election, also vowed to go after Merkel's CDU over its "continuation of the immigration policy without ...

World News PSL: Multan Sultans to face Peshawar Zalmi on Tuesday
Author: 0 PSL: Multan Sultans to face Peshawar Zalmi on Tuesday

They named an unchanged side in the abandoned game against the Kings so there is every likelihood that they will do so again although many teams have made one or two changes as they have moved the tournament to Sharjah. They lost only 1 wicket and in 16.4 overs, they reached the destination. Sarfraz Ahmed tried to build the innings and take the team total to a respectable position but wickets kept falling and he finally gave in and fell for a 33-ball 30 in the 15th over.

World News 'No change in govt's stand on Dalai Lama': MEA clarifies
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India's stand on Dalai Lama is "clear and consistent" the Ministry of External Affairs said today in an apparent response to reports that the Union government had advised central and state functionaries to avoid going to events organised by Tibetan leaders in India.

World News After 40 years, USA aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrives in Vietnam
Author: 0 After 40 years, USA aircraft carrier Carl Vinson arrives in Vietnam

A US Navy band will play a concert in Danang during the Vinson's visit, and sailors from the carrier are scheduled to spend time at a treatment centre for people who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals during the war . "It also demonstrates the dramatic progress we made in our bilateral relationship in recent years", he said. The visit of an aircraft carrier a more than 100,000-ton manifestation of USA global military projection reaffirms closer relations as Beijing flexes it political, ...

World News President Kovind wishes students ahead of board exams
Author: 0 President Kovind wishes students ahead of board exams

A total of 4,510 and 2,846 differently-abled candidates have reportedly registered for class X and XII examinations respectively. The exams for class 12 will conclude on April 4 and class 10 on April 12. Similarly, for Class XII, exams would be conducted across 219 centres and students of 675 schools would sit for the tests. Now, students writing their final board exams are exempted from the mandatory separate pass criteria in subjects that have 20 marks for internal assessment and 80 marks ...

World News County Armagh man in court over Garda Donohoe murder
Author: 0 County Armagh man in court over Garda Donohoe murder

A MAN is to be charged in connection with the murder of hero detective Adrian Donohoe tonight. When charged at 8.05pm yesterday, the accused replied: "I strongly deny any involvement in the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe". Earlier today, another man arrested by gardaí investigating the murder was released without charge . A large crowd had gathered outside the courthouse before Mr Brady arrived and was taken through a side entrance in a garda vehicle.

World News Winter weather advisory issued
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Dry and sunny conditions are expected to return to central Pennsylvania on Sunday , according to forecasters with AccuWeather and the National Weather Service at State College. Skies over Madison should be partly sunny Wednesday , mostly sunny Thursday, and partly sunny Friday and Saturday, with highs near 29, 30, 35 and 40, and lows Wednesday night through Friday night around 15, 16 and 23.

World News In a trade war, China would act to protect its interests
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But China's actual military spending is widely believed to be much higher than Beijing's official figures. Meanwhile, the National Development and Reform Commission to the National People's Congress said on Monday that China would invest some $85 billion to develop its economy, which is 6 percent more than in 2017.

World News U.S. thrash Argentina to take Las Vegas Sevens crown
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To drop to 5th place semi, Kenya had lost 17-12 to Argentina in cup quarters after finishing second in Pool A that saw 17-14 and 19-12 wins over Fiji and Russian Federation alongside a 14-19 defeat to France. Baker scored two tries as the US scored 19 unanswered points in the second half to beat the fancied Fijians. "We are on tour as a family and we treasure those special moments with the new players".

World News China to raise defence budget by 8.1pct in 2018
Author: 0 China to raise defence budget by 8.1pct in 2018

Last year's year-on-year growth rate was 7 percent. But China kept its 2018 economic growth target at around 6.5 percent, said Li, the same as in 2017 despite exceeding that year's target. China does not provide a breakdown for how it allocates its defense budget, leading neighbors and other military powers to complain that Beijing's lack of transparency has added to regional tensions.

World News China's top political advisory body opens annual session
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China's parliamentary season began March 2. "This amendment does not mean changing the retirement system for party and national leaders, and does not mean a life-long term system for leading officials", the paper wrote. Administration officials have emphasized that it is the goal of sanctions and diplomatic pressure to push into the future as far as possible the point at which the United States might have to decide whether to engage in military action to stop North Korea.

World News Britain's trade choice - EU customs union or going it alone?
Author: 0 Britain's trade choice - EU customs union or going it alone?

As well as tariffs, not being in a customs union would mean more paperwork and customs checks for British exporters which can be as costly as tariffs. The Government has come up with some ideas to solve this, including customs exemptions for smaller traders, a "trusted trader" scheme for larger businesses and "technology-based solutions".

World News Republicans in NY Senate swat away 4 gun control bills
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Founders of Sandy Hook Promise attended the earlier meeting . "Stay tuned. My advice is hope for the best, don't be surprised if he changes his mind in 48 hours". Republican women also like the idea - 64 percent are in favor. In fact, Trump used the televised meeting to pointedly challenge fellow Republicans to defy the NRA, despite the influential pro-gun group's vocal support for his campaign.

World News Both Houses of Parliament face adjournments
Author: 0 Both Houses of Parliament face adjournments

While TDP MPs continued to demand special category status for the state of Andhra Pradesh on the floor of the House, they were joined by the Opposition members who raised slogans against Nirav Modi, the key accused in the Punjab National Bank fraud case.

World News 'Security threat' forces closing of US Embassy in Turkey
Author: 0 'Security threat' forces closing of US Embassy in Turkey

Embassy in the city was closed due to an alleged security threat. It did not give details on the threat. The same embassy was targeted in 2013 by a suicide bomber who killed a Turkish security guard. 20 launched an operation against the YPG in its border stronghold of Afrin in western Syria. During his Turkey visit last month, Tillerson also warned the country over its plans to buy S-400 missile defense system from Russian Federation, a move that could lead to sanctions under the law ...