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SC modifies order banning liquor vends along highways

SC modifies order banning liquor vends along highways

The ban's objective is to check highway accidents linked to drink-driving. "Therefore the Supreme Court directions too are being taken in the same direction", he stated. He said that every state has its own peculiarities and the court can not give an order that will be application for every states. The court declined to provide any relief to Tamil Nadu which had sought more time to implement the December 15 order. Read More

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In Turkey, Tillerson talks ISIS

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for more than two hours on Thursday with Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan , as they hoped to shore up troubled relations between their nations. Turkey said it is interested in supporting the operation to take the IS stronghold of Raqqa, but not if the Kurdish militia is involved, AP reports. Read More

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Yogi Adityanath to UP govt officials: deliver or quit

We will support Yogi ji in his fight against Pakistan. "Now we serve goat meat, but the animals are not eating it to their fill", said Dr. Nasim Zaidi, a veterinarian at a state-run hospital. The Yoga guru further said that Uttar Pradesh would become an ideal state under the new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Tundey Kababi, a 105-year-old kabab institution in Lucknow known for its delicately spiced buffalo meat fare, has had to pull its top-selling item from the menu. Read More

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Sharknado? Cyclone leaves behind shark in puddle

Sharknado? Cyclone leaves behind shark in puddle

Parts of northeastern Australia are still cleaning up from the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie , which struck the Queensland coast of Australia on Tuesday. Think again! You never know what lurks beneath the surface during a severe... Rescue crews have been called to help in several situations, including an incident in which a man and four children were trapped in a house. Read More

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London attack: Police make two more 'significant' arrests in terror investigation

Nine others arrested after the attack have been freed without charges, while one person was released on bail. Only one, a 58-year-old man who was arrested Thursday in Birmingham, remains in custody. The reception manager at the Preston Park Hotel told CNN that he came across "as an absolutely normal client". Born in the county of Kent and a resident of the West Midlands in central England, Masood was known to police and the MI5 by several aliases and had a raft of previous convictions ... Read More

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Democrat Schiff says House Russia probe needs to go forward

Nunes acknowledged Monday that he met with a "source" on the White House grounds just before announcing that associates of President Donald Trump had been caught up in US surveillance. The stakes for the Senate investigation have been heightened given the disarray in the House investigation into Russian Federation. The House investigation has been hampered by partisan divisions. Read More

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United States sees 'activity' at North Korea nuke sites

United States sees 'activity' at North Korea nuke sites

North Korea said a year ago it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile and has been ratcheting up a threat that its rivals and the United Nations appear powerless to contain. "North Korea is ready to carry out a nuclear test at any time, depending on the leadership's decision". North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a sub-unit under KPA Unit 1344 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 9, 2016. Read More

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Stourbridge stabbings: Man charged over mother and son killing

Stourbridge stabbings: Man charged over mother and son killing

Barley, 23, will appear before magistrates in Birmingham on Saturday. The couple also have an 18-year-old daughter, Lydia, who was at university at the time of the attack. The driver rammed a police auto, leaving two police with minor injuries before crashing into a wall, when the suspect was arrested. 'We are all devastated by these tragic events, and all our thoughts are with Peter and his family at this impossibly hard time'. Read More

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Malaysia interviewed, cleared 3 N. Koreans before they left

The Malaysians - three embassy staff and six family members, including a baby and three other children - landed in Kuala Lumpur before sunrise where they were met on the tarmac by Foreign Minister Anifah Aman. Three North Koreans who had been wanted for questioning have now been allowed to leave Malaysia, Malaysia's chief of police said. Malaysian media said the third man Ri Ji U, also known as James, who'd been hiding with the others at Kim's embassy in Kuala Lumpur . Read More

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Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader

Trump added, "American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives". The engagement - the first between the two leaders after a torrid United States election campaign during which Trump repeatedly attacked China on various issues - will provide the first clue about how the new administration will handle major global powers, particularly potential adversaries. Read More

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Turkey Says Ending Involvement in Syria

Tillerson, in the Turkish capital for the day, was seeking to shore up support from a crucial North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally in the fight to expel Islamic State militants from Syria and Iraq. The countries will discuss the matter further, he said, insisting each is committed to defeating IS. Even before Tillerson landed, Turkish officials this week leaked to the local news media a damaging rumor about the U.S. Read More

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Meat sellers in India strike amid clampdown on illegal slaughterhouses

Students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh believe that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who until now was known as saffron-cloaked Hindutva mascot of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has changed his ways. Adityanath further said that his government has asked the administration to act strictly on such matters. "There won't be any discrimination based on caste, religion, and gender", he assured. Read More

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Family of London attack victim: She's 'getting stronger'

Family of London attack victim: She's 'getting stronger'

One image shows her stood on crutches in a hospital gown with her injured leg in a metal splint, captioned "getting stronger every day". In the other she is shown smiling in bed while taking a selfie surrounded by her family and friends. Payne said: "Her health is steadily improving and she has been strengthened by the presence of her family". Massod stabbed a police officer to death before he was shot and killed by police. Read More

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Interest rate bumped quarter-point to 6.5%

Interest rate bumped quarter-point to 6.5%

Banxico has raised rates more than any of the other 35 central banks tracked by Bloomberg since the start of 2016, including four consecutive half-point increases through February. Mexico's annual inflation rate rose above 5 percent to a almost eight-year high in early March, but policymakers said on Thursday that it should trend back toward their 3-percent target by the end of next year. Read More

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Detroit Pistons Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested for DUI

Detroit Pistons Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested for DUI

He was driving his Jeep Wrangler and at about 2:52 a.m., an officer observed him going 45 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills. His breathalyzer said he had a blood-alcohol right at the legal limit. Each of those levels was measured at 0.08. Per a report from Detroit's Local 4 News NBC affiliate, Caldwell-Pope was pulled over going 45 m.p.h.in a 25 zone. Read More

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LG seeks reimbursement of Rs. 97 crore from AAP over advertisements

LG seeks reimbursement of Rs. 97 crore from AAP over advertisements

It is worth mentioning that the Supreme Court had directed the formation of a panel which would act as an ombudsman and would comprise of "people with impeachable neutrality and impartiality". Besides, a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) found that the AAP government spent Rs 29 crore in releasing advertisements outside Delhi which was beyond its responsibility. Read More

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Fitch says South Africa's cabinet reshuffle heightens political risk

The new Cabinet changes are "to improve efficiency and effectiveness", the statement from Zuma's office said. He noted that the reshuffle has had an immediate impact on the value of the rand. Gordhan was credited with helping stabilize the situation. Nomura International head of Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa Economics Peter Attard Montalto said the cabinet reshuffle may prompt multiple downgrades. Read More

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Texas Democrat says Vote in Favor of Bathroom Bill was not Bought

Texas Democrat says Vote in Favor of Bathroom Bill was not Bought

So-called "school choice" has always been defeated by Democrats and rural Republicans in that chamber who fear harming public schools that are top employers for - and often form the lifeblood of - the small communities they represent. Under the new version, only low income students are eligible to receive Education Savings Accounts. It also would create student scholarships funded by contributions from businesses, which in turn would receive a tax credit. Read More

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MEPs travel to Ireland to examine full impact of Brexit

MEPs travel to Ireland to examine full impact of Brexit

According to The Times, ministers have decided that Northern Ireland would not have to reapply for European Union membership as a new country if it voted for reunification. Theresa May has shown a complete and utter lack of interest in Northern Ireland since taking office. One of Germany's top banking regulators has warned that London could lose its status as "gateway to Europe" for the banking sector after Britain quits the European trading bloc. Read More

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South Sudanese forces blamed for torching thousands of homes

According to South Sudan government, the Indians, both from Tamil Nadu , were abducted on March 8 and while Jamali from Sindh in Pakistan was captured on March 19. The armed opposition accused Indian Engineers of working for South Sudanese government after they allegedly refused to listen to their warnings. He said Sudan and Ethiopia had contacted the rebels, at the request of India and Pakistan , to secure the freedom of their nationals. Read More

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16 states, D.C. urge court to continue to block travel ban

The Trump administration had asked Watson to narrow his ruling to cover only the part of Trump's executive order involving the six-nation ban and not the freeze on the United States refugee program. Sean Spicer said Thursday that the White House firmly believes the executive order is legal, necessary for national security and will ultimately be allowed to move forward. Read More

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Trump Will Host China's President Xi In Florida On April 6

Trump will host Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida estate next week, for meetings that are expected to focus intensely on trade between the leaders' two countries - and in particular, the U.S. Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that "40 per cent of China's trade surplus with the United States came from USA companies in China". Read More

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Palestinians angry at Israel's new settlement plan in occupied West Bank

The United States has long considered the settlements an obstacle to peace, and the Palestinians and much of the world consider them a violation of worldwide law. New settlements - except for the one for Amona evictees - and new outposts will be banned. The new settlement was already on track to be approved "before the President had a chance to lay out his expectations", said the official, who declined to be named due to the sensitive nature of peace talks. Read More

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