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Assembly polls: Nagaland records 75% polling, 67% turnout in Meghalaya

Assembly polls: Nagaland records 75% polling, 67% turnout in Meghalaya In the ceasefire violation, two BSF jawans sustained minor injuries, a BSF officer said. A bomb explosion has been reported at a polling booth in Tizit Assembly constituency in Nagaland . Another 340 polling booths have been categorised as "critical" while 67 have been categorised as vulnerable as well as critical. The constituency will go to polls on March 12. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia places a woman in top government position

Saudi Arabia places a woman in top government position King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a series of royal decrees February 27 that reshuffled several government positions, as well as some prominent military and defense-related jobs. The Saudi intervention in the Yemen conflict was Mohammed bin Salman's initiative: one of the first indications of just how dramatically he was going to break away from the country's traditional caution. [Full Article...]

Kushner Business Reportedly Got Big Loans After White House Meetings

Kushner Business Reportedly Got Big Loans After White House Meetings Those loans - $184 million received from Apollo Global Management in fall 2017, and $325 million from Citigroup in the spring that same year - were received some time after Kushner met with top executives from those companies at the White House. [Full Article...]

Shahbaz Sharif becomes interim chief of ruling PML-N

Shahbaz Sharif becomes interim chief of ruling PML-N Supreme Court disqualified Sharif as PML (N) leader in a judgment that referred to his earlier disqualification as prime minister by the apex court in July a year ago and ruled that Sharif can not hold the party office. He has said the top court had no business making the decision to oust him from the party position. The Sharif clan and their supporters have repeatedly denied allegations... [Full Article...]

Iran lauds Russian veto of UN Yemen resolution as "defeat for US"

Iran lauds Russian veto of UN Yemen resolution as Russian Federation on February 26 vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Iran over the alleged violations, with Russia's UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya calling its conclusions "uncorroborated". A UN Security Council resolution needs nine votes in favour and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, France or Britain to pass. Volunteer doctors are offering free medical services fo... [Full Article...]

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll 2018 updates: BJD leads with over 32000 votes

Odisha's Bijepur bypoll 2018 updates: BJD leads with over 32000 votes Patnaik said despite roping in a good candidate, Congress is likely to lose the by-poll due to unpreparedness, lack of funds and proper campaigning. Campaigning reached fever high in this assembly segment with the biggies of BJD and BJP camping in the area. Bijepur had become a prestige issue for the BJD and BJP ahead of the Assembly election and the General Election scheduled next yea... [Full Article...]

After Manafort pleads not guilty, trial set for September

After Manafort pleads not guilty, trial set for September Gates on February 23 at the session of the Federal court in Washington pleaded guilty to the conspiracy at the Federal levels of perjury. US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson set Manafort's trial to start September 17 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia . [Full Article...]

Washington Legislature passes net-neutrality bill

Washington Legislature passes net-neutrality bill A group of Senate Democrats are moving forward with plans to stop the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality , but they only have 60 legislative days to vote on their resolution . Brown has previously shown support for net neutrality. On February 22, the FCC formally published its Restoring Internet Freedom Order (Order) to overturn the 2015 Title II Orde... [Full Article...]

Vegetarian, Med Diets Similarly Effective for Body Weight

Vegetarian, Med Diets Similarly Effective for Body Weight The majority of the subjects remained on both diets, combining them. Both diets were varied and were rich in fruits and vegetables, possibly accounting for the similarity of the results. Worldwide, there are more than 650 million people with obesity - which is around three times as many as there were in 1975. The study therefore concluded that sticking to either diet is helpful in reducing the... [Full Article...]

Row over assault of chief secy intensifies

Row over assault of chief secy intensifies Earlier on Monday, Greater Kailash MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said in a tweet: "All Meetings of Ministers and MLAs with Babus should be broadcasted live like Loksabha proceedings". "Government is taking an initiative to end this problem and now the (agitating) officers should come forward in a bid to build trust and have a dialogue so that governance does not affect", he told reporters here, while asse... [Full Article...]

Israeli navy kills Palestinian off Gaza coast

Israeli navy kills Palestinian off Gaza coast The Israeli occupation authorities announced on Sunday the imposition of a comprehensive security cordon on the occupied West Bank and the closure of the crossings into the Gaza Strip during the Jewish " Purim " holiday, Quds Press has reported. [Full Article...]

Corbyn sets up Brexit showdown with May over customs union

Corbyn sets up Brexit showdown with May over customs union If Labour turns its back on good collaboration between the Government and the private sector - putting vital sectors exclusively in the hands of politicians - public services, infrastructure and taxpayers will ultimately pay the price. May has ruled out any customs union with the EU after Brexit because it would prevent Britain from striking new trade deals with fast-growing economies including as... [Full Article...]

American tourist arrested after woman dismembered in Japan

American tourist arrested after woman dismembered in Japan Kyodo News service and other Japanese media reported that police arrested a 26-year-old New Yorker as a suspect, but police would not confirm that. Her family filed a missing persons report with the prefectural police, who discovered that the woman had entered a condo unit for minpaku private lodging services in Higashinari Ward, Osaka, together with a foreigner. [Full Article...]

Death toll in Leicester blast rises to five: British police

Death toll in Leicester blast rises to five: British police Investigators were working to determine the cause and specialist rescue teams with search dogs were looking for survivors and further casualties. Five people were killed in the explosion at the building which also had a two-storey flat. Therefore, the fire service is now unable to determine the cause, which may take a number of days to become clear, he said. "People grabbed blankets and ran towa... [Full Article...]

Simbhaoli Sugars shares slump 16% on loan default case

Simbhaoli Sugars shares slump 16% on loan default case In a filing to the stock exchanges close to midnight on Monday, the company said it had taken finance from banks, for which it has been regular in repayments but for periodical adverse cycles in sugar industry. The company got the money between January and March 2012, but it never reached the farmers, the CBI said. The probe focuses on two loans - Rs 97.85 crore that was declared fraudulent in 2... [Full Article...]

'The Walking Dead' cast and fans react to Carl's final episode

'The Walking Dead' cast and fans react to Carl's final episode What's actually happening there? That time when Carl was a callous little bastard and looked like he could grow up to be a post-apocalyptic serial killer. But it wasn't clear at the time that a big bloody wound was responsible for Rick being all sweat-soaked and weak. The Season 8 premiere doubled down on that, showing us more of that potential timeline where Rick is injured and yet happier than... [Full Article...]

New Zealand prime minister barraged with sexist comments during 'creepy' interview

New Zealand prime minister barraged with sexist comments during 'creepy' interview The interview, which drew the ire of Twitter users who described it as "misogynistic", descended even further when Wooley failed to ask Arden about her policies, instead asking her prying questions about her pregnancy. I thought they were so much fun, such a breath of fresh air. Wooley said he didn't regret the interview, telling Newstalk ZB he took the angle because Australian viewers would... [Full Article...]

Health department: Tourist infected with measles visited NYC

Health department: Tourist infected with measles visited NYC Last week, the New York State Department of Health issued a measles warning after the tourist visited several sites in the city, as well as in Orange and Putnam Counties, between February 16-21. In 2013, a outbreak spread across an orthodox Jewish community living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These symptoms usually take around 10 to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. [Full Article...]

Messi always surprises you, gushes Valverde

Messi always surprises you, gushes Valverde After Girona took an early shock lead at the Nou Camp, Barca rumbled to a 4-1 lead going into the second half when Coutinho chose to light up the stadium in his fifth game for the league leaders. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says that he is still being surprised by Lionel Messi as the Argentine continues to produce incredible performances. [Full Article...]

Another round of rain, potentially severe storms tonight

Another round of rain, potentially severe storms tonight The various computer models are in agreement that a significant, but complex storm system is likely to begin developing Tuesday night in the southern plains states then track up into the Midwest on Wednesday and Thursday . Periods of heavy rain possible Sunday , with scattered showers throughout the day and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Clear skies for Tuesday and a colder morning. [Full Article...]


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