• Srinagar By-Polls: 2% Voters Turned Up For Re-Polling, Counting Today

    Srinagar By-Polls: 2% Voters Turned Up For Re-Polling, Counting Today

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    Mr. Abdullah polled 48,554 votes against Mr. Khan, who got 37,779 votes, officials said. Although there were seven other candidates in the fray, it was NOTA that bagged the second runner-up spot with over 930 voters choosing this option. "All of a sudden, we came to know of the deferment of polls for Anantnag, and its rescheduling for May 25, without seeking any prior views and consultations with the opposition candidates", he said.
  • Aadhaar-based Payments Through BHIM App For Merchants Launched

    Aadhaar-based Payments Through BHIM App For Merchants Launched

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    All transactions are authenticated only through the fingerprint of the customer which will be matched with their Aadhaar card. The lack of trust around Aadhaar data security coupled with lack of full proof security in using thumb impression on a device at a random store is sure to act as strong deterrents in the path of BHIM Aadhaar process.
  • Russia, Iran and Syria issue warning to US

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    Russia, Iran and Syria unanimously regarded the U.S. missile strikes as an aggression in brutal violation of global law and the UN Charter, Lavrov noted. Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani said that Qatar agrees with Russian Federation that it is necessary to conduct a thorough investigation into the chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib.
  • Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

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    Hong Kong markets were closed and so were markets in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries. His concern comes as North Korea may be getting ready to conduct its sixth nuclear test or launch more missiles. After North Korea's third nuclear test in 2013, the most talked-about term on South Korean web portals and social media networks was "Innisfree", a popular cosmetics brand which had just announced big discounts.
  • World's oldest person Emma Morano dies in Italy aged 117

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    She was discovered not breathing in her home by her caretaker on Saturday, and was eventually confirmed dead by the physician who looked after her over the last 25 years. "She was slowly fading away", Dr Bava said. While her mind was alert, she was very deaf, speaking with difficulty and did not see well enough to watch television, spending her time instead either sleeping or snacking.
  • Local Election Issues: Liberal Christy Clark

    Local Election Issues: Liberal Christy Clark

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    The Liberal government's answer to those concerns was a 15-per-cent tax that applies to residential properties bought by people who aren't Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Horgan said the platform is based on financial figures in the government's 2017-18 budget. "Here we've got hallway medicine emerging", said Horgan, citing the story of a senior who laid on a bed in the Eagle Ridge Hospital hallway for 36 hours.
  • With 2019 elections in mind, BJP begins national executive meeting in Odisha

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    But actually, the BJP is yet to reach its peak. He made it clear that he did not intend to let party cadres rest until his plan to to use Modi's popular appeal to establish BJP's dominance has been implemented successfully. The BJP national president said he would spend three days in Kerala as part of the organisational expansion drive. In the panchayat elections in the state in February, the saffron party was unable to win a higher number of seats than the Biju Janata Dal, which has been in ...
  • Trump Reverses Himself On NATO, China, Russia And More

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    Stoltenberg also said Trump's administration is "very supportive of the adaptation of NATO" that has drawn an increased military presence into the alliance's eastern regions, closer to the border with Russian Federation. "In brief remarks, Trump again called on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to "meet their financial obligations and pay what they owe", noting that member-nations are expected to contribute 2 percent of their GDP to defense".
  • Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

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    Candidate Trump said he would designate China a currency manipulator on day one. -China relationship without considering both sides of the equation - and their influences on each other. Nowhere has Trump's shifting trade policy been clearer - or more jarring - than his reversal on China's handling of its currency. "The report won't have an impact on the upcoming Japan-U.S.
  • US Top Diplomat Tillerson Claims China Ready for 'Action' on North Korea

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he won't label China a currency manipulator and has voiced confidence Chinese President Xi Jinping will help him deal with North Korea's mounting threat. The Carl Vinson Strike Group was making a port call in Singapore and was scheduled to sail for Australia when the U.S. Pacific Command ordered the ships to sail north instead.
  • Quotes from North Korean official about tensions with US

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    Han said that Trump's "aggressive" tweets were "making trouble", according to the report. He said the United States and President Donald Trump were making trouble in the region, citing Trump's tweets and the USA for moving an aircraft carrier into the region and for participating in its largest-ever joint military exercises with South Korea.
  • Nigeria thwarts Boko Haram plan to attack US, UK embassies

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    On the third anniversary of the mass abduction of Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram, an "alarming" number of children, a lot of them girls, have been used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers in the first months of 2017, the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) said yesterday.
  • 'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade

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    The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, will make its way from Singapore towards the Korean peninsula, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The talks come shortly after Trump hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for a summit at which he pressed Pyongyang's key ally to do more to curb the North's nuclear ambitions.
  • French judges to European Parliament: lift Le Pen's immunity

    French judges to European Parliament: lift Le Pen's immunity

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    Melenchon's surge is the latest surprise in a roller-coaster campaign that's being closely watched around Europe, and in which anti-establishment populism has played a starring role. The country will go to the polls later this month. "If you elect those three, you'll be spitting blood", Melenchon told a full house. "I think France isn't responsible for the Vel d'Hiv", Le Pen said on Sunday, referring to the German-ordered roundup by French police of 13,000 Jews in July 1942.
  • Trump says he likes Bannon, but…

    Trump says he likes Bannon, but…

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    Trump's new national security adviser, Army Lt. Gen. Henry McMaster, ousted Bannon from the NSC; Trump speaks regularly with Defense Secretary James Mattis; and Rex Tillerson is resurgent, meeting with his counterpart in Russian Federation on Wednesday .
  • Abdullah Praises Govt's Efforts To Bring Home Malaysians From North Korea

    Abdullah Praises Govt's Efforts To Bring Home Malaysians From North Korea

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    Malaysia put the body of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a plane to Pyongyang on Thursday, in a deal that secured the release of its citizens there and ended a drawnout diplomatic spat. Meanwhile, Khalid pointed out that investigations into Jong-nam's murder case was still ongoing, despite the body being sent back to North Korea. Three days after the women's detention, four North Koreans were named as ringleaders of the plot, all of whom left Malaysia soon ...
  • Eurozone February Industrial Production Declined 0.3%, Consumer Sector Under-Performs

    Eurozone February Industrial Production Declined 0.3%, Consumer Sector Under-Performs

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    As per the IIP data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the contraction was mainly on account of a 2 per cent decline in manufacturing output, which has the maximum weight in the overall index. Thereafter, it shot up to 5.59 per cent in November. Retail inflation for March was a little elevated against February's 3.65%. However, it fell in France and Spain, by 1.6 and 0.3 percent respectively.
  • Massive rally in Budapest in support of Soros-funded university

    Massive rally in Budapest in support of Soros-funded university

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    Hoyt Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for USA relations with countries in Central Europe, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the U.S. But Hungarian government critics see the move as part of a wider attempt to stifle dissenting voices who oppose the self-described "illiberal" Orban.
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

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    His pro-reform rivals said that vote was rigged. Last year, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned him that such a move was "not in his interest and that of the country". Iran under Ahmadinejad had its nuclear and defense program accelerated. But many Iranians are frustrated by the continued lack of investment in the economy and a jobless rate that remains at 12 percent.
  • Palestinian force deploys in Lebanon camp, ending clashes

    Palestinian force deploys in Lebanon camp, ending clashes

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    Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Sunday at least two people have been killed since the clashes began. Ein el-Hilweh, the largest of 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, is notorious for its lawlessness and is home to some extremists who sympathize with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.
  • Uganda police arrest academic who rebuked the first family

    Uganda police arrest academic who rebuked the first family

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    The central point of contention between Dr. Nyanzi and the Museveni household was the supposed negation by the regime of state responsibility to provide young Ugandan girls of primary and secondary age the basic necessities of life, such as menstrual period sanitary pads.
  • ANC not consulted on reshuffle, says Gwede Mantashe

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    Gordhan's firing is another blow an economy that grew just 0.5 per cent past year and has an unemployment rate of around 27 per cent. Asked about concerns around a credit downgrade for South Africa from rating agencies, Gigaba said he had been on the telephone with both Fitch and Moody's, and would be talking to Standard and Poor's next week.