• Balram Naik announced as Congress RS candidate
Balram Naik announced as Congress RS candidate

Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh L Mandaviya and Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala will contest election from Gujarat . Consequently, Congress has named L. Hanumanthaiah, Syed Naseer Hussain and GC Chandrashekhar. Former state minister Kiritsinh Rana would now be the BJP's thir...

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  • East Austin Package Explosion Kills Teen, Injures Woman
East Austin Package Explosion Kills Teen, Injures Woman

It's the second exploding package death in the past 10 days in Austin. Manley said investigators haven't determined a motive for the attacks, but it is possible that the victims could have been targeted because they are black. "There are similarities that we can not rule out that these two items are, in fact, related", Manley said. In a stateme...

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  • Trump's education secretary struggles to answer basic questions on schools
Trump's education secretary struggles to answer basic questions on schools

Overall, I, I can't say overall that they have all gotten better ", said DeVos , who at Stahl's suggestion, agreed that maybe she should visit some struggling MI schools. Still, they provide a rough look at how MI kids are doing, and it sure looks like they're doing steadily better in public schools but not in charter schools.

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  • Nepal plane crash: Sushma speaks to her B'desh counterpart, offers assistance
Nepal plane crash: Sushma speaks to her B'desh counterpart, offers assistance

In early 2016, a Twin Otter turboprop aircraft slammed into a mountainside in Nepal , killing all 23 people on board. According to the airport officials, US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, approached the runway from a wrong direction and immediately burst into flames, after hitting the land.

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  • Critics of peace deal with rebels gain seats in Colombia elections
Critics of peace deal with rebels gain seats in Colombia elections

The report notes that the Democratic Center has the best chance to build a functioning coalition in Congress, given that the party secured the largest number of seats, and right-wing parties secured a total of about two-thirds of the seats.

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  • Pro-Kurdish Demonstrators Clash With Turkish Supporters, German Police At Duesseldorf Airport
Pro-Kurdish Demonstrators Clash With Turkish Supporters, German Police At Duesseldorf Airport

Ankara's offensive on the Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria is now in its 51st day as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to increase the operation beyond Afrin . The Kurdish Red Crescent Moon estimates the number at 232 civilians killed, including 35 children and 29 women. The aim of the operation is to "free" the area...

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  • Meghan Markle makes first public outing with the Queen at Westminster Abbey
Meghan Markle makes first public outing with the Queen at Westminster Abbey

In one still, Parisa Fitz-Henley, who plays Meghan , and Murray Fraser, who takes on the role of Prince Harry , can be seen sharing a warm embrace eerily similar to the portrait the real couple released to celebrate their engagement a year ago.

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  • Goldman Sachs signals likely CEO pick as it shifts strategy
Goldman Sachs signals likely CEO pick as it shifts strategy

He has been co-chief operating officer with Harvey M. Schwartz, who announced his retirement on Monday. David Solomon is likely going to be the next CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) once Lloyd Blankfein steps down. Solomon, 55, joined Goldman Sachs in 1999 as a partner, one of the most coveted roles on Wall Street and a clear sign...

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  • Fox's Kurtz: Trump's 'vulgarity' toward Chuck Todd 'not a good look'
Fox's Kurtz: Trump's 'vulgarity' toward Chuck Todd 'not a good look'

Todd , whom Trump derided throughout the campaign as " sleepy eyes Chuck Todd ", responded to Mnuchin with a deadpan tone. Todd's NBC colleague Savannah Guthrie pressed DeVos on the President's remarks during an interview Monday, asking, "I wonder, as the education secretary, who's in charge of what our kids learn, what do you think of th...

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  • Kim meeting: What role should China play?
Kim meeting: What role should China play?

President Moon's chief envoy praised the role of China and President Xi in nudging North Korea toward denuclearization and getting Pyongyang and Washington to agree to talks. China, which has repeatedly pressed the United States and North Korea to hold talks, has urged Trump and Kim to hold their meeting as soon as possible.

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  • Pakistan's arms imports from United States of America plummet by 76pc: SIPRI
Pakistan's arms imports from United States of America plummet by 76pc: SIPRI

A large proportion of land systems such as tanks, and many ships are transported by commercial tonnage. The Middle East region accounted for 32 percent of global arms imports over the past five years, with Egypt and Saudi Arabia occupying the third and second positions, respectively, in the table of largest arms importers globally.

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  • Sushma Swaraj condemns Naresh Agrawal's comment on Jaya Bachchan
Sushma Swaraj condemns Naresh Agrawal's comment on Jaya Bachchan

I did not think it was appropriate to sideline me to give the Rajya Sabha ticket to someone who works in the film industry". I did not find it proper. "I am inspired by the Prime Minister and Yogiji". At a programme organised by traders in Lucknow , Agarwal had said, "Tell them to make laws in favour of the community (Business Community)".

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  • Trump attends rally for Congressional candidate Saccone
Trump attends rally for Congressional candidate Saccone

Doug Jones' (D-AL) shocking win late a year ago, and said he'd rarely seen Democratic enthusiasm that strong for a down-ticket race - until Lamb came along. Lamb, however, keeps to party orthodoxy on unions. The Congressional seat in question has been Republican-controlled for 15 years. And while campaigning for him, the former vice president pai...

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  • Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Hush Money to Talk Trump
Stormy Daniels Offers to Return Hush Money to Talk Trump

A lawyer for the actress Stormy Daniels , whose real name is Stephanie Clifford , sent a letter on Monday (March 12) to attorneys for Trump proposing to wire US$130,000 (S$171,000) by March 16. Stormy sued Trump in a bid to formally discharge the NDA last week, which she says she was made to sign in October 2016. In exchange, the non-discl...

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  • NY crash victims pictured: Five killed in Manhattan helicopter smash identified
NY crash victims pictured: Five killed in Manhattan helicopter smash identified

Dallas Fire-Rescue officials say Brian McDaniel was on vacation in NY when the helicopter went down on Sunday. Officer McDaniel, 26, was an nearly two-year member of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, and was assigned to Fire Station 36, on the C-shift.

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  • USA warns it may act over Syria onslaught
USA warns it may act over Syria onslaught

Earlier on Monday, Jaish al-Islam, one of the main rebel groups in Syria's eastern Ghouta, said it had reached an agreement with the government's ally Russian Federation to evacuate wounded people from the besieged enclave near Damascus.

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  • Interior Dept spent $139K on new doors for Zinke's office
Interior Dept spent $139K on new doors for Zinke's office

The current door from a hallway to the Zinke's sixth-floor office does not lock, so a security upgrade is needed, Swift said. "Between regulations that require historic preservation and outdated government procurement rules, the costs for everything from pencils to printing to doors is astronomical", Swift said in a statement, according to AP.

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  • Justice Department takes another step toward regulation of bump stocks
Justice Department takes another step toward regulation of bump stocks

The relatively low-cost add-ons became a major gun control issue after the Los Vegas shooter used bump stocks to upgrade his semi-automatic weapons during the October 2017 massacre of 58 concert attendees. The regulation is likely to face a legal challenge from the National Rifle Association, which has already filed a lawsuit against a similar bump...

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  • Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Affecting Local Manufacturers
Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Affecting Local Manufacturers

He insisted that domestic metals production was vital to national security. Canada, the largest supplier of both steel and aluminium to the United States , welcomed the news it would not immediately be subject to the tariffs, but vowed to keep pressing Washington until the threat of tariffs had disappeared.

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  • Iran Expresses Deep Regret over Turkish Plane Crash
Iran Expresses Deep Regret over Turkish Plane Crash

There was no immediate report of casualties among the 11 on board from the doomed aircraft, which days earlier carried a bachelorette party bound for Dubai. Turkey's private Dogan News Agency identified the plane as a Bombardier CL604, tail number TC-TRB. It belonged to a firm owned by the Turkish businessman Hussein Basaran.

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