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World Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust vandalised; PM expresses strong disapproval
Author: 0 Syama Prasad Mukherjee's bust vandalised; PM expresses strong disapproval

Six people have been detained in connection with the incident by Kolkata Police. " Lenin's statues were destroyed in Tripura, tomorrow, in Tamil Nadu, casteist Periyar's statues will be destroyed", wrote Raja. It is a shameful act. A year ago also there were reports of Ambedkar statue vandalism in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar. The Home Ministry said it has taken serious note of such incidents of vandalism and has directed state governments to take strong action.

World NH House votes to raise marriage age from 13 to 16
Author: 0 NH House votes to raise marriage age from 13 to 16

On Thursday, Insider Louisville first reported on the scheduled committee vote for SB 48 being delayed for a second time, with lead sponsor Sen. The Family Foundation of Kentucky insists that it supports the bill overall, and is only opposed to stripping parents of the right to give permission for minors to marry.

World U.S. embassy in Turkey temporarily closes due to security threat
Author: 0 U.S. embassy in Turkey temporarily closes due to security threat

Embassy and other buildings are located. Police conducted the operation as part of an investigation into an alleged terror attack plot on the U.S. Turkish officials blamed the attack on domestic leftists. Turkey's battle with the PKK compelled Erdogan to launch "Operation Olive Branch" last month, joining the allied rebel Free Syrian Army in a cross-border offensive to oust the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a USA -backed Syrian Kurdish militia, from the Syrian border ...

World More warnings come in response to Trump's tariff plans
Author: 0 More warnings come in response to Trump's tariff plans

President Trump said that he thinks North Korea "is sincere" with its invitation to talk, but reiterated that Pyongyang would first have to "denuke". Trump shared the stage Tuesday with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and, as is traditional, each leader called on two journalists. Republicans in Congress and within Trump's administration say industries and their workers who need steel and aluminum for their products would be hurt by Trump's threatened tariffs.

World Unborn does not have inherent constitutional rights outside right to life
Author: 0 Unborn does not have inherent constitutional rights outside right to life

The Taoiseach said the introduction of the bill into the Dail would allow the Government to formally establish a referendum commission and its work would begin nearly immediately. However, the Supreme Court did uphold the High Court finding that the Minister for Justice is required to consider the prospective constitutional rights of an unborn child in cases where their non-Irish parent may be deported.

World Meghalaya: HSPDP MLAs defy diktat, party chief quits
Author: 0 Meghalaya: HSPDP MLAs defy diktat, party chief quits

The ceremony was attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP chief Amit Shah. Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma also met the UDP president earlier in the day to discuss alliance possibilities, he said. "Obsessed instead with grabbing power, using big money to create an opportunistic alliance", Gandhi said. The chief minister, who is likely to keep the finance portfolio, also held a briefing with the top officials of the finance department, official sources said.

World Art show in London showcases Saudi Arabia's cultural capital
Author: 0 Art show in London showcases Saudi Arabia's cultural capital

The Labour leader said: " Theresa May should use this visit to announce the United Kingdom will no longer supply arms to Saudi Arabia while the devastating Saudi-led bombing of Yemen continues and make clear Britain's strong opposition to widespread human and civil rights abuses in Saudi Arabia".

World Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Ireland outclassed by Australia
Author: 0 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Ireland outclassed by Australia

With as many as nine penalty corners wasted against England, India will need more potent conversion rate or will stare down the cannon of defeat against ruthless Australia. Australians built on their lead and dominated the proceedings, winning a penalty corner, although it could not be converted. TODAY: Sultan Azlan Shah Cup ( Ipoh , Malaysia): Ireland v Australia (8.05am).

World Perceived Threat at Mason Under Police Investigation
Author: 0 Perceived Threat at Mason Under Police Investigation

Several photos featured a male holding a gun and one photo was of the same male taken at the high school, without a weapon. The FPD became aware of a threat against Vista Del Lago High School via a text. "The suspect was a juvenile male attending a class at Pine View High School". Between the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department, they've spent almost $13,000 in recent weeks.

World China cites support for ending presidential term limits
Author: 0 China cites support for ending presidential term limits

It wasn't until the promulgation of the 1982 constitution that the presidency was revived. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump, hosting a closed-door fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, appeared to joke about President Xi pushing to abolish term limits .

World Counter-terror police now leading Russian MI6 spy probe
Author: 0 Counter-terror police now leading Russian MI6 spy probe

The Counter Terrorism Policing network is leading the investigation into the events in Salisbury because it has the " specialist expertise to do so ", the Met said. The Foreign Secretary responded that Russian Federation was "in many respects a malign and disruptive force". "Should evidence emerge that implies state responsibility , then Her Majesty's Government will respond appropriately and robustly ".

World IAAF maintains athletics ban on Russian Federation
Author: 0 IAAF maintains athletics ban on Russian Federation

Rune Andersen, chairman of the IAAF taskforce looking into Russian doping, said because the country had "still not acknowledged the institutional doping scheme [that was] uncovered" there can be "no comfort it will not be repeated". "It is entirely in the hands of Russia and the Russian leadership, how they want to deal with the acknowledgement of the reports submitted by McLaren and Schmid".

World PNB Scam: Rahul Gandhi leads Congress protest against Centre
Author: 0 PNB Scam: Rahul Gandhi leads Congress protest against Centre

Apart from PNB, the opposition will also be focusing on issues like the Rafale fighter aircraft deal and the alleged paper leak in the SSC Combined Graduate-Level (CGL) examination. In case the borrower does not have a passport, the bank should obtain a certificate in the form of declaration that the person does not have the passport, sources said quoting the Finance Ministry's advisory to banks.

World Oceania Australia and East Timor settle bitter border differences
Author: 0 Oceania Australia and East Timor settle bitter border differences

On Wednesday the two nations signed a treaty agreeing a permanent maritime border to close the Timor Gap , and establishing a "special regime" area for the sharing of an untapped, multibillion-dollar gas field in the Timor Sea. Spokesman for the Timor Sea Justice Campaign, Tom Clarke, said Australian governments had tried to "short-change the Timorese at every opportunity over the years" and he welcomed the lasting solution found on the boundaries.

World Korean Presidential Hopeful's Secretary Accuses Him Of Rape On Live TV
Author: 0 Korean Presidential Hopeful's Secretary Accuses Him Of Rape On Live TV

Ahn's secretary, Kim Ji-eun, told a South Korean television channel Monday night that Ahn had raped her four times since she started working for him in June, including on business trips in Russian Federation and Switzerland, and that he had sexually harassed her on numerous other occasions.

World Set clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday
Author: 0 Set clocks one hour ahead for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday

Steube's bill asks Congress to pass legislation permitting Florida to stay in daylight saving time all year. Under federal law, the U.S. Department of Transportation is charged with setting time zones but allows states to exempt themselves from daylight saving time, if Congress approves.

World Trump sticks with tariff plan, warns European Union on trade
Author: 0 Trump sticks with tariff plan, warns European Union on trade

Trump said Monday that he's not backing down from his plan despite the criticism from GOP leaders. Last week, it seemed plausible that Wall Street's extremely negative reaction to President Trump's planned tariffs on US steel and aluminum imports might get him to reconsider.

World Number of U.S. citizens backing gun control rises
Author: 0 Number of U.S. citizens backing gun control rises

Asked if Trump had made any promises to the NRA in the meeting , Sanders said: "Only that he'll continue to support the Second Amendment, that's not something that he's backed away from". A poll from Emerson College released on Monday was the first to show Lamb with a lead in the race - a 48 per cent approval rating compared to 45 per cent for Saccone.

Author: 0 Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold Syria meeting in Kazakhstan

Since launching the campaign the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels have since gained control over the outer edge of Afrin along its border with Turkey. "We fought Daesh. We helped the coalition in Raqa, but without the coalition defending its partners", Idlibi said. "We expect them to take back the arms delivered to PYD-YPG", he said.

World BJP leader H Raja expresses regret over FB post on Periyar
Author: 0 BJP leader H Raja expresses regret over FB post on Periyar

It was in Tripura , where BJP won the recent assembly elections, that the first incident of a statue being razed surfaced. The local unit of the BJP has convened an emergency meeting following the incident, party sources said. He said "No one can dare to touch EVR's statue". H Raja's comments are done to incite violence. Raja expressed regret if his post had hurt anybody's feelings.

World China raises 2018 defence budget by 8.1 pct
Author: 0 China raises 2018 defence budget by 8.1 pct

During the two-week session, the nearly 3,000 delegates of the rubber-stamp parliament are also set to approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would scrap the presidential term limit, effectively paving the way for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely.

World Sade - 'Flower of the Universe'
Author: 0 Sade - 'Flower of the Universe'

The film, starring Oprah Winfrey , Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling and is out March 9. Ava DuVernay tweeted about her own excitement for the Sade track back in February. "A late-night treat for all you Flowers of the Universe ". My thanks to No I.D. And thank you to Sade . The song, entitled " Flower Of The Universe ", arrived online last night, and it's as lush and intricate and poised as any of Sade's classics.

World 1 cop killed, 2 others shot in Missouri; suspect dead
Author: 0 1 cop killed, 2 others shot in Missouri; suspect dead

In a press briefing , Sgt. Bill Lowe, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provided an update: "At approximately 9:20 this evening, the Clinton County 911 center received a 911 call from a residence". Lowe said at some point shortly after arrived officers at the home, they were shot at from inside the residence. This is where Officer Gary Michael Jr.

World Nunberg proves in wacky TV rants he's just another flaky ex-aide
Author: 0 Nunberg proves in wacky TV rants he's just another flaky ex-aide

Following the news that Mueller had subpoenaed him, Nunberg had a spectacular meltdown and appeared to ramble on cable news networks about Trump's alleged elections misconduct. "He told me he was drinking". "And if you didn't smell Roger Stone all over that prank, I can't help you". "What I just witnessed was a trainwreck and I feel bad for the guy", Gasparino pleaded.

World Sound and Music launches International Women's Day programme
Author: 0 Sound and Music launches International Women's Day programme

Campaigns have been launched in London, New York and other major cities to emphasise the occasion. The new agenda for International Women's Day is to build on the unfulfilled Milennium Development Goals, and has a stand-alone goal just for the empowerment of women and girls as a core means of tackling economic underperformance, global overpopulation and poverty worldwide.

World USA man accused of killing Indian techie could plead guilty, say reports
Author: 0 USA man accused of killing Indian techie could plead guilty, say reports

Before allowing Purinton's plea, Judge Charles Droege explained to Purinton that changing his plea meant he would face life in prison, as well as a minimum of 146 months, maximum of 653 months in prison for attempted murder, not to mention the sentence he'll face if convicted of a hate crime in federal court.

World Massive quake strikes Papua New Guinea - 18 dead
Author: 0 Massive quake strikes Papua New Guinea - 18 dead

The quake has been felt on global natural gas markets, with ExxonMobil Corp declaring force majeure on exports from Papua New Guinea, according to an industry source, pushing Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices 5 percent higher. "I have just received reports that 18 people were killed last night", William Bando, Hela Province administrator said. "We haven't heard about potential casualties there yet, but it is a big village with many people", he added.

Author: 0 Your Texas Primary Election Roundup

Republican strategist Elise Jordan identified President Donald Trump's "political segregation" as a leading factor driving the revival of Democrats in Texas during a primary election day appearance with MSNBC's Katy Tur. Marie Newman supports abortion rights and has endorsements from the women's group Emily's List, unions and other influential groups on the left. There probably won't be any surprises in the Senate race there: Incumbent Republican Sen.

World Top Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Leaving the White House
Author: 0 Top Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Leaving the White House

White House officials said that Trump and Cohn had been discussing his departure for several weeks. Trump also suggested that more departures could be coming. Business lobbyists frequently cited Cohn as their strongest ally in the White House. "The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House".

World Trump To Take Questions In Joint Press Conference With Swedish Prime Minister
Author: 0 Trump To Take Questions In Joint Press Conference With Swedish Prime Minister

With Prime Minister Stefan Löfven standing next to him, Trump said US trade with the European Union has been extremely unfair, and he accused the EU of making it hard for American companies to do business there. "They don't fear us". "I think that's a great idea". Trump mentioned that his daughter and White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, recently watched the US defeat Sweden's men's curling team at the Olympic Games last month in South Korea.

World Rumor: Even More Battlefield V Details Emerge, Including Campaign and Co-Op
Author: 0 Rumor: Even More Battlefield V Details Emerge, Including Campaign and Co-Op

Battlefield 1 tells the story of the First world war, so it would be logical to name a new shooter to change the unit on the deuce. The studio is trying to maintain some internal consistencies between Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V , and that may include bringing back voice actors like Katherine Kingsley, a voice announcer in Battlefield 1's multiplayer mode.

World Tillerson slams China ahead of his African tour
Author: 0 Tillerson slams China ahead of his African tour

He sent Tillerson on a tour to re-affirm America's respect and interest in the continent, but now Tillerson is only going to the five countries in the arc of instability in Sub-Saharan and Northern Africa and he seems to be only interested in counter-terrorism.

World Work requirement approved for Medicaid expansion
Author: 0 Work requirement approved for Medicaid expansion

Arkansas on Monday became the third state to receive federal approval to require low-income residents on Medicaid to work or volunteer to receive benefits. Arkansas follows IN and Kentucky this year IN winning CMS' approval for the work requirement. "We don't think that it will be any more effective than if we had just offered Arkansans the necessary support they need to overcome barriers to employment without punitive measures", said Marquita Little, health policy director for Arkansas ...

World A puppy was choking. First responders saved his life
Author: 0 A puppy was choking. First responders saved his life

North Reading police and firefighters are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of a choking puppy as the dog's desperate owner looked on. They rushed to North Reading PD, where Officer Jorge Hernandez jumped into action. Firefighters and officers in MA are being called heroes for saving a puppy's life right inside their station. Both chiefs praised the quick thinking of officers and firefighters.

World Appeal for release of two Greek soldiers rejected by Turkish judge
Author: 0 Appeal for release of two Greek soldiers rejected by Turkish judge

The lawyers formally requested their release from custody on March 5. Prior to Monday's court decision, Greece called on Turkey to comply with global law. Relations between neighbours Turkey and Greece have soured in recent weeks over longstanding disputes about boundaries in the Aegean Sea and natural gas drilling rights off the coast of war-divided Cyprus.

Author: 0 Britain's health service 'not for sale' in U.S. trade talks: PM May

Quick guide Why is the Irish border a stumbling block for Brexit? Emerging from the meeting with Barnier in the commission's Berlaymont headquarters, Foster told reporters: "We made the point that the current draft of the European Union legal text was not a faithful nor indeed fair translation of the joint report of December.

World Boris Johnson warns Russian Federation over 'acts of war'
Author: 0 Boris Johnson warns Russian Federation over 'acts of war'

A former Russian spy was critically ill after exposure to an "unknown substance," British media reported in a case that immediately drew parallels to the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko . Were speaking to witnesses. We're taking forensic samples at the scene. " We don't have information about what th