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Three FOBs built by Indian Army opened by and for 'aam aadmi' Three FOBs built by Indian Army opened by and for 'aam aadmi'
- March 01, 2018

Many wondered whether it indicated the failure of the civil administration that army has to be roped in. The first inaugural plaque (Elphinstone Road) was unveiled by a flower-vendor Shivraj Konde, the second one (Currey Road) by a Dabbawala, Sopan More, and the third (Ambivali) by a fisherwoman, Lata C. (more...)
Monday, February 26 Morning Forecast Discussion Monday, February 26 Morning Forecast Discussion
- March 01, 2018

Monday night will be cool with lows near 50 degrees. Sunshine today pushed temperatures into the 60s with more 60s to follow on Tuesday . Another rain maker will move through Wednesday and Thursday bringing another chance for thunderstorms. (more...)
India is one of the most open economies: PM Modi India is one of the most open economies: PM Modi
- March 01, 2018

We seek positivity in the day to day transactions. Speaking at a meeting with the nation's governors at the White House, Trump called for fair and reciprocal trade deals and repeatedly emphasised that the U.S. "That's not good for you people, especially as governors. And India sells us a lot of motorbikes", Trump said. It's just not right. They have a motorcycle or a motorbike that comes into our country - the number is zero. (more...)
Six youth with earphones run over by train in UP's Hapur district Six youth with earphones run over by train in UP's Hapur district
- March 01, 2018

But they had missed their train and were returning to home in Pilkhuwa town. One boy is battling for life in a hospital. All were daily wagers and worked as painters. The death of five boys led to tension as locals residents who surrounded the railway tracks and staged protests against the accident. Locals also complained that there was no warning before the trains cross the area, which is densely populated on both the sides. (more...)
Trump hasn't given an order to counter Russian meddling, NSA chief says Trump hasn't given an order to counter Russian meddling, NSA chief says
- March 01, 2018

President Donald Trump has been looking at ways to prevent Russian meddling into the internal affairs of the US, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday, adding the previous President Barack Obama was responsible for the meddling, if any, and not the Trump administration. (more...)
States Sue To Have ACA Declared Unconstitutional States Sue To Have ACA Declared Unconstitutional
- March 01, 2018

Tennessee has joined 20 Republican-led states in asking the courts to overturn the Affordable Care Act . Twenty states are suing to overturn ObamaCare on the basis that the recent repeal of the individual-mandate penalty renders the Supreme Court's 2012 decision upholding the law "legally impossible". (more...)
USA says any talks with North Korea must lead to 'denuclearization' USA says any talks with North Korea must lead to 'denuclearization'
- March 01, 2018

A Blue House statement said the North Koreans expressed willingness to engage in a dialogue with the US and that Moon stressed that talks must open as soon as possible. The United States and Asian allies will expand ship interceptions to prevent sanctions violations, USA officials said. In August, Trump threatened to go beyond sanctions by bringing "fire and fury like the world has never seen", although his administration has repeatedly said it prefers a diplomatic solution. (more...)
Antoine Fuqua Is Back To Helm Scarface? Antoine Fuqua Is Back To Helm Scarface?
- March 01, 2018

Fuqua is reportedly talking to Universal Pictures about taking on the project. Antoine Fuqua is back in talks to direct Universal's remake of SCARFACE , which has been removed from the studio's 2018 release calendar, the Tracking Board has confirmed. (more...)
Paul George: Thunder Big 3 are 'officiated differently' from other stars Paul George: Thunder Big 3 are 'officiated differently' from other stars
- March 01, 2018

Steven Adams scored 16 points and Russell Westbrook had eight points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the Thunder . Westbrook has always been a thorn in the sides of the Magic , and last season he averaged 49 points, 13.5 assists and 12.5 rebounds in two games against Orlando. (more...)
Scotland 'will not consent to #Brexit bill after latest United Kingdom offer' Scotland 'will not consent to #Brexit bill after latest United Kingdom offer'
- March 01, 2018

He said Brexit must not be used as an excuse to break up the United Kingdom at "a crossroads in our history". He added: "It would be irresponsible to refuse to give legislative consent to the UK Government's bill while also not being prepared to put in place our own measures to give clarity about EU-derived law in Wales relating to devolved matters". (more...)
J&K: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Manjakote sector J&K: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Manjakote sector
- March 01, 2018

The Pakistani troops also breached ceasefire in Rajouri sector by firing on Army positions and civilian areas in Tarkundi Gali, Lambi Bari, Khorinar, Dhar and Panjgrian areas of Manjakote sector of the border district. He said India instead of taking care of its starving population has started a mad race for arms and ammunitions endangering whole region, saying, "War is no option, instead causes devastation and destruction as both India and Pakistan are nuclear countries". (more...)
Stacey Dash Reportedly Running For Congress In California Stacey Dash Reportedly Running For Congress In California
- March 01, 2018

Another one has her signature officially declaring her candidacy. But Stacey Dash is entitled to her beliefs and should exercise her right to bring her issues to public debate. Dash , who starred in the film Clueless , has become notorious in recent years as an outspoken Republican and supporter of Donald Trump . Dash previously teased a run for office earlier this month , before showing a campaign button that reads " Dash to D.C". (more...)
First transgender recruit signs contract with Pentagon First transgender recruit signs contract with Pentagon
- March 01, 2018

After several months of back and forth, including pending litigation, a federal judge ruled this past December that there can be no more delays at the Pentagon allowing transgender recruits in the U.S. It remains to be seen what action Trump will take in the aftermath of the recommendation. Advocates have said they believe dozens, if not hundreds, of transgender people will seek to join an estimated 4,000 already serving. (more...)
Eric Holder sues Gov. Scott Walker for not holding special elections Eric Holder sues Gov. Scott Walker for not holding special elections
- March 01, 2018

Holder's group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, is suing the governor on behalf of Wisconsin Democrats who live in the two districts that now lack representatives, the Journal Sentinel reported . The winners of those two races wouldn't be seated until January of 2019, meaning voters in their districts will go over a year without representation. (more...)
Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution citing Iran for arming Yemen rebels Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution citing Iran for arming Yemen rebels
- March 01, 2018

Iran's mission to the United Nations charged that the United States and Britain had pushed an "unwarranted draft resolution " to advance an anti-Iran political agenda. An earlier draft condemning Iran was watered down after Moscow sought revisions. " Russia doesn't like the outcome of certain expert panel reports", Jonathan Allen , UK deputy ambassador to the United Nations , told reporters before the vote was scheduled to take place. (more...)
North Korea condemns new sanctions but opens door to talks with US North Korea condemns new sanctions but opens door to talks with US
- March 01, 2018

A high-ranking delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK ) arrived in South Korea Sunday to attend the closing ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics . The White House said its sanctions would continue. The United States announced on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs. (more...)
Golden Knights lose lead late, fall to Kings in overtime Golden Knights lose lead late, fall to Kings in overtime
- March 01, 2018

Vegas acquired forward Tomas Tatar from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 second-round pick, and a third-round pick in 2021. Toffoli gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with an unassisted goal at 6:56 of the second period, once again taking advantage of a Vegas turnover at the blue line as defenseman Deryk Engelland and center Reilly Smith failed to gain control of a bouncing puck. (more...)
Home Ministry denies Islamic State presence in J&K Home Ministry denies Islamic State presence in J&K
- March 01, 2018

The ISIS has claimed the attack on the guards of a senior separatist leader in Srinagar on February 25 in which a policeman was killed and his service rifle snatched by militants. The rise of the IS poses a challenge for the security agencies because even as they are fighting militants in encounters, they have to keep young Kashmiri boys from rushing to the encounter sites. (more...)
Turkey's Recep Erdogan's Turkey's Recep Erdogan's "martyr" remark to young girl sparks opposition
- March 01, 2018

Clips of the encounter between the President and Amine Tiras are being criticised, with some saying his treatment of a child was inappropriate. 'She is ready for everything, isn't she?' The girl replied: 'Yes'. . Student intake at Islamic schools has increased sharply since 2012 and the Turkish government plans to double its funding for religious upper schools. (more...)
'Davis Cup revamp could kill its soul' 'Davis Cup revamp could kill its soul'
- March 01, 2018

The ITF says it has received interest from several world-class cities and Sydney could be a candidate. The event is due to begin in 2019 with the new format needing approval at an ITF's annual general meeting in August. The Davis Cup will definitely be elevated as a result of the format change providing a spectacle at the end of the regular tennis season and could see top players from the countries featuring as well. (more...)
Norway is upgrading its 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault Norway is upgrading its 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault
- March 01, 2018

There are still well over a million unique varieties of crops that still need to be stored at the site. The vault is capable of holding 2.25 million seeds from over 4.5 million crop varieties, according to Mashable. "It comes at a time when agriculture is facing multiple challenges from extreme weather and the demands of a world population expected to reach 10bn people by 2050". (more...)
Man arrested over death of mother and two daughters in house fire Man arrested over death of mother and two daughters in house fire
- March 01, 2018

I am aware of local information about a family living in this property and reports of a fourth victim. Speaking on RTÉ's News At One, the Fermanagh South Tyrone MP said: "This is an very bad tragedy, not just for the family, but for the community here in Derrylin - where they lived, and for the neighbours and for the people who tried to respond to the fire this morning". (more...)
Michael McCormack replaces Barnaby Joyce as Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack replaces Barnaby Joyce as Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader
- March 01, 2018

Mr Joyce proved an aberration. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack's hateful 1993 comments regarding gay Australians were brought to the fore on Q&A last night, mere hours after he was formally made leader of the Nationals Party. Revelations about the affair and allegations that Joyce breached ministerial rules made daily headlines, prompting Turnbull to harshly criticize his deputy's behavior and impose a formal ban on sex between ministers and their staff. (more...)
Russian TV airs video game as Syria war footage Russian TV airs video game as Syria war footage
- March 01, 2018

Sunday's report was a celebration of those who serve in Russia's armed forces, the BBC reported , and was held to commemorate last week's Defender of the Fatherland Day, honouring "those who value duty. The stuff-up was quickly posted to Pikabu - the Russian version of Reddit - sparking debate about whether it had been done deliberately. Either that or they can't tell the difference. (more...)
North Korea condemns United States sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony North Korea condemns United States sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony
- March 01, 2018

In a statement on Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the USA is "aggressively targeting all illicit avenues used by North Korea to evade sanctions, including taking decisive action to block vessels, shipping companies, and entities across the globe that work on North Korea's behalf". (more...)
Ontario integrity commissioner investigating complaint against Patrick Brown Ontario integrity commissioner investigating complaint against Patrick Brown
- March 01, 2018

Since his resignation in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him by two women, as reported by CTV News on January 24, Brown, 39, has been facing other allegations, including financial mismanagement and questions over inflated party membership numbers. (more...)
First responder breaks down describing how he saved Parkland student Maddy Wilford First responder breaks down describing how he saved Parkland student Maddy Wilford
- March 01, 2018

Paramedics from the Coral Springs fire department rushed her to the hospital. "And it wouldn't be possible without the doctors and first responders and. Maddys speedy recovery has been a blessing for her family, said her father, David Wilford, who said he knew how lucky he was to have his daughter next to him when other parents had lost their children. (more...)
WV teacher walkout to enter fourth day WV teacher walkout to enter fourth day
- March 01, 2018

He says teachers are underpaid and have been underappreciated but he doesn't now see state financial data to support more than the 2 percent pay raise he signed into law for them next year. As Kym Randolph, the director of communication for the West Virginia Education Association, told The Washington Post , "This is a cumulative strike ". (more...)
US Jerusalem embassy to open in May: State Dept US Jerusalem embassy to open in May: State Dept
- March 01, 2018

The United States said it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble its allies who already objected. dominated the peace process". In addition, President Trump is expected to announce further steps to build confidence between the two sides. He added that Israel looks forward to "hosting you this year in the Jerusalem Embassy". (more...)
Nawaz Sharif becomes lifetime leader of PML-N Nawaz Sharif becomes lifetime leader of PML-N
- March 01, 2018

Shahbaz Sharif , 66, is now serving as the Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab Province. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad , she said the Central Executive Committee and Central Working Committee of PML-N will meet on Tuesday to deliberate on electing the next party president following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif. (more...)

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